In their upcoming performance "Black-Jew Dialogues," Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish use puppets, improvisation and personal experience to put on a show about racism, prejudice and hate.
"We use laughter to break down walls and expose the absurdity of hatred," Tish said. "We hope that by the end, people have a better understanding of themselves, the people around us and can have open dialogue about our differences."
UNO Wellness is offering a new program to help smokers kick the habit. The Beat the Pack program will be offered twice a semester and is open to UNO students, faculty and staff.
A little after 9:30 p.m June 6, UNO graduate Laura Aust left her first class as a graduate student. Because she didn't have a permit, Aust had parked along the one-way road just down the hill on the East side of the Arts and Sciences building. It was light out when she parked, but Aust discovered that after dark the one-way Elmwood Park service road was an unsettling place to be.
For many students, fall break is a time to decompress and breathe. They can catch up on reading, study or completely ignore anything school related and find something fun to do. However, UNO's Service Learning Days program is providing another option to join faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community for the annual Three Days of Service on Oct. 15, 17 and 18.
On Dec. 10 seven students graduated from the fourth class of UNO's Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program, according to a UNO news release. Neb. Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs B. J. Reed presided over the graduating class of seven non-traditional students who currently hold professional management career positions in Omaha.
The UNO Writing Center is sponsoring a walk-in writing clinic to celebrate the National Day on Writing Oct. 20.
As students, we want to know our voices are being heard on campus.
For 5,278 randomly selected freshmen and seniors, filling out a simple survey will make sure that happens.
Every three years, UNO has students take the National Survey of Student Engagement or NSSE.
The survey collects information about student participation in programs and activities provided for their learning and personal development.
On Feb. 20, Dr. Rory Conces and Dr. Paul Williams of the Religion and Philosophy department moderated a small discussion on how religion and politics work together or, in some cases, against each other.