UNMC professor honored for strengthening U.S. – China relations

A University of Nebraska Medical Center professor met with China's President Hu Jintao during the president's official visit to Washington D.C.


Board of Regents eliminates summer commencement, changes housing rates

On Friday, Jan. 28, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents convened in Lincoln. Set on the agenda were several issues pertaining to each of the four NU universities, concerning both academic and business affairs. Of the many issues discussed and voted upon, four related to UNO.


Influential philosopher visits UNO

"I read Descartes when I was very young," said Saul Kripke, philosopher, teacher and genius, before a sizable audience Tuesday in the Arts and Sciences building.  "I thought, ‘philosophy is a terrible subject, very confusing.'"


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Let’s talk science

UNO Computer Science majors engaged in sessions on careers in computer science from Dec. 6 through 10. Through these events, the College of Information Science and Technology and UNO Department of Computer Science aimed to eliminate misconceptions about computer science careers and promote educational opportunities.


Holiday gone wrong

The holidays are a time to shovel mounds of sugary sweets into mouths, a time of mega-stores making mega-bucks off children's Christmas lists and a time of airports being backed up until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. But perhaps nothing defines the holiday season more than stories of poor traveling conditions. Here are five stories about holiday travel gone wrong:


Moving forward with Roskens Hall

The year was 1973. U.S. troops had been withdrawn from Vietnam, the World Trade Center in New York became the tallest building in the world, and the groundbreaking ceremony for UNO's Roskens Hall was about to begin. It was in that year that UNO had the largest enrollment in the school's history.


Mammel leads the way for green

During a recent visit to Mammel Hall, UNO's Environmental Advocate and Sustainability Champion Patrick Wheeler focused on a group of computers. "I'm not sure why all those [computer] monitors are on," he said. "They could probably power off the ones they're not using." While he applauds the sustainable construction and design of the College of Business Administration's new building, Wheeler emphasizes the importance of continued sustainable practices by its occupants. "It's an opportunity for us to do some good things," he said. "It's not just a 'green' thing - they're issues of need."