Crime Log 8-9

A list of crimes reported on campus published August 9, 2011.

CPACS now offering a degree in emergency management

Beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will offer a new bachelor of science degree in Emergency Management. According to Professor Patrick O'Neil, the program was developed over a two-year period by UNO professors in various departments.    

Speech center hosts plagiarism workshop

Plagiarism is a nasty no-no in the academic world, but discerning plagiarized works is becoming increasingly difficult in the digital age.  

That's why a host of students gathered in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room Oct. 26 to learn the ins and outs of plagiarism during a Lunch and Learn session organized by the UNO Speech Center.

Students who attended were given first-hand lessons on how to evaluate research documents, cite sources within presentations and how to avoid making research mistakes.

Plagiarism is  "particularly reprehensible in a community dedicated to the pursuit and advancement of knowledge," according the UNO website's Student Rights and Responsibilities page.

Students suspected of plagiarism are subject to disciplinary action, and many professors give failing course grades to plagiarizers.

‘Times’ series makes newspaper “catalyst for discussion”

The Newspapers in Curricula program and several University of Nebraska-Omaha professors have once again teamed up to put current world and local news in perspective for students. They're also aiming to help relieve the stress of communicating in groups with a bunch of strangers.

New changes at Peter Kiewit Institute causing student complaints

Possible construction, which is in the final stages of planning, at the Peter Kiewit Institute has some students upset.

Crime Log 4-21-11

Crime Log

Fraternities come together to think outside the box

Omega Psi Phi fraternity is teaming up with Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity for a panel-style discussion, "While You Were Thinking," this week.