Writer’s Workshop Reading Series – Program gives authors new opportunities

By Ashley Quintela, Contributor It’s that time of year again: the University of Nebraska at Omaha is hosting it’s annual Writer’s Workshop Reading Series put...

Proposed pipeline legislation could prevent construction

Three proposed bills calling for further regulation of financial constraints on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would hamper or prevent the project, said Jim Krause, operations manager for TransCanada.  Krause made his remarks during testimony opposing the legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 9.


Ultra Chic Prom Boutique leaves everyone happy

The Ultra Chic Prom Boutique signals the start of prom season. Girls come from schools all around Omaha to find dresses for their special events. With that crowd comes some chaos.
"When the doors opened, it was just a flood of people," said Devin Bertelsen, student government president. Bertelsen volunteered at last year's event. "It's an absolutely crazy, wild time as every girl tries to find the perfect dress."


Summer Scholars give middle school students career crash course

Middle school students got a crash course in college preparation and career exploration June 29 during a unique career fair event at the Milo Bail Student Center. From 1 to 4 p.m., college-bound high school students from across the Metro area gave middle school students from the North Omaha Boys and Girls club a guided tour of the UNO campus and lessons on college and career advancement.


Citizen scientists tap into Elkhorn River

An experiment testing the Elkhorn River watershed that recruited 'citizen scientists' – volunteers throughout the river basin – had 'fantastic' feedback, said Alan Kolok, a biology professor at UNO who organized the project.


University faculty honored for research, teaching and engagement

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the 2011 winners of the university's most esteemed awards for research, teaching and engagement. These awards recognize faculty whose work made a strong impact on students, the university and the state, said Milliken.


Pipe bombs found near campus

Just before 9:45 a.m. Thursday, a man walking his dog through Memorial Park discovered a PVC pipe bomb in the creek and promptly called the Omaha Police Department to report it. Upon inspection, bomb technicians determined it wasn't just a pipe bomb.
It was a pipe bomb inside of a pipe bomb inside of another pipe bomb.
 


Ashford for Omaha 2013

The race toward Omaha's mayoral primary is well under way. Currently, the field features three Republicans-Jean Stothert, Dan Welch, and Dave Nabity; the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Jim Suttle; and Brad Ashford, an Independent.
Ashford, a state senator, is no stranger to Nebraska, having graduated from Westside High School, and gotten his law degree from Creighton University in 1974. He has served in the state legislature since 1986. He also served as director of the Omaha Housing Authority, and owned and managed the Nebraska Clothing Company from 1985-2007.