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Friday, Nov. 12

7:30 a.m.

The UNO Gerontology Interest Group will feature speaker Kim Haney. The event will be held in CPACS room 109A. Haney is the executive director of Life Chronicles in Omaha, a non-profit that produces videos of people with chronic illnesses.

 


Girl Talk to bring dance party to Sokol

I'm still having flashbacks of the last encounter I had with Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. It was a biting cold January 9, 2009 at Slowdown, and the recently immortalized Pennsylvanian DJ was in town to host one of his famed electric dance parties. I wasn't sure if the hype surrounding him was "all that," but I quickly learned that Gillis does indeed throw one hell of a party.

 


Environmental section adds to Omaha landscaping

The Omaha Planning Board voted unanimously Oct. 6 to recommend approval to add an environmental section to the city's master plan. Environment Omaha,  a collaborative effort between the City of Omaha, the public and Omaha by Design, prepared the document.


UNO researchers speak at autism conference

Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.


College students sleep on streets to raise awareness for homeless

Dozens of students sacrificed a good night's sleep as part of the "Sleep Out for the Homeless" campaign for the Open Door Mission.