"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.'"
MaverickPR, The UNO Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, teamed up with the Town and Country Humane Society for its annual fundraiser on Sunday at The Bookworm bookstore, 8702 Pacific St. Thirty-two dogs, four cats and one rabbit posed for pictures with Santa Paws, a part played by School of Communication professor Chris Allen. Allen's wife, Elaine, was Mrs. Paws.
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Volunteerism among college students has become a major influence in making a memorable college experience. Pay isn't usually part of the volunteer equation, but UNO's Student Organizations and Leadership Programs likes to reward students for contributing to their communities.
The Board of Regents met on Dec. 1 with committee meetings beginning at 9 a.m. and a board meeting at 1 p.m. The meetings were held in Varner Hall at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. On the agenda was the finalization of the building decisions for the West Haymarket Arena, including the approval of the Joint Public Agency's agreement.
Friends are the most influential factor determining whether teens use or abuse alcohol, according to a recent presentation by University of Nebraska Medical Center professor Melissa Tibbits. Tibbits recently presented a colloquium titled "Preventing Alcohol Use and Abuse in Adolescents" at UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service building. The colloquium was part of an ongoing series of lectures coordinated by UNMC's School of Public Health.
In recognition of World AIDS Day, hundreds of students and city residents lined Dodge Street for a candlelight vigil Wednesday. Each candle represented someone who died from AIDS. The vigil began at 4:30 p.m. and followed a health fair with STD testing from the Douglas County Health Department and HIV testing by UNO Student Health Services. After the vigil, "One Week," a film about the AIDS epidemic, was screened in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.