Just 20 minutes away from UNO last April, a barrage of bullets claimed another victim in Omaha's increasingly violent gang war. Killed outside a grocery store in North Omaha, the victim, 19-year old Devon Brown, was the same age as many current UNO students.
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 1, students will be able to take a new form of transportation to and from the University of Nebraska-Omaha at no cost. The Omaha Metro bus system has partnered with UNO to provide 400 free student bus passes for the Spring 2011 semester.
This March, staff from Kabul University's Faculty of Journalism will make their first trip to UNO as part of an exchange program being cultivated by the two universities.
In November, the first zebra mussel spotted at Zorinsky Lake was attached to a beer can. In December, after realizing the lake was infested with a potentially harmful population of zebra mussels, the lake was drained 20 feet below its typical depth to combat overgrowth of the species.
UNO's Parking Service Department, created in Summer 2010 offers more options for students on the go. Through its website, students can now buy parking permits, pay parking violation fines and look up past violations.
UNO crime log 1-18-11
Mammel Hall, the newest and most up-to-date building at UNO, has recently been deemed worthy of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification.