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NU student project gives aid to village in Madagascar

Twelve University of Nebraska (NU) students will be making a trip to a village in Madagascar to help improve the lives of its residents. The students will focus on improving electricity in schools and providing reliable access to water. The trip is a part of Engineers without Borders, a national non-profit.

The NU chapter of Engineers without Borders made a 10-year commitment with the village of Kianjavato and have already made eight trips. There will be two trips this summer: one for the water team and one for the solar team, in May and August respectively. The water team will travel to Kianjavato to install water filters and water transport systems; the solar team will install solar panels in one classroom in each school.

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Spring 2015 UNO Magazine Released

The University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association has released the spring 2015 edition of the UNO Magazine. This edition features a map of Omaha and highlights the different ways UNO interacts with the city.

The magazine contains a feature on “Campaign for Nebraska,” a movement to make UNO the number one public university in America in terms of the impact it has on the people it serves.

The UNO magazine also contains several other stories related to what UNO graduates have done since their time here. The UNO magazine can be found at unoalumni.org.

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