Peter Kiewit Institute hosts 2013 Spring Open House Showcase

College-bound high school students and parents interested in information technology had the opportunity to talk to faculty, staff and students in the Institute of Science and Technology about education opportunities at the IS&T open house on Feb. 23.
Representatives from all divisions of IS&T were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their projects. All areas of interest were on display, from game development to structural engineering.

Speech center hosts plagiarism workshop

Plagiarism is a nasty no-no in the academic world, but discerning plagiarized works is becoming increasingly difficult in the digital age.  

That's why a host of students gathered in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room Oct. 26 to learn the ins and outs of plagiarism during a Lunch and Learn session organized by the UNO Speech Center.

Students who attended were given first-hand lessons on how to evaluate research documents, cite sources within presentations and how to avoid making research mistakes.

Plagiarism is  "particularly reprehensible in a community dedicated to the pursuit and advancement of knowledge," according the UNO website's Student Rights and Responsibilities page.

Students suspected of plagiarism are subject to disciplinary action, and many professors give failing course grades to plagiarizers.

Crime Log 9-8-11

Crime log of events on campus 9-8-11.

Fraternities come together to think outside the box

Omega Psi Phi fraternity is teaming up with Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity for a panel-style discussion, "While You Were Thinking," this week.

Flu Shots offered by Health Services

UNO Health Services will hold a flu shot open house on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at its office located in HPER 102.

Crime Log 8-9

A list of crimes reported on campus published August 9, 2011.

College of Education shoots for success

Success is the standard when it comes to the College of Education at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  Ken Bird, who served as a superintendent of Westside Community Schools, is an example of that standard.