Citizen scientists tap into Elkhorn River

An experiment testing the Elkhorn River watershed that recruited 'citizen scientists' – volunteers throughout the river basin – had 'fantastic' feedback, said Alan Kolok, a biology professor at UNO who organized the project.


Summer Scholars give middle school students career crash course

Middle school students got a crash course in college preparation and career exploration June 29 during a unique career fair event at the Milo Bail Student Center. From 1 to 4 p.m., college-bound high school students from across the Metro area gave middle school students from the North Omaha Boys and Girls club a guided tour of the UNO campus and lessons on college and career advancement.


Pipe bombs found near campus

Just before 9:45 a.m. Thursday, a man walking his dog through Memorial Park discovered a PVC pipe bomb in the creek and promptly called the Omaha Police Department to report it. Upon inspection, bomb technicians determined it wasn't just a pipe bomb.
It was a pipe bomb inside of a pipe bomb inside of another pipe bomb.
 


University faculty honored for research, teaching and engagement

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the 2011 winners of the university's most esteemed awards for research, teaching and engagement. These awards recognize faculty whose work made a strong impact on students, the university and the state, said Milliken.


Ashford for Omaha 2013

The race toward Omaha's mayoral primary is well under way. Currently, the field features three Republicans-Jean Stothert, Dan Welch, and Dave Nabity; the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Jim Suttle; and Brad Ashford, an Independent.
Ashford, a state senator, is no stranger to Nebraska, having graduated from Westside High School, and gotten his law degree from Creighton University in 1974. He has served in the state legislature since 1986. He also served as director of the Omaha Housing Authority, and owned and managed the Nebraska Clothing Company from 1985-2007. 


Proposed bill would allow faculty to carry concealed weapons

Millard South Principal Curtis Case returned to his position as head of the school on Jan. 31. Just 26 days after being shot by student Robert Butler a few feet away from his desk, Case is returning to work for several hours each day as he recovers.


September 11 memorial at Lied Center honors citizenship, sacrifice

On Sunday, members of the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department, the Bellevue Kiwanis club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10785 and representatives from the Bennington Volunteer Fire and Rescue department teamed up with more than 200 members of the local Patriot Guard Riders to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  

On display for the ceremony was a three-ton steel I-beam relic from the World Trade Center, donated by the New York and New Jersey Port Authority.


Board of Regents approves joint program in Biomedical Informatics

Technology has changed how everything gets done. Communication, data and information are all done over computer systems. The need for professionals trained in information sciences and technology has exploded, creating countless fields that never existed even 50 years ago.
Last week the Board of Regents approved a joint program in biomedical informatics for UNO and UNMC.