Let’s talk science

UNO Computer Science majors engaged in sessions on careers in computer science from Dec. 6 through 10. Through these events, the College of Information Science and Technology and UNO Department of Computer Science aimed to eliminate misconceptions about computer science careers and promote educational opportunities.


Holiday gone wrong

The holidays are a time to shovel mounds of sugary sweets into mouths, a time of mega-stores making mega-bucks off children's Christmas lists and a time of airports being backed up until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. But perhaps nothing defines the holiday season more than stories of poor traveling conditions. Here are five stories about holiday travel gone wrong:


There’s something rotten in Arizona

Maybe there's something in the water.  Maybe they've spent too much time in the sun.  Or maybe they're just constitutionally incapable of distinguishing right from wrong, but something is clearly wrong with Arizona's most prominent Republican politicians.  Arizona's not known for being the most progressive state in the union; I'm old enough to remember the way they fought against recognizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday in the early 1990s.


Mammel leads the way for green

During a recent visit to Mammel Hall, UNO's Environmental Advocate and Sustainability Champion Patrick Wheeler focused on a group of computers. "I'm not sure why all those [computer] monitors are on," he said. "They could probably power off the ones they're not using." While he applauds the sustainable construction and design of the College of Business Administration's new building, Wheeler emphasizes the importance of continued sustainable practices by its occupants. "It's an opportunity for us to do some good things," he said. "It's not just a 'green' thing - they're issues of need."


Program gives students exclusive opportunities

The Executive MBA program at UNO caters to those who have full-time professions but still want to complete their master's degree in business administration.  UNO is lucky to have an established program to help those that may or may not have a business background, said Bill Swanson.
Swanson, executive director and graduate of the program, knows firsthand what going back to school is like for those trying to make their lives better. UNO's program is the only executive MBA program offered in Nebraska, although several are offered throughout the Midwest.  

 


UNO steps up technology

Mammel Hall has all the technology students would expect in a modern college building, but relying on several wires to support its system is a thing of the past. David Nielsen, director of technology and budget, said Mammel Hall is the first building on UNO's campus to be fully integrated into one wiring system. This provides money-saving technology, he said, but also benefits the campus in the long run.

 


Sculptures create inviting atmosphere

At the south entrance to Mammel Hall visitors, students and faculty are greeted by one of Jun Kaneko's massive sculptures. The piece is a bronze head with tabs projecting out of its sides. Gina Barrett, a visitor to Mammel Hall, stopped to take a second glance at the bronze head sculpture,
eyeing the statue with her right hand on her hip.

 


Aksarben Village adds excitement close to campus

What was once the home to the Aksarben racetrack is now occupied by a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping and residential units, all united under the name of Aksarben Village. Dining options at the Aksarben Village include Wohlner's, Godfather's Pizza and Jones Bros. Cupcakes. If students wish to grab a drink to go, they can also visit Juice Stop.