News You Can Use 11-29-11

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By Michael Wunder, News Editor

Award-Winning Photographer’s Lecture to be Simulcast at UNO

Michael Forsberg, a nationally-recognized photographer and Nebraska native, will present a lecture titled “Pulse of the Plains: A Photographer’s Journey Connecting Water, Wildlife and Landscape” Dec. 6. The event will be simulcast in the CPACS Commons at 7 p.m.

Forsberg’s lecture is the second program in the 2011-12 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues focusing on water and global security. The lecture will be broadcast from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Forsberg’s work has appeared in Audubon, National Geographic, National Wildlife, Natural History and NEBRASKAland in addition to participating regularly in Pictures of the Year and Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions.

In 2001, Forsberg’s image of a Nebraska tall grass prairie was selected to be an international postage stamp and in 2004, he received a Conservation Education Award from The Wildlife Society.

The simulcasts, sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the local college or university, allow more Nebraskans to have the opportunity to benefit from outstanding speakers and community discussion.

For more information about the UNO simulcast, please contact Sara Woods at swoods@unomaha.edu or (402) 554.3914.

Author David Osborne to Speak at UNO Dec. 7

The UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service in association with the Greater Omaha Chamber and Omaha Alliance for the Public Sector is bringing David Osborne, author of several books on governmental and performance management, to the UNO Campus Dec. 7.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. in Bootstrapper Hall at the Thompson Alumni Center. Osborne will provide a lecture about the impact of governmental budgeting on policy makers and taxpayers, which will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic.

“David Osborne of the movement in the early 1990’s to focus on redefined federal government performance,” said John Bartle, acting dean of CPACS in a UNO press release “He served the Clinton administration and worked to make local, state, and federal government more creative, responsive and flexible. His work today continues to focus on improving government efficiency and effectiveness.”

In addition to his 1997 New York Times Best-Seller, “Reinventing Government,” Osborne is the author or co-author of five books and a senior partner at The Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helps public organizations develop and implement strategies to improve their performance. Osborne was also a senior advisor to Vice President Al Gore in 1993 and assisted in the launch of the National Performance Review.

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