News you can use 4-5-11


By Compiled by Michael Wunder, News Editor

Student Creative Works, Research on Display April 5-7 at UNO


Student research projects and creative works by undergraduates and graduates at UNO will be spotlighted and celebrated at the third annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair.

The fair is Tuesday, April 5, and Wednesday, April 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Milo Bail Student Center on the UNO campus. More than 100 posters, presentations and performances by UNO students will be on display.



Solar For Schools event, April 7, seeks funding


To help Engineers Without Borders’ NU Student Chapter in building sustainable solar power for Madagascar schools, EWB-NU will host a fundraiser Thursday, April 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The event will include a screening of “Milking the Rhino,” a documentary on environmental diversity and a talk by Dr. Ed Louis about conservation efforts in Madagascar. Tickets are $20 and include light refreshments.  There will also be a cash bar. To buy tickets, call Lamp Rynearson & Associates at 402-496-2498 or buy tickets at the event.



Panhellenic Council to Host Invisible Children Lecture April 13


The UNO Panhellenic Council will host speakers from the charity organization Invisible Children at 7 p.m. Wed., April 13, at MBSC.

Invisible Children raises money to help end the longest ongoing civil war in Africa. The free event will include a showing of Invisible Children’s new video, “Tony,” speakers and information about the organization.



Middle East, Persian Gulf Expert is Sokolof Speaker on April 14


Dan Senor, former advisor to the United States Presidential Envoy in Iraq, is the featured speaker at the annual Ruth and Phil Sokolof Lecture Series held at UNO.

Senor’s presentation, “Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle” will take place at 8 p.m. on Thurs., April 14, at UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

10th Annual Malcolm X Festival is April 19-20 at UNO


The Departmentof Black Studies celebrates its 10th annual Malcolm X Festival Tues., April 19 and Wed., April 20, at UNO.

This year’s theme is “A Decade of Progress, Education and Achievement.”

Dr. Robert Chrisman, former Black Studies chair and creator of the Malcolm X Festival, returns to campus to deliver a lecture at 1 p.m. Tues., April 19, titled “The Importance of Black Studies on a University Campus.”


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