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By Kristin Zagurski

Mentoring Positions Available for UNO students

If you are over 21 years old and are willing to spend one to three hours a week with a third- or fourth-grade student at their elementary school, there is a mentoring opportunity available for you.

Mentoring positions are being offered through The Aguante Project and the UNO School of Social Work.

For more information, contact Theresa Barron-McKeagney, Laurie Licari or Alberto Cervantes at the School of Social Work, 733-2720 ext. 229.

Women’s Studies seminar to be held Jan. 29

The Women’s Studies Program at UNO will host the first event in its spring brown-bag seminar series on Jan. 29.

Anna Monardo, an assistant professor in UNO’s Writer’s Workshop, will read from her novel, *The Courtyard of Dreams. She also will discuss the conflicts of modern girlhood in a traditional Italian family.

The seminar will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. in Arts & Sciences Hall, Room 311.

For more information, contact Karen Falconer-Al Hindi at 554-3834.

Workshop on trauma and terror slated for Feb. 1

In response to recent events, the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Omaha will sponsor a special workshop on trauma and terror Friday, Feb. 1.

The half-day program will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Plaza Club in the Peter Kiewit Building, 36th and Farnam Streets. Lunch will be included, and continuing education credits for physicians, psychologists, social workers and therapists will be provided.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Noon — Registration and lunch

12:30 p.m. — Robin Zagurski, “Report of Experiences in New York”

1:10 p.m. — John Hunziker, “Impact of Attacks on Ongoing Psychotherapy Work”

1:50 p.m. — Christopher Heaney and Terry North, “Combat Veterans’ Reactions to the Terrorist Attack”

2:30 p.m. — Geoff Anderson, “Construction of the Enemy”

3:10 p.m. — Break

3:30 p.m. — Blaine Shaffer, “Today’s Terrorism in Context: A Brief History of Being Afraid in America”

4:10 p.m. — Thomas Svolos, “Terrible Events and their Relationship to the Universal Trauma of Subjectivity”

5 p.m. — Evaluation of Conference/Conclusion

The registration fee, including lunch and an afternoon snack, is $35 ($25 for students).

For more information go to or call Thomas Svolos at 551-4712.

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