Library News

Criss Library Hours for the week of Spring Break will be:

  Sunday, March 22:  Noon-9 pm
  Monday-Thursday, March 23-26:  7am-9 pm
  Friday, March 27:  7am-5 pm
  Saturday, March 28:  9am-5 pm
  Sunday, March 29:  Noon-Midnight
 

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php

    

A new exhibit What's Cooking: Cookbooks from Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections is now on display through June 9th in Archives & Special Collections.​A cookbook collects recipes and provides directions about how to prepare and cook food, but the contents of cookbooks also tell us about the eating habits and culinary practices of a people, region, or time period. These texts can also serve to educate the reader or share an appreciation of a particular cuisine. Some of the cookbooks on display here are also examples of the celebration of communities: work colleagues, a religious community, the state of Nebraska, the nations of Afghanistan and the United States, and more.

Kanopy: the new streaming media service offered by Criss Library. Check it out @ https://unomaha.kanopystreaming.com/

“The Flyover States”, a  photography exhibition

“The Flyover States”, a photography exhibition by Eric Anderson & Evan Ludes is currently on display in the UNO Criss Library Gallery.  The exhibit features photography from across the Midwest, seeking to share the beauty of a region often overlooked. From starry skies to urban storms and landscapes, The Flyover States can help both coastal visitors as well as local residents appreciate the dynamic scenes found in the heartland. The photographs were shot by Eric Anderson and Evan Ludes between 2010 and 2014.  Featured states include Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming.

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Criss Library and University of Nebraska - Omaha gratefully acknowledge
the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation and Dr. Guinter Kahn
as a primary benefactors of our expanded and renovated library.

Dr. CC & Mabel L. Criss

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss

The insurance industry giant that is today's Mutual of Omaha began in 1909 in the mind of a young Creighton University medical student who sold insurance part-time to help finance his studies.  That student was C.C. Criss, who envisioned the need for more comprehensive health and accident coverage than the limited policies then available.  In 1910, while still in school, Dr. Criss and his wife Mabel bought the year-old charter of the Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association.  Serving first as treasurer and later as president and chairman of the company that became Mutual of Omaha, Dr. Criss pioneered the simplified, liberal policies to minimize liability from accident or illness.

Mabel Criss provided the organizational and business management skills that enabled the young company to grow and gain a reputation for superior customer service.  Beginning as stenographer and office manager, she became Mutual of Omaha's fist woman officer and a director of the company.  She oversaw construction of the original Mutual of Omaha home office and is credited with the company's family-oriented culture and emphasis on service to customers and the community.

The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation was established in 1978.  The foundation has generously supported educational and scientific purposes, including higher education, cultural, youth, and social service activities.  To honor the Criss's legacy, a gift from the foundation establishes the expanded and renovated Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 

Dr. Guinter Kahn

Dr. Guinter Kahn

Guinter Kahn was born May 11, 1934, in Trier, Germany.  The second son of a cattle trader, he and his family suffered from economic hardships and anti-Semitic persecution. In the late 1930s the Kahn family fled to the United States and eventually moved to Omaha.  Dr. Kahn graduated from Central High School in 1951 and then enrolled at Omaha University (now UNO), graduating cum laude three years later.  He was accepted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine and graduated with honors in 1958.

In 1968, Dr. Kahn began teaching at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  There, he became aware that patients in an experimental study were growing unwanted hair as a side effect of the drug minoxidil, taken orally for hypertension. Kahn reasoned that a topical solution might have the same effect and produce a "cure" for baldness.  Positive results led to a patent in 1974 and development of the product known as Rogaine.  

For the past three decades, Dr. Kahn has practiced dermatology in Miami. A committed philanthropist, he has given generously of his resources and his time to help make the world a better place. Dr. Kahn has extensively traveled the world, lecturing on the horrors of the Holocaust and advocating tolerance and justice.

Dr. Kahn also has generously invested in educational excellence at his alma mater and specifically the university’s information hub — the library. He has provided major gifts to benefit the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Leon S. McGoogan Library of Medicine. The library’s main floor is named for Dr. Kahn to recognize his generosity and his belief in the central role of the library. He also has received an honorary doctorate of science from UNMC for his contributions to dermatology.  

In 2004, the year he celebrated 50 years since graduating from Omaha University, Dr. Kahn made an extraordinary gift to support the UNO Library and its expansion project. To recognize his belief in higher education and passion for tolerance, understanding and knowledge, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has named the library addition  — the Dr. Guinter Kahn Addition — to honor his commitment.

We also thank the following people and organizations for their gifts to the Criss Library:

  • Adah and Leon Millard Foundation Boardroom - Group Study Room 119
  • Alan and Marcia Baer Family Charitable Trust - Individual Study Room 102G
  • Courtesy of Steve and Gale Shorb - Individual Study Room 102L
  • Courtesy of The Nelson Family - Individual Study Room 102N
  • Eugene S. and Sunny M. Thomas Learning Laboratory - Group Study Room 239
  • H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery - Room 227
  • In Memory of Doug Loewens - Individual Study Room 102H
  • In Memory of Dr. John W. Flocken - Individual Study Room 201C
  • Marion E. and Barbara B. Tritsch Garden
  • Robert H. Storz Foundation Learning Laboratory - Group Study Room 244
  • University Library Friends Advanced Learning Center - Classroom 231
  • UNO Alumni Association Learning Laboratory - Group Study Room 243