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"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," a traveling poster exhibition highlighting historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present, will be on Display August 20 - September 20 at University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery.

   

The University of Nebraska at Omaha yearbook or annual went by several names, beginning as the Gateway in 1915 and then becoming the Omahan, Tomahawk, and Breakaway before ending as the Maverick in 1973-1975. Through the yearbooks themselves, the exhibit highlights the university’s response to World War II; images of the growing and changing campus, especially Arts & Sciences Hall; and changes in the content and appearance of the yearbook. The exhibit in Archives & Special Collections marks 100 years since the publication of the university's first yearbook and the free online access to UNO’s yearbook first available in 2015 from Criss Library.

The current exhibit in Archives and Special Collections has a display of Afghan Art dating from the 1st century B.C.E. to the present. Items on display reveal information on Greco-Bactrian art, contemporary art, popular art, and miniature paintings by Bihzad, a famous Afghan painter from late 15th and early 16th centuries. Also included in the display are handmade pottery works from Afghanistan, produced in Istalif, a small town north of Kabul during the mid-twentieth century.

   

The newest exhibit in Archives & Special Collections at Criss Library gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Chuck Hagel on the campaign trail in Nebraska in 1996 and 2002. When Hagel decided to run for U.S. Senate in 1996 he was virtually unknown to most Nebraskans. As such, Hagel needed to reach out to communities across the state if he intended to win the election. One way Hagel gained support was through local parades and events. This approach helped Hagel win the election and maintain his seat when he ran again in 2002. The photos on display provide a look into the many events, parades, and other local activities that Hagel, his family, his campaign staff, and his volunteers participated in across Nebraska to garner support for Hagel in his two runs for public office.

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Faculty Study & Study Carrels

Faculty Study

Access to the Library Faculty Study, located on the third floor of Criss Library, is by Prox Card. All current faculty are eligible and welcome in the Library Faculty Study area. This includes the lounge, kitchen, and scholar reading rooms. To gain access to the Library Faculty Study area, please fill out this form and return via email, campus mail, fax (554-3215) or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Faculty Study Carrels Policy has more information about the carrels, their amenities, and availability.

Faculty Study Carrels

15 faculty study carrels, located within the Library Faculty Study area, are available for sharing on a semester basis. To request space in a shared faculty study room complete this form and return, via campus mail or in person, to the Main Service Desk. Each mini-office provides a bookshelf, storage, ergonomic chair, power, data port and energy efficient lighting.

Eligibility
University of Nebraska full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track, part-time, adjunct, Emeriti or retired faculty are eligible for faculty study carrels. Faculty applicants must be working on a specific project or research in order to be assigned a study. Applicants may print out the application online (PDF) or stop by the Main Service desk and pick one up. Applications must be approved by the relevant college departmental chairperson. Click here for the terms of use.

Disbursement of Assignments
Faculty will be assigned study carrels on a first-come, first served basis. Sharing of carrels will be by department or request.

Length of Assignments
Length of assignment is per semester with one renewal. Faculty may go through the application process again at the end of the second semester, and their application will be reconsidered at that time. Occupants are asked to notify the Library if they no longer need their study carrel before the designated period has ended.

Security
Carrels should be locked at all times when not in use. Criss Library assumes no responsibility for the loss of or damage to personal possessions that are kept in study carrels. Failure to comply with study carrel policies will be cause for withdrawal of the carrel assignment. Study carrel policies are posted in each study carrel.