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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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FUSE Program Services

Overview

Undergraduate students who have been approved for a FUSE (Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences) grant may be awarded special loan privileges as it relates to their grant. Students will be sponsored by their FUSE Faculty advisor.

Policy

Special loan privileges will be given to students of FUSE if their grant requires that an item(s) be used consistently for an extended period of time.

Students will be sponsored by their FUSE faculty advisor.

Faculty members who wish to sponsor a FUSE student for special loan privileges may do so by completing the Application for Special Loan Privileges for FUSE Students and submitting it to the Circulation Staff.

The loan period for the item(s) under the loan privilege will be determined by the length of the grant.

All fines and blocks against the sponsored student’s record must be removed before special loan privileges will be approved.

If special loan privileges are approved, the student’s library account will reflect the extended loan period for the item(s).

The special loan privilege is not to exceed two semesters. If the item(s) is/are needed longer than two semesters, after the second semester, a new application will need to be filled out.

Item(s) will be due at the end of the agreed upon semester and the student will be responsible for returning the item(s). However, if the student does not return the item(s) in a timely manner, the faculty advisor will be called upon to make sure the item(s) is/are returned.

The application is not a means of ordering books not owned by the library. If you would like to request books be added to the collection please speak to the subject librarian in your field. Contact information can be foundhere

Procedure

If the required item(s) are not currently available through Criss Library, contact your subject specialist librarian.

The faculty member and student will fill out the application. The application is available at the main service desk and here.

The application will be turned into a member of circulation staff, unless submitted online by the sponsoring faculty member.

Student will either bring item(s) to be used with the application or bring them separately after application has been approved.

Once the application is approved the student will be able to check out the item(s) for the indicated amount of time (maximum two semesters).

The student’s library account will reflect the extended loan time.

Item(s) will be due at the end of the agreed upon semester and the student will be responsible for returning the item(s). If the student does not return the item(s), the faculty sponsor will be held accountable.

Contact Information

For questions and concerns please speak to a Circulation Staff member or call the main service desk at 554-3206.