Omaha, NE – Voices for Children in Nebraska has released its Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report.
Research Coordinator Melissa Breazile says the report focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood. She says the report is broken down into four key areas: health, education, safety and economic stability. Positive findings include an increase in the graduation rate and a decrease in the number of children living outside of their homes.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. next week with four days of events.
John Pierce is the Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action and Diversity Outreach at Creighton. He is also the chair of Creighton's MLK committee. Pierce says part of Creighton's mission is to focus on social justice and equality and respect for all individuals.
He says next week's celebration fits right in with that mission. The week begins with a Table Talk on Monday the 16th at 11:30 a.m.
Omaha, NE – This evening's Omaha Science Cafe focuses on facts about radiation.
David Crouse, a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy at UNMC, is the guest speaker. He says issues related to radiation and radiation exposure have always been in the public eye. Crouse says there's a great deal of knowledge about radiation and its effects, but since radiation can't be seen, tasted or heard, the public is fearful of it.