Omaha, NE – Film Streams' Silents in Concert series features classic silent films with live musical soundtracks.
Executive Director Rachel Jacobson says the series is challenging for the musicians because they have to be able to work within specific time constraints and still create something interesting. She says this is a great opportunity for audiences to combine the experience of seeing live music along with a movie classic.
Omaha, NE – A team of researchers from UNL are working to improve wireless networks for emergency use.
Dr. Yi Qian, Assistant Professor in UNL's Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, is leading the team of researchers. Dr. Qian says the goal is to build next generation multihop wireless networks that can be activated in spite of infrastructure collapse.
Omaha, NE – A UNO expert on international relations says an alleged terror plot by Iran to kill Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the U.S. is "bizarre and uncommon."
Details of the plot were announced earlier this week, along with the arrest of an Iranian-American in connection with the plan. Tom Goutierre is Dean of UNO's International Studies and Programs. He says it's possible the plot wasn't sanctioned by the government of Iran, but rather by a rebel faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard known as Quds.
Omaha, NE – The Downtown Omaha Lit Fest takes place Thursday through Saturday.
Director Timothy Schaffert says the three day lit fest will feature authors, journalists and visual artists discussing the mechanics of creativity. He says panel discussions will focus on the writing process.
Friday night, guests can enjoy a reception and two art exhibits. Schaeffert says the first exhibit is called "Possessions: Literary characters and the things they carried."
Omaha, NE – UNO's enrollment increased .3% this year overall.
BJ Reed is the Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Reed says the number of incoming freshmen is on par with last year, while the numbers of minority students and incoming graduate students has increased. He says he's happy with the numbers since there were several one-time events that put some downward pressure on enrollment numbers.
Omaha, NE – Western Iowa representatives want the reconstruction and expansion of I-29 to be a top priority of the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Council Bluffs Mayor Tom Hanafan and Chamber of Commerce officials were among the speakers at an IDOT public meeting Tuesday morning. I-29 south of Council Bluffs reopened last weekend, four months after Missouri River flooding shut it down.
Omaha, NE – Part of Omaha's Riverfront Trail is closed as crews work to remove infrastructure following this summer's Missouri River flooding.
A news release from the city of Omaha says the part of Riverfront Trail from north of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge to west of the National Park Service headquarters will be closed until at least November first. Crews will be removing pipes and pumps installed along the Riverfront to remove standing water from downtown.