Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber's annual Economic Outlook Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.
David Brown, President of the Chamber, says the luncheon's guest speaker is author Joel Kotkin. Kotkin's book, "THE NEXT HUNDRED MILLION: America in 2050," explores the evolution of the world's workforce in the next four decades.
Brown says Kotkin will talk about the resurgence of the plains and why it's likely to continue.
Omaha, NE – The Century Link Center is the site of the Cyber and Space Symposium, sponsored by USSTRATCOM and AFCEA International.
The theme of the 3-day symposium is "Space and Cyber: New Challenges, New Opportunities." Kent Schneider, President and CEO of AFCEA, says the symposium features a variety of speakers from the Department of Defense, industry and academia.
Omaha, NE – After six decades providing residential and day treatment to troubled girls, Uta Halee Girls Village in Omaha is closing.
Uta Halee officials announced Tuesday that the village will close December 16. 14 girls were in Uta Halee's residential treatment program as of this month. Another 115 boys and girls are receiving treatment through community-based programs.
Omaha, NE – City Match's mission is to improve the health of women and children in urban communities across the country.
Katie Brandert, Acting Associate Director of Programs for City Match, says the group won a National Health Information Award for its Life Course game. The game was developed in 2008 to create an interactive experience that looks at the biological, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to a person's health. Brandert says the game helps individuals on two levels.
Omaha, NE – Construction could begin as early as October 2012 on a new VA hospital in Omaha.
Last week, VA of Nebraska-western Iowa officials unveiled a second set of design plans for the new medical center. The new plans lay out where departments will be located inside the medical center. It'll be built at the site of the current hospital, at 41st and Woolworth Streets in midtown Omaha.
Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraskans for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment are seeking nominations for the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards.
Marjorie Maas, spokesperson with Nebraskans for the Arts, says award categories include outstanding artist, excellence in arts education and partner in the arts. She says winners will each receive a special piece of artwork at a dinner on Monday, April 2nd, 2012.
Maas says the awards celebrate those who have contributed to the cultural landscape of the state.
Omaha, NE – Women who are at-risk of having a complicated pregnancy include those who lack access to medical care or cannot afford it.
Dr. Serena Wu is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNMC. She says women who are at-risk of having a complicated pregnancy need to optimize their medical issues prior to becoming pregnant.
Before an unintended or unexpected pregnancy occurs, she encourages these women to take control of their health.
Omaha, NE – UNO will present its 13th annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Thursday through Saturday.
Dr. Rami Arav is an assistant professor in UNO's department of religion and the director of the Bethsaida Project. He says this year's conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of UNO's Bethsaida Excavations Project.