A Day in the Life at UNMC

The beginning

The practice ice rink looks like the graduation area. There are rows of chairs for the graduates. There is a podium. There are even seats on one side, though not nearly enough to seat all the friends and family who are expected. Still, the room looks official enough that one graduate, gown draped over her arm and a cap in one hand, asks “Is this where the ceremony is?” It’s not. UNMC’s official commencement ceremony was held May 10 at the Ralston Arena, on the main… Continue Reading

Putting off vision care leads to (surprise!) impaired vision

When you’re having problems with your eyesight, there are probably worse places to work than on a university campus that has just opened a state-of-the-art eye care facility. And I’ve always had problems with my eyes. I remember when I first realized my eyes were bad. I was an entertainment reporter for a small newspaper in upstate New York, and I’d been sent to review an opera. To help the uncultured, the opera was translated via subtitles. As the mezzosoprano belted out the Italian aria,… Continue Reading