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UNMC Security: Joel and the snake

UNMC has had a menagerie. “We’ve had a variety of animals on campus,” said UNMC security officer John Ingraham. “We’ve had turkeys. Deer. We’ve of course had raccoons.” Of course. “Skunks. Possum. We’ve had ducks.” But none of that compares to the time Joel Schuldt stared down the snake. It was kind of an autumn […]

Oct 4, 2012

Why I give to the United Way

Today I’d like to introduce my blog family to one of my actual family members. Meet my Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna has Multiple Sclerosis, or MS for short. We’ve been close all my life. She’s my Godmother, my seamstress and was my pen pal all through college (yes, we wrote actual letters). Over the years, […]

Oct 2, 2012

Shopping brings UNMC, Tongji University together

Last October, I was in Xi’an, China with campus leaders to report on UNMC’s activity in the world’s largest nation. It was our last dinner at the invitation of our Chinese hosts. The very large round table we sat at overflowed with tasty dishes. After dinner our hosts made toasts and we reciprocated. I mustered […]

Sep 26, 2012

A museum with a bite

My son has told me that the tooth fairy turns teeth into money. Maybe. Or maybe, many of them ended up here, at the UNMC College of Dentistry’s Dental Museum. Teeth. Everywhere, teeth. And fillings, and molds, and drills, and tools and dentists’ chairs that go back to the 1800s. (“Did you sit in the […]

Sep 25, 2012