Sustainability Interview: Steve Rodie

Steve Rodie, FASLA – director of UNO’s Center for Urban Sustainability (unomaha.edu/center-for-urban-sustainability) What role do you and your organization play in sustainability? The Center was regent-approved two years ago, so the board of regents approved it as an entity at the Universities of Nebraska.  Our major role at UNO is interaction and collaboration and engagement […]

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Sustainability Interview: Larry Hopp

Larry Hopp – director of the Creighton University Energy Technology program (creighton.edu/ccas/energytechnologyprogram), and a civil engineer with 40 years of industry experience What role do you and your organization play in sustainability? I would like to start with the definition of sustainability. From my perspective, “sustainability” is a little bit like “green”, and there are […]

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March Issue Now on Stands

The concept of design carries different meanings in various fields, but it’s fundamentally about what brings together the elements of form and function. From the clothes on our back to the layout of our cities, from the smallest of logos to the most complex facilities, the work of designers in a multitude of disciplines is […]

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The Sex Issue

The fundamentals of sex may not have changed much over the years but societal attitudes, relationship dynamics, and the means of meeting partners and communicating look very different than they did even in the not-too-distant past. The Reader surveyed four local experts to get a snapshot of what sex and relationships look like today: DR. […]

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Sexperts: Gail Risch

Interview with Gail Risch, who teaches in the department of theology at Creighton University, including the classes Christian Ethics and Theology of Christian Marriage. From 1995 until its closure in 2009, Risch was a researcher with the Center for Marriage and Family at Creighton. She has a particular expertise in sexuality and its place within […]

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Sexperts: Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel

Interview with Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. “I teach in the area of sexual health and I also do research on sexuality,” she said.  What books or websites would you recommend to people interested in cultivating healthy relationships and […]

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Sexperts: Nanci Kavich

Interview with Nanci Kavich, the co-founder of Profile Wingman (profilewingman.com). “I help people write their online dating profiles and to navigate the world of on- and offline dating in general. It’s so hard to make yourself three-dimensional and have your personality come through and attract the person you want to attract…that’s where we come in.” […]

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Sexperts: Kristen Lilla

Interview with Kristen Lilla, MSW, LCSW, CST, one of only four certified sex therapists in Nebraska. Lilla is in private practice at Omaha Sex Therapy, where she provides therapy services to both individuals and couples.  What books or websites would you recommend to people interested in cultivating healthy relationships and intimacy? One that is really […]

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