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Sixth Annual UP/UNO Center Summer Seminar!
The 2013 UNO/UP Seminar at Union Pacific. Jim discusses international economics with the teacher-participants, while Mark looks on.
Last year, our fifth annual summer seminar was a great success! According to the Omaha World Herald, June 12, 2013:
China is likely to surpass Japan as Nebraska's third-largest overseas trading partner, according to the state's go-to man for Asian commerce. "China will probably overtake Japan in the next four to five years," said Joe Chapuran, international development manager for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, speaking at a conference for teachers Tuesday at the Union Pacific Center.
Nebraska's top export destinations are Canada, followed by Mexico, then Japan and China. But the growth is with the world's most populous nation: Exports of Nebraska farm products, machinery, chemicals and other goods to China more than doubled between 2005 and 2010 to $229 million, according to state records.
Nebraska has been angling hard after China under Gov. Dave Heineman, who led a trade mission there last year with state officials and business leaders. Since, the state has opened a permanent trade office in China and says five Chinese companies are now operating in Nebraska as a result of recent recruiting and economic development efforts.
The Tuesday event was sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Economic Education, an effort now in its fifth year to encourage teachers to emphasize economic and financial proficiency among their students. About 40 Nebraska teachers attended Tuesday, with expert speakers from business, government and academia scheduled to continue today.
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Banks in the Schools:
Bank tellers at the 2011 outstanding tellers celebration for the area banks-in-schools program. more photos... / Information about the program...
Jim Dick, Mary Lynn Reiser, and the UNO Center were recognized with the Phi Delta Kappa 2011 Outstanding Community Education Leadership Award recognizing leadership and service in education. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the UNO and UNL chapters of Phi Delta Kappa, an international education organization. Pictured above (left to right) are Mark Winkler from Union Pacific Corporation, James Dick, Mary Lynn Reiser, and Louis Pol, Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration.
The mission of the UNO Center for Economic Education is to improve the economic literacy of current and future Nebraska and Western Iowa citizens by providing educational and training programs and materials for teachers of K-12 classes. The Center assists and encourages teachers in their efforts to teach the economic concepts needed by future citizens to become well-informed voters, wise consumers, and effective producers.
The UNO Center for Economic Education is jointly supported by the UNO College of Business Administration and the UNO College of Education. It is affiliated with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education. In 2005, it was reviewed by the Council for Economic Education and given its highest accreditation rating.
- Co-Directors: James Dick and Mary Lynn Reiser
- Center Associates: Janet West and Kim Sosin
- 134T Mammel Hall, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Omaha, NE 68182-0048
- Telephone: 402-554-2357; FAX 402-554-3393
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UNO Center for Economic Education co-director Mary Lynn Reiser will be happy to talk with you at 402-554-2357 or email@example.com