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Warren Buffett poses with a large image of himself at UNO's Mammel Hall in 2013.

A series of events that offer participants a deeper understanding of Warren Buffett’s investment principles will be held the week before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting for shareholders.

The annual meeting is May 4 at the CHI Health Center.

In the days before, the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration will host these events:

  • The Genius of Warren Buffett Executive MBA course teaches UNO graduate students and lifelong learners Buffett’s business valuation methods and management philosophy. The three-day course taught by Robert P. Miles, author of three Buffett books, will meet April 29 through May 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St.
  • The Berkshire System Summit highlights Berkshire Hathaway’s culture, principles and methods. The event will be held May 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Mammel Hall. Speakers include: Tony Nicely, Geico CEO; Bob Batt, retired executive vice president of Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Don Wurster, president of National Indemnity Company.
  • The 16th annual Value Investor Conference will be May 2 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and May 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mammel Hall.

Presenters include: Yefei Lu, portfolio manager of Shareholder Value Management and author; Chad Naylor, Naylor & Company CEO; and Florian Bartunek, founder and CIO of Constellation Asset Management.

The Value Investor Conference includes registration options for the Omaha CEO Dinner, held May 2 at 6:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Ross Glotzbach, CFA, CEO and head of research at Southeastern Asset Management.

The conference also includes the Omaha Value Dinner on May 3 at 6:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Collins, CFA and head of Global Equity Research at Morningstar. The UNO College of Business Administration and the UNO Maverick Investment Club are beneficiaries of the dinners.

The costs and registration options for the events are at valueinvestorconference.com.

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