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The Heart of the Matter, a film by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a discussion on the need for support of the humanities.

"The Heart of the Matter, a Report of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, is intended to advance a dialogue on the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the future of our nation. . . .

The Heart of the Matter identifies three overarching goals: 1) to educate Americans in the knowledge, skills, and understanding they will need to thrive in a twenty-first-century democracy; 2) to foster a society that is innovative, competitive, and strong; and 3) to equip the nation for leadership in an interconnected world. These goals cannot be achieved by science alone."

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  • Beorn's Marching into Darkness wins Harvard University Press Wilson Prize.

    The Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize honors an author's mastery of his or her field and a special contribution to a major problem in that field. .More Information.

  • Cutucache named Haddix Community Chair of Science.

    NE STEM 4 U is a student-run volunteer organization bringing STEM to elementary and middle school students in OPS and just one of Cutucache's outreach efforts. More Information

  • Boocker published on development in CCAS book.

    Dave Boocker joins eight other deans from across the country in offering example and advice on the special challenges of fundraising for the Liberal Arts and Sciences. More Information

  • Blizek launches International Conference on Religion & Film at UNO.

    Bill Blizek is pictured here with Hollywood actress and filmmaker Tamara Feldman who showed her short film, Resurrection Slope, as part of the conference. More Information

  • Sullivan receives Friend of Science Recognition Award.

    Chemistry Professor Emeritus Dan Sullivan is pictured here receiving his award from Executive Committee member and UNO Professor Emeritus James Carroll. More Information

Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences, I welcome you to our website. Our College is committed to teaching excellence, cutting-edge research and creative activity in all disciplines, and service in the UNO and Omaha communities. I hope you enjoy our website, which is designed to provide numerous examples of our College's commitment to providing a strong liberal-arts education, the most enduring and powerful tool for success in life. Please browse our website to find out information about our many strong programs, and please contact us if you have any questions.

David Boocker, Ph.D
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182