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."
EPSCoR FIRST award funds will be used to conduct massively parallel (also called next-generation) DNA sequencing to estimate robust Phylogenetic Diversity (PD) metrics in the two largest groups of flowering plants in two endangered grassland prairie ecosystems in Nebraska More Information.
Lisa Knopp's book, What the River Carries, won the Nonfiction: Essays category in the Nebraska Book Awards this year.More Information
Rose Strasser, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, received the Campus Compact Excellence in Community-Based Teaching & Scholarship award. Strasser (far right) poses for a photo at the zoo with her senior Animal Behavior class. More Information
Tom Bragg, Professor of Biology and Director of the Glacier Creek Preserve, realized the culmination of years of work and planning as the doors on the education and research facility opened this fall. More Information
Buchelt's article "'Delicate Fantasy' and 'Vulgar Reality': Undermining Romance and Complicating Identity in Bram Stoker's The Snake's Pass" chosen as "most likely to be consulted by future scholars." 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