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Service Learning Academy
The UNO Service Learning Academy creates university-community partnerships by integrating academic scholarship and civic engagement. These partnerships enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship. Learn more.
Opportunities abound for UNO students and others to become involved in action projects and programs which create positive social change in our community and beyond. Student-directed service and volunteer transformations are happening every day through The Collaborative. Volunteer.
The Buffett Early Childhood Institute
An institute combining teaching and research faculty from the University of Nebraska’s four campuses to work collaboratively to improve the lives of children from birth through age 8. Learn more.
The William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies
A UNO institute dedicated to fostering creative and critical thinking among labor leaders, potential leaders, and interested members by providing relevant information and training in the skills needed in today’s changing economy and workplace. Learn more.
Featured Artwork: "Collaboration" by Jamie Burmeister
“Collaboration” includes small-scale elements that are inspired by people who played a part in the creation of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Individuals were invited to pose for a 360 degree scan that was converted into small bronze figurines playfully acting out construction activities to reference the collaborative acts necessary to build a major new endeavor.
Jamie Burmeister’s artworks have been exhibited in galleries, museums and public places throughout the world. His “vermin.me” project has resulted in over 520 installations of small ceramic figures, called vermin, in public places on 520 continents, 20 countries and 22 US states. He has received numerous awards including the Nebraska Art Council’s 2010 and 2007 Individual Artist Fellowships, Omaha Entertainment and Arts 2007 Best Public Art and 2006 Three-Dimensional Sculpture Awards, UNL’s Trickey Memorial Award and UNL Woods Fellowship.
Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182