As part of UNO’s mission as a premier metropolitan university, UNO Athletics has begun working on a new arena project just south of Aksarben Village, between 64th and 67th streets.
The arena will not only enhance the visibility of the UNO campus, but it will also provide great benefit, both economically and socially, to the Omaha metropolitan area.
UNO's commitment to engagement has a new building fully dedicated to collaboration. The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) is a nationally unique space that serves to strengthen UNO's existing outreach efforts and foster future opportunities for partnerships between UNO students, faculty, staff and nonprofit or governmental organizations. For 105 years, UNO has been dedicated to engagement and education within the Omaha metropolitan community, this special center adds a new venue from which this tradition can continue.
The Biomechanics Research Building houses all research conducted by the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, the Center for Biomechanics Research, and associated programs. This is an interdisciplinary enterprise that features collaboration between scientists, engineers, mathematicians, surgeons and clinicians to advance the understanding of healthy and abnormal movement patterns. Since moving into the new space, researchers have continued to pursue research that helps solve complex biomedical problems and improve quality of life through the development of new treatments and diagnostic tools.
The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory (ATL) partnered with the Papio-Missouri River NRD to construct the Elkhorn River Research Station (ERRS, formerly known as the Davis Prairie Data Shack), an environmental research/education facility on the banks of the Elkhorn River.
The station functions as a highly visible masthead for an environmental science program, focusing on the natural and social aspects of Nebraska’s waterways. It also provides a secure, controlled environment in which UNO students, faculty, and the community at large can conduct experiments. Holding tanks are available to hold fish and other aquatic animals for experimentation. Water from the river will be continuously pumped through the ERRS, so that animals in the ERRS will be exposed to river water in real time.