Omaha is Home.
Whether we're helping young students develop a love for science or connecting diverse cultures within our community, the College of Arts and Sciences is committed to Omaha. We have a number of camps, programs and centers that offer our students, faculty, staff and Omaha neighbors a chance to work together, play together and foster a sense of place in our shared home.
Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy
The Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy promotes and facilitates the scholarly study of the Holocaust and other genocides and provides students, faculty and community members the tools to assist in the prevention of crimes against humanity. Learn more
The Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Center for Human RightsThe Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Center for Human Rights is a faculty led unit in the College of Arts and Sciences designed to facilitate and catalyze increased human rights-related academic offerings, research, as well as local and international community outreach, partnerships and programming. Learn more.
OLLAS | Office of Latino/Latin American StudiesWhether you are a UNO student, community member, organization leader, or policy maker, OLLAS offers educational programming and resources to advance your understanding of Chicano/Latino/Latin American peoples and the critical issues affecting these populations. Learn more.
The Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish StudiesThe Natan & Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish studies creates, coordinates, and promotes interdisciplinary programming focused on teaching and scholarship in Israel Studies, Jewish Studies, and the history, politics, cultures and societies of the Middle East. Learn more.
Conferences and Forums
The Chuck Hagel Forum in Global LeadershipThe first Chuck Hagel Global Leadership Forum, featuring former Vice President Joe Biden, was held on February 28 at UNO's Strauss Center. Working closely with former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the forum was organized by a team of administrators, faculty and staff from the Political Science Department and the College of Arts & Sciences. Learn more.
European Studies ConferenceThe Annual European Studies Conference brings together individuals diverse in disciplines, but united in their interest in the area between the Atlantic and the Urals. Interdisciplinary panels, workshops, plenaries, and performances bring perspectives and insights that have earned the conference a reputation for high academic quality. Learn more
Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference and WorkshopThe Annual Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference and Workshop is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha and supported by U.S. Strategic Command. Learn more.
Missouri Valley History ConferenceFounded and organized by the Department of History, the Missouri Valley History Conference is the longest standing professional gathering of historians in our region. Learn more.
Glacier Creek PreserveGlacier Creek Preserve is a 172 ha (424 acre) preserve situated northwest of Omaha in the rolling hills of eastern Nebraska. Embedded within the Preserve is the 57 ha (140 acres) Allwine Prairie Tract, a restored tallgrass prairie created in 1970. Large enough to sustain a diversity of functioning plant and animal communities, Glacier Creek Preserve incorporates an entire sub-watershed. This feature protects the preserve against effects of surrounding land use thus reinforcing its sustainability into the foreseeable future as a unique metropolitan area preserve available for education, research, and appreciation of our natural heritage. Learn more.
T. L. Davis PreserveThe objective of T.L. Davis Preserve is to maintain an ecologically sustainable wildlife preserve comprised of a gradient of ecosystems, extending from Loess Hill ridge top Mixed-Grass Prairie and Bur Oak Savanna to Eastern Deciduous Forest lower slopes, which together support environmental education and research in a remnant of Nebraska’s historic natural landscape. Learn more.
Turkey Creek PreserveThe 915 acre Turkey Creek Preserve contains a mix of prairie, savannah, woodland, lake, and creek habitat. Located immediately north of Omaha, the Preserve is available for University / College research and teaching, with written permission from the Turkey Creek Oversight Committee. Learn more.
Center for Applied Psychological ServicesCAPS responds to requests for job analyses, personnel selection (development and validation of tests and other procedures), promotional exams, needs analysis and training, employee surveys, development of performance appraisal systems, and a variety of other specialized projects related to the capabilities and interests of our Industrial/Organizational Psychology faculty. Developmental, School and Social Psychology faculty also provide consulting activity for their students under the CAPS umbrella. Learn more.
Volunteer Program AssessmentThe mission of VPA-UNO is to provide quantitative and qualitative data and feedback to non-profit organizations from the perspective of their volunteers with the goal of improving volunteer and organizational outcomes. VPA-UNO consists of faculty and students who help community agencies, at the local, regional, national, and international level, to ultimately improve volunteer experiences at all of the organizations we serve. Learn more.
Teacher-Researcher Partnership ProgramTeacher-Researcher Partnership Program (TRPP) - This partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Omaha Public Schools (OPS) supports the creation of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ecosystem, with opportunities for teachers and subsequently youth in the Omaha area to conduct genuine research projects. Learn more.
Aim for the Stars Math & Science CampThe University of Nebraska at Omaha Physics Department welcomes you to Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camp! There is a 1:8 adult to camper ratio at Aim for the Stars. Learn more.
C.A.P.O.W.C.A.P.O.W. (Chemistry & Physics on Wheels) - A mobile science show of pops, bangs and flashes that travels to local schools. The program includes exciting overviews of physics, chemistry, and/or energy resources. Learn more.
Chuck Hagel Symposium in Public Service
The Hagel Symposium will bring 300 high school students from the greater Omaha metropolitan area to UNO to engage with experts in a variety of fields, including international affairs, law, medicine, public policy, education and many others — all sharing their perspectives on public service.
Mallory Kountze PlanetariumMallory Kountze Planetarium - An exciting place to go for star shows, lectures and possible rooftop observing. Located in Durham Science Center on UNO's campus. Learn more.
NE STEM 4UThe purpose of this organization is to provide quality educational after school activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for K-12 students in the Omaha Public School District. Through these efforts, this organization aims to increase interest and understanding of STEM topics for socio-economically disadvantaged students. Additionally, this organization aims to provide opportunities for these students to pursue interests in STEM education and STEM careers. Learn more.