2022 News Release Archive
Visiting Scholar Begins a Second Year with UNOOctober 25, 2022
Sharmila Seyyid, a Sri Lankan journalist, poet, and writer under threat of persecution and violence in her home country, has begun her second year as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
CAS Researchers Awarded New Grant on Recovering Indigenous HistoriesOctober 25, 2022
Dr. Sarah E. Nelson, an Assistant Professor of Geography at UNO, was recently awarded a Research/ Creative Activity Grant on Recovering Indigenous Histories that will be used to further collaborative research with Dr. Barbara Robins, an Associate Professor of English, and Geography graduate student Natasha Winfield, “How Urban Development Erased Jefferson Square.”
UNO Soil Judging Team Places 3rd in Regional CompetitionOctober 25, 2022
The UNO soil judging team placed third overall in the 2022 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest held in northwestern Iowa the week of Oct. 3.
New Study Takes Major Step in Pursuit of HIV CureOctober 20, 2022
While the standard treatment for HIV can hold the disease in check, a new study shows how experimental medicines can boost the body’s own ability to suppress the virus. An important step towards a cure, says researchers behind the study.
30 BOLD Fellows Participated in International ExchangeOctober 03, 2022
The BOLD Institute on Civic Engagement at UNO welcomed 30 young leaders to the United States for a five-week long residency. BOLD (Bosnia and Herzegovina Youth Leaders) is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and focused on developing leaders, promoting international education, and positively impacting the region.
Wear Black, Give Back | CAS EditionSeptember 21, 2022
Mark your calendar for the Wear Black, Give Back 24-hour giving event, from Noon on Oct. 12 to Noon on Oct. 13.
Rami Arav, Ph.D., Receives Emblem of the City of PompeiSeptember 21, 2022
Rami Arav, Ph.D., receives Emblem of the City of Pompei for his work in Bethsaida.
UNO Experience Leads Student to Biomedical Physics ResearchSeptember 20, 2022
Liam Yourston found a love for biomedical physics through his experience at UNO.
Students Explore "Holocaust by Bullets" Period via Study Abroad Experience in PolandSeptember 14, 2022
15 UNO students and Professor Mark Celinscak, Ph.D., traveled to Poland for a 10-day trip to see first-hand the markers of history they learned about in the classroom. The Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy partnered with Yahad-In Unum for this summer abroad course, “Holocaust by Bullets” in Poland.
UNO Students Among First to Dig at Historic SiteAugust 09, 2022
Students in Archaeological Field Methods class among first to dig at historic Moses Merrill Mission Site.
Roni Reiter-Palmon, Ph.D. Elected to American Psychological Association Leadership PositionJune 28, 2022
Roni Reiter-Palmon, Ph.D., Director of the I/O Psychology graduate program at UNO and Director of Innovation for the Center for Collaboration Science, has been elected president of Division 10 of the American Psychological Association.
UNO Biophysicist Receives Grant to Study Nanomaterials with Medical ApplicationsJune 20, 2022
UNO biophysicist Alexey Krasnoslobodtsev, Ph.D., in collaboration with colleagues, was awarded an $814,324 grant from the National Science Foundation to study a new class of biomaterials that respond to external stimuli and to develop Nebraska’s growing biotechnology workforce.
Exploring Human Rights via MusicJune 20, 2022
Mia Bourek, a recent M.A. of Sociology graduate, was inspired by human rights coursework and the art of Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak to write and record an album on human rights topics.
Inside Higher Ed Features | From Undeclared to ExplorerJune 13, 2022
Inside Higher Ed featured UNO's Exploratory Studies program, which is an effort to help UNO students find their academic path and succeed in pursuing it.
Remembering Dr. James Fawcett: From Talented Clarinetist to Noted HerpetologistJune 13, 2022
James D. Fawcett, a respected researcher and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at UNO, passed away in early 2020, but his legacy lives on in his home country of New Zealand and beyond.
UNO’s Goldstein Center for Human Rights is Excited to Sponsor the Document Our History PodcastJune 01, 2022
A Nigerian feminist, compere, and advocate for human rights has started a podcast to tell the stories of survivors and victims of sexual and gender-based violence and help connect them with resources to heal from the physical and psychological abuses they have experienced.
Two CAS Faculty Win Outstanding Innovation in Teaching with Technology AwardMay 23, 2022
Two faculty members from the Department of Foreign Languages & Literature were recognized with the Outstanding Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award from the UNO Office of Digital Learning.
Service Learning at the Tri-Faith GardenMay 10, 2022
Students in Laura Alexander's "Religion and Human Rights" service-learning course explored gardening, inter-religious dialogue, and community nourishment at Tri-Faith.
Abby Folberg, Ph.D., Awarded Visionary Grant to Explore Prejudice ConfrontationApril 13, 2022
Abby Folberg, Ph.D., was awarded a visionary grant through the American Psychological Foundation’s EnVISION Antiracism Campaign. In collaboration with researchers at the University of Kentucky, she will examine how prejudice confrontation diffuses through social networks.
MA CCT Student Applies Coursework to Role with StateMarch 28, 2022
MA CCT student Gene Cotter applies coursework to his role with the state of Nebraska.
MA CCT Welcomes Dr. Sam AmmonsMarch 28, 2022
Dr. Sam Ammons, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is the MA CCT’s newest faculty member.
Course Spotlight: Public Health, Religion, and Human RightsMarch 28, 2022
MA CCT faculty member Dr. Laura Alexander answers questions about her upcoming Fall 2022 course, CACT 8060: Public Health, Religion, and Human Rights.
Melanie Bloom Named CAS Interim DeanMarch 22, 2022
Melanie Bloom, Ph.D., has been named interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) effective June 1, 2022, and will be the first woman to lead the college as dean. Bloom replaces David Boocker, Ph.D., who has served as dean since 2008.
Carrie Palmesano Named 2021-2022 Nebraska English Teacher of the YearFebruary 20, 2022
Carrie Palmesano Named 2021-2022 Nebraska English Teacher of the Year
John Tiner, Ph.D., Recognized with "Making a Difference" AwardFebruary 01, 2022
John W. Tiner, Ph.D., a faculty member in the UNO Department of Psychology, was awarded the “Making a Difference Award” by the Nebraska Economics and Business Association.
Geography Completes January Session Study Abroad to Costa RicaJanuary 31, 2022
On a 10-day field trip to Costa Rica, students explored sustainable ecotourism practices and tropical flora and fauna were examined in a series of walks through primary and secondary rainforests.
Arts and Sciences Dean Boocker to Step DownJanuary 23, 2022
After 14 years leading UNO's oldest and largest college, Dean David Boocker, Ph.D., will be stepping down at the end of the Spring 2022 semester.
Fried Academy to Partner on Summer 2022 Study Abroad OpportunityJanuary 10, 2022
The Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust & Genocide Academy is proud to partner with Yahad-In Unum to offer a joint study abroad course in the summer of 2022.
Two Students Awarded Scholarships to Attend International INFORMS ConferenceJanuary 05, 2022
In October of 2021, UNO students Luis Rodriguez and Isidore Sossa both won scholarships to attend the largest conference in operations research (O.R.) and analytics, the INFORMS annual conference in Anaheim, CA.