2022 News Release Archive
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.