Arts and Sciences Media Mentions
Arts and Sciences Media Mentions
An Omaha World-Herald article says that Nebraska's 2nd District has shifted from "Lean Republican" to "Toss Up" due to President Donald Drumpf's declining approval ratings. Randy Adkins, PhD, a political science professor at UNO, said Democrats should be competitive with the 2nd District because the national environment currently favors them.
The Omaha World-Herald spoke with Paul Landow, a political science professor at UNO, who said Secretary of State Bob Evnen might choose to send mail ballot request cards statewide. He says this is possible is because there are more Republicans in rural Nebraska who might opt for the easier option of voting by mail.
KMTV reported on businesses in Omaha using funds awarded through PPP loans to donate to political candidates and causes. Randy Adkins, a UNO Political Science Professor, says that it isn't illegal, but it's not the intent of the PPP program.
WIS News covered Clafin University being awarded a $75,000 grant to research and develop training to enhance female entrepreneurship in family-owned businesses. The grant is a subaward from UNO's Center for Afghanistan Studies.
Bruce E. Johansen, a professor of communication and Native American studies at UNO, authored an article for the Omaha World-Herald. Johansen talked about high carbon dioxide levels becoming commonplace and calls for action against global warming.
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, PhD, professor of political science at UNO, spoke with KETV about the state of the Senate race in the wake of inappropriate text messages Democratic candidate Chris Janicek admitted sending to campaign staff.
The Omaha World-Herald published an article on the honoring of 44 Nebraska students who scored perfectly on the ACT or SAT. Joshua Oarhe, an Elkhorn South High graduate, got a perfect ACT score in September 2018 and plans to study molecular biomedical biology at UNO.
Terrie Jackson Miller, an adjunct professor in the Department of Black Studies at UNO, wrote an op-ed for the Omaha World-Herald about the intersection of black history and American history – and how you can’t have one without the other.
The Omaha World-Herald covered immigrant labor and how it has fueled the meatpacking industry in Nebraska. The article featured Gary Gernhart's UNO master's thesis "A Forgotten Enemy: Omaha Encounters the 1918 Influenza Pandemic." Citing similarities between COVID-19 and Influenza's effect on the meatpacking community.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Janicek plans to move forward with his campaign after texting staffers a sexually explicit joke. Paul Landow, associate professor of political science at UNO, called Janicek’s belief that he still has the best chance to unseat Ben Sasse “unrealistic.”
Preston Love Jr., community activist and adjunct professor at UNO, was interviewed by WOWT about Juneteenth. Love talked about the Emancipation proclamation and how it was a political move to sway the war. He also spoke to the Omaha World-Herald about economics and how the real change in North Omaha will start with investments in multiple citywide sectors.
A report in The Guardian on the death of James Scurlock and the history of race relations in Omaha includes perspective from Preston Love Jr., community activist and adjunct instructor of Black Studies at UNO.
Numerous local media outlets covered a listening session on Monday where members of the Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee took suggestions for police reform from citizens. The event was held at the Scott Conference Center on UNO’s Scott Campus.
- From KMTV: Jay Irwin, associate professor of sociology, spoke as a concerned citizen, said that money spent on police could be reallocated elsewhere, such as to public education.
- According to the Omaha World-Herald, Clarice Dombeck, a UNO student majoring in black studies and sociology, said that more black leaders need to be at the Omaha training academy and the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.
Cynthia L. Robinson, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Black Studies at UNO, authored an Omaha World-Herald op-ed calling white supremacy a societal cancer.
Numerous media outlets, including KMTV, KETV, WOWT, KPTM, and the Omaha World-Herald, reported on the Greater Omaha Solidarity Walk that took place on Sunday. The walk route started at 72nd and Dodge and passed by UNO’s Dodge Campus before finishing at Memorial Park. KMTV, WOWT, KETV, and the Omaha World-Herald also reported on a march from Memorial Park to Elmwood Park held Friday near UNO’s Dodge Campus in memory of James Scurlock and in order to speak out against racial injustice.
Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, assistant vice chancellor of Student Success at UNO, authored an opinion piece for the Omaha World-Herald's Midland Voices about safeguarding civil rights and upholding democracy.
Cynthia Robinson, chair and associate professor within the Black Studies department at UNO, spoke to Omaha World-Herald about how her students react to the history of race in America. The article includes insight from several black leaders in the community who provide perspectives based on the different areas and organizations they impact.
Preston Love Jr., an adjunct black studies professor at UNO, authored an Omaha World-Herald article focused on topics ranging from blacks disproportionately being affected by COVID to the systematic racism that has endured in America over the years.
According to The Christian Post, an excavation site hoping to prove where the ancient fishing village of Bethsaida once stood has been flooded by record-breaking rainfall in Israel. The excavation site is led by Rami Arav, associate professor of religious studies at UNO.
According to Fox KPTM, Nikitah Imani, PhD, a professor of Black Studies at UNO, was one of the key speakers at a rally held at the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. The protesters gathered in solidarity of the death of George Floyd and James Scurlock.
KETV reported on UNO students "hard at work" cleaning up the aftermath of the Friday and Saturday night protests. Some of the students involved in the cleanup were Kaia Phelps, a senior criminal justice and black studies major, and UNO Student Body President Jabin Moore.
Preston Love Jr., an adjunct professor of black studies at UNO, spoke about the protests that happened on Friday and Saturday with Omaha World-Herald Journalists. Love said it reminded him of the civil rights unrest of the 1960s and the protests that turned to riots.
Richard Fellman, a former state senator and retired UNO political science professor, wrote an op-ed for the Omaha World-Herald about our history and strengths and how we can move on after this pandemic.
Sher Jan Ahmadzai, director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO, gave insight to the recent surge in violence in Afghanistan for a VOA News article. He spoke about the Taliban and a group called the IS group and how one of these might have been behind the Kabul hospital attack.
HarlanOnline.com published an article featuring five area student-athletes who competed for college track and field teams in 2020. One of these student-athletes is Heidi Hall, a biology major at UNO, who has had multiple distinctions in cross country and indoor track.
The Omaha World-Herald reported on why Ann Ashford has not endorsed Kara Eastman, who defeated her in the primary election on Tuesday. The article mentions that this does not seem indicative of a rift among the Democratic party and includes insight from Paul Landow, a UNO political science professor, who noted Ashford was a lifelong republican before recently changing parties.
KETV reported on UNO holding its first ever online commencement ceremony for graduating seniors due to the coronavirus pandemic making an in-person commencement impossible.
KMTV reported on what happened after restrictions for the 1918 Spanish flu were prematurely lifted. Mary Lyons-Carmona of the History Department at UNO gave insight into what happened during that trying time.
Cassidy Sams, Megan Hanna, Tallina Estwick, and Melanie Avelino are some of the UNO seniors mentioned on this week's KETV's Senior Shoutout.
The Omaha World-Herald published an article on concerns of the vote on a $200 million street bond. The article included quotes from Paul Landow, professor of political science at UNO, who said the bond issue is usually easily predictable, but people are more concerned about their own family and health.
KMTV reported on the similarities between the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and COVID-19 in Omaha. Mary Lyons-Carmona, adjunct faculty member within the Department of History at UNO, was interviewed for the piece.
UNO Adjunct Professor Preston Love Jr. authored an opinion column that was published in the Lincoln Journal Star. His message was for Nebraskans of all backgrounds to come together and fight for communities' during the pandemic.
An article published by Egyptian Streets mentioned UNO assistant professor Lissette Aliaga-Linares' work on why street-vendor relocation policies need to be rethought.
The Omaha World-Herald interviewed Randy Adkins, a political science professor at UNO, who discussed who could be a likely challenger for the seat held by U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse.
The Omaha World-Herald published an op-ed written by Steve Langan, director of UNO’s Medical Humanities program, which speaks to how arts and humanities will help fight COVID-19.
The Gateway published a story detailing some student's thoughts on UNO moving towards remote learning.
An op-ed in the Omaha World-Herald written by UNO Assistant Professor of Sociology Kelly Rhea MacArthur talks about the negative health effects of loneliness and the benefits of staying social while social distancing.
A column in The Gateway discusses the ethnic diversity of students at UNO and how students can connect and learn about other cultures.
The Omaha World-Herald reported on overcoming political bias or partisanship as the state responds to COVID-19. Randy Adkins, professor of political science at UNO, mentioned that while Americans would typically rally around the president’s cause in such a time, that’s not what is currently happening.
An op-ed written by Ramazan Kılınç, associate professor of political science at UNO, discusses the complex legacy of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and its impact on Coptic Christians in Egypt. The piece was originally published by The Conversation and then picked up nationally by the Houston Chronicle.
Students at UNO and UNL spoke with the Omaha World-Herald about the move to online courses and how university officials are hoping to ease the transition.
WOWT spoke with Randy Adkins of UNO’s Department of Political Science for a local perspective on Super Tuesday primaries ahead of Nebraska’s primary on May 12. KPTM spoke with Greg Petrow in political science on a similar topic.
Krista Testin of UNO’s Mallory Kountze Planetarium spoke with Cathy Wyatt on UNO Television’s “Consider This” program on the topic of leap years.
The Omaha World-Herald interviewed Paul Landow of UNO’s political science department about ongoing tensions between the Democratic Party at the state and Douglas County levels.
The Omaha World-Herald mentioned an upcoming panel on the Equal Rights Amendment as part of its Higher Education notes.
The Omaha World-Herald provided coverage of John Kerry’s visit during the Chuck Hagel Forum on Global Leadership. The Kearney Hub picked up the Omaha World-Herald’s coverage as well. Also covering the event was KETV and KMTV.
UNO adjunct faculty member in the history department, Mary Lyons-Carma, wrote an Omaha World-Herald Midlands Voice op ed about the lessons that can be learned from the 1918 Spanish Flu as the world looks to combat Coronavirus.
A blog called “Long Room” highlights excavations done by UNO professor Rami Arav at the biblical site of Bethsaida.
The National Strategic Research Institute featured Paul Davis, associate professor of Biology at UNO, for his work on technologies that will protect U.S. warfighters and the nation.
Gregory Petrow, associate professor of political science, was quoted in WalletHub's recent piece about African American engagement in politics.
KETV reported on a fundraiser held for a former UNO Native American History Professor who is currently battling brain cancer.
NET Nebraska reported on the need for rural public transportation in Nebraska, which is becoming harder to find. The report includes insight from UNO Sociology Professor Lissette Aliaga-Linares on the demand for rural public transit.
An article by Bloomberg Law on legislation against high-interest payday loans includes expertise from Paul Landow of UNO’s Department of Political Science on the likelihood of Nebraska voters passing an initiative to cap interest rates.
Thomas Bragg, Ph.D., professor of ecology at UNO, spoke with Enkela Vehbiu of New Americans Media on the ecological impact and destruction left behind by wildfires in Australia.
The Daily Record reports that former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will headline the upcoming sold-out Hagel Forum in Global Leadership at UNO.
The Omaha World-Herald published an opinion piece by Ramazan Kılınç, associate professor of political science, on the prevalence of authoritarianism and underdevelopment in Muslim communities. The piece also promotes an upcoming event featuring political scientist Ahmet T. Kuru taking place at UNO’s Barbra Weitz Community Engagement Center next week.
KIOS interviewed Dr. Lissette Aliaga-Linares, assistant professor of sociology and OLLAS faculty, on how communities of color are often underrepresented in the census and, as a result, feel the negative impacts most.
From The Reader: An exhibit at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts includes a video featuring John McCarty and L. LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Ph.D., founders of the Laboratory of Avian Ecology at UNO.
Local news outlets turned to the expertise of UNO faculty for perspective before, during, and after the Iowa caucuses. Barbara Pickering, Ph.D., joined KPTM in-studio; Greg Petrow, Ph.D., was a guest in KETV's studio; and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Ph.D., joined WOWT.- Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Ph.D., joined KMTV on their morning show
- The Omaha World-Herald asked Paul Landow what the technical issues and delays could mean for Iowa caucuses in the future
- Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Ph.D. spoke with KETV, WOWT, KPTM, and KMTV throughout the day to talk about how the debacle could impact the Iowa caucuses long-term
NET News interviewed UNO Political Science Professor Randall Adkins about ads airing on Omaha TV stations targeting Iowa voters ahead of next week’s Iowa caucuses.
UNO Biology Professor James Wilson was featured by Course Hero for his class making examples of ghosts, Bigfoot, mermaids, and local legends to encourage students to think more like scientists.
A radioactive dinosaur skull originally discovered in Utah by UNO professor George Engelmann has been revealed to be a new species of Allosaurus from the Late Jurassic period. The finding was reported by numerous nationwide outlets including CNN, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, and Popular Mechanics.
A biography for UNO Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Ph.D., was featured as part of the American Security Project’s Adjunct Fellows.