2017 News Release Archive
Early Childhood Enthusiasts Celebrate Grand Opening of Play LabDecember 12, 2017
A new Play Lab in Roskens Hall offers a dynamic and engaging hands-on learning environment for aspiring early childhood educators.
Hallmark Channel Features Secret Kindness AgentsDecember 01, 2017
The Secret Kindness Agents, a program created by Dr. Ferial Pearson, encourages students to perform daily random acts of kindness. Agents from Omaha's Skinner Magnet School were recently featured on the Hallmark Channel.
Researchers Conducting Study at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and AquariumOctober 16, 2017
Researchers from the Teacher Education Department are partnering with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium to conduct a study at the new Children’s Adventure Trails exhibit.
College of Education | Scholarship RecipientsOctober 05, 2017
Our students are a clear reflection of our relationships—from the support of our donors to our faculty members—they are continually innovating, persevering, and excelling through the challenges and opportunities they encounter.
Dr. Janice Garnett recognized with Legacy Award in EducationOctober 04, 2017
Dr. Janice Garnett was honored at the 9th Annual Women of Color in Leadership Summit and Legacy Awards Luncheon, a signature event of the Omaha Chamber of the National Coalition of 100 Black Woman.
Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative Hosts Innovative TrainingSeptember 13, 2017
Participants at an innovative educational and professional development training hosted by the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative recently explored the concepts of Reproductive Justice.
H&K Hosts First Alumni EventAugust 28, 2017
On Aug. 25, the School of Health and Kinesiology (H&K) welcomed over 50 alumni and their guests to celebrate the official name change from the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER).
COE Alum Works With Current Students to Improve Literacy in AfricaAugust 21, 2017
Sister Rosemary Arrah, a College of Education alumna, has spent the last five years working with UNO students to provide books to youth in her native Cameroon.
NU Team to Research, Design Next Generation of 3D-Printed ProsthesesAugust 21, 2017
Dr. Jorge Zuniga is lead investigator on new two-year NU Collaboration Grant to provide 3D-printed prostheses for underserved children with upper-limb defects.
UNO, Girls Inc. Provide STEM Education OpportunitiesJuly 12, 2017
Five years in and the Eureka! STEM education partnership between UNO, the College of Education, and Girls Inc. of Omaha is stronger than ever.
Teacher Candidates Get Real Experience at Omaha's Henry Doorly ZooJuly 12, 2017
Elementary and early childhood inclusive education majors at UNO don’t just learn in the classroom, they get out in the community.
Biomechanics Conference Successful in Second YearJuly 12, 2017
It may only be in its second year, but the Human Movement and Variability Conference continues to grow.
UNO offers new way for teachers to earn their master’s degreesJune 16, 2017
Teacher Education Department launches new hybrid delivery system for earning a master's degree beginning Fall 2017.
Faculty Focus: Danae DinkelJune 03, 2017
Danae Dinkel, assistant professor in UNO's School of Health & Kinesiology, discusses her research on girls' physical activity.
Jeff Kaipust Receives UNO's Employee of the Year AwardMay 17, 2017
Jeffrey Kaipust, Building Coordinator for the Biomechanics Research Building, is the recipient for this year's Employee of the Year Award.
Launching Our Graduates: Spring Commencement StoriesMay 17, 2017
First-generation college student and native of Kuwait, Bashayer Hammadi, graduated from COE's Speech-Language Pathology program this spring. Read more about our grads as they prepare for new adventures.
Commencement and Honors Week HighlightsMay 16, 2017
The College of Education’s commitment to the development of dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens was on display during spring Commencement and Honors Week.
Launching Our Graduates: Jordan FreemanMay 01, 2017
Non-traditional student and former Air Force law enforcement officer Jordan Freeman is forging his own path with his Physical Education - Exercise Science degree. After graduation, he's off to law school at UNL.
Six Outstanding Alumni HonoredApril 26, 2017
The College of Education recently recognized six alumni for outstanding contributions to their communities and professions at the 29th Annual Hollie Bethel Distinguished Alumni Luncheon.
Public Health Professor Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel Among Tribute to Women HonoreesMarch 22, 2017
Assistant Professor of Public Health Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel will be honored in June at the Women's Center for Advancement's 30th annual Tribute to Women event.
Dr. Nick Stergiou Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering EliteMarch 21, 2017
Dr. Nick Stergiou was recently elected to the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows, Class of 2017.
Closing the Gap Through Community EngagementMarch 07, 2017
Department of Educational Leadership faculty members Dr. Janice Garnett and Dr. Jeanne Surface discuss the gender leadership gap with the Women's Fund of Omaha.
NASA Internship No Small Step for This MaverickMarch 02, 2017
Elementary Education student Sandra Jones' passion for science leads to a NASA internship at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
School’s New Name Reflects Decades of GrowthFebruary 07, 2017
The School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) is changing its name to the School of Health and Kinesiology (H&K) beginning fall semester
Faculty Focus: Jenna YentesFebruary 01, 2017
Jenna Yentes, assistant professor of Biomechanics at UNO, discusses her research on the third leading cause of death in the United States: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Faculty Focus: Derrick NeroFebruary 01, 2017
Derrick Nero, K-12 Engineering Education Instructor, discusses the importance of STEM education and reaching underrepresented student groups
Carol Mitchell and Derrick Nero honored by the Empowerment NetworkJanuary 25, 2017
Emerita Professor Dr. Carol Mitchell and Instructor Derrick Nero honored by the Empowerment Network at recent awards celebration
OWH Editorial: UNeTech can help build Nebraska's biotech sectorJanuary 22, 2017
Wouldn’t it be an important achievement if a big chunk of the biomedical research done in Omaha no longer was automatically licensed with corporations from out of state? What if, instead, some of that research was kept here to build a homegrown biotech sector, generating new jobs and investment?
Biomechanics in the Community: Empowering Young Women to Pursue STEM CareersJanuary 13, 2017
Despite the increasing number of women entering medical and graduate school, they are underrepresented in STEM careers. The Department of Biomechanics is working to change this.
Award-Winning Teacher and COE Alumnus is Champion for Public SchoolsJanuary 10, 2017
Distinguished Promising Professional Award recipient Ryan Kaiser advocates for vulnerable students and public education through new grassroots movement