2015 News Release Archive
CPACS Furthering its Statewide Mission with Grants to Urban Research ProjectsJanuary 07, 2015
Eight projects have been awarded $10,000 Urban Research Grants to address the joint mission of the college and the university to focus on urban issues.
Julie Blaskewicz BoronJanuary 07, 2015
Julie Blaskewicz Boron is a new faculty member in the Gerontology Department. Her research interests focus on the theme of everyday problem solving, and the impact of cognition, emotion, and the social context on problem solving in daily life.
DCS AmbassadorsJanuary 22, 2015
The DCS Ambassadors is a student organization founded in fall 2014 to represent the Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) to members of the community, guests of the Division, and prospective students.
NCJR Releases Two New ReportsJanuary 22, 2015
The Nebraska Center for Justice Research has released two new reports: "Trends in Young Adult Male Incarceration Admissions in Nebraska" and "Examining the Effects of Nebraska's Good Time Laws."
Goodricher: Justin PayneMarch 05, 2015
Walking through the halls of CPACS, you may have seen a young man with a serious look on his face, waving his arms about as he conducts a symphony only he can hear. His name is Justin Payne and he’s a Goodricher majoring in Music (voice performance).
CPAR reports assist with informed decisionmakingMarch 05, 2015
CPAR is a research and community outreach unit of CPAR One of the many ways CPAR fulfills its statewide mission is by analyzing and making available demographic data to policy-makers and others to assist with informed decision-making.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty form Interdisciplinary Partnerships with faculty from across the University of Nebraska systemMarch 05, 2015
Faculty and students within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice have recently engaged in a number of collaborative research and teaching endeavors within the NU system. These collaborations pool the skills and expertise of the School’s faculty with those from faculty members in other academic units.
Aviation Institute Partners with Airlines for Pathway ProgramsMarch 05, 2015
After graduation, thousands of students are faced with the reality of “What’s Next.” But, what if you knew exactly where you were going to go before you even graduated from college? That is exactly why the Aviation Institute has partnered with regional airlines to develop pathway programs for students.
Moving Forward By Giving BackApril 30, 2015
The School of Public Administration is highly respected for what it gives back to the Omaha community.
Goodricher founds World Speaks OmahaSeptember 10, 2015
Leah Whitney, a senior Goodricher, founded a center for where language acquisition is taught in a simple way.
London Study Abroad Program Completes its 43rd YearSeptember 10, 2015
Bringing learning to life is one of the key benefits of UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s annual London Study Abroad Program.
2015 Aviation Institute ExpoSeptember 10, 2015
The 2015 Aviation Institute Expo was held on Thursday, August 27, in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
Two Generations Linked by Public ServiceApril 30, 2015
Upon meeting Edna Brooks and Patrice Pittman, both MPA graduates, you find that this mother and daughter not only share a past and a future, they share a powerful bond over public service in the present.
Your Future Begins Here | Apply by June 1April 30, 2015
Have a knack for serving others and a desire to impact change through public service?
Nebraska NASA EPSCoR RID GrantMay 01, 2015
Nebraska NASA Nebraska EPSCoR will receive $125,000 for the next three years for Research Infrastructure Development grant program.
Social Work and Film Streams' Community Development ProgramMay 07, 2015
Grace Abbott School of Social Work teamed with Film Streams to present Werner Herzog’s “Into The Abyss”, which examines the social and personal consequences of the application of the death penalty in the United States.
16th Annual Promoting the General Welfare ConferenceMay 07, 2015
Highlighting the ways that organized labor in the state and nation are working to find ways to level playing fields and help everyday wage earners have a fair shot at a piece of the American Dream.
Governance, Technology and Public Service...Oh My!January 29, 2015
Introducing the School of Public Administration's Global Digital Governance Lab - working with global partners to produce public administration research relevant to the digital age.
A Big Year for GASSW FacultyFebruary 12, 2015
The 2014-2015 academic year has seen the Grace Abbott School of Social Work expand the ranks of its faculty like never before. Four outstanding new individuals have the joined the school, and continue to enhance the mission of the school to educate professional social workers to engage in the community and promote social change.
UAA Seminar on Establishing Aviation PolicyFebruary 12, 2015
About 45 collegiate aviation students from 15 states participated in the University Aviation Association Seminar on Establishing Aviation Policy in Washington, D.C. from January 5-9, 2015. Sponsored annually by UAA, both students and faculty had the opportunity to see firsthand how legislative and regulatory issues in the aviation and aerospace industry are shaped.
Meet Mike McDonnellFebruary 19, 2015
Mike is a new labor educator who joined the William Brennan Institute in August of 2014. Mike is opening new doors for the Institute. At present the Institute is currently working on building relationships to offer labor history and worker rights content with Boys Town and the Omaha Public High Schools.
Proposed Legislation will Expand Juvenile Justice Institute’s RoleMarch 27, 2015
Researchers at the University of Nebraska’s Juvenile Justice Institute are following a bill through the state legislature that sets aside funds to establish a statewide juvenile justice data system.
2015 DCS Faculty Appreciation DinnerMarch 27, 2015
The Division of Continuing Studies recently hosted a Faculty Appreciation Dinner.
Get to Know the Emergency Services ProgramApril 09, 2015
The Emergency Services Program is relatively new to UNO and CPACS, first gaining approval in the spring of 2012 as Emergency Management and Fire Service Management concentrations within the Bachelor of General Studies degree.
Lesa Huber, Ph.D., an Alumna Making an ImpactApril 09, 2015
The Department of Gerontology has many success stories among its alumni. Lesa Huber, Ph.D., is one of those stories.
UNO's Division of Continuing Studies and Offut Air Force Base: A partnership spanning over 60 yearsJuly 08, 2015
Since 1950, UNO’s Division of Continuing Studies has had a presence at Offutt Air Force Base (AFB).
Labor Movement Helps Nebraskans Find CareersJuly 08, 2015
One of those largely underappreciated facets of the labor movement is the job the building and construction trades do in helping Nebraskans find careers. Each of the unions in the building trades has an apprenticeship program where the skills and work behaviors essential to becoming a journeyperson are taught and developed on the job.
Transformation Project Researchers Look to Expand and AdaptJuly 08, 2015
The Nebraska Center for Justice Research continues to expand Transformation Project, a program that facilitates prisoners in developing a foundation for learning and motivation to change through a process of self-reflection and goal setting.
NASA Awards the Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs New Funding for Students and Faculty Across the StateJuly 08, 2015
In early April 2015, NASA announced a three-year award for the NASA Nebraska Space Grant program, a consortium of higher education and state institutions as well as community education programs across the state.
Gerontology Professor Holley’s Research as Service Learning Academy Fellow to be Presented at Three Academic ConferencesJuly 10, 2015
Professor Holley explores the factors that encourage college faculty to participate in service learning.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice holds Annual Scholarships and Awards LuncheonMay 14, 2015
Awards were given to alumni and approximately $20,000 in scholarships were award to 18 students.
Students Place Nationally at Aviation CompetitionJune 18, 2015
In its sixth straight year of making it to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association championships, the UNO Flying Mavs placed six students in the top 20 nationally.
Goodrichers Learn about the Life and Work of Wright MorrisJune 18, 2015
Recently, ten Goodrichers and two Goodrich faculty members visited Central City, Nebraska, to learn about the life and work of Wright Morris, an award-winning writer and photographer.
26th Annual Data User Conference being held Aug. 19June 18, 2015
Learn about the latest data products, methods of access, and applications at the 26th Annual Nebraska Data Users Conference on Aug. 19. Registration is now open!
Spohn featured in discussion about capital punishmentJune 23, 2015
Ryan Spohn, Director of the Nebraska Center for Justice Research, discusses capital punishment on an episode of Consider This.
GASSW Student Awarded NAADAC Minority FellowshipAugust 06, 2015
Congratulations to Orlesha Fairgood on being awarded one of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Minority Fellowships.
Aging with Passion and Purpose: Generations Working TogetherAugust 06, 2015
The 2015 conference theme is Generations Working Together and will feature Libby Sartain, sponsored by AARP.
Get to Know JoeAugust 07, 2015
Joe not only coordinates the Fire Service Management Program and teaches Emergency Management classes, he was instrumental in its development.
Certificate in Fundraising Management Celebrates 15 Years at CPACSAugust 10, 2015
The Certificate in Fundraising Management is an exemplary example of a community partnership.
Recent BGS Graduate Created Her Own Path at UNOSeptember 28, 2015
Area children know her as the trash lady. Meridith Dillon’s unique presentations as the Education Director at Keep Omaha Beautiful include throwing trash around the classroom to surprised and thrilled giggling.
Four Generations in Nebraska Labor ForceSeptember 28, 2015
A recent data brief presents demographic data about the unprecedented four generations working together in the Nebraska labor force and an upcoming conference presents sessions and discussion on the challenges of different generations in the workplace.
STEPs Has Another Great YearAugust 26, 2015
STEPs had another great year of serving the community. Take a look at their annual report to see who is on the team and review some of their accomplishments.
Girls in AviationSeptember 30, 2015
On Saturday, September 26, the staff of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant program joined 300 Girl Scouts from around the Omaha area to celebrate Girls in Aviation Day
Growth in the School of Public AdministrationOctober 09, 2015
The School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha shares news of their growth in recently released SPA Viewbook.
SPA Faculty member Makes Impact AbroadNovember 05, 2015
Angela Eikenberry shares her memories from spending a year in the U.K., conducting research as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Labor Institute is Developing a Worker's Rights ManualNovember 05, 2015
In the spirit of the “Packinghouse Workers’ Bill of Rights,” the William Brennan Institute is working to come up with a Worker’s Rights Manual.
Meet DeeDee Bennett, Emergency Services ProgramNovember 05, 2015
DeeDee Bennett, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Services Program within the School of Public Administration. Her primary research areas include, emergency management, socially vulnerable populations during disasters, emergency communications, disaster policy, and mobile wireless communications.
UNO Professor Writes One-of-a-Kind Book about Social WorkNovember 05, 2015
Jodi McQuillen, Ph.D., is the author of “Clinical Social Work with Individuals: Introduction to Practical Skills,” a book that is being published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Lyndsey Rice is November's Employee of the MonthNovember 10, 2015
The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) recently selected Lyndsey Rice, advisor/recruitment counselor in the Emergency Services Program, as Employee of the Month for November.
Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty and Students Present Research at Annual American Society of Criminology MeetingDecember 03, 2015
A total of 13 faculty members and 15 graduate students from the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice attended the 2015 annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology.
Two of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans are Goodrichers!December 03, 2015
Goodrich scholars Roger Garcia and Shonna Dorsey were recently selected as winners of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO) annual award for 2015.
CPAR and Federal Highway Administration team up to “Fast Forward” Transportation Workforce DevelopmentDecember 03, 2015
The FHWA has awarded a $200,000 grant to CPAR to implement the Fast Forward Electronic Media, an online newsletter promoting transportation careers.
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