2016 News Release Archive
Aviation Students Participate in Day@EnvoyDecember 09, 2016
Forty-five aviation students participated in Day@Envoy to see firsthand the operations of both a major and regional airline.
Goodrich Scholar An Nguyen Awarded National Study Abroad ScholarshipDecember 09, 2016
Goodrich scholar An Nguyen was recently selected from over 850 American undergraduate students from 359 colleges and universities to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the spring 2017 term.
Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty and Students Present Research at Annual Meeting of the American Society of CriminologyDecember 09, 2016
Faculty, students, and staff of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice attend the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.
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Nebraska Graduate Student Plays Critical Role in Launch of International Space Station PayloadNovember 04, 2016
A scientific payload developed by researchers from NU was successfully launched to the International Space Station on October 17.
CPACS Diversity Committee Seeks InputOctober 21, 2016
In an effort to gain awareness from our students the CPACS Diversity Committee is hosting a series of drop-in-sessions.
NCJR’s Crossover Youth Project a Successful Community PartnershipOctober 06, 2016
The Youth Impact! initiative is now fully implemented in Douglas County and new initiatives are beginning to crop up across the state.
Teaching the History of How the Modern Employment Relationship Was HumanizedOctober 06, 2016
A labor history class offered by the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies is a favorite of building and construction trade unions.
A Mentor in the Truest SenseOctober 06, 2016
Professor Robert Blair remembers Dave Scott as a wonderful man with a fierce combination of practical and academic knowledge.
The College of Public Affairs Urban Research Grants 2016 Fall PresentationsSeptember 19, 2016
Since 2014, CPACS has funded research grants given to its faculty and staff members to conduct applied research relevant to urban society. This fall some of the research findings from these grant projects will be presented by the investigators.
Omaha World-Herald Editorial Praises New Social Work ProgramSeptember 14, 2016
A recent Omaha World-Herald editorial praises a UNO program that will allow child welfare employees to work full time while earning credit toward a masters degree in social work.
CPAR Partners with Nebraska Legislative Planning Committee to Assist with Long-term State PlanningSeptember 06, 2016
Since 2009, CPACS, with the Center for Public Affairs Research as the primary contact, has partnered with the Nebraska Legislative Planning Committee to develop a database that consists of data for each of nine categories of benchmarks that present a common-sense and data-driven assessment of key areas important to Nebraskans' quality of life.
Detective Kerrie Orozco First Responders Scholarship Awarded to Two Deserving SCCJ StudentsSeptember 06, 2016
The Detective Kerrie Orozco First Responders Scholarship, was recently awarded for the first time to two deserving University of Nebraska Omaha students majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Goodrich Scholarship Program Honored with Diversity AwardSeptember 06, 2016
The Goodrich Scholarship Program has been recently honored as recipients of the Nebraska State Bar Association Diversity Award for 2016.
Aviation Institute Students Promote Aviation as Volunteers at AirVenture AirshowAugust 26, 2016
Aviation Institute students Brandon Perkins, Austin Naylor, and Patrick McCarthy drove from Omaha to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, in July for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh airshow.
Gerontology Hosts Second CEO Roundtable EventAugust 05, 2016
In September 2015 CEOs from the Omaha area met to discuss the changing demographics of the aging population. In July 2016 some of the same CEOs gathered again to discuss how businesses are impacted by the aging population.
UNO Tribal Management and Emergency Services Hosts Sixth Annual Dhegiha Language ConferenceAugust 05, 2016
The loss of traditional language is a major issue in Indian Country. Tribes who attend the Dhegiha Language Conference share the same historical language and use the annual conference as a way to revive and preserve their traditional dialect.
The Christensen Community Chair in Early Childhood Welfare SearchAugust 05, 2016
In the fall of 2015, the Grace Abbott School of Social Work began the search for a tenure-track senior level professor that would also hold a five-year renewable appointment in partnership with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute.
Goodrich Professor Pamela Smith Publicly Presents Her New BookAugust 05, 2016
Professor Pamela Olubunmi Smith recently publicly presented her new book, “Treasury of Childhood Memories”, an English translation of “Ogun Omode,” by Alagba Professor Akinwumi Isola.
Juvenile Justice Institute Identified as an Effective Support Center for Evidence-Based PracticesJuly 14, 2016
A new publication by the National Center for Justice Research about state support centers for evidence-based practices in juvenile justice features a case study of the UNO Juvenile Justice Institute as an example of an effective support center.
Learning About Workplace Rights and SafeguardsJuly 11, 2016
The UNO William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies has developed a brochure, written for high school students, that lays out the basics of labor laws and regulations.
Award-Winning, Nationally-Ranked Programs of SPAJuly 11, 2016
The UNO School of Public Administration continues to lead with excellence.
Division of Continuing Studies and the National Elevator Industry Educational Program Create PartnershipJuly 11, 2016
A partnership between DCS and NEIEP gives graduates an opportunity to apply their industry training to the completion of a college degree.
Registration Open for 27th Annual Nebraska Data Users ConferenceJune 06, 2016
For info on data products, methods of access, and applications, attend the Nebraska Data Users Conference on Aug. 17.
New Faculty and Director Hired for School of Criminology and Criminal JusticeJune 02, 2016
UNO's nationally ranked School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will welcome several new faculty members and a new director beginning in the fall of 2016.
Nebraska Space Grant is EngagedJune 02, 2016
The Nebraska Space Grant staff is busy providing learning opportunities for students, educators and researchers.
Goodrichers make a Rural Excursion to Elmwood, home of Bess Streeter AldrichJune 02, 2016
Goodrichers spent a weekend in and around Elmwood, Nebraska, serving the local community while learning about the life and work of best-selling author and longtime Elmwood resident Bess Streeter Aldrich.
CPACS Dean Awarded Honorary DegreeMay 27, 2016
A new honor for College of Public Affairs and Community Service Dean John Bartle celebrates his research and public service.
Social Work Student Shows True Maverick SpiritMay 10, 2016
A recent graduate of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work has become a media darling recently after her amazing walk across the stage at UNO Spring 2016 Commencement.
Tribal Management and Emergency Services offers Certificate and MinorMay 09, 2016
Tribal Management and Emergency Services (TMES) is one of the newest programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Gerontology: Heading West!May 06, 2016
Representatives of the Department of Gerontology recently went to Scottsbluff to conduct a workshop on aging.
Reading the Smoke Signals: NCJR Assesses the Impact of Marijuana Across NebraskaMay 05, 2016
Reseachers at the NCJR set out to investigate just what legalizing marijuana in Colorado has meant for the state of Nebraska—and in so doing have contributed to an international discussion about law enforcement and drugs.
SPA Reflects on AccomplishmentsMay 05, 2016
Three times a year the School of Public Administration pauses for a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of its students, faculty and staff.
Goodricher Shonna Dorsey: Brilliant person of OmahaApril 11, 2016
Shonna Dorsey is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Interface Web School, an organization that offers web development courses with the goal of increasing the number of tech talent in startups, small businesses and corporations in the Midwest.
Increasing Transparency in Labor/Management RelationsMarch 31, 2016
Everyone wants to create a nation with “liberty and justice for all.” Where the difficulty arises is in examining which public policies best move us toward that utopian goal.
DCS and Offutt AFB: A partnership spanning over 60 yearsMarch 31, 2016
The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Division of Continuing Studies has been serving active duty military members stationed at Offutt Air Force Base since 1949.
Rankings Places CPACS Among Nation's BestMarch 16, 2016
CPACS is home to one of the nation’s top colleges for graduate-level public affairs education according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, which were released today.
Meet Goodricher Antonio CampbellMarch 10, 2016
Antonio Campbell, a sophomore in the Goodrich Scholarship Program, is a mathematics major. The subject appeals to him not because of its prestige or marketability. Rather, he likes it because it can be tough.
Aviation Institute Welcomes New Director and Flight Training CoordinatorMarch 02, 2016
The beginning of the Spring 2016 semester saw some new and returning faces in the Aviation Institute.
SCCJ honors community leaders at annual scholarship and awards luncheonFebruary 25, 2016
Five community leaders will be recognized for their dedicated service and outstanding contributions in their chosen fields.
Nebraska State Data Center identifies spike in black college grad rateFebruary 25, 2016
Staff members of the Nebraska State Data Center may not claim to be trendsetters, themselves, but they are experts at identifying trends.
JJI Assists with Evaluation of Community ProgramsFebruary 04, 2016
This summer some UNO graduates will have the opportunity to work with expert evaluators to measure the effectiveness of community juvenile justice programs in reducing recidivism.
Begin with the End in Mind: The Story ContinuesJanuary 28, 2016
For the third year, the series "Begin with the End in Mind" will be held on the UNO Dodge campus.
O'Neil works to strengthen emergency management capacityJanuary 28, 2016
Patrick O'Neil, director of the Emergency Services Program, has been busy working on several community engagement and research projects that will help strengthen emergency management capacity throughout Nebraska, tribal communities and the country.
Global Reach with Local RootsJanuary 28, 2016
Two faculty members of the School of Public Administration are making a difference globally.
Advocating for WhiteclayJanuary 28, 2016
A handful of Grace Abbott School of Social Work students have taken on the challenge of advocating for change in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska; population 12.
Goodricher Amber Johnson receives national study abroad scholarshipJanuary 07, 2016
Goodricher Amber Johnson is one of three UNO students who recently won a national study abroad scholarship.
Creating a Wage Earner's Rights ManualJanuary 07, 2016
The William Brennan Institute is in the process of putting together a “Workers’ Rights Manual” that will examine all the federal and state laws that bestow protections and safeguards to those in the Nebraska workforce.
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