2017 News Release Archive
Goodrich Scholars Win National Scholarships to KoreaNovember 30, 2017
Goodrich Scholars Eneris Bernard Santos and Amy Dinh have continued the Goodrich and CPACS tradition of national recognition and scholarship awards to study abroad. Next Spring, both will be engaging the global community in Korea.
UNO Researchers To Study Correctional Officers' Stress, Mental HealthNovember 30, 2017
A new study by faculty members of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will examine the potential link between correctional officers’ degree of exposure to stressful experiences in prison, such as an assault, and the development of long-term mental and physical health problems.
Criminologist Anderson and colleagues study public opinions about the death penaltyNovember 30, 2017
Amy Anderson, School of Criminology and Criminology, and her colleagues, used data from four decades of the General Social Survey to find what is driving support and opposition to the death penalty. They found that age, race, politics and religion influence opinions about the death penalty, but that these may not have the effect you expect.
Reed Named Interim Director of UNO Center for Urban SustainabilityNovember 30, 2017
Christine Reed, School of Public Administration, has been named the new interim director for the UNO Center for Urban Sustainability. The goal of the Center is to work across all colleges on the UNO campus to find ways that engaged research can provide tangible benefits to the city of Omaha and its citizens.
Begin With the End in Mind Returns in 2018December 04, 2017
The Department of Gerontology is offering the popular lecture series, “Begin With the End in Mind" in Spring 2018. Check out the list of topics, save the dates, and reserve your seat today.
Grace Abbott School of Social Work Presents Rural Mental Health ResearchNovember 07, 2017
GASSW faculty, staff, and students presented research on rural mental health at the recent Council on Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Toman Soars to New HeightsNovember 07, 2017
Gina Toman’s leadership experience in CPACS as as assistant dean of CPACS and director of the Division of Continuing Studies has prepared her for her newest role as faculty human resources officer and assistant to the senior vice chancellor.
Omaha Flying Mavs Dominate Regional Flight CompetitionNovember 07, 2017
The Flying Mavs, took home first place in the Region 6 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference competition. Omaha was the host school for this year’s event that ran the week of October 16, 2017.
Be a Santa to a Senior this yearNovember 10, 2017
The Department of Gerontology, Sigma Phi Omega, and Home Instead Senior Care are joining forces for the ninth year and would like to give you an opportunity to “be a Santa to a Senior.”
Lutte Earns Aviation HonorOctober 05, 2017
Rebecca Lutte, Ph.D., Aviation Institute, was awarded the V.L. Laursen Award for Outstanding Contributions to Aerospace Education at the 70th Annual University Aviation Association.
Eikenberry Elected President of ARNOVAOctober 05, 2017
On Friday, Sept. 22, UNO associate professor Angela Eikenberry was named president-elect for the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
2020 Census Activities Underway: UNO Center for Public Affairs Research Taking a Key RoleSeptember 11, 2017
It might seem like a long way off, but the 2020 Census is right around the corner. In in little over two years, census forms and postcards allowing online completion of the census for the first time will be in the mail. Many things will occur between now and the “Census Day” of April 1, 2020 to ensure that each person and housing unit are counted once, only once, and in the right place.
UNO-Led Team Earns National Award to Promote Diversity in STEM FieldsSeptember 12, 2017
A team of scholars led by Assistant Professor DeeDee Bennett, Ph.D., from UNO's emergency services program, has received $300,000 for a two-year project that seeks to increase the recruitment, retention and matriculation of racial and ethnic minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs contributing to hazards and disaster research.
New Faces at Grace Abbott School of Social WorkSeptember 12, 2017
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work welcomed a new advisor and two new faculty members in August.
Her Motivation Has Always Been Clear: Helping StudentsSeptember 12, 2017
Karen Ressegieu is retiring on October 5. During her 53 years of service, her job title has changed but her primary motivation behind her work has always been to help students.
Goodrich Scholar Wins National AwardSeptember 18, 2017
Clarice Dombeck is one of three UNO students awarded with the Fall 2017 Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship. Studying abroad gives Clarice an opportunity to actively engage with the global community, supporting one of the fundamental goals of CPACS.
Aviation Institute Pilots New UAS CourseAugust 07, 2017
UNO's Aviation Institute offered its first official UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) course this summer.
Do you have the Courage to Care CampaignAugust 07, 2017
The Department of Gerontology is launching its new campaign, The Courage to Care, as a way to encourage prospective students and mid-career professionals to consider a future in aging.
Emergency Management students go on field mission to JapanAugust 07, 2017
Two UNO Emergency Management students just experienced the trip of a lifetime while attending the Japan: Learning from Disasters Field Mission.
22nd Annual Jailhouse Scramble | Golfing to Raise Scholarship DollarsAugust 09, 2017
UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) will be hosting their annual Jailhouse Scramble on Friday, September 15.
School of Public Administration Hosts National ConferenceJuly 06, 2017
SPA recently hosted a conference that is the first of its kind, combining the Midwest Public Affairs Conference, Teaching Public Administration Conference, and Social Equity Leadership Conference.
Focus on Juvenile Justice in the School of Criminology and Criminal JusticeJuly 06, 2017
The Juvenile Justice Institute within the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers students an opportunity to advance research and translate it into practice.
Creating an Economy that Promotes the General Welfare of the Entire NationJuly 06, 2017
In 2014, the AFL-CIO created a Commission on Racial and Economic Justice. It reported its finding earlier this year.
Nationally Ranked Program Gets New NameJuly 06, 2017
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Bachelor of General Studies is getting a new name. Beginning with the 2017 fall semester, the name of the degree is changing to the Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies.
UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice adds Nationally Recognized Policing ExpertMay 05, 2017
Professor Justin Nix, currently an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, will join the faculty in UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in fall 2017.
Goodrich Alumnae Awarded the FulbrightJune 08, 2017
Two alumnae of the Goodrich Scholarship Program are the recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Award.
CPAR sponsors 2020 Census planning eventsJune 08, 2017
The U.S. Constitution requires a census of America’s population each decade. Two events sponsored by the Center for Public Affairs Research will help local communities prepare for the 2020 Census.
Bartle Recognized by AGHEMay 05, 2017
John Bartle, CPACS dean, received the Administrative Leadership Honor at the annual meeting of AGHE.
Dr. Larry D. Winkler Memorial Scholarship establishedMay 05, 2017
The Division of Continuing Studies is honored and proud to announce the establishment of the Dr. Larry D. Winkler Memorial Scholarship.
Global Digital Governance Lab: A Digital VisionMarch 31, 2017
With its mission to develop innovative theory and practice to advance good digital governance globally, the Global Digital Governance Lab (GDGL) has its sights set on the future.
18th Annual Promoting the General Welfare ConferenceMarch 31, 2017
The William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies conducted its 18th Annual Promoting the General Welfare conference at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center on March 11, 2017.
Vocational and Life Skills Programs Work to Reduce Recidivism and Increase Employment across NebraskaMarch 31, 2017
Since 2015, a grant administered by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has funded prisoner reentry programs across the state of Nebraska to provide vocational and life skills training.
GASSW Launches a Blue Ribbon CampaignApril 18, 2017
To bring awareness about child abuse prevention to UNO’s campus, the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and the Phi Alpha Honor Society have launched a Blue Ribbon Campaign for the month of April.
NASA Nebraska Space Grant RefundedApril 18, 2017
NASA Nebraska Space Grant was recently approved for FY 2017 funding to continue promoting aerospace research, education, and outreach at 11 higher education institutions across Nebraska.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Faculty Partner with Douglas County on Reentry ProjectMarch 03, 2017
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty members have partnered with Douglas County to assist with the design and evaluation of an assessment and reentry case management services to be implemented at the Douglas County Detention Center.
CPAR Celebrates Advance PartnershipMarch 17, 2017
Staff from the Center for Public Affairs Research, alongside partners from the Nebraska Safety Center, officially kicked off a unique five-year partnership intended to improve and promote public transit across Nebraska.
Gregory Gonzalez: A Top Cop for the PeopleMarch 17, 2017
Gregory Gonzalez, a Goodrich alum, is a recipient of the 2017 CPACS Alumni Award. Greg is an Omaha native whose 24-year (and counting) professional law enforcement career has led him to a deputy chief position in the Omaha Police Department, which has about 800 sworn officers. Greg also serves on numerous policing and community governing boards.
Introducing Ryan Guthridge, Chief Ground InstructorMarch 17, 2017
The Aviation Institute welcomed a new faculty member in January. Ryan Guthridge joined the Aviation Institute as its Chief Ground Instructor.
CPACS Alumni Awards CelebrationFebruary 09, 2017
The CPACS Alumni Awards Celebration will be held March 28, 2017, 5:30-7:30 P.M., at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
Online BGS Ranked 24th in NationFebruary 14, 2017
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is home to one of the nation’s top online bachelor’s degree programs according to the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, released January 10, 2017.
Stellar Growth for Emergency ManagementFebruary 14, 2017
The growth of the Emergency Services Program is truly remarkable since its inception in 2012.
Urban Research Grant Presentation ScheduleFebruary 14, 2017
CPACS has announced the schedule of presentations for the findings of the projects funded by the Urban Research Grant Project.
JJI Interns Translate Research to Practice for Nebraska Absenteeism/Truancy ProgramsDecember 23, 2016
The Juvenile Justice Institute (JJI) is currently working with the Nebraska Crime Commission (NCC) to evaluate the impact of programs to address issues of absenteeism.
Conference Will Explore New Ways of Caring for an Aging PopulationDecember 23, 2016
The Aging with Passion & Purpose: Next Generation Services conference will explore new ways of caring for an aging population. Registration deadline is March 7.
A New Dei with MPA Student Ruey DeiDecember 23, 2016
To speak to Ruey Dei (pronounced Ray Day) is to speak to someone who is kind, determined, and passionate about life.
Division of Continuing Studies Student AmbassadorsDecember 23, 2016
The DCS Ambassadors are a student organization that represents the Division of Continuing Studies to members of the community, guests of the Division, and prospective students.
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