2018 News Release Archive
CPAR identifies trends that shape the future of NebraskaDecember 12, 2018
In November, the Center for Public Affairs Research received a lot of media attention for their work with the Nebraska Legislative Planning Committee.
Nebraska delegates participate in professional exchange with NorwayDecember 12, 2018
In August 2018, five representatives from Nebraska traveled to Norway representing the University of Nebraska at Omaha, NMCA, and their respective communities.
Richards participates in congressional briefing on justice issues for women and girlsDecember 11, 2018
In October 2018, Tara Richards participated in a congressional briefing on improving justice for women and girls.
Pam Olubunmi Smith retires from Goodrich Scholarship ProgramDecember 11, 2018
Longtime Goodrich Professor Pamela Olubunmi Smith, Ph.D., will retire from the University of Nebraska at Omaha at the end of December 2018.
Nebraska CPM renewed through 2024November 08, 2018
The Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program is now accepting applications for 2019 | deadline December 15.
Gerontology faculty, students, and graduates present at GSA Scientific MeetingNovember 01, 2018
The Department of Gerontology is once again well-represented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.
Emergency Management Students Teach Third Graders About Emergency PreparednessNovember 01, 2018
Students in emergency management and disaster science recently presented valuable emergency preparedness information to a group of third graders at Seymour Elementary School.
GASSW launches online MSWNovember 01, 2018
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work is working to meet the growing demand for social workers in Nebraska by launching a fully online MSW in Fall 2019.
Evaluation of the Moral Reconation Therapy Program at the Nebraska Department of Correctional ServicesOctober 10, 2018
The Nebraska Center for Justice Research recently published a report on a program evaluation of the Moral Reconation Therapy program used by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. One goal of the evaluation project was to determine whether participation in MRT reduced institutional rule violations and recidivism once released on parole.
Educating the Public about Organized LaborOctober 08, 2018
In a cooperative program with Metropolitan Community College, the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies is offering non-credit classes for the general public about organized labor: why it exists, what it does, and how it achieves its goals.
First-Ever Paul Posner Pracademic Award Presented to Carol EbdonSeptember 21, 2018
The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management has awarded Carol Ebdon, Ph.D., the 2018 Paul Posner Pracademic Award, honoring her lifetime achievement in the field.
Walker Awarded Lifetime Achievement AwardSeptember 21, 2018
The American Society of Criminology Division of Policing has awarded Professor Samuel Walker, Ph.D., with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Walker is an Emeritus Professor with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. The award recognizes lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of policing, particularly for the body of research developed over one’s career.
New Faculty Member Has Aviation Institute Buzzing about DronesSeptember 13, 2018
The Aviation Institute is pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Chenyu “Victor” Huang, Ph.D.
Record Attendance at Data Users ConferenceSeptember 13, 2018
The 29th Annual Data Users Conference hosted by the Center for Public Affairs Research on Aug. 15, 2018, was a great success with over 275 participants.
23rd Annual Jailhouse Scramble – Golfing to Raise Scholarship DollarsSeptember 12, 2018
The Jailhouse Scramble, now in its 23rd year, allows golfers of all skill levels to come together to raise scholarship dollars and have fun in the process.
Goodricher Johnson Awarded Prestigious Chinese Government ScholarshipSeptember 12, 2018
Goodrich Scholar Amber Johnson has been awarded a prestigious Chinese Government Scholarship to study abroad at Qingdao University in Qingdao, China. The study abroad opportunity focuses on intensive language learning, and Amber will further develop her skills in Mandarin Chinese.
CPAR welcomes a new director: Josie Gatti SchaferAugust 06, 2018
The College of Public Affairs and Community Service is pleased to welcome Josie Gatti Schafer as the new director of the Center for Public Affairs Research.
CPACS Leaders in Action on CampusAugust 02, 2018
Empowering future leaders, fostering inclusive collaboration, creating innovative solutions—the mission of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service—shines through to three faculty and staff members as they take on new leadership roles on campus.
SURGE Reconnaissance Mission to the U.S. Virgin IslandsAugust 02, 2018
SURGE Capacity in Disasters students as well as their team leaders recently went on a reconnaissance mission to the U.S. Virgin Islands.
International Relationship Influences Nebraska YouthJuly 18, 2018
Youth voices were heard loud and clear at the 41st Annual Nebraska Juvenile Justice Conference, thanks to an international relationship that started a year ago.
SPA Now Offering Certificate in Emerging Nonprofit LeadershipJune 06, 2018
The Certificate in Emerging Nonprofit Leadership helps potential leaders develop and hone their managerial and leadership skills as they prepare to take on high level leadership responsibilities.
Kulig and Richards to Join School of Criminology and Criminal Justice FacultyJune 05, 2018
UNO's nationally-ranked School of Criminology and Criminal Justice will welcome two new faculty members in the fall of 2018. Teresa Kulig, Ph.D. and Tara Richards, Ph.D. will both be joining the School as assistant professors.
Nebraska Public Transit Week Activities Increase Awareness of Public Transportation OptionsJune 05, 2018
The Center for Public Affairs Research collaborated with the Nebraska Department of Transportation, the Nebraska Safety Center, and the Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers to organize events throughout Nebraska for the 2018 Nebraska Public Transit Week, held April 8-14.
Goodrich Faculty and the Willa Cather WorldJune 05, 2018
Goodrich faculty, Todd Richardson, is the co-director for the 63rd Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference in Red Cloud, held May 31-June 2, 2018.
A Leader from the Beginning: A Tribute to Ethel Hill Williams, Ph.D.May 03, 2018
After a long and distinguished career as an educator, researcher, and mentor to her students and colleagues, Ethel Hill Williams, Ph.D., is retiring.
Alpha Eta Rho Members Tour Cirrus Aircraft HeadquartersMay 03, 2018
In March 2018, five members of UNO’s chapter of Alpha Eta Rho were offered the opportunity to travel to Duluth, Minnesota, to visit the Cirrus Aircraft headquarters.
Professional Development Opportunities for Mental Health ProfessionalsMay 03, 2018
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work is offering more than 18 professional development events in 2018.
Annual Promoting the General Welfare Conference a SuccessMay 03, 2018
In March 2018, the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies (WBILS) sponsored its 19th annual Promoting the Welfare conference in UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center. Nearly 100 union members, community members, and the public were present to learn about the issues dear to both organized labor and the general welfare of the nation.
Christine Billings: Director of the Division of Continuing StudiesApril 05, 2018
The Division of Continuing Studies welcomed a new director in March 2018: Christine Billings.
NCJR Studies Restricted Housing for JuvenilesApril 05, 2018
NCJR has published a research brief outlining recommendations for best practice standards for the use of restricted housing with juveniles.
CPACS Graduate Programs Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World ReportApril 05, 2018
In their 2019 “Best Graduate Schools Rankings,” U.S. News and World Report identified UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service as the home to five top-25 programs, four of which are in the top 15 in their field.
Bibliophiles Book Club Seeks News MembersApril 05, 2018
In the age of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram there are still readers who believe in books. They are the Bibliophiles Book Club and they are looking for new members.
Aviation Students Take the Plunge for Special OlympicsMarch 01, 2018
Four members of UNO’s chapter of Alpha Eta Rho stepped out their comfort zones and plunged into the frigid waters of Lake Cunningham to raise money for Special Olympics.
Goodrich Alumnus Honored by Omaha’s Human Rights and Relations DepartmentFebruary 22, 2018
Deputy Omaha Police Chief Greg Gonzalez, a Goodrich alum and winner of the 2017 CPACS Alumni Award, was recognized with the “Living the Dream” award last month.
SCCJ to Graduate Six Doctoral StudentsFebruary 20, 2018
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that six doctoral candidates graduating this spring or summer have accepted faculty positions with leading universities throughout the United States.
CPAR Expands Data Offerings with an Interactive Dashboard on Poverty in NebraskaFebruary 20, 2018
CPAR is developing a series of interactive dashboards that allow users to explore the data through the manipulation of charts and maps.
Mosaic’s Student-Designed Emergency Operations Plan Meets Federal Regulatory Requirements and the Nov. 15 DeadlineFebruary 08, 2018
Thanks to a robust Emergency Operations Plan designed by several student interns from the Emergency Services Program, Mosaic is ready to meet the needs of the people it serves in emergency situations.
Women and Public Policy Week, March 5-9, 2018February 08, 2018
The inaugural Women and Public Policy Week brings together the voices and expertise of UNO faculty, staff, students, community partners, and policymakers to discuss issues related to women and public policy across the city, state, and nation.
Technical Assistance Conference Comes to OmahaJanuary 10, 2018
The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), as a member of Advance: Innovation and Safety in Transit, worked with the U.S. FTA, National Rural Technical Assistance Program, Nebraska and Colorado NDOTs, and Nebraska Association of Transportation Providers to bring the Technical Assistance Conference to Omaha in October 2017.
DCS Student Ambassadors Alumni Networking and Silent AuctionJanuary 10, 2018
DC Student Ambassadors are hosting an Alumni Networking Event and Silent Auction to raise money for DCS students.
New Opportunities for Workforce DevelopmentJanuary 04, 2018
The William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies is collaborating with Metropolitan Community College and Labor United, Inc., to offer non-credit education on the history of organized labor's contributions to humanizing the modern employment relationship to students enrolled in classes at MCC's new Construction Education Center.
Juvenile Reentry Mentoring ProgramJanuary 04, 2018
The Juvenile Justice Institute in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice began the Juvenile Reentry Mentoring program in 2012. Aside from promoting positive outcomes for juveniles, the course is a unique professional development experience for students.
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