University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students will highlight the rich history of North Omaha this December.
A symposium, titled “North Omaha: A Cultural History,” is set for Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m., in the Joslyn Art Museum’s Abbott Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The symposium is expected to run roughly two hours; however, attendees are welcome to come and go any time during the event.
Students will present research on people, institutions and events that have impacted North Omaha over the last century. Topics will include the Dreamland Ballroom; the Omaha Star; Love’s Jazz and Arts Center; the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition; and Malcolm X.
The symposium is a service learning project of Honors Program students in an art history class taught by Dr. Adrian Duran, and the result of a collaboration between UNO’s School of the Arts, the University’s Service Learning Academy and the Union for Contemporary Art.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.