News Release Archive
UNO Extends COVID-19-Related Travel PolicyApril 30, 2020
Due to the continued domestic and international spread of COVID-19, UNO will extend current travel guidance for all students, faculty and staff.
UNO to Distribute $5.3 Million to Students Through CARES ActApril 29, 2020
The University of Nebraska at Omaha announced today that it will receive approximately $11.5 million from the Federal CARES Act, of which $5.3 million in federal funds will be made available directly for students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout.
UNO Names Hanna Wanzenried Solberg Employee of the MonthApril 29, 2020
Hanna was nominated by her peers for her dedication and knowledge of the campus.
UNO Honors Program Recognizes Student, Faculty AchievementApril 29, 2020
The UNO Honors Program is delighted to recognize its students and faculty for their hard work and dedication to campus.
UNO Introduces Interim Policy for Recording of Classroom ActivitiesApril 28, 2020
The temporary policy provides guidelines for students and faculty on the purpose and permissions necessary to record classroom activities during remote learning.
UNO University Communications Recognized in 35th Annual Educational Advertising AwardsApril 24, 2020
UComm's work stood out among over 2,350 entries from over 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.
UNO Libraries Archives & Special Collections Joins Community Effort to Document the PandemicApril 24, 2020
Several local museums and libraries, including the Archives and Special Collections in Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), are working to document how the pandemic is affecting the lives of Nebraskans.
Student Leadership in the COVID-19 EraApril 24, 2020
Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, student leaders Jabin Moore, Vanessa Chavez Jurado, and Aya Yousuf envision a future of a strengthened UNO community.
Queer and Trans Services Offers Gender Affirming SupportApril 24, 2020
QTS will gift students with one gender-affirming item on their wishlist up to $100; deadline is May 8.
UNMC & UNO Appoint New Director of Orchestral Activities in Music & MedicineApril 23, 2020
This new position will allow Dr. Brooks to continue leading the Nebraska Medical Orchestra as Music Director and Conductor as well as develop new collaborative initiatives among faculty, staff, and students.
Tips to Help You Get Started On That Writing ProjectApril 23, 2020
While there is a lot to keep us busy during this time of self-isolation, the UNO Writer's Workshop notes it can also be an opportunity to experiment and get a start on that writing project you have been holding off on.
UNO Faculty Weigh In: What is Next for Housing, Rental Markets After COVID-19?April 22, 2020
David Beberwyk and Art Diamond, Ph.D., faculty from the UNO College of Business, provide their insights into how the ongoing pandemic will ultimately impact real estate trends and rental markets like Air BnB.
UNO Experts Compare Pandemics: COVID-19 Versus 1918 FluApril 22, 2020
Mary Lyons-Carmona, Ph.D., from the UNO Department of History, and Bill Tappich, Ph.D., from the UNO Department of Biology, discuss the similarities and differences between the current pandemic and the flu pandemic from a century ago.
Local Nonprofit Faces COVID-19 Challenges Head-On Thanks to Partnership With UNO IS&T StudentsApril 22, 2020
A longstanding partnership with students in UNO's College of Information Science and Technology has helped a local nonprofit continue its mission despite challenges presented by COVID-19.
UNO Introduces Interim Policy for Student AttendanceApril 21, 2020
We are facing a challenging situation in which all of us are called on to make a good faith effort to be flexible and to make decisions in the best interest of the community.
UNO Extends Stay-at-Home Directive Until May 15April 21, 2020
In an email to campus on May 1, UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold announced that the previously-issued campus Stay-at-Home directive has been extended to May 15.
UNO Assisting Nebraska in Housing EffortApril 20, 2020
In an email sent Monday, April 20, Chancellor Gold provided an update to students, faculty and staff about an agreement with the State of Nebraska to utilize housing on UNO’s Dodge Campus as isolation and quarantine space for Nebraskans.
NU System to Offer Free Tuition to Nebraska Students with Family Incomes of $60,000 or LessApril 20, 2020
The “Nebraska Promise” will take effect in fall 2020 and will guarantee that full-time resident undergraduates whose families have an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less or who qualify for the federal Pell Grant can attend any NU campus and pay no tuition.
A Message of Support From UNO Multicultural AffairsApril 20, 2020
The UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs stands ready to be a source, and resource, to help students during these challenging times.
How Physics Tools and Methods Help Fight COVID-19April 17, 2020
There is a lot we don’t know about the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. What we do know is that we are pulling our resources together to understand, fight and ultimately defeat it.
How To Be Productive When Working From HomeApril 15, 2020
The thought of working from home when that’s not something you’re used to can be great, but after doing that for a while, it’s easy to find how distracting working from home can actually be.
High School Media Conference Winners AnnouncedApril 15, 2020
Area high school students submitted items in categories of print, broadcast journalism and graphic design.
What is a Virus, Exactly?April 14, 2020
Biology Professor William Tapprich, Ph.D., shares the basics about how viruses like COVID-19 operate, why they are different than other types of infections and why social distancing is key to slowing it down.
UNO Faculty Share Expertise on Impacts of COVID-19April 14, 2020
From understanding panic-buying to spotting misinformation online, faculty from across the university have been a resource for local and national media outlets in recent months.
UNO Campus Housing Licensed to State for Emergency HousingApril 14, 2020
The University of Nebraska System has entered into an agreement with the State of Nebraska and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily lodge individuals under quarantine and/or isolation within certain residence halls on university campuses across the state.
UNO Student Government Announces 2020-2021 Student RepresentativesApril 13, 2020
Jabin Moore will serve as student body president and student regent, and Vanessa Chavez Jurado will serve as vice president for the 2020-2021 academic year
School of Communication Honors 2020 Alumni Achievement, Scholarship WinnersApril 13, 2020
Typically, scholarships and awards are presented to outstanding students, honored alumni and communication professionals during a reception, however, the event will be delayed until April 2021.
UNO Announces 'Student Employee of the Year' NomineesApril 10, 2020
A committee of staff from various departments are evaluating the letters and the student(s) selected will be announced towards the end of April.
UNO Alum, McCormick Distilling Chair Steps Up in Fight Against COVID-19April 10, 2020
Edward A. Pechar, a 1963 UNO graduate and 2019 Alumni Association Citation Award honoree, said his company has curtailed bourbon production to produce hand sanitizer for Kansas City area healthcare workers.
Social Work Student, Professor Earn Fulbright AwardsApril 10, 2020
Dalton Meister, a junior, and Peter Szto, a professor of social work, were both recently announced as Fulbright recipients whose research will address needs for healthcare in China.
Lui Receives Prestigious Goldwater ScholarshipApril 10, 2020
The molecular-and-biomedical-biology major and Scott Scholar is the only student from Nebraska to receive the award this year and is just the fourth Maverick in history to earn the honor.
Board Games, Card Games and Other Ways to Keep 'Playing' During Social DistancingApril 10, 2020
Wether you're playing solo or want to host your weekly game night, UNO experts have tips on how to keep the fun going.
Aviation Institute Encourages Students, Community to Stay on CourseApril 10, 2020
With travel paused across much of the world, times are tough for the aviation industry. However, experts from the UNO Aviation Institute say brighter days are on the horizon.
Availability of Mail Services for Essential Personnel On-CampusApril 10, 2020
Mail Services at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will implement changes in operations as the University of Nebraska system restricts campus access to essential personnel.
UNO Honored With 10th Consecutive Tree Campus USA RecognitionApril 09, 2020
Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
University of Nebraska System: Stay-At-Home AnnouncementApril 08, 2020
In an email to faculty and staff on April 7, University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter urged employees to help "flatten the curve," and announced changes to campus operations across the system.
Tips for Staying Fit in the Age of #StayAtHomeApril 08, 2020
Skyler Brooke, assistant director of Strength and Fitness Programs at UNO Campus Recreation, provides some advice on how you and your family can keep your fitness goals in sight while practicing social isolation.
Ombuds Services Names New DirectorApril 08, 2020
Connie Schaffer, Ed.D., will be succeeding previous Ombuds Director Shereen Bingham, Ph.D., as she is set to retire.
MavRadio, Omaha News Earn 11 Eric Sevareid AwardsApril 08, 2020
Each year, awards are presented to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in our six-state region on radio, television and online.
In A Time of Uncertainty, Look to the ArtsApril 08, 2020
Some may find it hard to believe that art, music and writing can improve your mood and clear your mind, but this is where Medical Humanities comes into play.
A New Way to Show Your #MavSpirit on FacebookApril 08, 2020
Add the "Maverick Strong" frame to your profile picture to share your #MavSpirit and support fellow Mavericks.
Remembering Rochester HillApril 07, 2020
Rochester Hill, a retired supply control clerk in custodial services, has recently passed away.
Remembering Donald GrandgenettApril 07, 2020
Grandgenett, a retired professor within the College of Education, has recently passed away.
Grant Funds UNO Research into Nebraska’s Missing and Murdered Native Women and ChildrenApril 07, 2020
Researchers from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are working alongside law enforcement and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to bridge gaps in reporting for missing and murdered Native American women and children in Nebraska.
World-Renowned Maestro Joins UNO School of MusicApril 06, 2020
Miguel Harth-Bedoya will join the UNO School of Music as Director of Orchestral Studies beginning in August 2020.
Buffett Institute Graduate Scholars ProgramApril 06, 2020
The program seeks to support high-quality research from a variety of fields, including health, education, social work, music, art, psychology, the neurosciences and others; deadline April 15.