2020 News Release Archive
New ‘Per Diem’ State Law for 2021January 01, 2021
A new state law requires state agencies, including the University of Nebraska, to reimburse meals on a “per diem” basis while employees are traveling for business.
Updates to NU System’s Travel PolicyJanuary 01, 2021
The University of Nebraska system has made several updates to its travel policy. The system-wide policy applies to all employees traveling on university business.
Flag Lowering for David SeilstadDecember 22, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Seilstad, a member of the Academic and Career Development Center team, who passed away on Dec. 15, 2020, at the age of 61.
Celebrate the Season with a Virtual Holiday ConcertDecember 22, 2020
As the UNO community prepares for the holiday season, Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and School of Music Director Washington Garcia invite students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a virtual holiday concert.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Kerry Fina Advisor of the MonthDecember 22, 2020
Fina was nominated by his peers for his dedication to student success.
New Video Chronicles Life of Daniel JenkinsDecember 22, 2020
On Oct. 1, a life-sized bronze sculpture of Daniel Jenkins was installed outside the Milo Bail Student Center. Jenkins was the first president of what then was Omaha University.
NU President Carter, Midwest University Leaders Announce Plans for Academic Alliance Supporting U.S. Space CommandDecember 21, 2020
The effort is a uniquely powerful draw for the Midwest as Nebraska seeks to become U.S. Space Command’s permanent home.
UNO Choral Students Take Song Requests to Lift Spirits of Retirement Home ResidentsDecember 21, 2020
Dr. Derrick Fox, Director of Choral Activities at UNO, saw an opportunity for students in choral programs at UNO to bring some smiles and holiday cheer to retirement home residents.
2020: A Year in ReviewDecember 21, 2020
In a year unlike any other, you showed what it meant to have Maverick Spirit. Take a look back at the year as we look forward to all that we can accomplish together in 2021.
Student Commencement Stories: August, December 2020December 19, 2020
Learn more about these amazing UNO graduates. Once a Maverick, always a Maverick.
OPPD, UNO Announce New Academic PartnershipDecember 18, 2020
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) launched an innovative partnership that will help bring qualifying full-time employees closer to undergraduate and graduate degrees.
A Holiday Message of Thanks From Chancellor GoldDecember 17, 2020
Wishing our Maverick community a safe, healthy, and happy holidays.
Employee Emergency COVID-19 Leave ExtendedDecember 17, 2020
In an email sent Thursday, Dec. 17, University of Nebraska President Ted Carter extended the existing emergency leave policy for COVID-19-related absences to June 30, 2021.
A Pre-Holiday Safety Message From Chancellor Gold and the Office of Health SecurityDecember 16, 2020
Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., and Jane Meza, Ph.D., Interim Executive Director of the Office of Health Security, share guidance on how to stay healthy before, during, and after the holidays.
Flag Lowering for Eldon LaVerne HaselwoodDecember 15, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Haselwood, who passed away on Dec. 1, 2020, at the age of 87.
UNO Names Savannah Czolgos Employee of the MonthDecember 14, 2020
Czolgos was selected for her willingness to go above and beyond to support the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences this year, serving as a cornerstone during difficult and uncertain times.
UNO Recognized With AHA Workplace Health Achievement AwardDecember 14, 2020
The campus received a Silver Award as one of the American Heart Association's healthiest workplaces based on seven different categories of organizational best practices.
Omaha Athletics to Sponsor Men’s Swimming and DivingDecember 11, 2020
UNO will have the only men's Division I swimming and diving program in the state.
The Maverick Minute: Deborah Smith-HowellDecember 11, 2020
Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss the significance of items worn at commencements.
Flag Lowering for Odra BradleyDecember 10, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered today in honor of Odra Bradley, who passed away on Nov. 11 at the age of 100.
Campus Introduces Financial Stewardship PolicyDecember 10, 2020
The policy establishes standards of accountability for employees who have a role in handling UNO's financial affairs and assets.
UNO-UNMC Emergency Management Director Finalist PresentationsDecember 10, 2020
The campus is invited to virtually hear from the four finalists; remaining presentations will take place Dec. 11, 18
ITS Beginning to Tag External EmailsDecember 09, 2020
To help identify potential phishing emails from outside senders, ITS will be turning on external email tags for all NU user accounts. External email tags will notify you when an email has been sent from someone outside of the University.
Travel Restrictions ExtendedDecember 08, 2020
Restrictions on university-related international travel have been extended through April 1, 2021. University-related domestic travel can continue under existing guidance.
X-Force Fellowship to Offer Students Hands-On National Security TrainingDecember 07, 2020
Organized by the National Security Innovation Network, this program will allow undergraduate and graduate students to work on solutions to national security problems; deadline to apply is Feb. 1.
Mike Nicola Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardDecember 04, 2020
Nicola accepted the award virtually during the Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 4.
Help Shape the Look of Our Campus NewslettersDecember 04, 2020
The Office of University Communications is seeking feedback and ideas on what UNO's campus-wide newsletters should look like in the future.
Nebraska Legislative Staffers Make Virtual Campus VisitDecember 04, 2020
Staff members of Nebraska's state senators were able to hear from UNO students, faculty, and administrators about important research efforts and new public-private partnerships.
U.S., Nebraska Flags Lowered to Honor Pearl Harbor AnniversaryDecember 04, 2020
The attack on Pearl Harbor, which initiated the United States' entry into World War II, took place on Dec. 7, 1941.
'UNO Cares' Launches to Provide Additional Support to StudentsDecember 02, 2020
The new effort will provide flexibility and financial assistance to students as the campus community continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposed New Policy: Religious ObservancesDecember 01, 2020
A new policy is available for open review and comments; deadline for feedback is Dec. 20.
Updates on Flexible Spending AccountsDecember 01, 2020
Employees with a Healthcare FSA are now eligible to carry over limited funds into next year's account; deadline to submit 2020 claims is March 31.
Native American Flute Provides Purpose, Passion for UNO SeniorNovember 30, 2020
Jacob Walker, a religious studies major, has found a powerful connection to his heritage - and his faith - through a simple, but powerful musical instrument.
Dual Launch Elevates STEM Concepts, Two High-Altitude BalloonsNovember 30, 2020
Two balloons destined for the earth’s upper atmosphere rose from the Pep Bowl recently in the name of science and exploration.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Nicole Franta Advisor of the MonthNovember 23, 2020
Nicole Franta, assistant director of advising for the UNL College of Engineering, was recently named November's “Awesome Advisor.”
Novel Antioxidant Seen as an Effective Strategy for Peripheral Artery DiseaseNovember 23, 2020
Researchers within the School of Health and Kinesiology have found that a novel antioxidant can provide a number of health benefits for individuals with peripheral artery disease.
IT Equipment Available for CheckoutNovember 22, 2020
To ensure students have reliable internet access while away from campus, ITS has laptops and mobile wi-fi hotspot devices for students to check out before they depart at the conclusion of the fall semester.
Adams Recognized as AMHCA Emerging Professional of the YearNovember 19, 2020
The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) recognized Charmayne Adams, Ph.D., LIMHP, with the Emerging Professional Award.
UNO Data Shows Racial Disparities in Nebraska Criminal Justice SystemNovember 19, 2020
African Americans made up about 20% of arrests in Nebraska from 2014 – 2019, despite representing just 5% of the population, according to recent data from the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at UNO.
UNO Team Develops Tools, Resources to Enhance U.S.-India TiesNovember 19, 2020
As International Education Week concludes, the opportunities for global engagement at UNO are vast and growing.
Governor Ricketts Recognizes Omaha STEM Ecosystem, Community Partners for STEM Education EffortsNovember 19, 2020
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently recognized the efforts of the Omaha STEM Ecosystem and its partners, including UNO's STEM TRAIL Center, in filling the state’s tech talent pipeline.
NU Inclusive Excellence Grants to Return in 2021November 18, 2020
Inclusive Excellence grants are awarded to initiatives that advance campus climate; student recruitment and retention; and/or faculty and staff recruitment and retention.
UNO Names Gary Repair Employee of the MonthNovember 18, 2020
Repair was chosen for his strong leadership, adaptability, and ability to build strong relationships with members of campus and professionals across the world to help make UNO Television run smoothly.
UNO, U.S. Army to Develop Technology for Monitoring, Analyzing Soldier ReadinessNovember 17, 2020
UNO, with the National Strategic Research Institute, has received a contract from the U.S. Army to develop technology for monitoring and analyzing the effects of long bouts of physical stress on U.S. warfighters.
Ride ORBT with Your MavCARDNovember 16, 2020
All Mavericks have access to ORBT, Omaha’s new rapid bus transit line, and all Metro routes for free with their MavCARD.
Enhanced Campus Health and Safety Measures Begin TodayNovember 16, 2020
Due to the spread of the coronavirus in Omaha, Douglas County, and across the state of Nebraska, new and enhanced health and safety measures will be implemented on our campus; effective starting today.
Learning to Evoke Feelings Through Art at UNONovember 16, 2020
Junior Dakota Chambers wasn't sure he wanted to be a studio art major, but then he discovered how to tell his story through video.
A Message from Chancellor Gold on Student FeesNovember 16, 2020
On Monday, Nov. 16, UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., notified students of changes that would be made to UPF and Distance Education fees.
UNO PRSSA Earns Multiple Awards at International ConferenceNovember 15, 2020
The student-led public relations organization received top awards for Outstanding Community Service and for Outstanding Faculty Adviser Karen Weber.
Call for Nominations | Chancellor’s Outstanding Student Leadership AwardNovember 13, 2020
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who demonstrates leadership campus organizations and community volunteer work, in addition to scholarly achievement; deadline is Jan. 15, 2021.
Employee Assistance Program Gets New NameNovember 13, 2020
Formerly the Faculty-Employee Assistance Program (FEAP), UNO/UNMC Human Resources is now offering the Faculty and Staff Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP).
CPAR Finds Federal Stimulus Dollars Helped Stabilize the Nebraska EconomyNovember 13, 2020
Federal COVID relief dollars helped to stabilize the Nebraska economy according to the Nebraska Economic Recovery Dashboard, a joint project of the Planning Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature and the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR).
Flag Lowering for Bobbie EverettNovember 12, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered on Thursday, Nov. 12, in honor of UNO retiree Bobbie Everett, who passed away on Aug. 25, at the age of 95.
The Maverick Minute: Chris MooreNovember 12, 2020
Christopher Moore, Ph.D., joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss how teaching chemistry through climate science will get students more engaged and interested in STEM fields.
The Maverick COVID ResponseNovember 11, 2020
Stay informed about COVID-19 and learn ways to obtain a COVID test on and off campus.
Flag Lowering for Martha HelligsoNovember 09, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered on Monday, Nov. 9, in memory of UNO retiree Martha Helligso, who passed away on Oct. 26 at the age of 101.
Huespring: Opening Doors, Building Communities for Queer Leaders in NebraskaNovember 09, 2020
Launched in October 2019 by UNO professors and students, Huespring is tackling statewide brain drain by building powerful communities of support - and leadership - among LGBTQ professionals in Nebraska.
Newly Unified Procurement Function Will Maximize Efficiency, Effectiveness Across NU SystemNovember 09, 2020
The new, unified model will allow each campus to take advantage of shared services, economies of scale, and cost savings.
Flag Lowering for Mike MiloneNovember 06, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered on Friday, Nov. 6, in memory of UNO retiree Mike Milone, who passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 72.
UNO Researchers Measure Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Among Omaha OrganizationsNovember 06, 2020
UNO doctoral students recently presented findings at a virtual conference held as part of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity, and Equity (CODE).
The Role of U.S. Diversity in General Education RequirementsNovember 06, 2020
Diversity is important to a student's educational experience. A new subcommittee focused on General Education requirements at UNO needs your help to shape what "U.S. Diversity" should look like.
Post-Results Processing FairNovember 06, 2020
UNO students will have the opportunity to engage in constructive dialogues as a united campus community; Nov. 9.
Alumnus Rod Rhoden is Namesake of New Mammel Hall ExpansionNovember 05, 2020
The Rod Rhoden Business Innovation Center will serve as a hub for applied learning, community engagement, and making big ideas a reality.
Mask Up, Mavs!November 04, 2020
A message from Chancellor Gold on the importance of wearing masks, and screening for COVID-19 symptoms, as case numbers rise across the state.
Textbook Adoption at UNO: Faculty Options That Create a Big Impact for StudentsNovember 04, 2020
There are several great options available to UNO faculty when it comes to the textbook adoption process.
UNO Researchers Estimate Fluctuations in Oxygen Cost While WalkingNovember 04, 2020
Putting one foot in front of the other only scratches the surface of what’s taking place when a person walks – and certain stages of each step require more oxygen to carry out than others.
Flag Lowering for Sharon SobelNovember 03, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Nov. 3, in memory of UNO retiree Sharon Sobel, who passed away on Oct. 12 at the age of 61.
Get Informed on Important Election InformationNovember 02, 2020
Learn about key dates and resources, including utilizing UNO's TurboVote portal, and leave options for employees to make it easier to vote in the U.S. General Election; Today.
The Bird's-Eye View: Drones Taking Flight on CampusOctober 30, 2020
Two Aviation Institute students gained hands-on experience while filming drone footage of campus for the Office of University Communications.
Wellness Welcome Stations Open Across CampusOctober 30, 2020
These new stations will serve as a new resource for campus, including assisting with daily COVID-19 screenings and access to personal protective equipment.
Nebraska Careers Scholarship Benefits New, Transfer Students at UNOOctober 29, 2020
Eligible students who are looking to pursue degree programs in the fields of health care, engineering, mathematics, and computer information systems, may be able to receive significant financial support.
Chancellor Gold: The State of the University is “Maverick Strong”October 28, 2020
In his final State of the University address, Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. reflected on a year marked by historic achievement in the face of extraordinary challenges.
Faculty Fellows Sought for 2021-2022 Academic YearOctober 27, 2020
Faculty fellows work collaboratively with academic leadership in Academic Affairs and across the colleges to develop or build capacity in an area of need; deadline is Dec. 1.
UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Delivers Winter Donations to Omaha SouthOctober 27, 2020
In just two weeks, the Maverick family supported the cause by donating 113 items.
Academic Calendar, Holiday Closedown InformationOctober 27, 2020
Looking forward to the holiday season? Keep these dates in mind as a UNO student, faculty, or staff member.
1-Check Championship for StudentsOctober 23, 2020
Identifying symptoms of COVID-19 is important. Pair your daily use of the 1-Check UNO App with friendly competition against fellow Mavericks to win prizes; sign up by Oct. 31.
Murch-Shafer Receives 2020 Technology Excellence AwardOctober 23, 2020
Rick Murch-Shafer, assistant director for Academic Technologies, is the recipient of the 2020 University of Nebraska Technology Excellence Award.
Students: Share Your Opinions on Voting and Civic EngagementOctober 23, 2020
With the general election just days away, this survey aims to understand student opinions about voting in the election and civic engagement more broadly; survey closes Nov. 1.
Forever a MaverickOctober 22, 2020
Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., will step down from his role as UNO's chancellor on June 30, 2021 and assume a new and expanded set of duties as executive vice president and provost of the University of Nebraska System.
Hastings College, UNO, UNMC Announce Academic PartnershipOctober 22, 2020
Hastings College, UNO, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) announced an academic partnership that will provide additional educational opportunities at UNO and UNMC for Hastings College students.
Hitchins Named Senior Director for Student LifeOctober 22, 2020
The Division of Student Success is pleased to announce that Jessi Hitchins, Ph.D., has been named the new Senior Director for Student Life.
Presence Helps Students Stay Connected, Be InvolvedOctober 22, 2020
Launched this summer, Presence is a new campus engagement platform for UNO students that can not only help find ways to be involved, but track involvement activities over a student's time as a Maverick.
Chancellor Gold: Rising COVID-19 Cases and What You Can DoOctober 21, 2020
"While we can be proud of the steps we’ve taken, we must also recognize how COVID-19 can continue to impact everyone at UNO and beyond."
UNO Names Evelyn Gould Employee of the MonthOctober 21, 2020
Gould was recognized for her adaptability during the COVID-19 pandemic and willingness to go the extra mile to ensure all UNO employees are supported during this unprecedented time.
UNO’s Strategic Investment: Social Justice, Inequality, Race, and ClassOctober 20, 2020
UNO, being solidly committed to its mission as an anchor institution and a metropolitan university, looks to further foster inclusion on campus and within the Omaha community.
Flag Lowering for Marvil SummerfieldOctober 20, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered in memory of UNO retiree Marvil Summerfied, who passed away on Sept. 10, at the age of 79; Oct. 20.
1-Check UNO Now Available for Android and Apple iOS DevicesOctober 19, 2020
If you are showing symptoms that could be a sign of COVID-19, the app quickly connects you with testing and support options.
USSTRATCOM Renews Strategic Leadership Fellows Program with UNOOctober 19, 2020
The Strategic Leadership Fellows Program, a key program that connects U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and UNO, has been renewed.
OLLAS Serves as Beacon, Voice for Hispanic Communities in MidwestOctober 16, 2020
The UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies has spent nearly two decades building a robust series of research and community engagement programming that continues to grow and develop.
Faculty Honored With Awards, New Chairs, Professorships at Honors ConvocationOctober 15, 2020
Dozens of faculty were recognized at the 2020 Faculty Honors Convocation for their achievements in teaching, research, innovation, engagement and commitment to their discipline.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Lizzie Dement Advisor of the MonthOctober 15, 2020
Lizzie Dement, Academic Advisor for the College of Business Administration, was recently named October's “Awesome Advisor.”
Flag Lowering for Catherine GrieselOctober 15, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for retiree Catherine Griesel, who served as an assistant professor of English from 1968 until her retirement in 1985; Oct. 16.
Important 2020 Census Data InformationOctober 15, 2020
All Census information must be submitted or postmarked by the end of the day; Today.
Flexible Retirement Option Available for Interested, Eligible FacultyOctober 14, 2020
A new retirement option is available for certain eligible faculty. Deadline to apply is Dec. 3.
Proposed New PoliciesOctober 13, 2020
Two proposed policies are open for review and comment; deadline for feedback is Nov. 16.
Awarded Pilot Project Uses Innovative Data Platform to Look at Effects of Pandemic on Student Learning EnvironmentsOctober 12, 2020
A new pilot project will examine how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted student learning environments.
Big Opportunities on the PrairieOctober 12, 2020
UNO's Glacier Creek Preserve, untouched by technological development, is an ecological oasis; letting aspiring scientists heed the call of the wild.
Students Reap Rewards, Knowledge Through 'Perks for Parking' ProgramOctober 12, 2020
Graduate students Jen Dailey and Sarah Brumfield have spent the semester celebrating as winners of a free annual permit from Parking and Transportation Services.
Shannon Teamer Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardOctober 08, 2020
Teamer accepted the award virtually during the Board of Regents meeting on Oct. 8
Math and Service Learning Collide Through Research, Course Funded by NSF GrantOctober 06, 2020
Students will solve real-world problems for nonprofit organizations in the Omaha community while exploring data analysis and visualization through an innovative new course funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Executive Vice President and Provost Susan Fritz to Retire, Capping 32-Year Career With NU SystemOctober 06, 2020
Fritz, the university system’s top academic officer, served as NU’s interim president in 2019 prior to the appointment of current President Ted Carter.
UNO Expands Educational Access to Mutual of Omaha EmployeesOctober 06, 2020
The UNO and Mutual of Omaha collaboration will help employees of the insurance industry leader expand skill sets and broaden professional horizons.
Submit Your 2020-2021 UNO SAC Professional Development ApplicationOctober 02, 2020
The UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is looking to support staff members in the Maverick community with the introduction of a new Professional Development (PD) Fund.
Human Resources Benefits SurveyOctober 02, 2020
Ahead of this year's NuFlex Benefits Enrollment period, the UNO/UNMC Benefits Office wants to know which benefits UNO employees would like to know more about; survey closes soon.
Tips for Keeping Mentally Well During Stressful TimesOctober 02, 2020
The fall and winter months can often lead to increased stress and depression. These conditions are likely to be even more severe due to current events and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are tips to help you navigate these tough times.
Nadira Ford-Robbins: A '40 Under 40' Success StoryOctober 01, 2020
Recently, Nadira Ford-Robbins, assistant director of the UNO Health Careers Resource Center, and a UNO alumna, was recognized along with 39 others in the Midlands Business Journal's '40 Under 40' list for 2020.
Community Drive-Thru Swab Site at UNO to Remain in Use Through OctoberOctober 01, 2020
The Nebraska Medicine community COVID-19 testing site on the UNO Dodge Campus, which has been active since April, will remain active on campus through October.
The Maverick Minute: Cecil HicksSeptember 30, 2020
Cecil Hicks, Jr., UNO’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI), joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to provide an update three months into his new role.
UNO Flag to be Lowered Oct. 1-4.September 30, 2020
The flag will be lowered through sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4, to recognize members of the Maverick community who passed away between April and August.
Jack Stark, Candidate for Regent Tours UNOSeptember 29, 2020
Stark discussed aviation, biomechanics, and workforce development during his visit to campus.
CPAR Grant Team Investigates Impact of COVID-19 on Rural Transit in NebraskaSeptember 28, 2020
Through an ongoing grant, the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) released findings on the impact of COVID-19 on rural public transit in Nebraska.
Nearly 600 Mavericks Join UNO Alumni in AugustSeptember 28, 2020
The UNO alumni network is growing. Nearly 600 Mavericks graduated this August and their names are now available.
Military and Veteran Services Director Hannagan Recognized for Patriotic SupportSeptember 28, 2020
OMVS Director Rebecca Hannagan has been recognized for her work supporting U.S. National Guard and Reserve members.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Angie Centarri Advisor of the MonthSeptember 28, 2020
Angie Centarri, Academic Advisor in the Department of Psychology, was recently named September's “Awesome Advisor.”
Timely Warning September 24, 2020September 24, 2020
Please read this notification for information on a strong-arm robbery, including campus resources and safety advice.
NU System Releases Updated Alternative Worksite PolicySeptember 23, 2020
The policy provides shared guidance across the University System regarding alternative worksite arrangements for employees, including student workers.
UNO Names Laura Sherwin Employee of the MonthSeptember 22, 2020
Sherwin was selected for her focus on supporting faculty excellence in the College of Information Science & Technology, as well as her leadership on the Staff Advisory Council.
Nebraska Economy Weathering COVID-19 Better Than Most Neighboring StatesSeptember 21, 2020
The Nebraska Economic Recovery Dashboard is a joint project of the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) and the Planning Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature.
Congratulations to Dean Ali on 15 Years of LeadershipSeptember 21, 2020
Hesham Ali, Ph.D., will step down from his current role as dean of the College of Information Science & Technology at the end of the academic year, at which point he will will return to the faculty and serve as director of the college’s Bioinformatics Core Facility.
Emily Hassenstab Named Interim Director of International ProgramsSeptember 21, 2020
The position, which previously served both UNO and UNMC campuses, will focus solely on UNO's global engagement and education efforts.
UNO Featured Prominently in Annual '40 Under 40' ListSeptember 21, 2020
Members of the Maverick family made up one fourth of this year's list, which recognizes local entrepreneurs, executives and professionals in the Omaha area.
Flag Lowering to Honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgSeptember 19, 2020
Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Sept. 18.
Flag Lowering for Barbara ManningSeptember 18, 2020
Manning, who passed away on Aug. 9, served for 33 years as a member of the Department of Psychology faculty. The UNO flag will be lowered in her memory; Sept. 18.
Flag Lowering for Marilyn LeachSeptember 17, 2020
Leach, who worked at UNO for 29 years as the head of the Center for Faculty Excellence, passed away at the age of 85 earlier this month. The UNO flag will be lowered in her memory; Sept. 17.
New $92 Million Contract Will Expand University of Nebraska National Defense ResearchSeptember 15, 2020
University of Nebraska System (NU) President Ted Carter announced that NU's National Strategic Research Institute has been awarded a new five-year, $92 million contract through the U.S. Strategic Command to continue its leading research in national security and defense.
Watts to Head National Security Innovation Network Partnership at UNOSeptember 14, 2020
Wade Watts has been named the inaugural program director at UNO for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and began his role at the end of July.
Barb Harvey Recognized as UNO Employee of the YearSeptember 14, 2020
Barb Harvey, administrative coordinator within the Office of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI), has been recognized as UNO's Employee of the Year.
NU System Declines Participation in Payroll Tax DeferralsSeptember 14, 2020
The optional policy would have applied from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.
Afghanistan Peace Talks Begin – But Will the Taliban Hold Up Their End of the Deal?September 14, 2020
From "The Conversation": Sher Jan Ahmadzai, director of the UNO Center for Afghanistan Studies, offers his insight on the fragile nature of an accord between the United States and the Taliban.
Deadline to Enroll in Two-Factor Authentication by Duo is Oct. 5September 11, 2020
Those who do not enroll in Two-Factor by the deadline will automatically be enrolled depending on the first letter of their last name; Oct. 5-9.
H&K Pool Now OpenSeptember 11, 2020
The Health and Kinesiology (H&K) building pool is now open following maintenance to fix a mechanical issue.
UNO Launches Enhanced Website Search ExperienceSeptember 11, 2020
Stemming from months of website user research and completed case studies, it was determined that UNO website could greatly benefit from the solution provided by Funnelback.
Spencer Myer Guest Piano RecitalSeptember 10, 2020
Guest pianist Spencer Myer will perform a recital as a Zoom event; Sept. 15.
UNO Pikes Earn Top Chapter Recognition In North AmericaSeptember 10, 2020
At the 2020 Pi Kappa Alpha International Convention, Delta Chi Chapter was recognized as being in the top 10 percent of all Pi Kappa Alpha Chapters across the United States and Canada.
Remembering Derek GeschwenderSeptember 10, 2020
Geschwender, an information systems specialist for the College of Business Administration, has passed away.
UNO Posts New Highs in Enrollment, RetentionSeptember 08, 2020
New enrollment data released by UNO show historic highs in key success metrics, including the largest student body in nearly 30 years and the highest year-over-year overall retention rate in university history.
UNO Student Fees, ExplainedSeptember 07, 2020
With new course offerings this semester, you may have questions about what fee changes have occurred in your tuition statement, or what certain fees cover as part of your UNO experience.
Flag Lowering to Honor Fallen Lincoln Police OfficerSeptember 07, 2020
Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of Lincoln Police Department Investigator Mario Herrera; through Patriot Day on Sept. 11.
Online Course Development Grants: Application Deadline ExtendedSeptember 04, 2020
Summer 2021 applications will now be accepted through Sept. 18.
A Message from Chancellor Gold: Stay Safe, Be Smart This Labor Day WeekendSeptember 04, 2020
"We all have a role to play in containing the spread of COVID-19, and we cannot relent in what has been a very strong effort to begin this academic year. Our behaviors off-campus as Mavericks, as citizens, as friends, and as family members this weekend will play a crucial role in how the disease will spread in the coming weeks."
An Update on J-Term DiscussionsSeptember 04, 2020
While there are no plans for an additional academic session in 2021, UNO Student Government and UNO Faculty Senate are working together to explore opportunities for future implementation.
Winners of UNO Parking Contest SelectedSeptember 04, 2020
Two UNO students were awarded with an annual 2020-2021 parking permit for correctly answering questions about campus parking options, guidelines, and updates.
The Maverick Minute: Michelle TrawickSeptember 03, 2020
Michelle Trawick, Dean of the UNO College of Business Administration, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss how her early UNO experience illuminated how committed her college was to the success of students.
Flag Lowering for Elaine HessSeptember 01, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in honor of Hess, whose career at UNO spanned 35 years and numerous roles.
Past, Present, Future: The College of Education, Health, and Human SciencesAugust 31, 2020
Seven decades after it was created, the College of Education has a new name and new opportunities for growth, advancement, and success that will prepare them for the future, but wouldn't be possible without innovators from the college's past.
A Message From Chancellor GoldAugust 28, 2020
Between the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, intense political discourse and our national conversation around racism, these are emotionally trying times for all of us.
ACDC: Virtual All Majors Career and Internship FairAugust 28, 2020
Student registration for the Fall 2020 Career Fairs is now live. Attend the virtual All Majors Career and Internship Fair; Nov. 10.
“Access the Experts” Connects UNO’s Faculty Experts to Nebraskans Across the StateAugust 27, 2020
Faculty experts from UNO will share their subject matter expertise with audiences across the state through a new innovative partnership with News Channel Nebraska (NCN).
Forbes Names UNO One of Top 20 Employers in NebraskaAugust 27, 2020
Results of a new nationwide survey of businesses with at least 500 employees place UNO among the top 20 employers in the state of Nebraska.
A Message from Chancellor Gold: Welcome to the Fall 2020 SemesterAugust 26, 2020
As the new school year begins, Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., is welcoming students, faculty, and staff back with a message of support and guidance for a successful semester.
Recent UNO Alumnus Earns Prestigious National FellowshipAugust 25, 2020
Elias Witte, who earned a bachelor's degree in biology in December, and is currently studying dentistry at UNMC, was named a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow this summer.
Stay Informed on COVID With 'PRAM' DashboardAugust 21, 2020
Developed by UNMC, the Pandemic Recovery Acceleration Model (PRAM) is designed to assess the regional and statewide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help local leaders make informed decisions about key pandemic response measures.
President’s Op-Ed: With Bias for Action, University Can Lead Through a Period of ChangeAugust 20, 2020
"The start of the fall semester is a special time for those of us in higher education – an opportunity to welcome a new class of future leaders and plan with energy and optimism for the year ahead."
Survey Finds Small Increase in Local Job Stability Amid Continued Economic UncertaintyAugust 19, 2020
The results come from a second round of a surveys on the impact of COVID-19 in Nebraska’s business and nonprofit communities led UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research and Nebraska Business Development Center, as well as other agencies.
UNO Among Institutions Nationwide Documenting Experiences of Latino Communities Amid the PandemicAugust 18, 2020
Researchers at UNO are joining with institutions across the nation to document the impact being felt by Latino communities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NU System Updates Title IX Policies, ProceduresAugust 18, 2020
To comply with new federal Title IX regulations, the Board of Regents recently approved an amended sexual misconduct policy and updated procedures for how it responds to sexual misconduct reports.
A Message from University of Nebraska System President Ted CarterAugust 18, 2020
In an email sent to all students, faculty, and staff on Aug. 17, President Carter shared a plan for continued growth and success.
Show Off Your Maverick Spirit With These Zoom BackgroundsAugust 18, 2020
Want a way to spice up those Zoom meetings or classes? Show off your Maverick spirit by using one of these UNO backgrounds! New photos added each month.
Updated Student Code of Conduct Approved by Board of RegentsAugust 17, 2020
The updates include new unified, system-wide guidelines, which are designed to reflect the integrated nature of the University of Nebraska's four campuses, including UNO.
Kirsten Case Fuller Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardAugust 17, 2020
Case Fuller accepted the award virtually during the Board of Regents meeting on Aug. 14.
UNO Names Skyler Brooke Employee of the MonthAugust 17, 2020
Brooke was nominated by his colleagues for his innovation, leadership, and dedication to keeping the Maverick community safely engaged with Campus Recreation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Digital Learning at UNO: The Right Tools for the JobAugust 14, 2020
Online and remote learning is only as successful as the support systems and technologies in place to help students and faculty. That is why UNO ITS Digital Learning has dedicated years to finding the right tools to meet campus needs.
Proposed New Policy: SafetyAugust 11, 2020
A proposed new policy is open for review and comment; until Sept. 11.
UNO’s Scott Tarry Appointed to Nebraska Aeronautics CommissionAugust 11, 2020
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts named UNO’s Scott Tarry, Ph.D., Director of UNO's Aviation Institute, to the Nebraska Aeronautics Commission. He will serve on the commission until 2025.
Fall Health, Safety Modules Available for CampusAugust 11, 2020
Stay informed and safe during fall semester by reviewing these specially-designed video presentations covering topics of health, campus operations, your role on campus, and where to find answers to the questions you have.
Omaha North Graduate Awarded ‘Maverick in the Making’ ScholarshipAugust 10, 2020
Asinie Williams hopes to combine her entrepreneurial aspirations and her passion for helping others into a career of owning and operating childcare centers.
Human Resources Shares Services to Help Meet Child Care NeedsAugust 10, 2020
Human Resources has compiled a list of several organizations offering ways to connect with child care providers.
International Partnership to Open Doors in Music EducationAugust 07, 2020
A new agreement between the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) School of Music and the Universidad Nacional de Música (UNM) in Lima, Peru will set the stage for new educational opportunities in music.
NU President Carter Comments on Signing of Budget Package With Key University InvestmentsAugust 07, 2020
Gov. Pete Ricketts signed the state’s mid-biennium budget package, clearing the way for key investments in student financial aid and water research at the University of Nebraska.
Campus Leaders Answer Faculty, Staff Questions Ahead of Fall SemesterAugust 07, 2020
More than 500 UNO faculty and staff heard from campus leaders about the university’s Fall 2020 Campus Guidance for de-densified in-person teaching, working, and learning during a virtual forum.
Scholarship Policy Change Would Expand Flexibility for Nonresident StudentsAugust 07, 2020
A minimum grade point average would be added to the factors by which nonresident students could qualify for merit scholarships at the University of Nebraska under a policy change to be considered by the Board of Regents.
Human Resources Contact Information UpdatesAugust 07, 2020
The general email and phone number for the UNO Human Resources office are no longer in service. Employees are encouraged to email or reach out directly to a specific area within Human Resources for assistance.
Teaching Policies, Procedures, Resources for 2020-2021August 06, 2020
A memo from the Senior Vice Chancellor to all faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants about important policies and guidelines ahead of the start of the academic year.
NSRI Summer Interns Share HighlightsAugust 05, 2020
This summer, the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) welcomed an interdisciplinary team of students and ROTC cadets to address real-world, mission-related policy and technical challenges experienced by United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
The Maverick Minute: Beth WhitedAugust 04, 2020
Beth Whited, Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold to discuss an innovative new partnership between UP and UNO.
Remembering Janette SojkaAugust 04, 2020
Sojka, an office assistant for the Milo Bail Student Center, had retired from UNO in 2008.
UNO Researchers Secure Record-High $26.6 Million in Research Funding Over Past Fiscal YearAugust 03, 2020
Researchers at UNO have raised the bar for research funding, securing a record-high $26.6 million in grants from external sources for fiscal year 2020.
Fall 2020 Operational GuidanceAugust 03, 2020
A summary from UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P Gold, M.D., and Interim Director of the Office of Health Security Jane Meza, of the important operational changes and policies that will be in place this fall.
TIAA Offering August WebinarsAugust 03, 2020
UNO employees are encouraged to take advantage of one or more live webinars that will be hosted by TIAA, one of the university's financial planning affiliates; Aug. 12-13.
Zoom Makes Updates to Default SettingsJuly 31, 2020
New changes to Zoom require choosing either a Waiting Room or a Passcode for all new meetings you schedule.
UNO Names Nikki Hecht Employee of the MonthJuly 30, 2020
Hecht was nominated by her peers for her dedication to students and her office.
Nebraska Leads with Third Highest Census Response Rate in the U.S.July 30, 2020
Nebraska residents have bested all states but Minnesota and Wisconsin with a 68.6% response rate in the 2020 Census data collection efforts, according to information released this week shared by UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research.
NCITE Featured on "Leading Nebraska" PodcastJuly 30, 2020
Gina Ligon discusses how her team of expert researchers—both here in Nebraska and across the world—are keeping our country safe.
New Information for International Students in F-1 StatusJuly 29, 2020
The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued clarifying questions on July 24 for the Fall 2020 semester. International Programs will continue keep the campus community up to date as any future changes are made.
College Degree Within Reach for Union Pacific EmployeesJuly 28, 2020
An innovative corporate partnership will allow Union Pacific employees to register for fall courses without out-of-pocket tuition costs, differing from traditional employer reimbursement programs requiring students to pay for classes up-front.
Remembering Gerry MachadoJuly 28, 2020
Machado, an adjunct Spanish instructor, recently passed away.
COVID-19 Informational Signs Available to Print, DownloadJuly 27, 2020
Help spread the word on how to keep campus safe and protected from COVID-19.
Remembering Margaret ZionJuly 27, 2020
Zion, an accountant within the Controller’s Office, has recently passed away.
Apply for UNO's First Equity and Inclusion Certificate and CohortJuly 24, 2020
This certificate is designed to engage on-going deep reflections, learning, and challenge personal and professional knowledge towards actionable steps for a more inclusive university. Apply by Aug. 28.
UNO Choral Director Helping Music Educators Nationwide Keep the Music Alive in the Midst of a PandemicJuly 24, 2020
What started as a simple social media post about the future of music education during and after a pandemic has transformed into a nationwide effort to keep the music playing.
Digital Learning at UNO: Supporting Student SuccessJuly 24, 2020
More than 15,000 students from across the world are part of the Maverick family with each and every member supported by UNO's faculty and staff as we navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fall 2020 semester.
Virtual Space Camp: Perseverance StyleJuly 21, 2020
This virtual camp offers a series of five hands-on space STEM activities for campers, taught by the Nebraska Space Ambassadors.
Taricka Burton Named Office of Multicultural Affairs DirectorJuly 21, 2020
The UNO Division of Student Success announced that Taricka Burton has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Burton has served as the office’s interim director since July 2019.
Remembering Lucille BrawnerJuly 20, 2020
Brawner, a retired employee within the Office of the University Registrar, has recently passed away.
Call for Submissions | Pandemic, Ecology, and Public Health PanelJuly 17, 2020
Students and faculty are invited to present during the virtual Pandemic, Ecology and Public Health Panel; a 2020 Human Rights Week event. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1.
Online Data Dashboard Shows COVID-19 Impact on Local Economy, WorkersJuly 16, 2020
The Dashboard, a project of UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, provides data visualizations and key insights on the state’s economic health through the COVID-19 pandemic and into recovery.
CoNDA Center Mock Study SectionJuly 15, 2020
The purpose of this program is to increase the likelihood of grant funding success by providing comprehensive, study section-like feedback to applicants on their complete grant application prior to grant submission.
Open Source Community Health Project Expands Private Funding with UNO and MUJuly 15, 2020
Researchers at UNO and the University of Missouri (MU) are collectively receiving over $1.6M in private funding to advance research and practice regarding open source community health and sustainability.
UNO, NU Respond to Rescinding of SEVP GuidanceJuly 15, 2020
A recent policy directive requiring international students to take some in-person classes to remain in the country was rescinded on July 14.
Request for Proposals | Nebraska EPSCoR FIRST AwardsJuly 14, 2020
Nebraska EPSCoR has created a competitive FIRST Award grant program to help Nebraska early career faculty members compete successfully for a federal CAREER award; deadline is Aug. 24.
The Maverick Minute: Sarah EdwardsJuly 14, 2020
Sarah Edwards, UNO Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold to discuss how UNO faculty and staff worked with students to achieve academic success through the spring and summer.
Nicole Cooper Selected to Attend AICPA Leadership AcademyJuly 13, 2020
The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs.
Big Interview Gets New Artificial Intelligence UpdateJuly 13, 2020
The new A.I. software reviews your vocabulary, eye contact, movements and more to provide you with the best ways to improve your interviewing skills.
Gretna Graduate Awarded ‘Maverick in the Making’ ScholarshipJuly 13, 2020
With a passion for community service and academics, Gretna's Cole Dostal is ready to fly high - literally - as an incoming Aviation student.
Digital Learning at UNO: Succeeding Through a Continuum of InstructionJuly 13, 2020
Posed with unforeseen challenges due to COVID-19 this spring, faculty at UNO found opportunity and success in leveraging digital learning tools and pedagogies that are ensuring a stable foundation for Fall 2020.
Student Government Survey on Academic Calendar ChangesJuly 11, 2020
UNO Student Government is seeking student feedback regarding the proposed idea of adding a term to the academic calendar. Complete the anonymous survey by July 19.
CBA Faculty Member Recognized Twice for Efforts in AccountingJuly 08, 2020
Roopa Venkatesh, Ph.D., CMA, was awarded the 2020 R. Lee Brummet Distinguished Award for Educators as well as the 2020 Champion Award from the Institute of Management Accountants.
A Message from Chancellor Gold: Updates to Budget Process and TimelineJuly 08, 2020
UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., provides details on how and when UNO will approach budget challenges.
UNO Libraries Is Filling Physical Interlibrary Loan RequestsJuly 07, 2020
The Interlibrary Loan program allows you to obtain items not owned by UNO Libraries, including books, articles, and microfilm.
Remembering William PetrowskiJuly 07, 2020
Petrowski, a retired professor within the Department of History, has recently passed away.
STEM TRAIL Center Outreach ProgramsJuly 06, 2020
The STEM TRAIL Center supports UNO’s broad array of outreach programs for STEM activities.
NBDC Seeks to Lessen the Impact of COVID-19 On BusinessesJuly 06, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts Nebraska businesses, the Nebraska Business Development Center has been offering assistance.
National Virtual Medical Orchestra Features Talent From UNO, UNMCJuly 02, 2020
Musicians from the Nebraska Medical Orchestra joined others from across the country to play Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in the first National Virtual Medical Orchestra (NVMO).
National Counterterrorism, Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE) Launches at UNOJuly 01, 2020
This national research hub, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Excellence, launched at UNO on July 1.
Remote Service Learning Provides Unique Experiences, OpportunitiesJuly 01, 2020
As faculty and staff look ahead to Fall 2020, the UNO Service Learning Academy is using the successes of this past spring as a blueprint.
Cecil Hicks, Aileen Warren Begin New PositionsJuly 01, 2020
Beginning today, Cecil Hicks, Jr., will serve as Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion following six years leading UNO's Office of Human Resources. UNMC's Aileen Warren will oversee both campuses' human resources operations.
UNO’s College of Education Adopts New Name to Match Growth in Programs, ResearchJune 30, 2020
The College of Education (COE) is changing its name to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) to better represent the college’s academic degree programs and advancements in research.
Climate vs. Weather | What's the Difference?June 30, 2020
Something that is commonly misunderstood is the difference between the terms ‘climate’ and ‘weather.’ What some people may use interchangeably are actually two completely different terms.
Board of Regents Approves 2020-21 University Operating BudgetJune 26, 2020
The Board of Regents approved the NU system’s 2020-21 operating budget, part of a multi-year plan to address fiscal challenges presented by COVID-19 while also laying the groundwork for future growth and success across the campuses.
Digital Learning at UNO: A History of InnovationJune 24, 2020
Nearly 30 years ago, digital learning at UNO began from the ground up, with faculty and students advocating for more choice and flexibility.
NU Again Ranks Among World’s Top 100 in Earning U.S. PatentsJune 24, 2020
For the third consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide in earning U.S. patents to protect the research and discoveries of its faculty.
A Reminder Regarding Campus AccessJune 22, 2020
As UNO leaders have said since the beginning of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the health, safety, and well-being of our university community is our top priority.
Supreme Court Upholds DACAJune 19, 2020
On June 18, the Supreme Court upheld the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, allowing students to retain their protection from deportation and their authorization to work in the United States.
NU System Budget Plan Lays Groundwork for Future GrowthJune 19, 2020
NU System President Ted Carter said the proposed 2020-21 operating budget reflects the unprecedented moment that higher education is experiencing because of the pandemic.
A Message from Chancellor Gold: An Outline for UNO's Budget Planning ProcessJune 19, 2020
UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., provides details on how UNO will approach the budget reductions announced on Friday, June 19, by NU System President Ted Carter.
Update on Campus Travel RestrictionsJune 18, 2020
Following weeks of careful health data study, UNO will soon update current university-related travel restrictions for faculty, staff, and students.
'What Could Have Been': The 2020 College World SeriesJune 18, 2020
From the winner's podium to economic impact; UNO experts still use data to back predictions for a summer with no College World Series.
The Maverick Minute: Aileen WarrenJune 17, 2020
Aileen Warren, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Human Resources for UNMC, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss her new role overseeing both campuses' human resources operations.
Update on Education Abroad RestrictionsJune 16, 2020
Guidance restricting study abroad travel for UNO students, faculty and staff will be extended for the foreseeable future.
UNO Named "Best College for LGBTQ+ Students in Nebraska" by BestCollegesJune 16, 2020
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been named the "Best College for LGBTQ+ Students in Nebraska," according to newly released rankings from BestColleges.
The Maverick Minute: Cecil HicksJune 15, 2020
Cecil Hicks, UNO’s incoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI), joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss his new role.
UNO Community Counseling Clinic Accepting New ClientsJune 15, 2020
At the CCC, advanced graduate students in counseling provide the UNO and Omaha metro communities with low-cost mental health services.
Omaha South Graduate Awarded ‘Maverick in the Making’ ScholarshipJune 15, 2020
Giving back is the name of the game for recent Omaha South High School graduate Alma Barrera.
UNO to Make Face Masks Available to Students, Faculty and StaffJune 15, 2020
The masks are black and feature an embroidered Maverick logo as well as the phrase “Maverick Strong.”
New Health Security Offices to Support UNO/UNMC CommunitiesJune 15, 2020
The Office of Health Security will be a centralized and coordinating hub devoted to the public health and safety of all students, faculty and staff. Jane Meza, Ph.D., will oversee UNO’s health security efforts, and Ted Cieslak, M.D., will oversee UNMC’s.
UNO, UNL Students to Refine Cyber, Nuclear WargameJune 12, 2020
Four UNO students, as well as one UNL student, have been selected to intern with NSRI.
University Offers Voluntary Work-Reduction Program for Eligible StaffJune 11, 2020
The University of Nebraska System (NU) has announced a voluntary work-reduction program, available to most full-time office/service and managerial/professional employees, in an effort to lower labor costs and address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNOAA Scholarships Issued for First Time Through New Endowed FundJune 11, 2020
The fund, established in 2019, has grown large enough to support annual disbursements of around $40,000 for scholarships.
UNO Archives Preserve Queer History to Make Future More InclusiveJune 11, 2020
The Queer Omaha Archives were launched at the UNO Criss Library in 2016 and continue to stand as Nebraska's only LGBTQIA2S+ archive.
ITS Updating Eduroam Wireless NetworkJune 10, 2020
Once updates are made to the Eduroam network, users will need to accept the new certificate when prompted.
ITS Moving Box Data to Microsoft Cloud StorageJune 10, 2020
Information Technology Services is beginning the process of moving all data off of Box to Microsoft 365 services.
Dean's, Chancellor's Lists Recognize Students for Academic Excellence in Spring 2020 SemesterJune 10, 2020
Roughly 5,600 students are being recognized for their academic achievements during the Spring 2020 semester at UNO with inclusion on the Chancellor's and/or Dean's List.
First Generation Graduates Celebrated, Receive MedallionsJune 10, 2020
Some of the newest alumni from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) received recognition not just for completing their program, but for accomplishing their academic goals of earning their degree as a first-generation college student.
PBS Goes Prehistoric, Features UNO Faculty MemberJune 08, 2020
Geography/Geology Instructor Larry Bradley, Ph.D., offers his expertise in a documentary series featuring some of the most active and dynamic fossil sites in the world.
The Maverick Minute: Jaci LindburgJune 08, 2020
Director of Digital Learning and IT Academic Technology Jaci Lindburg, joins Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss the significant work that went into transitioning to remote teaching and learning.
A Message from the Office of Multicultural AffairsJune 04, 2020
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to equity and racial justice. We are here to support you as a resource during these challenging and uncertain times. We will continue to support the healing and flourishing of our students, our campus, and each other.
A Message from Vice Chancellor Daniel ShippJune 03, 2020
All UNO students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to speak up should they see or experience racist, bigoted, biased, and prejudiced activity on our campus.
Remembering Roger FoltzJune 01, 2020
Foltz, a retired professor within the School of Music, has recently passed away.
Remembering Pauline WilcoxJune 01, 2020
Wilcox, a retiree within the College of Education, has recently passed away.
A Message From Chancellor GoldJune 01, 2020
The events of the past week and recent decision from the Douglas County Attorney have left many of our students, faculty and staff frustrated, confused, angry, and in search of a path forward.
Longtime NU Lobbyist Ron Withem Remembered as ‘a Great Public Servant’June 01, 2020
Ron Withem, a longtime lobbyist for the University of Nebraska system (NU) who was a key architect of numerous major legislative initiatives that benefited the NU campuses, died Thursday at his Papillion home following an illness.
A Joint Statement of the Student Regents of the University of NebraskaMay 31, 2020
A statement of unity from the four student body presidents of the University of Nebraska: "We're saddened, with certain members of our community deeply affected, but now is the time to focus on actions that will make this a moment of real & positive change."
A Message from Chancellor Gold on Campus AccessMay 31, 2020
Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., shares a message prioritizing the health, safety, and wellbeing of all on our campuses as we begin to remove some restrictions to campus access beginning June 1.
UNO Students Among Volunteers Cleaning Up Following Violent Nights in OmahaMay 31, 2020
What began as peaceful protests near 72nd and Dodge on Saturday, May 30, gave way to unrest and violence. Early Sunday morning, volunteers emerged to clean up the remnants of the previous day's events, which occurred just blocks away from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus.
Statement from Chancellor Gold Regarding Recent National EventsMay 28, 2020
UNO and UNMC remain committed to ensuring our campus is a place where all are welcome, all are accepted, and all are included, so that every individual has the peace of mind needed to reach their fullest potential.
Update to Campus AccessMay 27, 2020
Following weeks of careful daily data review, consideration and consultation with faculty, staff, students, and public health experts, the University of Nebraska at Omaha no longer limit campus access to only on-site essential personnel effective Monday, June 1.
UNO NSSLHA Awarded Chapter HonorsMay 27, 2020
Honors are awarded to Chapters that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support their mission to inspire, empower and support students in communication sciences and disorders programs.
Repair Work to Fix Cooling Could Impact Campus WalkwayMay 27, 2020
Repairs on a chilled water line may impact a campus walkway and cooling capabilities across the Dodge Campus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Remembering Jim ThorsonMay 26, 2020
Thorson, a retired professor within the Department of Gerontology, has recently passed away.
Preparing for the Fall 2020 SemesterMay 26, 2020
In an email sent to the UNO campus community on Tuesday, May 26, campus leaders shared an update on planning efforts under way regarding the Fall 2020 semester.
New Guidance on Travel Provided for UNOMay 22, 2020
Based on new guidance from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, UNO has updated its previous guidance on domestic travel.
Apply Now | NASA Nebraska Space Grant CompetitionMay 21, 2020
The NASA Nebraska Space Grant annual competition for mini-grant and fellowship funding is now open. Deadline to apply is June 30.
UNO Names Emily Krueger Employee of the MonthMay 21, 2020
Krueger was nominated by her peers for her dedication to students interested in studying abroad.
UNO Aviation’s Lutte Named to FAA Women in Aviation Advisory BoardMay 21, 2020
Becky Lutte, PhD, associate professor within the Aviation Institute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is among 30 industry professionals and experts named by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to the newly formed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB).
Statewide Business Survey Results Revealed in Project Led by UNO ResearchersMay 21, 2020
Nebraskans are gaining a better understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted businesses across the state thanks to a survey designed and conducted by UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research and the Nebraska Business Development Center.
Health Science Educational Materials Created Through UNO, UNMC CollaborationMay 20, 2020
New educational materials to enhance health science curricula for students in grades six- through 12 are now available thanks to a collaboration between STEM students and educators at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
Remembering Doris JohnsonMay 20, 2020
Johnson, a retired staff assistant within the Department of Chemistry, has recently passed away.
Fall 2020 Online Tuition Rate Reduced for In-State StudentsMay 18, 2020
The new rate, which also applies to the Metropolitan Advantage Program, will provide undergraduate students with significant savings for a three or four-credit hour online course.
Faculty Senate Elects Leadership for 2020-2021May 17, 2020
Faculty Senate serves as the governing body empowered to represent the UNO faculty. It includes representatives from each major academic unit.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ and Campus InformationMay 15, 2020
Questions about how COVID-19 is impacting campus? You're not alone.
Flag Lowering for Peace Officers Memorial DayMay 15, 2020
Police Officers Memorial Day and Police Week were created to express the unending gratitude to our nation’s law enforcement officers.
Omaha Athletics Announces Annual Maverick AwardsMay 15, 2020
The awards were announced through social media this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the cancellation of the annual Maverick Awards ceremony at Baxter Arena in April.
Resources and Support to Find Employment and Internships in Uncertain TimesMay 15, 2020
Resources and support through UNO’s Academic and Career Development Center are readily available to help students and alumni put their best foot forward to find employment or internships.
UNO Extends Current Campus Safety Precautions to June 1May 13, 2020
In an email to campus on May 12, UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold announced that the previously-issued campus Stay-at-Home directive has been extended to June 1.
UNO Faculty Honored With Campuswide Awards, ProfessorshipsMay 13, 2020
Nearly 20 faculty will be recognized this fall for their achievements in teaching, research, innovation, engagement and commitment to their discipline.
Recent Graduates Receive Exclusive Study Abroad ScholarshipMay 12, 2020
Through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship, three UNO alumni will get to spend an academic year studying and gaining work experience in Germany.
A Message from University of Nebraska System President Ted CarterMay 11, 2020
In an email sent to University of Nebraska system faculty and staff on May 11, President Carter shared his gratitude and offered words of encouragement as we plan for the future.
Fall 2020 Planning: We Want to Hear From YouMay 11, 2020
As we look ahead to a return to on-campus learning and teaching in fall, we want to hear from our students on how to best support a safe and equitable higher education experience.
Student Commencement Stories: May, August 2020May 08, 2020
Learn more about some of the newest members of the UNO Alumni network.
From Chancellor Gold: Three Truths for the Class of 2020May 08, 2020
A message from UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. to the Class of 2020.
University of Nebraska System Pandemic Recovery Guide for Higher Education InstitutionsMay 08, 2020
The document will help provide guidance for campuses in Nebraska - and across the country - as they plan to resume in-person teaching and learning in the fall.
University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter Announces Two-Year Tuition FreezeMay 07, 2020
University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced that tuition rates across the NU system will be frozen in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years, ensuring affordability and predictability as students and families plan for the future.
UNO Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts 2020 ClassMay 07, 2020
The 113-year-old national honor society recently welcomed 75 new UNO student, faculty, staff, and alumni members.
Lincoln Librarian, UNO Alum, Featured on TODAY ShowMay 06, 2020
TODAY Show anchor Hoda Kotb profiled a Maverick alum who has launched her own children's TV series from her basement.
Remembering Peter HillMay 05, 2020
Hill, a retired professor within the College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media, has recently passed away.
The Maverick Minute | Jabin MooreMay 05, 2020
New Student Body President and Student Regent Jabin Moore sat down with University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss Moore’s goals as a student leader, as well as the challenges students face in the COVID-19 era.
Funding Available to Support Students, Employees Impacted By COVID-19May 05, 2020
During this time, the UNO community wants to make sure our Maverick family has access to financial support they may need as a result of unexpected crises.
UNO Announces Five Cost-Saving Programs for New, Current StudentsMay 04, 2020
The programs include merit-based academic tuition assistance, vouchers for residents, incentives for new graduate students, reduced costs for online courses, and a unique package supporting healthcare workers and their families.
Apply to Be A Women and Gender Equity Center Board MemberMay 01, 2020
The WGEC is a student agency offering everyone the opportunity to explore and discover resources pertaining to women's lives and gender equity; apply by May 31.
ORBT Project to Impact Dodge TrafficMay 01, 2020
Eastbound Dodge Street at 62nd Street will be restricted through July due to closure of the outside curb lane.
Keeping Kids Engaged During a Socially Distant SummerMay 01, 2020
UNO Youth Safety Director Rachael Jensen provides some tips and guidelines to keep in mind for kids during a summer without camps, youth sports or play dates.
Tips to Remember During Remote Teaching and LearningMay 01, 2020
These reminders can help students, faculty, and staff be prepared to succeed.
Bredthauer Awarded 2020 Outstanding Innovation In Teaching With Technology AwardApril 30, 2020
Bredthauer helped develop the first-ever online offering of the "Introduction to Corporate Financial Management" course, which is part of the nationally-recognized UNO MBA program.
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.
Goodrich Scholarship Program Introduces "Sandy Point Correspondence Club"April 27, 2020
A public pen pal and book club program that helps builds connection.
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.
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.
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.
On-Campus Youth Events CanceledApril 22, 2020
In accordance with CDC social distancing guidelines, we have made the decision to allow only remotely-delivered (online) youth events to continue at UNO this summer, and to cancel on-campus youth events.
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.
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.
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.
2020 Outstanding Innovation in Teaching With Technology AwardApril 21, 2020
The award honors faculty who have implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches shown to enhance student learning, engagement and success; deadline, April 24.
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.
CONDA Center Offering Funding OpportunitiesApril 20, 2020
The CONDA Center is providing funding through the Pilot Projects Program and Mini Grants Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Donald GrandgenettApril 07, 2020
Grandgenett, a retired professor within the College of Education, has recently passed away.
Remembering Rochester HillApril 07, 2020
Rochester Hill, a retired supply control clerk in custodial services, 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.
Katie Hansen Named 2020 Academic Advisor of the YearApril 06, 2020
Katie's nominators describe her as someone who exudes exceptional service, leadership and accomplishment.
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.
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.
Rhetorical Strategies Leaders Can Use to Ease Concerns in Times of CrisisApril 02, 2020
Sharon Storch, Ph.D., and Whitney Gent, Ph.D., from the School of Communication, and Tammie Kennedy, Ph.D., from the Department of English, offer their best advice during the digital work transition.
UNO May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies to Recognize Students Through Online FormatMarch 31, 2020
Students graduating in May will be recognized through an online streaming ceremony on May 8. These students will also have the opportunity to participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremony at Baxter Arena.
Pedagogical PursuitMarch 30, 2020
The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to participate in "Pedagogical Pursuit," a daily trivia game sent right to your inbox; wraps up May 1.
Revised Credit/No Credit Policy for Spring 2020March 29, 2020
There have been changes to the existing policy for how and when students can request a grade of "Credit" or "No Credit" instead of a letter grade. Deadline is April 10.
Protecting Your Zoom MeetingsMarch 29, 2020
The University of Nebraska has tips on how your Zoom meetings can be secure and protected.
Make the Most of the Move to Remote LearningMarch 27, 2020
Welcome back from Spring Break. Here is what you need to know.
Six Reasons to Use Telehealth Care at the UNO Health CenterMarch 27, 2020
The Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center’s new telehealth services make it easier than ever to access health care wherever it’s best for you.
UNO, UNMC Partner for Public Health Mentors ProgramMarch 26, 2020
The goal of the program is to strengthen the relationship between UNO and UNMC by providing opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to connect across a diverse set of backgrounds and disciplines.
How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation OnlineMarch 25, 2020
Learn how to be a better, more mindful consumer of many forms of media long after the virus is out of the headlines.
Work-Related COVID-19 FAQs From Human ResourcesMarch 24, 2020
The UNO Department of Human Resources has provided the following list of frequently asked questions from UNO faculty and staff about work-related issues due to the university's COVID-19 response.
Campus Update On UNO LibrariesMarch 23, 2020
During the week of Spring Break, the UNO Libraries are closed. At the moment, the plan is for Criss Library to reopen on Monday, March 30.
Four Ways to Support Local Businesses While Social DistancingMarch 23, 2020
The Nebraska Business Development Center in UNO's College of Business Administration has tips on how you can help small businesses stay afloat while looking after your own health.
NU System Invites Proposals for Inclusive Excellence Development GrantsMarch 20, 2020
Four grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded to initiatives that advance campus climate, student recruitment and retention, and/or faculty and staff recruitment and retention; deadline April 24.
Bryan High School Senior Awarded Maverick in the Making ScholarshipMarch 20, 2020
Attending UNO has always been a dream for Yaqueline Cisneros. Thanks to the Maverick in the Making scholarship, that dream is one step closer to becoming a reality.
4 Ways to Keep Your Children Engaged While You Work from HomeMarch 20, 2020
UNO early childhood education professor Debora Basler Wisneski, Ph.D., shares her tips for keeping children active while parents work from home.
UNO to Pause Hiring for State-Aided PositionsMarch 20, 2020
Effective March 27 and until further notice, the University of Nebraska at Omaha will pause on the hiring of all state-aided positions.
UNO Employees Encouraged to Work Remotely if PossibleMarch 19, 2020
University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter is reinforcing existing University of Nebraska at Omaha guidance encouraging university employees – including student workers – who are able to work remotely to do so.
Guidance, Resources From CVS on Prescriptions in Response to CoronavirusMarch 18, 2020
The University of Nebraska's pharmacy provider, CVS Caremark®, is taking steps to protect member access to medication.
Hannagan Named Director of the Office of Military and Veteran ServicesMarch 18, 2020
Hannagan is a proud Maverick, having earned a Master of Science in Political Science at UNO, as well as a double graduate of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts and a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Operational Update from Chancellor GoldMarch 17, 2020
In an email sent Tuesday, March 17, Chancellor Gold provided an operational update to students, faculty and staff.
Maverick Minute: A Message of Support from Chancellor GoldMarch 17, 2020
Chancellor Gold shares a message of support during UNO's ongoing response to COVID-19.
Beware of Coronavirus ScamsMarch 13, 2020
ITS wants to warn the UNO community of possible COVID-19 scams.
Guidance for Events and Meetings Through MayMarch 13, 2020
On and off-campus university sponsored events that involve more than 20 people, or use more than one-third of the venue’s capacity, must be postponed or cancelled effective immediately through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.
Application Deadline for Graduation Extended to AprilMarch 13, 2020
Students who have earned enough credits to graduate should apply no later than Wednesday, April 1.
Connect, Take Care and Get Help During Remote LearningMarch 13, 2020
A message from UNO Dean of Students Cathy Pettid.
A Message from UNO Student Body President Aya YousufMarch 13, 2020
Aya Yousuf, student body president at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, shares a message with her peers.
Campus Update on University OperationsMarch 12, 2020
Given that one of the best ways to prevent the spread of viral illness is to limit contact and the associated risk of disease transmission, the following policies are to be implemented immediately: UNO's Spring Break will run Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 29, with all classes going to “remote teaching and learning mode” effective Monday, March 30.
Students Produce, Showcase Talents at 2020 Research and Creative Activity FairMarch 06, 2020
Research and creative endeavors undertaken by students at UNO were presented to the public at the 12th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair on Friday, March 6. Winners were named across four categories.
Spirit and Tradition Celebrates 50th Spirit TripMarch 06, 2020
Dozens of UNO students made the trek to Sioux Falls, S.D., when the men's and women's basketball teams competed in their respective Summit League tournaments.
UNO Names Kirsten Case Employee of the MonthMarch 03, 2020
Kirsten was nominated by her peers for her seamless work and customer service with clients.
Women Legislators Kick Off UNO's Women and Public Policy WeekMarch 03, 2020
Senators from Nebraska discussed the importance of representation in the legislature as it addresses some of the state’s challenges.
National Strategic Research Institute Opens New HQ at Scott Technology CenterMarch 02, 2020
NSRI works with the University of Nebraska to serve and engage with customers throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies pursuing a mission of decisive deterrence and defense.
Qureshi Earns System Award for Community ImpactFebruary 28, 2020
The NU IDEA Award recognizes faculty members who have extended their academic expertise beyond the boundaries of the university in ways that have enriched the broader community.
New State Law to Allow for ‘Per Diem’ Meal ReimbursementFebruary 27, 2020
The law allows the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to establish a percentage, ranging from 60 to 100 percent, of the federal per diem rate for Nebraska agencies.
Larry Morgan Named Executive Director of Campus FacilitiesFebruary 27, 2020
The position will serve as a dedicated facilities management resource for the UNO campus.
Using His Voice to Help Students Find Their OwnFebruary 27, 2020
Cameron Logsdon, M.A., never thought he would go to college; today he is inspiring students that were once in his shoes, to accomplish goals bigger than they could ever dream.
Director of Ombuds Services - Call for NominationsFebruary 26, 2020
Ombuds Services assists students, faculty and staff members with conflicts, problems and concerns that are university related; nominations are due March 6.
President Carter Meets with Student, University Leaders During UNO Campus VisitFebruary 25, 2020
For University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter, campus visits are more than an opportunity to meet some of the students, faculty and staff that make up each institution’s community.
UNO Selected Lead by DHS to Oversee Counterterrorism, Terrorism Prevention Research CenterFebruary 24, 2020
The 10-year, $36 million grant will establish a DHS Center of Excellence for Terrorism Prevention and Counterterrorism Research. The Center will be led by Gina Ligon, Ph.D., from the College of Business Administration.
Teacher Education Wins System-Wide Teaching AwardFebruary 20, 2020
The UDTA is the NU system's most prestigious honor for departmental excellence in teaching, recognizing departments or units within the university that have made unique and significant contributions to the University of Nebraska.
Department of English Cover Art ContestFebruary 19, 2020
Undergraduate and Graduate students are invited to submit original art to the English Department to include on the cover of their program composition textbook; deadline is March 10.
UNO, Project Harmony Grant Puts Focus on Child AdvocacyFebruary 19, 2020
A new Omaha effort could help child advocacy centers across the nation improve child abuse investigations, reduce distress to children, and increase prosecutions.
Fostering Passion, Purpose in Students By Acknowledging Their PotentialFebruary 19, 2020
Dustin Slivka, Ph.D., isn't just a faculty member, but a mentor and colleague to his students; helping them discover their voice and fostering a community of future leaders.
Important Information on Parking Violation WaiversFebruary 18, 2020
Please take a moment to read the following regarding important changes regarding parking violations at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Call for Applications | Nebraska Stem Cell Research ProjectFebruary 17, 2020
Applications are due March 26.
Special Edition Maverick Minute: Coronavirus Preparedness with Shelly Schwedhelm and Jane MezaFebruary 17, 2020
As novel coronavirus (COVID19) continues to spread overseas, UNO and UNMC officials are hard at work keeping both communities healthy and informed at home and abroad.
Proposed New Policy | Conflict of Interest and CommitmentFebruary 14, 2020
A proposed new policy is open for review and comment.
UNO Health Center | Survival Guide for Seasonal AllergiesFebruary 14, 2020
If you’re in the one-third of the population who has allergies the UNO Health Center recommends six strategies to minimize your symptoms this season.
Cyber Escape Room Challenges, Inspires High School Students to Pursue Careers in CybersecurityFebruary 14, 2020
High school students learned about potential career paths in the growing field of cybersecurity research and development while they worked their way out of an escape room specially designed with various tech challenges.
EveryBODY Exploration: Community - Building for Gender Equity ProposalFebruary 13, 2020
Help showcase community and campus resources through interactive, inclusive, welcoming education concerning gender and sexuality by setting up a table at the fair; deadline is March 1.
UNO Health Center: 5 Facts Everyone Should Know About Human PapillomavirusFebruary 13, 2020
The UNO Health Center shares facts about HPV and how you can get vaccinated.
Keristiena Dodge Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardFebruary 11, 2020
Dodge accepted the award at the Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 6.
President Carter Outlines Strategic Planning Process; ‘Everything We Do is Going to be About Students’February 11, 2020
Carter, who became president of the NU system on Jan. 1, said he has convened a university-wide team of students, faculty and staff to help guide the development of the strategic plan.
Using Life's Challenges to Help Students Find Life's RewardsFebruary 11, 2020
Kathy Radosta's experiences of loss and seizing opportunities have helped her become a 'mom' to hundreds of UNO students, ready support them at any turn as they complete their degree.
Apply to be a Student AmbassadorFebruary 10, 2020
Ambassadors lead campus tours, facilitate Enrollment days, staff special events and proudly represent UNO.
Students Get One-on-One Time With New York Times Best-SellerFebruary 10, 2020
Ibram X. Kendi visited the UNO campus to meet with students as part of Black History Month programming provided by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
New Resources Available for Online TeachingFebruary 10, 2020
A suite of incentivized professional development opportunities are now available through the Office of Academic Affairs.
Update to University Admission Standards Will Expand Access for Qualified StudentsFebruary 10, 2020
The change aligns the university with national trends, recognizing that many high schools no longer calculate students’ class ranks and ensures the university remains accessible for all students who have potential to succeed.
UNO Biologist Recognized with Prestigious NSF CAREER AwardFebruary 10, 2020
The program that recognizes early-career faculty will support assistant professor Ryan Wong’s research on the dynamics between stress; the brain; and learning and memory.
UNO Professor Helped Discover New Dinosaur SpeciesFebruary 10, 2020
Paleontologist George Engelmann discovered the 4,000-year-old predator Allosaurus jimmadseni’s remains in 1990.
Maverick in the Making Scholarship a ‘Dream Come True’ for Creighton Prep SeniorFebruary 10, 2020
Daniel Mejia Hernandez, the third Omaha senior to earn the award, will be able to pursue a degree and stay close to the family that inspires him.
Flag Lowering for Stevie ChepkoFebruary 07, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for College of Education Assistant Dean Stevie Chepko, who recently passed away.
Regent Jim Pillen to Serve as Board of Regents Chairman for 2020, Regent Paul Kenney Elected Vice ChairmanFebruary 07, 2020
Pillen, who represents District 3 on the Board, was elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2018. He served as vice chairman in 2019.
UNO Names Lindsey Parde Employee of the MonthFebruary 06, 2020
Lindsey was nominated by her peers for her extraordinary job performance and welcoming personality.
Iowa Caucuses Provide Opportunities for UNO Faculty to Showcase Their ExpertiseFebruary 06, 2020
Media outlets turned to the expertise of faculty members at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) before, during, and after the 2020 Iowa caucuses.
Discount on Certificate in Fundraising ManagementFebruary 05, 2020
Students, faculty and staff can receive a 15% discount.
How You Can Support Climate JusticeFebruary 05, 2020
The Office of Sustainability is providing tips on how you can support climate justice and make an impact in your community.
UNO Researchers to Study How Use of Prosthetic Limbs Affects Neural ActivityFebruary 05, 2020
Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study how the brain adapts to the use of 3D-printed prosthetic limbs.
Call for Abstracts | Department of DefenseFebruary 03, 2020
This year’s STIX aims to highlight the importance of basic research in disrupting current paradigms and assumptions; deadline is Feb. 17.
#NUforNE: The Need for Art in MedicineFebruary 03, 2020
UNO’s Medical Humanities Program is making a positive impact on patients and physicians.
Diversity, Equity Training Allows Faculty to Increase Travel, Professional Support FundingFebruary 03, 2020
The UNO Center for Faculty Excellence and UNO Office of Academic Affairs are supporting faculty through honoraria funding to those who participate in workshop opportunities.
UNO, UNMC Payment Services to be Housed on UNO CampusFebruary 01, 2020
Payment Services, formerly Accounts Payable, has operated jointly at both campuses since December 2018.
Call for Nominations | 2020 Academic Advisor of the YearJanuary 31, 2020
This award recognizes professional academic advisors for their exceptional service to students, their colleagues and/or the university; nominations due by March 1.
Call for Nominations | Spirit of Service AwardJanuary 30, 2020
This award recognizes outstanding Office/Service individuals who provide services that strengthen the community and improves the lives of others; deadline March 6.
UNO Professor Shares How Cities Like Omaha Can Appeal to STEM GraduatesJanuary 30, 2020
Omaha’s growing reputation for research, technology, and innovation comes at a time when demand for workers in STEM occupations is at an all-time high. Yet Omaha still has room to grow in terms of welcoming, cultivating, and advocating for STEM professionals.
Flag Lowering for James FawcettJanuary 29, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree James Fawcett, who recently passed away.
Students Celebrate 2020, Year of the Rat, Far From HomeJanuary 28, 2020
Students studying at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), far from their homes in China, celebrated the beginning of 2020, the Chinese New Year, and the Spring Festival this past weekend.
New Report Urges Need to Prioritize Nebraska's Early Childhood WorkforceJanuary 28, 2020
UNO’s Nancy Edick and Catherine Lang will be part of a discussion panel regarding the report at a launch event on Jan. 30; livestream of event available.
UNO Dance Team Makes History at UDA NationalsJanuary 27, 2020
The 19-member team’s effort in Orlando led to the first dance division medal placement in team history.
NU Committee to Lead Retirement Plan 'Checkup'January 27, 2020
The goal of the committee is to ensure current plans are serving the needs of employees. There are no changes being made to employee retirement benefits.
UNO Makes History at Nebraska Public Relations Awards CeremonyJanuary 24, 2020
Dozens of students, faculty and alumni were recognized among the best in the state for their work in the communications field at the 2020 Nebraska PRSA Paper Anvil Awards.
Meet the New University-Wide Travel AgencyJanuary 22, 2020
Representatives from Fox World Travel will be on campus to meet with interested faculty and staff; Feb. 6.
"Overcoming the Impossible" | A Motivational ForumJanuary 21, 2020
Join us as Paul Hernandez, Ph.D., gives a keynote address sharing his personal story and testimony to the challenges, he faced growing up and how he overcame adversity; Feb. 6.
Candice Batton to Serve as Coordinator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for FacultyJanuary 20, 2020
Batton will be supported in this work by a faculty committee, consisting of individuals recommended by the deans.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Inclusion Search UpdateJanuary 17, 2020
The current search for a single position at both UNO and UNMC is being suspended and searches for individual positions at each campus will move forward instead.
Volunteers Needed for Midwest Affiliates of College and University Residence Halls ConferenceJanuary 16, 2020
Responsibilities include directing guests around campus, surveilling hospitality rooms, aiding during check-in at the hotel, helping set up meals coming from caterers and more; Feb. 6 - 8.
Weil Named Interim Title IX CoordinatorJanuary 16, 2020
In the role, Weil will be responsible for leadership, compliance and oversight regarding statutes and regulations related to Title IX and sexual misconduct policies.
Dean's, Chancellor's Lists Recognize Students for Academic Excellence in Fall 2019 SemesterJanuary 16, 2020
Roughly 4,500 students are being recognized for their academic achievements during the Fall 2019 semester at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) with inclusion on the Chancellor's and/or Dean's List.
President Carter Applauds Proposed Scholarship ProgramJanuary 16, 2020
NU President Ted Carter thanked the governor for making student financial aid a priority in his mid-biennium budget adjustments.
UNO, UNMC Faculty Get Global Engagement GrantsJanuary 15, 2020
The grants are awarded to faculty from across the university who increase global perspectives in their on-campus courses and programs.
UNO Names Wendy Duerfeldt Schutte Director of Academic BudgetJanuary 15, 2020
Duerfeldt Schutte holds a master's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in educational administration with emphasis in higher education.
Proposed New Policy | Student Code of ConductJanuary 14, 2020
A proposed new policy is open for review and comment.
UNO Online Programs Ranked Among Best in NationJanuary 14, 2020
The latest rankings of online programs by U.S. News & World Report names the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) among the nation’s best.
Flag Lowering for Russell PalmerJanuary 14, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree Russell Palmer, who recently passed away.
UNO Dance Team Earns Double Regional TitlesJanuary 13, 2020
The team earned a 1st place finish in Division I Pom and a 1st place in Division I Jazz.
Women Investing in Nebraska - Funding Opportunity AvailableJanuary 13, 2020
University of Nebraska programs and Nebraska nonprofit organizations addressing issues important to the state may now submit funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska grant awards program; deadline is Feb. 18.
Maximize Your Student Fees at the UNO Health CenterJanuary 13, 2020
Students, don’t waste your money by going off campus for health care when you can get many services you need at Nebraska Medicine UNO Health Center at no cost.
UNO Magazine: Taming Wildlife ReservationsJanuary 13, 2020
A local wildlife rescue organization turned to students from the College of Information Science & Technology at UNO to reign in an out-of-control reservation system.
UNO Magazine: Santa Paws Gives Fido and Friends a Holiday to RememberJanuary 13, 2020
For 13 years, UNO PRSSA has made it easy for those in the Omaha community to make sure Spot, Rover and Fido are given as much attention as Rudolph, Donner and Blitzen.
UNO Magazine: Furry FashionsJanuary 13, 2020
Thanks to the UNO Bookstore, pet owners can put the “O” in Fido. Early in 2019 the bookstore added pet clothing to its expansive list of UNO apparel available on campus and online.
UNO Magazine: Nuts About Black SquirrelsJanuary 13, 2020
How are melanistic squirrels, or black squirrels as most call them, expanding westward across the U.S.? Students in James Wilson's class are studying to find out.
UNO Magazine: More Collaborative Than A Barrel of MonkeysJanuary 13, 2020
In its fourth decade, UNO’s Callitrichid Research Center is strengthening research collaborations and exploring new questions about what marmosets can tell us about ourselves.
Winter 2020 UNO Magazine Now AvailableJanuary 13, 2020
The most recent issue of the UNO Magazine, featuring a focus on the ways our alumni, faculty, staff and student work with the animal kingdom, hit homes earlier this month.
Flag Lowering for Jean ElkonJanuary 13, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree Jean Elkon, who recently passed away.
Flag Lowering for Willa BruceJanuary 13, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree Willa Bruce, who recently passed away.
Omaha North Senior Awarded 'Maverick in the Making' ScholarshipJanuary 13, 2020
Desyree’ McGhee plans to pursue a degree that will help her change the conversation around seeking mental health treatment.
UNO Magazine: Betting On UNOJanuary 13, 2020
If you really want to Know the O, you need to know horses. For what today is a home for Mavericks — Scott Campus — once was a home for ponies — the Ak-Sar-Ben Race Track and Coliseum.
UNO Magazine: Walk This WayJanuary 13, 2020
UNO Biomechanics staff turn to squirrels, pigs, cockroaches and other insects and animals for insights that better human mobility and health.
UNO Magazine: Canine ConnectionsJanuary 13, 2020
Is there something happening physiologically between people and pooches that makes this bond so close? In 2014, a team of UNO researchers was one of the first to observe a connection between species.
UNO Magazine: Heavenly Wind Among Saints and SinnersJanuary 13, 2020
UNO Geology Professor George Engelmann discovered a fossilized treasure trove — and a first-of-its-kind relative to the dinosaurs.
Embree Begins Role as Director of Budget and Fiscal AnalysisJanuary 11, 2020
Embree will be responsible for overseeing, administering and managing UNO's campus-wide university budget and related reporting.
UNO Names Ana Gavia Employee of the MonthJanuary 10, 2020
Ana was nominated by her peers for dedication and flexibility.
Funding Opportunity for COBRE Pilot Project MechanismJanuary 09, 2020
The goal of the Pilot Project mechanism is to enhance the development of the research for a NIH New Investigator by providing support for research, necessary instrumentation, supplies, and other expenses; deadline March 15.
President’s Op-Ed: An Opportunity For a Statewide Conversation About the University’s FutureJanuary 09, 2020
As we begin a new semester, hear from University of Nebraska President Ted Carter.
Message on Avoiding Email ScamsJanuary 09, 2020
The UNO Department of Public Safety and Information Technology Services says to be on alert for potential email-based scams making the rounds.
UNO Drone Expert Huang Lends Expertise to Drone Mystery CoverageJanuary 08, 2020
As unexplained reports of drone sightings across Nebraska and eastern Colorado continue to garner national attention, a faculty expert in drone usage from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has helped provide perspective and insight into the mystery.
#NUforNE: How Biomechanics is Moving Nebraska in the Right DirectionJanuary 08, 2020
The UNO Department of Biomechanics is bringing millions of dollars in grant money to Nebraska for its groundbreaking innovations in medical products.
Flag Lowering for William CampbellJanuary 08, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree William Campbell, who recently passed away.
Vascular Fitness Measurements ServiceJanuary 06, 2020
UNO's Vascular Research Lab offers a vascular fitness assessment, which includes measurements of blood pressure, arterial stiffness and endothelial function. A fee is required.
New International Travel Form Aims to Better Serve NU TravelersJanuary 06, 2020
A new electronic questionnaire prior to all international travel that will help ensure a consistent approval and reimbursement process across the NU system.
10 Resolutions for a Sustainable LifestyleJanuary 06, 2020
Live sustainably in 2020 with these tips from UNO's Office of Sustainability.
Flag Lowering for Paul HayduskaJanuary 02, 2020
The UNO flag will be lowered for UNO retiree Paul Hayduska who recently passed away.
Call for Nominations | WiSTEM Pro2 Crockett AwardDecember 17, 2019
WiSTEM Pro2 is seeking nominations for their annual Crockett Award; deadline is Jan. 20.
On-Campus Student Employment Moving to HandshakeDecember 11, 2019
All on-campus student jobs and work study positions are now advertised exclusively in Handshake.
Call for Nominations | 2020 CCSGE AwardsNovember 24, 2019
The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Gender Equity awards will be presented at the Legendary Leaders Awards Luncheon; deadline for nominations is Jan. 20.
Call for Nominations | Chancellor’s Outstanding Student Leadership AwardNovember 22, 2019
This award recognizes an undergraduate student who demonstrates leadership campus organizations and community volunteer work, in addition to scholarly achievement; deadline is Jan. 17.
Call for Nominations | The Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women’s & Gender StudiesNovember 20, 2019
Recognizing extraordinary service to the UNO Women’s & Gender Studies program; deadline is Feb. 21.
Screening Intakes Open for Sexual Assault Survivors GroupOctober 16, 2019
The group meets for an hour and a half, once a week for eight weeks.