News Release Archive
UNO Returning to Traditional Operations for Fall 2021April 30, 2021
Leadership from the UNO campus has announced plans to return to traditional operations for the Fall 2021 semester, which includes campus teaching, working, and learning activities, as well as on-campus events.
Students, Faculty Earn Fulbright AwardsApril 30, 2021
Two students, including one alumna, and three faculty, all from the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, are the latest Mavericks to receive the prestigious, international designation.
Omaha Downs No. 23 UNC-Greensboro for First NCAA Tournament Win in Program HistoryApril 29, 2021
The Mavericks advance in the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament to face Stanford; May 2.
Kemp Honored With 2021 NCHC Commissioner's AwardApril 29, 2021
For his service to the Conference and NCAA men's hockey during a difficult 2020-21 season, Omaha senior associate athletic director Mike Kemp has been honored with the award.
Flag Lowering for Lepree Carroll-FanslerApril 29, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in honor of UNO student Lepree Carroll-Fansler, who passed away on April 2, 2021, at the age of 23.
Human Resources and Student Employment Announce Student Employees of the YearApril 28, 2021
Katrina Washington (Chemistry), Morgan Dickey (CBA Career Center), and Shawn Plucinski (Creative Production Lab) have been named UNO's Student Employees of the Year.
Omaha Dance Team Crowned National ChampionsApril 28, 2021
The Omaha dance team wrapped up its season as Division I Game Day national champions in the UDA Virtual College Nationals.
NU Foundation's UNO Lead Steps DownApril 27, 2021
The University of Nebraska (NU) Foundation's Mike Bird is stepping down as Vice President of UNO Advancement.
Governor Signs State Budget Package, Including University FundingApril 26, 2021
The NU system will receive increased funding, a new scholarship program in-need students will continue, and a successful deferred maintenance partnership with the state will be extended under a two-year budget package signed Monday by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
The Maverick Minute: Maeve HemmerApril 26, 2021
New Student Body President and Student Regent Maeve Hemmer joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D, to discuss her goals for her time in office.
Finding the Strength to Succeed: May 2021 Student Commencement StoriesApril 26, 2021
Learn how nine of UNO’s May 2021 graduates found the strength to succeed.
Apply to be a U.S. Diversity General Education Faculty ScholarApril 23, 2021
Faculty are invited submit an application to be part of the first ever General Education U.S. Diversity Faculty Scholars Cohort; apply by May 13.
UNO Names Rachael Jensen Employee of the MonthApril 23, 2021
Jensen was recognized for taking on additional responsibilities, building on her youth safety experience, to support the Office of Health Security throughout the campus' COVID-19 pandemic response.
UNO Faculty, Staff, Advisors Celebrated During 2021 Recognition BanquetApril 23, 2021
Members of the UNO Staff Advisory Council, Faculty Senate, and the Academic Advising Council gathered in a virtual setting to celebrate two years of achievement and service to the university’s mission.
CBA Students Open the “Info Window” to Truth and Credibility OnlineApril 23, 2021
How can you tell fact from fiction online? Students within the CBA Scholars Academy are providing resources to help identify and slow the spread of misinformation.
UNO's Brightest Recognized During 2021 Student Honors ConvocationApril 22, 2021
Dozens of UNO graduate and undergraduate students were recognized for their achievements in the 2020-2021 academic year at the virtual Student Honors Convocation on April 22.
NU System President Carter Visits UNO Aviation InstituteApril 22, 2021
Carter met with students and utilized the flight simulation facility.
East Parking Garage Access Restricted May Through AugustApril 22, 2021
Maintenance on the East Parking Garage on UNO's Dodge Campus will cause closures and impact garage access; second-level will close May 3 - June 25, top level will close June 26 - Aug. 12.
Flags Lowered to Honor Walter MondaleApril 21, 2021
Following a proclamation from President Joe Biden and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, all U.S., Nebraska, and University flags will be lowered to half-staff to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale and remain lowered until his internment.
Flag Lowering for Aja Kneip PelsterApril 21, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Kneip Pelster, who passed away on March 11, 2021, at the age of 40.
NU State Budget, Deferred Maintenance Proposal ApprovedApril 20, 2021
The Nebraska Legislature approved the state's two-year budget package, along with a plan to extend a state-University of Nebraska partnership to address building maintenance needs across the campuses.
Chancellor Gold: The Importance of Taking Care of Each Other and OurselvesApril 19, 2021
"In these coming days and weeks please take care of yourself and take care of each other. You are seen. You are important. You have value as a member of the Maverick family. You are welcome here."
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Natalie Floreani Advisor of the MonthApril 19, 2021
Floreani was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Indigenous Dance, Song, and Cultural Traditions Presented Virtually at Annual Pow WowApril 18, 2021
Native Americans and non-Natives came together, albeit virtually, to honor generations of tribal citizens at the annual Wambli Sapa Memorial Pow Wow.
Flags Lowered to Honor Indianapolis Shooting VictimsApril 17, 2021
Following a proclamation from President Joe Biden and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, all U.S., Nebraska, and University flags will be lowered to half-staff through April 20.
Participate in 2021 UNO Sustainability SurveyApril 16, 2021
As part of the campus' longstanding commitment to creating a sustainable, environmentally-friendly campus and culture, UNO Sustainability needs your input; survey closes April 30.
Hicks to Step Down as Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Access, and InclusionApril 16, 2021
Cecil Hicks, Jr., will step down as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion to become the Omaha Public Schools Chief Talent Officer.
UNO Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts 2021 ClassApril 14, 2021
The 114-year-old national honor society recently welcomed 66 new UNO students and staff members.
The Maverick Minute: Jane MezaApril 14, 2021
Office of Health Security Interim Executive Director Jane Meza, Ph.D., joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss the “Prevent COVID U” research study.
Future Entrepreneurs Learn the Ropes Through New CurriculumApril 14, 2021
Middle and high school students will learn the first steps to becoming entrepreneurs through a new curriculum designed by economics experts in business and education.
Omaha Set to Host Summit League Tournament, Earns No. 3 SeedApril 13, 2021
The Mavericks are set to host the 2020-21 Summit League women's soccer tournament at Caniglia Field; April 15 and 17.
Students Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine Research Study From UNMC, Children's HospitalApril 09, 2021
We are happy to announce UNO has been selected as one of 20 sites across the country to conduct the “Prevent COVID U” research study. Participants aged 19 through 26 years of age are needed.
Quarantine Care Packages Keep Students ConnectedApril 09, 2021
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UNO staff and students have helped bring food, and company, to those who have needed to quarantine on campus.
UNO Named 2020 Tree Campus USAApril 09, 2021
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.
Lori Arias Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardApril 09, 2021
Arias, Associate Director of International Advising, was presented with the award at the April Board of Regents meeting. She was recognized for her commitment to students and global education efforts.
#NUforNE: Shifting the Focus from Crime Perpetrators to Crime VictimsApril 07, 2021
Tara Richards, Ph.D., a criminologist at UNO, heads the new Victimology and Victim Studies Research Lab, which conducts research related to crime victims and crime victimization. The lab’s work informs policy and practice and help shape prevention and intervention efforts.
UNO Centers Drive and Measure Economic Impact Amid PandemicApril 06, 2021
As the state grappled with challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska businesses and public officials received much needed data, resources, and support from the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) and the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), both housed at UNO.
Chavez Jurado Named Newman Civic FellowApril 06, 2021
Vanessa Chavez Jurado, a junior political science major and outgoing student body vice president, was recognized nationally for service to the community and to the UNO campus.
UNO, UNMC Announce New Emergency Management DirectorApril 05, 2021
Diane Mack has been named director of emergency management for both UNO and UNMC.
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of U.S. Capitol AttackApril 02, 2021
Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the victims of the April 2 attack on the U.S. Capitol; through April 6.
UNO Student Government Announces 2021-2022 Student RepresentativesApril 02, 2021
Maeve Hemmer will serve as student body president and student regent, and Amy Lopez Hernandez will serve as vice president for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Flag Lowering for Robert SimpsonApril 02, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Simpson, who passed away on March 17, 2021, at the age of 94.
Blanco Earns National Recognition as Rising Graduate ScholarApril 01, 2021
Felipe Blanco, a doctoral candidate and graduate assistant in the School of Public Administration, was recently recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.