News Release Archive
UNO Students Travel to 939 Cities in IowaJuly 30, 2021
Seth Varner and Austin Schneider, two soon-to-be juniors at UNO, have been traveling across Iowa this summer to visit each of the state’s 939 incorporated towns. Their journeys have been covered by media outlets locally, regionally, and nationally – including by outlets like Yahoo News.
Student Employment Moving to Division of Student SuccessJuly 29, 2021
Previously overseen by UNO Human Resources, student employment opportunities at UNO will now be managed through the Division of Student Success.
Lutte Earns Ninety-Nines Award of Achievement in Aviation for Outstanding ContributionsJuly 26, 2021
Rebecca Lutte, Ph.D., an associate professor at the UNO Aviation Institute, was awarded the Ninety-Nines Award of Achievement for Contributions to Aviation.
16 Mavericks Named AHCA/Krampade Academic All-American ScholarsJuly 26, 2021
To qualify, a student-athlete must have attained at least a 3.6 grade-point average for each semester, regardless of whether the school's hockey team was able to play this season or not.
UNO Experts on Safeguarding Your Online IdentityJuly 22, 2021
Three faculty from UNO's College of Information Science & Technology share tips on how to safeguard your online identity in a digital era.
How to Watch Mavericks Competing in TokyoJuly 22, 2021
Omaha Athletics has two alumni competing in the Tokyo Olympics.
Returning to In-Person, On Campus Activity by Aug. 23July 21, 2021
UNO Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, has asked that all employees prioritize on-campus work and physical presence no later than the start of the Fall 2021 semester on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.
From the Office of the President: In Defense of Academic Freedom at the University of NebraskaJuly 21, 2021
The preservation of academic freedom is vital for any great university.
Dept. of Navy Grant Sparks Development of Cybersecurity Curriculum for Middle, High School StudentsJuly 21, 2021
A new and engaging resource is now in development at UNO to help educate the next generation on staying safe from online hackers and scammers.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Vickie Stone Advisor of the MonthJuly 19, 2021
Stone was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Mike Kemp Named Interim Athletic DirectorJuly 16, 2021
Mike Kemp, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Events and Facilities within UNO Athletics, has been named interim Athletic Director.
Youth Camps Provide Safe Summer Fun On CampusJuly 16, 2021
After many youth camps were forced to shutter last summer, a number of UNO-based camps have found ways to offer safe and exciting opportunities this year.
UNO Names Grant Hilgenkamp Employee of the MonthJuly 15, 2021
Hilgenkamp was recognized for his work with students and contributions to repairing instrumental technology needed by UNO Theatre.
Jaci Lindburg Named NU Associate Vice President of Digital Education and IT StrategyJuly 15, 2021
In her new role, Lindburg will oversee NU Online, the system-wide platform bringing together 150-plus online programs offered by the four campuses of the University of Nebraska, in addition to continuing systemwide leadership for information technology strategy.
UNO Researchers: Local Unemployment Rates Just One Piece of the Economic Recovery PuzzleJuly 14, 2021
New research from UNO’s College of Business Administration (CBA) shows that unemployment numbers alone fail to provide a full picture of Omaha’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
UNO Congratulates Trev Alberts on Being Named UNL Director of AthleticsJuly 14, 2021
UNO Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, praised Alberts for his achievements and the university system for recognizing and promoting talent from within the university.
Early Alert Pilot Program to Expand This SummerJuly 14, 2021
Designed to identify students at risk of falling behind in their academic journey, developers of the Early Alert Pilot program will be reaching out to departments and units to be part of its next phase.
Chancellor Li: Storm Recovery Next StepsJuly 13, 2021
Li: "As our university and the Omaha community recover from this weekend’s storms, I cannot contain my pride for all the ways in which we came together as Mavericks to stay safe, informed, and cared for."
Electric Crews Housed at UNO Amid Storm Recovery EffortsJuly 13, 2021
UNO partnered with OPPD to provide housing for 175 lineworkers from regional companies within UNO’s Scott Residence Hall as they continue to restore power to OPPD customers.
Pettid Named to LB247 Mental Health Crisis Hotline Task ForceJuly 07, 2021
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Cathy Pettid, LMHP, has been selected to serve as a nonvoting member of the Nebraska Legislature's Mental Health Crisis Hotline Task Force.
Omaha Swimming and Diving Earns CSCAA Scholar All-America HonorsJuly 06, 2021
The Omaha swimming and diving team was named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2021 semester.
Chancellor Li: The Importance of VaccinationsJuly 06, 2021
Li: "Our entire UNO community is looking forward to the Fall 2021 semester and a chance to return to more traditional campus operations. That is why I would like to strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations if they have not done so already and it is safe for them to do so."
Juan Casas Named Acting Dean for Graduate StudiesJuly 01, 2021
Casas will lead Graduate Studies in an interim capacity while Dean of Graduate Studies Deborah Smith-Howell serves as UNO Chancellor Joanne Li’s Chief of Staff through the end of 2021.
Deborah Smith-Howell Named Interim Chief of Staff to Chancellor Joanne LiJuly 01, 2021
Smith-Howell, UNO’s associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies, has served the university for more than 30 years as an educator and an administrator.