2021 News Release Archive
UNO Partnerships Drive Counterterrorism Efforts, Identification of Fallen Service MembersJune 11, 2021
UNO's partnerships with federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S Department of Defense bring Mavericks into important military and national security research.
UNO Aims to Fulfill Nebraska Workforce Needs Through STEM Education StatewideJune 10, 2021
If students knew that what they learned in STEM courses could make a difference in the world and their community, would they pursue related careers?
UNO Scholarship Program Equips Students for SuccessJune 10, 2021
Nearly 50 years after its inception, the Goodrich Program at UNO boasts 1,900 alumni who have gone on to become business leaders, educators, medical professionals, elected officials and others having a positive impact on the state.
Maverick Food Pantry Helps Community Members in NeedJune 09, 2021
The pantry is available to currently enrolled students at UNO, UNMC, and CSM; Avenue Scholars students; and currently employed faculty and staff members at UNO.
Community Partnerships Drive UNO’s Impact in Nebraska and BeyondJune 04, 2021
True to its mission as a metropolitan institution, UNO is proud to call Nebraska home while also transforming and improving the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally.
Changes to the Bullseye, Maverick Daily This SummerJune 04, 2021
Adjustments to our campus newsletters will be taking place over the next few months as a follow up to a recent feedback survey.
UNO OLLAS Study First to Examine Human Trafficking for Foreign-Born Latin Americans in NebraskaJune 03, 2021
UNO researchers are releasing the findings of a new study on labor and sex trafficking among Nebraska’s foreign-born Latin American population.
High Altitude Balloons Return to Near-Space from UNOJune 03, 2021
Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha have once again sent experiments to near-space through two high-altitude balloon launches – this time in support of a unique opportunity to launch a small satellite into orbit.
Call for Nominations: Ombuds Services DirectorJune 02, 2021
Ombuds Services is a resource for faculty, staff, and students with conflicts, problems, and concerns that are university related; nominations are due June 30.
UNO Centers Drive and Measure Economic Impact Amid PandemicJune 02, 2021
As the state grappled with challenges presented by 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.
Social Work Students Help Homeless Populations Amid PandemicJune 02, 2021
Practicum students within UNO’s Grace Abbott School of Social Work have played a key role in helping a local homeless shelter continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flags Lowered to Honor San Jose Shooting VictimsMay 27, 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 May 30.
Only 8% of Nebraska Workforce Stayed Fully Remote Into 2021, CPS Data ShowsMay 25, 2021
According to data recently presented by UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), only about 8% of Nebraska workers remained in remote operations in the first two months of 2021; a significant drop from a high of 16% in May 2020.
Never Stop Growing: UNO's Role as an Age-Friendly UniversityMay 24, 2021
UNO recently obtained national recognition as a university that supports learning at all ages. However, the university's history of supporting lifelong learning stretches back decades. Learn about these resources and programs that are available on campus and online.
Schaffer Named CFE DirectorMay 21, 2021
Connie Schaffer, Ed.D., a UNO associate professor and alumna, has been named the new director of the university's Center for Faculty Excellence.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Mallory Johnson Advisor of the MonthMay 20, 2021
Johnson was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
National Strategic Research Institute Appoints 16 UNO Researchers as NSRI FellowsMay 20, 2021
A group of 16 faculty from UNO will join colleagues from across the University of Nebraska System to boost research contributions tied to national security.
UNO Criminologists Studying Efforts to Improve Sexual Assault Kit ProcessingMay 19, 2021
A team of researchers from UNO’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) are leading new research to evaluate efforts to improve processing of sexual assault kits in Minnesota.
UNO Names Mary Razor Employee of the MonthMay 19, 2021
Razor was nominated for her willingness to work unique hours to ensure UNO employees are paid on time and the ability to think proactively to answer employee questions.
UNO Center for Public Affairs Research Provides Understanding of Census NumbersMay 17, 2021
What did the 2020 Census reveal about Nebraska? Experts from UNO CPAR helped area media understand what the Census numbers meant for communities locally and statewide.
Data Shows Nebraska Employment Numbers Lag in Protracted COVID-19 RecoveryMay 17, 2021
While data shows that the impact of COVID-19 on the Nebraska economy was lesser than the nation as a whole, the state still hit a ten-year low in employment numbers in 2020, according to UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR).
Mavericks Advance To First Summit League ChampionshipMay 14, 2021
Omaha Softball will play South Dakota State for the championship; May 15.
Flag Lowering for Larry TrussellMay 14, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Larry Trussell, who passed away on May 7, 2021, at the age of 77.
Proposed Policy Revisions | Export Control and Prep WeekMay 12, 2021
Proposed policy revisions open for review and comment; provide feedback by May 28.
Big Idea: Medical Humanities Projects Move ForwardMay 11, 2021
Seven UNO Medical Humanities/Ted Kooser Center for Health Humanities Big Idea research and creative activity projects will get underway this summer as part of the Big Ideas strategic investment.
Syracuse High School Senior Awarded the 'Maverick in the Making' ScholarshipMay 09, 2021
Teja Farley is on a mission to turn a passion for helping others into a career as an educational psychologist.
"Outstanding Innovation in Teaching with Technology Award" Recipients AnnouncedMay 07, 2021
Sponsored by ITS, the award honors faculty who have implemented outstanding innovative teaching approaches shown to increase student learning, engagement and success.
Revisiting One Graduate's Inspiring Story, Five Years LaterMay 06, 2021
In 2016, Taryn Schaaf had her dreams of walking to get her diploma come true. Now, she wants to inspire the next generation of Maverick alumni.
More Than 200 Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at UNO ClinicMay 05, 2021
More than 200 people rolled up their sleeves and received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at UNO’s first on-campus vaccination clinic, which was held Friday, April 30.
UNO Launches Partnership Easing Access to Degrees for BCBSNE EmployeesMay 05, 2021
Employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will have the opportunity to pursue a degree at UNO without paying upfront tuition costs thanks to a new innovative corporate partnership.
2021 UNO Retirees and Service Anniversary HonoreesMay 03, 2021
Congratulations to our outstanding retirees and employees for their dedicated service and commitment to UNO!
Joanne Li Confirmed as UNO Chancellor; Will Assume Role July 1May 03, 2021
In a historic appointment, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents today unanimously confirmed Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, as the 16th chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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 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 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'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.
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.
NU System President Carter Visits UNO Aviation InstituteApril 22, 2021
Carter met with students and utilized the flight simulation facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
COVID-19 Vaccine UpdateApril 05, 2021
Individuals age 16 and up may soon be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Douglas County as part of vaccination Phase 2B.
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.
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.
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.
Attend Center for Faculty Excellence Director Candidate ForumsApril 01, 2021
The campus community is invited to hear from three finalists for the position of Director of the UNO Center for Faculty Excellence; April 8, 12, and 15.
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.
Flag Lowering for Daniel AllenMarch 31, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Allen, who passed away on March 10, 2021, at the age of 64.
NU System, UNO to Recognize Chosen Names, Gender IdentitiesMarch 31, 2021
The new policy will allow all students, faculty, and staff to use a chosen name to identify themselves as well as identify and use a gender identity instead of, or in addition to, their sex.
UNO Professor Escayg Helping Omaha Teachers Build Anti-Racist ClassroomsMarch 31, 2021
Escayg is joining the University of Nebraska's Buffett Early Childhood Institute and local teachers to bring anti-racist theories and practices to Omaha-area classrooms.
TRANScending Trans Narratives: Ally's Story of ResilienceMarch 30, 2021
Ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility, UNO student Ally Nelson shares her story of how support from campus groups like TRANScend have been lifelines for her and other students in navigating school, life, and their own identities.
Flag Lowering for Ted KauffroathMarch 29, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of UNO employee Ted Kauffroath, who passed away on March 13, 2021, at the age of 63.
Alsuleiman Receives Prestigious Goldwater ScholarshipMarch 29, 2021
The only Nebraskan to receive the award and one of just 410 students from around the country, Sarah Alsuleiman, a double major in biology and chemistry, is poised to be a leader in the STEM field.
Field Set For Summit League Volleyball ChampionshipMarch 29, 2021
The fourth-seeded Mavericks are one of four teams set to compete at the tournament to be held at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.; April 2-3.
Students Find Success at UNO's Virtual Research and Creative Activity FairMarch 26, 2021
A group of 17 students from a range of programs and colleges were recognized for their innovative contribution to their field.
Let Us Know: What Does an Age-Friendly Campus Look Like?March 25, 2021
The survey results will not only help UNO identify its age-friendly assets and gaps but will also help to refine what age-friendliness means in higher education and how we can broaden and deepen our efforts.
Eppley Construction to Impact ParkingMarch 24, 2021
Parking Lot A, the Eppley loading dock, and various stalls will be impacted through the duration of the project, which is scheduled to conclude at the end of May.
UNO Faculty Sweep NU System HonorsMarch 24, 2021
Ramazan Kılınç (Political Science); Nick Stergiou (Biomechanics); and Christine Cutucache (Biology) each earned system honors for teaching, research, and engagement.
Flag Lowering for Donald ShultMarch 23, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Shult, a retired UNO physics professor who passed away on March 8, 2021, at the age of 91.
Flags Lowered to Honor Boulder Shooting VictimsMarch 23, 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 Sunday, March 27.
Reminder: Confirm Required University of Nebraska Anti-Virus Software UpdatesMarch 22, 2021
If you are using a Symantec antivirus software provided by the University of Nebraska, it's time to make the switch to Cortex XDR.
UNO Libraries Seeking Campus FeedbackMarch 22, 2021
A quick, 10-minute survey will provide much needed information as UNO Libraries looks ahead to the future; please complete by April 14.
Mavericks Return to NCAA Ice Hockey ChampionshipMarch 21, 2021
Omaha Hockey will play Minnesota in the first round of the NCAA West Regional this weekend. Share your Maverick Spirit through selfies and encouragement on social media the day before the big game; March 26.
The New Student Email Experience Has ArrivedMarch 19, 2021
Here are some tips from Information Technology Services (ITS) to get started in Microsoft 365.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Hailey Larsen Advisor of the MonthMarch 19, 2021
Larsen was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
UNO Names Amanda Rucker Employee of the MonthMarch 19, 2021
Rucker was recognized by her colleagues for her depth of knowledge, innovative ideas, and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure everyone feels welcome at UNO and in the College of Information Science & Technology.
A Statement From Chancellor Gold on Recent Hate IncidentsMarch 18, 2021
Following the recent mass shooting in Georgia, we must remain committed to making the world a better place and, to making our campuses safe and welcoming environments for all to work, teach, and learn.
Flags Lowered to Honor Atlanta Shooting VictimsMarch 18, 2021
The U.S., Nebraska, and UNO flags will be lowered through sunset on Monday, March 22. Read for Chancellor Gold's statement on combating racism and hate.
UNO Department of Management Wins Universitywide Teaching AwardMarch 17, 2021
The UDTA, one of the President’s Excellence Awards, is the NU system’s most prestigious honor for departmental excellence in teaching.
Growing Self-Confidence Through Student Involvement at UNOMarch 17, 2021
With some encouragement from friends, Brittany Kohl became active with the Accessibility Services Center and Student Involvement during her sophomore year. By easing out of isolation and becoming involved, Kohl’s inner confidence grew along with her voice.
UNO Research Finds Omaha Housing Prices Continue to Climb Despite PandemicMarch 17, 2021
The average price of single-family home in Omaha rose by over 10 percent in 2020 -- a nearly eight percent spike compared to the preceding 20 years, according to UNO research.
Omaha Softball to Open New Field Against Northern ColoradoMarch 17, 2021
In their first home game at Connie Claussen Field, the Mavericks will take on Northern Colorado; March 19.
Flott Named Interim Director of UNO Alumni EngagementMarch 15, 2021
Flott's appointment follows the resignation of Lee Denker from the UNO Alumni Association.
Benson High School Senior Awarded the ‘Maverick in the Making’ ScholarshipMarch 14, 2021
When the world is in need of a helper, Jade Reed will be the first to lend a hand.
Leading Nebraska: Developing Safer Communities with Smarter Criminal Justice ResearchMarch 11, 2021
Doctoral student Ebonie Epinger and other UNO researchers are taking a deeper look at Nebraska jails to see how states can reduce reoffending, distribute resources more effectively, and support safer communities.
The Future of Flight in a Post-COVID WorldMarch 11, 2021
Am I safe to fly? Will vaccines be required to travel internationally? Associate Professor of Aviation Becky Lutte, Ph.D., answers frequently asked questions about what's next for airlines.
The Maverick Minute: Sammi KaiserMarch 10, 2021
Sammi Kaiser, Ph.D., senior director of academic advising and director of ACDC, joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss the important role academic advisors have had in UNO's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Awardees of the Peer Collaboration Mini GrantsMarch 08, 2021
Together with the Center for Faculty Excellence and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant, WiSTEM Pro^2 awarded 12 peer collaboration mini grants this year.
Flag Lowering for Jake ReddingMarch 05, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of UNO student Jake Redding, who passed away on Feb. 2.
Helping Shape Global Engagement at UNOMarch 04, 2021
Faculty and staff can help shape the future of UNO's global engagement opportunities, including Education Abroad experiences, by taking part in a brief survey about their experiences and ideas; complete by May 14.
Meet a Mavigator: Alie SaenzMarch 03, 2021
When Mavericks have questions, MavIGATORS have the answers.
Printing Services Offers Range of OptionsMarch 03, 2021
Printing Services is a full-service in-plant print shop specifically for faculty, staff, and students of UNO and UNMC.
#NUforNE: Creating a Food Revolution with Indoor FarmingMarch 02, 2021
Kiran Bastola, Ph.D., has created a food computer with multiple applications, from education to farming to developing better food-based plants.
Flag Lowering for Leatha DavisMarch 02, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in remembrance of UNO retiree Leatha Davis, who passed away on Jan. 12 at the age of 81.
Student Leaders Reflect on a Year of Challenges, Triumphs One Year into COVID-19 PandemicMarch 01, 2021
Jabin Moore and Vanessa Chavez Jurado share their thoughts on a year unlike any other.
A Recipe for ResilienceMarch 01, 2021
Troy Romero started his UNO story as a first-generation student in 1992. Today he is the chair of the Goodrich Scholarship Program, the same program that helped support him decades ago.
Omaha: A City of OpportunityMarch 01, 2021
A robust network of support is helping students turn small chances into big opportunities.
Nebraska’s Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Back On A Positive Trajectory After StallFebruary 25, 2021
The Nebraska Economic Recovery Dashboard, a joint project of the Planning Committee of the Nebraska State Legislature and UNO Center for Public Affairs Research shows that the pace of the economic recovery appears to be back on a positive trajectory after stalling.
Governing Website Features New and Updated StoriesFebruary 24, 2021
The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) is working with Governing Magazine to offer compelling insights from sources you trust.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Nazaneen Rahmanzai Advisor of the MonthFebruary 24, 2021
Rahmanzai was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
The Maverick Minute: Gina LigonFebruary 24, 2021
Gina Ligon, Ph.D., head of UNO's National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to recognize the one-year anniversary of the center's announcement.
U.S., State Flags to Be Lowered for COVID-19 VictimsFebruary 23, 2021
Following proclamations from President Joe Biden and Gov. Pete Ricketts, all flags will be flown at half staff through Friday, Feb. 26.
Connecting Cases to Curb COVID-19February 19, 2021
UNO public health students serve as contract tracers, providing an empathetic ear for those dealing with their newfound COVID-19 status. These contact tracers connect cases and keep the UNO campus community safe.
UNO Names Alex Zatizabal-Boryca Employee of the MonthFebruary 19, 2021
Zatizabal-Boryca was recognized for her work with the new Career Currency program, helping support UNO's newest students as they join campus from partner companies across Omaha.
Create a Ripple of Kindness: Thank an EducatorFebruary 18, 2021
Every one of us has a story about how an instructor, professor, or TA helped us accomplish more than we thought possible. Now's our chance to say "Thank You."
Reminder: Updates for Faculty Tenure Clock, Maternity Leave PoliciesFebruary 17, 2021
These updates, which were shared with faculty in early February, include extension of the tenure period due to COVID-19 and clarification on faculty maternity leave considerations.
NU President Carter, Supporters Testify on University System's Deferred Maintenance PlanFebruary 16, 2021
Carter: Bold, long-term legislative proposal represents $1.5 billion in taxpayer savings in caring for university facilities.
A Chorus of MavericksFebruary 16, 2021
Faculty and students from UNO's Speech-Language Pathology program say poet-laureate Amanda Gorman's recent performances at the Super Bowl and Presidential Inauguration have raised the profile of their oft-overlooked field.
Students Help with COVID-19 Testing, Work to Keep Campus SafeFebruary 16, 2021
The Office of Health Security works closely with its student workers, local health officials, and the Nebraska Public Health Lab to make the COVID-19 testing experience quick, free, and painless.
Human Resources Implements Expansion of DocuSign PowerForms for All HiringFebruary 16, 2021
Four PowerForm selections will be available with new hire paperwork specific to faculty, student employees, hourly staff, and salaried staff.
Proposed Policy Revision | Academic IntegrityFebruary 15, 2021
Proposed policy revision open for review and comment; provide feedback by March 10.
Flag Lowering for Mary JaresFebruary 12, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today, Feb. 12, in memory of Jares, who passed away on Jan. 14 at the age of 79.
Denker to Step Down as Head of the UNO Alumni AssociationFebruary 12, 2021
Lee Denker will step down as the head of the UNO Alumni Association to become the executive director of the Papillion-LaVista Schools Foundation. An interim director will be named.
Harnoor Singh Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardFebruary 12, 2021
Singh accepted the award virtually during the Feb. 12 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
UNO PRSSA, MaverickPR Focus of “Public Relations Review” Podcast EpisodeFebruary 10, 2021
A national public relations podcast recently put the spotlight on the UNO Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and its student-run firm, MaverickPR.
The Maverick Minute: Frequently Asked QuestionsFebruary 09, 2021
UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., responds to frequently asked questions regarding the university’s plans for the Fall 2021 semester.
ITS Launching Campuswide Network Upgrade This WeekendFebruary 04, 2021
The project will upgrade and unify the wired and wireless networking equipment across all University of Nebraska campuses into a single solution.
#NUforNE: How a UNO Biology Professor is Creating Diversity in Omaha’s Physician PopulationFebruary 03, 2021
Paul Davis' Urban Health Opportunities Program, or UHOP, looks to crack the mold from which most physicians emerge.
UCOMM Recognized with 10 Awards from Local, National OrganizationsFebruary 02, 2021
UNO's Office of University Communication has been recognized by Nebraska PRSA and the Education Digital Marketing Awards for its continued work to elevate student recruitment, engagement, and retention, as well as UNO's perception in the community.
The Maverick Minute: Trev AlbertsJanuary 29, 2021
UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts joined Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., to discuss the NCHC Hockey Pod, a new athletic program, and more.
Service Learning Academy Finds Success With New Faculty Fellows ProgramJanuary 29, 2021
The expanded program now features 12 different fellows split across UNO's Academic Colleges and Big Ideas initiatives.
From The Gateway: "It’s a Family Affair This Weekend, But Taylor Ward is Happy to be Creating His Own Path in Omaha"January 28, 2021
Ward: "I felt this was the best spot for me and looking back I can’t imagine playing anywhere else.”
Key Academic Indicators Report is ReleasedJanuary 28, 2021
A new report from the Office of Academic Affairs provides campus units with data, tools, and guidance for measuring and advancing UNO's academic mission.
CPACS Dean Speaks at Launch of New Websites Providing Access, Transparency to Government Financial DataJanuary 28, 2021
John Bartle, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) is a featured speaker at a webinar hosted by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the Fiscal Service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
UNO Names Arnisha Collins Employee of the MonthJanuary 27, 2021
Collins was recognized for providing leadership in navigating the financial aid needs of students and their families due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Filmmaker, UNO Alumnus Helps Share Omaha’s Stories in PBS SeriesJanuary 27, 2021
The “American Portrait" docuseries shares crowdsourced videos exploring themes of family, work, fun, faith, and community.
Omaha Baseball to Open New Field Against CreightonJanuary 27, 2021
In their first home game at Tal Anderson Field, the Mavericks will take on crosstown rivals the Creighton Bluejays; March 5-7.
UNO Online Programs Ranked Highly by U.S. News & World ReportJanuary 26, 2021
In a year marked by the importance of online learning, U.S. News & World Report has recognized online programs at UNO as being among the best in the nation.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Summer Mueller Advisor of the MonthJanuary 26, 2021
Mueller was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
#NUforNE: Helping Start and Grow Small Businesses in NebraskaJanuary 22, 2021
Small businesses need specialized resources to get off the ground and to grow. That's where the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at UNO comes in.
A Brighter Tomorrow: Looking Ahead to Fall 2021January 22, 2021
In an email to the UNO community on Jan. 22, Chancellor Gold said: "I write you today confident that we will safely return to a new normal with vibrant in-person teaching, working, and learning operations beginning with the Fall 2021 semester."
More Than 5,000 Recognized on Dean's, Chancellor's Lists for Fall 2020January 21, 2021
Students seeking their first bachelor's degree who meet or exceed specific grade point average thresholds are selected for inclusion on the lists as recognition of their outstanding academic performance.
COVID-19 Testing Services UpdateJanuary 19, 2021
UNO and UNMC leadership have developed a new option for providing COVID-19 testing services for employees and students at both institutions as well as their families.
ORCA Welcomes Leadership AdditionsJanuary 18, 2021
The additions will enhance and expand the support that faculty, students, and staff receive.
UNO and NU System Safety Policies ReminderJanuary 15, 2021
With reports of protests planned in the state of Nebraska and across the country, the UNO Department of Public Safety would like to remind our campus community of relevant UNO and NU System safety policies.
Flag Lowering for Dale DavisJanuary 15, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in honor of UNO employee Dale Davis, who passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6.
'MLK's Dream and the Urgency of Now'January 15, 2021
A message from Cecil Hicks, Jr., UNO's Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion.
Governor’s Budget Plan Fully Funds NU Request, Continues Career ScholarshipsJanuary 14, 2021
Gov. Pete Ricketts released a proposed two-year state budget package that fully funds the University of Nebraska system’s appropriations request for 2021-22 and 2022-23, including key investments in student access.
A Message from Chancellor Gold: The Future We CherishJanuary 13, 2021
"It is difficult to know what the coming days and weeks will bring, but I do know that when presented the option, we choose compassion over anger and understanding over ignorance."
UNO, NSRI Streamlining USSTRATCOM Personnel Databases to Create EfficiencyJanuary 13, 2021
UNO, with the University of Nebraska's National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), has been awarded a $150,000 contract with U.S. Strategic Command.
Call for Proposals: NU Amplify 2021- Innovation in Pedagogy and ITJanuary 13, 2021
Submit your proposals for the May 2021 conference; deadline for proposals is Jan. 31.
Provide Proposals for UNO's Strategic Investment in Race, Class, Inequality, Social JusticeJanuary 12, 2021
Submit your proposals to support this important campus-wide effort. Proposals are due March 1; review of proposals will take place at the March Strategic Planning Forum; March 9.
Omaha Central Senior Awarded the ‘Maverick in the Making’ ScholarshipJanuary 11, 2021
Amaya Thompson has her sights set on becoming a wildlife biologist and becoming living proof that no matter who you are and where you come from, you can pursue your passion.
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor U.S. Capitol Police OfficersJanuary 10, 2021
Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the service and sacrifice of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers, and law enforcement across the nation; through Jan. 13.
Coming Soon: UNO Campus Career CouncilJanuary 08, 2021
The UNO Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC) and CBA Career Center have teamed up to create a campuswide career council at UNO.
Flag Lowering for Abdul Raheem YaseerJanuary 08, 2021
The UNO flag will be lowered today in memory of Yaseer, who passed away on Jan. 1, 2021, at the age of 81.
UNO Students to Perform in Virtual Halftime Show During College Football National ChampionshipJanuary 08, 2021
Several Mavericks will join a national music ensemble on college football’s biggest halftime stage: Halftime at the College Football Playoff National Championship game; today.
Katie Hansen Receives NACADA RecognitionJanuary 08, 2021
Hansen, academic advisor for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been awarded the Certificate of Merit of Region 6 Excellence in Advising by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Mavericks Hit New Heights for Academic AchievementJanuary 08, 2021
UNO's 291 student-athletes earned a collective GPA of 3.563 for the Fall 2020 semester, besting their previous benchmark from Spring 2020.
Mavericks Take Action with Community ServiceJanuary 07, 2021
Student-athletes within Omaha Athletics are living up to one of the guiding principles of the department’s mission statement and one of the university’s core tenets of community engagement by helping families in North Omaha.
UNO Chancellor Position Profile ReleasedJanuary 06, 2021
The University of Nebraska system and search committee is seeking a proven, student-centered, and inclusive leader to apply for this important role in shaping UNO's future.