2021 News Release Archive
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.
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.
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.
#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.
Global Engagement at UNO: What's Next?March 04, 2021
Students 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 March 25.
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.