2022 News Release Archive
UNO Announces Next Senior Vice ChancellorOctober 28, 2022
Ni (Phil) He, Ph.D., current vice provost of faculty diversity for Northeastern University, has been identified to lead academic affairs for UNO following an extensive national search. He will begin his duties as UNO's chief academic officer on Jan. 3, 2023.
UNO Names Marian McDonald Employee of the MonthOctober 27, 2022
McDonald was recognized by her colleagues and fellow staff members for being a supportive, welcoming, and integral member of the Department of Psychology to ensure faculty and student success.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Farida Majid Advisor of the MonthOctober 27, 2022
Majid was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Chancellor Li: How do you Prepare for Careers That Don’t Exist Yet?October 25, 2022
We exist today in a perfect storm of automation, emerging technologies, and economic conditions where individuals who are not actively expanding their skills risk being on the outside looking in at career advancement opportunities now and in the future. Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, says that future is closer than we think in this recent editorial.
UNO Researchers Awarded Record High $37.5M in Research Funding in 2021-22October 25, 2022
Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have once again set a new university record for research funding, having been awarded $37.5 million in grants from external sources in fiscal year 2022.
Flag Lowering for Robert MortensonOctober 24, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in memory of Mortensen, a UNO retiree who passed away on Oct. 5, 2022.
New Video Content Management System: YuJa to Replace VidGridOctober 24, 2022
YuJa is our new video platform that allows faculty to record, upload and share videos for students! It is integrated right into Canvas and will be replacing VidGrid over the current academic year.
Earthquakes in Nebraska: An Unlikely but Important Reason to be PreparedOctober 19, 2022
Nebraska is far less likely to experience damaging earthquakes than somewhere like California, but the lessons learned from earthquake preparedness as part of the worldwide "Great ShakeOut" can have important outcomes for general emergency preparedness for students, faculty, and staff.
Metro High School Students Attend 2022 Chuck Hagel SymposiumOctober 18, 2022
Roughly 200 students gathered at UNO for an expert discussion on public service featuring UNO alumnus Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and former U.S. Senator from Nebraska.
UNO Announces Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center, Executive DirectorOctober 18, 2022
Following years of work, the UNO-based museum and community-focused learning space dedicated to the life and work of renowned artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak will open in February 2023 under the direction of Hillary Nather-Detisch.
UNO Graduate Students Awarded AmeriCorps ScholarshipOctober 17, 2022
UNO is proud to announce six graduate students were awarded the AmeriCorps Scholarship for Fall 2022.
University of Nebraska Again Among the World’s Best for Earning U.S. PatentsOctober 17, 2022
Innovations from the field to the operating room helped propel the University of Nebraska System to its best-ever ranking among the world’s top academic institutions for earning U.S. patents.
Omaha Athletics Announces NIL MarketplaceOctober 14, 2022
Dowell: "The Omaha Mavericks NIL Marketplace provides our student-athletes with a platform to take advantage of their NIL potential while also creating an efficient avenue for businesses, donors, and fans to connect with student-athletes in compliance with state laws and NCAA rules."
UNO Launches Office of EngagementOctober 12, 2022
The new office will provide strategy and direction for existing campus engagement efforts as well as expand efforts to enhance opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and campus partners to make an impact in our community.
Omaha Area Employers Join Mavericks to Celebrate Career ConnectOctober 11, 2022
The event, which was held on UNO’s campus, celebrated the progress made since the innovative paid internship program was announced earlier in the year.
Faculty Asked to Complete Higher Education Research Institute SurveyOctober 07, 2022
The 2022 UCLA HERI faculty survey is currently underway. Please complete the survey before it closes on Friday, Nov. 11.
Updates Approved for the Academic CalendarOctober 07, 2022
At their September 2022 meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved academic calendars for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.
Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen FirefightersOctober 06, 2022
Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to in observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. Flags will be lowered from sunrise on Oct. 7 through sunset on Oct. 9.
ITS Implementing Changes to Improve Security of University CommunityOctober 05, 2022
Over the summer, Executive Memorandum 16 – the Policy for Responsible Use of University Computers and Information Systems – was signed by NU President Ted Carter and went into effect. Information Technology Services will be working with campus leaders to implement changes because of EM 16 and, ultimately, help improve the security of the university community.
Karima Goodman Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardSeptember 30, 2022
Goodman, an administrative assistant in the Department of Teacher Education, was recognized for her ability to go above and beyond her duties, inclusiveness, a willingness to share institutional knowledge with others, and her problem-solving abilities.
Chris Moore Named STEM TRAIL Center DirectorSeptember 30, 2022
Moore, who also serves as the Haddix Community Chair of Physical Science and chair of the Department of Physics, begins his new role on Oct. 3.
Division of Innovative and Learning-Centric Initiatives Announces Position UpdatesSeptember 29, 2022
Ana Lopez Shalla, Daniel Hawkins, and Marquisha Frost have been identified to lead units within the division, which supports UNO in online course/program development, instructional design, academic technologies, workforce development, micro-credentials, and new market opportunities.
Campus Unveils Dr. Jeffrey Gold DriveSeptember 29, 2022
The main entrance in front of UNO's Baxter Arena was recently named in recognition of contributions made to UNO by former Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., who currently serves as chancellor for UNMC and as provost of the University of Nebraska System.
Omaha Public Schools Partners with UNO on Teacher Development, Retention ProjectsSeptember 28, 2022
An innovative partnership between Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will help attract and retain teachers.
UNO Names Kevin Hovendick Employee of the MonthSeptember 27, 2022
Hovendick was recognized by his colleagues for his leadership overseeing Dodge Campus housing facilities, ability to effectively communicate project needs, and the knowledge he brings to UNO as a liaison between campus units and external contractors.
Flag Lowering for Dennis Fus, Ph.D.September 23, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Monday, Sept. 26, in memory of Dennis Fus, Ph.D., a UNO retiree who served as an assistant professor in communication.
Division of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success Announces Position UpdatesSeptember 23, 2022
Jonathan Acosta, Rashonda Austin, and Andy Jacobsen have been identified to lead units within the division, which leverages data and analytics to support student recruitment, retention, and completion, as well as academic and career support.
A Tribute to Two UNO Founding FathersSeptember 22, 2022
Two of UNO's former leaders, Daniel E. Jenkins and Phillip Milo Bail, have been memorialized for their contributions through statues dedicated in their honor. Here are the stories of these two Mavericks thinkers.
Flag Lowering for Howard KjeldgaardSeptember 21, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Thursday, Sept. 22, in memory of Kjeldgaard, a UNO retiree who passed away on Aug. 29, 2022.
U.S. Dept. of Education Official Sees UNO’s Student Support Firsthand in Campus VisitSeptember 19, 2022
James Kvaal, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, visited UNO's campus to learn more about how UNO improves social mobility not only through financial support, but through mentorship and academic support for college students.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Yajaira Lopez-Villa Advisor of the MonthSeptember 19, 2022
Lopez-Villa was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
UNO Named a Top School for Student Voter EngagementSeptember 19, 2022
With a voter registration rate of more than 85 percent, UNO joins a small collection of universities nationwide with exceptionally civic-minded students.
Legislative Staffers Tour UNOSeptember 19, 2022
In late August, legislative staffers from the Nebraska unicameral toured UNO. During their time on campus, they visited Mammel Hall, Maverick Landing, Baxter Arena, the Weber Fine Arts Building, and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
UNO Researchers Explore Future of Space TravelSeptember 18, 2022
As NASA prepares to once again send humans to the moon, Kyle Finley and Dave Pares are exploring alternative approaches to interstellar travel that can ultimately reduce cost, risk, and impact on the environment.
Sara Myers Named Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative ActivitySeptember 15, 2022
Sara Myers, Ph.D., has been named interim associate vice chancellor of research and creative activity (ORCA). The decision was announced today by Interim Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Deborah Smith-Howell, Ph.D.
Flag Lowering for Marty HabrockSeptember 13, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in memory of Marty Habrock, who served as executive director of financial support and scholarships.
UNO Reports Historic First Year Student Enrollment for Fall 2022September 08, 2022
More than 2,300 new first-time students and a diverse undergraduate population contributed to another year of more than 15,000 students.
Human Resources Encourages Employees to Explore Public Service Loan ForgivenessSeptember 07, 2022
Do you have an outstanding federal student loan? Your service to the university may be able to help you clear any remaining balances as part of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.
Finalists Named for Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic AffairsSeptember 06, 2022
Following an extensive national search, four finalists have been identified for the position of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Campus and community members will have a chance to hear from each candidate during public forums taking place on Sept. 12, 16, 19, 26.
Scott Scholars to Create App For Offutt PilotsSeptember 02, 2022
A group of UNO students visited Offutt Air Force Base this summer to test out a flight simulator for an application they have been tasked to create.
Flag Lowering for Janet StraussSeptember 02, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in honor of Janet S. Strauss, a longtime donor and advocate of UNO's urban university mission and namesake of the Strauss Performing Arts Center, who passed away on Monday, Aug. 22.
Bayles to Step Down as Associate Vice ChancellorSeptember 02, 2022
Ken Bayles, Ph.D., who had served as associate vice chancellor for research and creative activity, was recently announced as UNMC's next vice chancellor for research. His last day at UNO will be Oct. 1.
Bystander Training: Building a Stronger Maverick FamilySeptember 01, 2022
Every student attending UNO is required to attend an in-person, peer-informed training by the end of the semester. The training will prepare students to effectively respond to dangerous situations to help keep campus safe.
Sara Woods Named Chief Engagement OfficerAugust 31, 2022
Woods, who most recently served as Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement and as director of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, takes on the role effective immediately, joining Chancellor Li's executive team.
NU System President Ted Carter Recognized by Naval AcademyAugust 30, 2022
Joining a select group of individuals, University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter has received the U.S. Naval Academy’s Distinguished Graduate Award, which recognizes alumni for lifetime service, character and leadership.
A Great First Week of the Fall 2022 SemesterAugust 28, 2022
Relive all the fun from Durango Days, UNO's official welcome week.
Introducing Food Truck WednesdaysAugust 25, 2022
New for the Fall 2022 semester, UNO will be welcoming two food trucks to campus every Wednesday as an additional way to access amazing food options; Aug. 31 - Oct. 19.
UNO Named One of Top Employers in Nebraska by Forbes, StatistaAugust 24, 2022
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was once again highly ranked as a top employer in Nebraska according to new rankings published today by Forbes and Statista, Inc.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Kate Earnhardt Advisor of the MonthAugust 22, 2022
Earnhardt was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Sullivan Named Auxiliary Services DirectorAugust 22, 2022
Andrew Sullivan, who began his role on Aug. 1, joins UNO from Washington State and brings 20 years experience in financial management.
UNO Names Carol Adam Employee of the MonthAugust 20, 2022
Adam was recognized by her colleagues for her flexibility, willing to take on additional responsibilities, and attention to detail supporting the faculty of UNO's Department of Teacher Education.
Chancellor Li: It’s Never a Bad Time to Explore Flexible Options for EducationAugust 19, 2022
It’s time for higher education to build classes around students’ lives rather than asking students to build their lives around classes, according to a new op-ed piece by Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
UNO Instructor, Alumna Receive National Literary AwardAugust 16, 2022
Gene Kwak, an instructor of English, and Kate Gaskin, a UNO alumna and current Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will represent Nebraska' at a national writers exchange that includes networking opportunities and an out-of-state residency.
MCRC Helping Veterans Find Their Path, Community at UNOAugust 16, 2022
Transitioning from military service to life as a student can be a challenge, but the Military-Connected Resource Center (MCRC) at UNO is helping students find their way.
UNO’s NE STEM 4U Program Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM AwardAugust 15, 2022
The STEM TRAIL Center receives recognition of programs that are making a difference for all underrepresented groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Celebrating August 2022 UNO GraduatesAugust 13, 2022
More than 550 Mavericks from 27 countries and eight states received degrees during Summer Commencement ceremonies Friday at Baxter Arena.
Academic Affairs Announces Position UpdatesAugust 13, 2022
The Division of Academic Affairs has recently announced Jody Neathery-Castro, Ph.D., as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement and Tammy Goldsberry as Director of Academic Budget.
UNO Completes Four-Year Review From Higher Learning CommissionAugust 13, 2022
As part of UNO's 10-year reaccreditation cycle, the Higher Learning Commission has recently completed the university's "Year 4" assurance review, acknowledging steps taken by the university to maintain the highest level of professionalism and quality.
Proposed New Policy: Medical WithdrawalsAugust 12, 2022
A proposed new policy is open for review and comment.
Jonathan Acosta Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardAugust 12, 2022
Acosta, director of advising for the UNO Academic and Career Development Center, was recognized for his leadership and responsiveness to the needs of students as well as his peers.
Kaiser Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student SuccessAugust 06, 2022
The Division of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success has named Sammi Kaiser, Ph.D., as assistant vice chancellor for student success after most recently serving as senior director of academic advising, overseeing UNO's Academic and Career Development Center.
Once a Maverick, Always a Maverick: August 2022 Commencement StoriesAugust 05, 2022
We recently celebrated the successes of nearly 600 Mavericks on Friday, Aug. 12, during our August 2022 ceremonies. These are just some of the stories of our newest alumni and their Maverick Spirit.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Laura Thayer-Mencke Advisor of the MonthAugust 01, 2022
Thayer-Mencke was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Flag Lowering for Daniel StoysichJuly 29, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in memory of Daniel Stoysich, a retired staff member who worked for UNO's telecommunications team.
NU System Awards Two Mavericks With Graduate FellowshipsJuly 28, 2022
The prestigious fellowships are awarded to a select group of NU System graduate students each year on the basis of high academic performance and personal accomplishment.
UNO Study Identifies Strengths, Limitations of Vocational Reentry Programs in NebraskaJuly 26, 2022
A new study by researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is increasing our understanding on how to assist formerly incarcerated persons in Nebraska to transition back into the community and remain crime-free.
UNO NSSLHA Awarded Gold Chapter HonorsJuly 21, 2022
Honors are awarded to National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapters that demonstrate an outstanding effort to support National NSSLHA’s mission to inspire, empower, and support students in communication sciences and disorders programs.
NU System President: Setting Higher Goals to Benefit Students, NebraskansJuly 21, 2022
In a recent editorial, NU System President Ted Carter noted that each system campus will be able to build on their pass successes, despite recent challenges, to achieve even more in the future.
Chancellor Li: Affordability and the Future of Higher EducationJuly 21, 2022
In an editorial, Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, explains the role that affordability - through resources like scholarships, online educational resources, and first-day access to materials - is vital to improving student performance and success.
Training Academy Connects Victim Advocates Statewide with Leading Experts, Community OrganizationsJuly 21, 2022
Nearly thirty victim advocates and allied professionals from across the state of Nebraska built their skills to better serve victim-survivors through a weeklong training academy hosted at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
UNO Names Karen Gilsdorf Employee of the MonthJuly 20, 2022
Gilsdorf was recognized by her colleagues for ensuring the College of Business Administration's undergraduate advising office effectively and efficiently supports students while ensuring a positive and supportive office environment.
NSF Funds Machine-Learning Research at UNO and UNL to Study Energy Requirements of Walking in Older AdultsJuly 18, 2022
New research led by UNO, in collaboration with UNL, leverages machine-learning to investigate the metabolic cost of different phases of the gait cycle across different age groups.
UNO Faculty Selected for Inaugural NU System Leadership ProgramJuly 15, 2022
Four Mavericks will join 12 other academic leaders from UNL, UNK, and UNMC as part of a new, two-year professional development cohort.
Flag Lowering for Barbara CarterJuly 14, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Thursday, July 21, in memory of Barbara Carter, a member of the University of Nebraska System's accounting team located on the UNO campus.
Flag Lowering for Robert RuetzJuly 14, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, July 19, in memory of retired faculty member Robert Ruetz.
Jane Meza to Step Down as Associate Vice Chancellor for Global EngagementJuly 11, 2022
Meza will take on a new role at UNMC as associate vice chancellor for strategic planning.
Summer 2022 UNO Magazine Now AvailableJuly 08, 2022
The latest issue of the UNO Alumni Association's flagship publication highlights all the ways our university is making an impact on rural parts of Nebraska, including researchers' efforts to combat terrorism attacks on agricultural infrastructure, how emergency management alumni are supporting rural communities, and how we can better protect our natural waterways.
UNO Helps Put Nebraska at Forefront of Higher Education at SXSWJuly 07, 2022
UNO's Julie Dierberger, Ph.D., a member of the SXSW EDU advisory board, says the future of higher education looks a lot like what is already happening on campus.
UNO Welcomes David Brown as Executive in ResidenceJuly 01, 2022
Officially joining UNO on June 1, Brown, who recently retired as CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, has been brought in to support the university as it expands its role as a workforce development leader in the state.
Dowell Tabs Dowling As Men's Soccer Head CoachJune 28, 2022
Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Adrian Dowell announced Louisville assistant coach Donovan Dowling as the new head coach of Omaha men's soccer. He is the third head coach in the program's history.
UNO Academic Advising Council Elects 2022-2024 Executive OfficersJune 28, 2022
Elections were held in June and the new executive officers will start their two year term in August.
Former Omaha U Quarterback Marlin Briscoe Dies at 76June 27, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, July 7, in honor of Briscoe, who passed away on Monday, June 28, at the age of 76. Playing for Omaha University (now UNO) from 1963 to 1966, Briscoe later became the first black quarterback to start a professional football game.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Megan Carroll Advisor of the MonthJune 27, 2022
Carroll was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Durango's Race RematchJune 26, 2022
Durango and CWS mascot race competitor Logan Smith settled days of online debate with a head-to-head, winner-take-all rematch.
Live from the Stands: MavRadio.FM Has You CoveredJune 26, 2022
Eight teams made the trip to Omaha to face off in the College World Series. Tune in the MavRadio.FM for highlights and coverage throughout the final games of the series as our Mavericks continue to cover the action!
Jonathan Acosta to Serve as Nebraska Liaison for NACADA Region SixJune 24, 2022
Acosta also serves as President of the Academic Advising Council and Director of Academic Advising for the Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC).
Allison Devney Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardJune 24, 2022
Devney (nee Nazorek), an academic and career coach for UNO's Success Academies, was recognized for her mentorship of first-year students who need help navigating the college experience.
UNO Pitching Lab Helps Pitchers on the MoundJune 23, 2022
A specialized lab at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is using motion capture technology and data to help baseball pitchers improve their pitch speed and spin rate, understand deficiencies in their delivery, and reduce their risk of injury – helping them be at their best on the mound.
Out@UNO is a Resource to Amplify Queer Voices on CampusJune 18, 2022
Representation comes in many forms. UNO faculty, staff, and graduate students have the opportunity to be voices for LGBTQIA students and colleagues through OUT@UNO.
UNO Names Jonathan Acosta Employee of the MonthJune 17, 2022
Acosta was chosen for his commitment to student success; ability to innovate and problem solve; and for his leadership among the university's community of academic advisors.
Proposed New Policy: Temporary Pay Increases & Interim/Acting AppointmentsJune 17, 2022
A proposed new policy is open for review and comment; until June 23.
Flag Lowering for Cliff McKingJune 16, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Thursday, June 23, in memory of McKing, a UNO student who passed away on May 16 at the age of 19.
Tuition Freeze Highlights 2022-23 University System BudgetJune 16, 2022
The next fiscal year is focused on keeping costs low for students while setting the stage for growth across all campuses in the University of Nebraska System. NU President Ted Carter will present the budget recommendations for the next fiscal year to the Board of Regents on Thursday, June 23.
Midwestern Monsoons: A Story of Maverick SpiritJune 16, 2022
When a sudden storm threatened to damage priceless pieces housed in UNO's Criss Library, the campus community stepped up, chipped in, and showed what it means to be a part of the Maverick family.
Flag Lowering for Boyd LittrellJune 11, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, June 14, in memory of Littrell, a UNO emeritus professor of sociology who passed away on May 18 at the age of 80.
UNO Students Join NSRI as Strategic Deterrence InternsJune 10, 2022
Three students across political science, mathematics, and economics will learn alongside members of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) as they defend against threats to national security.
Abbey Henrichs Named Director of EventsJune 05, 2022
Henrichs, who previously served as assistant director for special projects in the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communication, will lead the planning and execution of high-level, university-wide events in her new role.
'Swan' to Expand, Accelerate Computing Resources for NU Researchers, StudentsJune 03, 2022
A new supercomputer, located at the Peter Kiewit Institute on UNO's Scott Campus, honors the legacy of David Swanson, founding director of Holland Computing Center.
Cyber Threats Targeting Agriculture Focus of New Cybersecurity TestbedJune 01, 2022
Research led by a cybersecurity professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is taking aim at hackers and cyber criminals who may target the agricultural industry in Nebraska and beyond — from farmers in the fields to largescale agricultural facilities.
Flag Lowering for Kyle KercherMay 29, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Friday, June 3, in memory of retired faculty member Kyle Kercher.
Flag Lowering for Jean MackMay 29, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, June 1, in memory of Mack, a UNO retiree who passed away on April 22, 2022, at the age of 79.
UNO Names Jaisy Kumar Employee of the MonthMay 26, 2022
Kumar was nominated for her dedication to supporting students and strong interpersonal skills.
Flags Lowered to Honor Uvalde Shooting VictimsMay 25, 2022
Following a proclamation from President Joe Biden, all U.S., Nebraska, and University flags will be lowered to half-staff through May 28, 2022.
Pettid Named Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life and WellbeingMay 22, 2022
After serving as interim associate vice chancellor for student affairs, Cathy Pettid, LMHP, will officially join UNO Chancellor Joanne Li's executive team to lead the Division of Student Life and Wellbeing beginning Thursday, May 26.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Emily Wiemers Advisor of the MonthMay 20, 2022
Wiemers was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
80-Year-Old Student Earns Degree, Completing a 60-Year JourneyMay 20, 2022
Through patience and support from family, Madeline Adams achieved her goal of earning a degree at the same place her academic journey began.
Staff, Faculty, Advisors Celebrated at 2022 Awards BanquetMay 20, 2022
On May 16, recognitions and awards were handed out by UNO's Staff Advisory Council, Faculty Senate, and Academic Advising Council to celebrate employee contributions to the campus over the past year.
Celebrating Our Newest AlumniMay 15, 2022
For 1,851 students, Friday marked the end of one important journey and the beginning of a new chapter in each of their lives. With family, friends, and thousands of other alumni behind them, it was clear to see that once you're a Maverick, you're always a Maverick.
Jaci Lindburg to Serve as Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovative and Learning-Centric InstitutionMay 12, 2022
Lindburg, who has been a part of the NU System since 2012 and previously served as UNO's Director of Digital Education, will take on the role in addition to her responsibilities as Associate Vice President for Digital Education at the NU System.
Flags Lowered to Honor COVID VictimsMay 12, 2022
Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff, effective immediately, through sunset on Monday, May 16, to honor the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposed Policy: Personnel Action DocumentationMay 11, 2022
A new policy is available for open review and comments.
Elkhorn North Senior Awarded 'Maverick in the Making' ScholarshipMay 11, 2022
Senior Rowaida Qulagi was recently named a "Maverick in the Making" for her leadership skills and kindness, which she looks forward to bringing to UNO as she begins courses this fall.
Katie Larson Named 2022 Academic Advisor of the YearMay 11, 2022
Larson's nominators describe her as an advisor that goes the extra mile for her students.
Flag Lowering for Barbara BerensonMay 10, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, May 11, in memory of Barbara Berenson, a UNO retiree who passed away on Jan. 2, 2022.
UNO Newest Addition to International Coalition of UniversitiesMay 09, 2022
Joining a select group of 215 other universities, UNO has been selected as a member of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and is just the second to join from Nebraska.
Student Commencement Stories: May 2022May 08, 2022
Learn more about these amazing UNO graduates-to-be as they read a letter to their younger self.
Flag Lowering for Phouvong MychackavaneMay 08, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Monday, May 9, in memory of Phouvong Mychackavane, a UNO retiree who passed away on April 14, 2022, at the age of 64.
Attend Senior Vice Chancellor Listening SessionsMay 06, 2022
In order to help shape the position prospectus for UNO's next chief academic officer, the campus will be holding listening sessions for faculty, students, staff, and the public; May 9-18.
Campus Updates to COVID Testing, Contact TracingMay 06, 2022
The Office of Health Security will no longer offer COVID-19 testing and contact tracing after May 11 and May 12, respectively. Additional COVID resources are still available on campus and in the community.
National Strategic Research Institute Names 11 UNO Faculty as FellowsMay 06, 2022
A group of 11 faculty from UNO will join colleagues from across the University of Nebraska System to boost research contributions tied to national security.
Maverick Alumni Return to Compete at CanigliaMay 06, 2022
Former Mavericks Emir Alihodzic, Hugo Kamatani, and Ed Gordon will lead Omaha's professional soccer club, Union Omaha, as they take on the Northern Colorado Hailstorm in the next round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Latino-Owned Businesses in South Omaha Substantially Impacted by Pandemic, UNO Research FindsMay 05, 2022
A new study conducted by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) sheds new light on the impacts of COVID-19 on Latino-owned businesses in South Omaha.
UNO Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Inducts 2022 ClassMay 04, 2022
The 115-year-old national honor society recently welcomed 66 new UNO students and staff members.
Kirchner Named Vice Chancellor for Business and FinanceMay 03, 2022
Carol Kirchner, a UNO alumna and former associate vice chancellor for business and finance, will serve as UNO's new senior business officer beginning Monday, May 16.
Chancellor Li: Our Campus' Next StepsMay 03, 2022
Li: "The system-wide climate survey results announced earlier this month showed us that there is much to be proud of, as well as opportunities we can seize to make ourselves a stronger campus community."
UNO Launches Career ConnectMay 02, 2022
More than 40 businesses and non-profits joined representatives from UNO, Omaha, and the State of Nebraska to launch a new program granting unprecedented access to paid internship opportunities for our students.
UNO Alumni Achieve Big Dreams, Impact Through Small BusinessesApril 28, 2022
May 1-7 marks National Small Business Week and we're celebrating those small businesses whose founders, owners, and managers got their start on the UNO campus.
Flag Lowering to Honor Sen. Rich PahlsApril 27, 2022
Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff through Thursday, April 28, to honor the passing of Nebraska State Senator Rich Pahls.
Kratochvil Welcomed as New Coordinator of Federal RelationsApril 26, 2022
UNO welcomes Chase Kratochvil as the university’s new Coordinator of Federal Relations. Kratochvil joined the university's government relations team on Monday, April 25.
Maverick Excellence Shines Internationally With Fulbright RecognitionsApril 26, 2022
Four members of the Maverick family are just the latest to join the ranks of Fulbright Award winners while two recent award recipients from Pakistan are making their impact felt here on campus.
UNO Names Barbara Alexander Employee of the MonthApril 25, 2022
Alexander was awarded for her ability to effectively respond to and direct questions the UNO Registrar's office received on a daily basis, as well as her expert knowledge of technology and process - making sure students and their parents get the information they need.
Flag Lowering to Honor Rep. Brad AshfordApril 22, 2022
Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Saturday, April 23, to honor the passing of former Rep. Brad Ashford, who was also an instructor in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Omaha Shows Progress in Economic, Labor Market Recovery Per UNO ResearchApril 20, 2022
Price increases, rising interest rates, steady but slowing economic growth, and steady job growth are projected for the Omaha-Council Bluffs area, according to a new economic and employment outlook report from the College of Business Administration (CBA) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
Service Learning Academy Recognizes Faculty, Partners at ShowcaseApril 20, 2022
Attendees shared examples of overcoming the challenges presented by the pandemic to continue creating positive change in the community and the classroom.
Flag Lowering for Jolene HeadrickApril 19, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, April 20, in memory of Headrick, a retired staff assistant from the Department of History. Headrick passed away on April 9 at the age of 67.
Regular Leg Movement Even More Important in Certain Environments, UNO Research FindsApril 18, 2022
A little movement and effort can go a long way toward protecting cardiovascular health in the legs, particularly when sitting in an environment with heightened levels of carbon dioxide.
Flag Lowering for George RoyceApril 17, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Monday, April 18, in memory of Royce, an instructor from the College of Information Science & Technology, who passed away on April 11.
Two UNO Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater ScholarshipsApril 13, 2022
Two Mavericks were among the 417 students from across the country to receive Barry Goldwater Scholarship Awards.
Flag Lowering to Honor Fallen Fire ChiefApril 12, 2022
Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, April 13, to honor the passing of Elwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darren Krull.
UNO Researchers Ranked Among Top Two Percent Worldwide in Stanford University StudyApril 12, 2022
A recent study published by Standford University identified nine faculty, past and present, who are among the top 2 percent of their peers in their respective fields of study.
Lorraine Street Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardApril 08, 2022
Street, a clerical assistant in the Office of Field Experiences at UNO's College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences was recognized for her advocacy and support.
Intention for Retention: Faculty Success StoriesApril 08, 2022
It is often the first classes a student takes that are most important to helping them complete their degree. As higher education struggles to rethink retention post-COVID, here are some ways UNO faculty are making an impact.
Flag Lowering for George ChungApril 07, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Friday, April 8, in memory of Chung, a UNO emeritus professor who passed away on March 30 at the age of 85.
UNO Recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education RecipientApril 05, 2022
For the 12th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized UNO for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Campus Survey and Forums: Satisfaction with UNO's General Education RequirementsApril 01, 2022
The UNO community is encouraged to participate in a short survey to share their input about the General Education program and attend campus forums on April 18 and April 21.
UNO Student Named 2022 Newman Civic FellowMarch 30, 2022
Sophomore Massimiliano Saitta was selected for the Newman Civic Fellowship, where students participate in leadership training and networking opportunities over the course of a year.
Staff, Alumni Recognized in 2022 TOYO! ListMarch 26, 2022
This year's list of Ten Outstanding Young Omahans (TOYO!) featured multiple UNO connections.
What They're Saying: Faculty and Students on Open Educational ResourcesMarch 25, 2022
Not familiar with OER? You should be! It's a great way to reduce the costs of higher education through low-cost and no-cost course materials - including textbooks. Learn how you can get involved.
Preparing for Takeoff: A Female-Led Future for FlightMarch 25, 2022
UNO faculty, staff, and students are playing a key role in ensuring a future where the aviation and aeronautics industries are more diverse, representative, and receptive.
UNO Shares Its Story with State Leaders at "I Love NU" DayMarch 24, 2022
Maverick students and administrators joined their NU System peers for a day of advocacy at the State Capitol Building.
Flags Lowered to Honor Madeleine AlbrightMarch 24, 2022
All U.S., state, and UNO flags will be lowered to honor Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, who passed away March 23; flags will be lowered through Sunday, March 27.
Chris Crutchfield Introduced as Omaha Men’s Basketball Head CoachMarch 21, 2022
Crutchfield’s return to his alma mater will eventually be defined by success on the court. The new men’s basketball coach at UNO scored his first victory, however, by winning the press conference at Baxter Arena on March 21 that reintroduced him to the community.
UNO Names Racheal Ceraso Employee of the MonthMarch 21, 2022
Ceraso was selected for her hard work, empathy, and ability to be a source of positive support for her Youth Safety and Office of Health Security colleagues throughout the pandemic.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Jeannine Nyangira Advisor of the MonthMarch 18, 2022
Nyangira was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
UNO-Led Research Confirms Significant Gender Pay Gap Exists in Executive Severance AgreementsMarch 17, 2022
Research led by Kelsey Medeiros, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, confirms a gender pay gap of over $500k exists in average severance compensation between male and female executives in large, publicly traded American companies.
UNO Research Discovers Surprising Way to Make Walking EasierMarch 16, 2022
Findings by researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) describe a novel way to reduce the energy people spend to walk, as much as by half, which could have applications for therapy received by patients with impaired walking abilities.
Celebrating Chancellor Li’s Investiture: “Honor the Journey, Inspire the Future”March 13, 2022
It is an occurrence so rare that when it arrives, there is no question that it is worth celebrating. And celebrate is exactly what the UNO community did on Friday, March 11, as Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, was formally installed as UNO’s 16th Chancellor during a memorable and historic investiture ceremony.
Chancellor Li: Ensuring the Success of Our Students and the State's WorkforceMarch 10, 2022
In an editorial, Chancellor Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA advocates for fostering workforce development by meeting student needs and committing to their success.
NU Innovation Hub Launches New ProjectsMarch 07, 2022
The hub is an effort sponsored by NU Information Technology Services and the NU Office of Digital Education that partners with students, faculty, and staff across the university system to design and deliver transformative experiences that enhance teaching, learning, research and the student experience via technology.
Updated Floating Holiday, Closedown ScheduleMarch 07, 2022
Effective this year, the University holiday/closedown schedule will include Juneteenth as an additional floating holiday. Calendars have been updated through 2025.
Top Projects Announced From Student Research and Creative Activity FairMarch 07, 2022
On Friday, March 4, more than 100 students presented their work as part of the 14th Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. Among these students, 16 undergraduates and graduate students were recognized as developing the best among this year's projects.
UNO Experts Offer Insight Amid Ukraine CrisisMarch 04, 2022
Media outlets across Nebraska have relied on UNO experts to understand the impacts, at home and abroad, of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Greater Omaha Chamber Announces 2022 Change MakersMarch 01, 2022
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals announced their 2022 Change Makers, sponsored by the UNO Office of Graduate Studies. These four individuals will be honored at this year’s YP Summit, March 31.
Remembering UNO Chancellor Ronald RoskensMarch 01, 2022
Roskens, who led UNO from 1972 to 1977, and led the University of Nebraska System from 1977 to 1989, died on Sunday, Feb. 27. The UNO flag will be lowered in his memory on Wednesday, March 2.
Interim Policy: Summer Flexible Work ScheduleFebruary 28, 2022
Under a new pilot program, full-time staff have the opportunity to add flexibility to their 40-hour work week, effective this summer. Completed Alternative Work Arrangement Agreement forms are due to Human Resources by April 1.
Additional Parking Option: Bonus Days for All Permit Holders for the Spring SemesterFebruary 25, 2022
Learn about a change in how Lot D is used that will benefit all valid UNO parking permit holders.
Local Experts Weigh in on This Year's Super Bowl AdsFebruary 25, 2022
Advertising experts came together virtually to pit some of the best advertisements from the Super Bowl head to head in a discussion with UNO faculty and students.
Charting a Path: From 'Omaha 54' to 50 Years of Black StudiesFebruary 24, 2022
A peaceful protest in 1969, organized by Black students seeking equal treatment, helped set the stage for five decades of Black Studies at UNO. Despite being one of the oldest departments of its kind in the U.S., the story of UNO's Department of Black Studies is just beginning.
Grants Accounting to Join Office of Sponsored ProgramsFebruary 23, 2022
As a way to help bridge the full life cycle of sponsored research and creative activity, UNO Grants Accounting will move from Business and Finance to the Office of Research and Creative Activity, effective this April.
The Conversation: UNO Professor Discusses Medical Lessons Learned from COVID-19February 21, 2022
Dario Ghersi, Ph.D., associate professor of biomedical informatics at UNO, published an article in ‘The Conversation’ that explored a potential link between autoimmune disorders and the virus that causes COVID-19.
UNO Names Marticia Stennis as Employee of the MonthFebruary 18, 2022
Stennis was awarded for her welcoming personality and ability to help staff and guests stay informed about campus policies and procedures.
Two UNO Efforts Look to Understand, Address Impacts of Racially-Restrictive Housing PracticesFebruary 18, 2022
The UNO Service Learning Academy and faculty from the Department of Geography, Department of Black Studies, and Nathan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, have recently launched projects as part of UNO's Strategic Investment in Social Justice, Inequality, Race, and Class.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Lacey LeGrand Advisor of the MonthFebruary 17, 2022
LeGrand was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Project Achieve Director Candidate Forums Open to CampusFebruary 17, 2022
The campus community is invited to attend these candidate forums as Student Affairs conducts its search for a leader to oversee one of UNO's largest student learning communities; forums Feb. 24, 28; March 1, 8.
UNO Environmental Services Earns Board of Regents KUDOS AwardFebruary 16, 2022
UNO Environmental Services, which supports UNO facilities operations, was recognized for their outstanding efforts to keep UNO's campus safe throughout the pandemic.
Cultivating Diversity, Understanding Through SongFebruary 16, 2022
Derrick Fox, DMA, is an associate professor and director of choirs at UNO. He has also spent the last several years helping choral communities across the nation expand their understanding of different cultures, experiences, and contributions to the history of music.
Proposed Policy Revision: Student AttendanceFebruary 14, 2022
Proposed policy revision open for review and comment; provide feedback by Feb. 28.
Introducing the Office of Strategic Marketing and CommunicationsFebruary 14, 2022
The Office of University Communications has changed its name to reflect the unit’s new strategic mission.
Report: UNO Contributes Nearly $1 Billion to Nebraska Economy AnnuallyFebruary 14, 2022
A new, independent analysis recently released highlights the impact of UNO, and the University of Nebraska system, on the state's economy thanks to employment opportunities, graduating a significant number of Nebraska's workforce, and innovative research that improves the lives of Nebraskans.
Papillion-La Vista South High School Senior Awarded 'Maverick in the Making' ScholarshipFebruary 12, 2022
Senior Justice Kellett was recently named a "Maverick in the Making" for her commitment to her education and never-quit attitude. UNO's Maverick in the Making Scholarship recognizes high school seniors who make a difference in their communities, go against the grain, and explore without the fear of failing. To celebrate these changemakers, they are awarded a $4,000 scholarship to attend UNO.
Forbes Ranks UNO Among Top Employers NationwideFebruary 10, 2022
UNO ranked second among mid-size employers in Nebraska and in the top 25% of mid-size employers nationwide. The university also ranked highly among other mid-size employers in education.
UNO Connection Sparks International Love StoryFebruary 10, 2022
Five years ago an exchange program brought Huzaifah Baharuddin to UNO and into the life of Samantha Brown. And while miles often kept them apart, the two once again found themselves on campus this past summer; this time to get married.
UNO, UMass Chan Research Studies How the Immune System Fights New ThreatsFebruary 09, 2022
A new study on immune system response could have major implications for disease prevention, early detection, and efficient treatment.
Diabetes Diagnosis Prompts UNO Student to Lose 150 PoundsFebruary 06, 2022
Joseph Wiese’s years of poor dietary choices led him down an unhealthy path, but a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis led him to change his life for the better.
Flag Lowering for Charlie ReimersJanuary 31, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in memory of Reimers, a UNO retiree who passed away on Jan. 13 at the age of 77.
From Omaha to Beijing: UNO's Olympic TiesJanuary 28, 2022
The Beijing Winter Olympics are set to begin Friday, Feb. 4, and there are more than a few ways in which our campus is connected to this historic international sporting spectacular.
UNO Names Katie Larson Employee of the MonthJanuary 28, 2022
Larson was selected for her flexibility and commitment in working with students from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences through changes caused by COVID, as well as her support for her colleagues in the college's advising office.
UNO Academic Advising Council Names Manger Baw Advisor of the MonthJanuary 27, 2022
Baw was nominated by her peers for her dedication to student success.
Chancellor's Office Announces Position UpdatesJanuary 27, 2022
Three current staff members are taking on new roles within the Chancellor's Office to support the strategic direction of the university in and across a variety of areas including research expansion, student completion rates, degree completion, recruitment opportunities, and retention efforts.
Flag Lowering for Bob WhitehouseJanuary 27, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered Friday, Jan. 28, in memory of University of Nebraska Board of Regent and UNO alumnus Bob Whitehouse, who passed away on Saturday, Jan. 22, at the age of 77.
Flag Lowering for Patricia DargantesJanuary 25, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Wednesday, Jan. 26, in memory of Dargantes, a UNO retiree who passed away on Jan. 6 at the age of 78.
New National Rankings Highlight UNO’s Leadership in Online ProgramsJanuary 25, 2022
Online programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are receiving national recognition, including notable jumps in rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
#NUforNE: Creating Momentum In the Science of MovementJanuary 25, 2022
UNO is home to the first center in the world dedicated exclusively to researching human movement. Led by Nick Stergiou, faculty and student researchers are making a significant economic impact in Nebraska through groundbreaking innovations in medical products—and creating momentum when it comes to the science of movement.
Flag Lowering for Ruth ManningJanuary 23, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Monday, Jan. 24, in memory of Manning, a UNO retiree who passed away on Jan. 7 at the age of 83.
UNO Dance Team Wins Second National Championship TitleJanuary 21, 2022
The UNO Dance Team showed their Maverick Spirit this weekend at the Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Nationals, where they won their second national championship title.
Collaboration in Action: UNO and Girl ScoutsJanuary 20, 2022
Two of Nebraska's strongest institutions, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, have a long history of supporting each other with connections you might not quite expect.
Flag Lowering for Angela ValleJanuary 19, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Thursday, Jan. 20, in memory of Valle, a retired faculty member, who passed away on Dec. 25, 2021, at the age of 85.
NCITE Researchers Explore Potential Dark Side of Metaverse in Nationally-Published ArticleJanuary 14, 2022
New technologies and innovations often bring excitement and new opportunities, but they can also bring new risks as explained by researchers within UNO’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education (NCITE) Center.
UNO Economist Offers Takeaways on Latest BLS Jobs ReportJanuary 14, 2022
Christopher Decker, Ph.D., professor of economics within UNO’s College of Business Administration, provided his analysis of the first jobs report of 2022 in an article published by The Conversation.
Flag Lowering for Kerry BeldinJanuary 14, 2022
The UNO flag will be lowered on Tuesday, Jan. 18, in memory of Beldin, an associate professor emeritus from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, who passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the age of 48.
UNO Launches Military-Connected Resource CenterJanuary 10, 2022
Formerly known as the Office of Military and Veteran Services, the Military-Connected Resource Center (MCRC) will provide expanded and more responsive resources for UNO's military-engaged community on campus, online, or overseas.
UNO Launches Lifelong Learning Program for Seniors, Adult LearnersJanuary 07, 2022
Mini-courses specifically designed and instructed for non-degree-seeking adult and senior learners will be offered as part of the new program and be taught at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.
Rich Klein to Lead Division of Strategic Institution and Student SuccessJanuary 07, 2022
The new Division of Strategic Institution and Student Success is an innovative restructuring that aligns institutional data, student performance metrics, and thoughtful financial strategy to foster student success and performance.
Report Proposes Solutions for Low Entrepreneurship Rates in NebraskaJanuary 05, 2022
The report provides data on the status of entrepreneurship in the state, key challenges for growth, and action steps for improvement.