Mavericks are making headlines. Each weekday, University Communications will update this page with the latest batch of UNO media mentions.
Wednesday, June 23
KMTV and KETV (on-air) reported on UNO's updated COVID-19 guidance updates, which includes updates to the masking policy, travel guidelines, on-campus events and gatherings, Wellness Welcome Stations and the on-campus COVID testing center, and UNO Wellness Center access.
KIOS interviewed Troy Romero, Chair of the Goodrich Program at UNO, about the program’s role in providing mentorship and financial assistance to UNO students.
KFOR published an article announcing that for the fourth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system has ranked in the top 100 (No. 77) academic institutions worldwide in earning U.S. patents. The ranking reflects 44 patents granted to NU's technology transfer offices, NUtech Ventures for UNL, and UNeMed Corp. at UNMC and UNO.
KMTV reported on UNO SCCJ adjunct Tressa Alioth being sworn in as the first African American woman female appointed as a judge in the District Court in Douglas County.
Route Fifty republished an article where Samuel Walker, a professor of criminal justice at UNO, said that police unions discovered they had a lot of power, and that in union contract negotiations they could play the crime card.
Tuesday, June 22
The Omaha World-Herald published an article where the Husker and UNO athletic directors weigh in on the Supreme Court ruling against the NCAA. UNO Athletic Director Trev Alberts called the court decision prohibiting the limits on educational expenses "a win for student-athletes."
KETV interviewed Andrew Swift, Ph.D., mathematics professor at UNO, about how he uses data and an analytical model he uses to predict the winner of the College World Series. (Spoiler: For the second straight CWS, his model chose Vanderbilt to win the national championship).
The Omaha World-Herald reported on the National Institute of Senior Centers hailing Omaha's Intercultural Senior Center (ISC) for a wonderful blending of cultures. Julie Masters, Ph.D., professor of gerontology at UNO, said that the model at the ISC is a glimpse at the future of aging in America.
An article published by WABE features a study by UNO and the University of Utah, which is currently under peer review. The study suggests that voluntary resignation in larger police departments in the US may have increased by 280%, it doesn't examine the reason, but researchers describe it as a general collapse of morale.
A USA News Hub article says that after riots and clashes with police in black neighborhoods in 1967 and '68 white voters saw that overwhelming force was the only answer. Samuel Walker says that unions discovered that they had a lot of power, and that in union contract negotiations they could play the crime card.
The News-Press Now announced that Dr. Marc Manganaro, a UNO alumnus, has been appointed interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Missouri Western State University.
Monday, June 21
The Conversation published an article authored by three UNO faculty members (Sheena Gilbert, Emily Wright, and Tara Richards) which talks about how the 1994 Violence Against Women Act has failed to protect indigenous women. The article was featured on the Associated Press featured stories. The article was reposted by KMTV and Yahoo News.
The Hill published an op-ed authored by Gina Ligon, Ph.D., the director of NCITE at UNO, and Seamus Hughes, a researcher at NCITE, on the Biden Administration’s new domestic terrorism strategy.
The Omaha World-Herald published an article featuring input from Cynthia Robinson, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies, who said Juneteenth is a celebration of winning a battle, but not the ongoing war against slavery.
The Omaha World-Herald published an article authored by Preston Love Jr., an adjunct professor at UNO, who says Summer 2021 is a time to celebrate Black culture once more as Juneteenth inches closer and closer.
MSN republished a KETV article on the Omaha Freedom Festival, which is a celebration of Juneteenth, where Cynthia Robinson, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies, offered to read the Emancipation Proclamation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Black studies program at UNO.
The Omaha World-Herald covered the inaugural Omaha Freedom Festival, which was opened with a few words from Preston Love Jr., an adjunct professor at UNO, who said celebrate and activate because we still got a lot of work to do.
KMTV interviewed Chris Decker, professor of economics at UNO, on how the end of federal pandemic unemployment benefits will impact Nebraskans who are still searching for work.
The Midlands Business Journal (print-only) reported on research by UNO’s Office of Latino and Latin America Studies (OLLAS) on labor and sex trafficking among Nebraska’s foreign-born Latin American populations.
Our Sports Central published a news release announcing that the Omaha Storm Chasers have partnered with UNO and the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) to host the Nebraska state baseball tournament in the Omaha metro.
The Game Haus published an article pondering former UNO hockey player Jake Guentzel's future with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Norfolk Daily News published an article highlighting honors student-athletes of the year. Two of the honors student-athletes, Annika Harthoorn and Mary Fennessy, plan to attend UNO as a part of their fall plans.
Thursday, June 17
The Omaha World-Herald published an article on the Omaha Freedom Festival, which is planned for Juneteenth as a celebration. The festival's schedule includes a reading of the emancipation proclamation in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Black Studies program at UNO.
KU Today reports that KU graduate and current UNO graduate student Gabrielle Doue was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Colombia.
Accounting Today reports that the Institute of Management Accounts objects to the proposed elimination of management accounting from future courses required for students studying accounting. Roopa Venkatesh, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at UNO and chari of the IMA’s Committee on Academic Relations, argued that this core knowledge is essential for the work of a CPA.
The Flight Safety Detectives podcast featured an interview with Becky Lutte, Ph.D., associate professor of aviation, on attracting underserved communities and closing the gender gap in aviation. (The podcast mentions one of the hosts was hosted as a featured speaker at UNO about 20 years ago)
The Montgomery News (Lansdale, PA) reports that UNO alumna and public relations specialist Emily White recently competed on Jeopardy!
The NHL published an article covering the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announcing that they resigned forward Jayson Megna, who played one season with UNO during the 2012-13 season, to a two-year contract.