Beginning in the Fall 2012 semester, the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will offer a new bachelor of science degree in Emergency Management. According to Professor Patrick O'Neil, the program was developed over a two-year period by UNO professors in various departments.
An 18-year-old student from Scott Village residence hall reported being sexually assaulted early Tuesday, Aug. 14 by a male assailant who entered her room without permission.
The Black-Jew Dialogues fused personal experiences, theater and comedy to boldly and absurdly tackle issues of hatred and prejudice. The show primarily focused on Ron Jones and Larry Tish describing what it meant for them growing up and living as a black or Jewish American. However, through video and a discussion at the end of the show, the themes of hatred, prejudice, and bigotry as absurdities flowed through and reached out to all types of people.
The show, held on Jan. 23 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom, was co-sponsored by the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Department of Black Studies at UNO. Moshe Gershovich used the event as a the first real university event for the Schwalb Center, and invited much of the Jewish community from Omaha to attend. Faculty, students and community members of all ages and ethnicities were in attendance to share in a unique experience of race, religion, gender and orientation prejudices.
PRSSA held an organ donor awareness event.
The UNO Student Health office may begin treating faculty and staff soon, said Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Rita Henry during open forum at the March 3 Student Senate meeting in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
Effective Wednesday, Feb. 1 was the appointment of Dr. B.J. Reed as UNO's new senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Reed has served many other positions on campus including dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, as well as chair of the School of Public Administration.