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Motto Connect-Collaborate-Create
Established 1908
Type Public Space Grant University
Chancellor John Christensen, PhD
Faculty 842
Students 14,903
Location Omaha, NE., USA
Campus Urban
Athletics 13 Teams competing in 13 D-II Varsity Sports, 1 Team competing in D-I Hockey
Colors Crimson & Black
Nickname Mavericks
Mascot Durango
Affiliations NCC, CCHA
Website www.unomaha.edu

Coordinates: 41°15′34.49″N, 96°0′18.19″W The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. In 1931, the university became the public Municipal University of Omaha, and assumed its current name in 1968 following a merger with the University of Nebraska. The institution has a strong tradition of serving commuter students from within Omaha, but in recent years has developed student housing to better serve students from Nebraska, the United States, and the world for whom the commute is not convenient. UNO has a strong academic reputation, with many well-regarded programs. It has more ranked programs than the other two sister universities in the University of Nebraska system. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The U.S. Congress established the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in 1988. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... PhD usually refers to the academic title Doctor of Philosophy PhD can also refer to the manga Phantasy Degree This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... Crowded Shibuya, Tokyo shopping district An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... University of Nebraska seal The University of Nebraska is the main public higher education outlet of the State of Nebraska in the United States. ... “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ...

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Administrators

As of 2007, the chancellor of UNO is John Christensen, Ph.D., and the deans are: 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • College of Arts and Sciences - Shelton Hendricks, Ph.D.
  • College of Business Administration - Louis G. Pol, Ph.D.
  • College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media - Gail F. Baker, Ph.D.
  • College of Education - John Langan, Ed. D.
  • College of Information Science and Technology - Hesham H. Ali, Ph.D.
  • College of Public Affairs and Community Service - Burton J. Reed, Ph.D.
  • Criss Library - Stephen R. Shorb, M.A., M.L.S.
  • Graduate Studies - Deborah S. Smith-Howell, Ph. D.
  • International Studies and Programs - Thomas E. Gouttierre, M.A.

Academics

UNO is the home of the Peter Kiewit Institute a $70 million state-of-the art computer science facility and engineering facility, making it one of the premier computer science, management information systems(MIS) and bioinformatics programs in the region. PKI houses UNO's College of Information Science and Technology and UNL's College of Engineering and Technology. The College of Information Science and Technology offers undergraduate/graduate degrees in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and Bioinformatics (graduate degree offered in collaboration with UNMC's Pathology's graduate program). In addition, the University of Nebraska, Omaha enjoys an excellent reputation and the following are the national rankings for the undergraduate and graduate programs are:- The Peter Kiewit Institute is an engineering college in Omaha, [[Nebraska. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ...


U.S News America's Best Colleges 2007

  • UNO received a top schools ranking for the Universities–Master's Midwest region.
  • UNO is listed in the top 150 ranked undergraduate business programs nationally.
  • UNO's Service Learning program was recognized as ''an Academic Program to Look for''among 42 programs listed nationally. It is the only program named in Nebraska and the plains states.

Entrepreneur Magazine Entrepreneurial Colleges

  • UNO ranks among the top 10 in the Entrepreneurial Colleges in the limited curriculum category, which included more than 120 colleges and universities.

Princeton Review's Best Midwestern College 2007

  • UNO is one of only six Nebraska institutions receiving a listing in this college guide.
  • Noted as a university in ascension.

U.S. News America's Best Graduate Schools 2007

  • Public Affairs ties for 26th overall and ranks 18th nationally among public institutions. Public Affairs specialties:-
 a. Information Science and Technology ranks 8th nationally among 12 similar programs and 5th nationally among public universities. b. Public Management Administration ranks 27th nationally among 37 similar programs and 18th nationally among public universities. c. City Management & Urban Policy ranks 29th nationally among 32 similar programs and 22nd nationally public universities. d. Public Finance & Budgeting ranks 21st nationally among 33 similar programs and ranks 15th nationally among public universities. 
  • The Criminal Justice doctoral program ranks 9th nationally among 33 similar programs and 3rd nationally among metropolitan universities.
  • Health-related disciplines
 a. Social Work ranks 70th nationally among 101 similar programs and 49th nationally among public universities. b. Speech-Language Pathology ranks 62nd nationally among 124 similar programs and 56th nationally among public universities. 
  • The Department of Economics

The University of Nebraska, Omaha's Economics department ranks among the best economics departments in the world according to an international study conducted by by Tom Coupe, a researcher at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. It is the only ranked department of Economics Nebraska. Other bigger departments in the region that are ranked ahead are the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Iowa, University of Colorado-Boulder, Iowa State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. The full study and rankings are online at http://student.ulb.ac.be/~tcoupe/eearanking1.pdf.

  • UNO Business Students Rank High on Exams

The college of business administration's graduate MBA students ranked in the top 5% nationally, while the undergraduate students ranked in the top 15% on a most recent standardized exam on business topics conducted by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). http://www.unomaha.edu/news/releases/2007/05/11_cba.php


Campuses

The University of Nebraska Omaha has two campuses North (Dodge Street) and South (Pacific Street). They are connected via Elmwood Park Road, also called South 67th Street, and separated by Elmwood Park. UNO plans to expand the Pacific Campus via the new [Aksarben Village], which will also house dormitories for the formerly all women's college College of St. Mary's and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). It also will include a new Courtyard by Marriott, conference centers, and the Aksarben Campus will also feature wifi access. Through this project, UNO aims to create the atmosphere of a college town in the center of Omaha. The University can be accessed by Happy Hollow Boulevard, Dodge Street/US Highway 6, Aksarben Drive, Pine Street, and Pacific Street. The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln), located in the metropolitan area. ...


Athletics

The school's sports teams are called the Mavericks. They participate in the NCAA's Division II and in the North Central Conference, except in ice hockey. The hockey program competes in Division I as a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The men's ice hockey program reached the NCAA post-season tournament in the 2005-2006 season. The women's soccer and softball teams have won the NCAA's Division II's national championships. Lead by a stellar crew of seasoned veterans, the men's basketball team won back to back conference titles in 2003 & 2004 snapping a 20-year drought from this conference title stage. Along with the Mavericks Men's Wrestling team who were three time national champions from 2004-2006 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The North Central Conference is a College Athletic Conference which operates in the north central United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Central Collegiate Hockey Association is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in Michigan and Ohio, although it also has members in Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. ...


The University of Nebraska-Omaha is involved in the North Central Conference for all athletic teams. The nickname of the university is the Mavericks. The school's official colors are scarlet and black.


UNO will join the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association on July 1, 2008. The conference will be home to 11 of UNO's 14 teams. The ice hockey team will remain a member of the CCHA. Men's Wrestling and Women's Swimming and Diving haven't had plans announced for their conference affiliations, as the MIAA does not sponsor championships for those sports. The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States (in the states of Kansas and Missouri). ...


Aksarben Campus

The Aksarben Campus is the south campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, located in midtown Omaha, Nebraska. It is bounded by Pacific Street on the north, 64th Street on the east, 72nd Street on the west and Center Street/West Center Road on the south. Once the site of the Ak-Sar-Ben horse racing track, today the Campus houses classrooms, the Scott Village and Scott Transfer Center. It will soon be home to dormitories for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and for the College of Saint Mary. The majority of land is still held by the Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation Trust. Midtown is an geographic area of Omaha, Nebraska that is a culturally, socially and economically important area of the city. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Ak-Sar-Ben (also Aksarben) was an indoor arena and horse racing complex in Omaha, Nebraska. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ... The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the a public academic medical center in Omaha, Nebraska. ... College of Saint Mary is a Catholic womens college located in Omaha, Nebraska. ...


Notable alumni

  • Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator
  • Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes attended UNO, but did not complete his degree.
  • Terry Santo, former CEO and owner of Professional Traffic Consultants in Omaha attended UNO.
  • Peter Fonda, actor, attended Omaha University, but did not complete his degree.
  • James J. Lindsay, United States Army General

Charles Timothy Chuck Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Nebraska. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Conor Oberst in 7th grade. ... Bright Eyes is a band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omahas indie music scene. ... Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1940) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... General James Joseph Lindsay is a retired United States Army four star general, and served as the first commander of the United States Special Operations Command. ...

See also

Education in North Omaha, Nebraska is provided by numerous public and private schools. ... South side of the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, long known simply as the UNO Library, in Omaha, Nebraska, is located near the center of the main campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the second largest...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
University of Nebraska at Omaha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska system, and is the second-largest institution of higher education in Nebraska (after the University of Nebraska–Lincoln).
As of 2006, the interim chancellor of UNO is John Christensen, Ph.
UNO is the home of the Peter Kiewit Institute.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1846 words)
UNL was founded in 1869 as a land-grant university under the provisions of the Morrill Act.
UNL also offers programs at its campus from other University of Nebraska institutions, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service, the University of Nebraska Medical Center colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, and the Peter Kiewit Institute managed in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Currently, the university has two campuses, totaling 613 acres: City Campus, which is just north of downtown Lincoln, and the Nebraska State Fair grounds, and East Campus, which is approximately two miles northeast of City Campus.
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