Projects Report

This report shows the various collaborative projects between UNO and the community. Various filters are provided to gain a better understanding of how different UNO units collaborate with the community.

Engagement Type: Board Memberships
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Start Semester: Fall
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Start Academic Year: 2021-22
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Description: Dr. Ferial Pearson serves on the board of directors
Engagement Type: Engaged Research
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Start Semester: Summer
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Start Academic Year: 2020-21
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Topics: Juvenile/Adult Justice System

Description: School-based programs help provide educational support, training and/or supervision for youth where academic and/or behavioral problems originated in the school setting. There are four types of school-based programs: After School, Alternative School, School Interventionist, and School Resource Officers. Alternative Schools focus on youth who have been expelled or suspended form their home school system to provide academic enrichment to the youth. This helps youth earn credits while waiting to return to school so they don’t fall behind in school work, grades, and can graduate in a timely manner.
Engagement Type: Volunteering
Activity Type: Volunteerism
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2018-19
End Academic Year: 2018-19
Topics: Capacity Building , Literacy , Poetry

Description: Each spring UNO students and faculty volunteer their time to support Louder Than a Bomb. This project has taken place since 2015, bringing talented, creative high school and junior hight students to UNO. There have been three major locations including the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Thompsen Alumni Center, and Milo Bail Student Center.
Engagement Type: Knowledge and Resource Sharing
Activity Type: Workshop
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2018-19
End Academic Year: 2018-19
Topics: Human Rights & Trafficking

Description: The Nebraska Prison Post-Secondary Education Project (NPPSEP) is hosting a series of panels and a keynote speaker related to their purpose and work they've done in partnership with the Omaha Correctional Center. This event will take place Wednesday, April 17 from 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. inside the Community Engagement Center, rooms 201/205/209. A pizza lunch will also be provided during this time. Let’s overcrowd the prison with our favorite books! Please bring your favorite book to the symposium to donate to the Omaha Correctional Center. They need copies of fiction, poetry, and some nonfiction for their library. Panel 1: Writing Corrections Nicholas Bell and Tyrone Harper III of Writer’s Block, Carmala Aderman of Hero’s Journey, and Steve Langan and Alana Alexander of Programming Life 101 will discuss the creative writing that occurs within and beyond spaces of confinement. Panel 2: Education and Re-entry Diane Good-Collins and formerly incarcerated individuals who are transitioning from correctional facilities will discuss some of the educational opportunities offered by the Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-Entry program. Keynote Speaker: Dominique Morgan Dominique Morgan is the national director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States. Partnering his lived experience of incarceration as a youth (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), and a decade of change making advocacy and background in public health, Dominique continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and the impact it has on our community. The Nebraska Prison Post-Secondary Education Project was created with the belief that education is one solution to America's prison problem. This program was developed in Fall 2017 through private funding to create a partnership between the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) and the Omaha Correctional Center (OCC). The primary purpose of this project is to offer UNO courses, taught by UNO professors, lecturers and instructors, within OCC.
Engagement Type: Community-Based Learning
Activity Type: Internship/Externship
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2017-18
End Academic Year: 2017-18
Topics: Capacity Building , Literacy , Poetry

Description: UNO student interning for organizations annual Louder Than a Bomb project. This student internship was during the spring of 2018 and the internship included programmatic and administrative support.
Engagement Type: Volunteering
Activity Type: Volunteerism
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2017-18
End Academic Year: 2017-18
Topics: Capacity Building , Literacy , Poetry

Description: Each spring UNO students and faculty volunteer their time to support Louder Than a Bomb. This project has taken place since 2015, bringing talented, creative high school and junior hight students to UNO. There have been three major locations including the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Thompsen Alumni Center, and Milo Bail Student Center.
Engagement Type: Knowledge and Resource Sharing
Activity Type: Community-oriented lecture/event
Start Semester: Fall
End Semester: Fall
Start Academic Year: 2017-18
End Academic Year: 2017-18
Topics: Gender Equality , LBTGQ+ , Theatre and Cinema

Description: A 10-film series about Hollywood's representation of queer culture. The series, which runs Saturday, Aug. 26, through Wednesday, Sept. 27, was curated in part by students and faculty from UNO's Women and Gender Studies program. Additional support for the series came from UNO's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. As part of the series, three of the films are directly co-sponsored by the UNO Women and Gender Studies program: 1) Tuesday, Sept. 12, will feature a sing-along of the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," which tells the story of a gender-fluid punk rocker from East Berlin. A post-film discussion will be lead by UNO sociology professor Jay Irwin. 2) Tuesday, Sept. 19, will feature "Pariah," the story of a Brooklyn teen who embraces her identity as a lesbian while navigating how her identity affects her relationship with family and friends. A post-film panel will feature a group of national scholars who will discuss queer and intersectional identities in film. 3) Tuesday, Sept. 26, will feature a screening of "The Watermelon Women," with director Cheryl Dunye. The film is a documentary about Dunye's experiences trying to uncover the history of a 1930s black actress known simply as "The Watermelon Woman" while experiencing and uncovering secrets in her own life. Prior to the film's showing, on Sunday, Sept. 17, the UNO Women and Gender Studies program is joining the Nebraska Writer's Collective to host a "Gender Revolt! Poetry and Spoken Word Open Mic" at Muglife Coffee, 2452 Harney St., from 6 to 8 p.m. https://www.unomaha.edu/news/2017/08/uno-groups-partner-with-film-streams-for-lgbtqia-film-series.php
Engagement Type: Knowledge and Resource Sharing
Activity Type: Community-oriented lecture/event
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester:
Start Academic Year: 2017-18
End Academic Year:
Topics: Gerontology , Literacy , Poetry

Description: Each year the Poetry to Bridge Generations Contest awards prizes to local youth and elders and hosts a Winners Celebration and Poetry Slam to hear readings of the winning poems and provide an opportunity for face-to-face dialogue about poetry and poems.
Engagement Type: Service Learning
Activity Type: Course
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester:
Start Academic Year: 2017-18
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Topics: Capacity Building

Description: Students will help to develop materials such as volunteer manuals, volunteer recruitment plans, board orientations, employee handbooks, etc.
Engagement Type: Volunteering
Activity Type: Volunteerism
Start Semester: Spring
End Semester: Spring
Start Academic Year: 2016-17
End Academic Year: 2016-17
Topics: Capacity Building , Literacy , Poetry

Description: Each spring UNO students and faculty volunteer their time to support Louder Than a Bomb. This project has taken place since 2015, bringing talented, creative high school and junior hight students to UNO. There have been three major locations including the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Thompsen Alumni Center, and Milo Bail Student Center.
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