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The Heart of the Matter, a film by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a discussion on the need for support of the humanities.

"The Heart of the Matter, a Report of the American Academy's Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, is intended to advance a dialogue on the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the future of our nation. . . .

The Heart of the Matter identifies three overarching goals: 1) to educate Americans in the knowledge, skills, and understanding they will need to thrive in a twenty-first-century democracy; 2) to foster a society that is innovative, competitive, and strong; and 3) to equip the nation for leadership in an interconnected world. These goals cannot be achieved by science alone."

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  • Kellar takes study abroad class on conservation and biodiversity to Belize.

    The goal of the course was to teach students about the importance of and threats to Earth's biodiversity by focusing on the varied ecosystems in the small, Central American country of Belize. More Information.

  • Bramlett returns to UNO after two-year assignment in Stockholm.

    Bramlett's two year assignment included teaching, research, directing student research, co-hosting a conference and more. More Information

  • Osborn's students get experience with archaeology and resource management.

    Assistant Professor of Archaeology Alan Osborn incorporates on-the-job training for independent study students Matt Zmijewski and David Scheer. More Information

  • UNO's Kolok and UNL's Snow teach at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

    Alan Kolok, Director of the Nebraska Watershed Network and Daniel Snow, Director of the Water Sciences Lab at UNL traveled to Kazakhstan to deliver international interdisciplinary workshop. More Information

Welcome from the Dean

On behalf of the College of Arts and Sciences, I welcome you to our website. Our College is committed to teaching excellence, cutting-edge research and creative activity in all disciplines, and service in the UNO and Omaha communities. I hope you enjoy our website, which is designed to provide numerous examples of our College's commitment to providing a strong liberal-arts education, the most enduring and powerful tool for success in life. Please browse our website to find out information about our many strong programs, and please contact us if you have any questions.

David Boocker, Ph.D
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182