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CPACS Collective

We've Been Here Before. Fifty Years Ago ... 

This edition comes to you in a time of great change in the US, and the world. But we have been here before. Fifty years ago, Omaha’s urban community leaders proposed a college dedicated to crafting solutions to respond to the social injustices exposed by the civil rights movement. That college became CPACS. Like other academic colleges, we offer degrees and do research. But what sets us apart is our full engagement in the metropolitan area through action-oriented research, community-based learning, and enduring partnerships. We have been part of solving problems either through direct participation or through our alumni. We will continue these efforts to make Omaha a better community, and to share what we learn around the world.

- John Bartle, CPACS Dean


2019-2020 CPACS Annual Report Now Live

Catch the highlights from another successful year within the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service. 


    Two-Time UNO Alumna Awarded the CPACS Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award

    An esteemed two-time UNO alumna, and very active member of the community, Betty G. Foster, PhD, was named this year’s recipient of the Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award.


    Grant Funds UNO Research into Nebraska’s Missing and Murdered Native Women and Children

    Researchers from UNO are working alongside law enforcement and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to bridge gaps in reporting for missing and murdered Native American women and children in Nebraska. 


    UNO Aviation's Lutte Named to FAA Women in Aviation Advisory Board 
    Becky Lutte, PhD, associate professor within the UNO Aviation Institute, is among 30 industry professionals and experts named by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao to the newly formed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB).



    UNO's Emergency Management Named Among Top Programs in 2020

      The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Emergency Management and Disaster Science program was recently ranked No. 8 in the nation by Affordable Schools: 20 Best Affordable Online Bachelor’s Emergency Management Degree Programs in 2020.


        Social Work Student, Professor Earn Fulbright Awards
        A student and faculty member from UNO's Grace Abbott School of Social Work have been named recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards that will allow them to pursue their passions for helping others and build a shared, global focus on health and wellness.


        School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Scholarship and Award Recipients 2020-2021
        UNO's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice annually recognizes community leaders and students who excel in the field and in the classroom.
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