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University of Nebraska at Omaha
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, founded 1908 as the University of Omaha, is the Omaha, Nebraska, campus of the University of Nebraska, and is the second largest institution of higher education in Nebraska after the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 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.
As of 2005, the chancellor of UNO is Nancy Belck, Ph. D., and the deans are:
- College of Arts and Sciences - Shelton Hendricks, Ph. D.
- College of Business Administration - Louis Pol, Ph. D.
- College of Education - John Langan, Ed. D.
- College of Fine Arts - Robert Welk, M.A. (interim)
- College of Information Science and Technology - David Hinton, Ph. D.
- College of Public Affairs and Community Service - B. J. Reed, Ph. D.
- Graduate Studies - Thomas Bragg, Ph. D.
- International Studies and Programs - Thomas Gouttierre, M.A.
- University Library - Stephen Shorb, M.A.
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.
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