Omaha Public Radio News
3:25 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

UNO Celebrates Creation of New School

Omaha, NE – UNO's new School of Interdisciplinary Informatics celebrated its official opening last week.

The school's new director is Dr. Ann Fruhling, a UNO associate professor in IS&T. She says the school is all about finding solutions through the use of technology. Dr. Fruhling says the school currently has 115 students enrolled and will offer three new degrees: Information Assurance, Bioinformatics and IT Innovation. She says they all have two important characteristics in common, "They each have an interdisciplinary curriculum and they rely on working collaboratively with other disciplines in the community."

The school received its approval from the University of Nebraska's Board of Regents and the state's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education last spring.