News about major gifts to A&S

May 2015
$5M gift to the University of Indianapolis College of Arts & Sciences (now the Shaheen College of Arts and Sciences) to support scholarships, faculty development, interdisciplinary initiatives and opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate on research. It also will bring important national and international figures to campus for lectures, performances and other events consistent with the mission and values of the college and the university.  Jennifer Drake, Dean.
July 2014
$17.5M gift to create the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at University of Texas at Dallas. Dennis Kratz and Bruce Novak, Deans.
November 2014
Two $1M gifts to support two endowed faculty chairs in the liberal arts at Oklahoma State University. Bret Danilowicz, Dean.
October 2014
$8.1M Gift to North Carolina State University's College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  Jeffery Braden, Dean.
November 2013
$10M endowment for the University of South Carolina's College of Arts and Sciences to retain promising young faculty, launch a visiting scholars program, and encourage imaginatie teaching and research projects.  Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, Dean.
$1M gift for the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha's College of Arts and Sciences.  David Boocker, Dean.
In 2014, six University of Nebraska at Omaha students and eight Omaha community members participated in the inaugural study abroad trip to Israel sponsored by the UNO Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.  This trip focused on Israeli history, archeology and culture, allowing participants to experience firsthand this extraordinary country.

This trip is an example of the educational opportunities made available through the Schwalb Center, which was founded by a generous donation by Natan and Hannah Schwalb and other contributors to the University of Nebraska Foundation and housed in the UNO's College of Arts and Sciences.  Aligned with the main goal of center which is to expand knowledge about Judaism and Israel, both on university campus and in the broader Nebraska community, and we seek to promote and facilitate collaborative scholarship (teaching and research) with academic institutions in Israel. See



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