Building name change reflects contemporary times


The Human Sciences Building on East Campus houses offices, laboratories and classrooms for the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Building name change reflects contemporary times

15 Jan 2020    

The Home Economics Building on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus has been renamed the Human Sciences Building. The updated name more accurately reflects the complex and multidisciplinary work that occurs within the building.

The Human Sciences Building houses offices, laboratories and classrooms for the Departments of Nutrition and Health Sciences, and Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, as well as the dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences.

“While home economics will always be deeply rooted in the history of CEHS, we have to take steps to meet the needs of a contemporary society,” said CEHS Dean Sherri Jones. “We’ve renamed the building to align with our broader range of work addressing diverse issues challenging individuals, families and communities.”       

The original Home Economics Building was constructed in 1906 and provided dormitory space, classrooms and laboratory space for the Department of Home Economics. That building was demolished in 1973 to make way for a new Home Economics Building, the one that is currently used today.

The Department of Home Economics became the College of Home Economics in 1970 and was renamed the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences in 1993. In 2003 the College combined with the Teachers College to form the College of Education and Human Sciences. CEHS was one of the first colleges in the country to combine the disciplines of education and human sciences. Many have followed since.


College of Education and Human Sciences