Board of Regents elects Phares as chair
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today elected Bob Phares as chairman for 2015. Phares, of North Platte, represents District 7 and was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2006 and elected in 2010. He served as vice chairman in 2014. He succeeds 2014 Chairman Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha.
New Transfer Nebraska site provides ‘one-stop shop’ for college transfer searches
A new website developed by the University of Nebraska in collaboration with the Nebraska State College System and Nebraska Community College Association provides students in the state with a convenient “one-stop shop” for researching course transferability between Nebraska’s public higher education institutions.
NU Board Of Regents to Meet Jan. 30
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. The Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. with election of a new chair and vice chair for 2015, recognition of the Nebraska Ebola team, and remarks from University of Nebraska President-Designate Dr. Hank Bounds. Dr. Bounds, who was appointed earlier this month, officially begins his tenure on April 13; this is the first of several visits he will make to Nebraska before his start date.
Lifelong educator Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D., named president of the University of Nebraska
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has appointed Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D., a lifelong educator with a demonstrated record of expanding opportunities for students, improving higher education outcomes and efficiencies, and building successful partnerships with policymakers, donors and business leaders, as the seventh president of the University of Nebraska.
New biomedical institute to grow university research, technology transfer enterprise
The University of Nebraska is launching a new biomedical technology institute that will position NU as a leader in key areas of research and development and expand opportunities for faculty, staff and students to partner with the private sector, commercialize their discoveries, and help grow the state’s workforce and economy.
University of Nebraska online programs featured in new U.S. News rankings
University of Nebraska online programs continue to rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report’s new lists of the country’s leading online degrees.
Linder named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
David Jackson named University of Nebraska associate vice president for academic affairs
David Jackson, Ph.D., a 25-year veteran of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who has served in a number of faculty and administrative roles, has been named associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Nebraska. Jackson’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Peter Kiewit Institute aiming to build Nebraska’s engineering, IT workforce
The demand for engineering and information technology graduates who can meet the workforce needs of the future is well-documented.
Scholarships will help Nebraska students be more college, career-ready
For one Grand Island Northwest High School student, a scholarship to take an online astronomy course from the University of Nebraska High School could be the gateway to a college major and career focused on science.
Presidential finalist Sally Rockey to visit University of Nebraska Dec. 15-18
Dr. Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health and one of four finalists for the University of Nebraska presidency, will visit Nebraska Dec. 15-18, NU announced today.
Presidential finalist Michael Martin to visit University of Nebraska Dec. 9-12
Dr. Michael Martin, chancellor of the Colorado State University System and one of four finalists for the University of Nebraska presidency, will visit Nebraska Dec. 9-12, NU announced today.
Presidential finalist Hank Bounds to visit University of Nebraska Dec. 7-11
Dr. Hank Bounds, commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and one of four finalists for the University of Nebraska presidency, will visit Nebraska Dec. 7-11, NU announced today.
University of Nebraska international enrollment hits 8th straight record high
The University of Nebraska announced today that international student enrollment has reached its eighth straight record high, continuing the university’s progress in attracting talent from around the world and preparing students to live and work in a global economy.
NU Board of Regents to Meet Nov. 20
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 1 p.m. and the Board meeting begins at 3:15 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.