Dr. Samuel Meisels, national leader in early childhood education, named executive director of NU’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute
Dr. Samuel J. Meisels, one of the nation’s leading authorities on the assessment of young children and early childhood development, has been named the founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute, NU President James B. Milliken announced today. Meisels, currently president of Erikson Institute in Chicago, the country’s premier graduate school in child development, will begin at the University of Nebraska on June 1, 2013. Prior to that date he will assist the university in beginning to develop staffing, strategy and other plans.
University of Nebraska, USSTRATCOM to partner on University-Affiliated Research Center
The University of Nebraska announced today that it has entered into a long-term partnership with the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) at Offutt Air Force Base to create a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The UARC will serve as a primary research and development center that supports USSTRATCOM’s missions to deter and detect strategic attacks against the United States and its allies, and to defend the nation as directed.
University of Nebraska, USSTRATCOM, congressional leaders to announce major research initiative
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and other leaders of the University of Nebraska will be joined by representatives of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation – Sen. Ben Nelson, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Rep. Lee Terry – Thursday morning to announce a major university-wide research initiative focused on defense and national security
University of Nebraska announces plans for Rural Futures Institute
Rural America faces great challenges in a changing world, but it also has the tools to survive and even thrive – work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit – and the fact that it’s home to much of the food-production system needed to feed a growing world population.
New online programs in public health address growing workforce demand
Three new online programs at the University of Nebraska will address a growing workforce demand for more public health professionals.
President Milliken's statement on UNMC cancer center funding
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today issued the following statement regarding the cancer center project at UNMC
BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET SEPT. 14
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu
Presidential Professor lecture series on art and the mind begins Sept. 11-12
The University of Nebraska’s new Visiting Presidential Professor, renowned scholar, curator and author Jonathan Fineberg, begins his 2012-13 lecture series on art and the mind Sept. 11-12 in Lincoln and Omaha. The lectures – the first in a four-part series – will be delivered at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12 and R streets in Lincoln, at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11; and at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St., at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The lectures are free and open to the public, and will each be followed by a reception. Tuesday’s lecture also will be live-streamed online at www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska enrollment holds steady
The University of Nebraska announced today that NU’s enrollment is holding steady this year, with 50,180 students on the four campuses plus the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. That figure represents a 0.4 percent decrease compared to fall 2011.
University of Nebraska Foundation announces campus grants
Study abroad, medical research focus of 2012 grants
The University of Nebraska Foundation awarded more than $760,000 in grants to the University of Nebraska to support global engagement opportunities for students and to purchase new medical research equipment.
2012-13 Presidential Graduate Fellows announced
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the seven recipients of 2012-13 Presidential Graduate Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships honor a select group of NU graduate students each year on the basis of high scholastic performance and personal accomplishment. Fellows receive a stipend provided through the University of Nebraska Foundation that allows them to pursue their studies full-time.
Programs focused on teaching of students with autism among new Online Worldwide offerings
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new monthly series featuring online programs at the University of Nebraska.
New online programs from the University of Nebraska will help teachers address the growing challenges of teaching students with autism spectrum disorders and severe disabilities. The programs will position educators to better serve children with special needs in Nebraska and beyond.
University of Nebraska Foundation announces new CEO
Brian Hastings, a senior executive at The Ohio State University, has been named president and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation. The foundation’s board of directors met Friday afternoon to approve Hastings’ appointment.
University of Nebraska, Food and Agriculture Organization to partner on water and food security efforts
The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – an international leader in the fight against hunger – have signed an agreement to partner on research and education efforts in water and food security.
Jonathan Fineberg named University of Nebraska Presidential Professor
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the appointment of renowned scholar, curator and author Jonathan Fineberg as NU’s next Visiting Presidential Professor. Fineberg’s appointment will span the 2012-13 academic year and will include four weeklong visits, beginning this September, to the University of Nebraska. During each visit Fineberg will present public lectures, to be published as a book following his professorship, and participate in other activities with the university and Lincoln and Omaha communities.