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.
University of Nebraska launches new study abroad initiative in Brazil
Thirteen University of Nebraska students arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week as part of a new study abroad initiative aimed at providing more students an opportunity to have a meaningful international experience in one of several countries the university is targeting for close cooperation.
President Milliken hosting CICEP summer meeting
More than 50 university representatives from around the country who are responsible for economic development initiatives at their institutions are in Omaha this week to attend the summer meeting of the national Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity. The meeting is being hosted by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken, current chair of CICEP.
Water for Food Conference Ends with Call to ‘Think Big’
Humanity is in a “race against time” to produce enough food to feed itself, hampered by a false sense of comfort that set in over the last few decades when food supplies generally outpaced demand, said a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist who’s one of the world’s leading experts on feeding the world.
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 8
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 8, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:45 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to consider expanding benefits eligibility to include employees' partners
During its June 8 meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposal to expand eligibility for participation in the university’s benefits program to include employees’ same-sex and opposite-sex partners. The change would address equity and competitiveness for employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction and would better position the university to attract talent to Nebraska.
University of Nebraska proposes lowest tuition increase since 1997
Continuing its commitment to keeping student costs low, the University of Nebraska is proposing a 3.75 percent tuition increase for the upcoming academic year – the lowest increase since 1997.
University of Nebraska opens security breach service center
The University of Nebraska has opened a toll-free service center for individuals potentially impacted by the recent breach of the Nebraska Student Information System. The number is 402-472-7373 and the center will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. Initially, the center will be open seven days per week; call volume will determine any changes in hours or days of operation. Current and past students, employees, applicants, parents or anyone who is concerned that he or she has information in the NeSIS can call.
Individual identified in university security breach
University of Nebraska officials today announced that an individual has been identified who they believe was responsible for the recent security breach involving student, alumni and employee records housed in the Nebraska Student Information System database.
Parent, employee data housed in breached Student Information System
The University of Nebraska has been working through the weekend to analyze the full extent of the security breach into the Nebraska Student Information System database. The team’s analysis has identified records containing personal data of NU employees and parents of students who applied for financial aid, in addition to students, alumni and applicants. The records include personal information, including Social Security numbers. It is not yet known how many of these records are in addition to the ones already reported.
University of Nebraska investigating security breach into Student Information System
Together with law enforcement, the University of Nebraska is investigating a security breach into the Nebraska Student Information System, the electronic database that contains personal records for students, alumni and applicants of the university’s four campuses. The university is alerting individuals with bank accounts associated with the Student Information System – via email and personal letter – and advising them to monitor their accounts closely and report any suspicious activity to their financial institutions. Data for the Nebraska State College System, which is also housed in NeSIS, does not appear at this time to have been breached but that investigation is continuing.