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10/10/2011 Global ag and food security leader M.S. Swaminathan to be available for interviews TODAY at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable agriculture and food security, is visiting the University of Nebraska this week and will be available to meet with members of the media today after he delivers a lecture on UNL’s East Campus.
10/07/2011 New Daugherty Water for Food Institute director to be available for media interviews TODAY at 4:35 p.m.
Dr. Roberto Lenton, the newly appointed executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, is in Nebraska and will be available to speak with reporters today, Oct. 7, at 4:35 p.m.
09/16/2011 University of Nebraska highlights efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship
In conjunction with President Obama’s signing of the America Invents Act today – legislation that will streamline the patent process and foster economic development – the University of Nebraska is highlighting its key efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship that are helping to build a more competitive economy for Nebraska.
09/14/2011 7th annual Research and Innovation Conference to focus on information sciences
The field of information sciences is the focus of the seventh annual Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference, set for Sept. 27 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (formerly the Qwest Center), 455 N. 10th St.
09/13/2011 Media Advisory: President Milliken to tour IANR exhibits at Husker Harvest Days
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken invites members of the media to join him for a tour of innovative university youth education research and extension projects at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
09/13/2011 Board of Regents fully implements executive salary equity initiative
For more information, contact: Bob Whitehouse, Chairman of the Board of Regents, at (402) 339-5515 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Jim McClurg, Vice Chairman of the Board, at (402) 477-2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
09/09/2011 University’s Virtual Scholars program to provide 74 free online course enrollments for Nebraska high school students
NU President James B. Milliken announced the Virtual Scholars initiative in August, offering 50 free course enrollments on a competitive application basis. Today, Milliken announced that the university will support all 74 course applications that it received. Students from 25 high schools around the state will benefit.
09/08/2011 University of Nebraska proposes new policy for four-year bachelor's degree
University of Nebraska students who take a full course load of 15 credit hours per semester for eight semesters will be able to graduate in four years under a proposed new policy to be considered by the Board of Regents during its meeting tomorrow, Sept. 9. The 120-credit hour policy aims to provide significant savings to students and their families as well as maximize the university’s financial aid programs. Currently, many degree programs require 125 credit hours or more.
09/06/2011 University of Nebraska enrollment hits 18-year high
Enrollment passes 50,000 for first time since 1993.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU’s enrollment has reached its highest total in 18 years, exceeding 50,000 students for the first time since 1993.
09/02/2011 NU Board Of Regents To Meet Sept. 9
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at nebraska.edu.
08/12/2011 Susan Fritz named NU Associate Vice President-Academic Affairs
Susan M. Fritz, a longtime University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and administrator, has been named associate vice president-academic affairs in the Office of the Provost at the University of Nebraska.
08/02/2011 Global Water and Development Expert Dr. Roberto Lenton Named to Head University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Dr. Roberto Lenton, one of the world’s foremost experts in water management and development, has been named to lead the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, NU President James B. Milliken announced today. Lenton will also hold an appointment as Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
07/15/2011 President Milliken announces 2011-12 Presidential Graduate Fellows
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the eight recipients of 2011-12 Presidential Graduate Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships honor NU graduate students – four at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and two at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – on the basis of high scholastic performance, personal accomplishment and innovative research.
07/14/2011 Regents Medal will honor irrigation pioneer Robert B. Daugherty
The University of Nebraska's most prestigious award, the Regents Medal, will be presented tomorrow in honor of the late Robert B. Daugherty of Omaha, the legendary irrigation pioneer and founder of Valmont Industries Inc. whose charitable foundation provided a $50 million gift last year to establish the university's global Water for Food Institute.
07/07/2011 Search commences for executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute
The University of Nebraska has commenced a search for the inaugural executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The new institute, made possible by a generous gift from Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett that will be more than matched by other public and private funds, will be a university-wide, multidisciplinary research, education, outreach, and policy center that will seek to transform the approach to early childhood development and education in Nebraska and across the nation.
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