Sub-Saharan Africa Farm Yields 70-90 Percent Below Potential, Atlas Research Finds
Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s largest gap in farm yields – 70-90 percent below their potential – according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas is the first transparent, interactive and map-based web platform to estimate exploitable gaps in yield and water productivity for major food crops worldwide.
Nebraska Innovation Campus positioned for next phase of growth
Phase I of development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy.
Interim President Linder to visit Kearney, Grand Island
Interim University of Nebraska President James Linder, M.D., will visit Kearney and Grand Island Oct. 13-14 to speak to business and community leaders; meet with University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty, staff and students; and participate in other activities in the community.
Rural Futures Institute seeking to build on early success
The University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute had a new rural serviceship program that would send students around the state to work with community leaders to solve real-world challenges while simultaneously earning university credit.
Harnessing data is subject of Water for Food Global Conference
Mobilizing new data gathering capabilities to improve global water and food security is the subject of the sixth annual Water for Food Global Conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska in association with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Oct. 19-22 in Seattle, Wash.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET SEPT. 19
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 19, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska enrollment reaches 21-year high
Interim University of Nebraska President James Linder, M.D., announced today that NU’s enrollment has grown to its highest level in 21 years, an important step forward as the university aims to produce more talented graduates who can meet the state’s workforce needs.
Forums to spotlight local success stories, Rural Futures Institute projects
The University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute will host a series of regional forums this fall aimed at showcasing success stories in Nebraska communities and sharing outcomes of RFI-funded projects that are serving the people of the state.
Installation events for Chancellor Jeffrey Gold to focus on UNMC’s excellence, impact
“From Excellence to Eminence” is the theme for the installation of the eighth chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. Members of the university community, Omaha city leaders, UNMC partners and others will celebrate Dr. Gold’s installation Sept. 4-5 with activities including a formal public ceremony and campus reception that will highlight UNMC’s current momentum and opportunities to continue serving Nebraskans and people around the world.
2014-15 Presidential Graduate Fellows announced
University of Nebraska Interim President Dr. James Linder has announced the seven recipients of 2014-15 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.
New round of Virtual Scholars awards to address needs of Nebraska students, schools
The University of Nebraska announced today that it will continue its highly successful Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2014-15 by offering 150 scholarships for students in the state to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free.
Dr. Gabrielle Banick named to lead P-16 efforts
The University of Nebraska announced today that Dr. Gabrielle Banick, a longtime educator with experience in improving student outcomes and connecting education to workforce needs, will join NU on Aug. 1 as assistant vice president for P-16 initiatives.
University of Nebraska distance learning initiatives continue significant growth
The University of Nebraska is continuing its success in expanding distance education initiatives that meet the needs of students and help to build a skilled workforce for Nebraska, according to a report presented today to the Board of Regents.
Interim President Linder speaks at regional conference on universities’ role in economic development
What do fuzzy photos of typewriters tell us? That change is inevitable – and that to thrive in an era of extraordinary technological innovation, an entrepreneurial mindset is required.
MEDIA ADVISORY: NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET JULY 18
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, July 18, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.