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09/23/2013 Peter Kiewit Institute strategic plan to focus on meeting business needs in Omaha, Nebraska

The mission of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute to serve Omaha and Nebraska through education, research and outreach is clear and more important than ever – and can be achieved with modest operational adjustments, integrated strategic planning, ambitious investments and implementation of specific benchmarks for success, NU leaders said today.

09/13/2013 Media Advisory: NU Board Of Regents to Meet Sept. 20
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will 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 www.nebraska.edu.
09/10/2013 University of Nebraska enrollment grows to 20-year high

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU’s enrollment has grown to its highest total in 20 years, thanks in part to meaningful gains in the key group of first-time freshmen.

09/09/2013 Historic $12.6 million gift from Carol Cope estate will benefit UNK, UNL

Longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope once spoke of how much she enjoyed giving to projects that do the most good.

08/26/2013 Nebraska P-16, higher ed leaders encourage students to “Go Visit College”

College-bound students: When you’re visiting a prospective school, be sure to eat in the campus dining hall. You need to be sure the food is good, right?

08/19/2013 Online Worldwide, UNMC to co-host first in a series of talks on distance education Aug. 23
Building on widespread interest generated at a recent inter-campus symposium on distance education, the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide will host a series of talks in the 2013-14 academic year focused on key topics related to distance learning. The first talk will be co-hosted by UNOW and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and will discuss massive open online courses (MOOCs).
08/01/2013 New phase of Virtual Scholars program to focus on meeting needs of Nebraska schools

Initiative will provide 100 scholarships for free University of Nebraska High School enrollments.

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU is launching a second phase of its highly successful Nebraska Virtual Scholars program. The program, initiated in 2011, will expand access to online courses to more high school students in the state and create opportunities for the university to work with school administrators – particularly those in rural Nebraska – to identify challenges that could be addressed through online education.

07/29/2013 Rural Futures Institute executive director finalists announced

Following a national search, the University of Nebraska today announced the finalists for the position of founding executive director of the Rural Futures Institute, a university-wide research, education, policy and engagement institute focused on rural growth and development in Nebraska and beyond.

07/22/2013 Buffett Early Childhood Institute founding director begins tenure at Nebraska

The founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Dr. Samuel J. Meisels, has assumed his new role at Nebraska and is engaged in a strategic planning process that will help position the institute to achieve its goal of improving the learning and developmental outcomes of young, at-risk children and their families.

07/18/2013 University of Nebraska Online Worldwide continues significant growth

The University of Nebraska is continuing to significantly expand its online learning initiatives, developing new strategies to meet the educational needs of more students in Nebraska and beyond, according to a report presented today to the NU Board of Regents.

07/16/2013 2013-14 Presidential Graduate Fellows announced

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the seven recipients of 2013-14 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.

07/11/2013 NU Board of Regents to Meet July 18
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 1 p.m., followed by the Board meeting at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu
07/02/2013 3rd UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus July 8-10

The third finalist for the chancellor’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Dr. Robert Califf, vice chancellor for clinical research and director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. – will visit UNMC July 8-10, the University of Nebraska announced today.

06/28/2013 NU to partner with leading Indian institute on cyber security and information assurance
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced that the University of Nebraska and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, one of the world’s leading technology institutes, have signed a letter of intent to partner on cyber security and information assurance. The signing was highlighted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi this week, at which Milliken addressed innovation and research collaborations.
06/12/2013 Regents finalize tuition freeze for Nebraskans for 2013-14

It’s official: Tuition for all Nebraska students attending the University of Nebraska will be frozen for the 2013-14 academic year, the first phase of a two-year commitment the university has made as part of its “affordability compact” with the state. The Board of Regents finalized the resident tuition freeze, along with the full NU operating budget for next year, during its June meeting.

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