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Presidential Fellowships Announce
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has announced the awarding of eight Presidential Graduate fellowships for academic year 2003-2004. Seven of the students are seeking Ph.D. degrees, four at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and one at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Another UNO student is seeking dual master's degrees in social work and public administration. The fellowships include stipends of $16,500 at UNL and 20,000 UNMC. At UNO, the fellowships provide $14,000 for the Ph.D. candidate and $11,000 for the master's degree candidate. Funding for the fellowships is provided through donations to the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Revised Board of Regent Agenda Items
Four items on the agenda for the June 7 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents have been revised. The items and a description of each revision follows:
Public Policy Seminars Announced
Two new seminars have been announced as part of the 2002-2003 University of Nebraska Public Policy Seminar Series:
Board of Regents Schedule, June 6-7, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the June 7 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Statement by Regent Randy Ferlic
The following statement has been released by Regent Randy Ferlic, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Statement by President L. Dennis Smith
The following statement has been released by University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith:
Board of Regents Schedule, April 25-26, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the April 26 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
SHEsteem Award Recipients Announced
Eight Nebraska women will be honored with SHEsteem Awards during this year’s SHE Conference on Thursday, May 1 (SHE stands for "Self-Esteem and Higher Education = Empowerment).
SHE Conference for High School Girls Set for May 1
The third annual SHE conference (for Self-Esteem and Higher Education = Empowerment) has been set for Thursday, May 1 at the Nebraska East Union on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference for high school girls will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. The conference is free of charge and includes a luncheon.
Nebraska Groups Seek to Protect NU From Further Cuts
Nebraska organizations with a wide array of interests have adopted resolutions asking that the University of Nebraska be considered a high priority for funding as the Legislature moves toward completion of the budget for the 2003-2005 biennium.
News Conference Scheduled for 12:00 noon March 10
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith and the chancellors of the four university campuses will hold a news conference at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 10.
Kiewit, Scott Entrepreneurial Awards Announced
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the awarding of the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award and the Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award for 2003.
Awards for Teaching & Research Announced
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the 2003 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching and research. Two of the awards recognize individual faculty members for meritorious teaching and research, respectively. The third recognizes an academic department that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the education of students.
Message to Nebraska 8th Graders: 'Take rigorous courses'
Two of Nebraska’s top education leaders have sent letters and information packets to all 26,000 eighth-grade students in 585 public and parochial schools. University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith and Commissioner of Education Doug Christensen intend the mailing to deliver a message to students as they prepare to register for high school: 'taking rigorous high school courses in science, math, social studies and foreign language will give you a solid educational foundation.'