First University of Nebraska MOOC to focus on health literacy
Within a year of announcing its partnership with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses, the University of Nebraska is offering its first MOOC to individuals interested in improving their health literacy and communication skills.
University of Nebraska names top teaching, research and engagement award winners
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the 2014 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement.
Regents Medal honors businessman, philanthropist Walter Scott
The University of Nebraska’s highest award, the Regents Medal, will be presented tomorrow to Walter Scott, a highly successful Omaha business leader who is a generous supporter of civic institutions, community causes and the University of Nebraska.
UNK Department of Biology wins university-wide teaching award
The Department of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has been selected to receive the University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) from the University of Nebraska, NU President James B. Milliken announced today.
Board of Regents to establish, appoint presidential search committees
At its meeting on March 21, the Board of Regents will consider agenda items to establish and appoint the initial members of two committees that will assist with the national search for the next president of the University of Nebraska.
Board of Regents to consider appointment of interim president
At its March 21 meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider the appointment of James Linder, M.D., of Omaha, as interim president of the university, effective May 3, 2014. Current NU President James B. Milliken is leaving Nebraska to become chancellor of the City University of New York. A national search is underway for Milliken’s successor. By mutual agreement with the Board, Dr. Linder will not be a candidate for the permanent position.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET MARCH 21
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 21, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Board meeting begins at 8 a.m. and committee meetings will begin at 10:40 a.m. Both the Board and committee meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
Leading consultant Isaacson, Miller to assist Board of Regents in NU presidential search
The Executive Committee of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents has selected Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, to assist the Board in its search for the next NU president. Current President James B. Milliken has announced that he is leaving NU at the end of April to become chancellor of the City University of New York.
MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet, make campus visit to UNMC
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Board will hold a brief meeting at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln.
Agreement lays groundwork for long-term partnership between NU, leading Indian institute
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced that NU has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, one of the world’s leading technology institutes, to collaborate on research and education in the critical areas of information assurance and cyber security.
Peter Kiewit Institute strategic plan sets ambitious goals for engineering, IT
The chancellors of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska-Lincoln today presented to the NU Board of Regents an integrated strategic plan for the Peter Kiewit Institute that positions PKI to meet the needs of engineering and information technology businesses in Omaha and throughout the state.
Board of Regents elects Hawks as chair
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today elected Howard Hawks as chairman for 2014. Hawks, of Omaha, represents District 2 and was elected to the Board in 2002. He served as vice chairman in 2013. He succeeds 2013 chairman Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln.
University of Nebraska launches search for vice provost for P-16 initiatives
The University of Nebraska has launched a national search for the position of vice provost for P-16 initiatives.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET JAN. 24
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska announces new commitments to expanding college opportunity
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today announced a set of new commitments NU is making as part of a national initiative to expand college access and success to more students.