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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Stephen Klasko, UNMC chancellor finalist, withdraws from search
Dr. Stephen Klasko, one of the four finalists identified for chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has withdrawn from the search.
New University of Nebraska online programs offer teachers opportunities for skill, career advancement
Earning a master’s degree can help teachers deepen their skillsets, advance their careers and earn more money – and the summer months can be an ideal time to get started. Teachers looking to pursue additional education now have more options for specialization thanks to expanded online program offerings at the University of Nebraska.
Peter Kiewit Institute external review identifies challenges, opportunities for enhanced success
An external review of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute has concluded that while PKI has achieved success in meeting the educational and research needs of Omaha and Nebraska, its full potential has not yet been realized. The review recommends a number of actions – including additional strategic planning, improvements to PKI’s organizational structure, development of specific benchmarks for success, more collaboration among relevant faculty and administrators, and increased investments – that could bring the Peter Kiewit Institute to the next level of excellence.
2nd UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus June 19-21; Maurer agrees to stay at helm as search wraps up
A second finalist for the chancellor’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Dr. Daniel Wilson, vice president for health affairs and dean of medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville – will visit UNMC June 19-21, the University of Nebraska announced today. Wilson will give a public presentation at 4 p.m. on June 20 in Room 1002 of the Durham Research Center. Members of the university community, other stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend to hear him discuss his vision for UNMC.
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 7
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 7, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
Resident tuition freeze highlights proposed 2013-14 operating budget
A freeze on resident tuition rates highlights the University of Nebraska’s proposed 2013-14 operating budget announced today by President James B. Milliken. The NU Board of Regents will consider the budget on June 7.
University of Nebraska announces finalists for UNMC chancellor position
The University of Nebraska announced today that following a national search, four finalists have been identified for the chancellor position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Beginning next week, each of the finalists will visit UNMC for interviews and meetings with campus and community stakeholders.
University of Nebraska to work with leading MOOC provider Coursera to significantly expand access to online course content
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU will begin working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), to expand access to the university’s rich course content and talented faculty to significantly more individuals via distance learning.
Regents Medal will honor Omaha community leaders Gail and Mike Yanney
The University of Nebraska’s highest award, the Regents Medal, will be presented tomorrow to Michael B. Yanney and Dr. Gail Walling Yanney, Omaha community leaders who have been tremendous supporters of not only the University of Nebraska, but also youth education, the arts, health initiatives and other civic causes across the city and state. The Yanneys will be honored at a dinner tomorrow in Omaha.
New list ranks University of Nebraska online programs among the best for veterans
Several University of Nebraska online programs are among the best in the country for veterans, according to new rankings issued this week by U.S. News.