News Releases
Date Headline
09/08/2014 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.
08/28/2014 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.
08/26/2014 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.

08/12/2014 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.

08/01/2014 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.

07/28/2014 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.

07/18/2014 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.

07/17/2014 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.

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

07/11/2014 Susan Fritz named executive vice president and provost

Interim University of Nebraska President Dr. James Linder announced today that he has named Dr. Susan Fritz as executive vice president and provost and dean of the Graduate College of the University of Nebraska, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its July 18 meeting.

07/11/2014 Economic development theme drives proposed biennial budget request

Under a two-year budget request to be considered next week by the Board of Regents, the University of Nebraska plans to seek state funds to support strategic initiatives that will attract talent, meet workforce needs through education and grow Nebraska’s economy.

06/26/2014 University of Nebraska to assist students affected by severe weather

The University of Nebraska announced today that it will take steps to assist Nebraska students and families who are from areas of the state that have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of recent severe weather.

06/24/2014 Business development director joins NU’s National Strategic Research Institute
Christopher G. Warner has joined the University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI), a United States Strategic Command-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), as its business development director.
06/09/2014 University of Nebraska issues presidential profile; seeks ‘dynamic, innovative and visionary new leader’
Today the University of Nebraska released a presidential profile that details the qualities and experience the Board of Regents is seeking in the next NU president and the key challenges and opportunities that person will face in leading the university.
05/29/2014 University of Nebraska online programs remain among the best for veterans
Online programs offered by the University of Nebraska continue to rank among the best in the country for veterans, according to a new list issued by U.S. News & World Report.
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