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10/14/2013 New online certificate focuses on interior design for an aging population

This is the latest in an occasional series featuring online programs at the University of Nebraska.

Lower shelves, stair railings, more bars to grab onto – common-sense changes like these can help older individuals stay in their homes or offices longer and maintain a higher quality of life. Yet as the population of Americans age 65 and over grows rapidly, so too is the demand for professionals able to design and build environments that meet the unique needs of older adults.

10/08/2013 Donors give record $236.7 million to University of Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.—Oct. 8, 2013— Alumni and friends gave $236.7 million to the University of Nebraska this year, making it the University of Nebraska Foundation’s best year ever for private gifts. This record represents a 43 percent increase over the last fiscal year and a 37 percent increase over the previous gift record of $172.1 million in 2011.

10/01/2013 Virtual Scholars program expands educational opportunities for students across Nebraska

Students across Nebraska – many of them in rural districts – will be able to supplement their education with free online courses from the University of Nebraska High School this year as a result of NU’s 2013 Nebraska Virtual Scholars program.

09/24/2013 University of Nebraska names Chuck Schroeder to lead Rural Futures Institute

The newly hired founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute said he’s excited to work with Nebraskans across the state and others to help rethink and revitalize rural life, with a particular emphasis on making rural communities places where young people can make their lives.

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
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.

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