News Releases
Date Headline
03/04/2015 University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNK

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Board will tour campus and hear about academic programs, campus construction and renovations, and efforts to expand access and student success, among other presentations. The itinerary for Thursday’s campus visit is as follows:

03/03/2015 Interim President Linder, key NU constituents testify in support of university legislative agenda

University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., and Board of Regents Chairman Bob Phares were joined today by business leaders, students, agricultural representatives and others in testifying before the Appropriations Committee in support of the university’s 2015 legislative agenda.

02/10/2015 University of Nebraska leading the way in meeting agriculture and food challenges of the future

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to exceed 9.6 billion, compared to 7.2 billion today.

02/03/2015 Implementation of Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan Begins Across Metro Omaha

Douglas and Sarpy County School Districts Participating in Ground-Breaking Initiative

01/30/2015 Board of Regents elects Phares as chair

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today elected Bob Phares as chairman for 2015. Phares, of North Platte, represents District 7 and was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2006 and elected in 2010. He served as vice chairman in 2014. He succeeds 2014 Chairman Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha.

01/29/2015 New Transfer Nebraska site provides ‘one-stop shop’ for college transfer searches

A new website developed by the University of Nebraska in collaboration with the Nebraska State College System and Nebraska Community College Association provides students in the state with a convenient “one-stop shop” for researching course transferability between Nebraska’s public higher education institutions.

01/23/2015 NU Board Of Regents to Meet Jan. 30

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. The Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. with election of a new chair and vice chair for 2015, recognition of the Nebraska Ebola team, and remarks from University of Nebraska President-Designate Dr. Hank Bounds. Dr. Bounds, who was appointed earlier this month, officially begins his tenure on April 13; this is the first of several visits he will make to Nebraska before his start date.

01/12/2015 Lifelong educator Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D., named president of the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has appointed Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D., a lifelong educator with a demonstrated record of expanding opportunities for students, improving higher education outcomes and efficiencies, and building successful partnerships with policymakers, donors and business leaders, as the seventh president of the University of Nebraska.

01/08/2015 New biomedical institute to grow university research, technology transfer enterprise

The University of Nebraska is launching a new biomedical technology institute that will position NU as a leader in key areas of research and development and expand opportunities for faculty, staff and students to partner with the private sector, commercialize their discoveries, and help grow the state’s workforce and economy.

01/07/2015 University of Nebraska online programs featured in new U.S. News rankings

University of Nebraska online programs continue to rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report’s new lists of the country’s leading online degrees.

12/16/2014 Linder named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

12/12/2014 David Jackson named University of Nebraska associate vice president for academic affairs

David Jackson, Ph.D., a 25-year veteran of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who has served in a number of faculty and administrative roles, has been named associate vice president for academic affairs for the University of Nebraska. Jackson’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

12/10/2014 Peter Kiewit Institute aiming to build Nebraska’s engineering, IT workforce

The demand for engineering and information technology graduates who can meet the workforce needs of the future is well-documented.

12/02/2014 Scholarships will help Nebraska students be more college, career-ready

For one Grand Island Northwest High School student, a scholarship to take an online astronomy course from the University of Nebraska High School could be the gateway to a college major and career focused on science.

11/25/2014 Presidential finalist Sally Rockey to visit University of Nebraska Dec. 15-18

Dr. Sally Rockey, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health and one of four finalists for the University of Nebraska presidency, will visit Nebraska Dec. 15-18, NU announced today.

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