NU Board of Regents to Discuss Water Resources, New Programs
Lincoln, NE. Sept 13 — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet at Varner Hall (3835 Holdrege St.) in Lincoln on Friday, September 16. The morning work session and committee meetings will feature presentations and discussions regarding the University\'s strategic planning framework, the development of the south campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the P-16 Initiative, among others. The regular business meeting of the Board of Regents will commence at 1:30 p.m.
The morning’s schedule is as follows:

8:30 a.m. Work Session

Topic: University of Nebraska Strategic Framework Update Presenters: Board of Regents Chairman Howard Hawks and University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken

9:30 a.m. Business Affairs Committee

Topic: LB 605 Deferred Maintenance Update Presenter: Rebecca Koller, Director of Facilities Planning and Management, University of Nebraska

Topic: Ak-Sar-Ben Future Trust/UNO Land Acquisition Presenters: Jay Noddle, President, Noddle Company Dana Bradford, President and Managing Partner, McCarthy Capital Corp. Dr. Nancy Belck, Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Omaha

10:45 a.m. Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: PK-16 Structure and Programs Presenter: Dr. Jay Noren, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Nebraska Joe Rowson, Coordinator, P-16 Initiative, University of Nebraska

Following the work session and committee meetings, members of the board will be joined for lunch by members of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education.

The afternoon meeting begins at Varner Hall at 1:30 p.m.

Highlights of the meeting include:

Dr. Kyle Hoagland, Director of the Water Center at the University of Nebraska's Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, will make a presentation to the board on NU’s role in addressing the challenges of water scarcity and conservation in the state.

Regents will consider a proposed Draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Board and the Ak-Sar-Ben Future Trust (AFT) relating to several real estate transactions affecting the development of the south campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Regents will be asked to approve creation of a major in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management and a new Bachelor of Science degree of Landscape Architecture, both at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Regents will be asked to approve the establishment of The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Center for Advanced Surgical Technology (CAST) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Regents will be asked to approve the purchase and installation of video screens at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Memorial Stadium.

The full agenda is available online at
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