Board of Regents Schedule: January 17-18, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the January meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents: January 10, 2003

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From: Joe Rowson

Board of Regents Schedule: January 17-18, 2003

January 17
Campus Visit, University of Nebraska Medical Center
10:00 a.m.Welcoming Remarks
 Harold M. Maurer, Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
10:15 a.m.Tobacco Settlement Funding: The Next Level of Research
 Thomas Rosenquist, Vice Chancellor for Research
John Gollan, Chairperson, Internal Medicine
William Rizzo, Professor, Pediatrics Metabolism
11:00 a.m.Campus Tour
 Ron Schaefer, Director, Facilities Planning & Construction
Del Lee, Associate Vice Chancellor, Business & Finance
11:20 a.m.Increasing Cancer Survival with New Radiation Technology
 Charles Enke, Chairperson, Radiation Oncology
11:35 a.m.New Techniques in Teaching Nursing Skills

Lani Zimmerman, Chairperson, Adult Health & Illness
Louise LaFromboise, Professor, Adult Health & Illness
Myra Schmaderer, Instructor, College of Nursing

12:00 noonLunch
 Nebraska Health System Initiatives
 Glenn Fosdick, President, Nebraska Health System
1:10 p.m.High-Tech Operating Rooms
 Dmitry Oleynikov, Assistant Professor, Surgery
1:30 p.m.Educational Frontiers: Geriatric Medicine
 Catherine Eberle, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine-Geriatrics
2:00 p.m.The Nose Knows: Importance of Sinus Research
 Donald Leopold, Chairperson, Head & Neck Surgery
2:30 p.m.General Affairs Committee - Regent Chuck Hassebrook, Chair
 Privately Funded Research
 William B. Lacy
Vice Provost of University Outreach & International Programs
University of California, Davis
3:30 p.m.Business Affairs Committee - Regent Randy Ferlic, Chair
 Kelly Clarke
Baird, Holm, McEachen, Pedersen, Hamann & Strasheim Law Firm
4:30 p.m.General Affairs Committee - Regent Chuck Hassebrook, Chair
 Rural Outreach
 John Owens
Vice President and Vice Chancellor
Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources
January 18
8:30 a.m.Regular meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents
 Strategic Issue: Academic Libraries: Challenges and Strategic Directions
 Janice Boyer, Dean of Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Michael Herbison, Director of Libraries, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Joan Giesecke, Dean of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nancy Woelfl, Director, Library of Medicine, UNMC
Richard Leiter, Director of Law Library, UNL
Note: The agenda for the Board of Regents meeting is posted on the university’s website,

Items of interest scheduled for this meeting:

Privately Funded Research: General Affairs Committee

New commercial opportunities, patent laws, and federal policies, as well as growth in private-sector support for research, have contributed to changing collaborative relationships between universities and private industry. While such partnerships have existed for decades, these new relationships are generally more varied, wider in scope, and more aggressive and experimental, and they are attracting more interest on the part of the public and policy makers. William B. Lacy, Vice Provost of University Outreach and International Programs at the University of California, Davis, is a widely published authority on the current state-of-the art in university-business research relationships. He will discuss his views on this issue with the members of the Board of Regents.

Peer Group for University of Nebraska System: Item XI-A-1

The Board of Regents has historically identified a group of peer institutions for each of its campuses. Recently the board has discussed development of a list of university systems comparable to the University of Nebraska. The peer group can be used for comparing organizational patterns, best business practices, technology and distance learning developments, and policy issues. Two consultants, Dr. Charles B. Reed, Chancellor of the California State University System, and Chancellor Emeritus Donald N. Langenberg of the University of Maryland System, were asked to recommend systems for the peer group.

Joint Ph.D. Program in Information Technology: Item XI-A-2

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Omaha propose to offer a new joint Doctor of Philosophy degree in Information Technology. This will be a multidisciplinary program integrating theory and practice in applied computing, information systems, Internet technologies, advancements in telecommunications and the management of information systems. Very few other universities offer multidisciplinary programs in the field of information technology. An external reviewer of the proposal noted that “this could become a signature program helping to move the University of Nebraska into the top ranks of universities, nationally and internationally.”Students would be able to enter the program on either campus. A joint doctoral program committee would supervise the program.


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