October 6, 2016

Connecting Disciplines Through the University-wide Institutes

The public and university community had the opportunity to learn more about the University of Nebraska institutes – the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, the National Strategic Research Institute, the Rural Futures Institute and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute – during a special event at the Nebraska Innovation Campus

NUconnections, jointly hosted by the four university-wide institutes, created a space for faculty, staff and students with diverse skills and backgrounds from all four NU campuses to meet and interact, along with policymakers, business leaders and other community stakeholders interested in working together to find innovative solutions to complex state, national and global challenges. In addition to networking, participants got to meet the institute directors and discover opportunities for collaboration through research, student support and other partnerships.

Susan M. Fritzexecutive vice president and provost, dean of the Graduate College, University of Nebraska, moderated a panel discussion with the executive directors of the institutes:

  •  Robert C. Hinson, National Strategic Research Institute;
  •  Peter G. McCornickWater for Food Global Institute;
  •  Samuel J. MeiselsBuffett Early Childhood Institute;
  •  Charles P. Schroeder, Rural Futures Institute.

Event Video:

View recording of NUconnections event here.