March 8, 2013

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 15, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at noon. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the March Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

8 a.m.: Legislative Update Presenter: Sen. Greg Adams, Speaker of the Legislature

8:15 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee Topic: Budget Presenter: Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget

Topic: UNO Arena/Community Facility Presenters: University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen; Athletics Director Trev Alberts; Bill Conley, vice chancellor for business and finance; and Joel Pedersen, NU vice president and general counsel

9:15 a.m.: Break

9:30 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Research Update Presenters: Susan Fritz, NU interim executive vice president and provost; Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Risto Rautiainen, associate professor in the UNMC College of Public Health and Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health; Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Rodney Moxley, professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UNL

Topic: Sequestration Impact on Federal Research Funds Presenters: Chris Kabourek and Matt Hammons, NU director of federal relations

Topic: Sequestration Impact on Student Aid Presenter: Craig Munier, director of scholarships and financial aid, UNL, and 2013-14 chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

11:20 a.m.: Lunch

Noon: Board of Regents meeting

    The Board will be asked to approve:
  • A new undergraduate certificate in information technology administration in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • A five-year extension of the agreement with adidas America, Inc. for exclusive sponsorship of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s athletic programs. (Addendum IX-B-2)
  • An agreement with the University of Nebraska Foundation providing for acceptance of a gift from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation which will support an addition to the International Quilt Study Center at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • The program statement and budget for the Health Sciences Education Building at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendum IX-B-11)
  • A resolution authorizing the University of Nebraska Facilities Corp. to issue bonds for financing of the cancer center project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum IX-B-13)
  • The program statement and budget for the UNO arena. (Addendum IX-B-19)
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