NU Board of Regents to Meet July 18

July 11, 2013

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 1 p.m., followed by the Board meeting at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the July meeting. A complete agenda is available.

1 p.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Distance Education/Coursera
Presenters: Susan Fritz, interim executive vice president and provost; and Mary Niemiec, associate vice president for distance education and director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide

1:30 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

  • Purchase of a supercomputer for the Holland Computing Center that would more than double the currently available computing power for NU researchers in data-intensive areas such as nanoscience, bioinformatics, digital humanities and fine arts. (Addendum VI-B-1)
  • Interlocal cooperation agreements with the City of Omaha for funding of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Community Facility. (Addendum VI-B-4)
  • The program statement and budget for a new Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. If approved, the complex would be located on 28 acres previously occupied by the Nebraska State Fair Park campground. Soccer facilities would include one outdoor lighted competition field with seating for 2,500 spectators. Tennis facilities would include 12 lighted outdoor courts and six indoor courts with a combined total of 1,400 spectator seats. The complex would cost a total of $20.4 million, to be funded with private donations. (Addendum VI-B-5)
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University of Nebraska