September 12, 2014

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 19, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

Following are highlights of the September Board meeting. A complete agenda is available here.

8 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee
Moderator: University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D.

Topic: Nebraska Innovation Campus
Presenters: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Nebraska Innovation Campus Executive Director Dan Duncan

Topic: Rural Futures Institute
Presenter: Rural Futures Institute Executive Director Chuck Schroeder

Topic: National Strategic Research Institute
Presenters: Interim President Linder and Kenneth Bayles, associate vice chancellor for basic science research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Need-Based Financial Aid and Merit-Based Scholarships
Presenter: Pete Lipins, NU institutional research senior analyst

10 a.m.: Board of Regents meeting

The Board will be asked to approve:

· Creation of the School of Music and the School of the Arts in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (Addendums IX-A-1 and IX-A-2)

· The naming of the new ambulatory clinic building the “Lauritzen Outpatient Center” and the outpatient surgery section of the building the “Fritch Surgery Center” at UNMC. (Addendum IX-B-2)

· The program statement and budget for the C.Y. Thompson Learning Commons at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-3)

· The program statement and budget for the addition to the College of Law Clinics at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-4)

· Funding for tenant improvements in the Food Innovation Center for classrooms and student gathering areas, and for build-out of additional greenhouse bays at Nebraska Innovation Campus. (Addendum IX-B-5)

· A resolution authorizing expenditures for capital improvements for Campus Recreation, Nebraska Unions and University Housing facilities at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-7)

Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska