Announcement of University military research institute renewal is TOMORROW

June 5, 2018

The University of Nebraska will host a news conference TOMORROW, June 6, at 10 a.m. to announce a contract renewal for the National Strategic Research Institute, the university-wide initiative dedicated to research in defense and national security.

The news conference will take place in the atrium area between the two Durham Research Center towers on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha. It is open to the public.

NU President Hank Bounds, UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., NSRI Founding Executive Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert Hinson, and several NU faculty are among the featured speakers. Numerous dignitaries, including members of the Board of Regents, state senators, representatives of Nebraska congressional offices, and faculty and staff from NSRI and across the university will also be in attendance.

Members of the media may park in Lot 50 on the UNMC campus, which is located at the southeast corner of 45th and Emile streets.

For those unable to attend in person, the event will be broadcast live on UNMC’s Facebook page,

The National Strategic Research Institute was created in 2012 with an initial $84 million contract from the Department of Defense. As one of only 13 University-Affiliated Research Centers in the country, NSRI conducts exclusive research to meet the needs of USSTRATCOM and the Department of Defense, focusing on areas like nuclear detection and forensics, detection of chemical and biological weapons, passive defense against weapons of mass destruction, and consequence management.

The contract renewal is a recognition of the University of Nebraska’s leadership in research that protects the United States, its allies, and men and women in uniform.

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