The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 12, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 9:55 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at

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

9:55 a.m.: UNO Student Regent Update

Presenter: Jordan Koch, past student regent, University of Nebraska at Omaha

10 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee

Topic: Cancer Center Development Corporation Update

Presenters: Board of Regents Chairman Bob Phares, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, and Don Mohlman, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center project manager

Topic: Budget Update

Presenter: NU President Hank Bounds

10:40 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee

Topic: Strategic Framework Report on Research

Presenters: David Jackson, NU associate vice president for academic affairs (overview); Prem Paul, University of Nebraska-Lincoln vice chancellor for research and economic development, and Christian Binek, associate professor in the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (UNL research); Jennifer Larsen, UNMC vice chancellor for research, and Tatiana Bronich, professor of pharmaceutical science (UNMC research); and Melanie Simpson, associate director for the UNL Center for Biochemistry, and Steve Caplan, UNMC professor of biochemistry and molecular biology (UNMC/UNL collaborative research)

Topic: Proposed Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UNMC

Presenter: Bradley Britigan, dean of the UNMC College of Medicine

Topic: Proposed Merger of the UNL Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts with the UNL College of Architecture

Presenter: UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman

12:15 p.m.: Regents annual photo and lunch

1 p.m.: Board of Regents meeting

Agenda items for the Board’s consideration include:

  • Establishment of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UNMC. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • Creation of early childhood advocate, occupational safety professional, advanced occupational safety professional, professional sales, and supply chain management undergraduate certificates at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendums IX-A-2 through IX-A-6)
  • Merger of the College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts to form the Hixson-Lied College of the Arts and Architecture at UNL, and a related resolution. (Addendum IX-A-9)
  • The 2015-16 operating budgets and tuition rates for 2015-16 and 2016-17 for the University of Nebraska and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. (Addendums IX-B-1 and IX-B-2)
  • Establishment and naming of the Don Clifton Strengths Institute in the College of Business Administration at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-5)
  • The program statement and budget for redevelopment of the fourth floor of the University of Nebraska State Museum Morrill Hall. (Addendum IX-B-6)
  • The purchase agreement of real estate and improvements from the Nebraska Book Company Inc., located at 1300 Q St. in Lincoln. (Addendum IX-B-7)
  • The program statement and budget for construction of a new building for the University Health Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; the building will be combined with the Lincoln branch of the UNMC College of Nursing. (Addendum IX-B-15)

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