NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET JUNE 12

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 www.nebraska.edu.

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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