Schroeder to serve as Board of Regents chair for 2016
Regent Kent Schroeder of Kearney will serve as chairman of the Board for 2016 after assuming the position at Friday’s Board meeting. Schroeder, representing District 6, was elected to the Board in 1998 and served as chairman in 2002 and 2009 and vice chairman in 2001, 2008 and 2015. He succeeds Regent Bob Phares of North Platte as chair.
Board of Regents approves contract extension for UNMC chancellor
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved an extension to the contract of Jeffrey Gold, M.D., chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center – a vote of confidence in Gold’s successful leadership of the state’s only public academic health sciences center.
Report shows University of Nebraska’s annual economic impact is $3.9 billion
The teaching, research and outreach activities of the University of Nebraska annually generate more than $3.9 billion for Nebraska’s economy, according to an independent new analysis of the university’s significant and far-reaching impact on the economic and cultural vitality of the state.
University of Nebraska student, grads earn honors at leading entrepreneurship event
Entrepreneurs with ties to the University of Nebraska were among those receiving top honors at the 2016 Pipeline Innovator of the Year event, a gala that drew 600 of the Midwest’s top entrepreneurial leaders to Kansas City last Thursday.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET JAN. 29
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a legislative update and brief remarks from the State Auditor’s office, followed by the Business Affairs Committee meeting at 9 a.m. that will include a presentation on the results of an independent analysis of the University of Nebraska’s impact on the state’s economy. The analysis was conducted by Tripp Umbach, a leading national consultant.
U.S. Strategic Command and University of Nebraska Strengthen Partnership
U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, and representatives from the command hosted Dr. Hank Bounds, University of Nebraska president, and more than 20 senior leaders from the university to discuss USSTRATCOM’s global missions and promote military-to-university cooperation and innovation.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds to visit Fremont, Blair
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will visit Fremont and Blair on Monday, Dec. 14, to engage with community leaders, share the university’s story and discuss opportunities for continued success in serving the state.
University of Nebraska High School scholarships support college, career readiness
For one Doniphan-Trumbull High School student, a scholarship to take online courses from the University of Nebraska High School will open important opportunities for him to access rigorous coursework that will prepare him for college.
University of Nebraska building renewal plan would invest in facilities for quality education, competitiveness
The University of Nebraska and the state would continue a long and successful partnership to maintain the quality and functionality of NU buildings under a 12-year capital plan announced today by President Hank Bounds.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET DEC. 3
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 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 www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds to visit Southeast Nebraska communities
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will visit several Southeast Nebraska communities on Monday, Nov. 23, to engage with a range of stakeholders and share the university’s story. Bounds’ agenda for the day includes a community coffee co-hosted with Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse, an assembly with high school students to talk about the importance of college, a meeting with area Rotary club members, and an open dialogue with Peru State College President Dan Hanson to discuss shared priorities and opportunities for collaboration.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds to engage with North Omaha stakeholders
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will make several stops in North Omaha on Monday, Nov. 2, to engage with community members and share the university’s story. Bounds’ agenda includes a visit to a local high school to talk with students about the importance of higher education; a luncheon with community leaders that will provide opportunities for university updates, dialogue and ideas; and a stop at an area elementary school that is a partner with NU’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute.
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNO
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. The Board will tour several parts of campus and hear presentations on leading academic and research programs, UNO’s strategies for growing enrollment and completion rates, and athletics, among other initiatives. The full itinerary for Friday’s campus visit is as follows:
NU Graduate Faculty Workshop will focus on changing job market for Ph.D. grads
Registration is still open for the University of Nebraska’s Graduate Faculty Workshop, scheduled for Oct. 30 in Lincoln. The event will bring together faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral associates from the four NU campuses to explore the range of opportunities available to students after graduate school.
Growth in University of Nebraska distance learning initiative expands access, opportunities for students
The University of Nebraska’s distance learning initiative continued its significant growth in the past year, resulting in expanded access and opportunities for students to help them stay on the path to a degree, earn a valued credential and meet critical workforce needs in Nebraska.