President Hank Bounds announces prestigious graduate fellowship recipients
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today the six recipients of 2015-16 Presidential Graduate Fellowships.
New round of Virtual Scholars program to address needs of Nebraska students, schools
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that the university will continue its widely used Nebraska Virtual Scholars program in 2015-16 by offering 150 scholarships to schools in the state for their students to take courses from the University of Nebraska High School for free. Through the scholarships, the university aims to supplement the work of Nebraska schools in addressing critical issues that impact students, including timely graduation, access to courses, scheduling challenges and college and career readiness.
Bounds selects Isaacson Miller to assist UNL chancellor search
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said today that he has selected leading executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the national search for the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Current Chancellor Harvey Perlman has announced his plans to step down in 2016 after leading UNL through an era of significant growth and progress.
‘Hope Inspires Vision’ theme of 3rd Rural Futures Conference
“Hope Inspires Vision” is the theme of the third national Rural Futures Conference, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 in multiple Nebraska locations. Registration for the conference, which drew a sold-out crowd of more than 500 when it was last held in 2013, opens today at http://rfc.nebraska.edu. The conference is hosted by the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska.
‘Reverse transfer’ initiative increasing college completion in Nebraska
When Kelly Ward, a psychobiology major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, received a letter informing her that her UNK credits combined with the community college coursework she’d already completed qualified her to earn an associate’s degree, her first thought was that it was too good to be true.
Proposed UNL architecture, fine arts merger removed from regents agenda
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said today that he has removed consideration of a merger of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts from the June 12 Board of Regents agenda. A related presentation from Chancellor Harvey Perlman during the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee also has been removed.
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.
Proposed budget plan would maintain affordability, help students, families plan for college costs
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today a proposed budget plan that includes the lowest tuition increases in nearly three decades to ensure the university remains a great value compared to its peers. The Board of Regents will consider the budget proposal, including an operating budget for 2015-16 and tuition rates for both 2015-16 and 2016-17 in order to help students and families better plan for the costs of college, at its June 12 meeting.
110 students to graduate from the University of Nebraska High School
More than 100 students representing 19 countries will graduate from the University of Nebraska High School, the university’s fully online, accredited high school, on Friday. The graduating class of 110 includes 17 Nebraska students, 48 international students and four National Merit Scholarship finalists.
Official residence purchased
A Lincoln home has been purchased with private funds to serve as the official residence of the president of the University of Nebraska.
Nearly 600 to attend NU symposium on technology in education
A University of Nebraska symposium Thursday focused on the use of technology in education is expected to draw nearly 600 faculty and staff from all four NU campuses plus key external partners. The daylong Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium, hosted by University of Nebraska Information Technology and University of Nebraska Online Worldwide, will include speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics related to the opportunities and challenges of incorporating new technology into teaching.
UNO graduating senior wins university’s top honor for student entrepreneurship
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that a graduating senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is the 2015 winner of NU’s top award honoring extraordinary efforts in student entrepreneurship. Rachel Ostrander, who is graduating from UNO with a bachelor’s degree in IT innovation, has been selected to receive the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award for her work in creating an agricultural software company.
University of Nebraska community rallying to support Nepal relief efforts
Students, faculty and staff across the University of Nebraska are rallying to support relief efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake near the capital of Kathmandu that has killed nearly 6,000 people and left many more without shelter, food, water or medical assistance.
MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nebraska students to share “life investment” message at Berkshire Hathaway meeting
Note: Members of the media are welcome to interview the student ambassadors outside the CenturyLink Center in Omaha from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
Search begins for next Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute executive director
The University of Nebraska announced today that it has begun an international search for the next executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The next director will succeed founding executive director Roberto Lenton, who in February announced his intention to step down by early 2016 after serving in the role since 2012.