Peter Kiewit Institute external review identifies challenges, opportunities for enhanced success
An external review of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute has concluded that while PKI has achieved success in meeting the educational and research needs of Omaha and Nebraska, its full potential has not yet been realized. The review recommends a number of actions – including additional strategic planning, improvements to PKI’s organizational structure, development of specific benchmarks for success, more collaboration among relevant faculty and administrators, and increased investments – that could bring the Peter Kiewit Institute to the next level of excellence.
2nd UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus June 19-21; Maurer agrees to stay at helm as search wraps up
A second finalist for the chancellor’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Dr. Daniel Wilson, vice president for health affairs and dean of medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville – will visit UNMC June 19-21, the University of Nebraska announced today. Wilson will give a public presentation at 4 p.m. on June 20 in Room 1002 of the Durham Research Center. Members of the university community, other stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend to hear him discuss his vision for UNMC.
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 7
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 7, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
Resident tuition freeze highlights proposed 2013-14 operating budget
A freeze on resident tuition rates highlights the University of Nebraska’s proposed 2013-14 operating budget announced today by President James B. Milliken. The NU Board of Regents will consider the budget on June 7.
University of Nebraska announces finalists for UNMC chancellor position
The University of Nebraska announced today that following a national search, four finalists have been identified for the chancellor position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Beginning next week, each of the finalists will visit UNMC for interviews and meetings with campus and community stakeholders.
University of Nebraska to work with leading MOOC provider Coursera to significantly expand access to online course content
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU will begin working with Coursera, a leading provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), to expand access to the university’s rich course content and talented faculty to significantly more individuals via distance learning.
Regents Medal will honor Omaha community leaders Gail and Mike Yanney
The University of Nebraska’s highest award, the Regents Medal, will be presented tomorrow to Michael B. Yanney and Dr. Gail Walling Yanney, Omaha community leaders who have been tremendous supporters of not only the University of Nebraska, but also youth education, the arts, health initiatives and other civic causes across the city and state. The Yanneys will be honored at a dinner tomorrow in Omaha.
New list ranks University of Nebraska online programs among the best for veterans
Several University of Nebraska online programs are among the best in the country for veterans, according to new rankings issued this week by U.S. News.
University of Nebraska’s largest project to be named the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
The University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center announced today that their cancer center project in midtown Omaha has a name: the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.
University of Nebraska quilt center receives $8 million gift for expansion, endowment
The thousands of guests from around the world who annually visit the Quilt House – home to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln – now can look forward to seeing even more inside thanks to a planned expansion of the museum made possible by a generous private gift.
University of Nebraska names Kiewit, Scott entrepreneurial award winners
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today announced the winners of two NU awards honoring extraordinary efforts in entrepreneurship in Nebraska: the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award and the Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award.
Registration open for intercampus symposium highlighting current, future trends in online education and technology
Technology has forever changed the landscape of higher education, and continues to do so often at a rapid pace. A university-wide symposium on the use of technology to teach and work will offer sessions on social media in the classroom, massive open online courses (MOOCs), best practices in instructional design and information technology, the future of Office 365, information security and analytics.
University, community leaders celebrate Educare of Lincoln grand opening
Leaders from the University of Nebraska, government, private sector, K-12 education and nonprofit organizations gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of the new Educare of Lincoln, a state-of-the-art early education center that will serve children from low-income families in the city. Educare of Lincoln is located adjacent to Belmont Elementary School, at 3435 N. 14th St.
NU faculty member co-edits new book of Willa Cather’s letters
Hidden away in vaults scattered across the United States and Europe, famed Nebraska author Willa Cather’s most intimate thoughts were laid bare in the pages of her personal correspondence.
UNL Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education wins university-wide teaching award
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education has been selected to receive the 2013 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) from the University of Nebraska, NU President James B. Milliken announced today.