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University of Nebraska highlights efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship
In conjunction with President Obama’s signing of the America Invents Act today – legislation that will streamline the patent process and foster economic development – the University of Nebraska is highlighting its key efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship that are helping to build a more competitive economy for Nebraska.
7th annual Research and Innovation Conference to focus on information sciences
The field of information sciences is the focus of the seventh annual Nebraska Research and Innovation Conference, set for Sept. 27 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (formerly the Qwest Center), 455 N. 10th St.
Media Advisory: President Milliken to tour IANR exhibits at Husker Harvest Days
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken invites members of the media to join him for a tour of innovative university youth education research and extension projects at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Board of Regents fully implements executive salary equity initiative
University’s Virtual Scholars program to provide 74 free online course enrollments for Nebraska high school students
NU President James B. Milliken announced the Virtual Scholars initiative in August, offering 50 free course enrollments on a competitive application basis. Today, Milliken announced that the university will support all 74 course applications that it received. Students from 25 high schools around the state will benefit.
University of Nebraska proposes new policy for four-year bachelor's degree
University of Nebraska students who take a full course load of 15 credit hours per semester for eight semesters will be able to graduate in four years under a proposed new policy to be considered by the Board of Regents during its meeting tomorrow, Sept. 9. The 120-credit hour policy aims to provide significant savings to students and their families as well as maximize the university’s financial aid programs. Currently, many degree programs require 125 credit hours or more.
University of Nebraska enrollment hits 18-year high
Enrollment passes 50,000 for first time since 1993.
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU’s enrollment has reached its highest total in 18 years, exceeding 50,000 students for the first time since 1993.
NU Board Of Regents To Meet Sept. 9
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8:30 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 nebraska.edu.
Susan Fritz named NU Associate Vice President-Academic Affairs
Susan M. Fritz, a longtime University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and administrator, has been named associate vice president-academic affairs in the Office of the Provost at the University of Nebraska.
Global Water and Development Expert Dr. Roberto Lenton Named to Head University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Dr. Roberto Lenton, one of the world’s foremost experts in water management and development, has been named to lead the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, NU President James B. Milliken announced today. Lenton will also hold an appointment as Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
President Milliken announces 2011-12 Presidential Graduate Fellows
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the eight recipients of 2011-12 Presidential Graduate Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships honor NU graduate students – four at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and two at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – on the basis of high scholastic performance, personal accomplishment and innovative research.
Regents Medal will honor irrigation pioneer Robert B. Daugherty
The University of Nebraska's most prestigious award, the Regents Medal, will be presented tomorrow in honor of the late Robert B. Daugherty of Omaha, the legendary irrigation pioneer and founder of Valmont Industries Inc. whose charitable foundation provided a $50 million gift last year to establish the university's global Water for Food Institute.
Search commences for executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute
The University of Nebraska has commenced a search for the inaugural executive director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The new institute, made possible by a generous gift from Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett that will be more than matched by other public and private funds, will be a university-wide, multidisciplinary research, education, outreach, and policy center that will seek to transform the approach to early childhood development and education in Nebraska and across the nation.
University of Nebraska appoints Mary Paulett Niemiec to lead online education efforts
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that Mary Paulett Niemiec has been appointed as NU’s associate vice president for distance education and director of University of Nebraska Online Worldwide.
University of Nebraska announces e-mail migration agreement with Microsoft
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that the university has entered into an agreement with the Microsoft Corp. to migrate its e-mail and calendaring system to a new cloud-based system that will better meet the needs of its faculty, staff and administrators and reduce annual costs by as much as 50 percent.