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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.
Agenda updated for June 17 Board of Regents meeting
The agenda for the June 17, 2011, meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents has been updated to include the following
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 17
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 17, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu
Investment in talent, affordable access highlight University of Nebraska’s proposed 2011-12 operating budget
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today announced details of the university’s proposed 2011-12 operating budget, which the Board of Regents will consider on June 17. Milliken said the budget represents a strategic investment in talent and a commitment to affordable access at a time when higher education is increasingly recognized as a key ingredient in economic competitiveness.
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNK
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Friday, May 27, 2011.
A message from President Milliken on the 2011-13 budget
Yesterday the Nebraska Legislature approved a budget for the next biennium that represents a timely investment in Nebraska's future. Governor Heineman and members of the Legislature faced difficult decisions in developing this budget, and I appreciate their commitment to education and to the university in particular.
Jim Linder named to lead University of Nebraska innovation and economic competitiveness initiatives
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the appointment of Dr. James Linder as senior associate to the president for innovation and economic competitiveness and president of the University Technology Development Corp.
University of Nebraska to sign international education partnership agreement focused on water and food security
The University of Nebraska is signing an international education partnership agreement focused on water and food security today (May 2) at the 2011 global Water for Food Conference at the Cornhusker Marriott.
Agenda updated for April 29 Board of Regents meeting
The agenda for the April 29, 2011, meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents has been updated to include a revised UNMC Fund B agenda item.
NU Board of Regents to Meet April 29
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 29, 2011, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln.