Water for Food Conference Ends with Call to ‘Think Big’
Humanity is in a “race against time” to produce enough food to feed itself, hampered by a false sense of comfort that set in over the last few decades when food supplies generally outpaced demand, said a University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist who’s one of the world’s leading experts on feeding the world.
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 8
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 8, 2012, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:45 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to consider expanding benefits eligibility to include employees' partners
During its June 8 meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposal to expand eligibility for participation in the university’s benefits program to include employees’ same-sex and opposite-sex partners. The change would address equity and competitiveness for employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction and would better position the university to attract talent to Nebraska.
University of Nebraska proposes lowest tuition increase since 1997
Continuing its commitment to keeping student costs low, the University of Nebraska is proposing a 3.75 percent tuition increase for the upcoming academic year – the lowest increase since 1997.
University of Nebraska opens security breach service center
The University of Nebraska has opened a toll-free service center for individuals potentially impacted by the recent breach of the Nebraska Student Information System. The number is 402-472-7373 and the center will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST. Initially, the center will be open seven days per week; call volume will determine any changes in hours or days of operation. Current and past students, employees, applicants, parents or anyone who is concerned that he or she has information in the NeSIS can call.
Individual identified in university security breach
University of Nebraska officials today announced that an individual has been identified who they believe was responsible for the recent security breach involving student, alumni and employee records housed in the Nebraska Student Information System database.
Parent, employee data housed in breached Student Information System
The University of Nebraska has been working through the weekend to analyze the full extent of the security breach into the Nebraska Student Information System database. The team’s analysis has identified records containing personal data of NU employees and parents of students who applied for financial aid, in addition to students, alumni and applicants. The records include personal information, including Social Security numbers. It is not yet known how many of these records are in addition to the ones already reported.
University of Nebraska investigating security breach into Student Information System
Together with law enforcement, the University of Nebraska is investigating a security breach into the Nebraska Student Information System, the electronic database that contains personal records for students, alumni and applicants of the university’s four campuses. The university is alerting individuals with bank accounts associated with the Student Information System – via email and personal letter – and advising them to monitor their accounts closely and report any suspicious activity to their financial institutions. Data for the Nebraska State College System, which is also housed in NeSIS, does not appear at this time to have been breached but that investigation is continuing.
Campaign for Nebraska raises $1.2 billion with 30 months to go
The University of Nebraska Foundation has received more than $1.2 billion in gifts for its fundraising campaign, the Campaign for Nebraska: Unlimited Possibilities, with about 30 months to go before the campaign officially ends Dec. 31, 2014.
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet, make campus visit May 18
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, May 18, 2012, in Room 1004 of the Durham Research Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The brief meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Board will consider the rehabilitation of the Ed Weir Track at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including the purchase of a Mondo track surface.
University of Nebraska announces Kiewit, Scott entrepreneurial award winners
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has 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.
Water for Food Conference Features Global Perspectives
More than 40 speakers from around the world will offer diverse perspectives on water and food security at the fourth global Water for Food Conference, May 30-June 1, in Lincoln, Neb. People from more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the conference, hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at The Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.
University of Nebraska, India’s Jain Irrigation to collaborate on research, education efforts in water and food security
The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and India-based Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, one of the largest irrigation companies in the world, this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding that lays the groundwork for joint research and education efforts in the critical areas of water and food security.
University of Nebraska, Xi’an Jiaotong University celebrate American Exchange Center opening
The University of Nebraska and China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University celebrated Saturday the official opening of the American Exchange Center, an NU-wide initiative that aims to expose Chinese students and faculty to U.S. history, law, medicine, art, culture and government and strengthen Nebraska’s collaboration with China. The exchange center is one component of NU’s overall global engagement strategy to build relationships with key nations that will benefit Nebraska and the world. Only 10 such centers won seed funding from the U.S. government after a competitive application process.
Conference to focus on creating bold future for Nebraska, Great Plains
Globalization and other factors are rapidly changing the world. To create a successful future, people in rural America must anticipate and manage this ever-changing environment.