News Releases
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11/14/2011 President Milliken to chair national commission on innovation and economic competitiveness
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken today became the new chair of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity, a national group focused on the expanding role universities play in local and regional innovation.
11/03/2011 University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Linda Pratt stepping down to return to the faculty
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that Executive Vice President and Provost Linda Ray Pratt will step down June 30, 2012, to return to her professional roots in the UNL Department of English.
10/31/2011 University of Nebraska Foundation announces record setting year
Alumni and friends of the University of Nebraska demonstrated their generosity this year by giving the most private support in history.
10/28/2011 University of Nebraska Board of Regents to discuss expanding benefits eligibility to include employees' partners
During its Oct. 28 meeting, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents will discuss a proposal to expand eligibility for participation in the university's benefits program to include employees' partners. The change would address fairness, equity and competitiveness for employee recruitment, retention and satisfaction and would better position the university to attract talent to Nebraska.
10/21/2011 NU Board of Regents to Meet October 28
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Oct. 28, 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
10/19/2011 University of Nebraska signs agreement for American Culture Center in China
As part of its global engagement strategy to build partnerships with key nations that will benefit Nebraska and the world, the University of Nebraska announced today that it has signed an agreement with Xi’an Jiaotong University to create an American Culture Center in Xi’an, China.
10/17/2011 New Educare facility will provide high-quality learning environment for at-risk children in Lincoln
At-risk children in Lincoln soon will have new opportunities to receive high-quality, research-based instruction and care thanks to a new Educare center that will be built next to Belmont Elementary School.
10/17/2011 Educare partners of Lincoln to break ground on new learning facility for children TOMORROW
The Educare partners of Lincoln will host a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, October 18 for a new Educare center to be built adjacent to Belmont Elementary School, 3425 N. 14th St. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. on the Belmont grounds. Members of the media are welcome to attend.
10/10/2011 Global ag and food security leader M.S. Swaminathan to be available for interviews TODAY at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, one of the world’s leading experts in sustainable agriculture and food security, is visiting the University of Nebraska this week and will be available to meet with members of the media today after he delivers a lecture on UNL’s East Campus.
10/07/2011 New Daugherty Water for Food Institute director to be available for media interviews TODAY at 4:35 p.m.
Dr. Roberto Lenton, the newly appointed executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, is in Nebraska and will be available to speak with reporters today, Oct. 7, at 4:35 p.m.
09/16/2011 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.
09/14/2011 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.
09/13/2011 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.
09/13/2011 Board of Regents fully implements executive salary equity initiative
For more information, contact: Bob Whitehouse, Chairman of the Board of Regents, at (402) 339-5515 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Jim McClurg, Vice Chairman of the Board, at (402) 477-2030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
09/09/2011 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.
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