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.
Presidential Professor lecture series on art and the mind concludes April 2-3
The University of Nebraska’s Visiting Presidential Professor, renowned scholar, curator and author Jonathan Fineberg, will conclude his 2012-13 lecture series on art and the mind April 2 and 3 in Lincoln and Omaha. The lectures – the last in a four-part series – will be delivered at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets in Lincoln, at 5:30 p.m. on April 2; and at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. in Omaha, at 6:30 p.m. on April 3. The lectures are free and open to the public, and each will be followed by a reception.
Nebraska summit for entrepreneurs is April 12
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University of Nebraska names top teaching, research and engagement award winners
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the 2013 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement.
New online programs in agriculture provide opportunities for skill specialization, career advancement
The University of Nebraska has expanded its online program offerings in agriculture and life sciences, providing individuals with additional opportunities to enhance their skillsets and advance their careers in a range of specialized fields.
NU Water for Food Conference to Focus on Building Resilient Agroecosystems
Recent years have seen major droughts, floods and extreme temperatures affecting vast areas of the globe, including some of its most productive agricultural regions. Experts from around the world will discuss those challenges during the 2013 Water for Food Conference May 5-8 in Lincoln.