News Releases
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05/01/2015 University of Nebraska community rallying to support Nepal relief efforts

Students, faculty and staff across the University of Nebraska are rallying to support relief efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake near the capital of Kathmandu that has killed nearly 6,000 people and left many more without shelter, food, water or medical assistance.

04/27/2015 MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nebraska students to share “life investment” message at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

Note: Members of the media are welcome to interview the student ambassadors outside the CenturyLink Center in Omaha from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

04/27/2015 Search begins for next Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute executive director

The University of Nebraska announced today that it has begun an international search for the next executive director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. The next director will succeed founding executive director Roberto Lenton, who in February announced his intention to step down by early 2016 after serving in the role since 2012.

04/13/2015 U-WIDE LETTER: A Message from New University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds to all employees: "Next chapter in the history of the university"

Today we begin the next chapter in the history of the University of Nebraska. I am humbled and honored to serve as the seventh president of this great institution. In the weeks and months ahead, I will make it a priority to spend time on each of your campuses, getting to know you, learning more about the good work you are doing, and listening to your ideas on how we can work together to build an even stronger university.

04/06/2015 New University President Hank Bounds to spend first week “Getting to Know Nebraska”

Hank Bounds, who begins his tenure as the seventh president of the University of Nebraska on April 13, will spend his first week on a “Getting to Know Nebraska” tour that will showcase the diversity of the state and introduce him to a wide range of university stakeholders.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, April 10, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at
04/01/2015 Statements from NU Interim President Linder and President-Designate Bounds on Chancellor Perlman's decision to step down

University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., and President-Designate Hank Bounds today issued the following statements on UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman’s decision to step down in 2016.

03/25/2015 University of Nebraska names top teaching, research and engagement award winners

University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., has announced the 2015 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching, research and engagement.

03/09/2015 UNL Department of Entomology wins university-wide teaching award

The Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been selected to receive the University-wide Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA) from the University of Nebraska, NU Interim President James Linder, M.D., announced today.

03/04/2015 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 Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Board will tour campus and hear about academic programs, campus construction and renovations, and efforts to expand access and student success, among other presentations. The itinerary for Thursday’s campus visit is as follows:

03/03/2015 Interim President Linder, key NU constituents testify in support of university legislative agenda

University of Nebraska Interim President James Linder, M.D., and Board of Regents Chairman Bob Phares were joined today by business leaders, students, agricultural representatives and others in testifying before the Appropriations Committee in support of the university’s 2015 legislative agenda.

02/10/2015 University of Nebraska leading the way in meeting agriculture and food challenges of the future

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to exceed 9.6 billion, compared to 7.2 billion today.

02/03/2015 Implementation of Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan Begins Across Metro Omaha

Douglas and Sarpy County School Districts Participating in Ground-Breaking Initiative

01/30/2015 Board of Regents elects Phares as chair

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today elected Bob Phares as chairman for 2015. Phares, of North Platte, represents District 7 and was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2006 and elected in 2010. He served as vice chairman in 2014. He succeeds 2014 Chairman Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha.

01/29/2015 New Transfer Nebraska site provides ‘one-stop shop’ for college transfer searches

A new website developed by the University of Nebraska in collaboration with the Nebraska State College System and Nebraska Community College Association provides students in the state with a convenient “one-stop shop” for researching course transferability between Nebraska’s public higher education institutions.

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