Online Worldwide, UNMC to co-host first in a series of talks on distance education Aug. 23
Building on widespread interest generated at a recent inter-campus symposium on distance education, the University of Nebraska Online Worldwide will host a series of talks in the 2013-14 academic year focused on key topics related to distance learning. The first talk will be co-hosted by UNOW and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and will discuss massive open online courses (MOOCs).
New phase of Virtual Scholars program to focus on meeting needs of Nebraska schools
Initiative will provide 100 scholarships for free University of Nebraska High School enrollments.
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU is launching a second phase of its highly successful Nebraska Virtual Scholars program. The program, initiated in 2011, will expand access to online courses to more high school students in the state and create opportunities for the university to work with school administrators – particularly those in rural Nebraska – to identify challenges that could be addressed through online education.
Rural Futures Institute executive director finalists announced
Following a national search, the University of Nebraska today announced the finalists for the position of founding executive director of the Rural Futures Institute, a university-wide research, education, policy and engagement institute focused on rural growth and development in Nebraska and beyond.
Buffett Early Childhood Institute founding director begins tenure at Nebraska
The founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute, Dr. Samuel J. Meisels, has assumed his new role at Nebraska and is engaged in a strategic planning process that will help position the institute to achieve its goal of improving the learning and developmental outcomes of young, at-risk children and their families.
University of Nebraska Online Worldwide continues significant growth
The University of Nebraska is continuing to significantly expand its online learning initiatives, developing new strategies to meet the educational needs of more students in Nebraska and beyond, according to a report presented today to the NU Board of Regents.
2013-14 Presidential Graduate Fellows announced
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced the seven recipients of 2013-14 Presidential Graduate Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships honor a select group of NU graduate students each year on the basis of high scholastic performance and personal accomplishment. Fellows receive a stipend provided through the University of Nebraska Foundation that allows them to pursue their studies full-time.
NU Board of Regents to Meet July 18
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 1 p.m., followed by the Board meeting at 1:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu
3rd UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus July 8-10
The third finalist for the chancellor’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Dr. Robert Califf, vice chancellor for clinical research and director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. – will visit UNMC July 8-10, the University of Nebraska announced today.
NU to partner with leading Indian institute on cyber security and information assurance
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken has announced that the University of Nebraska and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, one of the world’s leading technology institutes, have signed a letter of intent to partner on cyber security and information assurance. The signing was highlighted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi this week, at which Milliken addressed innovation and research collaborations.
Regents finalize tuition freeze for Nebraskans for 2013-14
It’s official: Tuition for all Nebraska students attending the University of Nebraska will be frozen for the 2013-14 academic year, the first phase of a two-year commitment the university has made as part of its “affordability compact” with the state. The Board of Regents finalized the resident tuition freeze, along with the full NU operating budget for next year, during its June meeting.
Dr. Stephen Klasko, UNMC chancellor finalist, withdraws from search
Dr. Stephen Klasko, one of the four finalists identified for chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, has withdrawn from the search.
New University of Nebraska online programs offer teachers opportunities for skill, career advancement
Earning a master’s degree can help teachers deepen their skillsets, advance their careers and earn more money – and the summer months can be an ideal time to get started. Teachers looking to pursue additional education now have more options for specialization thanks to expanded online program offerings at the University of Nebraska.
Peter Kiewit Institute external review identifies challenges, opportunities for enhanced success
An external review of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute has concluded that while PKI has achieved success in meeting the educational and research needs of Omaha and Nebraska, its full potential has not yet been realized. The review recommends a number of actions – including additional strategic planning, improvements to PKI’s organizational structure, development of specific benchmarks for success, more collaboration among relevant faculty and administrators, and increased investments – that could bring the Peter Kiewit Institute to the next level of excellence.
2nd UNMC chancellor finalist to visit campus June 19-21; Maurer agrees to stay at helm as search wraps up
A second finalist for the chancellor’s position at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Dr. Daniel Wilson, vice president for health affairs and dean of medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville – will visit UNMC June 19-21, the University of Nebraska announced today. Wilson will give a public presentation at 4 p.m. on June 20 in Room 1002 of the Durham Research Center. Members of the university community, other stakeholders and members of the public are welcome to attend to hear him discuss his vision for UNMC.
NU Board of Regents to Meet June 7
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 7, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.