McGinnis steps down as PKI executive director
Dr. Michael L. McGinnis has resigned as executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering.
University of Nebraska celebrates Collegebound Nebraska Week 2013
These are three of the 6,671 University of Nebraska students – almost one-quarter of Nebraska undergraduates at the university – who qualify for full tuition support through Collegebound Nebraska this year. Collegebound Nebraska guarantees that any Nebraska undergraduate who qualifies for a federal Pell Grant and meets the university’s admission requirements can attend NU and pay no tuition.
New online certificate focuses on interior design for an aging population
This is the latest in an occasional series featuring online programs at the University of Nebraska.
Lower shelves, stair railings, more bars to grab onto – common-sense changes like these can help older individuals stay in their homes or offices longer and maintain a higher quality of life. Yet as the population of Americans age 65 and over grows rapidly, so too is the demand for professionals able to design and build environments that meet the unique needs of older adults.
Donors give record $236.7 million to University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Neb.—Oct. 8, 2013— Alumni and friends gave $236.7 million to the University of Nebraska this year, making it the University of Nebraska Foundation’s best year ever for private gifts. This record represents a 43 percent increase over the last fiscal year and a 37 percent increase over the previous gift record of $172.1 million in 2011.
Virtual Scholars program expands educational opportunities for students across Nebraska
Students across Nebraska – many of them in rural districts – will be able to supplement their education with free online courses from the University of Nebraska High School this year as a result of NU’s 2013 Nebraska Virtual Scholars program.
University of Nebraska names Chuck Schroeder to lead Rural Futures Institute
The newly hired founding executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute said he’s excited to work with Nebraskans across the state and others to help rethink and revitalize rural life, with a particular emphasis on making rural communities places where young people can make their lives.
Peter Kiewit Institute strategic plan to focus on meeting business needs in Omaha, Nebraska
The mission of the University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute to serve Omaha and Nebraska through education, research and outreach is clear and more important than ever – and can be achieved with modest operational adjustments, integrated strategic planning, ambitious investments and implementation of specific benchmarks for success, NU leaders said today.
Media Advisory: NU Board Of Regents to Meet Sept. 20
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will 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 www.nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska enrollment grows to 20-year high
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced today that NU’s enrollment has grown to its highest total in 20 years, thanks in part to meaningful gains in the key group of first-time freshmen.
Historic $12.6 million gift from Carol Cope estate will benefit UNK, UNL
Longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope once spoke of how much she enjoyed giving to projects that do the most good.
Nebraska P-16, higher ed leaders encourage students to “Go Visit College”
College-bound students: When you’re visiting a prospective school, be sure to eat in the campus dining hall. You need to be sure the food is good, right?
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.