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10/23/2013 University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNO 2013

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. The Board will take a campus tour and hear a series of presentations focused on the diversity of learners UNO serves, including military students, minority and first-generation students, and transfer students.

10/23/2013 McGinnis steps down as PKI executive director
10/21/2013 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.

10/14/2013 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.

10/08/2013 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.

10/01/2013 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.

09/24/2013 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.

09/23/2013 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.

09/13/2013 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
09/10/2013 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.

09/09/2013 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.

08/26/2013 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?

08/19/2013 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).
08/01/2013 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.

07/29/2013 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.

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