Public comment period and Board of Regents consideration of human embryonic stem cell research:
The Board of Regents will provide an opportunity for public comment on the subject of human embryonic stem cell research at tomorrow's meeting. In addition, at the request of Chairman Kent Schroeder a new section on "Policy Issues" has been added to the meeting outline. At that time, the Board of Regents will discuss the issue of human embryonic stem cell research at the University.Chairman Schroeder issued the following statement in regard to the meeting:
"Earlier, we announced that members of the public may address the Board of Regents at Friday's meeting on the issue of human embryonic stem cell research at the University of Nebraska for a period of up to one hour. It is the Board's practice to invite public comment at its meetings, but we wanted to make sure that interested parties were aware of this opportunity. There will also be time set aside for Board members to consider the issue following the public comment period. We have specifically added this to the agenda to be clear to Board members and interested parties that Regents will have an opportunity for discussion."The following revisions and additions to the agenda have also been made:
Revised Item VIII-B-2:
Architect Selection for the renovation of Roskens Hall at UNO
The Board of Regents will be asked to approve the selection of Holland Basham Architects to provide architectural design services for the renovation of Roskens Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Additional Item IX-B-9:
Naming of the UNMC Eye Institute in honor of Dr. Stanley M. Truhlsen
In addition to being asked to approve the program statement for a new Eye Institute building on the campus of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Item IX-B-7), the Board of Regents will be asked to name the facility the “Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.” Dr. Truhlsen, is a retired faculty member and former chair of the UNMC Department of Ophthalmology who provided a major gift in support of the facility’s construction.
The Board of Regents meeting begins at 1 p.m. at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., Lincoln. The revised agenda is posted at http://www.nebraska.edu/board/agendas-and-minutes.html
Board meetings and committee meetings are audio streamed live on the university’s web site at www.nebraska.edu