September 2016

In support of our student athletes

Students, faculty and staff-

 As you know, the University of Nebraska has been in the spotlight over the last few days in regard to freedom of speech. This has been in response to a peaceful demonstration by three of our student athletes during the national anthem at the football game last Saturday. 

State of the University

Colleagues,

It is a wonderful time to be at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with unprecedented and palpable momentum across our statewide campus. This is a particularly exciting week, as I have my inaugural opportunity to dialogue with you at the 2016 State of the University Address. We will gather as a university community at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lied Center for Performing Arts for this annual chance to step back, breathe and take stock of our progress.

Join me for Husker Dialogues

Please join our campus community at Husker Dialogues on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Husker Dialogues is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln event for first-year students designed to sponsor conversation about promoting inclusion, respect, understanding and freedom of expression for diverse perspectives and identities in the Husker community. You may attend the 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. program. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to ensure adequate time for seating. Each session will last about 90 minutes.

Spread the word – the university needs your help!

Dear University of Nebraska-Lincoln family,

This fall, the university is entering the home stretch of a three-year process to reaffirm its accreditation. Now, we’re asking you to help bring this effort across the finish line.

Passing of Prem Paul

To colleagues:

Our dear friend and colleague Prem S. Paul passed away last night, surrounded by his loving family. As you know, Prem served admirably as our Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, and just recently decided to step down from his role.