The 1990s saw the start of a building boom on campus which continues today. The construction of such large-scale facilities as the Beadle Center for Biomaterials Research, the Kauffman Center residential learning community, a new building for Teachers College, and expansions of Memorial Stadium and the Nebraska Union were completed in that decade. In the new millennium, Innovation Campus and its Innovation Commons, Greenhouse Innovation Center and Food Innovation Center were added, and on City Campus, major renovations of several historic buildings as well as the all-new Gaughan Multicultural Center, Van Brunt Visitors Center, Jorgensen Hall (physics and astronomy), Othmer Hall (engineering) and Howard Hawks Hall (business) have been completed. Memorial Stadium's East Stadium saw a massive renovation, the Bob Devaney Sports Center was renovated as the permanent home of Husker volleyball, and the university partnered with the City of Lincoln on Haymarket Park and Pinnacle Bank Arena, catalyzing development of the Railyard District. On East Campus, the International Quilt Museum and the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center were opened. On-campus residential living got a boost with major renovations and facility additions across traditional, suite-style and apartment-style facilities on both City and East campuses.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding with a mission deeply rooted in its status as a land grant university. It is of national and international influence, with students from every state and more than 100 nations. It is a research university at the forefront of discovery in the humanities and sciences.
It is as it has always been, a place of pioneer spirit and restlessness, forever seeking the horizon.