Notes from Campus

Communicating benchmark reports and ongoing diversity and inclusion efforts

As you know, we began this academic year with a stronger focus on diversity and inclusion. Our incoming class is the most diverse in the university’s history, and this fall we added more specificity on our diversity and inclusion beliefs in relation to the university’s core values, which were established in 2006. We also hosted our first Husker Dialogues event for incoming students, and we established the Diversity Programming Excellence fund.

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


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.

Message from Chancellor Green

As you will have learned earlier this morning, our friend and colleague Prem Paul has made the personal decision to step down from the role of Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development effective today.  It is with deepest regret that I have accepted his decision to return to the faculty as distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences.

Join me at the Boneyard Bash this Saturday

To all students:

Join me in celebrating the first week of the school year—and in kicking off the football season—on Saturday, Aug. 27, inside Memorial Stadium. We’re gathering at the Iron N’s Boneyard, the official student section of Husker football. You’ll get a first look at the 2016 Huskers during an open practice, and we’ll also have free food, prizes and entertainment.  

Gate 24 will be open for all students at 7:30 p.m.