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NU's Budget to ask for $20 million to support economic competitiveness - September 3, 2014

By Kate Howard / World-Herald staff writer LINCOLN — The University of Nebraska’s two-year budget request will ask the state for $20 million in investments to support “economic competitiveness.” The Board of Regents will vote next week ... more ->

World-Herald editorial: Right strategy for PKI’s future - April 11, 2014

In the late 1990s, the Peter Kiewit Institute was created with two key goals in mind: Boost the pool of engineering graduates for the local employment market. And put Nebraska on the radar screen for cutting-edge engineering studies. Outside studi ... more ->

Schools, agencies respond as supply of workers trails IT demand - October 15, 2013

His parents thought it was kind of crazy, going to college to study computers. Shouldn't he become a doctor or an architect? But Edgar Vazquez says he got into the right field at the right time when he majored in computer science at the University of ... more ->

Computer innovation and common sense imbued by a ranch upbringing lead to a college student’s new cattle breeding program - October 8, 2013

If necessity is the mother of invention, where does aggravation fit? For Rachel Ostrander, the aggravation factor provided the necessity, which in turn led to the invention of a new computer program, still under development, that helps cattle bree ... more ->

UNO College of Information Science and Technology Surpasses Phase One Goal to Increase Number of Women in IT - October 2, 2013

Omaha - After only four months, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)’s Women in IT Initiative announces today that it has surpassed its Phase One goal of raising $250,000 – more than half of the program’s two-year goal of raising $400,000 ... more ->