LINCOLN —The University of Nebraska has signed an agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The two universities will collaborate on education and research in the information assurance and cybersecurity fields.
The two institutions explored partnerships last summer, during the United States-India Strategic Dialogue, which was hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry and Indian Minster of Human Resource Development M.M. Pallam Raju.
UNMC dean elected to lead national nursing association
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has elected Juliann Sebastian as its newest president-elect.
Sebastian is the current dean and a professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. She will serve as president of the Association, which represents more than 740 nursing schools nationwide, from 2016 to 2018.
She has previously served as secretary and a board member. Sebastian has had her current post at the UNMC College of Nursing since 2011.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing aims to establish high standards for nursing education through promoting support for nursing education, research and practice, as well as improving health care.
ISU professor to be director of transportation institute
Shauna Hallmark, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, has been named director of ISU’s Institute for Transportation. She has served as interim director of the institute since August 2012, and earlier was associate director. She also has worked as an engineer for the Center for Transportation Research and Education since 2000.
“The research, education and outreach provided by InTrans are of critical importance to the state of Iowa, the Midwest and beyond,” said Sarah Nusser, vice president for research.
MCC student bistro among best Omaha restaurants
The Sage Student Bistro at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts landed a spot on the February 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurant list of best Omaha restaurants.
The eatery, which opened in 2004, serves the public high-end dining while giving its students real-world experience. It’s located in the Institute for the Culinary Arts on Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort Streets.
Dart to be vice president of UNK’s alumni relations
On March 1, Lucas Dart will become vice president of alumni relations and development for the University of Nebraska at Kearney, taking charge of the alumni association and its fundraising.
The current vice president, Pete Kotsiopulos, will step down, but will continue to help fundraising at UNK.
Dart began as director of development at the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2002. In 2008 he became executive director of the UNK Alumni Association. In 2010, with the integration agreement between UNK Alumni Association and University of Nebraska Foundation, Dart became UNK campaign director at the foundation and associate director of the alumni association.
Project management now an accredited program
The Bachelor of Science in Project Management at Bellevue University, part of the College of Science and Technology, was recently accredited by Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs.
The 92 accredited programs at 46 institutions in 13 countries each fulfilled a set of requirements, evaluations of faculty and students, on-campus and online resources, annual self-evaluation and proof of constant improvements in project management education.