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2010.01.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

First Finalist for Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity to Interview on Campus Jan. 28-29

Omaha - Four finalists for the position of Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity (AVCRCA) will be on campus for interviews in late January and February. The person selected will have leadership and administrative responsibility for promoting and growing research and creative activity, helping to attract external funds, and serving as liaison for these activities with all UNO colleges/divisions and other research-partner institutions.

The first candidate is Scott Tarry, director, Aviation Institute and distinguished professor at UNO, and director, NASA Nebraska Space Grant and EPSCoR. He will make his official campus visit on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend a campus forum with Tarry on Friday, Jan. 29, at 2:45 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The other candidates and campus visit dates:

* Scott Snyder, program director, Division of Environmental Biology National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA, and professor, Department of Biology at UNO. He will visit campus on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4-5;

* Nicholas Stergiou, professor, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at UNO, and professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences University of Nebraska Medical Center. He will visit campus on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9; and

* Lloyd Richardson, director, Office of Research and External Funding, College of Education, acting director of Research, College of Nursing and Curator’s Teaching Professor in Education and Mathematic, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He will visit campus on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 11-12.

Specific AVCRCA responsibilities include oversight of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, facilitation of connections with extramural sponsors, oversight of an internal seed-grant program, representation on University system and statewide research bodies, oversight and development of campus compliance and research and creative activity related policies, and stewardship of University intellectual property. Faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to participate in the multiple forums provided and provide feedback.

Additional information on each candidate as well as the complete interview schedules will be available at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/ Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity is chair of the search committee. He can be contacted at harmon_maher@unomaha.edu or 554-2250.

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