New campus 'could transform' UNL
WORLD-HERALD BUREAU wrote:LINCOLN — Chancellor Harvey Perlman said today that he sees the new research campus planned for the state fairgrounds as a potential bridge between the two existing University of Nebraska-Lincoln campuses.
During his annual “state of the university” speech, Perlman unveiled a plan to beef up study and research into life sciences and biology at UNL.
Perlman called for greater collaboration between agriculture faculty on the East Campus and the engineering and science faculty on the main City Campus as UNL embarks on the establishment of the Innovation Campus at State Fair Park. The fairgrounds abuts the downtown campus and comes within blocks of the East Campus.
“Through both its geography and its activities, Innovation Campus has the potential to transform the university,” Perlman said. “It is stunning how this piece of land connects in a physical way what we have come to call the City and East Campuses.”