UNMC and University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) faculty, staff and students, along with community members, are invited to attend as Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., is installed as the 13th chancellor of UNO today.
The event, which will include Dr. Gold's UNO state of the university address, will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. at UNO's Jan and John Christensen Concert Hall (Strauss Performing Arts Center) at the UNO campus on 6001 Dodge St.
There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony at UNO's Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
What is an investiture?
An investiture is defined as the "formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of high office." It is an academic ceremony which has symbolized the pursuit of knowledge since the Middle Ages. Today, universities view investitures as opportunities to welcome a new era and celebrate as a community. The installation of a new chancellor is a ceremony of dignity with many academic traditions and protocols. It includes an academic procession of delegates from other colleges and universities as well as the institution's own faculty. Marchers wear the colorful academic regalia of their own institution. Interspersed with musical selections, the event includes greetings from members of the university and higher education community and government leaders.