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    December 2007

    Top 10 Nevada News stories of 2007
    December 31, 2007 • By John Trent
    In the months leading up to the opening of the new Joe Crowley Student Union, it was hard to miss the buzz.

    University remembers Benazir Bhutto
    December 27, 2007
    It was just over a year ago that Benazir Bhutto was the featured speaker for the 2006 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet.

    State mileage reimbursement rate announced
    December 21, 2007
    The federal government has recently increased the standard mileage rate for transportation expenses from 48.5 cents per mile to 50.5 cents per mile.

    Holiday gifts and cheer given to less fortunate families
    December 21, 2007
    Local businesses donated money, toys, clothing and books, and adopted families in the spirit of making the holidays better for those less fortunate.

    A gift for Kayla
    December 19, 2007 • By Jill Stockton
    A University employee donates a part of herself in memory of a friend.

    Social psychology celebrates 40 years
    December 19, 2007
    The University's interdisciplinary social psychology doctoral program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The unique program integrates sociology and psychological versions of the field, allowing graduate students to understand the various behaviors of human beings in different contexts and settings.

    Professor and students awarded for project with community
    December 19, 2007
    A collaborative project with a public health professor, her students, the Yerington community and a non-profit organization received great accolades from the Accentuate the Positive program from the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow organization. The project focused on empowering the community to identify health problems that may result from mine pollution in Yerington.

    'Diving' into campus recycling effort
    December 19, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno is accomplishing the goal of reducing overall environmental impact and creating a campus that is more environmentally conscious.

    Brian Passalacqua, M.D., joins School of Medicine's Family and Community Medicine Department
    December 18, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine and its multispecialty clinical practice, University Health System, announce the arrival of Brian Passalacqua, M.D., to its clinical and teaching ranks.

    Weekly Teaching Tip: Quick-Thinks
    December 17, 2007
    Use a series of prompts, or "Quick thinks" to enhance classroom comprehension

    Civil engineers scout out accident hazards to make roads safer
    December 15, 2007
    Zong Tian wants to find ways to help reduce the frequency of car accidents at some of the dangerous intersections throughout the Truckee Meadows.

    Women in Science and Engineering program caps first semester
    December 14, 2007
    The first-year program that seeks to encourage more female students to major in mathematics, science and engineering has a created strong support system and network of friends for those participating.

    It's 'Game On' for Nevada's computer science students
    December 14, 2007
    During the annual "game day" end-of-the-semester event, computer science and engineering students show off their best efforts.

    This Carr rides like a dream
    December 13, 2007
    Geological Sciences Professor Jim Carr is honored yet again by the College of Science for his mentoring of science students.

    Students follow rhythms of new experiences at Dance Festival
    December 13, 2007
    Fall's Dance Festival termed a big "success" by organizers.

    ASUN passes resolution in opposition to budget cuts
    December 13, 2007
    ASUN senators unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday expressing their opposition to Gov. Jim Gibbons request of the University to cut up to 8 percent of its budget due to the state's budgetary shortfall.

    Aloha Skip Records!
    December 13, 2007
    Please join Scheduling Services and Admissions and Records in celebrating 33 years of Skip Records service.

    Necklaces for Uganda
    December 12, 2007 • By Guia Del Prado
    "Out of the kindness of her heart, she's doing this. That's just the type of person she is."

    University's Center for Regional Studies releases homeless study
    December 12, 2007
    Homelessness continues to be a significant problem in Washoe County, impacting the community in many ways. The University of Nevada, Reno Center for Regional Studies and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research has released a new study on the county's homeless population.

    Ginger Fenwick donates more than two feet of hair as a holiday gift
    December 12, 2007
    University of Nevada, Reno staff member Ginger Fenwick is getting in the holiday spirit by donating 25 inches of her hair to Pantene Pro-V's Beautiful Lengths program in memory of the late University graduate Kayla Nebeker Karhohs. Karhohs lost her battle with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in December 2006.

    Center for Regional Studies takes top prize
    December 12, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno's Center for Regional Studies recently won first place in the Community Development category at the University Economic Development Association's Annual Summit in Portland, Ore.

    Orvis professor is advocate for state's abused children
    December 11, 2007
    Denise Cornell, assistant professor in the University's Orvis School of Nursing, recently became Nevada's first certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Pediatrics (SANE-P).

    Maskaly, Colegrove named December Employees of the Month
    December 11, 2007
    Maskaly, Colegrove named December Employees of the Month

    Laurie Beck named Advisor of the Year
    December 11, 2007
    Laurie Beck, College of Health and Human Sciences coordinator for advisement, recruitment and retention was recently named University of Nevada, Reno Advisor of the Year.

    New Athletic Academic Center 'topped off' at ceremony
    December 10, 2007
    On Thursday, Dec. 6, the PENTA Building Group celebrated the completion of steel work for the Marguerite Wattis Petersen Foundation Athletic Academic Center at the University.

    Mackay School offers commemorative 100th anniversary silver medallion
    December 10, 2007
    A limited edition medallion commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, is now available.

    Biochem student earns Herz Gold Medal at Winter Commencement
    December 10, 2007
    Biochemistry student recognized for earning highest grade point average among undergraduates.

    Ceppos appointed dean for Reynolds School of Journalism
    December 7, 2007
    Industry executive cited as the right choice to lead region's innovative professional school

    Nevada graduates relish their adventures for tomorrow
    December 6, 2007
    Erin Aldrich and Candee Ramos share a common thread. They are setting out to become a part of another community. Both women have volunteered and committed two years of their lives to the Peace Corps, which is taking them to other parts of the world.

    December 5, 2007 • By John Trent
    December grad Dana Henry's achievements don't quite fit under one moniker.

    Top students, faculty mentors honored at CoS Westfall Scholar luncheon
    December 5, 2007
    The top graduating seniors in the College of Science were honored Wednesday during the annual Westfall Senior Scholar Luncheon.

    Work and Family Taskforce hosts first "Story Time"
    December 5, 2007
    The Work and Family Taskforce hosted its first "Story Time" for approximately a dozen children, Dec. 1, in the Getchell Library Instruction Room. The University committee launched the monthly reading project to increase the number of family-friendly activities offered on campus.

    Center for Basque Studies celebrates 40th anniversary with oral history
    December 5, 2007
    "Candle in the Night" describes the journey from programs humble beginnings to world-renowned research center.

    Students to give input on proposed tuition increases
    December 4, 2007
    Now the students get their say on tuition.

    Glick to classified staff: 'Obviously, a (budget) cut will impact everybody'
    December 4, 2007
    In a lively and constructive town hall meeting with classified staff on Monday, President Milton Glick spells out many of the possible scenarios campus will face in wake of possible budget cuts.

    The Knowledge Center is going to MARS!
    December 3, 2007
    The University Libraries is proud to announce that Brett Amesbury, a 21-year-old transfer student in Civil Engineering, has won the grand prize for naming the automated retrieval system in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

    Prospective students find their 'destination' through Destination Nevada
    December 3, 2007
    Next event for the successful prospective students program is Thursday, Dec. 6

    Nevada to play New Mexico in New Mexico Bowl
    December 3, 2007
    The University of Nevada has accepted an invitation to play in the second annual New Mexico Bowl against the University of New Mexico on Dec. 22 in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Samaritan of Sight
    December 2, 2007 • By Scott Gayer
    Nursing student helps the elderly recognize signs of macular degeneration

    November 2007

    University students making difference for World AIDS Day
    November 30, 2007
    With more than 7,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada, 60 School of Public Health students at the University of Nevada, Reno are looking to educate and inform the community on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the grand ballroom at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Fit Bits: Consistent exercise for long-term health
    November 30, 2007
    As we age, we notice that our physiology begins to change. For us men the afternoon basketball games, touch football, tennis or even golf has its consequences of aches and pains after these sometimes intense sessions.

    Demystifying the Digital Measures process
    November 30, 2007
    Digital Measures (DM) is the Web-based data repository into which annual activity data for the University's academic faculty is entered and maintained.

    Weekly Teaching Tip | Closing Routines: Making a Good Exit
    November 29, 2007
    Try to end your classes with routines that help students know what to take from the experience.

    Upcoming Regents meeting to include budget discussion
    November 29, 2007
    Meeting in Las Vegas to include discussion of University's priorities for next biennial cycle.

    KUNR welcomes University president to 'Morning Edition' lineup
    November 29, 2007
    A Few Minutes with Milt, hosted by University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick, airs at 5:30 and 7:30 a.m. each Wednesday.

    Chancellor unveils budget reduction scenarios at Regents' meeting
    November 29, 2007
    The Governor's request for budget reductions by the eight Nevada System of Higher Education institutions was a primary topic of discussion at the Nevada Board of Regents meeting today in Las Vegas. At the meeting, NSHE Chancellor Jim Rogers shared a letter sent to the Gov. Jim Gibbons today, which included accompanying information provided by the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV.

    Journalism celebrates 'The Lighting of the Hearth'
    November 28, 2007
    Annual celebration held in Reynolds School of Journalism recognizes professional and personal accomplishments of students, friends, alumni and faculty

    Glick: How University handles short-term challenges will determine future
    November 28, 2007
    In a 75-minute discussion with faculty and staff during a town hall meeting on Monday, President Milton Glick discussed state's budget crunch and how it could impact the campus.

    CABNR student teams 'sweeten the pot' at Student Food Marketing Challenge
    November 28, 2007
    Two student teams from the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources finish second and fourth in national competition.

    'La Bienvenida' event helps Latino campus groups provide welcome
    November 27, 2007
    A "La Bienvenida" (The Welcoming) social will help the University of Nevada, Reno's Latino Research Center gather ideas to assist and create networking opportunities for new and current Latino students, faculty and staff.

    University organizations host coat drive for homeless
    November 26, 2007
    The College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board and Women Without Borders are running a coat drive Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Center for Student Cultural Diversity at the Joe Crowley Student Union. People can donate coats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The organizations will distribute the coats to the homeless to keep them warm during winter weather.

    University committee launches family-friendly Story Time
    November 26, 2007
    The grand opening of the Joe Crowley Student Union is encouraging extended programming on campus, including an increasing number of family-friendly activities. The Work and Family Taskforce (WFT) will launch Story Time, an hour-long reading program for children ages 4 to 7 and their parents or care providers.

    Sant'Ambrogio joins 'Argenta' Trio
    November 26, 2007
    World-Class faculty chamber ensemble welcomes new member.

    Natural Inquisitor
    November 21, 2007 • By Zanny Marsh
    Art professor inducted into Center for Advanced Study

    Wolf Pack cheerleader wins big on 'The Price is Right'
    November 21, 2007
    Jenica Barker, a 21-year-old third-generation "Price is Right" contestant, wins big on one of TV's biggest game shows.

    Weekly Teaching Tip | Closing Routines: Clearing Up
    November 20, 2007
    Try to end your classes with routines that help students know what to take from the experience. You can best use the last few minutes to consolidate ideas and set the stage for the next meeting.

    Overlook still looking to impress campus' taste buds
    November 20, 2007
    The Overlook, still located in the Jot Travis building, continues to work on finding the best food combinations for hungry campus diners.

    Engineering students take top honors with 'Bicycle Boiler'
    November 20, 2007
    Events such as Hurricane Katrina inspire competition at American Society of Mechanical Engineers, held in Seattle, Wash.

    Weekly Teaching Tip: Inductive Teaching
    November 19, 2007
    Your students can engage in active problem-solving even before they master theories or equations. 'Teaching backwards' is a worthwhile technique to introduce them to complex and realistic problems.

    University looks to make things stick at new student union
    November 16, 2007
    President Milton Glick calls opening of the new union one of the most important steps the University will take in enticing students and the community to spend more time on campus.

    Researchers save money using central research grid
    November 16, 2007
    One year ago, the Information Technology (IT) Division announced plans to house and administer a centralized university research grid. Today, that grid is alive and well and being used by campus researchers to run complicated simulations involving massive amounts of data at a much lower cost than setting up their own computer cluster.

    Not your average Joe
    November 15, 2007 • By John Trent
    A look at the man behind the name of the new student union

    Twice the size, twice the selection
    November 15, 2007 • By Scott Gayer
    New store among the largest bookstores in Reno area

    Mars rover team looks for new recruits
    November 15, 2007
    The University of Nevada's University Rover Challenge (URC) team, a group of engineering and science students, is looking for recruits for next year's competition.

    Stephan Wilson receives Jan Trost Award for lifetime contributions
    November 15, 2007
    Stephan Wilson, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Health and Human Sciences, received the Jan Trost Award of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) International Section for lifetime contributions to cross-cultural and cross-national family study.

    It's all systems go at 'The Joe'
    November 15, 2007
    With great fanfare, the dedication ceremony for the new Joe Crowley Student Union is held on Nov. 15.

    USA Today, Congressional Medal of Honor award nominations sought
    November 14, 2007
    The University community “ students, staff and faculty “ has been asked to help nominate student and citizen role models for two prestigious awards, the USA Today All-USA College Academic Team and the Above & Beyond Citizens Honors through the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

    Nevada Sagebrush finds new home in 'The Joe'
    November 14, 2007
    Student newspaper to be housed on campus for first time since mid-1990s.

    Begley elected to National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    November 14, 2007
    Doreen Begley, director of the Orvis Nursing Clinic, was elected to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The NCSBN, composed of 59 member boards, including those from the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

    ASUN past officers to celebrate new Joe Crowley Student Union
    November 14, 2007
    Past officers and council members of ASUN will join together again with the grand opening of the new Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Ants, of all things, could hold key to future Lake Tahoe clarity efforts
    November 14, 2007
    Study by Dennis Murphy in Department of Biology suggests that "we tend to overlook the little things that run the world."

    University community members meet their newest neighbor
    November 13, 2007
    In the first official event at Joe Crowley Student Union, President Milton Glick plays host to campus' "neighbors."

    Director of new student union tips his hat to students' vision
    November 13, 2007
    Most of his things are stuffed into used cardboard boxes. But in what is soon to be student union director Chuck Price's old office in the Jot Travis Building, he has yet to pack up his hats.

    Campus channels its inner green with e-waste event
    November 13, 2007
    Raident Technology, Inc. and the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) partnered in holding an e-waste event on Nov. 3. It was held on the University's north campus parking lots.

    Academy for the Environment to help local farmers
    November 13, 2007
    "Greening" of the community to include helping local farmers, businesses to better understand their impact on local environment.

    A weekend to remember
    November 12, 2007 • By Brandon Stewart
    Grand opening and pivotal game mark historic weekend

    Senior volunteers of the Year honored
    November 9, 2007
    Reno retirees Jay Palmer, 79, and Don Hunnicutt, 76, were honored as the Volunteers of the Year by Washoe County's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the organization's annual recognition luncheon Nov 2.

    Public radio station KUNR develops statewide dialogue about issues
    November 9, 2007
    Listeners tuning in to KUNR 88.7 FM Friday morning at 9 a.m. will witness radio history for the Silver State. KUNR, the university's public-radio station, in partnership with public-radio counterpart KNPR in Las Vegas, introduces State of Nevada, a groundbreaking new statewide broadcast.

    2007 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame recipients honored
    November 9, 2007
    Emma Sepulveda, Doug Unger, Richard Moreno and Willy Vlautin, recipients of the 2007 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and Silver Pen awards were honored at a special reception by the Friends of the Library on Nov. 8 at ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno. The program included an author's reading, book signing and silent auction.

    Weekly Teaching Tip:
    November 8, 2007 is an online resource for faculty that contains over 17,000 peer-reviewed, digital teaching and learning modules covering a wide variety of subjects.

    University student body most diverse ever
    November 8, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno attracted its most diverse student body in history in figures collected for the Fall 2007 semester. Enrollment data show 17.5 percent of the total 16,681 students identify themselves as students of color.

    A green revolution takes hold at the University of Nevada
    November 7, 2007
    Nevada System of Higher Education Regent Jason Geddes can remember a different culture of environmentalism on the University of Nevada, Reno campus than what exists today.

    University receives highest accreditation standard for care of lab animals
    November 5, 2007
    The University has received full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Care International (AAALAC), considered one of the most important internationally known recognitions a research institution can receive.

    Nursing students gain skills and offer help in community
    November 5, 2007
    Senior level community clinical practice class students in the Orvis School of Nursing offer a variety of services to the community, from working at health fairs, assisting clients with chronic illness and mental disabilities. The students trade their care to the community for a wealth of experience in the field.

    Master of Business Administration program ranked in Business Week Magazine
    November 2, 2007
    The part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of the College of Business of the University of Nevada, Reno is ranked No. 17 in the United States by Business Week Magazine.

    Prolific family studies scholar Stephan Wilson accepts post at Oklahoma State
    November 1, 2007
    Stephan Wilson, senior associate dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Nevada Reno, has been named dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at Oklahoma State University after an extensive national search.

    Native American students sell tacos to raise awareness
    November 1, 2007
    The Native American Student Organization hosts an Indian Taco Sale on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in an effort to raise funds for the club and promote and educate students about the Native American culture and tradition.

    Meyer honored by North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers
    November 1, 2007
    Russ Meyer, associate director for housing operations and dining services at the University, was one of 57 individuals who received the 2007 Doctorate of Foodservice medallion at the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) show, held on Oct. 11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

    Eric Albers named 2007 Social Worker of the Year
    November 1, 2007
    The Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers awarded its most distinguished honor to Eric Albers at its annual meeting earlier this month.

    Celebrating 20 years of inspiration: Church Fine Arts Building open house set for Nov. 6
    November 1, 2007
    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nightingale Concert Hall, Redfield Studio Theatre, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, and numerous educational spaces, the School of the Arts will host an open house of its Church Fine Arts Building, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, from 5-8 p.m.

    October 2007

    University looks for volunteers for computer and electronics recycling event on Nov. 3
    October 30, 2007
    The University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is offering a free, computer and electronics recycling event to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

    University offers way to dispose of electronics responsibly
    October 30, 2007
    The University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is offering a free, computer and electronics recycling event to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

    Well-known research chimpanzee 'Washoe' succumbs to influenza
    October 30, 2007
    In 1966, University researchers Allen and Beatrix Gardner began a revolutionary experiment to raise chimpanzees as human children and teach them to communicate using American Sign Language. Washoe, the first of five chimpanzees to acquire language, died Oct. 30, at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute in Ellensburg, Wash., where she has lived for more than 20 years.

    Specialty physicians join School of Medicine's Internal Medicine Department
    October 29, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine announces the appointment of four specialty physicians to its Department of Internal Medicine in Reno. These physicians will teach medical students and practice within University Health System, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine.

    University update on possible student data breach
    October 29, 2007
    A University employee recently reported losing a portable USB or flash drive containing an electronic file with names and social security numbers for nearly 16,000 current and former students.

    Jenkinson recognized as 2007 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
    October 29, 2007
    Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson is a celebrated author, social commentator and one of the nation's leading interpreters of Thomas Jefferson.

    Campus mourns the loss of a student
    October 29, 2007
    A tragic, off-campus incident early Sunday, Oct. 28, left three people dead. At a private residence in the area of Plumb Lane and Arlington Avenue in Reno, gunshots were fired at approximately 1 a.m. Three were killed, including Derek "DJ" Jensen, 23, a University undergraduate student.

    Teaching Tip: Getting students to do the reading
    October 25, 2007
    Not as many students do their assigned readings as we would like.

    Portraits and Promises in Alzheimer's Disease art exhibit
    October 25, 2007
    Throughout November the University of Nevada School of Medicine will display the works of American artist William Utermohlen who chronicled his descent into dementia with a series of self-portraits. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995, the exhibit depicts Utermohlen's terror and isolation after first learning of his diagnosis while his later portraits show little more than just traces of the once creative and talented artist.

    School of Medicine announces Paul Stumpf, M.D., as Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology chairman
    October 24, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine has named Paul Stumpf, M.D., to head its Las Vegas-based obstetrics/gynecology department.

    Reynolds School's ties for top online news prize
    October 24, 2007
    Graduate students in interactive journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism developed, to engage citizens in environmental dialogue about Lake Tahoe.

    Professor talks of important lessons from Utah mine disaster
    October 24, 2007
    When news of the tragedy at Crandall Canyon Mine in Utah began to break, Dan Taylor was called upon to play a different sort of role. As the nation tried to make sense of the scene at Crandall Canyon, where on Aug. 6 six miners were trapped about 3.4 miles from the mine's entrance, some 1,500 feet underground, Taylor became a mining engineering spokesperson of sorts.

    Henry Winkler to keynote National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges gala
    October 24, 2007
    Since its founding in 1937 by judges dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the nation's juvenile and family courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, based on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, has worked to improve outcomes for children and families.

    Bertha Miranda's 'Nostalgic Cultural Night' attracts 300 guests
    October 24, 2007
    Luz Rodriguez grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, where there were no textbooks, pencils, paper, or other supplies available in the schoolroom. Yet, throughout her life Rodriguez understood the value of education and inspired "Bertha Miranda's Nostalgic Cultural Night." Rodriguez instilled that value in her daughter, Bertha Miranda, aka the first lady of Reno's Mexican food.

    Seat belt safety is priority for law enforcement and mother
    October 22, 2007
    Of the 319 people who died in car accidents last year in the state of Nevada, 148 were not wearing their seat belt. Law enforcement officers estimate that half of those people would be with us today if they had only chose to buckle up.

    Nevada Rep's 35th season presents timeless antiwar drama
    October 22, 2007
    Set in the aftermath of the mythical Trojan War, The Trojan Women examines the futility and inhumanity of political violence, in a play timeless in its focus on the ravages of war.

    Book offers psychological techniques and tools to manage diabetes
    October 22, 2007
    University of Nevada, Reno Professor Steven Hayes, founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), tackles education and self-management in his book, "Diabetes Lifestyle Book: Facing Your Fears and Making Changes for a Long and Healthy Life," on sale now.

    13 percent of Nevada seniors at risk for problem gambling
    October 22, 2007
    Center for the Application for Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) produces "Beyond the Game: Nevada Seniors and Problem Gambling" informational DVD, booklet

    Weekly Teaching Tip: Three Questions
    October 19, 2007
    If you teach evening classes when everyone is tired from a busy work week, try this technique for getting your students into "class-mode."

    Time to move: Bookstore moving madness sale
    October 19, 2007
    The ASUN bookstore in the Jot Travis Student Union opened, as usual, at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. But business was not 'as usual.' As the shopping floodgates opened, hundreds of enthusiastic students, faculty, staff and community members instantly turned into the most ambitious of bargain hunters.

    Joe Crowley Student Union grand opening November 15
    October 19, 2007
    More than 1,000 students, faculty members and University staff are expected to attend the grand opening ceremony for the new Joe Crowley Student Union Thursday, Nov. 15.

    'Whole Fragment' exhibit gathers artists and writers
    October 17, 2007
    A new art exhibit 'Whole Fragment', a series of works from different artists and writers is now open in the Sheppard Art Gallery. The opening panel and reception of the exhibit, inspired by the writings of American poet Ann Lauterbach, is on Thursday, October 18 in the Sheppard Art Gallery.

    University welcomes National Merit Scholars to campus
    October 17, 2007
    They've been on campus for nearly two months now, their freshman year whizzing by as quickly as the leaves on campus have turned from green to golden, the weather having gone from hot to harvest. And in that time, the University's 10 newest National Merit Scholars have garnered the attention and admiration of the campus and the surrounding community.

    Classic game to receive 'Classic' treatment from ESPN Classic
    October 16, 2007
    Sunday night's Western Athletic Conference game before a nationally televised audience on ESPN between the University of Nevada and Boise State in Boise, Idaho, is already being hailed as a classic.

    Forces that shaped Yosemite are more than geologic, scholars say
    October 16, 2007
    Once upon a time, setting a landscape aside to preserve its natural beauty was a novel idea. Today, after the blossoming of endless calendars, coffee-table books and photo albums celebrating America's physical beauty, it seems difficult to believe that the concept that created Yosemite National Park, the first wilderness park in the United States, was once a radical one.

    Enjoy finger foods while making new friends at the D-C Store
    October 16, 2007
    Most University of Nevada students check out the D–C store in the late hours to grab grilled cheese or chicken fingers. But what about the cooks and employees that serve the food? Are they cool and are they nice? See what they have to say.

    The world is financially within reach of Nevada students
    October 15, 2007
    Imagine this: You are sitting at a sidewalk cafe, a warm cup of European-style coffee in hand. A baguette is off to your left, and your homework is off to your right. There is a slight breeze in the air, but it's still a comfortable 63 degrees.

    Alcohol Awareness Week aims in all directions
    October 15, 2007
    Alcohol Awareness Week has been taking place at U.S. universities during the third week of October for the more than 20 years. The University of Nevada, Reno is taking part this week through a series of scheduled events that aim to target all kinds of students with all kinds of differing opinions and consumption patterns.

    Clif Bar Natural Energy Tour comes to campus Oct. 15
    October 14, 2007
    The Clif Bar Natural Energy Tour is rolling to the University campus, on its way to the Pacific Ocean, in a 1958 tricked-out, Greyhound biodiesel bus. The bus, which raises awareness about alternative forms of transportation, is making its stop on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

    Statistical Discovery Solutions seminars
    October 12, 2007
    The Center for Research Design and Analysis and the Office of the Vice President for Research are presenting two Special Seminars on Statistical Discovery Solutions by SAS Institute Speakers.

    Scholarship dinner increases education opportunities for Latino students
    October 12, 2007
    The Miranda family will host "Bertha Miranda's Nostalgic Cultural Night," a fundraising dinner that kicks off at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, at Harrah's National Automobile Museum. Proceeds will benefit academic scholarships for University and Truckee Meadows Community College students.

    A mission of help to Haitian mothers-to-be
    October 12, 2007
    Melinda Hoskins, an assistant professor of the Orvis School of Nursing is spreading her knowledge oversees through the Midwives for Haiti project. The project goal is to lower the death rate for moms and babies through increasing the skill of birth attendants. Her first trip with the organization is this month and she's excited to help Haiti one woman at a time.

    Top administrators honor teaching at a recent reception
    October 11, 2007
    President Milton Glick, Acting Provost Jannet Vreeland, and Vice Provost Bill Cathey joined over forty people, including award recipients, deans, department chairs, and significant others at a "Celebration of Teaching" ceremony hosted by the Excellence in Teaching Program.

    Police Services to honor fallen police sergeant at golf tournament
    October 11, 2007
    University Police Services will sponsor the second annual Sgt. George D. Sullivan Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Wolf Run Golf Club in Reno. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and will include a lunch, raffle and silent auction.

    Nevada newcomers' health different from long-term residents
    October 11, 2007
    Wei Yang, health informatics professor and director of the Nevada Center for Health Statistics and Informatics, has discovered that there are differences in the health behaviors among newcomers to Nevada and long-term residents. This is the first study to analyze statewide and comprehensive health behaviors on newcomers to Nevada.

    Weekly Teaching Tip: Take-home and Group Exams
    October 10, 2007
    Many students dread exams. Here's an idea to make exams less intimidating while improving learning.

    Scrugham Medals: Chicken pox, luck and track coaches
    October 10, 2007
    Five people received the 2007 Scrugham Medal, the College of Engineering's highest award, and participated Oct. 5 in a panel discussion on campus entitled, "Opportunities in Engineering: Then and Now."

    Calder's spirit memorialized at celebration of life
    October 10, 2007
    More than 80 family and friends of Judy Calder, the late human development and family studies professor, gathered Tuesday, Oct. 9 to celebrate the life of the longtime Nevada faculty member.

    Orvis Nursing Clinic receives Silver Syringe Award
    October 9, 2007
    The Orvis Nursing Clinic was awarded two Silver Syringes and was recognized for "Outstanding Performance and Lasting Contribution on Working Towards Increasing Immunization Rates in Our Community through the involvement of Orvis faculty and students", September 27, at the Lake Tahoe Hyatt Regency.

    Melissa Burnham published in 'Infant and Child Development'
    October 9, 2007
    Human Development and Family Studies associate professor Melissa Burnham is published in a special issue of 'Infant & Child Development.'

    Judy Calder remembered in celebration of life
    October 9, 2007
    More than 60 family and friends of the late University of Nevada, Reno human development and family studies professor Judy Calder will gather at 6:30 p.m. today in the Sarah Fleischmann Building's Sandra Neese Room to celebrate the life of their fallen colleague.

    Human Development and Family Studies professor named best CEO
    October 9, 2007
    Human Development and Family Studies professor, Pat Fling, was was recognized as the top chief executive officer for mid-sized agencies at the National Big Brothers Big Sisters conference. Fling is the CEO and chapter president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.

    Film series promotes inclusion and diversity
    October 9, 2007
    In October, the Advocates and Allies of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Issues will present its 3rd Annual Film Festival. Films will be shown Oct. 10, 17, and 24 in the Jot Travis Student Union Pine Lounge at 7 p.m.

    Careers in Student Services day showcases University jobs
    October 9, 2007
    Some students often feel the University of Nevada, Reno runs itself. But they're wrong. And Career Development will be showcasing campus jobs through their "Careers in Student Services Day" on October 9 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room in the Jot Travis Student Union.

    Chancellor Rogers: 'We must develop a culture of completion'
    October 9, 2007
    Rogers, in State of the System address, stresses many of the themes that are becoming part of the campus' culture: student retention and completion, partnership with the community and with local business leaders.

    University observes October as Disability Awareness Month
    October 8, 2007
    Dr. I. King Jordan will deliver this year's keynote address at the Disability Awareness Month.

    NCJFCJ hosts town hall meeting Oct. 12
    October 8, 2007
    In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will host "Reunification vs. Safety: A Town Hall Meeting on Child Custody Determinations in Cases Involving Domestic Violence."

    Researchers from Nevada enhance exploration of Moon, Mars
    October 8, 2007
    Scientists to develop center of excellence in planetary surface process research and education, bringing together expertise in advanced computer visualization and modeling

    Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom
    October 5, 2007
    Although lecturing can be an efficient way of delivering information, it's not always the best way for students to learn. Instead, use a learner-centered approach to learning.

    Blue Flu Barbecue avoids catching a cold
    October 5, 2007
    The spirit of tradition is in the air whenever temperatures cool and the university community approaches the final stretch of the week's homecoming events.

    Researcher working on next generation of artificial muscles
    October 4, 2007
    Jonghwan Suhr, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been working on the ability of carbon nanotubes to withstand repeated stress.

    WAC basketball tourney set to return to Nevada for 2009-10
    October 3, 2007
    By the end of the decade, Lawlor Events Center will again be one of the region's hottest spots for all the action of March college basketball.

    University announces 2007 Scrugham Medal winners
    October 3, 2007
    The College of Engineering will award five James G. Scrugham medals to outstanding alumni Friday, Oct. 5. Scrugham was a distinguished Nevadan who was the first dean of the College of Engineering, a state engineer, Governor of Nevada, a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator.

    It's time to 'Bulldoze the Bulldogs'
    October 3, 2007
    Goggle-eyed fraternity boys and sorority girls stumbled, shouted and jumped their way through a zany obstacle course on the JTSU lawn on Monday, Oct. 1 in celebration of homecoming week. "Bulldoze the Bulldogs," was the first of many ASUN sponsored homecoming events used to help build spirit across the campus community.

    Accreditation team concludes visit to campus with praise
    October 3, 2007
    The 12-person evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities concluded its three-day stay on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno with praise.

    The battle continues: Life after war
    October 2, 2007
    Second annual Scholars in Ethics and Aging Week (SAGE) looks to raise awareness on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), generate understanding

    Director of social psychology program at Nebraska to give talks Oct. 8-9
    October 2, 2007
    Brian Bornstein, a professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Law School, will be visiting Reno Oct. 8-9.

    Will talks baseball, politics at Foundation Banquet
    October 2, 2007
    Distinguished political columnist George Will subscribes to a number of philosophies, both related and unrelated to America's national pastime and America's political obsessions.

    Mackay centennial coin produced at Nevada State Museum
    October 2, 2007
    As dignitaries including Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons looked on, a special coin was minted on historic Coin Press No. 1 in honor of this spring's 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Mackay School.

    Montejo's late goal not enough as Nevada falls to Portland State
    October 2, 2007
    Miranda Montejo's penalty kick in the 81st minute brought Nevada to within a goal but the Pack couldn't find the back of the net again as Portland State recorded a 2-1 win over Nevada Sunday afternoon at Mackay Stadium.

    Homecoming 2007
    October 1, 2007 • By Brandon Stewart
    Have you caught the blue flu?

    Clark looks forward to 'developing' research expertise for biology
    October 1, 2007
    Scott Clark, a new faculty member in Department of Biology, adds to the growing list of talented researchers in the field of developmental biology.

    September 2007

    Peeping into the Nevada Latino community
    September 29, 2007
    Enter the Nevada Museum of Art's Nosotros por Nosotros: Latinos in Nevada Tell Their History exhibit. The exhibit started Sept. 29 and will continue until Oct. 28 in the Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater Gallery. Admission is free.

    Fremont Cannon stays silver and blue
    September 29, 2007
    Nick Graziano threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Sammons with 27.5 seconds left Saturday as Nevada hung on to beat rival UNLV 27-20 for the third year in a row.

    Core Humanities sponsors casino surveillance presentation
    September 28, 2007
    Aaron Santesso, assistant professor of English and Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, will look at modern casino surveillance as a system that attempts to make the individual instantly knowable and trace the history of parallel attempted systems in the 18th and 19th century literature, philosophy and science.

    Liberal Arts launches second season of 'Great Conversations'
    September 27, 2007
    The College of Liberal Arts faculty is gearing up for a second season that will explore the American West, economic empowerment of Ugandan women, myths and realities of traumatic stress and United States history.

    President shares pizza, plans with students
    September 26, 2007
    University President Milton Glick talked with students about rising grade-point average requirements, ways to attract them to campus events and new methods to collaborate on student recruitment at the first Pizza with the President event of the Fall 2007 semester Sept. 24 at the Jot Travis Student Union.

    Ault to students for UNLV game: 'You are our home field advantage'
    September 26, 2007
    In a passionate speech to representatives from student groups on Tuesday night at Legacy Hall, Head Football Coach Chris Ault explained what the Nevada-UNLV game should mean to players, fans and students.

    Batchman, College of Engineering dean, to step down next summer
    September 25, 2007
    Ted Batchman, who has led the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Engineering through a period of growth and achievement over the past 12 years, announced on Friday that he will be stepping down from his position on June 30, 2008.

    One in a million: Nevada freshman appears on 'Millionaire'
    September 25, 2007
    Richard Hansen is an adventurer -- he's a world traveler who has met the Pope, plans to get a job in the U.S. State Department, loves cycling, is a fantasy football leaguer and ... is a millionaire.

    Charitable Giving Campaign benefits community
    September 25, 2007
    The 2007 Charitable Giving Campaign continues until Oct. 12. This year's campaign, chaired by Director of Athletics Cary Groth and Men's Basketball Head Coach Mark Fox, has set a goal of $70,000 in donations.

    Education Specialties faculty create vibrant partnership in Romania
    September 25, 2007
    The excitement that Bob Ives and Kathy Obenchain feel for Romania's education is palpable, and their passion has attracted the interest of University faculty and graduate students who are contributing to – and benefiting from – research and educational partnerships in the country.

    Two rivals under one state flag
    September 24, 2007 • By John Trent
    He is a natural storyteller, so when the talk turns to the annual football game pitting the football teams from the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV, Chris Ault can’t help himself.

    Young scientists from Uzbekistan visit University
    September 24, 2007
    Five young scientists from Uzbekistan visited the University of Nevada Reno and nearby areas earlier this summer. Their visit in July was part of a project funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) Science for Peace program that is investigating the ecology and economic potential of small lakes filled with irrigation runoff in Uzbekistan.

    Universities to make site visit for accreditation, Oct. 1-3
    September 24, 2007
    Representatives from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NCCU) will make a site visit to campus on Oct. 1-3, as part of the University's decennial accreditation process.

    Hispanic association showcases Washington internships
    September 24, 2007
    Career Development at the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities internship program tomorrow on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 11:30 a.m.

    Greeks try to 'Paint the Red Cross Blue'
    September 24, 2007
    Purchase new, discounted, in vogue jeans for fall at the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium today through Thursday and help the University of Nevada, Reno Greek Life accumulate donations for the American Red Cross.

    Fans to 'Stay True, Wear Blue' for UNLV game on Saturday
    September 24, 2007
    In its continuing effort to improve the game-day experience for all of its fans, the University of Nevada Athletics Department encourages fans to exhibit good sportsmanship and wear blue to the rivalry game with UNLV on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Mackay Stadium.

    Helping Faculty spot post-traumatic stress disorder
    September 21, 2007
    With tens of thousands of troops set to return from Iraq next summer, the University's Departments of Sociology and Veteran Services aim to help faculty and staff better understand the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder at a workshop Thursday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1 p.m.

    University balloon takes third in Great Reno Balloon Race event
    September 21, 2007
    As the 2007 Great Reno Balloon Race came to an end Sept. 9, at Reno's Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, there were many things to celebrate at the University of Nevada, Reno Balloon Race Scholarship Committee's hospitality tent.

    Richard Ellis inducted into the University's ROTC Hall of Fame
    September 21, 2007
    Brig. Gen. Richard Ellis, a 1978 University of Nevada, Reno and ROTC program graduate, was inducted into the campus ROTC Hall of Fame Sept. 21.

    Philosophy hosts 'The Two Dogmas of Rationalism' presentation
    September 21, 2007
    John Haugeland will present 'The Two Dogmas of Rationalism' Sept. 28, at 3 p.m. in the Edmund J. Cain Hall 108H.

    Journalism school hosts Associated Press retrospective
    September 21, 2007
    The stories behind some of the great stories of the Associated Press and the daring and dedication of the reporters who told them will be on display in the retrospective, 'Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace, and Everything Else.' at the Reynolds School of Journalism atrium.

    A geographer with more than geography on his mind
    September 21, 2007
    Without people like Scott Bassett, an assistant professor of geography who provide the Marines and Air Force with a GIS roadmap of information of what is where and at risk, and how perhaps to avoid it, this modern military maneuvers wouldn't be possible.

    On-campus memorial service for Calder
    September 20, 2007
    An on-campus memorial/celebration of life for the late Judy Calder, associate professor for human development and family studies, has been scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Sandra Neese Room of the Sarah Fleischmann Building.

    Math profs working to unravel mysteries surrounding 'Knot Theory'
    September 20, 2007
    Three members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Nevada, Reno, recently received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation totaling more than $286,000, to look into a complicated problem.

    First annual CHHS mixer brings students and faculty together
    September 20, 2007
    The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) held its first-ever student mixer Wed., Sept. 19 on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn to give students a chance to meet other students and faculty within the college over a root-beer float.

    Cooperative Extension receives agricultural association award
    September 20, 2007
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Agriculture Marketing Specialist Kynda Curtis, and 10 team members from other western states, received a national award for their educational program on livestock identification systems.

    Study to evaluate inheritance of mitochondria for sexual selection
    September 19, 2007
    NSF-supported study by Nevada researchers Jeanne and David considered an important link in the field of sexual selection, where maternal inheritance of mitochondria may well have its greatest impact on sperm traits and competitive ability but thus far has been largely overlooked.

    Regan named School of Medicine Chief Financial Officer
    September 19, 2007
    Jean Regan joins the University of Nevada School of Medicine this month as Chief Financial Officer where she will be responsible for overseeing the budgetary and fiscal affairs of the University of Nevada School of Medicine including planning, monitoring, and managing the School's overall financial plans, policies, programs and operations.

    New student association to foster tradition and involvement
    September 19, 2007
    The new Student Alumni Association was established this fall semester, in hopes of allowing students to cultivate pride for the University, network with alumni, and become more involved with the college experience. The new Student Alumni Association will host an informational session at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Alumni Room of the Jot Travis Student Union.

    Folmer believes a virtual world doesn't have to be a visual one
    September 19, 2007
    Eelke Folmer is the first ever to get a grant in gaming accessibility from the NSF for work with a massive multiplayer online game that can potentially offer opportunities for social interactions regardless of disabilities.

    Young'ins tour the nearly finished 'Joe'
    September 19, 2007
    Nearly a dozen 3-year-olds from the University's Child and Family Research Center (CFRC) toured the new Joe Crowley Student Union on Sept. 18, after having watched the building develop since construction began in 2005.

    Sant'Ambrogio shares musical talent with students
    September 18, 2007
    Concert violinist Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio is passionate about her instrument, teaching and chamber music. As assistant professor of violin and viola, Sant'Ambrogio will share her interests and talent with University students and Nevada's classical music enthusiasts as she has done in international venues and with the United States' most celebrated symphonies.

    Sage Week: The Battle Continues-Life After War
    September 18, 2007
    The SAGE Consortium (Scholars in AGing and Ethics: Gerontology Academic Program and Nevada Center for Ethics & Health Policy) of the College of Health & Human Sciences is proud to present the second annual SAGE Week at the University of Nevada from October 1 through 4.

    Zeh delivers plenary lecture at international conference
    September 17, 2007
    David Zeh, associate professor of biology, was invited and delivered a plenary lecture at the 17th International Congress of Arachnology in Sao Pedro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in early August.

    The Increased Difficulty of Concentration
    September 17, 2007
    Delivering theatre at its finest, Nevada Repertory Company at the University of Nevada, Reno opens its celebratory 35th anniversary 2007-08 season with Václav Havel's hilarious farce, "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration."

    Schafer joins Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development
    September 17, 2007
    Steve Schafer joined University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) in August as the new state coordinator for 4-H Youth Development & Events.

    On-line Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
    September 17, 2007
    The Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce an On-Line learning opportunity for faculty and staff who are interested in increasing their knowledge in work related trainings or in developing new skills that will enhance their efficiency and productivity personally and professionally.

    Melissa Burnham joins Bureau of Services for Child Care board
    September 17, 2007
    Melissa Burnham, associate professor, Human Development and Family Studies, was recently appointed to be a member of the board for the Nevada Bureau of Child Care Services.

    CASAT addresses gender-specific treatment strategies
    September 17, 2007
    The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) presents the Women's Alliance to Strengthen Treatment Access and Retention (WASTAR) Conference in Lake Tahoe on Sept. 17-18. The Conference is supported, in part, by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    31st London Theatre and Literary Arts Tour Stages Farewell Performance
    September 17, 2007
    For three decades, participants have given the University of Nevada, Reno's annual London Theatre and Literary Arts Tour rave reviews. But, alas, after this year's program ”now in its 31st season” they will bid the tour adieu in January 2008.

    Brilliant blueprint
    September 14, 2007 • By Brandon Stewart
    Constitution Day activities celebrate America's founding document.

    J-School launches Cole Campbell Dialogue on Democracy
    September 14, 2007
    The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno will examine the first amendment guarantee relative to contemporary journalism at the inaugural Cole C. Campbell Dialogue

    Four Named to Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
    September 14, 2007
    Emma Sepulveda, Doug Unger, Richard Moreno, and Willy Vlautin have been selected as the 2007 recipients of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and Silver Pen awards by the Friends of the Library at the University of Nevada, Reno. They will be honored at a special reception on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno.

    No pain, no gain: Orvis students prepare for Journal Jog
    September 13, 2007
    With much of their time spent in the classroom and at the hospital, it is rare that students and faculty get to hang out and have fun. That is until student Paul Dente decided to organize a team for the 40th annual Reno Gazette-Journal's Journal Jog Saturday, Sept. 15.

    After 30 years of tradition—one final time!
    September 13, 2007
    Year after year, participants have given the University of Nevada, Reno's annual London Theatre and Literary Arts Tour rave reviews. But, alas, after this year's program, now in its 31st season, they will bid the tour adieu.

    Arctic adventurer to share experiences on Sept. 13
    September 12, 2007
    Jon Waterman, author, photographer and Arctic adventurer, will lead a noontime discussion on the impact of climate change and Arctic warming on Thursday at the College of Education. The event is sponsored by the University's Academy for the Environment.

    Nominations sought for Regents' awards
    September 11, 2007
    The Office of the Provost is seeking nominations for both the Nevada Regents' Teaching Award and the Nevada Regents' Academic Advisor Awards.

    Nevada's Family Storyteller wins western excellence award
    September 11, 2007
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) faculty members Sally Martin, Jo Anne Kock and Dan Weigel received the Western Extension Directors Award of Excellence for their Family Storyteller literacy program. Family Storyteller was selected as one of only two regional awards this year for excellence in state extension education programs. Sally Martin and Dan Weigel accepted the award at the summer directors meeting in Jackson, Wyoming where the team received a $1,000 award.

    Abizaid warns against 'religious-inspired extremism'
    September 11, 2007
    Retired Gen. John Abizaid kicked off the Northern Nevada International Center's Fall Speaker Series Friday, Sept. 7 with a discussion on the global war on terror. Abizaid, speaking at Harrah's Convention Center in Reno, described the current situation in the Middle East and what strategies he believes will alleviate the problems in that area.

    Young Democrats say 'thank you' to Nevada delegates
    September 10, 2007
    The University's Young Democrats organized a card signing Monday, Aug. 10, for students to thank Nevada's congressional delegation for approving a bill that provides an increase in student financial aid. "We want to show Congress that students are paying attention and have a voice" said Rachel Miller, Young Democrats president.

    The Glick presidency enters Year Two
    September 10, 2007
    With the beginning of instruction for the fall semester, the University of Nevada, Reno campus officially began its second, full academic year under the leadership of President Milt Glick.

    College receives grant for service learning
    September 6, 2007
    The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) recently received a three-year grant from AmeriCorps to help promote service learning in the department.

    University receives $3.6 million for seismic study
    September 5, 2007
    The National Science Foundation has awarded the College of Engineering a $3.6 million Grand Challenge grant to study the seismic performance of nonstructural systems. Nonstructural systems represent approximately 75 percent of the value of typical buildings that are exposed to earthquakes in the United States.

    'Tin Cup Tea' at Governor's Mansion on Sept. 8, benefits University and state museums
    September 5, 2007
    Not only has the annual Tin Cup and Chuck Wagon BBQ fundraiser become an important way to raise awareness and funds for the Nevada State Museum in Carson City and the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum at the Mackay School of Mines of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, it has grown into one of the prime social events of the fall.

    Nevada to induct five into Athletics Hall of Fame this fall
    September 4, 2007
    Former Wolf Pack standouts Kamy Keshmiri, Mike Schellin, Chris Starr, Alex Van Dyke and Marty Zendejas will be inducted into the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame in October, Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Tuesday.

    Mackay School professor discusses mining safety, featured on NPR
    September 4, 2007
    Dan Taylor, associate professor of mining engineering in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, was recently featured on the National Public Radio show "On Point", which on Aug. 22 discussed the Crandall Canyon mine tragedy in Utah.

    Appointments made to INBRE, Bioinformatics facility
    September 4, 2007
    James Kenyon, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physiology and and Cell Biology in the School of Medicine, has been named director of the Nevada Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Nevada INBRE), a program grant sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to develop research personnel and infrastructure to enable Nevada researchers to compete successfully for grant funding.

    Moreno named WAC women's cross country athlete of the week
    September 3, 2007
    Nevada's Amanda Moreno and Utah State's Seth Wold have been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's and Men's Cross Country Athletes of the Week for the week of Aug. 27 – Sept. 2.

    Body identified as University professor
    September 1, 2007
    Today the University received confirmation from the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office that the body found earlier this week in Elko County has been positively identified as Judy Calder, associate professor for Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

    August 2007

    CFRC exhibit documents children's growth and education
    August 30, 2007
    The Child and Family Research Center hosted a reception for the "Children...Discover, Investigate, Learn" exhibit in the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday, August 6. The exhibit documents and presents the early learning of children in the CFRC program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach developed in Italy.

    Students assess community's need for nursing service
    August 29, 2007
    Orvis School of Nursing students recently concluded the first step of a nursing needs assessment of Washoe County and Carson City. Coordinator of the project and assistant professor, Deborah Shindell recognized the need for more nursing services and hopes the assessment will result in establishments of clinics in areas of high need.

    Cross Country has sights set on WAC championship in 2007
    August 29, 2007
    The University of Nevada cross country team will look to capture the first WAC Cross Country title since the 2003 season.

    Career Development makes changes to better serve students
    August 29, 2007
    The University's Career Development Office recently launched an online job fair, established walk-in hours and waived program fees for three of its existing services.

    Nursing program encourages nurses to gain more skills
    August 28, 2007
    The Orvis School of Nursing RN to BSN program orientation ushered in 20 new students Monday, August 27. The program allows licensed nurses with associate degrees to earn a bachelor of science degree through online classes and clinical projects with the community.

    New travel policy clarified
    August 28, 2007
    This update replaces the two previous announcements regarding changes made by the Nevada State Legislature to the State of Nevada travel policy. Interim notifications were sent out in July and claims submitted under those regulations may have to be revised.

    Marjanovic named interim soccer coach
    August 28, 2007
    Fourth-year assistant coach Antoinette Marjanovic has been named the interim head coach of the University of Nevada women's soccer program effective immediately, Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Loomis to serve as School of Public Health director
    August 28, 2007
    Dana Loomis has a vision for the University's School of Public Health. After serving the University of North Carolina for 18 years, he decided to take the plunge and move to Nevada. Loomis has been with the School of Public Health since January.

    Reminder: State conference for American Council on Education, Sept. 21
    August 27, 2007
    Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to the second annual Nevada State Network Conference sponsored by the American Council on Education Office of Women in Higher Education. The conference will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Union.

    World-traveling doctor offers students travel opportunity
    August 24, 2007
    Students have the opportunity to travel to the Amazon jungle in Peru and study with Dr. Lane Rolling, one of the world's foremost experts in treating disease.

    Summer Scholars learn about Laxalt, learn about life
    August 24, 2007
    One of the "Sweet Promised Land" discussion groups led by Paul Neill, director of the core curriculum, resonates with students and the instructor.

    State agency helps senior volunteer program buy a car
    August 24, 2007
    A grant of $14,000 from the Nevada Division for Aging Services has allowed the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Washoe County to purchase a staff car.

    Nevada drops season opener 3-0 to Pacific
    August 24, 2007
    The University of Nevada(0-1) dropped its season opener to Pacific(1-0) by scores of 30-19, 30-28, and 30-28 at the Virginia Street Gym in Reno, Nev. Friday night. After the season opener for both schools the Wolf Pack stand at 0-1 on the season while the Tigers are 1-0.

    Memo to faculty, staff and student employees on drug and alcohol policy
    August 24, 2007
    I am writing to reaffirm our commitment to maintaining a university environment free of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

    August 24, 2007
    Hello again everyone, I hope this finds you happy and healthy. This month I thought a discussion on Arthritis would be beneficial and something most of us past the age of 50 will identify with.

    Professor urges freshmen to use education for a better life
    August 23, 2007
    Many roads led to Lawlor Events Center Aug. 23 for the New Student Ceremony, as the University's 2,500 freshmen as well as other first-year students gathered for the eighth annual event. Everyone in attendance had a story behind why they were there. But perhaps the most poignant story belonged to keynote speaker, Debra Vigil, an associate professor of speech pathology and audiology in the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    Five specialty surgeons join School of Medicine
    August 23, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine announces the appointment of five specialty surgeons to its Department of Surgery in Las Vegas. These surgeons will teach medical students and practice within University Health System, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine.

    Sweet Promised Land discussions to kick off Thursday
    August 22, 2007
    At his first town hall meeting with University faculty and staff last May, President Milt Glick invited faculty and staff to help launch a project intended to build esprit de corps among incoming freshman. His idea caught fire with faculty, staff, donors and the community, and within weeks, 124 individuals had volunteered to participate in the Class of 2011 Summer Scholars Program.

    Reggio Emilia educator visits University
    August 22, 2007
    Lella Gandini, U.S. liaison for the dissemination of the Reggio Emilia approach will be on campus August 22 to August 25.

    Liberal Arts joins national literacy campaign
    August 22, 2007
    The College of Liberal Arts is collaborating with local, regional and national groups for this year's "Big Read" which highlights the value and joy of reading, and simultaneously provides shared experiences and common ground for dialogue or engagement through fine literature.

    Undergrad to anchor New Student Opening Ceremony
    August 21, 2007
    For the first time in its seven-year history, the New Student Opening Ceremony, set for Thursday, Aug. 23, will conclude with last words from a current undergraduate.

    Davidson Academy students net TIME cover profile
    August 21, 2007
    The Aug. 27 of TIME magazine spotlights the Davidson Academy of Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno as a new model for gifted education. The feature, "Failing Our Geniuses" by John Cloud examines how the United States' smartest children find difficulty gaining the educational resources needed to excel.

    Reynolds Foundation Awards $1.5 million for journalism endowed chair
    August 20, 2007
    The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has approved a grant of $1.5 million to the Reynolds School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Chair is to be occupied by the dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.

    Med School receives $1 million for HIV prevention and care services
    August 20, 2007
    Echezona Ezenolue, M.D., M.P.H., a University of Nevada School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics and infectious disease specialist, received a $1 million Ryan White Title II grant from the State of Nevada to provide a comprehensive program of prevention and care services to HIV positive pregnant women, children and adolescents.

    Bill Clinton keynotes Tahoe Summit celebration
    August 20, 2007
    Ten years after a landmark visit, former President Bill Clinton returned to Lake Tahoe on Friday, recalling the unity of spirit that characterized his visit then, and how it has remained as much a part of Tahoe as the lake's legendary clear blue water.

    International nursing study program comes to University
    August 19, 2007
    Eight students, two faculty from the Japanese Red Cross Hiroshima College of Nursing visited Reno earlier this month to learn about the American style of nursing in hands-on environment

    Board of Regents agree to raise GPA standard
    August 17, 2007
    The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on Aug. 16 decided to stay with the plan to raise the grade point admission requirement from 2.75 to 3.0 for new students entering the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, effective in fall 2008.

    Tahoe Summit
    August 13, 2007 • By John Trent
    Ten years ago, the eyes of the world were on Lake Tahoe, when President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore visited one of Nevada’s most precious natural resources for the Lake Tahoe Presidential Summit.

    Summer Scholars program to welcome the Class of 2011
    August 1, 2007 • By John Trent
    In order to welcome the Class of 2011 to campus, the University will be embarking on a special project this fall. The Class of 2011 Summer Scholar Project will ask all freshmen to read Sweet Promised Land over the summer.

    July 2007

    Three School of Medicine graduates achieve chief resident status
    July 30, 2007
    Three graduates from the University of Nevada School of Medicine have achieved chief resident status for the remaining year of their residency training. Two graduates from the Class of 2005 and a 2004 graduate were named as chief resident in their respective training programs.

    Look for director of Sanford Center for Aging on local TV
    July 28, 2007
    Larry Weiss, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Sanford Center for Aging, will appear on Reno television several times in coming weeks discussing the present and future challenges posed by an aging population.

    Scoppettone joins School of Medicine as development director
    July 27, 2007
    Stefanie Scoppettone, Ph.D., has joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine as Director of Development.

    Residents offer compelling insight into Nevada history
    July 27, 2007
    One of the region's worst fears was realized June 24 when the Angora Fire erupted in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., charring more than 3,000 acres, destroying homes and revisiting concerns about national forest preservation policy and the realities of fire management in a natural environment.

    Journalism school welcomes high school teachers
    July 27, 2007
    The Reynolds School of Journalism hosted a two-week intensive training session for 33 high-school teachers from July 15-27. The Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, as it is officially named, is part of the American Society of Newspaper Editors training programs to help high-school teachers become better journalism advisers.

    Hay! Nevada researcher helps stabilize horse feed prices
    July 27, 2007
    Kynda Curtis, assistant professor and state specialist in the Department of Resource Economics recently finished a three-year risk management project to reduce the price variability of cool season grass, a type of horse feed.

    CABNR Dean visits research sites overseas
    July 27, 2007
    Dean David Thawley of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources recently visited the overseas research sites of assistant professors Lauren Saito in Uzbekistan and Sudeep Chandra in Mongolia to gain perspective on their progress and their outreach to the world.

    University to host presidential candidate forums
    July 26, 2007
    Leading presidential candidates are being invited to participate in two public forum events sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Reno. An event on Aug. 20 will provide a forum for leading Republican candidates, while an event on Aug. 22 will provide a forum for leading Democratic candidates. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is the first of the invited Democratic candidates to confirm he will participate in the forum on Aug. 22.

    School of Medicine's Greasewood Press publishes book on "Nevada Veterinarians"
    July 26, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Greasewood Press is known for its contribution of recording the state's medical history from frontier healthcare of the 19th Century to the advent of modern medicine in Nevada.

    School of Medicine holds monthly obstetrics clinics in Yerington
    July 25, 2007
    Each month for the past seven years physicians from the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine in Reno travel to Yerington to provide prenatal care to rural patients. The monthly clinics allow patients in the Yerington area to receive routine prenatal care without traveling great distances to visit a physician.

    Christie Elliott, M.D., joins School of Medicine's pathology department
    July 24, 2007
    Christie L. Elliott, M.D., has joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine's pathology department as an assistant professor where she will be instructing second year medical students and practicing surgical pathology.

    National prof organization convenes at the University
    July 20, 2007
    The American Association of University Professors will convene for a Summer Institute conference at the University Thursday, July 19. Association members gather for five days of workshops on academic and administrative issues, as well as touring the Reno and Lake Tahoe area.

    Rubinstein to speak at IACP
    July 19, 2007
    University alcohol and drug counselor Garry Rubinstein has been asked to speak at the 13th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference on July 31 in Las Vegas. The goal of the IACP and its conferences is to advance the science of and art of police service.

    Revel in the glory of summer at KUNR's SHINE fundraiser July 27
    July 19, 2007
    Don your chicest summer whites and hit the beach, all to support public radio and KUNR 88.7 FM.

    Report looks at impact of increased admission criteria
    July 19, 2007
    A recently released report considered the impact of increased admission criteria on admissions and enrollment, particularly for students of color.

    'Girl's Great Race' begins at the finish line
    July 19, 2007
    Thirty-two young, wide-eyed, potential graduates of the University recently spent a day racing around campus with no competitive thoughts in mind.

    Q&A with three Upward Bound Summer Academy students
    July 16, 2007
    As the Upward Bound (UB) program celebrates its 40th anniversary at the University of Nevada, Reno three current Summer Academy students sat down to talk about their involvement with the program. Ruth Salas, 16, is a junior at Galena High school. Natalie Godinez, 17 is a senior at Carson High and Alvaro Lopes, 17, is a senior at Wooster High.

    University announces Rena Hanks as admissions, recruitment coordinator
    July 13, 2007
    University of Nevada, Reno Admissions and Enrollment Services appointed Rena Hanks, former director of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources Student Center, for the new position of Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator in northeast Nevada.

    Professor to research "resurrection" plants
    July 13, 2007
    A group of University researchers led by John Cushman, professor and director of the graduate program in biochemistry and molecular biology, recently received a competitive research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The group, including researchers from other universities, was awarded $ 450,000 for a three-year project on "resurrection" plants.

    Professor probing the evolution of tropical orchids
    July 12, 2007
    John Cushman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology professor, is making great strides in the ongoing research on plants with the metabolic ability to use less water than other plants. Cushman was awarded a three-year grant of $760,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the evolution of tropical orchids with a form of photosynthesis called crassulacean acid metabolism or CAM.

    Let the mailing begin: Class of 2011 Summer Scholars program kicks into high gear
    July 12, 2007
    Volunteers for the Class of 2011 Summer Scholars program will mobilize on Tuesday, July 17, as the university begins efforts to organize and mail materials to incoming freshmen who will be reading and studying the Robert Laxalt classic book, "Sweet Promised Land" when freshmen come to campus in August.

    'Food for Thought' brings great minds together
    July 12, 2007
    Nevada Humanities will be hosting Food For Thought: An Evening of Enlightenment with Nevada's Greatest Minds,; July 15 from 6-9 p.m. in the Atlantis Hotel and Casino ballroom. The event was designed for the citizens of northern Nevada to come together and share insights about some of the community's most important and provocative issues. Of the 40 conversation hosts, 16 are University faculty.

    Athletics holds naming contest for mascot sibling
    July 12, 2007
    The Nevada Wolf Pack has a new addition to its family and asks fans to help name the younger brother of the Alphie, the Wolf Pack's current mascot.

    67 student-athletes named to all-academic teams
    July 12, 2007
    The University of Nevada had 67 student-athletes named to the 2007 Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for spring sports and freshmen/transfers, the conference announced July 11.

    Students take first in material design competition
    July 11, 2007
    Student teams from the University took first and second place in the smart, electronic area of the 2007 Material Design Competition sponsored by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.

    Nevada Grows: Experience a Taste of Nevada
    July 11, 2007
    For the third time in Northern Nevada, the award-winning Nevada Grows event will celebrate Nevada agriculture by holding a fund-raising reception featuring Nevada-grown food on September 7, 2007. The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City.

    Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener's newsletter wins award
    July 11, 2007
    Mastering the Mojave, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener's newsletter, has won a 2007 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Materials award in the category of newsletters. The award-winning publication will be displayed at the ASHS Annual Conference at the Extension and Industry dinner on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at the conference in Arizona.

    Anne McMillin joins School of Medicine communications department
    July 11, 2007
    In this capacity, Anne will be responsible for media relations, internal communications and community relations. News tips and ideas for press releases and the Inside Nevada Medicine newsletter may be directed to Anne. She may be reached at (775) 682-9254 or via e-mail at

    School of Medicine receives two awards from medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha
    July 10, 2007
    Alpha Omega Alpha, the honor society for American medical schools, has awarded two grants to the University of Nevada School of Medicine in recognition of student research efforts and community service.

    Police chief joins national effort to combat crimes of violence against women
    July 10, 2007
    Director of University Police Services Adam Garcia has been chosen as one of 19 law enforcement executives from across the country to participate in a National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women hosted by The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

    Palwick nominated for Literature Award
    July 10, 2007
    Susan Palwick, associate professor of English, has been nominated for a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for the novel "The Necessary Beggar," published in 2006.

    New travel policy announced
    July 10, 2007
    Late in this past legislative session, the state approved new travel regulations effective July 1, 2007. The new state regulations require the university to follow the federal travel per diem rates, with no exceptions.

    Nevada Alumni Association Sponsors Artown's "Movies in the Park"
    July 10, 2007
    Artown is one of Reno's great pleasures during July. And Friday nights bring one of the longest-running Artown traditions to Wingfield Park. "Movies in the Park" begins its 11th year this summer, and with a new sponsor.

    Glick announces plan for expected budget shortfall
    July 10, 2007
    Last week the Board of Regents reviewed the outcome of the 74th session of the Nevada State Legislature.

    'Tsunami' newsletter engages CSD program students, alumni
    July 9, 2007
    By their own definition, graduate students in the college student development program (CSD) are close-knit and they strive to maintain that connection after graduation. Through the 'CSD Tsunami', the program's bi-annual newsletter, they celebrate each others accomplishments, promote scholarly achievement and share insightful career perspectives.

    Chengdu University officials renew USAC program
    July 5, 2007
    The University Studies Abroad Consortium, also known as USAC, and the University welcomed a delegation from the Southwest University Of Nationalities in Chengdu, China to the University campus to renew the study-abroad program agreement and tour the Reno-Tahoe area on Tuesday, July 3

    June 2007

    Miller accepts director of real estate services position
    June 30, 2007
    Troy Miller has accepted the position of director for real estate services for Business Center North, announced Ron Zurek, vice president of administration and finance. Miller will start May 7.

    Student Health Center offers affordable, quality care
    June 29, 2007
    Did you know just $79 a semester provides students the opportunity to receive care from some of the very best physicians in Reno?

    Seiden named University Health System chief business officer
    June 29, 2007
    Craig Seiden's role as chief business officer for University Health System, the multi-specialty clinical practice of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, has been expanded to include the running of northern clinical operations.

    'Megafishes' project featured in 'Science' magazine
    June 29, 2007
    CABNR researchers Zeb Hogan and Sudeep Chandra know Megafishes mega-well. Their three-year project, sponsored by National Geographic-sponsored Megafishes Project is prominently featured in this week's issue of the journal Science.

    'Girl Bullying' conference, Oct. 5-6
    June 29, 2007
    "Girl Bullying: From Awareness to Action" An Ophelia Project Conference A two-day conference addressing the issue of bullying among girls: the exclusion, gossip, rumor-spreading, covert and overt aggression, and the destruction of self-worth that make it difficult for girls to be confident and successful.

    American history comes alive with new online resources
    June 29, 2007
    What was being printed in America three centuries ago? You can find out by going to some newly acquired online resources of the University Libraries.

    Fit Bits: Exercising while on vacation
    June 28, 2007
    Well it's that time again when most of us are thinking about summer vacations, and that usually means going to a recreation area like a national park, a beach, a lake or anywhere that you can enjoy outdoor activities.

    Extension faculty present on wildfire preparation
    June 28, 2007
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty members will give a presentation on how to safeguard homes and property against the threat of wildfires. The presentation will be in the Jot Travis Student Union, Room 244, at noon on Friday, June 29.

    Dworkin explains jazz's roots in Europe
    June 28, 2007
    In his upcoming lecture, "How African Americans Saved the West: Jazz in 1920s Paris," Professor Dennis Dworkin, chair of the University's department of history, will show the jazz era's roots in Paris and show that this music-movement saved the European civilization that was depleted after World War I.

    University to break ground on Petersen Academic Center
    June 26, 2007
    The University of Nevada Athletics Department will break ground on the Marguerite Wattis Petersen Foundation Athletic Academic Center on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 p.m. on the site of the facility between Legacy Hall and Cashell Fieldhouse.

    President appoints interim Reynolds dean
    June 26, 2007
    University President Milt Glick has appointed Rosemary McCarthy to the position of interim dean, effective July 1. McCarthy has presided over internal operations for the journalism school since last January.

    Wuliji brings expertise to University of Nevada, Reno
    June 25, 2007
    Tumen Wuliji, one of the newest faculty members of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR) at the University of Nevada, Reno, brings a unique skill set to his appointments at the University.

    Second annual NAES field day proves to be a success
    June 25, 2007
    The second annual field day and open house was hosted at the Main Station Field Lab on Saturday, June 23. The event attracted about 400 attendees for a day of demonstrations of the current research being conducted by the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station.

    Regents approve renewal for coaches
    June 25, 2007
    Last week University of Nevada men's basketball coach Mark Fox received a three-year extension on his contract that now runs through the 2013-14 season. The action taken by the Nevada Board of Regents was a contract extension only and does not include an adjustment to Fox's current compensation. It was erroneously reported in the Reno Gazette-Journal that the Regents had approved a salary increase for Fox.

    Hap Morehouse, former dean of libraries, retires this month
    June 25, 2007
    From Clark Hall to Getchell Library to the brink of the Knowledge Center, Harold "Hap" Morehouse has been an integral part of University Libraries for more than four decades. When he retires at the end of June, he will have spent nearly 46 of his 50-year library career here. So, he sat down last month to reminisce about his personal and University memories.

    Master Gardener newsletter wins award
    June 22, 2007
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Master Gardener's newsletter has won a 2007 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Materials award in the category of newsletters.

    College of Health and Human Sciences launches new website
    June 22, 2007
    Ever wonder what's happening in the College of Health and Human Sciences? Unsure of what departments and schools are members of the College? Wonder no more. All of your questions can now be answered by visiting the new College of Health and Human Sciences website.

    Dean's Future Scholar receives grant for summer program
    June 21, 2007
    In 2000, William Sparkman, dean of the College of Education, established the Dean's Future Scholars program to help at-risk students gain academic skills, encouragement and mentoring and necessary self-confidence to make college a reality. Approximately 415 students participate throughout the school district. This summer, the campus will welcome 210 middle and high school students to four separate future scholar programs June 11 – July 27.

    Spogen named chair of Department of Family and Community Medicine in Reno
    June 20, 2007
    Dr. Daniel Spogen, professor of family and community medicine, was recently named chair of the University of Nevada School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine in Reno where he will oversee the scholarly, clinical and administrative operations of the department.

    Reporting conflicts of interest critical for science journalists
    June 19, 2007
    University of Nevada, Reno School of Public Health professor Daniel Cook wants to build public trust in the scientific enterprise.

    Physics professor works on groundbreaking research overseas
    June 19, 2007
    Andrei Derevianko, University physics professor was awarded the Fulbright grant to fly across the Pacific to work with a group of physicists at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Derevianko will assist them in analyzing recent data on the supposed variation of fundamental constants of nature over time and space.

    Concrete canoe team takes third nationally
    June 19, 2007
    Badgers and gators performed slightly better than the Wolf Pack this weekend at the 20th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in Seattle. Nevada placed third overall in only its second appearance at the national level.

    Steve Rock begins term as Faculty Senate Chair
    June 18, 2007
    Steve Rock, professor of educational specialties, transitioned to the role of Faculty Senate chair at the final senate meeting of the semester, May 9. Rock served as chair-elect during 2006-07.

    State conference for American Council on Education, Sept. 21
    June 18, 2007
    Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to the second annual Nevada State Network Conference sponsored by the American Council on Education Office of Women in Higher Education. The conference will be held Friday, Sept. 21, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Union.

    Russian leaders in Reno to examine accountable governance
    June 18, 2007
    Three Russian leaders participating in the Open World Program spent June 9 to June 17 in Reno and Carson City examining accountable governance and economic development

    Nevada Boys' State kicks off 61st session at University
    June 15, 2007
    Delegates for the American Legion Nevada Boys' State's 61st session arrived at the University of Nevada, Reno campus Sunday, June 10 to begin their week-long program. The 122 delegates divided into six fictional cities and established a mock state government modeled after the Nevada government. The delegates represent a cross section of 52 high schools throughout Nevada.

    Mackay school receives $50,000 in scholarship endowment
    June 15, 2007
    The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering will soon add more scholarships to their roster of financial aid. A global firm, Hatch, donated a scholarship endowment of $50,000 to the school in a reception Monday, June 11, to offer incentive for students in a field where the workforce is dwindling.

    Gouem, McDonnell win June Employee of the Month awards
    June 15, 2007
    Employees of the Month for June 2007

    Four campus faces honored as 'Women of Achievement'
    June 15, 2007
    University faculty and staff were honored June 7 at the Nevada Women's Fund 16th annual celebration of Women of Achievement event.

    Faculty Senate summary: June 7, 2007
    June 15, 2007
    The senate is looking at the revisions to the Conflict of Interest Policy approved by the senate in 2004. Senators were asked to look over the policy and share it with their constituents for comments.

    Kohlenberg and Elliott receive grant to study suicide attempts
    June 12, 2007
    Barbara Kohlenberg, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Marta Elliott, a professor in the Department of Sociology, have been awarded a more than $100,000, two-year grant to study suicide attempts.

    National disaster management conference to be held at Fire Science Academy
    June 11, 2007
    Funded as part of a three-year, $7.45-million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for anti-terrorism and fire training, the national conference "New Thinking, New Tactics: Real-World Disaster Management" will host emergency management leaders from around the country.

    2007 Wellness Fairs
    June 10, 2007
    PEBP offers Wellness Fairs to all Self-funded PPO Plan participants age 18 years or older. The fairs are designed to provide participants and their covered dependents with convenient health screenings and information related to healthy living. Services received at one of the Wellness Fairs eliminates the cost of an office visit to your physician and allows you to receive multiple services at one convenient location.

    Student group honors staff member for work with student union
    June 9, 2007
    John Walsh, director of construction services in Facilities Services, was honored on Friday, June 8, for his hard work in maintaining environmentally-friendly features in the new Joe Crowley Student Union. The Students and Educators for Environmental Development and Sustainability student group recognized Walsh for his contributions to the green aspects of the student union’s construction.

    Med School faculty member honored by Nevada Women's Fund
    June 8, 2007
    Jennifer Kimmel, M.D., associate dean of medical education and professor of internal medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, was honored yesterday for her service to community and commitment to education during the Nevada Women's Fund 16th Annual Salute to Women of Achievement luncheon celebration.

    Activities offer great ways to enjoy summer on campus
    June 7, 2007
    Activities like free concerts on the quad and barbeques keep the campus a thriving environment during the summer. Students and members of the community are welcome to enjoy the hot days and warm nights of summer on campus with these Summer Session events.

    Academy for Environment to begin 'Roadside Heritage' project
    June 7, 2007
    The Academy for the Environment, Raggio Research Center and other partners will explore a new approach for delivering informal science education to the traveling public along Highway 395 South 220-mile Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway.

    Med school announces results of Resident Research Day
    June 6, 2007
    Medical residents from the University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas campus showcased their research prowess during the school's annual Resident Research Day in Las Vegas on Friday, June 1.

    Keck Museum's historical importance attracts educators
    June 6, 2007
    With its rare collection of John Mackay's silver and a wide array of minerals from all over the world, the Keck Museum in the Mackay School of Mines is an educational and historical attraction in northern Nevada. The museum is also a popular destination for field trips, as it was for the fourth grade class of Las Vegas Cartwright Elementary School.

    Huntleysmith brings unique skills to Academy for Environment
    June 6, 2007
    Jen Huntleysmith, the Academy for the Environment's new associate director for academics and outreach, looks to bring the worlds of humanities and science together. "Jen has a very clear understanding of what the academy is trying to do," Collopy says. "She can see the direct relationship the academy has with this region – how it's a natural thing for our students to want to learn more about the environment and perhaps even pursue a career in an environmental field."

    GBL champion Silver Sox look to repeat in 2007
    June 6, 2007
    Fireworks will light the sky over Peccole Park June 7 as part of the Reno Silver Sox opening weekend activities. The Sox, whose 2006 inaugural season included winning the Golden Baseball League (GBL) championship, hope to start the season strongly with a three-day home stand against the team they beat for last year's championship, the Chico Outlaws.

    Michael HuiChina’s Tongji University Ph.D. Student Wins the 2007 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper
    June 1, 2007 • Staff Report
    The award is given annually by the University of Nevada, Reno for the best paper in bridge research and design.

    Student arrested following threats
    June 1, 2007
    On May 31, University Police Services arrested Ali Aburahma, a graduate student in the country on current Visa status under a Palestinian passport. Aburahma had issued threats of violence toward individuals on campus.

    Fit Bits: Fitness or thinness?
    June 1, 2007
    Being fit decreases the risk of heart disease, stroke and blocked arteries, while being obese or overweight puts you at risk for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

    Democratic Party stalwart Virginia Cain honored by center for aging
    June 1, 2007
    Former Nevada Democratic Party Chair Virginia Cain has become the third person in the 14-year history of the University of Nevada, Reno Sanford Center for Aging to be honored with the center's Living the Legacy Award.

    May 2007

    University faculty members prepare to teach abroad
    May 30, 2007
    Thirteen University faculty members were chosen by University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) to teach in other countries during the 2008-09 academic year. These faculty members will have the opportunity to teach in places such as Chile, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy and Spain as part of the USAC program.

    Ott recognized for scholarly paper
    May 30, 2007
    The Western Society for French History will recognize Sandra Ott, associate professor in the Center for Basque Studies, with the Millstone Prize for her paper titled "Gift-Giving and the Management of Justice: Borderland Basques under German Occupation (1942-1944) and during the Liberation," presented at its 34th annual conference Oct. 19-21, 2006, in Long Beach, Calif.

    Argenta and friends music series set for Artown
    May 30, 2007
    The critically acclaimed faculty chamber music ensemble Argenta and many of its gifted friends will perform a lively and eclectic repertoire of favorites, July 10, 12 and 14.

    Godspell coming to Reno campus in July
    May 30, 2007
    Delivering theatre at its finest, Nevada Repertory Company Summer Festival and Reno Little Theater present "Godspell."

    Glick: Staff are key to building a vibrant campus
    May 25, 2007
    Now that he has been in office for two full semesters at the University of Nevada, Reno, President Milt Glick is revealing his true colors as he continues to reveal his vision for the future of the University.

    Ezeanolue, Roberts win research grants
    May 25, 2007
    The State of Nevada awarded more than $372,000 in trust fund grant awards to two University of Nevada School of Medicine physicians.

    2007 Chefs For Kids Dinner Raises $125,000
    May 25, 2007
    Nearly 500 people attended the 16th Annual Chefs for Kids Dinner and Auction, held May 19, at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Funds raised totaled more than $125,000 for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension nutritional program.

    Vreeland to serve as interim provost
    May 24, 2007
    Jannet Vreeland, University vice provost, will serve as interim executive vice president and provost as of July 1. President Milt Glick named Vreeland to the role following the announcement Wednesday that John Frederick, current executive vice-president and provost, has accepted a position as senior fellow with the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), a public university association, effective July 1.

    Med school professor to develop social robots
    May 23, 2007
    University of Nevada School of Medicine internal medicine professor Philip H. Goodman, M.D., was recently awarded a $283,000 grant from the Department of Defense to develop a socially interactive robot whose "brain" uses computer-simulated but biologically realistic spiking nerve cells. Goodman will work in collaboration with investigators from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Swiss Institute of Technology to develop the new technology.

    Literacy professors publish chapter on assessing student spelling
    May 23, 2007
    Shane Templeton, Donald Bear, and Saundra Madura, have published the invited chapter "Assessing students' spelling knowledge: Relationships to reading and writing".

    Harrison appointed to chair Counseling and Educational Psychology
    May 23, 2007
    Tom Harrison has been appointed as chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology for a three-year term. Harrison has served as interim chair since June 2006.

    Frederick named senior fellow at national public university association
    May 23, 2007
    John Frederick, executive vice-president and provost at the University, has accepted a position as Senior Fellow with NASULGC, a public university association effective July 1.

    Faculty deliver presentations and publish papers
    May 23, 2007
    Deborah Verstegen, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, has delivered the following presentations:

    University, ASUN offer posthumous tribute to Campbell
    May 22, 2007
    The University posthumously awarded Cole Campbell an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony, May 18, on the historic University Quadrangle. Campbell was Reynolds School of Journalism.

    Mensing's teaching mastery inspires students, colleagues
    May 22, 2007
    Scott Mensing of the Department of Geography has earned every major teaching award the University and the Nevada System of Higher Education has offered over the past three years. What's even more noteworthy is that Mensing has not only earned these awards in consecutive years, he has earned them the first time he has been nominated for each.

    Education Friends support student scholarships, technology endowments
    May 22, 2007
    Friends of the College of Education recruited a field of 32 foursomes to "Tee It Up for Teaching," May 12, at Lakeridge Golf Course. Gov. Jim Gibbons played in the fifth annual golf tournament that raised $33,000 for student scholarships.

    Nota wins Thornton Peace Prize
    May 21, 2007
    Fungisai Nota receives the Thornton Peace Prize from President Milton Glick at the May 16 Honor the Best ceremony.

    University awards Herz medal to Reed High School grad
    May 19, 2007
    Deanne Leonard of Sparks, Nev., received the University of Nevada, Reno's Herz Gold Medal today during Commencement ceremonies on the historic University Quadrangle. Leonard has completed her undergraduate academic career with a degree in Psychology and a cumulative grade point average of 4.0.

    School of Medicine holds academic hooding ceremony
    May 19, 2007
    Commencement ceremonies for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Class of 2007 were held this afternoon at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The 52 graduating students celebrated completion of their medical education by receiving their academic hoods and reciting the Hippocratic Oath, which reaffirms their commitment to the medical profession.

    Advanced degree graduates and great contributors honored
    May 19, 2007
    A long procession of graduates, administrators and faculty in gowns took to the quad on a windy evening for the 117th Advanced Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18.The graduates and those who have made great contributions to the University and the community were celebrated and congratulated on their accomplishments.

    Westfall wins Distinguished Faculty Award
    May 18, 2007
    Westfall received the University's and Regent's Outstanding Researcher Award.

    University gives honorary degree to 'Unsinkable' Debbie Reynolds
    May 18, 2007
    Debbie Reynolds will earn an honorary doctorate degree at the University of Nevada, Reno this Friday.

    Shintani wins Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award
    May 18, 2007
    Shintani was selected for the Outstanding Mentor Award because of his extensive and high quality undergraduate research mentorship and his ability to motivate a large number of students through research.

    ROTC cadets' goal of Army career becomes a reality
    May 18, 2007
    With right hand raised, now 2nd Lt. Michael Settembre completed his commissioning oath and began his career as an Army officer. Settembre, who will officially receive his baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering on Saturday the 19th of May, reflected on his five years as a student and ROTC cadet.

    Ort wins Distinguished Service Award
    May 18, 2007
    Provost John Frederick and President Milton Glick recognize Carol Ort's achievements at the May 16 Honor the Best Ceremony.

    Hill wins Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award
    May 18, 2007
    Jennifer Hill accepts the University's top teaching award from President Milton Glick at the Honor the Best Ceremony May 16.

    Faculty Senate summary of May 9 meeting
    May 18, 2007
    The Faculty Senate reconvened for the last time this semester on Wednesday, May 9.

    Donaldson wins Distinguished Outreach Faculty Award
    May 18, 2007
    President Milton Glick honors Susan Donaldson at the May 16 Honor the Best ceremony.

    Casey, Demchak win top University Advisor Awards
    May 18, 2007
    President Milton Glick recognizes Sean Casey at the May 16 Honor the Best ceremony. President Milton Glick recognizes MaryAnn Demchak at the May 16 Honor the Best ceremony.

    Boyd, Ingram win Distinguished Teaching awards
    May 18, 2007
    Seth Boyd is recognized at the May 16 Honor the Best ceremony. Kate Ingram was recognized at the May 16 Honor the Best Ceremony

    Art of Living Foundation member to lead discussion, May 22
    May 18, 2007
    Life-long member of the Art of Living Foundation and the World Alliance for Youth Empowerment, Dinesh Ghodke, will be leading an open discussion at the Jot Travis Student Union Alumni Room on Tuesday, May 22, at 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    University cartographer recognized for preserving local history
    May 17, 2007
    Jack Hursh has a great appreciation for Nevada history. As a third generation Nevadan, he has dedicated much of his spare time to preserving the heritage of Truckee Meadows. The city of Reno Historical Resources Commission recently recognized his efforts and presented him and his colleagues Loren Jahn and Jack Sutton with the Advocate award. The award, for Reno residents who have helped promote local history and heritage, was presented May 10 at Reno City Hall.

    Town Hall meetings with President Glick in Reno, May 21, and Las Vegas, May 30
    May 17, 2007
    Upcoming Town Hall Meetings will provide employees the opportunity to learn more about President Milt Glick's ideas for the future of the University.

    Sen. Harry Reid to highlight commencement ceremonies
    May 17, 2007
    This year's undergraduate ceremony will be highlighted by an address from U.S. Senator and Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The Herz Gold Medal, the University's highest academic honor, will also be presented Saturday to the top undergraduate of the 2007 class.

    Regents' salute Winn for creative activity
    May 17, 2007
    James Winn is honored at the May 16 Honor the Best Ceremony.

    Frost, Harms win Regents' Scholar Awards
    May 17, 2007
    Janet Hart Frost and Christine Harms win Regent's Scholar Awards.

    College of Education Friends host fifth annual golf tournament
    May 17, 2007
    Friends of the College of Education recruited a field of 32 foursomes to "Tee It Up for Teaching," May 12, at Lakeridge Golf Course, including Gov. Jim Gibbons who played in the fifth annual golf tournament that raised $33,000 for student scholarships.

    Brown wins Classified Employee of the Year Award
    May 17, 2007
    Donna Brown accepts the Employee of the Year Award from President Milt Glick and Provost John Frederick.

    Reynolds School receives $3.17 million endowment
    May 16, 2007
    During their lifetimes, Paul and Gwen Leonard generously supported the University and the Reynolds School of Journalism. Their daughter, Rev. Jackie Leonard, has fulfilled their final bequest to establish two gifts within the journalism school. The $3.17 million endowment will fund the Paul A. Leonard Chair in Ethics and Writing in Journalism and the Paul A. and Gwen F. Memorial Scholarship.

    New dual masters program presents its first three graduates
    May 16, 2007
    Three graduate students will be the first to complete a new program this May. Nicki Aaker, Debra Benson and Marena Works are on their way to graduation with a dual master's degree in Nursing and Public Health.

    Mensing wins Regents' Teaching Award
    May 16, 2007
    Scott Mensing wins Regents' Teaching Award.

    Hydrology doctoral student awarded research grant
    May 16, 2007
    Shahnewaz Mohammad, a doctoral student in the Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences, recently received a prestigious honor in the professional field. Mohammad was awarded a research grant from the Geological Society of America for his research in the Humboldt River Basin. He has the honor of being among the 20 awardees of the 474 applicants was chosen to be funded.

    High school students excel in math, science and engineering
    May 16, 2007
    Twenty-three high school students were recognized May 16 for their exceptional achievement in math, science and technology. As members of the University's Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program, these students were rewarded for an outstanding effort to prepare for their future.

    Goin wins Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award
    May 16, 2007
    Peter Goin receives the Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award.

    Genetics professor receives honor from Lili Claire Foundation
    May 16, 2007
    University of Nevada School of Medicine professor and chief of the Genetics and Dysmorphology Division of the Department of Pediatrics, Colleen Morris, M.D., was recently honored for her work enhancing the lives of children living with neuro-developmental disorders. The Lili Claire Foundation honored Morris with the Compassion of Care award during their annual benefit dinner and concert held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on April 28.

    ElderCollege receives grant to become an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    May 16, 2007
    The University's ElderCollege program founded in 1991 will become one of 112 Osher institutes established since 2001 at colleges and universities across the country.

    Bayona tapped to be Mexican epidemiology director
    May 16, 2007
    Manuel Bayona, director of the University of Nevada, Reno's School of Public Health, will become the Director General of Epidemiology for Mexico in June 2007. Bayona will work out of Mexico City and will handle epidemiological issues for the 32 Mexican states at the federal level.

    ASUN appoints editors and new college of science senator
    May 16, 2007
    The editors and managers of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada's publications and campus radio station were recently appointed in the last Publications Board Meeting. The ASUN Senate also selected the new senator for the open College of Science seat.

    Three campus faces honored as 'Women of Achievement'
    May 15, 2007
    University faculty members are to be honored in the Nevada Women's Fund 16th annual celebration of Women of Achievement event. Wendy Calvin, research associate professor in the geological sciences and engineering department, Jennifer Kimmel, associate dean of medical education at the University's School of Medicine and Jewel Radcliffe, custodial worker from the Facilities Operations department, will be recognized for their work and their accomplishments.

    Teaching Tip: Reducing anonymity in large classes
    May 15, 2007
    You can improve retention and attendance by recognizing your students as individuals.

    Mosier appointed dean of the College of Business Administration
    May 15, 2007
    Greg Mosier, Regents Service Professor and Puterbaugh Professor of Ethics and Legal Studies in Business at Oklahoma State University has been named dean of the College of Business Administration.

    Morris honored at Lili Claire Foundation benefit
    May 15, 2007
    University of Nevada School of Medicine professor and chief of the Genetics and Dysmorphology Division of the Department of Pediatrics, Colleen Morris, was recently honored for her work enhancing the lives of children living with neuro-developmental disorders.

    2007 Foundation Professors
    May 15, 2007
    The University honors three new Foundation Professors: Dale Rogers, Paul Starrs, and William Zamboni.

    St. Jeor honored by American Society of Nutrition
    May 14, 2007
    University of Nevada School of Medicine professor Sachiko St. Jeor, was nationally recognized for her work in medical nutrition education recently at the American Society of Nutrition's annual Experimental Biology Meetings in Washington, D.C.

    Business students finish first in international competition
    May 14, 2007
    Six students from Professor Rafik Beekun's Strategic Management and Policy class (MGT 496) in the College of Business Administration finished first in the ninth week of the GLO-BUS competition. GLO-BUS is an online computerized business strategy simulation where students run their own company and compete in real time against 970 other companies in the same industry from 70 different universities worldwide.

    Senior Scholars Spring 2007
    May 11, 2007
    Every semester the University Alumni Association honors an undergraduate student from each school or college who meets the exceptional Senior Scholar program standards. Each Senior Scholar selects the faculty mentor who played the most significant role in their scholastic achievement.

    Legislature honors University's Center for Basque Studies
    May 11, 2007
    For 40 years, the Center for Basque Studies has built an impressive academic reputation as the premiere program for research and teaching about the Basque country and people.

    Biochemistry poster competition highlights student work
    May 10, 2007
    The Howard Building at the University of Nevada School of Medicine had a good problem Wednesday morning.

    Employees' Council hosts recognition lunch, June 1
    May 9, 2007
    The University Staff Employees' Council will celebrate employee career milestones and honor retiring employees at its annual recognition luncheon June 1 in the Lawlor Events Center Silver and Blue Room. This year's theme is the 20's-inspired "Speakeasy Luncheon." The deadline to purchase tickets is May 25.

    Sierra Pacific, Ormat help University create renewable energy program
    May 9, 2007
    In a joint announcement May 9 at the Redfield campus, Sierra Pacific Resources Chairman and CEO Walter Higgins said the company has donated $500,000 to create an industry-education partnership with the University. The funds will enable Nevada to develop an undergraduate program in sustainable engineering, which will start as an interdisciplinary minor program at the University in the fall of 2007.

    Mackay Building honored by city as 'Significant Historic Resource'
    May 9, 2007
    On May 9, in the Reno City Council Chambers, the City of Reno presented representatives from Mackay with the "Significant Historic Resource Award" for renovation of the Mackay School of Mines Building. A lunch sponsored by the Historic Reno Preservation Society was held after the awards ceremony.

    University DendroLab receives $1.3 million research grant
    May 8, 2007
    The University's dendrology lab has been awarded a $1.35 million grant by the Bureau of Land Management to conduct a three-year research project on wildfire, drought, and pinyon-juniper dynamics in southeastern Nevada before and after Euro-American settlement.

    Teaching Tip: Taking attendance in large classes
    May 8, 2007
    Managing large classes skillfully enables teachers to focus on their content and effective delivery. Here are some methods to ease the trial of taking attendance in large classes.

    Silver Scholars program urges top students to attend college
    May 8, 2007
    The Silver Scholars program continues its 12th year with success in awarding the top eighth grade students in Nevada and providing them with the information about the opportunity for higher education and the steps needed to enter and excel in college. This year, the program bestowed the scholastic honor to 1,600 Nevada students.

    Oberding wins string of medals at Sierra Nevada Senior Games
    May 8, 2007
    Jack La Lanne is known as the Godfather of Fitness. In 1936 he opened the first fitness club in America and in 1951, La Lanne brought exercise to television for the first time.

    University produces four Fulbright winners
    May 7, 2007
    Four University students and alumni will have the unique opportunity to perform international research as Fulbright Scholars. Alexander Kolosovich, Megan Meschery, Kalani Michell and Gwynne Middleton will study in Russia, Spain, Germany and Malaysia under the scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of State.

    Town hall: opinions, ideas and 'thinking out loud'
    May 7, 2007
    President Milt Glick met with more than 200 members of the faculty on Friday, May 4, and listened, quiped and talked straight about a number of important issues. Glick said that since assuming the presidency at Nevada about nine months ago on Aug. 1, it was time to share his thoughts about the campus and its future, and to solicit feedback from the University's faculty and staff.

    RSJ team captures second place at district competition
    May 7, 2007
    The journalism school's student team captured second place for the presentation of their final project at the district level of the National Student Advertising Competition, April 28-29, in Fresno, California. First place was awarded to California State University, Chico.

    Historical commission to honor Blesse
    May 7, 2007
    The City of Reno Historical Resources Commission will honor Bob Blesse, director of the University's Black Rock Press, May 9 for his leadership in documenting and preserving local and state architectural history. Blesse will receive the "distinguished service award", one of five 2006 Historic Preservation Awards, in the City Council Chambers, Reno City Hall.

    UNRPD brings Scotland Yard expert to Reno
    May 4, 2007
    Susan Medley, a senior sexual offences forensic development manager for Scotland Yard in London, visited the University April 25-27 as a guest of University Police Services. She was brought to Reno as part of a grant from the state Attorney General's Office to train police officers in northern Nevada.

    Underground Mine Rescue Competition held at the Fire Science Academy
    May 4, 2007
    The University's Fire Science Academy hosted the third annual Northern Nevada Underground Mine Rescue Competition, April 20-21, in Carlin, Nev.

    Two grad students open Sparks High school food pantry
    May 4, 2007
    According to University social work graduate students, a large number of the Sparks High School student population attend classes with an empty stomach. Recognizing the need for the kind of assistance a food pantry and resource center could offer, Marcia Cooper and Danielle O'Brien, graduate students in the University's School of Social Work, opened the Sparks High School Student and Family Support Center on March 8.

    KATwalk event benefits local organization CASA
    May 4, 2007
    Kappa Alpha Theta hosts the first KATwalk event on Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m. beginning at the Manzanita Bowl. The proceeds from the KATwalk will go to Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, an organization that aids children in the juvenile court system.

    College of Liberal Arts recognizes faculty achievement
    May 4, 2007
    The College of Liberal Arts recognized outstanding faculty and staff achievement at the annual awards ceremony, May 2.

    Brushfire to release 58th and 59th editions
    May 4, 2007
    The Brushfire, the University's literary and arts journal, will be releasing its 58th and 59th editions Friday, May 4. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery and will include readings, music, awards and refreshments. The Brushfire features the work of talented artists and writers in the northern Nevada community.

    Outstanding cadets honored, Gov. Gibbons presents awards
    May 3, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) department of military science honored several distinguished cadets May 2 and inducted Mr. Jon Bengston into the ROTC Hall of Fame.

    Men's golf wins WAC Championship
    May 3, 2007
    Freshman Taylor Coffman chipped out of the bunker and made a four-foot putt for par to clinch Nevada's first Western Athletic Conference championship on Wednesday afternoon at the par 72, 7,269-yard Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno.

    We're half-way done: IT to celebrate Knowledge Center progress
    May 2, 2007
    This Friday, May 4, both IT/Library faculty and staff and Q&D construction workers will be celebrating the half-way point in Knowledge Center construction.

    Summer Session activities set to shine on campus
    May 2, 2007
    Summer Session 2007 at the University is set to shine with a wide variety of events to enrich and enliven your summer, including Watermelon Wednesday summer concerts on the Quad, Tuesday movies on the JTSU lawn, a noontime summer lecture series and more.

    Reception honors top teaching assistants
    May 2, 2007
    The Excellence in Teaching Program hosted a breakfast reception at the Jot Travis Student Union Wednesday, May 2 to recognize this year's Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award recipients.

    Health insurance open enrollment, May 1 - May 31
    May 2, 2007
    Open Enrollment is your one chance during the plan year to make changes to your Health Insurance Plan offered by the State of Nevada Public Employees' Benefits Program (PEBP). The Open Enrollment period is May 1 through May 31 and changes you make will become effective July 1.

    Flexible spending plan open enrollment, May 1 - June 29
    May 2, 2007
    The Flexible Spending Plan (Section 125) open enrollment period for NSHE is May 1 through June 29.

    April 2007

    Week of festivities aims to bring back tradition
    April 30, 2007 • By Guia Del Prado
    Another crowd will gather Monday, April 30, for Mackay Town, the kickoff celebration for this year’s Mackay Week festivities, which pay tribute to the silver baron and his son, Clarence, for the family's generosity to the University in its infancy.

    Reynolds School of Journalism bids farewell to Greer, May 10
    April 30, 2007
    The Reynolds School of Journalism and the College of Liberal Arts will bid farewell to Jennifer Greer, associate professor, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., May 10 in the Linn Reading Room. Greer leaves to become the first female chair of the journalism department at the University of Alabama.

    University students dominate Governor's Cup Awards
    April 27, 2007
    Nevada took seven out of eight places in the third annual Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition.

    University increases student scholarships for study abroad
    April 27, 2007
    With an eye toward increasing student participation in study abroad programs, University officials have created a new pool of scholarship funds for the 2007-08 fall and spring semesters as well as the 2008 summer sessions.

    Thompson named interim dean for College of Science
    April 27, 2007
    Jeff Thompson, a longtime physics professor and current associate dean of the College of Science, has been named interim dean of the college, Provost John Frederick announced Thursday.

    Faculty Senate: April 19, 2007 meeting summary
    April 27, 2007
    Chair's Report summary for April 19, 2007

    Occupational Safety: Improve your driving skills
    April 26, 2007
    University employees now have the opportunity to complete a driver's training program sponsored by the National Safety Council.

    Fit Bits: A fit mind is a fit body
    April 26, 2007
    When we think of fitness and exercise we naturally think of the physical, but making up our minds is the very first step in the process of the actual act.

    Town Hall meeting with President Glick, May 4
    April 25, 2007
    Since President Glick joined the University last August, the Faculty Senate and its executive board have had many opportunities to engage conversation with him.

    Teaching Tip: Three reflective responses to learner contributions
    April 25, 2007
    When a learner contributes to the discussion or asks a question, taking the initiative to learn, what is the best way to respond? To facilitate self-discovery and self-appropriated learning, effective teachers respond without changing the topic and share their own information or perspective with mutual respect and without domination.

    Med School helps make defibrillators publicly available across state
    April 25, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine Office of Rural Health in conjunction with various state health agencies and Cardiac Science Corporation, a leader in advanced cardiac monitoring and defibrillation products, announced recently the formation of Nevada Project Heartbeat, the first statewide Public Access Defibrillation program in the United States.

    Journalist shares about 'Game of Shadows' with students
    April 25, 2007
    Though he is only in his early 40s, Mark Fainaru-Wada has reported and written enough on one of the top stories of his time — the proliferation of steroids in professional sports — over the past three-plus years to fill an entire career. Yet on April 24, during a wide-ranging discussion with students in a sports writing class in the Reynolds School of Journalism, it was obvious that Fainaru-Wada has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

    Jerry Adams Celebration of Life, April 28
    April 25, 2007
    Jerry L. Adams, who retired in 2005 following 22 years of service to the University community, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007.

    Glick asks for feedback on peers and metrics
    April 25, 2007
    I've spent the past eight months engaged in conversation; many people have been generous with their time and ideas. As we move forward, I would like to outline some ideas for our future.

    Annual Student Art Show presents students' exceptional works
    April 25, 2007
    The transformation of mere materials to artwork is something art students accomplish almost daily. The Annual Student Art Show gives them the chance to have their works juried by professionals and displayed in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition is displayed in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery until Friday, April 27 and includes paintings, photography, sculpture and digital media.

    University geoscientists to present research at national conferences in May
    April 24, 2007
    Geoscientists from the University of Nevada will present research at two Geological Society of America meetings to be held in Washington and Utah.

    Posting notice: Math and Statistics
    April 24, 2007
    An application concerning the employment of an alien worker for the following permanent position will be filed with the Department of Labor. This Notice of Filing will be posted for 10 consecutive business days, ending between 30 and 180 days before filing the permanent labor certification application.

    Posting notice: assistant professor of mechanical engineering
    April 24, 2007
    NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION UNDER THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S PERMANENT LABOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM An application concerning the employment of an alien worker for the following permanent position will be filed with the Department of Labor.

    Geology student wins National Science Foundation fellowship
    April 24, 2007
    Gwen Linde, a geology graduate student, was awarded the 2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award. The National Science Foundation gives numerous grants each year to graduate students across the country that have the potential to become knowledge experts in their area of study. Linde will use the money to research geology within the state of Nevada.

    Night of All Nations
    April 20, 2007 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Night of All Nations will include about 50 clubs presenting cultural information and cuisine. The event will also host a variety of ethnic entertainment, according to Night of All Nations coordinators Navgeet Zed and Christina Wiesenborn, both of whom are also International Club members.

    University participates in local environmental events
    April 20, 2007
    This spring University faculty have been actively involved in community efforts to raise environmental awareness.

    Reynolds School of Journalism building celebrates 15th anniversary
    April 20, 2007
    So it was altogether fitting that the celebration of the building's 15th anniversary on Wednesday, April 18 would include several important events, where the words were heartfelt, personal and in the collaborative spirit of a special place.

    Managing distress following Virginia Tech shootings
    April 20, 2007
    A special message from Melanie Duckworth, director of the University's Psychological Service Center and associate professor of psychology, on dealing with distress associated with the Virginia Tech shootings.

    Workshop: 'Solving the Puzzle of Generational Differences,' May 4
    April 19, 2007
    Professional Development & Training and the Gerontology Academic Program and Sanford Center for Aging present Solving the Puzzle of Generational Differences," a free workshop, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 4, in the William J. Raggio Building, Room 2030.

    Student journalists to host 'Shadows' author at fundraiser
    April 19, 2007
    The University's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a fundraiser with guest Mark Fainaru-Wada, a San Francisco Chronicle reporter and author of Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports at 7 p.m., April 24, at the Jot Travis Student Union Alumni Room.

    Sepulveda to receive Santini cup, May 1
    April 19, 2007
    Emma Sepulveda, Foundation Professor of foreign languages and literatures and director of the Latino Research Center, will receive the 2007 W. Clark Santini Cup at 4:30 p.m., May 1, in the Redfield Studio Theatre on the Reno campus.

    Resident hall teams compete in culinary contest
    April 19, 2007
    The five resident halls of the University will gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Downunder Café to determine whose culinary skills will prevail in as the Silver Chef. With only 30 minutes to prepare their meal, they must rely on the secret ingredient: ingenuity.

    Poetry reading and book signing at Sundance Bookstore tonight, April 19
    April 19, 2007
    English faculty Ann Keniston and David Higginbotham will read from and discuss their books at 6:30 p.m. tonight, April 19, Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. 4th Street, No 106, in Reno.

    Faculty and students seek cancer cure in Relay For Life
    April 19, 2007
    Cancer survivors and University students and faculty walk, run and jog for the cure to cancer, as well as support to cancer patients in the Relay For Life this Friday evening, April 20. The relay begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until the 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

    University police chief joins Homeland Security Commission
    April 18, 2007
    University Police Chief Adam Garcia was recently appointed to the Nevada Homeland Security Commission by Gov. Jim Gibbons. Garcia is among three new members to the commission, including Washoe County Sheriff Mike Haley and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie.

    Universities have an eye on Frederick
    April 18, 2007
    Following the flow of the academic year, spring is the time that many universities launch search processes for senior academic and administrative positions. For John Frederick, University executive vice president and provost, this spring has presented potential career opportunities with other universities.

    Student organization hosts Earth Day celebration
    April 18, 2007
    Students and Educators for Environmental Development and Sustainability (SEEDS) and the Academy for the Environment are co-sponsoring an Earth Day celebration Thursday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Jot Travis Student Union lawn.<br><br>The event will include a yoga session, a live band performance, a raffle and a recycled art contest. Groups and organizations from campus and throughout the community will also have booths set up with information about their programs.

    Student in Governor's Cup finals with 'green' plan
    April 18, 2007
    Mark Lemos, a university biochemistry major, has come up with an innovative business model for alternative energy that has reached the finals of the 2007 Donald W. Reynolds Governor' Cup and Lt. Governor's Award business competition.

    Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Virginia Tech victims
    April 17, 2007
    A candlelight vigil Tuesday night in the ASUN Auditorium of the Jot Travis Student Union remembered those killed and honored those injured at Virginia Tech University Monday.

    Haney begins work in new ombudsman role
    April 17, 2007
    Pamela Haney, the new ombudsman for the University, started work April 16 in the usual way, with a flurry of meetings with Human Resources, a briefing on benefits and introductions around campus.

    Emergency communication processes in place on campus
    April 17, 2007
    Following this week's tragic shooting incident at Virginia Tech University, colleges and universities across the country are taking a careful look at their emergency response and communication processes.

    Kids University gets ready for another summer program
    April 16, 2007
    Want to earn summer school credit by taking classes like "Crazy Chemistry" or 'Choc-A-Lot" where chocolate is studied and made from scratch? You can if you are under the age of 15 and attending Kids University summer camp. Kids University is a summer day camp at the University of Nevada open to students in grades 2-8 from all over the state and the country.

    Biomedical researchers published in immunology reviews
    April 16, 2007
    Two biomedical researchers from the University of Nevada School of Medicine have published a critical review on the field of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the 2007 Annual Reviews of Immunology. The publication of the review, which was written in collaboration with a colleague at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, is quite an accomplishment for the researchers as the Annual Reviews of Immunology has consistently ranked among the top three scientific journals in the world over the past decade.

    A great American musician hangs up his violin
    April 15, 2007
    At the conclusion of Phillip Ruder's final concert with the Reno Chamber Orchestra April 15, dozens of friends and fans threw red and white roses onto the Nightingale Concert Hall stage in the University's Church Fine Arts building. "It was a complete surprise,"said Ruder. "I felt something hit me. My first thought was the ceiling was falling down. It took a couple seconds to see what was happening around me."

    Washington wins April Classified Employee of the Month award
    April 13, 2007
    Ginger Washington, an administrative assistant in the Orvis School of Nursing, is the April winner of the Classified Employee of the Month award. The award is given by the Staff Employees' Council.

    Visiting scholars to examine cognitive dissonance, April 17
    April 13, 2007
    On the 50th anniversary of Festinger's Theory of Cognitive Dissonance, scholars Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris will present "Self-Justification in Everyday Life: What cognitive dissonance theory reveals about cheating, justice, hypocrisy, love, memory and George W. Bush."

    Weed Specialist joins Cooperative Extension
    April 12, 2007
    Earl Creech joined University of Nevada Cooperative Extension as the new state weed specialist Feb. 1. He is located in the Churchill County Cooperative Extension office in Fallon. Creech provides statewide leadership in outreach teaching and applied research in the area of integrated weed management for noxious, invasive and poisonous weeds.

    University police officer awarded six track and field medals
    April 12, 2007
    Officer Jonathan Martinez took part in the 2007 Police/Fire Games held in Phoenix, Ariz. April 5 through April 7.

    Researcher awarded grant for two-year mercury project
    April 12, 2007
    A University of Nevada, Reno researcher has been awarded a $250,000 contract to conduct a two-year research project to characterize mercury emissions to the atmosphere from areas of mining waste, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection has announced. The project will be conducted by Mae Gustin, associate natural resources and environmental sciences professor in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

    Planetarium's associate director takes part in NASA project
    April 12, 2007
    Dan Ruby, associate director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, was among 40 educators to participate in a study with NASA's Spaceward Bound project. The team was sent out to study the geological formations of the Mojave Desert and the microbes that call it home. The Mojave&#8217;s harsh desert environment gives scientists the opportunity to explore environments with geographical features similar to the moon and Mars.

    Sagebiel named to governor's climate change advisory committee
    April 11, 2007
    Gov. Jim Gibbons signed an executive order April 10 creating the Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee and named its 13 members, including John Sagebiel, the University's environmental affairs manager.

    Nevada again nation's best in gender equity scorecard
    April 11, 2007
    For the second consecutive year, the University of Nevada Intercollegiate Athletics Department is listed as the best in the nation in providing opportunities for women in sports, according to the fourth annual Gender Equity Scorecard.

    Accounting students help taxpayers meet the deadline
    April 11, 2007
    Sixty accounting students are helping low-income families file their returns at the Community Services Agency. Program advisors estimate tens of thousands of dollars will be returned to Northern Nevada because of the University partnership.

    Student invents Robo-Cop that shoots back
    April 10, 2007
    Local law enforcement officials will have to be a little more careful on the shooting range now that they have a robot that fires back. Thanks to the collaboration of the mechanical engineering department, Officer Eric James and the team at University Police Services, the new radio-controlled target rover is the first of its kind in Northern Nevada.

    Hats off to Glick at Reno Rotary event
    April 6, 2007
    During a breakfast April 6 with Reno Rotary, where more than a few attendees wore hats in his honor, President Milt Glick talked about the future of the University's relationship with the community. He covered many subjects during his 35-minute talk, and shed some light on the Nevada's current legislative priorities.

    Casey announces return to private sector
    April 6, 2007
    Tim Casey, executive director of the University's Institute for Innovation and Informatics and the Office of Economic Development, has announced he will step down from his post April 30 to return to the private sector. Casey has also been an Our Workplace columnist.

    Civil engineers take momentum to national competition
    April 4, 2007 • By Sue Putnam
    Despite a collision at the end of one race, the 3,500 hours of labor paid off for the University’s Concrete Canoe Team in the 2007 American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Pacific Regional Conference.

    Personal finance made easier with eXtension
    April 4, 2007
    Americans struggling to make good money management decisions in a complex marketplace now have a new tool at their disposal: eXtension's Financial Security for All. The educational partnership brings the wealth of research-based university information on all aspects of attaining personal financial security.

    New social work professor's dream comes true
    April 4, 2007
    Years ago, a mother in Ghana had high aspirations for her newborn. She named the infant Alice, after a revered school teacher of the town. Since her childhood, Alice Boateng's family assured she would get the best education. Boateng received her doctorate in social work at the University of Georgia in May 2006 and began working as an assistant professor at the University in August.

    Mackay mining team takes international mining title
    April 4, 2007
    For the first time since 1999, students from Mackay School earned the overall championship at 29th International Collegiate Mining Competition.

    Hip-hop group Canto I finding sudden success
    April 4, 2007
    After starting the hip-hop group Canto I only a few months ago, brothers Danny and Joey Fiorentini are already making ripples in the mainstream music scene. The duo were again selected finalists in MTV's nationwide "Best Music on Campus" competition and were selected to play on the "MTVU Campus Invasion Tour."

    Guevara-Mann delivers Panama Canal presentation
    April 4, 2007
    Carlos Guevara-Mann, assistant professor of political science and director of the International Affairs Program, delivered a presentation about the Panama Canal, one of the world's major sea lanes, March 30 - April 1, in The Homestead, Virginia.

    Baseball wins 11th consecutive home game
    April 4, 2007
    The University of Nevada (19-15) baseball team won its 11th consecutive home game defeating Pacific (7-23-1) 5-1 in a non conference match up at Peccole Park April 3. With the victory, the Wolf Pack improve to 19-15 on the season while the Tigers dropped to 7-23-1. The two teams split the four games played this season.

    Author and poet, Sherman Alexie, earns laughs at Lawlor
    April 4, 2007
    Award winning comedian, author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie visited campus April 4 where he spoke to a packed house at the Silver and Blue Room in Lawlor Events Center. The Washington Native American delivered his routine, poking fun at Democrats and Republicans alike.

    Tortured nun to speak in Reno, April 12
    April 3, 2007
    The Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies is co-sponsoring a lecture by Sister Dianna Ortiz, an Ursuline nun who was tortured in 1989 while in Guatemala teaching.

    Teaching Tip: WebCampus threaded discussions
    April 3, 2007
    Reduce email by getting students to use the discussion board.

    Mining student team takes first place in design competition
    April 3, 2007
    The first time was the charm for students from the University's Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. Not only did the Mackay School enter a team in the Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)/National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Student Design Competition for the first time, students from Nevada won the entire competition.

    KUNR spring membership drive, April 16-20
    April 3, 2007
    KUNR's Spring Membership Drive will run from April 16 to April 20. The Spring Membership Drive is a fundraiser that will allow KUNR to purchase nationally syndicated programming and fund local programs.

    Garcia named to Gibbons' homeland security team
    April 3, 2007
    Gov. Jim Gibbons has named Adam Garcia, director of University Police Services, to the state Homeland Security Commission. Garcia previously served on the governor's transition team as a homeland security adviser prior to Gibbons taking office.

    Nevada experts add to tsunami knowledge
    April 2, 2007
    Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno are at the forefront on a number of seismological fields, including helping the world better determine whether an earthquake is big enough to generate an ocean-wide tsunami.

    National Public Health Week aims to prepare
    April 2, 2007
    In conjunction with National Public Health Week, which takes place April 2-8, the Washoe County District Health Department, the University's School of Public Health, the Nevada Public Health Association and the Washoe County Chronic Disease Coalition have partnered to offer the several educational opportunities to all Northern Nevadans.

    Fit Bits: Aerobics, the cardio workout
    April 2, 2007
    Up until now I have stressed how important weight training is, but the aerobic or cardio workout, as it is sometimes called, is just as important.

    Alien worker application notice
    April 2, 2007
    NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION UNDER THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR'S PERMANENT LABOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM An application concerning the employment of an alien worker for the following permanent position will be filed with the Department of Labor. This Notice of Filing will be posted for 10 consecutive business days, ending between 30 and 180 days before filing the permanent labor certification application.

    Softball finishes Nevada Tourney undefeated
    April 1, 2007
    The University of Nevada softball team pounded out 15 hits and scored eight runs to beat the visiting St. Mary's Gaels 8-2 Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Nevada Tournament.

    Nevada baseball overpowers New Mexico State to win series
    April 1, 2007
    Las Cruces, N.M. - The University of Nevada Wolf Pack (18-15, 3-3 WAC) baseball team pulled away from the New Mexico State Aggies (14-18, 4-5 WAC) with a seven-run eighth inning to win 15-11 at Presley Askew Field April 1 to take the weekend series and improve to 3-3 in WAC play. Senior Baker Krukow led the offensive attack with a grand slam and finished the game 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four runs batted in.

    March 2007

    Three-day Global Issues Forum tackles international subjects
    March 30, 2007
    The world is becoming smaller through communications and the knowledge of current world issues is becoming prominent. The Global Issues Forum is being organized to spread awareness of international situations. The forum will gather a host of international speakers and activities on Monday, April 2 until Wednesday, April 4.

    Researchers help find 'master switch' in plant communication
    March 30, 2007
    In a study published in the journal Science this week, Nevada scientists explain the process behind a revolutionary discovery in how signals are exchanged between the chloroplast and nucleus of plants. Given the challenges the environment will be facing over the coming decades through global warming, this puzzle piece may, in time, lead to new generations of plants that are, among other things, more drought- and stress-tolerant.

    Rotary award recipient adjusts to life in a foreign country
    March 29, 2007
    Despite being nearly 7,300 miles from home, Nevada graduate student Christopher Moore is feeling quite comfortable in his new, albeit temporary, home in Brisbane Australia. On Feb. 26, he arrived in Australia where he is currently attending the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Moore was named the Rotary World Peace Fellowship Award recipient in November 2005 where he was given a grant valued at nearly $70,000 to earn a master's degree in conflict resolution.

    Innovative students honored at marketing competition
    March 29, 2007
    A team of students from the University took second place overall in the international division and first place for 'Most Innovative Marketing Idea" during the recent Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition in Anaheim, California.

    Bauer leads mech-E team to second place win in international design competition
    March 29, 2007
    Candice Bauer led University mechanical engineering students competing in an international design contest to recently place second for their version of a fishing rod and reel that quadriplegics can operate orally.

    Scripps Dinner and Lecture program features RSJ alumnae
    March 28, 2007
    The Reynolds School of Journalism welcomed alumnae Karole Morgan-Prager as the featured speaker to the 43rd Annual Scripps Dinner and Lecture, March 26. The event, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation, recognizes distinguished professionals in journalism.

    Polyglot Village offers students a multicultural experience
    March 28, 2007
    Lawlor Events Center will be transformed into a European village where middle and high school French, Spanish, German and Italian language students will immerse themselves in new cultures and languages. The second annual Polyglot Village welcomes students from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31.

    Polish runner a new valuable asset for the track team
    March 28, 2007
    Natalia Jarawka, a freshman on the University's track team, traveled a long distance to run for the University. Born and raised in Sosnowiec, Poland, Jarawka has been running track for eight years and is competing at the University level for the first time. Despite the transition, she placed second in the 5,000-meter and sixth in the 3,000-meter runs at the WAC indoor tournament.

    Lombardi Rec Motivator: Exercising when sick
    March 28, 2007
    During this time of year many of my students often ask me, is it OK to exercise when sick? Many of them seem to think that they can sweat out a cold or flu by doing vigorous workouts. This misinformation can lead to a serious setback and worsening conditions.

    John James memorial, March 30
    March 28, 2007
    Please join the Department of Geography and the James' family as they fondly remember our colleague and friend, Professor Emeritus and former State Climatologist John James. On Friday, March 30

    Business students showcase ideal business attire
    March 28, 2007
    Six members of Delta Sigma Pi, the University's business fraternity, showed other students how to dress like professionals March 28 at the Dress for Success Fashion Show.

    Women of Achievement nominations sought, March 30 deadline
    March 27, 2007
    Since its founding in 1982, the Nevada Women's Fund has annually recognized women who make a difference in our community.

    Occupational Safety: Avoiding back pain
    March 27, 2007
    In the last three years, more than 75 University employees developed back pain while working. Most occupational back pain is related to one or more of the following factors: Force, repetition, postural issues or stress.

    Men's tennis takes down Montana
    March 25, 2007
    The Nevada men's tennis team snapped a two-match skid with a 6-1 victory over Montana on March 25 at the Reno High School tennis courts. Nevada improved to 7-9 with the victory and is now 2-0 at home this season.

    Stellar performances recorded by track and field in Sacramento
    March 24, 2007
    It its second outdoor meet of the season, the Nevada women's track and field team recorded 14 top-three finishes with four wins, two regional qualifiers, and a near school record. "I was doing a lot of smiling today," head coach Shantel Twiggs said. "We had a huge number of personal bests and some truly amazing marks."

    Nevada softball splits doubleheader with Fresno State
    March 24, 2007
    Though the Nevada women's softball was able to easily handle Fresno State in the first game of its home double-header, 9-1, the Pack was not able to control the Bulldogs in the second, losing 7-1. Outfielder Kym Silagyi recorded a hit in both of Nevada's games today, extending her hit streak to 14 games.

    Mech-E students place high with sip-and-puff fishing rod
    March 23, 2007
    The American Society of Mechanical Engineers student design competition finals held in Chicago included students from 14 universities. They designed unique electro-mechanical devices that allow physically challenged individuals to cast and reel a fishing line.

    ASUN senate ups scholarship funding to $131,000
    March 23, 2007
    In the March 7 senate meeting, the senate approved his project to create new scholarships and increase the current funding of scholarships by $111,000, which will be dispersed in the 2007 fall semester.

    Women's Studies program hosts reception for visiting artist, April 3
    March 22, 2007
    The Women's Studies Program will host a reception for visiting scholar and artist Hou Yongyi at 5 p.m., April 3 in Mackay Social Science Room 124. Yongyi is displaying her collection of paintings, "China Soul Vessel."

    Prager, Socha win March Employee of the Month Awards
    March 22, 2007
    Andy Socha a supply assistant in the Receiving Department, and Jennifer Prager an administrative assistant in the Psychology Department, have won the Staff Employees' Council March Employee of the Month Awards.

    Meet the candidate for Center for Research Design and Analysis director, March 29
    March 22, 2007
    You are invited to attend the seminar presentation of Dr. Bryan Williams, candidate for the director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis, on Thursday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jot Travis Student Union Alumni Room.

    Loesch-Griffin to be honored at 8th Annual Global Gala, March 23
    March 22, 2007
    College of Health and Human Sciences faculty member Deborah Loesch-Griffin, along with her husband, Shaun Griffin, will receive the 2007 Global Citizen Award from the Northern Nevada International Center March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Eldorado Hotel-Casino.

    Friends to gather to remember Agnes Heidtman
    March 22, 2007
    Agnes Heidtman passed away after a lengthy illness on January 25. A memorial gathering is scheduled in her honor for Thursday, March 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Harry Reid Engineering Laboratory, Room 109-110. Heidtman's campus friends and acquaintances are invited.

    Reynolds School of Journalism receives $430,000 grant
    March 21, 2007
    The American Society of Newspaper Editors has awarded the Reynolds School of Journalism a $430,000, three-year grant to train high school newspaper advisors. The first institute will be offered July 15-27 at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Glick speaks to staff council, shares optimism
    March 21, 2007
    In a wide-ranging discussion with members of the Staff Employees Council, President Milt Glick shared his vision for the University and sought input from SEC to make campus more responsive.

    College of Health and Human Sciences filling workforce needs statewide
    March 21, 2007
    The state department of Health and Human Services is enlisting the help of the College of Health and Human Sciences to fill several critical public health positions in the state.

    University to host state finals of 'Poetry Out Loud'
    March 20, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno will host the "Poetry Out Loud," competition, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre of the Church Fine Arts Complex.

    Teaching Tip: Eight Discussion Triggers
    March 20, 2007
    There are many kinds of triggers but all are designed to precede group discussion.

    Simon article on renewable energy published
    March 20, 2007
    The online journal, Renewable Energy Access, has published an article by Christopher Simon, associate professor of political science, in its March 19 issue.

    Rod Stewart to rock Lawlor, March 30
    March 20, 2007
    On Friday, March 30, Rod Stewart will be marking his triumphant return to rock &roll at Lawlor Events Center.

    Men's golf ties for seventh at Western Intercollegiate
    March 20, 2007
    Led by freshman Taylor Coffman, the University of Nevada men's golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the 61st annual Western Intercollegiate, held Monday and Tuesday at the par 70, 6,432-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz. Coffman finished in ninth place individually with a three-round total of two-over 212 (72-70-70). He carded his second consecutive even-par 70 on Tuesday to turn in his seventh top 20 finish of the year.

    University sponsors 'Before and After Death' conference
    March 19, 2007
    The Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy, Truckee Meadows Community College, the Gerontology academic program and various local hospitals, hospices and support centers are sponsoring a conference entitled, "Before and After Death,"March 22 at Truckee Meadows Community College. The conference is designed to provide information about grief and bereavement for students and professionals.

    Men's hoops' season ends with 78-62 loss to Memphis
    March 18, 2007
    Memphis' Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 16 points before leaving with a sprained ankle and his high-flying, versatile teammates took over from there for a 78-62 victory over Nick Fazekas and Nevada on March 18 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Fazekas, the three-time Western Athletic Conference player of the year, missed his first six shots but finished 7-of-18 for 20 points with seven rebounds. Marcelus Kemp scored 18 and Denis Ikovlev had 11, going 3-of-4 on 3-pointers.

    University to host state finals of 'Poetry Out Loud' contest, March 24
    March 16, 2007
    Thousands of high schools across the country are participating in 'Poetry Out Loud,' a recitation competition that encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems.

    Ragsdale to be the next ASUN President
    March 16, 2007
    Sarah Ragsdale was elected the new Associated Students of the University of Nevada president, beating opponent Chris Driscoll by 116 votes. Ragsdale, a Carson City native, is the sixth female ASUN president in the last 100 years of the University's history. Chris Trillo was elected as executive vice president. Maria Urbina won her unopposed race for vice president of clubs and organizations and Eli Reilly will be the next vice president for programming.

    Nevada men's hoops outlasts Creighton, 77-71
    March 16, 2007
    Marcelus Kemp, Ramon Sessions and Kyle Shiloh gave the Nevada men's basketball team just enough balance to overcome a gritty performance from Creighton and lift Nevada to a 77-71 overtime victory in a first-round South Regional game March 16.With Nick Fazekas off his game, Kemp capped a 27-point performance with nine points in overtime, sparing Nevada from another early exit in the NCAA Tournament.

    Med students participate in Match Day
    March 16, 2007
    Nevada's medical students continued their tradition of placing in some of the nation's most competitive residency programs March 15 when the Class of 2007 learned the results of the National Resident Matching Program. The 52 students matched with 36 different residency institutions across the nation and will enter specialties ranging from family practice and internal medicine to ophthalmology and neurosurgery.

    If you're going to have a machine talk for you, choose the voice carefully
    March 16, 2007
    Voice-synthesizers that turn typed words into speech, like the one used by physicist Stephen Hawking, offer different voices that can speak at different speeds. New research shows that certain voice-speed combinations are more easily understood than others.

    Women's skier Amanda Goyne wins gold metal at Deaflympics
    March 15, 2007
    Women's skier Amanda Goyne is the only deaf athlete in the NCAA. In February she won the gold metal in the Super G, a combination of downhill and giant slalom races, at the Winter Deaflympics in Park City, Utah. The Deaflympics are held every four years and feature world-class athletes. Goyne placed 23rd in the nation in the NCAA national skiing championship in Jackson, N.H.

    Season ends for women's hoops after first-round WNIT loss
    March 15, 2007
    The Nevada women's basketball team's first foray into the Women's National Invitation Tournament did not end well for the Wolf Pack. Nevada's season came to an end Thursday night with an 84-56 loss to Wyoming in the first-round of the WNIT at the Arena-Auditorium.

    Pahmeier to receive one of Nevada's highest art honors
    March 15, 2007
    English professor Gailmarie Pahmeier will receive the Excellence in the Arts Award for creative writing, poetry and poetics, memoir, contemporary American literature and women&#8217;s literature. Her works include 'With Respect for Distance' and 'What Emma Loves,' published by Black Rock Press and 'The House on Breakheart Road,' published by the University of Nevada Press.

    History professor knows the score for NCAA Tournament
    March 15, 2007
    Nevada's Dick Davies, one of the nation's foremost experts on sports in America, can recall the days when the NCAA Tournament wasn't even the country's most prestigious college basketball tournament, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) held that honor well into the 1950s. Davies, a University history professor, says it wasn't until 1979 when the Earvin Magic Johnson-led Michigan State Spartans defeated the Larry Bird-led Indiana State Sycamores, that the NCAA Tournament truly arrived as a major American sporting event.

    Accreditation process moving forward, employee comments sought
    March 15, 2007
    The University's decennial accreditation effort is moving along. Based on nearly a year of data collection, document review, and multiple modes of input from faculty, staff and students the nine standards committees are completing first drafts for campus review.

    Women to play Wyoming in National Invitation Tournament
    March 13, 2007
    The Nevada women's basketball team will play Thursday, March 15, at Wyoming in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. This marks the first postseason appearance for Nevada, which finished 17-14 and in third place in the Western Athletic Conference.

    Students may encounter tough choices in this week's elections
    March 13, 2007
    This year's ballot will include not only the annual executive and senate positions for the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN), but also the choice to discard the current 15-year-old constitution and implement a new constitution.

    RSJ graduate Parlette continues cancer fight
    March 13, 2007
    Reynolds School of Journalism graduate Alicia Parlette, who has written of her battle with cancer through a series of stories in the San Francisco Chronicle over the past two years, recently announced in the latest installment of the Alicia's Story series that she will be going on disability.

    The Black Rock Press releases new book of sonnets
    March 12, 2007
    The Planetary Tambourine, a collection of 99 sonnets written by Steven Nightingale, was recently designed and produced by the University's Black Rock Press. The collection begins with a fitting piece titled Sonnets, which sets the tone for the rest of the collection. Throughout the sonnets, Nightingale examines such themes as women, nature and ruminations about his travels and his life.

    Sixteen Nevada students to receive 'Who's Who' award
    March 12, 2007
    Sixteen University of Nevada students will be presented the 2007 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges award on March 13. The prestigious award is given to students based on their academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activities, and potential for continued success after graduation.

    Faculty Senate: March meeting summary
    March 12, 2007
    Chair Guy Hoelzer reported that four candidates for the ombudsman position had been on campus for day-long interviews. The candidates were all local. The search committee was scheduled to meet tomorrow, Friday, March 9 to discuss feedback from interviewing groups.

    Coake named one of America's "Best Young Novelists"
    March 12, 2007
    The British magazine of new writing, Granta, named Christopher Coake one of the top 21 Best of Young American Novelists an honor bestowed only once every decade.

    Men's basketball to face Creighton in New Orleans for NCAA tourney
    March 11, 2007
    The seventh-seeded University of Nevada men's basketball team will take on 10th-seeded Creighton in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on Friday, March 16 in New Orleans, La. The 65-team field for the NCAA Tournament was announced March 11. The game will tip off approximately 30 minutes after the Memphis-North Texas game, which is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

    Campus prevention programs host 'Safe Spring Break Week'
    March 11, 2007
    The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition wants students to make safe and healthy decisions this spring break. From March 12-15 the coalition will host a Safe Spring Break campaign that will include spring break pledges, wristbands, goodie bags, and guest speakers. Ruthie from the Real World: Hawaii will be speaking on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in the ASUN Auditorium in the Jot Travis Student Union.

    Science instruction a priority for preservice teachers
    March 9, 2007
    Cannon instructs, observes and evaluates 18 preservice teachers during the semester, moving from elementary school classroom to classroom to monitor their interaction with the children, lesson implementation and whether they collected information throughout the lesson to ensure that the kids learn science.

    Police Beat: MADD honors University officers
    March 9, 2007
    Officer Warren Conley and Officer Jaime McGuire were recently honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for their efforts in education, prevention and enforcement related to underage drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol.

    Men's basketball eliminated from WAC tourney by Utah State, 79-77
    March 9, 2007
    Chaz Spicer hit two free throws with 2.5 seconds left and Utah State took advantage of an intentional foul call to beat No. 10 Nevada 79-77 in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament March 9. Spicer and Utah State (23-10) beat Nevada for the second time in a week to move into the championship game March 10 against New Mexico State.

    Extended Studies marketing team wins four national awards
    March 9, 2007
    The University's Extended Studies marketing team won one silver and three bronze awards for best marketing practices and promotional pieces in the 2007 Marketing and Publications Awards Program sponsored by the University Continuing Education Association.

    University researchers report on Nevada Autism Summit
    March 8, 2007
    Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is funding a two-phase, $125,000 research project to address the prevalence of autism and the need for diagnosis and treatment in the state.

    'Tunnel 2007' sheds awareness on all things touchy
    March 8, 2007
    Most people probably don't want to experience the darker subjects of society such as sexual assault, racial discrimination and violence. However, a handful of University students, faculty and staff are offering just that chance with The Tunnel. The event, taking place at noon on Sunday, March 11 in the Ansari Business Building, is intended to address and offer solutions to societal problems, according to Jeannette Goree, one of the event's coordinators.

    Social work students document eye-opening experience
    March 8, 2007
    Three master's of social work students led a team of Virginia City and Bishop Manogue high school students on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Escuinapa, Mexico as part of the 2007 Global Voice youth exchange program. While there, students worked in low-income schools and villages. Master's of social work students participating in Global Voice included Jennifer McDuffee, Matt Lauzon and Kristin Nagel.

    Nevada Autism Summit calls for more services, information
    March 8, 2007
    Candace Ganz, assistant director of the Nevada University Center for Excellence in Disabilities, and Debra Vigil, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, presented findings from the Nevada Autism Summit to the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, March 6.

    Men's basketball downs Idaho 88-56 in WAC quarterfinal
    March 8, 2007
    Marcelus Kemp scored 17 points and No. 10 Nevada gave its starters plenty of rest in an 88-56 win over Idaho in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament March 8. The Wolf Pack (28-3) hit their first five shots and didn't need three-time conference player of the year Nick Fazekas to quickly put away the smaller, younger and overmatched Vandals (4-27).

    Criner scores 23 to lead Nevada over Utah State in WAC tourney
    March 8, 2007
    Nevada coach Kim Gervasoni made a bold move down the stretch of her team's first-round matchup against Utah State in the WAC Tournament. Gervasoni, whose team prides itself on its tenacious man-to-man defense, switched to a seldom-used zone defense with under 4 minutes to play. The gamble paid off as the Wolf Pack came back for a 61-60 victory March 7 to move into the tournament semifinals.

    Teaching Tip: Seven active learning strategies
    March 7, 2007
    Teaching Tip for Seven active learning strategies

    Pravosudov a rising star in biology faculty
    March 7, 2007
    Assistant biology professor Vladimir Pravosudov has a daunting research record. In addition to being published over 50 times in numerous scientific journals, he now will juggle two grants from the National Institutes of Health and one from the National Science Foundation to fund his latest projects. The projects will combine ecology and neuroscience in hopes of addressing broader questions about the evolution of memory mechanisms.

    NSF graduate education and research traineeship opportunity, deadline March 12
    March 7, 2007
    The National Science Foundation has posted their Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship award opportunity which has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. scientists, engineers, and educators with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents for change.

    Fazekas named to a pair of All-America teams
    March 7, 2007
    Nevada senior Nick Fazekas was named a first-team All-American by and a second-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Fazekas is one of five student-athletes named to the All-America team, joining Kevin Durant of Texas, Acie Law of Texas A&M, Arron Afflalo and Alando Tucker of Wisconsin.

    Conflict of interest disclosures required annually
    March 7, 2007
    Nevada Law requires all state public employees (faculty and staff) and officers to disclose any potential conflict of interest in relation to their public employment annually.

    Northeastern Nevada Math Project strengthens math instruction
    March 6, 2007
    A caravan leaves the University of Nevada, Reno six times each school year for an 800-mile round trip through Ely, Elko and Winnemucca. A group of educators is traveling to provide instruction support and collect research data to improve math instruction in Nevada's rural communities.

    Chemistry professor's article sparks new HIV/AIDS knowledge
    March 6, 2007
    Discoveries made by Nevada chemistry professor Thomas Bell in a key compound have ushered in the development of a new generation of HIV/AIDS drugs. The new drugs will not only eliminate replication of virus, they could potentially be used to prevent initial infection.

    Three women's basketball players earn All-WAC honors
    March 5, 2007
    Dellena Criner became just the second Nevada player to receive first-team All-WAC honors and was one of three Wolf Pack players honored in the conference's postseason awards. Criner, a sophomore point guard from Oakland, Calif., was picked as a first-team selection and also made the league's All-Defensive Team. Senior Traci Graham was a second-team All-WAC selection and freshman Marianne Lombardi was named to the All-Freshman Team.

    International Women's Day parade and guest speaker, March 8
    March 5, 2007
    2nd Annual International Women's Day Parade & Guest Speaker TIME: Thursday, March 8, at noon Place: University of Nevada, Reno campus, Fitzgerald Student Services Bldg. Circle [start of parade] Guest Speaker: Linda Burnham, co-founder and executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center, Oakland, Calif.

    Ground broken on Center for Molecular Medicine
    March 5, 2007
    The University's School of Medicine broke ground on the first new medical research facility to be built at the University in more than 20 years. The Center for Molecular Medicine will house portions of the medical school's basic science research departments and serve as the headquarters for the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease and the northern center for the Nevada Cancer Institute.

    Fox, Fazekas win top WAC awards for third year
    March 5, 2007
    Nevada head coach Mark Fox was named the Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the third straight season, becoming the first coach in WAC history to earn the award three straight years. And Nevada senior forward Nick Fazekas was also voted the WAC's Player of the Year for the third straight time.

    Faculty Senate: Grievance procedures changed
    March 5, 2007
    At its November, 2006 meeting, the Board of Regents adopted new language for the Handbook allowing for grievance of evaluation rating and merit in a unified process (Title 2, Chapter 5, Sections 5.2.3 and 5.2.4 and added sections 5.12.3 and 5.16).

    The University's Week in Art: March 4-10
    March 4, 2007
    Mick Moloney: Award-winning Irish music. Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall. Musician, scholar and author Mick Moloney brings members from his band for a night of traditional Irish music to close out the University of Nevada's 2006-2007 Performing Art Series. St. Patrick's Day, the Irish and the Celts.

    Westfall, first College of Science dean, to step down this summer
    March 2, 2007
    Following an award-winning and history-making career at the University of Nevada, Reno in teaching, research and administration, College of Science Dean David Westfall announces his retirement.

    Career-oriented honor society to be founded this semester
    March 2, 2007
    Delta Epsilon Iota is fulfilling the need for an academic honor society at the University

    NanoVation, Inc., reaps rewards from energy harvesting
    March 1, 2007 • By Sue Putnam
    The University’s NanoVation, Inc. took the top prize of $20,000 in the graduate category, and they also won the $5,000 Lt. Governor’s Award in the graduate category for students who best employ clean, renewable or efficient energy technologies and services.

    Students to host workshops at early educator's conference
    March 1, 2007
    The student chapter of Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) will be hosting a workshop at the Nevada Early Childhood Conference March 2 and 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Approximately 800 early-educators will attend this year's conference entitled, "Worthy Wages for Early Care and Education: A Winning Bet for Nevada's Children!"

    Student club competes to help revive New Orleans tourism
    March 1, 2007
    The University's American Marketing Association chapter is one of eight finalists competing to develop the Renew New Orleans marketing plan. The student group is sponsored a bake sale on Valentines day to raise funds for the final competition in New Orleans. The chapter began working on their marketing plan in September after they got the proposal from the AMA. "We did two months of just research,"; Recine said. "We made sure there weren't any holes."

    Spotlight on IT's classroom instructors
    March 1, 2007
    A wealth of technical teaching talent lies within the ranks of the Information Technology Division. So, it's time to give some recognition to five IT employees, Randy Franklin, Patti Walsh, Lorenzo Trimble, Ed Hanley, and Rita Heuser, for the time and effort they put into teaching ongoing computer classes for Professional Development and Training each year, in addition to their normal job duties. Individually and as a group, they provide a great service to the University community.

    Show team spirit: Wear Wolf Pack gear during WAC tournament, March 7-10
    March 1, 2007
    Wear Wolf Pack blue at work and show team spirit during the Western Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments, beginning Wednesday, March 7 with the women's quarterfinals. The games will be held at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

    Palwick publishes new book, The Fate of Mice book signings March 10 and 12
    March 1, 2007
    While teaching creative writing and literature classes at the University can be time-consuming, English professor Susan Palwick still finds time to write and publish novels and short stories. Most recently, Palwick published The Fate of Mice, a collection of short stories.

    Occupational Safety: Housekeeping is not a dirty word
    March 1, 2007
    Housekeeping is vital to maintaining a safe work area, whether it is in an office, laboratory or workshop, yet basic housekeeping practices are often overlooked and cause many accidents.

    Fit Bits: Lunchtime workouts back by popular demand
    March 1, 2007
    Lunchtime workouts are back by popular demand

    Deaf instructor wants to change the world one student at a time
    March 1, 2007
    Jambor is the only deaf Ph.D. candidate at the university and is among one of the few deaf Ph.D. candidates and instructors nationwide.

    February 2007

    University rifle team defeats Air Force in season finale
    February 28, 2007
    The University of Nevada rifle team downed Air Force 4,528 to 4,527 at home in its Feb. 24 season finale.

    February 28, 2007
    Now the University Libraries have a set of 15 online encyclopedias from Oxford University Press encompassing the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Each entry is signed, and the Contributor list identifies the author's academic affiliation.

    Coffman named WAC Golfer of the Week
    February 28, 2007
    Nevada's Taylor Coffman, a freshman from San Diego, Calif. has been named the Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week for February 19-25.

    Scientists gauge earthquake hazards through study of precariously balanced rocks
    February 28, 2007
    A seismological research team from the University is finding ways to make precariously balanced rocks talk. In so doing, they are unlocking valuable scientific information in assessing seismic hazards in areas throughout the West.

    Teaching Tip: Eight ways to enhance your lectures
    February 27, 2007
    At times information must be transmitted orally to a passive listening audience. But research has shown that after 10 to 20 minutes of continuous lecture, assimilation falls off rapidly. If the teacher must rely on the oral presentation of material, these techniques enhance learner retention.

    Seismologists link balanced rocks to quake hazards
    February 27, 2007
    A University seismological research team is finding ways to make precariously balanced rocks talk. In so doing, they are unlocking valuable scientific information in assessing seismic hazards in areas throughout the West. The team's findings are shared in the January-February issue of American Scientist magazine.

    Nevada scientist demonstrates new hydrogen power system
    February 26, 2007
    Thanks to hydrogen energy generation research done by Manoranjan Misra, a professor of materials science and engineering, soaring power bills could become a thing of the past. Misra recently received a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue his groundbreaking work in various forms of renewable energy.

    Nevada qualifies nine skiers for NCAA championships
    February 26, 2007
    Nine members of the University of Nevada ski team qualified for the NCAA Skiing Championships scheduled for Mar. 7-10 in Jackson, N.H. The University will send three men and two women for the alpine races and two men and women for the Nordic races. The maximum number of skiers that a school can qualify is 12.

    Journalism Week encourages journalists to 'Think, Invent, Act'
    February 26, 2007
    Journalism educators will convene "Think Invent Act – a conversation at the Reynolds School of Journalism," Feb. 28 – March 1 to discuss technology, ethics, and the future of journalism. This event is part of the inaugural Journalism Week, sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation in association with The Fred W. Smith Ethics Seminar Series. Guests will include journalists from ESPN, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NBC News and, and Associated Press.

    Instructor changes world one student at a time
    February 26, 2007
    Edina Jambor is not your typical University instructor. She is a social psychology doctoral candidate who has experienced what life is like with and without a disability. Jambor is the only deaf doctoral candidate at the university and is among one of the few deaf doctoral candidates and instructors nationwide.

    Graham Named WAC Player of the Week
    February 26, 2007
    Nevada's Traci Graham has been named the Western Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 19-25.

    Undefeated swimming & diving captures WAC crown
    February 23, 2007
    The University of Nevada swimming & diving team took the lead on day two of the 2007 Western Athletic Conference Championships and went on to win its first WAC title outdistancing the University of Hawai`i, who won the meet last season, 810.5 to 730 at the Palo Alto Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas. Head coach Mike Shrader was named the WAC Coach of the Year for the second time and freshman Margaret Doolittle earned Freshman of the Year honors.

    Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery presents 'SILVIA'
    February 22, 2007
    The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery will present a one-hour rough cut of 'SILVIA' at 6 p.m., Feb. 22, at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) the first in its New Films and Filmmakers: University of Nevada, Reno Annual Spring Series. Filmmakers Margo Pelletier and Lisa Thomas will be in residence, Feb. 20-27.

    First comprehensive, campus-wide survey gauges faculty and staff views
    February 22, 2007
    Results are in from the first comprehensive, University-wide survey, conducted September 2006 to measure the views of faculty and staff.

    Engineers shake up the world as they perform a first
    February 22, 2007
    An 8.0 earthquake hit the east side of campus recently, but the only real casualty was a 110-foot bridge. M. Saiid Saiidi, a civil and environmental engineering professor, and a team at the University's earthquake lab tested a quarter-scale, four-span bridge with a series of seismic simulations, some of which were approximately the equivalent of an 8.0 Richter scale-quake.

    As seen in Nevada Silver & Blue: Meet the Flockers
    February 22, 2007
    By 2005, the Census Bureau estimated, the Silver State had grown to more than 2.4 million, with almost all of those attracted to Nevada heading for the vicinity of Reno and Las Vegas. Nevada's population has climbed more than 20 percent just since 2000 and is likely to grow another 40 percent by 2012, according to State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle with the Nevada Small Business Development Center, located at the University.

    Students compete in national contest for record label
    February 21, 2007
    In a nationwide talent contest hosted by mtvU in January, University of Nevada students stood out with bands 'The Lady or the Tiger' and 'Canto I' in the top ten. Canto I advanced to the top five where the group competed for a digital EP, and a video and promotion deal with Definitive Jux Records and mtvU.

    School of Medicine publishes Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book 2007
    February 21, 2007
    The School of Medicine has published the 2007 edition of the Nevada Rural and Frontier Health Data Book. The publication offers the most current and comprehensive source of county-level data on health and healthcare in Nevada.

    English professor starts reader's theater with students
    February 21, 2007
    The sound of laughter and archaic English phrases floated out into the Valentine's Day night air from the dim and cozy room of Se7en Teahouse. The "Blood, Love and Rhetoric School" reader's theater group, made up of about 17 University students and faculty that meets every two weeks, gathered to read "The Shoemaker's Holiday" by Thomas Dekker on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

    Educators conference spotlights Reynolds School of Journalism
    February 21, 2007
    International journalism educators and graduate students will meet for an annual presentation of mass media research at the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Feb. 23-24, in Reno.

    Burst pipe damages artwork and computers
    February 21, 2007
    The University's Church Fine Arts Building sustained flood damage when a water pipe burst in a third floor ceiling shortly before 8 p.m., Feb. 19. Students working in a photography laboratory notified authorities and evacuated immediately. No injuries were reported.

    Teaching Tip: Online Project Agreements
    February 20, 2007
    Overview: "When online students work on assignments in collaborative teams, conflicts inevitably arise," says Patti Shank, an instructional designer and principal of Learning Peaks, LLC. That's why each team should draft an agreement that addresses potential conflicts up front.

    National Student Exchange gives students new insight
    February 20, 2007
    National Student Exchange, a program coordinated within the University's transfer center, offers an alternative to studying abroad for students who wish to gain a similar experience for a fraction of the cost. NSE allows students to choose from 190 colleges in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam for semester- and year-long exchange programs.

    Missouri taps Glick for Distinguished Service Award
    February 20, 2007
    The College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri honored University President Milt Glick with a distinguished service award Feb. 16 during its annual Arts and Science Week. Glick, who served as dean of the college from 1983 to 1988, is one of five living former deans who received the award at a banquet ceremony concluding the week of campus activities.

    Latino Research Center hosts first "La Bienvenida" event
    February 20, 2007
    The aroma of Latino cuisine, the melody of Latino music and the sounds of English and Spanish being spoken filled the air at the La Bienvenida Reception, an event hosted by the Latino Research Center. Leo Ramos, CEO of the second largest television network in Mexico, Television Azteca, spoke of education and gave advice for college students.

    Spogen selected as finalist for top national award
    February 15, 2007
    Dr. Daniel Spogen, professor and chair for the department of family medicine, has been selected as a distinguished finalist for the 2006 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award. Spogen is one of just 52 honorees from across the nation to be nominated by the AAMC Organization of Student Representatives.

    School of Medicine unveils Great Basin History of Medicine Photo Archive
    February 15, 2007
    The history of medicine can be traced back thousands of years to the time of the Ancient Greeks. Modern medicine, as it exists today, however has a much shorter but no less interesting story. In Nevada, that story begins with the frontier military medicine that was practiced in the Great Basin during the 19th century.

    School of Medicine to expand student body and faculty
    February 15, 2007
    Nevada's only public medical school plans to nearly double the size of its student body over the next 10 years. Recognizing the growing need for doctors within the state, The University of Nevada School of Medicine administrators began planning for the enrollment expansion more than three years ago. The class size has increased from 52 students to the planned enrollment of 62 students in the class of 2011.

    School of Medicine seeking housing volunteers for students studying in Fallon
    February 15, 2007
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine is asking members of the Fallon community to open their homes and hearts to medical students studying at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

    School of Medicine Employee of the Year awards
    February 15, 2007
    Dagmar Copenhaver, from the Reno admissions and student affairs department, and Anita Prince, of the Las Vegas Human Resources department, won the University of Nevada School of Medicine Employee of the Year awards for 2006.

    Mizzou to honor President Glick
    February 15, 2007
    The College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri will honor University of Nevada President Milton Glick with a Distinguished Service Award Feb. 16 during its annual Arts and Science Week.

    Historical maps available on DeLaMare library website
    February 15, 2007
    A collection of 3000 historical maps dating from 1867 to 1927 are now available online through the DeLaMare Library's website. The Nevada Division of State Lands gave digital files of the maps to the DeLaMare Library for the historic maps website, which has been available since fall of 2006.

    Gosche named chief of pediatric surgery
    February 15, 2007
    John Gosche, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the University of Nevada School of Medicine department of pediatrics in Las Vegas as a full professor and chief of the division of pediatric surgery. Boasting an impressive academic and professional background, Gosche is one of only a handful of pediatric surgeons in the state.

    Buxton conducts research for the March of Dimes
    February 15, 2007
    In its ongoing effort to predict and prevent premature birth, the March of Dimes announced support for the innovative research of eight scientists with combined grant awards of $3 million. One of the eight grants was awarded to Dr. Iain Buxton, professor of pharmacology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    College of Health and Human Sciences dean search underway
    February 14, 2007
    College of Health and Human Sciences looking to identify dean with a strong vision, excellent leadership skills

    USAC Alumni Club hosts first leadership conference
    February 12, 2007
    While many were preparing for the Super Bowl on the sunny afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 4, University Study Abroad Consortium Alumni club members were skiing or snowboarding the luminous white slopes of Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe and enjoying the pleasant weather at the club's first leadership conference.

    Skier Katie Lyons proves she belongs
    February 12, 2007
    Women's skier Katie Lyons has overcome numerous injuries and surgeries to finish as one of the top skiers in the world this January at the Winter World University Games in Italy. She continues to ski for the University and competed in regionals in February at Sugarbowl Resort in Tahoe.

    Teaching Tip: More ways to survive the grading load
    February 9, 2007
    Last week's tip offered four suggestions for easing the grading load. Below are three more from the same article:

    Sanford Center grants
    February 9, 2007
    Larry Weiss, director of the Sanford Center for Aging, received a grant of $27,750 from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services for "Medication Management," and a combined $82,143 from two grants from the State of Nevada Division of Aging Services for 'Nevada Care Connection."

    Greer organizes journalism educators conference in Reno
    February 9, 2007
    Jennifer Greer, associate professor in the Reynolds School of Journalism, is organizing the Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Feb. 23-24, in Reno.

    New mentor program offers opportunities for higher education
    February 8, 2007
    The University and Procter Hug High School recently debuted the ASCENT program, standing for "All Students College Educated in Nevada Today." The program pairs successful members of the community with ambitious high school sophomores to help them reach their goal of attending the University.

    Med students place in elite residency programs
    February 8, 2007
    This year five graduating medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine placed in early match programs. Brad Bandera matched with a surgery residency program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Twins Yossi Martel and Shoshana Martel both matched in competitive ophthalmology programs, though they will head to opposite ends of the country.

    CLA welcomes new School of Social Research and Justice Studies
    February 8, 2007
    The University of Nevada, Reno has established the new School of Social Research and Justice Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, as of Jan. 1. The school provides a single administrative unit for the departments of sociology and criminal justice and the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies to stimulate research, the development of new courses and degree programs, and to advance justice studies.

    UNCE faculty receive National Geographic grant
    February 7, 2007
    A $150,000 National Geographic Education Foundation Grant will develop 4-H Alert, Evacuate and Shelter projects in 11 southeastern states and The District of Columbia based on Nevada pilot project. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty members Carol Benesh, state 4-H youth development specialist, and Pamela Powell, Churchill County extension educator, have been awarded the grant to develop education modules.

    Science Times editor to talk on competing interests
    February 7, 2007
    Sharing about how one of nation&#8217;s largest newspapers covers today's complicated science issues, Laura Chang, science editor for The New York Times, will give a public presentation 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the ASUN Auditorium of the Jot Travis Student Union. Her talk, "Making Sense of Science: How the Times steers a course through data overload and competing interests," is free to students, faculty and the public.

    International journalists visit Reynolds School of Journalism
    February 7, 2007
    Ten journalists from Hong Kong visited the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, Feb. 6, to glean information about the First Amendment and journalism school curricula. The group made its only visit to a journalism school during the Hong Kong Journalist Fellowship Program study tour, Feb. 3-11, of United States judicial systems and the Reynolds National Center for the Courts and Media.

    Imagination alive and well in the Sheppard Art Gallery
    February 7, 2007
    In her first exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno, ceramics professor Rebekah Bogard has created another world. Her exhibit, "Love and Leisure", which is on display in the Sheppard Art Gallery until Feb. 15, combines fantasy with reality.

    Chemistry brews another NSF CAREER winner
    February 7, 2007
    Brian Frost admits that his first reaction was a mixture of surprise and disbelief when he learned recently he was the latest member of the College of Science's Department of Chemistry to receive the National Science Foundation's prestigious CAREER award. Earning a CAREER award from NSF is not easy, the highly competitive award that is a defining national milestone in the career of young scientists usually is awarded to only about 20 percent of all applicants across the country.

    Zambian ambassador demystifies her African Country
    February 6, 2007
    In a moving speech to nearly 35 people, Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, the Zambian ambassador to the United States, worked to dispel misconceptions regarding the small African country on Jan. 23 in the Pine Lounge of the Jot Travis Student Union.

    2007 4-H Capital Days held in Carson City
    February 6, 2007
    Nevada legislators will have the opportunity to teach government first-hand to teens in March. 4-H youth from across the state will be able to join law-makers on the chamber floor during the legislative session, visit the state museum and tour the Governor's Mansion.

    Richardson named interim director of new School of Social Research and Justice Studies
    February 5, 2007
    Jim Richardson has been named interim director of the new School of Social Research and Justice Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, as of Jan. 1. Under Richardson's direction, the new school will provide a single administrative unit for the departments of sociology and criminal justice and the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies to stimulate research, the development of new courses and degree programs, and to advance justice studies.

    Research center releases Border-Lines, a Latino journal
    February 5, 2007
    A treasure trove of information on the Latino community is contained in the simple white covers of Border-Lines, the Latino Research Center's new journal.

    Fraternity hosts blood drive on campus
    February 5, 2007
    Some say they don't have time. Others say they're afraid of needles. Others say they're sickened by the sight of blood. However, if students, faculty and staff take ten minutes to face those fears and donate blood between Feb. 5 and Feb. 9 in the Jot Travis Student Union, they can walk away knowing their painful, scary experience has helped save someone's life.

    Extension faculty debut new weed control option
    February 5, 2007
    Cooperative Extension faculty members tested a new technique that allows herbicide application in environmentally sensitive sites. This method is more efficient than the current hand-pulling and protects environmentally vulnerable areas such as Lake Tahoe where manual weed pulling compromises water clarity.

    After three years, Choice Driven program still a success
    February 5, 2007
    The Choice Driven program asks students to not let peer pressure make their decisions about drugs and alcohol. Choice Driven has helped the number of alcohol and drug violations decrease in the last two years. Students who are choice-driven, sign a pledge and wear a wristband.

    UPDATE: Natasha the swan returned to University
    February 2, 2007
    While students, faculty and staff have been able to keep warm in the extreme cold that has invaded Reno this month, the swans on campus have had to be relocated at least once during winter break to a facility on Valley Road.

    'Busted' to help students know the cost of illicit behavior
    February 2, 2007
    Busted-Part II is an open forum intended to let students know what they're getting into if caught abusing illegal drugs, drinking underage or driving while under the influence. It begins at noon Feb. 5 in the Jot Travis Student Union Pine Lounge.

    Past Masters: Classics of Western civilization at your fingertips
    February 1, 2007
    One of the easiest ways for professors to become heroes with their students is by saving them money on the cost of books for a course. Past Masters is a collection of electronic books that can help University faculty achieve heroic standing with their classes.

    Inventors alert: You can search patents and trademarks via University Libraries
    February 1, 2007
    Did you know that the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries is an official Patent & Trademark Depository Library? Since 1983, they have helped inventors, business people, entrepreneurs and others in Nevada find what they need to know about patents and trademarks.

    Engineering students learn with Legos
    February 1, 2007
    Students do not learn from textbooks or intricate lectures in ME 151, Engineering with Lego Bricks, taught by engineering professors Eric Wang, Jeff LaCombe and graduate assistant Ann-Marie Vollstedt. Instead they learn by building, programming and competing. "Students begin programming robots on the first day of class," Wang says. "They begin building their own with Legos before the second class."

    January 2007

    Teaching Tip: Surviving the grading load
    January 30, 2007
    Excellence in Teaching Program Tuesday Teaching Tip Topic: Surviving the Grading Load Overview: Although the correlation between writing and thinking is well-documented, many instructors hesitate to assign research papers, reflective essays, reaction papers, journals, blogs, wikis, or online discussion threads because of the burden of grading. Here are some concrete suggestions for easing the grading load.

    Geography talk to unravel mysteries of railroad in Reno
    January 30, 2007
    For those who have wondered how the railroad essentially bisected Reno for more than a century, causing citizens and city planners to wonder how go about their daily business, Mark Demuth might have the answer.

    'WebCampus' enhances student learning with new features
    January 29, 2007
    Campus Edition 6, a new version of WebCT, gives students 15 megabytes of personal file space, allows them to create their own personal profile and gives them the ability to chat with professors and other students who are logged on.

    Reynolds School of Journalism looks ahead
    January 29, 2007
    At a faculty retreat Jan. 17, Provost John Frederick and President Milt Glick put a rumor to rest by reiterating that the Reynolds School of Journalism will remain an independent college. Frederick noted a national search for the next dean will be launched, but could take up to 18 months to complete.

    Overlook's 'Customer Appreciation Day' successful
    January 29, 2007
    Few students roamed the University campus on the brisk morning of Friday, Jan. 12, but the Overlook was having a busy day. Between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., breakfast was on the house at the Overlook for Customer Appreciation Day.

    SEC meeting summary, Jan. 16: Unwritten leave policy explained
    January 26, 2007
    At its Jan. 16 meeting, the Staff Employees' Council decided to consider drafting a formal request to Human Resources to amend the current vacation/sick leave policies, allowing annual leave to be converted to sick leave should an employee suffer an accident or become ill during scheduled vacation time.

    Memories of Cole Campbell shine during memorial service
    January 26, 2007
    The mournful siren of a lone bagpipe called friends and family to the memorial service for Cole Campbell, dean of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, Jan. 24 in Nightingale Concert Hall. Stories of Campbell's love for family, intellectual discourse and books – which he treasured throughout his life – elicited tears and laughter from the hundreds who attended the service.

    Las Trojes opts for fiesta theme
    January 26, 2007
    Nearly ten years since its last renovation, the Ansari Business building welcomed a fresh, new look for its Las Trojes restaurant over the winter break. Complete with a new paint job, new registers, new tiling, and a new take on its Mexican theme, the restaurant has been drawing positive reactions.

    Impact of race and ethnicity to be examined in public forums
    January 26, 2007
    The University's Multiethnic Coalition will host a series of panel discussions in February to examine the impact of race and ethnicity in the classroom, workplace, and community.

    Fit Bits: The skinny on fat
    January 26, 2007
    Before I get into the fat topic, I just want to take a moment to offer some suggestions on working out when it is cold outside. Last winter I wrote a complete article on cold weather workouts for the Senior Connection, but I would like to briefly discuss a few points.

    Rowe bags first All-Star game MVP award for Wolf Pack
    January 25, 2007
    Nevada senior quarterback Jeff Rowe achieved a first for the Wolf Pack football team in his last game in the collegiate ranks. The 6-foot 5-inch athlete from Reno&#8217;s McQueen High School earned the offensive most valuable player award after leading his West team to a 21-3 victory Jan. 20 in the 82nd East-West Shrine Game in Houston.

    Honors & Awards: Jan. 25, 2007
    January 25, 2007 • By Melanie Robbins
    Stephan Wilson was awarded status as Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations.

    Engineering professor tapped to lead state energy office
    January 25, 2007
    Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons has appointed University Associate Professor Hatice Gecol as his energy/science adviser and director of the Nevada State Office of Energy. Gecol has been with the University for nearly seven years and is well-known in her field for her research in biodiesel fuels.

    Researcher discovers hybrid speciation in the Sierra Nevada
    January 24, 2007
    University researcher Matthew Forister is among a group of scientists that have documented an unusual type of speciation in the Sierra Nevada, including a hybrid species of butterfly that can trace its lineage as far back as almost a half a million years ago.

    Occupational Safety: Ergonomic tips for computer users
    January 23, 2007
    Working on your computer for extended periods of time can lead to discomfort, if you don't maintain good posture and don't have good work habits. Adhering to the postural and work habit tips described below will help you work comfortably

    Faculty Senate: Jan. 18 meeting summary
    January 23, 2007
    Faculty Senate January 18, 2007 Meeting Summary

    Tompson, longtime math professor, passes away at age 86
    January 22, 2007
    Robert Tompson, a longtime University math professor who led the development of the first computer science curriculum on campus, passed away on Jan. 6 in Reno following complications from pneumonia. Tompson was 86.

    Optimistic students return to campus
    January 22, 2007
    After four weeks of freedom, University students returned to campus Jan. 22 for the start of the spring semester. Makris, who arrived on campus at 7:45 a.m. for his 8 a.m. class said waking up was a challenge. "I haven't seen 7 a.m. in a long time," he said, exaggerating the word long.

    Sheppard Gallery to install student art throughout campus
    January 19, 2007
    The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery is launching a loaned art program this semester, to exhibit original work by art department students throughout campus.

    Research Roundup: Jan. 19, 2007
    January 19, 2007 • By Melanie Robbins
    Research at the University of Nevada, Reno

    Our Workplace debuts comments function
    January 19, 2007
    The comments function in Our Workplace is now active. This will change the dynamic of this site, making it truly interactive and, we hope, a forum for two-way communication between our writers and any employee who wants to speak up. We have switched on comments on all stories that appear on the main page as of Jan. 19, and all stories from now on will accept comments.

    Former climatologist, geography professor John James dies
    January 19, 2007
    John James, a longtime University professor of geography as well as state climatologist for the State of Nevada, passed away Monday following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

    Accomplishments: Jan. 19, 2007
    January 19, 2007
    Rebecca Amezquita, administrative assistant of the University's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, participated in a Partnering For Success Workshop August 5-6 in Portland, Ore. The workshop featured advanced skill development in enhancing chapter public relations and communication, recruiting and involving faculty and professional staff, insuring chapter officer succession and continuity and increasing member participation.

    Wintermester succeeds in helping students get ahead
    January 18, 2007
    While Jan. 1 brought in 2007, Jan. 2 brought a new way for students to get closer to graduation. Wintermester, a three-week term administered by Extended Studies, allowed students to pick up three credits and showed great participation in its first year. "Students wanted this, they enrolled and they stuck to it," says Kerri Garcia, director of summer session and academic credit programs. "It was great."

    Grad students earn CNN air time, launch balloon in Colorado
    January 18, 2007
    In a story that aired on CNN Jan. 19, University of Nevada, Reno and DRI students were shown launching a weather balloon, testing the impact of high-elevation particulate matter on snow and the overall impact of global warming on snow.

    An election year begins
    January 18, 2007 • By Scott Gayer
    Nevada students gear up for what appears to be a wide-open race for the White House

    College of Business Administration dean search advances
    January 11, 2007
    A search is underway to identify a leader who will play a key role in strengthening entrepreneurship and economic development in the community and state, among academic and other roles.

    Parents kiss bedtime problems goodnight with sleep training book
    January 10, 2007
    Practical tips are now available to all parents struggling to help figure out how to get their newborn, toddler or young child to sleep through the night thanks to Melissa Burnham, an assistant professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

    Campbell memorial scheduled for Jan. 24 in Nightingale Hall
    January 10, 2007
    Friends and family will gather to remember and celebrate the life of Cole Campbell, dean of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, at a public memorial service, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 24, in Nightingale Hall on the Reno campus.

    Red-hot Nevada team gets more national play
    January 9, 2007
    The saga of Nevada's all-time leading scorer and perhaps its most talented basketball team widened its appeal on the national stage this week with the release of a pair of feature articles in two of the country's most widely read publications.

    Fit Bits: the power of positive thinking
    January 9, 2007
    Hello again, everyone. I hope this finds you well and energetic after the Holidays. We are officially into winter now that the solstice has come and gone, and I will be discussing some indoor exercises and activities over the course of the next few months. But as this month's title suggests we will be talking about the power of positive thinking.

    Wheatcraft takes reins of hydro graduate program
    January 8, 2007
    From the strong smell of fresh-brewed coffee in his office to a beloved Nikon D-200 camera that is never far from his grasp, to the vintage 1960s-era rock-n-roll posters on the walls touting appearances of bands like Big Brother and The Holding Company at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore Auditorium, it is obvious Steve Wheatcraft is a busy man, a person of varied interests and notable accomplishment.

    Reynolds School of Journalism dean killed in auto accident
    January 8, 2007
    Cole Campbell, dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism, was killed Friday morning in an automobile accident in west Reno. Campbell was on his way to the University campus when he lost control of his Honda SUV and rolled the vehicle onto its roof near McCarran Boulevard and Caughlin Parkway, according to police reports. The 53-year-old Campbell was taken to Renown Medical Center and later died from his injuries.

    Intercultural Council December meeting summary
    January 8, 2007
    The committee has been sent a selection of links about such programs to familiarize members with the broad outlines of such program. In addition, Michael is in continuing discussion with Joanne Johnson, Director of the University Center for Excellence in Disabilities as well as with members of the University Disabilities Resource Coalition who also support the development of a Disability Studies Program.

    Simon's new book demystifies alternative energy
    January 4, 2007
    Last February, President Bush's observation that the United States is addicted to oil reignited debate about development of alternative energy sources. Christopher Simon, associate professor of political science, examines the topic in his book, Alternative Energy: Political, Economic, and Social Feasibility. The book describes alternative energy technologies, feasibility issues, and associated costs.

    Sagebrush, editor, celebrate year of accomplishments
    January 4, 2007
    Though The Nevada Sagebrush's circulation doesn't stray far from campus, the student newspaper -- as well as its editor -- is turning heads across the country. In 2006 the 'Brush won several national awards and was chosen as a Pacemaker finalist. In addition, Annie Flanzraich, the paper's editor in chief, recently landed a competitive summer internship with the Associated Press. Flanzraich will graduate from the Reynolds School of Journalism this May.

    Mackay School out in force for recent national mining conference
    January 4, 2007
    With all due respect to the 112 years that the Northwest Mining Association has been in existence, the organization's recent annual meeting in Sparks might well have been renamed "Mackay Week" in recognition of the excellent representation on the program of Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering faculty and students.

    Eyes of nation focused on Wolf Pack during big sports weekend
    January 2, 2007
    Wolf Pack fans surely won't forget the final days of 2006, with a hard-fought basketball win over perennial power Gonzaga and a heart-breaking football loss to five-time national champion Miami.

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