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2007 News Stories: June

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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.

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.

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