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    2007 News Stories: July

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    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

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