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2007 News Stories: September

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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.

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