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2007 News Stories: October

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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 OurTahoe.org 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 www.OurTahoe.org, 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.

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