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2007 News Stories: November

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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: Merlot.org
November 8, 2007
Merlot.org 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.

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