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2007 News Stories: December

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Top 10 Nevada News stories of 2007
December 31, 2007 • By John Trent
In the months leading up to the opening of the new Joe Crowley Student Union, it was hard to miss the buzz.

University remembers Benazir Bhutto
December 27, 2007
It was just over a year ago that Benazir Bhutto was the featured speaker for the 2006 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet.

State mileage reimbursement rate announced
December 21, 2007
The federal government has recently increased the standard mileage rate for transportation expenses from 48.5 cents per mile to 50.5 cents per mile.

Holiday gifts and cheer given to less fortunate families
December 21, 2007
Local businesses donated money, toys, clothing and books, and adopted families in the spirit of making the holidays better for those less fortunate.

A gift for Kayla
December 19, 2007 • By Jill Stockton
A University employee donates a part of herself in memory of a friend.

Social psychology celebrates 40 years
December 19, 2007
The University's interdisciplinary social psychology doctoral program celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The unique program integrates sociology and psychological versions of the field, allowing graduate students to understand the various behaviors of human beings in different contexts and settings.

Professor and students awarded for project with community
December 19, 2007
A collaborative project with a public health professor, her students, the Yerington community and a non-profit organization received great accolades from the Accentuate the Positive program from the Truckee Meadows Tomorrow organization. The project focused on empowering the community to identify health problems that may result from mine pollution in Yerington.

'Diving' into campus recycling effort
December 19, 2007
The University of Nevada, Reno is accomplishing the goal of reducing overall environmental impact and creating a campus that is more environmentally conscious.

Brian Passalacqua, M.D., joins School of Medicine's Family and Community Medicine Department
December 18, 2007
The University of Nevada School of Medicine and its multispecialty clinical practice, University Health System, announce the arrival of Brian Passalacqua, M.D., to its clinical and teaching ranks.

Weekly Teaching Tip: Quick-Thinks
December 17, 2007
Use a series of prompts, or "Quick thinks" to enhance classroom comprehension

Civil engineers scout out accident hazards to make roads safer
December 15, 2007
Zong Tian wants to find ways to help reduce the frequency of car accidents at some of the dangerous intersections throughout the Truckee Meadows.

Women in Science and Engineering program caps first semester
December 14, 2007
The first-year program that seeks to encourage more female students to major in mathematics, science and engineering has a created strong support system and network of friends for those participating.

It's 'Game On' for Nevada's computer science students
December 14, 2007
During the annual "game day" end-of-the-semester event, computer science and engineering students show off their best efforts.

This Carr rides like a dream
December 13, 2007
Geological Sciences Professor Jim Carr is honored yet again by the College of Science for his mentoring of science students.

Students follow rhythms of new experiences at Dance Festival
December 13, 2007
Fall's Dance Festival termed a big "success" by organizers.

ASUN passes resolution in opposition to budget cuts
December 13, 2007
ASUN senators unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday expressing their opposition to Gov. Jim Gibbons request of the University to cut up to 8 percent of its budget due to the state's budgetary shortfall.

Aloha Skip Records!
December 13, 2007
Please join Scheduling Services and Admissions and Records in celebrating 33 years of Skip Records service.

Necklaces for Uganda
December 12, 2007 • By Guia Del Prado
"Out of the kindness of her heart, she's doing this. That's just the type of person she is."

University's Center for Regional Studies releases homeless study
December 12, 2007
Homelessness continues to be a significant problem in Washoe County, impacting the community in many ways. The University of Nevada, Reno Center for Regional Studies and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research has released a new study on the county's homeless population.

Ginger Fenwick donates more than two feet of hair as a holiday gift
December 12, 2007
University of Nevada, Reno staff member Ginger Fenwick is getting in the holiday spirit by donating 25 inches of her hair to Pantene Pro-V's Beautiful Lengths program in memory of the late University graduate Kayla Nebeker Karhohs. Karhohs lost her battle with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in December 2006.

Center for Regional Studies takes top prize
December 12, 2007
The University of Nevada, Reno's Center for Regional Studies recently won first place in the Community Development category at the University Economic Development Association's Annual Summit in Portland, Ore.

Orvis professor is advocate for state's abused children
December 11, 2007
Denise Cornell, assistant professor in the University's Orvis School of Nursing, recently became Nevada's first certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for Pediatrics (SANE-P).

Maskaly, Colegrove named December Employees of the Month
December 11, 2007
Maskaly, Colegrove named December Employees of the Month

Laurie Beck named Advisor of the Year
December 11, 2007
Laurie Beck, College of Health and Human Sciences coordinator for advisement, recruitment and retention was recently named University of Nevada, Reno Advisor of the Year.

New Athletic Academic Center 'topped off' at ceremony
December 10, 2007
On Thursday, Dec. 6, the PENTA Building Group celebrated the completion of steel work for the Marguerite Wattis Petersen Foundation Athletic Academic Center at the University.

Mackay School offers commemorative 100th anniversary silver medallion
December 10, 2007
A limited edition medallion commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, is now available.

Biochem student earns Herz Gold Medal at Winter Commencement
December 10, 2007
Biochemistry student recognized for earning highest grade point average among undergraduates.

Ceppos appointed dean for Reynolds School of Journalism
December 7, 2007
Industry executive cited as the right choice to lead region's innovative professional school

Nevada graduates relish their adventures for tomorrow
December 6, 2007
Erin Aldrich and Candee Ramos share a common thread. They are setting out to become a part of another community. Both women have volunteered and committed two years of their lives to the Peace Corps, which is taking them to other parts of the world.

Volleyscholarqueenateer
December 5, 2007 • By John Trent
December grad Dana Henry's achievements don't quite fit under one moniker.

Top students, faculty mentors honored at CoS Westfall Scholar luncheon
December 5, 2007
The top graduating seniors in the College of Science were honored Wednesday during the annual Westfall Senior Scholar Luncheon.

Work and Family Taskforce hosts first "Story Time"
December 5, 2007
The Work and Family Taskforce hosted its first "Story Time" for approximately a dozen children, Dec. 1, in the Getchell Library Instruction Room. The University committee launched the monthly reading project to increase the number of family-friendly activities offered on campus.

Center for Basque Studies celebrates 40th anniversary with oral history
December 5, 2007
"Candle in the Night" describes the journey from programs humble beginnings to world-renowned research center.

Students to give input on proposed tuition increases
December 4, 2007
Now the students get their say on tuition.

Glick to classified staff: 'Obviously, a (budget) cut will impact everybody'
December 4, 2007
In a lively and constructive town hall meeting with classified staff on Monday, President Milton Glick spells out many of the possible scenarios campus will face in wake of possible budget cuts.

The Knowledge Center is going to MARS!
December 3, 2007
The University Libraries is proud to announce that Brett Amesbury, a 21-year-old transfer student in Civil Engineering, has won the grand prize for naming the automated retrieval system in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Prospective students find their 'destination' through Destination Nevada
December 3, 2007
Next event for the successful prospective students program is Thursday, Dec. 6

Nevada to play New Mexico in New Mexico Bowl
December 3, 2007
The University of Nevada has accepted an invitation to play in the second annual New Mexico Bowl against the University of New Mexico on Dec. 22 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Samaritan of Sight
December 2, 2007 • By Scott Gayer
Nursing student helps the elderly recognize signs of macular degeneration

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