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    December 2008

    Which football team will USAC students root for today?
    December 30, 2008 • Staff Report
    The University Studies Abroad Consortium has given Nevada students a chance to study abroad with students from the University of Maryland since 2007.

    Energy expert offers advice on saving power, money in 2009
    December 30, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    John Sagebiel offers advice for conserving energy. Using his tips will help save energy, and perhaps more importantly, save money on power bills.

    Dolphins inspire nanotech work, earn researcher $400K
    December 29, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Inspired with the speed at which dolphins swim through the water, Jonghwan Suhr decided to mimic the dolphin’s skin using nanotechnology in order to make objects move more efficiently through the air.

    Nevada’s Top 10 stories of 2008
    December 24, 2008 • By John Trent
    In a year marked by momentous shifts, the University was no stranger to monumental occasions in 2008.

    University-Port of Subs partnership receives national award
    December 24, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    As students line up for freshly made sandwiches at the Joe Crowley Student Union, they are participating in one of the University’s creative public-private partnerships.

    Nevada set to take on Maryland in Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
    December 23, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Nevada will look for its first bowl triumph versus a team from one of the six BCS conferences when it kicks off against Maryland at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

    University student and Iraq war veteran awarded Bronze Star
    December 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    Matthew Bromley, a student majoring in natural resources and environmental science, was awarded a Bronze Star at a ceremony at the Veterans Affairs Center in Reno.

    110-foot bridge destroyed in ‘quake’ at the University
    December 22, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    At 11:04 a.m. on Dec. 11 a rumbling was heard at the University as an “earthquake” shook a four-span 110-foot concrete bridge.

    Professor talks about ‘Ecotopia’ in N.Y. Times
    December 18, 2008 • By John Trent
    It has been about three decades since Scott Slovic first read the 1970s environmental cult novel, “Ecotopia,” by Bay Area author Ernest Callenbach.

    Davidson students tackle geography bee
    December 18, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students at the Davidson Academy participate in the geography bee every year.

    'White ribbon’ makes difference in middle-school students’ lives
    December 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The students in the Collegiate Chapter volunteered to make 5,000 ribbons for the campaign.

    Taking nature's temperature
    December 16, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Using innovative and incredibly long thermometers, Scott Tyler is making environmental observations that once were impossible.

    University awarded several major grants
    December 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno received several major grants recently to pursue a diverse range of research projects.

    With stocks declining, finance students find magic answer
    December 16, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The money distributed among about 22 students remains in complete control of the students. The class’s portfolio this semester consisted of 29 stocks.

    A bad economy doesn’t mean you’ll have a lousy holiday
    December 11, 2008 • By Jim Sloan
    Local experts say lean times could bring rich rewards.

    Lake Tahoe gets help in fight against invasives
    December 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    When people see Lake Tahoe’s sparkling waters, they may not think about the diversity of species that live in and around the Western landmark.

    Core Curriculum begins program review
    December 10, 2008 • By John Trent
    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Core is undergoing a rigorous program review. Self-study groups for each of the Core’s areas, from math to writing, from fine arts to science, are already working to compile reports that will be reviewed in January.

    Blodgett named Classified Employee of the Month
    December 10, 2008 • Staff Employees' Council
    Michelle Blodgett was selected as December 2008 Classified Employee of the month.

    Eadington nets new honor for gaming expertise
    December 9, 2008 • By Skyler Dillon
    On Dec. 10, the University of Macau will recognize Bill Eadington's contributions to the gaming community as well as to his students by conferring on him the title of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa.

    University wins national award for online marketing course
    December 8, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Knowing your market is a main tenant of marketing and one professor showed that she practices what she preaches.

    Altick, former Physics Department chair, passes away
    December 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    A memorial celebration will be held on Dec. 19, from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Room of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Program spreads Christmas spirit to needy children
    December 8, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Operation Stocking Stuffer donations go to children in the Emergency Assistance Program at Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada.

    Glick: Cuts can't be done without ‘substantial’ displacement
    December 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    To deal with the latest shortfall, Glick said the University has been asked to prepare for budget cuts that could range anywhere from 4 to 7 to 11 percent.

    Commencement: A new beginning
    December 5, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    An Honors student discusses the prospect of graduation and reflects on her time at the university.

    Those living near volcanoes at risk for acute bronchitis
    December 5, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have confirmed that those living near active volcanoes that are passively emitting sulfurous air pollution are at greater risk of developing acute bronchitis from exposure to volcanic air pollution.

    More than 1,500 to graduate at Winter Commencement
    December 4, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    A total of 1,030 bachelor’s degree candidates and 482 advanced degree certificates will be awarded at Winter Commencement.

    Senior scholars come of age
    December 4, 2008 • By John Trent
    Senior scholars make the most of their college years, shaping their sense of identity and paving the way to a promising future.

    Scandalously charming
    December 4, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    In her new book, Alicia Barber tells the story of how Reno went from disreputable divorce capitol to 'America's Adventure Place.'

    Education professor recognized as Literary Arts Fellow
    December 4, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    George Perreault honored this fall by the Nevada Arts Council as a Literary Arts Fellow for his poetry.

    Cooperative Extension Dean Karen Hinton honored
    December 4, 2008 • By Jim Sloan
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Dean and Director Karen L. Hinton was honored recently for her work helping develop eXtension, an Internet-based collaborative environment

    Pizza with the President … with an assist from the provost
    December 3, 2008 • By John Trent
    Provost Marc Johnson used every inch of his very long stride Tuesday as he hurried across campus to the Graduate Student Lounge in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    History isn't what it was
    December 2, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
    Scott Casper, Nevada's top professor in 2008, believes students need to be given 'a whole new idea of what history is.

    Top undergraduates honored at Senior Scholars event
    December 2, 2008 • By Skyler Dillon
    University of Nevada, Reno’s Senior Scholar Awards Reception held Dec. 2.

    November 2008

    Campus book drive to benefit Africa schools
    November 26, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    A book drive on the University campus for underprivileged schools in Africa will be going on until Dec. 20.

    Artist explores knowledge at University exhibition
    November 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Susan Murrell has created wall-based installations and multidimensional installations.

    Center for Program Evaluation hosts Open House
    November 25, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Center provides complete program evaluation services and professional development to faculty, students, and other local organizations.

    Making the world a better place
    November 24, 2008 • By John Trent
    Associate professor of social work works hard for those living poor.

    Faculty: Need your program evaluated?
    November 24, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Center for Program Evaluation (CPE) is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 of the Mackay Science building.

    Sawyer takes smile, accomplishments to retirement
    November 24, 2008 • By John Trent
    Tom Sawyer’s time in education has been characterized by great professional accomplishment and memorable personal interactions with many on campus and throughout the state.

    Working for a better world
    November 21, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Social work prof eager to help the working poor

    Wintermester classes give winter break new meaning
    November 21, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Wintermester credits also count toward full-time spring credit loads, reimbursable with the Millennium Scholarship.

    Reno-Tahoe Airport gets a dose of Wolf Pack fever
    November 20, 2008 • By John Trent
    The Wolf Pack Den is located on the “B” Concourse of the airport, near the Southwest Airlines area.

    Finally more than a finalist
    November 20, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Nevada Sagebrush was named one of the nation's top collegiate publications by the Associated Collegiate Press. Manuel Ortiz speaks at a ceremony thanking AT&T for its support of the DFS program.

    Persistence is everything
    November 20, 2008 • By John Trent
    Med school professor tells students that smarts and skills are nothing without the determination to succeed.

    Oral History Program plans book signings, sales for holidays
    November 20, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Illustrated with 140 full-page photos, Reno Now and Then is a new book that documents the transformation the city has undergone during the past 100 years.

    Reynolds school receives funds for chair in Business Journalism
    November 20, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno has received a $2 million grant to endow a faculty chair, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism.

    Casper selected for state's undergraduate teaching award
    November 20, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named University of Nevada, Reno history professor Scott Casper as the state winner of its 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year award.

    Free clinic dates for December announced
    November 20, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Clinics provide free care to medically underserved populations.

    FIDA allows faculty and administrators to live abroad
    November 19, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    University employees have the chance to study and live abroad as students do.

    Nevada System launches public service advertising campaign
    November 19, 2008 • Staff Report
    The Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevada’s school districts are working together to encourage citizens to contact their legislators and tell them to make education a priority

    Adviser offers tips to make the most of academic advising
    November 18, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Students should have one adviser for their major and another for their minor. If students are undeclared, they can call the Advising Center or the academic department they want to declare as their major.

    Free elder care training class offered in Gardnerville
    November 18, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    The workshop is designed for friends and family members caring for elders as well as professional caregivers.

    International Physics workshop organized by Nevada faculty
    November 17, 2008 • By John Trent
    The week-long series of discussions featured the expertise and insight of some of the world’s leading researchers in x-ray radiative transfer, shape lines, dense plasma spectroscopy, atomic kinetics and plasma processes.

    Expert on foreign affairs to speak
    November 17, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Sponsored by the Northern Nevada International Center, the event will be free and open to the public. Black finds it exciting to bring such an interesting speaker to campus

    Nationally ranked debate team has high expectations
    November 17, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    With no more competitions until January, the team plans to study, research and practice as they prepare for next semester’s competitions and nationals.

    University offers text-message alerts to cell phones
    November 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Once people have registered for the service, University Police Services can send text messages to their cell phone about emergencies and other events of critical importance.

    Marilyn Smith wins prestigious national award
    November 17, 2008 • By Robert Mills
    The Award for Excellence in Extension recognizes an individual from the Cooperative Extension system who excels at extension programming, makes a positive impact on constituents served and provides visionary leadership for the extension system

    Honoring a 'Locavore'
    November 14, 2008 • By John Trent
    University horticulturist Leslie Allen will be honored at the Pine Cone Ball for her contributions to sustainability in the Truckee Meadows.

    Online project documents Reno’s present and past
    November 14, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Students in an interactive media course at the School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies explore Reno’s historic and contemporary architecture and environmental landscape in an online design project.

    Zhou joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department
    November 14, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Brings her medical expertise, Chinese language skills to multispecialty practice.

    Recycling spent nuclear fuel subject of University study
    November 13, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Recycling spent nuclear fuel rather than storing it for millions of years in a facility such as Yucca Mountain is the subject of research project.

    $2 million gift allows construction of Redfield Auditorium
    November 12, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    A $2 million lead gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation was integral in allowing construction of a 500-seat auditorium as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

    University relaunches opera program
    November 12, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Nevada Chamber Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. Designed and directed by the creative team from the University’s recent hits The Threepenny Opera, A…My Name Is Alice, and Godspell, this new production of H.M.S. Pinafore is directed b

    Conference examines technology, courts and media
    November 10, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media will host a national conference Nov. 17-18 about the impact of technology on courts and media.

    Financial experts to discuss economic crisis
    November 7, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevada business leaders and professionals will get a unique opportunity at the Nevada Business Summit.

    University researchers turn biomass into energy
    November 6, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    GTI research and development manager Larry Felix will be on campus Friday to give a free public seminar that includes an introduction to the thermochemical conversion of biomass into syngas.

    Black Rock Press moves into new home
    November 6, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The University's 43-year-old Black Rock Press has moved into the former student union on campus.

    Provost receives award from national agriculture organization
    November 5, 2008 • By John Trent
    The organization supports college students in agricultural disciplines, and provides leadership training, scholarships and internship within industry and agencies in the field of agriculture.

    Community businesses, families help Early Head Start
    November 5, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Volunteers help build two play areas at preschool for children of low-income families. This is the first, community-based volunteer project on this scale for Early Head Start.

    Abramow joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department
    November 5, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Dr. Abramow received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse before completing his residency at Millard-Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.

    We Tell Stories: A Night of Native American Art
    November 5, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Within the next week, three events will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

    'Discover' the new University homepage
    November 4, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
    New top-level pages aim to enhance Nevada's reputation, convey beauty of the region and improve access to information. Manuel Ortiz speaks at a ceremony thanking AT&T for its support of the DFS program.

    Grant boosts programming to curb underage drinking
    November 4, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The grant will focus on transforming attitudes about alcohol and underage drinking through various activities, including educational programs on alcohol, late-night events for underage students, and additional resources for Police Services.

    Emeritus faculty member 'pays it forward'
    November 3, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Meggin McIntosh, emeritus professor in the College of Education, depended on scholarships and loans for her own education.

    October 2008

    University offers new neuroscience program
    October 30, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno has added a new undergraduate degree program to its academic offerings — a bachelor of science in neuroscience.

    Reynolds School students cover Election Night 2008
    October 30, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism will report, design and publish a web site featuring election-night results and stories with unique student angles from a campus classroom, Nov. 4.

    Hunter named chair of Microbiology and Immunology
    October 30, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Hunter’s eclectic research work focuses on infectious diseases, cancer and neuro-immune diseases such as muscular sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and autism.

    Professor named “technology educator of the year”
    October 28, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Award acknowledges role in development of new renewable energy program and publication of book.

    ‘Eco-Sophia’ highlights art of living artfully
    October 28, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The art exhibition features artists from all over the world, who take several different approaches to this philosophy, ranging from metaphorical to humorous.

    Science's Choice
    October 27, 2008 • By John Trent
    Jeff Thompson, a veteran faculty member and administrator, is the new dean of the College of Science.

    Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honors two native Nevadans
    October 27, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    An author who was born in Elko, Nev., attended the University of Nevada, Reno and wrote about Las Vegas’ links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers and the CIA will be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 13 on campus.

    Supreme Court Justice: Study now for success later
    October 27, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Friends motivated Michael Douglas to enter law school. Because of this, he explained to students the importance of who they surround themselves with

    Nevada Humanities publishes "Slices of the Silver State"
    October 24, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Six years of editorial cartoons offer a retrospective into change in a dynamic time.

    Appearance by presidential candidate on Saturday
    October 24, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    The candidate’s most recent appearance was Sept. 30, when an estimated 12,000 attended a campaign rally on the University’s Quad.

    Benjamin addresses what next president will face in Middle East
    October 24, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and director of the Center on the United States and Europe will speak at the University’s Knowledge Center.

    Campus to host ‘Go Green With Nevada Blue’
    October 23, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Onion-bag netting, bottle caps and beer boxes are items you would normally expect to see in the trash.

    Rally reminds and encourages students to stay safe
    October 23, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Tables lined the Knowledge Center lawn and were cluttered with informational brochures, pamphlets and free gear like safety whistles and “Guarded by the Pack” wristbands.

    Lighting the Way
    October 21, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Dean's Future Scholars program gives high school students the role models and information they need to get to college.

    Researcher's fish adventures on National Geographic
    October 20, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The adventures of this University of Nevada, Reno research professor are being chronicled in a five-part series on the National Geographic Channel, the first of which premieres Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

    International journalists look at ethics, First Amendment
    October 20, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Truth in campaign advertising during the presidential election season sparked the interest of a delegation of 19 African journalists and editors who visited with Reynolds School of Journalism faculty and students, Oct. 16.

    Midori and Abramovic performance part of Performing Arts Series
    October 20, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Midori’s appearance is made possible in part by the nonprofit organization Partners in Performance, which aims to keep chamber music alive and accessible in the heartland of America.

    Honoring a legend
    October 16, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
    Nevada honors the 40-year anniversary of the induction of its first player into the NFL Hall of Fame.

    Athletic graduation success rate at all-time high
    October 16, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
    Nevada’s highest ever GSR mark is the latest accomplishment in a year of academic successes for the Wolf Pack.

    MBA program receives more national recognition
    October 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Princeton Review has recognized the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business as outstanding in its just-published 2009 guidebook of Best 296 Business Schools.

    NPR correspondent shares insights on China and Far East
    October 16, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Reporting for NPR on China since 1996, Kuhn’s stories cover China’s influence on the world and the people’s efforts toward social justice in a time of swift modernization. He reports on North Korea and Japan as well.

    Free training for those caring for elders
    October 16, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    November workshops offered in Tonopah, Silver Springs and Wadsworth.

    National Judicial College needs jurors
    October 16, 2008 • Staff Report
    Program will assist the new judges in dealing with jurors in their courtrooms.

    Seminar gives advice on ‘Drugs in our Community’
    October 16, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The program is part of a federal grant to educate the community and proactively prevent drug use, drug addiction and further crimes as a result of drug use.

    Medicine adds specialty internists to Reno clinic
    October 15, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Endocrinologist, rheumatologist add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

    Child and Family Research Center gets accreditation
    October 13, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Child and Family Research Center had achieved accreditation status under the new, more rigorous standards recently adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

    48 hour film festival puts new twist on rivalry
    October 13, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    University videography students Winter Carrera and Sean Wilkes achieved just that after winning the Associated Students of the University of Nevada bookstore’s first 48-hour film festival competition

    Whittemore named University’s Alumna of the Year
    October 10, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Annette Whittemore and 14 other Alumni Association award-winners will be honored at annual Homecoming Gala on Oct. 15.

    James D. Houston honored as Laxalt Distinguished Writer
    October 9, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Reynolds School of Journalism will recognize author James D. Houston as the 2009 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

    A 'Can Do' Senior
    October 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    Marketing major Tyler Harding makes a difference in the community through his work with United Way

    Youth take first step toward science career
    October 8, 2008 • By Alice Good
    Under the supervision of water scientists, 4-H youth will demonstrate how well hydrogel polymers (long molecule chains that grab onto water molecules) absorb water from a disposable diaper and from potting soil in an experimental soaker.

    Two plays reach out to college students with like experiences
    October 8, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The Nevada Repertory Company presents "This is Our Youth" and "Juvenilia," two unconnected but similar plays about the transition to adulthood.

    Time for a change
    October 7, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    A 109-year-old Nevada publication finds new life as a magazine that aims to captivate both visually and intellectually

    Prolific author to speak about 'Stories and Dreams'
    October 6, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Tickets for the event are on sale with $35 for students and seniors, and $150 for VIP seating. All proceeds will fund research at the Latino Research Center and scholarships for University students.

    Wildland-urban interface fire summit a success
    October 3, 2008 • Staff Report
    Representatives from 28 of the 68 communities rated high- to extreme-risk gathered at the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno with a total of 140 people in attendance.

    University plays role in developing renewable energy
    October 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Two University centers advance research, education on Nevada’s renewable energy resources and industry

    Pink Pack
    October 2, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Pink out volleyball game kicks off University support for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure

    Pink out to support breast cancer awareness
    October 2, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Virginia Street Gym will be filled with spectators, players, the Pep Band, the dance team and of course, Wolfie and Alphie wearing pink at the volleyball game on Saturday to promote breast cancer awareness.

    Student World Water Forum highlights important issues
    October 1, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Fifth Student World Water Forum will also be hosting their first poster session in addition to the presentations. Organizers hope the poster session will give a visual aid on the students’ presentations.

    September 2008

    Taking Honors study to a national level
    September 30, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Nevada graduate expands knowledge on the function of costumes in literature.

    For this next generation, it’s a defining moment
    September 30, 2008 • By John Trent
    Obama’s speech focused on the economy, and in particular zeroed in on Monday’s failure of Congress to pass what he called the financial “rescue” bill of $700 billion to help stabilize the erratic American economy.

    Researchers awarded $15 million to study climate change
    September 30, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    There has been a lot said about climate change, and the long-term effects it may have on our planet.

    New reporting lines for Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
    September 30, 2008 • Staff Report
    Effective Oct. 1 the EO/AA office will report to the office of the Provost.

    Journalism establishes Nevada high school press association
    September 29, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno has organized the first statewide association to promote excellence in journalism in Nevada’s secondary schools.

    Cannon stays true blue for another year
    September 29, 2008 • By John Trent
    Nevada amassed more than 600 yards in total offense to improve to 2-2. UNLV, coming off impressive victories over Arizona State and Iowa State, dropped to 3-2.

    Campus visit by presidential candidate announced
    September 28, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    This week the University of Nevada, Reno campus will be the site for a Barack Obama campaign rally. Tuesday, Sept. 30, the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate is scheduled to appear and address the audience on the Quad. Gates will open at 8 a.m.

    Honors students make a difference at Hug High School
    September 26, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Honors students will serve as teaching assistants and tutors in algebra and geometry courses to high school students whose first language is not English.

    Campaign ‘an indictment of our political process’
    September 26, 2008 • By John Trent
    Veteran broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer was all over the map, all over the country, all over just about every subject related to the future of journalism, the future of the Internet, the future of politics and the future of our world.

    Program brings distinguished author for inspirational talk
    September 26, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    The annual Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program began in 2004 as a way to commemorate Robert Laxalt’s memory as a writer and reporter.

    Abizaid to address foreign relations challenges
    September 26, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    John Abizaid, the longest-serving leader of U.S. Central Command and former top commander for the wars and counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, will give a free presentation, “The Foreign Policy Challenges of our Next President”

    Faculty International Development Award opportunities
    September 26, 2008 • Staff Report
    2009 Summer sessions available in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Mexico or Spain.

    ‘No Talent Show’ features campus’ talent-less
    September 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The “No Talent Show” event will be held Oct. 3 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Student Union Theatre.

    A life of riding and renewables
    September 22, 2008 • By John Trent
    Considering her successes on a mountain bike, there is no small amount of irony to the vastly different beginning Amber Broch experienced when she first climbed on a bike.

    October dates for outreach clinics announced
    September 22, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Clinics provide free care for area's medically underserved population.

    Green Summit focuses on sustainability
    September 19, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Following the keynote address will be four available break-out sessions to attend, including the first ever youth leadership break-out session.

    Preview sessions for prospective medical students
    September 18, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    The School of Medicine will hold two preview sessions designed for undergraduates considering medicine as a career

    Enrollment report shows slight growth, increased diversity
    September 16, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    The University of Nevada, Reno’s 2008 fall semester enrollment report shows a slight increase in total enrollment and a six percent increase in the number of students of color.

    World-renowned composer honors Nevada oboist
    September 16, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    When the Reno Chamber Orchestra (RCO) performs the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner’s Chasing Light… this weekend, it will present a special tribute to Andrea Lenz.

    Public invited to enjoy family fun on the farm
    September 16, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
    The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources to host Third Annual Field Day at Main Station.

    Conference promotes women in higher education
    September 16, 2008 • By Todd McGregor
    Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a fall conference for women in higher education.

    A year older, a year WISE-r
    September 15, 2008 • By John Trent
    Nevada's women in science and engineering program enters its second year

    Preserving a national treasure
    September 15, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Nevada graduate students are searching for solutions to Lake Tahoe's most pressing issues

    USCIS welcomes newest U.S. citizens Wednesday
    September 15, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    The University acknowledges Constitution Day with special ceremony at new Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

    Engineering professor aids in important nanotech advance
    September 15, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The project is a continuation of Suhr’s previous work on nanotubes, which was published in Nature Nanotechnology.

    Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State reception
    September 15, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The publication of the anthology will be celebrated in a reception on Thursday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Tower Entrance and Reception Gallery of the Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

    Four specialty surgeons join School of Medicine
    September 15, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Las Vegas-based physicians add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

    No post-graduation plans? Apply for a fellowship or grant
    September 12, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    An alternative choice after graduation includes applying for competitive fellowships, grants and awards.

    Finalists for College of Science dean announced
    September 12, 2008 • Staff Report
    The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Science is pleased to announce its finalists.

    University balloon takes first in Great Reno Balloon Race
    September 11, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Pilot Greg Taggart flew the University of Nevada, Reno-sponsored balloon to first place before a weekend total of 175,000 spectators in the 27th Great Reno Balloon Race Sept. 5-7 at Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

    Veteran television journalist to talk with students
    September 11, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    University students will explore perceptions of the media, the election, economy and environment in a question and answer session with television journalist Forrest Sawyer, Sept. 25 from 3 – 3:45 p.m., in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. The event i

    University enthusiastic about possibilities at Getchell
    September 10, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The University of Nevada, Reno is looking to remodel its former main library building.

    Ethics program enters virtual world through Second Life
    September 9, 2008 • Staff Report
    The University's Nevada Center for Ethics & Health Policy (NCEHP) Health Care Ethics Program (HCE) became the first University group to hold a simultaneous live and virtual discussion in Second Life on Friday, September 5.

    Business Week aims to inform about majors, programs
    September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The student-run Business Student Council (BSC) at the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting its first Business Week Sept. 6 through 12. This week long, special event was designed with University President Milton Glick’s “sticky-campus” theme in mind.

    Center receives $8.7 million for expert team on substance abuse
    September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Division of Health Sciences is one of six entities to be awarded approximately $8.7 million dollars of funding

    College of Business partners with IGT to offer software course
    September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and International Game Technology (IGT) will celebrate a new partnership Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium.

    Pack Advantage helps low-income students
    September 5, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    This past year, the University of Nevada, Reno continued efforts to recruit and assist underrepresented student populations on campus. Now, a new Pack Advantage program has been established to help ensure access to a university education for students from

    Town hall: ‘It’s important we continue to grow’
    September 5, 2008 • By John Trent
    With an eye toward yet another round of budget reductions, University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick and Provost Marc Johnson encouraged faculty and staff to remain positive and productive.

    Nominations needed for Regents' awards
    September 4, 2008 • Staff Report
    Nominations are due to the Provosts office by Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.

    ‘Movies on the Lawn’ series plans blockbuster return
    September 3, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The movie series will be every Thursday, other than a few exceptions like Welcome Week and finals week.

    Geothermal Energy Conference and Expo returns to Reno
    September 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    University of Nevada, Reno researcher will serve as the general chair of the Geothermal Resource Council annual event.

    Campus hosts free photo exhibition, film and discussion
    September 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Community has opportunity to learn about country’s vibrant culture and devastating conflict.

    Meriting a Change
    September 2, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    With the latest class of 17 National Merit Scholars, Nevada is now an official sponsor of the program.

    Robinson and Payne named Employees of the Month
    September 2, 2008 • Staff Employees' Council
    The Staff Employees' Council named Robinson and Payne September Employees of the Month.

    August 2008

    Nevada commemorates Motley's Hall of Fame induction
    August 29, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
    The University of Nevada will commemorate the 40th anniversary of former Wolf Pack star Marion Motley’s induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame during the 2008 football season, the university announced Aug. 29.

    September Student Outreach Clinic dates
    August 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Clinics provide free medical care to underserved populations.

    Knowledge Center open house is August 28
    August 27, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    295,000 square-foot state-of-the-art library is slated to be the intellectual nexus of our region.

    Fleischmann Planetarium announces films and star shows
    August 27, 2008 • By Sarah Purdy
    Daily showings and planetarium exhibits bring the wonders of the universe to visitors of all ages.

    Nevada promotes positive, safe environment at Mackay
    August 27, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The University of Nevada has taken a number of steps, including putting a set of “zero tolerance” rules in place, to promote a positive and safe environment at Mackay Stadium during the Wolf Pack’s football games this season.

    Professor invited to prestigious international art exhibition
    August 26, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Joseph DeLappe explores peace activism through Gandhi-related online technology, sculpture

    Welcome to Nevada
    August 25, 2008 • By John Trent
    With the class of 2012 arriving on campus, the University is abuzz with optimism and energy.

    Welcome Week '08 aims for education, entertainment
    August 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students have an opportunity to do more than just attend classes the first week of school. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) hosts Welcome Week, a week of events that welcomes students and offers them opportunities to get involved

    Students fill new dorm rooms with a variety of hopes
    August 22, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students storm the dorms during move-in day with the help of the [g] Movement.

    Physicians join internal medicine department
    August 21, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Reno-based physicians add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

    New GSA president brings ‘quiet competence’ to job
    August 21, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    As an undergraduate sociology student at the University, Thomson was unsure of her future plans. The Renoite wanted to pursue a higher degree in sociology but was not ready to leave her hometown and family behind.

    New Students welcomed with dose of positive energy
    August 21, 2008 • By John Trent
    Paying attention to his own words of advice, Christian Conte left the audience for the New Student Opening Ceremony with the best gift of all: An awareness that small acts of kindness and empathy for one’s own neighbor can make all the difference.

    Campus Escort Service resumes full operations
    August 21, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    All Campus Escort Service employees are easily identified by their distinct uniforms, which include a white polo shirt and navy blue pants. They are trained, work in pairs of two and remain in radio contact at all times.

    Foxes deliver some Summer Scholars wisdom
    August 21, 2008 • By John Trent
    After reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s New York Times bestseller, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” over the summer, the students were asked to participate in discussion groups in their first act in joining the community of scholars on the N

    Faculty/staff discounts for advanced management program
    August 19, 2008 • By Sarah Purdy
    Designed for professional growth, the advanced management program presents key management topics and essential strategies to help individuals lead in a challenging economic environment.

    Mayor Cashell invites community to support Nevada band
    August 19, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Reno mayor to lead fund-raising effort, launch booster club for Pride of the Sierra marching band.

    Innovative tech hub offers students multimedia arsenal
    August 18, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    In addition to its top-of-the-line equipment, trained staff and specialists add a human touch to @One, where students, faculty and staff can organize information and ideas to create their work.

    Class of 2012 looks at those making minimum wage
    August 18, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Annual Summer Scholar reading assignment has more than 2,000 incoming students considering challenges of millions who live below poverty line

    2008 Balloon Race scholarship winners named
    August 15, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The University of Nevada, Reno's Balloon Race Scholarship Committee has selected Elizabeth Cadigan and Matthew Schottel to receive $2,000 award.

    Faculty, staff invited to Davidson open house
    August 14, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The Davidson Academy of Nevada is hosting an open house at its new facility in the Jot Travis Building, Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Researchers address tough topics at Tahoe Summit
    August 14, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Scientists at the University, Desert Research Institute recognize graduate student research in new report.

    Marcu named Classified Employee of the Month for August
    August 13, 2008 • By Joanne Tully
    Sherry Marcu, Office of Medical Education, is honored by the Staff Employees' Council.

    4-H Expo to be held at Nevada State Fair
    August 12, 2008 • Staff Report
    The 4-H Expo will run at the Nevada State Fair, Aug. 18 through Aug. 24, at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

    Ready for a Trip to Mars?
    August 11, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Below is an insider's look at how the Mathewson Automated Retrieval System (MARS) functions.

    Knowledge Center opens: High tech meets high touch
    August 11, 2008 • By John Trent
    With the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center this week, the key coupling in building purpose and value to the institution will revolve around the notion of “knowledge” – how this mammoth (five-story, 295,000-square-foot), technologically advance

    University, EDAWN to help local companies recruit grads
    August 11, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Hoping to benefit both college students and local businesses, the University of Nevada, Reno and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada will host the “Recruiting Collegiate Talent Workshop”

    University seismologists host public information session
    August 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Community members have volunteered time, property to help record Mogul activity.

    Faculty appointed to judicial conduct commission
    August 8, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Two members of the University of Nevada, Reno faculty have been named to the Commission on the Amendment to the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct by the Nevada Supreme Court.

    Eight business students intern with Microsoft Licensing, GP
    August 8, 2008 • Staff Report
    Eight University of Nevada, Reno students are spending their summer developing real-world skills and capabilities through business internships with Microsoft Licensing, GP.

    A family-first philosophy guides Gena Jones decision
    August 8, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    The tug of family ties has led to Gena Jones’ decision to leave the University of Nevada, Reno and move closer to her daughters and granddaughter in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Geography grad makes sweet music, lands sweet job
    August 5, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    In the first week of July, the recent University graduate won two international championships with his quartet and landed his dream job.

    Medical School faculty and students honored as Healthcare Heroes
    August 4, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Ceremonies recognizes those making significant contributions to northern and southern Nevada healthcare

    Archaeologists investigate Civil War-era opera house
    August 4, 2008 • Staff Report
    Maguire’s Opera House was the forerunner to the famed Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

    July 2008

    Global Kids Camp teaches about Native Americans
    July 30, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Global Kids Cultural Summer Camp, hosted by the Northern Nevada International Center, explores the Great Basin’s Native American Tribes

    Exhibit aims to provoke thought about a future after oil
    July 30, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The “Post-Petroleum” art exhibit illustrates cities and suburbs in a world where the oil wells have gone dry and roads and highways are rendered useless.

    Read named Interim VP for Research, Dean of Graduate School
    July 29, 2008 • By John Trent
    Marsha Read, a longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member and administrator, has been named Interim Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, University President Milton Glick announced

    Being Superman is easier than you think
    July 28, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    One mentor realizes that although it takes time and effort, the payoff in encouraging students to attend college is huge.

    School of Medicine offers free children's immunization clinic
    July 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic is offering a free children’s immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The August 16 clinic will have a limited number of free immunizations for children who will b

    Glick watching as Knowledge Center opening nears
    July 25, 2008 • By John Trent
    President Glick, who has toured the building several times during its construction, said he is impressed by the building’s comfort and aesthetics.

    Orvis graduates ace top national licensing exam
    July 24, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    91.46 percent pass rate marks highest rate of all state’s nursing programs.

    Jakoby named internal medicine chair
    July 23, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Endocrinology chief to assume new role Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. Jakoby currently serves as an associate professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology.

    Observatory will enhance teaching and outreach
    July 23, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    An observatory – which includes a 22-inch, research-quality telescope and dome – was removed by crane from its long-term home at Incline Lake, near the Mt. Rose summit.

    Hamrick and Miller named July Classified Employees of the Month
    July 21, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
    The Classified Employees Recognition Committee reviews nominations for outstanding classified employees on a monthly basis and recognizes up to two classified employees each month.

    Fire Science Academy educator named top instructor
    July 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The international magazine Fire and Rescue selected Jim Powell as one of the world's top instructors.

    Nevada Humanities accepting nominations and applications for board membership
    July 17, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Applications accepted through July 31 for three-year term on Nevada Humanities board of trustees in support of programs and grant-making that serve Nevada communities throughout the state.

    Annual ‘Watermelon Concerts’ still a summer favorite
    July 16, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    It’s hard to picture a more idyllic scene: A warm breeze. Cool grass. A municipal band. And sweet watermelon.

    Associate director named to NASA research expedition
    July 15, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Dan Ruby, Associate Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is part of a 10-member team spending a month in Chile's Atacama desert region, developing techniques for discovering and studying the caves on Mars

    KUNR updates programming to reflect listenership trends
    July 15, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Reno’s longtime public radio station overhauled its program schedule this week to better serve listeners.

    Discount tickets for Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest
    July 14, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    The University of Nevada, Reno is one of several sponsoring organizations and, through this sponsorship, discounted tickets are available to University students, faculty and staff.

    Davidson Academy celebrates new location
    July 12, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free public day school dedicated to serving profoundly gifted students on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is hosting an Open House for prospective students, local dignitaries, and University faculty and staff.

    Education director receives Nevada National Guard award
    July 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on a military veteran.

    New HCE chair to continue community outreach
    July 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Officials in the University’s new Division of Health Sciences have named ElizaBeth Beyer as the new chair of its Health Care Ethics (HCE) program.

    DRI and university work on biomass conversion process
    July 10, 2008 • By Greg Bortolin
    Funding through Sen. Harry Reid’s efforts results in renewable energy project.

    Police Services restructure puts more officers on patrol
    July 10, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Changes mean increased police presence and more ‘feet on the street’ for University campus.

    Undergraduate fellowship information
    July 9, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
    Undergraduates, graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni of University of Nevada are encouraged to attend the Fellowship Information Sessions held each semester.

    The face of new journalism
    July 8, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Nevada Sophomore Chelsea Otakan is on of UWIRE's top 100 American student journalists.

    School of Medicine begins 'ALSO' training in Nevada
    July 8, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Program helps prevent and manage medical emergencies in obstetrical care.

    Wally Miller: The Sage of Soil Scientists
    July 7, 2008 • By Deanna Heller
    Wally Miller's career has come full circle since he started in Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada 35 years ago, and the Walker Basin Project is the catalyst for his return to his roots.

    Glick at town hall: ‘Nevada needs more education, not less’
    July 7, 2008 • By John Trent
    University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick admitted Wednesday before a crowd of more than 500 in the grand ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union that he was experiencing a case of “cognitive dissonance” regarding the University’s latest round o

    USAC spices up summer with Latin dance classes
    July 3, 2008 • By Nicole Brown
    Gerardo Rodriguez kicks off his camel-colored sandals, grabs his assistant Ana Luisa Gillies by the waist and waits for the music to start. Once they feel the beat, the two sway in unison to the Latin music blaring from their navy blue and gray boom-box.

    Daines and Brown head psychiatry operations
    July 2, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Responsibilities will be divided between Reno and Las Vegas to cover the state.

    June 2008

    Henning creating a map to aid in future campus growth
    June 27, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    A graduate student in the Environmental Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Program recently started work on a program that will measure the campus’ buildings, parking lots and sidewalks effects on the natural water cycle.

    Can you dig it? 7,000 come to the University and Reno
    June 27, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Reno has hosted the Volleyball Festival since 2004, and the University plays a crucial role in ensuring the festival’s success.

    Professor appointed to literacy board by President Bush
    June 25, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Noted national literacy expert, Diane Barone, will be the only board member from the west.

    USAC collects donations for victims of China earthquake
    June 25, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    Study abroad program requests help from campus and state-wide communities.

    ASUN Bookstore closed for year-end inventory
    June 24, 2008 • Staff Report
    The ASUN Bookstore will be conducting its year end fiscal inventory on June 27 and 28.

    Mischissin named interim director of facilities services
    June 24, 2008 • Staff Report
    The Facilities Services Department includes facilities operations, maintenance, planning and design, construction, facilities finance, parking and transportation, and real estate.

    Nevada team wins national concrete canoe competition
    June 23, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    After winning regional competition, Wolf Pack advances and beats 21 teams in Montreal.

    ASCENT mentors program needs volunteers
    June 23, 2008 • Staff Report
    Volunteer mentors are asked to commit up to three hours a month spending time with their mentee specifically discussing college aspirations and offering guidance on college applications, financial goals, scholarship and career opportunities.

    Wherever he goes, he's poised to succeed
    June 20, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
    After finishing four years as a model student-athlete, David Ciarlo is ready for his next challenge

    Student group creates community farm, seeks help
    June 20, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Short for Environmental Action Team, EnAcT is an undergraduate student group that with the help of faculty established an organic farm at the University.

    Medical school programs announce chief residents
    June 20, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Six Nevada medical school graduates earn top resident status. This number includes six graduates from the School’s Classes of 2004, 2005 and 2006 who were named as chief residents in their respective training programs.

    KIDS University mixes studies with summer fun
    June 20, 2008 • By Nicole Brown
    Since the start of the summer camp, academic classes have been added to the experience and children now get the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects like math in the morning and jump in the Lombardi Recreational Center pool after lunch.

    Glick updates campus on budget situation
    June 19, 2008 • By John Trent
    Before a packed grand ballroom in the Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick met with faculty, staff and students in a town hall meeting on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming round of budget cuts that the University wi

    Magic marks Math and Science Center groundbreaking
    June 17, 2008 • By John Trent
    A little magic to help move the dirt, then, was entirely appropriate as the University ushered in a new era in its growth.

    Excelling with or without snow
    June 16, 2008 • By John Trent
    Jes Ford, a Nevada physics grad and champion snowboarder, is driven by the thrill of discovery,

    School of Medicine assists at Reno Rodeo
    June 16, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    The rodeo environment provides learning opportunity for second-year medical students.

    Hungry stomachs have options over the summer
    June 13, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    It’s the middle of the day and the hunger pangs begin to strike. Although the summer months are in full swing and the campus is without the majority of its students and faculty, there are still a number of campus dining options from which to choose.

    Math and Science Center groundbreaking
    June 13, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    The University's new Davidson Mathematics and Science Center will provide an integrated and centralized 21st-century environment for mathematics and science education.

    Are we ready for a 7.1-magnitude earthquake?
    June 13, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Eight days of exercises engage 2,000 participants in a simulated 7.1-magnitude earthquake

    Four sculptures installed at Knowledge Center
    June 11, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Connect - Explore - Create while appreciating art. Four contemporary sculptures were installed at the University’s 295,000-square-foot Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center June 9.

    Nevada second in Mars University Rover competition
    June 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    The competition combines engineering and science into a single competition and provides an invaluable experience for the students.

    The Pack celebrates Gustin's 33 years of wild moments
    June 11, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    On June 4, the University announced he would broadcast televised football games in 2008 and 2009 on the University of Nevada Sports Network. The latter duties include an assignment doing halftime features for televised Wolf Pack football, as well as men’s

    Professor to help DOD select research projects
    June 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Federal funding for Nevada projects totals more than $4 million. Nevada is one of 25 states and two territories authorized to participate in the program.

    A ‘terribly’ good administrative aid is top student worker
    June 10, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    As the top student employee on campus, the 21-year-old health ecology major received two framed certificates, one from the governor, and a $200 gift card for the Associated Students of Nevada bookstore, which she plans to use on school books.

    Business graduate students saying, ‘O, Canada!’
    June 10, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
    Nontraditional field trip to Toronto with dean exposes students to global business principles

    President to hold town hall meeting on issues impacting campus
    June 10, 2008 • Staff Report
    President Milton Glick has scheduled a town hall meeting Wednesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. to discuss issues facing the University.

    Basque author-in-residence wins prestigious literary prizes
    June 9, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Bernardo Atxaga, Center for Basque Studies William Douglass Distinguished Scholar for 2007–2008, wrote two books, lectured to University students and faculty and received perhaps the most prestigious award of his career.

    Facilities supervisor honored with Distinguished Service Award
    June 9, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Buzz Nelson, assistant vice president for facilities services, receives the Distinguished Service Award for his 37 years of service to the University.

    Literature of sustainability as literature of life
    June 6, 2008 • By John Trent
    English course deftly melds literature, science and sustainability

    Retirement reception for Mark Brenner
    June 5, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
    Reception to be held in honor of Dr. Mark L. Brenner to be held Tuesday, June 17.

    Holcombe promoted to practice plan executive director
    June 4, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Decision will ensure smooth daily operations at Reno clinics.

    Nevada's new provost is on a mission
    June 3, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Marc Johnson's passion for higher education falls right in line with the University's 134-year-old charge.

    A push of button brings emergency help
    June 3, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Blue light tower phones improve campus safety.

    School of Medicine's summer clinic dates announced
    June 3, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Free medical care targets underserved area population.

    Spending a summer abroad, going with the flow
    June 3, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Political Science major Taylor Anderson embarked on a 10-week summer journey in Torino, Italy where he must adapt, speak and live according to Italian standards

    Discounted athletics pass offered to graduates, faculty, staff
    June 2, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Discounted athletics tickets allow Nevada to thank graduates, faculty and staff for support.

    May 2008

    School of Medicine holds monthly obstetrics clinics
    May 30, 2008 • By Emily Cobb
    Clinics allow patients to receive routine obstetrical care without traveling great distances.

    Division of Health Sciences structure announced
    May 30, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    University’s Division of Health Sciences transition effective July 1; College of Health and Human Sciences absorbed into Division.

    VP for research/dean of Graduate School to retire
    May 30, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    When Mark Brenner joined the University in September 2005 as vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School, he saw the opportunity to contribute to the infrastructure and continued growth of Nevada’s research program.

    Chemstores closed for inventory May 29-30
    May 29, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
    Chemstores, the chemical supplier within the Department of Chemistry, will be closed May 29-30 while staff take inventory.

    Off-road and off the charts: rural math project completed
    May 29, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Education professor Teruni Lamberg wrapped up an adventure she started three years ago called the Northeastern Nevada Math Project.

    Faculty sought for literacy in health communication project
    May 29, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
    The Nevada Geriatric Education Center is seeking academic and administrative faculty to be “Scholars in Health Literacy and Aging,” an interdisciplinary faculty development opportunity.

    Marching to her own drum
    May 28, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    To say Rachi Tiwari is ambitious would be an understatement

    Screenings target those near Nevada nuclear test site
    May 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) is at the forefront of an effort to raise awareness about the need for cancer screening among people who lived near Nevada’s nuclear weapons tests.

    University honors wide range of achievement
    May 27, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The campus' colleges and schools annually present awards recognizing scholarship and service of faculty, staff and students.

    Kemp, McPherson win top student-athlete awards
    May 27, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
    Nevada basketball player Marcelus Kemp and Wolf Pack softball player Jordan McPherson earned top honors as the University's Doc Martie and Ruth Russell award winners.

    The Regents' Scholar Awards given to undergrad, graduate students
    May 27, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    The Regents' Scholar Award is bestowed upon one student from each NSHE institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability and service contributions. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend.

    Leaving a Legacy: Fred Reid named 'Employee of the Year'
    May 22, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Fred Reid named classified employee of the year. Reid is known for his dedication to the students, the art department and the University.

    Latest class of Wolf Pack Battalion graduates
    May 22, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Seven Graduates to be commissioned. The Wolf Pack Battalion holds a proud tradition of commissioning second lieutenants into the Air Force, the United States Army, and the Air National Guard.

    Space Available in CFRC Private Kindergarten
    May 20, 2008 • By Kelly McKowan
    The Child and Family Research Center has space available in the 11th Street Kindergarten class.

    ASUN clubs and organizations are honored
    May 20, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno honored outstanding clubs and organizations in an awards ceremony on April 10 in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Special Collections, Archives help produce Reno book
    May 19, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The Turner Publishing Company has released a new book illustrating Reno’s history titled Historic Photos of Reno.

    Getchell Library scales back service during move
    May 19, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center grand opening to take place Aug. 11

    Campus accomplishment recognized at Honor the Best
    May 19, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Fifty-seven award-winners saluted at Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Jennifer Miceli named 2008 Herz Gold Medalist
    May 17, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The Herz Gold Medal, the University’s oldest and most prestigious award, is presented each commencement ceremony to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average.

    Who knows what good they can someday do?
    May 16, 2008 • By Nicole Brown and Adrienne Goetz
    Two Nevada grads already have an impressive track record. One can only imagine where they will go from here,

    Journalism students initiate ethics pledge
    May 15, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Reynolds School of Journalism seniors will sign an ethics pledge that will guide their careers at a Spring 2008 Commencement reception May 16 at 2:30p.m., in the journalism school atrium.

    Buxton receives 2008 Outstanding Researcher Award
    May 15, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    The University of Nevada, Reno recognized the School of Medicine’s Iain L. O. Buxton, Pharm.D., with its Outstanding Researcher Award at its annual “Honor the Best” awards ceremony yesterday at the Joe Crowley Student Union on campus.

    Forty-seven nursing students to have bright future
    May 15, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Pass rate of 92 percent highlights first-quarter, licensing exam results.

    Update on Parking and New Parking Permit Fees
    May 14, 2008 • By Ron Zurek
    If you would like to learn more about the various parking and transportation related services available on campus, please visit Parking Services website.

    The world isn't always how it appears
    May 13, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    As she graduates, business student Tiana Bowlen will remember sag advise from her mentor.

    Coray, Special Assistant for Diversity, to step down
    May 13, 2008 • By John Trent
    After 18 years in position, Coray to return to faculty in Department of History.

    Coray a trailblazer in more ways than one
    May 13, 2008 • By John Trent
    As the University’s Special Assistant for Diversity returns to the classroom, a former student remembers what it was like to be one of Coray’s students.

    University psychologists share top award
    May 12, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Two University psychologists received Nevada State Psychologist Association 'Outstanding Psychologist of the Year' Award.

    Three faculty named as 2008 Foundation Professors
    May 12, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Wesnousky, Barone, Follette to be recognized for research, teaching excellence May 14 at Honor the Best ceremony.

    Nevada makes second NCAA trip in three years
    May 12, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
    Wolf Pack second seed at UCLA softball regional, competing against Boilermakers, Bruins, Cal State Fullerton.

    Professor receives grant to study muscular dystrophy
    May 12, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    National Institutes of Health grant awarded for $1,000,000 over five years.

    1,800 degrees to be awarded at Spring Commencement
    May 12, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Commencement ceremonies will take place Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 on the University's historic quadrangle.

    Maragakis named interim dean for College of Engineering
    May 12, 2008 • By John Trent
    Manos Maragakis, a longtime department chair and internationally known professor and researcher in the area of seismic response of large-scale structures such as bridges, has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering,

    Classified Employees of the Month for May named
    May 12, 2008 • By Joanne Tully
    Employees of the month have provided the university with outstanding service, an exceptional attitude and excellence in work performance beyond their specific job requirements

    Sue Donaldson to Preside Over National Conference
    May 12, 2008 • By Susan Schmidt
    Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals is the national professional organization for Extension faculty specializing in natural resources

    Heeding the call
    May 9, 2008 • By John Trent
    For Nichole Maloney, the decision to join the Peace Corps lead back to a great class, taught by a great professor

    Batchman receives prestigious fellowship
    May 9, 2008 • By John Trent
    College of Engineering dean earns unique distinction from American Society for Engineering Education

    Lincoln and Civil War theme for Chautauqua
    May 9, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Endorsed by the national Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Chautauqua will highlight Abraham Lincoln during northern Nevada’s popular summer event.

    International Executive Development Program
    May 9, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    Renowned international program for gaming executives stresses critical issues and strategic planning in the global gaming industry.

    Chart a course for an enriching summer
    May 9, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
    A wide variety of events open to the community are offered on campus during Summer Session 2008.

    Health ecology major is Senior Scholar
    May 9, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Jennifer Miceli to be recognized May 15 with eight other outstanding graduates at awards reception.

    Participants sought for allergy genetic disorder study
    May 9, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Participants are being sought for allergy genetic disorder study, now underway.

    Redesigned Nevada News, calendar mark Web changes
    May 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    In an effort to draw the University’s community of readers deeper into the news, events and issues of the campus, the Nevada News Web site has been reorganized and redesigned.

    Pop culture inspires innovative teaching
    May 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    More than 30 marketing students work as ‘Apprentices’ tasked to create a branded dog-washing service.

    Lego Robotics coming to Fleischmann Planetarium
    May 8, 2008 • By Sarah Purdy
    Soon-to-be scientists ages 10-14 are invited to engage in hands-on learning and fun during two-hour mini-robotics sessions at Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, May 17-19.

    Phil Gillette honored for commitment to Nevada elders
    May 8, 2008 • By Ed Cohen
    Longtime health-care administrator, educator and northern Nevada community leader Phil Gillette has been honored with the Sanford Center for Aging’s Living the Legacy Award.

    Business professor is radically transparent
    May 7, 2008 • Staff Report
    Strauss’ new book helps individuals, companies monitor and manage reputations online using social media.

    Employee-of-the-Year nominees announced
    May 7, 2008 • By Joanne Tully
    The Staff Employees’ Council is proud to acknowledge and honor the following employees who have been nominated for the prestigious 2008 Classified Employee of the Year Award.

    University Inn becomes Sierra Hall
    May 6, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The University Inn shuttered its hotel doors in December 2006. The facility has undergone necessary renovation to provide an additional residence hall option for upper-division University students.

    Nevada softball wins Western Athletic Conference title
    May 5, 2008 • By Nevada Athletics
    The Wolf Pack beat San Jose State 3-2 in game one of a doubleheader to clinch the WAC championship. The Pack swept the Spartans in the doubleheader with a 5-4 win in eight innings to complete the series sweep.

    Faculty and students in field of aging to be honored
    May 5, 2008 • By Ed Cohen
    The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the fourth-floor ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

    Professor inducted into Western Academy of Nursing
    May 5, 2008 • By Ed Cohen
    The academy recognizes and honors nurses who have demonstrated excellence in nursing practice and have advanced practice in direct care, education or research.

    Who inspired you?
    May 2, 2008 • By John Trent
    The University is asking graduating seniors to share the story of a person who inspired them to come to college. For Adrienne Goetz, it was her junior English teacher.

    Nevada first in regional concrete canoe competition
    May 2, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    For the third consecutive year, the University’s concrete canoe team will compete in the finals of the national collegiate competition.

    College of Business, TMCC focus on student success
    May 1, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The University of Nevada, Reno and TMCC team up to eliminate fear of the unknown for community college to University transfers.

    Experts help Nevadans understand/prepare for quakes
    May 1, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    "The earthquake sequence in west Reno is not a scientific surprise, and a large earthquake there would not be a scientific surprise. People need to be prepared,” said John Anderson, director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University, at a b

    Students hold memorial for anatomical donors
    May 1, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Donors' friends and family invited to attend May 9.

    April 2008

    Researcher creates world’s most accurate atomic clock
    April 28, 2008 • By John Trent
    University of Nevada professor Andrei Derevianko’s ongoing research laying groundwork for super-accurate atomic clock.

    Journal tabs University program for research productivity
    April 28, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    A national journal ranked the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology doctorate program 24th nationally for its quality and quantity of publications in conservation biology research.

    University faculty to study obesity in Nevada adults
    April 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Trust Fund for Public Health grant awarded for $98,890.

    Website takes on poverty, diversity and the environment
    April 28, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    RSJ grad students are using interactive journalism to explore compelling cultural, economic and social issues on the online community site,

    Smells like entrepreneurial spirit
    April 26, 2008 • By Sue Putnam, Jill Stockton, John Trent and Zanny Marsh
    Nearly two-thirds of the finalists who competed in the Governor's Cup are University of Nevada, Reno students. Two teams are moving on to the next round.

    Classrooms without borders
    April 25, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
    Uzbek students expand their horizons at the University of Nevada.

    Nutrition Vital to Healthy Aging
    April 25, 2008 • By Claudia Collins
    UNCE offers many research-based, free online publications on their website on a variety of topics including horticulture, health and nutrition, and community development.

    Relay for Life draws 33 teams to fight cancer
    April 25, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Karaoke among activities slated for Mackay track.

    Class of 2012 to read ‘Nickel and Dimed’
    April 25, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Students will examine many challenges of living on minimum wage

    Nevada Speakers engage students in thoughtful conversation
    April 24, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Judy Strauss explores the ‘online persona’ with students April 29.

    Mackay School receives $1.25 million pledge from Goldcorp
    April 24, 2008 • By John Trent
    Pledge from the second largest producer in the world to establish endowed chair in minerals engineering.

    Three grad programs rank in top 50
    April 23, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    For the first time, a trio of Nevada programs are ranked in U.S. News & World Report's listings of top graduate programs.

    greenUp! celebrates sustainability
    April 23, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Event at Patagonia building in west Reno on Thursday highlights environmental sustainability in the Truckee Meadows.

    Nevada cycling speeds toward this weekend’s championships
    April 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    Wolf Pack readies to host West Coast Championships for the first time since ’05.

    Students captivate local businesses
    April 22, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Banquet highlighted academic excellence, community service, extracurricular activities.

    Book Nook making changes for the better
    April 21, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    Beginning in early August, Book Nook will move to area just off main lobby of Knowledge Center; moving sale to be held April 22-25.

    The Nevada Sagebrush announces new editor-in-chief
    April 21, 2008 • By Nicole Brown
    Nick Coltrain, a 20-year-old journalism major and former managing editor, is the choice to succeed Brian Duggan

    Keeping students in college, What’s getting in the way?
    April 21, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Faculty to receive Youth Risk Behavior Survey data.

    When 'good isn't good enough'
    April 18, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Extreme dedication leads integrated marketing communications team to national finals in Atlanta

    University alum working to meet the needs of orphans in Africa
    April 17, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Model may be effective for third-world countries.

    School of Medicine residents to demonstrate research prowess
    April 17, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    Resident Research Day for northern clinics to be held April 23.

    Renowned physicist to deliver STARS lecture, April 29
    April 17, 2008 • By John Trent
    Geoffrey West, named in 2006 as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, to deliver keynote address for College of Science’s STARS (Science and Research Seminar) event on April 29.

    Student Cultural Diversity hosts Minority Health Fair
    April 16, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Event will help members of minority communities access health information, services.

    Every day is Earth Day at the University
    April 16, 2008 • By John Trent
    University’s breadth of environmental teaching and research spans the sciences, humanities and other areas with upcoming events.

    Alive Day Memories screening helps veterans
    April 16, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Movie, panel discussion tonight addresses physical, emotional cost of war.

    Professional Development and Training Update
    April 15, 2008 • By Carole Anderson
    Class and meeting updates for University faculty and staff.

    Engineers have their day
    April 14, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Professors and students from the College of Engineering and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering presented 17 different demonstrations for the students

    Parking update for Mathematics and Science Center construction
    April 14, 2008 • By John Trent
    Beginning April 14, preparation for construction will alter certain parking schemes near the site.

    Schacter’s four championships never done before
    April 14, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Nevada boxer makes history in the ring.

    Dreaming big, one pen stroke at a time
    April 14, 2008 • By Nicole Brown
    When he was a boy, Joshua Gabe dreamed of becoming a successful author by writing stories and composing colorful works of fiction.

    In research, success tastes better after a dose of failure
    April 11, 2008 • By John Trent
    Award-winning chemistry prof mentors students, helping them realize research isn't easy.

    Mackay Muckers muck it out at mining competition
    April 11, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    The University’s mining team, Mackay Muckers, goes head to head with top mining schools to defend their title this weekend. The teams share similar expectation of high standards, challenges, and of course, fun.

    Fundraising events to help send teachers to Italy
    April 10, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Center practices innovative Reggio Emilia techniques.

    Orvis School of Nursing ‘Marches for Babies’
    April 10, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Future nurses raising funds for March of Dimes.

    Silver and blue make green
    April 10, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
    New greenhouse complex helps University address environmental issues.

    Pizza with the President: ‘Questions, comments or screams’
    April 9, 2008 • By John Trent
    In a relaxed, informal setting, President Milt Glick shares pizza and answers questions from students in the Graduate Student Association lounge in Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Scripps Dinner and lecture featured AP correspondent
    April 9, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Reynolds School of Journalism hosted Linda Deutsch at the 44th annual Scripps Dinner and Lecture, April 3. Deutsch is widely regarded as the premier Associated Press (AP) courtroom reporter.

    Increases equal improved academic/student programming
    April 9, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    As the Nevada Board of Regents considered tuition and fees proposals Friday, “accountability” may have been the word of the day.

    Battle Born and human-powered
    April 9, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Students go green at 30 mph.

    Chemistry professor enjoys a week to remember
    April 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    Liming Zhang receives good news on two important professional fronts, including word that he is the Department of Chemistry’s latest NSF CAREER award winner.

    Making 'mom' proud, Wesnousky accepts Tibbitts Award
    April 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    In a surprise ceremony Tuesday in the classroom of Steve Wesnousky, Provost Jannet Vreeland announces that Wesnousky, professor of geology and seismology, is the University’s top teacher.

    Softball players taking the field, giving back to community
    April 7, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    The class this semester is geared towards leadership and follower ship.

    Full of Fulbrights
    April 4, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    From Australia to Oman, Nevada's Fulbright scholars have traveled the world creating and sharing knowledge

    Former South African president urges thoughtful change
    April 4, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    His visit was part of the annual Forum for Excellence sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts to support its Fund for Excellence.

    Math students make grade in prestigious Putnam exam
    April 4, 2008 • By John Trent
    Four-member team from Nevada among more than 3,700 undergraduates to partake in collegiate competition designed to stimulate a healthy rivalry in mathematical studies in the colleges and universities of the U.S. and Canada.

    Turkmenistan delegation visits University Police Department
    April 4, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The group toured the Emergency Operations Center at University Police Services and the Seismology Lab, including the earthquake shake tables at the department of Engineering.

    Participants needed for research-based auctions
    April 4, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    University faculty examine auction procedures and adoption rates of wild horses and burros.

    Stomp with the Pack spotlights precise dance art of stepping
    April 4, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Stepping is like dance in the sense that it is a form of entertainment done to music,” said Alison Tanzer, president of the University’s Multicultural Greek Council and Lamba Phi Xi.

    Students drive choreographed concert
    April 3, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Production held on March 15-16 features everything from the Michael Jackson’s ‘Moonwalk’ to modern ballet.

    An empathetic trailblazer tackles student concerns
    April 2, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Casting a wider net helps students find more campus resources.

    New University program aims to teach students the BASICS
    April 1, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    Aiming to further curb underage and binge drinking, University police and student services personnel will launch a new program April 4 targeting students living off-campus.

    Efforts to create fan-friendly environment at Mackay Stadium
    April 1, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Wolf Pack home games to feature emphasis on steps to encourage positive fan behavior; beer sales will continue but with added measures to promote responsible consumption.

    March 2008

    The most contented University grad you’ll ever find
    March 31, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Fresno-area man earns civil engineering degree 65 years after his class graduates.

    Reno bucks recession trend
    March 28, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Regional experts share opinions on why our economy is flourishing.

    Night of All Nations extends invitation to tour the world
    March 28, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Annual on-campus event attracts, culturally enriches 5,000 visitors.

    Seismologists, geologists brief media on recent earthquakes
    March 27, 2008 • By John Trent
    In an informational meeting that also included representatives from the State of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety and Washoe County emergency management, the University’s scientists briefed local media on recent earthquakes.

    Hands-on activities highlight engineering summer camps
    March 27, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Students can build bridges, robots, rockets.

    Mackay School celebrates centennial
    March 25, 2008 • By John Trent
    One of the state’s most enduring entities to mark 100th year anniversary with series of public events, including trip to Virginia City and Mackay Gala.

    Major health care innovation for Nevadans launches
    March 25, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The Nevada Living Will Lockbox will be a free service providing electronic storage of living wills, other advance directives.

    Equipped in the mind, led by the heart
    March 25, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Danielle Lallement uses her nursing education to help the women of a rural Mexican town.

    Nevada Sagebrush wins online journalism awards
    March 24, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Student newspaper’s recognition indicative of an increasingly strong Web presence.

    Clinics provide free care to medically underserved
    March 24, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    April dates for School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinics announced.

    Step out for safety
    March 21, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Hundreds on campus encourage seat belt use.

    Kris Tower: educator, advocate, filmmaker
    March 20, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Remembering Kris Tower: innovative educator, advocate, filmmaker.

    Match Day results celebrated
    March 20, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    17 to stay in Nevada for post-graduate medical training.

    Reilly wins ASUN presidential election
    March 19, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    History major from Las Vegas takes one of closest contests in campus history

    An improbable president
    March 19, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    Reilly says he finds everything he could want from Nevada.

    Who’s Who recognizes students who make a difference
    March 18, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    University students say involvement isn’t for recognition, but rather staying active at their school.

    Professors reach highest status with Fellow Grade
    March 18, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    International organization touts significant achievements.

    Arnold and Steffens named March Employees of the Month
    March 18, 2008 • By Joanne Tully
    Randy Arnold and Chuck Steffens of Facilities Maintenance selected as Classified Employees of the Month for March.

    A 'turbo-charged researcher
    March 17, 2008 • By John Trent
    Umek, Turbo often found along the Walker River.

    Ticket Office extends hours to buy tickets to CBI
    March 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The Wolf Pack Ticket Office at Legacy Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. today to accommodate fans wanting to purchase tickets for Nevada’s Tuesday night game with Houston at Lawlor Events Center in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational.

    Conference to feature ‘science as a tool’
    March 17, 2008 • By John Trent
    Scientists and managers at Lake Tahoe will gather for a three-day conference to discuss the latest relevant scientific information and results from a multitude of studies being conducted at Tahoe.

    Environment and behavior for Alzheimer’s patients studies
    March 5, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Work by professor of psychology, graduate student, provides family and professional caregivers with ways to understand patients’ needs.

    Engineering: now with a fresh new lemon scent
    March 5, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Mobile lab brings hands-on experience to thousands of middle school students.

    ASUN elections anticipate high participation and new policies
    March 5, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Candidates sharing campaign signs, increased awareness of ASUN help boost races, election organizers say.

    Small earthquakes felt in Mogul over past few days
    March 4, 2008 • By John Trent
    Nevada seismologists report events of small magnitudes; events of this size are considered common.

    A trip to the Tenderloin leads to tender hearts
    March 4, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Campus club Intervarsity Christian Fellowship helps expose students to issues such as poverty and social injustice.

    Feeding the hunger of college dreams
    March 4, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    University mentors' sharing helps students towards higher education.

    February 2008

    Mines and Geology study maps strategies for carbon sequestration
    February 29, 2008 • By John Trent
    According to director, carbon sequestration for Nevada is possible, but highly expensive.

    Journalism Week attracts Pulitzer Prize winners
    February 29, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Vision, technology and ethics essential to print, broadcast, and electronic media success.

    True Blue Krukows
    February 29, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Whether baseball or music, Nevada has the right beat for this California family.

    Help me help Journalism
    February 29, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
    New dean of the Reynolds School enthralled at the chance to philosophically change the trade.

    Researchers make geothermal discovery in Mineral County
    February 27, 2008 • By John Trent
    Discovery at Teels Marsh area an anomaly given there are no thermal springs known to exist in area.

    Thursday Movie Series the reel deal at Crowley Union
    February 27, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    The idea for the theater was completely student based. Surveys were sent to the student body about what they wanted in the new union and a theater was the top choice.

    Philanthropist recognized for contributions to education
    February 26, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Recipient of University President’s Medal in 1997.

    Students have clear ‘skies’ with top business plan
    February 25, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Software product nets interest from EDAWN, United Kingdom client

    Instructor encourages students to bark, whistle and scream
    February 25, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Field-based instructors from College of Education play important role in teacher education program.

    2007 third-lowest year on record for earthquake activity
    February 19, 2008 • By John Trent
    New report from Nevada Seismological Laboratory shows only three earthquakes in region had magnitude greater than 4.0.

    Faculty, administrators study abroad through USAC
    February 19, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Designed as a way to bring international component back to the University, successful program is an "incredible experience."

    Senator, Governor keynote environmental workshop
    February 15, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
    Great Basin Environmental program on Feb. 20-21 to highlight natural resources and environment.

    Muslim group hosts ‘Peace…Not Prejudice’
    February 15, 2008 • By Jeannette Smith
    This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, CAIR, the Northern Nevada Muslim Community and the National Muslim Student Association.

    Valentine’s Day stirs excitement, bidding at Sheppard Art Gallery
    February 14, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
    Auction featured special installations by students and recent graduate students to raise funds for future programming

    Fourth-year medical students in elite residency programs
    February 14, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    This year two graduating medical students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine placed in very competitive early match programs.

    Professor’s survey ‘traces’ American-Mexican border
    February 14, 2008 • By John Trent
    Peter Goin’s “Tracing the Line,” the first photographic survey of the international boundary between the United States and Mexico, celebrates its 20th anniversary with showing in Mexico.

    Great Basin Center pinpoints renewable energy in report
    February 13, 2008 • By John Trent
    New report, now available online, is part of state’s effort to further diversify energy portfolio.

    Professor’s art exhibit rouses love, music and sense of community
    February 12, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Prepare to rock to the tunes of music performed by Panic Opera, the Juvinals, and DJ Andrew, all while making crafty valentines and a communal art display.

    Pfounder of Pfaffology
    February 12, 2008 • By John Trent
    For math students, a course with Don Pfaff begins and ends with one thing.

    Gender gap still a problem in math, professor says
    February 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    The gender gap has narrowed over the years, but boys continue to outperform girls on standardized math tests like the SAT, where girls score approximately 35 points less than boys on the math portion, says associate professor of mathematics education Lynd

    Parking, campus shuttles, escort services expand services
    February 8, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Starting Feb. 7, students, faculty and staff have access to expanded transportation services, including extended hours, more vehicles and faster service

    Special son inspires mother to win $1,000 Soroptimist award
    February 8, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Vicki Martinez is a single mother of a child with special needs, a college student, and a teacher and mentor to less-fortunate infants and toddlers.

    CABNR researcher trains plants not to kill themselves
    February 8, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
    Ron Mittler, a researcher at the University, may have helped train an annual crop how not to kill itself during drought.

    Sepulveda’s latest book gives thoughtful voice to RGJ column
    February 7, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    Latino Research Center director Emma Sepulveda is holding a series of book signings for her new book, “Do you Hear my Accent When I Write?: The Voice of a Latina Immigrant"

    Venomous reptiles cannot be overlooked in Nevada
    February 7, 2008 • By Vikki Ford
    UNCE presents informative report on state’s dangerous snakes, lizards.

    Arthouse Film Series Sneak Preview
    February 7, 2008 • By Jeannette Smith
    The Joe Crowley Student Union presents The Lives of Others.

    Student Outreach Clinic receives donation from Redfield Foundation
    February 7, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
    $25,000 donation to help fund clinics helping area's medically underserved.

    Food and drink choices grow gastronomically at the Joe
    February 6, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    As the University’s students continue to find their way to the Joe Crowley Student Union, the new union is increasing its food and drink offerings.

    Cross training is so 80s … new center focuses on performance
    February 6, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    The University’s Integrated Health Center in the School of Public Health is forging new roads with Velocity Sports Performance to promote life-long health, wellness and optimal athletic performance.

    Reduce your risk of falling
    February 6, 2008 • By Claudia Collins
    Cooperative Extension offers two publications entitled Reducing Personal Risks of Accidental Falls and Preventing Falls in Your Home.

    University offers several ways to increase personal safety
    February 5, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The University hosts a number of personal safety classes ranging from rape defense and self defense to safety-awareness instruction for students, faculty and staff.

    Confusion counselors
    February 5, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
    Business students help low income families navigate labyrinth of filing tax returns.

    Changing the Mentality
    February 5, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Women's hoops team eyes first NCAA berth while succeeding off the court as well.

    January 2008

    Campus Escort Service offers safe travel around campus
    January 31, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    University students, faculty and staff have a new-found interest in safety, and for protection and crime prevention information. After Brianna Denison, a 19-year-old Reno woman who attended college in California was abducted from a residence near the Univ

    EH&S eliminates 'ooze' factor in handling hazardous materials
    January 31, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    The University’s disposal of hazardous waste is handled by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S), and the process isn’t a simple one. Every 90 days there is a campus pickup for hazardous waste.

    Aliens, hovercrafts and Milk Dud boxes
    January 28, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
    Future City competition brings middle school students to the University.

    Graduate Advisor of Year captures respect one student at a time
    January 25, 2008 • By John Trent
    By his own count, Tracy has mentored 18 master’s students, 21 Ph.D. students and 10 postdoctoral students. Of this number, 18 have become professors in universities all over the world, and three others are working at academic institutions not as professor

    University solicits ‘Honor the Best’ nominations
    January 25, 2008 • By Adrienne Goetz
    Every year the University honors its best. This year’s awards will presented during the “Honor the Best” ceremony on May 14.

    Tantalizing tattoo, timeless talent
    January 23, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    The temporary tattoo, drawn for this event by the associate professor of art, is the simplest way to gain admission to the new Nevada Museum of Art exhibition, Like, Love, Lust: Michael Sarich.

    University to hold two-day conference on global warming solutions
    January 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    The threat of global warming and possible solutions will take center stage on campus during a two-day series of presentations and discussions regarding the health of the environment in the northern Nevada region.

    University to hold campus safety meetings on Jan. 23-24
    January 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    Students, faculty and staff of the University are encouraged to attend two campus safety meetings, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24 in the theater of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Helping flood victims get back on their feet... in shoes
    January 23, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    Donated shoes of any size, for any age and either gender can be delivered or mailed to one of two locations in Fernley: Skyline Realty at 125 Main Street (next to the firehouse) or 2040 Farm District Road.

    Obama, Kucinich campaigns make appearance on campus
    January 23, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, spoke before a crowd of about 2,000 people at the University’s 66-year-old Virginia Street Gym Friday, Jan. 18.

    Recycle coffee grounds to curb global warming
    January 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    In the not-too-distant future, University researcher Manoranjan Misra can envision a day when customers might pull into the drive-through at Starbucks for a cup of coffee ... and then fill their cars with biodiesel made from the same coffee grounds that p

    Arabic language course offered for the first time
    January 23, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    Mahmoud Abdel Fattah Hassan has come to Reno from Cairo, Egypt, and earlier this month he saw real-life snow for the first time.

    Desperate to get into a class? Call the concierge.
    January 22, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
    Paul Neill, director of the core curriculum in the Office of the Provost, is available to help students who need to get into classes to graduate on time.

    Engineers modify snowplows to combat major storms
    January 7, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
    University of Nevada, Reno mechanical engineers are conducting research for the Nevada Department of Transportation aimed at improving the visibility of both snowplow vehicles and drivers that could enhance road safety for northern Nevada drivers.

    A year in pictures
    January 4, 2008 • By Jean Dixon
    What began as New Year's resolution has unveiled a new way to look at life around Nevada's first university

    Men's basketball game postponed due to weather
    January 4, 2008 • Staff Report
    Saturday night's University of Nevada men's basketball game with Utah State has been canceled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled later this season, Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announced Friday.

    Glick on budget cuts: 'Short-term pain for long-term gain'
    January 4, 2008 • By John Trent
    President Milton Glick addressed members of the campus community in an informal meeting on Friday regarding the upcoming round of budget cuts. The University's budget cut plan will be presented to the Board of Regents on Monday in Las Vegas.

    Fit Bits: Light Medicine for Your Health
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    A special meeting of the Nevada Board of Regents will be convened Monday, Jan. 7 for review of budget reduction plans mandated for the Nevada System of Higher Education institutions. A commitment to “protect the University’s core missions; ins

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