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2008 News Stories

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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, www.OurTahoe.org.

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.<br /><b

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
January 4, 2008 • By Bill Oberding
This month's subject is exploring the effects of light on the human body, particularly at the cellular level.

Academic quality and research commitment guide University's budget plan
January 3, 2008 • By Jane Tors
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 &#8220;protect the University&#8217;s core missions; ins

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