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2008 News Stories: January

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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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