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2008 News Stories: February

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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.

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