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    2008 News Stories: April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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