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2008 News Stories: May

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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.

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