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2008 News Stories: June

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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.

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