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2008 News Stories: July

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Global Kids Camp teaches about Native Americans
July 30, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Global Kids Cultural Summer Camp, hosted by the Northern Nevada International Center, explores the Great Basin’s Native American Tribes

Exhibit aims to provoke thought about a future after oil
July 30, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The “Post-Petroleum” art exhibit illustrates cities and suburbs in a world where the oil wells have gone dry and roads and highways are rendered useless.

Read named Interim VP for Research, Dean of Graduate School
July 29, 2008 • By John Trent
Marsha Read, a longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member and administrator, has been named Interim Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, University President Milton Glick announced

Being Superman is easier than you think
July 28, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
One mentor realizes that although it takes time and effort, the payoff in encouraging students to attend college is huge.

School of Medicine offers free children's immunization clinic
July 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic is offering a free children’s immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. The August 16 clinic will have a limited number of free immunizations for children who will b

Glick watching as Knowledge Center opening nears
July 25, 2008 • By John Trent
President Glick, who has toured the building several times during its construction, said he is impressed by the building’s comfort and aesthetics.

Orvis graduates ace top national licensing exam
July 24, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
91.46 percent pass rate marks highest rate of all state’s nursing programs.

Jakoby named internal medicine chair
July 23, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Endocrinology chief to assume new role Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. Jakoby currently serves as an associate professor and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology.

Observatory will enhance teaching and outreach
July 23, 2008 • By Jane Tors
An observatory – which includes a 22-inch, research-quality telescope and dome – was removed by crane from its long-term home at Incline Lake, near the Mt. Rose summit.

Hamrick and Miller named July Classified Employees of the Month
July 21, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
The Classified Employees Recognition Committee reviews nominations for outstanding classified employees on a monthly basis and recognizes up to two classified employees each month.

Fire Science Academy educator named top instructor
July 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The international magazine Fire and Rescue selected Jim Powell as one of the world's top instructors.

Nevada Humanities accepting nominations and applications for board membership
July 17, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Applications accepted through July 31 for three-year term on Nevada Humanities board of trustees in support of programs and grant-making that serve Nevada communities throughout the state.

Annual ‘Watermelon Concerts’ still a summer favorite
July 16, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
It’s hard to picture a more idyllic scene: A warm breeze. Cool grass. A municipal band. And sweet watermelon.

Associate director named to NASA research expedition
July 15, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Dan Ruby, Associate Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is part of a 10-member team spending a month in Chile's Atacama desert region, developing techniques for discovering and studying the caves on Mars

KUNR updates programming to reflect listenership trends
July 15, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
Reno’s longtime public radio station overhauled its program schedule this week to better serve listeners.

Discount tickets for Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest
July 14, 2008 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno is one of several sponsoring organizations and, through this sponsorship, discounted tickets are available to University students, faculty and staff.

Davidson Academy celebrates new location
July 12, 2008 • By Jane Tors
The Davidson Academy of Nevada, a free public day school dedicated to serving profoundly gifted students on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, is hosting an Open House for prospective students, local dignitaries, and University faculty and staff.

Education director receives Nevada National Guard award
July 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on a military veteran.

New HCE chair to continue community outreach
July 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Officials in the University’s new Division of Health Sciences have named ElizaBeth Beyer as the new chair of its Health Care Ethics (HCE) program.

DRI and university work on biomass conversion process
July 10, 2008 • By Greg Bortolin
Funding through Sen. Harry Reid’s efforts results in renewable energy project.

Police Services restructure puts more officers on patrol
July 10, 2008 • By Jane Tors
Changes mean increased police presence and more ‘feet on the street’ for University campus.

Undergraduate fellowship information
July 9, 2008 • By Elaine Casey
Undergraduates, graduating seniors, graduate students, and alumni of University of Nevada are encouraged to attend the Fellowship Information Sessions held each semester.

The face of new journalism
July 8, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Nevada Sophomore Chelsea Otakan is on of UWIRE's top 100 American student journalists.

School of Medicine begins 'ALSO' training in Nevada
July 8, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Program helps prevent and manage medical emergencies in obstetrical care.

Wally Miller: The Sage of Soil Scientists
July 7, 2008 • By Deanna Heller
Wally Miller's career has come full circle since he started in Cooperative Extension at the University of Nevada 35 years ago, and the Walker Basin Project is the catalyst for his return to his roots.

Glick at town hall: ‘Nevada needs more education, not less’
July 7, 2008 • By John Trent
University of Nevada, Reno President Milton Glick admitted Wednesday before a crowd of more than 500 in the grand ballroom of the Joe Crowley Student Union that he was experiencing a case of “cognitive dissonance” regarding the University’s latest round o

USAC spices up summer with Latin dance classes
July 3, 2008 • By Nicole Brown
Gerardo Rodriguez kicks off his camel-colored sandals, grabs his assistant Ana Luisa Gillies by the waist and waits for the music to start. Once they feel the beat, the two sway in unison to the Latin music blaring from their navy blue and gray boom-box.

Daines and Brown head psychiatry operations
July 2, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Responsibilities will be divided between Reno and Las Vegas to cover the state.

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