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2008 News Stories: August

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Nevada commemorates Motley's Hall of Fame induction
August 29, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
The University of Nevada will commemorate the 40th anniversary of former Wolf Pack star Marion Motley’s induction into the Professional Football Hall of Fame during the 2008 football season, the university announced Aug. 29.

September Student Outreach Clinic dates
August 28, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Clinics provide free medical care to underserved populations.

Knowledge Center open house is August 28
August 27, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
295,000 square-foot state-of-the-art library is slated to be the intellectual nexus of our region.

Fleischmann Planetarium announces films and star shows
August 27, 2008 • By Sarah Purdy
Daily showings and planetarium exhibits bring the wonders of the universe to visitors of all ages.

Nevada promotes positive, safe environment at Mackay
August 27, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The University of Nevada has taken a number of steps, including putting a set of “zero tolerance” rules in place, to promote a positive and safe environment at Mackay Stadium during the Wolf Pack’s football games this season.

Professor invited to prestigious international art exhibition
August 26, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Joseph DeLappe explores peace activism through Gandhi-related online technology, sculpture

Welcome to Nevada
August 25, 2008 • By John Trent
With the class of 2012 arriving on campus, the University is abuzz with optimism and energy.

Welcome Week '08 aims for education, entertainment
August 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Students have an opportunity to do more than just attend classes the first week of school. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) hosts Welcome Week, a week of events that welcomes students and offers them opportunities to get involved

Students fill new dorm rooms with a variety of hopes
August 22, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Students storm the dorms during move-in day with the help of the [g] Movement.

Physicians join internal medicine department
August 21, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Reno-based physicians add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

New GSA president brings ‘quiet competence’ to job
August 21, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
As an undergraduate sociology student at the University, Thomson was unsure of her future plans. The Renoite wanted to pursue a higher degree in sociology but was not ready to leave her hometown and family behind.

New Students welcomed with dose of positive energy
August 21, 2008 • By John Trent
Paying attention to his own words of advice, Christian Conte left the audience for the New Student Opening Ceremony with the best gift of all: An awareness that small acts of kindness and empathy for one’s own neighbor can make all the difference.

Campus Escort Service resumes full operations
August 21, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
All Campus Escort Service employees are easily identified by their distinct uniforms, which include a white polo shirt and navy blue pants. They are trained, work in pairs of two and remain in radio contact at all times.

Foxes deliver some Summer Scholars wisdom
August 21, 2008 • By John Trent
After reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s New York Times bestseller, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America,” over the summer, the students were asked to participate in discussion groups in their first act in joining the community of scholars on the N

Faculty/staff discounts for advanced management program
August 19, 2008 • By Sarah Purdy
Designed for professional growth, the advanced management program presents key management topics and essential strategies to help individuals lead in a challenging economic environment.

Mayor Cashell invites community to support Nevada band
August 19, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Reno mayor to lead fund-raising effort, launch booster club for Pride of the Sierra marching band.

Innovative tech hub offers students multimedia arsenal
August 18, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
In addition to its top-of-the-line equipment, trained staff and specialists add a human touch to @One, where students, faculty and staff can organize information and ideas to create their work.

Class of 2012 looks at those making minimum wage
August 18, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Annual Summer Scholar reading assignment has more than 2,000 incoming students considering challenges of millions who live below poverty line

2008 Balloon Race scholarship winners named
August 15, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The University of Nevada, Reno's Balloon Race Scholarship Committee has selected Elizabeth Cadigan and Matthew Schottel to receive $2,000 award.

Faculty, staff invited to Davidson open house
August 14, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The Davidson Academy of Nevada is hosting an open house at its new facility in the Jot Travis Building, Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Researchers address tough topics at Tahoe Summit
August 14, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Scientists at the University, Desert Research Institute recognize graduate student research in new report.

Marcu named Classified Employee of the Month for August
August 13, 2008 • By Joanne Tully
Sherry Marcu, Office of Medical Education, is honored by the Staff Employees' Council.

4-H Expo to be held at Nevada State Fair
August 12, 2008 • Staff Report
The 4-H Expo will run at the Nevada State Fair, Aug. 18 through Aug. 24, at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Ready for a Trip to Mars?
August 11, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Below is an insider's look at how the Mathewson Automated Retrieval System (MARS) functions.

Knowledge Center opens: High tech meets high touch
August 11, 2008 • By John Trent
With the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center this week, the key coupling in building purpose and value to the institution will revolve around the notion of “knowledge” – how this mammoth (five-story, 295,000-square-foot), technologically advance

University, EDAWN to help local companies recruit grads
August 11, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Hoping to benefit both college students and local businesses, the University of Nevada, Reno and the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada will host the “Recruiting Collegiate Talent Workshop”

University seismologists host public information session
August 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Community members have volunteered time, property to help record Mogul activity.

Faculty appointed to judicial conduct commission
August 8, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Two members of the University of Nevada, Reno faculty have been named to the Commission on the Amendment to the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct by the Nevada Supreme Court.

Eight business students intern with Microsoft Licensing, GP
August 8, 2008 • Staff Report
Eight University of Nevada, Reno students are spending their summer developing real-world skills and capabilities through business internships with Microsoft Licensing, GP.

A family-first philosophy guides Gena Jones decision
August 8, 2008 • By Jane Tors
The tug of family ties has led to Gena Jones’ decision to leave the University of Nevada, Reno and move closer to her daughters and granddaughter in Albuquerque, N.M.

Geography grad makes sweet music, lands sweet job
August 5, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
In the first week of July, the recent University graduate won two international championships with his quartet and landed his dream job.

Medical School faculty and students honored as Healthcare Heroes
August 4, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Ceremonies recognizes those making significant contributions to northern and southern Nevada healthcare

Archaeologists investigate Civil War-era opera house
August 4, 2008 • Staff Report
Maguire’s Opera House was the forerunner to the famed Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City.

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