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2008 News Stories: September

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Taking Honors study to a national level
September 30, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Nevada graduate expands knowledge on the function of costumes in literature.

For this next generation, it’s a defining moment
September 30, 2008 • By John Trent
Obama’s speech focused on the economy, and in particular zeroed in on Monday’s failure of Congress to pass what he called the financial “rescue” bill of $700 billion to help stabilize the erratic American economy.

Researchers awarded $15 million to study climate change
September 30, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
There has been a lot said about climate change, and the long-term effects it may have on our planet.

New reporting lines for Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
September 30, 2008 • Staff Report
Effective Oct. 1 the EO/AA office will report to the office of the Provost.

Journalism establishes Nevada high school press association
September 29, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno has organized the first statewide association to promote excellence in journalism in Nevada’s secondary schools.

Cannon stays true blue for another year
September 29, 2008 • By John Trent
Nevada amassed more than 600 yards in total offense to improve to 2-2. UNLV, coming off impressive victories over Arizona State and Iowa State, dropped to 3-2.

Campus visit by presidential candidate announced
September 28, 2008 • By Jane Tors
This week the University of Nevada, Reno campus will be the site for a Barack Obama campaign rally. Tuesday, Sept. 30, the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate is scheduled to appear and address the audience on the Quad. Gates will open at 8 a.m.

Honors students make a difference at Hug High School
September 26, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Honors students will serve as teaching assistants and tutors in algebra and geometry courses to high school students whose first language is not English.

Campaign ‘an indictment of our political process’
September 26, 2008 • By John Trent
Veteran broadcast journalist Forrest Sawyer was all over the map, all over the country, all over just about every subject related to the future of journalism, the future of the Internet, the future of politics and the future of our world.

Program brings distinguished author for inspirational talk
September 26, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
The annual Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer Program began in 2004 as a way to commemorate Robert Laxalt’s memory as a writer and reporter.

Abizaid to address foreign relations challenges
September 26, 2008 • By Jane Tors
John Abizaid, the longest-serving leader of U.S. Central Command and former top commander for the wars and counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, will give a free presentation, “The Foreign Policy Challenges of our Next President”

Faculty International Development Award opportunities
September 26, 2008 • Staff Report
2009 Summer sessions available in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Italy, Mexico or Spain.

‘No Talent Show’ features campus’ talent-less
September 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
The “No Talent Show” event will be held Oct. 3 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Student Union Theatre.

A life of riding and renewables
September 22, 2008 • By John Trent
Considering her successes on a mountain bike, there is no small amount of irony to the vastly different beginning Amber Broch experienced when she first climbed on a bike.

October dates for outreach clinics announced
September 22, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Clinics provide free care for area's medically underserved population.

Green Summit focuses on sustainability
September 19, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Following the keynote address will be four available break-out sessions to attend, including the first ever youth leadership break-out session.

Preview sessions for prospective medical students
September 18, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
The School of Medicine will hold two preview sessions designed for undergraduates considering medicine as a career

Enrollment report shows slight growth, increased diversity
September 16, 2008 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno’s 2008 fall semester enrollment report shows a slight increase in total enrollment and a six percent increase in the number of students of color.

World-renowned composer honors Nevada oboist
September 16, 2008 • By Jane Tors
When the Reno Chamber Orchestra (RCO) performs the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner’s Chasing Light… this weekend, it will present a special tribute to Andrea Lenz.

Public invited to enjoy family fun on the farm
September 16, 2008 • By Mikalee Byerman
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources to host Third Annual Field Day at Main Station.

Conference promotes women in higher education
September 16, 2008 • By Todd McGregor
Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a fall conference for women in higher education.

A year older, a year WISE-r
September 15, 2008 • By John Trent
Nevada's women in science and engineering program enters its second year

Preserving a national treasure
September 15, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Nevada graduate students are searching for solutions to Lake Tahoe's most pressing issues

USCIS welcomes newest U.S. citizens Wednesday
September 15, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
The University acknowledges Constitution Day with special ceremony at new Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Engineering professor aids in important nanotech advance
September 15, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The project is a continuation of Suhr’s previous work on nanotubes, which was published in Nature Nanotechnology.

Literary Nevada: Writings from the Silver State reception
September 15, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The publication of the anthology will be celebrated in a reception on Thursday, September 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Tower Entrance and Reception Gallery of the Matthewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Four specialty surgeons join School of Medicine
September 15, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Las Vegas-based physicians add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

No post-graduation plans? Apply for a fellowship or grant
September 12, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
An alternative choice after graduation includes applying for competitive fellowships, grants and awards.

Finalists for College of Science dean announced
September 12, 2008 • Staff Report
The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Science is pleased to announce its finalists.

University balloon takes first in Great Reno Balloon Race
September 11, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Pilot Greg Taggart flew the University of Nevada, Reno-sponsored balloon to first place before a weekend total of 175,000 spectators in the 27th Great Reno Balloon Race Sept. 5-7 at Reno’s Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.

Veteran television journalist to talk with students
September 11, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
University students will explore perceptions of the media, the election, economy and environment in a question and answer session with television journalist Forrest Sawyer, Sept. 25 from 3 – 3:45 p.m., in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theater. The event i

University enthusiastic about possibilities at Getchell
September 10, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The University of Nevada, Reno is looking to remodel its former main library building.

Ethics program enters virtual world through Second Life
September 9, 2008 • Staff Report
The University's Nevada Center for Ethics & Health Policy (NCEHP) Health Care Ethics Program (HCE) became the first University group to hold a simultaneous live and virtual discussion in Second Life on Friday, September 5.

Business Week aims to inform about majors, programs
September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
The student-run Business Student Council (BSC) at the University of Nevada, Reno is hosting its first Business Week Sept. 6 through 12. This week long, special event was designed with University President Milton Glick’s “sticky-campus” theme in mind.

Center receives $8.7 million for expert team on substance abuse
September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Division of Health Sciences is one of six entities to be awarded approximately $8.7 million dollars of funding

College of Business partners with IGT to offer software course
September 8, 2008 • By Jill Stockton
The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business and International Game Technology (IGT) will celebrate a new partnership Tuesday, Sept. 9 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium.

Pack Advantage helps low-income students
September 5, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
This past year, the University of Nevada, Reno continued efforts to recruit and assist underrepresented student populations on campus. Now, a new Pack Advantage program has been established to help ensure access to a university education for students from

Town hall: ‘It’s important we continue to grow’
September 5, 2008 • By John Trent
With an eye toward yet another round of budget reductions, University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick and Provost Marc Johnson encouraged faculty and staff to remain positive and productive.

Nominations needed for Regents' awards
September 4, 2008 • Staff Report
Nominations are due to the Provosts office by Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.

‘Movies on the Lawn’ series plans blockbuster return
September 3, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
The movie series will be every Thursday, other than a few exceptions like Welcome Week and finals week.

Geothermal Energy Conference and Expo returns to Reno
September 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
University of Nevada, Reno researcher will serve as the general chair of the Geothermal Resource Council annual event.

Campus hosts free photo exhibition, film and discussion
September 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Community has opportunity to learn about country’s vibrant culture and devastating conflict.

Meriting a Change
September 2, 2008 • By Jane Tors
With the latest class of 17 National Merit Scholars, Nevada is now an official sponsor of the program.

Robinson and Payne named Employees of the Month
September 2, 2008 • Staff Employees' Council
The Staff Employees' Council named Robinson and Payne September Employees of the Month.

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