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2008 News Stories: October

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University offers new neuroscience program
October 30, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno has added a new undergraduate degree program to its academic offerings — a bachelor of science in neuroscience.

Reynolds School students cover Election Night 2008
October 30, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Students at the Reynolds School of Journalism will report, design and publish a web site featuring election-night results and stories with unique student angles from a campus classroom, Nov. 4.

Hunter named chair of Microbiology and Immunology
October 30, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Hunter’s eclectic research work focuses on infectious diseases, cancer and neuro-immune diseases such as muscular sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and autism.

Professor named “technology educator of the year”
October 28, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Award acknowledges role in development of new renewable energy program and publication of book.

‘Eco-Sophia’ highlights art of living artfully
October 28, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
The art exhibition features artists from all over the world, who take several different approaches to this philosophy, ranging from metaphorical to humorous.

Science's Choice
October 27, 2008 • By John Trent
Jeff Thompson, a veteran faculty member and administrator, is the new dean of the College of Science.

Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honors two native Nevadans
October 27, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
An author who was born in Elko, Nev., attended the University of Nevada, Reno and wrote about Las Vegas’ links to Wall Street, international drug traffickers and the CIA will be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 13 on campus.

Supreme Court Justice: Study now for success later
October 27, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Friends motivated Michael Douglas to enter law school. Because of this, he explained to students the importance of who they surround themselves with

Nevada Humanities publishes "Slices of the Silver State"
October 24, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Six years of editorial cartoons offer a retrospective into change in a dynamic time.

Appearance by presidential candidate on Saturday
October 24, 2008 • By Jane Tors
The candidate’s most recent appearance was Sept. 30, when an estimated 12,000 attended a campaign rally on the University’s Quad.

Benjamin addresses what next president will face in Middle East
October 24, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and director of the Center on the United States and Europe will speak at the University’s Knowledge Center.

Campus to host ‘Go Green With Nevada Blue’
October 23, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
Onion-bag netting, bottle caps and beer boxes are items you would normally expect to see in the trash.

Rally reminds and encourages students to stay safe
October 23, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Tables lined the Knowledge Center lawn and were cluttered with informational brochures, pamphlets and free gear like safety whistles and “Guarded by the Pack” wristbands.

Lighting the Way
October 21, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dean's Future Scholars program gives high school students the role models and information they need to get to college.

Researcher's fish adventures on National Geographic
October 20, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The adventures of this University of Nevada, Reno research professor are being chronicled in a five-part series on the National Geographic Channel, the first of which premieres Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

International journalists look at ethics, First Amendment
October 20, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Truth in campaign advertising during the presidential election season sparked the interest of a delegation of 19 African journalists and editors who visited with Reynolds School of Journalism faculty and students, Oct. 16.

Midori and Abramovic performance part of Performing Arts Series
October 20, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Midori’s appearance is made possible in part by the nonprofit organization Partners in Performance, which aims to keep chamber music alive and accessible in the heartland of America.

Honoring a legend
October 16, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
Nevada honors the 40-year anniversary of the induction of its first player into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Athletic graduation success rate at all-time high
October 16, 2008 • By Rhonda Lundin
Nevada’s highest ever GSR mark is the latest accomplishment in a year of academic successes for the Wolf Pack.

MBA program receives more national recognition
October 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
The Princeton Review has recognized the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business as outstanding in its just-published 2009 guidebook of Best 296 Business Schools.

NPR correspondent shares insights on China and Far East
October 16, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Reporting for NPR on China since 1996, Kuhn’s stories cover China’s influence on the world and the people’s efforts toward social justice in a time of swift modernization. He reports on North Korea and Japan as well.

Free training for those caring for elders
October 16, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
November workshops offered in Tonopah, Silver Springs and Wadsworth.

National Judicial College needs jurors
October 16, 2008 • Staff Report
Program will assist the new judges in dealing with jurors in their courtrooms.

Seminar gives advice on ‘Drugs in our Community’
October 16, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The program is part of a federal grant to educate the community and proactively prevent drug use, drug addiction and further crimes as a result of drug use.

Medicine adds specialty internists to Reno clinic
October 15, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Endocrinologist, rheumatologist add to expertise of multispecialty practice.

Child and Family Research Center gets accreditation
October 13, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
The Child and Family Research Center had achieved accreditation status under the new, more rigorous standards recently adopted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

48 hour film festival puts new twist on rivalry
October 13, 2008 • By Scott Gayer
University videography students Winter Carrera and Sean Wilkes achieved just that after winning the Associated Students of the University of Nevada bookstore’s first 48-hour film festival competition

Whittemore named University’s Alumna of the Year
October 10, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Annette Whittemore and 14 other Alumni Association award-winners will be honored at annual Homecoming Gala on Oct. 15.

James D. Houston honored as Laxalt Distinguished Writer
October 9, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism will recognize author James D. Houston as the 2009 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

A 'Can Do' Senior
October 8, 2008 • By John Trent
Marketing major Tyler Harding makes a difference in the community through his work with United Way

Youth take first step toward science career
October 8, 2008 • By Alice Good
Under the supervision of water scientists, 4-H youth will demonstrate how well hydrogel polymers (long molecule chains that grab onto water molecules) absorb water from a disposable diaper and from potting soil in an experimental soaker.

Two plays reach out to college students with like experiences
October 8, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
The Nevada Repertory Company presents "This is Our Youth" and "Juvenilia," two unconnected but similar plays about the transition to adulthood.

Time for a change
October 7, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
A 109-year-old Nevada publication finds new life as a magazine that aims to captivate both visually and intellectually

Prolific author to speak about 'Stories and Dreams'
October 6, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Tickets for the event are on sale with $35 for students and seniors, and $150 for VIP seating. All proceeds will fund research at the Latino Research Center and scholarships for University students.

Wildland-urban interface fire summit a success
October 3, 2008 • Staff Report
Representatives from 28 of the 68 communities rated high- to extreme-risk gathered at the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno with a total of 140 people in attendance.

University plays role in developing renewable energy
October 3, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Two University centers advance research, education on Nevada’s renewable energy resources and industry

Pink Pack
October 2, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Pink out volleyball game kicks off University support for the Susan G. Komen race for the cure

Pink out to support breast cancer awareness
October 2, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Virginia Street Gym will be filled with spectators, players, the Pep Band, the dance team and of course, Wolfie and Alphie wearing pink at the volleyball game on Saturday to promote breast cancer awareness.

Student World Water Forum highlights important issues
October 1, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Fifth Student World Water Forum will also be hosting their first poster session in addition to the presentations. Organizers hope the poster session will give a visual aid on the students’ presentations.

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