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2008 News Stories: November

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Campus book drive to benefit Africa schools
November 26, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
A book drive on the University campus for underprivileged schools in Africa will be going on until Dec. 20.

Artist explores knowledge at University exhibition
November 25, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Susan Murrell has created wall-based installations and multidimensional installations.

Center for Program Evaluation hosts Open House
November 25, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Center provides complete program evaluation services and professional development to faculty, students, and other local organizations.

Making the world a better place
November 24, 2008 • By John Trent
Associate professor of social work works hard for those living poor.

Faculty: Need your program evaluated?
November 24, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Center for Program Evaluation (CPE) is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 109 of the Mackay Science building.

Sawyer takes smile, accomplishments to retirement
November 24, 2008 • By John Trent
Tom Sawyer’s time in education has been characterized by great professional accomplishment and memorable personal interactions with many on campus and throughout the state.

Working for a better world
November 21, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Social work prof eager to help the working poor

Wintermester classes give winter break new meaning
November 21, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Wintermester credits also count toward full-time spring credit loads, reimbursable with the Millennium Scholarship.

Reno-Tahoe Airport gets a dose of Wolf Pack fever
November 20, 2008 • By John Trent
The Wolf Pack Den is located on the “B” Concourse of the airport, near the Southwest Airlines area.

Finally more than a finalist
November 20, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The Nevada Sagebrush was named one of the nation's top collegiate publications by the Associated Collegiate Press. Manuel Ortiz speaks at a ceremony thanking AT&T for its support of the DFS program.

Persistence is everything
November 20, 2008 • By John Trent
Med school professor tells students that smarts and skills are nothing without the determination to succeed.

Oral History Program plans book signings, sales for holidays
November 20, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
Illustrated with 140 full-page photos, Reno Now and Then is a new book that documents the transformation the city has undergone during the past 100 years.

Reynolds school receives funds for chair in Business Journalism
November 20, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno has received a $2 million grant to endow a faculty chair, The Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism.

Casper selected for state's undergraduate teaching award
November 20, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named University of Nevada, Reno history professor Scott Casper as the state winner of its 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year award.

Free clinic dates for December announced
November 20, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Clinics provide free care to medically underserved populations.

FIDA allows faculty and administrators to live abroad
November 19, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
University employees have the chance to study and live abroad as students do.

Nevada System launches public service advertising campaign
November 19, 2008 • Staff Report
The Nevada System of Higher Education and Nevada’s school districts are working together to encourage citizens to contact their legislators and tell them to make education a priority

Adviser offers tips to make the most of academic advising
November 18, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
Students should have one adviser for their major and another for their minor. If students are undeclared, they can call the Advising Center or the academic department they want to declare as their major.

Free elder care training class offered in Gardnerville
November 18, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
The workshop is designed for friends and family members caring for elders as well as professional caregivers.

International Physics workshop organized by Nevada faculty
November 17, 2008 • By John Trent
The week-long series of discussions featured the expertise and insight of some of the world’s leading researchers in x-ray radiative transfer, shape lines, dense plasma spectroscopy, atomic kinetics and plasma processes.

Expert on foreign affairs to speak
November 17, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Sponsored by the Northern Nevada International Center, the event will be free and open to the public. Black finds it exciting to bring such an interesting speaker to campus

Nationally ranked debate team has high expectations
November 17, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
With no more competitions until January, the team plans to study, research and practice as they prepare for next semester’s competitions and nationals.

University offers text-message alerts to cell phones
November 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
Once people have registered for the service, University Police Services can send text messages to their cell phone about emergencies and other events of critical importance.

Marilyn Smith wins prestigious national award
November 17, 2008 • By Robert Mills
The Award for Excellence in Extension recognizes an individual from the Cooperative Extension system who excels at extension programming, makes a positive impact on constituents served and provides visionary leadership for the extension system

Honoring a 'Locavore'
November 14, 2008 • By John Trent
University horticulturist Leslie Allen will be honored at the Pine Cone Ball for her contributions to sustainability in the Truckee Meadows.

Online project documents Reno’s present and past
November 14, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
Students in an interactive media course at the School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies explore Reno’s historic and contemporary architecture and environmental landscape in an online design project.

Zhou joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department
November 14, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Brings her medical expertise, Chinese language skills to multispecialty practice.

Recycling spent nuclear fuel subject of University study
November 13, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Recycling spent nuclear fuel rather than storing it for millions of years in a facility such as Yucca Mountain is the subject of research project.

$2 million gift allows construction of Redfield Auditorium
November 12, 2008 • By Jane Tors
A $2 million lead gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation was integral in allowing construction of a 500-seat auditorium as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

University relaunches opera program
November 12, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
Nevada Chamber Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. Designed and directed by the creative team from the University’s recent hits The Threepenny Opera, A…My Name Is Alice, and Godspell, this new production of H.M.S. Pinafore is directed b

Conference examines technology, courts and media
November 10, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media will host a national conference Nov. 17-18 about the impact of technology on courts and media.

Financial experts to discuss economic crisis
November 7, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada business leaders and professionals will get a unique opportunity at the Nevada Business Summit.

University researchers turn biomass into energy
November 6, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
GTI research and development manager Larry Felix will be on campus Friday to give a free public seminar that includes an introduction to the thermochemical conversion of biomass into syngas.

Black Rock Press moves into new home
November 6, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The University's 43-year-old Black Rock Press has moved into the former student union on campus.

Provost receives award from national agriculture organization
November 5, 2008 • By John Trent
The organization supports college students in agricultural disciplines, and provides leadership training, scholarships and internship within industry and agencies in the field of agriculture.

Community businesses, families help Early Head Start
November 5, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
Volunteers help build two play areas at preschool for children of low-income families. This is the first, community-based volunteer project on this scale for Early Head Start.

Abramow joins Obstetrics and Gynecology department
November 5, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Dr. Abramow received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse before completing his residency at Millard-Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y.

We Tell Stories: A Night of Native American Art
November 5, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
Within the next week, three events will be held at the University of Nevada, Reno in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

'Discover' the new University homepage
November 4, 2008 • By Brandon Stewart
New top-level pages aim to enhance Nevada's reputation, convey beauty of the region and improve access to information. Manuel Ortiz speaks at a ceremony thanking AT&T for its support of the DFS program.

Grant boosts programming to curb underage drinking
November 4, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
The grant will focus on transforming attitudes about alcohol and underage drinking through various activities, including educational programs on alcohol, late-night events for underage students, and additional resources for Police Services.

Emeritus faculty member 'pays it forward'
November 3, 2008 • By Jane Tors
Meggin McIntosh, emeritus professor in the College of Education, depended on scholarships and loans for her own education.

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