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    2008 News Stories: December

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    Which football team will USAC students root for today?
    December 30, 2008 • Staff Report
    The University Studies Abroad Consortium has given Nevada students a chance to study abroad with students from the University of Maryland since 2007.

    Energy expert offers advice on saving power, money in 2009
    December 30, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    John Sagebiel offers advice for conserving energy. Using his tips will help save energy, and perhaps more importantly, save money on power bills.

    Dolphins inspire nanotech work, earn researcher $400K
    December 29, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Inspired with the speed at which dolphins swim through the water, Jonghwan Suhr decided to mimic the dolphin’s skin using nanotechnology in order to make objects move more efficiently through the air.

    Nevada’s Top 10 stories of 2008
    December 24, 2008 • By John Trent
    In a year marked by momentous shifts, the University was no stranger to monumental occasions in 2008.

    University-Port of Subs partnership receives national award
    December 24, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    As students line up for freshly made sandwiches at the Joe Crowley Student Union, they are participating in one of the University’s creative public-private partnerships.

    Nevada set to take on Maryland in Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl
    December 23, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
    Nevada will look for its first bowl triumph versus a team from one of the six BCS conferences when it kicks off against Maryland at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30.

    University student and Iraq war veteran awarded Bronze Star
    December 23, 2008 • By John Trent
    Matthew Bromley, a student majoring in natural resources and environmental science, was awarded a Bronze Star at a ceremony at the Veterans Affairs Center in Reno.

    110-foot bridge destroyed in ‘quake’ at the University
    December 22, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    At 11:04 a.m. on Dec. 11 a rumbling was heard at the University as an “earthquake” shook a four-span 110-foot concrete bridge.

    Professor talks about ‘Ecotopia’ in N.Y. Times
    December 18, 2008 • By John Trent
    It has been about three decades since Scott Slovic first read the 1970s environmental cult novel, “Ecotopia,” by Bay Area author Ernest Callenbach.

    Davidson students tackle geography bee
    December 18, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students at the Davidson Academy participate in the geography bee every year.

    'White ribbon’ makes difference in middle-school students’ lives
    December 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The students in the Collegiate Chapter volunteered to make 5,000 ribbons for the campaign.

    Taking nature's temperature
    December 16, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Using innovative and incredibly long thermometers, Scott Tyler is making environmental observations that once were impossible.

    University awarded several major grants
    December 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno received several major grants recently to pursue a diverse range of research projects.

    With stocks declining, finance students find magic answer
    December 16, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The money distributed among about 22 students remains in complete control of the students. The class’s portfolio this semester consisted of 29 stocks.

    A bad economy doesn’t mean you’ll have a lousy holiday
    December 11, 2008 • By Jim Sloan
    Local experts say lean times could bring rich rewards.

    Lake Tahoe gets help in fight against invasives
    December 11, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    When people see Lake Tahoe’s sparkling waters, they may not think about the diversity of species that live in and around the Western landmark.

    Core Curriculum begins program review
    December 10, 2008 • By John Trent
    For the first time in nearly a decade, the Core is undergoing a rigorous program review. Self-study groups for each of the Core’s areas, from math to writing, from fine arts to science, are already working to compile reports that will be reviewed in January.

    Blodgett named Classified Employee of the Month
    December 10, 2008 • Staff Employees' Council
    Michelle Blodgett was selected as December 2008 Classified Employee of the month.

    Eadington nets new honor for gaming expertise
    December 9, 2008 • By Skyler Dillon
    On Dec. 10, the University of Macau will recognize Bill Eadington's contributions to the gaming community as well as to his students by conferring on him the title of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa.

    University wins national award for online marketing course
    December 8, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Knowing your market is a main tenant of marketing and one professor showed that she practices what she preaches.

    Altick, former Physics Department chair, passes away
    December 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    A memorial celebration will be held on Dec. 19, from 1-4 p.m., in the Great Room of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    Program spreads Christmas spirit to needy children
    December 8, 2008 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Operation Stocking Stuffer donations go to children in the Emergency Assistance Program at Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada.

    Glick: Cuts can't be done without ‘substantial’ displacement
    December 8, 2008 • By John Trent
    To deal with the latest shortfall, Glick said the University has been asked to prepare for budget cuts that could range anywhere from 4 to 7 to 11 percent.

    Commencement: A new beginning
    December 5, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    An Honors student discusses the prospect of graduation and reflects on her time at the university.

    Those living near volcanoes at risk for acute bronchitis
    December 5, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
    Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have confirmed that those living near active volcanoes that are passively emitting sulfurous air pollution are at greater risk of developing acute bronchitis from exposure to volcanic air pollution.

    More than 1,500 to graduate at Winter Commencement
    December 4, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
    A total of 1,030 bachelor’s degree candidates and 482 advanced degree certificates will be awarded at Winter Commencement.

    Senior scholars come of age
    December 4, 2008 • By John Trent
    Senior scholars make the most of their college years, shaping their sense of identity and paving the way to a promising future.

    Scandalously charming
    December 4, 2008 • By Guia Del Prado
    In her new book, Alicia Barber tells the story of how Reno went from disreputable divorce capitol to 'America's Adventure Place.'

    Education professor recognized as Literary Arts Fellow
    December 4, 2008 • By Alix Cirac
    George Perreault honored this fall by the Nevada Arts Council as a Literary Arts Fellow for his poetry.

    Cooperative Extension Dean Karen Hinton honored
    December 4, 2008 • By Jim Sloan
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Dean and Director Karen L. Hinton was honored recently for her work helping develop eXtension, an Internet-based collaborative environment

    Pizza with the President … with an assist from the provost
    December 3, 2008 • By John Trent
    Provost Marc Johnson used every inch of his very long stride Tuesday as he hurried across campus to the Graduate Student Lounge in the Joe Crowley Student Union.

    History isn't what it was
    December 2, 2008 • By Pat McDonnell
    Scott Casper, Nevada's top professor in 2008, believes students need to be given 'a whole new idea of what history is.

    Top undergraduates honored at Senior Scholars event
    December 2, 2008 • By Skyler Dillon
    University of Nevada, Reno’s Senior Scholar Awards Reception held Dec. 2.

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