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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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