Skip Site Navigation
Skip To Page Content

    Print and Share

    Newsletter Signup

    Place holder for newsletter signup

    For Media

    Media professionals interested in reporting on university-related stories are encouraged to visit the media newsroom.

    2009 News Stories

    Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec

    December 2009

    State demographer releases population estimates
    December 30, 2009 • Staff Report
    The State Demographer’s Office within the University of Nevada, Reno, released its preliminary 2009 population estimates.

    ‘Tis the 5th season of celebration
    December 22, 2009 • By Chad Hartley
    In its fifth-straight bowl appearance, the Wolf Pack football team will face Southern Methodist University in the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl on Christmas Eve.

    Bookmark to the future
    December 18, 2009 • By John Trent
    Entering its fourth year in 2010, the Summer Scholars Book Program is looking to revamp, re-tool and re-focus by inviting feedback and ideas from the campus.

    Engineering celebrates 25 years of shaking things up
    December 18, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    It was a celebration of 25 successful years of constructing and destroying large-scale buildings and bridges.

    Nevada universities to offer new Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
    December 18, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevada universities will join the ranks of other prominent universities in offering a new advanced degree for nurses, the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

    Course concierge takes the stress out of registration
    December 15, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Course concierge Paul Neill helps students enroll in the courses they need to complete their degrees.

    Expert: Global research begins at home
    December 15, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Wallace S. Broecker presented the keynote address at the International Symposium on Terminus Lakes.

    The Voicebox gets students interested, involved in politics
    December 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The VoiceBox, which airs on Wolf Pack Radio, 1700 AM discusses everything from budget cuts to student involvement in elections.

    Saturday classes will happen as scheduled
    December 12, 2009 • Staff Report
    Final exams for Saturday classes at the University of Nevada, Reno are scheduled today. Those classes will be held as scheduled.

    Grounds team tackles big snow
    December 11, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    When a major storm is predicted, the University’s grounds department shifts to on-call status, with all employees prepared to report to work at 5 a.m.

    Senior Scholar’s nine-year odyssey to graduation
    December 11, 2009 • By John Trent
    Nine years ago, Jessie Marchesseau packed up her skis and snowboard and moved from her home state of Montana to Lake Tahoe.

    Professor to attend Climate Change Conference
    December 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Jeff Underwood is participating as a member of the 13-person Association of American Geographers delegation.

    Nanotechnology meets skiing
    December 8, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Professors in mechanical engineering are introducing a new nanotechnology curriculum by building, of all things, new types of skiis.

    Kulenkamp named University’s 2009 Herz Gold Medalist
    December 8, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Jerome Kulenkamp received the Herz Gold Medal Saturday, Dec. 5, during Winter 2009 Commencement ceremonies at Lawlor Events Center.

    Reynolds School of Journalism receives nearly $8M gift
    December 8, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies almost $8 million.

    UPDATE: University closed today due to winter storm
    December 7, 2009 • Staff Report
    The University campus will be closed today due to the ongoing winter storm. This closure applies to all University facilities and campuses in the Reno area.

    "Forest Eye" fire detection system prototype installed
    December 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory director is leading the installation, testing and maintenance of a novel way to monitor forests fires

    Professor’s work on hydrogen muscles featured
    December 3, 2009 • By John Trent
    Kwang Kim, a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, is at the forefront of research.

    Professor devises new childhood obesity screening tools
    December 3, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    George Fernandez contends that the current charts are difficult to interpret and often require determination of Body Mass Index.

    University to receive renewable energy research funding
    December 1, 2009 • Staff Report
    The University of Nevada, Reno, as part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), has received additional funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Committee seeks input for Gender, Race and Identity courses
    December 1, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Gender, Race and Identity committee is currently updating the minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies.

    November 2009

    Nearly 1,500 to receive honors at 2009 Winter Commencement
    November 30, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Commencement procession begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 at Lawlor Events Center.

    Broadening the Family Tree
    November 30, 2009 • By John Trent
    Mathematics and Statistics Professor Ilia Zaliapin is at the forefront of an effort to expand the study of river networks.

    Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from local foundation
    November 30, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University’s highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program is getting some help from the Sierra Kids Foundation.

    Nickles named Nevada Professor of the Year
    November 24, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Philosophy Professor Tom Nickles has been named Carnegie Foundation Nevada Professor of the Year.

    McFarling new assistant vice president for human resources
    November 23, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    Tim McFarling has been promoted to assistant vice president for human resources and will oversee all aspects of human resources.

    Villalobos more than your average financial expert
    November 20, 2009 • By John Trent
    As a private investment banker for more than 30 years, A.J. Villalobos has led a career notable not only for its many milestones but for its breadth.

    Graduation success rate for Wolf Pack reaches all-time high
    November 19, 2009 • Staff Report
    The University of Nevada’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is at an all-time high for the second year in a row.

    Journey to the center of the vortex
    November 19, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Leading researchers talk at the Reynolds School of Journalism Friday about the world's largest landfill floating in the middle of the ocean.

    University Greek organizations to hold community park clean-up
    November 19, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Sororities and fraternities will band together to make the Reno area more beautiful this week.

    University professor participates in the Big Read
    November 18, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Florida Center for the Literary Arts is trying to boost understanding of Native American culture and customs with the help of a Nevada professor.

    Medicine releases 2009 'Physician Workforce in Nevada' report
    November 18, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The Report defines the most current data on the geographic and specialty distribution of the allopathic physician workforce (MDs) in Nevada.

    Nevada’s part-time MBA program ranked in BusinessWeek
    November 17, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    According to BusinessWeek’s 2009 Top Part-Time MBA Programs report, students who choose Nevada already show some pretty good business savvy.

    Nevada Chamber Opera presents “Die Fledermaus”
    November 17, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    The Nevada Chamber Opera is hard at work rehearsing its second complete opera, Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus.”

    Dedicated students make World Water Forum possible
    November 17, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    The Student World Water Forum will be held in room 320 of the Student Union on Nov. 19-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell to speak at Lawlor Thursday
    November 16, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Eric Cornell and his research partners, by lowering the temperature of atoms to nearly absolute zero, demonstrated a state of matter never before seen.

    Student leadership to host on-campus immigration forum
    November 16, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is set to host an Immigration Forum on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

    A Rising Tide
    November 12, 2009 • By John Trent
    The University continues to welcome a record number of high-achieving and ambitious students, who excel in and out of classroom.

    University takes bronze in iGEM competition
    November 12, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    In the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition the team presented a project that could put a dent in mosquito-transmitted diseases.

    Class of 2013 has highest academically performing students
    November 9, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The university welcomed nine new National Merit Scholars this semester. They join the 16 already enrolled, bringing the University’s total to 25.

    UNCE specialist wins national writing award
    November 9, 2009 • By Robert Mills
    Susan Donaldson has won two national awards from the Association of Natural Recourse Extension Professionals.

    Online map shows faults; report shows impacts on Nevada
    November 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada residents, emergency planners and others will now be able to easily locate homes, schools or businesses in relation to mapped earthquake fault lines.

    Health investigation sheds light on gastroschisis birth defect
    November 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Results of an investigation indicate that Washoe County experienced a cluster of a particular birth defect, gastroschisis, during the period April 2007 – April 2008.

    Cal Trans turns to Civil Engineering for Bay Bridge repair
    November 5, 2009 • Staff Report
    Ahmad Itani had conducted tests on portions of the bridge at the Large Scale Structures Laboratory since 1996, and was a natural choice for the consulting role.

    Graduate student wins Geothermal Resources Council Award
    November 4, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    For more than 30 years the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has been meeting to bring geothermal producers and service companies together.

    Medical School professor awarded $10.2 million grant
    November 4, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    Kenton Sanders recently received a $10.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence.

    National Geographic Channel features Mogul earthquake swarm
    November 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    On Thursday the National Geographic Channel is featuring the Mogul earthquake swarm that shook Reno from February 28 to May 2008.

    University fly fishing fundraiser a success in its first year
    November 3, 2009 • By John Trent
    On paper, it was a winner. Fly fishing in the October on the Truckee River? It doesn’t get much better for local fishermen.

    Free Admission Day at the Planetarium and Science Center
    November 2, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center and NV Energy invite the public to enjoy free admission and solar-themed activities Thursday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m.

    October 2009

    14th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat & Carnival tonight
    October 29, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Safe Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Carnival at the University offer free events for kids and families

    “Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors great Nevada authors
    October 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevada author H Lee Barnes has proved the old adage, “Write about what you know,” to be sage advice.

    University student completes work with NASA
    October 28, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Though she hasn’t yet graduated college, senior Katie Browne already has experience with one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions.

    University celebrates Native American Heritage month
    October 27, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    With November comes more than autumn colors and holidays. The Center for Student Cultural Diversity is also celebrating Native American Heritage month.

    Hands Dirty Research'Get Your Hands Dirty' Research
    October 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    New Ecohydrology course gives undergrad students unique field work, real-world research opportunity. The work done by Nevada students at Alum Creek in west Reno goes well beyond the obvious enjoyment of conducting research in one of Reno’s most sylvan spots.

    From the White House to our house
    October 27, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Esperanza Spalding performs at the University of Nevada, Reno Nov. 4.

    National hydrological facility on campus funded by NSF
    October 26, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    As part of an $890,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Scott Tyler is developing a national community-user facility for environmental sensing.

    University presents rare performance of play
    October 23, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    In celebration of Nevada Day and the Comstock Lode’s 150th anniversary, the University will present a light-hearted performance from the days of Comstock Era.

    Brigadier General's message: job opportunities ahead
    October 23, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    College of Engineering students were reminded that there are exciting job opportunities, even in these challenging economic times.

    WISE offers a safe haven for female science students
    October 23, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    WISE is a living-learning community for female freshman on campus who are majoring in a science, math, or engineering program.

    Professor publishes on unique archaeology approach
    October 22, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    In the field of archaeology, individuals tend to get overlooked in favor for the broader population.

    Center for Molecular Medicine takes shape
    October 21, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The Center for Molecular Medicine is the first new research facility going up at School of Medicine in 30 years.

    Remaining activities for Nevada Homecoming 2009
    October 21, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Nevada Alumni Association and ASUN continue to celebrate Homecoming 2009 with a variety of student, alumni and community activities.

    University program offers review of medications
    October 21, 2009 • By Ed Cohen
    Nevada elders wondering if the combination of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements they’re taking could be harming them instead of helping them can now find out for sure.

    Mischissin named AVP for Facilities Services
    October 21, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    Steve Mischissin has been named associate vice president for facilities services for the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Hogan hosts monster fish shows on National Geographic
    October 19, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    It’s all in a days work for Zeb Hogan, traveling 150 miles up a river in the Australian outback on an expedition to find the highly endangered freshwater sawfish.

    Professor earns national Play Therapy recognition
    October 16, 2009 • Staff Report
    Jill Packman recently helped the Nevada Association for Play Therapy earn national recognition by the Association for Play Therapy.

    Regents put out call for outstanding scholar
    October 16, 2009 • Staff Report
    Each year the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from each institution in the system.

    The Color of Chemistry
    October 15, 2009 • By John Trent
    University Chemistry researcher Dan de Lill, with help from Journalism professor Todd Felts and Chemistry professor Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, promises to change the template on how research is accomplished.

    New Master Plan to revitalize gateway to city/university
    October 15, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Neighborhood restaurants, shops, cafes, book stores, and campus housing are all part of the plan to create a vibrant gateway to the University.

    MBA program makes Princeton Review’s “Best” list
    October 15, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    For the second year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada.

    Women’s tennis excels on and off court
    October 13, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    When it comes to balancing academia and good game playing, the University of Nevada, Reno’s women’s tennis team has mastered the skill.

    Price to receive prestigious medal
    October 12, 2009 • Staff Report
    Jon Price was named the 28th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences.

    Sepulveda appointed to American Latino Commission
    October 12, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Professor Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti was one of 23 people in the country recently appointed to the National Museum of the American Latino Commission.

    Whittemore Peterson Institute announces breakthrough
    October 9, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    A recently identified retrovirus called XMRV has been linked to a debilitating neuro-immune disease.

    Students Helping Students
    October 9, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    New campus safety program trains student cadets to patrol, escort fellow students to and from campus.

    Glick, Johnson share vision for campus’ future
    October 9, 2009 • By John Trent
    It was the first campus town hall meeting of the academic year, a fact not lost on Provost Marc Johnson.

    4-Hers make simple biofuel in science demonstration
    October 8, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Five 4-Hers from Reno and Carson City joined thousands of other youths around the country Wednesday to conduct an experiment in biofuels.

    Student wins national Emerging Scholar Award
    October 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    A University of Nevada, Reno student majoring in Chemistry and Music has been named a Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar.

    University earns B+ on national sustainability report card
    October 7, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno faired very well in a recent “College Sustainability Report Card.”

    4-H students to conduct biofuel test
    October 6, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Six million 4-H youth and 514,000 volunteers nationwide were involved in 4-H National Youth Science Day, 4-H officials estimated.

    Who’s Who nominations sought
    October 5, 2009 • Staff Report
    Nominations are now being accepted for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

    University holding seasonal flu shot clinics
    October 5, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Student Health Center is holding flu clinics where students can get free seasonal flu shots.

    Partnerships and Professionals
    October 2, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    With the opening of a new student art exhibit at Stremmel Gallery, campus talent receives unprecedented exposure.

    New York Times still available to students
    October 2, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Times is currently offering a discounted individual subscription program at the publication’s education rate.

    University plans to capture Fremont Cannon for fifth year in a row
    October 2, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    “Beat UNLV Week” activities help students to show school spirit.

    Experience the Comstock Lode and infamous Virginia City
    October 1, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Comstock Lode and Virginia City in its heyday still fascinates us today.

    University offers new technology to help students study
    October 1, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus is developing a new study tool for students: the Microsoft Surface.

    Coffee and Concert Series opens with bang
    October 1, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students walking to the Joe Crowley Student Union stopped in their tracks to listen. Beautiful weather, beautiful music.

    September 2009

    Professors book gives insight into French identity
    September 30, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    Charles Tshimanga, an Assistant Professor, has composed a book called Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprisings in Contemporary France.

    Internationally celebrated cello professor joins faculty
    September 30, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Internationally celebrated cellist, Dmitri Atapine, joins the University of Nevada faculty.

    Isabel Wilkerson honored as 2009 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
    September 29, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Reynolds School of Journalism has named narrative journalist Isabel Wilkerson the 2009 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

    University research funding doubles in 10 years
    September 29, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    In its fall 2009 publication, the Office of Research announced funding of $73 million for research in fiscal year 2008-09.

    Knowledge Center receives national award for audiovisual technology
    September 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center recently received top honors for the “Best Education AV Project.”

    Students engineer DNA for national competition
    September 28, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A team of students worked to transform the genes that synthesize cinnamon oil into plants that are an eco-friendly mosquito killer.

    University receives $10 million for Health Sciences Building
    September 25, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    The William N. Pennington Foundation has committed $10 million to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation for the purpose of a new Health Sciences Building.

    Graduate students shine at regional software conference
    September 24, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    CRDA, a University statistical research center, uses SAS products (statistical analysis software) in conducting research.

    Mayhem and Non-conformity
    September 23, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Seeking absurdity and aggression for its latest set design, the Nevada Repertory Company turned to art student Mike Livernash.

    View of universityProfessor discovers how to calculate “Maximum Weight Limit”
    September 23, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    George Fernandez set out to give people a simpler way of calculating their healthy weight.

    Students pledge to act responsibly and not drink and drive
    September 23, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    University partners with area restaurants, bars and clubs to “do the ride thing” and rewards designated drivers.

    Link between closed-basin lakes and climate change explored
    September 23, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    The Walker Basin Project plus current research on similar ecosystems around the world will be presented at the International Symposium.

    Environmental literature program gains international reach
    September 22, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    Scholars from all over the world have been coming for the Literature and Environment Program.

    MAP-Works: Making student achievement possible
    September 22, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    A partnership between Ball State University and Educational Benchmarking, Inc. has proven successful.

    How Do You Spell Business?
    September 18, 2009 • By John Trent
    Three hundred College of Business students gather on the Quad to spell 'BUSINESS,' to show that it's more than you think.

    “Taste of the Joe,” free food tasting and celebration
    September 17, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    University’s Joe Crowley Student Union food vendors are all moved in.

    Noted gender, race expert comes to campus
    September 17, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    The University of Nevada will host Linda Martín-Alcoff, professor of Philosophy at Hunter College.

    Celebrating the Constitution
    September 16, 2009 • By John Trent
    Special event to discuss the 'constitutional relevancy' of current events, policy on 222nd anniversary of document's signing

    WW II survivor brings message of forgiveness
    September 16, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    Even 60 years after the end of World War II, the stories of those affected continue to live on.

    “Guarded by the Pack” safety fair teaches how to stay safe
    September 16, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    On September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., psASAP will host a free “Guarded by the Pack” safety fair.

    Earthquake engineers make national, worldwide headlines
    September 15, 2009 • By John Trent
    September has been a good news month for faculty members in the College of Engineering.

    Professor's work on display at prestigious liberal arts college
    September 15, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    ‘Cityscapes–Landscapes of Human Mannerisms’ opens art exhibitions at Whittier College.

    Child development experts help parents prep children for school
    September 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Preparing children for school isn’t just knowing the ABCs.

    Nevada Regents' Award Nominations Sought
    September 9, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Nevada Board of Regents are accepting nominations for teaching and advising awards.

    University student working in a labHot Planet Research
    September 8, 2009 • By John Trent
    NSF EPSCoR funding spurs University undergraduate student research on statewide climate change and global warming. Nevada student Kerri Hickenbottom is just one example of how student researchers have also been mobilized through a statewide climate change initiative.

    University Young Democrats initiate Health Care Rally
    September 4, 2009 • Staff Report
    Young Democrats at the University of Nevada, Reno are rallying around President Barack Obama’s health care reform.

    Computer Science and Engineering professors and studentsBrave New World
    September 3, 2009 • By John Trent
    University Computer Science and Engineering professors are playing a key role in national consortium to keep cyberspace safe from attacks by working on a risk management model that would include a simulation of cyber threats and other disruptions.

    Mancini uses 100,000 degree heat to study plasma
    September 2, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Physics department professor Mancini has received a $690,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

    College of Business hosts Business Week
    September 2, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Business Week events will be held on campus and in the community from September 14 – 19.

    Movie series returns better than ever
    September 2, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The “Thursday Night Free Movie Series” takes place every Thursday at 9 p.m. on the Joe Crowley Student Union lawn.

    Studies Abroad holds Japan informational meeting
    September 2, 2009 • Staff Report
    Come learn more about the University Studies Abroad Consortium’s (USAC) new program in Nagasaki, Japan on Thursday, Sept. 10.

    Hayes to present at ‘largest gathering ever’ for psychotherapy
    September 1, 2009 • By John Trent
    Professor of psychology will play a prominent role later this year in what is being billed as “the largest gathering ever devoted to the practice of psychotherapy.”

    August 2009

    University to induct six into Hall of Fame
    August 28, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
    The group will be inducted into Nevada’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 23 at a dinner in the Silver Baron Room at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno.

    ‘Proof’ Positive
    August 27, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Class of 2013 will get a special welcome to campus on Aug. 22 when the third annual Summer Scholars Book Program is held with a reading of the award-winning play ‘Proof.’

    Engineering Summer Camps bring currents to life for students
    August 27, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Jim Hensen, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, gave a hands-on lecture on Tuesday, July 28 to an Intro to Engineering summer camp for 12- to 16-year-olds.

    Public invited to enjoy family fun on the farm
    August 26, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
    The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources invites you to Field Day, an opportunity for locals to experience innovation and research.

    Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery: "Planes of Consistency" exhibit
    August 26, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery is kicking off its 2009-2010 season.

    New Cantina del Lobo opens at University
    August 25, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    “Cantina del Lobo” celebrates its Grand Opening on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union on Thursday, Aug. 27.

    Manzanita and Juniper Halls take the year off
    August 25, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada, Reno is closing its Juniper and Manzanita residence halls for the fall semester.

    Welcome Back
    August 24, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Fall semester 2009 begins with a busy weekend of activity, from residence hall move-in day to the New Student Opening Ceremony.

    Researcher finds quagga mussel can survive in Tahoe
    August 24, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    In a study to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species, Sudeep Chandra found that the quagga mussel can survive in Lake Tahoe.

    Nevada Scientist Makes Adaptation Discovery
    August 19, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
    Questions involving adaptation and genetic mutation have new answers thanks to Chris Feldman and peers from Utah State University and the University of Virginia.

    University welcomes Class of 2013
    August 18, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    “Wolf Pack Welcome” begins Saturday at 10th annual New Student Opening Ceremony.

    Researcher studies how people cope with job loss
    August 14, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    A University graduate student is studying how the unemployed cope with job loss.

    ASCENT program receives Harrah’s scholarship grant
    August 12, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    June marked the inaugural graduating class of the ASCENT mentor program at Hug High School

    Incoming freshmen feel the excitement
    August 12, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Incoming freshmen feel the excitement of beginning their college experience at the University of Nevada.

    Accounting student named Nevada’s first McGowan Scholar
    August 11, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Danielle Farris is the first Nevada student ever to be awarded the prestigious title of McGowan Scholar.

    It's never too late to graduate
    August 7, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The University's "Don't Wait — Graduate!" program seeks to re-connect former students to college in order to earn their degrees.

    New Nevada Seismological Lab director takes the reins
    August 7, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The Nevada Seismological Laboratory has a new director in Graham Kent.

    Housing and Dining’s Meyer earns prestigious national award
    August 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    Russ Meyer, the University of Nevada, Reno’s associate director for housing operations and dining services, recently was awarded the Richard Lichtenfelt Award during the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) annual conference.

    Education doctoral student excels in writing, publishing
    August 7, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    An international doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning had already accomplished much before coming to the University.

    University graduates see America from their bikes
    August 7, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Two friends, two bikes, no return date. Two Nevada grads set out to see the country they didn't know.

    Professor, students present at NSF gathering in D.C.
    August 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    Fred Harris, a professor of computer science and engineering, and three graduate students made a powerful impression upon Nevada U. S. Sen. and Majority Leader Harry Reid.

    Friendly campus face to be remembered for humor, optimism
    August 7, 2009 • By Brandon Stewart
    Longtime classified staff member Karron Brandon died last week following complications from a hip replacement surgery in the spring. She was 64.

    Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Backs Bootstraps Program
    August 7, 2009 • By Robert Mills
    Bootstraps, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) program that provides full-time employment to high-risk youths, received a $10,000 contribution from Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in August.

    Campus Kids learn about university life, 'graduate' Aug. 18
    August 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    More than 200 children from the Boys & Girls Club have been shown a slice of University life.

    Oral History program offers perspectives on Nevada's past
    August 5, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    With new income, the Oral History program will continue to record and preserve Nevada’s past.

    Engineering's Loria, Dennett designated 'outstanding professors'
    August 4, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Teaching Assistant Luis Loria and Associate Professor Keith Dennett have received the Outstanding Professor award from the University of Nevada, Reno chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for their dedicated work in the classroom.

    Learn how to make your business more energy efficient
    August 3, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Small business development workshops Aug. 11 and 18 to teach businesses how to save energy.

    July 2009

    The politics of growth
    July 29, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Political science graduate student Crystal Jewett interned to get a crash course in politics. She expected to learn about Washington, but learned far more about herself.

    Pack Swimmer competes at world championships
    July 29, 2009 • Staff Report
    Marichi Gandionco is one of nine swimmers that represent the Philippines at the World Championships.

    Cushman to study water adaptation in plants
    July 27, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Biochemist John Cushman is investigating how plants thrive in warmer, drier climates.

    Ready for Research
    July 24, 2009 • By John Trent
    Indira Chatterjee, a longtime student favorite, hopes to foster increased research partnerships for College of Engineering in new role.

    ‘Tough times, but a time we will come through’
    July 24, 2009 • By John Trent
    The goal has always been protection of the core academic mission, which includes student success.

    Dedication set for Center for Basque Studies
    July 23, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The Center for Basque Studies is celebrating its new location in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

    The blackboard catalysts
    July 21, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Women’s Studies Professor Rosemary Dixon has found innovative ways to bring online education to life.

    Professor to present at international workshop
    July 15, 2009 • By John Trent
    A total of 28 workshops, 103 invited and 157 contributed sessions will be offered in the week-long conference.

    Shakespeare Festival partnership expanded
    July 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University offered the use of its costume shops, scene shops and rehearsal space.

    University continues support of Blues Festival
    July 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada will once again support the festival by loaning essential items to the event. This year’s event will be held Aug. 14-16 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno.

    Artown comes to campus
    July 8, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The ever-popular Artown returns to Reno this summer.

    Studying climate change gets cool
    July 7, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Sudeep Chandra, a University faculty member and researcher, will be one of the principal investigators with the Polaris Project, an international team of scientists studying climate change in the Arctic.

    Mobile Engineering Education Lab program rolls to success
    July 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    Since its inception in 1997, the Mobile Engineering Lab has presented lessons and information to more than 100 schools.

    Engineering Summer Camps swing into action
    July 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    It’s that time of year again. School is out and northern Nevada’s brightest young minds are looking for ways to keep their learning fun, yet interesting.

    Zeb Hogan featured on National Geographic Channel
    July 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    CABNR's Zeb Hogan's megafish project will be featured on National Geographic Channel.

    After 35 years, a University legend retires
    July 6, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Jewel Radcliffe, a custodial worker in the Clark Administration Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, retired on June 29.

    Upward Bound student looks forward to college career
    July 6, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Upward Bound and ASCENT student Michael Snider earned $70,000 in scholarship money and attributes much of his success to his program counselors.

    School of Medicine welcomes new faculty members
    July 6, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The School of Medicine added three new faculty members to its ranks this month, two of whom are former residents with the school’s residency programs.

    Researchers collect weed-eating bugs for Tahoe
    July 2, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is try to use weed-eating beetles to halt the costly spread of spotted knapweed in Nevada.

    Researchers urge Nevadans to choose fish wisely
    July 1, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    The key, according to one of the researchers is to eat fish that are high in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acid and low in mercury contamination.

    June 2009

    Algerian students to practice leadership, activism
    June 29, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    This summer, 25 Algerian high school students will explore a new culture as part of the Northern Nevada International Center’s Algeria Youth Leadership Program.

    ASUN Tuesday Night Movies make return
    June 23, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    The movies are held every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. either in the theater or on the front lawn, depending on the weather.

    Concrete Canoe team finishes fifth at nationals
    June 22, 2009 • By John Trent
    Members of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Concrete Canoe team did themselves proud during the 2009 National Concrete Canoe Competition.

    Rolling with the punches
    June 22, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    David Schacter, Nevada's four-time National Collegiate Boxing Champion alumnus, is spending his summer internship in the Washington, D.C., office of another pugilist of note: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid

    Wall Street editor to join Reynolds School of Journalism
    June 22, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    David Morrow, the editor-in-chief of, has been named Donald W. Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism.

    Pack Picnics make return to Wednesday nights
    June 19, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    It’s that time of year again to grab some friends, set up a picnic and enjoy free concerts and food.

    Regents name Klaich to succeed Rogers as NSHE Chancellor
    June 19, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Nevada Board of Regents today unanimously appointed Daniel Klaich to serve as the tenth chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

    Student learns leadership, statesmanship at Student Congress
    June 19, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Emma Garcia will hone her leadership skills as Nevada’s representative at The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship’s Second Annual Student Congress.

    University celebrates unique art form: “book arts”
    June 19, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Can a book be a work of art, as well as a literary work?

    Balloon Race Scholarship winners announced
    June 16, 2009 • By Marcie Newpher
    The 2009-2010 University Balloon Race Scholarship committee selected two deserving University of Nevada, Reno student recipients.

    Food for thought, the benefits and risks of eating fish
    June 12, 2009 • Staff Report
    Cooperative Extension experts will discuss fish consumption and reservoir management during a public meeting to be held on June 24.

    Renewing the Future
    June 9, 2009 • By John Trent
    Manoranjan Misra, professor of materials science and engineering, is one of the leaders of the campus’ effort to harness many of the state’s numerous renewable energy assets.

    Seismological Lab Hunts for Earthquake Faults
    June 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The Seismological Lab is beginning seismic surveying through downtown as part of a $1 million U.S. Geological Survey study.

    New opportunity to examine link between identity, society
    June 9, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    A new master’s degree and a 12-credit, graduate certificate program in gender, race and identity.

    Couples invited to take part in University study
    June 9, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Couples are invited to participate in a University of Nevada, Reno study of relationship improvement techniques.

    Researcher receives DOE grant for nuclear energy research
    June 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University of Nevada, Reno mathematics researcher and faculty member Pavel Solin can help make a nuclear reactor run more efficiently.

    Physicians, students provide medical assistance at Reno Rodeo
    June 8, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    Sporting environment provides learning opportunities for students at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    From a bachelor’s degree to Ph.D. bound
    June 8, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Mark Lemos applied and been accepted into Ph.D. programs at the University of Nevada, Reno and Keck Graduate Institute.

    Business students place at top in HR competition
    June 5, 2009 • By John Trent
    Two teams from the College of Business placed third and sixth during April's Human Resource Management Pacific West Student Competition in Boise, Idaho.

    Geology doctoral student receives top honor
    June 2, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Rich Koehler, a doctoral student in geology, recently received outstanding student paper and outstanding student presenter awards at two prestigious national conferences.

    Renewable Energy Center coordinates programs
    June 2, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University of Nevada, Reno has formalized their renewable energy research efforts in a new collaborative, the Renewable Energy Center.

    A standout of scholarship
    June 1, 2009 • By John Trent
    English professor Jen Hill, long one of the finest teachers on campus, receives a prestigious research honor, an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship.

    May 2009

    TRIO Scholar received opportunities she never imagined
    May 29, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Hala Armstrong went from being the “poor kid” at her high school to receiving the financial aid she needed to earn a bachelor’s degree.

    Classified Employee of the Year Gipson enjoys a banner year
    May 29, 2009 • By John Trent
    JoAnne Gipson’s 2009 began with a bang when her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII with a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

    Fulbright student to Sri Lanka
    May 28, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Once in Sri Lanka, David Stentiford will teach English as a secondary language in secondary school.

    University seeks to enhance diversity
    May 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University is reaching out to recruit and retain a more diverse student population.

    USAC students help build temporary housing in Costa Rica
    May 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    In the wake of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Costa Rica, university students are making a difference by building temporary housing.

    University students bike toward a sustainable campus
    May 27, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    May is National Bike Month, and many students are both improving their own health and reducing the toll of auto emissions on the community.

    Gipson chosen as Classified Employee of the Year
    May 26, 2009 • Staff Employees' Council
    During the Honor the Best ceremony on May 13, JoAnne Gipson was announced as the 2009 Classified Employee of the Year.

    Senior Scholars 2009: Different paths, notable accomplishments
    May 26, 2009 • By John Trent
    The students who were selected as this year’s Class of 2009 Senior Scholars faced numerous obstacles in their achievement of a college degree.

    Graduate student wins poster competition
    May 26, 2009 • By John Trent
    Moses Moses Anabila has been named one of the winners of the student poster contest for the F2009 Business Forecasting Conference.

    National Merit Finalist signs with University
    May 22, 2009 • By John Trent
    Christopher Salls, a National Merit Finalist officially agreed to attend the University in the fall.

    Rover Team Heading to Mars Society Competition in Utah
    May 22, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Students will be competing May 28-30 in the Mars Society University Rover Challenge.

    Glick to campus: Final budget not ‘pretty’ but acceptable
    May 20, 2009 • By John Trent
    President Milton Glick emphasized in a Town Hall meeting that although 15 percent cuts are painful, the alternative proposed only a few months ago could have been much worse.

    Students measure University’s economic impact
    May 20, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Two environmental and resource economics majors wrote a timely and influential paper that measures the impact of the University’s expenditures on the local economy.

    Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community
    May 20, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
    University physicist Friedwardt Winterberg recently had some of his 39-year-old work on thermonuclear explosions declassified recently by the U.S. government.

    Students design, build and race human-powered vehicles
    May 20, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The HPV Challenge, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers event, drew 28 universities from around the west. The 15-member Nevada team placed sixth overall in the “single rider” event.

    McBride named Classified Employee of the Month
    May 20, 2009 • Staff Employees' Council
    The Staff Employees' Council has selected Beverly McBride as its May Classified Employee of the Month.

    Ashish Francis named 2009 Herz Gold Medalist
    May 19, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Herz Gold Medal is the university’s oldest and most prestigious award, established in 1910, honors academic achievement.

    University honors students, faculty and staff at 'Honor the Best’
    May 18, 2009 • By John Trent
    The University of Nevada, Reno honored its best on Wednesday, May 13 during the annual Honor the Best ceremony.

    2009 Spring Commencement is here
    May 15, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    More than 1,800 degrees to be awarded May 15-16 on the Quad.

    Outstanding students celebrated
    May 14, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
    The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources recognizes graduates.

    McNair Scholar David Pena at the right place, at the right time
    May 14, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The McNair Scholars program provided David Pena with a variety of useful resources. One of these resources was paying for his graduate school applications.

    Grant helps Hispanic Head Start teachers attain graduation
    May 13, 2009 • By John Trent
    During Saturday’s Commencement exercises, a special group of women will see the first of their group realize the dream of graduation.

    2009 Foundation Professors excel in teaching and research
    May 12, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    University professors and researchers Ian Buckle, Mae Gustin and Kent Ervin were named the 2009 Foundation Professors.

    University hosts business survival workshop
    May 11, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno has partnered with other northern Nevada organizations to offer a free “Business Survival Workshop.”

    From 9/11 to a college degree
    May 11, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 distressed many Americans. For Gretchen Hill, the events did more than just that: they changed her entire direction in life.

    Innovative program for low-income tax filers honored
    May 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    The award commended the college for its “valued partnership with the IRS in support of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program” during the 2009 tax season.

    Moran named outstanding researcher of the year
    May 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    For the past 30 years, history professor Bruce Moran has been spending his summers in the Scientific Revolution of 1400-1700.

    All Nevada teams surpass standards in APR report
    May 6, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
    All 17 of the University of Nevada’s athletics teams have turned in multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above the 925 standard.

    Researchers shed light on Eastern Sierra-395 corridor
    May 5, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Many northern Nevadans make the trek down Highway 395 heading to Southern California, whether for business or for pleasure.

    Future, Future, Burning Bright
    May 5, 2009 • By John Trent
    For Presidential Scholar Kevin Chen – who will be a freshman in the fall – the Dean’s Future Scholars Program held all the answers.

    Regent Gallagher awarded prestigious national medal
    May 5, 2009 • By John Trent
    Dorothy Gallagher’s career has been characterized by dedication and involvement in furthering the higher education ideals of the state.

    University students head fifth Spring Powwow
    May 1, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada, Reno is hosting the fifth annual Spring Powwow at the Manzanita Bowl on campus.

    Smith, Sistare awarded Bronze Smokey Bear awards
    May 1, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Their Cooperative Extension program aids fire prevention efforts around the globe.

    April 2009

    University students excel in Governor’s Cup competition
    April 30, 2009 • By John Trent
    A record 56 teams competed in the competition and nearly $110,000 in prize money was awarded.

    Community Electronic Recycling Event set for May 2
    April 30, 2009 • By John Trent
    A Community Electronic Recycling Event, organized by the Environmental Health and Safety department, will be held on May 2.

    Art auction to benefit local artist and University graduate
    April 28, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    Members of the local art community are raising money for Devin Hosselkus at a May 3 art auction at the Studio on 4th

    Medical School offers minimal access surgical techniques
    April 28, 2009 • By Laura Levin
    The newest innovations in minimally invasive surgeries are now available at the Department of Surgery in Las Vegas.

    Campus information regarding swine flu
    April 27, 2009 • Staff Report
    As of Monday, according to the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Division of Health and Human Services, there have been no cases of swine flu reported in Nevada.

    IGT symposium builds momentum for emerging technology
    April 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    There is a sense of momentum on the University of Nevada, Reno campus right now, one that is emanating strongly from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in ways that could profoundly affect the region for decades to come.

    Muckers have strong showings at international competition
    April 27, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    The University of Nevada, Reno Mackay Muckers mining team faced off against other collegiate mining teams in the annual 31st International Intercollegiate Mining Competition in Butte, Mont.

    University takes new steps to build veteran-friendly campus
    April 26, 2009 • Staff Report
    The University Veterans’ Coalition (UVC) is organizing a webcast as part of a series of events that create a dialogue in the University community and beyond about ways to help student veterans transition successfully from military to civilian and student

    TRIO graduates to be recognized for success
    April 26, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The TRIO Graduation Ceremony takes place on April 29 from 7-9 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom. The goal of the ceremony is to honor students from all five of the TRIO programs who will be graduating from either high school or the University

    Outsmarting particle colliders
    April 24, 2009 • By John Trent
    Andrei Derevianko, associate professor in the Department of Physics, conducted the most accurate to-date low-energy determination of the coupling between atomic electrons and quarks of nuclei.

    City Councilwomen seek fresh air and new ideas
    April 24, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    Reno City Councilwomen Jessica Sferrazza and Sharon Zadra will walk portions of the University campus, starting at noon on Monday, April 27

    Great Basin Science Sample & Records Library to open April 27
    April 24, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
    A green Rhyolite tuff in the shape of Nevada is the first rock sample displayed at the far left side of the new Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library’s reception counter.

    Hard work pays off for Governor's Cup finalists
    April 23, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    University of Nevada, Reno students have been getting an up close and personal look at the world of business.

    Concrete canoe team qualifies for nationals
    April 23, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University will be represented again this year at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.

    Campus Audit launches new website improving service
    April 23, 2009 • Staff Report
    Employees are encouraged to report suspected wrongdoing such as fraud, theft, uncorrected accounting errors

    Campus to host university chancellors from India
    April 23, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Chancellors from Christ University in Bangalore, India will visit the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Student orientation programs shift ‘Directions’
    April 21, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The freshmen student orientation program lasts for two days this year, with the students staying overnight in residence halls and receiving on-campus dining.

    Family Medicine Center available for University employees
    April 21, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The Family Medicine Center offers primary health care services for University employees and their families.

    Hindu Baccalaureate Service revives ancient traditions
    April 20, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    Special certificates were given to graduates with the parting advice to speak the truth, practice righteousness and treat your mother and father with great respect.

    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tours Nevada Greenhouse Complex
    April 17, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid toured the Greenhouse Complex learning about renewable energy and agriculture projects.

    Weems, founding dean of College of Business, passes away
    April 16, 2009 • By John Trent
    Weems was dean for 21 years, and during that time the college grew from seven faculty members and 230 students to more than 50 faculty and 1,000 students.

    Students model recycled goods in Earth Day Trashion Show
    April 16, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Students will take fashion to new heights when they premiere their designs in a fashion show featuring outfits made using recyclable materials.

    Athletics Academic Center achieves LEED
    April 15, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    The Marguerite Wattis Petersen Athletic Academic Center has received the Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Silver certification.

    Students persevere for top-notch marketing
    April 15, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The class worked all semester on an entry for the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition.

    Concrete canoe team has strong leader in Gonzalez
    April 14, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Civil Engineering major Jorge Gonzalez is captain of this year’s concrete canoe team that defends its national title in competition April 17-18 at Sparks Marina.

    Criminal Justice College Bowl team scores victory
    April 14, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A team of three University of Nevada, Reno criminal justice sciences honor students took first place in the prestigious College Bowl competition.

    Concrete Canoe Race, Mid-Pac Conference this week
    April 13, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Teams from 11 California universities will be trying to unseat the national champion University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team.

    Professors perform at modern dance forum in Mexico
    April 10, 2009 • Staff Report
    Two dance faculty, Cari Cunningham and Rick Southerland, will represent Nevada at Performatica, the premier contemporary dance and movement arts forum.

    The Sounds of Success
    April 9, 2009 • By John Trent
    Ake, a professor of music at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1999 was not just caught off-guard with the news that he was this year’s winner of the F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Award.

    Girls math and technology program receives grant
    April 9, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Nevada Public Education Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank have awarded a $3,000 grant to the University of Nevada.

    Budget: no change to permit fees, continued cadet funding
    April 8, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    The University Parking and Traffic Board approved a proposal Thursday that will keep annual parking permit fees unchanged for at least one year.

    Researcher looks at male fertility, contraception concerns
    April 8, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    Dr. Wei Yan’s research group further investigated all the known X-linked microRNAs.

    Night of All Nations exhibits diversity of campus
    April 8, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The 27th annual Night of All Nations celebration on featured University students of more than 50 nationalities.

    Glick needs extra hand to handle debate hardware
    April 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    President Milt Glick ran out of hands when members of the debate team presented him with the trophies they had won during recent national competitions.

    The Meticulous Mapmaker
    April 7, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Cassie Hansen won the 2007 National Geographic Award for mapping. This Ph.D. student is now only adding to her lengthy list of accomplishments.

    University launches new peer-educator program
    April 7, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The Personal Safety and Sexual Assault Prevention is a peer-educator program administered by Counseling Services.

    Safety rally raises awareness of personal safety and security
    April 7, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    “Guarded by the Pack” rally on April 9 at 10 a.m. in front of the Knowledge Center will provide information on safety and security.

    Mint condition: Mackay School commissions more coins
    April 6, 2009 • By John Trent
    Dies for the coins were unveiled on historic Coin Press No. 1 at the Nevada State Museum on Friday, March 27.

    Workshop for dry cleaners tells how to protect groundwater
    April 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    A free training seminar for PCE dry cleaners will be held 2 to 4 p.m., April 15 at the NV Energy Auditorium, 6100 Neil Road, Reno.

    Straw bale house survives shaking at large structures lab
    April 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    It huffed and puffed, but the 82-ton-force, earthquake-simulation shake table could not knock down the straw house.

    University hosts job fair: Students to meet with 51 employers
    April 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Students at the University of Nevada, Reno will have a chance to talk with potential employers at the Career and Internship Fair.

    New sexual assault prevention initiative announced
    April 6, 2009 • Staff Report
    The new on-campus Personal Safety and Sexual Assault Prevention Program is based out of Counseling Services.

    New leader of the Pack
    April 3, 2009 • By John Trent
    David Carter, an assistant for 10 years at Nevada, is the choice to lead the men’s basketball program.

    Gift allows University to acquire sports medicine facility
    April 3, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    The Nevada Board of Regents approved an agreement which will result in Nevada acquiring the Reno Orthopaedic Clinic sports medicine building.

    Nevada basketball coach Fox leaves Nevada for Georgia
    April 3, 2009 • By John Trent
    Nevada men’s basketball coach Mark Fox was introduced as the new head coach at the University of Georgia during a press conference Friday morning in Athens, Georgia.

    Bender, Urza to receive awards for international awareness
    April 2, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Northern Nevada International Center will honor two University administrators for their global perspective at its 10th annual Global Gala.

    University named sponsor in National Merit Program
    April 2, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Nevada has been officially notified of its approval for sponsorship status by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

    Extension educators earn national award for disaster planning
    April 2, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Two University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty have received awards for their work helping rural Nevada counties prepare for disasters.

    Chemistry research stockroom: ‘Costco’ of chemical supplies
    April 2, 2009 • By John Trent
    The Department of Chemistry’s Research Stockroom has something for just about every science discipline at the University.

    A day in the life of a University student and legislative intern
    April 2, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    International affairs and political science major Michael Cabrera, 21, drives to Nevada’s state capital twice a week in between classes, work and other extracurricular activities.

    Nevada student named Silver State's sole Goldwater Scholar
    April 2, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Matt Polasko, a biochemistry and molecular biology major at the University of Nevada, Reno, has received a 2009 Goldwater Scholarship, a prestigious national undergraduate award in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

    'Year of the Census' begins with lots of money on the line
    April 1, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    April marks the beginning of the “Year of the Census,” April 1, 2009 to April 1, 2010, as proclaimed by Governor Jim Gibbons and resolved by the Nevada Legislature.

    Entrepreneurs workshop to explain funding opportunities
    April 1, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Nevada Small Business Development Center is hosting a workshop to provide information on a new federal funding program.

    March 2009

    National champs... again: Debate duo wins second title
    March 31, 2009 • By John Trent
    Few have ever done what Nevada students did when they captured first place in the National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship Tournament.

    An expedition toward more physical activity, nutrition
    March 30, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Throughout March, Nevada students have taken advantage of a free physical fitness program sponsored by the campus’ Student Health Center.

    Nominations sought for distinguished service award
    March 30, 2009 • Staff Report
    Deserving administrative faculty members at the University are eligible to be nominated as recipients of the University’s Distinguished Service Award for 2009.

    Nevada’s Dynamic Duo
    March 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    National debate champions David Pena and Max Alderman followed different paths before teaming to bring the University a national championship in debate.

    Intercultural Month invites campus to share experiences
    March 26, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    More than 30 events are on the calendar during the Center for Student Cultural Diversity’s Annual Intercultural Month.

    Reno City Council passes earth hour proclamation
    March 25, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The City of Reno is encouraging citizens to shut off their lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m., March 28, in observance of Earth Hour.

    Science Fair director feels strong affinity for event
    March 24, 2009 • By John Trent
    The fair is open for public viewing on Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.

    ‘Discover the Power’ enables students to hone leadership
    March 24, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    This year’s leadership conference will focus on leadership, service, inclusiveness and organization development.

    Philosophy film screening ‘examines’ life
    March 23, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    The film screening, hosted by the philosophy department in conjunction with the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Leonard Endowment.

    Women’s lacrosse achieving milestones with first home game
    March 20, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Since their first practice last spring, the women’s lacrosse team has never given up. Now they’re more dedicated and united than ever.

    Counting down to graduation
    March 19, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Undergraduate student blogs about her experience as an graduating senior, and the journey through the final times at the university.

    Cattle-rustler turned author-artist featured at University
    March 19, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The American West so fascinated award-winning author Will James that he forever denied his Canadian upbringing.

    Thirty police canine teams converge on campus
    March 19, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    An estimated 30 police canine teams from around the country are sniffing around campus this week.

    National award advances Basque scholar’s research
    March 19, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Sandy Ott has received a 2009 Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Planetarium celebrates dark-skies at earth hour event
    March 19, 2009 • By Sarah Purdy
    Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center invites the community to free Earth Hour stargazing event promoting dark-skies awareness and global sustainability.

    Students learn where they will receive residency training
    March 19, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    Nine Medical Students will stay in Nevada for their post-graduate medical training.

    School of Medicine celebrates 40th anniversary
    March 18, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The School of medicine has provided excellence in education, research and health care for Nevadans since 1969.

    Fundraiser benefits medical students' clinical trips
    March 18, 2009 • By Laura Levin
    The public is invited to attend the event in support of students staffing rural clinics abroad.

    Researcher featured on “Against the Elements”
    March 18, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    School of Nursing professor discusses human health effects of volcanic eruptions.

    Getting involved with success
    March 13, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Undergraduate student researcher Haylee Finkel had been working hard to develop alternative medicine and excel in the medical field.

    Take Back the Night video - a lesson in awareness
    March 13, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    To help protect the campus community, Police Services and Pack Paws, have produced Take Back the Night, a video on personal safety.

    Satellite graduate program grows beyond borders
    March 12, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    The satellite graduate program in behavioral analysis offered by the Department of Psychology continues to expand after nearly 14 years of establishment.

    Tale of giant stingray; biologist sets record straight
    March 11, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University researcher Zeb Hogan sets the record straight on reports of finding 'world record' giant freshwater stingray in Thailand.

    Glick makes campus call: ‘Wear blue for WAC Tourney’
    March 10, 2009 • By John Trent
    President Glick said the campus-wide call is part of a larger effort where other businesses are encouraging their employees to wear blue in support of the Wolf Pack.

    Workshop offers tips on managing academic life
    March 9, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Directed towards overwhelmed and overcommitted faculty, the topics of the workshop include email, schedules, work spaces, interruptions, managing teaching loads and more.

    Distinguished faculty nominations due by March 20
    March 9, 2009 • Staff Report
    Nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Award are now being accepted by the committee. Nominations should include a letter of nomination and a curriculum vita for the candidate.

    White House photographer shares ‘inside’ view
    March 6, 2009 • By John Trent
    Eric Draper, former official White House Photographer, shows images and tells the story behind them for J-Week.

    WAC Tourney a Swish for Reno
    March 6, 2009 • By Pat McDonnell
    WAC tourney brings ‘intense five days’ of basketball as Wolf Pack men’s and women’s teams start run for NCAA berths.

    University students help prepare taxes for local taxpayers
    March 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    More than 70 University students, who are trained and certified through the IRS, are volunteering.

    Fleischmann Planetarium hosts Push, Pull and Drag
    March 6, 2009 • By Andrea Turman
    Boy Scout Troop 443 and Eagle Scout candidate Denis Barsalou invite the community to participate in a day of fun and learning at the Planetarium.

    ASUN elections offer opportunities for change
    March 6, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    This year’s ASUN (Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno) elections contain more than meets the eye with 54 students running for office.

    Intervention team helps faculty support troubled students
    March 5, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    The Student Intervention Team (SIT) provides support, coordination of intervention services and referrals for identified students.

    Ending of an era for music professor, Argenta Trio member
    March 5, 2009 • By John Trent
    Music professor John Lenz, a fixture on cello for 37 years at the University, will play final Argenta Trio performance on Friday.

    Challenging identity on two different levels
    March 2, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Nadine Attewell, an assistant professor of English, brings new focus to postcolonial literature and science fiction writing

    Nevada wins Third Straight WAC Swimming and Diving Title
    March 2, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Wolf Pack finished the meet with 639 points followed by Northern Arizona with 623. Nevada senior Courtney Eads earned WAC Swimmer of the Year honors.

    February 2009

    Program helps create jobs for people with disabilities
    February 27, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevada professionals working with those with disabilities will have a rare opportunity to attend a special three-day training.

    Re-engineering the College of Engineering
    February 26, 2009 • By John Trent
    Manos Maragakis, the new dean of the College of Engineering, foresees a bright future for college’s teaching, research and outreach.

    African-American female street fiction to center discussion
    February 26, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    The focus of the discussion will be African-American street fiction written by female authors.

    For students, Polyglot Village a virtual travel experience
    February 25, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Sierra Nevada World Language Collaborative will host Polyglot Village on Feb. 28.

    March dates Student Outreach Clinics announced
    February 25, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The clinics provide free care to the medically underserved populations.

    'Changing the Face of Medicine' exhibit
    February 24, 2009 • By Laura Levin
    The exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how American women who wanted to practice medicine have struggled to gain access to medical education.

    University stepping up efforts to help students find jobs
    February 24, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    As many students at the University of Nevada, Reno take more full course loads this semester, they are still taking time to attend some extra seminars and workshops that do not count toward their formal degrees.

    Journalism Week looks inside ‘big headlines’
    February 23, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    Journalism Week is sponsored by the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Chemistry professor awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship
    February 23, 2009 • By John Trent
    The two-year Sloan Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation of New York, is designed to support the work of young researchers early in their careers.

    USAC partners with magistrate to promote cultural exchange
    February 20, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Universities Studies Abroad Consortium and U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke are partnering to extend study abroad advantages to law students in Spain and Chile.

    Rockin’ and Rollin’ to the sounds of a bassoon
    February 20, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    This year’s Fifth Annual Bassoon Ensemble Concert, “Rock-n-Roll Retrospective,” rocked the Nightingale Concert Hall.

    The February 21, 2008 Wells, Nevada Earthquake
    February 20, 2009 • By Craig Depolo
    The 2008 Wells Earthquake was the largest earthquake to occur in Nevada in the last 30 years.

    Remembering and learning from the Wells Earthquake
    February 20, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    A year’s worth of lessons from the largest earthquake to occur in Nevada in the last 30 years.

    University to honor state’s ‘Silver Scholars’
    February 20, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The university is encouraging young students to stay focused on education by honoring the top 15 percent of eighth graders academically at select middle schools throughout Nevada this spring.

    University scholar appointed to distinguished professorship
    February 20, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    Philip Boardman, professor of English, has become the ninth University professor to be named the Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor in the Humanities.

    Media summit spotlights innovation and expertise
    February 20, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    Nevada Interactive Media will host the First Annual NevadaInteract Media Summit to spotlight Nevada's interactive media expertise on March 7 at the University.

    Super Bowl of science fairs coming to Reno
    February 19, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    University faculty and staff are helping students explore science, with an eye toward the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

    Enrollment figures show increased course loads for students
    February 19, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Enrollment figures show the University is not only continuing to experience increases in enrollment over the prior year, but is also seeing more students taking full course loads.

    Help offered for those wanting to quit tobacco use
    February 18, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The Nevada Tobacco Users' Helpline provides free counseling sessions help residents struggling with tobacco addition.

    Town Hall: Good news in spite of budget challenges
    February 13, 2009 • By Brandon Stewart
    A campus Town Hall discussion ranged from the governor’s proposed budget to news of the federal stimulus legislation.

    Maragakis named dean of Nevada's College of Engineering
    February 13, 2009 • By John Trent
    Manos Maragakis, an internationally respected professor and researcher in civil engineering who has served as interim dean for the College of Engineering since July, has been named dean of the college, Provost Marc Johnson announced on Friday.

    Fraternity offers alternative Valentine’s Day option
    February 11, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Providing a less traditional Valentine’s Day gift, the University of Nevada, Reno’s music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha will be selling singing telegrams this week.

    Technology Transfer Office turns research into royalties
    February 11, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The Technology Transfer Office helps bridge the gap between research and reality by bringing together early-stage technology and marketplace opportunities.

    Political leaders debate influence of political communication
    February 11, 2009 • By Deidre Pike
    Media balance, or lack thereof, along with YouTube videos, hefty campaign spending and the perception of an energized youth vote?

    Fulbright Scholars bring diversity to University
    February 11, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The University of Nevada, Reno welcomes a campus-record five Fulbright Scholars this semester.

    Cook up some food for health and soul
    February 10, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    University program makes heart-healthy cultural and comfort foods.

    Professor challenges ‘Science’ on citation article
    February 10, 2009 • Staff Report
    Christopher Von Bartheld has authored nearly 100 journal articles and reviews manuscripts for more than 50 different biomedical journals.

    Waters named Classified Employee of the Month
    February 10, 2009 • Staff Employees' Council
    The Staff Employees' Council has selected Chad Waters as the Employee of the Month for February.

    From the classroom to Carson
    February 10, 2009 • Staff Report
    University of Nevada, Reno’s education students put democracy into action.

    CEP helps organizations through tough times
    February 10, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Center for Program Evaluation (CPE) at the University of Nevada, Reno can help answer those questions and assist organizations in delivering more effective services and programs.

    University, Renown Health create literature and medicine program
    February 10, 2009 • By Laura Levin
    The literature and medicine program encourages participants to connect the worlds of science and lived experience, giving them the opportunity to reflect on their professional roles and relationships.

    Pouring it all into the Future
    February 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University engineers pour concrete to create their concrete canoe for the annual regional, and later national, competition

    Program celebrates National Organ Donor Awareness Day
    February 9, 2009 • By Laura Levin
    The Nevada Organ and Tissue Donor Program is a special program of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    NASA’s Space Grant Program funds interdisciplinary minor
    February 6, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    An interdisciplinary effort by University professors to create a minor in "serious" games has received $20,000 in grant funding from the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium.

    Sanford Center for Aging issues report on Nevada seniors
    February 6, 2009 • By Ed Cohen
    Nevada elders drink and smoke more than seniors nationally. They eat fewer fruits and vegetables. They are twice as prone to suicide. And, they live in one of the states most shorthanded in terms of health-care professionals.

    Donation from Barrick keeps Mackay well-wheeled
    February 6, 2009 • By John Trent
    The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering recently received two vehicles donated by Barrick Gold Corporation.

    English professor engages life in literature, the Arctic
    February 6, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Associate professor of English Jen Hill releases new book, White Horizon: the Arctic in the Nineteenth Century British Imagination.

    Orvis School of Nursing students ace exam
    February 5, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    In 2008, 91.67 percent of its bachelor of science graduates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam achieved passing scores.

    BASICS program making a dent in risky behavior
    February 4, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    BASICS, or Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students, corresponds with the University Police Services philosophy, with patrols exercising increased enforcement of underage drinking laws on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.

    Adjunct professor receives science award
    February 4, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Robert G. Elston, a University anthropology adjunct professor, was elected a 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    TEACH grants to help fill fields with fewest teachers
    February 4, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Federal program awards students $4,000 per academic school year.

    Nominations needed for Classified Employee of the Year
    February 4, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The Staff Employees’ Council of the University of Nevada, Reno is accepting nominations for the 2009 Classified Employee of the Year award.

    Faculty: Invite USAC to your classroom
    February 4, 2009 • Staff Report
    USAC programs are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Summer, semester and year-long options are available.

    University art exhibition analyzes sports
    February 2, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The exhibition features 24 artists, each creating one to six pieces of artwork. Coming from all different career levels and across the country, the artists created video, photography, painting, sculpture, performing art and installation pieces.

    January 2009

    Teach Abroad with USAC
    January 28, 2009 • Staff Report
    Professors have the unique opportunity to support the USAC mission and internationalize their home departments by teaching abroad.

    Cycling culture comes to campus
    January 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    With the number of registered bikes on campus at an all-time high, it's clear more students and faculty are discovering the benefits of biking.

    Nevada conducts algae-to-biofuel research project
    January 26, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The first real-world, demonstration-scale project in Nevada for turning algae into biofuel has successfully completed the initial stage of research at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    RSJ anticipates excellent recruitment from journalism day
    January 26, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    More than 165 high school students and newspaper and yearbook advisers attended the annual Journalism Day.

    CABNR career fair highlights available jobs
    January 23, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
    The first part of the two-day event taking place Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 28 and 29, will focus on high school and undergraduate students and anyone seeking further information about careers in natural resources and the environment.

    Political titans discuss historic campaign and election
    January 23, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
    The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies will host campaign strategist Sig Rogich and former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan.

    No day but today: Studying abroad in the current economy
    January 21, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
    Scholarships and the exchange rate aside, there are several ways a student can trim their expenses before and during studying abroad.

    E-Reserves: An E-asy solution for pressing problems
    January 21, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The Mathewson IGT- Knowledge Center offers Electronic Reserves service for faculty, allowing professors to post supplemental course materials online.

    Obama inauguration: 'It was just electrifying'
    January 20, 2009 • By John Trent
    President Barack Obama is known as a masterful speaker, a man who can summon a singular unity of purpose through words that meld the nation’s past with its future.

    NSBDC awarded funds for sustainability initiative
    January 20, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Nevada Small Business Development Center was one of just four centers recently awarded funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration for projects offering energy-efficiency assistance to small businesses.

    Winzeler retires as executive director of Nevada Humanities
    January 20, 2009 • By Andrea Turman
    Signature programs developed and hundreds of federal grants given to Nevada organizations under Winzeler's leadership

    New executive director appointed to Nevada Humanities
    January 20, 2009 • By Andrea Turman
    Former outreach coordinator from the Western Folklife Center, Christina Barr began on Jan. 15.

    Acclaimed Nevada archaeology exhibit now showing online
    January 20, 2009 • By Andrea Turman
    "Havens in a Heartless World" online exhibition features the best of more than 300,000 artifacts retrieved during excavations of four historic Comstock saloons.

    New grant for Campus Escort adds vehicles, equipment
    January 16, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    As spring semester classes begin, Nevada students have a new and improved Campus Escort Service to help them navigate the 290-acre campus safely after dark.

    Arabic classes offered on campus
    January 15, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    The U.S. government has had an increasing demand for more employees proficient in Arabic.

    Campus eatery options continue to grow
    January 15, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    With Bytes and Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen recently opening, the University continues to expand on dining options. A sports grill and Panda Express will also open in the near future.

    Juvenile and family courts celebrates 40 years on campus
    January 15, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
    The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will mark its fourth decade on campus with a dinner event

    Collaboration helps guide students to college admission
    January 14, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Mentors from the ASCENT program, along Hug High staff and the University of Nevada, will gather to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    University to host summit on business ethics
    January 13, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Survey reveals many employees admit doing something unethical or illegal.

    Into the Wild
    January 13, 2009 • By John Trent
    English professor Scott Slovic brings American naturalist John Muir to life with thought-provoking essay.

    Finalists for engineering dean to visit campus
    January 12, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering is pleased to announce its finalists. The committee, in conjunction with the search firm, narrowed the pool to three finalists.

    Wendy Calvin celebrates 5 years of exploring Mars
    January 12, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Wendy Calvin has been exploring the surface of Mars for five years, guiding one of the rovers over the desert-like terrain to study the soil and rocks.

    National Geographic to feature student in documentary
    January 2, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    National Geographic will feature Wendy Orr, a Nevada graduate research assistant, in a one-hour documentary on Canyonlands National Park that will air this spring.

    December 2008

    Guardians of the past and the present
    December 28, 2008 • By Kathie Taylor
    The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center houses one of the largest, most unique collections of personal papers and business records in the state.

    September 2008

    October will be Sticky
    September 29, 2008 • By Jane Tors
    International affairs, immigration among event topics

    University Block N Logo

    University of Nevada, Reno

    University of Nevada, Reno
    1664 N. Virginia Street
    Reno,  NV  89557-

    (775) 784-1110
    Website Help
    Contact Us

    Emergency Information

    Emergency Alerts
    Doing business with us