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2009 News Stories

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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.

Professor 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

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