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2009 News Stories: January

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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.

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