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    2009 News Stories: February

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    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.

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