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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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