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2009 News Stories: March

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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.

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