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2009 News Stories: April

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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.

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