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2009 News Stories: May

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TRIO Scholar received opportunities she never imagined
May 29, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Hala Armstrong went from being the “poor kid” at her high school to receiving the financial aid she needed to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Classified Employee of the Year Gipson enjoys a banner year
May 29, 2009 • By John Trent
JoAnne Gipson’s 2009 began with a bang when her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII with a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Fulbright student to Sri Lanka
May 28, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
Once in Sri Lanka, David Stentiford will teach English as a secondary language in secondary school.

University seeks to enhance diversity
May 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
The University is reaching out to recruit and retain a more diverse student population.

USAC students help build temporary housing in Costa Rica
May 27, 2009 • By John Trent
In the wake of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted Costa Rica, university students are making a difference by building temporary housing.

University students bike toward a sustainable campus
May 27, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
May is National Bike Month, and many students are both improving their own health and reducing the toll of auto emissions on the community.

Gipson chosen as Classified Employee of the Year
May 26, 2009 • Staff Employees' Council
During the Honor the Best ceremony on May 13, JoAnne Gipson was announced as the 2009 Classified Employee of the Year.

Senior Scholars 2009: Different paths, notable accomplishments
May 26, 2009 • By John Trent
The students who were selected as this year’s Class of 2009 Senior Scholars faced numerous obstacles in their achievement of a college degree.

Graduate student wins poster competition
May 26, 2009 • By John Trent
Moses Moses Anabila has been named one of the winners of the student poster contest for the F2009 Business Forecasting Conference.

National Merit Finalist signs with University
May 22, 2009 • By John Trent
Christopher Salls, a National Merit Finalist officially agreed to attend the University in the fall.

Rover Team Heading to Mars Society Competition in Utah
May 22, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students will be competing May 28-30 in the Mars Society University Rover Challenge.

Glick to campus: Final budget not ‘pretty’ but acceptable
May 20, 2009 • By John Trent
President Milton Glick emphasized in a Town Hall meeting that although 15 percent cuts are painful, the alternative proposed only a few months ago could have been much worse.

Students measure University’s economic impact
May 20, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
Two environmental and resource economics majors wrote a timely and influential paper that measures the impact of the University’s expenditures on the local economy.

Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community
May 20, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
University physicist Friedwardt Winterberg recently had some of his 39-year-old work on thermonuclear explosions declassified recently by the U.S. government.

Students design, build and race human-powered vehicles
May 20, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The HPV Challenge, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers event, drew 28 universities from around the west. The 15-member Nevada team placed sixth overall in the “single rider” event.

McBride named Classified Employee of the Month
May 20, 2009 • Staff Employees' Council
The Staff Employees' Council has selected Beverly McBride as its May Classified Employee of the Month.

Ashish Francis named 2009 Herz Gold Medalist
May 19, 2009 • Staff Report
The Herz Gold Medal is the university’s oldest and most prestigious award, established in 1910, honors academic achievement.

University honors students, faculty and staff at 'Honor the Best’
May 18, 2009 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada, Reno honored its best on Wednesday, May 13 during the annual Honor the Best ceremony.

2009 Spring Commencement is here
May 15, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
More than 1,800 degrees to be awarded May 15-16 on the Quad.

Outstanding students celebrated
May 14, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources recognizes graduates.

McNair Scholar David Pena at the right place, at the right time
May 14, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
The McNair Scholars program provided David Pena with a variety of useful resources. One of these resources was paying for his graduate school applications.

Grant helps Hispanic Head Start teachers attain graduation
May 13, 2009 • By John Trent
During Saturday’s Commencement exercises, a special group of women will see the first of their group realize the dream of graduation.

2009 Foundation Professors excel in teaching and research
May 12, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
University professors and researchers Ian Buckle, Mae Gustin and Kent Ervin were named the 2009 Foundation Professors.

University hosts business survival workshop
May 11, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno has partnered with other northern Nevada organizations to offer a free “Business Survival Workshop.”

From 9/11 to a college degree
May 11, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 distressed many Americans. For Gretchen Hill, the events did more than just that: they changed her entire direction in life.

Innovative program for low-income tax filers honored
May 7, 2009 • By John Trent
The award commended the college for its “valued partnership with the IRS in support of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program” during the 2009 tax season.

Moran named outstanding researcher of the year
May 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
For the past 30 years, history professor Bruce Moran has been spending his summers in the Scientific Revolution of 1400-1700.

All Nevada teams surpass standards in APR report
May 6, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
All 17 of the University of Nevada’s athletics teams have turned in multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above the 925 standard.

Researchers shed light on Eastern Sierra-395 corridor
May 5, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Many northern Nevadans make the trek down Highway 395 heading to Southern California, whether for business or for pleasure.

Future, Future, Burning Bright
May 5, 2009 • By John Trent
For Presidential Scholar Kevin Chen – who will be a freshman in the fall – the Dean’s Future Scholars Program held all the answers.

Regent Gallagher awarded prestigious national medal
May 5, 2009 • By John Trent
Dorothy Gallagher’s career has been characterized by dedication and involvement in furthering the higher education ideals of the state.

University students head fifth Spring Powwow
May 1, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno is hosting the fifth annual Spring Powwow at the Manzanita Bowl on campus.

Smith, Sistare awarded Bronze Smokey Bear awards
May 1, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
Their Cooperative Extension program aids fire prevention efforts around the globe.

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