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2009 News Stories: August

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University to induct six into Hall of Fame
August 28, 2009 • By Rhonda Lundin
The group will be inducted into Nevada’s Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 23 at a dinner in the Silver Baron Room at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno.

‘Proof’ Positive
August 27, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The Class of 2013 will get a special welcome to campus on Aug. 22 when the third annual Summer Scholars Book Program is held with a reading of the award-winning play ‘Proof.’

Engineering Summer Camps bring currents to life for students
August 27, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Jim Hensen, an electrical engineering professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, gave a hands-on lecture on Tuesday, July 28 to an Intro to Engineering summer camp for 12- to 16-year-olds.

Public invited to enjoy family fun on the farm
August 26, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources invites you to Field Day, an opportunity for locals to experience innovation and research.

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery: "Planes of Consistency" exhibit
August 26, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery is kicking off its 2009-2010 season.

New Cantina del Lobo opens at University
August 25, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
“Cantina del Lobo” celebrates its Grand Opening on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union on Thursday, Aug. 27.

Manzanita and Juniper Halls take the year off
August 25, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno is closing its Juniper and Manzanita residence halls for the fall semester.

Welcome Back
August 24, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
Fall semester 2009 begins with a busy weekend of activity, from residence hall move-in day to the New Student Opening Ceremony.

Researcher finds quagga mussel can survive in Tahoe
August 24, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a study to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species, Sudeep Chandra found that the quagga mussel can survive in Lake Tahoe.

Nevada Scientist Makes Adaptation Discovery
August 19, 2009 • By Mikalee Byerman
Questions involving adaptation and genetic mutation have new answers thanks to Chris Feldman and peers from Utah State University and the University of Virginia.

University welcomes Class of 2013
August 18, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
“Wolf Pack Welcome” begins Saturday at 10th annual New Student Opening Ceremony.

Researcher studies how people cope with job loss
August 14, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
A University graduate student is studying how the unemployed cope with job loss.

ASCENT program receives Harrah’s scholarship grant
August 12, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
June marked the inaugural graduating class of the ASCENT mentor program at Hug High School

Incoming freshmen feel the excitement
August 12, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Incoming freshmen feel the excitement of beginning their college experience at the University of Nevada.

Accounting student named Nevada’s first McGowan Scholar
August 11, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Danielle Farris is the first Nevada student ever to be awarded the prestigious title of McGowan Scholar.

It's never too late to graduate
August 7, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
The University's "Don't Wait — Graduate!" program seeks to re-connect former students to college in order to earn their degrees.

New Nevada Seismological Lab director takes the reins
August 7, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory has a new director in Graham Kent.

Housing and Dining’s Meyer earns prestigious national award
August 7, 2009 • By John Trent
Russ Meyer, the University of Nevada, Reno’s associate director for housing operations and dining services, recently was awarded the Richard Lichtenfelt Award during the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) annual conference.

Education doctoral student excels in writing, publishing
August 7, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
An international doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning had already accomplished much before coming to the University.

University graduates see America from their bikes
August 7, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Two friends, two bikes, no return date. Two Nevada grads set out to see the country they didn't know.

Professor, students present at NSF gathering in D.C.
August 7, 2009 • By John Trent
Fred Harris, a professor of computer science and engineering, and three graduate students made a powerful impression upon Nevada U. S. Sen. and Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Friendly campus face to be remembered for humor, optimism
August 7, 2009 • By Brandon Stewart
Longtime classified staff member Karron Brandon died last week following complications from a hip replacement surgery in the spring. She was 64.

Nevada Bighorns Unlimited Backs Bootstraps Program
August 7, 2009 • By Robert Mills
Bootstraps, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) program that provides full-time employment to high-risk youths, received a $10,000 contribution from Nevada Bighorns Unlimited (NBU) in August.

Campus Kids learn about university life, 'graduate' Aug. 18
August 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
More than 200 children from the Boys & Girls Club have been shown a slice of University life.

Oral History program offers perspectives on Nevada's past
August 5, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
With new income, the Oral History program will continue to record and preserve Nevada’s past.

Engineering's Loria, Dennett designated 'outstanding professors'
August 4, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
Teaching Assistant Luis Loria and Associate Professor Keith Dennett have received the Outstanding Professor award from the University of Nevada, Reno chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for their dedicated work in the classroom.

Learn how to make your business more energy efficient
August 3, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Small business development workshops Aug. 11 and 18 to teach businesses how to save energy.

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