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2009 News Stories: September

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Professors book gives insight into French identity
September 30, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
Charles Tshimanga, an Assistant Professor, has composed a book called Frenchness and the African Diaspora: Identity and Uprisings in Contemporary France.

Internationally celebrated cello professor joins faculty
September 30, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
Internationally celebrated cellist, Dmitri Atapine, joins the University of Nevada faculty.

Isabel Wilkerson honored as 2009 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
September 29, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism has named narrative journalist Isabel Wilkerson the 2009 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

University research funding doubles in 10 years
September 29, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In its fall 2009 publication, the Office of Research announced funding of $73 million for research in fiscal year 2008-09.

Knowledge Center receives national award for audiovisual technology
September 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center recently received top honors for the “Best Education AV Project.”

Students engineer DNA for national competition
September 28, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A team of students worked to transform the genes that synthesize cinnamon oil into plants that are an eco-friendly mosquito killer.

University receives $10 million for Health Sciences Building
September 25, 2009 • By Jane Tors
The William N. Pennington Foundation has committed $10 million to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation for the purpose of a new Health Sciences Building.

Graduate students shine at regional software conference
September 24, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
CRDA, a University statistical research center, uses SAS products (statistical analysis software) in conducting research.

Mayhem and Non-conformity
September 23, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
Seeking absurdity and aggression for its latest set design, the Nevada Repertory Company turned to art student Mike Livernash.

Professor discovers how to calculate “Maximum Weight Limit”
September 23, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
George Fernandez set out to give people a simpler way of calculating their healthy weight.

Students pledge to act responsibly and not drink and drive
September 23, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
University partners with area restaurants, bars and clubs to “do the ride thing” and rewards designated drivers.

Link between closed-basin lakes and climate change explored
September 23, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
The Walker Basin Project plus current research on similar ecosystems around the world will be presented at the International Symposium.

Environmental literature program gains international reach
September 22, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
Scholars from all over the world have been coming for the Literature and Environment Program.

MAP-Works: Making student achievement possible
September 22, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
A partnership between Ball State University and Educational Benchmarking, Inc. has proven successful.

How Do You Spell Business?
September 18, 2009 • By John Trent
Three hundred College of Business students gather on the Quad to spell 'BUSINESS,' to show that it's more than you think.

“Taste of the Joe,” free food tasting and celebration
September 17, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
University’s Joe Crowley Student Union food vendors are all moved in.

Noted gender, race expert comes to campus
September 17, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
The University of Nevada will host Linda Martín-Alcoff, professor of Philosophy at Hunter College.

Celebrating the Constitution
September 16, 2009 • By John Trent
Special event to discuss the 'constitutional relevancy' of current events, policy on 222nd anniversary of document's signing

WW II survivor brings message of forgiveness
September 16, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
Even 60 years after the end of World War II, the stories of those affected continue to live on.

“Guarded by the Pack” safety fair teaches how to stay safe
September 16, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
On September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., psASAP will host a free “Guarded by the Pack” safety fair.

Earthquake engineers make national, worldwide headlines
September 15, 2009 • By John Trent
September has been a good news month for faculty members in the College of Engineering.

Professor's work on display at prestigious liberal arts college
September 15, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
‘Cityscapes–Landscapes of Human Mannerisms’ opens art exhibitions at Whittier College.

Child development experts help parents prep children for school
September 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
Preparing children for school isn’t just knowing the ABCs.

Nevada Regents' Award Nominations Sought
September 9, 2009 • Staff Report
The Nevada Board of Regents are accepting nominations for teaching and advising awards.

University student working in a labHot Planet Research
September 8, 2009 • By John Trent
NSF EPSCoR funding spurs University undergraduate student research on statewide climate change and global warming. Nevada student Kerri Hickenbottom is just one example of how student researchers have also been mobilized through a statewide climate change initiative.

University Young Democrats initiate Health Care Rally
September 4, 2009 • Staff Report
Young Democrats at the University of Nevada, Reno are rallying around President Barack Obama’s health care reform.

Computer Science and Engineering professors and studentsBrave New World
September 3, 2009 • By John Trent
University Computer Science and Engineering professors are playing a key role in national consortium to keep cyberspace safe from attacks by working on a risk management model that would include a simulation of cyber threats and other disruptions.

Mancini uses 100,000 degree heat to study plasma
September 2, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Physics department professor Mancini has received a $690,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

College of Business hosts Business Week
September 2, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
Business Week events will be held on campus and in the community from September 14 – 19.

Movie series returns better than ever
September 2, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
The “Thursday Night Free Movie Series” takes place every Thursday at 9 p.m. on the Joe Crowley Student Union lawn.

Studies Abroad holds Japan informational meeting
September 2, 2009 • Staff Report
Come learn more about the University Studies Abroad Consortium’s (USAC) new program in Nagasaki, Japan on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Hayes to present at ‘largest gathering ever’ for psychotherapy
September 1, 2009 • By John Trent
Professor of psychology will play a prominent role later this year in what is being billed as “the largest gathering ever devoted to the practice of psychotherapy.”

October will be Sticky
September 29, 2008 • By Jane Tors
International affairs, immigration among event topics

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