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    2009 News Stories: October

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    14th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat & Carnival tonight
    October 29, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Safe Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Carnival at the University offer free events for kids and families

    “Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors great Nevada authors
    October 28, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevada author H Lee Barnes has proved the old adage, “Write about what you know,” to be sage advice.

    University student completes work with NASA
    October 28, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    Though she hasn’t yet graduated college, senior Katie Browne already has experience with one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions.

    University celebrates Native American Heritage month
    October 27, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    With November comes more than autumn colors and holidays. The Center for Student Cultural Diversity is also celebrating Native American Heritage month.

    Hands Dirty Research'Get Your Hands Dirty' Research
    October 27, 2009 • By John Trent
    New Ecohydrology course gives undergrad students unique field work, real-world research opportunity. The work done by Nevada students at Alum Creek in west Reno goes well beyond the obvious enjoyment of conducting research in one of Reno’s most sylvan spots.

    From the White House to our house
    October 27, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
    Esperanza Spalding performs at the University of Nevada, Reno Nov. 4.

    National hydrological facility on campus funded by NSF
    October 26, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    As part of an $890,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Scott Tyler is developing a national community-user facility for environmental sensing.

    University presents rare performance of play
    October 23, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    In celebration of Nevada Day and the Comstock Lode’s 150th anniversary, the University will present a light-hearted performance from the days of Comstock Era.

    Brigadier General's message: job opportunities ahead
    October 23, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    College of Engineering students were reminded that there are exciting job opportunities, even in these challenging economic times.

    WISE offers a safe haven for female science students
    October 23, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    WISE is a living-learning community for female freshman on campus who are majoring in a science, math, or engineering program.

    Professor publishes on unique archaeology approach
    October 22, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    In the field of archaeology, individuals tend to get overlooked in favor for the broader population.

    Center for Molecular Medicine takes shape
    October 21, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
    The Center for Molecular Medicine is the first new research facility going up at School of Medicine in 30 years.

    Remaining activities for Nevada Homecoming 2009
    October 21, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    Nevada Alumni Association and ASUN continue to celebrate Homecoming 2009 with a variety of student, alumni and community activities.

    University program offers review of medications
    October 21, 2009 • By Ed Cohen
    Nevada elders wondering if the combination of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements they’re taking could be harming them instead of helping them can now find out for sure.

    Mischissin named AVP for Facilities Services
    October 21, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    Steve Mischissin has been named associate vice president for facilities services for the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Hogan hosts monster fish shows on National Geographic
    October 19, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    It’s all in a days work for Zeb Hogan, traveling 150 miles up a river in the Australian outback on an expedition to find the highly endangered freshwater sawfish.

    Professor earns national Play Therapy recognition
    October 16, 2009 • Staff Report
    Jill Packman recently helped the Nevada Association for Play Therapy earn national recognition by the Association for Play Therapy.

    Regents put out call for outstanding scholar
    October 16, 2009 • Staff Report
    Each year the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education recognize outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from each institution in the system.

    The Color of Chemistry
    October 15, 2009 • By John Trent
    University Chemistry researcher Dan de Lill, with help from Journalism professor Todd Felts and Chemistry professor Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, promises to change the template on how research is accomplished.

    New Master Plan to revitalize gateway to city/university
    October 15, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Neighborhood restaurants, shops, cafes, book stores, and campus housing are all part of the plan to create a vibrant gateway to the University.

    MBA program makes Princeton Review’s “Best” list
    October 15, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    For the second year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada.

    Women’s tennis excels on and off court
    October 13, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
    When it comes to balancing academia and good game playing, the University of Nevada, Reno’s women’s tennis team has mastered the skill.

    Price to receive prestigious medal
    October 12, 2009 • Staff Report
    Jon Price was named the 28th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences.

    Sepulveda appointed to American Latino Commission
    October 12, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    Professor Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti was one of 23 people in the country recently appointed to the National Museum of the American Latino Commission.

    Whittemore Peterson Institute announces breakthrough
    October 9, 2009 • By Jane Tors
    A recently identified retrovirus called XMRV has been linked to a debilitating neuro-immune disease.

    Students Helping Students
    October 9, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    New campus safety program trains student cadets to patrol, escort fellow students to and from campus.

    Glick, Johnson share vision for campus’ future
    October 9, 2009 • By John Trent
    It was the first campus town hall meeting of the academic year, a fact not lost on Provost Marc Johnson.

    4-Hers make simple biofuel in science demonstration
    October 8, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Five 4-Hers from Reno and Carson City joined thousands of other youths around the country Wednesday to conduct an experiment in biofuels.

    Student wins national Emerging Scholar Award
    October 7, 2009 • By John Trent
    A University of Nevada, Reno student majoring in Chemistry and Music has been named a Phi Kappa Phi Emerging Scholar.

    University earns B+ on national sustainability report card
    October 7, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University of Nevada, Reno faired very well in a recent “College Sustainability Report Card.”

    4-H students to conduct biofuel test
    October 6, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
    Six million 4-H youth and 514,000 volunteers nationwide were involved in 4-H National Youth Science Day, 4-H officials estimated.

    Who’s Who nominations sought
    October 5, 2009 • Staff Report
    Nominations are now being accepted for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

    University holding seasonal flu shot clinics
    October 5, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Student Health Center is holding flu clinics where students can get free seasonal flu shots.

    Partnerships and Professionals
    October 2, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
    With the opening of a new student art exhibit at Stremmel Gallery, campus talent receives unprecedented exposure.

    New York Times still available to students
    October 2, 2009 • Staff Report
    The Times is currently offering a discounted individual subscription program at the publication’s education rate.

    University plans to capture Fremont Cannon for fifth year in a row
    October 2, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    “Beat UNLV Week” activities help students to show school spirit.

    Experience the Comstock Lode and infamous Virginia City
    October 1, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Comstock Lode and Virginia City in its heyday still fascinates us today.

    University offers new technology to help students study
    October 1, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
    The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus is developing a new study tool for students: the Microsoft Surface.

    Coffee and Concert Series opens with bang
    October 1, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
    Students walking to the Joe Crowley Student Union stopped in their tracks to listen. Beautiful weather, beautiful music.

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