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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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