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2009 News Stories: November

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Nearly 1,500 to receive honors at 2009 Winter Commencement
November 30, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
Commencement procession begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5 at Lawlor Events Center.

Broadening the Family Tree
November 30, 2009 • By John Trent
Mathematics and Statistics Professor Ilia Zaliapin is at the forefront of an effort to expand the study of river networks.

Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from local foundation
November 30, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
The University’s highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program is getting some help from the Sierra Kids Foundation.

Nickles named Nevada Professor of the Year
November 24, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Philosophy Professor Tom Nickles has been named Carnegie Foundation Nevada Professor of the Year.

McFarling new assistant vice president for human resources
November 23, 2009 • By Jane Tors
Tim McFarling has been promoted to assistant vice president for human resources and will oversee all aspects of human resources.

Villalobos more than your average financial expert
November 20, 2009 • By John Trent
As a private investment banker for more than 30 years, A.J. Villalobos has led a career notable not only for its many milestones but for its breadth.

Graduation success rate for Wolf Pack reaches all-time high
November 19, 2009 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada’s Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes is at an all-time high for the second year in a row.

Journey to the center of the vortex
November 19, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
Leading researchers talk at the Reynolds School of Journalism Friday about the world's largest landfill floating in the middle of the ocean.

University Greek organizations to hold community park clean-up
November 19, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
Sororities and fraternities will band together to make the Reno area more beautiful this week.

University professor participates in the Big Read
November 18, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts is trying to boost understanding of Native American culture and customs with the help of a Nevada professor.

Medicine releases 2009 'Physician Workforce in Nevada' report
November 18, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
The Report defines the most current data on the geographic and specialty distribution of the allopathic physician workforce (MDs) in Nevada.

Nevada’s part-time MBA program ranked in BusinessWeek
November 17, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
According to BusinessWeek’s 2009 Top Part-Time MBA Programs report, students who choose Nevada already show some pretty good business savvy.

Nevada Chamber Opera presents “Die Fledermaus”
November 17, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
The Nevada Chamber Opera is hard at work rehearsing its second complete opera, Johann Strauss II’s “Die Fledermaus.”

Dedicated students make World Water Forum possible
November 17, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
The Student World Water Forum will be held in room 320 of the Student Union on Nov. 19-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nobel Laureate Eric Cornell to speak at Lawlor Thursday
November 16, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Eric Cornell and his research partners, by lowering the temperature of atoms to nearly absolute zero, demonstrated a state of matter never before seen.

Student leadership to host on-campus immigration forum
November 16, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) is set to host an Immigration Forum on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009.

A Rising Tide
November 12, 2009 • By John Trent
The University continues to welcome a record number of high-achieving and ambitious students, who excel in and out of classroom.

University takes bronze in iGEM competition
November 12, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
In the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition the team presented a project that could put a dent in mosquito-transmitted diseases.

Class of 2013 has highest academically performing students
November 9, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
The university welcomed nine new National Merit Scholars this semester. They join the 16 already enrolled, bringing the University’s total to 25.

UNCE specialist wins national writing award
November 9, 2009 • By Robert Mills
Susan Donaldson has won two national awards from the Association of Natural Recourse Extension Professionals.

Online map shows faults; report shows impacts on Nevada
November 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada residents, emergency planners and others will now be able to easily locate homes, schools or businesses in relation to mapped earthquake fault lines.

Health investigation sheds light on gastroschisis birth defect
November 6, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Results of an investigation indicate that Washoe County experienced a cluster of a particular birth defect, gastroschisis, during the period April 2007 – April 2008.

Cal Trans turns to Civil Engineering for Bay Bridge repair
November 5, 2009 • Staff Report
Ahmad Itani had conducted tests on portions of the bridge at the Large Scale Structures Laboratory since 1996, and was a natural choice for the consulting role.

Graduate student wins Geothermal Resources Council Award
November 4, 2009 • By Mary Hunton
For more than 30 years the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has been meeting to bring geothermal producers and service companies together.

Medical School professor awarded $10.2 million grant
November 4, 2009 • By Anne McMillin
Kenton Sanders recently received a $10.2 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence.

National Geographic Channel features Mogul earthquake swarm
November 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
On Thursday the National Geographic Channel is featuring the Mogul earthquake swarm that shook Reno from February 28 to May 2008.

University fly fishing fundraiser a success in its first year
November 3, 2009 • By John Trent
On paper, it was a winner. Fly fishing in the October on the Truckee River? It doesn’t get much better for local fishermen.

Free Admission Day at the Planetarium and Science Center
November 2, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
The Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center and NV Energy invite the public to enjoy free admission and solar-themed activities Thursday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m.

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