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2009 News Stories: December

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State demographer releases population estimates
December 30, 2009 • Staff Report
The State Demographer’s Office within the University of Nevada, Reno, released its preliminary 2009 population estimates.

‘Tis the 5th season of celebration
December 22, 2009 • By Chad Hartley
In its fifth-straight bowl appearance, the Wolf Pack football team will face Southern Methodist University in the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl on Christmas Eve.

Bookmark to the future
December 18, 2009 • By John Trent
Entering its fourth year in 2010, the Summer Scholars Book Program is looking to revamp, re-tool and re-focus by inviting feedback and ideas from the campus.

Engineering celebrates 25 years of shaking things up
December 18, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
It was a celebration of 25 successful years of constructing and destroying large-scale buildings and bridges.

Nevada universities to offer new Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree
December 18, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada universities will join the ranks of other prominent universities in offering a new advanced degree for nurses, the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Course concierge takes the stress out of registration
December 15, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
Course concierge Paul Neill helps students enroll in the courses they need to complete their degrees.

Expert: Global research begins at home
December 15, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
Wallace S. Broecker presented the keynote address at the International Symposium on Terminus Lakes.

The Voicebox gets students interested, involved in politics
December 14, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
The VoiceBox, which airs on Wolf Pack Radio, 1700 AM discusses everything from budget cuts to student involvement in elections.

Saturday classes will happen as scheduled
December 12, 2009 • Staff Report
Final exams for Saturday classes at the University of Nevada, Reno are scheduled today. Those classes will be held as scheduled.

Grounds team tackles big snow
December 11, 2009 • By Jane Tors
When a major storm is predicted, the University’s grounds department shifts to on-call status, with all employees prepared to report to work at 5 a.m.

Senior Scholar’s nine-year odyssey to graduation
December 11, 2009 • By John Trent
Nine years ago, Jessie Marchesseau packed up her skis and snowboard and moved from her home state of Montana to Lake Tahoe.

Professor to attend Climate Change Conference
December 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Jeff Underwood is participating as a member of the 13-person Association of American Geographers delegation.

Nanotechnology meets skiing
December 8, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
Professors in mechanical engineering are introducing a new nanotechnology curriculum by building, of all things, new types of skiis.

Kulenkamp named University’s 2009 Herz Gold Medalist
December 8, 2009 • By Natalie Savidge
Jerome Kulenkamp received the Herz Gold Medal Saturday, Dec. 5, during Winter 2009 Commencement ceremonies at Lawlor Events Center.

Reynolds School of Journalism receives nearly $8M gift
December 8, 2009 • By Zanny Marsh
The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation has awarded the Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies almost $8 million.

UPDATE: University closed today due to winter storm
December 7, 2009 • Staff Report
The University campus will be closed today due to the ongoing winter storm. This closure applies to all University facilities and campuses in the Reno area.

"Forest Eye" fire detection system prototype installed
December 4, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graham Kent, Nevada Seismological Laboratory director is leading the installation, testing and maintenance of a novel way to monitor forests fires

Professor’s work on hydrogen muscles featured
December 3, 2009 • By John Trent
Kwang Kim, a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, is at the forefront of research.

Professor devises new childhood obesity screening tools
December 3, 2009 • By Claudene Wharton
George Fernandez contends that the current charts are difficult to interpret and often require determination of Body Mass Index.

University to receive renewable energy research funding
December 1, 2009 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada, Reno, as part of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), has received additional funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Committee seeks input for Gender, Race and Identity courses
December 1, 2009 • Staff Report
The Gender, Race and Identity committee is currently updating the minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies.

Guardians of the past and the present
December 28, 2008 • By Kathie Taylor
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center houses one of the largest, most unique collections of personal papers and business records in the state.

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