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December 2010

What’s big, bold and blue all over? 2010’s top stories
December 30, 2010 • By John Trent
Top 10 campus stories of 2010 reflect a decidedly triumphant Nevada blue.

School of Medicine's free clinic dates for January 2011 announced
December 27, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for January 2011 have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held January 8 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women’s clinic will be held January 15 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on January 24 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Nat Geo Channel Marathon features University's Zeb Hogan
December 26, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Seven of University of Nevada, Reno researcher’s shows to air back-to-back on New Year’s Eve.

Journalism Student Takes Top Prize in Innovation Competition
December 20, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
A senior at the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism won the top prize in a competition for innovative ideas in journalism.

Dream season continues: Pack seniors receive Business medals
December 20, 2010 • By John Trent
Wolf Pack seniors Colin Kaepernick, John Bender and Kevin Grimes are honored by College of Business for their graduation.

One-of-a-kind products designed by engineering students
December 19, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Innovative inventions designed and built by students in Systems Design mechanical engineering class for class project.

Nevada students awarded Gilman scholarships
December 19, 2010 • Staff Report
The international study program is to help better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in a global world.

Student United Way has big plans for 2011
December 16, 2010 • By John Trent
The members of Student United Way give back to community in many different and impactful ways.

RSJ alum Cavender makes impact at Mountain West Conference
December 16, 2010 • By Matthew Hoover
Reynolds School graduate Katie Cavender directs new media initiatives for Mountain West Conference.

Renowned chamber music festival features faculty performers
December 16, 2010 • By Jane Tors
The world's finest chamber music players gather in Reno for the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, now in its seventh year and one of classical music's marquee, winter holiday season events.

John Hasenau named director of animal medicine
December 15, 2010 • By Jane Tors
John Hasenau has joined the University of Nevada, Reno as director of laboratory animal medicine. This role is responsible for the oversight of animal care, welfare and facilities at the University.

Biz students help Microsoft Licensing with continuity plan
December 15, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Ten Nevada College of Business students got real-world experience when they detailed plans that will help Microsoft Licensing continue business operations in the event of various emergencies.

Pack stays hungry for Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
December 14, 2010 • By John Trent
The countdown continues for the Wolf Pack’s Jan. 9 appearance against Boston College in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Students earn silver in global bioengineering competition
December 14, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A team of 10 CABNR biochemistry and bioengineering students received a silver medal at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition for their work on plant biosensors.

Gary Blomquist wins national entomology award
December 14, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno professor Gary Blomquist has won the Entomological Society of America’s prestigious Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.

Nevada partners with Food Bank to fight hunger
December 13, 2010 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada will team up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to raise money and food donations for families in the community this holiday season.

McReynolds, esteemed psychology professor, passes away
December 10, 2010 • Staff Report
Paul McReynolds' long and notable career at the University included spearheading the creation of Nevada's doctoral program in clinical psychology.

University study spotlights successful volunteer effort
December 10, 2010 • Staff Report
A University of Nevada Cooperative Extension study finds that it's possible to nurture strong volunteers and create a lasting impact on a community.

Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from local foundation
December 10, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The Early Childhood Autism Program is getting help from the Sierra Kids Foundation when the foundation sponsors the Wild West Shootout basketball tournament to fund scholarships.

Nevada nursing professor awarded National Institutes of Health grant
December 10, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Orvis School of Nursing researcher Michele Pelter has been awarded $377,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study the detection of ischemia.

Winter Commencement 2010: Success measured by action
December 8, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Commencement speaker Richard Tapia’s message to graduates: when you encounter adversity, look both ways

Honors students represent University in New York photo exhibit
December 8, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The University’s Honors Program participated in the fifth annual Honors Snapshot Day photo gallery project hosted by Macaulay Honors College in New York City.

Kaepernick, Ault win WAC honors
December 7, 2010 • Staff Report
Senior QB Colin Kaepernick and coach Chris Ault tabbed as WAC's best by league coaches.

Russ Fields named director of Mackay School
December 7, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Russ Fields has been appointed the new director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Sophia Raphael Cardinal named 2010 Herz Gold Medalist
December 6, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno has named Sophia Raphael Cardinal the recipient of the 2010 Herz Gold Medal, presented at each commencement ceremony to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl tickets go on sale for Pack fans
December 6, 2010 • Staff Report
The 12-1 Nevada Wolf Pack will take on Boston College on Jan. 9 in San Francisco.

Professor discusses vandalism, discovery of African rock art
December 2, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
University of Nevada, Reno anthropologists discovered 2,300-year-old African rock art during research.

Where the time has gone
December 1, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
How one graduating senior spent her time in college, and wondering what will happen next.

November 2010

School of Medicine's free December clinic date announced
November 30, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic is a general clinic serving adults and children.

Disability Resource Center makes temporary move
November 30, 2010 • Staff Report
The Disability Resource Center has been moved temporarily to the Student Services building following flooding in the center’s home in the Thompson building.

Campus hosts STEM open house
November 30, 2010 • By John Trent
In a collaborative venture, colleges invite area educators to partake in STEM activities.

Water expert Goldman to speak on world water crisis
November 30, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
World-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman will present a free public lecture, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2.

School of Medicine's Mojave Mental Health to hold fundraiser, honor community members
November 29, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Mojave Mental Health, a component of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, is hosting a “Star Night” fundraiser at Spread Peace Café, 50 N. Sierra Street, Suite 106, in Reno this Saturday, December 4 at 7 p.m. This evening will be focused on shining a light on mental illness and honoring those who do so.

Pack turns Boise blue with stunning win
November 29, 2010 • By John Trent
In what has been called the greatest win in Nevada history, Wolf Pack topples third-ranked Boise, 34-31.

University commits to encouraging service learning
November 29, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
President Milt Glick has signed the “Campus Compact,” joining a coalition to encouraging service learning and civic engagement.

City of Reno's downtown 'Biggest Little City' arch turns blue
November 23, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Reno’s iconic downtown arch has turned blue as a show of support for the Nevada Wolf Pack

School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center offers aging classes, lecture in December
November 23, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine's Nevada Geriatric Education Center is offering a class on positive approaches to care for the aging in December.

Retirement counselors to visit university campuses
November 22, 2010 • Staff Report
By meeting with a counselor, faculty can learn about investing for retirement and get a better understanding of the steps necessary to take to ensure retirement readiness.

Med School magazine 'Synapse' earns honor
November 22, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The magazine of the School of Medicine earns a Silver Spike Award from PRSA.

University and DRI recognized for collaborative project
November 19, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The University’s and DRI’s 2010 Tahoe publication and educational poster earn Awards of Excellence at annual PRSA Sierra Nevada Chapter awards banquet.

RSVP honors volunteers at Mardi Gras luncheon
November 18, 2010 • Staff Report
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) honors more than 400 volunteers at its annual luncheon event.

University asks Nevadans to cast one more vote
November 18, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada’s Knowledge Center has been chosen as a finalist in a national contest whose winner will be showcased on video in Times Square.

Geography's Scott Mensing named Nevada Professor of the Year
November 18, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Professor Scott Mensing has been named Nevada Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. He received his award today in a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Recently discovered Mark Twain comedy performed at the University
November 17, 2010 • By Nonie Wainwright
The Nevada Repertory Company is performing a recently discovered work by Mark Twain, “Is He Dead? Nov. 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

'Outcasts' author: Engage your community and learn
November 17, 2010 • By John Trent
Warren St. John, author of the 2010 Summer Scholars book project work, "Outcasts United," encourages students to create community.

Charles GoldmanTahoe expert to speak about world water crisis
November 17, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
World-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman will present, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” Dec. 2 in College of Science’s Discover Science Lecture Series.

One generation’s defining moment
November 16, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Three students from the Reynolds School of Journalism recently made the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert extravaganza, “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

Freshman wins 'Summer Scholars' writing prize
November 16, 2010 • Staff Report
Bo Yi, a freshman from Las Vegas, earns $500 check for evocative essay connecting her life with Summer Scholars book project.

'Pathways' cafe opens in Center for Molecular Medicine
November 16, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
New organic, holistic eatery offers dining option for north end of campus.

Campus meeting to discuss health insurance changes
November 15, 2010 • Staff Report
The Public Employees Benefits Program will hold an on-campus meeting Tuesday, Nov.16, from 1-3 p.m. to discuss the planned changes to health insurance benefits effective July 1, 2011.

Ten University students receive Public Anthropology Awards
November 12, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Ten University of Nevada, Reno students are recognized as winners for this year’s Public Anthropology Award.

Funding sources workshop offered for innovative businesses
November 12, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's Small Business Development Center and a local business incubator are cohosting a workshop on sources of funding for innovative, high-technology companies.

Glick stresses partnership at economic development conference
November 10, 2010 • By John Trent
President Milt Glick and several University faculty members played key roles in recent national economic development conference in Reno

Sweet vibrations: Professor raises money using gong
November 10, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Judy Strauss and the University's School of Community Health Science offers a way to relieve stress and support a good cause

University, Med School receive $16M INBRE renewal
November 10, 2010 • Staff Report
The National Center for Research Resources and NIH award University $16 million renewal for NV INBRE project.

Reno Phil's November concerts feature emeritus faculty
November 9, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The Reno Philharmonic’s November concert, “Music for the Gods,” will feature University of Nevada, Reno Professor Emeritus John Lenz on French horn during two performances, Nov. 14 and 16.

Reynolds School of Journalism announces partnership with SJI
November 8, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism has announced a partnership with the Scholastic Journalism Institute, a think tank created to address issues facing scholastic journalism.

Making paintings dance
November 5, 2010 • By Nonie Wainwright
“Shanghaied” is a multimedia ballet conceptualized from one student's painting and will debut Nov. 18 and 19.

Students enter international genetic engineering competition
November 5, 2010 • Staff Report
Ten students from the University of Nevada, Reno will be presenting their work on plant biosensors at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, iGem, Nov. 4-8.

Nevada professors collaborate on California Ag Field Guide
November 4, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Two University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors have teamed up to produce a fact-filled, entertaining, practical guide to California’s production of almost 400 different crops.

“Outcasts United” author to present at Nevada campus
November 4, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Students, as well as members of the community, will have the opportunity to talk with author Warren St. John when he visits the Nevada campus Nov. 16.

Student continues groundbreaking work in hydrology
November 2, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Last year’s American Geophysical Union award winner and UNR student Jazmin Aravena prepares for this year’s competition with her Rhizosphere compaction research.

School of Medicine's pediatrics department receives financial gift
November 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine recently received a generous gift from the Children’s Heart Center Nevada to support faculty development and research in its pediatrics department.

Former University First Lady Miller passes away
November 1, 2010 • Staff Report
Edwina "Nena" Miller, widow of former University President N. Edd Miller, passes away at age 88.

October 2010

Teachers and parents get help teaching deafblind
October 28, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada College of Education professor filling unique need

WAC, Fresno State and Nevada reach agreement
October 28, 2010 • Staff Report
The Western Athletic Conference, Fresno State and Nevada have reached an agreement resolving their disputes regarding the departure of Nevada and Fresno State from the WAC.

Michael WatermanHuman genome theorist Michael Waterman to lecture
October 28, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nov. 4 Discover Science Lecture Series features Michael Waterman, whose work formed one of the theoretical cornerstones for the Human Genome Project.

Nevada earthquake information now more easily accessible
October 28, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada's updated Seismological Laboratory website not only offers visitors what there is to know about quakes when they happen, but also information to help them be prepared and stay safe.

‘Nirvana’ for Scientists... and Students
October 27, 2010 • By John Trent
Summer internships at two renowned NASA research centers leave lasting impression for engineering students.

Wolf Pack grad rates at all-time high
October 27, 2010 • By Rhonda Lundin
University athletes continue to set new athletic program standards for graduation rates.

Pritsos appointed to statewide substance abuse advisory group
October 27, 2010 • Staff Report
Chris Pritsos, chair of the Department of Nutrition has been appointed to the Statewide Epidemiological Workgroup, a group which helps build effective substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

School of Medicine's free clinics for November announced
October 26, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for November have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held November 6 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women’s clinic will be held November 13 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on November 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Med School schedules student outreach clinics
October 26, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
School of Medicine's student outreach clinics to be held on Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 22.

'Nevada Writers Hall of Fame' honors great Nevada authors
October 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Three Nevada authors have painted vivid pictures of life in Nevada through their writing and will be honored for their work at the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards Nov. 4.

First 'Great Nevada ShakeOut' huge success
October 21, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno Seismology Lab pleased with 115,000 people registered for statewide event.

Police Services partners with Davidson Academy students
October 20, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Members of the robotics team at The Davidson Academy of Nevada have partnered with University Police Services to implement a year-long Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign on high-traffic streets near campus.

Medicine faculty earn grants to advance training, discovery
October 20, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
School of Medicine faculty earn grants for improved battlefield care, reduction of cardiovascular risk, among others.

Biden makes campaign stop on campus
October 20, 2010 • By John Trent
Vice President Joe Biden's visit to campus was one of several from prominent government officials this week.

USAC hosts hundreds of international educators
October 20, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
International educators gather in Sparks to discuss emerging international education issues, share analyses and best-practices.

'Change' the name of the game for engineering grad
October 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Tom Whitaker was not only a record-setting end for the Nevada Wolf Pack; his career in motion analysis has been groundbreaking.

Mounting research shows increased health risks from volcanic air pollution
October 19, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
A University of Nevada, Reno researcher has added to her previous research, further showing the health risks associated with exposure to "vog," volcanic air pollution.

Vice President Biden plans campus visit Wednesday
October 18, 2010 • Staff Report
Vice President Joe Biden will visit the University of Nevada, Reno campus this week. The event, a rally in support of the candidacy of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, will be Wednesday at the Virginia Street Gym.

Family Storyteller program wins national award
October 18, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
A family-literacy program that has helped bring lasting educational and economic benefits to more than 16,000 Nevada families has received national recognition from the federal government.

MBA program again makes Princeton Review’s 'Best' list
October 15, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
For the third year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business in its Best Business Schools guidebook.

University joins musical instrument recycling efforts
October 15, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The School of the Arts joined forces with the For the Love of Jazz Society to seek instruments for students in the Washoe County School District.

WCSD Superintendent: Educated Nevada helps everyone
October 15, 2010 • By John Trent
In a brisk informational presentation, Superintendent Heath Morrison accentuated collaboration to campus.

'Who's Who' nominations due Nov. 15
October 13, 2010 • Staff Report
"Who's Who" nominations for eligible University of Nevada, Reno students are due on Nov. 15.

University leads the way for “Great Nevada ShakeOut”
October 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The entire campus is part of 97,000 people registered to participate in bi-state earthquake drill on Oct. 21.

'Nevada Previews' to introduce students to university
October 12, 2010 • By John Trent
A series of informational gatherings for prospective students and their families begin in Las Vegas and Reno.

State Demographer releases population projections
October 12, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The Nevada State Demographer’s Office at the University of Nevada, Reno has released its most recent population projections for Nevada and its counties, projecting through 2030.

Sepulveda documents hopes of families of trapped Chilean miners
October 12, 2010 • Staff Report
Emma Sepulveda, renowned writer and director of Latino Research Center, is chronicling one of world's great rescue stories.

Grants Awarded to School of Medicine Faculty
October 11, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Bodily fluid warming devices for the battlefield and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk through lifestyle changes. These are just two of the research and education projects by faculty members from the University of Nevada School of Medicine that have been recently funded by grants.

Who says girls can’t play baseball?
October 11, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada Professor Jennifer Ring was awarded the Yoseloff-Society for American Baseball Research Grant and plans to use the money to write a follow-up book.

Nevada economy and renewable energy topic of panel discussion Thursday
October 11, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
The Public is invited to the first presentation in the College of Engineering lecture series at the University.

‘Teaching is Sweetness’
October 8, 2010 • By Nonie Wainwright
Music professor Stephanie Sant’ Ambrogio showcases her prodigious teaching, performing skills for ‘L-Cubed’ series.

Music professor's book creates 'Special Sound'
October 6, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Louis Niebur's book chronicles history of the development of music on BBC's Radiophonic Workshop.

University welcomes world-renowned philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah
October 6, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans will get a rare opportunity to share an evening with a world-renowned philosopher Oct. 18, when Kwame Anthony Appiah will present at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Science majors learn from and listen to the “Music of Earthquakes”
October 5, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Andy Michael of the United States Geological Survey came to the University to educate science majors about the music of earthquakes.

USAC awarded scholarship pool to further study
October 5, 2010 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno students now have a scholarship pool of $25,000 thanks to a gift from the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Reno-area internships sought for international visitors
October 5, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Four emerging political leaders from Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Pakistan have been selected to visit Northern Nevada through a project funded by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Stephen G. Bloom honored as 2010 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
October 4, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism and Nevada Humanities, will honor author Stephen G. Bloom, author, journalist and Internet essayist, as the 2010 Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

College of Engineering to hold renewable energy panel Oct. 14
October 4, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to panel discussion on renewable energy future of Nevada, first in College of Engineering lecture series that begins Oct. 14

Register for Great Nevada ShakeOut, world's largest quake drill
October 4, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Register now for Great Nevada ShakeOut, world's largest earthquake drill, to be held Oct. 21 at 10:21.

Hosting academic vitality
October 4, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
The Davidson Academy of Nevada opens a residential program for students; deadline to sign up as a host family is Nov. 1.

Fremont Cannon to remain blue another year
October 3, 2010 • By John Trent
The Pack beat rival UNLV for the sixth straight time on Saturday, ensuring the cannon stays blue for another year.

Nevada Pulse - October health story ideas from the University of Nevada School of Medicine
October 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Ragweed and other environmental pollens are making for a miserable fall this year as people struggle with runny noses, water, burning eyes and endless sneezing. Nevin Wilson, M.D., chair of the School of Medicine pediatrics department in Reno and an allergy specialist, can offer tips on reducing one's misery during this late-year allergy season.

‘Celebration of Life’ planned for alumna Alicia Parlette
October 1, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
Alumni, friends, and the campus community are invited to remember alumna Alicia Parlette at a ‘celebration of life’ Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m., in the Reynolds School of Journalism atrium.

September 2010

Large-Scale Dream
September 30, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek and John Trent
Nevada's renowned quake lab earns $18 million for expansion

Veteran business journalist joins RSJ faculty
September 29, 2010 • Staff Report
Alan Deutschman, one of the country's leading financial journalists and authors, named to Reynolds Business Chair.

Pack breaks into Top 25 for first time
September 28, 2010 • Staff Report
For the first time in school history, the Wolf Pack football team breaks into the top two national polls.

University students compete with UNLV in blood drive
September 28, 2010 • Staff Report
The annual benefit for United Blood Services pitting the state's two universities kicks off this week.

School of Medicine's free clinics for October announced
September 27, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinics for October have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held October 9 from 8 a.m. to noon., a general clinic will be held October 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a women’s clinic will be on October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

A Literacy Toolkit
September 27, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
College of Education professors providing literacy tools for nation’s teachers

Complimentary tickets available for Homecoming game
September 23, 2010 • Staff Report
Wolf Pack athletics is offering one complimentary ticket to all NSHE employees for Oct. 9 game.

Regents make call for 2011 awards
September 23, 2010 • Staff Report
Nominations for a number of key Regents' awards are due in November and December.

Faculty Alliance to hold benefits presentation
September 22, 2010 • By John Trent
The Nevada Faculty Alliance will address future of employee benefits in a presentation on Sept. 27.

Engineering demonstrates successful sludge-to-power research
September 22, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno’s experiment to transform wastewater sludge to electrical power is a success at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility.

School of Medicine offers sleep disorder treatment in Elko, Sparks
September 21, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s clinical practice, University Health System, is now offering sleep medicine centers in both Elko and Sparks with Aditya Bhargava, M.D., an internist who is board certified in sleep medicine, serving as medical director at both facilities.

Longtime University employee Rose Johns passes away
September 21, 2010 • By John Trent
Rose Johns, a longtime member of the College of Engineering’s Dean’s Office, passed away over the weekend. She had worked at the University since 1988.

WISE Advice
September 20, 2010 • By John Trent
Women in Science and Engineering program reaches fourth year

UNCE educators earn national award
September 15, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
Extension educators Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary were honored by national resource extension organization.

University 'Honors the Horse' at Knowledge Center exhibit
September 13, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The 'Honoring the Horse' exhibit will be featured in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center beginning Sept. 15.

Living Learning Communities expand to meet growing interest
September 13, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
University of Nevada, Reno residence halls add three more Living Learning Communities for first-year freshmen.

Glick: 'It's about what we want our children to inherit'
September 10, 2010 • By John Trent
In a talk to Northern Nevada Chamber of Commerce, University president praises the effort of campus.

Balloon Scholarship recipient recalls 'amazing' experience
September 10, 2010 • By John Trent
The University's Balloon Race Scholarship Committee annually awards to student scholarships.

Nevada Rep Company invites controversies with its fall lineup
September 10, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada Repertory Company introduces “Stop Kiss” that opens in early October and “Is He Dead?” in mid-November.

Nevada researchers find receding permafrost in Siberian Arctic
September 8, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Attacked by mosquitoes the size of small birds and slogging around bogs of the Siberian arctic - it was all in a day’s work for researchers and students in the Polaris Project.

University surpasses 17,000 students for first time
September 8, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
For the first time in its 136-year history, the University tops 17,000 students, welcoming 17,679 undergraduate and graduate students to campus this fall.

Business Week connects students with the business community
September 6, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
“Business Week” activities kick off Sept. 10, including networking, career workshops and community service activities. All events are hosted by Nevada’s College of Business.

Busy week of Balloon Race activities on campus
September 3, 2010 • Staff Report
The Balloon Race Scholarship Committee will hold several important events during the Great Reno Balloon Race.

Regents' Teaching, Advisor nominations due Sept. 17
September 3, 2010 • Staff Report
Nominations for both the Teaching and Advisor awards are due to deans' offices by Sept. 17

Nominations sought for three research awards by Oct. 15
September 3, 2010 • Staff Report
Nominations for Regents' Creative, Researcher and Rising Researcher awards due Oct. 15.

Nevada Pulse - health story ideas for Sept. 2010 from the University of Nevada School of Medicine
September 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, an annual observance advancing the notion that recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is possible. Substance abuse affects individuals, families, and communities as a whole. If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol abuse problems please seek help. Ole J. Thienhaus, M.D., chair of the Department of Psychiatry, is available with more information.

August 2010

Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant renewed for $16 million
August 31, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
A $16 million grant over five years will continue to build Nevada’s biomedical research infrastructure. The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health has renewed the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence project, housed at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, through May 31, 2015.

School of Medicine microbiology faculty earn $3.97 million in grants
August 30, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Three faculty members from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine have recently earned grants totaling $3.97 million to further research in infectious disease.

Cheryl Hug-English named interim dean at University of Nevada School of Medicine
August 27, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., MPH, has been named interim dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. A 1982 graduate of medical school who went on to earn a master’s in public health from UCLA, Hug-English most recently served as a clinical faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and medical director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Student Health Center.

Working close to home
August 27, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Interns to help with risk management, process improvement

Hug-English named interim medical school dean
August 27, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Cheryl Hug-English was named interim dean of the medical school. Hug-English most recently served in the Department of Family Medicine and as medical director of the Student Health Center.

Closer ties between University's Opera and Nevada Opera
August 26, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
University of Nevada’s Damon Stevens appointed new chorus master and director of education for Nevada Opera.

Pardini to continue as interim agriculture dean
August 26, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Provost Johnson announced that the interim dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will remain for at least two more years.

College of Business releases economic outlook survey results
August 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Local business leaders weighed in on some hot topics regarding Nevada’s economy in the Sierra Region Economic Outlook 2010 Mid-Year Business Survey sponsored by the Center for Regional Studies in the College of Business.

Nevada professor studies structural basis for autism disorders
August 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
There is still much unknown about autism spectrum disorders, but a University of Nevada, Reno psychologist has added to the body of knowledge that researchers are compiling to treat the mysterious condition.

School of Medicine's free September clinic dates announced
August 23, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinics for September have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held September 4 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women’s clinic will be held September 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Welcome Class of 2014
August 23, 2010 • By John Trent
During Friday’s New Student Ceremony, the Class of 2014 was told to “plant your academic feet far apart.”

The sky is no longer the limit for University of Nevada, Reno senior
August 23, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Computer science major Katie Browne has two NASA internships, NASA Academy under her belt

Mountainous Moment
August 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada to join regional peers in Mountain West Conference

Students storm the dorms on move-in day
August 19, 2010 • By John Trent
On one of the busiest days the campus sees, hundreds of enthused students moved into residence halls on Thursday.

It’s top tier for University of Nevada in U.S. News Ranking
August 18, 2010 • By Jane Tors
In the 2011 rankings of “best national universities,” Nevada ranks as a first tier school in the top 200 for the first time.

Understanding climate change through many disciplines
August 18, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada graduate students learned about an interdisciplinary approach to climate change in an NSF-funded course.

University researcher in spotlight at 2010 Tahoe Summit
August 17, 2010 • By John Trent
Diversifying Lake Tahoe’s economy was clearly on the minds of the attendees during the 2010 Lake Tahoe Summit Tuesday at Sand Harbor near Incline Village.

Above and Beyond
August 13, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
McNair Scholars Program prepares graduate-school hopefuls

'Outcasts' book discussions aim to help freshmen connect
August 13, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
With the start of the school year just a week away, many incoming freshmen at the University of Nevada, Reno are busy completing their first assignment.

University and DRI release 2010 publication for Tahoe Summit
August 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
This year’s report about research activities at Lake Tahoe profiles many talented researchers who have invested their careers in preserving Lake Tahoe.

University offers help to business seeking high-tech grants
August 12, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Small, high-tech companies in Nevada are encouraged to apply for federal grants through two of the University’s business outreach programs.

Nevada's Victims of Crime Treatment Center expands services
August 10, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The University’s well-established Victims of Crime Treatment Center received $40,000 to assist those who have experienced physical childhood abuse.

School of Medicine faculty members honored as Nevada Business magazine's Healthcare Heroes
August 5, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Three University of Nevada School of Medicine faculty members earned honors at Nevada Business magazine’s Fifth Annual Healthcare Heroes award dinners recently in Las Vegas and Reno.

Meyer rides, raises $17,000 for scholarships
August 5, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Every year, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) awards four $5,000 scholarships to students in hospitality and nutrition fields.

Glick to Chamber: University a competitive enterprise
August 5, 2010 • By John Trent
President Milt Glick emphasized the competitive nature of higher education in today’s ever-competitive world during his talk to the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce’s Business Networking Breakfast.

University of Nevada School of Medicine to hold 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on August 13
August 3, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony

University tests technology for underwater mapping
August 3, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A borrowed boat, a small mountain lake and the inaugural run of a half-a-million dollar state-of-the-art multi-beam sonar system made history with the successful high-definition mapping of the bottom of Fallen Leaf Lake.

Walsh named interim associate VP for Facilities
August 3, 2010 • Staff Report
Walsh, who has been with the University since 2001, replaces Steve Mischissin, who has accepted a facilities-related Director position at Rochester University in Rochester, N.Y.

Two School of Medicine outreach clinics offer free care this month
August 2, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine will offer two free Student Outreach Clinics in August.

Nevada Pulse - health story ideas for August from the University of Nevada School of Medicine
August 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect children and adults against many common infectious diseases.

July 2010

State 4-H Camp to hold Open House
July 29, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
The Nevada State 4-H Camp will hold an Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at the 32-acre lakefront property on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

University welcomes Basque president, hosts honorary event
July 27, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Nevada is a state rich in Basque heritage and the University’s Center for Basque Studies plays an integral role in cultivating this unique culture.

Price receives award from Geological Society of America
July 26, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Jonathan Price will be presented with the 2010 Geological Society of America Public Service Award recognizing outstanding service in accordance with the mission and values of the GSA.

School of Medicine to hold annual diabetes conference in Reno this September
July 23, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine will hold its annual diabetes conference “No More Heart Disease: Addressing Major Modifiable Risk Factors” on Friday, September 17 at the Peppermill Convention Center, 2707 South Virginia Street in Reno.

Brian Wansink’s better eating habits lecture rescheduled
July 22, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
White House speech postpones Food Psychologist Brian Wansink’s lecture to Monday.

Emm, Singletary accept national award
July 22, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension educators Staci Emm of Mineral County and Loretta Singletary of Lyon County were in Fairbanks, Alaska recently to accept a prestigious award for their "People of the Land" curriculum.

rePIANO Project finds its place on campus
July 21, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Fourteen uniquely decorated pianos are placed throughout Reno in addition to the one just outside the Student Union’s Starbucks during the 15th annual Artown festival.

Brightest young minds attend summer institute
July 21, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Every summer the University of Nevada, Reno campus becomes a temporary home to some of our nation’s brightest young minds.

Montcalm, Fitzsimmons given interim appointments
July 21, 2010 • Staff Report
Denise Montcalm, director of the School of Social Work, has been appointed interim dean of the Division of Health Sciences until a new vice president for Health Sciences/Dean of the School of Medicine is in place.

CABNR's Zeb Hogan hosts new "Monster Fish" NatGeo shows
July 19, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada research biologist Zeb Hogan hosts a series of five new shows on the National Geographic Channel documenting his work with "megafish."

Nevada hosts international third-wave psychology conference
July 15, 2010 • By Noah McKay
Nevada Professor Steven Hayes’ Acceptance Commitment Therapy was featured at eighth annual Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference on campus.

School of Medicine's outreach clinic offers free care this month
July 14, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic for this month will be held on July 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a general clinic at which adults and children will be seen.

Summer, Soccer and Lifelong Memories
July 14, 2010 • By John Trent
The 2010 World Cup provided memories of a lifetime for three University of Nevada students

Girls Math and Technology Camp returns to campus
July 14, 2010 • Staff Report
Sixty girls entering the seventh and eighth grade this fall are on campus this week for the annual Girls Math & Technology Camp.

Pari named chair of Microbiology and Immunology
July 14, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Gregory Pari has been named chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He assumed his new role on July 1.

Upward Bound students attend National Leadership Congress
July 14, 2010 • By Noah McKay
Five students are first in the University’s Upward Bound Program to attend the competitive National Student Leadership Congress in Washington, D.C.

Gregory Pari, Ph.D., named chair of School of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology
July 12, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Gregory Pari, Ph.D., has been named chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He assumed his new role on July 1.

Research Team Wins Slifka Foundation Award for Autism Research
July 8, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Jeffrey Hutsler, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, and graduate student Thomas Avino were honored with the prestigious Slifka/Ritvo Innovation in Autism Research Award.

Early Head Start earns $1.2 million federal grant to expand
July 8, 2010 • By Noah McKay
The University’s Early Head Start program was awarded a $1.2 million expansion grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Sierra Nevada Corporation gives $1 million for energy research
July 8, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Sierra Nevada Corporation will fund a $1 million research project to develop a transportable, renewable energy power generating system that could produce enough power to supply a small village.

Symposium focuses on emerging games and gaming
July 1, 2010 • By John Trent
Similarities, key differences and what the next generation of computer games and gaming engineers can take away from each industry highlighted the discussions during the annual IGT-University of Nevada, Reno Computer Science and Engineering Symposium.

Men of Distinction group increases retention within ranks
July 1, 2010 • By Noah McKay
A group of motivated men on campus is pursuing the extraordinary and noble by supporting each other, focusing on community service and promoting academic growth within their ranks.

June 2010

$1.2 million gift supports Mackay School and tennis facilities
June 29, 2010 • Staff Report
Kevin and Michelle McArthur have gifted $600,000 in support of the University’s tennis facilities and $600,000 for the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering’s Goldcorp Endowed Chair in Minerals Engineering.

Larson named interim director of Community Health Sciences
June 29, 2010 • Staff Report
Longtime faculty member Trudy Larson has been named interim director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Community Health Sciences.

Persistent Paddlers
June 28, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada’s concrete canoe team once again placed in the top three at the national competition.

Riley selected as Classified Employee of the Month for June
June 28, 2010 • Staff Employees' Council
As an employee of the month, recipients receive not only the accolades from the President of the University and the Staff Employees Council, but also receive the coveted “blue card”.

New Keck site demonstrates advances in digital mapping
June 28, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno Web site developers create better, more efficient mapping application; “the place to go for maps.”

School voucher program increased graduation rates
June 28, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
With the effectiveness of school vouchers a hot topic of debate, researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chile have completed a lengthy study on the effects of Chile’s school reforms in 1981.

Free movies and refreshments Tuesdays during summer
June 28, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
University students and community members sit beneath the stars and enjoy free movies supplied by Flipside Productions and Summer Session during the hot summer months.

Start Early, Go Far
June 23, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Dean’s Future Scholars Program is having a big impact

University student crowned 2011 Miss Reno Rodeo
June 23, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
The Reno Rodeo trades tiaras for cowboy hats as University student Melinda Cowan smiles for her pageant photos where she was crowned Miss Reno Rodeo 2011.

UNCE to help National Guard team train Afghan farmers
June 22, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
A group of 60 Nevada Air and Army National Guard members headed to Afghanistan to work with farmers will get some technical advice from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension during their nine-month mission.

More Than an Investment
June 21, 2010 • By John Trent
Davidson Center to make a difference, one student at a time

Nevada part of team to clean and protect Guatemala lake
June 21, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientists from the University have returned from Guatemala, where they are working to find solutions to problematic algae blooms.

University partners with online textbook-rental company
June 16, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
ASUN Bookstore joins with Chegg.com to share revenues and offer on-campus rental stands this summer.

Fruzzetti wins Mikawa Award for advancements in psychology
June 16, 2010 • By Noah McKay
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Alan Fruzzetti helps patients create “lives worth living.”

110-foot concrete bridge withstands 8.0 earthquake simulation
June 16, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
After a succession of eight separate earthquake simulations, a 110-foot long, 200-ton concrete bridge model withstood a powerful jolting, three times the acceleration of the disastrous 1994 magnitude 6.9 Northridge, Calif. earthquake.

Students compete in 54th annual Nevada mathematics contest
June 16, 2010 • By Noah McKay
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Don Pfaff helps to upholds state’s tradition of math excellence.

KUNR increases focus on local stories
June 15, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Brandon Rittiman welcomed as news director; “Hayseed Hoot” joins lineup; local conversations airing following recent StoryCorps visit.

Calvin named new director for Great Basin Center
June 14, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Wendy Calvin has just been appointed the new director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy.

Deadline looms for engineering students to apply for 4-year energy scholarships
June 9, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New engineering students pursuing a career in energy can apply for $6,500 annual scholarships in the new “E-Scholars Program: Fostering Engineering Careers in Energy” at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Pack teams surpass standards in NCAA report
June 9, 2010 • Staff Report
All 17 of the University of Nevada, Reno’s athletics teams have turned in multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) at or above the 925 standard, according to the data released by the NCAA.

Tour book highlights Highway 93 adventures
June 7, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Joshua trees, roadrunners and Hualapai Mountain Park are just a few sights that Highway 93 tourists can find using the new guidebook published by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Chris Cheney named dean of College of Education
June 2, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Chris Cheney has been named dean of the University’s College of Education. Cheney is professor of special education and chair of the department of educational specialties, a role she has filled since the department’s founding in 2003.

May 2010

Video game accessibility project to help blind children exercise
May 28, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
VI Fit, a project at the University of Nevada, helps children who are blind become more physically active.

Senior Scholars honored for achievement beyond norm
May 27, 2010 • By John Trent
Prior to spring commencement, the University marks the achievement of the top graduating senior – the Senior Scholar – from each college on campus, as well as their faculty mentor.

University honors its ‘Best’
May 26, 2010 • Staff Report
The notable achievements of faculty, students and staff were honored during the annual “Honor the Best” ceremony on the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Wednesday, May 12 in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival partners again with University
May 26, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
As in years past, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno.

Employment challenges for Nevadans with disabilities explored
May 25, 2010 • By Jane Tors
The challenges faced by Nevadans with developmental disabilities seeking employment will be the focus of three regional summits.

University hosts Global Kids Camp
May 25, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno will host a group of nearly 60 Northern Nevada elementary school students this summer for the Global Kids Camp.

Algerian Youth Leadership Program returns to campus
May 25, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The Northern Nevada International Center will once again welcome Algerian students and teachers to the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Books in the home as important as parents’ education level
May 24, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Whether rich or poor, residents of the United States or China, illiterate or college graduates, parents who have books in the home increase the level of education their children will attain.

Dreams Realized, Dreams to Come
May 21, 2010 • By John Trent
In a signing ceremony at Wooster High, the University welcomes new crop of merit scholars.

History Department partners with county for teachers institute
May 20, 2010 • Staff Report
Under a federal grant to improve the teaching of history, Professor Bill Rowley will participate in a teachers institute at Great Basin College.

Fuzzy arrivals at Manzanita Lake
May 20, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
After the university said goodbye graduates during commencement, the campus community also welcomed some newcomers: four fuzzy, white cygnets.

Laying a Solid Foundation
May 19, 2010 • By Jane Tors
2010 Foundation Professors intertwine excellence in teaching and research

University gets $1.2 million for National Geothermal Institute
May 17, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University a $1.2 million grant to develop and operate the National Geothermal Institute.

Janice Cho named 2010 Herz Gold Medalist
May 17, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University named Janice Cho the recipient of the 2010 Herz Gold Medal, presented at each commencement ceremony to the top graduating senior.

New university website garners tremendous feedback
May 13, 2010 • Staff Report
After months of in-house development, the new top-level university website launched today with its new aim of increasing the size and academic qualifications of the student body.

Barone wins IRA Public School Service Award
May 13, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
Diane Barone has received the International Reading Association’s John Chorlton Manning Public School Service Award for 2010 from the International Reading Association.

Extension’s ‘Bootstraps’ program receives major grant
May 13, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
A Cooperative Extension program that teaches job skills to young adults while improving habitat for the endangered sage grouse has received a $492,000 federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.

Online Course Wins International Exemplary Course Award
May 13, 2010 • Staff Report
For the second year running, a University course, its instructor and a team of instructional designers have won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, an international award which recognizes innovative and engaging online courses.

Davidson Academy produces more students for the ISEF
May 13, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Taylor Wilson of the Davidson Academy competed in the 2009 fair with his Farnsworth Fusor. Wilson is once again attending ISEF, and the Davidson Academy is sending another young scientist this year as well.

Commencement 2010
May 10, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Most-ever graduates to be awarded at Spring Commencement

Industry supports mining engineering program
May 7, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The mining industry has stepped up its long-term support with a $2.4 million boost to the mining engineering program.

UNCE's 'People of the Land' wins national award
May 7, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
The publication by Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary is designed to help agricultural and natural resource professionals work more effectively with American Indian farmers and ranchers in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

Search for VP for Health Sciences/School of Medicine Dean nears completion
May 7, 2010 • Staff Report
The next phase of the search process will be to initiate further in-depth discussions and dialogues with candidates with a goal of announcing the selection as soon as possible.

Marketing Another Champion
May 6, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
For championship IMC team, competition is ‘our priority’

Most-ever graduates to be awarded at Spring Commencement
May 6, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Spring Commencement will confer 1,997 degrees and certificates, the largest number of graduation applicants in the University’s history.

McCaffrey named University Controller
May 5, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Philomena “Phyl” McCaffrey has been named University controller for the University of Nevada, Reno.

Symposium focuses on games and gaming technology
May 5, 2010 • By John Trent
Chris Satchell, the chief technology officer and executive vice president for game platforms and development at International Game Technology, might be onto something.

Anthropology's Erin Stiles receives national award
May 4, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Anthropology professor Erin Stiles was one of eight people recently honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award by the Center for Public Anthropology.

Explore Reno’s Little Italy – did you know we had one?
May 3, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Anyone who has been in Reno for a short while soon discovers the city’s rich Italian heritage, with many Italian names in our community.

April 2010

University Takes Governor's Cup
April 30, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Students take on the annual Governor’s Cup Competition, dominating the competition for both graduate and undergraduates. They now prepare for the Tri-State Competition on May 18.

Math students succeed during Putnam Competition
April 30, 2010 • By John Trent
If not the most difficult mathematical contest a university student can face, the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is certainly a formidable challenge.

Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre performs with students
April 29, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
The University’s Spring Dance Concert, 8 p.m. Fri. April 30, features Nevada students performing works created by faculty and guest artists.

Professor writes about racism for Wiley-Blackwell series
April 29, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
After nearly three years of work, Associate Professor Greta de Jong of the History Department is publishing her second book, “Invisible Enemy,” on racism in the post-civil rights era.

University celebrates diversity of graduates
April 28, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University will host several multicultural graduation celebrations in the coming weeks. Latino, African-American and Native American students will each have a special ceremony in addition to the University commencements May 14 and 15.

Rivalries Without End
April 27, 2010 • By John Trent
Professor’s ‘Rivals!’ book focuses on 10 greatest American sports rivalries

Students honored as families’ first college graduates
April 27, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Exemplary scholars commemorate a long-sought goal, made reality at University of Nevada, Reno Upward Bound, TRiO and McNair Scholars Graduation Celebration.

'All 4 Kids' program awarded $1.1 million NIFA grant
April 27, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
The Nevada Cooperative Extension "All 4 Kids" nutrition and physical activity program received a National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to study the behavioral factors that affect childhood obesity.

Best-ever showing for grad programs in U.S. News
April 26, 2010 • By Jane Tors
The University has achieved its strongest showing ever in the annual rankings of the best graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report.

KUNR 88.7 welcomes StoryCorps April 22
April 23, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
StoryCorps, a program featured on KUNR and other National Public Radio stations, arrives in Reno on Thursday.

Geography, UN Press win PROSE honorable mention
April 23, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The book is the result of a 2004 conference. The scholars at the symposium, specially selected by department organizers, pooled their presentations along with work from other Mojave Desert experts to create the book.

RSJ grad Parlette, known for ‘Alicia’s Story,’ passes away
April 22, 2010 • By John Trent
Alicia Parlette, a graduate of the Reynolds School of Journalism who wrote movingly and memorably about her more than five-year battle with cancer for the San Francisco Chronicle and in a well-received book, passed away.

MD drug developed by researchers to make ‘Better World’
April 22, 2010 • Staff Report
For years, researchers have grappled with a key conceptual question regarding Muscular Dystrophy, which is a group of hereditary muscle diseases that weaken muscles that move the body.

The Right Stuff
April 20, 2010 • By John Trent
2010 Tibbitts Award winner Eric Rasmussen melds a winning mix of passion for students, teaching, research and scholarship.

New composter makes campus more renewable
April 20, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
In an attempt to become even more sustainable, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services has finally found a way to take care of their organic wastes.

Students make a difference in the lives of young women
April 19, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Shirley Diaz and Karen Tshimanga have been working hard to prepare their local outreach program for the global stage, with its debut at the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University Conference at the University of Miami, April 16-18.

Joe Crowley Student Union celebrates Earth Day
April 19, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The event will feature a DJ and giveaways from Port of Subs and other vendors.

Nevada team wraps up season of top-10 finishes
April 19, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Members of the debate team quietly brought home top-10 honors from the nation’s two major collegiate parliamentary debate championships.

Wolf Pack Veterans host ‘Combat Through Generations’
April 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Veteran enrollment and awareness continues to increase as more and more veterans start to use the educational benefits of the post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

Scientist earns grant from National Institutes of Health
April 15, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Male fertility grant is the second NIH grant awarded to Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D., in the last six years.

Research Symposium highlights best of university’s brightest
April 15, 2010 • By John Trent
Four years ago, when Nichole Joslyn first enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno, she had given little, if any, thought to the concept of undergraduate research.

Students paddle to victory in concrete canoe competition
April 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Strong backs and strong engineering propelled students from the University of Nevada, Reno to a win at the Mid-Pacific Conference concrete canoe competition.

Nevadans avoiding colon cancer screening
April 13, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
There’s a lot you probably don’t know about colon cancer screening – and maybe you don’t want to know.

Baccalaureate Service receives blessing
April 13, 2010 • Staff Report
A unique event was held at University of Nevada, Reno on April 11, when the third annual Hindu Baccalaureate Service blessed a graduating class in the traditional Hindu style.

Economics conference becoming University tradition
April 13, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno welcomed nearly 70 economics experts and teachers from 20 states to campus.

Basque Studies’ conference attracts international scholars
April 12, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University's Basque Studies Center will host its ninth annual conference, “War, Justice and Everyday Life, 1936-1946,” scheduled for April 15-16.

Celebrating Campus Diversity
April 9, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The Center for Student Cultural Diversity has a full slate of campus events scheduled for the annual Intercultural Month.

Engineers Day: ‘If you learn engineering - you can do anything’
April 8, 2010 • By John Trent
The annual Engineers Day provided many moments of entertainment and wonder for dozens of high school students.

Nominations for Distinguished Service Award due April 15
April 8, 2010 • Staff Report
The award recognizes outstanding administrative faculty members who are near the end of their campus career, and who have spent a substantial portion of their career in service to our University.

Final campus performance for noted oboist
April 7, 2010 • By Jane Tors
This weekend’s Reno Chamber Orchestra (RCO) concerts will be especially meaningful for Andrea Lenz, department chair and associate professor of music. Lenz is retiring as the orchestra’s principal oboist.

A Painless Tax Day
April 7, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
More than 60 College of Business students are in the midst of effort to help Reno residents file their taxes on time – and best of all, it’s free.

Anthropology professor’s book studies Islamic courts
April 7, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
After 20 non-consecutive months of field research and years of compiling it into a manuscript, Erin Stiles has published a book about the Islamic court system in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

Unique Hindu Baccalaureate Service enters third year
April 7, 2010 • Staff Report
Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in Western USA at University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) in May 2008, enters third year.

Motion Analysis CEO highlights Computer Science colloquium
April 7, 2010 • Staff Report
Tom D. Whitaker, chairman and CEO of Motion Analysis Corp., will present “Going Virtual: Medicine, Movies, Broadcast and Training” as part of a Department of Computer Science and Engineering colloquium.

Cities of the future take root in College of Engineering
April 5, 2010 • By John Trent
Years from now, when cities of the world have incorporated cutting-edge engineering and development ideas that make them sustainable and safe, residents can point to gatherings like January’s regional Future City 2010 Competition.

Chandra receives California-Nevada fisheries top award
April 1, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
For his outstanding work in Nevada the American Fisheries Society California-Nevada Chapter has bestowed Sudeep Chandra with their highest honor.

Students plan events for sexual assault prevention/awareness
April 1, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and a group of student educators have organized events to help students make safe choices.

KUNR 88.7 Invites You to Record Your Story
April 1, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans' love for storytelling goes back to the days of cowboys sitting around the campfire, spinning their tales and sharing their life experiences.

March 2010

Uniting for 'Outcasts'
March 30, 2010 • By John Trent
Summer Scholars program looks for volunteers from faculty and staff

NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg presents at University
March 30, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Renowned linguist, author and NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg’s work burst into popular culture when he published Going Nucular during the Bush Administration.

‘Milky Way’ presentation highlights Global Astronomy Month
March 29, 2010 • Staff Report
Sierra star guide and poet Tony Berendsen will be the keynote presenter on Wednesday, April 14 at the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center as part of April’s Global Astronomy Month.

World-renowned food expert to speak on campus
March 26, 2010 • Staff Report
Richard Mattes’ research focus is on the areas of hunger and satiety, regulation of food intake in humans, food preferences, human cephalic phase responses and taste and smell.

Zeb Hogan to tell big fish tales April 2 at student union
March 25, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan has some fish stories to tell, stories about big fish.

Chilean earthquake felt at University
March 25, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Despite being more than 5,000 miles away from the site of Chile’s magnitude-8.8 earthquake on Feb. 27, the University of Nevada, Reno is far from unaffected.

Nevada Offers Opportunities
March 22, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
Nevada students find themselves 'addicted' to serving abroad

Renewable energy technology demonstration phase begins
March 19, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A successful University of Nevada, Reno renewable energy research project is moving from the lab to the real world

College Optical Express opens in Joe Crowley Student Union
March 19, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
College Optical Express has opened a new location in the Joe Crowley Student Union to serve the campus community, offering eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams to University students and staff in a convenient location.

Researchers to discuss 1997 – 2004 leukemia cluster data
March 18, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Researchers meet via videoconference to discuss various aspects of their research surrounding the 1997 – 2004 Fallon leukemia cluster.

Surveying the Damage
March 17, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University helps produce data following Chilean event

Debate Speaks Up, Loud and Clear
March 16, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
University debate team poised for another strong post-season run

University groups join forces to offer late-night programs
March 15, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
A coalition of University of Nevada, Reno departments and organizations is working to deter underage and binge drinking by providing more late-night, positive activities as alternatives for students.

Charlie Jose elected undergraduate student body president
March 12, 2010 • Staff Report
Charlie Jose, a mathematics major from Henderson, Nev., was elected undergraduate student body president on Thursday, the Nevada Sagebrush has reported.

Student Rainmakers
March 10, 2010 • By John Trent
Miles Becker, a Ph.D. student at the University, along with other members of the Student Association for International Water Issues, helps bring fresh water to residents of a Guatemalan town.

University professor, students win national recognition
March 10, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Professor Tamzen Stringham was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Research/Academia award.

National Geographic cartographer to speak on campus
March 10, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The geography department will host a lecture from Martin Gamache as part of its Geography Colloquium series.

University exceeds human research protection standards
March 10, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno recently joined an exclusive number of institutions after being accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

University ‘pedals’ mountain bike championships
March 9, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
For the first time since 1997, the University of Nevada, Reno played host to the collegiate national mountain bike championships.

Misra, Baker receive research awards from NSHE
March 9, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents honored Manoranjan Misra and Josh Baker.

KUNR Hosts StoryCorps National Oral History Project
March 9, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
StoryCorps, a national initiative to record the stories of everyday Americans, arrives in Reno April 22 for a month-long stay to collect local stories as part of its cross-country tour.

Wolf Pack, Reno Aces to battle for diamond supremacy
March 5, 2010 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada, Reno baseball team and the Reno Aces baseball club will play an exhibition game.

Budget stress threatens teachers’ health, University offers help
March 5, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
As budget cuts crash down on Nevada, K-12 teachers are likely experiencing increased stress.

Students, faculty providing millions in free health care
March 5, 2010 • Staff Report
Nevada's public universities and colleges provide over $16.6 million of uncompensated health care to residents of the state.

Stars of Today and Tomorrow
March 2, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Kennedy Center Festival hosted by University is an inspiration to a visiting television star, and to audience of would-be stars who attended the event.

Geography Colloquium welcomes renowned cartographer
March 2, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
As part of its Geography Colloquium series will host lectures from two renowned cartographers in March.

Meeting to emphasize education for senior health care
March 2, 2010 • Staff Report
University faculty members will be presenters at the Gerontological Society of America’s Educational Leadership Conference.

February 2010

Reynolds Center for Courts & Media Names Director
February 26, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
Ben Holden, a lawyer and long-time journalist, Thursday was named director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for the Courts and Media.

Colegrove named head of DeLaMare Library
February 25, 2010 • By John Trent
Tod Colegrove, one of the driving forces behind the @One facility, has been named head of the DeLaMare Library.

Business students tie in international business competition
February 24, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
Team Aerial, a team of Nevada business students, made its mark at the international GLO-BUS competition.

Nevada Chamber Opera wins national award
February 24, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Continued improvements to program hope to attract more students.

Hydrologist Scott Tyler named to national science panel
February 24, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler has been appointed to a select National Academy of Sciences panel.

Emerging Artists Series, graduate’s first solo exhibition
February 24, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Launching the Nevada Museum of Art’s Nevada Emerging Artists Series, Trophy Hunter, is artist and recent University graduate.

Roadmap for Haiti's Future
February 23, 2010 • By John Trent
University geography students are part of worldwide effort using the open source OpenStreetMap to help Haiti map roads, rivers and key landmarks in wake of devastating earthquake.

Professor examines identity intersections
February 23, 2010 • By Elaine Casey
Assistant professor Daniel Enrique Pérez successfully published his book Rethinking Chicana/o and Latina/o Popular Culture.

Engineering outreach program receives grant
February 23, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The Public Education Foundation awarded $10,000 for the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program.

Student rally: ‘We’re Nevada’s future’
February 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada students held signs in support of the University and chanted, “We’re Nevada’s future” and “This is nuts, stop the cuts.”

Nevada Professor Sepulveda receives national award
February 19, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Emma Sepulveda Pulvirenti was honored at the National Conference of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

University community rallies in face of state budget woes
February 18, 2010 • Staff Report
Through a series of events including last week’s town hall, a speaker series and a rally set for Friday at 2 p.m.

Plasma spectroscopy course crosses borders
February 18, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientists and students in the highly specialized world of plasma physics virtually attend the University of Nevada from around the world.

University helps educate Nevada residents for earthquakes
February 18, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Nevada Earthquake Awareness Week, Feb. 21-27, serves as a reminder about the potential for earthquakes and how to prepare for them.

FIDA awards allow faculty to experience new cultures
February 18, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University Studies Abroad Consortium has announced the 2010 Faculty International Development Awards.

Lights, Camera... ESPN
February 16, 2010 • By John Trent
Reynolds School of Journalism student Damian Tromerhauser recently took to the airwaves on ESPN, and taught the country a couple of important lessons.

Who's Who event honors Nevada students
February 16, 2010 • Staff Report
Ten Nevada students will join an elite group of students from more than 2,300 institutions of higher learning in all 50 states.

‘Crisis Forums’ to begin Feb. 16 at the student union
February 12, 2010 • By John Trent
A series of forums and planning meetings to develop a response from the university campus regarding the state’s budget crisis will commence Feb. 16.

Event series to answer questions about getting to retirement
February 12, 2010 • By John Trent
“Planning for Retirement Week” on Feb. 22-26, will feature panel discussions and informational seminars on retirement open to all University employees.

Plan to “educate poor” wins national competition
February 11, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
An essay by Andrea Tammy Johnston, a senior psychology major, was recently judged the best in the country through a national scholarship competition.

Reporting of improper financial activities
February 11, 2010 • Staff Report
The university has established an online mechanism for reporting concerns about improper financial activities to the Campus Audit department.

University to host Kennedy Center Theater Festival
February 11, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Nearly 1,200 theatre students, faculty and guests from across the country will descend on Reno for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

NV MESA, College of Engineering, to host Science Olympiad
February 10, 2010 • By John Trent
NV MESA, the College of Engineering and the University of Nevada, Reno are playing host to a regional Science Olympiad for middle and high school students on Feb. 13.

Nevada ranks among top universities for Peace Corps
February 8, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
With 20 alumni now serving as Peace Corps Volunteers, the University of Nevada, Reno made its debut on the annual Peace Corps Top Colleges list for 2010.

Reynolds School welcomes visiting ethics professor
February 5, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism has hired a 30-year veteran as the Leonard Distinguished Visiting Chair for Ethics and Writing in Journalism.

Pack standout Babbitt earns Academic All-District honors
February 5, 2010 • By John Trent
Men’s basketball standout Luke Babbitt has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 8 university men’s basketball first team.

Rugby Renown
February 4, 2010 • By John Trent
University student Morgan Rovetti, a member of the United States’ Under-20 Women's National Rugby Team, has traveled far and wide during her short rugby career.

Mars NASA speaker visits campus Feb. 5
February 3, 2010 • By John Trent
A top scientist NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will give a presentation on technology development related to NASA’s Mars Rover program

Morrow, RSJ professor, passes away at 49
February 2, 2010 • By John Trent
David Morrow, the Reynolds Endowed Chair in Business Journalism and respected figure in the journalism world, died Monday evening from pancreatic cancer.

Campus encouraged to ‘Go Red’ on Friday
February 2, 2010 • By John Trent
Members of the Nevada campus community are encouraged to wear red to work on Friday in commemoration of “National Wear Red Day.”

Seismo director to give Tahoe earthquake talk
February 1, 2010 • By John Trent
Graham Kent, the director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory, will give a talk about Tahoe Basin geological hazards.

January 2010

A Sustainable Roadmap
January 28, 2010 • By John Trent
Amid encouraging steps toward creating a “greener” institution, the University highlights next steps needed in the Campus Sustainability Report.

Undergraduate research grants and scholarships available
January 27, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
The University of Nevada, Reno more than doubled its research funding in the last decade. Less well-known is how many of those research dollars are available to undergraduate students in all disciplines.

University student playing on USA National Rugby team
January 27, 2010 • By John Trent
University student, Morgan Rovetti, is playing for the USA Rugby Women’s Under-20 National Team.

College of Engineering announces new department chairs
January 27, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
College of Engineering announces the appointment of two new department chairs.

USAC graduate learns from travel throughout world
January 22, 2010 • By John Trent
The University Studies Abroad Consortium is made from 33 U.S. universities and has been providing quality study abroad programs for over 25 years.

Wolf Pack Veterans to award scholarships Jan. 28
January 22, 2010 • By John Trent
The "Fallen Wolf Scholarship” program will award $3,700 in scholarship money for the spring semester on Jan. 28 in Room 423 of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Nationally Renowned Professor to Speak on Obesity
January 22, 2010 • By Mikalee Byerman
Dr. Stephen C. Woods will discuss the “Neurobiology of Food Intake and Control of Body Weight” on Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

‘Veterans’’ Day
January 21, 2010 • By John Trent
Through his own experience in transitioning from the military to the university, veteran and senior Business major Stuart Greenfield works to help fellow vets make the same adjustment.

Tribute event to focus on Nevada elections
January 19, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies will examine hotly-contested races in the 2010 mid-term elections.

Filing for ASUN elections open until Jan. 29
January 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Student government positions that are open for filing include ASUN president, ASUN vice president, and several seats in the ASUN Senate.

Fox News features professor explaining Haiti earthquake
January 15, 2010 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada’s earthquake simulation engineering lab in the College of Engineering was prominently featured on Fox News Friday.

Nevada SBDC offers free monthly seminars
January 14, 2010 • By Skyler Dillon
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Small Business Development Center is offering monthly seminars.

Founding officer of the Nevada School of Medicine dies
January 14, 2010 • By Ed Cohen
Phillip Gillette was the financial officer of the medical school when it was chartered in 1969.

University offers unique Arabic language outlet
January 13, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Though the University of Nevada offers plenty of language opportunities, one that students may not realize they have the chance to learn is Arabic.

Butterflies impacted by climate change, habitat destruction
January 12, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Butterfly populations in California are declining and, in some cases, moving to higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada.

New free online math resource for students and faculty
January 8, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new online numerical methods laboratory is freely accessible to students, teachers and the public.

Vehicle donation to help Mackay students
January 6, 2010 • By John Trent
Mackay School of Earth Sciences alumna Opal Adams and her husband, Rich DeLong, recently donated a $30,000 Ford Expedition.

Suarez develops new solar distillation pond methods
January 5, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Ecosystems of terminus lakes around the world could benefit from a new system being developed at the University of Nevada.

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