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2010 News Stories: February

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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.

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