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2010 News Stories: April

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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.

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