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2010 News Stories: May

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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.

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