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$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.

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