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2010 News Stories: July

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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.

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