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2010 News Stories: August

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Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence grant renewed for $16 million
August 31, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
A $16 million grant over five years will continue to build Nevada’s biomedical research infrastructure. The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health has renewed the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence project, housed at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, through May 31, 2015.

School of Medicine microbiology faculty earn $3.97 million in grants
August 30, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Three faculty members from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine have recently earned grants totaling $3.97 million to further research in infectious disease.

Cheryl Hug-English named interim dean at University of Nevada School of Medicine
August 27, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., MPH, has been named interim dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. A 1982 graduate of medical school who went on to earn a master’s in public health from UCLA, Hug-English most recently served as a clinical faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and medical director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Student Health Center.

Working close to home
August 27, 2010 • By Kathie Taylor
Interns to help with risk management, process improvement

Hug-English named interim medical school dean
August 27, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Cheryl Hug-English was named interim dean of the medical school. Hug-English most recently served in the Department of Family Medicine and as medical director of the Student Health Center.

Closer ties between University's Opera and Nevada Opera
August 26, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
University of Nevada’s Damon Stevens appointed new chorus master and director of education for Nevada Opera.

Pardini to continue as interim agriculture dean
August 26, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Provost Johnson announced that the interim dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will remain for at least two more years.

College of Business releases economic outlook survey results
August 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Local business leaders weighed in on some hot topics regarding Nevada’s economy in the Sierra Region Economic Outlook 2010 Mid-Year Business Survey sponsored by the Center for Regional Studies in the College of Business.

Nevada professor studies structural basis for autism disorders
August 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
There is still much unknown about autism spectrum disorders, but a University of Nevada, Reno psychologist has added to the body of knowledge that researchers are compiling to treat the mysterious condition.

School of Medicine's free September clinic dates announced
August 23, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinics for September have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held September 4 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women’s clinic will be held September 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Welcome Class of 2014
August 23, 2010 • By John Trent
During Friday’s New Student Ceremony, the Class of 2014 was told to “plant your academic feet far apart.”

The sky is no longer the limit for University of Nevada, Reno senior
August 23, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Computer science major Katie Browne has two NASA internships, NASA Academy under her belt

Mountainous Moment
August 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada to join regional peers in Mountain West Conference

Students storm the dorms on move-in day
August 19, 2010 • By John Trent
On one of the busiest days the campus sees, hundreds of enthused students moved into residence halls on Thursday.

It’s top tier for University of Nevada in U.S. News Ranking
August 18, 2010 • By Jane Tors
In the 2011 rankings of “best national universities,” Nevada ranks as a first tier school in the top 200 for the first time.

Understanding climate change through many disciplines
August 18, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada graduate students learned about an interdisciplinary approach to climate change in an NSF-funded course.

University researcher in spotlight at 2010 Tahoe Summit
August 17, 2010 • By John Trent
Diversifying Lake Tahoe’s economy was clearly on the minds of the attendees during the 2010 Lake Tahoe Summit Tuesday at Sand Harbor near Incline Village.

Above and Beyond
August 13, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
McNair Scholars Program prepares graduate-school hopefuls

'Outcasts' book discussions aim to help freshmen connect
August 13, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
With the start of the school year just a week away, many incoming freshmen at the University of Nevada, Reno are busy completing their first assignment.

University and DRI release 2010 publication for Tahoe Summit
August 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
This year’s report about research activities at Lake Tahoe profiles many talented researchers who have invested their careers in preserving Lake Tahoe.

University offers help to business seeking high-tech grants
August 12, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Small, high-tech companies in Nevada are encouraged to apply for federal grants through two of the University’s business outreach programs.

Nevada's Victims of Crime Treatment Center expands services
August 10, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The University’s well-established Victims of Crime Treatment Center received $40,000 to assist those who have experienced physical childhood abuse.

School of Medicine faculty members honored as Nevada Business magazine's Healthcare Heroes
August 5, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Three University of Nevada School of Medicine faculty members earned honors at Nevada Business magazine’s Fifth Annual Healthcare Heroes award dinners recently in Las Vegas and Reno.

Meyer rides, raises $17,000 for scholarships
August 5, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Every year, the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) awards four $5,000 scholarships to students in hospitality and nutrition fields.

Glick to Chamber: University a competitive enterprise
August 5, 2010 • By John Trent
President Milt Glick emphasized the competitive nature of higher education in today’s ever-competitive world during his talk to the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce’s Business Networking Breakfast.

University of Nevada School of Medicine to hold 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony on August 13
August 3, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 14th Annual White Coat Ceremony

University tests technology for underwater mapping
August 3, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A borrowed boat, a small mountain lake and the inaugural run of a half-a-million dollar state-of-the-art multi-beam sonar system made history with the successful high-definition mapping of the bottom of Fallen Leaf Lake.

Walsh named interim associate VP for Facilities
August 3, 2010 • Staff Report
Walsh, who has been with the University since 2001, replaces Steve Mischissin, who has accepted a facilities-related Director position at Rochester University in Rochester, N.Y.

Two School of Medicine outreach clinics offer free care this month
August 2, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine will offer two free Student Outreach Clinics in August.

Nevada Pulse - health story ideas for August from the University of Nevada School of Medicine
August 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect children and adults against many common infectious diseases.

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