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2010 News Stories: October

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Teachers and parents get help teaching deafblind
October 28, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada College of Education professor filling unique need

WAC, Fresno State and Nevada reach agreement
October 28, 2010 • Staff Report
The Western Athletic Conference, Fresno State and Nevada have reached an agreement resolving their disputes regarding the departure of Nevada and Fresno State from the WAC.

Michael WatermanHuman genome theorist Michael Waterman to lecture
October 28, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nov. 4 Discover Science Lecture Series features Michael Waterman, whose work formed one of the theoretical cornerstones for the Human Genome Project.

Nevada earthquake information now more easily accessible
October 28, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada's updated Seismological Laboratory website not only offers visitors what there is to know about quakes when they happen, but also information to help them be prepared and stay safe.

‘Nirvana’ for Scientists... and Students
October 27, 2010 • By John Trent
Summer internships at two renowned NASA research centers leave lasting impression for engineering students.

Wolf Pack grad rates at all-time high
October 27, 2010 • By Rhonda Lundin
University athletes continue to set new athletic program standards for graduation rates.

Pritsos appointed to statewide substance abuse advisory group
October 27, 2010 • Staff Report
Chris Pritsos, chair of the Department of Nutrition has been appointed to the Statewide Epidemiological Workgroup, a group which helps build effective substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.

School of Medicine's free clinics for November announced
October 26, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for November have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held November 6 from 8 a.m. to noon., a women’s clinic will be held November 13 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on November 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Med School schedules student outreach clinics
October 26, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
School of Medicine's student outreach clinics to be held on Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 22.

'Nevada Writers Hall of Fame' honors great Nevada authors
October 25, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Three Nevada authors have painted vivid pictures of life in Nevada through their writing and will be honored for their work at the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards Nov. 4.

First 'Great Nevada ShakeOut' huge success
October 21, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno Seismology Lab pleased with 115,000 people registered for statewide event.

Police Services partners with Davidson Academy students
October 20, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Members of the robotics team at The Davidson Academy of Nevada have partnered with University Police Services to implement a year-long Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign on high-traffic streets near campus.

Medicine faculty earn grants to advance training, discovery
October 20, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
School of Medicine faculty earn grants for improved battlefield care, reduction of cardiovascular risk, among others.

Biden makes campaign stop on campus
October 20, 2010 • By John Trent
Vice President Joe Biden's visit to campus was one of several from prominent government officials this week.

USAC hosts hundreds of international educators
October 20, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
International educators gather in Sparks to discuss emerging international education issues, share analyses and best-practices.

'Change' the name of the game for engineering grad
October 19, 2010 • By John Trent
Tom Whitaker was not only a record-setting end for the Nevada Wolf Pack; his career in motion analysis has been groundbreaking.

Mounting research shows increased health risks from volcanic air pollution
October 19, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
A University of Nevada, Reno researcher has added to her previous research, further showing the health risks associated with exposure to "vog," volcanic air pollution.

Vice President Biden plans campus visit Wednesday
October 18, 2010 • Staff Report
Vice President Joe Biden will visit the University of Nevada, Reno campus this week. The event, a rally in support of the candidacy of U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, will be Wednesday at the Virginia Street Gym.

Family Storyteller program wins national award
October 18, 2010 • By Jim Sloan
A family-literacy program that has helped bring lasting educational and economic benefits to more than 16,000 Nevada families has received national recognition from the federal government.

MBA program again makes Princeton Review’s 'Best' list
October 15, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
For the third year in a row, The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business in its Best Business Schools guidebook.

University joins musical instrument recycling efforts
October 15, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
The School of the Arts joined forces with the For the Love of Jazz Society to seek instruments for students in the Washoe County School District.

WCSD Superintendent: Educated Nevada helps everyone
October 15, 2010 • By John Trent
In a brisk informational presentation, Superintendent Heath Morrison accentuated collaboration to campus.

'Who's Who' nominations due Nov. 15
October 13, 2010 • Staff Report
"Who's Who" nominations for eligible University of Nevada, Reno students are due on Nov. 15.

University leads the way for “Great Nevada ShakeOut”
October 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The entire campus is part of 97,000 people registered to participate in bi-state earthquake drill on Oct. 21.

'Nevada Previews' to introduce students to university
October 12, 2010 • By John Trent
A series of informational gatherings for prospective students and their families begin in Las Vegas and Reno.

State Demographer releases population projections
October 12, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
The Nevada State Demographer’s Office at the University of Nevada, Reno has released its most recent population projections for Nevada and its counties, projecting through 2030.

Sepulveda documents hopes of families of trapped Chilean miners
October 12, 2010 • Staff Report
Emma Sepulveda, renowned writer and director of Latino Research Center, is chronicling one of world's great rescue stories.

Grants Awarded to School of Medicine Faculty
October 11, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Bodily fluid warming devices for the battlefield and reduction of cardiovascular disease risk through lifestyle changes. These are just two of the research and education projects by faculty members from the University of Nevada School of Medicine that have been recently funded by grants.

Who says girls can’t play baseball?
October 11, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada Professor Jennifer Ring was awarded the Yoseloff-Society for American Baseball Research Grant and plans to use the money to write a follow-up book.

Nevada economy and renewable energy topic of panel discussion Thursday
October 11, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
The Public is invited to the first presentation in the College of Engineering lecture series at the University.

‘Teaching is Sweetness’
October 8, 2010 • By Nonie Wainwright
Music professor Stephanie Sant’ Ambrogio showcases her prodigious teaching, performing skills for ‘L-Cubed’ series.

Music professor's book creates 'Special Sound'
October 6, 2010 • By Mary Hunton
Louis Niebur's book chronicles history of the development of music on BBC's Radiophonic Workshop.

University welcomes world-renowned philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah
October 6, 2010 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans will get a rare opportunity to share an evening with a world-renowned philosopher Oct. 18, when Kwame Anthony Appiah will present at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Science majors learn from and listen to the “Music of Earthquakes”
October 5, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Andy Michael of the United States Geological Survey came to the University to educate science majors about the music of earthquakes.

USAC awarded scholarship pool to further study
October 5, 2010 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno students now have a scholarship pool of $25,000 thanks to a gift from the Frances C. and William P. Smallwood Foundation.

Reno-area internships sought for international visitors
October 5, 2010 • By Jane Tors
Four emerging political leaders from Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Pakistan have been selected to visit Northern Nevada through a project funded by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Stephen G. Bloom honored as 2010 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
October 4, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism and Nevada Humanities, will honor author Stephen G. Bloom, author, journalist and Internet essayist, as the 2010 Laxalt Distinguished Writer.

College of Engineering to hold renewable energy panel Oct. 14
October 4, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to panel discussion on renewable energy future of Nevada, first in College of Engineering lecture series that begins Oct. 14

Register for Great Nevada ShakeOut, world's largest quake drill
October 4, 2010 • By Natalie Savidge
Register now for Great Nevada ShakeOut, world's largest earthquake drill, to be held Oct. 21 at 10:21.

Hosting academic vitality
October 4, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
The Davidson Academy of Nevada opens a residential program for students; deadline to sign up as a host family is Nov. 1.

Fremont Cannon to remain blue another year
October 3, 2010 • By John Trent
The Pack beat rival UNLV for the sixth straight time on Saturday, ensuring the cannon stays blue for another year.

Nevada Pulse - October health story ideas from the University of Nevada School of Medicine
October 1, 2010 • By Anne McMillin
Ragweed and other environmental pollens are making for a miserable fall this year as people struggle with runny noses, water, burning eyes and endless sneezing. Nevin Wilson, M.D., chair of the School of Medicine pediatrics department in Reno and an allergy specialist, can offer tips on reducing one's misery during this late-year allergy season.

‘Celebration of Life’ planned for alumna Alicia Parlette
October 1, 2010 • By Zanny Marsh
Alumni, friends, and the campus community are invited to remember alumna Alicia Parlette at a ‘celebration of life’ Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m., in the Reynolds School of Journalism atrium.

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