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December 2011

Past year remembered as time of celebration, sadness for University
December 29, 2011 • By John Trent
The story of President Milt Glick’s passing was selected as the University’s top story of 2011, in a vote of members of the offices of Media Relations and Integrated Marketing. To be nominated, a story had to have appeared in “Nevada News” on the University website during 2011.

Annie LindsayCooperative Extension exercise physiologist writes recipe for fitness success
December 28, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Ditch the long-term diet and exercise plans. Instead, resolve to be more healthy. Become as active as you can and the benefits will accrue.

Nevada Living Learning CommunityNew residence hall named The Nevada Living Learning Community
December 28, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
New campus building has been named The Nevada Living Learning Community and is progressing on schedule, with completion expected in May 2012.

clayton college dayClayton Middle School students don Nevada gear
December 23, 2011 • By Jane Tors
University supports Clayton Middle School "College Day" with 655 t-shirts from the Nevada Wolf Shop.

tyler in antarcticUniversity using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
December 23, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler takes temperature of McMurdo Ice Shelf and ocean below in Antarctica

Johnson W. MakobaSociology professor authors new book on development strategies for Africa
December 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In his book, Makoba contends that a “triple partnership” is the only way sustained economic development and poverty reduction can be achieved in Africa.

Patsy RuchalaOrvis School of Nursing programs receive notification of re-accreditation
December 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Orvis School of Nursing's baccalaureate and master’s degree programs have been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

ROTC Ranger Challenge TeamROTC Ranger Challenge team chalks up another win
December 15, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Two and a half months of training has led the University's ROTC Ranger Challenge team to another victory at the annual regional Ranger Challenge competition.

Knowledge Center Book TreeHoliday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
December 15, 2011 • By Angela Bakker
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center has an unconventional tree on display this holiday season, a tree made entirely of recycled materials – old books.

Miles GreinerUniversity renews renewable energy push
December 15, 2011 • By John Trent
In a poster session with the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, University tells renewable energy story

'The Notebook' meets 'Back to the Future'
December 15, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Through the power of Facebook, the lives of two University students are rekindled

'Course Concierge' a conduit to graduation
December 14, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Students are encouraged to work closely with advisors and to be persistent in order to graduate on time.

Anthropology 101Written words win awards
December 14, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno students earn 30 awards for essays in Public Anthropology Project competition.

Regent Jason GeddesRegents to hold Town Hall, Dec. 15
December 12, 2011 • Staff Report
Regents Geddes, Page welcome discussion on issues facing higher education

Pat GhezziWild West Shootout to support University’s Early Childhood Autism Program
December 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from the Sierra Kids Foundation Dec. 14 – 17, when it sponsors the fundraising basketball tournament.

Mackay Hosts Reception for Winter Graduates
December 12, 2011 • By Cynthia Pratte
Winter 2011 Mining and Earth Science Graduates Honored at W. M. Keck Museum Friday

Vote for Wolfie Jr.!
December 9, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Nevada mascot, Wolfie Jr., faces Georgia Tech in the Capital One Mascot Challenge championship.

TrevithickUniversity welcomes new project director for the Sanford Center for Aging
December 9, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
University welcomes new project director for the Sanford Center for Aging

A mid-December Commencement dream
December 7, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge and John Trent
More than 1,500 in Winter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 10 ceremony at Lawlor Events Center.

harry grayCalTech's Harry Gray to speak Dec. 8 on making clean fuel from sunlight and water
December 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Harry Gray, the force behind an army of hundreds of students working to make solar power a ubiquitous energy source for the world, to give a free public lecture Thursday, Dec. 8.

'Intense calm' leads to Marshall Scholarship
December 5, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
For the first time in the scholarship’s 58-year history, a University of Nevada, Reno student, Max Alderman, has been chosen as a Marshall Scholar.

Fremont thumbPack goes bowling for the holidays
December 5, 2011 • Staff Report
Bowl matchup on Dec. 24 pits pack against No. 22 Southern Miss

Ivon Padilla-RodriguezUniversity of Nevada, Reno student throws footballs for thousands
December 2, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Freshman Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez wins $100,000 at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta

tom kozelNew life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients featured in “Better World Report”
December 2, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients in “Better World Report” highlights University of Nevada, Reno deal to bring new cryptococcal meningitis test to developing countries.

Nevada Wolf Shop stockFinal Touchdown Tuesday of the year for formerly named ASUN Bookstore
December 2, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The final Touchdown Tuesday of the year will offer great discounts toward holiday shopping at the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Wolf Pack players celebrateWolf Pack helps fight hunger with food drive
December 1, 2011 • Staff Report
University holds food drives at upcoming sporting events to help needy families.

November 2011

Han Duk-sooKorean ambassador visits northern Nevada Dec. 1
November 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Ambassador from the Republic of Korea to the United States and the former Ambassador from the United States to the Republic of Korea visit campus Dec. 1.

College of Science poster competition to be held Monday Nov 28
November 23, 2011 • By Cynthia Pratte
This year’s competition includes a viewing reception for the public on Monday November 28 between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 pm at the Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballrooms A and B. The winners of this year’s competition will be announced at approximately 6:15 pm.

Reel tape, real experience for J-students
November 23, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
"Wolf Pack Week" provides students with real-world broadcast experience and exposure.

Paul TorkelsonUniversity of Nevada, Reno welcomes new choral conductor
November 22, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Paul Torkelson will serve as the director of choral activities, conduct the symphonic choir and chamber chorale, and teach choral methods and conducting.

Linda HayesLinda Hayes wins 2011 Global Engagement Award
November 17, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
New award was created to recognize contributions to global education and international programs at the University.

University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing studentsNursing students hold health fair at St. Vincent’s
November 17, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Students from the Orvis School of Nursing are holding a health fair at St. Vincent's to distribute information on health-care issues of concern.

A century of lake beauty
November 17, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
A Special Collections exhibit showcases photos, timeline of significant moments in the lake's history.

chris salls, math competitorUniversity of Nevada, Reno team places second at regional math competition
November 15, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Math team gets competitive and shows a strong performance in the toughest Intermountain Math Competition yet

People of the Land CoverUNCE Faculty Emm, Singletary honored with Diversity Award
November 15, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Extension educators win Extension Diversity Award for curriculum examining the historical, social and economic attributes of Indian reservations of the West.

Kambiz RaffieePart-time MBA Program Skyrockets to Fourth in Nation
November 14, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Part-time MBA Program in the College of Business has been ranked number four in the country in BusinessWeek’s 2011 Top Part-Time MBA Programs report.

Cole AzareEvery day a Veteran's Day
November 10, 2011 • By John Trent
The University campus has seen a marked upswing in young, recently discharged veterans, and efforts are underway to help

Screenshot“Be in the Know” phone application developed for University students
November 10, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The free iPhone, Android app gives students access to campus events, coupons and alcohol education

Senior ROTC cadet Zack BettsROTC senior cadet ranks in top 20 of the nation
November 9, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
University of Nevada, Reno education major Zack Betts is ranked among the top ROTC cadets in country – number 13 out of 5,643 senior cadets.

Remembrance Day National Roll CallUniversity student veterans hold Remembrance Day National Roll Call Friday
November 9, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
On Veterans Day this Friday, local veterans, students, and campus and community volunteers will read the names of the 6,300-plus casualties lost since 9/11

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Professor John MariniPolitical science professor honored with national Henry Salvatori Prize
November 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
John Marini has received the Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding, joining past prominent recipients, including George Will and William F. Buckley.

Sierra AdaptionUniversity scientists explore effects of climate change on Sierra
November 8, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Scientists from the University helped renowned environmental artists create an exhibition that predicts the potential effects of climate change on the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Orvis School of NursingNursing students collect canned goods for seniors
November 8, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing students chip in to help residents of Sierra Manor

David DaweUniversity hosts United Nations food economy expert for public lecture
November 7, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University hosts United Nations food economy expert for Discover Science public lecture Nov. 10

Alan StavitskyAlan Stavitsky named dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
November 7, 2011
Alan G. Stavitsky, founding director of Oregon’s Turnbull Portland Center, has been named dean of the Reynolds School and will begin in the role in April.

Joseba ZulaikaCenter for Basque Studies watches peace unfold
November 4, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The Basque separatist group ETA's October announcement of a cease-fire brought relief and elation to the University’s Center for Basque Studies.

Saving the Great Basin through collaboration
November 4, 2011 • By John Trent
Running from Nov. 7-9, the Great Basin Consortium conference will be held at the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Deborah VerstegenProfessor publishes study on public education finance systems
November 3, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Deborah Verstegen, professor of education finance, policy and leadership, conducted a study of public education finance systems across the United States.

Nevada Bound participantsNevada Bound Abounds with Interest
November 2, 2011 • By John Trent
With participation in "Nevada Bound" events at all-time levels, organizers are encouraging University families to participate.

prototype apparatus developed by iGem teamUniversity synthetic biology team wins gold in iGEM America's competition
November 2, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Student team wins genetic engineering competition with innovative process for producing inexpensive biofuel

Elliott ParkerEconomics professor to discuss jobs and deficit at U.S. Capitol
November 1, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Elliott Parker has been invited to meet in Washington, D.C. with the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee to discuss job creation and deficit reduction.

students harvest grapes at valley road vineyardResearch helps world wine industry, shows viability for Nevada economy
November 1, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
After years of research, and wine tasting, Professor Cramer makes global impact on raising grapes in low rainfall areas, shows wine industry viable for Nevada economy

October 2011

K-VonNevada Silver & Blue magazine wins top awards
October 27, 2011 • By Melanie Robbins
Nevada Silver & Blue magazine was granted four awards, two first-place and two third-place, in the Nevada Press Association’s Best of Nevada Journalism 2011 contest.

Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell“Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell
October 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell will be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 17, at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

'Te be; er not te be?'
October 26, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Nevada Rep teams with international Shakespeare scholars in 'Original Pronunciation' production of 'Hamlet.'

Student photoUnited Way campaign underway
October 26, 2011 • Staff Report
The annual effort by the campus to raise funds for United Way charities helps connect campus with community.

Pathway to success
October 25, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The innovative 'BS-MD' program offers a seven-year accelerated pathway for motivated, mature high school seniors looking for a career in medicine.

Eric Rasmussen, English professorUniversity takes center stage as Shakespeare debate heats up
October 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
When Eric Rasmussen isn’t in the classroom bringing Shakespeare to life for students, you’re likely to find him on the telephone, talking to reporters around the globe.

Bill EadingtonEconomics Professor Bill Eadington to be inducted into Gaming Hall of Fame
October 25, 2011 • Staff Report
The American Gaming Association’s will induct Economics Professor Bill Eadington into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on Nov. 1.

Debate Team tackles increasing tuitionUniversity debate team tackles issues of increasing tuition fees
October 24, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The University Debate Team will hold a public debate on Oct.25, 7 p.m.in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Wells Fargo Auditorium.

The Princeton Review Best 294 Business Schools SealMBA program makes Princeton Review’s “Best” list – fourth time
October 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the College of Business and its MBA Program in its Best Business Schools guidebook.

National Roll CallUniversity student veterans join pledge to honor fallen service men and women
October 21, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
On Veterans Day, the University will join a nationwide grass-roots effort, Remembrance Day National Roll Call, to read names of 6,200-plus casualties lost since 9/11.

Calacas“Haunted”: an InkHeads printmaking show and fundraiser
October 20, 2011 • By Ashlea Clark
The InkHeads Printmaking Group, a University student and alumni art club, hosts a “Haunted” art show and sale at l’gallery on Oct. 29.

USAC presentationNeuroscience student spreads silver and blue to Italy
October 20, 2011 • Staff Report
In a special ceremony, USAC was honored for its six-year impact on the city of Viterbo, Italy.

Anthropology bookUniversity scholars publish book on the secret lives of the Donner Party
October 20, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The Department of Anthropology announces the publication of a new book, “An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp.”

Teruni LambergInternational group in Reno to share research on psychology of teaching math
October 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
This week, more than 500 of the top international experts in teaching mathematics will convene in Reno to share their research on teaching mathematics.

Elliott ParkerUniversity departments celebrate a century of teaching
October 18, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
This year, the University of Nevada, Reno departments of economics and sociology celebrate 100 years of instructing students.

exergames for the blindComputer science and engineering video game project to offer exercise for blind children
October 17, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Eelke Folmer receives $420,000 NSF grant to explore new avenues of research into exergames for blind

Early Head Start Food ExplorationUniversity's Early Head Start Program top 10 in the country
October 17, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's Early Head Start Program was named one of this year's 10 "Centers of Excellence" out of 1,591 Head Start programs in the country.

Marc Johnson.Johnson to RAD: 'Businesses want to enjoy living here'
October 14, 2011 • By John Trent
In a presentation to local business leaders, President Marc Johnson and Athletic Director Cary Groth explained why the University is key to economic development.

Pack celebrates.Homecoming 2011 game: 'Whiteout' on horizon
October 13, 2011 • Staff Report
A number of family- and fan-friendly activities will lead up to Saturday's 91st Homecoming game.

Rebecca Solnit honored as 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer
October 12, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Journalism will honor Rebecca Solnit, author, journalist, and art critic, as the 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer

George Ross.Last in his class: RSJ alum remembers Raiders owner
October 12, 2011 • By John Trent
From their first meeting in 1963, sportswriter George Ross knew Al Davis would have a profound impact on the NFL, and the team Davis would own, the Oakland Raiders.

The Fremont Cannon.Lucky No. 7: Pack keeps cannon blue
October 10, 2011 • By John Trent
The Nevada Wolf Pack beats UNLV 37-0 for first shutout in series history, keeps cannon for seventh straight year.

Kate BerryNew director of the Core Curriculum to continue to serve educational mission of the University
October 10, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Geography professor Kate Berry assumes new duties with Core Curriculum director role.

Young student on the Earth Science Field Trip2011 Earth Science Week: “Life’s a Beach,” free field trip Oct. 15 or 16
October 7, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The Nevada Bureau of Mine and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno plans its 14th annual Earth Science Week free field trip for the public on Oct. 15 and again on Oct. 16.

Sue DonaldsonExtension weed expert wins California honor
October 7, 2011 • By Robert Mills
Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist Sue Donaldson has been named Land Manager of the Year for the Tahoe Basin

From darkness, a friendship blooms
October 6, 2011 • By John Trent
As she was researching her book about the 33 trapped Chilean miners, Professor Emma Sepulveda formed a friendship that has changed two lives.

Chris von Bartheld$10 million grant supports campuswide biological sciences team
October 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A multi-disciplinary campuswide 5-year project has received $10 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

under desks at peavineSeismological Lab uses public drill to help prepare, educate residents about earthquakes
October 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
All Nevada residents, businesses, schools and organizations are urged to register for “The Great Nevada ShakeOut.”

Nevada UNLV football game.Losing a coach, and remembering a rivalry
October 5, 2011 • By John Trent
The Wolf Pack-Rebels football game has always been a study in contrasts; never was the contrast greater than when Chris Ault met Tony Knap for the first time.

Student Health Center LogoUniversity holding flu shot clinics
October 4, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Students can get free flu shots, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 5 and Oct. 18, at the Argenta Hall Mezzanine; and Oct. 14 in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Wolfie Jr.Wolfie Jr. battles to become Capital One Mascot of the Year
October 4, 2011 • Staff Report
Wolfie Jr. has been selected to 10th annual Capital One All-America Mascot Team to battle to become the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.Knowledge Center sponsors video contest
October 4, 2011 • Staff Report
The student video contest is looking for fun, creative videos showing how students connect, explore and create at the Knowledge Center.

Will PlenkThe University’s marching band welcomes new director, new goals
October 4, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
New Director of Athletic Bands Will Plenk begins his first year; Wolf Pack Marching Band to debut its larger size and sound this weekend.

September 2011

Shake graphic“Living on Shaky Ground”
September 30, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents, “Living on Shaky Ground,” Oct. 6, to discuss the threat of an earthquake in Nevada.

New University AmeriCorps VISTA to build upon Campus Compact commitment
September 30, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno Honors Program recently welcomed a new Nevada Volunteers AmeriCorps VISTA to its staff.

Alumnus Rick SontagAlumnus encourages student entrepreneurship with $1 million gift
September 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's College of Business welcomed to campus today alumnus Rick Sontag, who brought a special gift to the University and its students – a $1 million check.

Marcel Fernando SchaererHispanicBusinessNevada.com designed, launched through Imagine 2020
September 28, 2011 • By Kate Dunlap
As part of the Imagine 2020 initiative, HispanicBusinessNevada.com was created to find reliable information about Hispanic businesses in Nevada.

trucks on curved bridge experimentTrucks and curved bridge rock and roll in engineering lab
September 27, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 145-foot-long, 16-foot-high steel bridge in earthquake engineering experiments.

Mark JohnsonJohnson: ‘Now it is time to move forward’
September 26, 2011 • By John Trent
University President Marc Johnson shared his vision for the University during his "State of the University" address on Monday.

TEA Global ProgramInternational teachers to attend University for in-class training
September 23, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
International teachers from 11 countries will be hosted by the University for professional development sessions through the Teaching Excellence Achievement program.

President Johnson with studentsJohnson, students share pizza, ideas
September 22, 2011 • By John Trent
Students asked many questions, liked what they heard during informal discussion with president.

Mahaffy CacheLeading archaeologist to speak on 13,000-year-old tools
September 21, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Nevada's anthropology department welcomes Colorado's Douglas Bamforth to speak on his discovery of the Mahaffy Cache.

The staff of the Center for Student Cultural DiversityPresident on campus diversity: University listening, making strides
September 21, 2011 • By John Trent
During a presentation, President Marc Johnson acknowledged both the accomplishments and the challenges of creating a more diverse campus.

Silver & Blue catering available for all needs
September 21, 2011 • By Russ Meyer
Silver & Blue Catering is the official catering vendor for university events

Reg StewartExpanded diversity initiatives role for Reg Stewart
September 21, 2011 • By Jane Tors
Reg Chhen Stewart has been named director of diversity initiatives, a new role at the University.

Jason GeddesRegents to begin search for new president
September 21, 2011
The Chair of the Board of Regents has started the search process to select the next university president.

Student on campusUniversity welcomes largest freshman class, National Merits
September 20, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Enrollment at Nevada has hit the 18,000 mark for the first time. The University welcomed 18,004 students to campus this fall.

Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and Braniff InternationalCollege of Business hosts Business Week Sept. 26-30
September 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
As the College of Business hosts Business Week Sept. 26 – 30, it turns its attention to entrepreneurship, bringing high-powered speakers as part of the week of activities

Staci EmmExtension faculty in D.C. to teach course on Indian lands
September 16, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension faculty Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary taught their course “People of the Land” to a group of federal policymakers recently.

Lute SongsShakespeare comes alive on campus this fall
September 15, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
“Lute Songs from the Time of Shakespeare” will kick-off a fall campus celebration of Shakespeare prior to November performances of “Hamlet” in Original Pronunciation.

University of Nevada, Reno’s synthetic biology team wants to dance to victory
September 15, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Team, with the support from the University’s Center for Student Cultural Diversity, will host the first ever iGEM Wolf Pack Concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.

School of the Arts performanceSchool of the Arts collaborates with Lawlor Events Center and Legacy Hall to form NevadaTickets
September 14, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Lawlor Events Center and Legacy Hall Ticket Office form NevadaTickets, a single ticketing hub for the School of the Arts, Athletics and Lawlor Events Center.

University climbs in U.S. News & World Report
September 13, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno continued its upward momentum in the latest version of the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Catherine FowlerNational Academy of Sciences member Catherine Fowler presents at University
September 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Catherine (Kay) Fowler, foundation professor of anthropology emerita, will be honored and reflect on her work at a free presentation at 4 p.m., Sept. 21.

The display in the Knowledge Center honoring President Milt Glick.Glick remembered in Knowledge Center display
September 12, 2011 • By John Trent
In a glass display in the breezeway of the Knowledge Center, the professional life and times of President Milt Glick are celebrated.

Best-selling popular-science author Mary RoachBest-selling author Mary Roach featured in Discover Science Lecture Series
September 12, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Mary Roach will focus on her latest book, "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void," in the free Sept. 13 lecture.

Jim TaranikTaranik memorial set for Sept. 12
September 9, 2011 • By John Trent
James Taranik, former dean and director of Mackay School, president of DRI, was transformative figure in history of higher ed in Nevada.

Yuri OkinaPublic invited to Yuri Okina presentations
September 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Departments of Economics and Sociology, Yuri Okina, one of Japan’s leading female economists, will present on campus.

electric bicycles for rentNew electric bicycle rental program kicks off for students and faculty
September 7, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new electric bicycle rental program is underway at parking and transportation services

Sarah ChvilicekCooperative Extension 4-H program wins award for educational programs
September 7, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
The Washoe County 4-H Program received a Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Silver Star award for delivering research-based curricula through clubs, camps, events, clinics and after-school programs.

scott tyler in fiber-optic labNevada scientists take the world’s temperature with $1 million grant
September 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
$1 million grant continues temperature data gathering center in College of Science

Chris LynchChris Lynch leads Business Environmental Program at University; NSBDC
September 2, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Joining the College of Business' Business Environmental Program is Chris Lynch, a nationally recognized expert on small business environmental and energy issues.

Chandler and JonesCasino Women: Tells struggles and triumphs of women working in casinos
September 2, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
A new book by two University of Nevada, Reno social work professors takes an in-depth look into the lives of women working in Nevada casinos.

Crexendo Website CompetitionCrexendo offers real-world experience to University students
September 2, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Crexendo sponsors competition with opportunity to win a share of $18,000 awarded to students who build the best websites; kick-off event is Sept. 8.

earthquake engineering labKent and Saiidi to talk on bridge engineering and earthquake hazard identification with senators
September 2, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Two University researchers will present their research to a group of lawmakers, including Sen. Harry Reid, Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Staci EmmUNCE awarded $672,000 for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program
September 2, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
In some Nevada counties, nearly half the agricultural producers are inexperienced. Cooperative Extension’s new program will help them succeed.

Getting a sense of people’s lives
September 1, 2011 • By John Trent
Anthropology professor Debbie Boehm helps define the world around us with the publication of new books on transnational Mexican citizenship, the sense of "home" and research into Burning Man.

Kam Leang demonstrates artificial fin movementEngineering students to bring energy research into K-12 classrooms
September 1, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graduate students will work with K-12 teachers to present their energy-related science and engineering research to middle and high school students.

Lombardi pass is a 'fit' investment
September 1, 2011
Campus Recreation and Wellness memberships help students stay sharp and healthy.

August 2011

Shanghai RankingsUniversity of Nevada, Reno ranked among the world’s top 500
August 30, 2011 • By Jane Tors
2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities recognizes quality of education, faculty and research; University of Nevada, Reno ranked among top 500.

Toma BedollaReynolds School observes Constitution Day
August 29, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism will observe Constitution Day with the annual Cole Campbell Dialogue on Journalism and Democracy.

Lawlor Events Center SignNew energy-efficient sign marks 15th Street campus entrance
August 29, 2011 • Staff Report
A new, energy-efficient sign at Lawlor Events Center now better marks what has become the primary entrance to the University’s main campus.

WISE students take a group picture with President JohnsonWISE Prospering in Fifth Year
August 29, 2011 • By Jason Ching
In its fifth year, the Women in Science and Engineering program took another big step forward with its largest class ever.

A crowd of students and faculty walking together.New Student Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2015
August 26, 2011 • By Jason Ching
More than 1,000 incoming students attended the New Student Ceremony welcoming them to the University.

David AkeDavid Ake takes over as Director of School of the Arts
August 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
College of Liberal Arts has named accomplished jazz musician and associate professor of music David Ake the director of its School of the Arts.

Dan ArielyPublic invited to Dan Ariely presentation, “Predictably Irrational”
August 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
New York Times bestselling author discusses how to understand our irrational tendencies and how people act in the marketplace.

Alan DeutschmanReynolds Business Journalism Chair offers insight about Steve Jobs
August 25, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University, is at the center of the decade’s biggest business story following the announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down immediately as Apple CEO.

Two g girls were out to help new students move in on Thursday.Students blaze new path during move-in day
August 25, 2011 • By John Trent
New students flock to residence halls as the campus prepares for new academic year.

Welcome Week 2011: You’re only first once
August 22, 2011 • By John Trent
With the arrival of a new freshmen class, veteran advice is often worth its weight in gold.

Res Halls set to house record population
August 22, 2011 • By Brandon Stewart
With 2,267 students set to move in, the campus residence halls are abuzz with activity.

Candlelight & Sage Advice
August 22, 2011 • By Brandon Stewart
The 2011 New Student Ceremony, Friday, Aug. 26., will feature Professor Scott Mensing.

Blue lights on the campus.Campus resources include safety, wellness
August 22, 2011 • Staff Report
The campus offers a wide range of wellness and safety resources for faculty, staff and students.

Greenhouse ComplexUniversity’s Valley Road Field Day promotes ag research and production
August 16, 2011 • By Kate Dunlap
CABNR to host public field day, free tours of the College’s facilities

Dr. Trudy LarsonMaster of Public Health Program earns accreditation
August 16, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Master of Public Health Program in the School of Community Health Sciences has received notification of accreditation by the Council of Education for Public Health

installing tracking device on invasive fishUniversity researchers find aggressive, non-native smallmouth bass in Tahoe
August 15, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new invasive species, the smallmouth bass, has been discovered at Lake Tahoe.

Now is the time to put in your Third Season vegetable crop
August 15, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Even in the short growing season of Northern Nevada, vegetables like carrots, lettuce and spinach grow exceptionally well in the cooler temperatures of fall.

Kate CaminoUniversity’s Kate Camino awarded lifetime achievement
August 15, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The North American Basque Organization recognizes Camino for her commitment to Basque culture

Cargill reflects on Vietnam visit
August 12, 2011 • Staff Report
Longtime University professor Tom Cargill shares his views of the growing Vietnam economy.

Steven D. Levitt, author of FreakonomicsFreakonomics author to be keynote at University Foundation Banquet
August 10, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Steven D. Levitt, author of "Freakonomics," will be the keynote speaker at the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet Sept. 22.

Believing in the future
August 8, 2011 • By John Trent
The Summer McNair Scholars Program has had great success encouraging students to seek post-graduate degrees.

Patsy RuchalaNevada universities’ Doctor of Nursing Practice degree receives federal grant
August 4, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded a $269,157 grant to support the collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program began last fall.

Keri RyanUniversity of Nevada, Reno scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
August 4, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Landmark earthquake engineering tests in Japan could make earthquake-proofing technology more common in the US and around the world.

Heather BarkerBalloon Race Scholarship winners named
August 3, 2011 • Staff Report
Scholarship funds from Balloon Race Committee have been in existence since the early 1990s.

Parker links economies of China, U.S. during Shanghai visit
August 2, 2011 • By John Trent
Economics Professor Elliott Parker teaches students from Shanghai in popular course linking economies of U.S. and China

Gamma Sigma AlphaGreek community recognized for outstanding grade-point average
August 2, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Gamma Sigma Alpha (GSA) community, a collective of junior and senior members of the National Greek Academic Honor Society, was recognized for the first time on the GSA’s National Honor Roll in June.

July 2011

Tuscia OperafestivalUniversity music students learn and perform in Italy
July 27, 2011 • By Kate Dunlap
The Tuscia Operafestival is held annually in Viterbo, Italy during the summer and two Nevada students are fortunate to perform.

Jarell GreenPearson Foundation recognizes student
July 27, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University nursing major Jarell Green recently received the title of National Fellow of the Pearson Prize for Higher Education.

Kerry SeymourCooperative Extension programs named regional qualifiers by WEDA
July 22, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Nevada Cooperative Extension programs for young adults and teachers have earned regional recognition.

Courtney BellCourtney Bell strives to be the Wizard of Oz of helping people
July 20, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Nevada alum Courtney Bell helps people succeed, volunteering as the executive director of the People First Foundation, which he founded.

Cooperative Extension's TextToday program expanding to Washoe schools
July 19, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension’s TextToday program may reduce Nevada’s third-in-the-nation suicide rate by helping young people who are more willing to share their feelings through electronic means.

University’s Renewable Energy Center welcomes new director
July 19, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Miles Greiner, professor of mechanical engineering, has been named Interim Director of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Renewable Energy Center.

Karen HintonExtension Dean receives national award
July 18, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Karen Hinton was named an 'eXtension Champion' for work connecting Extension services across the U.S.

Spring round-up at Gund RanchNew ag-related degrees benefit students and meet industry needs
July 14, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New programs aimed at meeting the state’s changing needs for agriculture and rangeland are being implemented in CABNR for the coming fall semester.

The Combustability of Landscape MulchesCooperative Extension's Living With Fire program releases study on fire hazards
July 13, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
A study from Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program shows that most common mulches are combustible under dry, hot and windy weather conditions.

Uprooted TreeUniversity Extension experts helping homeowners keep trees healthy
July 13, 2011 • By Wendy Hanson Mazet
Trees planted in lawns need special care such as deep watering so the roots will grow deep and anchor the tree.

Dr. Steven ZellUniversity doctor offers overseas travel consults to campus community
July 13, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Many vacationers will spend thousands of dollars on a trip only to suffer from a travel-related illness that limits their experience and enjoyment.

Geothermal industry to get boost from University research
July 8, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
An ambitious project to understand and characterize geothermal potential at nearly 500 sites throughout the Great Basin is yielding a bounty of information.

Zeb Hogan in Australia with Murray CodMegafish researcher pits fact vs. fiction in new season of Monster Fish TV shows
July 8, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New Monster Fish shows debut on National Geographic Channel featuring host Zeb Hogan of CABNR's Department of Natural Resources.

Sean McGoldrick, new associate vice president for facilities servicesUniversity welcomes new associate vice president for facilities services
July 8, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Sean McGoldrick will join the University of Nevada, Reno as associate vice president for facilities services.

Photography by Gus Bundy – Reno’s Valerie Gallery, November 1952.University’s Knowledge Center opens Post-War Bohemians exhibit
July 6, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
After World War II, some Nevada artists were producing nontraditional art and living lifestyles that matched. Their work is being displayed at the Knowledge Center.

June 2011

Graham Kent works on CHIRP project at Salton SeaSeismo lab director co-authors report on cause of San Andreas earthquakes
June 29, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Seismo lab director Kent co-authors report on Salton Sea flooding as cause of San Andreas earthquakes

Scott CasperNationally recognized history professor named College of Liberal Arts Dean
June 29, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Foundation Professor Scott Casper, history department chair, accepted the position of interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

University of Nevada, Reno sociologist Mariah EvansMany Americans approve of stem cell research for curing serious diseases
June 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
A new study from University sociologists provides decision-makers with a much clearer picture of how Americans feel about research using human embryonic stem cells.

Chris Cheney, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education.College of Education uses tough times to build quality
June 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Education Dean Chris Cheney sees a revamped elementary education program as significant progress for the college.

Jim TaranikUniversity saddened by death of former Mackay School dean
June 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Jim Taranik, former president of DRI, dean of the Mackay School of Mines and director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

A picture of Morrill Hall taken in 1932.History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history
June 22, 2011 • Staff Report
History students collaborated with University staff to create a unique online chronicle of the University’s history.

Discover Your Future’s participantsExtension program helps students explore majors, University
June 21, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
More than 100 teens will be on campus next week for a program that introduces them to college life and lets them explore majors.

Members of the 2011 concrete canoe competition teamUniversity’s team places fifth at National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 21, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team placed fifth in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2011 National Concrete Canoe Competition.

A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter
June 21, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Graduate student and student ambassador for the University’s first-of-its-kind National Geothermal Academy, Paul Schwering, describes the exciting potential of geothermal energy in Nevada.

Eric RasmussenRegents Award winners showcase the University's talent
June 20, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
From teaching to research to student advising, Nevada faculty earned acclaim from the Board of Regents.

University attracts Nevada’s best students with latest 'signing day' ceremonies
June 16, 2011 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada, Reno added several National Merit and Presidential Scholars during "signing day" ceremonies at high schools in northern and southern Nevada

High school seniors participate in the first Multimedia Boot CampHigh school students work their minds at University’s Multimedia “Boot Camp”
June 15, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Eight high school students are attending a different kind of “Boot Camp” this week and next, at the University of Nevada, Reno's Knowledge Center.

Nevada Connectors Program Provides Expert Advice to Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
June 13, 2011
Local small business owners and start-up companies will have 26 successful northern Nevada business professionals and experts to call on for help with questions and issues pertaining to their company, thanks to Nevada Connectors, a new online business program that launched this week.

baby sawfish on the fitzroy river australiaZeb Hogan named National Geographic Fellow
June 10, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan, who travels the globe to find, study and protect monster freshwater fish, has been named a National Geographic Fellow.

Michael R. FancherFormer Seattle Times executive editor joins Reynolds School as visiting chair
June 10, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Michael R. Fancher will join the Reynolds School this fall as the Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

School of Medicine physicians to provide medical care at Reno Rodeo
June 9, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Rodeo competitors know it’s not a question of if you’ll get hurt, but rather a question of when and how badly. Cowboys and cowgirls simply accept injuries as part of their sport. When possible, they “cowboy up” and work through their aches and pains, but sometimes, it takes more specialized medical attention.

Dr. Trudy Larson, Director of Community Health SciencesLarson selected as director of School of Community Health Sciences
June 9, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Dr. Trudy Larson was named director of the School of Community Health Sciences, following 27 years with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Carmelo Urza, USAC Founder and DirectorUniversity celebrates new study-abroad program in Thailand
June 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
On June 10, the University Studies Abroad Consortium celebrates its 30th year and a new study-abroad location in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Brad SchillerEconomist refutes conventional wisdom about minimum-wage earners
June 6, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In an in-depth study of adults who earn minimum wage, University economist Bradley R. Schiller answers the question that policymakers have been asking for years.

2010 national concrete canoe competitionUniversity to host 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 3, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno has been selected to host the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2012.

A computerVilseck selected as director of IT
June 3, 2011 • By Jason Ching
John "Bird" Vilseck has been selected as the University of Nevada, Reno's director of information technology.

School of Medicine's free clinic date for June scheduled
June 2, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic date for this month has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a general clinic serving adults and children and is the only free clinic scheduled for June.

A Gathering of Friends
June 2, 2011 • By John Trent
The winner of the 2011 Tibbitts Award for distinguished teaching, Engineering Professor Sergiu Dascalu, emphasizes “making things simple” in the classroom.

School of Medicine researcher finds link between caffeine consumption and female infertility
June 1, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman’s ovaries to her womb.

Nurse AwardUniversity nurse recognized for immunization program for children
June 1, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Doreen Begley recognized for her passion for community health.

Honors AwardHonors Program members receive awards
June 1, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Alex Ellison and Jennifer Kielhofer were recognized for their accomplishments.

May 2011

Don PfaffAfter 100 semesters, Pfaff still a marvel
May 26, 2011 • By John Trent
Math professor Don Pfaff, the longest-serving professor in University history, celebrates his 100th semester of teaching at Nevada.

Two Cygnets on the University's campusFuzzy arrivals at University's Manzanita Lake
May 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
As the University said goodbye to more than 2,000 graduates at Commencement in May, it also welcomed some newcomers – two fuzzy, white cygnets were hatched.

Michele PelterUniversity receives international award for web-based course
May 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
For the third consecutive year, a Nevada web-based course, its instructor and designer have won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award.

One award after another
May 25, 2011 • By Jean Dixon
Lauren VanCitters had an impressive collection of academic medals and stoles draped over her gown as she waited at the front of the line of College of Science students on May 14 for Commencement ceremonies to begin.

astronomy complex at the Universtiy of Nevada, RenoNew astronomy complex at Redfield Campus unveiled
May 23, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new era of stargazing is beginning in Nevada with completion of the University’s new astronomy complex.

Heather HardyHeather Hardy named University provost
May 23, 2011 • By Jane Tors
Heather Hardy has been named as the university's next provost. Hardy has led the College of Liberal Arts since joining Nevada in 2005.

William WinterVeteran journalist appointed dean of Reynolds school
May 23, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
William Winter has been named dean of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies.

Douglas High Signing DayUniversity to sign 13 top scholars this week
May 23, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Several of the area’s highest-achieving high school students who will graduate this spring are choosing to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kay Fowler elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May 20, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
University Foundation Professor of Anthropology Emerita Kay Fowler was one of 212 new members elected into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Nevada celebrates largest graduating class
May 19, 2011 • By John Trent
During Commencement weekend on May 13-14, the University awarded more than 2,000 degrees and certificates.

Wolves statue at Mackay StadiumUniversity honors best at 'Honor the Best'
May 18, 2011 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada, Reno celebrated the achievements of its faculty, students and staff on Wednesday, May 11 during the annual “Honor the Best” ceremony in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom.

University student’s ad receives honors
May 17, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno marketing major Alix Laub received an honorable mention in the 2010-2011 Yellow Pages Advertising Challenge competition, placing in the top seven out of 1,600 students and more than 1,000 submissions.

New energy-efficient sign coming to 15th Street
May 16, 2011 • By Jane Tors
New energy-efficient sign coming to the Lawlor Events Center at North Virginia and 15th Street

Librarian receives grant to present paper in Spain
May 14, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Madeline Mundt is the 2011 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's "Bogle-Pratt International Library Travel Fund."

School of Medicine holds hooding ceremony
May 13, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Commencement ceremonies for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Class of 2011 were held this afternoon at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. The 55 graduating students celebrated completion of their medical education by receiving their academic hoods and reciting the Hippocratic Oath, which reaffirms their commitment to the medical profession.

New major prepares students for changing industry
May 12, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
To meet the demands of the marketplace, the University of Nevada, Reno has combined disciplines and added a new major to its roster: computer science and engineering.

New director of Office of Human Research Protection named
May 11, 2011 • By Jane Tors
Nancy Moody will join the University of Nevada, Reno as director of the Office of Human Research Protection on May 23.

Qizhen LiLi awarded $569,000 National Science Foundation grant
May 10, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Qizhen Li, a faculty member in the University’s chemical and materials engineering department, has been awarded National Science Foundation five-year CAREER Award.

ASUN Bookstore raises money, buys books for local schools
May 10, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada Bookstore is “planting the seed to read” by partnering with six local elementary schools and is giving each school’s library $500 worth of books.

Researchers find partial smoking ban makes economic sense
May 10, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
An impact study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno has found that the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act is not only good public policy but also good for the economy.

Media invited to attend University of Nevada School of Medicine hooding ceremony on May 13
May 9, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Media representatives are invited to attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2011.

'Clean energy media tour’ to highlight University research
May 9, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University faculty members will demonstrate their contributions to research in the field of geothermal energy on May 10.

Marc Johnson Named Interim President
May 6, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The Nevada Board of Regents today unanimously approved Chancellor Dan Klaich’s recommendation of Marc Johnson to serve as interim president of the University of Nevada, Reno.

DreamGirls Honored by President Bill Clinton
May 6, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The University's DreamGirls Program was recognized by Bill Clinton at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Program.

Education professor receives national recognition for work
May 4, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
An education professor will join just nine other individuals in the country to receive recognition for her research in K-12 education finance.

65-year-old student to ride bicycle 545 miles for HIV/AIDS
May 4, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Isn’t 65 when life is supposed to slow down? Not for Dove Zugarramurdi. The 65-year-old social work graduate student is preparing to embark on a 545-mile bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of the AIDS LifeCycle Ride.

Excellence Incognito
May 4, 2011 • By Jason Ching
The University’s behavior analysis program is one of the best in the world and you’ve probably never heard of it.

Professor receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
May 2, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Iain Buxton, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Effective Treatment to Prevent Preterm Delivery.”

2011 Foundation Professors Cushman, Keef and Kim honored
May 2, 2011 • Staff Report
John Cushman, Kathleen Keef, and Kwang Jin Kim were recently named Foundation Professors in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching achievements.

Learn how to record your family’s stories for future generations
May 2, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans have rich and diverse lives and fascinating family heritages. Now, those who would like to record the memories of friends and family members can get guidance from the University of Nevada Oral History Program at a workshop 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 320.

April 2011

Libraries offer 'eReader' feature for campus
April 29, 2011 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries provide access to a substantial collection of digital books, journals, newspapers, numeric datasets, and other computer-based information resources (digital content).

Engineering seniors present new technologies for business
April 28, 2011
The seniors of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering will showcase their final projects at the senior electrical engineering design final presentations on Friday, April 29.

Documentary sheds light on first-generation students
April 28, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
Dozens of students, faculty and community members attended the premiere of “Nevada’s First-Generation,” a short documentary highlighting the experiences of first-generation students at the University of Nevada, Reno, on Thursday, April 21 at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre.

Undergraduate students share their research
April 28, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
At the end of each spring semester, recipients of the Honors Undergraduate Research Award and the General Undergraduate Research Award, along with any other interested students on campus, create posters that present the process and results of their research. This year, 44 students at the University of Nevada, Reno showcased their research and work at the Undergraduate Research Poster Conference on Wednesday, April 20.

School of Medicine's free May clinic date announced
April 27, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic date for May has been scheduled for May 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. This is a general clinic serving adults and children and is the only free clinic scheduled for May.

Callicott, 'father' of environmental ethics, to speak on campus
April 27, 2011 • By John Trent
J. Baird Callicott, who has had an enormous impact on environmental thought and discourse for more than 40 years and who is credited with teaching the world’s first course in environmental ethics in 1971, will appear along with Priscilla Solis Ybarra, a leading specialist in Mexican American environmental thought, at the University in several discussion and lecture settings.

Record-breaking commencement awards over 2,000 degrees
April 26, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Spring Commencement will confer 2,012 degrees and certificates, the largest number of graduation applicants in the University’s history. There will be two ceremonies, one for advanced-degree recipients on Friday, May 13 and one for bachelor-degree recipients on Saturday, May 14.

School of Medicine microbiology professor earns $3.5 million grant to develop anthrax diagnosis test
April 25, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health has made a five-year award of $3.5 million to Thomas Kozel, Ph.D., and his research team in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Engineering mini-robot vehicle wins MicroMouse event Saturday
April 25, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno’s micromouse scooted its way around the maze in the fastest time Saturday to beat out 10 other teams from around the west.

Make a statement with your fashion statement!
April 25, 2011 • By Misha Ray
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this Wednesday, April 27, is Denim Day across the country.

Washoe Judge and Nevada student debater honored
April 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Washoe District Court Judge Frances Doherty, a champion for Nevada children and families for 20 years, will be recognized for her outstanding public advocacy, and University of Nevada, Reno senior Max Alderman will be recognized as the University’s top debater at the 14th Annual Robert S. Griffin / W. Clark Santini Ceremony at 4:30 p.m., May 3 at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union.

Glick memorial: 'There is not another person like Milt Glick'
April 22, 2011 • By John Trent
University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick was remembered for his many actions and accomplishments as well as many memorable moments that left such an enduring imprint on the campus during Thursday’s memorial service in Glick’s honor at Lawlor Events Center.

Mini-robot vehicles to compete in MicroMouse maze event
April 22, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The amazing MicroMouse competition, in which a small robotic vehicle, or “mouse,” finds its way through a complex maze by learning the fastest route, is coming to the University of Nevada, Reno campus Saturday.

University steps-up monitoring after Hawthorne quake swarm
April 20, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
With more than 20 earthquakes in several hours Saturday evening, and 400 in a week's time, Nevada Seismological Laboratory members have mobilized from the University to the Hawthorne area to step-up monitoring efforts for the region.

Concrete canoe team wins regionals, qualifies for nationals
April 20, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team continued its winning tradition by taking first place in the regional contest Saturday and earning an unprecedented sixth trip in a row to the national competition in Evansville, Ind. in June.

Family, friends invited to School of Medicine's memorial service for anatomical donors
April 19, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
First-year students from the University of Nevada School of Medicine will honor individuals who participated in the anatomical donation program with a memorial service on Wednesday, May 4. Family and friends of those who donated their bodies to medical research and education are invited to attend the service which will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Walton’s Funeral Home Chapel.

More than 1,000 honor Glick at candlelight vigil
April 19, 2011 • By John Trent
More than 1,000 people from the campus community honor late president Glick at candlelight vigil.

Wolves on Wheels keeps commuters connected
April 19, 2011 • Staff Report
Wolves on Wheels encourages campus to ride to class, work.

Students to honor President Glick with candlelight vigil
April 18, 2011 • Staff Report
University students, as well as faculty and staff, are invited to participate in a candlelight vigil for University President Milton D. Glick on Monday, April 18, at 8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Lawlor Events Center.

Milton D. Glick, 1937-2011: An appreciation
April 18, 2011 • By John Trent
The late University President Milton D. Glick was a remarkable human being, leader

President Milt Glick remembered as an extraordinary leader
April 17, 2011 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno President Milton D. Glick died April 16, 2011.

PR student thrives, wins at national assembly in Emerald City
April 15, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The Public Relations Student Society of America, PRSSA, is a national organization for students studying public relations. The Associated Students of the University of Nevada PRSSA chapter, a recognized club in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, recently sent one member to the PRSSA National Assembly to vote on national bylaws, elect a new national committee and participate in various competitions and workshops.

ASUN president recounts visit to Russia
April 14, 2011 • By John Trent
In Russia, and the United States, there is probably only one constant when predicting future relations between the two nations: Youth will be served.

School of Medicine's Student Outreach Clinic receives generous donation from Redfield Foundation
April 13, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Student Outreach Clinic recently received a $61,350 gift from the Nell J. Redfield Foundation to help with clinic operations.

Two physics students awarded Goldwater Scholarship
April 13, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Rachel Miller and Muir Morrison have both been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, a fellowship scholarship for students in the math, science or engineering field.

Computer Science alum Ward to give talk on Stuxnet Worm
April 12, 2011 • By John Trent
Jonathan Ward will give a talk on the Stuxnet Worm for the College of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s celebration of its graduates.

Student wins Microsoft WP7 contest with app
April 12, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Students from the University of Nevada, Reno continue to accomplish great things and Aaron Eastburg is one of those students.

Pack's Robinson picked in third round of WNBA draft
April 11, 2011 • Staff Report
University of Nevada women’s basketball senior Tahnee Robinson has become the school’s first-ever player drafted by the Women’s National Basketball Association Monday. Robinson was selected as the 31st overall pick in the draft by the Phoenix Mercury on Monday. She was then traded to the Connecticut Sun. The Sun also selected Sydney Colson of Texas A&M in the second round and Adrienne Johnson of Louisiana Tech in the third round.

An evening to broaden understanding of cultures
April 11, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The University of Nevada, Reno campus is hosting the annual Night of All Nations event which will have representatives for dozens of countries and will be promoting the message of world unity.

Professors Starrs and Goin receive prestigious award
April 11, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Paul Starrs and Peter Goin will be awarded the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize by the Association of American Geographers.

University students and professors bring poetry to local shelter
April 8, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno Honors students partnered with the University’s English Department and Volunteers of America Reno Family Shelter on Record Street to organize and implement an eight-week long project, “Expressions of Homelessness: Representations through the Arts.”

Einstein Bros. Bagels' grand opening is April 12
April 8, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Einstein Bros. Bagels, a bagel and coffee chain, will celebrate its grand opening at the University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Tuesday, April 12.

Help available for non-traditional college students
April 8, 2011
Between a technologically advancing society, a poor economy and numerous other factors, many people beyond recent high school graduates are looking for a college education. But because of their status as non-traditional students, many are faced with difficulty in pursuing that education.

Concrete canoe team will defend regional title
April 8, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
Determined to maintain its momentum, University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team will attend the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) concrete canoe regional conference next weekend to defend its 2010 regional champion title.

'The Center' a Center of Excellence
April 7, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The Center for Student Cultural Diversity recognized nationally for student-retention initiative, College Life 101.

ASUN Bookstore hosts Style Your Sole event
April 6, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) Bookstore hosted a “Style Your Sole” event on April 5 in honor of “One day without shoes,” a global event created by TOMS Shoes, a national, online retail organization created to help children in need with the famous tagline “One for One.”

Surprise: 'You're A Truman Scholar'
April 6, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
First-generation Nevada student awarded prestigious Truman scholarship

State-of-the-art earthquake shake table model on display
April 5, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
The world’s largest earthquake-simulation shake table in Miki City, Japan played a large role in helping scientists design buildings that could withstand large earthquakes. The devastating earthquake in Japan three weeks ago was evidence of the country’s preparedness with most of the country’s skyscrapers and steel buildings surviving the deadly quake.

University students and professionals say “Yes we can!”
April 5, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s 8th Annual CANstruction competition was held last weekend, and a team of University students all interning at NV Energy took “Structural Ingenuity” honors for their “Can You Spare One Can?” display.

University alumni return to amplify inspiration
April 5, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Three of the Nevada's own return to the Reno Jazz Festival, April 7-9, to share their musical knowledge with young, aspiring students and give back to the festival that taught them so much.

University and community celebrate Women’s History Month
April 1, 2011 • By Misha Ray
March is recognized nationally as Women’s History Month. Students from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Reno community celebrated the month in various ways.

University to host nation's first geothermal academy
April 1, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The University of Nevada, Reno will be hosting the nation’s first National Geothermal Academy, an eight-week geothermal energy education program, at the University’s Redfield campus to begin in June of this year.

March 2011

Fund raiser planned to benefit medical student mission to Nicaragua
March 31, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
More than a dozen medical students are volunteering to work in a free medical clinic in Nicaragua this summer to provide health care to those in need.

School of Medicine sets free medical clinic dates for April
March 29, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for April have been announced for the following dates: a women’s clinic will be held on April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., a children’s clinic is scheduled for April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on April 23 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Anna RooseveltArcheologist and Amazon expert Anna Roosevelt to lecture
March 29, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The tropical rain forest of the Amazon region was not the vast uninhabited jungle wilderness envisioned by early archeologists, but has been a home to human populations for as long as 12,000 years, according to leading American archeologist Anna Roosevelt

Nevada researcher gets opportunities abroad following award
March 29, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Mark Walker’s work in the Great Basin is taking him to unexpected places – places like Samoa.

TTO licenses Arnott’s next-gen air quality monitor
March 28, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new air-quality measuring instrument invented by Pat Arnott and Ian Arnold that is more economical, more portable and more accurate than older technologies has been licensed for commercial development by Droplet Measurement Technologies of Boulder, Colo.

Nevada students to compete at Next Generation Jazz Festival
March 28, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Jazz students from the University of Nevada, Reno have been selected to perform at the Next Generation Jazz Festival sponsored by the Monterey Jazz Festival

ePAWS being replaced by new system, MyNEVADA
March 28, 2011 • By Jason Ching
The University of Nevada, Reno is replacing ePAWS for all students taking classes in fall 2011 and beyond.

Nevada's 'Lady Gaga' of Debate
March 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Senior Max Alderman took the top prize in the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s Championship Tournament.

“Made in Reno” concert benefits University scholarship fund
March 25, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Partial proceeds from the “Made in Reno” concert will benefit the University of Nevada, Reno’s Music General Scholarship Fund.

University's College of Education cohosts 2011 Mega Conference
March 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada’s 2011 Mega Conference, held April 8-10 is the state’s largest educational conference and attracts more than 400 professionals every year.

Students rally at the State Capitol
March 23, 2011 • By Misha Ray
During the peaceful demonstration, hundreds of students flooded the halls of the Legislature building chanting, and then entered the chambers to witness the legislative process. Photo courtesy of Deidre Pike.

Strong showing for grad programs in US News rankings
March 23, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University achieved a strong showing in the annual rankings of the best graduate programs issued this week by U.S. News and World Report.

ASUN Senate to hold 44-hour meeting
March 23, 2011 • By Jane Tors
A 44-hour-long meeting of the ASUN Senate will convene at 9 p.m. on March 23. Organized by students, the marathon meeting will symbolically represent the $44 million cut from the University of Nevada, Reno budget since 2009.

Tahoe native fish population falls sharply, invasives increase
March 22, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951. In their final report, they are recommending establishing and implementing a management plan to protect the nearshore zone habitat, which is critical to native fish.

NV Energy gives $250,000 to College of Engineering
March 18, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering has received a gift of $250,000 from NV Energy to support its renewable energy program.

Nevada's top-ranked MBA program spurs new online offering
March 16, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
With jobs as hard as they are to come by in these economic times, few people who have them are willing to give them up, even if they want or need to pursue more education in order to excel in their profession. The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business is addressing this dilemma by offering a new Executive Online MBA Program beginning this fall, which builds on the strength of its part-time MBA program, ranked 21st in the nation by BusinessWeek.

International student mining competition hits campus March 17
March 16, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Setting tracks for ore cars, hauling muck and hand-drilling rock is part of the old-time mining contest that brings students from around the world to the University of Nevada, Reno March 17-19 for the 33rd International Intercollegiate Mining Competition, hosted by the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, one of the premier mining engineering and geologic science schools in the world.

Journalism Grad Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro
March 16, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Former rifle team member braves 20,000 foot ascent to film documentary.

New Wells earthquake report has lessons for all Nevadans
March 15, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Several researchers contributed to the just-published comprehensive Wells Earthquake Report compiled by Craig dePolo and D.D. La Point of the University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Key global figure to keynote NNIC event
March 10, 2011 • Staff Report
The Northern Nevada International Center (NNIC) welcomes the public to its 12th Annual Global Gala on Friday, April 1 at the Peppermill Resort Casino. The Gala includes a night of international entertainment and cuisine, and features Ambassador Ryan Crocker as the 2011 Keynote Speaker. The NNIC is also honored to have First Lady Kathleen Sandoval serve as honorable chair for the event.

Lactation room opens in Cain Hall on March 11
March 10, 2011 • Staff Report
The University of Nevada, Reno will hold an opening celebration for a lactation room for employees and students on Friday, March 11 at 11 a.m. in the Edmund J. Cain Hall’s second floor vestibule.

Nevada’s alumni magazine excels with four awards
March 8, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Nevada Silver & Blue, the magazine of the University of Nevada, Reno, won four awards, a Gold and three Silvers, in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Awards of Excellence.

The underemployed – increasing and overlooked
March 7, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
While unemployment has been a frequent topic of discussion during the recession, underemployment and its effects have not, even though the number of underemployed workers has also increased.

Local Upward Bound student recognized with Scholarship
March 7, 2011 • Staff Report
On the morning of Monday, February 28, 2011, Federico Urbano Munoz boarded a plane at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport bound for Las Vegas. Federico was honored that day at the 33rd Annual WESTOP (Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel) Conference as the recipient of the Peggy J. Whitehead Scholarship.

Newmont Mining Corporation gives $250,000 to Mackay School
March 7, 2011 • Staff Report
Newmont Mining Corporation continued its support of the College of Science’s Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering with a gift of $250,000 that John Mudge, Newmont’s Vice President of Environmental & Social Responsibility, presented to University of Nevada, Reno administrators on Feb. 25. The donation will support students, faculty, research and educational outreach within the Mackay School.

Nevada’s teachers and students brushing up on George
March 7, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
On March 5, about 70 K-12 teachers spent their day off at Harrah’s Automobile Museum immersed in everything George Washington, Mount Vernon and the founding of our nation. Besides Casper, other presenters included Edward G. Lengel, editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington; Larry Earl, executive director of the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum; and Carla McClafferty, author of The Many Faces of George Washington.

Impressing the 'Best & Brightest'
March 4, 2011 • By John Trent
Prospective student recruiting events such as the 'Best and Brightest' showcase the University in winning ways

Campus rallies in support of Our Public University
March 3, 2011
The gathering on the steps of the Getchell Library was brief, but pointedly and poignantly to the point Wednesday evening.

ASUN president chosen by Russian government for visit
March 3, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Mathematics major and premedical student Charlie Jose never expected he’d be invited to travel to Russia when he ran for president of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Reno last year.

'Cultural Considerations in Health Care' encourages dialogue
March 3, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Have you thought about alternative medicine methods when considering your treatment options for a particular ailment? Ever been frustrated by being unable to explain a medical condition because of a language barrier?

Extension specialists teaching Moroccan group
March 1, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Several University of Nevada Cooperative Extension range management experts are teaching a group of Moroccan environmental officials this week how to better manage that country’s rangelands.

SF Giants World Champions Trophy comes to campus
March 1, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The San Francisco Giants, 2010 World Champions, know their legion of fans extends across the Sierra Nevada and northern Nevada. As a gesture of appreciation, the San Francisco Giants organization is sending its World Championship Trophy to the University of Nevada, Reno campus where it will be available for free, public viewing 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom.

Research shows disappearance of native bugs in Tahoe
March 1, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The bugs living in the muck at the deepest darkest depths of Lake Tahoe have disappeared in substantial numbers, and it’s a sign of changes throughout the pristine lake’s ecosystem over the past 40 to 50 years.

Northern Nevada businesses adjusting the way they do business
March 1, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
It’s been said that a recession is a terrible thing to waste, and northern Nevada businesses aren’t wasting this one.

February 2011

University cello professor wins prize at competition in Italy
February 28, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Music Professor Dmitri Atapine, who teamed up with pianist Adela Hyeyeon Park, received second place at the Premio Vittorio Gui Competition in Florence, Italy, Feb. 19.

University names VP Health Sciences and Medical School Dean
February 28, 2011 • By Jane Tors
Thomas L. Schwenk has been named vice president of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Division of Health Sciences and dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

National Merit Scholar, Honor Students Recognized for E-Portfolio Project
February 28, 2011 • Staff Report
Freshman students in the University of Nevada, Reno Honors Program get the opportunity to showcase their creative skills, while plotting out their long-term educational goals through an electronic learning portfolio they create during their first semester at the University.

Faculty Fulbright meeting set for March 1
February 28, 2011 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada, Reno has a long and important history with the Fulbright Scholar Program, dating back several decades.

Nominations Sought for Distinguished Faculty Award
February 28, 2011 • Staff Report
Nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Award are now being accepted by the committee.

Making a Big Marketing Splash
February 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada marketing students earned their way to the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Competition in New Orleans.

Rally to 'Save Our Public University' set for March 2
February 25, 2011 • Staff Report
UPDATE 5 p.m.: The starting location for the rally has been changed to the front of Getchell Library due to weather concerns.

NFA, Faculty Senate honor Raggio, talk budget
February 25, 2011 • By John Trent
Retired Nevada State Sen. William Raggio told a crowd of nearly 200 faculty, staff and students that he had been lured to the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Wednesday under “false pretenses.”

University professor honored by Governor
February 25, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music Chair Andrea Lenz will receive the Governor’s Art Award for Excellence in the Arts on March 2.

School of Medicine collaboration develops life saving blood test
February 24, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new, rapid blood test that could lead to early diagnosis and potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people stricken with fungal meningitis, a leading cause of AIDS-related deaths in developing countries, is getting closer to market with a recent collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno and Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY) in Oklahoma.

Nevada megafish researcher in Nat Geo Magazine
February 24, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
Zeb Hogan swims with the fishes and lives to write about it. In the March 2011 issue of National Geographic, the University of Nevada, Reno researcher and assistant professor is pictured swimming with a man-eating catfish and describes swimming underwater with a 400-pound Mekong giant catfish in one of his many adventures in the rivers of a dozen countries around the world.

'Embrace Spring through Sound and Movement'
February 24, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Associate Professor of Marketing Judy Strauss and other members of the musical group Gong Mystique will perform a concert called “Embrace Spring through Sound and Movement” at the University of Nevada, Reno at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Hall, Feb. 26.

Oral History Program publishes We Were All Athletes
February 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Nearly 40 years ago, in 1972, the passage of Title IX mandated a push for greater equity between men’s and women’s athletics programs at universities nationwide. While the results were not immediate, and some methods met with resistance, change began to sweep through campuses, including the University of Nevada, Reno.

Nevada Rep production looks at volatility of relationships
February 23, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Nevada Repertory Company production of “Fat Pig,” debuts Feb. 25.

School of Medicine sets free medical clinic dates for March
February 22, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for March have been announced for the following dates: women’s clinics will be held on March 1 and March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m., a children’s clinic is scheduled for March 12 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on March 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Fifteen Nevada students named to Who's Who list
February 22, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The 2011 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges will include the names of 15 students from the University of Nevada, Reno, who have been selected as national outstanding campus leaders.

Pack's Robinson semi-finalist for Sullivan Award
February 22, 2011 • Staff Report
Tahnee Robinson, senior captain for the University of Nevada, Reno women's basketball team, has been named a semi-finalist for the Sullivan Award, a national award to honor the country’s best amateur athlete.

University celebrates Black History Month
February 17, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
More than a dozen events hosted by at least five different African-American student organizations, the Black Culture Cooperative, celebrate Black History Month at the University of Nevada, Reno this February.

University faculty member wins AGU award
February 17, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno’s Corné Kreemer received the 2010 Geodesy Section Award from the American Geophysical Union for his work on modeling how the Earth’s crust changes and moves.

University welcomes newest Dean’s Future Scholars
February 16, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
This Friday, the University will host a welcome mixer for 68 high school students newly admitted to the Dean’s Future Scholars program.

Multiethnic Coalition welcomes filmmakers to University
February 16, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The University of Nevada’s Multiethnic Coalition is pleased to announce award-winning Navajo filmmaker Bennie Klain for a screening two new documentaries on Feb. 28 and March 1.

Learning from Students: 1,800 Respond to WebCampus Survey
February 14, 2011 • By Jason Ching
WebCampus survey reveals key findings for campus.

Introducing Financial/Wellness Week, Feb. 17 – 24
February 14, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Financial Awareness Week is designed to help the community understand finances.

Glick: 'What we do determines quality of life for Nevada'
February 11, 2011 • By John Trent
President Glick encourages the campus during town hall meeting.

Faculty budget forum set for Feb. 23
February 10, 2011 • Staff Report
Faculty budget forum is scheduled for Feb. 23.

New executive director works to promote science in Lake
February 10, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The Tahoe Science Consortium works to promote science in support of the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Lake Tahoe Basin.

Neil deGrasse TysonTyson delivers a campus knockout
February 10, 2011 • By Jean Dixon
The overflow turnout and spirited reaction for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Discover Science” lecture on Feb. 3 is something the campus will not soon forget.

University hosts People First of Nevada Conference
February 7, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno, with support from the Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities and the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, will host the third bi-annual People First of Nevada Self-advocacy Conference, “Advocacy in Action,” at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union, March 6-8.

Poly Sci students take 1st runner-up at National iOMe Challenge
February 7, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Four students from the University of Nevada, Reno were awarded first-runner-up and $2,000 in the national iOMe Challenge, a competition that challenges students across the country to demonstrate the need for individuals to maintain personal economic security through a six percent personal savings rate.

Journalism students relish 'super' opportunity
February 7, 2011
Twenty Reynolds School of Journalism students traveled to Dallas during the Super Bowl to launch an integrated marketing communications campaign created for the Air National Guard. The students in the Public Relations Problems class also represented the University of Nevada, Reno, while launching the campaign at a high school in Dallas and working at assigned tasks during Super Bowl Sunday.

TV program inspires University researcher’s work with gold
February 4, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
A team of University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas researchers have devised a new model for how Nevada’s gold deposits formed, which may help in exploration efforts for new gold deposits.

University Art Professor offered a historic opportunity
February 4, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Vogel, a professor and local designer has designed more than 300 costumes for theater productions before her latest work, a ball gown for the First Lady.

Hug High and University partner to assist students
February 3, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The ASCENT mentoring program, a partnership of Hug High and the University of Nevada, Reno, assists students in reaching their goal of obtaining a college education by pairing University and community mentors with high school mentees. An initial training session for those interested in serving as mentors will be held at Hug at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4. At 3:30 p.m., mentors will be matched with students.

Holman named to national, international education boards
February 2, 2011 • Staff Report
Fred Holman, vice provost for Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has been appointed to two executive boards in higher education that serve national and international constituents in support of increasing access to higher education and establishing best-practice institutional policies.

University officer, detection K9 play major role at Super Bowl
February 2, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Officer Tom Emmons and K-9 Turner, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6.

Police Commander Eric James awarded Medal of Valor
February 2, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Commander Eric James of the University of Nevada, Reno Police Services received the prestigious Medal of Valor on Jan. 20, 2011 for his display of bravery and heroism during a Sun Valley standoff that occurred on Nov. 9, 2008.

The University of Nevada, Reno earns spot on 2011 Peace Corps Top Colleges rankings
February 1, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno, ranks 21st on Peace Corps’ 2011 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the medium-size schools category.

January 2011

School of Medicine sets free clinic dates for February
January 31, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for February have been announced for the following dates: a children’s clinic will be held February 12 from 8 a.m. to noon and a general clinic will be on February 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Due to the short month, the women’s clinic will fall on March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saving Higher Education
January 31, 2011 • By John Trent
University students recently mobilized to tell members of Nevada State Legislature not to cut higher education funding.

Express “MYSELF”
January 30, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
"MYSELF," a free art exhibition at the University’s Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, explores the theme of contemporary self-portraiture.

Tech Transfer Office streamlines system to generate business
January 28, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new streamlined system to enable University of Nevada, Reno and DRI faculty to begin start-up companies based on their research and development, and to seek entrepreneurial partners from the business community to encourage economic development, has been put in place by the institutions’ Technology Transfer Office.

University hosts free screening of The Misfits Feb. 13
January 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Misfits filmed in Reno, Dayton and the Pyramid Lake area, the University of Nevada, Reno will host a free screening of the film.

Engaging astrophysicist presents at Nevada campus
January 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Tyson will present and answer questions 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 3 in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center Redfield Auditorium.

New rental car program Connects students
January 24, 2011 • By Misha Ray
With the new Connect by Hertz program, students can now rent a car directly on campus at the age of 18.

Students’ videos explore issues along the Carson River
January 21, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Winners of the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group’s “Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner” contest will be announced at the Carson River Film Festival

Nevada econ professor incorporates YouTube into textbook
January 20, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
If you want to try to better understand the economy, ask University of Nevada, Reno Economics Professor Brad Schiller. He wrote the book on it, literally.

The truly talented soar in public school targeting their needs
January 19, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The Davidson Academy of Nevada is a public school on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus that serves intellectually talented students.

Living-learning communities keep growing
January 18, 2011 • By Krystal Pyatt
With student demand for unique living-learning opportunities at all-time high, groundbreaking for newest residence hall begins in late January

Diane Chau receives grant to be used to train health care professionals in geriatrics
January 13, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Diane Chau, M.D., recently earned a grant for $2.97 million over five years from the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide faculty training in geriatric medicine, dentistry and mental health at the School of Medicine and the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.

Pack beats B.C. again in Kraft free meals text battle
January 13, 2011 • Staff Report
One victory was good. Two victories in the same day for the University of Nevada, Reno football team was even better.

Nevada's professor Nickles named AAAS Fellow
January 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
University of Nevada, Reno Philosophy Professor Tom Nickles has been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by his peers in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Partnering to offer patients access to clinical trials
January 11, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine, Renown Children’s Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford, located at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, have joined forces to allow Cystic Fibrosis patients in northern Nevada to join more than 25 clinical trials with Stanford University serving as a referral center.

School of Journalism building closes for remodel
January 11, 2011 • By Krystal Pyatt
At the close of the fall semester, students and faculty of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism vacated the building to make way for an almost $8 million renovation that will upgrade the school’s digital infrastructure, making it a state-of-the-art learning facility.

School of Medicine presents free aging seminar in Sparks
January 10, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Nevada Geriatric Education Center presents a free training seminar entitled “Aging: It Could Happen to You” on Tuesday, January 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Meriting special attention
January 10, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
With a goal of growing the number of National Merit Scholars at Nevada, the Redfield Foundation has committed $750,000 to support the program.

Pack caps dream season with Kraft Bowl victory
January 9, 2011 • By John Trent
The 13-1 Nevada Wolf Pack tops Boston College, 20-13, in Kraft Bowl to finish an historic season.

Faces show character and culture
January 6, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
The Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery will present “MYSELF,” a free visual art exhibition, Jan. 18 through Feb. 18.

'Nevada 2.0' to highlight diversification strategies for '11
January 5, 2011 • Staff Report
Day-long conference on Friday to explore options to revive Nevada's economy; available live to campus via webstream.

College of Business helps state comply with new energy codes
January 5, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In accepting funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Nevada agreed to attain 90 percent compliance with new building energy codes by 2017. The University will help the state achieve this goal.

USAC students have busy fall semester in Alicante
January 4, 2011 • By John Trent
During the fall semester, several University students kept busy with a multitude of activities centered in and out of the classroom in Alicante, Spain.

George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation
January 4, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Media representatives and the public are invited to attend the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s 28th Annual George G. Bierkamper Student Research Convocation on Wednesday, January 12. Nearly 20 graduate and medical students will participate in the convocation which will be held in the Pennington Medical Education Building at the medical school campus in Reno and teleconferenced to the pediatric conference room in Las Vegas.

Text 'Nevada' and help Pack 'Fight Hunger'
January 3, 2011 • Staff Report
By participating in a texting competition with B.C. fans, Wolf Pack fans could help Food Bank earn 20,000 meals.

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