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2011 News Stories: January

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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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