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    2011 News Stories: February

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    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.

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