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    2011 News Stories: March

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    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.

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