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2011 News Stories: April

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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.

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