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2011 News Stories: May

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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.

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