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2011 News Stories: June

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Graham Kent works on CHIRP project at Salton SeaSeismo lab director co-authors report on cause of San Andreas earthquakes
June 29, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Seismo lab director Kent co-authors report on Salton Sea flooding as cause of San Andreas earthquakes

Scott CasperNationally recognized history professor named College of Liberal Arts Dean
June 29, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Foundation Professor Scott Casper, history department chair, accepted the position of interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

University of Nevada, Reno sociologist Mariah EvansMany Americans approve of stem cell research for curing serious diseases
June 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
A new study from University sociologists provides decision-makers with a much clearer picture of how Americans feel about research using human embryonic stem cells.

Chris Cheney, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education.College of Education uses tough times to build quality
June 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Education Dean Chris Cheney sees a revamped elementary education program as significant progress for the college.

Jim TaranikUniversity saddened by death of former Mackay School dean
June 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Jim Taranik, former president of DRI, dean of the Mackay School of Mines and director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

A picture of Morrill Hall taken in 1932.History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history
June 22, 2011 • Staff Report
History students collaborated with University staff to create a unique online chronicle of the University’s history.

Discover Your Future’s participantsExtension program helps students explore majors, University
June 21, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
More than 100 teens will be on campus next week for a program that introduces them to college life and lets them explore majors.

Members of the 2011 concrete canoe competition teamUniversity’s team places fifth at National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 21, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno’s concrete canoe team placed fifth in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2011 National Concrete Canoe Competition.

A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter
June 21, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Graduate student and student ambassador for the University’s first-of-its-kind National Geothermal Academy, Paul Schwering, describes the exciting potential of geothermal energy in Nevada.

Eric RasmussenRegents Award winners showcase the University's talent
June 20, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
From teaching to research to student advising, Nevada faculty earned acclaim from the Board of Regents.

University attracts Nevada’s best students with latest 'signing day' ceremonies
June 16, 2011 • By John Trent
The University of Nevada, Reno added several National Merit and Presidential Scholars during "signing day" ceremonies at high schools in northern and southern Nevada

High school seniors participate in the first Multimedia Boot CampHigh school students work their minds at University’s Multimedia “Boot Camp”
June 15, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Eight high school students are attending a different kind of “Boot Camp” this week and next, at the University of Nevada, Reno's Knowledge Center.

Nevada Connectors Program Provides Expert Advice to Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
June 13, 2011
Local small business owners and start-up companies will have 26 successful northern Nevada business professionals and experts to call on for help with questions and issues pertaining to their company, thanks to Nevada Connectors, a new online business program that launched this week.

baby sawfish on the fitzroy river australiaZeb Hogan named National Geographic Fellow
June 10, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan, who travels the globe to find, study and protect monster freshwater fish, has been named a National Geographic Fellow.

Michael R. FancherFormer Seattle Times executive editor joins Reynolds School as visiting chair
June 10, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Michael R. Fancher will join the Reynolds School this fall as the Visiting Chair in the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

School of Medicine physicians to provide medical care at Reno Rodeo
June 9, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Rodeo competitors know it’s not a question of if you’ll get hurt, but rather a question of when and how badly. Cowboys and cowgirls simply accept injuries as part of their sport. When possible, they “cowboy up” and work through their aches and pains, but sometimes, it takes more specialized medical attention.

Dr. Trudy Larson, Director of Community Health SciencesLarson selected as director of School of Community Health Sciences
June 9, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Dr. Trudy Larson was named director of the School of Community Health Sciences, following 27 years with the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Carmelo Urza, USAC Founder and DirectorUniversity celebrates new study-abroad program in Thailand
June 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
On June 10, the University Studies Abroad Consortium celebrates its 30th year and a new study-abroad location in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Brad SchillerEconomist refutes conventional wisdom about minimum-wage earners
June 6, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In an in-depth study of adults who earn minimum wage, University economist Bradley R. Schiller answers the question that policymakers have been asking for years.

2010 national concrete canoe competitionUniversity to host 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition
June 3, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno has been selected to host the American Society of Civil Engineer’s 25th Annual National Concrete Canoe Competition in 2012.

A computerVilseck selected as director of IT
June 3, 2011 • By Jason Ching
John "Bird" Vilseck has been selected as the University of Nevada, Reno's director of information technology.

School of Medicine's free clinic date for June scheduled
June 2, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinic date for this month has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a general clinic serving adults and children and is the only free clinic scheduled for June.

A Gathering of Friends
June 2, 2011 • By John Trent
The winner of the 2011 Tibbitts Award for distinguished teaching, Engineering Professor Sergiu Dascalu, emphasizes “making things simple” in the classroom.

School of Medicine researcher finds link between caffeine consumption and female infertility
June 1, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman’s ovaries to her womb.

Nurse AwardUniversity nurse recognized for immunization program for children
June 1, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Doreen Begley recognized for her passion for community health.

Honors AwardHonors Program members receive awards
June 1, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Alex Ellison and Jennifer Kielhofer were recognized for their accomplishments.

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