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2011 News Stories: August

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Shanghai RankingsUniversity of Nevada, Reno ranked among the world’s top 500
August 30, 2011 • By Jane Tors
2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities recognizes quality of education, faculty and research; University of Nevada, Reno ranked among top 500.

Toma BedollaReynolds School observes Constitution Day
August 29, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
The Reynolds School of Journalism will observe Constitution Day with the annual Cole Campbell Dialogue on Journalism and Democracy.

Lawlor Events Center SignNew energy-efficient sign marks 15th Street campus entrance
August 29, 2011 • Staff Report
A new, energy-efficient sign at Lawlor Events Center now better marks what has become the primary entrance to the University’s main campus.

WISE students take a group picture with President JohnsonWISE Prospering in Fifth Year
August 29, 2011 • By Jason Ching
In its fifth year, the Women in Science and Engineering program took another big step forward with its largest class ever.

A crowd of students and faculty walking together.New Student Ceremony Welcomes Class of 2015
August 26, 2011 • By Jason Ching
More than 1,000 incoming students attended the New Student Ceremony welcoming them to the University.

David AkeDavid Ake takes over as Director of School of the Arts
August 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
College of Liberal Arts has named accomplished jazz musician and associate professor of music David Ake the director of its School of the Arts.

Dan ArielyPublic invited to Dan Ariely presentation, “Predictably Irrational”
August 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
New York Times bestselling author discusses how to understand our irrational tendencies and how people act in the marketplace.

Alan DeutschmanReynolds Business Journalism Chair offers insight about Steve Jobs
August 25, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University, is at the center of the decade’s biggest business story following the announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down immediately as Apple CEO.

Two g girls were out to help new students move in on Thursday.Students blaze new path during move-in day
August 25, 2011 • By John Trent
New students flock to residence halls as the campus prepares for new academic year.

Welcome Week 2011: You’re only first once
August 22, 2011 • By John Trent
With the arrival of a new freshmen class, veteran advice is often worth its weight in gold.

Res Halls set to house record population
August 22, 2011 • By Brandon Stewart
With 2,267 students set to move in, the campus residence halls are abuzz with activity.

Candlelight & Sage Advice
August 22, 2011 • By Brandon Stewart
The 2011 New Student Ceremony, Friday, Aug. 26., will feature Professor Scott Mensing.

Blue lights on the campus.Campus resources include safety, wellness
August 22, 2011 • Staff Report
The campus offers a wide range of wellness and safety resources for faculty, staff and students.

Greenhouse ComplexUniversity’s Valley Road Field Day promotes ag research and production
August 16, 2011 • By Kate Dunlap
CABNR to host public field day, free tours of the College’s facilities

Dr. Trudy LarsonMaster of Public Health Program earns accreditation
August 16, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Master of Public Health Program in the School of Community Health Sciences has received notification of accreditation by the Council of Education for Public Health

installing tracking device on invasive fishUniversity researchers find aggressive, non-native smallmouth bass in Tahoe
August 15, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new invasive species, the smallmouth bass, has been discovered at Lake Tahoe.

Now is the time to put in your Third Season vegetable crop
August 15, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Even in the short growing season of Northern Nevada, vegetables like carrots, lettuce and spinach grow exceptionally well in the cooler temperatures of fall.

Kate CaminoUniversity’s Kate Camino awarded lifetime achievement
August 15, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
The North American Basque Organization recognizes Camino for her commitment to Basque culture

Cargill reflects on Vietnam visit
August 12, 2011 • Staff Report
Longtime University professor Tom Cargill shares his views of the growing Vietnam economy.

Steven D. Levitt, author of FreakonomicsFreakonomics author to be keynote at University Foundation Banquet
August 10, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Steven D. Levitt, author of "Freakonomics," will be the keynote speaker at the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Banquet Sept. 22.

Believing in the future
August 8, 2011 • By John Trent
The Summer McNair Scholars Program has had great success encouraging students to seek post-graduate degrees.

Patsy RuchalaNevada universities’ Doctor of Nursing Practice degree receives federal grant
August 4, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno has been awarded a $269,157 grant to support the collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program began last fall.

Keri RyanUniversity of Nevada, Reno scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
August 4, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Landmark earthquake engineering tests in Japan could make earthquake-proofing technology more common in the US and around the world.

Heather BarkerBalloon Race Scholarship winners named
August 3, 2011 • Staff Report
Scholarship funds from Balloon Race Committee have been in existence since the early 1990s.

Parker links economies of China, U.S. during Shanghai visit
August 2, 2011 • By John Trent
Economics Professor Elliott Parker teaches students from Shanghai in popular course linking economies of U.S. and China

Gamma Sigma AlphaGreek community recognized for outstanding grade-point average
August 2, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Gamma Sigma Alpha (GSA) community, a collective of junior and senior members of the National Greek Academic Honor Society, was recognized for the first time on the GSA’s National Honor Roll in June.

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