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2011 News Stories: September

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Shake graphic“Living on Shaky Ground”
September 30, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents, “Living on Shaky Ground,” Oct. 6, to discuss the threat of an earthquake in Nevada.

New University AmeriCorps VISTA to build upon Campus Compact commitment
September 30, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno Honors Program recently welcomed a new Nevada Volunteers AmeriCorps VISTA to its staff.

Alumnus Rick SontagAlumnus encourages student entrepreneurship with $1 million gift
September 28, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's College of Business welcomed to campus today alumnus Rick Sontag, who brought a special gift to the University and its students – a $1 million check.

Marcel Fernando SchaererHispanicBusinessNevada.com designed, launched through Imagine 2020
September 28, 2011 • By Kate Dunlap
As part of the Imagine 2020 initiative, HispanicBusinessNevada.com was created to find reliable information about Hispanic businesses in Nevada.

trucks on curved bridge experimentTrucks and curved bridge rock and roll in engineering lab
September 27, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 145-foot-long, 16-foot-high steel bridge in earthquake engineering experiments.

Mark JohnsonJohnson: ‘Now it is time to move forward’
September 26, 2011 • By John Trent
University President Marc Johnson shared his vision for the University during his "State of the University" address on Monday.

TEA Global ProgramInternational teachers to attend University for in-class training
September 23, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
International teachers from 11 countries will be hosted by the University for professional development sessions through the Teaching Excellence Achievement program.

President Johnson with studentsJohnson, students share pizza, ideas
September 22, 2011 • By John Trent
Students asked many questions, liked what they heard during informal discussion with president.

Mahaffy CacheLeading archaeologist to speak on 13,000-year-old tools
September 21, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Nevada's anthropology department welcomes Colorado's Douglas Bamforth to speak on his discovery of the Mahaffy Cache.

The staff of the Center for Student Cultural DiversityPresident on campus diversity: University listening, making strides
September 21, 2011 • By John Trent
During a presentation, President Marc Johnson acknowledged both the accomplishments and the challenges of creating a more diverse campus.

Silver & Blue catering available for all needs
September 21, 2011 • By Russ Meyer
Silver & Blue Catering is the official catering vendor for university events

Reg StewartExpanded diversity initiatives role for Reg Stewart
September 21, 2011 • By Jane Tors
Reg Chhen Stewart has been named director of diversity initiatives, a new role at the University.

Jason GeddesRegents to begin search for new president
September 21, 2011
The Chair of the Board of Regents has started the search process to select the next university president.

Student on campusUniversity welcomes largest freshman class, National Merits
September 20, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
Enrollment at Nevada has hit the 18,000 mark for the first time. The University welcomed 18,004 students to campus this fall.

Howard Putnam, former CEO of Southwest Airlines and Braniff InternationalCollege of Business hosts Business Week Sept. 26-30
September 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
As the College of Business hosts Business Week Sept. 26 – 30, it turns its attention to entrepreneurship, bringing high-powered speakers as part of the week of activities

Staci EmmExtension faculty in D.C. to teach course on Indian lands
September 16, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension faculty Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary taught their course “People of the Land” to a group of federal policymakers recently.

Lute SongsShakespeare comes alive on campus this fall
September 15, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
“Lute Songs from the Time of Shakespeare” will kick-off a fall campus celebration of Shakespeare prior to November performances of “Hamlet” in Original Pronunciation.

University of Nevada, Reno’s synthetic biology team wants to dance to victory
September 15, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The University of Nevada, Reno International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Team, with the support from the University’s Center for Student Cultural Diversity, will host the first ever iGEM Wolf Pack Concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.

School of the Arts performanceSchool of the Arts collaborates with Lawlor Events Center and Legacy Hall to form NevadaTickets
September 14, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Lawlor Events Center and Legacy Hall Ticket Office form NevadaTickets, a single ticketing hub for the School of the Arts, Athletics and Lawlor Events Center.

University climbs in U.S. News & World Report
September 13, 2011 • By Jane Tors
The University of Nevada, Reno continued its upward momentum in the latest version of the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Catherine FowlerNational Academy of Sciences member Catherine Fowler presents at University
September 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Catherine (Kay) Fowler, foundation professor of anthropology emerita, will be honored and reflect on her work at a free presentation at 4 p.m., Sept. 21.

The display in the Knowledge Center honoring President Milt Glick.Glick remembered in Knowledge Center display
September 12, 2011 • By John Trent
In a glass display in the breezeway of the Knowledge Center, the professional life and times of President Milt Glick are celebrated.

Best-selling popular-science author Mary RoachBest-selling author Mary Roach featured in Discover Science Lecture Series
September 12, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Mary Roach will focus on her latest book, "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void," in the free Sept. 13 lecture.

Jim TaranikTaranik memorial set for Sept. 12
September 9, 2011 • By John Trent
James Taranik, former dean and director of Mackay School, president of DRI, was transformative figure in history of higher ed in Nevada.

Yuri OkinaPublic invited to Yuri Okina presentations
September 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Departments of Economics and Sociology, Yuri Okina, one of Japan’s leading female economists, will present on campus.

electric bicycles for rentNew electric bicycle rental program kicks off for students and faculty
September 7, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new electric bicycle rental program is underway at parking and transportation services

Sarah ChvilicekCooperative Extension 4-H program wins award for educational programs
September 7, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
The Washoe County 4-H Program received a Truckee Meadows Tomorrow Silver Star award for delivering research-based curricula through clubs, camps, events, clinics and after-school programs.

scott tyler in fiber-optic labNevada scientists take the world’s temperature with $1 million grant
September 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
$1 million grant continues temperature data gathering center in College of Science

Chris LynchChris Lynch leads Business Environmental Program at University; NSBDC
September 2, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Joining the College of Business' Business Environmental Program is Chris Lynch, a nationally recognized expert on small business environmental and energy issues.

Chandler and JonesCasino Women: Tells struggles and triumphs of women working in casinos
September 2, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
A new book by two University of Nevada, Reno social work professors takes an in-depth look into the lives of women working in Nevada casinos.

Crexendo Website CompetitionCrexendo offers real-world experience to University students
September 2, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Crexendo sponsors competition with opportunity to win a share of $18,000 awarded to students who build the best websites; kick-off event is Sept. 8.

earthquake engineering labKent and Saiidi to talk on bridge engineering and earthquake hazard identification with senators
September 2, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Two University researchers will present their research to a group of lawmakers, including Sen. Harry Reid, Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Staci EmmUNCE awarded $672,000 for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program
September 2, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
In some Nevada counties, nearly half the agricultural producers are inexperienced. Cooperative Extension’s new program will help them succeed.

Getting a sense of people’s lives
September 1, 2011 • By John Trent
Anthropology professor Debbie Boehm helps define the world around us with the publication of new books on transnational Mexican citizenship, the sense of "home" and research into Burning Man.

Kam Leang demonstrates artificial fin movementEngineering students to bring energy research into K-12 classrooms
September 1, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graduate students will work with K-12 teachers to present their energy-related science and engineering research to middle and high school students.

Lombardi pass is a 'fit' investment
September 1, 2011
Campus Recreation and Wellness memberships help students stay sharp and healthy.

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