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2011 News Stories: October

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K-VonNevada Silver & Blue magazine wins top awards
October 27, 2011 • By Melanie Robbins
Nevada Silver & Blue magazine was granted four awards, two first-place and two third-place, in the Nevada Press Association’s Best of Nevada Journalism 2011 contest.

Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell“Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell
October 26, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell will be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Nov. 17, at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

'Te be; er not te be?'
October 26, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
Nevada Rep teams with international Shakespeare scholars in 'Original Pronunciation' production of 'Hamlet.'

Student photoUnited Way campaign underway
October 26, 2011 • Staff Report
The annual effort by the campus to raise funds for United Way charities helps connect campus with community.

Pathway to success
October 25, 2011 • By Anne McMillin
The innovative 'BS-MD' program offers a seven-year accelerated pathway for motivated, mature high school seniors looking for a career in medicine.

Eric Rasmussen, English professorUniversity takes center stage as Shakespeare debate heats up
October 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
When Eric Rasmussen isn’t in the classroom bringing Shakespeare to life for students, you’re likely to find him on the telephone, talking to reporters around the globe.

Bill EadingtonEconomics Professor Bill Eadington to be inducted into Gaming Hall of Fame
October 25, 2011 • Staff Report
The American Gaming Association’s will induct Economics Professor Bill Eadington into the Gaming Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on Nov. 1.

Debate Team tackles increasing tuitionUniversity debate team tackles issues of increasing tuition fees
October 24, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The University Debate Team will hold a public debate on Oct.25, 7 the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Wells Fargo Auditorium.

The Princeton Review Best 294 Business Schools SealMBA program makes Princeton Review’s “Best” list – fourth time
October 24, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Princeton Review has recognized the excellence of the College of Business and its MBA Program in its Best Business Schools guidebook.

National Roll CallUniversity student veterans join pledge to honor fallen service men and women
October 21, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
On Veterans Day, the University will join a nationwide grass-roots effort, Remembrance Day National Roll Call, to read names of 6,200-plus casualties lost since 9/11.

Calacas“Haunted”: an InkHeads printmaking show and fundraiser
October 20, 2011 • By Ashlea Clark
The InkHeads Printmaking Group, a University student and alumni art club, hosts a “Haunted” art show and sale at l’gallery on Oct. 29.

USAC presentationNeuroscience student spreads silver and blue to Italy
October 20, 2011 • Staff Report
In a special ceremony, USAC was honored for its six-year impact on the city of Viterbo, Italy.

Anthropology bookUniversity scholars publish book on the secret lives of the Donner Party
October 20, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The Department of Anthropology announces the publication of a new book, “An Archaeology of Desperation: Exploring the Donner Party’s Alder Creek Camp.”

Teruni LambergInternational group in Reno to share research on psychology of teaching math
October 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
This week, more than 500 of the top international experts in teaching mathematics will convene in Reno to share their research on teaching mathematics.

Elliott ParkerUniversity departments celebrate a century of teaching
October 18, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
This year, the University of Nevada, Reno departments of economics and sociology celebrate 100 years of instructing students.

exergames for the blindComputer science and engineering video game project to offer exercise for blind children
October 17, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Eelke Folmer receives $420,000 NSF grant to explore new avenues of research into exergames for blind

Early Head Start Food ExplorationUniversity's Early Head Start Program top 10 in the country
October 17, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's Early Head Start Program was named one of this year's 10 "Centers of Excellence" out of 1,591 Head Start programs in the country.

Marc Johnson.Johnson to RAD: 'Businesses want to enjoy living here'
October 14, 2011 • By John Trent
In a presentation to local business leaders, President Marc Johnson and Athletic Director Cary Groth explained why the University is key to economic development.

Pack celebrates.Homecoming 2011 game: 'Whiteout' on horizon
October 13, 2011 • Staff Report
A number of family- and fan-friendly activities will lead up to Saturday's 91st Homecoming game.

Rebecca Solnit honored as 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer
October 12, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Journalism will honor Rebecca Solnit, author, journalist, and art critic, as the 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer

George Ross.Last in his class: RSJ alum remembers Raiders owner
October 12, 2011 • By John Trent
From their first meeting in 1963, sportswriter George Ross knew Al Davis would have a profound impact on the NFL, and the team Davis would own, the Oakland Raiders.

The Fremont Cannon.Lucky No. 7: Pack keeps cannon blue
October 10, 2011 • By John Trent
The Nevada Wolf Pack beats UNLV 37-0 for first shutout in series history, keeps cannon for seventh straight year.

Kate BerryNew director of the Core Curriculum to continue to serve educational mission of the University
October 10, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Geography professor Kate Berry assumes new duties with Core Curriculum director role.

Young student on the Earth Science Field Trip2011 Earth Science Week: “Life’s a Beach,” free field trip Oct. 15 or 16
October 7, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
The Nevada Bureau of Mine and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno plans its 14th annual Earth Science Week free field trip for the public on Oct. 15 and again on Oct. 16.

Sue DonaldsonExtension weed expert wins California honor
October 7, 2011 • By Robert Mills
Cooperative Extension Water Quality Specialist Sue Donaldson has been named Land Manager of the Year for the Tahoe Basin

From darkness, a friendship blooms
October 6, 2011 • By John Trent
As she was researching her book about the 33 trapped Chilean miners, Professor Emma Sepulveda formed a friendship that has changed two lives.

Chris von Bartheld$10 million grant supports campuswide biological sciences team
October 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A multi-disciplinary campuswide 5-year project has received $10 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

under desks at peavineSeismological Lab uses public drill to help prepare, educate residents about earthquakes
October 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
All Nevada residents, businesses, schools and organizations are urged to register for “The Great Nevada ShakeOut.”

Nevada UNLV football game.Losing a coach, and remembering a rivalry
October 5, 2011 • By John Trent
The Wolf Pack-Rebels football game has always been a study in contrasts; never was the contrast greater than when Chris Ault met Tony Knap for the first time.

Student Health Center LogoUniversity holding flu shot clinics
October 4, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Students can get free flu shots, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 5 and Oct. 18, at the Argenta Hall Mezzanine; and Oct. 14 in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Wolfie Jr.Wolfie Jr. battles to become Capital One Mascot of the Year
October 4, 2011 • Staff Report
Wolfie Jr. has been selected to 10th annual Capital One All-America Mascot Team to battle to become the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.Knowledge Center sponsors video contest
October 4, 2011 • Staff Report
The student video contest is looking for fun, creative videos showing how students connect, explore and create at the Knowledge Center.

Will PlenkThe University’s marching band welcomes new director, new goals
October 4, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
New Director of Athletic Bands Will Plenk begins his first year; Wolf Pack Marching Band to debut its larger size and sound this weekend.

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