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2011 News Stories: December

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Past year remembered as time of celebration, sadness for University
December 29, 2011 • By John Trent
The story of President Milt Glick’s passing was selected as the University’s top story of 2011, in a vote of members of the offices of Media Relations and Integrated Marketing. To be nominated, a story had to have appeared in “Nevada News” on the University website during 2011.

Annie LindsayCooperative Extension exercise physiologist writes recipe for fitness success
December 28, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Ditch the long-term diet and exercise plans. Instead, resolve to be more healthy. Become as active as you can and the benefits will accrue.

Nevada Living Learning CommunityNew residence hall named The Nevada Living Learning Community
December 28, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge
New campus building has been named The Nevada Living Learning Community and is progressing on schedule, with completion expected in May 2012.

clayton college dayClayton Middle School students don Nevada gear
December 23, 2011 • By Jane Tors
University supports Clayton Middle School "College Day" with 655 t-shirts from the Nevada Wolf Shop.

tyler in antarcticUniversity using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
December 23, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler takes temperature of McMurdo Ice Shelf and ocean below in Antarctica

Johnson W. MakobaSociology professor authors new book on development strategies for Africa
December 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In his book, Makoba contends that a “triple partnership” is the only way sustained economic development and poverty reduction can be achieved in Africa.

Patsy RuchalaOrvis School of Nursing programs receive notification of re-accreditation
December 19, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The Orvis School of Nursing's baccalaureate and master’s degree programs have been re-accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

ROTC Ranger Challenge TeamROTC Ranger Challenge team chalks up another win
December 15, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Two and a half months of training has led the University's ROTC Ranger Challenge team to another victory at the annual regional Ranger Challenge competition.

Knowledge Center Book TreeHoliday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
December 15, 2011 • By Angela Bakker
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center has an unconventional tree on display this holiday season, a tree made entirely of recycled materials – old books.

Miles GreinerUniversity renews renewable energy push
December 15, 2011 • By John Trent
In a poster session with the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, University tells renewable energy story

'The Notebook' meets 'Back to the Future'
December 15, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Through the power of Facebook, the lives of two University students are rekindled

'Course Concierge' a conduit to graduation
December 14, 2011 • By Misha Ray
Students are encouraged to work closely with advisors and to be persistent in order to graduate on time.

Anthropology 101Written words win awards
December 14, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno students earn 30 awards for essays in Public Anthropology Project competition.

Regent Jason GeddesRegents to hold Town Hall, Dec. 15
December 12, 2011 • Staff Report
Regents Geddes, Page welcome discussion on issues facing higher education

Pat GhezziWild West Shootout to support University’s Early Childhood Autism Program
December 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from the Sierra Kids Foundation Dec. 14 – 17, when it sponsors the fundraising basketball tournament.

Mackay Hosts Reception for Winter Graduates
December 12, 2011 • By Cynthia Pratte
Winter 2011 Mining and Earth Science Graduates Honored at W. M. Keck Museum Friday

Vote for Wolfie Jr.!
December 9, 2011 • By Jason Ching
Nevada mascot, Wolfie Jr., faces Georgia Tech in the Capital One Mascot Challenge championship.

TrevithickUniversity welcomes new project director for the Sanford Center for Aging
December 9, 2011 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
University welcomes new project director for the Sanford Center for Aging

A mid-December Commencement dream
December 7, 2011 • By Natalie Savidge and John Trent
More than 1,500 in Winter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 10 ceremony at Lawlor Events Center.

harry grayCalTech's Harry Gray to speak Dec. 8 on making clean fuel from sunlight and water
December 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Harry Gray, the force behind an army of hundreds of students working to make solar power a ubiquitous energy source for the world, to give a free public lecture Thursday, Dec. 8.

'Intense calm' leads to Marshall Scholarship
December 5, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
For the first time in the scholarship’s 58-year history, a University of Nevada, Reno student, Max Alderman, has been chosen as a Marshall Scholar.

Fremont thumbPack goes bowling for the holidays
December 5, 2011 • Staff Report
Bowl matchup on Dec. 24 pits pack against No. 22 Southern Miss

Ivon Padilla-RodriguezUniversity of Nevada, Reno student throws footballs for thousands
December 2, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
Freshman Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez wins $100,000 at the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta

tom kozelNew life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients featured in “Better World Report”
December 2, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New life-saving diagnostic test for HIV patients in “Better World Report” highlights University of Nevada, Reno deal to bring new cryptococcal meningitis test to developing countries.

Nevada Wolf Shop stockFinal Touchdown Tuesday of the year for formerly named ASUN Bookstore
December 2, 2011 • By Misha Ray
The final Touchdown Tuesday of the year will offer great discounts toward holiday shopping at the University of Nevada, Reno campus on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Wolf Pack players celebrateWolf Pack helps fight hunger with food drive
December 1, 2011 • Staff Report
University holds food drives at upcoming sporting events to help needy families.

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