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2012 News Stories

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October 2013

FlagCoping with distress after a tragic event
October 22, 2013 • Staff Report
Psychology Chair Victoria Follette provides information and recommendations for the campus community.

December 2012

Computer science and engineering graduate student Richard KelleyComputer science and engineering student wins graduate award
December 28, 2012 • By Kirstin Swagman
Richard Kelley, robotics researcher and Ph.D. student, is recognized for his academic accomplishments and University service.

Chris Ault thumbnailAult steps down after 28 seasons and more than 40 years at Nevada
December 28, 2012 • By Chad Hartley
Hall of Fame football coach Chris Ault announced Friday that he is stepping down from the program that he has been associated with for more than 40 years.

nathan on towerNevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite
December 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Seismological Lab tracks low-flying meteorite across Nevada sky

Multifaith service thumbnailReligions and students join at University service for Connecticut victims
December 21, 2012 • Staff Report
Many speakers paid tribute to victims, their families, teachers, administrators and first responders touched by this tragedy.

EVI Sontag ThumbnailSontag Entrepreneurship Competition finalists announced
December 21, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
University teams go head-to-head for $50,000 grand prize to help students bring business ideas to fruition.

Grid thumbnailLeaving a 'Marc' on 2012
December 20, 2012 • By John Trent
Top Stories of 2012: A new president highlights year

Manzanita thumbnailCampus still a beauty in chilly weather
December 20, 2012 • By John Trent
As the fall semester ends, a time to reflect

Nevada logo thumbnailAthletic Director search process begins
December 20, 2012 • Staff Report
University President outlines key elements of the search process being launched this week for the University's next director of athletics.

National Society for Leadership and SuccessStudent group becomes Santa to senior veterans
December 19, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
National Society for Leadership and Success members give gifts through “Be a Santa to a Senior” program

Holiday Book Tree in the Knowledge CenterGiant holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
December 18, 2012 • By Angela Bakker
For the second year, the Knowledge Center has erected a holiday book tree, perhaps the largest book tree ever built.

It's time thumbnailBuilding ‘Pride of the Sierra’
December 18, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
New energy, goals and matching-gift campaign for Wolf Pack marching band.

Manzanita Lake thumbnailFour USAC students awarded Gilman Scholarships
December 18, 2012 • Staff Reports
University undergraduates see increase in scholarship amount for studies abroad

Sigma Delta Pi InsigniaNational Hispanic Studies Honor Society members honored
December 18, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
Thirteen undergraduate and graduate students honored

Nevada Terawatt FacilityNevada Terawatt Facility explores plasma, powers up for industry collaborations
December 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Terawatt Facility largest university laser and pulsed-power accelerator combo in US

Construction updatesPedestrian and bicycle safety improvements benefit campus community
December 17, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Several new construction improvements were implemented over the last few months in order to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety around the University.

Scott CasperBilinski Educational Foundation to create fellowships for College of Liberal Arts
December 14, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
A gift from the Foundation will fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences.

Jafeth SanchezCampus Profiles: Meet Jafeth Sanchez
December 14, 2012 • By Tovah Goodman
Jafeth Sanchez is the research assistant professor with the College of Education.

Davidson Math and Science CenterUpdate on Campus Power Outages
December 13, 2012 • Staff Report
Associate Vice President of Facilities Services Sean McGoldrick gives an update on the recent power outages on campus.

Felten teachingA faculty mentor who's twice as sweet
December 12, 2012 • By John Trent
School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars.

Marie Russell thumbnailGeological Sciences' Russell is Dec. Employee of Month
December 7, 2012 • Staff Report
Known for her ability to help, Marie Russell earns honor

We the People logoMore students compete in ‘We the People’ District 2 competition than ever before
December 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
More than 150 students from nine high schools will compete on campus Saturday, Dec. 15, in a Congressional hearing-style competition about the Constitution.

Patsy RuchalaNevada universities’ collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice degree accredited
December 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The innovative program helps to meet a growing need for nursing professionals equipped to assume leadership roles in the state.

Students in the @One CenterReview of human resources and finance systems underway on campus
December 5, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The University has initiated actions to revise its finance and human resources systems now that the replacement of the automated student systems is complete.

University continues to experience limited power outages
December 5, 2012 • Staff Report
A continuing problem with the 65-year-old "south loop" power distribution system has resulted in six unscheduled outages since February.

Nevada Cycling thumbnailNevada Cycling Team finishes as conference champs
December 5, 2012 • Staff Report
Conference title comes after the team placed ninth at the 2012 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in October.

Todd Green thumbnailInternational touring artist Todd Green performs at University
December 4, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Wednesday’s concert to raise money for University’s recording department.

Commencement scrollsWinter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 8 ceremony
December 3, 2012 • Staff Report
The University awards nearly 1,550 degrees.

Brian LandrusNevada Music Alum Invited to Join Band of Jazz Superstar Esperanza Spalding
December 3, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
University of Nevada, Reno alum Brian Landrus, a 34-year-old woodwind specialist, has been made an official member of jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding's band.

Dmitri Atapine and Adela Hyeyeon ParkAtapine and Park of the Department of Music Receive International Praise
December 3, 2012 • By Cynthia Pratte
Atapine and Park's production of four Liebermann sonatas, written over the past 30 years, has garnered the attention and praise of two high-profile classical music magazines, Gramophone and The Strad.

Doctoral psychology student Dan McCarthyNeuroscience research gets big boost – almost $10 million
December 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The University has been awarded a highly competitive program grant to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in integrative neuroscience.

November 2012

Betty Heaston thumbnail$1.7 million donated to Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
November 30, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Donation by the late Betty Heaston benefits University's library programs and operations, creates scholarship endowment.

Trash collection on campusPhi Delta Theta fraternity contributes time to recycling at Mackay Stadium
November 30, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Students have collected more than 1,000 pounds of trash the last four home games, collection will occur after Saturday's game against Boise State, rain or shine.

Biology chairman David Zeh headshotFaculty Forum provides information on campus issues
November 29, 2012 • By John Trent
Faculty Senate Chair Zeh, other campus leaders, look to '13 legislative session.

Students on campusDeLaMare Library to host 'Hack4Reno'
November 28, 2012 • Staff Report
'World's biggest hackathon' to produce cool community-centered apps

Anna KosterFinding the right musical, chemistry notes
November 27, 2012 • By John Trent
Chemistry student Anna Koster's talents go far beyond the lab.

Milan MonteroNevada Welcomes First BS-DMD Student
November 27, 2012 • By Cynthia Pratte
Milan Montero is the first student accepted into a new accelerated BS-DMD program where she will earn a combined Masters of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine in seven years instead of the traditional eight.

New Mexico bowl logo thumbnailWolf Pack accepts New Mexico Bowl invitation
November 26, 2012 • Staff Report
Nevada to appear in bowl for eighth straight year

manzanita lakeBoard of Regents to consider proposed sale of University holdings
November 26, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Agenda items to be considered by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents at their Nov. 29-30 meeting.

Casino WomenChandler and Jones win national book award for ‘Casino Women’ book
November 21, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
Professor Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones, associate professor emeritus, received national recognition for their book, Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Jamaluddin, Reed, and EskenazyExecutive Mentorship Program offers students a glimpse into corporate business
November 21, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Farahida Jamaluddin and Robert Reed, two graduate-level accounting majors, were selected to participate in the first University of Nevada, Reno Executive Mentorship Program.

unr and downtown renoUniversity partners with City of Reno in IBM Smarter Cities grant program
November 20, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University partners with City of Reno in IBM Smarter Cities economic development grant program

young students paintingYoung students show off research at ‘More Than a Playground’ symposium
November 20, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The University of Nevada, Reno's Child and Family Research Center recently hosted the "More Than a Playground" Early Childhood Symposium.

KaepernickKap's magic carpet ride continues
November 20, 2012 • By John Trent
Former Pack star Kaepernick now belongs to the entire country

iGEM 2012iGEM experience one example of student experience in undergraduate research
November 19, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
Nine undergraduates received international recognition in the 2012 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) contest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Carolyn Goodman and Dean Greg MosierNSBDC provides workshop and support to help businesses win federal funds
November 16, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The NSBDC will offer a workshop Dec. 5 at the Las Vegas Business Success Center to assist innovative Nevada companies interested in competing for federal funds.

Jazz Legend Uri Caine to Visit Campus and Perform
November 16, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
Uri Caine will perform his Mahler project with trumpeter Ralph Alessi, drummer Clarence Penn, bassist Drew Gress, saxophonist Chris Speed and violinist Josefina Vergara at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Nightingale Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 general and $5 for University students. Call 784-3555.

Doug Smith with a wolfYellowstone Wolf Project director to speak Dec. 6
November 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The public is invited to hear the history and latest discoveries in the Yellowstone Wolf Project.

Thanksgiving, FallNew Interfaith Students Club hosts Thanksgiving gathering
November 15, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
University's new spiritual diversity club on campus will host their first campus and community-wide event to celebrate Thanksgiving.

SAIWI students at work in AfricaAn educational week to go global
November 14, 2012 • By John Trent
International Ed Week includes International Thanksgiving, Student World Water Forum

Calendar thumbnailNevada Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 Nevada landscape calendar
November 14, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
A calendar highlighting the geology of Nevada is now on sale at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Ellen HoustonCampus Profiles: Meet Ellen Houston
November 13, 2012 • By Tovah Goodman
Ellen Houston is the new director of the Upward Bound Programs.

Soldier thumbnailUniversity one of 20 institutions nationwide awarded veterans integration grant
November 9, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Survey of NSHE veterans helps guides resources and programs that support the transition of student veterans to and through college.

Kara WillmerA picture-perfect moment
November 9, 2012 • By John Trent
Winning photo in USAC contest captures a special moment.

Dr. Albert LeeCampus Profiles: Meet Albert Lee
November 8, 2012 • By Tovah Goodman
Albert Lee is the director of the Nevada Chamber Opera and vocal professor for the School of the Arts. He began teaching at the University in 2012.

David CarollaCarolla named Nov. Classified Employee of Month
November 8, 2012 • Staff Report
Carolla's excellent work ethic, enjoyment of work cited

patient-centered clinic thumbnailLooking for a doctor? The answer may be closer than you think
November 7, 2012 • Staff Report
University of Nevada School of Medicine’s Patient-Centered Family Medicine Clinic located adjacent to Lombardi Recreation.

Journalism students providing video broadcast.Journalism students enjoy ‘unforgettable experience’ providing election coverage
November 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
With the eyes of the nation on Nevada during election night, journalism students at the University provided a barrage of election-related news and real-time updates.

wolf tags thumbnailWolf Pack quarterback supports ‘Do the Ride Thing’ alcohol education program
November 7, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Office of Traffic Safety funds grant encouraging healthy, safe choices to deter underage and irresponsible drinking.

Nevada Cycling thumbnailNevada Cycling Team finishes top 10 at Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships
November 6, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Nevada Cycling Team, recognized as a USA Cycling Team, placed ninth out of 36 competing Division I colleges.

Student and Dean Al StavitskyJournalism students provide election coverage and real-time updates
November 6, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Journalism students, with their professors, are providing election-related news and real-time updates.

engineering gk-12 program Engineering grad students bring energy research into K-12 classrooms
November 6, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Doctoral students gain valuable classroom experience in NSF sponsored GK-12 STEM program

Click It or Ticket LogoNevada Department of Public Safety surveys Nevadans’ driving behavior
November 5, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Third annual statewide Nevada Attitudinal Survey conducted by the University and Nevada Department of Public Safety provides information about driving and safety issues.

Pedestrian Safety Team thumbnailPolice Services continues pedestrian safety efforts with Davidson Academy
November 1, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Office of Traffic Safety awards “Look Up, Unplug, Stay Safe” Program $18,000 grant.

Kenyon headshotAppointments move School of Medicine forward
November 1, 2012 • By Matt Lush
Appointments to senior leadership team to position school to thrive in years ahead.

October 2012

Cut out Wolfie thumbnail imageHelp fight hunger at the Knowledge Center
October 31, 2012 • Staff Report
Drive is on for donations of canned goods for Food Bank.

Girls with Nevada ShirtsNevada Wolf Shop presents 700 T-shirts to Clayton Middle School students
October 31, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Clayton Middle School sets aside its uniform policy one day per week and allows students to wear college and university gear.

Best Online Colleges coverThree online master’s programs named ‘Best Buys’
October 31, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton has named three University online degree programs as “Best Buys”: the Executive MBA and two master’s degree programs in education.

Positive behaivor reports from workshopPositive Behavior Support-Nevada program seeks to improve quality of life
October 30, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University's Positive Behavior Support-Nevada program offers ways to positively impact the quality of life for individuals and families struggling with disabilities.

Engineering STEM lectureUniversity putting the E into STEM, makes engineering a K-12 focus
October 30, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
“Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh we have it WRONG!” lecture Nov. 8 at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center

Brain Awareness thumbnailBiology lecturer internationally recognized for neuroscience education work
October 29, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
College of Science's Amy Altick was awarded the Next Generation Award by the Society for Neuroscience.

Frandsen Humanities thumbnailLoper memorial service set for Nov. 12
October 29, 2012 • Staff Report
A campus fixture for nearly 30 years, Keith Loper remembered as 'a good man'

Rendering of updated building'Act One': The arts as a uniting force
October 29, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million lead gift toward $4 million renovation of Church Fine Arts Building

Pack volleyball player thumbnailPack grad rate reaches all-time high
October 29, 2012 • Staff Report
Graduation Success Rate hits 80 percent for Wolf Pack athletes.

Debashish Bhattacharya to Perform Oct. 31
October 29, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
Performing Arts Series presents Debashish Bhattacharya

Bill Douglass thumbnailUniversity’s ‘Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’ honors William A. (Bill) Douglass
October 25, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Author and founder of the Center for Basque Studies to be inducted at the University Nov. 8.

Heidi Gansert thumbnailHeidi Gansert named special assistant to president for external affairs
October 25, 2012 • Staff Report
Former chief of staff for governor to lead enhanced outreach initiative for University of Nevada, Reno.

James Faulds thumbnailNevada State Geologist wins geothermal award
October 25, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The University's James Faulds wins Peer Review Excellence award for geothermal technology project.

Marcelo Vazquez, Vazquez, Associate Dean of StudentsUniversity welcomes new associate dean of students
October 25, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
The Division of Student Services is pleased to welcome the new associate dean of students to the University.

Kevin Carman thumbnailKevin Carman named University executive vice president and provost
October 23, 2012 • Staff Report
LSU dean brings impressive experience and leadership to University of Nevada, Reno role.

Summer E Camp thumbnail photo of campersIt's always summer for Engineering's Summer Camps
October 22, 2012 • By John Trent
Elyse Bozsik honors Summer Engineering Camps past, plans for future.

Engineering students ride China's Bullet TrainEngineering students part of international exchange program in China
October 22, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Undergrads participated in an exclusive international summer camp for engineering students in China.

Students walking by JCSUUniversity welcomes new students, most National Merit Scholars
October 22, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
The University welcomed 18,227 undergraduate and graduate students to campus this fall and 16 more National Merit Scholars.

Micki Maynard and Zachary VolkertJournalism students' reporting on reinventing Reno featured on
October 19, 2012 • By Bob Felten
Working with Micki Maynard, one of the nation’s top business journalists, Reynolds School of Journalism students posted their findings at

Lily CooperStudent wins art award in spring, leads to national exhibit opportunity
October 19, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Lily Cooper, a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, earned a national gold medal from the National Scholastic Art Foundation.

Hyun-Joo JeonCampus Profiles: Meet Hyun-Joo Jeon
October 19, 2012 • By Jason Ching
Hyun-Joo Jeon is an assistant professor of human development and family studies with an emphasis in early childhood education.

2012 iGEMStudents advance to world championship in synthetic biology competition
October 19, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
University iGEM team presented project to develop protein that helps vitamins bind to rice, making it healthier

Students gather in front of Morrill HallTwo-day undergraduate Commencement set for May
October 18, 2012 • Staff Report
Two-day format for undergraduate graduation due to growing enrollment, increased retention.

new aluminum coatingNew coating for aluminum developed to replace cancer-causing product
October 18, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Engineering team develops new environmentally- friendly coating for aluminum to replace carcinogenic chromate coatings

Libby Brokaw in classroom thumbnail imageUSAC student interns in Torino kindergarten
October 18, 2012 • Staff Report
RSJ student Libby Brokaw is staying involved in community in Torino.

great nevada shakeoutDuck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
October 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18

Lydia DeFlorioCampus Profiles: Meet Lydia DeFlorio
October 16, 2012 • By Jason Ching
Lydia DeFlorio is an assistant professor of human development and family studies with an emphasis in families and child development.

Cast of Doctor FaustusTheatre First Flight and Opening Night Friday
October 16, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
Check out the updates to Redfield Proscenium Theatre during Nevada Repertory Company’s upcoming production of “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus.” The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 and at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Rick Sontag thumbnailNevada Alumni Association honors many at annual Homecoming Gala
October 15, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Rick Sontag named Alumnus of the Year.

Reg Chhen StewartA shared road map for diversity
October 15, 2012 • By Jane Tors
The NSHE Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, held Oct. 11 at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union, focused on the opportunity ahead.

Wolf Pack QB thumbnail Devin CombsCannon stays blue for eighth straight year
October 15, 2012 • Staff Report
Nevada records eighth straight victory over in-state rival in battle for Fremont Cannon

Gear UpGEAR UP celebrates $21 million federal grant renewal
October 15, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
GEAR UP program celebrates the renewal of the federal GEAR UP grant funded for $21 million at recognition celebration.

John DobraCanada's leading public policy think-tank names John Dobra senior fellow
October 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Fraser Institute chooses Dobra, who has been at the University for 32 years, for his expertise in natural resource economics.

Howard Goldbaum with Gov SandovalRSJ Professor Goldbaum's work featured in 'Waiting for the Cars'
October 12, 2012 • Staff Report
"Waiting for the Cars" features 3-D images researched and digitally transformed by RSJ professor

Reno bike project logoGender, Race, and Identity Program announces lecture series
October 12, 2012 • Staff Report
GRI lecture series to feature community members interested in alternate economies, local initiatives

Courtney Bell, Soap Drive, Soap for HopeCourtney Bell organizes soap drive on campus
October 11, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
University alumnus and People First Foundation Founder and Executive Director Courtney Bell is active again with the foundation’s annual “Soap For Hope” laundry drive.

Matt Krystofiak and Greg MosierLeaders from colleges of business gather at South Lake Tahoe
October 11, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Dean Greg Mosier leads group, as president of the Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business

iGEM competitionBiochemistry students seek to make rice healthier in synthetic biology competition
October 11, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
CABNR iGEM team is exploring new ways to use rice to bring nutrients to the malnourished.

Dalton thumbnailChildren’s foundation staff member honored for her charity work
October 11, 2012 • Staff Report
Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Dalton recognized as the University’s 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus from the Nevada Alumni Association.

Richard KleinProminent anthropologist to speak on evolution of modern human behavior
October 10, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Anthropology Department welcomes Richard Klein to campus Oct. 16, as part of the Distinguished Lectureship in Archaeology Series.

Governor's Series thumbnailWolf Pack and Rebels announce Governor’s Series
October 9, 2012 • By Jane Tors
New head-to-head challenge celebrates rivalry between UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno in athletic competition, academic performance, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Robert TriversRobert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception as part of Discover Science Lecture Series
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers of Rutgers University will speak on the evolution of deceit and self-deception on Oct. 16

Mountain Biker above Lake TahoeUniversity of the Outdoors
October 9, 2012 • By John Trent
Outside Magazine ranks the University in the top 25 for best Outside Universities in the nation.

reno ozone transport conferenceOzone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Ozone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues in conference Oct. 10-12

Rita FelskiInternationally known scholar presents 'Crrrritique' Nov. 2
October 8, 2012 • Staff Report
Rita Felski, professor from University of Virginia, to give five-point definition of critique as a scholarly method

Needle Peak2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
October 8, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip, part of a national celebration of earth sciences.

Brian Lent thumbnailOn high-tech's frontier: Engineering grad Lent shares story
October 5, 2012 • By John Trent
Computer Science and Engineering grad Lent has been at the forefront of high-tech industry history.

Bill EadingtonGaming executives gather in Tahoe to learn; face-off in management competition
October 4, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
International gaming executives gather in Tahoe for the Executive Development Program, presented by the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.

Shake lab thumbnailEarthquake engineering lab expansion reaches milestone
October 4, 2012 • By John Trent
24,500-square-foot expansion to make engineering lab largest of its kind.

Envirohaven's Vicki Bischoff and Clint Borchard“Envirohaven” student entrepreneurs incorporate; frame first prototype
October 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Student entrepreneurial team Envirohaven unveils a prototype of their 1,400-square-foot, self-contained, energy-efficient home package at an open house.

Mrs Obama thumbnailFirst Lady Michelle Obama visits campus
October 3, 2012 • By John Trent
A crowd of about 3,800 fills the Quad to hear First Lady speak.

Steven Hammonds, Audrey Campbell at the GRE preparation courseMcNair Scholars Program gives hope to future graduate students
October 3, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for graduate school.

James KenyonSchool of Medicine announces senior leadership additions
October 2, 2012 • Staff Report
James Kenyon appointed senior assoc. dean for research; Evan Klass new assoc. dean for statewide initiatives

Jim FitzsimmonsUniversity CrossFit program among top in the nation
October 2, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The University of Nevada, Reno's Lombardi Recreation Center is home to the first and largest university-affiliate CrossFit program.

Young girl in All 4 Kids programUNCE program earns prestigious NIFA award
October 1, 2012 • By Kayla Johnson
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids program has received the National Institute Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for mission integration.

JCSU thumbnailUnited Way Campaign underway
October 1, 2012 • Staff Report
Annual giving effort to benefit United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra

Davidson Math and Science BuildingCollege of Science's Frybarger is Oct. Employee of Month
October 1, 2012 • Staff Report
Paula Frybarger's efficiency, professionalism has helped College of Science through busy time.

September 2012

Johnson: 'We are the people's University'
September 28, 2012 • By John Trent
During his inauguration, Johnson said the institution would grow 'an even higher quality University experience.'

Thumbnail sized drawing of the two wolves'Defenders of Mackay Stadium' Homecoming celebration on tap
September 27, 2012 • Staff Reports
Superhero themed Homecoming to offer family-friendly events, celebrates campus traditions.

Geothermal Conference ParticipantsUniversity faculty to present research at Geothermal Resources Council meeting
September 26, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada, Reno researchers and students to present their research at upcoming Geothermal Resources Council meeting and Energy Expo.

TEA Global international teachersInternational teachers attend University of Nevada, Reno for in-class training
September 24, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
The College of Education and the Northern Nevada International Center have partnered to host 22 teaching fellows from 18 different countries.

Teruni LambergNevada educator ‘writes the book’ on teaching math
September 24, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Teruni Lamberg has a passion for preparing current and future teachers to teach math more effectively. Now, she has written a book on the subject.

H'SaoAfro-pop ensemble H’Sao blends diverse ingredients into tasty musical stew
September 21, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
See H’Sao in concert as part of the University's Performing Arts Series. The group performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building.

Engineering Career FairCollege of Engineering Internship and Career Fair Sept. 25
September 21, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Twenty companies on campus Tuesday to help students enter the workforce with ease and confidence.

‘I’m proud of where we are as a University’
September 21, 2012 • By John Trent
Marc A. Johnson will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno at a ceremony on the Historic Quadrangle Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

Cherry blossom tree ceremony thumbnail photoFriendship between University, Japan continues to blossom
September 20, 2012 • By John Trent
Japanese consul general gives cherry blossom tree, symbol of goodwill and friendship, to University

Elementry school child eatingGrant offers Washoe students fresh produce
September 20, 2012 • By Kayla Johnson
Students at 34 Washoe County elementary schools receive fresh produce and nutrition education in a partnership between Washoe County schools and Cooperative Extension.

Basque book coverCenter for Basque Studies expands international publishing presence
September 19, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Center for Basque Studies expands role as the leading international publisher of works in English promoting the Basque culture.

dents in 2011 Great Nevada ShakeoutRegister now for “Great Nevada ShakeOut” public earthquake drill
September 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Almost a half a million Nevadans are registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, the Great Nevada Shakeout.

Students at Night of all NationsA 'Night' for all nations to remember
September 18, 2012 • By John Trent
Night of All Nations, the campus' multicultural international celebration, marks its 30th anniversary on Sept. 28 at a unique venue: venerable Mackay Stadium.

Top TierTop tier again for University of Nevada, Reno
September 18, 2012 • By Jane Tors
U.S. News and World Report has issued its annual "best colleges" rankings and the University is again in the top tier of "best national universities."

Pack men's basketball team'Employee Pack Pass' tickets available
September 17, 2012 • Staff Report
All NSHE employees are eligible for a special "Employee Pack Pass" for men's basketball, as well as other sports. A "Basketball Open House" for best advance access will be held Sept. 20.

Frandsen Humanities ThumbnailEnglish Dept.'s Allen is September Employee of Month
September 17, 2012 • Staff Report
Camilla Allen earns praise for dedication to University

Radical Feels Film FestivalGeography Club to host Radical Reels Film Festival Sept. 19
September 14, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
University student club offers high-adrenaline film night to fund educational events

John Cushman cactusCABNR's Cushman leads joint research effort with $14 million DOE grant
September 14, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Grant to explore photosynthesis and drought tolerance in desert-adapted plants is being led by biochemistry professor John Cushman.

David Ryfe‘Can Journalism Survive?’
September 14, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
David Ryfe spent five years visiting newsrooms, looking for answers, attempting to define the current state of journalism and where it is headed.

Duncan thumbnailSecretary of Education: 'Education is an investment'
September 12, 2012 • By John Trent
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks affordability at Town Hall

Happy graduatesJohnson to Chamber: 'If you create jobs, we have the graduates'
September 12, 2012 • By John Trent
University president previews upcoming year to Chamber

Ansari BuildingBusiness Week on campus focuses on globalization, economic development
September 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The College of Business and its Business Student Council host Business Week Sept. 17 – 21, turning attention to global connections and economic development.

GandhiCardboard statue of Gandhi previously displayed in New York now showing at University
September 11, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
As students enter into the E.L. Cord Foundation Atrium of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada Reno, they will be greeted by Mahatma Gandhi.

manos maragakisEngineering Dean Maragakis to travel to China, South Korea with Governor Sandoval
September 11, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dean Maragakis will travel with the Governor's trade delegation to China and South Korea

Marcotte and StavitskyVeteran journalist named 2012-13 Reynolds Chair
September 10, 2012 • By Melanie Peck
Michael V. Marcotte is the 2012-2013 Donald W. Reynolds Chair for the Ethics of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Journalism.

Jeannette SalasU.S. Secretary of Education leads campus Town Hall Sept. 12
September 7, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Students and community members will have the opportunity to ask questions of our nation’s highest ranking education official at a Town Hall on College Affordability and the Hispanic Community.

The Nevada Living Learning Community signals commitment to student success
September 6, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
New students, new residence hall rings in a new year.

Manhattan Short Film Festival LogoManhattan Short Film Festival returns to Reno Sept. 28 and 29
September 5, 2012 • By David Stipech
KUNR has teamed up with the Joe Crowley Student Union to host the 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival later this month.

University Bicycle PoliceUniversity Police to increase bicycle and skateboarding enforcement
September 5, 2012 • By Todd Renwick
Education patrols will be conducted on campus roadways Thursday, Sept. 6 to remind campus community of traffic laws and city ordinances.

Presidential Inauguration set for Sept. 28
September 4, 2012 • By John Trent
Marc A. Johnson will be inaugurated as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno at a ceremony on the Historic Quadrangle Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.

August 2012

Rec Equipment rentalsStudents encouraged to ‘get their health on’ with activities and live-well options
August 31, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
The University was the first and is the largest CrossFit university affiliate in the country.

Unity Tour ThumbnailUnity Tour 2012 moves to Lawlor
August 30, 2012 • Staff Reports
Venue changed for performance slated for Sept. 2

Best Practices ThumbnailUniversity team wins National Best Practices Competition in social media
August 30, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
A College of Business finance student group took first in a national competition for social media for the first time earlier this month.

College Colors DayWeek of spirit activities kicks off Wolf Pack season
August 30, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Wear your ‘College Colors’ on Friday, vote for Wolfie Jr. beginning Sept. 3.

University GraduatesU.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to visit Reno campus
August 29, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Town Hall on College Affordability and the Hispanic Community at the University is part of cross-country ‘Education Drives America’ tour.

Charles N. Mathewson (right) presents $1 million checkCharles N. Mathewson supports entrepreneurship program with $1 million gift
August 29, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Charles N. Mathewson has donated $1 million to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation to support the College of Business' Entrepreneurship Program.

Cary GrothWolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth announces decision to retire
August 29, 2012 • By Rhonda Lundin
She will remain in the director of athletics role through the coming academic year, as the University of Nevada, Reno conducts a national search for her replacement.

Wells Fargo LogoWells Fargo Grand Opening in Joe Crowley Student Union
August 28, 2012 • Staff Report
Fun and festivities help open new branch on campus Aug. 29

Pack Pass season ticketsEmployee 'Pack Pass' tickets available
August 28, 2012 • Staff Report
Deadline for employee package for football and other tickets is Aug. 31

Ed SmithWildfires highlight need for preparation by Nevada homeowners
August 28, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
The Nevada Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Summit brings together Nevada’s high fire-hazard neighborhoods with firefighters responsible for protecting them.

Ansari Business BuildingUniversity of Nevada, Reno’s NSBDC provides training for entrepreneurs
August 27, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The next NxLeveL training for entrepreneurs will be presented by the NSBDC and College of Business in Reno, beginning Sept. 6.

Candles from the New Student CeremonyNew Student Ceremony: 'You have what it takes'
August 24, 2012 • By John Trent
First-year students given encouragement, advice

GreinerProfessor Miles Greiner receives DOE grant for nuclear technology research
August 24, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
Mechanical engineering professor Miles Greiner is receiving a $745,000 U.S. Department of Energy grant for research on nuclear waste storage technology.

Move in volunteers thumbnailMove in day: 'You've got to bring the muscle'
August 23, 2012 • By John Trent
More than 2,400 residence hall students arrive on campus

CABNR Field DayValley Road Field Day to showcase biotechnology research, agricultural outreach
August 22, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Valley Road Field Day on Sept. 8 is an opportunity for the public to see the activities at the 48-acre Agriculture Experiment Station.

USAC's 30-year window to the world
August 21, 2012 • By John Trent
To celebrate anniversary, USAC sponsors photo contest

dean burkin school of medicineMDA supports research by University of Nevada School of Medicine
August 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dean Burkin in pharmacology department gets $308,000 grant from Muscular Dystrophy Association

Reynolds School enters new digital age
August 20, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
New advanced digital and technological features enhance teaching and learning experience

Bob FeltenReynolds School’s Felten voted best college instructor
August 20, 2012 • By Melanie Peck
Assistant professor chosen in Reno News & Review’s annual Best of Northern Nevada contest.

David RyfeRyfe assumes post as Reynolds School of Journalism academic chair
August 16, 2012 • By Melanie Peck
Former Faculty Senate chair David Ryfe takes on new post as academic chair for the Reynolds School of Journalism.

Making Nevada safer, one mine at a time
August 16, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Through a unique, summer internship program, abandoned mine sites present a learning opportunity for students from Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

Mariluz GarciaDean’s Future Scholars welcomes Garcia
August 13, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
High school students gain access to higher education through on-campus programs and college courses.

White coat thumb imageSchool of Medicine welcomes Class of 2016
August 13, 2012 • By Anne McMillin
17th annual White Coat Ceremony welcomes 69 members

sudeep chandraPublic-private-science partnerships crucial to saving Tahoe
August 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The 16th annual Lake Tahoe Summit again put the spotlight on what is important to protect Lake Tahoe.

Lake TahoeTahoe through the lens of research
August 9, 2012 • By John Trent
The University’s scientific community is focusing on the future of the storied lake.

Dave EvansUniversity welcomes ACE Fellow
August 9, 2012 • Staff report
The University has the privilege of hosting one of the 56 participants in the American Council on Education Fellows Program this academic year.

David AuCoinDavid AuCoin gets $600,000 to refine new test for deadly bacterial infection
August 7, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new rapid test to diagnose melioidosis is being optimized and tested by SOM researcher David AuCoin

Dr. Trudy LarsonSchool of Community Health Sciences to aid in new REMSA project
August 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The School of Community Health Sciences will help design and collaborate in a training program for employees of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority of Reno.

Rural Nevada teens visit University for leadership conference
August 2, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
Teenagers from rural Nevada will be at the University of Nevada, Reno Aug. 6-7 for a program that trains youth interested in community service projects.

bill nye science guyBill Nye the Science Guy to bring his science to Lawlor Events Center Sept. 6
August 2, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to be entertained and educated with Bill Nye the Science Guy, the first presentation in the annual Discover Science Lecture Series.

Heidi KratschUNCE horticulturist helping find the best compostable plant pot
August 2, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension horticulturist Heidi Kratsch is helping develop a pot you can plant in the ground with a seedling and be assured the pot will decompose in time for the new plant's roots to reach the soil.

July 2012

A future runs through Reno
July 31, 2012 • By John Trent
In war-torn Afghanistan, University grad brings young man's dream to life

Orvis School of Nursing Health Fair, student Calixtra AlipioUniversity of Nevada, Reno nursing students hold health fair at Gospel Mission
July 30, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
A group of students from the Orvis School of Nursing will hold a health fair at the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission this Friday, Aug. 3.

biasi in ScienceAlpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
July 27, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Glenn Biasi of the Nevada Seismological Lab co-authors Science journal article showing regular magnitude 8 earthquakes in New Zealand.

Russ thumbnailNational food services honors Meyer
July 26, 2012 • Staff Reports
Housing and dining services assoc. director cited for 30-plus years in profession

Seismic ChallengeUniversity partners with Discovery Museum to create Seismic Challenge
July 26, 2012 • By Megan Akers
National Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation joins challenge to provide K-12 students a creative introduction into engineering field.

Lane Meyer gathering water samplesUniversity’s National Geothermal Academy recognized for outstanding leadership
July 25, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada Reno's National Geothermal Academy was recently named a finalist in the Geothermal Energy Association’s Honors awards.

Unity Tour poster thumbUnity Tour 2012 comes to campus Sept. 2
July 24, 2012 • Staff Reports
Nationally acclaimed artists 311, Slightly Stoopid and SOJA to perform

Karen HintonExtension Dean and Director Karen Hinton announces retirement
July 20, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
Karen Hinton, the dean and director of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) since 1998, is retiring in October. Jerry Buk, the director of Cooperative Extension’s Southern Area, has been named interim dean and director by UNR President Marc Johnson.

Tahnee thumb photoPack athletes turn in impressive APR
July 19, 2012 • Staff Reports
Eighth consecutive year of penalty-free academic performance.

3D copiersDeLaMare Science and Engineering Library first in nation to offer 3D printing campuswide
July 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
DeLaMare Library is first academic library in the United States to offer 3D printing and scanning as a service to all students.

WellnessSchool of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Clinic offers tips for summer weight loss
July 18, 2012 • By Anne McMillin
University employees may use their state insurance wellness coverage to enroll

Garter claspUniversity of Nevada, Reno archeologist to lead Virginia City hospital excavation
July 18, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
St. Mary Louise Hospital served mining community until the early 20th century

state climatologist doug boyleGeography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist
July 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Douglas Boyle is Nevada's new state climatologist. He will oversee operations of the Nevada State Climate Office, a public-service department in the College of Science.

ian buckle, civil engineering professorFoundation Professor Ian Buckle to lead national earthquake engineering group
July 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Civil engineering professor Ian Buckle has received the endorsement of the members of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) to be their next president.

Anne LindsayExtension faculty receive award from regional group
July 13, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
Three University of Nevada faculty working to reduce childhood obesity in Nevada were honored for an innovative program they designed.

Charles DuhiggUniversity’s Foundation Banquet to feature New York Times best-selling author
July 13, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation will host its 31st Annual Foundation Banquet Sept. 27, with keynote speaker Charles Duhigg

Perla and Natalia thumbUniversity Balloon Race names scholarship recipients
July 12, 2012 • Staff Reports
Petry and Beltz named graduate, undergraduate recipients.

Visualizing Change“Visualizing Change” environmental art exhibit in Tahoe until July 27
July 11, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Tahoe Science Consortium collaborated with University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Art to create “Visualizing Change,” a photographic art expedition intended to show environmental restoration at Lake Tahoe.

Emma SepulvedaUniversity professor receives international book award
July 9, 2012 • By Drew Bradley
Largest Latino book awards honored Emma Sepúlveda among 148 authors and publishers

Kate CalderHigh school journalism teachers learning at University of Nevada, Reno
July 9, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The Reynolds School of Journalism is helping about 30 high school journalism teachers from across the country to brush up on their journalism skills this summer.

Dr Yan thumbA tale of two researchers
July 9, 2012 • By Anne McMillin
Visiting reproductive scholar teams with Wei Yan of UNSOM

Food DigesterUniversity’s café wins award for commitment to environmental sustainability
July 6, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Dining services reduces carbon footprint with wet system food digester

Bill EadingtonUniversity of Nevada, Reno Professor Bill Eadington receives national award
July 6, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Economics Professor Bill Eadington, will be recognized next week by The National Council on Problem Gambling for his lifetime of work addressing problem gambling.

JCSU exterior thumbUNCE interim dean and director announced
July 6, 2012 • Staff Report
Buk, Southern Area director, to assume interim position Aug. 23

Clarissa MartinsUniversity biochemistry student receives global science award
July 6, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Clarissa Martins awarded prestigious Science Education Award for undergraduate cancer and nutrition research.

Far out thumbReception for 'Far Out' set for Sunday
July 3, 2012 • Staff Reports
University art scene from 1960-75 chronicled in Special Collections exhibit

JeffCeccarelliNV Energy honors longtime executive and Nevada alumnus
July 3, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Ceccarelli Renewable Energy Program will further workforce and economic development

Wolfie JuniorPack officially joins 'Mountain'
July 2, 2012 • Staff Reports
Nearly two years in the making, Pack ready to climb 'Mountain'

June 2012

Smallwood thumbSmallwood Boot Camp caps session
June 29, 2012 • Staff Reports
Local high schoolers learn multimedia at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

PfalmerCapturing the World
June 29, 2012
Alumnus Lee Pfalmer traversed the globe showing the benefits of Nevada's study abroad program.

Commander Eric JamesUniversity Police Commander goes Over the Edge for Special Olympics
June 28, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno’s Eric James to rappel down the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday

Ansari thumbCampus connects with downtown at RAD meeting
June 28, 2012 • By John Trent
Gathering in College of Business emphasizes relationships, two-flow of success

Artists on campus, circa 1967“Far Out” exhibit reveals lively 1960-75 arts era in northern Nevada
June 27, 2012 • By Angela Bakker and Claudene Wharton
This summer, the University presents “Far Out: The University Art Scene 1960-1975,” an art exhibit in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, July 1 – Sept. 9.

Fred PattersonNSBDC offers business-planning workshops for scientists and engineers
June 27, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The NSBDC has scheduled an expert in guiding companies through technology development into commercialization to present in Reno and Las Vegas next month.

David Lupan thumbLupan memorial set for July 1
June 27, 2012 • Staff Reports
David Lupan, 39-year Med School professor, administrator, passes away

Rafik BeekunUniversity of Nevada, Reno professor receives second Fulbright Award
June 21, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Rafik Beekun to teach corporate strategy and business ethics in Turkey.

Carmelo UrzaUniversity Studies Abroad Consortium adds new programs
June 21, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
After 30 years of collaboration with the University of Nevada, Reno, the Consortium adds new programs in Turkey, Israel, Brazil.

dean burkinMedical school researcher Burkin reviews promising new muscular dystrophy therapies
June 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dean Burkin summarizes the impact of a new protein therapeutic, MG53, for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Science Translational Medicine article.

national concrete canoe raceWolf Pack fourth in national concrete canoe championship
June 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Engineering team placed fourth in national concrete canoe competition,

Tibbitts winner a master at ensuring success of others
June 15, 2012 • By John Trent
Orvis' Susan Ervin, 2012's top teacher, reflects on notable career

Multimedia BootcampHigh school students work their minds at University’s Multimedia “Boot Camp”
June 14, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Smallwood Foundation provides grants for one-of-a-kind program at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Ansari BusinessFaculty Senate executive board elected
June 14, 2012 • Staff Reports
Faculty Senate exec board set for 2012-2013

Student Flash MobUniversity Business students choreograph flash mob at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
June 12, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada, Reno students perform flash mob at Reno-Tahoe International Airport for class final.

KC exteriorMissing campus icon returned after long wait
June 11, 2012 • By Angela Bakker
Bell clapper taken from University building returned 53 years later

HuiliASUN president: leadership tradition continues
June 8, 2012 • By Misha Ray
Huili Weinstock takes office as the 2012 to 2013 ASUN President, looking to better reach constituents

Prezdebate.comSo you think you know your candidate? Find out at
June 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Two professors have developed a website and an app that allows users to test their knowledge of President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Police and student bicyclistsUniversity Police Services host 54th annual conference for public safety leaders
June 6, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators is welcomed by the University June 15-19.

transit of Venus June 5Telescope viewing of Transit of Venus hosted at Redfield Campus observatory June 5
June 4, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A free public telescope viewing of the transit of Venus will be held at the Redfield Campus June 5.

May 2012

nearshore zone tahoeCommercial harvesting of crawdads to help Tahoe’s ecosystem
May 31, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A University scientist says issuing permits for commercial harvesting of crayfish at Lake Tahoe will help improve clarity of the lake.

Signing smarts
May 30, 2012 • By John Trent
'Signing Days' of National Merits bring attention to great students

Thumb of students at graduationGraduates honored with awards
May 25, 2012 • Staff Reports
Numerous graduating student awards were presented during the final days of the spring 2012 semester at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Marcel SchaererNew Business Success Center opens at Urban Chamber of Commerce
May 25, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevada businesses and entrepreneurs looking for available resources now have a new, single-stop service to turn to for help.

Clark exteriorUniversity honors the 'Best'
May 24, 2012 • Staff Reports
The University honored its past, present and future during the annual "Honor The Best" ceremony on May 16.

concrete canoe raceCanoes made of concrete to race in national meet at University of Nevada, Reno
May 23, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
They build canoes out of concrete. Concrete they design and engineer so it can float. Then they race. “They” are 22 teams of students from around the country who will be competing here in the national concrete canoe competition June 14-16.

navatar navigation system for blindComputer Science department researchers design indoor navigation system for blind
May 23, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Computer science engineering team Kostas Bekris and Eelke Folmer presented their indoor navigation system for visually impaired people at two national conferences.

Jonathan PriceDirector of Geology receives Lifetime Achievement Award
May 22, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
University of Nevada, Reno Director of Geology recognized for his contributions in earthquake risk reduction.

Students thumbnail imageCommencement '12: Records and optimism
May 21, 2012 • Staff Reports
The University conferred a record 2,215 degrees over weekend

Ansari Business BuildingNSBDC brings in national consultant to help businesses win federal funds
May 21, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The Nevada Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop June 11 to assist innovative Nevada companies interested in competing for federal funds.

Mathew NebenMathew Neben named 2012 Herz Medalist
May 19, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
The University of Nevada, Reno has named Mathew Neben the recipient of the 2012 Herz Medal for outstanding scholarship.

Joe ClineJoe Cline named Vice Provost
May 18, 2012 • Staff report
Professor of chemistry and College of Science assistant dean, Cline now vice provost, undergraduate education.

Alina Solovyova-Vincent and Elena PravosudovaUniversity receives international award for web-based biology course
May 17, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
For the fourth consecutive year, a University course has won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, an international award recognizing technology use to enhance learning.

Summer Session Logo2012 marks centennial milestone for University of Nevada, Reno Summer Session program
May 16, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Summer 2012 marks a special milestone for the University of Nevada, Reno: its 100th year of providing Summer Session academic classes to students.

Anna KosterGoldwater Scholar awarded prestigious national fellowship
May 15, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
Nevada student Anna Koster has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship as well as a Pfizer-sponsored Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Record-breaking Commencement
May 14, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
More than 2,200 degrees, a University record, were awarded during Commencement weekend.

College of Business Dean Greg MosierPhysics students take home Sontag Entrepreneurship Award, and $50,000
May 11, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
A group of physics students has taken home the Sontag Entrepreneurship Award, and the $50,000 prize money that comes with it, in the competition’s inaugural year.

Lyon 4-H’ers get a jump on their college careers
May 11, 2012 • By Robert Mills
High school 4-H'ers from Lyon County recently visited the College of Science to find out the best way to pursue their college education.

Anthropology WinnersAnthropology students win big in anthropology competition
May 10, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
University of Nevada, Reno students earn 12 awards in Public Anthropology Project competition.

Savitt AwardsReynolds students receive more than $103,000 in scholarships
May 10, 2012 • By Bob Felten
Sixty students received scholarships totaling more than $103,000 at the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism’s annual Savitt Awards Banquet this spring.

'Mother Quad' readies for Commencement
May 9, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Historic Quadrangle receives nutrients through local company.

A milestone 'fused' through partnership
May 8, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Collaboration between physics professor and Davidson student leads to fusion

Clark thumbnailGovernor proclaims 'State Employee Week'
May 8, 2012 • Staff Report
Week of May 6-12 to commemorate hard work of state workers

Jonathan McGuireTop University debater honored
May 7, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
University of Nevada, Reno debate team captain Jonathan McGuire will be awarded the Robert S. Griffin Medal May 8 as the University's top debater.

Ryan HopkinsReno student wins Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
May 7, 2012 • By Misha Ray
As the only Northern Nevada recipient of the scholarship, Ryan Hopkins from Spanish Springs High School plans to attend the University

Awards banquetAwards banquet recognizes University’s outstanding clubs
May 7, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
University clubs and organizations were recognized for their contributions to campus life and the community.

Bronze statue of children playingNena Miller, education advocate, wills bronze statue to University
May 4, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Wife of former University of Nevada, Reno President N. Edd Miller honors College of Education in her will; dedication held May 9.

Kathy CarricoUniversity's NSBDC to “graduate” entrepreneurs across state
May 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
This June, 125 Nevadans across the state will graduate from the NxLeveL training program that encourages small-business expansion and promotes economic development.

Enterprising All-Stars
May 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
April was quite a month for a number of University of Nevada, Reno student entrepreneurial teams.

san onofreSeismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre
May 3, 2012
Nevada Seismological Lab Director Graham Kent is part of team with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to gather seismic data off the coast of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Big Brothers Big Sisters visit University for third annual Science Day
May 3, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Children have fun making big bubbles with soap and dry ice, making clouds inside of soda bottles, and to handling live vertebrates and invertebrates.

bill hammond gpsRapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno
May 3, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.

Mai UeharaUniversity celebrates 25 years of partnership with Japanese college
May 2, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
The University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada International Consortium-International College of Japan celebrated their 25th anniversary last month.

Engineers DayGraduate students show more than 200 students around campus for Engineers Day
May 2, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
University hosted 10th Annual Engineers Day where students made ice cream from liquid nitrogen, levitated steel balls and more.

Regents AwardsUniversity faculty win three NSHE Regents’ Awards
May 2, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
Awards granted to researchers and advisers across the state’s eight institutions who demonstrate excellence in both research and education.

Geo HoopsStudents gain professional experience through Microsoft contest and internships
May 2, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University students showcase programming skills in second annual Microsoft Licensing application contest for the Windows Phone 7; winner named May 9.

Vanessa WehrkampUniversity wins regional human resources competition
May 1, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
In a competition consisting of 10 teams, University team members took first in a game to help prepare students for successful careers in HR.

Dental Calculus ExampleUniversity of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque
May 1, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson discovered that very small particles of plaque removed from the teeth of ancient populations may provide good clues about their diets.

April 2012

Foundation Professors 20122012 Foundation Professors selected
April 30, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
John Fildes, Gary Haynes and Scott Tyler were selected in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching achievements.

Child from the All 4 Kids ProgramThree Cooperative Extension Faculty Receive National Award for Innovative Programming
April 30, 2012 • By Marilyn Ming
UNCE program targets lower-income preschoolers and their families with messages and activities that promote healthy eating and exercise.

Concrete canoe team earns nationals berth
April 29, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
For the seventh straight year, University's concrete canoe team makes nationals

pseudoscorpionNevada research team first to show transgenerational effect of antibiotics
April 27, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a recent paper, researchers report that male pseudoscorpions treated with a specific antibiotic pass its toxic effect to untreated sons.

Joe Lovano thumbReno Jazz Festival celebrates 50 years
April 26, 2012 • By Andrea Turman
Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars to town for decades.

Knowledge CenterKnowledge Center photos win 'Share your Library!' competition
April 25, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Library technician Nick Crowl’s photography shows that the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center is more than just books.

Graduate Studies#Jour4Jobs interactive forum to focus on northern Nevada job creation
April 25, 2012 • By Todd Felts
University of Nevada, Reno graduate students host “Journalism for Jobs” live forum and virtual hangout May 1.

geoff blewitt at Ward Peak GPS siteGPS technology developed at Nevada used for NASA quake monitoring test
April 25, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA.

Josue GaytanTwo Nevada, Reno boxers prove hard work makes National Champions
April 24, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Students Josue Gaytan and Andrew Morales capture weight-class titles at 2012 National Collegiate Boxing Championships.

Joe CrowleyFormer President Joe Crowley receives Alumni Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for leadership
April 23, 2012 • By Misha Ray
Crowley received the prestigious award from his alma mater, the University of Iowa, April 10 for “leadership, learning and loyalty.”

Global SummitSummit brings global community to Reno
April 23, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
The Northern Nevada International Center hosted the “Everything is Global Summit” April 18 for about 350 high school students and community members.

Dr. Marc JohnsonJohnson named University President
April 20, 2012 • By John Trent
Johnson named University President

Earth Day Nevada "N" in the Knowledge CenterNevada 'N' made of recycled water bottles featured in Knowledge Center
April 20, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center employees have erected a 7-feet-tall "N,” constructed with recycled water bottles in celebration of Earth Day.

Addy AwardUniversity hosts marketing competition on campus
April 19, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Five regional universities compete In the district National Student Advertising Competition April 21.

Gary Powers thumbnailPack Baseball coach Gary Powers notches 900th win
April 19, 2012 • Staff Reports
In 30 years at the helm, Nevada's Gary Powers continues to reach milestones with the baseball program.

Thumbnail image of UNR cyclingCollegiate bike champs come to campus
April 19, 2012 • Staff Reports
Several cycling events, including Campus Criterium, set for April 14-15

Marc JohnsonMarc Johnson recommended as final candidate to NSHE Regents
April 18, 2012 • Staff Reports
Marc Johnson was identified as final candidate for the university presidency during a search committee meeting on Wednesday.

Ivon Padilla-RodriguezUniversity continues service learning commitment at upcoming conference
April 18, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
Students, faculty and community invited to April 20 conference dedicated to promoting service learning.

Dean BurkinLeading experts on congenital muscular dystrophy convene at University
April 18, 2012 • By Jane Tors
University of Nevada School of Medicine research discovery and singular focus of April conference signal new hope for patients with rare diseases.

Electric OdysseyElectric car stops at University before moving on in its world tour
April 18, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
The Electric Odyssey, the first world-tour of a standard electric car, came to campus on April 9 to charge its Lithium-Ion battery.

Rachel Croson thumbCroson, third finalist for presidency, visits campus
April 17, 2012 • By John Trent
Rachel Croson, division director at NSF, participates in campus forums, meetings

Rajan ZedUnique Hindu baccalaureate service celebrates fifth year
April 16, 2012 • Staff Report
One of its kind in the world, the University's Hindu Baccalaureate Service (Dikshant Utsav) blessed graduating seniors April 15.

Students volunteeringASUN Community Service Day a Success
April 16, 2012 • By Misha Ray
ASUN hosted “Mackay Service Day,” a community service day for students to do projects in the neighborhoods surrounding the University campus.

Steve Angle thumbAngle, second of presidential finalists, visits campus
April 16, 2012 • By John Trent
Steven Angle, provost at Wright State, participates in forums, meetings on Monday

naomi oreskesClimate change scientist to debunk debunkers at free Discover Science Lecture Series
April 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Climate change scientist Naomi Oreskes to debunk debunkers at free Discover Science Lecture Series April 17

Marc JohnsonJohnson, presidential finalist, meets campus
April 13, 2012 • By John Trent
Marc Johnson participates in several meetings and public forums with University groups

Michael KochUniversity’s undergraduates given research opportunities
April 13, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
From the evolution of horse-show jumping to the “color” of music, the 2012 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium will host a wide array of presentations this year.

Ilan Stavans“Spanglish” expert and cultural critic to speak at University
April 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Ilan Stavans, Mexican-American award-winning author and cultural commentator, will present at the Davidson Math and Science Center at 6:30 p.m., April 24.

JoAnne SkellyCooperative Extension helps landscape recovery
April 11, 2012 • By Andrew Church
Cooperative Extension expert JoAnne Skelly urges homeowners with fire-damaged landscapes to be patient about letting their plants recover from the blazes of last winter.

Thumbnail of AnsariFinalists for presidency to visit campus
April 11, 2012 • Staff Reports
Three finalists for University presidency to visit April 13, 16, 17

Somersett Bassett, Phil Sharp and Jonathon McGuireDebate team finishes season among best of the nation
April 11, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
The University of Nevada, Reno’s debate team has yet again quietly wrapped up another historic collegiate parliamentary debate season, finishing 18th in the nation.

Ashton SunseriPRSSA Hosts Student Conference
April 9, 2012 • By Misha Ray
The conference will teach students how to network, build resumes, communicate effectively and much more. Monday only: Nevada students can register for $35, a $20 discount

Annual Intercultural MonthVariety of cultures celebrated this month on campus
April 6, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Center for Student Cultural Diversity hosts its Annual Intercultural Month with more than 40 events scheduled

Clark AdministrationThree finalists for president chosen
April 5, 2012 • By John Trent
Angle, Croson and Johnson tabbed by Regents’ Search Committee for campus visits

X-ray imageNell J. Redfield Foundation commits $1.6 million to the University of Nevada School of Medicine
April 4, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Redfield Foundation gifts boost research, sports medicine and student outreach clinic.

Morrill Hall and TreeUniversity offers educational programs, demos during Earth Week, April 17-20
April 4, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
University and community coming together to recognize and celebrate Earth Day

KC ThumbnailFinalists named for University presidency
April 4, 2012 • By Jane Tors
Six candidates presented to joint meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. at JCSU

Jim RichardsonToday marks fourth anniversary of high-profile raid on Yearning for Zion Ranch
April 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
James Richardson, professor of sociology and judicial studies, co-authors "Saints under Siege," on raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch.

DMV License PlateUniversity offers new service; way to save time
April 3, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The University partners with DMV to install a new self-service DMV kiosk in the Student Union, making basic DMV business convenient for students and staff.

March 2012

Staff PosingWellness and weight management services available to employees
March 29, 2012 • By Anne McMillin
University employees may use their state insurance wellness coverage to enroll in the School of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Clinic.

Martha NussbaumProminent national philosopher discusses democracy’s need for the humanities
March 29, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Martha Nussbaum, considered one of the most prominent moral philosophers of today, will speak at 7 p.m., April 12, at the University's Nightingale Concert Hall.

Wright Thompson thumbnailThompson straddles two storytelling worlds
March 28, 2012 • By John Trent
Wright Thompson, speaker for the 48th Scripps Dinner, visits with RSJ students

Jennifer and Phil SatreSatres announce $5 million gift to K-12 education, medicine and athletics
March 27, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Phil and Jennifer Satre have announced a $5 million gift to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation from the Satre Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

Google AdWordsUniversity students to participate in Google AdWords online challenge
March 27, 2012 • By Erin Roberts
College of Business marketing students create Google AdWord campaigns for local businesses.

Visiting DelegatesNorthern Nevada International Center hosts 13th Annual Global Gala
March 27, 2012 • By Megan Akers and Natalie Savidge
NNIC honors its Corporate Global Citizen of the Year, IGT, this Friday; First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki to celebrate global connectedness.

Barbara DavidsonBarbara Davidson receives Frank McCulloch Award for Courage in Journalism
March 26, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Los Angeles Times issue-driven photojournalist will receive the Frank McCulloch Award for Courage in Journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism this Thursday.

Richard O. DaviesNational sports historian authors new edition of “Sports in American Life”
March 22, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
In 1994, Richard Davies was one of the first to offer sports as a way to bring American history to life in the classroom.

Nevada FFA ConventionUniversity campus is FFA ‘central’ this week
March 20, 2012 • By Jane Tors
The 83rd Nevada FFA Convention hosts nearly 425 high school students from across the state, including teachers, officers and members of the agriculture industry.

Mackay Wolves thumbnailNIT Quarterfinals Information
March 19, 2012
NIT quarterfinal game and ticket purchase info, as well as alumni dinner event at Stanford.

Alternative Spring BreakAlternative Break Club provides unique community service trips over spring break
March 15, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Students to gain real-life perspectives by doing hands-on volunteer work with field experts.

Paul DevereuxMarch is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 15, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
A strong collaborative pilot project in Washoe County has found success in seeking ways to encourage those who need colon cancer screenings to get them.

Alan FruzzettiUniversity Psychology Department reaches out to abused women
March 14, 2012 • By Misha Ray
The program offers free group therapy to women who have suffered abuse from their domestic partners.

renewable energy sludge dryerStrong showing for grad programs in U.S. News rankings released today
March 13, 2012 • By Jane Tors
University achieves strong showing in the annual rankings of the best graduate programs released today by U.S. News and World Report.

Engineering 'in the room' for ec development
March 13, 2012 • By John Trent
Recent visit to White House underscores engineering's value.

brain awareness weekUniversity promotes Brain Awareness Week; lets students, public touch human brains
March 13, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students and community members will have a chance this week to see and touch real human brains, three of them, and inspect several mouse, sheep and fly brains.

Confidential Assessment and Referral Service Available to Employees
March 13, 2012
The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential assessment and referral service specifically designed to assist employees and families in handling personal and work-related issues.

Pay Date Change – Effective June 30, 2012
March 13, 2012
Your normally scheduled payday of Friday, June 29, 2012 will be moved to Monday, July 2, 2012.

Classified Annual Leave Forfeit Reminder
March 12, 2012
Classified employees can only carry over 30 days or 240 hours of annual leave from one calendar year to the next. Per NRS 284.350 and as explained on page 22 of the State of Nevada Employee Handbook:

Debaters Bassett and McGuireIt’s March madness for one Nevada, Reno team – debaters McGuire and Bassett
March 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
While Pack fans were rooting for the basketball team to earn its way into the NCAA tournament , one Nevada team had clinched a national championship appearance.

Ansari Business BuildingNevada state demographer releases population estimates
March 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The Nevada State Demographer’s Office, located at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business, has released its 2011 population estimates.

Cheer squad at the Reno ArchPack's first climb up 'Mountain' released
March 9, 2012 • Staff Report
Boise State among key home games in 2012

Staci EmmCooperative Extension launches program to help state agriculture producers
March 7, 2012 • By Jim Sloan
“Herds & Harvest: Cultivating Success for Nevada’s Farmers and Ranchers” is a three-year program funded with the help of a $672,000 grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Knowledge CenterPresidential Search Committee Sets Dates for Candidate Meetings
March 7, 2012 • Staff Report
Semi-finalist presidential candidates are scheduled to visit campus on Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m.

Major MinaudoGraduate to discuss Cuban Missile Crisis
March 6, 2012 • Staff Report
Graduate Jim Whitaker to discuss his role on Johnston Island in South Pacific

Greg Mosier, Marc JohnsonUniversity unveils High Desert Farming Initiative
March 6, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The University and community partners will transform open land at the Valley Road Field Lab property into a collaborative agribusiness demonstration project and farm.

Always Lost: A Meditation on WarUniversity to bring poet-soldier to community for art exhibit opening March 13
March 6, 2012 • Staff Report
The University Veterans Coalition will host a poetry reading by Brian Turner, veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and award-winning author.

Knowledge Center thumbnailLibraries at your fingertips
March 5, 2012 • Staff Report
Is the Library open? Need to renew books? Within seconds you can get answers to these, and many more questions, via the new University Libraries app.

A close-knit school comes home
March 5, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
As students returned to campus for the spring semester, journalism students had an extra spring in their step.

Regents approve University’s debt buy-down plan for Fire Science Academy
March 2, 2012 • By Jane Tors
The Nevada Board of Regents approved the University's plan to reduce capital debt on its Fire Science Academy.

Pack celebrates thumbPack and WAC = Champions
March 2, 2012 • Staff Report
The Wolf Pack men's basketball team earned its first outright WAC championship since 2007.

snowderUniversity of Nevada, Reno research office adds Associate VP
March 1, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Research has added Gary Snowder as associate vice president for Research Services.

Student Mine Design Competition logoMackay Takes First Place in International Mine Design Competition; Next Up- UK
March 1, 2012 • By Cynthia J. Pratte
A student team from the Mackay School beat out 14 teams from three countries to take first place in an international mining design competition.

langfordUniversity of Nevada, Reno research office adds key personnel
March 1, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Research has added Dan Langford as Manager of Industry Partnerships for the Technology Transfer Office.

Don Juan meets 'Juanita'
March 1, 2012 • By Elaine Noble
Nevada Repertory Company’s rendition of ‘Juanita's Statue’ is a comedic exploration of the very complex relationships within the Latino and Anglo cultures.

February 2012

Pizza with the PolicePizza with the Police event provides students time to talk about safety
February 27, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and the University of Nevada, Reno Police Services Department host "Pizza with the Police."

Raggio thumbnailUniversity remembers Sen. Bill Raggio
February 24, 2012 • By Jane Tors
'Champion' of education and alum 'improved lives of all Nevadans'

The passing of a legend: Sen. Bill Raggio, 1926-2012
February 24, 2012 • By John Trent
The University mourns the loss of one of its most distinguished graduates

Martha JonesLong-time University supporter, Martha Jones, remembered
February 24, 2012 • Staff Report
The philanthropic support of Clarence and Martha Jones extended from support in the sciences and engineering, to journalism and the liberal arts.

MSFL hay barnPresident Johnson cites community input, postpones rezone of 104-acres at S. McCarran
February 23, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
President Johnson postpones South McCarran parcel rezone effort at Main Station Field Lab.

Science Olympiad National Tournament LogoUniversity hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students
February 23, 2012 • By Misha Ray
Volunteer faculty members from the University, as well as community educators, will serve as judges for the all-day event.

2012 National Eating Disorder Awareness WeekNational Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2012
February 23, 2012 • By Misha Ray
National Eating Disorders Association brings eating disorder awareness to campuses and communities around the world with 2012 theme, “everybody knows somebody.”

Big Sagebrush thumbnail image'Sagebrush Conversations' talk on Feb. 26
February 23, 2012 • Staff Report
Local experts and authors discuss Nevada's physical and cultural environment

Sankar MukhopadhyayWhat is the value of a green card?
February 21, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Just what does it mean to get a green card? To some applicants, about $1,000 each month, according to recent research by associate professor Sankar Mukhopadhyay.

john andersonTohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake
February 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
College of Science geophysicist John Anderson presents Tohoku /Pacific Northwest earthquake comparison study at science conference in Vancouver, B.C.

Gov Cup students thumbnailGov. Cup Business Plan deadline nears
February 17, 2012 • Staff Report
University students, advisors have strong record in business competition

Snowwolf thumbnailSnow, 'Snowwolf' come to campus
February 16, 2012 • By John Trent
Unexpected snowfall Wednesday inspires two students to sculpt 'Snowwolf'

University to present debt buy-down plan for Fire Science Academy to Regents
February 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
President Marc Johnson will present a debt reduction plan to the Board of Regents for the $24 million capital debt on the Fire Science Academy in Carlin.

University to begin national search for dean of CABNR
February 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
President Marc Johnson announced he is initiating a national search for a permanent dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Community forum on rezoning of South McCarran Parcel Feb. 21
February 14, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A community forum to present and discuss information about the proposed rezoning of the University of Nevada, Reno’s 104-acre South McCarran parcel

Tim WiseUniversity and School District partner to bring anti-racist speaker to community Feb. 29
February 14, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Author Tim Wise presents Colorblind: Nevada Against Racism; free, ticketed event at University of Nevada, Reno

Wolfpack Football GameUniversities announce plans to form conference
February 14, 2012 • Staff Report
Presidents and chancellors from 16 universities met to discuss future conference membership plans and agreed to work on forming a new intercollegiate athletic association.

Thumbnail of Knowledge CenterA display of the heart
February 13, 2012 • Staff Report
Exhibit shows Edw Martinez's "Valentine" to campus

Congressman Mark AmodeiAmodei visits with ROTC
February 13, 2012 • Staff Report
Mark Amodei, U.S. Congressman and University grad, pays visit to ROTC

A downhill racer on her way up
February 9, 2012 • By John Trent
Graduate student honored for biking advocacy efforts

manos maragakisCollege of Engineering Dean Maragakis invited to White House
February 8, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis attended a White House event Wednesday to celebrate efforts to retain and graduate more engineering students.

Marjorie VecchioSheppard Art Gallery fundraiser set for Friday
February 8, 2012 • Staff Report
'No Strings Attached' exhibition and auction to be held on Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

David BlightBlight, eminent Civil War historian, to speak on campus
February 8, 2012 • Staff Report
Yale's award-winning Blight to speak on Thursday

Actor Dean MalissaWashington, Hamilton and Jefferson debate issues of today
February 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans are invited to campus for “Fractured Union: A Conversation with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & Thomas Jefferson,” 7 p.m., Feb. 10.

Governor Brian SandovalSandoval, on campus, unveils economic development plan
February 7, 2012 • By John Trent
Governor returns to campus for major announcement

Ansari Business BuildingSmall Business Center offers workshops on funding for innovative businesses
February 6, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's Small Business Development Center will offer free workshops to assist Nevada companies competing for federal funds.

Marc thumbnailJohnson to campus: University is 'remarkable'
February 6, 2012 • By John Trent
At town hall meeting, University President Johnson praises campus effort, looks to future

Jeff Lieberman'Time Warp' host to speak on the nature of curiosity
February 6, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Popular television science-show host, musician, artist, researcher, scientist, mathematician and roboticist Jeff Lieberman will be featured in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Discover Science Lecture Series on Feb. 9

Claudia CollinsExtension expert offers winter health tips for older adults
February 1, 2012 • By Robert Mills
Extension Specialist Claudia Collins says good health can be achieved through three simple steps: wash hands, stay active and stay warm.

January 2012

Major Michael F. MinaudoROTC cadets to participate in cultural understanding program
January 30, 2012 • By Catherine Stokes
Twelve of the University's ROTC cadets will travel abroad this summer in the U.S. Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.

What's a WUE?
January 27, 2012 • By John Trent
The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program offer out-of-state students a valuable tuition discount.

Wolves at Mackay Stadium thumbnailUniversity a social media star
January 23, 2012 • By John Trent
Nevada’s affinity for social media has netted the University two impressive victories over peers with much larger student and alumni bases.

Sontag Entrepreneurship Award CompetitionNew semester kicks off with the Sontag Entrepreneurship Award Competition
January 23, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
For the first time, students will have the opportunity to enter the Sontag Entrepreneurship Award Competition, which comes with a prize of about $50,000.

Holly GatzkeExtension hosting innovative statewide workshop for Nevada niche farmers
January 20, 2012 • By Robert Mills
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is hosting a series of workshops allowing niche farmers around the state to share their secrets for successful crops.

Patient centered family medicineNew health option for University families
January 20, 2012 • By Anne McMillin
School of Medicine's new patient-centered program looks to enhance care, including University employees

solar pondProgram matches researchers, industry to develop new technologies
January 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
With its new Industry/Faculty Partnering Clinic, the Technology Transfer Office is engaging the community in the work of scientists.

Sophie GlogovacFrom Reno to Costa Rica: study abroad made possible by scholarship
January 17, 2012 • By Rachel Sa-Onoy
Two Nevada students garner prestigious Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships.

CrosswalkUniversity holds Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Forum next month
January 17, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Public forum to allow for discussion of laws, problem areas and what local agencies are doing to promote safety.

Robert GorrellRobert Gorrell, 1914-2011: An Appreciation
January 12, 2012 • By John Trent
Campus memorial service scheduled for Jan. 22 for the award-winning writer, administrator

Dee HendersonUniversity loses a colleague in Dee Henderson
January 11, 2012 • Staff Report
Associate Vice Provost for Extended Studies Dee Henderson died Jan. 7 following a brief illness. He was 73.

algae pond at Valley RoadRenewable energy, public policy graduate certificate offered to professionals
January 6, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
An online graduate certificate in renewable energy to study the policies and practices in the diverse fields of renewable energy begins in the spring 2012 semester.

Wolfie Jr.: Undisputed alpha of all mascots
January 3, 2012 • Staff Report
Nevada mascot Wolfie Jr. tallies 15 million votes, takes sting out of Ga. Tech's Buzz

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