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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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