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2012 News Stories: February

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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.

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