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2012 News Stories: March

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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.

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