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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.

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