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2012 News Stories: May

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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.

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