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    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.

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