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2012 News Stories: August

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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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