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2012 News Stories: October

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FlagCoping with distress after a tragic event
October 22, 2013 • Staff Report
Psychology Chair Victoria Follette provides information and recommendations for the campus community.

Cut out Wolfie thumbnail imageHelp fight hunger at the Knowledge Center
October 31, 2012 • Staff Report
Drive is on for donations of canned goods for Food Bank.

Girls with Nevada ShirtsNevada Wolf Shop presents 700 T-shirts to Clayton Middle School students
October 31, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
Clayton Middle School sets aside its uniform policy one day per week and allows students to wear college and university gear.

Best Online Colleges coverThree online master’s programs named ‘Best Buys’
October 31, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton has named three University online degree programs as “Best Buys”: the Executive MBA and two master’s degree programs in education.

Positive behaivor reports from workshopPositive Behavior Support-Nevada program seeks to improve quality of life
October 30, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University's Positive Behavior Support-Nevada program offers ways to positively impact the quality of life for individuals and families struggling with disabilities.

Engineering STEM lectureUniversity putting the E into STEM, makes engineering a K-12 focus
October 30, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
“Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh we have it WRONG!” lecture Nov. 8 at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center

Brain Awareness thumbnailBiology lecturer internationally recognized for neuroscience education work
October 29, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
College of Science's Amy Altick was awarded the Next Generation Award by the Society for Neuroscience.

Frandsen Humanities thumbnailLoper memorial service set for Nov. 12
October 29, 2012 • Staff Report
A campus fixture for nearly 30 years, Keith Loper remembered as 'a good man'

Rendering of updated building'Act One': The arts as a uniting force
October 29, 2012 • By Roseann Keegan
Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million lead gift toward $4 million renovation of Church Fine Arts Building

Pack volleyball player thumbnailPack grad rate reaches all-time high
October 29, 2012 • Staff Report
Graduation Success Rate hits 80 percent for Wolf Pack athletes.

Debashish Bhattacharya to Perform Oct. 31
October 29, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
Performing Arts Series presents Debashish Bhattacharya

Bill Douglass thumbnailUniversity’s ‘Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’ honors William A. (Bill) Douglass
October 25, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Author and founder of the Center for Basque Studies to be inducted at the University Nov. 8.

Heidi Gansert thumbnailHeidi Gansert named special assistant to president for external affairs
October 25, 2012 • Staff Report
Former chief of staff for governor to lead enhanced outreach initiative for University of Nevada, Reno.

James Faulds thumbnailNevada State Geologist wins geothermal award
October 25, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The University's James Faulds wins Peer Review Excellence award for geothermal technology project.

Marcelo Vazquez, Vazquez, Associate Dean of StudentsUniversity welcomes new associate dean of students
October 25, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
The Division of Student Services is pleased to welcome the new associate dean of students to the University.

Kevin Carman thumbnailKevin Carman named University executive vice president and provost
October 23, 2012 • Staff Report
LSU dean brings impressive experience and leadership to University of Nevada, Reno role.

Summer E Camp thumbnail photo of campersIt's always summer for Engineering's Summer Camps
October 22, 2012 • By John Trent
Elyse Bozsik honors Summer Engineering Camps past, plans for future.

Engineering students ride China's Bullet TrainEngineering students part of international exchange program in China
October 22, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Undergrads participated in an exclusive international summer camp for engineering students in China.

Students walking by JCSUUniversity welcomes new students, most National Merit Scholars
October 22, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
The University welcomed 18,227 undergraduate and graduate students to campus this fall and 16 more National Merit Scholars.

Micki Maynard and Zachary VolkertJournalism students' reporting on reinventing Reno featured on
October 19, 2012 • By Bob Felten
Working with Micki Maynard, one of the nation’s top business journalists, Reynolds School of Journalism students posted their findings at

Lily CooperStudent wins art award in spring, leads to national exhibit opportunity
October 19, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Lily Cooper, a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, earned a national gold medal from the National Scholastic Art Foundation.

Hyun-Joo JeonCampus Profiles: Meet Hyun-Joo Jeon
October 19, 2012 • By Jason Ching
Hyun-Joo Jeon is an assistant professor of human development and family studies with an emphasis in early childhood education.

2012 iGEMStudents advance to world championship in synthetic biology competition
October 19, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
University iGEM team presented project to develop protein that helps vitamins bind to rice, making it healthier

Students gather in front of Morrill HallTwo-day undergraduate Commencement set for May
October 18, 2012 • Staff Report
Two-day format for undergraduate graduation due to growing enrollment, increased retention.

new aluminum coatingNew coating for aluminum developed to replace cancer-causing product
October 18, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Engineering team develops new environmentally- friendly coating for aluminum to replace carcinogenic chromate coatings

Libby Brokaw in classroom thumbnail imageUSAC student interns in Torino kindergarten
October 18, 2012 • Staff Report
RSJ student Libby Brokaw is staying involved in community in Torino.

great nevada shakeoutDuck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
October 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18

Lydia DeFlorioCampus Profiles: Meet Lydia DeFlorio
October 16, 2012 • By Jason Ching
Lydia DeFlorio is an assistant professor of human development and family studies with an emphasis in families and child development.

Cast of Doctor FaustusTheatre First Flight and Opening Night Friday
October 16, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
Check out the updates to Redfield Proscenium Theatre during Nevada Repertory Company’s upcoming production of “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus.” The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27 and at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Rick Sontag thumbnailNevada Alumni Association honors many at annual Homecoming Gala
October 15, 2012 • By Megan Akers
Rick Sontag named Alumnus of the Year.

Reg Chhen StewartA shared road map for diversity
October 15, 2012 • By Jane Tors
The NSHE Northern Nevada Diversity Summit, held Oct. 11 at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union, focused on the opportunity ahead.

Wolf Pack QB thumbnail Devin CombsCannon stays blue for eighth straight year
October 15, 2012 • Staff Report
Nevada records eighth straight victory over in-state rival in battle for Fremont Cannon

Gear UpGEAR UP celebrates $21 million federal grant renewal
October 15, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
GEAR UP program celebrates the renewal of the federal GEAR UP grant funded for $21 million at recognition celebration.

John DobraCanada's leading public policy think-tank names John Dobra senior fellow
October 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Fraser Institute chooses Dobra, who has been at the University for 32 years, for his expertise in natural resource economics.

Howard Goldbaum with Gov SandovalRSJ Professor Goldbaum's work featured in 'Waiting for the Cars'
October 12, 2012 • Staff Report
"Waiting for the Cars" features 3-D images researched and digitally transformed by RSJ professor

Reno bike project logoGender, Race, and Identity Program announces lecture series
October 12, 2012 • Staff Report
GRI lecture series to feature community members interested in alternate economies, local initiatives

Courtney Bell, Soap Drive, Soap for HopeCourtney Bell organizes soap drive on campus
October 11, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
University alumnus and People First Foundation Founder and Executive Director Courtney Bell is active again with the foundation’s annual “Soap For Hope” laundry drive.

Matt Krystofiak and Greg MosierLeaders from colleges of business gather at South Lake Tahoe
October 11, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Dean Greg Mosier leads group, as president of the Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business

iGEM competitionBiochemistry students seek to make rice healthier in synthetic biology competition
October 11, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
CABNR iGEM team is exploring new ways to use rice to bring nutrients to the malnourished.

Dalton thumbnailChildren’s foundation staff member honored for her charity work
October 11, 2012 • Staff Report
Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Dalton recognized as the University’s 2012 Outstanding Young Alumnus from the Nevada Alumni Association.

Richard KleinProminent anthropologist to speak on evolution of modern human behavior
October 10, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Anthropology Department welcomes Richard Klein to campus Oct. 16, as part of the Distinguished Lectureship in Archaeology Series.

Governor's Series thumbnailWolf Pack and Rebels announce Governor’s Series
October 9, 2012 • By Jane Tors
New head-to-head challenge celebrates rivalry between UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno in athletic competition, academic performance, sportsmanship and citizenship.

Robert TriversRobert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception as part of Discover Science Lecture Series
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers of Rutgers University will speak on the evolution of deceit and self-deception on Oct. 16

Mountain Biker above Lake TahoeUniversity of the Outdoors
October 9, 2012 • By John Trent
Outside Magazine ranks the University in the top 25 for best Outside Universities in the nation.

reno ozone transport conferenceOzone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Ozone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues in conference Oct. 10-12

Rita FelskiInternationally known scholar presents 'Crrrritique' Nov. 2
October 8, 2012 • Staff Report
Rita Felski, professor from University of Virginia, to give five-point definition of critique as a scholarly method

Needle Peak2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip
October 8, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is holding its 15th annual Earth Science Week field trip, part of a national celebration of earth sciences.

Brian Lent thumbnailOn high-tech's frontier: Engineering grad Lent shares story
October 5, 2012 • By John Trent
Computer Science and Engineering grad Lent has been at the forefront of high-tech industry history.

Bill EadingtonGaming executives gather in Tahoe to learn; face-off in management competition
October 4, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
International gaming executives gather in Tahoe for the Executive Development Program, presented by the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming.

Shake lab thumbnailEarthquake engineering lab expansion reaches milestone
October 4, 2012 • By John Trent
24,500-square-foot expansion to make engineering lab largest of its kind.

Envirohaven's Vicki Bischoff and Clint Borchard“Envirohaven” student entrepreneurs incorporate; frame first prototype
October 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Student entrepreneurial team Envirohaven unveils a prototype of their 1,400-square-foot, self-contained, energy-efficient home package at an open house.

Mrs Obama thumbnailFirst Lady Michelle Obama visits campus
October 3, 2012 • By John Trent
A crowd of about 3,800 fills the Quad to hear First Lady speak.

Steven Hammonds, Audrey Campbell at the GRE preparation courseMcNair Scholars Program gives hope to future graduate students
October 3, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program to prepare students from underrepresented backgrounds for graduate school.

James KenyonSchool of Medicine announces senior leadership additions
October 2, 2012 • Staff Report
James Kenyon appointed senior assoc. dean for research; Evan Klass new assoc. dean for statewide initiatives

Jim FitzsimmonsUniversity CrossFit program among top in the nation
October 2, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The University of Nevada, Reno's Lombardi Recreation Center is home to the first and largest university-affiliate CrossFit program.

Young girl in All 4 Kids programUNCE program earns prestigious NIFA award
October 1, 2012 • By Kayla Johnson
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s All 4 Kids program has received the National Institute Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for mission integration.

JCSU thumbnailUnited Way Campaign underway
October 1, 2012 • Staff Report
Annual giving effort to benefit United Way of Northern Nevada and Sierra

Davidson Math and Science BuildingCollege of Science's Frybarger is Oct. Employee of Month
October 1, 2012 • Staff Report
Paula Frybarger's efficiency, professionalism has helped College of Science through busy time.

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