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    Computer science and engineering graduate student Richard KelleyComputer science and engineering student wins graduate award
    December 28, 2012 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Richard Kelley, robotics researcher and Ph.D. student, is recognized for his academic accomplishments and University service.

    Chris Ault thumbnailAult steps down after 28 seasons and more than 40 years at Nevada
    December 28, 2012 • By Chad Hartley
    Hall of Fame football coach Chris Ault announced Friday that he is stepping down from the program that he has been associated with for more than 40 years.

    nathan on towerNevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite
    December 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada Seismological Lab tracks low-flying meteorite across Nevada sky

    Multifaith service thumbnailReligions and students join at University service for Connecticut victims
    December 21, 2012 • Staff Report
    Many speakers paid tribute to victims, their families, teachers, administrators and first responders touched by this tragedy.

    EVI Sontag ThumbnailSontag Entrepreneurship Competition finalists announced
    December 21, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    University teams go head-to-head for $50,000 grand prize to help students bring business ideas to fruition.

    Grid thumbnailLeaving a 'Marc' on 2012
    December 20, 2012 • By John Trent
    Top Stories of 2012: A new president highlights year

    Manzanita thumbnailCampus still a beauty in chilly weather
    December 20, 2012 • By John Trent
    As the fall semester ends, a time to reflect

    Nevada logo thumbnailAthletic Director search process begins
    December 20, 2012 • Staff Report
    University President outlines key elements of the search process being launched this week for the University's next director of athletics.

    National Society for Leadership and SuccessStudent group becomes Santa to senior veterans
    December 19, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
    National Society for Leadership and Success members give gifts through “Be a Santa to a Senior” program

    Holiday Book Tree in the Knowledge CenterGiant holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
    December 18, 2012 • By Angela Bakker
    For the second year, the Knowledge Center has erected a holiday book tree, perhaps the largest book tree ever built.

    It's time thumbnailBuilding ‘Pride of the Sierra’
    December 18, 2012 • By Natalie Savidge
    New energy, goals and matching-gift campaign for Wolf Pack marching band.

    Manzanita Lake thumbnailFour USAC students awarded Gilman Scholarships
    December 18, 2012 • Staff Reports
    University undergraduates see increase in scholarship amount for studies abroad

    Sigma Delta Pi InsigniaNational Hispanic Studies Honor Society members honored
    December 18, 2012 • By Tiffany Moore
    Thirteen undergraduate and graduate students honored

    Nevada Terawatt FacilityNevada Terawatt Facility explores plasma, powers up for industry collaborations
    December 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada Terawatt Facility largest university laser and pulsed-power accelerator combo in US

    Construction updatesPedestrian and bicycle safety improvements benefit campus community
    December 17, 2012 • By Megan Akers
    Several new construction improvements were implemented over the last few months in order to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety around the University.

    Scott CasperBilinski Educational Foundation to create fellowships for College of Liberal Arts
    December 14, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    A gift from the Foundation will fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences.

    Jafeth SanchezCampus Profiles: Meet Jafeth Sanchez
    December 14, 2012 • By Tovah Goodman
    Jafeth Sanchez is the research assistant professor with the College of Education.

    Davidson Math and Science CenterUpdate on Campus Power Outages
    December 13, 2012 • Staff Report
    Associate Vice President of Facilities Services Sean McGoldrick gives an update on the recent power outages on campus.

    Felten teachingA faculty mentor who's twice as sweet
    December 12, 2012 • By John Trent
    School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars.

    Marie Russell thumbnailGeological Sciences' Russell is Dec. Employee of Month
    December 7, 2012 • Staff Report
    Known for her ability to help, Marie Russell earns honor

    We the People logoMore students compete in ‘We the People’ District 2 competition than ever before
    December 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    More than 150 students from nine high schools will compete on campus Saturday, Dec. 15, in a Congressional hearing-style competition about the Constitution.

    Patsy RuchalaNevada universities’ collaborative Doctor of Nursing Practice degree accredited
    December 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    The innovative program helps to meet a growing need for nursing professionals equipped to assume leadership roles in the state.

    Students in the @One CenterReview of human resources and finance systems underway on campus
    December 5, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University has initiated actions to revise its finance and human resources systems now that the replacement of the automated student systems is complete.

    University continues to experience limited power outages
    December 5, 2012 • Staff Report
    A continuing problem with the 65-year-old "south loop" power distribution system has resulted in six unscheduled outages since February.

    Nevada Cycling thumbnailNevada Cycling Team finishes as conference champs
    December 5, 2012 • Staff Report
    Conference title comes after the team placed ninth at the 2012 Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in October.

    Todd Green thumbnailInternational touring artist Todd Green performs at University
    December 4, 2012 • By Megan Akers
    Wednesday’s concert to raise money for University’s recording department.

    Commencement scrollsWinter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 8 ceremony
    December 3, 2012 • Staff Report
    The University awards nearly 1,550 degrees.

    Brian LandrusNevada Music Alum Invited to Join Band of Jazz Superstar Esperanza Spalding
    December 3, 2012 • By Forrest Hartman
    University of Nevada, Reno alum Brian Landrus, a 34-year-old woodwind specialist, has been made an official member of jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding's band.

    Dmitri Atapine and Adela Hyeyeon ParkAtapine and Park of the Department of Music Receive International Praise
    December 3, 2012 • By Cynthia Pratte
    Atapine and Park's production of four Liebermann sonatas, written over the past 30 years, has garnered the attention and praise of two high-profile classical music magazines, Gramophone and The Strad.

    Doctoral psychology student Dan McCarthyNeuroscience research gets big boost – almost $10 million
    December 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
    The University has been awarded a highly competitive program grant to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in integrative neuroscience.

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