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    January 2014

    alan krauseAlan Krause, CEO of firm that designed new Panama Canal to speak in Discover Science Lecture Series
    January 28, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Alan Krause, whose engineering firm is the lead on the massive Panama Canal expansion project, will be the speaker in the College of Science Discover Science Lecture Series.

    Past University student government officials apply skills in public service
    January 27, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
    Past officers reflect on how ASUN experiences have aided them in careers as elections approach.

    University iGEM team gets silver at international competition
    January 24, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Undergraduates present research project in Toronto, Canada.

    University alumna receives President’s Early Career Award
    January 23, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Katherine Iverson awarded for work researching women's health and traumatic stress.

    kam leang design classKam Leang featured in NBC Learn project with National Science Foundation
    January 16, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Kam Leang selected by NBC News and the National Science Foundation to be featured in the latest installment of NBC Learn’s Science of Sports

    Barefoot coachingNevada basketball teams raise money for Samaritan’s Feet
    January 15, 2014 • Staff Report
    Wolf Pack coaches go barefoot at last week woman's basketball game.

    ReThink Your Drink program encourages healthy drinks
    January 15, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Professor works to reduce sugar intake in school-aged children through an educational campaign.

    Todd Belcher thumbnailBelcher, Grundy are January Employees of Month
    January 13, 2014 • Staff Report
    Both honorees take responsibilities to the next level.

    cyber security centerNew Cyber Security Center to develop education, research, industry collaboration
    January 13, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The new Cyber Security Center will support economic development through education, research and outreach to industry by addressing the growing national challenge of cyber security.

    Colin Kaepernick thumbnailKap does it again: Onto NFC Championship
    January 13, 2014 • Staff Report
    Former Pack QB continues stellar play in NFL playoffs for 49ers.

    FinkelsteinPhysics professor visits University to discuss education transformation
    January 10, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
    Noah Finkelstein will give lecture on improving student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics classes.

    ROTC thumbnailROTC summer internships broaden perspectives
    January 10, 2014 • Staff Report
    Senior ROTC Cadets share summer memories from internships at Pentagon and FEMA.

    College of Business & College of Education ranked top online graduate programs
    January 10, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    U.S. News & World Report highlights the University of Nevada, Reno’s online graduate programs

    Great Ideas from Growers‘Great Ideas From Growers’ peer-mentoring discussions begin Jan. 13
    January 8, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension will offer five “Great Ideas From Growers” sessions, where small farm producers from across the state can share their knowledge and experiences to help each other improve businesses.

    Clarence and Martha JonesJones Family Foundation pledges $2 million to Pennington Student Achievement Center
    January 7, 2014 • By Roseann Keegan
    The Clarence and Martha Jones Family Foundation continues legacy of support to the region and the University.

    Colin Kaepernick thumbnail.Kap anything but cold in NFL playoffs
    January 6, 2014 • Staff Report
    Former Pack QB leads Niners past Packers in frigid Green Bay in NFL playoffs.

    Linn ExhibitUniversity begins Shared History Program
    January 3, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
    Historical recounts of JFK’s assassination continue to conglomerate.

    Pesticide TrainingUniversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers training for use of pesticides
    January 2, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension, with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Jan. 29 to train people throughout the state how to handle and use pesticides.

    December 2013

    UASUniversity poised to support selection of Nevada as UAV development center
    December 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University of Nevada, Reno partners with industry, state to enhance education, research and outreach in support of unmanned aerial system development.

    CattlemensCattlemen’s Update provides latest information for ranchers Jan. 6 – 10
    December 30, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Cooperative Extension, CABNR, and the College of Business will host the 2014 Cattlemen’s Update at locations across Nevada with daily educational programs Jan. 6 – 10, 2014.

    Wiegand FitnessMario Gabelli and Gabelli Foundation announce $1.5 million gift to E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
    December 23, 2013 • By Roseann Keegan
    Gift to name the Mario J. Gabelli Plaza at the University of Nevada, Reno’s E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center.

    Student success at the forefront of 2013's top stories
    December 20, 2013 • By John Trent
    The William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center and E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center top the list of 2013's top stories

    Heck, Tlapak are December Employees of Month
    December 20, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both honorees go above and beyond to earn recognition.

    Ben Holden headshotProfessor's work strengthens Kosovo judiciary
    December 19, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    Reynolds School of Journalism Associate Professor Ben Holden provides guidelines to the journalists covering the court system in the Republic.

    Getchell demolition is underway
    December 19, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Demolition to continue for another month.

    December ROTC thumbnail imageROTC commissions four December graduates into U.S. Army
    December 19, 2013 • Staff Report
    Chair of Military Science: "Exceptionally proud of this group."

    Susan Desmond-HellmannAlumna named CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    December 19, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    UCSF chancellor and UNSOM graduate Susan Desmond-Hellmann takes over role in May.

    Professor recognized for work with dialectical behavior therapy
    December 19, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Alan Fruzzetti receives the International Society for Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Outstanding Researcher Award.

    engineering educationUniversity to strengthen and build engineering education, workforce development
    December 18, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University has embarked on a new initiative to help build engineering education at all levels of Nevada schools

    University begins Getchell building exterior demolition this week
    December 18, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Getchell time capsule contents on display at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

    Renown HealthThreat clear after Renown Medical Center shooting
    December 17, 2013 • Staff Report
    All University personnel are safe after an active-shooter incident at a Renown Regional Medical Center medical office building two miles from campus.

    Catherine Pollock, Yaakov Varol,and Malia FredricksonStudent group receives grant to fund computer science seminar for women
    December 17, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    WiCSE received a seed grant from a national organization to host a seminar aimed at encouraging young women to get involved in computing and technology.

    Ruby HillCooperative Extension to test large-scale production and use of biochar
    December 16, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, with other partners, is embarking on a large-scale three-year project to find more efficient ways to increase water conservation and plant growth, and decrease the release of fossil fuel in the Great Basin.

    Get a Free HugCan a hug discriminate?
    December 16, 2013 • By Tara Madden-Dent
    Students at the University gave free hugs to strangers throughout Reno.

    Professor GordonProfessor receives international accolades for geological research
    December 13, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    University of Nevada, Reno professor Stacia Gordon to discuss her research on partial melting at awards banquet in Vienna.

    Argenta Trio_100Nevada Chamber Music Festival spotlights faculty musicians
    December 13, 2013 • Staff Report
    Three faculty members among renowned musicians from around the world performing in 10th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Dec. 26-31.

    All 4 Kids_100Healthy, happy, active, fit
    December 13, 2013 • By Marilyn Ming
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension All 4 Kids program addresses childhood obesity.

    University highlights partnership for education and research with area schools
    December 12, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno faculty and student presence strengthens collaborations between the College of Education and local schools.

    Escort ServicesUniversity Campus Escort and Police Services endure weather for a safe campus
    December 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Record-breaking 430 ride requests filled in one night by Campus Escort during first winter storm.

    Professor BorregoInaugural Lifetime Achievement Award given to University graduate
    December 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Joaquin Borrego is first to receive award for Excellence in Research in Latino/a Psychology.

    hour of codeUniversity hosts Hour of Code for Washoe County students
    December 11, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Students ages 6 to18 are invited to participate in the University's Hour of Code event Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14

    Radon Test KitNevadans encouraged to test their homes for radon – a dangerous gas
    December 11, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Free radon test kits are available from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide.

    University libraries offer student stress busters and extended hours through finals
    December 10, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Pet a pooch at the Knowledge Center and engineering puzzles at the DeLaMare are student favorites.

    More than 1,400 degrees awarded during Winter Commencement
    December 9, 2013 • Staff Report
    President Johnson tells grads a University degree the "greatest possible asset."

    OLLI one millionEarly Christmas for University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute with $1 million award
    December 9, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members were surprised at their holiday party by the announcement of a second $1 million award from The Bernard Osher Foundation.

    Faculty Media Impact Project ranks University as a top school in faculty outreach
    December 6, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Of economics departments ranked, University of Nevada, Reno topped the list.

    Cover for CalendarEnjoy the beauty of the state with the 2014 Nevada Geology Calendar
    December 6, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s new calendar features geological themes from throughout Nevada.

    Media Watch programReynolds School Media Watch
    December 5, 2013 • By Aaron Walton
    Media Watch airs each Friday from 2-3 p.m. as part of 88.7 KUNR Reno Public Radio's "Beyond the Headlines" program.

    Nevada Today screenshotsRedesigned Nevada Today unveiled
    December 5, 2013 • Staff Report
    The new Nevada Today features more robust quicklinks and enhanced usability for smartphones and tablets.

    Winter CommencementCommencement delayed to 9 a.m.
    December 2, 2013 • Staff Report
    University awards more than 1,450 degrees.

    November 2013

    National verdict: University epicenter of judicial education
    November 27, 2013 • By John Trent
    For more than 50 years, the epicenter for programs leading to education of judges has run through University.

    University representatives take TEDx UniversityofNevada stage next month
    November 26, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, Dec. 2.

    Holiday BooksBooks by University professors and graduates make great holiday gifts
    November 26, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Eight books are available, ranging from fictional short stories to nonfictional and inspirational.

    Wild West Shootout raises money for autism
    November 26, 2013 • Staff Report
    The 10th Annual Wild West Shootout is set for Dec. 4-7 at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School to raise money for the University’s Early Childhood Autism Program.

    Students look at a computer screenComputer science and engineering students take 6th at programming competition
    November 25, 2013 • Staff Report
    Students from the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery placed 6 out of more than 70 teams at the regional programming competition at Brigham Young University in October.

    Keck MuseumUniversity’s Keck Museum to exhibit Nevada’s moon rocks
    November 21, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Public invited to open house/unveiling Dec. 13 in historic Mackay School of Mines building.

    Davidson Math Building exteriorEhleringer, Prest are November Employees of Month
    November 20, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both awardees go beyond job description to help campus.

    Great Basin conferenceGreat Basin natural resource issues and research to be discussed by agencies
    November 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Natural resource issues facing the Great Basin - and the research behind solutions - will be at the forefront of conversation next month during the annual Great Basin Consortium Conference.

    Chinese DelegationChinese Delegation visits University’s campus
    November 18, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    USAC renews agreement with Southwest University for Nationalities.

    Mackay exterior'Campus Conversations' set for Nov. 18
    November 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    President, Provost, Faculty Senate Chair on hand for informal discussion of campus issues.

    University students to host water forum
    November 15, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    University students discuss water issues at the 10th Annual Student World Water Forum.

    Students apply course concepts through service-learning
    November 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno students gain real-life experience through community-based learning .

    ROTC color guardPurple Heart recipient Sgt. Trey Humphrey speaks at University’s military ball
    November 14, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Congressman Mark Amodei presents ceremonial coin to ROTC Program during celebration of military tradition.

    Brian GreenePhysicist Brian Greene brings “Why Science Matters” lecture to University
    November 13, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and an entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will be speaking Dec. 5

    Mars incInternationally recognized business leaders visit Nevada
    November 12, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    “Building a High-Performance Team for Brand Management and Corporate Affairs;” program to share proven lessons of success.

    University’s College of Business ranks Top 25 for Part-time MBA Program
    November 8, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Bloomberg Businessweek highlights the University of Nevada, Reno’s Academic indicator by ranking it No. 1.

    Scott TylerUniversity professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo
    November 7, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December.

    David Leitner - one of 80David Leitner's paper in Chemical Physics chosen for 80th anniversary collection
    November 6, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A paper written by Chemical Physics Program Director David Leitner was selected for a collection of 80 outstanding articles published by The Journal of Chemical Physics to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

    Richard O. Davies honored by University’s “Nevada Writers Hall of Fame”
    November 6, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Distinguished history professor emeritus will be inducted Nov. 14.

    University named top military-friendly school
    November 6, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    As Veteran’s Day approaches, Veteran Services at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrates national recognition.

    University welcomes electric cars with new charging stations
    November 5, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Partnering with NV Energy, two electric vehicle charging stations are located inside campus parking complexes; demonstration Thursday at 2 p.m.

    Campus scenic photoUnited Way campaign makes final push for campaign goal
    November 5, 2013 • Staff Report
    The annual campus effort to help improve northern Nevada life wraps up Nov. 15.

    Students set to benefit with new financial literacy program
    November 5, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno offers a free online tool to help students and new alumni take control of their finances

    PlanetariumFleischmann Planetarium celebrates 50 years
    November 5, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Science center continues its history of connecting the public to the University campus; offers $1 roll-back admission price now through Jan. 12.

    StringhamUniversity professor receives Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award
    November 1, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Professor Tamzen Stringham honored for work with ecological site team.

    Sinclair buildingCity of Reno and University partner to support, enhance downtown
    November 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Proposed lease-to-purchase of City building would provide downtown presence for University; convenient hub for community and business outreach.

    Building for student success
    November 1, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Expanded Earthquake Engineering Lab nears completion as other major University construction projects move forward .

    October 2013

    Hamilton RoboticsHamilton Robotics, University collaborate for robotic biochemistry research
    October 31, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Research and development agreement creates new, high-tech learning opportunity for students.

    International teachers offer broad experience and insight
    October 31, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Teacher fellows from 18 countries attended University of Nevada, Reno College of Education for intensive, professional development .

    Honors Program highlights student exchange with Germany
    October 30, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno welcomes Christopher Zintl as part of a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

    New SwanNew swan makes Manzanita Lake her home
    October 29, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    University’s swan to be named by public voting, poll closes Nov. 15.

    Reg Stewart named chief diversity officer
    October 29, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Appointment signals University commitment to diversity, access, opportunity.

    Pedestrian SafetyPedestrian safety still major priority for Davidson Academy and Police Services
    October 29, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    2014 Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign receives $24,000 grant from Nevada Department of Public Safety.

    Major General YenterNevada Alumni Association honors many at annual Homecoming Gala
    October 29, 2013 • Staff Report
    Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter named Alumnus of the Year; Football Alumni Chapter is Chapter of the Year.

    Leticia ServinCooperative Extension strives to help Latino high school students succeed
    October 29, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Leticia Servin spent her summer with the families of Latino students entering high school, especially those with limited resources, preparing them to succeed in high school.

    Diatetics classDietetics programs receive accreditation
    October 28, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    The University's Dietetic Internship Program and the Undergraduate Dietetic Programs receives reaccreditation.

    Zong TianTier-1 transportation research centers approved for University
    October 28, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University has received two Tier-1 University Transportation Center grants from Dept. of Transportation.

    Majority of students support fitness facilities fee
    October 28, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Advisory vote completed as part of process for proposed, new student fee to enhance wellness and recreation resources on campus.

    Ghassan JabbourOld technology enables new approaches to sustainability
    October 24, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    New director of Renewable Energy Center focuses on low-cost approaches to manufacturing renewable energy materials

    Clayton College DayUniversity rallied with Clayton middle school students
    October 24, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Students and faculty, Nevada Wolf Shop and Nevada Athletics helped inspire middle school students to prepare for college.

    Equestrian Center signNevada Equine Assisted Therapy moves to University’s Equestrian Center
    October 24, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    University supports local small business and economic growth.

    Mae Gustin thumbnailProfessor visits Scotland to showcase monitoring systems that measure mercury
    October 24, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University’s Mae Gustin presents research at prestigious international conference.

    Johnson says the University's 'hearts and prayers go out to the students and teachers'
    October 22, 2013 • By Marc Johnson
    President Marc Johnson sent a message to campus saying Monday's tragedy marks 'a moment of profound sadness for our community'

    Wolfie Jr. and RebelWolf Pack-Rebel rivalry: We're all Nevadans
    October 22, 2013 • By John Trent
    Perhaps more similarities than differences in state's biggest sporting rivalry

    Reno ArchHistoric Quad turns into Nevadaville, Reno Arch illuminates blue
    October 21, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Ninety-third University Homecoming celebrated on campus and throughout community.

    UNLV and Nevada mascotsRegents encourage sportsmanship amid Nevada/UNLV rivalry
    October 21, 2013 • Staff Report
    Regents Page and Trachok call fans to respect and ethical behavior.

    Paula Kerger PBSPresident of PBS visits with media students
    October 18, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Paula Kerger discusses public broadcasting during luncheon with the Reynolds School journalism students.

    Danielle SwansonSecondary education major receives scholarship
    October 18, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    State Treasurer Kate Marshall, Guinn family members and College Savings Plans of Nevada (Board) presented the 2013 Kenny C. Guinn Millennium Scholarship to Swanson.

    Bruce Moran thumbnailHistory professor heads to Philly next year for research fellowship
    October 16, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Bruce Moran is selected as Gordon Cain Distinguished Fellow.

    State demographer releases population projections
    October 16, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Gaming continues to be Nevada’s biggest driver for employment statewide; education and healthcare offer the most room for growth.

    University premieres collaborative archeological documentary “Hidden Cave”
    October 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Filmed and produced by Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center staff, the film highlights teamwork between archeologists and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.

    ROTC Rope CrossCreating a culture of fitness is priority for University cadets
    October 15, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    ROTC Program emphasizes importance of healthy living and physical fitness.

    New PSA SystemCampus to participate in Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday
    October 15, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    550,000 Nevada participants, including the University of Nevada, Reno, will practice for an earthquake.

    Thumbnail of AnsariCarl, Prescott named October Employees of Month
    October 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both recipients helped their organizations through challenging times.

    Eric RasmussenShakespeare as script doctor?
    October 15, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    University's renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen weighs in on latest research.

    Beautiful scenic photoUnited Way campaign set for Oct. 15-Nov. 15
    October 14, 2013 • Staff Report
    Campus participation encouraged by University President Marc Johnson.

    Dr. CesarioUniversity medical fraternity hosts first lectureship
    October 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Dr. Thomas Cesario will lead discussion on infectious disease.

    Ceccarelli retirement partyNV Energy Foundation pledges $450,000 to renewable energy studies
    October 11, 2013 • Staff Report
    University of Nevada, Reno reaches $2 million in funding for renewable energy research since 2007.

    President Marc JohnsonJohnson's 'State of University': Time for campus to 're-balance' and grow
    October 10, 2013 • By John Trent
    President Marc Johnson lays out plan for campus, faculty, research growth.

    March from the ArchMarch from the Arch, Homecoming Carnival on Oct. 25 added to week-long events
    October 10, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    City of Reno supports the March, encourages community to wear blue on Wolf Pack Fridays.

    Campus scenic thumbnailUnited Way campaign to run Oct. 15-Nov. 15
    October 8, 2013 • Staff Report
    A number of incentives are being offered by annual campaign.

    University Fraternity and Sorority Life members receive national recognition
    October 7, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Fraternity and sorority members honored for their commitment to community service, campus leadership and academic success.

    Gwen DePoloUniversity recognizes first-year Honors Program students
    October 4, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    University welcomes 121 incoming students into the highly selective Honors Program this semester.

    kamkwamba lectureMalawian inventor, author and student William Kamkwamba to speak at Student Union
    October 4, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    William Kamkwamba, co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, will give a public lecture Saturday, Oct. 19.

    RevazovaEngaging the Native community
    October 4, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    RSJ grad student's film "Never to be Forgotten" honored by Nat'l Endowment for the Arts.

    Professor KocsisGoldcorp continues mining education support with $750,000 gift to University
    October 3, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Professor begins second year of teaching and mining ventilation research at University of Nevada, Reno.

    Night of All Nations thumbnailInternational Club to host annual Night of All Nations
    October 3, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Celebrating cultural diversity on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus for 31 years.

    Earth Science Field TripUniversity hosts Earth Science Week Field Trip October 12 and 13
    October 2, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Participants can take part in earth science discovery hike to collect rocks and map local geology.

    jeff baguleyBiology’s Baguley on team investigating Gulf of Mexico oil spill effects
    October 2, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Jeff Baguley, a faculty member in the College of Science, has been studying the soft-sediment ecosystem of the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico since 2000.

    Lianne BarnesHonors student receives 2013 National Collegiate Honors Council award
    October 2, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Named a Portz Scholar, Lianne Barnes is one of only three to be recognized in the nation.

    Silver and Blue coverNevada Silver & Blue wins top journalism awards
    October 2, 2013 • Staff Report
    Magazine takes home four awards in Nevada Press Association's Best of Nevada Journalism 2013 contest.

    University lauded for work to accelerate Latino student success
    October 2, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    College Life 101 program recognized by Excelencia in Education as a national benchmark for diversity in higher education.

    George Trexler thumbnailUniversity mainstay Trexler passes away, service set for Friday
    October 2, 2013 • By John Trent
    For more than 40 years, Georgianna "George" Trexler was a key performer in campus' success

    Nevada Living Learning Community LEEDNevada Living Learning Community receives silver LEED distinction
    October 1, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
    Environmentally friendly building is second on University of Nevada, Reno campus and 19th in the Reno/Sparks area to achieve certification.

    September 2013

    David Feil-SeiferDr. David Feil-Seifer joins Computer Science and Engineering Department
    September 30, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    New assistant professor focuses on developing robotic systems that can help in health care, therapeutic settings

    Navatar Glass AppNavatar Glass App may help blind individuals navigate indoor environments
    September 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Navatar, a technology developed in the Engineering Department to help the blind navigate indoor environments, may become more usable, accurate and non-obtrusive using the popular wearable computing technology called Google Glass.

    ChappellA summer of Steinway success
    September 30, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Engineering student Cameron Chappell blends music, engineering during summer internships.

    Brittany Lake TahoeEnvironmental science student receives undergraduate research fellowship
    September 27, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Brittany Beebe received a competitive fellowship award based on her work with invasive species at the University's Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Lab.

    Ed KolodziejNew data shows agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems
    September 26, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Research finds new reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of steroidal substances in aquatic environments.

    Argenta Concert SeriesArgenta Concert Series rings in three years at the University; first concert Friday
    September 26, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    New eight-concert chamber music series and renovations in Church Fine Arts Building offer expanded musical experiences for students and community.

    Warren LerudeLerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt
    September 26, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    “Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas.

    Pereira thumbnailUniversity alumnus brings architecture exhibit to Nevada Museum of Art
    September 25, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    Colin Robertson highlights the architecture work of William L. Pereira; exhibit runs through Oct. 13

    Sam and SarahMcNair Scholars have big plans post-graduation
    September 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    13 undergraduate scholars learn the ins and outs of graduate school and the importance of higher education.

    Customized Employment Project offers community members with disabilities hope
    September 25, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities program designed to help Nevadans with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure employment in community-based settings.

    Pressure CanningCooperative Extension offering pressure canner testing
    September 23, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    With many Nevadans choosing to grow more of their own food, they are also doing their own canning. And, “pressure-canning” is becoming increasing popular.

    President Johnson at inauguration'State of the University' address set for Oct. 9
    September 23, 2013 • Staff Report
    President Marc Johnson will address a variety of topics during annual talk

    KUNR TumbnailKUNR celebrates 50-year anniversary
    September 20, 2013 • By Annie Conway
    University of Nevada, Reno’s public radio station celebrates past and looks forward to future.

    unmanned autonomous sytems minor offeredNew unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering in spring semester
    September 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    New unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering.

    Beautiful photo of Mackay Mines BuildingParkyn, Hess named Co-Employees of Month
    September 20, 2013 • Staff Report
    Electricians rendered first aid to injured student

    Sneak peak new uniformsMarching Band unveils new uniforms at Saturday’s football game
    September 19, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Growing band continues fundraising effort through Greater Nevada Credit Union and University Foundation.

    Students focus on networking & community involvement during Business Week
    September 19, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno College of Business student-driven event designed to inform the community of the impact business has across all disciplines.

    Galleries directorNew art director updates spaces and brings fresh ideas to campus
    September 18, 2013 • Staff Report
    University of Nevada, Reno hires Paul Baker-Prindle as director of University Galleries for the Department of Art.

    University CampusGet ready to drop, cover and hold on for The Great Nevada ShakeOut
    September 18, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University faculty, staff and students will partake in earthquake drill at 10:17 a.m., Oct. 17.

    University student population on the rise with students increasing course loads
    September 16, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Freshmen class is the largest ever with more than 3,000 enrolled this fall.

    Transforming the campus experience
    September 16, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center project to transform University campus experience.

    Forgiveness PanelUniversity holds Multi-Faith Panel Discussion on Forgiveness on September 11
    September 13, 2013 • Staff Report
    Regional leaders belonging to different religions and denominations participated in the Multi-Faith Panel Discussion on Forgiveness on September 11.

    Pesticide TrainingCooperative Extension offers training for use of pesticides
    September 13, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides.

    Excited fans at gameJohnson encourages campus to wear blue for 'Wolf Pack Fridays'
    September 10, 2013 • Staff Report
    University, in partnership with City, wants campus, community to wear blue on Fridays.

    Jay DavisonCooperative Extension hosts tour of alternative crop field trials
    September 10, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops for more than 15 years. Join him for a tour in Fallon, Nev. Sept. 13.

    Thumbnail Hay RideUniversity’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs
    September 10, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Public invited to event Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab.

    Joe Crowley Student UnionTop Tier again
    September 10, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Students success, quality of faculty help University crack U.S. News' 'best' rankings.

    William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center Progress Update
    September 10, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Final name for the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center approved and construction ramps up around Getchell Library

    School of Medicine, Renown Health announce partnership exploration steering committee
    September 9, 2013 • By Susan Hill, APR
    The School of Medicine and Renown have had many collaborations over the years, including a medical residency program for more than three decades.

    Chris Ault'Chris Ault Field' unveiled on Saturday
    September 9, 2013 • Staff Report
    The Wolf Pack's former football coach honored with naming of field.

    Colin Kaepernick thumbnailKap opens 2013 season with a bang
    September 9, 2013 • Staff Report
    Just like in 2012, ex-Wolf Pack QB comes up golden for 49ers

    FlowersCooperative Extension team seeks better compostable plant containers
    September 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension horticulturist, and her team are conducting research on possible new soy- and corn-based alternatives for bioplastic, compostable plant containers.

    Jessica BaldridgeSomething old, someone new
    September 5, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    First female cannon crew commander to set off cannon at Saturday’s football game.

    Student Speaker Competition ThumbnailStudents needed for speaker spot at TEDxUniversityofNevada 2014
    September 4, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Competition is open to all University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate and graduate students.

    Bernadette Longo quoted on KUNR regarding smoke danger
    September 4, 2013 • Staff Report
    Nursing professor Bernadette Longo tells KUNR that smoke from wildfires can cause other health effects to emerge.

    Campus safety programs and resources available to students, faculty and staff throughout the year
    September 3, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    The University of Nevada, Reno provides resources and training opportunities to promote campus safety and security.

    August 2013

    Chandra helps Tahoe inform AtitlanGuatemalans learn from Tahoe to help save their Lake Atitlan
    August 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Chandra leads team of researchers to help Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

    College of Education grants set to enhance Nevada’s special education workforce
    August 30, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Two University of Nevada, Reno programs target special education instruction needs in Nevada schools.

    Frandsen Humanities'Campus Conversations' begin Feb. 26
    August 30, 2013 • Staff Report
    Informal conversation with campus leaders one of four this fall

    A teacher helps studentA 'Boot Camp' for the mind
    August 29, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    BioFit, the University's first academic boot camp, preps freshmen for success

    Commencement photoJohnson to conference: University on 'front edge' of innovation, talent
    August 28, 2013 • By John Trent
    President Marc Johnson explains the University's value at Governor's Small Business Conference

    Doris Sinofsky thumbnail image86-year-old RSJ grad wins 'Telly' for documentary
    August 27, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    Doris Sinofsky, a 1949 University graduate, produces award-winning Holocaust documentary.

    College of Business graduates first Online EMBA cohort
    August 26, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Participants say the program was well thought out and structured for the online learning environment.

    University Balloon Race Scholarship recipients selected
    August 23, 2013 • Staff Report
    Gregrette Perry and Justin Rashidi each receive $1,500.

    Eelke thumbnailFolmer earns competitive Google Research Award
    August 23, 2013 • Staff Report
    Computer Science and Engineering professor's project one of only three cited in official announcement of award

    Students moving in'Leaping' into new student-hood
    August 23, 2013 • By John Trent
    More than 2,600 students move into residence halls, take in New Student Ceremony

    first biofit program completedUniversity’s new BioFit academic boot camp to help students succeed
    August 22, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The first day of classes is still a few days away, but for 48 biology and neuroscience students, school began last week.

    John Cushman tabUniversity Molecular Biosciences program host fourth graduate student retreat
    August 21, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Graduate students will share poster and oral presentations highlighting upcoming research projects.

    University Police Services traffic advisory for Thursday, Aug. 22
    August 21, 2013 • By Todd Renwick
    Motorists are advised that foot traffic increases Monday, Aug. 26 with the start of the 2013 fall semester.

    Studentsm moving inWelcome back, students!
    August 21, 2013 • Staff Report
    Campus awaits arrival of students for 2013-2014 year

    Mario AlpucheElectrochemistry professor awarded $650,000 CAREER chemistry grant
    August 20, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University of Nevada, Reno’s Mario Alpuche, receives five year grant from National Science Foundation.

    University of Nevada, Reno welcomes students to campus, residence halls
    August 20, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    More than 2,600 students will move into the University of Nevada, Reno’s residence halls starting Thursday, Aug. 22.

    CABNR/UNCE Field DayUniversity’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs
    August 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The public is invited to the annual CABNR/UNCE Field Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab.

    Students cheeringPack football hosts 'Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night' on Wednesday
    August 20, 2013 • Staff Report
    Wolf Pack football team to open Wednesday practice to all faculty and staff

    Deborah BoehmUniversity anthropology professor awarded national ACLS Fellowship
    August 19, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Deborah Boehm with the College of Liberal Arts is one of 65 faculty members in the country to receive research fellowship.

    iGEM photoHelp send students to academic competition
    August 16, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry and Biology students host poker night fundraiser.

    Entrepreneurship programs encourage students to make their ideas a reality
    August 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    College of Business offers entrepreneurship minor and MBA area of emphasis to all students, complementing any major with business-savvy training.

    Student Cadets thumbnailUniversity Police test Emergency Alert System on campus Friday
    August 14, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Police Services encourages use of University’s many safety initiatives and resources; addition of new outdoor audible system enhances emergency alert capability.

    tahoe research demo dayNevada researchers collaborate to preserve Lake Tahoe
    August 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    From Tahoe’s mountaintops to the lake’s sandy bottom, University scientists continue to study and find solutions on issues that face the entire Tahoe Basin.

    Lake TahoeUsing Lake Tahoe photographs to blend art and science
    August 14, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Peter Goin has been using his photographs and those of others to research the visual history of Lake Tahoe for 25 years.

    Donald Paul StocktonVeterans Services welcomes new outreach technician on campus with VITAL grant
    August 13, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Donald “Paul” Stockton joins Veterans Services team, ready to answer questions, assist students this fall.

    Tom Albright thumbnailAlbright's research applicable to piecing together Tahoe's big picture
    August 12, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Geography professor Tom Albright brings broad scale data approach to his work.

    David Burgarello thumbnailGierhart, Burgarello named August Employees of Month
    August 12, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both honorees cited for ability to go "above and beyond" during their duties.

    Will Richardson and Kirk Hardie thumbnail imageProfiles in Tahoe research: University graduates help bring Tahoe to the people
    August 9, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Will Richardson and Kirk Hardie, University graduates, advance wonders of Lake Tahoe through education.

    quake summit 2013University Hosts earthquake engineering annual meeting: Quake Summit 2013
    August 7, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Quake Summit 2013, an annual scientific meeting of earthquake engineers is being held at the student union

    Laurel Saito thumbnail imageProfiles in Tahoe research: Laurel Saito
    August 7, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Director of hydrologic sciences program excited about water, ecology offerings at University.

    RadishesCooperative Extension and USDA to host workshop for Nevada agriculture
    August 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Available statewide; includes presenters from the College of Business, the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Governor’s Office on Economic Development and others.

    New student Orientation improves academic success and retention rates
    August 5, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Program immerses new students in campus life getting them engaged and ready for their next four years.

    Lake TahoeIt's Tahoe's time
    August 5, 2013 • By John Trent
    Since Vice President Al Gore's first visit in 1997, University research at Tahoe has been notable

    Chaitan Gupta thumbnailProfessor Gupta's final exam: Passing grades for all
    August 5, 2013 • By John Trent
    Professor Chaitan Gupta remembered for a brilliant life, teaching career

    DxDiscovery labBiotech start-up DxDiscovery moves to Applied Research Facility
    August 2, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A new Nevada biotechnology corporation based on campus, DxDiscovery, Inc., has begun operations at the University’s Applied Research Facility.

    Department of AnthropologyUniversity archeologist leads excavation at historic landmark in Carson City
    August 2, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Archaeology team collaborates with local Native Americans on excavation and preservation of Stewart Indian School listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Shamik SenguptaDr. Shamik Sengupta joins Computer Science and Engineering Department
    August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    New assistant professor has earned prestigious NSF CAREER award for his work on secure, cognitive radio devices.

    New research to explore game approach to network management
    August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    NSF-funded project to develop online management and experimentation system for large-scale networks in a game-like environment.

    Computer science and engineering research to study Internet growth
    August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    New research project in computer science and engineering funds students to map the Internet and improve communication services.

    July 2013

    Student Achievement CenterThe William N. Pennington Foundation makes lead gift to University
    July 31, 2013 • By Roseann Keegan
    Funds will help bring University Student Achievement Center to life.

    Business and journalism graduates start local book editing business
    July 30, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Jenny Perry and Krystal Pyatt create Pypeline Editing in Reno, Nev.

    Nevada Logo ThumbnailUniversity leaders joined Nevada Governor in trade mission to Mexico
    July 29, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
    Mission supported University's efforts to connect state businesses with new opportunities.

    Brittany thumbnailUniversity student earns prestigious award
    July 29, 2013 • Staff Report
    Brittany Bell honored by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

    Ameya McKenzieCooperative Extension offers ‘Cottage Foods’ and ‘Farm to Fork’ workshop
    July 29, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    New laws provide farmers, home-growers and others with increased opportunities to make and sell their products, as well as to hold dinners from their homegrown products.

    An Upwardly Bound trajectory
    July 26, 2013 • By John Trent
    Freshman 'Wowie' Gapuz, thanks to Upward Bound, is ready to get his college career rolling.

    Student launch bottle rockets on the lawnEngineering camp reaches out to first-generation college students
    July 16, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    The new camp aims to increase the number of minority, low-income and first-generation college students who pursue engineering.

    Goutham Menon thumbnailMenon joins University as director of the School of Social Work
    July 16, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
    Plans to grow access to program, conduct research, mentor students.

    Beautiful photo of QuadKozlowski, Barker named July Employees of Month
    July 12, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both awardees cited for working far beyond job description.

    Girls in EngineeringUniversity hosts nearly 5,000 students through variety of summer camps
    July 12, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Students 18 and younger participate in camps ranging from athletics and engineering to 4-H and music.

    Elliott Parker thumbnail imageParker named director of Core Curriculum
    July 10, 2013 • Staff Report
    Former Faculty Senate chair has notable record of campus achievement

    seismo lab bison fire videoCollege of Science seismological lab tracks fires with multi-hazard camera network
    July 9, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory has produced time-lapse, high-definition video of the Bison Fire.

    Mark Walker thumbnailMark Walker named interim dean for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
    July 8, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Longtime faculty member brings experience to new position; two-year appointment began July 1.

    Radishes‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return this month
    July 8, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Nevadans can learn to grow safe, fresh, organic produce at home and in school and community gardens without spending a lot of money.

    Ansari thumnailUniversity listed among top 50 universities for best graduate degree in finance
    July 5, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Ranking bestowed by Master’s Degree Online for the current academic year.

    Lake Tahoe Music Camp ThumbnailLake Tahoe Music Camp to host its 57th six-day camp July 21-27
    July 5, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    200 middle school and high school musicians will participate in a week-long camp instructed by professionals from the University of Nevada, Reno and the local community.

    Green CitiesReno named one of the greenest cities with assistance from University programs
    July 3, 2013 • Staff Report
    Nerdwallet.com ranks Reno No. 2 on its “Cities with Innovative Green Initiatives” list.

    Logan LaPlante thumbnailCall for speakers for second annual TEDxUniversityofNevada event
    July 3, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    University looking for local talent with an emphasis toward entertainers on Jan. 24, 2014; deadline to apply is Sept. 16.

    Johnson named head baseball coach at the University
    July 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Jay Johnson begins his duties at the University of Nevada, Reno on July 1.

    June 2013

    Alex KeeneBiology researcher receives sleep research grant
    June 28, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    National Science Foundation grants Alex Keene $341,541 to study Mexican cavefish.

    University collaborates with Artown during the month of July
    June 27, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Five festival events hosted on campus.

    Joe DeLappeArt professor completes 460-mile bike ride in the desert
    June 26, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Joseph DeLappe chalks out 10,000 square miles of usable space for solar farm.

    Monster FishUniversity’s Hogan hosts fourth season of Nat Geo’s Monster Fish
    June 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Research professor travels the globe finding, studying and preserving planet’s largest freshwater fish.

    dan ruby flies with NASAPlanetarium’s Dan Ruby flies with NASA tonight for research on center of galaxy
    June 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Dan Ruby, the Planetarium’s associate director will be closer to the stars than ever as he rides in NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA at the edge of the atmosphere.

    Card Shark MiniGaming art: a historical and whimsical look at a different side of the industry
    June 25, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries creates The Art of Gaming+ exhibit.

    Geothermal 2012 AcademyUniversity to join in Geothermal Summit and host National Geothermal Academy
    June 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University professor to sit on discussion panel at the National Geothermal Summit.

    Members of the University's 2013 Concrete Canoe teamConcrete canoe team takes 2nd at national competition
    June 25, 2013 • Staff Report
    University of Nevada, Reno civil engineering students paddled their concrete canoe to a second-place finish at Saturday's national competition.

    hoop house constructionHigh Desert Farming Initiative hoop house construction begins
    June 24, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Construction is underway on six hoop houses for the High Desert Farming Initiative, a University of Nevada, Reno farming demonstration project.

    Carson City earthquake swarm attracts attention of emergency managers
    June 21, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada Seismological Lab and Nevada Department of Emergency Management send preparedness messages.

    Cover ArtInternational scholars to attend eighth biennial conference on University campus
    June 21, 2013 • Staff Reports
    University of Nevada, Reno College of Education hosts International Academy for Intercultural Research.

    NursingOrvis faculty invited to prestigious leadership program
    June 18, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
    Executive program cultivates tomorrow’s nursing leaders.

    Brittany Kent Lionel RuckstuhlHigh school students go high tech at University’s multimedia boot camp
    June 14, 2013 • By Angela Bakker
    Ten local high school students receive rigorous instruction and hands-on experience at Knowledge Center in media and research activities

    national concrete canoe competitionEngineering students ready for national concrete canoe competition June 20
    June 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Concrete canoe team to hold one last training session at Sparks Marina Saturday morning before leaving Sunday to compete in the 2013 Nationals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    franco biondiProfessor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard
    June 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Franco Biondi has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to conduct research at Harvard University’s 3,500-acre forest research laboratory, Harvard Forest.

    IMC presentersIntegrated Marketing Communications team competes in national competition
    June 13, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    University students place 17th in National Student Advertising Competition.

    cuban dancer thumbnailGilman Scholarship winners travel to interesting locales this summer to study
    June 11, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Rosemary McCarthy also overseas as a visiting professor for the studies abroad program.

    Katie Hill Small PhotoGraduate student to participate in GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
    June 11, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Kathleen Hill is one of 30 selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

    Nevada ThumbnailNevada sets records in latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate Report
    June 11, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
    Six Nevada sports set or matched a record and 11 programs matched or bettered their scores from a year ago in the latest APR report.

    epscor nexus grant$23 million research to study links between environment, water, solar energy
    June 11, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University of Nevada, Reno will build the cyber foundation and provide scientific and technical expertise in a multi-institution, $23 million collaborative research project

    Commissioning cerermony thumbnail12 senior cadets commissioned into U.S. Army
    June 10, 2013 • Staff Report
    Graduates are told: 'Lead by example'

    Ansari BusinessAnnual classified recognition reception set for Wednesday
    June 7, 2013 • Staff Report
    Employees on campus to be honored for achievement, service.

    Braden Shipley thumbnailShipley selected 15th by Arizona Diamondbacks
    June 7, 2013 • By Jack Kuestermeyer
    University junior pitcher taken in first round of the Major League Baseball draft.

    Mridul Gautam thumbnailMridul Gautam named vice president for research and innovation
    June 7, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    WVU associate vice president brings extensive experience, enthusiasm; joins University in October 2013.

    Annie Leonard Bumble BeeFirst-year professor receives $465,000 National Science Foundation grant
    June 6, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University of Nevada, Reno’s Anne Leonard investigates specialization by bumble bees.

    Wolf Pack thumbnailUniversity’s rifle, men’s golf teams again honored by NCAA
    June 5, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
    For the third time for each program, the teams have earned Public Recognition Awards as part of the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program.

    Herds and Harvest Workshop ParticipantsCooperative Extension hosts workshop on building successful produce business
    June 5, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    The workshop is part of Extension’s “Herds and Harvest” Program, which combines workshops and one-on-one mentoring to support Nevada agricultural producers.

    Lambda Psi Rho logoUniversity honored as one of top-10 'Great Greek Life' colleges
    June 4, 2013 • Staff Report
    According to Online Colleges.com, the University offers a variety of Greek options that promote culture, service and education.

    Tiny McLachlan thumbnail imageHernandez, McLachlan share June Employee Award
    June 3, 2013 • Staff Report
    Both employees of month share 'can-do' attitude.

    May 2013

    Workshop to help small, high-tech companies seeking federal funding
    May 30, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Eleven federal agencies support research, development and commercialization for innovative technologies.

    Foundation Professors thumbnail2013 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors selected
    May 30, 2013 • By Roseann Keegan
    Iain Buxton, Dhanesh Chandra and Eric Rasmussen recognized for outstanding research and teaching achievements.

    Ken Coll thumbnailKen Coll named dean of College of Education
    May 29, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Brings breadth of research, service, teaching and administrative experience to key University of Nevada, Reno role; looks forward to working with regional school districts.

    Lauren KlaichUniversity welcomes Nevada’s top scholars with signing-day ceremonies
    May 29, 2013 • By Jodi Herzik and Natalie Savidge
    Seven National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 12 Presidential Scholars honored at events throughout the state.

    Charles CoronellaChemical engineering professor awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair
    May 29, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Chemical engineering professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair to conduct research in Sweden on alternative energy technologies

    Happy School Days 1912Looking back in time at some of Nevada’s schools and remarkable teachers
    May 29, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s Special Collections exhibit brings Nevada education to life.

    Teachers prepare lesson plansLemelson cohort putting the 'E' in STEM
    May 28, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    A new engineering class, developed in partnership with the College of Education, gives area K-12 teachers skills and resources to bring engineering into their classrooms.

    Sigma AlphaUniversity club has largest ever number of students reach presidential status
    May 28, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    The National Society of Leadership and Success hosted its annual induction ceremony before the University of Nevada, Reno’s spring commencement.

    ROTC awards thumbnail imageROTC honors its best
    May 24, 2013 • Staff Report
    Ceremony held to honor outstanding Cadet achievement.

    Mahdi Arezoumandi2013 Nevada Medal for Bridge Engineering Winner Announced
    May 23, 2013 • Staff Report
    The 2013 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering was awarded to a doctoral student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology for his work on concrete beam strength.

    Chris Ault thumbnailLongtime coach honored with 'Ault Field at Mackay Stadium' announcement
    May 23, 2013 • Staff Report
    Chris Ault, winningest football coach in Pack history, to have field named in his honor.

    Chris AultUniversity names Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium
    May 22, 2013 • By Rhonda Lundin
    Official unveiling held at Wolf Pack football team's home opener vs. UC Davis on Sept. 7.

    Mike MarcottReynolds School of Journalism hosts NPR “next generation” multimedia boot camp
    May 22, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    Five journalism students selected to participate in a hands-on learning laboratory under the guidance of today’s top public media journalists.

    Gideon CaplovitzGideon Caplovitz lands top 10 finish in 2013 Best Illusion of the Year Contest
    May 22, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    International contest attracts best vision scientists in the world for the ninth year.

    Anna Koster thumbnailUniversity honors Senior Scholars
    May 22, 2013 • Staff Report
    Senior Anna Koster honored by two colleges for her achievements.

    beth leger herbariumClimate change related to reduced plant size in Nevada’s Great Basin
    May 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Plants are shrinking in the Great Basin of Nevada, and warming climate could be the culprit

    RadishesExtension and Department of Agriculture offer Good Agricultural Practices Training
    May 20, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    The free, three-day program, sponsored by the USDA, will focus on on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production.

    Graduation CapHooray! They did it!
    May 20, 2013 • By John Trent
    University holds three Commencement Exercises over two days for first time ever.

    Nevada LogoSudfeld, Mi win Nevada’s Martie and Russell Awards
    May 17, 2013 • Staff Report
    Football player and swimmer named University's top-male and top-female senior student athletes.

    Jacquelyn SundstrandPresident Obama nominates Jacquelyn Sundstrand to serve on national board
    May 17, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in Special Collections joins Institute of Museum and Library Services Board.

    Justin Lopez Herz Gold MedalistJustin Lopez named University of Nevada, Reno’s 2013 Herz Gold Medalist
    May 17, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Bishop Manogue Catholic High School graduate caps academic career.

    andrew geraciNew method proposed for detecting gravitational waves from ends of universe
    May 16, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A new window into the nature of the universe may be possible with a device proposed by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno and Stanford University.

    President Milt Glick on the QuadGlick Ballroom dedicated as University honors its 'Best'
    May 16, 2013 • By John Trent
    Honor the Best ceremony honors legacy of Glick, achievements of past year.

    Computer science and engineering seniors present capstone projectsEngineering seniors present innovative products, technical solutions
    May 15, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Seniors in the departments of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering presented capstone design projects to engineering community members and peers.

    Dorothy Gallagher thumbnailGallagher, distinguished alumna and Regent, passes away
    May 15, 2013 • By John Trent
    Dorothy Gallagher's career included groundbreaking tenure on Board of Regents.

    Rita ProfileUniversity director of TRiO Services receives regional recognition
    May 14, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Rita Escher awarded the Service Award at the 2013 Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel Conference.

    Wolf Pack Wall ThumbnailNew Wolf Pack wall unveiled at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
    May 14, 2013 • Staff Report
    Wolf Pack Wall features large still photographs of some of the biggest achievements in the history of Wolf Pack Athletics as well as facts about the University.

    Henry Fu CAREER AwardCollege of Engineering's Henry Fu receives $400,000 NSF CAREER Award
    May 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Henry Fu has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to advance his work in microorganism motility

    Flash MobReady, set…flash mob!
    May 13, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University marketing students perform surprise dance for unconventional class final.

    Master Gardener Plant FaireThousands of plants available at Master Gardener Plant Faire May 18
    May 13, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., May 18 at the Master Gardener Greenhouse #13, 920 Valley Road, Reno.

    Bill EadingtonInternational Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking to honor Bill Eadington
    May 13, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Global gaming expert founded the triennial conference at the University in 1974.

    Beautiful shot of the Quad and MackaySnedeker, Marizu named co-Employees of Month for May
    May 13, 2013 • Staff Report
    May's honorees make their divisions and duties special.

    Thumbnail image of Harvard studentsStudents in history class earn Harvard honor
    May 13, 2013 • By John Trent
    Chengli Wang and James Buhain's work selected in prestigious Harvard contest.

    Model UN tumbnailInternational relations students find success at Model United Nations competition
    May 8, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Students represent five countries; first time in a decade all five delegates take home diplomacy awards.

    Men's Soccer2013 Club Award Banquet recognizes leaders, advisors and clubs on campus
    May 7, 2013 • By Katie Hippert
    Six clubs and individuals of ASUN were honored at the Clubs and Organizations Award Banquet.

    QuadMore than 2,150 degrees to be awarded at University of Nevada, Reno this spring
    May 7, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Ceremonies held Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 on the Quad with new two-day undergraduate ceremony format.

    Campers at a College of Engineering Summer CampNew summer camp encourages girls to explore engineering
    May 6, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    The College of Engineering's latest camp provides educational activities and mentorship that encourage girls to pursue engineering.

    Shirley DiazUniversity graduate student nationally recognized as inspiring Latina
    May 6, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    University of Nevada, Reno graduate student named as one of 12 "Fun Fearless Latinas" in Cosmopolitan for Latinas' magazine.

    Waterfall FireWildfire Awareness Week starts May 4
    May 3, 2013 • By Sonya Sistare
    “Reduce the Fuel – Reduce the Risk!” is this year's message. Ed Smith, Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist, says it is a call to action.

    Martin Smith in dress bluesUniversity alumnus honored with prominent military engineering award
    May 2, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    College of Engineering graduate recognized for engineering work in the U.S. Navy, more than 30 years of military service.

    Knowledge Center exteriorInstallation ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi set for May 8
    May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    New members of prestigious Hispanic Studies Honor Society to be inducted.

    Fred SteinmannCooperative Extension offers Local Leaders’ Institute in Elko May 18 and 19
    May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    The Local Leaders' Institute is a pilot program to enhance the knowledge of government officials and government staff and other community leaders on the ins-and-outs of local government.

    Alicia Barber thumbnailUniversity professor recognized as 2013 W. Clark Santini Cup recipient
    May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Alicia Barber honored for her commitment to oral history; students to receive awards and scholarships during Nevada Debate and Oral Communication Awards Ceremony on May 7.

    Sarah Cowie thumbnailUniversity assistant professor honored with international archaeology award
    May 1, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    John L. Cotter Award recognizes Sarah Cowie and her outstanding achievements as a historical archaeologist.

    Farm ProductsCooperative Extension offers “Farm Products to Food Products” Workshops
    May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Cooperative Extension have teamed up to co-sponsor a workshop for growers and small food processors.

    Silver and Blue Spring CoverNevada Silver & Blue spring issue now available
    May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Nevada Silver & Blue spring issue is available online.

    Leaverton and DeSart-MillerBravo: The best college actors in America
    May 1, 2013 • By John Trent
    Ethan Leaverton wins the country's most prestigious contest, the Ryan Acting Competition.

    April 2013

    Center for Molecular Medicine‘Elders Count Nevada’ report identifies positive trends, fast facts about seniors
    April 30, 2013 • Staff Report
    Third installment of reports provides insight into overall health and well-being of Nevada’s older adults.

    Jake Keehn ThumbnailBiology student wins impressive undergraduate award, continues research as a graduate
    April 30, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Jade Keehn researches the effects of renewable energy on reptile communities.

    Geiger cell-sorting studyNational Science Foundation grant supports study of new cell sorting method
    April 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    An easier, less expensive way to sort microalgae cells for biofuel production will be advanced with the support of National Science Foundation grant

    Computer science and engineering alumniComputer science and engineering alums share career advice with students
    April 29, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    A group of six computer science and engineering alumni returned to campus on Friday to share career advice and insights with current students.

    Carral and President JohnsonSurprise! Jonathan, you're the newest member of the club
    April 26, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Jonathan Carral learns in surprise gathering that he's the University's newest Truman Scholar.

    Robotic dogEngineering labs welcome more than 300 area students
    April 25, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    From dancing robots to simulated earthquakes, engineering was on display for area students last week across the University's campus.

    Eelke FolmerUniversity professor receives $25,000 award from Microsoft Research
    April 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Eelke Folmer making strides in computer science and engineer profession.

    governor sandoval at shake labLarge earthquake simulated on two-story building to test nonstructural systems
    April 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Multi-institutional earthquake engineering research project testing nonstructural elements in buildings

    Students at Senate BuildingEnterprising students, thorough legislative reporting
    April 25, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    RSJ students show their reporting chops with Nevada Media Alliance coverage of state legislature.

    Bob Felten with trophyIntegrated Marketing Communications team thrilled about district win
    April 24, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    University students bring home seventh regional trophy, almost as big as team adviser.

    mid-pac 2013Student engineering team builds, paddles concrete canoe to victory
    April 24, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The college of engineering's concrete canoe team took the overall win in the annual Mid-Pac Concrete Canoe Competition held April 19-20 in San Jose, Calif

    Christa Harrop thumbnailROTC cadet wins George C. Marshall Award
    April 24, 2013 • Staff Report
    Christa Harrop is honored as one of the nation's top ROTC cadets.

    LeeA passion for human rights
    April 23, 2013 • By John Trent
    Chelsea Lee will present her research findings on same-sex couple rights to Congress.

    Jafeth SanchezCollege of Education researchers conduct study on impacts of school uniforms
    April 23, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Student opinions, discipline referrals and school police data studied.

    CheatgrassCooperative Extension presents weed control workshops April 30 – May 2
    April 22, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting a “Weed Extravaganza” April 30 to May 2 that will discuss weed management, herbicide equipment calibrations and more.

    Police and student bikersUniversity holds Second Annual Traffic and Safety Forum April 24
    April 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Student and community input encouraged, noon-1 p.m. at Student Union during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month; free food and raffle prizes available.

    Archer and OttUniversity students sweep graduate team awards in Governor’s Cup Competition
    April 19, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Graduate teams took first, second and third place prizes plus the Lt. Governor’s Award for clean energy-related technologies.

    HR TeamStudent team takes first place prize in human resource management competition
    April 17, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    University undergraduate team wins $2,500 in Society for Human Resource Management Pacific West Regional Case Competition.

    DelaCruzHonors on high
    April 17, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Honors Program student Steven DelaCruz wins two of the nation's most prestigious scholarships.

    Joe Crowley Student Union exteriorChemistry's Young named April Employee of Month
    April 16, 2013 • Staff Report
    Brock Young's work in Chemistry includes broadening stockroom's impact to larger community.

    Hindu Baccalaureate Service marking sixth year at Nevada
    April 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    University student groups again work together to organize the multi-faith commencement service.

    Students on a beautiful day on campusUniversity honored as one of Top 10 'high-altitude' colleges
    April 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    List from Schools.com praises University's proximity to high altitude activities.

    Marie GibsonUniversity teacher and business consultant vies for $100,000 in Project Vesto business competition
    April 12, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Marie Gibson’s pitch to create her Caregiver’s Journal app made her one of 12 finalists .

    Dairy thumbnailImpact of Future Growth in Nevada Dairies Workshop offered in April
    April 12, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Workshop will aim to strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.

    Gary Hausladen thumbnailHausladen, award-winning geography professor, passes away
    April 12, 2013 • By John Trent
    In a career spanning more than 25 years, Gary Hausladen was one of the finest teachers in University history.

    Undergrad research thumbnailUndergraduate Research Symposium set for April 16
    April 12, 2013 • Staff Report
    Impressive research breadth of more than 60 undergrad projects will be on display in JCSU.

    ActorsOut of the shadows ... and into the spotlight
    April 12, 2013 • By John Trent
    University actors Ethan Leaverton and Cameron Miller-DeSart prepare to compete on the national stage at the Kennedy Center.

    Bob Felten thumbnailThe Chamber showcases faculty member’s ‘Big Ideas’
    April 11, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Reynolds School faculty member Bob Felten will be inaugural series speaker, April 30 at Nevada Museum of Art.

    Aramburu Alegría and Orvis Nursing StudentsVisiting USAC professor involves students in Costa Rica health initiative
    April 10, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Assistant Professor in the Orvis School of Nursing, Christine Aramburu Alegría, led five students in a health research project at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

    Dave DouglasCelebrating 51 years of Reno jazz, 1962-2013
    April 10, 2013 • By Andrea Turman
    Two stellar Grammy nominees-Dave Douglas and Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts-set to kick off the Reno Jazz Festival, April 25-27.

    Kristen Clements NolleTibbitts winner surprised by award
    April 10, 2013 • By John Trent
    Family, friends, colleagues, students celebrate Kristin Clements-Nolle's big award ceremony

    Milt and Eli thumbnailHonoring the legacy of Milt Glick
    April 9, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Dedication of Milt Glick Ballroom at The Joe and creation of science-lecture endowment recognize vision, contributions of University’s 15th president.

    Chris Ault thumbnailFormer football coach Ault celebrated
    April 9, 2013 • Staff Report
    "Tribute to A Legacy" event pays tribute to former coach Ault

    LeitnerA chemist who's more than a chemist
    April 8, 2013 • By John Trent
    David Leitner of Chemistry is now an American Physical Society fellow.

    Criminal Justice Wolf Pack Team MemebersUniversity’s criminal justice honor society takes first place in Dallas
    April 8, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    University of Nevada, Reno’s local chapter promotes critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; takes top honors at annual conference.

    Committee organizes 'Cesar Chavez Day'
    April 5, 2013 • Staff Report
    Various religions came together in community-wide 'Nevada Cesar Chavez Day Multi-faith Service' at the University

    Mary T and RobynNevada Career Studio opens doors, works with students on career-planning journey
    April 5, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    New faculty members and career mentors encourage students to get engaged with job search earlier; open house held April 8-10 with iPad and iPod giveaways.

    ElectroVentures thumbnailFaculty member honored by Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition
    April 5, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Graduate and Lt. Governor’s Award teams outpace other college and university competitors; student teams earn nine of 17 finalist positions.

    Caleb TrotterWolf Pack Boxing Team sends six to nationals
    April 3, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    The Nevada Boxing Team attended the Western Regional Boxing Championships at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino that led six members to nationals.

    Rachel CoynerUniversity alumna selected in prestigious 'New Faces of Engineering' Program
    April 2, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    College of Engineering graduate Rachel Coyner selected for prestigious New Faces of Engineering Program.

    USAC student in classroomScholarship benefit for USAC set for April 15
    April 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Scholarship fundraiser to benefit USAC students

    March 2013

    Claire WatkinsUniversity of Nevada, Reno graduate wins awards for short stories collection
    March 29, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Claire Vaye Watkins, a 2007 graduate, has won the annual Story Prize and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award.

    strogatz lectureSteven Strogatz, mathematician, radio show host, author to lecture April 4
    March 28, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Steven Strogatz will be presenting a free public lecture, "Doing Math in Public," about the beauty of mathematics that pervades the world around us.

    2013 Debate TeamUniversity Debate team finishes in top-10 for the season and national tournament
    March 27, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    Team member also wins All-American award at national tournament.

    College Life 101 ThumbnailU.S. Department of Education recognizes University’s College Life 101
    March 26, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Exemplary student-retention initiative, College Life 101 program helps low-income, first-generation students graduate college.

    Seed starting“Grow Your Own!” classes return in April
    March 22, 2013 • By Chad Waters
    Cooperative Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own!” classes to help Nevadans who want to grow more of their own food.

    nerve growth researchNerve regeneration research and therapy may get boost from new discovery
    March 22, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Advances in neurological medicine and research possible with discovery of new neural guidance/cell-death mechanism

    Ruben DagdaCampus Profiles: Meet Ruben Dagda
    March 20, 2013 • By Tovah Goodman
    Ruben Dagda is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

    Renewable Energy Certificate ThumbnailUniversity of Nevada, Reno awards its first renewable energy certificate
    March 20, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
    Online program teaches professionals, government officials variety of renewable energy topics.

    Students attend SAP Startup ForumStudents attend SAP Startup Forum to learn new technology
    March 20, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Five students interested in software systems traveled with two IS faculty members to the SAP Startup Forum in Palo Alto, Calif.

    Doug Knuth ThumbnailKnuth approved as Nevada's next Director of Athletics
    March 19, 2013 • Staff Report
    Nevada Board of Regents approves Utah senior associate athletics director to take over program.

    Olivia Pennell thumbnailEconomics major Olivia Pennell wins Elite 89 award for NCAA rifle
    March 19, 2013 • By Rhonda Bennett
    Award given to student-athlete with the highest GPA at each NCAA championship.

    Food Services ConferenceReno to host regional college and university food services conference this week
    March 19, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Residential Life, Housing and Food Services offers tours of its dining facilities, shares best practices

    University of Nevada Reno QuadGraduate programs ranked among the nation’s best
    March 19, 2013 • Staff Report
    The University had several notable rankings in the annual U.S. News and World Report listing of the nation’s best graduate programs.

    brain awareness weekBrain Awareness Week comes to Nevada, K-12 students get to touch human brain
    March 15, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Northern Nevada students will be learning about and viewing the human brain as part of National Brain Awareness Week March 18-23.

    Wolf Pack debate team members with coachHey, I'm talking here ...
    March 14, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    University's nationally ranked top 10 debate team hosts national tournament

    Peter Epstein2013 Nevada Regents’ Award for Creative Activities Awarded to Peter Epstein
    March 13, 2013 • By Alex Pompliano
    University of Nevada, Reno Associate Professor Peter Epstein has been awarded the 2013 Nevada Regents’ Award for Creative Activities, a prize bestowed annually on one Nevada System of Higher Education faculty member with a distinguished record in creative artistry.

    Students hike to NUniversity celebrates years of tradition and excellence
    March 13, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University, including Mackay Day, KUNR and the Fleischmann Planetarium.

    Mary StewartUniversity professor releases book on powerful impact of women’s movement
    March 13, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    University professor releases personal book reflecting on mid-century social change as it shaped women's lives.

    Fred SteinmannLocal Nevada officials gather at Leaders’ Institute by Cooperative Extension
    March 12, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
    The first workshop of the Cooperative Extension Local Leaders’ Institute was held Feb. 23 and 24 at Cooperative Extension’s Washoe County office in Reno.

    Climate change fieldworkA climate of scientific collaboration
    March 12, 2013 • By John Trent
    Researchers move to next phase in providing state real-time climate change data.

    Dough Knuth thumbnailKnuth recommended to become University's next director of athletics
    March 11, 2013 • Staff Report
    President recommends Utah senior associate athletics director to take over University’s athletics program.

    Sontag winnersEscaZyme Biochemicals wins Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition
    March 8, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
    University alumnus Rick Sontag emphasized how impressed he was with the quality of this year's submissions.

    Joe Crowley Student Union exteriorGeib, Hoffman named SEC's Co-March Employees of Month
    March 7, 2013 • Staff Report
    Two mainstays from Theatre and Dance and Purchasing are honored

    Dance party thumbnailWolf Pack Radio, Subtomic host free dance party March 14
    March 6, 2013 • Staff Report
    Free dance party to be held outside Knowledge Center

    Joe Selby thumbnail photoHealth Care Research Symposium set for March 25-26
    March 4, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
    March 25-26 events to address changing landscape of health care.

    Jon PriceUniversity of Nevada, Reno geologist receives national mining award
    March 4, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Jonathan Price, former director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno and state geologist emeritus, received a Gold Medal.

    Grad housingPublic-private partnership to provide new graduate student housing at University
    March 1, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Will meet increased need for graduate student and family housing on campus.

    Algerian program thumbnailNevada high school students sought for global summer leadership program
    March 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Algeria Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities at University and trips to Washington D.C., San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.

    February 2013

    Nevada MESA thumbnailUniversity hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students
    February 28, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    More than 420 talented Nevada students complete in hands-on, premiere science competition.

    Peter Ames Carlin thumbnailRSJ hosts New York Times bestselling author
    February 28, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
    Carlin book is first biography in 25 years written about American icon Springsteen

    Wolf Pack thumbnailFinalists named for Athletic Director role
    February 27, 2013 • Staff Report
    Three individuals will visit campus March 4-6 for day-long interviews.

    Professor LillehaugenLinguistics students travel to Mexico, deliver research in Spanish
    February 27, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Seven University students were given the chance to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico after taking a linguistics class with Professor Brook Lillehaugen last spring.

    Dussel thumbnailUniversity brings world-renowned philosopher Enrique Dussel to campus
    February 27, 2013 • By Megan Akers
    Renowned philosopher, Enrique Dussel, to present at University of Nevada, Reno campus on March 4.

    Students bring inspiration to village
    February 26, 2013 • By John Trent
    University students help build latrines, bring hope to Panamanian village.

    Scrap Arts MusicsSCRAP*ARTS*MUSIC
    February 26, 2013 • By Forrest Hartman
    SCRAP*ARTS*MUSIC in concert 7:30 p.m., April 4 Nightingale Concert Hall, in the Church Fine Arts Building

    goldfish at tahoeResearch team discovers, studies giant goldfish and other non-native warm-water fish in Lake Tahoe
    February 25, 2013 • By Jane Tors
    Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Lab discovers giant goldfish during invasive fish study at Lake Tahoe

    Students earn awards with opinion pieces about research regulation
    February 25, 2013 • By Tiffany Moore
    Professor Anna Camp’s and Professor Francine Melia’s introduction to cultural anthropology classes won 28 awards from the Public Anthropology’s fall 2012 Community Action Project.

    Jim McClenahanMcClenahan hired to assist with career opportunities for graduate students
    February 22, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Jim McClenahan has assumed the role of director of corporate relations and outreach for the College of Business.

    Eating disorder awarenessNational Eating Disorders Awareness Week emphasizes “everybody knows somebody”
    February 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    University campus highlights issues and solutions surrounding eating disorders.

    Joe Crowley Student UnionSEC Open House set for March 14
    February 22, 2013 • By John Trent
    All staff and faculty are invited to annual event that features vendors, services.

    Dr Robert Langer thumbnailAppointment bolsters Med School translational research
    February 22, 2013 • Staff Report
    Langer an internationally recognized researcher in multiple medical fields.

    MakanaInternationally Acclaimed Slack Key Guitarist Makana
    February 21, 2013 • By Forrest Hartman
    Makana, playing Nightingale Concert Hall on Feb. 28 as part of the School of the Arts' Performing Arts Series, is recognized as one of only a handful of slack key masters working today. And that is a designation he doesn't take lightly, "There are maybe five or six of the older generation masters left," he said. "In my generation, I'm the only one."

    Derek FurukawaCampus Profiles: Meet Derek Furukawa
    February 21, 2013 • By Tovah Goodman
    Derek Furukawa is the director of the advising center and the coordinator for undergraduate students on campus.

    Center FestCenter for Student Cultural Diversity celebrates Black History Month
    February 20, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Events and activities aimed at breaking down racial barriers; Music is History Program Thursday a highlight of the month

    Tedx thumbnail“Hackschooling” YouTube from TEDxUniversityofNevada nears 45,000 views
    February 20, 2013 • Staff Report
    Videos from TEDxUniversityofNevada are now online, including one of 13-year-old Logan LaPlante talking about “Hackschooling,” which has reached almost 45,000 views.

    Greg Mosier thumbnailIndividuals from College of Business recognized for excellence in community
    February 20, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Four individuals from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business will receive awards from the NCET and RGJ.

    JCSU exteriorRust named February Employee of Month
    February 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    College of Ed's Chris Rust, cited for work ethic, organizational skills, honored as month's top employee.

    Caleb Cage thumbnail imageAuthor, Veterans Services director Cage shares wisdom
    February 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    Caleb Cage, West Point graduate and combat veteran, addresses ROTC cadets.

    GNCU checkMarching Band meets annual Greater Nevada Credit Union fundraising challenge
    February 15, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Band accepts $35,000 gift at halftime of men’s basketball game; money helps support and expand program needs

    Terry RileyTerry Riley to Perform 'In C' Tonight
    February 15, 2013 • By Alex Pompliano
    Terry Riley will be on the University campus for one night only on Friday, Feb. 15. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall.

    DonaldsonCooperative Extension’s Donaldson receives statewide award for water quality education efforts
    February 12, 2013 • Staff Report
    The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection presented its annual Wendell McCurry Excellence in Water Quality Award to Donaldson last week.

    Bill EadingtonEadington, world-renowned gaming economist, dies at 67
    February 12, 2013 • By Brandon Stewart
    Bill Eadington, one of the University's longest serving and most prolific professors, died Monday at his home in Crystal Bay, Nev. He was 67.

    President Johnson thumbnailJohnson forecasts a brighter University future at town hall
    February 8, 2013 • By John Trent
    During town hall meeting, President Marc Johnson stresses a 'grand experiment' of diverse revenues and great people.

    David Ryfe thumbnailCommission for Future of University holds open forum
    February 7, 2013 • By John Trent
    Recommendations include building strength through multi-disciplinary blend of missions

    Team EscaZymeInsect research heads down path to start-up company with NSF I-Corps program
    February 6, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University researcher team moves from the lab to the boardroom to build a business based on insect enzymes.

    Kristen Kabrin thumbnailSEC chair stresses communication, participation
    February 6, 2013 • By John Trent
    SEC chair Kristen Kabrin discusses a wide range of staff topics in Q&A

    Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium PosterLiberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium held Feb. 15
    February 6, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Thirty graduate students will present at the Third Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15.

    Ansari Business BuildingNSBDC provides free workshop on intellectual property Feb. 27
    February 5, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    The laws regarding intellectual property – copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents – change regularly and can be confusing.

    CarmanNew provost ups ante on student success
    February 4, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    New executive vice president and provost arrives on campus from LSU

    Students on campusForum on Commission for Future of University set for Feb. 6
    February 1, 2013 • Staff Report
    Commission's recommendations discussed 4-6 p.m. at JCSU theater

    SNMA thumbnailSchool of Medicine hosts Student National Medical Association
    February 1, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
    Nearly 80 medical and pre-medical student leaders from across the county attended the weekend event.

    Pedro MartinezTEDxUniversityofNevada brings inspiration to University, wins award
    February 1, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    The University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre filled Jan. 25 for TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized TEDx program.

    KaepernickColin's big moment
    February 1, 2013 • By John Trent
    As the Super Bowl beckons, Colin Kaepernick's fraternity brothers remember why they respect the former Pack QB so much.

    Suzanna AndrewsReynolds School of Journalism brings prominent journalists to campus
    February 1, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Engaging conversations are open to the campus community and to the public.

    Victoria SpringerPsychology students receive recognition and support from national associations
    February 1, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Two doctoral psychology students in the College of Liberal Arts have received recognition and financial assistance for their education and research in the field.

    January 2013

    Laird, Gonzeles and HalversonUniversity creates leadership development series for Barrick employees
    January 30, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    The Barrick Gold Leadership Development Program provides business-related skills to mining supervisors and managers.

    Campus lake photoBagne, Kelly named Classified Employees of Month
    January 30, 2013 • Staff Report
    Gina Bagne, a facility attendant in Res Life, and Nancy Kelly, personnel analyst in Engineering, honored

    George Wisham thumbnailThe University's lost soldier
    January 29, 2013 • By Christa Harrop
    Killed in action in Vietnam in 1968, the legacy of George Merritt Wisham Jr. continues to inspire

    Ansari Business BuildingNSBDC offers workshop to help Nevada businesses win federal funds
    January 29, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    Eleven federal agencies grant research and development funds for companies pursuing innovative technologies.

    Alla Safronova thumbnail imageInternational Physics workshop to highlight University strength
    January 25, 2013 • By John Trent
    Researchers and students from around the globe to convene at Physics-sponsored international high energy density plasma workshop.

    Kayleigh Miller thumbnailGraduate student wins Reno Chamber Orchestra College Concerto Competition
    January 25, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Kayleigh Miller performs as featured soloist this Saturday and Sunday at Nightingale Concert Hall.

    Thumbnail image of KaepernickingLet's all go 'Kaepernicking'
    January 24, 2013 • Staff Report
    'Whiteout' promotion at Lawlor includes nearly 8,000 who go 'Kaepernicking.'

    Wolf Pack StethescopeUniversity encourages familiarity with safety, wellness resources on campus
    January 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
    Free flu clinics in Student Union all week; Campus Escort Service continues to provide safe, alternative ride option

    @One Center at the University of Nevada, RenoOnline programs make new U.S. News & World Report list
    January 22, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
    The College of Education and College of Business online graduate programs are recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “2013 Best Online Education Programs.”

    Colin KaepernickKap earns Super Bowl berth
    January 22, 2013 • Staff Report
    Kap to become first Pack player to appear in Super Bowl since '96

    Joe Crowley Student UnionTime to spring ahead
    January 18, 2013 • By John Trent
    New Commencement structure, new provost, plans for a student achievement center highlight coming semester.

    John MunteanJohn Muntean new director of Center for Research in Economic Geology
    January 18, 2013 • Staff Report
    John Muntean has been named director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Graham KentEarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series
    January 17, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Graham Kent to lecture at several universities this year as part of EarthScope annual speaker series.

    Brian WilliamsCollege of Business brings TEDx event to University
    January 16, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business is sponsoring the inaugural TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized TEDx program, on January 25.

    michio kaku lecture Feb 7Michio Kaku, renowned physicist and TV science show host, comes to campus
    January 15, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Michio Kaku to lecture Feb. 7 in Discover Science Lecture Series at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.

    Kap on the cover of Sports IllustratedPack's Kap on cover of Sports Illustrated
    January 15, 2013 • Staff Report
    An amazing season got even more amazing for former Wolf Pack standout Colin Kaepernick

    Brian PolianPolian takes charge
    January 11, 2013 • By John Trent
    Brian Polian, an assistant coach at Texas A&M is named the new head coach for the Wolf Pack football.

    Deborah BoehmProfessor receives award for work in anthropology
    January 11, 2013 • By Tiffany Moore
    University of Nevada, Reno’s Deborah Boehm was awarded the Ruth Benedict Global Citizenship Award, granted by the Center for a Public Anthropology.

    Art Professor Howard Rosenberg thumbnail imageRosenberg joins Washoe County School Board
    January 10, 2013 • Staff Report
    Following his election in November, longtime professor Howard Rosenberg officially joins WCSD Board of Trustees

    Inaki Arruabarrena and Paul BretosSpanish engineering students kick off exchange agreement
    January 8, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
    The first participants in an exchange agreement between the College of Engineering and the University of Navarra reflect on their semester in Reno.

    Brian Polian thumbnailPolian named finalist candidate to usher in new era of Nevada football
    January 7, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
    The University has reached an agreement with Brian Polian as the recommended candidate to become the 26th head coach of the Wolf Pack football program.

    Chase HartzellDisabled American Veterans recognize University veteran with scholarship
    January 4, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
    Chase Hartzell was honored by the Disabled American Veterans with a $1,500 scholarship which he plans to use for books and tuition this spring.

    Sarah ConkeyConkey selected as 8th Army ROTC Brigade cadet of the month
    January 3, 2013 • Staff Report
    Sarah Conkey selected as 8th Army ROTC Brigade cadet of the month.

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