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2013 News Stories: February

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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.

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.

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