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2013 News Stories: March

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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.

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