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2013 News Stories: April

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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 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

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