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2013 News Stories: August

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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.

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