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2013 News Stories: December

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UAS Kam LaangUniversity 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.

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