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2014 News Stories

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July 2014

summer of statisticsAward-winning summer statistics institute prepares students for graduate studies
July 24, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students are subjecting themselves to a summer of statistics at Javier Rojo’s undergraduate research institute at the University in preparation for graduate studies

raggio buildingEarly morning water main break closes two buildings; Raggio building closed through Friday
July 24, 2014 • Staff Report
Water line break at the northeast corner of the William J. Raggio Building caused power outages, data services disruption and water service outages

Thumbnail image of Brock HekkingPack picked for third in MWC West; Hekking earns preseason all-conference status
July 23, 2014 • Staff Report
Wolf Pack football to battle Fresno St. and SDSU for MWC West Division crown

NevCAN monitoring stationTracking socio-environmental systems of mountain areas topic of international meeting
July 18, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
More than 170 scientists from Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and the United States came to Reno to discuss global monitoring systems for mountain environments.

MakerspaceUniversity recognized as one of the most interesting makerspaces in America
July 17, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University libraries offer makerspaces rich with possibility by providing new technology and tools that enable design, prototype and creation

first bridge at EEL70-foot-long concrete bridge survives series of simulated earthquakes
July 15, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A 70-foot-long, 52-ton concrete bridge survived a series of earthquakes in the first multiple-shake-table experiment in the new Earthquake Engineering Lab.

Silver and BlueCheck out the latest issue of Nevada Silver & Blue
July 15, 2014 • Staff Report
Summer 2014 issue celebrates the opening of the University's Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

1990 football team, four individuals make up 2014 Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame class
July 11, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
The class to be inducted at Hall of Fame Dinner

Demonstrating environmental impact with a Summer of Sustainability
July 10, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno project showcases conservation efforts on campus and in the community through multiple events and exhibits.

Emma SepulvedaUniversity professor wins International Latino Book Award for a second time
July 9, 2014 • Staff Report
Emma Sepulveda recognized by Latino Literacy Now annual ceremony.

University student to participate in GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
July 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Gemma Beltran is one of 28 selected from a nationwide pool of applicants

Campers in the Keck MuseumSecond annual MESA camp introduces first-generation college students to engineering
July 8, 2014 • Staff Report
Engineering camp introduces first-generation college students to engineering, college possibilities

Upward Bound & Dean’s Future Scholars summer programs at the University
July 7, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Middle school and high school students get a head start on the school year and prepare for higher education.

ReederJoe Reeder joins University’s Division of Health Sciences as web communications specialist
July 3, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
Nevada School of Medicine and Division of Health Sciences welcome new faculty

illusionUniversity’s psychology researchers awarded 2014 best illusion of the year
July 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University tops the international competition with the Dynamic Ebbinghaus illusion

GrazingCooperative Extension hosts workshops on managed intensive grazing systems
July 2, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension is offering Managed Intensive Grazing Systems Workshops July 23 in Gardnerville and July 24 in Fallon.

KeeneAssistant professor receives NIH grant to study genetic regulators of sleep
July 1, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Alex Keene awarded more than $1.4 million dollars to study the link between sleep and metabolism

zeb hogan with fishZeb Hogan hosts new season of Nat Geo WILD’s popular series Monster Fish
July 1, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
new season premiers Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes will air every Monday for six weeks.

GeldertUniversity ROTC student takes leap toward her future
July 1, 2014 • By Robert Park
University of Nevada, Reno ROTC cadet graduates from U.S. Army Airborne School

June 2014

EspesetGraduate student studies human environmental effects on butterflies
June 26, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University student's research results published in national academic journal

KCUniversity recognized as one of the top campuses to visit
June 26, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center listed as a must see college attraction

earthquake lab open houseUniversity’s new Earthquake Engineering Lab celebrates with grand opening
June 24, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The move is complete and experiments are underway in the University of Nevada, Reno’s new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory.

2014 concrete canoe competitionCollege of Engineering concrete canoe team takes first at National competition
June 23, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe competition team won first place in the national competition Saturday in Pennsylvania beating 22 other top universities from around the country.

UAS summer campStudents test fly mini-copters in inaugural UAS summer camp
June 20, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Local high school students launched bottle rockets, learned about aeronautics, propulsion and robotics; and piloted baby drones in the first ever engineering UAS summer camp.

University to preserve Lincoln and Manzanita Halls
June 19, 2014 • By Thomas White
University of Nevada, Reno takes community input and historic preservation into consideration.

TEDxUniversityofNevada call for speakers
June 16, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Event seeks dynamic local and national speakers with a big idea worth sharing.

Ten local high school students attend intensive, hands-on multimedia training boot camp
June 16, 2014 • By Deanna Hearn
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp now in its fourth year at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

mid-pac canoe raceEngineering's concrete canoe team ready to race in national competition
June 13, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno concrete canoe team heads to the National Concrete Canoe Competition this week to face 22 other top universities from around the country.

mountain observatoriesMountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19
June 11, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientists from around the world will convene at the University for a multi-day conference on social, biological and environmental systems in mountain regions.

University opens new doors to student success
June 10, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno, along with the William N. Pennington Foundation and other donors, marks the anticipated start of construction of the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center.

Douglas High Signing DayThey’re coming to the University of Nevada!
June 6, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
University recognized best-and-brightest scholars during sixth annual signing ceremonies.

Governors_cupGraduate students win at Tri-State Governor’s Cup
June 6, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University of Nevada, Reno’s team is first to win from Nevada at the Tri-State competition

Discover Your Future‘Discover Your Future’ at the University of Nevada, Reno
June 6, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
Cooperative Extension offers teens the opportunity to stay on the University of Nevada, Reno campus June 22 – 25, where they will learn about the college experience, various majors and Colleges, research projects and more.

MountainViewMountainView Hospital and University of Nevada School of Medicine agree to work toward expanded Medical Education Program
June 5, 2014 • By Susan Hill, APR
Goal to greatly increase number of physicians serving in southern Nevada.

Outdoor sirensUniversity Police test Emergency Alert System on campus Thursday
June 5, 2014 • Staff Report
Police Services encourages use of University’s many safety initiatives and resources

Silver and Blue SaluteAnnual classified staff recognition, "Silver & Blue Salute," set for June 11
June 4, 2014 • Staff
The annual classified staff recognition reception, the "Silver & Blue Salute," will be held on Wednesday, June 11 from 3-5 p.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union Fourth Floor Ballroom.

GradFitUniversity partners with Nevada State College and NPR to increase diversity and academic success
June 4, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University offers hands-on programs through partnerships

AtapineAssistant professor recognized as outstanding chamber musician
June 4, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Dmitri Atapine awarded three-year residency with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million to Pennington Student Achievement Center
June 4, 2014 • By Roseann Keegan
Project construction slated to begin mid-summer.

Mackay Quad thumbnailCanak named named May Employee of the Month
June 2, 2014 • Staff Report
Mitchell Canak praised for his ability to raise the level of service in Facilities.

big shakerStudents get shaken up in earthquake simulator; trailer comes to University campus
June 2, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Big Shaker, a hydraulically operated earthquake simulator that provides motion comparable to what we can experience in northern Nevada, comes to campus

May 2014

JournalUniversity to launch undergraduate research journal
May 30, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Submissions wanted for first publication; Volunteers needed to review journal submissions

School of Med and RenownUniversity of Nevada School of Medicine and Renown Health announce affiliation agreement
May 29, 2014 • By Susan Hill, APR
Plan to improve access to healthcare by expanding physician supply in Nevada.

ShakeOutStudent housing plan takes on seismic safety improvements
May 29, 2014 • Staff Report
Long-term plan calls for construction of new, large-capacity residential hall and retention of historic, architectural characteristics.

Kids UKIDS University Educates the Next Generation of College Graduates
May 28, 2014 • By Sarah Purdy
Weeklong camps on the University campus develop confidence and challenge students to pursue experiences beyond their “comfort zones”

GrantUniversity nutritionist honored at 2014 Salute to Women of Achievement
May 28, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Madeleine Sigman-Grant honored Thursday for educating women and medical practitioners in Nevada

Yantao ShenE-Braille research gets prestigious National Science Foundation support
May 28, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Yantao Shen has received a $418,802 National Science Foundation CAREER.

Steven DelacruzUniversity honors its best at 'Honor the Best'
May 23, 2014 • Staff Report
Annual end-of-year ceremony honors top faculty, staff and students.

Johnson to grads: 'It is now your duty to carry the torch of involvement'
May 22, 2014 • By John Trent
More than 2,200 degrees conferred during University's 124th Commencement.

ROTCUniversity commissions nine second lieutenants in the U.S. Army
May 20, 2014 • Staff Report
Graduates are told: 'Do the Right Thing'

STEM_100Making science fun for children
May 19, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
University's Science Partners Program joins with Washoe County School District.

Liz MargerumRSJ alumna wins prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Award
May 19, 2014 • By Jill Stockton
Liz Margerum wins small online news organization category for best video-news documentary.

DairyCooperative Extension hosts workshop to discuss future of Nevada dairies
May 16, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension will host a workshop May 22 to discuss the impact of the dry powder milk plant and the Farm Bill on the northern Nevada dairies.

James BridegumJames Bridegum named University of Nevada, Reno’s 2014 Herz Gold Medalist
May 15, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Carson High School graduate caps academic career.

sierra nevada upliftResearch finds human impact may cause Sierra Nevada mountains to rise, increase seismicity of San Andreas Fault
May 15, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Like a detective story with twists and turns in the plot, scientists at the College of Science are unfolding a story about the rapid uplift of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Jim SantiniThree Distinguished Nevadans to be honored during Friday afternoon’s Commencement ceremony
May 13, 2014 • By John Trent
2014 honorees from northern Nevada include Gregory W. Ferraro, Keith L. Lee and James D. Santini; recipients recognized during University of Nevada, Reno advanced-degree ceremony.

kidd bioscience labInterdisciplinary graduate programs give University distinction
May 13, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University has seven successful interdisciplinary programs in a variety of subjects relevant to today's workforce.

ThinkRenoCreating a Smarter Region
May 13, 2014 • By Jane Tors
University at center of collaborative effort to enhance regional economic vitality.

More than 2,200 degrees to be awarded at University of Nevada, Reno this spring
May 12, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
2014 Commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 on the Quad; two-day undergraduate ceremony format continues to reflect growing enrollment, increased retention.

Biggest Little Birthday Party launches new Reno Historical App
May 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Mobile app coordinated by University of Nevada, Reno’s Special Collections features a special University section.

Diversity ConferenceUniversity course explores how argument styles differ among cultures
May 9, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Students presented examples of Aztec, West African and Western style of communication at the University of Nevada, Reno’s first diversity conference held in March.

AwardCeremonyUniversity ROTC Army honors cadets at awards ceremony
May 8, 2014 • By Todd Anderson
More than $13,000 donated in scholarships and honors.

FoundationUniversity of Nevada, Reno honors 2014 Foundation Professors
May 8, 2014 • By Roseann Keegan
Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees engraved in University’s granite pillars.

Sarah CarlScholarship programs and research opportunities key to one grad's success
May 7, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
Chemical engineering senior and McNair Scholar Sarah Carl graduates with plans to pursue a Ph.D. and a career in renewable energy.

Cooperative ExtensionUniversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension celebrates 100 years of work in Nevada communities
May 5, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan, Claudene Wharton
Since the Smith-Lever Act established the nationwide Cooperative Extension system in 1914, Cooperative Extension has been a part of Nevada life, presenting research-based knowledge and programs to address critical community needs.

BudnerUniversity student creates Underage Drinking Awareness Day
May 2, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Proclaimed an official day by the Governor’s Office.

Debate_TeamUniversity’s national championship Debate Team recognized at ceremony Monday
May 2, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Students presented the W. Clark Santini Award, Robert S. Griffin Medal and William J. Cashill Scholarship; former U.S. Representative of Nevada Jim Santini to attend.

GonzalezTop-performing students honored as 2014 Senior Scholars
May 2, 2014 • Staff Reporter
Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 14.

University of Nevada, Reno hosts cultural graduate celebrations
May 1, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Events complement the official degree-conferring commencement ceremonies and enhance the opportunity for families and friends to become involved.

April 2014

StudentVeteranProject‘In Class and In Uniform’
April 30, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Paneled exhibit featuring veterans’ artifacts and interviews debuts at University of Nevada, Reno campus at reception May 6.

Sexual Assault Awareness
April 29, 2014 • By Shannon Ellis
In January, the White House established a task force to address sexual assault on college campuses and today it issued its report on steps to prevent sexual assault on college campuses.

AG Mack McGrannahanMusic professor to retire after 40 years at University
April 29, 2014 • By Annie Conway
'Composers I’ve Known' concert dedicated to Professor 'Mack' McGrannahan.

RoverTeamStudent engineering team wins top honors at Inaugural NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge
April 29, 2014 • By Andrea Turman
Team of students from Reno's Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology builds and races moon-rover vehicle in partnership with Fleischmann Planetarium.

GlotfeltyProfessor recognized for outstanding work with graduate students
April 29, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Board of Regents awards University’s Cheryll Glotfelty the 2014 Academic Advisor Award.

Hindu ServiceOne-of-a-kind Hindu Baccalaureate Service enters seventh year at the University
April 28, 2014 • Staff Report
Ceremony held to bless the graduating class in the traditional Hindu style.

Quad shot thumbnailGardner, Smith are April's Classified Employees of the Month
April 25, 2014 • Staff Report
Both honorees are cited for ability to bring positive attitude, performance excellence to workplace

Tom SealTwelfth annual Engineers Day brings nearly 300 students to campus
April 25, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Reno middle schools visit University for engineering workshops and demonstrations.

KurtreshaWordenUniversity undergraduate wins first place at international research conference
April 25, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Kurtresha Worden succeeds with her memory research in a poster competition.

Soil Tank test areaBreaking new ground in pavements engineering
April 25, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
University researchers employ novel methods to test pavement performance

innovation dayEngineering students to showcase senior design course innovations for businesses, investors
April 24, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Fifty projects will be showcased in the Senior Capstone Innovation Day Friday, May 2 at the Lawlor Events Center.

Summer on the Quad photoEmployee Benefits Plan Year 2015 design changes announced
April 24, 2014 • Staff Report
Open enrollment meetings to begin on campus in May

MaUniversity cancer research wins prize
April 24, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Undergraduate places third at American Association for Cancer Research poster competition

Quad thumbnailCaring for campus trees: environmental stewardship
April 23, 2014 • By Deanna Hearn
At 100 years old, most of the Quad’s iconic elms are only partially through a very long lifetime.

University student team wins graduate division of Governor’s Cup
April 22, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Second place for graduate and undergraduate division taken by University of Nevada, Reno teams

SachinEngineering student selected as University’s first WISE intern
April 22, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Sachin Mehta will work with government officials during nine-week program.

Spring construction update: here’s what’s shaking at the University
April 22, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Earthquake Engineering Lab plans opening, demolition for the new residence hall complete and construction set to commence on the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center.

Computer science and engineeringWICSE encourages women engineers with April 25 seminar
April 22, 2014 • Staff Report
"Most Significant Bit" to emphasize increased participation of women in computing and IT programs

University continues to receive top rankings for educational value
April 21, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
University positioned as a quality investment among other national schools, continues land-grant mission to provide higher education to all students.

Tibbitts Award winners: Helping students become 'highest vision of themselves'
April 18, 2014 • By John Trent
Dana Edberg from Business and Candice Bauer from Engineering are 2014's top teachers

SpeirsUndergraduate students showcase research April 23
April 18, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Eighty-three students to present at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium

Bill GrussenmeyerComputer science and engineering student wins Google Lime Scholarship
April 17, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
First-year Ph.D. student wins Google Lime Scholarship for his research on human-computer interaction for blind individuals.

Dumpster DiveEarth Week recognized at University April 22, 23 & 25
April 17, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Themed days filled with educational displays, interactive exhibits and tree-planting ceremony celebrate the Earth all week; activities kick-off Summer of Sustainability Program on campus.

LandscapingCooperative Extension hosts free landscape trainings in Spanish and English
April 16, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free landscaping trainings taught in both Spanish and English in Reno and in Las Vegas.

Brian Polian thumbnail imageUniversity shares 'Big/Little' moment with 'Biggest Little City' movement
April 15, 2014 • By By John Trent
Eight regional entities, including University, pledge support for community pride movement

Silver and BlueCheck out the spring 2014 issue of Nevada Silver & Blue magazine
April 15, 2014 • Staff Report
Includes Honor Role of Donors

Farm DaysCooperative Extension hosts Capital City Farm Days
April 15, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension’s 4-H presents Capital City Farm Days April 17 and 18. There will be 30 presenters teaching elementary-age youth about Nevada agriculture, where food and fiber come from, and environmental issues related to agriculture.

Ivon Padilla RodriguezAn inspiring story of perseverance, accomplishment
April 15, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Honors Program student Ivon Padilla-Rodríguez named Truman Scholar and to Glamour magazine’s list of Top 10 College Women.

College of Business offers champion for student outreach in local businesses
April 14, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Director of Corporate Relations and Outreach connects students and businesses in the community, serves as The Chamber’s 2014 board chair.

IMC Mary KayIntegrated Marketing Communications team pitches campaign for Mary Kay
April 11, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University places second in district competition.

College of EducationUniversity students grasp human behavior within the context of a family
April 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
College of Education offers nationally recognized Certified Family Life Educator credential to undergraduate students making them more marketable job candidates.

Pei ChenHuapei Chen named chief information officer
April 9, 2014 • By Jane Tors
Veteran IT director at several notable universities joins the University of Nevada, Reno.

Chalkboard for open houseUniversity partners with local agencies to teach kids to code
April 8, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
University volunteers join with Discovery Museum and CodeReno.org to host introduction to coding and kick off a coding contest for area kids.

upward boundUniversity Upward Bound programs accepting applications
April 8, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Programs work to prepare high school students to succeed in higher education.

DaviesNoted author and professor emeritus of history announces new book
April 8, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
University of Nevada, Reno’s Dick Davies showcases dynamic link between boxing and the Silver State in new book about the history of boxing in Nevada.

CadetBaldridgeUniversity Army ROTC to host Joint Field Training Exercise
April 8, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
ROTC battalion will participate in four-day event along with University of Nevada, Las Vegas cadets.

MidPac teamConcrete canoe team dominates regionals with first-place win
April 7, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
University’s team heads to nationals for ninth year in a row after sweeping the competition in all canoe categories.

WeedsCooperative Extension presents weed-control education April and May
April 7, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension, with other partners, has set the dates for two annual weed management educational events, with presentations planned to help Nevadans deal with this year’s weed challenges with the latest information available.

BatemanCompetitionCampaigns, cups and canoes
April 4, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Students learn teamwork and gain real-life experience in collegiate competitions.

Hoop HouseUniversity offers classes on ways for Nevada farmers to extend growing season
April 4, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
The University's High Desert Farming Initiative is offering a two-day course for Nevada’s agricultural producers to provide information on field-tested methods for extending the growing season, as well information on reducing risk, low-cost marketing and financial planning.

AACSB AccreditedCollege of Business extends accreditation
April 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University of Nevada, Reno earns renewal of business and accounting accreditation.

Reno Jazz FestivalUniversity hosts the 52nd annual Reno Jazz Festival
April 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
World-renowned professional musicians to perform alongside more than 9,000 young jazz musicians.

Greenhouse New eateries to open in University’s Joe Crowley Student Union
April 2, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Great Full Gardens Express and U-Swirl To-Go will open for business on campus this summer.

March 2014

Hannah ArendtPhilosophy department and Temple Sinai lead discussion on political philosopher
March 31, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Public invited to movie viewing and panel discussion of "Hannah Arendt."

University announces plan to go tobacco-free in 2015
March 31, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Proposal moves forward with support from organizations representing the University of Nevada, Reno community.

Tamzen StringhamUniversity research informs public, agencies on drought response
March 28, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University has a host of experts who research the water, soils, rangelands, forest ecosystems and weather of Nevada, the West and around the world.

TheKingsVIP event for University’s College of Science first art exhibit
March 28, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Proceeds from art auction support biology scholarships.

Students write award-winning essays
March 28, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University of Nevada, Reno students earn 11 awards from the Center for a Public Anthropology.

DroughtUniversity of Nevada, Reno launches Living With Drought website and education
March 28, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
Cooperative Extension launched its Living With Drought website, a one-stop shop where homeowners, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, natural resource managers and others can find information to help them respond to their various drought-related challenges.

David ZehDavid Zeh named vice provost for graduate education, dean of Graduate School
March 27, 2014 • By Jane Tors
Department of Biology chair and past Faculty Senate chair brings research, teaching and administrative experience to new leadership role.

Davidson Math and Science BuildingStevens, Jr., and Cline are SEC's March Employees of the Month
March 26, 2014 • Staff Report
Both honorees cited for exemplary work.

Chanwoo ParkAssistant professor Chanwoo Park receives prestigious Science Foundation CAREER award
March 26, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Chanwoo Park, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, joins a growing group of researchers at the University who have received NSF CAREER awards.

TahoeCooperative Extension hosts Best Management Practices workshops
March 26, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension will hold the 15th annual Best Management Practices workshops for contractors and landscape designers April 17 and 18 at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

Business studentsUniversity students working to rebrand the City of Fernley
March 25, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
College of Business course takes students through the process of researching and developing an economic development plan for a city of 19,000 people .

ConcreteCanoeCollege of Engineering concrete canoe team ready to race
March 25, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Team of 16 engineering students form five teams for three races in regional Mid-Pacific Conference.

Summer quadUniversity gears up for Summer Session 2014
March 25, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Registration for summer session begins March 24.

Jonathan McGuireUniversity’s debate team crowned Season Sweepstakes National Champion
March 24, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Individual team member also selected as All-American, recognized for academic and competitive success.

Deans future scholars thumbnailDean's Future Scholars Fundraising Banquet set for March 29
March 21, 2014 • Staff Report
Event includes participating DFS student.

4HCooperative Extension 4-H youth place in top 10 at national competition
March 21, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension 4-H members represented Nevada well in three competitions at the 2014 Western National Roundup in Denver, Colo., placing in the top 10 in three competitions.

JohnKingUniversity’s College of Science debuts first art exhibit
March 20, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Half of Nevada’s counties represented in 85 scenic photos available to public.

David Zeh thumbnailZeh named vice provost for graduate education and dean of Grad School
March 20, 2014 • Staff Report
Former chair of Faculty Senate cited for impressive credentials.

University of Nevada, Reno exhibit and speaker commemorate Nevada’s settlers
March 19, 2014 • By Deanna Hearn
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center offers second exhibit leading up to Nevada’s 150th anniversary.

Kelly BrillMarch madness for debate
March 18, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
No. 2-ranked debate duo heads to national championship tournament this week

1900 view of campusCelebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial
March 18, 2014 • By Jane Tors
Series of Special Collections exhibits and events by Athletics, History and School of Medicine celebrate the Silver State’s 150 years.

Robert Ballard - discover scienceRobert Ballard, discoverer of Titanic wreckage, featured at University lecture
March 18, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic, the battleship Bismarck, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and President John F. Kennedy's PT-109 is the final speaker in this year’s Discover Science Lecture Series.

Grow Your OwnCooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in April
March 17, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension offers eight new “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes in 12 locations to help Nevadans who want to get on a path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing more of their own food.

graduate studiesGrad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best
March 14, 2014 • By Jane Tors
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

AlfalfaCooperative Extension offers ag producers workshops on dealing with drought
March 13, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
With the 2014 drought looming, Cooperative Extension is offering workshops statewide to give Nevada agricultural producers, particularly alfalfa and grass hay producers, information to help them prepare for the drought.

Students walking on campusASUN Campus Escort enhances services
March 13, 2014 • Staff Report
Effort includes increased range of three miles from campus for service.

College of Education’s STEM Career Investigation Program
March 12, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
High school students learning from University professors how the STEM disciplines are integrated into science and engineering research.

Pesticide TrainingPesticide application and drought irrigation management workshop March 27
March 11, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
Cooperative Extension is conducting pesticide applicator continuing education training to train people how to measure and apply pesticides, manage weeds, and handle irrigation during a drought.

Coach Jane AlbrightQuite a season for Pack men's, women's b-ball teams
March 11, 2014 • Staff Report
Men's and women's teams are No. 3 seeds in Mountain West tourney.

SloanFellowshipUniversity alumna receives prestigious mathematics research fellowship
March 11, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Deanna Needell will continue her studies on signal and image processing and compression.

University campus aerial thumbnail imageSEC Open House set for March 20
March 10, 2014 • Staff Report
Free event provides opportunity for faculty, staff to connect with departments, committees and local vendors.

Stephen DurhamBusiness of Science Lecture features Charles River Exec Stephen Durham
March 10, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new lecture series, “The Business of Science Lecture Series,”premieres March 11 at Wells Fargo Auditorium

HOPES clinicGrant allows University to create externship position with HOPES
March 7, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University highlights psychology graduates’ work at HOPES clinic during National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10

Engineering tutoring center hosts grand opening open house event
March 7, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University provides engineering students a resource for success.

Electronic processing system implementation underway
March 6, 2014 • By Annie Conway
InfoEd software to streamline grant submission process at University.

University Honors Program brings WorldQuest competition to northern Nevada
March 6, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Northern Nevada to be represented at National WorldQuest competition for the first time.

flying robot sensorUniversity joins with NevadaNano for flying robot sensor project
March 5, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
With a contract from the U.S. Army, the University is partnering with NevadaNano to develop a robotic flying vehicle.

President Johnson thumbnailJohnson on KUNR: Enrollment, student success driving campus construction
March 4, 2014 • By John Trent
University president shares details of long-term vision for campus.

Basque dancerUniversity celebrates European Heritage Month in March with Basque focus
March 4, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
Cultural events and exhibits planned throughout campus

University student competition team awarded $50,000 for entrepreneurship
March 3, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner Irrigo develops water efficiency services for flood irrigated agriculture.

February 2014

Lake Tahoe thumbnailLake Tahoe water quality trends discussed at March 4 seminar
February 28, 2014 • Staff Report
Tahoe researcher headlines seminar presented by Environmental Science and Health Graduate Program.

Museum FoxUniversity’s Museum of Natural History opens March 5
February 27, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
New facility will offer science education and a look at historic collections of preserved plants and animals from the Great Basin and beyond.

Diane BaroneCollege of Education’s Diane Barone named to Reading Hall of Fame
February 27, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno is the first in Nevada to be selected for distinguished international honor .

Student water thumbnailFundraiser, African Dinner for student international water efforts set for March 8
February 26, 2014 • Staff Report
Petersen Memorial African Dinner to help international water efforts by students.

engineering lab updateLarge shake tables being placed in College of Engineering's expanded quake engineering lab
February 25, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Three 14- by 14-foot, 27-ton table platens were lifted and placed onto their base mats in the new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory.

Melody Richards thumbnail imageRichards, Tillotson are February Employees of Month
February 25, 2014 • Staff Report
Both honorees go the extra mile for respective departments.

Mackay Science building exterior thumbnail'Campus Conversations' set for Feb. 26
February 25, 2014 • Staff Report
Campus is invited to meet with president, provost and SEC chair to discuss University issues.

SagebrushCooperative Extension researches ways to restore sagebrush
February 25, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Natural Resource Specialist Kent McAdoo shared results from research testing the restoration of sagebrush in areas where grasses became the dominant vegetation after fire or other causes.

University campus and Reno community take part in eating disorder awareness
February 20, 2014 • By Annie Conway
University participates in National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb. 23 through March 1.

WalkerVietnam Veterans of America awards scholarship to University student
February 20, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Marine veteran and scholarship recipient Ashley Walker pursues criminal justice degree and intends to work in public service.

Good Agricultural PracticesCooperative Extension offers training in Food Safety in Horticultural Operations
February 20, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will offer an Introduction to Food Safety in Horticultural Operations training, focusing on risk management and good agricultural practices.

Living With Fire LandscapeCooperative Extension offers landscapers free Living With Fire course
February 19, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
Cooperative Extension offers a free course for landscape professionals to provide information on how landscaping design and materials play a crucial role in reducing the threat of wildfire to homes.

javier rojoJavier Rojo joins College of Science as new Mathematics and Statistics Department chair
February 19, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Javier Rojo has joined the University of Nevada, Reno College of Science as the new chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department.

University grant programs celebrate National TRiO Day
February 18, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
TRiO programs offer increased awareness and support of college completion for first-generation, low income students in Nevada.

Dean BurkinPharmaceutical company seeks to advance protein-replacement therapy discovery
February 18, 2014 • Staff Report
Research by School of Medicine professor and mission to help those with rare form of muscular dystrophy are foundations for agreement between University, Prothelia and Alexion.

Veteran ProjectUniversity student veterans invited to record personal accounts
February 18, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Transcribed histories to be featured in new Shared History booth; workshop presented by Library of Congress on campus Thursday.

Sabina KraushaarGeology student wins best in Basin and Range presentation at national conference
February 13, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
University graduate student’s research mapped out fault lines and geothermal areas of the Black Rock Desert.

SwitchPublic invited to showing of internationally acclaimed energy film
February 11, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Q&A with local scientists to follow the film.

Maureen McCarthyNew interim director of the Academy for the Environment appointed
February 11, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Maureen McCarthy to guide environmental research, education and management in the Great Basin.

Seven finalists compete for $50,000 in the Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition
February 11, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Finalists offer a wide-range of business models varying in ideas from fashionable eyewear to an evolution in lithium-ion batteries.

Robert BallardRobert Ballard Titanic discovery lecture
February 10, 2014
Robert Ballard best known for the discovery of the Titanic wreckage to speak on campus Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7PM as part of the College of Science's Discover Science Lecture Series.

Basque president with Carmelo thumbnailUSAC students get Basque presidential audience
February 10, 2014 • Staff Report
President of Basque Country meets with USAC students from Bilbao and San Sebastian, Spain.

William Payne, CABNR deanNew dean hired for College of Ag, Biotech, Natural Resources
February 10, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
William “Bill” Payne joins the University of Nevada, Reno today as the new dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

Michelle LaxaltUniversity Galleries host biennial Valentine Exhibit and Art Auction
February 9, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Works of art available for purchase by live and silent auction or online

Colby Cross at VITAAccounting students help Reno-Sparks community file taxes
February 7, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Low- to middle-income area taxpayers can have taxes filed for free.

Kurt Neddenriep thumbnailAlum, veteran Neddenriep publishes book 'Combat Finance'
February 6, 2014 • Staff Report
Kurt Neddenriep shares values and discipline instilled by military in new book.

MEDLIFEMEDLIFE Nevada travels to Peru
February 6, 2014 • By Melanie Godwin
University student club promotes awareness of inequality of global healthcare in impoverished communities

Master GardenersCooperative Extension experts offer free gardening classes Tuesday evenings
February 6, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
Gardening in Nevada can be challenging. Before digging in this spring, you can get some free advice from the experts – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and their Certified Master Gardeners.

cabnr 20132013 a busy year for College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
February 5, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
CABNR busy in 2013 with wine grapes, hops and hoop houses; record enrollments show success of new collaborations, department structure

BootstrapsCooperative Extension program recognized for conservation and collaboration
February 5, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension’s Bootstraps Program received the 2013 Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of the Interior for achievements in conservation that include collaborative activity among a diverse range of entities.

Alan Krause panama canalAlan Krause, CEO of firm that designed new $5 billion Panama Canal, to lecture Thursday
February 4, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Alan Krause, whose engineering firm is the lead on the massive $5 billion Panama Canal expansion project, will be the speaker Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Discover Science Lecture Series.

Carmella CaoFormer University student takes first prize at orchestra competition
February 3, 2014 • Staff Report
Carmella Cao wins 25th Annual Reno Chamber Orchestra College Concerto Competition.

January 2014

Eric Rasmussen thumbnailScholars take stage to debate play that may or may not be work of Shakespeare
January 31, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
University’s internationally known Shakespearian scholar Eric Rasmussen moderates first-ever meeting of dueling scholars

Faculty play key role in recruiting students
January 31, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Faculty act as ambassadors for the University during their travels abroad.

Electrical engineering students win scholarships to study power and energy
January 31, 2014 • Staff Report
Four electrical engineering undergrads have been awarded a scholarship from the IEEE Power and Energy Society to pursue studies in power and energy.

storey earthquake swarmNevada Seismological Lab reports swarm of 100 earthquakes near Virginia City, Reno
January 30, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports swarm of 100 quakes between Reno and Virginia City

Nevada Dining accepts first produce from High Desert Farming Initiative
January 30, 2014 • By Dennis Saxon and Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno residence hall students dine on locally-grown organic produce thanks to local, sustainable farming initiative.

Professor DeLappeUniversity professor receives Art Matters grant
January 30, 2014 • By Annie Conway
Joseph DeLappe awarded $5,000 to support creative practice.

Lani GuinierAn Evening with Lani Guinier
January 30, 2014 • By Annie Conway
First tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard to talk at Nightingale Concert Hall.

Davidson M&SFifteen-student math team places second at Intermountain Math Competition
January 30, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Team member Chris Salls places fifth overall in competition at BYU.

Vegetation ManagementResearchers propose integrating history and science to restore biodiversity
January 29, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Natural Resources Specialist Kent McAdoo recently studied how Native Americans used fire to maintain and modify the Great Basin centuries ago.

Jim FauldsNevada Bureau of Geology and Mines director awarded fellowship
January 28, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Jim Faulds recognized for work in tectonics and structural geology.

OfficersU.S. Army historians lead University’s ROTC cadets on virtual staff ride
January 28, 2014 • By Patrick Beaudry and Patrick Harris
Cadets will review previous battles of Palm Sunday Ambush and 507th Maintenance Company .

TEDxUniversityofNevada lauded for diverse speaker presentations
January 28, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
In its second year, the sold-out event’s more than 200 attendees experienced talks that elicited a range of emotions.

Meat Harvesting and ProcessingCooperative Extension offers certification for meat slaughter and processing
January 27, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension’s Herds and Harvest Program is offering certification classes this February and April for beginners who want to learn about meat harvesting and processing.

redfield observatory Physics department offers free telescope viewing of new supernova
January 24, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Free telescope viewing of the newly discovered supernova in the galaxy M82 offered at Redfield Campus observatory.

Barmore with MapHistory of Nevada’s second oldest museum to be displayed at Keck Museum
January 24, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
The “Earthquakes, Chukars and Millionaires: The ‘Mackay Mines’ Story” exhibit will open Feb. 1.

Upward Bound essay contest thumbnailCommemorating Dr. King's life with an Upward Bound honor
January 23, 2014 • Staff Report
Upward Bound student wins essay contest and scholarship at MLK Dinner.

Successes as students and Super Bowl-bound with the Broncos
January 23, 2014 • By John Trent
Former Pack standouts Brandon Marshall and Virgil Green are Super Bowl-bound with the Broncos.

Construction progresses on major student success facilities
January 22, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
Getchell demolition near complete, new residence hall site prep underway and continued philanthropy shows on-going support for campus vision.

Good Agricultural PracticesCooperative Extension hosts Good Agricultural Practices training Jan. 30 and 31
January 22, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will host the Good Agricultural Practices Training for food safety Jan. 30 and 31.

Spring semester up and running
January 21, 2014 • By John Trent
Spring semester 2014 offers new wrinkles in campus life

College of Business partners with IGT on new call center and internship program
January 21, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno collaboration with community business assists students in job placement before and after graduation.

Packing for the Super Bowl
January 21, 2014 • By John Trent
Two Wolf Pack alums, Green and Marshall, help Broncos to Super Bowl

Xing by JoeInternational University student receives scholarship
January 21, 2014 • By Patrick Harris
Lin Xing continues his political science studies with award.

ScreenshotRedesigned University website debuts Jan. 31
January 15, 2014 • Staff Report
Aiming to strengthen recruitment and highlight research, the new top-level University website features responsive web design.

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