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    2014 News Stories

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    January 2015

    College of Business & College of Education ranked top online graduate programs
    January 8, 2015 • By Nicole Shearer
    U.S. News & World Report highlights the University of Nevada, Reno.

    best dietWeight loss program offered at School of Medicine included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets of 2015
    January 6, 2015 • By Anne McMillin
    HMR program offered at School’s Wellness and Weight Management Clinic rated as nation’s #2 Best Diet for Weight-Loss.

    Sujatha PitaniSchool of Medicine promotes 13 faculty members
    January 6, 2015 • By Susan Hill
    Five located at School of Medicine's Reno campus.

    Campus scenic photo of studentsCampus Conversations scheduled for spring semester
    January 5, 2015 • Staff Report
    First "Conversation" to be held Feb. 10

    USAC imageThree University students awarded prestigious international scholarships to study abroad
    January 2, 2015 • By Spenser Blank
    USAC participants will receive up to $5,000 to help with study abroad program costs.

    December 2014

    Music Video Screen ShotCivil engineering students ‘Shake It Off’ in award-winning parody video
    December 31, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    Grand-prize-winning video shows how engineers can safely design bridges and buildings.

    Cody FajardoFajardo invited to 2015 NFL Scouting Combine
    December 31, 2014 • By Brady Johnson
    The four-year starter led Nevada in both passing and rushing this season.

    Top 10 stories of 2014
    December 29, 2014 • By John Trent
    2014 in review: Earthquake Engineering's cool building, a student's triumph and renowned Shakespeare expertise

    Disney Team ReactionUniversity of Nevada, Reno students reach Disney Imaginations contest finals
    December 22, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    College of Engineering team designs innovative entertainment transportation experience

    Deborah Fisher thumbnailFisher is December Employee of Month
    December 19, 2014 • Staff Report
    Deborah Fisher encourages, goes extra mile for Math Center students

    ROTC commissioningUniversity ROTC Battalion commissions five lieutenants
    December 19, 2014 • By Captain Patrick Beaudry
    Students devote study, training and volunteering to become leaders of the future.

    Thumbnail for campus scenicEzekiel is November Employee of Month
    December 18, 2014 • Staff Report
    Meghan Ezekiel brings positive, highly capable approach to Scheduling Services

    Jeremy BearfieldSchool of Medicine announces January clinic dates
    December 17, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    Three free clinics in January to start off the New Year.

    Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition announces four finalists
    December 17, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    University startups seek to advance Bluetooth technology, Burning Man preparedness, indoor navigation systems and drones.

    University professor and undergraduate student continue work with Smithsonian
    December 17, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Team uses LiDAR and photogrammetry technology to create 3D scans of Ichthyosaur fossils

    RadonLearn how to reduce the radon health risk
    December 17, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    January is National Radon Action Month, and Cooperative Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering educational presentations at various locations across the state.

    Chamber Music FestivalSome of world’s finest musicians come to campus
    December 16, 2014 • Staff Report
    Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Dec. 26-31, spotlights renowned musicians including SOTA faculty members.

    CattlemenCattlemen’s Update provides latest information for ranchers Jan. 5 – 9
    December 16, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension; the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency; and other local sponsors will host the 2015 Cattlemen’s Update at locations across Nevada with daily educational programs.

    fMRI equipmentUniversity of Nevada, Reno and Renown Health announce partnership for brain fMRI research
    December 15, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    New functional MRI technology studies human brain function, aims to understand how the brain works.

    Bod_PodBod Pod provides CABNR students hands-on experience
    December 12, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Nutrition students learn to measure body composition in new Human Nutrition Assessment Lab

    CMM buildingSchool of Medicine’s Wellness and Weight Management Center relocates to Center for Molecular Medicine
    December 11, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    Move provides more clinical space to see patients.

    Orvis studentsNursing students help educate international community on nutritional health
    December 11, 2014 • By David Perez
    Students conducted informational sessions, provided information on how to read nutrition labels.

    Ansari Business Building exteriorUnited Way campaign for 2014 wraps up
    December 11, 2014 • Staff Reports
    Prizes for effort distributed Dec. 4

    Mick HitchcockNoted biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock creates endowed chair for medical biochemistry
    December 11, 2014 • By Anne McMillin, APR
    The endowed chair provides distinguished scholars the opportunity to advance their research, teaching and public service.

    In Class In Uniform features personal artifacts from local veterans.In Class In Uniform
    December 10, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    The University’s Department of History captures the personal stories of student veterans.

    University Strategic Plan approved by Board of Regents
    December 10, 2014 • By John Trent
    Implementation phase now begins for ambitious plan

    University professor verifies first folio of Shakespeare; set to curate 2016 British exhibit
    December 10, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    Eric Rasmussen’s experience and knowledge takes him from teaching to researching, validating and curating – all for the love of Shakespeare.

    Winter construction update: making room for the future
    December 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    White Pine Residence Hall to close after spring semester, E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center set to break ground in late spring and architectural bids are out for a new engineering building.

    Two graduates looking at the stageWith a degree in hand, University students are armed for change
    December 8, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Nearly 1,500 degrees and certificates awarded during the University of Nevada, Reno’s 2014 Winter Commencement.

    tahoe fire camFunding sought for Tahoe fire camera system build out
    December 8, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Success of fire cameras at Lake Tahoe has prompted the Nevada Seismological Laboratory to pursue funding to build out its fire camera network that rings the lake.

    AthleticsNevada accepts invitation to R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
    December 8, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Wolf Pack will face Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on ESPN Dec. 20.

    campus districts12 Things to Know About the University Master Plan
    December 8, 2014 • By Jane Tors
    10-year planning road map envisions future facilities and character of the University campus neighborhood.

    Emma SepulvedaUniversity professor appointed to scholarship board by President Obama
    December 5, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    University of Nevada, Reno Professor Emma Sepulveda to serve on Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

    schwenk mowanRegents give final approval to affiliation agreements between School of Medicine, hospital partners
    December 5, 2014 • By Susan Hill
    Agreements to start School’s build-out to full four years in Reno and significantly address physician shortage across Nevada.

    Mackay renovationNSHE Board of Regents approve Mackay Stadium renovation proposal
    December 5, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Construction to begin a year from now.

    TempelNew tutoring course in development at University
    December 5, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    University and Washoe County School District partner to provide STEM tutoring for high school students

    CalendarWinning photography revealed in annual calendar contest
    December 4, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology offers 2015 geology calendar

    Buchanan book jacketLooking for holiday gifts? Check out these books from University faculty, alumni and friends
    December 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Books highlighting the history and culture of Nevada available at Nevada Wolf Shop and local bookstores

    police badgeUniversity leads multi-institution team to improve public safety communications
    December 2, 2014 • Staff Report
    Project aims to initiate leap towards more open, participatory and pervasive sharing of the wireless spectrum

    Nine football players earn All-MW honors
    December 2, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Mountain West Announces All-Conference honors

    Alyssa Addington2014 fall Senior Scholar recipients
    December 2, 2014 • Staff Report
    Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet Dec. 4.

    Winter CommencementWinter Commencement class to receive honors at Dec. 6 ceremony
    December 2, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    University awards nearly 1,500 degrees.

    National UTeach program expansion includes University of Nevada, Reno
    December 2, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    National Math + Science Initiative, UTeach Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute announce partnerships set to produce 8,300 math and science teachers nationally.

    Geoff BlewittGeoff Blewitt receives top European science award in geodesy
    December 2, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Geoff Blewitt has been named the 2015 recipient of the European Geosciences Union’s prestigious Vening Meinesz Medal for distinguished research in Geodesy.

    Cody Fajarado thumbnail imagePack paints the Fremont Cannon blue
    December 1, 2014 • Staff Report
    Wolf Pack beats rival UNLV for ninth time in 10 tries

    RadonNevadans encouraged to test their homes for radon – a dangerous gas
    December 1, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Free radon test kits are available from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 at Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide.

    Students form chapter of American Nuclear Society
    December 1, 2014 • Staff Report
    Newest engineering student club promotes interest in nuclear power and applications of nuclear energy

    November 2014

    FajardoFajardo invited to East-West Shrine Game
    November 25, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Nevada Football players invited to postseason All Star games

    3-d optical antennaNew grants enable computer networking researcher to explore cutting-edge wireless technologies
    November 24, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Work on free-space-optical networks could hold key to alleviating RF spectrum shortage

    sheldon swarmEarthquake swarm rumbles this week with 50 small quakes, largest magnitude 4.3
    November 21, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    A swarm of earthquakes in the far northwest corner of Nevada is attracting attention as it continues to rumble residents

    NursingOrvis School of Nursing welcomes mental health nursing track to master’s program
    November 19, 2014 • By David Perez
    Track will open to those enrolling in the program for fall semester 2015.

    Tobacco-free “practice day” Thursday, Nov. 20 for the Great American Smokeout
    November 19, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    As the University continues plans for a smoke-free campus, offered smoking cessation resources are being utilized and tobacco education continues.

    SWWFHydrology students host world water forum
    November 18, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Students and public invited to learn about water issues around the world

    Andrei DereviankoHiding in plain sight: elusive dark matter may be detected with GPS
    November 17, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter, so far an elusive but ubiquitous form of matter responsible for the formation of galaxies.

    Professor receives Simons Fellow Award in theoretical physics
    November 14, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Andrei Derevianko recognized by Simons Foundation

    Robert RicklefsLeading ecologist to present in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology colloquium series
    November 12, 2014 • Staff Report
    Robert Ricklefs, one of the leading ecologists in the world, is featured Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Fall 2014 Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology colloquium series.

    Preventing dangerous behaviors with the University’s 2015 traffic safety projects
    November 12, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    The University of Nevada, Reno has received funding to keep community streets safe.

    Innovation_CenterUniversity of Nevada, Reno Innovation Center one step closer to reality
    November 12, 2014 • By Jane Tors
    With exterior signage up, University’s big blue ‘N’ shines in downtown Reno

    Thumbnail of Knowledge CenterAnthropology graduate student a finalist in essay contest
    November 7, 2014 • Staff Report
    Winner of $5,000 scholarship to be determined by social media vote

    SoldierNevada Military Support Alliance pledges $300,000 toward new University center
    November 7, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    Veteran and Military Center planned on University campus in William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center; gift announcement held Nov. 12

    Happy students on campus thumbnailUnited Way campaign enters homestretch
    November 5, 2014 • Staff Report
    Campus community members have until Nov. 19 to make donation

    Students on campusFinal 'Campus Conversations' of fall semester set for Nov. 13
    November 5, 2014 • Staff Report
    Opportunity to talk campus issues with president, provost and Faculty Senate chair

    University’s College of Business welcomes five new corporate partners
    November 5, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Corporate Partners help engage with and inform students about best business practices.

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 5 p.m.
    November 5, 2014
    Shooting incident near campus; matter resolved and no threat to campus

    tyler at antarcticaClimate change effects on Antarctic ice shelf monitored 24/7 with fiber optics
    November 5, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    For the first time ever, scientists have recorded temperatures continuously at the bottom of an Antarctic ice shelf where warmer sea water threatens to erode the massive ice the size of France.

    Statfest 2013National Science Foundation supports University networking event
    November 4, 2014 • By Shelby Wilburn
    The University mathematics department in conjunction with the National Science Foundation will host Statfest, Saturday. Nov. 15.

    Battle_Born‘All for the Union’ highlights the history of Nevada’s admission as the 36th state
    November 4, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    University’s history department hosts symposium on campus Nov. 6 and 7

    Orvis StudentsOrvis School of Nursing students host canned food drive
    November 3, 2014 • By David Perez
    Local seniors receive Halloween treats from Orvis School of Nursing.

    October 2014

    Nevada Writers Hall of Fame: Shaun Griffin and Ronald M. James honored
    October 30, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    Nevada writers honored at the University of Nevada, Reno on Thursday, Nov. 13

    Barbara Hanke, resident dining director, accepted the National Account of the Year award in Orlando on Thursday, Oct. 16.Nevada Dining recognized for excellent food service operations
    October 30, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    University of Nevada, Reno exceeds performance expectations with innovative, sustainable food options on campus

    Denis Phares (left) and Sean Nichols (right) at the Western regionals of the Cleantech Open.Former executive MBA students advance to finals in national business competition
    October 30, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    Dragonfly Energy will present their lithium-ion battery company at the Cleantech Open

    Phil UlibarriGeothermal energy student wins National U.S. Department of Energy Competition
    October 29, 2014 • Staff Report
    Phil Ulibarri uses knowledge from University’s Geothermal Academy to create award-winning infographic.

    corne kreemerStudy shows tectonic plates not rigid, deform horizontally in cooling process
    October 29, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The puzzle pieces of tectonic plates that make up the outer layer of the earth are not rigid and don't fit together as nicely as we were taught in high school.

    cybersecurity forumNorthern Nevada businesses get fraud and cybercrime prevention tips in forum
    October 28, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    In a forum hosted by Sen. Harry Reid, more than 100 northern Nevada businesses heard from experts on how to protect their businesses from cyberattacks and fraud

    Health Sciences LogoUniversity of Nevada, Reno receives Health Resources and Services Administration grant
    October 28, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    $1.3 million to expand number of social workers qualified to work with children, youth.

    AthleticsNevada’s student-athlete graduation rate rises to 80 percent
    October 28, 2014 • Staff Report
    Eighth rise in the NCAA rates in nine years.

    Join #NevadaSings and belt out the state song this Thursday
    October 28, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Two simultaneous University of Nevada, Reno events offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in statewide, record-setting sing-along.

    University promotes enthusiasm for learning at Clayton Middle School
    October 27, 2014 • By Annie Conway and Walanya Vongsvirates
    Nevada faculty, students, athletes and Nevada Wolf Shop gear up students for higher education at the annual College Day pep rally

    International teachers welcomed to the University for in-class training
    October 27, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    College of Education receives US Department of State grant to host global teaching fellows

    Nevada College Kick Start Program highlighted at University-hosted event
    October 27, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    2nd Annual Opportunity Alliance Family College Night is open to all Washoe County School District students and their families.

    TerawattPhysics researchers and students gather at University for annual regional meeting
    October 24, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Regional section of the American Physical Society annual meeting held for the first time in Nevada

    Ernest Moniz visitsSecretary of Energy Moniz visits University of Nevada, Reno to talk geothermal
    October 24, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Graduate students and geothermal industry leaders met with United States Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz to talk about geothermal research and the geothermal industry in Nevada.

    Melcher rings bellCelebrating the 1874 birth of the University … in Elko
    October 23, 2014 • By Jane Tors
    Higher education landmark rebuilt and rededicated thanks to community effort.

    Sam Dimuzio thumbnail imageDimuzio is October Employee of the Month
    October 22, 2014 • Staff Report
    October Employee of Month Dimuzio honored for exemplary and helpful service.

    Student veterans give back to local non-profits
    October 22, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Independent Heritage Festival to highlight the importance of service and leadership in the community.

    Children express their creativity at ‘In and Out of the Box’
    October 22, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    The Child and Family Research Center challenged children to put their imaginations to good use

    Karl DeisserothUniversity hosts groundbreaking neuroscience researcher Karl Deisseroth
    October 22, 2014 • Staff Report
    Deisseroth will speak about the incredible new ways he has developed to study the brain in a free lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 23

    Renown ChildrensGift allows for recruitment of joint leadership position at Renown Health, School of Medicine
    October 22, 2014 • Staff Report
    Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges to help fund chair of pediatrics/pediatrician-in-chief.

    Apurva SarathyStudents excel at Annual George G. Bierkamper competition
    October 21, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    Graduate and medical students presented research work to School of Medicine faculty.

    University launches ‘I STAND’ campaign
    October 21, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    Students and faculty take a stand against sexual assault.

    Mackay Mines BuildingGoode is September Classified Employee of Month
    October 21, 2014 • Staff Report
    Goode is honored for exceptional work as Mail Service Clerk

    MelodramaSing, boo, hiss and learn in celebration of Nevada’s 150 years
    October 21, 2014 • Staff Report
    Melodrama production, history conference highlight a year-long series of University events and activities commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial.

    TreeUniversity and City of Reno celebrate Nevada Shade Tree Week
    October 20, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    University continues process to be designated as Tree Campus USA

    Peavine Hall signingProspective Students invited to leave their mark on University history
    October 17, 2014 • By Shelby Wilburn
    Visiting students and parents signed a beam to be used in Peavine Hall construction.

    Today show at EELNBC Today Show features University’s Earthquake Engineering Lab
    October 17, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University of Nevada, Reno’s new large-scale structures Earthquake Engineering Lab was featured Friday, Oct. 17 on NBC’s Today Show

    William J. Raggio Building set to open Saturday
    October 17, 2014 • Staff Report
    Facilities Services continues work to ready the building for reopening.

    YaeBin KimUniversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Kim receives national recognition
    October 15, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
    A faculty member at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has received national recognition for her program addressing nutrition and early literacy in Nevada.

    wells earthquake 2008Campus joins Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday
    October 14, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Whether in class, the residence halls, in an office or walking the grounds, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during the fifth Great Nevada ShakeOut.

    PesticideUniversity of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers training for use of pesticides
    October 14, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension, with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides.

    Discover Nevada Open HouseNevada geologists host inaugural event for National Earth Science Week
    October 10, 2014 • By Shelby Wilburn
    Public invited to University’s first Discover Nevada open house at Great Basin Science and Sample Records Library in north Reno Oct. 15 and 16.

    Thompson BuildingUniversity observes National Disability Awareness Month 2014 with free events and lectures
    October 10, 2014 • By Andrea Turman
    Theme of Diversability helps mark 10th anniversary of events celebrating divers abilities of persons with disabilities

    Research in Romania summer program enrollment underway
    October 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Graduate students receive six graduate credits during the four-week, summer abroad program

    Business BuildingUniversity named one of the Best Business Schools by the Princeton Review
    October 9, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    The College of Business is listed as an outstanding school for academic success.

    ASUN and Nevada Career Studio program expand internship opportunities
    October 8, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Pack Internship Grant Program funds 21 student internships at 12 community businesses

    Knowledge Center thumbnail photoUnited Way campaign kicks off, to run from Oct. 15-Nov. 19
    October 8, 2014 • Staff Report
    Annual fundraising campaign includes raffle, prizes

    Carson ValleyNevada geologists host interactive field trip in northern Nevada
    October 8, 2014 • By Shelby Wilburn
    Public invited to join a one-day excursion in the Carson City area for Earth Science Week.

    Fatal EncountersDaily Show feature cites R&NR editor, Reynolds School grad student project
    October 8, 2014 • Staff Report
    Crowd sourcing used to create first searchable, national database on people killed by police.

    reno landscapeState demographer releases population projections
    October 8, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Nevada’s annual job growth rate is second largest in the region; Tesla to solidify northwestern Nevada’s manufacturing export base but tourism still likely the largest economic sector in the region through 2023.

    David KungMathematics comes to life in a musically entertaining evening of education
    October 6, 2014 • By Shelby Wilburn
    Award-winning professor and author David Kung featured in Discover Science Lecture Series examines the musical experience from a mathematical perspective.

    Dia De Los MuertosUniversity celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
    October 6, 2014 • By Walanya Vongsvirates
    Cultural events are held on campus through Oct. 15

    4H Science DayYouth to send ‘Rockets to the Rescue’ as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day
    October 6, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
    On Oct. 8, Washoe County youth in 4-H will design and build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster victims as part of 4-H National Youth Science Day.

    UASNAASIC to spur autonomous systems development, receives $3 million in state funding
    October 3, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Innovation hub includes active research in robotics, drones and more, plus collaboration with industry, K-12, state agencies.

    HungerUHungerU comes to the University to bring awareness of world hunger
    October 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Panel of local experts to discuss food insecurity Oct. 7

    CummingsCollege of Engineering hosts lecture on future of drone technology
    October 3, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Mary (Missy) Cummings to speak at the College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series Oct. 18

    PR2 robotDURIP grant brings advanced research robots to University
    October 3, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    State-of-the-art robots will advance research into how humans and autonomous systems can collaborate.

    Charles CoronellaResearch aims to help dairy farmers generate sustainable energy
    October 1, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Collaborative grant will develop cost-effective process for farmers to generate energy from manure

    September 2014

    Students on the Quad'Campus Conversations' set for Oct. 8
    September 30, 2014 • Staff Report
    Opportunity to discuss campus issues with president, provost and chair of Faculty Senate

    NevadaHomecoming versus Boise State to mark 300th game at Mackay
    September 30, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Football game signifies historical moment for University

    Statisticians play “Moneyball” to accurately predict how weather impacts baseball
    September 30, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno student and faculty member find temperature directly impacts Major League Baseball teams and how they perform at home, on the road and in different stadiums.

    BethaBertha Miranda fundraising dinner for University Scholarship Fund
    September 30, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Funds raised at Oct. 3 event to benefit Latino students

    starsNASA interns work on autonomous systems, computer vision projects
    September 30, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Three computer science and engineering students tackled research challenges for space program

    New business director joins NAASIC, University’s autonomous systems innovation center
    September 29, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Lt. Col. (ret.) Warren Rapp to lead University-based business and research development of autonomous systems with the goal of creating industry-university partnerships to commercialize technologies.

    SandersSchool of Medicine scientist receives continued funding to support smooth muscle plasticity research
    September 25, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    NIH grant of $5.4 million to help establish self-supporting labs

    LeadUniversity nationally recognized for setting standards of civic engagement
    September 24, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno named one of 92 colleges and universities in the country as a Lead Institution by NASPA

    bin liNew professor brings computational materials engineering methods to advanced manufacturing
    September 24, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Research contributes to University's strengths in advanced manufacturing, energy efficiency

    University’s Business Week preps students for life after college
    September 22, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Business Student Council hopes to show how business impacts every college and major on campus.

    Medical fraternity honored at 2014 Healthcare Heroes Awards
    September 19, 2014 • Staff Report
    University’s Phi Delta Epsilon recognized for philanthropy work at annual event

    Industry experts help businesses sustain
    September 19, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    City of Reno, Nevada SBDC and Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship collaborate to host a new monthly workshop focused on small businesses.

    Arabic program continues to grow at the University
    September 18, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Upper division Arabic classes and Middle Eastern Studies minor in development

    President Marc JohnsonJohnson's State of University Address: 'We are all vested in this momentum'
    September 18, 2014 • By John Trent
    President Marc Johnson says University is at a place where growth will match resources.

    Recipient of 2014 Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Scholarship announced
    September 17, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno student Devan Gaddis is the 2014 northern Nevada recipient receiving $4,500.

    tahoe fire camsUniversity fire cameras activated at Tahoe, newest camera tracking smoke from King Fire
    September 17, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University's new Tahoe fire camera network has been tracking smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif.

    Steampunk comes to the University of Nevada, Reno campus
    September 16, 2014 • By Dennis Saxon and Nicole Shearer
    “The Works” eatery now open and already receiving industry acclaim.

    Navatar Glass App Eelke and IliasFoundation funds work to expand indoor navigation system for blind users
    September 15, 2014 • By Kirstin Swagman
    Reader's Digest funding will allow Eelke Folmer to integrate his indoor navigation system NAVATAR with Google Maps.

    DogFestStudents learn about volunteerism and community service at DogFest Walk 'N Roll
    September 12, 2014 • By Stasia Warren
    National event held in Reno, on campus, for the first time this Sunday

    President Marc Johnson'State of University' address set for Sept. 17
    September 12, 2014 • Staff Report
    President Marc Johnson will highlight priorities and goals for 2014-2015 academic year

    Learn and have fun at the annual University of Nevada, Reno interactive Field Day
    September 11, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Public invited to register for free community event Sept. 20

    Drought ResilientCooperative Extension offers workshops on making trees more drought resilient
    September 11, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will present workshops, “Trees and Drought: An Arborist Series,” Sept. 26 and Sept. 27.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Ozmens Pledge $5 Million for New Center for Entrepreneurship
    September 10, 2014 • By Roseann Keegan
    The $5 million for the new Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship marks the largest gift the College of Business has received.

    Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s Cartography and GIS Lab receive Special Achievement award
    September 9, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Community and campus resource nationally recognized

    University of Nevada, Reno welcomes largest student population ever
    September 9, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Second largest enrollment jump due to increased retention rates and growing freshman class .

    students studyingsTop tier again for University of Nevada, Reno
    September 9, 2014 • By Jane Tors
    Ranked among the nation’s “best national universities”

    mackay minesUniversity leaders applaud Tesla gigafactory decision
    September 8, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    University leaders are thrilled at the news that Tesla Motors will construct its gigafactory for the production of lithium-ion batteries in northern Nevada.

    Statewide expertise + ongoing teacher support = improved math education
    September 8, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Nevada Mathematics Project supports 126 teachers implementing the Nevada Academic Content Standard.

    University seeking personal stories for online exhibit about Reno’s divorce trade
    September 5, 2014 • By Deanna Hearn
    National grant to support creation of the most thorough portrayal of Reno’s divorce industry

    Donald W. Reynolds Foundation names professorship in honor of Barbara Smith Campbell ’78
    September 3, 2014 • By Roseann Keegan
    University of Nevada, Reno College of Business to gain Nevada tax policy expert.

    Living With FireLiving With Fire awarded five-year grant from Bureau of Land Management
    September 3, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program received $495,000 from the Nevada Bureau of Land Management to continue and enhance the current success of the program.

    Balloon Race scholarsBalloon Race Scholarship recipients named
    September 3, 2014 • Staff Report
    Scholarships honor grad and undergrad students who excel in classroom, and who give back to community

    matt sweenyFlirtey flies to the US for high-tech testing and market development
    September 2, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The University of Nevada, Reno has established a new research and development partnership with Flirtey, a commercial delivery, unmanned-aerial-vehicle start-up company.

    Health and Wellness Nevada Day Classic Run/Walk
    September 1, 2014 • Staff
    Health and Wellness Webinars Nevada Day Classic Run/Wal

    August 2014

    Ponderosa Village marks a milestone for University graduate students
    August 29, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    132 apartments offer graduate students quality accommodations on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

    Its TimeMarching Band debuts one of largest ensembles at Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game
    August 29, 2014 • By Natalie Savidge
    Fundraising efforts continue through Greater Nevada Credit Union and University of Nevada, Reno Foundation.

    College of Business graduates second Online EMBA cohort
    August 29, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno program participants find many benefits to the online learning environment.

    Nevada NaturalistCooperative Extension’s Nevada Naturalist hosts inaugural statewide conference
    August 29, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension invites residents to attend the first-ever Nevada Naturalist Statewide Conference. Breakout sessions and workshops will highlight Nevada’s 150 years of cultural and environmental history.

    JonasOrvis School of Nursing awarded grant from Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare to fund doctoral nursing students
    August 28, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    Grant is part of a national initiative to address nursing faculty shortage

    Brock Hekking celebrates a sack in Wolf Pack footballPack AD Knuth: 'Football fan experience improvements: We listened'
    August 28, 2014 • Staff Report
    Some major changes in store for the spectating experience at Mackay Stadium this fall, AD says

    Jim Wilson thumbnail imageInfectious disease forecast expert Wilson joins DHS
    August 28, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    James Wilson is a nationally regarded expert in the forecast of the world's infectious diseases

    BlankJournalism student receives national scholarship
    August 28, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Spenser Blank named 2014 Media Fellows Scholar

    New Student CeremonyNew Student Ceremony keynote address offers words of wisdom to Nevada students
    August 27, 2014 • By Mary White Stewart
    Department of Sociology Professor Mary White Stewart's speech inspired by her experience as a University student.

    Ned SchoolmanProfessor to begin Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship
    August 27, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    University to host the 46th Medieval Association of the Pacific

    Nevada Student Speaker Competition open to applicants
    August 27, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    Nevada Student Speaker Competition winner will be added to the 2015 TEDxUniversityofNevada speaker roster.

    Balloon ScholarshipUniversity Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients
    August 26, 2014 • Staff Report
    University students Miranda Smith and Darrin Mccarthy receive scholarship

    devils hole pupfishClimate change puts endangered Devils Hole pupfish at risk of extinction
    August 26, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as few as 35 individuals.

    Campus EscortCampus Escort service turns 30, sets ride record last year
    August 26, 2014 • By Christine Seiber
    Increase in student enrollment and ridership leads to expanded services and ‘civic engagement shuttle.’

    University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Sigman-Grant receives award
    August 25, 2014 • By Marilyn Ming
    Madeleine Sigman-Grant, Cooperative Extension maternal child health and nutrition specialist, was selected as the recipient of the Western Region Excellence in Extension award.

    Nolan NicholsonScholarship recipients return from 10-week language study abroad
    August 25, 2014 • By Christine Seiber
    Honors students study Chinese, Japanese through immersive U.S. Department of State program

    AdleyTop ROTC and nursing student stands out from the Pack
    August 25, 2014 • By Matt Lush and Annie Conway
    Caitlyn Adley chosen to represent University at National Student Nurses’ Convention

    Plastic bins, pomp and circumstance: Students arrive on campus
    August 22, 2014 • By John Trent
    More than 2,600 students move in on Thursday; New Student Opening Ceremony held on Friday

    University sustainability efforts ‘walk the talk’
    August 20, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    University of Nevada, Reno, along with City of Reno and community representatives, highlight green efforts taking place on campus and throughout the City as part of Summer of Sustainability’s Bus Tour.

    Mackay exteriorFirst 'Campus Conversations' set for Aug. 27
    August 18, 2014 • Staff Report
    Informal conversation includes president, provost and chair of Faculty Senate

    University officials taking precautions in response to Ebola outbreak
    August 18, 2014 • By Nicole Shearer
    While U.S. risk is considered “very low,” the University is working to ensure student health and safety.

    Grow Your OwnCooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September
    August 14, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension presents six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at eight locations across northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners and landscapers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate.

    NevadaFIT350 freshmen take challenge of academic boot camp
    August 13, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    NevadaFit boot camp begins the week before school starts and offers a glimpse into the University's rigorous academic expectations and college life.

    tahoe researchFire cameras activated, invasive species and nearshore work continues at Lake Tahoe
    August 13, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    Nevada researchers are continuing research that informs public policy makers and finds solutions to the risks that face the lake’s precious ecosystem.

    DRI$3.8 million project will help northern Nevada build resiliency to future droughts
    August 13, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
    Managing water in northern Nevada’s Truckee-Carson River System requires local communities to balance urban, agricultural and ecosystem needs.

    Hoop HouseUniversity offers classes on ways for Nevada farmers to extend growing season
    August 11, 2014 • By Claudene Wharton
    Collaborative High Desert Farming Initiative offers class in Pahrump

    Radon2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students
    August 11, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

    KCUniversity graduate student wins award at international conference
    August 6, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Physics graduate student ties for first place in poster competition at 23rd conference

    Polian announces Alpha Wolf honor
    August 5, 2014 • By Chad Hartley
    Weekly recognition to reinforce 'One Community, One Pack'

    Thumbnail image of AD Doug KnuthAD Knuth updates Wolf Pack fans on eve of 2014 season
    August 4, 2014 • Staff Report
    Busy off-season includes community engagement by student-athletes, economic diversification efforts

    Angela Viera thumbnailViera named August Employee of Month
    August 1, 2014 • Staff Report
    Angela Viera goes above and beyond in duties at Admissions and Records

    July 2014

    Nevada Newborn Screening Program comes home
    July 31, 2014 • By Anne McMillin
    Newborn Screening Program moves to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory in Reno

    NCLab summer campYoung students play at computer programming and 3D design in NCLab summer camp
    July 30, 2014 • By Mike Wolterbeek
    The popular NCLab summer camp for fourth through 12th graders was sold out with 140 participants in three sessions.

    DroughtCooperative Extension offers “Livestock: Dealing With Drought” workshops
    July 29, 2014 • By Tiffany Kozsan
    Cooperative Extension is offering workshops in Elko, Winnemucca and Fallon for Nevada livestock producers to help them cope with drought.

    University CrossFit athletes take podium spots at Fittest of the Sierra competition
    July 25, 2014 • By Annie Conway
    Students share passion for health and fitness through CrossFit

    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

    Football1990 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.

    Two graduates smilingMore 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 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.

    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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