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Nevada Department of Public Safety surveys Nevadans’ driving behavior
November 5, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
Third annual statewide Nevada Attitudinal Survey conducted by the University and Nevada Department of Public Safety provides information about driving and safety issues.
University faculty to present research at Geothermal Resources Council meeting
September 26, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada, Reno researchers and students to present their research at upcoming Geothermal Resources Council meeting and Energy Expo.
University biochemistry student receives global science award
July 6, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
Clarissa Martins awarded prestigious Science Education Award for undergraduate cancer and nutrition research.
University faculty win three NSHE Regents’ Awards
May 2, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
Awards granted to researchers and advisers across the state’s eight institutions who demonstrate excellence in both research and education.
Leading experts on congenital muscular dystrophy convene at University
April 18, 2012 • By Jane Tors
University of Nevada School of Medicine research discovery and singular focus of April conference signal new hope for patients with rare diseases.
University’s undergraduates given research opportunities
April 13, 2012 • By Jaclyn McBride
From the evolution of horse-show jumping to the “color” of music, the 2012 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium will host a wide array of presentations this year.
“Living on Shaky Ground”
September 30, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents, “Living on Shaky Ground,” Oct. 6, to discuss the threat of an earthquake in Nevada.
University of Nevada, Reno ranked among the world’s top 500
August 30, 2011 • By Jane Tors
2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities recognizes quality of education, faculty and research; University of Nevada, Reno ranked among top 500.
Reynolds Business Journalism Chair offers insight about Steve Jobs
August 25, 2011 • By Zanny Marsh
Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University, is at the center of the decade’s biggest business story following the announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down immediately as Apple CEO.
University researchers find aggressive, non-native smallmouth bass in Tahoe
August 15, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new invasive species, the smallmouth bass, has been discovered at Lake Tahoe.
University of Nevada, Reno scientists to shake five-story building in Japan
August 4, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Landmark earthquake engineering tests in Japan could make earthquake-proofing technology more common in the US and around the world.
Zeb Hogan named National Geographic Fellow
June 10, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan, who travels the globe to find, study and protect monster freshwater fish, has been named a National Geographic Fellow.
Li awarded $569,000 National Science Foundation grant
May 10, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Qizhen Li, a faculty member in the University’s chemical and materials engineering department, has been awarded National Science Foundation five-year CAREER Award.
Researchers find partial smoking ban makes economic sense
May 10, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
An impact study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno has found that the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act is not only good public policy but also good for the economy.
'Clean energy media tour’ to highlight University research
May 9, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
University faculty members will demonstrate their contributions to research in the field of geothermal energy on May 10.
Undergraduate students share their research
April 28, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
At the end of each spring semester, recipients of the Honors Undergraduate Research Award and the General Undergraduate Research Award, along with any other interested students on campus, create posters that present the process and results of their research. This year, 44 students at the University of Nevada, Reno showcased their research and work at the Undergraduate Research Poster Conference on Wednesday, April 20.
Nevada researcher gets opportunities abroad following award
March 29, 2011 • By Carolina Chacon
University of Nevada, Reno researcher Mark Walker’s work in the Great Basin is taking him to unexpected places – places like Samoa.
TTO licenses Arnott’s next-gen air quality monitor
March 28, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new air-quality measuring instrument invented by Pat Arnott and Ian Arnold that is more economical, more portable and more accurate than older technologies has been licensed for commercial development by Droplet Measurement Technologies of Boulder, Colo.
Research shows disappearance of native bugs in Tahoe
March 1, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The bugs living in the muck at the deepest darkest depths of Lake Tahoe have disappeared in substantial numbers, and it’s a sign of changes throughout the pristine lake’s ecosystem over the past 40 to 50 years.
School of Medicine collaboration develops life saving blood test
February 24, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new, rapid blood test that could lead to early diagnosis and potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people stricken with fungal meningitis, a leading cause of AIDS-related deaths in developing countries, is getting closer to market with a recent collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno and Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY) in Oklahoma.
New executive director works to promote science in Lake
February 10, 2011 • By Tiffany Moore
The Tahoe Science Consortium works to promote science in support of the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Lake Tahoe Basin.
Tahoe expert to speak about world water crisis
November 17, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
World-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman will present, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” Dec. 2 in College of Science’s Discover Science Lecture Series.
University research funding doubles in 10 years
September 29, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In its fall 2009 publication, the Office of Research announced funding of $73 million for research in fiscal year 2008-09.
Students engineer DNA for national competition
September 28, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A team of students worked to transform the genes that synthesize cinnamon oil into plants that are an eco-friendly mosquito killer.
Link between closed-basin lakes and climate change explored
September 23, 2009 • By Kathie Taylor
The Walker Basin Project plus current research on similar ecosystems around the world will be presented at the International Symposium.
Earthquake engineers make national, worldwide headlines
September 15, 2009 • By John Trent
September has been a good news month for faculty members in the College of Engineering.
Hot Planet Research
September 8, 2009 • By John Trent
NSF EPSCoR funding spurs University undergraduate student research on statewide climate change and global warming. Nevada student Kerri Hickenbottom is just one example of how student researchers have also been mobilized through a statewide climate change initiative.
Researcher finds quagga mussel can survive in Tahoe
August 24, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a study to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species, Sudeep Chandra found that the quagga mussel can survive in Lake Tahoe.
Cushman to study water adaptation in plants
July 27, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Biochemist John Cushman is investigating how plants thrive in warmer, drier climates.
Zeb Hogan featured on National Geographic Channel
July 6, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
CABNR's Zeb Hogan's megafish project will be featured on National Geographic Channel.
Researchers collect weed-eating bugs for Tahoe
July 2, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is try to use weed-eating beetles to halt the costly spread of spotted knapweed in Nevada.
Seismological Lab Hunts for Earthquake Faults
June 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The Seismological Lab is beginning seismic surveying through downtown as part of a $1 million U.S. Geological Survey study.
Researcher receives DOE grant for nuclear energy research
June 9, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University of Nevada, Reno mathematics researcher and faculty member Pavel Solin can help make a nuclear reactor run more efficiently.
Geology doctoral student receives top honor
June 2, 2009 • By Guia Del Prado
Rich Koehler, a doctoral student in geology, recently received outstanding student paper and outstanding student presenter awards at two prestigious national conferences.
Rover Team Heading to Mars Society Competition in Utah
May 22, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students will be competing May 28-30 in the Mars Society University Rover Challenge.
Physicist’s findings attract notice in scientific community
May 20, 2009 • By Patrick McDonnell
University physicist Friedwardt Winterberg recently had some of his 39-year-old work on thermonuclear explosions declassified recently by the U.S. government.
Students design, build and race human-powered vehicles
May 20, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The HPV Challenge, an American Society of Mechanical Engineers event, drew 28 universities from around the west. The 15-member Nevada team placed sixth overall in the “single rider” event.