Nevada in the News: Jan. 10, 2017

University of Nevada, Reno E-Clips

1/12/2017 | By: Staff Report  |

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Get post-flood info here
Washoe County says the 2017 floodwaters have started to subside and the Truckee River has started to recede. But it warns of more dangerous weather in the coming days as snow is expected through Wednesday... The University of Nevada, Reno is open for normal classes Tuesday. The Washoe County School District is on a two-hour delay Tuesday.
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KTVN Video: Flood in Reno and Sparks forces University to close Monday, will resume Tuesday  
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Ask Joe: Did flood impact animals at UNR farms? (with video)
A couple of viewers including Marilyn Miller wrote in asking if any animals were impacted at the UNR farms in Southeast Reno?... I checked with Kerri Garcia up at the university. There is good news on this front after 400 sheep died in the 2005-2006 flood. Garcia says all the animals are doing fine this time. Last week they moved about 50 sheep over to the equestrian center on Valley Road.
News 4 Video: Evacuation plan for University livestock
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U.S. News Data: Graduation From Online MBA Programs
U.S. News released its 2017 Best Online MBA Programs today, offering prospective students insight into tuition and fees, admissions, class sizes and more for 239 ranked programs... The only program with at least 25 enrolled students to report a three-year graduation rate of 100 percent was the University of Nevada-Reno.

Consumer Electronics Show, "Drones: A Story Of Revolution And Evolution"
We established a Drone Advisory Committee and held our first annual unmanned aircraft symposium. We're researching everything from how to detect rogue drones to managing future drone traffic...At the unmanned aircraft test site here in Nevada, the University of Nevada-Reno is helping NASA conduct tests to support this effort.

Mining company claims 4,000 acres in Black Rock Desert

New drone footage shows Tesla's growing gigafactory - "There have been a lot of claims that have been made based on that very demand, just because of Tesla," said Russ Fields, director of the Mackey School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Why the Nevada Tech Zone is Surging
Now Switch is replicating the successful model in Reno, where a Northern Nevada Innevation Center, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, is bringing together some of the brightest minds in drone research and entrepreneurship.

Expert: Remote Nevada Earthquakes Big Enough to Cause $1B in Damage
A trio of significant earthquakes that struck a remote part of western Nevada along the Sierra Mountains' eastern last month were big enough to cause as much as $1 billion in damage if they had been centered beneath a big city, a leading expert said... "Thankfully, it's not underneath a big city because a sequence of 5.7s could certainly do a lot of damage," said Graham Kent, director of the University of Nevada's Seismological Laboratory.

AAFP Applauds Top 21 FP-producing Medical Schools
Deans of 21 U.S. allopathic medical schools received a nice surprise from the AAFP recently when AAFP President John Meigs, M.D., of Centreville, Ala., sent them congratulatory letters for their "exemplary performance" in graduating a higher percentage of students entering careers in family medicine when compared to other U.S. allopathic schools... The other 20 schools that received accolades from the AAFP (and their respective percentages of graduates that headed to family medicine residencies) were.. University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine (12.9 percent).

Face the State - University's professors discuss health and behavior survey (video)
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Newlands Heights in Reno makes national historic register
A Reno neighborhood that for more than 70 years served as one the city's most prominent and desirable neighborhoods has been named to the National Register of Historic Places... The University of Nevada Reno Historic District made the register in 1987.
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Report Looks at Best Diets, Easiest to Follow
Think very long term, says panel member Sachiko St. Jeor, PhD, RD, professor of clinical medicine at the University of Nevada. The long haul, she says, often means making permanent diet changes, not changing your eating just for a few months.

Harry Reid: the final days
There is one thing nearly everyone who knows Reid universally agrees on: he loves Nevada. He often boasts of the Silver State and the portrait of Mark Twain - arguably the most famous Nevadan - hangs over his shoulder in his office. Instead of donating his political papers to a place like Georgetown University, he gave them to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Former University football player witnesses Ft. Lauderdale shooting (video)
Station: KRNV (NBC); Time: 1/6/2017 6:47:32 PM

Adams Hub for innovation launches new venue, The Studio
Adams Hub for innovation is celebrating the opening of The Studio at Adams Hub, a new collaboration and event space, on Wednesday, August 3...Matt Westfield, Adams Hub entrepreneur-in-residence and entrepreneurship instructor for University of Nevada Reno, mentors Adams Hub clients on Wednesdays.

WCSD Board to Welcome New Members at Tuesday Meeting
Dr. Debra Feemster has lived in Nevada for more than four decades and holds three degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno. She also serves the community as a member of the Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as well as the NAACP Education Chair.

Senator Square: Opportunity for CHS juniors, seniors to earn a bachelor's degree in two years
Using the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and a transfer plan into the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) or other university, the student charts a course to degree that is flexible and efficient.

5 State IT Leaders Detail Their Path to the CIO's Office
Shannon Rahming, who spent 11 years with the Nevada System of Higher Education, first with the University of Nevada, Reno, and then as a business analyst for Truckee Meadows Community College, said she enjoyed working in higher education and was intrigued by the possibilities of working for state government.


Pack basks in national spotlight after historic win
At one point in the second half of Nevada's game Saturday at New Mexico, after the Wolf Pack had fallen behind by 25 points, coach Eric Musselman gathered his team and wrote one word on a clipboard... The rest, as they say, is history. Nevada stormed back from down 25 points - the eighth-largest comeback in college basketball history - to score a 105-104 overtime victory over New Mexico.
Wolf Pack rallies from 25 down in historic comeback win (with video)
The Nevada basketball team's bus rolled into the parking lot at its hotel, the Marriott, in Albuquerque around midnight on Sunday, but not a single Wolf Pack player headed for the exit.
Photos: Nevada's historic comeback over New Mexico
Jordan Caroline posts career game in Pack's comeback thriller (with video)
Wolf Pack's next challenge - winning at The Pit
Two of the Mountain West's best teams - San Diego State and New Mexico - were playing, so the team watched the game together at Musselman's house, in part because those were the next two opponents Nevada was going to face.
Nevada-New Mexico: Three keys and a prediction
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Pack's Caroline earns conference, national player of week honors
There was no surprise Monday when Nevada's Jordan Caroline was named the Mountain West player of the week, but he also was named the national player of the week by NBC Sports. College Sports Madness named him the high major player of the week.
Superlatives from Jordan Caroline's career game (with video)

Interview with Doug Knuth on the Biggest Little Sports Show (audio)
Station: KOH-AM (Radio); Time: 1/7/2017 12:35:44 PM

Gift card and ticket giveaway to see the University men's basketball team play Air Force (audio)
Station: KOH-AM (Radio); Time: 1/7/2017 12:10:02 PM
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Eric Musselman coaching career and New Mexico game (audio)
Station: ESPN 2; Time: 1/7/2017 11:28:47 PM

Elijah Foster's domestic battery charge dismissed with prejudice
The domestic battery charge against Nevada basketball player Elijah Foster has been dismissed with prejudice while he pleaded guilty to a different charge, according to the Reno Municipal Court website.


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