Nevada in the News: Jan. 25, 2017

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New UNR Engineering Building Could Break Ground in '18
During last week's State of the State Address, Governor Brian Sandoval laid out his budget proposal that included funding that would pay for about half of a new engineering building at the University of Nevada. The project is estimated to cost $86 million. If the legislature approves it, the state would pay $41.5 million. "Engineering is fundamental to the diversification of the economy in this area, and therefore, engineering is growing," Marc Johnson, President of the University of Nevada said. "The students want to be engineers. They are really attracted to the new industries coming to this area."
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New Engineering Building Planned (video)
Station: KTVN (CBS); Time: 1/24/2017 5:24:37 PM; Local Viewership: 31,536; Show: Channel 2 News 5PM
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Overview of proposed $26 billion state budget under way | 2017 Nevada Legislature
The Nevada System of Higher Education will spend $1.89 billion, a third of which will come from the students themselves. Altogether, the university system will get $115 million more in the coming budget than it did this cycle. The bulk of that cash, $57 million, will fund increasing student populations primarily at University Nevada, Reno and University Nevada, Las Vegas. K-12 and the university system together account for 51 percent of state General Fund money.

Carson City board looks at needed capital improvements
Marlene Rebori, University of Nevada, Reno Cooperative Extension, talked about different ways to engage the public outside the twice-monthly board meetings. "Those conventional processes can lead to frustration," when it's the only way the public interacts with elected officials, Rebori said.

Should community colleges split?
The problem, the past presidents say, the system is "university-centric," focusing overwhelmingly on what University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas want without understanding the needs that can only be filled by the community colleges.

Issues about aging discussed in Carson City
A Sierra Nevada Forums panel on Tuesday discussed program options and services for seniors in Nevada. Members from the Sanford Center for Aging at University of Nevada, Reno focused on aging gracefully. "Aging is a natural life-long process we are all engaged in and one of our goals is to help everyone age well through life," said Dr. Peter Reed, director of the Sanford Center. "We view aging and elders as almost a declinist attitude.

University of Nevada leads Intelligent Mobility project in 'Living Lab'
The University of Nevada at Reno (UNR) is leading the state's new Intelligent Mobility program, which is an ambitious effort to explore solutions for safe, clean and efficient transportation, and to establish a ‘Living Lab' in the northern Nevada communities of Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

Kostas Alexis talks intelligent mobility on Face the State
Station: KTVN (CBS); Time: 1/22/2017 10:45:07 PM; Local Viewership: 24,581; Show: Face the State
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New Campus Safety-Training Lab Is One of the First in the Nation
The Environmental Health & Safety department, part of Research & Innovation at the University of Nevada, Reno, is one of the first in the nation to provide a campus lab space dedicated solely to safety training. In the past, safety training has been conducted online and through lecture, but the addition of the new Safety Training for Academic Research Lab or STAR Lab adds a more interactive and hands-on format.

More Battery-powered Options for LHDs
Real and Hypothetical Savings: The bottom line could drive the switch to battery-powered LHDs and underground hard rock mining machines, said Pierre Mousset-Jones, Ph.D., professional engineer, professor emeritus of mining engineering, Department of Mining Engineering, MacKay School of Earth Science and Engineering, the University of Nevada at Reno. Nonetheless, those savings are difficult to generalize and project because the market share for battery-powered mining machines remains comparatively minute.

Reno Teen Delivering Tedx Talk (with audio)
Ming Li Wu is a senior at the Davidson Academy and she'll be giving a talk at Saturday's Tedx event in Reno. It's a live, local version of the international Ted Talk program, which aims to share meaningful ideas through compelling speeches. Wu met up with our News Director Michelle Billman to chat about her experience as a spoken word poet, which will play a large part in her talk. She shared some of her work as well. Let's take a listen.

Interview: The Isolation Underrepresented College Students Can Face (with audio)
Albert Lee teaches voice and opera at the University of Nevada, Reno. On Saturday, he'll be delivering a talk for Tedx, a local, live version of the popular TED talks program, which strives to share powerful ideas.

Traffic Safety Grant (video)
Station: KRXI (FOX); Time: 1/25/2017 7:08:45 AM; Local Viewership: 3,140; Show: Mornings on Fox 11

Nevada Girls Powering Their Way Into STEM Fields (with audio)
Last year, women outnumbered men in the college of science at the University of Nevada, Reno. And over the past four years, the college has seen a 32 percent increase in the number of female students, versus seven percent for males. Gina Tempel is associate dean. "Women are successful. If we look at the retention rate of students from first- to second-year, women are retained at a very high rate, even higher than men, slightly higher," she says. Last year, women in the college of science had a retention rate of 83 percent, more than two points higher than the university average.

Tahoe Keys property owners apply for 2018 herbicide trial
Since their introduction, aquatic invasive plants, predominantly curly leaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil, have taken over more than 90 percent of the 172-acre Tahoe Keys lagoon system and are considered the most immediate threat to Lake Tahoe according to University of Nevada, Reno's 2015 Implementation Plan for the Control of Aquatic Invasive Species within Lake Tahoe.

Learn how to reduce radon health risk
As part of National Radon Action Month, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's Radon Education Program is offering free radon test kits and educational presentations at various locations across the state, including at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), located at128 Market St., Stateline, on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m.

Farm Of The Future: What Grows In Las Vegas Stays In Las Vegas (with audio)
Every day, Border Grill restaurant at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas uses a case of tomatillos and at least a case of cilantro. In Las Vegas, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has a one-acre outdoor research orchard, and Las Vegas Herbs grows hydroponic microgreens in a 5,000-square-foot greenhouse.

A Fresh Look At New Years Resolutions
According to Wikipedia, New Year Resolutions are a tradition in both the western and eastern hemispheres in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or to do something slightly nice for other people. Penny Blair, an American Council on Exercise (A.C.E.) certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for the local Cooperative Extension Office, states that her "Bucket List" would be to "help people to realize their best health and physical fitness." Blair works in collaboration with Physical Therapist, Doug Giles.

What's ahead for the Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway
Jonathan Pease, a Reno geotechnical engineer, being assisted by several engineering students from the University of Nevada, Reno, is working to locate the trail as close to the Truckee River as possible. This steep section will take up much of a $2 million federal grant for the last four miles of the project. That grant requires $300,000 in matching funds, of which about half was raised last year.
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FSH Society Announces New Source for FSH Muscular Dystrophy Family Cell Lines
Unfortunately, information required to allow public distribution of these cell lines was not available at the time. The cells were warehoused in a liquid Nitrogen tank at the Coriell Institute, preserved but not able to be released to the research community. Over the past two and a half years, Peter and Takako Jones' laboratory at the University of Massachusetts (now at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine) collaborated with the FSH Society and Coriell Institute, where the cells were housed, to confirm the pedigrees by short tandem repeat (STR) analysis and produce critical characterization data relevant to FSHD.
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STUDENT DEFEATS INCURABLE DISEASE
She contacted the clinical trial and they asked her to come to Chicago to see if she would be a good candidate. She went over spring break of her freshman year at the University of Nevada, Reno.

History Calendar for week of Jan. 24, 2017
"American Revolutionary Prisoners Of War: Where Honor & Bravery Met" lecture. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Central Rappahannock Regional Library headquarters theater, 1201 Caroline St. Historian James R. Neal (Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno) addresses the American Revolution Round Table of Fredericksburg. Free. Light refreshments. Contact Jim Davis at JamesDavisW@aol.com or 540/899-3836.

In so-called flyover country, lots of ‘real' Americans are mad as hell at Donald Trump too
So the organizers of Saturday's Reno women's march had low expectations, especially because it had been snowing like crazy and University of Nevada, Reno students were still on winter break. Nevada is an open-carry state, and there were safety concerns. Felicia Perez, a founder of the Reno Solidarity Network and one of the march's speakers, told me she "thought if 200 people show up, it's a win for Reno."

Protest in Reno after Trump's order to move forward with Dakota Access Pipeline
The University of Nevada, Reno senior has been active in protesting the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline for months, even travelling to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation last summer. Harry said, "so for me, it's really personal." The Environmental Science major was raised in the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe and learned the importance of water in Native American culture from a young age. Harry said, "we have a huge, a really strong connection to our water; and all native peoples know water is life. Without water, we cannot survive."
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Pipeline protestor/student activist (video)
Station: KRXI (FOX); Time: 1/25/2017 8:35:48 AM; Local Viewership: 1,771; Show: Mornings on Fox 11


Athletics

Pack heads to Boise State with first place on the line
It's been a while since the Wolf Pack basketball team played a game like the one it will Wednesday. In fact, the last time a game like this was on the schedule, the Wolf Pack wasn't even in the Mountain West. It was in the WAC. And that game came nearly five years ago. When the Wolf Pack hits the court at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Boise State, first place in the Mountain West will be on the line.
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Nevada-Boise State: Three keys and a prediction
1. Rebound the ball: The Wolf Pack simply didn't rebound the ball well last week as it split games against Air Force (a win) and Fresno State (a loss). It's going to have to do that against Boise State, which is the best rebounding team in the Mountain West. Nevada is not a bad rebounding team, but it struggled there in its last two games and hasn't been consistent in that phase of the game. Boise State is excellent in both offensive and defensive rebounding, so Jordan Caroline, Cameron Oliver and Co. need to be active.

Wolf Pack adds two commits, loses four others
The Nevada football team has had a busy 48 hours of recruiting. The Wolf Pack picked up two commitments from wide receivers Tuesday afternoon while parting ways with four other players in the last two days. Elijah Cooks, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound receiver/tight end, and Benjamin Goodwin, a 6-1, 180-pound receiver/cornerback, both committed to play for Nevada.
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Wolf Pack gets commitment from JC All-American
The Wolf Pack has received a verbal commitment from a junior college All-American to bolster its offensive line. Anthony Palomares, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound tackle from Victor Valley College in Victorville, Calif., has committed to play for Nevada next season.
Wolf Pack picks up commitment from offensive lineman
The Wolf Pack football team has picked up a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Anthony Palomares. See below for more on Palomares and the Wolf Pack's 17 known commitments in the 2017 class (the Wolf Pack has 22 spots available in the class). We'll keep track of the comings and goings of Wolf Pack commitments on this page.

Join the gentlemen of Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. at the inaugural Reno Bighorns' Latino Night!
NAK (a Latino-based fraternity) at the University of Nevada is partnering with the Bighorns to bring this event to the northern Nevada community.

YASSS, Voting For The Semifinals Of Miss COED 2017 Is Officially Underway - So Get To It!
ABOUT NICOLE - UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA - RENO, SOPHOMORE; I'M GOING TO BE MISS COED 2017 BECAUSE...I go to an amazing university and I do my best to represent it in the best way possible. Miss COED is also an amazing organization that I have grown to love.

Stronger Than Sisters: The singular bond that ties the Clovis West girls basketball team
Campbell's tough-minded coaching is fueled in part by sour, unfulfilled memories from his own days at Reno High (‘90). His coaches never had open gym and never went the extra mile for their players. This bugged the heck out of him, so when as a University of Nevada-Reno basketball walk-on he coached a couple of junior high teams to perfect 8-0 records, the coaching seeds were planted. He told himself that when he had his own high school program he would do it his way.

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