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Silver and Blue Spring 2005 CoverArchive: Spring 2005

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From the President, 2
Alumni News, 15

Cover Story

6 It's in the genes
It comes as no surprise to those who knew her
as a student at the University that Dr. Susan
Desmond-Hellmann has become one of the
nation's top women executives.


12 Digging deeper
Opportunities for both undergraduate and
graduate students to do research are increasing
rapidly - especially in medical research.

13 A galaxy far, far away
Faculty and local organizations are working
to expand community programs at the
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center.

14 Home, sweet home
Cooperative Extension and other University
programs will finally have a permanent location
in Las Vegas when a new 43,000 square foot
facility opens later this year.

23 Pack Track
Fazekas and Co. perform valiantly in the NCAA
Tournament for the second year running. Kali
Baker is a record-setting 800-meter runner
aiming for bigger things.

31 Investing in Nevada
The generosity of University donors has helped
shape a remarkable history and a bright future.

On the Cover

Susan Desmond-Hellmann, University of
Nevada, Reno graduate and president of
product development at Genentech, Inc.
Photo courtesy of Genentech


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