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  • Inkspiration – At the premiere of “Like, Love, Lust: Michael Sarich,” members and guests were invited to wear a temporary “Devil Girl” tattoo created by Sarich. Four former students spent that afternoon in a local tattoo parlor permanently placing their own version of Devil Girl on their forearms.
  • AlumNight – Photos from the Feb. 1 inaugural alumni event at the new Joe Crowley Student Union.
  • Bicycle Boiler: Photos from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Design Competition held last fall in Seattle. Four engineering students from Nevada took first place in the international championship for their invention of a human-powered water purifier.


The Davidson Mathematics and Science Center: Shaping Nevada’s future

Creating opportunities for today’s top young minds: The Davidson Academy

The Honor Court: Celebrating campus and community leaders

10 The Davidson Mathematics and Science
Shaping Nevada’s future

15 Creating opportunities for today’s top young
The Davidson Academy

84 The Honor Court: Celebrating campus and
community leaders


Table of Contents

Letter from University President Milton Glick - A dynamic campus is a successful one

2 Honor Roll

  • Message from the Executive Director, 2
  • Message from the Chair, 3
  • University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Board of Trustees, 4
  • Financial Statement, 6
  • Foundation Endowment, 7
  • University of Nevada, Reno Giving, 8
  • Expenses and Investment in Endowment, 9
  • Gatherings, 18
  • All University of Nevada, Reno Endowments, 20
  • Silver & Blue Society, 21
  • Faculty & Staff Gifts, 22
  • Wong Honors Dean Ted Batchman, 25
  • Alumni, 26
  • Nadine & Bill Pillsbury Provide for Nevada Students, 33
  • Class Endowment Challenge, 35
  • Engineers Benefit from Wallaces’ Generosity, 36
  • Parent Donors, 42
  • Planned Gifts, 46
  • Nevada Legacy Society, 48
  • Bill Lynch: Enhancing Nursing Education, 49
  • Friends, 50
  • Mackay Celebrates Centennial, 58
  • Pennington Foundation Makes a Difference, 61
  • Corporations, 62
  • Coyote Springs Investment Supports Research, 63
  • Smart Business Classrooms, 67
  • Foundations and Organizations, 68
  • Reno Rodeo Foundation, 69
  • New Foundation Endowments, 70
  • Hoeper Professorship Benefits Engineering, 74
  • Established Foundation Endowments, 76
  • Board of Regents Endowments, 80
  • Marguerite Petersen Academic Center on Schedule, 82
  • AAUN Endowment, 83
  • Honor Court, 84

92 Good Medicine – Infrared device could help stroke victims

94 University For You – Spring lawn and water quality tips

96 University News – An artist’s first, full-scale survey of work

102 Bookshelf – Alum authors book on making money in Second Life

106 Home Means Nevada

  • Home Means Nevada
  • President’s Letter, 106
  • Class Chat, 106
  • Chapter Updates, 112
  • AlumNight 2008, 114
  • Remembering Friends, 118

About the Cover

Art Director Patrick McFarland partnered with photographers Jeff Dow and Douglas Peck on this composite photo showcasing Jan and Bob Davidson proudly posing in front of current Davidson Academy student council members Alexandra Morris, Andy Wei, Kelsey James, Cody Nolan and Rachel Ellison as they listen intently to math instructor Gael Oswald. Gael’s son, Max Oswald-Sells, 13, is a student at The Davidson Academy. They moved from Sydney, Australia so that Max could attend the Academy.


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