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University highlights partnership for education and research with area schools
December 12, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno faculty and student presence strengthens collaborations between the College of Education and local schools.
University Campus Escort and Police Services endure weather for a safe campus
December 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Record-breaking 430 ride requests filled in one night by Campus Escort during first winter storm.
Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award given to University graduate
December 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Joaquin Borrego is first to receive award for Excellence in Research in Latino/a Psychology.
University hosts Hour of Code for Washoe County students
December 11, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students ages 6 to18 are invited to participate in the University's Hour of Code event Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14
Nevadans encouraged to test their homes for radon – a dangerous gas
December 11, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Free radon test kits are available from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide.
University libraries offer student stress busters and extended hours through finals
December 10, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Pet a pooch at the Knowledge Center and engineering puzzles at the DeLaMare are student favorites.
More than 1,400 degrees awarded during Winter Commencement
December 9, 2013 • Staff Report
President Johnson tells grads a University degree the "greatest possible asset."
Early Christmas for University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute with $1 million award
December 9, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members were surprised at their holiday party by the announcement of a second $1 million award from The Bernard Osher Foundation.
Faculty Media Impact Project ranks University as a top school in faculty outreach
December 6, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Of economics departments ranked, University of Nevada, Reno topped the list.
Enjoy the beauty of the state with the 2014 Nevada Geology Calendar
December 6, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s new calendar features geological themes from throughout Nevada.
Reynolds School Media Watch
December 5, 2013 • By Aaron Walton
Media Watch airs each Friday from 2-3 p.m. as part of 88.7 KUNR Reno Public Radio's "Beyond the Headlines" program.
Commencement delayed to 9 a.m.
December 2, 2013 • Staff Report
University awards more than 1,450 degrees.
University representatives take TEDx UniversityofNevada stage next month
November 26, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Tickets for the event go on sale Monday, Dec. 2.
Books by University professors and graduates make great holiday gifts
November 26, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Eight books are available, ranging from fictional short stories to nonfictional and inspirational.
Wild West Shootout raises money for autism
November 26, 2013 • Staff Report
The 10th Annual Wild West Shootout is set for Dec. 4-7 at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School to raise money for the University’s Early Childhood Autism Program.
Computer science and engineering students take 6th at programming competition
November 25, 2013 • Staff Report
Students from the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery placed 6 out of more than 70 teams at the regional programming competition at Brigham Young University in October.
University’s Keck Museum to exhibit Nevada’s moon rocks
November 21, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to open house/unveiling Dec. 13 in historic Mackay School of Mines building.
Ehleringer, Prest are November Employees of Month
November 20, 2013 • Staff Report
Both awardees go beyond job description to help campus.
Great Basin natural resource issues and research to be discussed by agencies
November 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Natural resource issues facing the Great Basin - and the research behind solutions - will be at the forefront of conversation next month during the annual Great Basin Consortium Conference.
Chinese Delegation visits University’s campus
November 18, 2013 • By Annie Conway
USAC renews agreement with Southwest University for Nationalities.
'Campus Conversations' set for Nov. 18
November 15, 2013 • Staff Report
President, Provost, Faculty Senate Chair on hand for informal discussion of campus issues.
University students to host water forum
November 15, 2013 • By Annie Conway
University students discuss water issues at the 10th Annual Student World Water Forum.
Students apply course concepts through service-learning
November 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno students gain real-life experience through community-based learning .
Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Trey Humphrey speaks at University’s military ball
November 14, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Congressman Mark Amodei presents ceremonial coin to ROTC Program during celebration of military tradition.
Physicist Brian Greene brings “Why Science Matters” lecture to University
November 13, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and an entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will be speaking Dec. 5
Internationally recognized business leaders visit Nevada
November 12, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
“Building a High-Performance Team for Brand Management and Corporate Affairs;” program to share proven lessons of success.
University’s College of Business ranks Top 25 for Part-time MBA Program
November 8, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Bloomberg Businessweek highlights the University of Nevada, Reno’s Academic indicator by ranking it No. 1.
University professor to be honored at National Groundwater Expo
November 7, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Scott Tyler will receive the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science and Engineering in December.
David Leitner's paper in Chemical Physics chosen for 80th anniversary collection
November 6, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A paper written by Chemical Physics Program Director David Leitner was selected for a collection of 80 outstanding articles published by The Journal of Chemical Physics to celebrate its 80th anniversary.
Richard O. Davies honored by University’s “Nevada Writers Hall of Fame”
November 6, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Distinguished history professor emeritus will be inducted Nov. 14.
University named top military-friendly school
November 6, 2013 • By Annie Conway
As Veteran’s Day approaches, Veteran Services at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrates national recognition.
University welcomes electric cars with new charging stations
November 5, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Partnering with NV Energy, two electric vehicle charging stations are located inside campus parking complexes; demonstration Thursday at 2 p.m.
United Way campaign makes final push for campaign goal
November 5, 2013 • Staff Report
The annual campus effort to help improve northern Nevada life wraps up Nov. 15.
Students set to benefit with new financial literacy program
November 5, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno offers a free online tool to help students and new alumni take control of their finances
Fleischmann Planetarium celebrates 50 years
November 5, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Science center continues its history of connecting the public to the University campus; offers $1 roll-back admission price now through Jan. 12.
University professor receives Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award
November 1, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Professor Tamzen Stringham honored for work with ecological site team.
City of Reno and University partner to support, enhance downtown
November 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Proposed lease-to-purchase of City building would provide downtown presence for University; convenient hub for community and business outreach.
Building for student success
November 1, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Expanded Earthquake Engineering Lab nears completion as other major University construction projects move forward .
Hamilton Robotics, University collaborate for robotic biochemistry research
October 31, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Research and development agreement creates new, high-tech learning opportunity for students.
International teachers offer broad experience and insight
October 31, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Teacher fellows from 18 countries attended University of Nevada, Reno College of Education for intensive, professional development .
Honors Program highlights student exchange with Germany
October 30, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno welcomes Christopher Zintl as part of a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.
New swan makes Manzanita Lake her home
October 29, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
University’s swan to be named by public voting, poll closes Nov. 15.
Reg Stewart named chief diversity officer
October 29, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Appointment signals University commitment to diversity, access, opportunity.
Pedestrian safety still major priority for Davidson Academy and Police Services
October 29, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
2014 Pedestrian Safety Awareness Campaign receives $24,000 grant from Nevada Department of Public Safety.
Nevada Alumni Association honors many at annual Homecoming Gala
October 29, 2013 • Staff Report
Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter named Alumnus of the Year; Football Alumni Chapter is Chapter of the Year.
Cooperative Extension strives to help Latino high school students succeed
October 29, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Leticia Servin spent her summer with the families of Latino students entering high school, especially those with limited resources, preparing them to succeed in high school.
Dietetics programs receive accreditation
October 28, 2013 • By Annie Conway
The University's Dietetic Internship Program and the Undergraduate Dietetic Programs receives reaccreditation.
Tier-1 transportation research centers approved for University
October 28, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University has received two Tier-1 University Transportation Center grants from Dept. of Transportation.
Majority of students support fitness facilities fee
October 28, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Advisory vote completed as part of process for proposed, new student fee to enhance wellness and recreation resources on campus.
Old technology enables new approaches to sustainability
October 24, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
New director of Renewable Energy Center focuses on low-cost approaches to manufacuturing renewable energy materials
University rallied with Clayton middle school students
October 24, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Students and faculty, Nevada Wolf Shop and Nevada Athletics helped inspire middle school students to prepare for college.
Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy moves to University’s Equestrian Center
October 24, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
University supports local small business and economic growth.
Professor visits Scotland to showcase monitoring systems that measure mercury
October 24, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University’s Mae Gustin presents research at prestigious international conference.
Johnson says the University's 'hearts and prayers go out to the students and teachers'
October 22, 2013 • By Marc Johnson
President Marc Johnson sent a message to campus saying Monday's tragedy marks 'a moment of profound sadness for our community'
Wolf Pack-Rebel rivalry: We're all Nevadans
October 22, 2013 • By John Trent
Perhaps more similarities than differences in state's biggest sporting rivalry
Historic Quad turns into Nevadaville, Reno Arch illuminates blue
October 21, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Nintey-third University Homecoming celebrated on campus and throughout community.
Regents encourage sportsmanship amid Nevada/UNLV rivalry
October 21, 2013 • Staff Report
Regents Page and Trachok call fans to respect and ethical behavior.
President of PBS visits with media students
October 18, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Paula Kerger discusses public broadcasting during luncheon with the Reynolds School journalism students.
Secondary education major receives scholarship
October 18, 2013 • By Annie Conway
State Treasurer Kate Marshall, Guinn family members and College Savings Plans of Nevada (Board) presented the 2013 Kenny C. Guinn Millennium Scholarship to Swanson.
History professor heads to Philly next year for research fellowship
October 16, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Bruce Moran is selected as Gordon Cain Distinguished Fellow.
State demographer releases population projections
October 16, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Gaming continues to be Nevada’s biggest driver for employment statewide; education and healthcare offer the most room for growth.
University premieres collaborative archeological documentary “Hidden Cave”
October 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Filmed and produced by Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center staff, the film highlights teamwork between archeologists and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe.
Creating a culture of fitness is priority for University cadets
October 15, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
ROTC Program emphasizes importance of healthy living and physical fitness.
Campus to participate in Great Nevada ShakeOut Thursday
October 15, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
550,000 Nevada participants, including the University of Nevada, Reno, will practice for an earthquake.
Carl, Prescott named October Employees of Month
October 15, 2013 • Staff Report
Both recipients helped their organizations through challenging times.
Shakespeare as script doctor?
October 15, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
University's renowned Shakespeare scholar Eric Rasmussen weighs in on latest research.
United Way campaign set for Oct. 15-Nov. 15
October 14, 2013 • Staff Report
Campus participation encouraged by University President Marc Johnson.
University medical fraternity hosts first lectureship
October 11, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Dr. Thomas Cesario will lead discussion on infectious disease.
NV Energy Foundation pledges $450,000 to renewable energy studies
October 11, 2013 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno reaches $2 million in funding for renewable energy research since 2007.
Johnson's 'State of University': Time for campus to 're-balance' and grow
October 10, 2013 • By John Trent
President Marc Johnson lays out plan for campus, faculty, research growth.
March from the Arch, Homecoming Carnival on Oct. 25 added to week-long events
October 10, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
City of Reno supports the March, encourages community to wear blue on Wolf Pack Fridays.
United Way campaign to run Oct. 15-Nov. 15
October 8, 2013 • Staff Report
A number of incentives are being offered by annual campaign.
University Fraternity and Sorority Life members receive national recognition
October 7, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Fraternity and sorority members honored for their commitment to community service, campus leadership and academic success.
University recognizes first-year Honors Program students
October 4, 2013 • By Annie Conway
University welcomes 121 incoming students into the highly selective Honors Program this semester.
Malawian inventor, author and student William Kamkwamba to speak at Student Union
October 4, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
William Kamkwamba, co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, will give a public lecture Saturday, Oct. 19.
Engaging the Native community
October 4, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
RSJ grad student's film "Never to be Forgotten" honored by Nat'l Endowment for the Arts.
Goldcorp continues mining education support with $750,000 gift to University
October 3, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Professor begins second year of teaching and mining ventilation research at University of Nevada, Reno.
International Club to host annual Night of All Nations
October 3, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Celebrating cultural diversity on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus for 31 years.
University hosts Earth Science Week Field Trip October 12 and 13
October 2, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Participants can take part in earth science discovery hike to collect rocks and map local geology.
Biology’s Baguley on team investigating Gulf of Mexico oil spill effects
October 2, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Jeff Baguley, a faculty member in the College of Science, has been studying the soft-sediment ecosystem of the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico since 2000.
Honors student receives 2013 National Collegiate Honors Council award
October 2, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Named a Portz Scholar, Lianne Barnes is one of only three to be recognized in the nation.
Nevada Silver & Blue wins top journalism awards
October 2, 2013 • Staff Report
Magazine takes home four awards in Nevada Press Association's Best of Nevada Journalism 2013 contest.
University lauded for work to accelerate Latino student success
October 2, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
College Life 101 program recognized by Excelencia in Education as a national benchmark for diversity in higher education.
University mainstay Trexler passes away, service set for Friday
October 2, 2013 • By John Trent
For more than 40 years, Georgianna "George" Trexler was a key performer in campus' success
Nevada Living Learning Community receives silver LEED distinction
October 1, 2013 • By Patrick Harris
Environmentally friendly building is second on University of Nevada, Reno campus and 19th in the Reno/Sparks area to achieve certification.
Dr. David Feil-Seifer joins Computer Science and Engineering Department
September 30, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
New assistant professor focuses on developing robotic systems that can help in health care, therapeutic settings
Navatar Glass App may help blind individuals navigate indoor environments
September 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Navatar, a technology developed in the Engineering Department to help the blind navigate indoor environments, may become more usable, accurate and non-obtrusive using the popular wearable computing technology called Google Glass.
A summer of Steinway success
September 30, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Engineering student Cameron Chappell blends music, engineering during summer internships.
Environmental science student receives undergraduate research fellowship
September 27, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Brittany Beebe received a competitive fellowship award based on her work with invasive species at the University's Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis Lab.
New data shows agricultural anabolic steroids regenerate in aquatic ecosystems
September 26, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Research finds new reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of steroidal substances in aquatic environments.
Argenta Concert Series rings in three years at the University; first concert Friday
September 26, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
New eight-concert chamber music series and renovations in Church Fine Arts Building offer expanded musical experiences for students and community.
Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt
September 26, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas.
University alumnus brings architecture exhibit to Nevada Museum of Art
September 25, 2013 • By Annie Conway
Colin Robertson highlights the architecture work of William L. Pereira; exhibit runs through Oct. 13
McNair Scholars have big plans post-graduation
September 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
13 undergraduate scholars learn the ins and outs of graduate school and the importance of higher education.
Customized Employment Project offers community members with disabilities hope
September 25, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities program designed to help Nevadans with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure employment in community-based settings.
Cooperative Extension offering pressure canner testing
September 23, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
With many Nevadans choosing to grow more of their own food, they are also doing their own canning. And, “pressure-canning” is becoming increasing popular.
'State of the University' address set for Oct. 9
September 23, 2013 • Staff Report
President Marc Johnson will address a variety of topics during annual talk
KUNR celebrates 50-year anniversary
September 20, 2013 • By Annie Conway
University of Nevada, Reno’s public radio station celebrates past and looks forward to future.
New unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering in spring semester
September 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New unmanned autonomous systems minor degree offered by College of Engineering.
Parkyn, Hess named Co-Employees of Month
September 20, 2013 • Staff Report
Electricians rendered first aid to injured student
Marching Band unveils new uniforms at Saturday’s football game
September 19, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Growing band continues fundraising effort through Greater Nevada Credit Union and University Foundation.
Students focus on networking & community involvement during Business Week
September 19, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
University of Nevada, Reno College of Business student-driven event designed to inform the community of the impact business has across all disciplines.
New art director updates spaces and brings fresh ideas to campus
September 18, 2013 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno hires Paul Baker-Prindle as director of University Galleries for the Department of Art.
Get ready to drop, cover and hold on for The Great Nevada ShakeOut
September 18, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University faculty, staff and students will partake in earthquake drill at 10:17 a.m., Oct. 17.
University student population on the rise with students increasing course loads
September 16, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Freshmen class is the largest ever with more than 3,000 enrolled this fall.
Transforming the campus experience
September 16, 2013 • By Jane Tors
E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center project to transform University campus experience.
University holds Multi-Faith Panel Discussion on Forgiveness on September 11
September 13, 2013 • Staff Report
Regional leaders belonging to different religions and denominations participated in the Multi-Faith Panel Discussion on Forgiveness on September 11.
Cooperative Extension offers training for use of pesticides
September 13, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides.
Johnson encourages campus to wear blue for 'Wolf Pack Fridays'
September 10, 2013 • Staff Report
University, in partnership with City, wants campus, community to wear blue on Fridays.
Cooperative Extension hosts tour of alternative crop field trials
September 10, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops for more than 15 years. Join him for a tour in Fallon, Nev. Sept. 13.
University’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs
September 10, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to event Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab.
Top Tier again
September 10, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Students success, quality of faculty help University crack U.S. News' 'best' rankings.
William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center Progress Update
September 10, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Final name for the William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center approved and construction ramps up around Getchell Library
School of Medicine, Renown Health announce partnership exploration steering committee
September 9, 2013 • By Susan Hill, APR
The School of Medicine and Renown have had many collaborations over the years, including a medical residency program for more than three decades.
'Chris Ault Field' unveiled on Saturday
September 9, 2013 • Staff Report
The Wolf Pack's former football coach honored with naming of field.
Kap opens 2013 season with a bang
September 9, 2013 • Staff Report
Just like in 2012, ex-Wolf Pack QB comes up golden for 49ers
Cooperative Extension team seeks better compostable plant containers
September 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension horticulturist, and her team are conducting research on possible new soy- and corn-based alternatives for bioplastic, compostable plant containers.
Something old, someone new
September 5, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
First female cannon crew commander to set off cannon at Saturday’s football game.
Students needed for speaker spot at TEDxUniversityofNevada 2014
September 4, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Competition is open to all University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate and graduate students.
Bernadette Longo quoted on KUNR regarding smoke danger
September 4, 2013 • Staff Report
Nursing professor Bernadette Longo tells KUNR that smoke from wildfires can cause other health effects to emerge.
Campus safety programs and resources available to students, faculty and staff throughout the year
September 3, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
The University of Nevada, Reno provides resources and training opportunities to promote campus safety and security.
Guatemalans learn from Tahoe to help save their Lake Atitlan
August 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Chandra leads team of researchers to help Guatemala's Lake Atitlan
College of Education grants set to enhance Nevada’s special education workforce
August 30, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Two University of Nevada, Reno programs target special education instruction needs in Nevada schools.
'Campus Conversations' begin Sept. 10
August 30, 2013 • Staff Report
Informal conversation with campus leaders one of four this fall
A 'Boot Camp' for the mind
August 29, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
BioFit, the University's first academic boot camp, preps freshmen for success
Johnson to conference: University on 'front edge' of innovation, talent
August 28, 2013 • By John Trent
President Marc Johnson explains the University's value at Governor's Small Business Conference
86-year-old RSJ grad wins 'Telly' for documentary
August 27, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
Doris Sinofsky, a 1949 University graduate, produces award-winning Holocaust documentary.
College of Business graduates first Online EMBA cohort
August 26, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Participants say the program was well thought out and structured for the online learning environment.
University Balloon Race Scholarship recipients selected
August 23, 2013 • Staff Report
Gregrette Perry and Justin Rashidi each receive $1,500.
Folmer earns competitive Google Research Award
August 23, 2013 • Staff Report
Computer Science and Engineering professor's project one of only three cited in official announcement of award
'Leaping' into new student-hood
August 23, 2013 • By John Trent
More than 2,600 students move into residence halls, take in New Student Ceremony
University’s new BioFit academic boot camp to help students succeed
August 22, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The first day of classes is still a few days away, but for 48 biology and neuroscience students, school began last week.
University Molecular Biosciences program host fourth graduate student retreat
August 21, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Graduate students will share poster and oral presentations highlighting upcoming research projects.
University Police Services traffic advisory for Thursday, Aug. 22
August 21, 2013 • By Todd Renwick
Motorists are advised that foot traffic increases Monday, Aug. 26 with the start of the 2013 fall semester.
Welcome back, students!
August 21, 2013 • Staff Report
Campus awaits arrival of students for 2013-2014 year
Electrochemistry professor awarded $650,000 CAREER chemistry grant
August 20, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University of Nevada, Reno’s Mario Alpuche, receives five year grant from National Science Foundation.
University of Nevada, Reno welcomes students to campus, residence halls
August 20, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
More than 2,600 students will move into the University of Nevada, Reno’s residence halls starting Thursday, Aug. 22.
University’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs
August 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The public is invited to the annual CABNR/UNCE Field Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab.
Pack football hosts 'Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night' on Wednesday
August 20, 2013 • Staff Report
Wolf Pack football team to open Wednesday practice to all faculty and staff
University anthropology professor awarded national ACLS Fellowship
August 19, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Deborah Boehm with the College of Liberal Arts is one of 65 faculty members in the country to receive research fellowship.
Help send students to academic competition
August 16, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University of Nevada, Reno Biochemistry and Biology students host poker night fundraiser.
Entrepreneurship programs encourage students to make their ideas a reality
August 15, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
College of Business offers entrepreneurship minor and MBA area of emphasis to all students, complementing any major with business-savvy training.
University Police test Emergency Alert System on campus Friday
August 14, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Police Services encourages use of University’s many safety initiatives and resources; addition of new outdoor audible system enhances emergency alert capability.
Nevada researchers collaborate to preserve Lake Tahoe
August 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
From Tahoe’s mountaintops to the lake’s sandy bottom, University scientists continue to study and find solutions on issues that face the entire Tahoe Basin.
Using Lake Tahoe photographs to blend art and science
August 14, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Peter Goin has been using his photographs and those of others to research the visual history of Lake Tahoe for 25 years.
Veterans Services welcomes new outreach technician on campus with VITAL grant
August 13, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Donald “Paul” Stockton joins Veterans Services team, ready to answer questions, assist students this fall.
Albright's research applicable to piecing together Tahoe's big picture
August 12, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Geography professor Tom Albright brings broad scale data approach to his work.
Gierhart, Burgarello named August Employees of Month
August 12, 2013 • Staff Report
Both honorees cited for ability to go "above and beyond" during their duties.
Profiles in Tahoe research: University graduates help bring Tahoe to the people
August 9, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Will Richardson and Kirk Hardie, University graduates, advance wonders of Lake Tahoe through education.
University Hosts earthquake engineering annual meeting: Quake Summit 2013
August 7, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Quake Summit 2013, an annual scientific meeting of earthquake engineers is being held at the student union
Profiles in Tahoe research: Laurel Saito
August 7, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Director of hydrologic sciences program excited about water, ecology offerings at University.
Cooperative Extension and USDA to host workshop for Nevada agriculture
August 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Available statewide; includes presenters from the College of Business, the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Governor’s Office on Economic Development and others.
New student Orientation improves academic success and retention rates
August 5, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Program immerses new students in campus life getting them engaged and ready for their next four years.
It's Tahoe's time
August 5, 2013 • By John Trent
Since Vice President Al Gore's first visit in 1997, University research at Tahoe has been notable
Professor Gupta's final exam: Passing grades for all
August 5, 2013 • By John Trent
Professor Chaitan Gupta remembered for a brilliant life, teaching career
Biotech start-up DxDiscovery moves to Applied Research Facility
August 2, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new Nevada biotechnology corporation based on campus, DxDiscovery, Inc., has begun operations at the University’s Applied Research Facility.
University archeologist leads excavation at historic landmark in Carson City
August 2, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Archaeology team collaborates with local Native Americans on excavation and preservation of Stewart Indian School listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dr. Shamik Sengupta joins Computer Science and Engineering Department
August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
New assistant professor has earned prestigious NSF CAREER award for his work on secure, cognitive radio devices.
New research to explore game approach to network management
August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
NSF-funded project to develop online management and experimentation system for large-scale networks in a game-like environment.
Computer science and engineering research to study Internet growth
August 1, 2013 • Staff Report
New research project in computer science and engineering funds students to map the Internet and improve communication services.
The William N. Pennington Foundation makes lead gift to University
July 31, 2013 • By Roseann Keegan
Funds will help bring University Student Achievement Center to life.
Business and journalism graduates start local book editing business
July 30, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Jenny Perry and Krystal Pyatt create Pypeline Editing in Reno, Nev.
University leaders joined Nevada Governor in trade mission to Mexico
July 29, 2013 • By Nicole Shearer
Mission supported University's efforts to connect state businesses with new opportunities.
University student earns prestigious award
July 29, 2013 • Staff Report
Brittany Bell honored by Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
Cooperative Extension offers ‘Cottage Foods’ and ‘Farm to Fork’ workshop
July 29, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
New laws provide farmers, home-growers and others with increased opportunities to make and sell their products, as well as to hold dinners from their homegrown products.
An Upwardly Bound trajectory
July 26, 2013 • By John Trent
Freshman 'Wowie' Gapuz, thanks to Upward Bound, is ready to get his college career rolling.
Engineering camp reaches out to first-generation college students
July 16, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
The new camp aims to increase the number of minority, low-income and first-generation college students who pursue engineering.
Menon joins University as director of the School of Social Work
July 16, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
Plans to grow access to program, conduct research, mentor students.
Kozlowski, Barker named July Employees of Month
July 12, 2013 • Staff Report
Both awardees cited for working far beyond job description.
University hosts nearly 5,000 students through variety of summer camps
July 12, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Students 18 and younger participate in camps ranging from athletics and engineering to 4-H and music.
Parker named director of Core Curriculum
July 10, 2013 • Staff Report
Former Faculty Senate chair has notable record of campus achievement
College of Science seismological lab tracks fires with multi-hazard camera network
July 9, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University’s Nevada Seismological Laboratory has produced time-lapse, high-definition video of the Bison Fire.
Mark Walker named interim dean for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
July 8, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Longtime faculty member brings experience to new position; two-year appointment began July 1.
‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return this month
July 8, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans can learn to grow safe, fresh, organic produce at home and in school and community gardens without spending a lot of money.
University listed among top 50 universities for best graduate degree in finance
July 5, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Ranking bestowed by Master’s Degree Online for the current academic year.
Lake Tahoe Music Camp to host its 57th six-day camp July 21-27
July 5, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
200 middle school and high school musicians will participate in a week-long camp instructed by professionals from the University of Nevada, Reno and the local community.
Reno named one of the greenest cities with assistance from University programs
July 3, 2013 • Staff Report
Nerdwallet.com ranks Reno No. 2 on its “Cities with Innovative Green Initiatives” list.
Call for speakers for second annual TEDxUniversityofNevada event
July 3, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
University looking for local talent with an emphasis toward entertainers on Jan. 24, 2014; deadline to apply is Sept. 16.
Johnson named head baseball coach at the University
July 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Jay Johnson begins his duties at the University of Nevada, Reno on July 1.
Biology researcher receives sleep research grant
June 28, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
National Science Foundation grants Alex Keene $341,541 to study Mexican cavefish.
University collaborates with Artown during the month of July
June 27, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Five festival events hosted on campus.
Art professor completes 460-mile bike ride in the desert
June 26, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Joseph DeLappe chalks out 10,000 square miles of usable space for solar farm.
University’s Hogan hosts fourth season of Nat Geo’s Monster Fish
June 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Research professor travels the globe finding, studying and preserving planet’s largest freshwater fish.
Planetarium’s Dan Ruby flies with NASA tonight for research on center of galaxy
June 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Dan Ruby, the Planetarium’s associate director will be closer to the stars than ever as he rides in NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA at the edge of the atmosphere.
Gaming art: a historical and whimsical look at a different side of the industry
June 25, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries creates The Art of Gaming+ exhibit.
University to join in Geothermal Summit and host National Geothermal Academy
June 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University professor to sit on discussion panel at the National Geothermal Summit.
Concrete canoe team takes 2nd at national competition
June 25, 2013 • Staff Report
University of Nevada, Reno civil engineering students paddled their concrete canoe to a second-place finish at Saturday's national competition.
High Desert Farming Initiative hoop house construction begins
June 24, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Construction is underway on six hoop houses for the High Desert Farming Initiative, a University of Nevada, Reno farming demonstration project.
Carson City earthquake swarm attracts attention of emergency managers
June 21, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Seismological Lab and Nevada Department of Emergency Management send preparedness messages.
International scholars to attend eighth biennial conference on University campus
June 21, 2013 • Staff Reports
University of Nevada, Reno College of Education hosts International Academy for Intercultural Research.
Orvis faculty invited to prestigious leadership program
June 18, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
Executive program cultivates tomorrow’s nursing leaders.
High school students go high tech at University’s multimedia boot camp
June 14, 2013 • By Angela Bakker
Ten local high school students receive rigorous instruction and hands-on experience at Knowledge Center in media and research activities
Engineering students ready for national concrete canoe competition June 20
June 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Concrete canoe team to hold one last training session at Sparks Marina Saturday morning before leaving Sunday to compete in the 2013 Nationals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard
June 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Franco Biondi has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to conduct research at Harvard University’s 3,500-acre forest research laboratory, Harvard Forest.
Integrated Marketing Communications team competes in national competition
June 13, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
University students place 17th in National Student Advertising Competition.
Gilman Scholarship winners travel to interesting locales this summer to study
June 11, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Rosemary McCarthy also overseas as a visiting professor for the studies abroad program.
Graduate student to participate in GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
June 11, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Kathleen Hill is one of 30 selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.
Nevada sets records in latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate Report
June 11, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
Six Nevada sports set or matched a record and 11 programs matched or bettered their scores from a year ago in the latest APR report.
$23 million research to study links between environment, water, solar energy
June 11, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The University of Nevada, Reno will build the cyber foundation and provide scientific and technical expertise in a multi-institution, $23 million collaborative research project
12 senior cadets commissioned into U.S. Army
June 10, 2013 • Staff Report
Graduates are told: 'Lead by example'
Annual classified recognition reception set for Wednesday
June 7, 2013 • Staff Report
Employees on campus to be honored for achievement, service.
Shipley selected 15th by Arizona Diamondbacks
June 7, 2013 • By Jack Kuestermeyer
University junior pitcher taken in first round of the Major League Baseball draft.
Mridul Gautam named vice president for research and innovation
June 7, 2013 • By Jane Tors
WVU associate vice president brings extensive experience, enthusiasm; joins University in October 2013.
First-year professor receives $465,000 National Science Foundation grant
June 6, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University of Nevada, Reno’s Anne Leonard investigates specialization by bumble bees.
University’s rifle, men’s golf teams again honored by NCAA
June 5, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
For the third time for each program, the teams have earned Public Recognition Awards as part of the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program.
Cooperative Extension hosts workshop on building successful produce business
June 5, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The workshop is part of Extension’s “Herds and Harvest” Program, which combines workshops and one-on-one mentoring to support Nevada agricultural producers.
University honored as one of top-10 'great greek life' colleges
June 4, 2013 • Staff Report
According to Online Colleges.com, the University offers a variety of Greek options that promote culture, service and education.
Hernandez, McLachlan share June Employee Award
June 3, 2013 • Staff Report
Both employees of month share 'can-do' attitude.
Workshop to help small, high-tech companies seeking federal funding
May 30, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Eleven federal agencies support research, development and commercialization for innovative technologies.
2013 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors selected
May 30, 2013 • By Roseann Keegan
Iain Buxton, Dhanesh Chandra and Eric Rasmussen recognized for outstanding research and teaching achievements.
Ken Coll named dean of College of Education
May 29, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Brings breadth of research, service, teaching and administrative experience to key University of Nevada, Reno role; looks forward to working with regional school districts.
University welcomes Nevada’s top scholars with signing-day ceremonies
May 29, 2013 • By Jodi Herzik and Natalie Savidge
Seven National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 12 Presidential Scholars honored at events throughout the state.
Chemical engineering professor awarded Fulbright Distinguished Chair
May 29, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
Chemical engineering professor awarded prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair to conduct research in Sweden on alternative energy technologies
Looking back in time at some of Nevada’s schools and remarkable teachers
May 29, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s Special Collections exhibit brings Nevada education to life.
Lemelson cohort putting the 'E' in STEM
May 28, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
A new engineering class, developed in partnership with the College of Education, gives area K-12 teachers skills and resources to bring engineering into their classrooms.
University club has largest ever number of students reach presidential status
May 28, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
The National Society of Leadership and Success hosted its annual induction ceremony before the University of Nevada, Reno’s spring commencement.
ROTC honors its best
May 24, 2013 • Staff Report
Ceremony held to honor outstanding Cadet achievement.
2013 Nevada Medal for Bridge Engineering Winner Announced
May 23, 2013 • Staff Report
The 2013 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering was awarded to a doctoral student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology for his work on concrete beam strength.
Longtime coach honored with 'Ault Field at Mackay Stadium' announcement
May 23, 2013 • Staff Report
Chris Ault, winningest football coach in Pack history, to have field named in his honor.
University names Chris Ault Field at Mackay Stadium
May 22, 2013 • By Rhonda Lundin
Official unveiling held at Wolf Pack football team's home opener vs. UC Davis on Sept. 7.
Reynolds School of Journalism hosts NPR “next generation” multimedia boot camp
May 22, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
Five journalism students selected to participate in a hands-on learning laboratory under the guidance of today’s top public media journalists.
Gideon Caplovitz lands top 10 finish in 2013 Best Illusion of the Year Contest
May 22, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
International contest attracts best vision scientists in the world for the ninth year.
University honors Senior Scholars
May 22, 2013 • Staff Report
Senior Anna Koster honored by two colleges for her achievements.
Climate change related to reduced plant size in Nevada’s Great Basin
May 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Plants are shrinking in the Great Basin of Nevada, and warming climate could be the culprit
Extension and Department of Agriculture offer Good Agricultural Practices Training
May 20, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The free, three-day program, sponsored by the USDA, will focus on on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production.
Hooray! They did it!
May 20, 2013 • By John Trent
University holds three Commencement Exercises over two days for first time ever.
Sudfeld, Mi win Nevada’s Martie and Russell Awards
May 17, 2013 • Staff Report
Football player and swimmer named University's top-male and top-female senior student athletes.
President Obama nominates Jacquelyn Sundstrand to serve on national board
May 17, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in Special Collections joins Institute of Museum and Library Services Board.
Justin Lopez named University of Nevada, Reno’s 2013 Herz Gold Medalist
May 17, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School graduate caps academic career.
New method proposed for detecting gravitational waves from ends of universe
May 16, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A new window into the nature of the universe may be possible with a device proposed by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno and Stanford University.
Glick Ballroom dedicated as University honors its 'Best'
May 16, 2013 • By John Trent
Honor the Best ceremony honors legacy of Glick, achievements of past year.
Engineering seniors present innovative products, technical solutions
May 15, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
Seniors in the departments of computer science and engineering and electrical engineering presented capstone design projects to engineering community members and peers.
Gallagher, distinguished alumna and Regent, passes away
May 15, 2013 • By John Trent
Dorothy Gallagher's career included groundbreaking tenure on Board of Regents.
University director of TRiO Services receives regional recognition
May 14, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Rita Escher awarded the Service Award at the 2013 Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel Conference.
New Wolf Pack wall unveiled at Reno-Tahoe International Airport
May 14, 2013 • Staff Report
Wolf Pack Wall features large still photographs of some of the biggest achievements in the history of Wolf Pack Athletics as well as facts about the University.
College of Engineering's Henry Fu receives $400,000 NSF CAREER Award
May 14, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Henry Fu has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to advance his work in microorganism motility
Ready, set…flash mob!
May 13, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University marketing students perform surprise dance for unconventional class final.
Thousands of plants available at Master Gardener Plant Faire May 18
May 13, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., May 18 at the Master Gardener Greenhouse #13, 920 Valley Road, Reno.
International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking to honor Bill Eadington
May 13, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Global gaming expert founded the triennial conference at the University in 1974.
Snedeker, Marizu named co-Employees of Month for May
May 13, 2013 • Staff Report
May's honorees make their divisions and duties special.
Students in history class earn Harvard honor
May 13, 2013 • By John Trent
Chengli Wang and James Buhain's work selected in prestigious Harvard contest.
International relations students find success at Model United Nations competition
May 8, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Students represent five countries; first time in a decade all five delegates take home diplomacy awards.
2013 Club Award Banquet recognizes leaders, advisors and clubs on campus
May 7, 2013 • By Katie Hippert
Six clubs and individuals of ASUN were honored at the Clubs and Organizations Award Banquet.
More than 2,150 degrees to be awarded at University of Nevada, Reno this spring
May 7, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Ceremonies held Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 on the Quad with new two-day undergraduate ceremony format.
New summer camp encourages girls to explore engineering
May 6, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
The College of Engineering's latest camp provides educational activities and mentorship that encourage girls to pursue engineering.
University graduate student nationally recognized as inspiring Latina
May 6, 2013 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada, Reno graduate student named as one of 12 "Fun Fearless Latinas" in Cosmopolitan for Latinas' magazine.
Wildfire Awareness Week starts May 4
May 3, 2013 • By Sonya Sistare
“Reduce the Fuel – Reduce the Risk!” is this year's message. Ed Smith, Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist, says it is a call to action.
University alumnus honored with prominent military engineering award
May 2, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
College of Engineering graduate recognized for engineering work in the U.S. Navy, more than 30 years of military service.
Installation ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi set for May 8
May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
New members of prestigious Hispanic Studies Honor Society to be inducted.
Cooperative Extension offers Local Leaders’ Institute in Elko May 18 and 19
May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The Local Leaders' Institute is a pilot program to enhance the knowledge of government officials and government staff and other community leaders on the ins-and-outs of local government.
University professor recognized as 2013 W. Clark Santini Cup recipient
May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Alicia Barber honored for her commitment to oral history; students to receive awards and scholarships during Nevada Debate and Oral Communication Awards Ceremony on May 7.
University assistant professor honored with international archaeology award
May 1, 2013 • By Megan Akers
John L. Cotter Award recognizes Sarah Cowie and her outstanding achievements as a historical archaeologist.
Cooperative Extension offers “Farm Products to Food Products” Workshops
May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Cooperative Extension have teamed up to co-sponsor a workshop for growers and small food processors.
Nevada Silver & Blue spring issue now available
May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Nevada Silver & Blue spring issue is available online.
Bravo: The best college actors in America
May 1, 2013 • By John Trent
Ethan Leaverton wins the country's most prestigious contest, the Ryan Acting Competition.
‘Elders Count Nevada’ report identifies positive trends, fast facts about seniors
April 30, 2013 • Staff Report
Third installment of reports provides insight into overall health and well-being of Nevada’s older adults.
Biology student wins impressive undergraduate award, continues research as a graduate
April 30, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Jade Keehn researches the effects of renewable energy on reptile communities.
National Science Foundation grant supports study of new cell sorting method
April 30, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
An easier, less expensive way to sort microalgae cells for biofuel production will be advanced with the support of National Science Foundation grant
Computer science and engineering alums share career advice with students
April 29, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
A group of six computer science and engineering alumni returned to campus on Friday to share career advice and insights with current students.
Surprise! Jonathan, you're the newest member of the club
April 26, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Jonathan Carral learns in surprise gathering that he's the University's newest Truman Scholar.
Engineering labs welcome more than 300 area students
April 25, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
From dancing robots to simulated earthquakes, engineering was on display for area students last week across the University's campus.
University professor receives $25,000 award from Microsoft Research
April 25, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Eelke Folmer making strides in computer science and engineer profession.
Large earthquake simulated on two-story building to test nonstructural systems
April 25, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Multi-institutional earthquake engineering research project testing nonstructural elements in buildings
Enterprising students, thorough legislative reporting
April 25, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
RSJ students show their reporting chops with Nevada Media Alliance coverage of state legislature.
Integrated Marketing Communications team thrilled about district win
April 24, 2013 • By Megan Akers
University students bring home seventh regional trophy, almost as big as team adviser.
Student engineering team builds, paddles concrete canoe to victory
April 24, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The college of engineering's concrete canoe team took the overall win in the annual Mid-Pac Concrete Canoe Competition held April 19-20 in San Jose, Calif
ROTC cadet wins George C. Marshall Award
April 24, 2013 • Staff Report
Christa Harrop is honored as one of the nation's top ROTC cadets.
A passion for human rights
April 23, 2013 • By John Trent
Chelsea Lee will present her research findings on same-sex couple rights to Congress.
College of Education researchers conduct study on impacts of school uniforms
April 23, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Student opinions, discipline referrals and school police data studied.
Cooperative Extension presents weed control workshops April 30 – May 2
April 22, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting a “Weed Extravaganza” April 30 to May 2 that will discuss weed management, herbicide equipment calibrations and more.
University holds Second Annual Traffic and Safety Forum April 24
April 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Student and community input encouraged, noon-1 p.m. at Student Union during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month; free food and raffle prizes available.
University students sweep graduate team awards in Governor’s Cup Competition
April 19, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Graduate teams took first, second and third place prizes plus the Lt. Governor’s Award for clean energy-related technologies.
Student team takes first place prize in human resource management competition
April 17, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
University undergraduate team wins $2,500 in Society for Human Resource Management Pacific West Regional Case Competition.
Honors on high
April 17, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Honors Program student Steven DelaCruz wins two of the nation's most prestigious scholarships.
Chemistry's Young named April Employee of Month
April 16, 2013 • Staff Report
Brock Young's work in Chemistry includes broadening stockroom's impact to larger community.
Hindu Baccalaureate Service marking sixth year at Nevada
April 15, 2013 • Staff Report
University student groups again work together to organize the multi-faith commencement service.
University honored as one of Top 10 'high-altitude' colleges
April 15, 2013 • Staff Report
List from Schools.com praises University's proximity to high altitude activities.
University teacher and business consultant vies for $100,000 in Project Vesto business competition
April 12, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Marie Gibson’s pitch to create her Caregiver’s Journal app made her one of 12 finalists .
Impact of Future Growth in Nevada Dairies Workshop offered in April
April 12, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Workshop will aim to strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.
Hausladen, award-winning geography professor, passes away
April 12, 2013 • By John Trent
In a career spanning more than 25 years, Gary Hausladen was one of the finest teachers in University history.
Undergraduate Research Symposium set for April 16
April 12, 2013 • Staff Report
Impressive research breadth of more than 60 undergrad projects will be on display in JCSU.
Out of the shadows ... and into the spotlight
April 12, 2013 • By John Trent
University actors Ethan Leaverton and Cameron Miller-DeSart prepare to compete on the national stage at the Kennedy Center.
The Chamber showcases faculty member’s ‘Big Ideas’
April 11, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Reynolds School faculty member Bob Felten will be inaugural series speaker, April 30 at Nevada Museum of Art.
Visiting USAC professor involves students in Costa Rica health initiative
April 10, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Assistant Professor in the Orvis School of Nursing, Christine Aramburu Alegría, led five students in a health research project at the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Celebrating 51 years of Reno jazz, 1962-2013
April 10, 2013 • By Andrea Turman
Two stellar Grammy nominees-Dave Douglas and Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts-set to kick off the Reno Jazz Festival, April 25-27.
Tibbitts winner surprised by award
April 10, 2013 • By John Trent
Family, friends, colleagues, students celebrate Kristin Clements-Nolle's big award ceremony
Honoring the legacy of Milt Glick
April 9, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Dedication of Milt Glick Ballroom at The Joe and creation of science-lecture endowment recognize vision, contributions of University’s 15th president.
Former football coach Ault celebrated
April 9, 2013 • Staff Report
"Tribute to A Legacy" event pays tribute to former coach Ault
A chemist who's more than a chemist
April 8, 2013 • By John Trent
David Leitner of Chemistry is now an American Physical Society fellow.
University’s criminal justice honor society takes first place in Dallas
April 8, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University of Nevada, Reno’s local chapter promotes critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; takes top honors at annual conference.
Committee organizes 'Cesar Chavez Day'
April 5, 2013 • Staff Report
Various religions came together in community-wide 'Nevada Cesar Chavez Day Multi-faith Service' at the University
Nevada Career Studio opens doors, works with students on career-planning journey
April 5, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
New faculty members and career mentors encourage students to get engaged with job search earlier; open house held April 8-10 with iPad and iPod giveaways.
Faculty member honored by Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition
April 5, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Graduate and Lt. Governor’s Award teams outpace other college and university competitors; student teams earn nine of 17 finalist positions.
Wolf Pack Boxing Team sends six to nationals
April 3, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
The Nevada Boxing Team attended the Western Regional Boxing Championships at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino that led six members to nationals.
University alumna selected in prestigious 'New Faces of Engineering' Program
April 2, 2013 • By Megan Akers
College of Engineering graduate Rachel Coyner selected for prestigious New Faces of Engineering Program.
Scholarship benefit for USAC set for April 15
April 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Scholarship fundraiser to benefit USAC students
University of Nevada, Reno graduate wins awards for short stories collection
March 29, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Claire Vaye Watkins, a 2007 graduate, has won the annual Story Prize and the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award.
Steven Strogatz, mathematician, radio show host, author to lecture April 4
March 28, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Steven Strogatz will be presenting a free public lecture, "Doing Math in Public," about the beauty of mathematics that pervades the world around us.
University Debate team finishes in top-10 for the season and national tournament
March 27, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Team member also wins All-American award at national tournament.
U.S. Department of Education recognizes University’s College Life 101
March 26, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Exemplary student-retention initiative, College Life 101 program helps low-income, first-generation students graduate college.
“Grow Your Own!” classes return in April
March 22, 2013 • By Chad Waters
Cooperative Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own!” classes to help Nevadans who want to grow more of their own food.
Nerve regeneration research and therapy may get boost from new discovery
March 22, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Advances in neurological medicine and research possible with discovery of new neural guidance/cell-death mechanism
Campus Profiles: Meet Ruben Dagda
March 20, 2013 • By Tovah Goodman
Ruben Dagda is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
University of Nevada, Reno awards its first renewable energy certificate
March 20, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Online program teaches professionals, government officials variety of renewable energy topics.
Students attend SAP Startup Forum to learn new technology
March 20, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Five students interested in software systems traveled with two IS faculty members to the SAP Startup Forum in Palo Alto, Calif.
Knuth approved as Nevada's next Director of Athletics
March 19, 2013 • Staff Report
Nevada Board of Regents approves Utah senior associate athletics director to take over program.
Economics major Olivia Pennell wins Elite 89 award for NCAA rifle
March 19, 2013 • By Rhonda Bennett
Award given to student-athlete with the highest GPA at each NCAA championship.
Reno to host regional college and university food services conference this week
March 19, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Residential Life, Housing and Food Services offers tours of its dining facilities, shares best practices
Graduate programs ranked among the nation’s best
March 19, 2013 • Staff Report
The University had several notable rankings in the annual U.S. News and World Report listing of the nation’s best graduate programs.
Brain Awareness Week comes to Nevada, K-12 students get to touch human brain
March 15, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Northern Nevada students will be learning about and viewing the human brain as part of National Brain Awareness Week March 18-23.
Hey, I'm talking here ...
March 14, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
University's nationally ranked top 10 debate team hosts national tournament
2013 Nevada Regents’ Award for Creative Activities Awarded to Peter Epstein
March 13, 2013 • By Alex Pompliano
University of Nevada, Reno Associate Professor Peter Epstein has been awarded the 2013 Nevada Regents’ Award for Creative Activities, a prize bestowed annually on one Nevada System of Higher Education faculty member with a distinguished record in creative artistry.
University celebrates years of tradition and excellence
March 13, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University, including Mackay Day, KUNR and the Fleischmann Planetarium.
University professor releases book on powerful impact of women’s movement
March 13, 2013 • By Megan Akers
University professor releases personal book reflecting on mid-century social change as it shaped women's lives.
Local Nevada officials gather at Leaders’ Institute by Cooperative Extension
March 12, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The first workshop of the Cooperative Extension Local Leaders’ Institute was held Feb. 23 and 24 at Cooperative Extension’s Washoe County office in Reno.
A climate of scientific collaboration
March 12, 2013 • By John Trent
Researchers move to next phase in providing state real-time climate change data.
Knuth recommended to become University's next director of athletics
March 11, 2013 • Staff Report
President recommends Utah senior associate athletics director to take over University’s athletics program.
EscaZyme Biochemicals wins Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition
March 8, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
University alumnus Rick Sontag emphasized how impressed he was with the quality of this year's submissions.
Geib, Hoffman named SEC's Co-March Employees of Month
March 7, 2013 • Staff Report
Two mainstays from Theatre and Dance and Purchasing are honored
Wolf Pack Radio, Subtomic host free dance party March 14
March 6, 2013 • Staff Report
Free dance party to be held outside Knowledge Center
Health Care Research Symposium set for March 25-26
March 4, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
March 25-26 events to address changing landscape of health care.
University of Nevada, Reno geologist receives national mining award
March 4, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Jonathan Price, former director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno and state geologist emeritus, received a Gold Medal.
Public-private partnership to provide new graduate student housing at University
March 1, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Will meet increased need for graduate student and family housing on campus.
Nevada high school students sought for global summer leadership program
March 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Algeria Youth Leadership Program offers opportunities at University and trips to Washington D.C., San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.
University hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students
February 28, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
More than 420 talented Nevada students complete in hands-on, premiere science competition.
RSJ hosts New York Times bestselling author
February 28, 2013 • By Jill Stockton
Carlin book is first biography in 25 years written about American icon Springsteen
Finalists named for Athletic Director role
February 27, 2013 • Staff Report
Three individuals will visit campus March 4-6 for day-long interviews.
Linguistics students travel to Mexico, deliver research in Spanish
February 27, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Seven University students were given the chance to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico after taking a linguistics class with Professor Brook Lillehaugen last spring.
University brings world-renowned philosopher Enrique Dussel to campus
February 27, 2013 • By Megan Akers
Renowned philosopher, Enrique Dussel, to present at University of Nevada, Reno campus on March 4.
Students bring inspiration to village
February 26, 2013 • By John Trent
University students help build latrines, bring hope to Panamanian village.
February 26, 2013 • By Forrest Hartman
SCRAP*ARTS*MUSIC in concert 7:30 p.m., April 4 Nightingale Concert Hall, in the Church Fine Arts Building
Research team discovers, studies giant goldfish and other non-native warm-water fish in Lake Tahoe
February 25, 2013 • By Jane Tors
Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Lab discovers giant goldfish during invasive fish study at Lake Tahoe
Students earn awards with opinion pieces about research regulation
February 25, 2013 • By Tiffany Moore
Professor Anna Camp’s and Professor Francine Melia’s introduction to cultural anthropology classes won 28 awards from the Public Anthropology’s fall 2012 Community Action Project.
McClenahan hired to assist with career opportunities for graduate students
February 22, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Jim McClenahan has assumed the role of director of corporate relations and outreach for the College of Business.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week emphasizes “everybody knows somebody”
February 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
University campus highlights issues and solutions surrounding eating disorders.
SEC Open House set for March 14
February 22, 2013 • By John Trent
All staff and faculty are invited to annual event that features vendors, services.
Appointment bolsters Med School translational research
February 22, 2013 • Staff Report
Langer an internationally recognized researcher in multiple medical fields.
Internationally Acclaimed Slack Key Guitarist Makana
February 21, 2013 • By Forrest Hartman
Makana, playing Nightingale Concert Hall on Feb. 28 as part of the School of the Arts' Performing Arts Series, is recognized as one of only a handful of slack key masters working today. And that is a designation he doesn't take lightly, "There are maybe five or six of the older generation masters left," he said. "In my generation, I'm the only one."
Campus Profiles: Meet Derek Furukawa
February 21, 2013 • By Tovah Goodman
Derek Furukawa is the director of the advising center and the coordinator for undergraduate students on campus.
Center for Student Cultural Diversity celebrates Black History Month
February 20, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Events and activities aimed at breaking down racial barriers; Music is History Program Thursday a highlight of the month
“Hackschooling” YouTube from TEDxUniversityofNevada nears 45,000 views
February 20, 2013 • Staff Report
Videos from TEDxUniversityofNevada are now online, including one of 13-year-old Logan LaPlante talking about “Hackschooling,” which has reached almost 45,000 views.
Individuals from College of Business recognized for excellence in community
February 20, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Four individuals from the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business will receive awards from the NCET and RGJ.
Rust named February Employee of Month
February 15, 2013 • Staff Report
College of Ed's Chris Rust, cited for work ethic, organizational skills, honored as month's top employee.
Author, Veterans Services director Cage shares wisdom
February 15, 2013 • Staff Report
Caleb Cage, West Point graduate and combat veteran, addresses ROTC cadets.
Marching Band meets annual Greater Nevada Credit Union fundraising challenge
February 15, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Band accepts $35,000 gift at halftime of men’s basketball game; money helps support and expand program needs
Terry Riley to Perform 'In C' Tonight
February 15, 2013 • By Alex Pompliano
Terry Riley will be on the University campus for one night only on Friday, Feb. 15. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall.
Cooperative Extension’s Donaldson receives statewide award for water quality education efforts
February 12, 2013 • Staff Report
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection presented its annual Wendell McCurry Excellence in Water Quality Award to Donaldson last week.
Eadington, world-renowned gaming economist, dies at 67
February 12, 2013 • By Brandon Stewart
Bill Eadington, one of the University's longest serving and most prolific professors, died Monday at his home in Crystal Bay, Nev. He was 67.
Johnson forecasts a brighter University future at town hall
February 8, 2013 • By John Trent
During town hall meeting, President Marc Johnson stresses a 'grand experiment' of diverse revenues and great people.
Commission for Future of University holds open forum
February 7, 2013 • By John Trent
Recommendations include building strength through multi-disciplinary blend of missions
Insect research heads down path to start-up company with NSF I-Corps program
February 6, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
University researcher team moves from the lab to the boardroom to build a business based on insect enzymes.
SEC chair stresses communication, participation
February 6, 2013 • By John Trent
SEC chair Kristen Kabrin discusses a wide range of staff topics in Q&A
Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium held Feb. 15
February 6, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Thirty graduate students will present at the Third Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15.
NSBDC provides free workshop on intellectual property Feb. 27
February 5, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The laws regarding intellectual property – copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents – change regularly and can be confusing.
New provost ups ante on student success
February 4, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
New executive vice president and provost arrives on campus from LSU
Forum on Commission for Future of University set for Feb. 6
February 1, 2013 • Staff Report
Commission's recommendations discussed 4-6 p.m. at JCSU theater
School of Medicine hosts Student National Medical Association
February 1, 2013 • By Anne McMillin
Nearly 80 medical and pre-medical student leaders from across the county attended the weekend event.
TEDxUniversityofNevada brings inspiration to University, wins award
February 1, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
The University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre filled Jan. 25 for TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized TEDx program.
Colin's big moment
February 1, 2013 • By John Trent
As the Super Bowl beckons, Colin Kaepernick's fraternity brothers remember why they respect the former Pack QB so much.
Reynolds School of Journalism brings prominent journalists to campus
February 1, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Engaging conversations are open to the campus community and to the public.
Psychology students receive recognition and support from national associations
February 1, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Two doctoral psychology students in the College of Liberal Arts have received recognition and financial assistance for their education and research in the field.
University creates leadership development series for Barrick employees
January 30, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The Barrick Gold Leadership Development Program provides business-related skills to mining supervisors and managers.
Bagne, Kelly named Classified Employees of Month
January 30, 2013 • Staff Report
Gina Bagne, a facility attendant in Res Life, and Nancy Kelly, personnel analyst in Engineering, honored
The University's lost soldier
January 29, 2013 • By Christa Harrop
Killed in action in Vietnam in 1968, the legacy of George Merritt Wisham Jr. continues to inspire
NSBDC offers workshop to help Nevada businesses win federal funds
January 29, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Eleven federal agencies grant research and development funds for companies pursuing innovative technologies.
International Physics workshop to highlight University strength
January 25, 2013 • By John Trent
Researchers and students from around the globe to convene at Physics-sponsored international high energy density plasma workshop.
Graduate student wins Reno Chamber Orchestra College Concerto Competition
January 25, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Kayleigh Miller performs as featured soloist this Saturday and Sunday at Nightingale Concert Hall.
Let's all go 'Kaepernicking'
January 24, 2013 • Staff Report
'Whiteout' promotion at Lawlor includes nearly 8,000 who go 'Kaepernicking.'
University encourages familiarity with safety, wellness resources on campus
January 22, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Free flu clinics in Student Union all week; Campus Escort Service continues to provide safe, alternative ride option
Online programs make new U.S. News & World Report list
January 22, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The College of Education and College of Business online graduate programs are recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “2013 Best Online Education Programs.”
Kap earns Super Bowl berth
January 22, 2013 • Staff Report
Kap to become first Pack player to appear in Super Bowl since '96
Time to spring ahead
January 18, 2013 • By John Trent
New Commencement structure, new provost, plans for a student achievement center highlight coming semester.
John Muntean new director of Center for Research in Economic Geology
January 18, 2013 • Staff Report
John Muntean has been named director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
EarthScope selects Graham Kent to participate in national lecture series
January 17, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Graham Kent to lecture at several universities this year as part of EarthScope annual speaker series.
College of Business brings TEDx event to University
January 16, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
The University of Nevada, Reno College of Business is sponsoring the inaugural TEDxUniversityofNevada, an independently organized TEDx program, on January 25.
Michio Kaku, renowned physicist and TV science show host, comes to campus
January 15, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Michio Kaku to lecture Feb. 7 in Discover Science Lecture Series at Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.
Pack's Kap on cover of Sports Illustrated
January 15, 2013 • Staff Report
An amazing season got even more amazing for former Wolf Pack standout Colin Kaepernick
Polian takes charge
January 11, 2013 • By John Trent
Brian Polian, an assistant coach at Texas A&M is named the new head coach for the Wolf Pack football.
Professor receives award for work in anthropology
January 11, 2013 • By Tiffany Moore
University of Nevada, Reno’s Deborah Boehm was awarded the Ruth Benedict Global Citizenship Award, granted by the Center for a Public Anthropology.
Rosenberg joins Washoe County School Board
January 10, 2013 • Staff Report
Following his election in November, longtime professor Howard Rosenberg officially joins WCSD Board of Trustees
Spanish engineering students kick off exchange agreement
January 8, 2013 • By Kirstin Swagman
The first participants in an exchange agreement between the College of Engineering and the University of Navarra reflect on their semester in Reno.
Polian named finalist candidate to usher in new era of Nevada football
January 7, 2013 • By Chad Hartley
The University has reached an agreement with Brian Polian as the recommended candidate to become the 26th head coach of the Wolf Pack football program.
Disabled American Veterans recognize University veteran with scholarship
January 4, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Chase Hartzell was honored by the Disabled American Veterans with a $1,500 scholarship which he plans to use for books and tuition this spring.
Conkey selected as 8th Army ROTC Brigade cadet of the month
January 3, 2013 • Staff Report
Sarah Conkey selected as 8th Army ROTC Brigade cadet of the month.