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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.
$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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Students bring inspiration to village
February 26, 2013 • By John Trent
University students help build latrines, bring hope to Panamanian village.
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.
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.
Nevada Seismological Lab used quake-monitoring network to track Sutter’s Mill meteorite
December 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Seismological Lab tracks low-flying meteorite across Nevada sky
Nevada Terawatt Facility explores plasma, powers up for industry collaborations
December 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Nevada Terawatt Facility largest university laser and pulsed-power accelerator combo in US
A faculty mentor who's twice as sweet
December 12, 2012 • By John Trent
School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars.
Nevada Welcomes First BS-DMD Student
November 27, 2012 • By Cynthia Pratte
Milan Montero is the first student accepted into a new accelerated BS-DMD program where she will earn a combined Masters of Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine in seven years instead of the traditional eight.
Yellowstone Wolf Project director to speak Dec. 6
November 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The public is invited to hear the history and latest discoveries in the Yellowstone Wolf Project.
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology produces 2013 Nevada landscape calendar
November 14, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
A calendar highlighting the geology of Nevada is now on sale at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Engineering grad students bring energy research into K-12 classrooms
November 6, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Doctoral students gain valuable classroom experience in NSF sponsored GK-12 STEM program
Biology lecturer internationally recognized for neuroscience education work
October 29, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
College of Science's Amy Altick was awarded the Next Generation Award by the Society for Neuroscience.
Nevada State Geologist wins geothermal award
October 25, 2012 • By Stephany Kirby
The University's James Faulds wins Peer Review Excellence award for geothermal technology project.
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
October 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Duck, cover and hold-on in “Great Nevada ShakeOut” earthquake drill 10/18 at 10:18
Robert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception as part of Discover Science Lecture Series
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers of Rutgers University will speak on the evolution of deceit and self-deception on Oct. 16
College of Science's Frybarger is Oct. Employee of Month
October 1, 2012 • Staff Report
Paula Frybarger's efficiency, professionalism has helped College of Science through busy time.
Register now for “Great Nevada ShakeOut” public earthquake drill
September 19, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Almost a half a million Nevadans are registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, the Great Nevada Shakeout.
Bill Nye the Science Guy to bring his science to Lawlor Events Center Sept. 6
August 2, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Public invited to be entertained and educated with Bill Nye the Science Guy, the first presentation in the annual Discover Science Lecture Series.
Alpine Fault study shows new evidence for regular magnitude 8 earthquakes
July 27, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Glenn Biasi of the Nevada Seismological Lab co-authors Science journal article showing regular magnitude 8 earthquakes in New Zealand.
University’s National Geothermal Academy recognized for outstanding leadership
July 25, 2012 • By Megan Akers
University of Nevada Reno's National Geothermal Academy was recently named a finalist in the Geothermal Energy Association’s Honors awards.
Geography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist
July 17, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Douglas Boyle is Nevada's new state climatologist. He will oversee operations of the Nevada State Climate Office, a public-service department in the College of Science.
Telescope viewing of Transit of Venus hosted at Redfield Campus observatory June 5
June 4, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A free public telescope viewing of the transit of Venus will be held at the Redfield Campus June 5.
University receives international award for web-based biology course
May 17, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
For the fourth consecutive year, a University course has won the Blackboard Exemplary Course Award, an international award recognizing technology use to enhance learning.
Goldwater Scholar awarded prestigious national fellowship
May 15, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
Nevada student Anna Koster has been awarded the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship as well as a Pfizer-sponsored Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno
May 3, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.
Seismic Characterization and Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre
May 3, 2012
Nevada Seismological Lab Director Graham Kent is part of team with Scripps Institution of Oceanography to gather seismic data off the coast of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
Nevada research team first to show transgenerational effect of antibiotics
April 27, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a recent paper, researchers report that male pseudoscorpions treated with a specific antibiotic pass its toxic effect to untreated sons.
GPS technology developed at Nevada used for NASA quake monitoring test
April 25, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
GPS technology developed and implemented at the University will be the centerpiece of a major test this year by NASA.
Climate change scientist to debunk debunkers at free Discover Science Lecture Series
April 16, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Climate change scientist Naomi Oreskes to debunk debunkers at free Discover Science Lecture Series April 17
University promotes Brain Awareness Week; lets students, public touch human brains
March 13, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Students and community members will have a chance this week to see and touch real human brains, three of them, and inspect several mouse, sheep and fly brains.
University hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students
February 23, 2012 • By Misha Ray
Volunteer faculty members from the University, as well as community educators, will serve as judges for the all-day event.
Tohoku grim reminder of potential for Pacific Northwest megaquake
February 21, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
College of Science geophysicist John Anderson presents Tohoku /Pacific Northwest earthquake comparison study at science conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Renewable energy, public policy graduate certificate offered to professionals
January 6, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
An online graduate certificate in renewable energy to study the policies and practices in the diverse fields of renewable energy begins in the spring 2012 semester.
University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
December 23, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Scott Tyler takes temperature of McMurdo Ice Shelf and ocean below in Antarctica
University renews renewable energy push
December 15, 2011 • By John Trent
In a poster session with the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan, University tells renewable energy story
Nevada scientists take the world’s temperature with $1 million grant
September 6, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
$1 million grant continues temperature data gathering center in College of Science
WISE Prospering in Fifth Year
August 29, 2011 • By Jason Ching
In its fifth year, the Women in Science and Engineering program took another big step forward with its largest class ever.
Archeologist and Amazon expert Anna Roosevelt to lecture
March 29, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The tropical rain forest of the Amazon region was not the vast uninhabited jungle wilderness envisioned by early archeologists, but has been a home to human populations for as long as 12,000 years, according to leading American archeologist Anna Roosevelt
Tahoe native fish population falls sharply, invasives increase
March 22, 2011 • By Mike Wolterbeek
In a lakewide study, a team of scientists lead by University of Nevada, Reno limnologist Sudeep Chandra has found a considerable decline in native fish species density at Lake Tahoe since 1951. In their final report, they are recommending establishing and implementing a management plan to protect the nearshore zone habitat, which is critical to native fish.
Campus hosts STEM open house
November 30, 2010 • By John Trent
In a collaborative venture, colleges invite area educators to partake in STEM activities.
Water expert Goldman to speak on world water crisis
November 30, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
World-renowned limnologist Charles Goldman will present a free public lecture, “Lake Tahoe: Five Decades of Change and the World Water Crisis,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2.
Students enter international genetic engineering competition
November 5, 2010 • Staff Report
Ten students from the University of Nevada, Reno will be presenting their work on plant biosensors at the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition, iGem, Nov. 4-8.
Nevada earthquake information now more easily accessible
October 28, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Nevada's updated Seismological Laboratory website not only offers visitors what there is to know about quakes when they happen, but also information to help them be prepared and stay safe.
Science majors learn from and listen to the “Music of Earthquakes”
October 5, 2010 • By Krystal Pyatt
Andy Michael of the United States Geological Survey came to the University to educate science majors about the music of earthquakes.
Understanding climate change through many disciplines
August 18, 2010 • By John Trent
Nevada graduate students learned about an interdisciplinary approach to climate change in an NSF-funded course.
University and DRI release 2010 publication for Tahoe Summit
August 13, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
This year’s report about research activities at Lake Tahoe profiles many talented researchers who have invested their careers in preserving Lake Tahoe.
University tests technology for underwater mapping
August 3, 2010 • By Mike Wolterbeek
A borrowed boat, a small mountain lake and the inaugural run of a half-a-million dollar state-of-the-art multi-beam sonar system made history with the successful high-definition mapping of the bottom of Fallen Leaf Lake.
The Color of Chemistry
October 15, 2009 • By John Trent
University Chemistry researcher Dan de Lill, with help from Journalism professor Todd Felts and Chemistry professor Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, promises to change the template on how research is accomplished.
Studying climate change gets cool
July 7, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Sudeep Chandra, a University faculty member and researcher, will be one of the principal investigators with the Polaris Project, an international team of scientists studying climate change in the Arctic.
Science Fair director feels strong affinity for event
March 24, 2009 • By John Trent
The fair is open for public viewing on Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Professor challenges ‘Science’ on citation article
February 10, 2009 • Staff Report
Christopher Von Bartheld has authored nearly 100 journal articles and reviews manuscripts for more than 50 different biomedical journals.
Adjunct professor receives science award
February 4, 2009 • By Jon Fortenbury
Robert G. Elston, a University anthropology adjunct professor, was elected a 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nevada conducts algae-to-biofuel research project
January 26, 2009 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The first real-world, demonstration-scale project in Nevada for turning algae into biofuel has successfully completed the initial stage of research at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dolphins inspire nanotech work, earn researcher $400K
December 29, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Inspired with the speed at which dolphins swim through the water, Jonghwan Suhr decided to mimic the dolphin’s skin using nanotechnology in order to make objects move more efficiently through the air.
University awarded several major grants
December 16, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno received several major grants recently to pursue a diverse range of research projects.
Those living near volcanoes at risk for acute bronchitis
December 5, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have confirmed that those living near active volcanoes that are passively emitting sulfurous air pollution are at greater risk of developing acute bronchitis from exposure to volcanic air pollution.
October 27, 2008 • By John Trent
Jeff Thompson, a veteran faculty member and administrator, is the new dean of the College of Science.
Researcher's fish adventures on National Geographic
October 20, 2008 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The adventures of this University of Nevada, Reno research professor are being chronicled in a five-part series on the National Geographic Channel, the first of which premieres Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.
Youth take first step toward science career
October 8, 2008 • By Alice Good
Under the supervision of water scientists, 4-H youth will demonstrate how well hydrogel polymers (long molecule chains that grab onto water molecules) absorb water from a disposable diaper and from potting soil in an experimental soaker.
Researchers awarded $15 million to study climate change
September 30, 2008 • By Claudene Wharton
There has been a lot said about climate change, and the long-term effects it may have on our planet.
Finalists for College of Science dean announced
September 12, 2008 • Staff Report
The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Science is pleased to announce its finalists.
Fire Science Academy educator named top instructor
July 17, 2008 • By Patrick McDonnell
The international magazine Fire and Rescue selected Jim Powell as one of the world's top instructors.
Associate director named to NASA research expedition
July 15, 2008 • By Andrea Turman
Dan Ruby, Associate Director of the Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center is part of a 10-member team spending a month in Chile's Atacama desert region, developing techniques for discovering and studying the caves on Mars
Daines and Brown head psychiatry operations
July 2, 2008 • By Anne McMillin
Responsibilities will be divided between Reno and Las Vegas to cover the state.
Magic marks Math and Science Center groundbreaking
June 17, 2008 • By John Trent
A little magic to help move the dirt, then, was entirely appropriate as the University ushered in a new era in its growth.
Excelling with or without snow
June 16, 2008 • By John Trent
Jes Ford, a Nevada physics grad and champion snowboarder, is driven by the thrill of discovery,
Math and Science Center groundbreaking
June 13, 2008 • By Natalie Savidge
The University's new Davidson Mathematics and Science Center will provide an integrated and centralized 21st-century environment for mathematics and science education.
Nevada second in Mars University Rover competition
June 11, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
The competition combines engineering and science into a single competition and provides an invaluable experience for the students.
Off-road and off the charts: rural math project completed
May 29, 2008 • By Sue Putnam
Education professor Teruni Lamberg wrapped up an adventure she started three years ago called the Northeastern Nevada Math Project.
Conference to feature ‘science as a tool’
March 17, 2008 • By John Trent
Scientists and managers at Lake Tahoe will gather for a three-day conference to discuss the latest relevant scientific information and results from a multitude of studies being conducted at Tahoe.