University of Nevada, Reno
June 27, 2011
Mackay Statue overlooking the Quad

University community saddened by death of Jim Taranik, former dean and director of Mackay School

The Nevada System of Higher Education was greatly saddened by the death yesterday of Jim Taranik, who, over 29 years of service to NSHE , served as president of the Desert Research Institute, dean of the Mackay School of Mines and director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

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Jim Taranik

Regents Award winners showcase the University's talent

From teaching to research to student advising, Nevada faculty earned acclaim from the Board of Regents.

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Eric Rasmussen

Other News & Announcements

A vision of Nevada: National energy exporter

College of Education uses tough times to build quality

University’s team places fifth at National Concrete Canoe Competition

History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history

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Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report and is steadily growing in enrollment, excellence and reputation. The University serves nearly 21,000 students. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University is home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Wolf Pack Athletics. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefitting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

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