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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Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report. With nearly 20,000 students, the University is driven to contribute a culture of student success, world-improving research and outreach that enhances communities and business. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. Bringing outreach and education programs to all Nevada counties and home to one of the largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

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