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Three sugary fruity drinks in canning jars, each with a colorful bendy straw
How do sugary drinks affect weight? | ¿Cómo afectan al peso las bebidas azucaradas?

Three reasons why sugary drinks may increase weight gain | Tres razones por las cuales las bebidas azucaradas pueden causar aumento de peso

a garden of native flowers
Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners

Extension’s Home Horticulture series prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics

man sitting at a computer
Extension offering back-to-the-basics sessions to help small businesses

Entrepreneurs starting and altering businesses during the pandemic need information and resources

A hand holds a full coffee mug by the handle above a wooden table
Should kids have drinks with caffeine? | ¿Deben tomar bebidas con cafeína los niños?

Caffeine can be over-looked by parents and others that care for small children | Cafeína puede que sea pasada por alto por los padres y otras personas que cuidan a los niños pequeños

a chickpea plant
University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day in Fallon

Research being done on drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops

Man wearing mask and gloves gives thumbs up while standing behind a fruit and vegetable stand
Experiment Station increases meat and produce production during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative and Wolf Pack Meats step up to help meet local demand

charts on page
Websites and digital marketing help businesses survive pandemic

Finding and using the right data can help small businesses survive COVID-19 and beyond

Cows in pen wearing GPS collars
Innovative GPS technology being used on Nevada rangeland

University conducts research on virtual fencing for cattle and range management

Honey being poured into jars
Extension creating beekeeping educational program for southern Nevada

Hives installed at demonstration orchard now producing honey

man sitting on a bench using a tablet
Effective websites and digital marketing can help businesses survive COVID-19

Extension aims to help small businesses connect with customers during pandemic and beyond

4-Her holding lead of young horse
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction

Extension’s 4-H program and bureau work together to give wild horses homes

Manuel Alejandro Andrade Rodriguez
Assistant professor conducts research on water management for Nevada climate

Manuel Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez joins College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

person using a laptop and calculator
Extension offers COVID-19 updates and bookkeeping tips for small businesses

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Boy placing toy dinosaurs and fossils on a shelf labeled fossils
Young children discover STEM during pandemic

Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home

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Extension offers online sessions on business resources and running a business

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Raised garden bed with various plants
Gardening and horticultural events offered to grow the summer spirit

Extension hosts events and online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Farmer harvesting carrots
Extension offers online session to help ag producers and others manage stress

COVID-19 causing stress and mental health challenges to nation’s farmers and ranchers

Molly Malloy
Marketing coordinator to raise awareness of Extension programs

Molly Malloy joins Extension to create cohesive marketing strategies for Clark County programs

Person writing on paper surrounded by laptops
Extension offers town hall on small-business counseling service

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Thale Cress plant
Plant tissue engineering improves drought and salinity tolerance

Research in College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources addresses future population growth and food shortages

Nancy Markee
Environmental science professor retires, leaving behind integral programming

Nancy Markee retires after 34 years with the University

Farmers market stand with fresh fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruit and vegetable month celebrated with produce for the community

University’s Desert Farming Initiative provides produce for farm stands and subscription boxes

a diagram showing the parts of a cow for processing
Extension offers online session on home meat processing

Experts share how to safely harvest and process meat animals at home

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Sage Outlook

Webinars provide economic and agriculture outlook in wake of COVID-19

butternut squash
Options growing for Nevada’s fruit and vegetable crops

University researchers investigating new varieties that grow well in desert climates

Beekeeper tending to beehive
University beekeeping programs buzzing

Extension creates new club in Douglas County and Experiment Station helps veterans with PTSD

two people in business suits shaking hands
Extension offers small-business webinar on the Paycheck Protection Plan

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Gary Blomquist
Biochemistry professor retires after decades of outstanding dedication

Gary Blomquist retires after 43 years with the University

Jeantyl Norze
Program coordinator aims to enhance impact of Extension programs

Jeantyl Norze is developing tools to monitor program goals and accomplishments

dollar bills blowing around in front of a black background
Extension offers webinar to help small businesses manage cash flow amid COVID

Discussions aim to help small businesses pivot and adapt to emerge from pandemic stronger

A brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
Extension offers online session for large-animal livestock producers amid COVID

Producers seek ways to trim their budgets while maintaining health of their animals

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers webinar to help small businesses create reopening strategies

Discussions aim to help small businesses pivot and adapt to emerge from pandemic stronger

A 4-H girls feeding her brown cow
Nevada 4-H offering at-home and virtual summer activities

Extension aims to keep youth engaged and learning despite COVID-19 restrictions

a brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
Extension offers online session for dairy producers amid COVID-19

Producers and economists discuss current market and projections, with June being National Dairy Month

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers webinar on loan forgiveness and paycheck protection programs

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Mozart Fonseca lectures class at Main Station Farm
CABNR’s Mozart Fonseca receives Regents Rising Researcher Award

Brings beef cattle production expertise to teaching, research and outreach in Nevada

Jill Moe
Experiment Station offers food-safety information to farmers amid pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative is virtually connecting with producers across the state

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers online town hall for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

a pig sticking its snout between two horizontal fence boards
Extension offers online session for producers on pork industry crisis amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

Crates of fresh produce
Safety concerns for fresh produce increase during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative gives tips for ensuring produce safety during COVID-19 outbreak

David Wilson
David Wilson remembered for innovative cancer research in nutrition field

Wilson worked extensively with the University for over 20 years in the Department of Nutrition

Two glasses of water on a wood table next to a green garnish, one glass with red raspberries and one with blueberries.
Healthy drinks during quarantine | Bebidas saludables durante la cuarentena

To help keep your family hydrated and feeling their best during this time, skip the sugary drinks | Para ayudar a mantener a su familia hidratada y a sentirse lo mejor posible durante este tiempo omita las bebidas azucaradas

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers webinar for small business on finding and managing money

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

two men ascending a hiking trail while at least 6 feet apart
Take measures to stay healthy while reaping benefits of outdoor physical activity

Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors

chickens in a field
Extension offers online session on backyard poultry production amid COVID-19

Interest in producing food at home increases as COVID-19 raises food scarcity concerns

Carson City mayor holding a Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month banner alongside fire department and Living With Fire staff
Wildfire resources available through online speaker series and new website

Extension presents “Living With Fire Conversations” during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

Two women testing data collection equipment in the forest
Prediction tool shows how forest thinning may increase Sierra Nevada snowpack

University researchers design water quantity tool to help with forest-thinning plans

a woman wearing a mask while walking a dog
Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19

Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers webinar on self-care and online town hall for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

4-H girl posing with her pig at a livestock show
Nevada Junior Livestock Show will continue through virtual showcase

Statewide online event supports youth and their work with the animals they’ve raised

cattle grazing in a field
Extension offers online session for meat producers and consumers amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

Asian family of four eating dinner at a table
Use COVID-19 time at home to foster healthy family relationships

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on avoiding strife, improving communication

a red flag fluttering in the breeze
Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19

University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims

Hannah posing with hoof pick
4-H offers activities to keep youth members engaged during quarantine

Elko County 4-H hosts online scavenger hunt and photo contest for members

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers third online town hall and webinar for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Jobs peak behind a ranch with a storm coming in
Extension offers online guidance for farmers and ranchers during COVID-19

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

black-and-white image of person reaching out a helping hand toward the camera
COVID-19 contributing to domestic violence: what to do

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on how to help yourself or others

Nora Luna
4-H coordinator building programs to increase student success

Extension’s Nora Luna works to develop and manage after-school and STEAM programs

Seed packets displayed on wall
Victory garden starter kits provide hope during pandemic

Extension helps families begin growing their own food during shelter-in-place order

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
Extension offers weekly online town halls and webinars to help small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

eggs in a carton
Meeting COVID-19 challenges: Understand dates on food labels before discarding

With some items becoming harder to come by, University of Nevada, Reno nutritionist offers clarification

Young girl using a sewing machine to sew pink palm leaf printed cloth
Nevada 4-H youth and their families make face masks for their communities

Mask requests coming in to Extension from those helping to manage the crisis

Sarah Monique Somma
STEAM coordinator advocates for student success and workforce readiness

Sarah Monique Somma joins Extension to develop STEAM curriculum for underrepresented students

Danielle Miles
Danielle Miles offers helping hand in times of crisis

“Helping vulnerable populations in any way we can is essential now more than ever”

Susan McClain standing behind a table covered with fresh ingredients and cutting boards
Extension offers online education and resources for Nevada communities

Programs go virtual this month to keep communities informed and engaged amid COVID-19 outbreak

Paul Meiman
Extension specialist works to maintain Nevada rangelands

Paul Meiman joins Extension office in Elko to work on rangeland management for livestock and wildlife

Jennie Parker and Chris Pritsos standing beside delivered personal protective equipment supplies
Campus labs supplying equipment for School of Medicine use and patient care

University banding together to provide medical supplies for COVID-19 care – more supplies needed

Boy holding plate of dairy while girl points to dairy section of MyPlate graphic
What should we be eating to help us resist the coronavirus?

University of Nevada, Reno dietitian provides research-based information

Sarah Bisbing
Sarah Bisbing appointed director of Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area

Natural Resources & Environmental Science assistant professor to administer University teaching, research & outreach forest

plants in raised garden bed
Grow Your Own, Nevada classes return virtually

Extension presents eight back-to-basics courses to be offered online for communities statewide

Stream with trees and grass
Aquatic Pesticide Safety Education Workshop offered statewide March 24

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

Claudia Ruckert
New biochemistry professor researches mosquito-borne viruses at University

Claudia Rückert joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Donald Deever
New Extension educator focuses on Lincoln County community involvement

Donald Deever joins Extension office in Lincoln County to work on economic development

Mozart Fonseca in front of screen displaying different types of corn with audience watching
Livestock event prepares youth for showing livestock and ranching careers

University’s Extension teaches youth about livestock with hands-on activities

Lohman in the dark on a range wearing a headlamp holding a sage grouse
Graduate student scientist wins award, Bonnycastle Fellowship for waterfowl research

Madeleine Lohman garners best talk at prestigious regional conference, earns field's most respected fellowship

Hemp growing in a greenhouse
Hemp Pesticide Safety Education Workshop offered statewide March 12

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

Sherm Swanson teaching a group of adults next to a pond
Rangeland professor and riparian specialist flows into retirement

Sherman Swanson retires after 36 years with University

Four Uzbekistan grad students measuring sagebrush in a field
Nevada professors teach Uzbekistan government, students range management

Schultz, Perryman partner with Utah State University and Uzbekistan’s Samarkand State University

Taylor Hollaway with two other students harvesting lettuce.
Internship creates invaluable experience at University farm

Taylor Hollaway worked with Desert Farming Initiative to complete degree

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

Esmail Zanjani
Dr. Esmail Zanjani remembered as selfless pioneer and mentor in his field

Department of Animal Biotechnology chair did groundbreaking stem cell and gene therapy research

Sheila Bray posing in front of green foliage
Community partnerships coordinator plans to enhance Extension engagement

Sheila Bray joins Extension office in Clark County to work on outreach

4-H'ers sitting on the dock at 4-H Camp in Lake Tahoe, enjoying the sunset
4-H'ers benefit from their 4-H experience over the course of their lives— socially, physically, emotionally and economically

Extension has offered a 4-H program in Nevada for more than 90 years, benefitting our state's youth for a lifetime

Apple pie on glass plate with serving utensil
Workshops offered for creating pie fillings and for pickling products

Extension offers food preservation workshops Feb. 21 and 26

Lung cancer on a chest x-ray
Tests indicate Lincoln County residents at greater risk of exposure to radon

"Lincoln County knew and experienced the dangers of radiation in the form of hazardous fallout from the Nevada Test Site, but an even bigger radiation hazard exists today."

Photos on a table next to 4-H award ribbons
Washoe County seeks 4-H club leaders to help teach youth life skills, fine arts

Extension seeks 4-H club leaders for youth ages 5 to 19

4-H campers doing an experiment on seedlings with graduate student
Graduate students help 4-H youth discover the excitement of science

Students in Nevada Biosciences Association lead experiments to encourage 4-H youth to pursue STEM

Carson Valley Middle School student places first in Nevada Radon Poster Contest

Winners for the Nevada Radon Poster Contest announced

Fire raging and smoke billowing along a populated Australia coastline
University-trained firefighter volunteers to help Australia

Rangeland Ecology and Management Program student and Bureau of Land Management Nevada firefighter Matt Petersen joins international taskforce

Hand picking fruit from tree
Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Washoe Parks and Bartley Ranch to offer free series

Marina MacLean
New molecular biologist researches insect communication at University

Marina MacLean joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Christina T. Igono wearing glasses and a gray turtleneck stares into the distance
First-generation Ph.D. student Christina T. Igono wins award at international soil science conference

"It is imperative professionals in my field develop sustainable agricultural practices, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and reduce natural disasters or we might not survive."

cattle grazing at the base of some mountains
Cattlemen’s Update provides market, production and research updates for 2020

Educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

Lizeth Ramirez-Barroeta in a courtroom holding a U.S. flag and flanked by two of her coworkers.
Community instructor earns University award, citizenship

Extension's Lizeth Ramirez-Barroeta, a University classified employee of the month, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen

Headshot of Erica Bigio in front of foliage
Natural resources professor studies tree rings for climate and fire data

Erica Bigio works to increase interest in environmental science

Staci Emm
University teaches nutrition to American Indian and rural kindergarteners

Paper published about research and impact on kindergarten student health knowledge

Erin Hanan and student taking soil samples
California and Nevada scientists study nitrogen pollution in dryland watersheds

Large research project conducted in California will shed light on dryland watershed pollution worldwide

Kelley Stewart holding up award certificate
Kelley Stewart recognized for outstanding service in wildlife field

One of only 10 members nationally to receive The Wildlife Society Fellows Award

Teresa Byington with her award
Early childhood education professor receives Distinguished Service Award

University’s Teresa Byington recognized for leadership, program efforts and professional development

Robert Washington-Allen pointing to computer screen
Associate professor uses innovative technology for dryland research

Robert Washington-Allen joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Two bottled drinks, one clear and one red
How do I tell if there’s added sugar in my drink? ¿Cómo puedo saber si mi bebida contiene azúcar agregado?

Reading the ingredients list is the best way to tell if your drink has added sugar. | La mejor manera de saber si su bebida contiene azúcar agregado es leer la lista de ingredientes.

boy drinking water from a bottle with a straw
How much water does my family need? ¿Cuánta agua necesita mi familia?

Water needs vary by age, sex, physical activity level and environmental factors. | La necesidad de agua varía según la edad, el sexo, el nivel de actividad física y los factores ambientales.

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

woman holding out a glass of orange juice
Why is it important to limit 100% fruit juice? ¿Por qué es importante limitar el jugo de fruta 100%?

Nutrients in juice are not the same as whole fruit. | Los nutrientes en el jugo no son lo mismo que la fruta entera.

child drinking from a bottle of water
Should you buy drinks with added electrolytes? ¿Debe comprar bebidas con electrolitos añadidos?

Electrolytes play important roles in the body, and many drinks have added electrolytes. Are these drinks worth the extra cost? | Los electrolitos tienen funciones importantes en el cuerpo, y muchas bebidas tienen electrolitos añadidos. ¿Vale la pena pagar el costo adicional de estas bebidas?

Participants listening to an orchard demonstration
Center for Urban Water Conservation celebrating 25 years of research

Public invited to tours, demonstrations, plant and produce sales

Headshot of Shannon Horrillo in a park
New Extension associate director to develop training and leadership programs

Shannon Horrillo joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Rangeland Ecology & Management students collecting plant and soils data on a range.
New accreditation enhances University's reputation

University of Nevada, Reno and its College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources earn accreditation from the Society for Range Management

Ana Marquez posing with award
Cancer-causing gas awareness contest offers cash prize

Nevada Radon Poster Contest 2020 is now open to students

two women at field day giving a thumbs-up
Nevada Field Day 2019 provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

University experts showcase research, activities and programs at fall festival

Christina Restaino posing in front of trees
New forest ecologist seeks to increase awareness of fire science in Nevada

Christina Restaino joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Participants of tree walk identifying a tree
Tree walking series offered for season-specific identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Coretta Patterson
New faculty member to teach and advise veterinary students

Coretta Patterson joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

4H youth showing sheep at a fair
Nevada 4-H youth to compete at State Expo and celebrate National 4-H Week 2019

University of Nevada, Reno Extension brings back State Expo after hiatus

Perry Williams headshot
Natural resources specialist studies statistics to improve wildlife conservation

Researcher Perry Williams joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Joanna Blaszczak smiling with a river running in the background
New ecosystem ecologist researches contaminants in Nevada landscape

Joanna Blaszczak joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Master Gardener Don White inspecting grapevines and taking notes on clipboard
Drought-tolerant grape research expanded through new grant and partnership

University partners with Oregon State to investigate ways to make grape varieties more drought-tolerant

A fire burning towards a community
What should I pack in case of evacuation due to wildfire?

Jamie Roice-Gomes and Ashley Andrews discuss preparing now for a wildfire evacuation

David St-Jules posing in front of trees
National leader in renal disease joins University

Dietician and Nutritionist David St-Jules joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

flower bed in bloom
What is firescaping?

University experts give tips on keeping your landscape from going up in flames

Men loading pine needles into truck
What is defensible space and how do I create some around my home?

University experts help homeowners to make homes more fire safe

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster
Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

A home completely engulfed in fame
How can I prepare my home and neighborhood for a wildfire?

University experts caution actions taken by homeowners before a fire ever starts play a critical role.

a chickpea plant
University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day

Research being done on drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops

Luis Schutz researching at desk
New assistant professor researches reproductive physiology and epigenetics

Luis Schütz joins the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Charles Schembre Planting Grape Vines
Charles Schembre brings vineyard experience to Desert Farming Initiative

Experience in soil health and biodiversity will benefit the Experiment Station’s research and programs

Picture of Edward Cruz
Faces of the Pack: Undergraduate student wins Goldwater Scholarship for work on plant reproduction

Edward Cruz hopes to improve agricultural production as an academic researcher

Tamzen Stringham holding award plaque
University rangeland ecologist recognized for conservation efforts

Tamzen Stringham develops tools to help land managers make informed decisions

Nunez Zepeda at booth
Graduate of the Pack: Ana Nunez Zepeda, nutrition instructor

"It’s important that there are people doing what I do because we can help our community by teaching them how to have a healthy lifestyle."

Happy graduate waving
Spring Commencement 2019: 'Catch your breath for a moment ... but don't stop'

Record number of degrees, 3,201, conferred during University's 129th Commencement

University student with faculty member/mentor and community partner
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Community-based undergraduate researchers join with faculty mentors to explore problems and offer understanding and ideas to make a difference

Dean Payne, Louis Test and Claus Tittiger.
Louis S. Test named Outstanding Agriculturist

University of Nevada, Reno's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources honored Test for agricultural advocacy, leadership and education

CABNR professors and students with Outstanding Senior Sandy Lee
CABNR awards ceremony honors outstanding undergraduate and graduate students

"I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your dedication, support and commitment to excellence."

Claus Tittiger and Olga Ilchuk
CABNR awards ceremony honors outstanding supporters, staff and faculty

"I want to express my gratitude to each of you for your dedication, support and commitment to excellence."

Jeff Harper in his biochemistry laboratory.
Exploring the future of food production on Earth … and in space

Jeff Harper named Nevada’s Distinguished Career Researcher for his significant work addressing the global, food-security challenge

a vineyard
Volunteers needed for replanting University vineyard

Desert Farming Initiative seeks help planting wine grapes in demonstration vineyard

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.
Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

Take an interactive walking tour of 10 University museums on and around campus

forest recovery
Forest management research to help fight effects of climate change

Forests and their ecosystems face increased threats to health as temperatures rise

Seven faculty members view demonstration of a large-size "two-photon" microscope
$11 million grant advances research at the forefront of cardiovascular disease

Biggest Little Research: Significant NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence support builds on molecular and cellular expertise to address the leading cause of death

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

Yerka Melinda leading an alternative crop research tour at New Crop Field Day in Fallon, Nevada
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR researchers

Professors Stringham and Yerka, along with postdoctoral scholar Dunham-Cheatham, discuss their work as CABNR researchers

A black dog catching a treat in the air
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR pet food mercury researchers

Professor Gustin and fellow researchers Chichester, Dunham-Cheatam, Luippold and Vargas-Estrada talk about their work and answer related questions

hands pulling purple leaves in a hoop house
Food safety trainings scheduled for farmers

Workshops offered ahead of compliance inspections for Nevada farms

Jamie verifying the soil type with a collection of tools around her
Women in science: Jamie Ludwig Dafoe, rangeland specialist

Dafoe, a graduate of the College of Biotechnology, Agriculture & Natural Resources rangeland science program, takes us through life as a rangeland consultant

Paul Hartley and Yanji Xu in genomics lab
Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

Rose Petersky standing in the snow surrounded by pine trees
University of Nevada, Reno uses 15-years of satellite imagery to study snow’s comings and goings

New publications discuss snowpack changes and their implications in the Great Basin

Photo of a Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar
Classes offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Series of Cooperative Extension classes teach sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Image of a lake at the base of snowy mountains.
USDA grants $4.97 million for research evaluating snowpack and water allocation

Is agriculture at risk from changing water availability? Twelve researchers from five institutions in three states, representing several academic disciplines, aim to find out.

Students study with each other.
University adds 13 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in graphic design to a B.S. in biotechnology

a crop of sorghum
University offers alternative crop research tours at New Crop Field Day

Research being done on low-water, drought tolerant and salt tolerant crops

man and baby looking at sheep in a pen
Nevada Field Day provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

University experts showcase research, engage attendees in activities and programs

Seven students in white NevadaFIT T-shirst pose for a photo while gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins

More than 1,700 incoming freshman – nearly half of all University of Nevada, Reno freshmen – to participate in program designed to increase college success

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

Three people dressed in protective hard hats and lab coats are cutting meat in the meat-production lab
Advancements in meat sciences leads to award, national appointment for CABNR's Amilton de Mello

Industry is seeing surge of innovation and safety advancements through research by the 2018 Foundation Early Career Innovator

Mule deer getting an ultrasound in the field
How wildland springs affect mule deer population dynamics studied by CABNR

Kelley Stewart lab looked at mule deer in arid environments, particularly juvenile survival

NevadaTeach student with Sparks High School Students
NevadaTeach graduates first cohort of dual-degreed students

University program addresses qualified math, science teacher shortage and continues to expand as students develop a love for teaching

Professor Jeff Harper with a student in his biochemistry lab
On the genetic frontier: Helping plants develop, survive and produce in extreme conditions

Jeff Harper, University’s 2018 Outstanding Researcher, contributes to advancements in plant biology through ‘extraordinary’ research

Student Jolene Norton holds up her report titled "Reno Local Food Assessment."
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research (May 2018)

Through Community-Based Research, students explore problems and offer understanding, tools and ideas to make a difference

Researchers Mae Gustin and Grant Edwards work on a computer in a green-house.
Mae Gustin's grounded research leads to new understanding of what’s in the air

Study of atmospheric pollutants by 2018 Regents’ Researcher of the Year contributes new insights into a global challenge

Girl riding a horse as the horse clear a jump
As Derby draws near, University’s Equestrian Team up and running again

Local horse enthusiasts, students and University help reconvene team after 10-year hiatus

Unfed and blood fed larvae
Generating first-ever transgenic ticks to help fight tick-borne diseases

CABNR lab receives grant from National Institute of Health for tick research

Watershed hydrology class measures stream flow
Climate change and snowmelt – humid air plays key role in water supplies

CABNR study shows new snowpack prediction variable for water use managers

Woodrat of the genus Neotoma
University team studies how climate change affects animal distributions

The team is able to look at the processes underlying range movement

Fang Jiang studies fMRI technology images
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate

Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality

Students in Wallace's lab
CABNR professor receives National Science Foundation grant for plant research

Ian Wallace, professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, honored with early career development award

Associate Dean/Director Ivory Lyles
Ivory Lyles fills new position for Cooperative Extension/CABNR

Part of administrative reorganization approved by Regents last year to enhance service to Nevadans

Growing winegrapes
Wine and beer workshop offered by Cooperative Extension

Herds and Harvest program features University experts to teach fundamentals of beer and wine making.

North Lake Tahoe
Climate, topography extremes guide remote sensing plant research

University of Nevada, Reno’s Jonathan Greenberg is making headway with his specialized, remote-sensing related research

Professor in front of her class
ACUE program one year later: improving classroom engagement

Evidence-based course offers techniques to use in the classroom

Hall Cushman
CABNR welcomes new professor and department chair Hall Cushman

Cushman joins the University as Department Chair of Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Hoop House at Desert Farming Initiative
Eat local food to benefit students in agriculture

Desert Farming Initiative hosts 2nd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner

A woman buys a plant at Nevada Field Day.
Chefs Clint Jolly and Mark Estee to give food demos at Nevada Field Day

Free University event features hands-on activities, local food, demonstrations and education Sept. 30

Hamilton Lab at the University
New STEM education program to increase participation for Hispanic students

University of Nevada, Reno leads effort to increase workforce in life sciences for Nevada industries

Photographer in wet suit takes photos under water in Lake Tahoe
InNEVenture Fund enters second year of ramping up ideas and technologies for commercialization

Early-stage proof-of-concept funding applications now open for Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation program

Franco Biondi in the field.
Tree post-drought recovery times increase with climate change

Franco Biondi’s studies contribute to article in Nature publication

FIT2Care NevadaFIT group photo
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Saturday, Aug. 19

Nearly 1,450 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

A mosquito feeds
Research delves into the sensory makeup of mosquitoes, fighting spread of disease

CABNR/Biology faculty receive $500,000 grant from U.S. Department of Defense for mosquito research

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry

Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy

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University’s Desert Farming Initiative opens virtual farm stand

Online farm stand available to University affiliates as well as the community, increases University’s competitive agriculture advantage

Ariel view of Downtown Ely Nevada
Economic development in rural communities boosted by USDA continued funding

$500,000 grant renewal will assist communities throughout the West with regional development strategies that could extend throughout the U.S.

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Robotics collaboration helps University lab work on disease detection

Partnership with Hamilton Robotics gives students unique learning experience, competitive edge

Angela Hornsby poses for a photo in a science lab
Meet more of the University's student and faculty Regents’ award winners

University honorees receive Teaching Award, Academic Advising Awards and Student Scholar Awards; in addition to Regents' Researcher and Rising Researcher of the Year

Antonio Faciola, assistant professor of animal nutrition at UNR
CABNR animal nutritionist named Early Career Innovator

Research to facilitate nutrient utilization exhibits promising future in commercialization

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Mercury concentrations low in Main Station Farm soil following winter flooding

University of Nevada, Reno’s agriculture programs serve Nevada

Patricia Ellison reacts to being named the winnter
Tibbitts winners Ellison, Scronce connect with students in similarly heartfelt ways

Patricia Ellison in Biochemistry and Tamara Scronce in Art are 2017 Tibbitts Distinguished Teachers

Student researcher presenting at the Undergraduate Research Symposium
Symposium highlights research, creative, scholarly activity by undergraduate students

Undergraduate Research develops resources to further facilitate students in pursuit of research in various fields

John Cushman is shown with members of his research working in the University's Greenhouse Complex.
Molecular genetics and biosystems design research improves water-use efficiency of plants

2017 Nevada Regents’ Researcher Award recognizes the contributions of CABNR Foundation Professor John Cushman

The ice plant Cushman uses for his research
Research looks to overcome the effects of global warming with the help of an ice plant

John Cushman’s proposal recently picked as one of the Joint Genome Institute’s Community Science Program projects through U.S. Department of Energy

Aaron Unger and Shahil Pema
Two University juniors awarded prestigious scholarship for academic success

University of Nevada, Reno Honors students Aaron Unger and Shahil Pema are named 2017 Goldwater Scholars

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University research delves into the positive effects of natural compounds in the body

Experiments conducted at the University using grape seed extract and mice prove to be beneficial for health

Genetic plants at UNR lab
University lab works to understand plants and their overlooked benefits

A lab’s unique look at the structure of plants and how they can help our environment

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Wonder of the Mekong: Billions of fish migrate across Cambodia each year

University of Nevada, Reno teams with international agencies to study fish migration in Tonle Sap River

Grape-growing and wine-making class offered

University experts discuss how to grow grapes in Nevada’s diverse and stressful climate

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Robert O’Mara Ryan returns to University as new department chair

University hires former student and now distinguished teacher and researcher

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Temple Grandin to speak about understanding animal behavior

World-renowned autism and animal behavioral spokesperson to visit Reno

Patricia Santos and Dylan Kosma in their lab
New research lab to study genetics of potatoes to prevent losses while in storage

CABNR team using $1.37 million NSF grant to help Nevada potato industry

Fishing on Tonle Sap River in Cambodia
Mekong River biodiversity, ecosystem initiative launches in Cambodia

College of Science's Global Water Center team begins work to conserve one of world’s largest rivers

The Bonanza Cut with professor De Mello
Top Stories of 2016: Food, growth and more food

Story about 'Bonanza Cut' tops the list

Citizen Scientists conduct tree surveys
Meadow restoration studied for potential to build carbon credits in California

Citizen scientists assist University of Nevada, Reno in research of Sierra meadow ecosystems

Jeffrey Harper in the lab working with plants
University professor elected as 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Jeffrey Harper, professor of molecular biosciences, joins the select few AAAS Fellows at the University

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‘Good science and good animal care go hand-in-hand’

New name and renewed ‘gold standard’ accreditation signal Animal Resources’ scope of service and level of commitment

Grape Growing and Wine Making class offered

Class to teach how to grow grapes in Nevada’s diverse and stressful climate

University hosts inaugural Farm-to-Table Dinner

Event to highlight local food production and raise money for student internships

Field Day
Mark Estee conducts food demos as part of University’s Field Day Sept. 24

Free event features hands-on activities, local food, demonstrations, research and education

Amilton de Mello with Bonanza Cut
New specialty steak cut, the Bonanza Cut, unveiled by meat science professor

Research shows value to meat industry, restaurants and premier eating experience for consumers

Students work on a table. One student is measuring a length of wood.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Sunday, Aug. 21

More than 1,000 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

Adrian Harpold
Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

CABNR scientist part of team studying areas with significant snowfall

Amilton de Mello
Salmonella in meat products reduced by 90 percent in new research

New meat science program at University of Nevada, Reno works on food safety, meat quality and animal welfare

Outstanding Researcher Mae Gustin
Clearing the air with Mae Gustin

Mercury in the atmosphere: body of research by University’s 2016 Outstanding Researcher has international impact

University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 11

UAS SAR Symposium
Emergency responders to learn about, explore uses of unmanned autonomous vehicles

Symposium on UAS applications for search and rescue hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

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University program designed to address qualified math, science teacher shortage

NevadaTeach offers STEM majors interested in secondary education a dual degree, without added cost or time, ensuring practiced teachers enter the classroom

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New hoop houses to provide fresh produce year-round to low-income families

Six structures built as University partners with Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada

search and rescue UAS symposium
Emergency responders can register to learn about, explore uses of autonomous vehicles

Registration open now for symposium on drone and robotic applications for search and rescue

Next generation DNA sequencing helps researchers understand ancient species

University researchers studying 40,000-year-old woodrat DNA to see reaction to climate change

CABNR researchers show a popular mercury measuring system yields inaccurate data
Roadside gumweed in Nevada could be used as jet fuel for the military

College of Ag, Biotech and Natural Resources leads research project at University of Nevada, Reno

New hoop house to provide fresh produce to low-income families

College of Ag, Biotech and Natural Resources partners with Northern Nevada Catholic Charities

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University supports and celebrates Native American culture

November recognized as Native American Heritage month

Hydroponic project finds multiple benefits for health and sustainability

Hydroponically grown food could help combat food deserts and other regions that are arid or affected by drought

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Researchers seek to improve teff grain production to help global food security

As popularity of teff grass grows in the United States, University researchers aim to improve the crops drought tolerance

Vegetables grown by the University of Nevada, Reno feed local students

Desert Farming Initiative supports Washoe County School District’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Tahoe Science Conference highlights a decade of research in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Conference encouraging open discussion of Tahoe’s environment now in its final year

University to host first-ever Sierra Systems and Synbio Symposium

Registrations for symposium is free and open until July 24

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University’s research on sage grouse habitat informs land managers

Mapping and monitoring ecosystems across entire state will identify impacts on plant communities

David Peri receives Nevada Outstanding Agriculturalist Award

University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources presents annual award to Yerington grower

CABNR and Cooperative Extension workshops promote grape growing in Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno “Growing Grapes in Nevada” workshops well received

University honors 2015 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 13

Day at the Museum
Conglomeration of arts, sciences, history at University’s Day at the Museum

Consortium of 12 museums on and near the University of Nevada, Reno hosts May 2 event

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Tour the arts, sciences and history at University’s Day at the Museum May 2

Twelve museums connect for community event

Toxicology and genetics laboratory finding success with the help of University graduates

Reno company provides cutting edge clinical toxicology and pharmacogenetics testing to health care providers across the nation

Antonio Faciola
Got a fivefold to tenfold increase in milk?

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources restores dairy research lab to improve feed, nutrition for growing dairy cattle industry

Conference held to protect largest U.S. Desert

University of Nevada, Reno professors and researchers participate in the annual Great Basin Consortium Conference

Nevada iGEM team receives silver at international competition

Team continues research to accelerate protein degradation this spring

Bod Pod provides CABNR students hands-on experience

Nutrition students learn to measure body composition in new Human Nutrition Assessment Lab

Noted biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock creates endowed chair for medical biochemistry

The endowed chair provides distinguished scholars the opportunity to advance their research, teaching and public service

Hydrology students host world water forum

Students and public invited to learn about water issues around the world

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NAASIC to spur autonomous systems development, receives $3 million in state funding

Innovation hub includes active research in robotics, drones and more, plus collaboration with industry, K-12, state agencies

HungerU comes to the University to bring awareness of world hunger

Panel of local experts to discuss food insecurity Oct. 7

New business director joins NAASIC, University’s autonomous systems innovation center

Lt. Col (ret) Warren Rapp hired to build industry collaborations, economic development

Learn and have fun at the annual University of Nevada, Reno interactive Field Day

Public invited to register for free community event Sept. 20

Balloon Race Scholarship recipients named

Grad student Miranda Smith and undergrad Darrin Mccarthy honored

350 freshmen take challenge of academic boot camp

NevadaFit expanded to all colleges to drive student success

Reno High Signing Day
They’re coming to the University of Nevada!

University recognized best-and-brightest scholars during sixth annual signing ceremonies

Interdisciplinary graduate programs give University distinction

Offers academic buffet for tailoring degree program, contributes to student employability

Top-performing students honored as 2014 Senior Scholars

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 14

University cancer research wins prize

Undergraduate places third at American Association for Cancer Research poster competition

Tamzen Stringham
University research informs public, agencies on drought response (2014)

Rangeland, soil, forest, water and megadrought expertise helps Nevada, western U.S.

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Electronic processing system implementation underway

InfoEd software to streamline grant submission process at the University of Nevada, Reno

Lake Tahoe water quality trends discussed at March 4 seminar

Tahoe researcher headlines seminar presented by Environmental Science and Health Graduate Program

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University’s Museum of Natural History opens March 5

New facility will offer science education and a look at historic collections of preserved plants and animals from the Great Basin and beyond

New dean hired for College of Ag, Biotech, Natural Resources

William Payne, internationally known expert in dryland agriculture and food productivity, comes to campus

2013 a busy year for College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources

Collaborations, new department structure, increased enrollment key to success

University iGEM team gets silver at international competition

Undergraduates present research project in Toronto, Canada

ReThink Your Drink program encourages healthy drinks

University of Nevada, Reno professor develops campaign to inform Washoe County parents about consumption of sugary drinks

Great Basin natural resource issues and research to be discussed by agencies

University hosts annual Great Basin Consortium conference Dec. 9 and 10

Hamilton Robotics, University collaborate for robotic biochemistry research

Research and development agreement creates new, high-tech learning opportunity for students

Dietetics programs receive accreditation

Dietetic internship program and undergraduate dietetics program continue to meet national standards.

Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy moves to University’s Equestrian Center

University supports local small business and economic growth

Professor visits Scotland to showcase monitoring systems that measure mercury

University’s Mae Gustin presents research at prestigious international conference

Parkyn, Hess named Co-Employees of Month

Electricians rendered first aid to injured student

University’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs (9/20/2013)

Public invited to event Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab

Guatemalans learn from Tahoe to help save their Lake Atitlan

CABNR's Sudeep Chandra leads team of scientists in USAID collaboration

University’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs (8/20/2013)

Public invited to event set for Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab

Nevada researchers collaborate to preserve Lake Tahoe

University of Nevada, Reno conducts invasives, forest health and environmental monitoring research

Profiles in Tahoe research: University graduates help bring Tahoe to the people

Will Richardson and Kirk Hardie, University graduates, advance wonders of Lake Tahoe through education

Profiles in Tahoe research: Laurel Saito

Director of graduate hydrologic sciences program excited about water, ecology offerings at University

Mark Walker named interim dean for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Longtime faculty member brings experience to new position; two-year appointment began July 1

University’s Hogan hosts fourth season of Nat Geo’s Monster Fish

Research professor travels the globe finding, studying and preserving planet’s largest freshwater fish

Climate change related to reduced plant size in Nevada’s Great Basin

100 years of samples studied by CABNR plant ecologist Beth Leger

Justin Lopez named University of Nevada, Reno’s 2013 Herz Gold Medalist

Bishop Manogue Catholic High School graduate caps academic career

Biology student wins impressive undergraduate award, continues research as a graduate

Jade Keehn researches the effects of renewable energy on reptile communities

University hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students (2013)

Young scientists compete for national tournament placement at state event at University of Nevada, Reno March 2

Kids in Panama
Students bring inspiration to village

Funds, materials and motivation go a long way for SAIWI students in Panama

Research team discovers, studies giant goldfish and other non-native warm-water fish in Lake Tahoe

Aquatic Ecosystems Analysis Lab collaborates with California Fish and Wildlife Department

Insect research heads down path to start-up company with NSF I-Corps program

University scientists partner with Technology Transfer Office

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A faculty mentor who's twice as sweet

School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars

Board of Regents to consider proposed sale of University holdings

Proceeds would benefit regional efforts, CABNR and future, student-oriented construction

Students advance to world championship in synthetic biology competition

University iGEM team presented project to develop protein that helps vitamins bind to rice, making it healthier

Biochemistry students seek to make rice healthier in synthetic biology competition

CABNR iGEM team works to develop protein that binds essential vitamins to rice

Ozone scientists, air quality agencies to meet in Reno, address issues

University of Nevada, Reno and WESTAR hold conference Oct. 10-12

Valley Road Field Day to showcase biotechnology research, agricultural outreach

Public invited for displays, tours, presentations and hay rides at University of Nevada, Reno complex

Public-private-science partnerships crucial to saving Tahoe

Tahoe Summit brings agencies, elected officials, researchers and public together for 16th annual event

Commercial harvesting of crawdads to help Tahoe’s ecosystem

CABNR researcher supports harvest of invasive crayfish numbered at 220 million

University campus is FFA ‘central’ this week
President Johnson cites community input, postpones rezone of 104-acres at S. McCarran

University to focus on continued work on ag curriculum, research and industry collaborations

University hosts Science Olympiad for state’s middle and high school students (2012)

Young scientists compete for national tournament placement at state event on campus March 3

University to begin national search for dean of CABNR

Established leadership in place will guide positive course, clearer vision for college

Community forum on rezoning of South McCarran Parcel Feb. 21

Presentations, Q&A on tap

Renewable energy, public policy graduate certificate offered to professionals

Enrollment now open for new spring semester online courses

University scientists explore effects of climate change on Sierra

Art exhibit depicts present-day choices and potential future of the Sierra Nevada mountain range

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Saving the Great Basin through collaboration
University synthetic biology team wins gold in iGEM America's competition

Student team develops innovative process for combination of organisms to produce inexpensive biofuel

New ag-related degrees benefit students and meet industry needs

Input from industry, stakeholders key to building for future of CABNR

Zeb Hogan named National Geographic Fellow

Host of hit TV series “Monster Fish” is one of 15 recognized Fellows worldwide

Students earn silver in global bioengineering competition
Gary Blomquist wins national entomology award
Nevada researchers find receding permafrost in Siberian Arctic
Understanding climate change through many disciplines
University researcher in spotlight at 2010 Tahoe Summit
UNCE's 'People of the Land' wins national award
Outstanding students celebrated
University faculty to study obesity in Nevada adults
Participants needed for research-based auctions
Senator, Governor keynote environmental workshop
CABNR researcher trains plants not to kill themselves