Center for Advanced Studies

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Recognizing, Facilitating and Promoting Research and Scholarship

The Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) was constituted by the Board of Regents in 1984.  Originally established in the College of Arts and Science, the Center was founded by Allen Gardner (Psychology), Beatrix Gardner (Psychology), David Lightner (Chemistry), Larry Scott (Chemistry), Hyung Kyu Shin (Chemistry), and Baldev Vig (Biology), who together made up the first five Fellows of CAS. The purpose of the Center is to recognize, facilitate and promote research and scholarship at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Fellows are the recipients of the University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher of the Year Award and of the University of Nevada, Reno Established Innovator Award.  Since 1975 the Researcher of the Year Award has been presented annually to one of the best researchers at Nevada; the Established Innovator Award began in 2015 and recognizes faculty members who translate research and scholarship into innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship.

In 2003 the Center was expanded to a University-wide organization. Fellows of the Center are Fellows for life and as of the beginning of 2017 there are 35 Fellows of the Center, 19 of whom are still active members of the Faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Contact the Director

Steven C. Hayes
Department of Psychology
Mail Stop 298

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Contact Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 327-2363

Ross Hall, 201