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Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor

de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.

Lyndsay Munro and presenting party in her classroom
Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts

Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter

Alexis Palma shakes faculty mentor's hand.
Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey

Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student

Chemistry Department Graduate Teaching Assistant, Md Azizul Islam, helps Organic Chemistry students Bailey Fasick and Kamryn Montegna analyze a sample of a material they synthesized using an infrared spectrometer.
University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program

Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time

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DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.

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Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

Hyung K. Shin holds a black and white photo in front of him featuring several men around a table.
How to drive in snow and other lessons

Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.

Aerial photo of the Gayepare research Station in the Amazon jungle on the banks of the Nushino River.
Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon

From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions

A vial of bright yellow crystalline vulpinic acid sits on a lab bench next to various fuzzy lichens.
NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars

High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student

Christopher Barile stands in his lab while a postdoctoral fellow works at the lab bench behind him.
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change

Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.

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Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Student Jayde Powell builds on a family legacy of community service and engagement

College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship

Tom Bell stands in front of a whiteboard.
Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.

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Christopher Barile employs electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry in the fight against climate change

Barile receives the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Early Career Innovator Award

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NSF CAREER award recipient Christopher Barile explores chemical reactions central to renewable energy and environmental technologies

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christopher Barile's research aims to create processes for recycling carbon dioxide and nitrogen

Sean Casey, pictured here with Lisa LeMond at the 2019 College of Science and Mackay School Distinguished Alumni of the Year event.
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

Two students pose for a photo at a club fair to promote the new MAPS club on campus last spring.
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine

Laboratory training manager presents a certificate to teaching assistant in the lab, while both wear Personal Protective Equipment
Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety

EH&S safety program to recognize the role of teaching assistants and students receives national award

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Working to protect the public’s health

EPA awards $800,000 to the School of Community Health Sciences for research into the distribution of chemicals within the body

University of Nevada, Reno chemical biologist Yftah Tal-Gan
Department of Chemistry’s Yftah Tal-Gan receives the 2020 Foundation Early Career Innovator Award

In his first five years, the chemical biologist has led important research on bacterial communication and raised the bar for grant funding

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A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae

Prestigious science journal publishes College of Science researchers’ milestone findings

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Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms

The Chemistry Demonstration Series, launched by a professor-student duo, ignites a passion for science in K-12 learners.

Barile lab makes windows smart
Adjustable tinted windows now electronically controlled

Chemistry professor creates new technology for vastly improved smart window performance

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The Promise of Chemical Ecology

The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology welcomes Dr. Paul Cox at December 2018 Launch Symposium

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The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology opens, supports collaboration across disciplines

The Hitchcock Center will formalize and enhance the highly successful interdisciplinary and international collaborations in the fields of chemical ecology and natural products chemistry.

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Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

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

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Smart Window technology, adjustable tinted glass, offers energy saving solutions

University’s Christopher Barile discusses how smart windows can be the future of windows

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Chalifoux, Snow named 2018 Regents’ Rising Researchers

Recognized for early successes and discoveries in research fields of chemistry, psychology

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Innovation and commercialization: Chemistry research by Tom Bell has global impact

2018 Foundation Established Innovator Awardee is working with compounds that have the potential to save lives and improve health

Mick Hitchcock
Biochemist and developer of groundbreaking anti-viral drugs to speak at the College of Science

Mick Hitchcock will speak April 5 at 7 p.m. as part of the Discover Science Lecture Series

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New program awards chemistry lab safety

Three Teaching Assistants recognized for their success in undergraduate chemistry lab safety

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

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Two faculty members named AAAS Fellows

David Leitner and Wei Yan receive national recognition for their distinguished contributions to science

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

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University scientists unite to study biodiversity with help of NSF grant

The five-year grant will fund research on interactions between insects, microbes and their environment

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Plants may be key to new medicines with chemical ecology program

College of Science researchers looking for solutions to world’s need for new medicines

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Tibbitts 2016 Award winners: Two disciplines, two human-based approaches

Don Hardy in English and Sarah Cummings in Chemistry, the University's finest teachers for 2016, share many common traits

Steven DelaCruz and Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian
Steven DelaCruz named University’s 2015 Herz Gold Medalist

Canyon Springs High School graduate caps academic career as top-achieving student

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University leaders applaud Tesla gigafactory decision

Colleges contributes to economic development through workforce development, research, and industry collaboration

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Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

David Leitner's paper in Chemical Physics chosen for 80th anniversary collection

Groundbreaking work in computational methods to locate signaling pathways in proteins featured

Electrochemistry professor awarded $650,000 CAREER chemistry grant

University of Nevada, Reno’s Mario Alpuche, receives five year grant from National Science Foundation

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A chemist who's more than a chemist

Chemistry Professor David Leitner's well-rounded career now includes being named a prestigious American Physical Society fellow

Joe Cline named Vice Provost

Joe Cline, professor of chemistry and College of Science assistant dean, has been named vice provost, undergraduate education

Goldwater Scholar awarded prestigious national fellowship

University of Nevada, Reno student Anna Koster awarded major awards for excellence in academics, research

Chemistry research stockroom: ‘Costco’ of chemical supplies

Chemistry professor awarded prestigious Sloan Fellowship

Chemstores closed for inventory May 29-30

Brian Frost was recently selected as the University’s 2008 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor. Photo by Jean Dixon.
In research, success tastes better after a dose of failure

Brian Frost bonds through research and relationships.

Chemistry professor enjoys a week to remember