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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.

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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

Barile lab makes windows smart
Adjustable tinted windows now electronically controlled

Chemistry professor creates new technology for vastly improved smart window performance

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

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

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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

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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

Davidson Math and Science Center at University of Nevada, Reno
College of Science talks Diversity, Space, Superstrings, HIV

Discover Science Lecture Series begins its seventh year at Nevada

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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

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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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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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Scientific community buzzing about work of Anne Leonard and Felicity Muth

The biology professor and researcher have been making waves with their work on bees

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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

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings

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University leaders applaud Tesla gigafactory decision

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

Interdisciplinary graduate programs give University distinction

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

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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

University’s new BioFit academic boot camp to help students succeed

48 biology, neuroscience students complete College of Science pilot project

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

4-H students to conduct biofuel test
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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