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Congratulations to Jamie Voyles, Ph.D. on receiving the College of Science’s Hyung Shin Research Award!

Jamie Voyles outside Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Voyles on receiving the College of Science’s Hyung Shin Research Award for her outstanding research in the College of Science during the past three years (2017-2019). Dr. Voyles' disease ecology work focuses on the effects of chytrid fungi on amphibian populations, an important area of research as the disease has been implicated in amphibian population declines worldwide. Her hard work and remarkable science is clear from a variety of metrics, including articles published in Science, PNAS, and other excellent journals; more than 3600 citations; over $5 million in extramural research funding, including a highly prestigious NSF CAREER award; and media coverage from more than 50 media outlets.

Congratulations to Matt Forister on his recognition as Foundation Professor, one of the UNR's most prestigious awards!

Professor Matt Forister"Matt is an outstanding teacher and mentor, an amazing researcher, and a fantastic departmental citizen. He has extensive extramural funding and has published more than 100 papers. His papers have been cited more than 6000 times including more than 800 times in 2019 alone.... Anyone who knows Matt knows that he is an extraordinary colleague. His selection as Foundation Professor is very well deserved." - Jack Hayes, Department Chair

Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

Congratulations to Danielle Salcido, Matt Forister, Humberto Garcia Lopez, and Lee Dyer for their recent paper in Scientific Reports! Using a 22-year dataset collected from a protected forest in Costa Rica, Salcido et al. showed "staggering declines" in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density. Check out this Nevada Today article for a nice summary.

EECB alumni Ali Urza publishes two first-author papers

Shout out to Ali Urza, a former EECB Ph.D. student, for publishing two first-author papers in 2019. In one paper, Ali and coauthors investigated plant community responses to prescribed burns (i.e. resistance to invasion of annual grasses) in semiarid woodlands (Biol Invasions). In the other paper, Urza et al. developed and tested a conceptual framework for nurse shrub facilitation of tree establishment across different ontogenetic stages (New Phytologist).

Welcome Ciara Sheets to the Ph.D. program!

Headshot of Cierra SheetsShout out to Ciara Sheets, a former biology master's student and now officially an EECB Ph.D. student. Ciara joined the University of Nevada, Reno after finishing here undergrad degree at University of Tennessee. Her doctoral research will focus on disease ecology and the biology of a lethal fungal pathogen of amphibians with the Voyes Lab.

Adriana Parra gives a talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Shout out to Adriana Parra for her talk last month at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco. She presented some of her research in the Greenberg lab, using Landsat and airborne LiDAR/Hyperspectral data to analyze climate-driven changes in lifeform cover composition across the US from 1984 to 2015.

Keely Michelle Rodríguez selected as a 2020 Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellow

Congratulations to Keely Michelle Rodríguez, who has been selected as a 2020 Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellow in the Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology. Keely, a Ph.D. student in the Voyles Lab, aims to use this opportunity to find the identity and structure of proteins secreted by Panamanian frogs in defense against Chytrid fungus. Way to go!

Lacy Hankin one of 35 recipients of the Dean's Merit Scholarship for Fall 2019!

Congratulations to Lacy Hankin, one of only 35 recipients of the Dean's Merit Scholarship for Fall 2019! Learn more about the Graduate Dean's awards

EECB student Trevor Faske's publication selected as "Best Paper" by Journal of Physiological Entomology

EECB graduate student Trevor Faske collaborated on the paper that was just selected as the best paper published in the Journal of Physiological Entomology over a two-year period. The study investigated how species adapt to thermal limits by exploring the range for sensitivity to high temperatures in different populations of gypsy moths. Trevor contributed to the 2017 paper as an undergraduate in Derek Johnson's lab at Virginia Commonwealth University and accepted the award in London on behalf of his team.

EECB student Anne Espeset featured in PNAS

Hot off the press! Take a look at Anne Espeset’s latest collaborative contribution to PNAS, featured on the cover. A cool example of how to work with citizen science data.

EECB student Haley Moniz wins the Henri Seibert award!

Congratulations to Haley Moniz of the Feldman lab for winning the Henri Seibert award in Physiology/Morphology at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists!

EECB students take "Best Student Talk" at North American Duck Symposium

Two NRES/EECB graduate students had some recent successes at the North American Duck Symposium in Winnipeg, August 2019 -- congratulations to Thomas Riecke of the Sedinger Lab for winning the best PhD student talk and to Madeleine Lohman of the Williams lab for winning the best Masters student talk. Thomas also organized the session on 'Harvest Dynamics and Management', which was intended to bring about a change in the modeling approach used to inform current harvest management for waterfowl in the U.S.

Exciting paper on Chickadee research from Dr. Pravosudov's Lab

2/2019: Congratulations to EECB students Ben Sonnenberg and Angela Pitera, EECB alumna Carrie Branch, and Dr. Vladimir Pravosudov, for their new article in the journal Current Biology titled "Natural Selection and Spatial Cognition in Wild Food-Caching Mountain Chickadees." Find the article's full text and video

2019 Chemical Ecology Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellows

3/19: Congratulations to the three EECB Students who received the 2019 Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemical Ecology. Devon Picklum, Danny Nielsen, and Anson Call were among four total students to receive competitive funding to conduct research in the field of chemical ecology

Three EECB students awarded NSF awards

4/19: Three EECB students: Valentina Alaasam, Aramee Diethelm, and Ben Sonnenberg were awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations to these researchers!

Interesting NY Times article related to EECB's Josh Jahner's research interests

2/2019: EECB's postdoctoral research associate, Josh Jahner, has diverse research interests, and has published on diverse topics that vary from bighorn sheep to gynandromorph butterflies; he was recently quoted in a NY Times note on bilateral gynandromorphism. Nice work, Josh.

EECB alumni’s article selected as editor’s choice

Congratulations to EECB alumni Christopher Moore and Jacob Dittel for their upcoming article in the April issue of Ecography titled "The mismatch in distributions of vertebrates and the plants that they disperse," selected as editor's choice.

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Nevada Today news stories from EECB and the departments that contribute to the program.

Paul Alan Cox sits in a lab space with bottles of chemicals and pipettes behind him.
Visit Lake Tahoe on May 30 to learn about “The Promise of Chemical Ecology”

Neurodegenerative disease prevention, “blue zones” and environmental conservation to be discussed at the Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology keynote presentation

Two mascots riding on a green and yellow tractor.
Nevada Field Day & Ag Expo provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

Farm stand, wine tasting, wool products, plant sale and University research highlights of event

Rob Holley.
University launches program to increase number of Nevada organic producers

Grow Organic Nevada aims to help meet increasing demand for organic products

Jesus Diaz Sanchez smiles in front of the Mackay Mines building.
Faces of the Pack: Jesus Diaz Sanchez

Diaz Sanchez received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, will pursue a Ph.D. at MIT

Smoke is seen coming out from the top of Peavine mountain near Reno, Nevada
Nevada kicks off Wildfire Awareness Month with preparedness activities

Extension and partners team up to provide Nevadans with information and resources

An audience looks toward Karen Goldberg, who is presenting in front of a screen.
Catalyzing carbon and plastic recycling

Energy Solutions Forum speaker Karen Goldberg spoke about the methods her lab is pursuing to recycle carbon and plastic

An illustration of a cube with two levels, each level containing blue spheres and separated by a wall of black, brown and pink spheres. Three sides of the cube have illustrations: the top has an image of the earth spinning on an axis, one side has a graphic of a black hole being placed on a scale, and another has a three-dimensional representation of space.
Creating quantum sensors - chemistry meets physics

Chemistry professor and colleagues awarded NSF grant to build quantum device

A mountain chickadee perches on a twig.
Mountain chickadees have remarkable memories. A new study explains why

The spatial memory of mountain chickadees is influenced by genetics and may need to evolve with a changing climate

A bee on top of a starburst-looking plant with the desert Nevada landscape blurred in the background.
Ask the Professor: Which bees will my garden attract?

A recently published article outlines the relationship between bee nutrition and flower visits

Monika Gulia-Nuss.
University of Nevada, Reno researcher takes on fight against deadly cattle tick

Pioneering researcher wins highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award for collaborative international research project

Micah Woodruff.
Faces of the Pack: Micah Woodruff

A Q&A with the recipient of the Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship

Somebody wearing a bandana looks into the dense foliage of a rainforest.
Researchers and students gain new insights and make new connections in Panama

Student participants join researchers to support international conservation efforts

A hand holds a plastic bag with a frog in it up against the light of the sky. There is green foliage in the background.
STEM Sisters in Panamá

Two high school graduates had the research experience of a lifetime

Two boys outside with their arms around eachother smiling.
KIDS University offers summer camps to keep kids engaged and learning

Registration now open for more than 20 camps to be held on campus June and July

A tractor in a field.
Ag, water and environmental law experts convene at University of Nevada, Reno

National Ag Law Center presents 2nd Annual Western Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

A close up view of a basket full of winter squash.
Nevada Farm Network launches to support Nevada agricultural producers

University and USDA lend support to grower-led initiative that aims to provide online resources and networking to bolster Nevada agricultural production

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Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes give tips on growing healthy food

Extension offers eight back-to-basics courses online for communities statewide

A woman stands in front of an audience with a presentation being projected onto a screen behind her.
Using bacteria to make useful products out of carbon

Executive Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing at LanzaTech speaks at Energy Solutions Forum

Nandini Naidu smiles in front of a brick wall.
Making their MARC: Nandini Naidu

Naidu is part of the second cohort in the MARC program

Sage grouse bird spreads tail and droops wings on the ground.
Strategic grazing could boost conservation of ‘near-threatened’ sage-grouse

University of Nevada, Reno researchers link strategic grazing to increased food supply for the species

A river flowing with trees and a bridge.
Researchers shed light on river resiliency to flooding

University of Nevada, Reno researchers use oxygen sensor data to estimate how long it takes river ecosystems to recover after floods

A group of people standing by corrals with snow capped mountain and pine tree in the background.
Extension offers combined small-acreage and farm-to-fork certification program

Program offers support for new or up-and-coming Nevada farmers and ranchers

A mountain chickadee perched on an evergreen tree branch.
The chickadee in the snowbank

A ‘canary in the coal mine’ for climate change in the Sierra Nevada mountains

Rodney Mehring, owner of Blue Lizard Farms harvests 600 pounds of tomatoes from one of the farm’s hoop houses.
University of Nevada, Reno partners with USDA to bolster regional food systems

USDA project allocates $5 million to Nevada to build a stronger agricultural infrastructure

Four ripe peaches in a tree.
Gardening in Nevada classes return in February, and seed swaps this weekend

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer free classes

Toy cars on a track in the foreground, in the background there are three children playing who appear blurry.
Nevada child care programs to be assessed for impacts and efficacy

Extension awarded $2.4 million grant to conduct evaluation

Two students in a greenhouse holding plants.
University’s Desert Farming Initiative raising funds to upgrade plant nursery

Pauses program to provide organic plant starts to local growers until facility needs can be met

A composite image of portraits of Joe Schwarcz in the upper left corner, Jesus Diaz Sanchez in the bottom left corner, Brian Frost in the bottom right corner, and the Discover Science Podcast Series logo in the upper right corner.
Discover Science Podcast: Joe Schwarcz on the magic of chemistry

Chemistry student Jesus Diaz Sanchez and chemistry professor Brian Frost are joined by Joe Schwarcz

Plants in a nursery garden.
Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Radon test kit
Free radon test kits available now from University of Nevada, Reno Extension

High levels of radon have been found to cause lung cancer – reduce your risk

A group of 18 people stands in front of the physics building.
Two years on, quantum research project gets renewed funding

The goals of the interdisciplinary project are both scientific and educational

Victoria Matthews in graduation attire
Grads of the Pack: Victoria Matthews

"I am a proud advocate and professional mentor in the fields of adolescence and disability."

Angeline Jeyakumar.
Nutrition specialist brings global approach to managing chronic health conditions

Angeline Jeyakumar aims to drive healthy nutrition choices in Nevada

Rafter 7 Merino sheep wool made into a Nevada blanket featuring the Wolf character and "Nevada.".
Nevada-raised wool products and jerky in Nevada Wolf Shop for holiday gifts

Community encouraged to do holiday shopping that supports student activities, education and research

Sam Stynen
Grads of the Pack: Sam Stynen, NevadaTeach Biology

“I love science, and what better way to share that love with others than through teaching.”

Associate Professor Melinda Yerkaoutside next to one of her sorghum varieties.
Nevada researcher aims to improve sorghum hybrids for dairy cattle feed

University of Nevada, Reno researcher develops one of the largest and most nutritious sorghum hybrids

Hannah Rodriguez.
New assistant professor to help expand the University’s Pre-Veterinary Program

Hannah Rodriguez joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

A freshly butchered rack of lamb.
Wolf Pack Meats’ new line of jerky and local lamb now available for holidays

University’s Experiment Station ramping up local offerings

Aerial drone image of the Lake Tahoe shoreline
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe researchers present at the 2023 Tahoe Science Conference

Scientists and natural resource managers gather to collaborate on environmental policy

An aerial view of the massive stingray sitting in water atop a green tarp held by people all around the stingray.
Giant freshwater stingray tracked by University project makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

Researchers from the Wonders of the Mekong project tagged the fish when it was caught over a year ago

Scott Huber.
New Experiment Station senior assistant director to continue ag productivity

Scott Huber aims to continue tradition of success at University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station

Four professionals conduct a water audit in the ground outside.
Water-efficient landscape training and certification offered by Extension

Free three-day training prepares landscapers for Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certification

Karla Hernandez conducts research in a lab.
Alum brings vision of inclusiveness as new Biotechnology Program director

Karla Hernández brings her previous experience at the University of Nevada, Reno to her new roles

Alejandro Andrade-Rodriguez talking with University President Brian Sandoval outside at the alfalfa test fields.
Research into precision irrigation management of alfalfa begins

Project includes software supported by sensors to help farmers make better watering decisions

Joe Schwarcz, wearing a suit and tie, holds a large apple and smiles as he pretends to bite into it.
Chemist, author and radio host Joe Schwarcz to visit campus

Schwarcz will be kicking off the 13th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series

Headshot of Caleb McAdoo imposed upon an image of the University's quadrangle.
Faces of the Pack: Alumnus Caleb McAdoo, new deputy director of operations for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)

Born and raised in Nevada, McAdoo reflects on his time at the University of Nevada, Reno and his long history with NDOW

A large group of people sits on the steps outside of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Some of the students are holding biological models.
Anatomy course provides unique opportunities to work with human cadavers

The Advanced Human Dissection Team is made up of undergraduate students

Hands of a person helping an older woman in a wheelchair.
Living With Fire Podcast episode 14

On Episode 14, experts discuss disaster preparedness challenges for those with disabilities and plans to help address these challenges

Group of three on a boat on a river
NSF Research Traineeship Program to support graduate students in chemical ecology

Students trained to examine interplay of biology and chemistry in NSF-funded program

Stan Omaye stands arms crossed in his lab.
With his passing, Professor Stan Omaye leaves 32-year legacy of research, teaching and mentorship

Colleagues share memories and appreciation for his work and encouragement

Adrienne Snow and Joe Frey both standing in a hemp field.
Nevada Regional Hemp Project hosts virtual open meeting

Attendees will learn about some local research and discuss current state of hemp industry

Two men crouch around a device that looks like a projector screen with a frame around it.
University faculty part of XPRIZE team that advances to finalist round in global competition

Team Waponi is one of six teams from around the world to advance to the finals

Ted Scambos and and Gabi Collao Barrios download ocean temperature data from beneath Thwaites Glacier Ice-Shelf in Antarctica.
Program that leases high-tech tools to environmental scientists wins new funding

University of Nevada, Reno coordinates program assisting hundreds of scientists around the globe

Lahontan Reservoir Dam in 2014
University awarded nearly $1.8M for collaborative research project to study rural perception of climate change

NSF’s EPSCoR RII Track-2 program funds 11 projects in highly-competitive process

A parent and child being welcomed to the event while holding a handout from an Extension Staff.
Kickoff to Kindergarten fair returns to prepare young children for school

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

David St Jules working with a student on measuring a person's nutritional status.
A new way of looking at malnutrition assessment

University of Nevada, Reno researcher leads team to reframe and add to tools used by clinicians

Charmayne Mittchell.
University hire aims to boost pipeline for agriculture and environmental science teachers

Charmayne Mitchell brings experience, education and enthusiasm to her new role with the University

CLass students study vegetation on a hillside.
Lessons focused on wildfire make science relevant to high school students

Extension develops curricula and training programs in wildfire and natural resources management for Nevada high school students

A blue tiny house with yellow flowers and trees in the front to demontrate water smart landscape..
Extension unveils water-smart yards demonstration in front of miniature houses

New addition to Extension’s Botanic Gardens aims to inspire homeowners

Three people harvesting leafy green in a garden.
Desert Farming Initiative accepting applications for farm apprenticeship program

University of Nevada, Reno program aims to help bolster local food system and support new growers

Two merino sheep standing together outside in an enclosure.
Rafter 7 Ram and Ewe Sale returns to Eureka, Nevada

Popular sale features College-raised sheep internationally recognized for their fine wool quality

Dark smoke is rising from a wildfire consuming trees and shrublands alongside a country road.
Living With Fire Podcast episode 13

Experts address possible effects of wet winter on wildfire in the Great Basin

A shaded area of the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden.
Extension seeking to boost Master Gardener presence in North Lake Tahoe area

Looking for those interested in enrolling in the Home Horticulture Certificate Program that begins August 2

Instructor Taylor Quiram helps a student with a hole saw while creating a hydroponics unit.
Extension and law enforcement team up to change lives of at-risk youth

Hydroponics and mentorship combine to bring together diverse groups and change the school

A farmer outside harvesting carrots.
Agriculture producers to gather at the Nevada Small Agriculture Conference

Farm Bureau and Extension team up to provide latest information to producers Aug. 25-26 in Las Vegas

A plastic cup floats on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has high concentration of microplastics, global research shows

Research published in Nature reveals concentrations of microplastics in 38 lakes with plastic debris from textiles frequently identified

Professor Tamzen Stringham outside teaching students in the Rangeland and Fire Ecology Program about the caractaristics of soil.
University provides advanced education needed for wildland firefighters

Program participants gain knowledge and skills to help manage fires and rangeland, and meet federal requirements

Canadian geese, mallard ducks and a swan swim in Manzanita Lake.
What makes water an important molecule for life?

Water is widely thought to be critical to life. But why is that the case?

Professor Patricia Santos works with Hug High School students on lab experiments.
University staff and students conduct weeklong biotechnology lab at high school

Hug High School students inspired by seeing diverse group of people pursuing science careers

Assistant Professor Andrew Nuss in his lab with a microscope.
NSF CAREER Award recipient Andrew Nuss develops new approaches to protect the food supply

$1.17M-supported project builds upon Nuss’s previous work on insulin signaling in Lygus hesperus, the western tarnished plant bug

3 people working outside at the University farm.
University embarks on farm apprenticeship program to bolster local food system

Program to help meet increasing demand for local produce and support new growers

Two people in the meat industry.
Extension workshop puts meat safety front and center

July 17-18 event focuses on how to develop a plan to ensure food safety

Presentation in the Prim Library
Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology hosts Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Interdisciplinary researchers meet in Incline Village to discuss advances in the field of chemical ecology

Most Tahera Naznin (left) and Md Sazan Rahman (right).
Extension and the Experiment Station create new urban agriculture positions

Most Tahera Naznin and Md Sazan Rahman to provide indoor and outdoor horticulture research and resources

A rake and shovel leaning against a wheel barrow filled with leaves in a backyard.
Extension offers online Home Horticulture Certificate Program

Program provides information for home gardeners and those interested in becoming Master Gardeners

Nick Memsgern with students
NevadaTeach preparing students to become the teachers of tomorrow

Future STEM educators are learning to incorporate technology into the classroom

Yet-Ming Chiang stands at a podium laughing. There is a window looking toward the Joe Crowley Student Union behind him, and a projected slide presentation next to him.
Speaker discusses how to use renewable energy efficiently at Energy Solutions Forum

Renewable energy’s intermittent nature poses challenges to energy storage

A giant freshwater stingray sits on a green tarp held by a group of people. The fish is over 13 feet long including its tail.
World’s largest freshwater fish tracking provides Wonders of the Mekong researchers with more information about the mysterious species

The giant freshwater stingray faces numerous threats, data gives insight into conservation needs

A group of chickens pecking at seeds off the ground.
Extension provides series of Zoom classes on small-scale poultry farming

Nutrition, food safety, business requirements and more will be covered

A child from Tonopah gets a medical exam by a woman who is checking vitals.
Hundreds participate in career day and medical clinic events in Tonopah

Extension brings University’s resources to help address critical needs in the small rural community

Inside one of the hoop houses at Pyramid Lake.
Annual Nevada Tribal Food Summit teaches food sovereignty

Event takes place at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe for the first time

A group of Moapa Valley 4-H Teen Leadership Corps members hosting an outdoor movie to help raise money for the high school robotics team.
4-H youth tackle mental health issues in their community

Teens find ways to make a difference in Moapa Valley

Master gardeners hosting a booth at field day.
Nevada Field Day & Ag Expo provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

Farm stand, wine tasting, wool products, plant sale and University research highlights of event

A cheatgrass plant sprouting up from the soil.
May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, Nevadans urged to prepare for wildfire

Living With Fire Program provides information at community events and online resources

Karla Hernandez and Tom Kidd in the lab wearing lab coats and smiling. Kidd is holding a rack of tubes and syringes, and Hernandez is holding a lab notebook.
University alumna and current administrator publishes Hirschsprung disease research

Director of Hispanic/Latinx Community Relations publishes research in developmental genetics

Aaron Konig kneels on a riverbank preparing scientific samples.
Society for Freshwater Science announces Aaron Koning as recipient of Career Award

Global Water Center researcher pursues conservation solutions that sustain aquatic diversity and human needs

Elsie Childress holding her award.
University of Nevada, Reno graduate ties for first in range management event

Elsie Childress scored high marks during national exam at annual meeting

Tom Kulas, operations manager, and JD Hoagland, consultant standing in front of a Wolf Pack Meats sign.
University’s Wolf Pack Meats reopens production facility

New partnership will help ramp up processing capacity and increase retail offerings

Herbs growing.
Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes discuss growing healthy food at home

Extension offers eight back-to-basics courses online for communities statewide

A group of Latina business owners after a small business training class.
Extension launches program to connect and support Latina entrepreneurs

Spanish-language monthly breakfasts cohosted by Extension and the Latin Chamber begin April 28

Two women work side by side in a lab. The younger woman is looking at the other woman. Both are wearing lab coats.
Biology professor seeks to understand amphibian resilience

McMinn Research Professor Jamie Voyles works to bring diverse voices into pathogen science

Glass pitchers of colorful fruit juices are surrounded by whole and sliced fruits, such as oranges and limes.
Is 100% fruit juice a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Es el jugo 100% de fruta una opción saludable para mi familia?

100% fruit juice is not equivalent to whole fruit. | El jugo 100% de fruta no es equivalente a la fruta entera.

A herd of cattle grazing in a Nevada pasture.
Farm to Fork Certification Program provides information on livestock production and processing

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada livestock producers

A man stands in front of a crowded room pointing to a screen with two bar graphs on it.
Discussions on making solar energy efficient and accessible at Energy Solutions Forum

NREL Senior Research Fellow Joey Luther studies new types of semiconductors and their properties

A father and daughter in the kitchen together, smiling and enjoying glasses of milk.
Lactose intolerant? | ¿Sufre de intolerancia a la lactosa?

This may put you at higher risk for some health conditions. | Es posible que esto lo pone en un mayor riesgo de sufrir de algunas condiciones de salud.

Sugar cubes.
What’s the difference between sugar and other sweeteners? | ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el azúcar y otros endulzantes?

No matter what form of sugar you eat or drink, it’s still sugar. | No importa qué tipo de azúcar coma o beba, sigue siendo azúcar.

Zeb Hogan with payara
Monster Fish exhibition opens at Discovery Museum

Associate Research Professor Zeb Hogan's work to find, study and protect freshwater megafish featured

Boy holding plate of dairy while girl points to dairy section of MyPlate graphic
Have you seen these specialty kids’ milks? | ¿Ha visto las leches especiales para niños?

You don’t need to rush out and spend extra on a specialty milk for your child. | No necesita apresurarse y gastar más en una leche especial para su hijo(a).

A group of students working outside on clearing a tortoise habitat as well as a student working on his latch hook rug.
Extension provides 4-H after-school program at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School

Students receive free opportunities for enrichment when the school day ends

cattle grazing with mountain in the background
Study finds high stress levels in agriculture producers, identifies paths to coping

University of Nevada, Reno leads study as part of Western Regional Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Project

A child eating cereal in a bowl of milk.
Are drink tablets safe for my family? | ¿Son seguros para mi familia los comprimidos para bebidas (drink tablets)?

Some have ingredients that are unsafe for kids. | Algunos tienen ingredientes que no son seguros para los niños.

A man in front of a screen speaks to an audience.
Energy Solutions Forum speaker works on processes to take carbon out of the air

Christopher Jones says we need to transition to renewable energy as well as implement direct air capture

Mae Gustin on the left and John Cushman on the right.
Professors Gustin and Cushman elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

AAAS Fellowship is one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community internationally

Lee Dyer smiles on top of a mountain.
Lee Dyer named AAAS Fellow

Dyer is one of four newly elected Fellows at the University

Headshot of Ana de Bettencourt-Dias.
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named AAAS Fellow

de Bettencourt-Dias is one of four newly elected Fellows at the University

A group of child care educators sitting at a table planning out professional portfolio assignments.
Extension offers new comprehensive training for early childhood educators

‘Spiral Up’ provides a career pathway for child care professionals

A herd of cattle grazing in a field while eating grass.
Small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

Caitleen Navarro smiles in front of the Quad wearing a Circle K nametag.
BS-DMD student awarded scholarship for dental school

Caitleen Navarro’s standout experiences rewarded

fish release on Mekong River
University expedition highlights long-term research on the Mekong River

International collaborations with the Global Water Center contribute to successful conservation efforts

A front porch of a white house as the sun is going down.
Extension to conduct detailed assessment of Nevada’s rural housing needs

Results will be used to guide Nevada Rural Housing projects and other Nevada housing efforts

Sabina Malik with green plants in the background.
Community health specialist to enhance Extension programs

Sabina Malik joins Extension to enhance programming aimed at increasing wellness in southern Nevada

hedgerow along farmland
Connecting habitat in the Central Valley could help save California’s pollinators

University of Nevada, Reno teams with Xerces Society in study of agricultural fields, urban interface

A brown lizard sits on a rock covered in lichen with large green foliage in the background.
Changes in lizards’ microbiomes attributed to drought

Recent study on Panamanian lizards generates more questions on role of the microbiome

Two people feed a chickadee by hand
Feeding Mountain Chickadees at Chickadee Ridge is okay, research says

Chickadee Cognition Lab showed supplemental feeding of the wild birds had no negative impacts when proper food is used

Jesus Diaz Sanchez smiles outside of the Mackay Mines building.
Making their MARC: Jesus Diaz Sanchez

First MARC Nevada cohort includes chemistry major Jesus Diaz Sanchez

Ants swarm around a black device secured to an acacia tree. The tree has long, sharp spines and green leaves.
New ecological methods elucidate relationships between ants and their host plants

Kenyan ants and the trees they live with threatened by invasive ant species

Seven people wearing casual business attire standing on the steps outside of the William Pennington Engineering Building.
‘Edge to Edge’ project aims to help communities better handle wildfires, other natural disasters

University researchers will gather and analyze weather data in Tahoe Basin for public distribution

Joanna Blaszczak sitting by a stream of water installing sensors.
Global study of hypoxia in rivers shows it is more prevalent than previously thought

University of Nevada, Reno researcher leads study of over 125,000 locations in 93 countries

A membrane sampler station on Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean.
Researchers reach milestone in measurement of airborne mercury

New testing technologies to support global effort to reduce health risks to people, wildlife

Clusters of green grapes.
Gardening workshops offered in preparation for spring

Extension hosts online and in person gardening classes for southern Nevada

Ripe peaches hanging from a peach tree.
Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer free classes

Broken tree limb
Can my tree be saved?

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists respond to questions about weather-damaged trees and how to respond when limbs break or trees fall

franco biondi at remote sensing site in snake range
Fulbright Award supports study of Canary Islands’ unique climate-ocean-vegetation dynamics

Professor Franco Biondi brings together datasets and expertise to study environmental changes

Two bees on chive flowers.
Nevada teens encouraged to apply to become ‘pollinator ambassadors’

University of Nevada, Reno Extension launches Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program

Radon testing kit with instructions
Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for radon

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits through February

Kimberly Giannantonio smiles, wearing a scarf, as she stands in front of the University Quad.
Making their MARC: Kimberly Giannantonio

First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes chemistry student Kimberly Giannantonio

A honeybee crawls on a long, tubular red flower on a stalk of flowers.
Pollinators endangered by pesticides interacting with nectar

Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids

A herd of cattle grazing fields on a ranch in Nevada.
Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market and research updates

Educational programs to be held virtually and at four locations across Nevada

Ying Yang wearing a patterned blazer smiles in her headshot.
NSF CAREER Award will sponsor lifelike materials development

Ying Yang plans to design polymers that mimic living cells

A butterfly with blue wings sits on a blue flower with a blurred background.
EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data

Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis

Jonathan Taasan smiles, wearing glasses and a black coat and standing in front of the Mackay School of Mines building.
Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan

First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan

Outdoor arial view of the 4-H Camp & Learning Center main building.
New agreement provides for 4-H Camp & Learning Center in southern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno Extension collaborates with Lincoln and Clark counties to provide youth programs at facility in Alamo

A representative of Siemens and the University's neuroscience imaging director confer as an fMRI is conducted.
A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence

$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience

A collage features photos of 6 people, including three women in the top row, two women and a man in the bottom row.
Forever a Westfall Scholar

Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success

A Nevada Wolf Pack blanket with the word "Nevada" on the edge, made of the University’s Rafter 7 wool rolls.
University launches line of products made from wool from its Rafter 7 sheep

Products made from some of the finest and softest wool in the nation available at the Nevada Wolf Shop

A microscopic image shows two large grains of pollen that look like spiky yellow balls on a butterfly leg, which is a straight line horizontally with grooves in it.
Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time

Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen

Elika Nematian
Extension creates new position aimed at increasing access to health and nutrition programs

Elika Nematian joins Extension as the health and nutrition educator in Clark County

A NASA artist's rendering of Titan shows a dust storm on a reddish-orange planet, with Saturn shown in the moon's "sky".
Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”

Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1

Alligator lizard prepares to attack a black widow spider.
Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.

A student wearing a Nevada t-shirt leans against a bookshelf in the Knowledge Center with a book in his hands, reading.
Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list

The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science

Red and blue indicates ladder fuel loss from the Ferguson fire
Big data modeling, forest fuels mapping aids in mitigating catastrophic wildfire risk

University of Nevada, Reno researchers team with CAL FIRE and California Air Resources Board

A woman and a man shake hands in front of another woman holding a glass award.
Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni

Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more

Group of early to mid stage juniper trees
New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems

Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue

President Sandoval shaking a student's hand on a farm.
University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor

Students will learn how to communicate effectively about important agriculture-related issues

A  five-point mule deer buck on a Nevada range in fall.
Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities

New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting

Student measuring a tree sapling in the forest.
Four of five pinyon-juniper tree species declining in their ranges in the West

University of Nevada, Reno study shows warmer, drier conditions taking toll on pinyon-juniper woodlands

Person holding apple crates.
Welcome fall with Extension at its Harvest Celebration

Master Gardeners offer expert advice and showcase their work in Botanic Gardens

Chanchanok Sudta wearing a bright blue jacket stands in a jungle surrounded by foliage, smiling.
Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand

Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home

Sudeep Chandra on boat
Leading Tahoe researcher Sudeep Chandra first speaker for Talks@Tahoe

Inaugural talk to be held at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

giant salmon carp
Feared extinct, the ‘Mekong Ghost’ fish resurfaces

Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years

A man in a black suit and turquoise bolo tie smiles in front of a cast of a mammoth skeleton.
Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum

Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum

4-H youth with drone.
4-H hosts festival to exhibit Washoe County 4-H clubs

The free festival invites youth and families to learn more about 4-H programming

A view of Commons Beach through hazy smoke.
Living with smoke for humans, horses, livestock – information available

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides online tips and resources for living with smoke and fire

Katie Jameson.
New assistant dean of administration provides support for leadership

Katie Jameson joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

monarch caterpillar on milkweed leaf
Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides

Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states

Eleven people stand, ten of whom are wearing graduation regalia, and smile on the steps outside of the Pennington Student Achievement Center.
Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success

The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.

A green meadow under a blue sky.
Meadow restoration efforts yield long-term climate change mitigation benefits

New study shows restored meadows capture and store large amounts of carbon

A hand scooping up rich, dark soil.
University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event

Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30

Two side-by-side images. The left image is of a man standing with a woman and a young girl, the right image is of a man and woman sitting on a fake pumpkin.
Philanthropy under 30

Two young alums give back to the University.

plate of healthy food
New SNAP dashboard strengthens food-security education across Nevada

Planners, program managers can easily tap into data about nutrition, physical activity

Children and parents participating in a seed growing activity.
Kickoff to Kindergarten fair provides free resources to help prepare young children for school

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

Masaki Shimono holding up a potato and treatment.
New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply

Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Brandow.
New Extension educators provide resources and programs to Nevada communities

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Randow are reaching out to their communities to assess county needs

Hemp plant growing in soil.
University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash

Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops

Group of 10 students walks into the valley meadow of the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
Passion drives a renewed vision for teaching and research in the forest

From students to citizen-scientists – new environmental and forest management activities take hold in the University’s forested, living laboratory, the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Tree covered mountains making up the Big Wood River Basin.
Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually

Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard

Two 4-H youth standing with their horses.
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction

Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes

In a hospital, a woman in a bright red shalwar kameez dress and dupattā shawl spoon-feeds an emaciated infant in her lap.
University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow

Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health

Multi-colored plants planted in a garden.
Sign-ups being taken now for preliminary Master Gardener training

Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open

Steven receiving his Regents' award.
Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants

CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants

Nicole Choma receiving a Regents' award.
Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments

Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey

giant stingray tag and release
World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team

International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats

Linda Zimmerman being awarded the 2021 Nevada 4-H Volunteer of the Year by Sue Hoffman.
Nevada volunteer honored in national awards for over three decades of service to 4-H youth

4-H volunteer Linda Zimmerman was named 4-H Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

cattle grazing near mountains
Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass

New University of Nevada, Reno study utilizes supplemental feeding to attract cattle to infested pastures

A crowd of people blurred in the foreground watch a presentation by a woman standing on a stage.
Celebrating award-winning students in the College of Science

This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.

President Sandoval and Mae Gustin holding Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award plaque
Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award

Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals

Jacob DeDecker.
University of Nevada, Reno Extension completes director search

Jacob DeDecker brings lifetime of experience in Extension to lead programs in Nevada

A collage of individual photos of the 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellows attending University of Nevada, Reno
Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards

An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship

de Bettencourt-Dias wears a black shirt with a necklace and smiles in front of a gray background.
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.

Mountains and valleys in Nevada's Valley of Fire state park.
Nevada State Parks wants visitor feedback to help inform future decisions

Extension to help conduct survey project to assess needs and economic impact of parks

Fire burning foliage in the distance.
Extension and partners offer sessions on preparing for wildfire and evacuations

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign

A group of campers in bathing suits standing on the beach.
4-H Offering summer camps at Lake Tahoe to keep youth engaged and learning

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues tradition of offering overnight camps

team ready to release stingray
Recent expedition and monster fish rescue highlight Mekong River's global significance

Deep pools in Mekong River may be home to world's largest freshwater fish

Heavy smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire in 2021
Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science

NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development

Adult chaperone guiding youth through an activity.
Adult chaperones needed to guide youth at Tahoe 4-H summer camp

Extension 4-H Youth Development needs volunteers for July 9-16 camp at South Lake Tahoe

 A garden full of colorful flowers.
Training for new and experienced Nevada gardeners is being offered online

Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open

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

A flowing creek with green foliage and mountains behind it.
Study sheds light on what influences water supplied by snowmelt

University of Nevada, Reno leads study looking at over 500 locations in the U.S.

Arturo Macias Franco.
First-generation student becomes first at University to earn prestigious fellowship

After a new start at the University of Nevada, Reno, Arturo Macías Franco is using his voice to advocate for others

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

Students and professors celebrate in graduation ceremony.
New summer camp aims to help American Indian youth get college ready

Extension is hosting the first American Indian/Alaska Native College Prep Camp this June

View of a city hazy with smoke.
Extension and partners ready Nevadans for wildfire, smoke and ozone

University of Nevada, Reno Extension kicks off Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign

David St-Jules.
University of Nevada, Reno nutritionists honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

David St-Jules named Nevada Outstanding Dietitian, Deborah Joakimson Recognized Dietetic Technician and Shauna Tavcar Outstanding Dietetic Student

Zeb Hogan with giant stingray in river
Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River

International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22

Elizabeth Pringle smiles, wearing a blue shirt.
NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought

Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.

Bradon posing with his mentor, Ben
Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries

Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities

Hans Weding.
Extension hires registered dietician to enhance nutritional programs for communities

Hans Weding is helping Nevadans get connected with health and wellness information

Assistant Professor Steven Frese runs a hands-on and delicious cheese lab with students in the updated space.
University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living

Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact

Ginger root with spoons of powdered spices.
What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?

Certain foods and nutrients may help support your body in reducing anxiety and improving how your body handles stress

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

Macy Helm and Brian Luckey.
Extension hires personnel to help improve nutrition and health in Nevada

Positions aim to boost impacts of programs for SNAP-Ed recipients and others with low incomes

A bag full of fresh ground beef, greens and other food items sits on a table next to a bagged loaf of bread and two clementines and a stack of two packages of ground beef.
University-grown meat and produce now available to those in need through on-campus food pantry

Pack Provisions partners with Wolf Pack Meats and Desert Farming Initiative to provide ground beef, fruits and vegetables year round

Corn in husks.
Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes discuss growing healthy food at home

Extension offers eight back-to-basics courses online for communities statewide

Eli Everest (right) leans over with a man to her right to tag a fish.
World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources

The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.

releasing Mekong giant catfish into lake
World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake

Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region

John Cushman surrounded by cacti.
Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops

Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research

Lake Mead low water
Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions

Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors

A University student demonstrates how nerves control movement.
Brain Awareness Week extends through the year

Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.

Bunches of grapes on a vine.
University partners with growers and winemakers to continue research and support educational activities

New University-grower-winemaker partnership seeks to advance Nevada wine industry

A bouquet of different colored sorghum plants.
Sorghum research and growing information presented in virtual workshops

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

Tamzen Stringham.
University of Nevada, Reno professor honored by International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham first woman to receive the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Chuck sits on a log as his two Nevada Loggers teammates work together to saw it in half using a crosscut saw.
University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West

Lisa LeMond smiles, wearing a black jacket over a floral print shirt.
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond

Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day

Woman with sunbeams in her face.
High-risk teams to address domestic violence in Nevada

Extension awarded grant to support victims of domestic violence in Elko and Clark Counties

Waterfall Fire burning on a mountain with smoke in the air.
Living with fire begins in the classroom

Living With Fire developing new wildfire education curriculum in northern Nevada high school

A bright green caterpillar with red spots marking an "X" across its back sits on a leaf.
Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits

Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.

A Black woman in a UNR Med tank top warms up with other athletes before participating in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey.
Health, is it equal for all?

Whole groups of people can face significant obstacles to maintaining good health, often because of specific genetic, social or economic factors

Monika Gulia-Nuss in her office.
Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases

As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery

Tom Kulas.
Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager

Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community

Seven women stand and smile in front of a screen with birds on it.
Young women in science

The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.

Stone Jamison in black scrubs standing in front of University Medical Center's ambulance entrance.
Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County

Cattle grazing in a field.
New Farm to Fork Certification Program provides information on livestock production and processing

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada livestock producers

The principle investigators of the project stand in a line, smiling in front of the Effie Mona Mack building.
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.

Brown (left) and Vahidi are wearing goggles and are in focus in the background, with lab equipment out of focus in the foreground.
Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

Beekeeper tending to a hive.
Extension beekeeping workshop offers tips for beginning and experienced beekeepers

Workshop will provide presentations on a range of beekeeping-related information and skills

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 bunch of purple plums growing on a tree.
Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series

Cows of different colors grazing in a green field.
New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

Pruned northern Nevada plants.
Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

A radon test kit for home.
Governor Sisolak proclaims January as Radon Action Month

University of Nevada, Reno Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for the cancer-causing gas

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.

Maria Chairez.
Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program partners with Valley High School

Students struggling will benefit from before and after school programs thanks to 21st Century grant

Cattle grazing on a ranch.
Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

A girl with dark hair, a white shirt and a floral print skirt walks along a beach near a pier.
The pieces of a puzzle

Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.

Tractor cutting alfalfa.
University offers new dual-degree program in agricultural science and economics

College of Ag and College of Business collaborate to help grow state’s ag industry

A cross section is highlighted with a dark red, with brighter red spots lined up along the center of the cross section horizontally.
NIH grant-funded research to look at how the brain processes visual stimuli

Researcher Jennifer Hoy hopes to better understand how the brain identifies stimuli as positive or negative, and the behaviors that follow.

Steven Frese.
Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health

mountain chickadee on a branch
Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data

Tanner Petrilla harvesting in a hoop house.
University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving

Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada

Winter camelina growing in soil.
University offers series of online workshops on soil health

Soil health key to successful food production

giant sequoia gove
Research suggests some trees have potential for immortality

University of Nevada, Reno researcher teams with Italian collaborator in new paper

Andrew Hess.
Researcher returns to Nevada to make genetic improvements in animal herds

Andrew Hess joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana

Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship

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

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow

Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science

Adrian Harpold working with technology in a forest.
University of Nevada, Reno researcher honored by premier earth science society

Snowmelt and mountain ecosystems research vital to resource management in times of changing climate

aspen grove with yellow flowers
Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study

Karen Hinton.
Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership

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.

Amanda Gearhart.
Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada

Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Business instructors Juan Salas, Reyna Mendez and Mike Bindrup posing in front of a screen.
Extension provides free bilingual virtual resources for small business owners

Small Business Education Program meets the needs of Nevada businesses

Chris Pritsos being handed a gavel.
Nevada’s Chris Pritsos takes on national leadership position of Experiment Stations

Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station is named chair of the national Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy

Youth holding a soccer ball and pointing at the camera.
Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9

Extension working to reach youth with educational and civic programs, seeking additional volunteers

From left to right: Javier Hernadez, registered dental assistant, Karina Lopez, registered dental assistant, Veronika Vazquez, DDS, Leticia Hernandez, registered dental assistant; and Gary Aglietti, DMD
Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State

Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles

Yellow and green meadow framed with trees.
Washoe Tribe scientists discuss using traditional knowledge to mitigate wildfire risk and restore Tahoe’s Meeks Meadow

Effective Washoe land management practices shared on University of Nevada, Reno’s Living With Fire Podcast

John Cushman surrounded by cactus plants.
Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance using biotechnology

University of Nevada, Reno professor awarded $1.55 million grant to improve water-use efficiency in plants

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season

As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.

little green frog
Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems

NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease

A group gathered around sprinklers for QWEL training.
Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles

Extension classes teach homeowners and landscapers irrigation auditing skills and water-efficiency tips

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga.
Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga are speaking with community members about county needs

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established

Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats

Desert rangeland with scattered cheatgrass plants.
Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels

Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants

Researchers connecting an infrared thermometer.
Research aims to make every drop count in Nevada’s alfalfa production

University of Nevada, Reno researcher using field data and computer programming to develop “smart” irrigation scheduling

Sudeep Chandra, wearing a red coat, sits in a boat with Ganzorig Batsaikhan, who is wearing a purple hat.
Building a global community

International researcher and professor of biology Sudeep Chandra is named new director of the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies.

Field of alfalfa plants.
Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers

Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues

A tree with leaves of different autumn colors.
Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Sarah Bisbing posing in front of empty AMEX field site.
Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience

University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks

Peach tree with multiple ripe peaches.
Gardening workshops offered by Extension

Virtual and in-person classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

dylan kosma in greenhouse with potato plants
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions

Portrait of Ana de Bettencourt-Dias
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

A young girl enjoys a hands-on learning activity at a previous Kickoff to Kindergarten event.
Kickoff to Kindergarten fair returns to prepare young children for school readiness

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders

Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI

Hemp plant in soil.
University offers crop research tours: hemp, teff, squash, soybeans, camelina

Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops

Pink flowers lining a brick walkway.
Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada

Rail City Garden Center hosts 2021 Northern Nevada Garden Tour fundraiser for Master Gardeners

Christina, Megan, and Jamie surrounded by recording equipment.
New Living With Fire podcasts dig deeper into today’s wildfire challenges

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues outreach efforts to help residents better understand and live more safely with wildfire

Bob Shriver.
Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems

Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Scenic mountain landscape view in Fallon.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership

Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security

4-H youth Alexis with her horse Vinnie.
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction

Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes

Algae in the eel river.
Researcher aims to get to the bottom of harmful, hidden riverbed algae

University of Nevada, Reno researcher to create predictive models to better protect pets and humans

A variety of native plants in a garden.
Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners

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

algae bloom at Lake Tahoe beach
Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

Cody Dix.
New coordinator aims to make STEAM education fun and accessible for youth

Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

A hand holds an iPhone taking a. photo of a flower.
Summer Nevada Nature Blitz

Take photos of the organisms you see anywhere in Nevada, post them to iNaturalist, and experts will help you identify which species you observed!

Young girl working on a science experiment.
Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes

Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs

A close-up of a hand holding a yellow star-thistle weed.
Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Katelyn Brinkerhoff.
New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online

Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Grant Cramer.
Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

Ivory Lyles.
Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups

Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair

A headshot of Karon Felten next to a headshot of Jolyn Wirshing.
Nevada nutrition students excel in unique internship experiences

Students in Dietetic Internship Program gain valuable experience in telehealth during COVID-19

wildfire smoke on lake tahoe
Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale

University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires

Rangeland Ecologist Joseph Domer prepares a drone from a pasture where sheep are grazing.
Study uses drones and scanners to determine impact of fall grazing on wildfire

Livestock grazing and technology work together to reduce cheatgrass and other wildfire fuel

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology David Alvarez Ponce holds a molecule model.
Mammals with small populations do not exhibit larger genomes

Department of Biology paper tests the Drift-Barrier hypothesis to determine why genomes of species vary so much in size

Confocal image of neurons
Journal of Neuroscience cover story features University neuroscience research

Assistant Professor Simon Pieraut’s paper was featured in the May 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience

A woman planting a young apple tree.
Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard

Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard

A biochemistry student using a syringe to measure out a liquid.
New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

Pivot irrigation system watering a field at the Great Basin Research & Extension Center in Eureka.
Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state

Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world

“Extension is excited to expand access to much-needed brain health education for communities across Nevada through the partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Alzheimer’s Association Northern Nevada partners with Extension to raise awareness about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease

"Engage Your Brain" series held to encourage Nevadans to tend not just to their physical health but also to their brain health.

Timur Tscherbul
NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’

Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions

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

Elizabeth Leger opens a drawer containing boxed bird eggs
Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”

Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

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

Headshot of Jennifer Hollander on top of a background image of the Davison Math and Science Center
Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning

Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

Cattle grazing at the Gund Ranch Experiment Station facility.
Students learn to improve and manage rangeland resources around the world

Animal & Rangeland Science Graduate Program teaches animal science and the ecology, management and restoration of rangeland

Scott Allen.
Assistant professor studies water cycle in ecosystems and across landscapes

Scott Allen joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Amy Altick poses for a photo in front of the quad on the balcony of Morrill Hall.
Amy Altick asks "What did your brain do for you today?"

Dr. Altick receives the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Faculty Award for her work with the Society for Neuroscience

Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham inspects pet food samples
Mercury levels in pet food cause for concern, fish-based foods main culprit

New study by University of Nevada, Reno scientists also shows inaccurate ingredient labeling

Desert land with different colored flags in the ground.
Wildfire Awareness Campaign kicks off with online speaker series

Extension and partners team up to provide Nevadans with information and resources

4-H'ers sitting on the dock at 4-H Camp in Lake Tahoe, enjoying the sunset.
4-H offering summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning

Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps

Silhouette of girl on a dock resting her forehead on her knees.
Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

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.

Tractor cutting alfalfa in a field.
Survey seeks to help farmers and ranchers with high-stress environment

University of Nevada, Reno researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West

Portrait of Christopher Barile.
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

Students on the University campus.
Giving back to the Pack

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign

Lesley Morris.
Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Active sprinklers on a lawn.
Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles

Extension classes cover green-industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Cattle in a field at the base of a mountain.
Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences

Latest market, production and research information for producers available online now

Gardening tools.
Gardening and beekeeping workshops offered by Extension

Classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

Alannah T. Ariel.
Online sessions for businesses: Facebook advertising, credit, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help small businesses succeed

mountain chickadee standing in snow
Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines

University of Nevada, Reno long-standing research yields new data

Bret Hess.
University’s Bret Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West

Hess serves as executive director of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Baileya multiradiata at the Lost City Museum pollinator garden.
Workshop offered to attract beneficial insects, help with pest control

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers workshop on using native plants to attract pollinators

A plate of cooked salmon with vegetables.
Food and nutritional toxicology subject of Department of Nutrition course

Elective has something to offer for students from various majors

Juan Salas.
Online sessions for businesses: bookkeeping, IRS website, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Windmill overlooking rows of garden beds.
Gardening in Nevada class discusses successful vegetable gardening

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Diverse group of teenagers hold up an inflatable globe.
4-H Youth Development Program to teach youth about legislative process

Youth to learn about engaging in policy making in six-class series

A meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges

Various fruits and veggies placed in a wicker basket.
Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes discuss healthy gardening at home

Extension offers eight back-to-basics courses online for communities statewide

James Church sits at his desk in his campus office.
University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today

In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science

Butterfly on purple flowers.
Gardening in Nevada class discusses landscaping with native plants

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Two 4-H girls with their rabbit.
Extension seeks 4-H club leaders to help teach youth life skills and leadership

4-H members are five times more likely to graduate from college

Kevin Johnson.
Online sessions to discuss operating as a limited liability company

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Steven Frese.
Improving health by studying gut bacteria

Assistant Professor Steven Frese is conducting research on gut microbiomes

Chris Barile in his lab
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

Aphids eating a tomato plant's flower.
Gardening in Nevada class discusses insect pest identification and management

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

A 4-H youth works with a 4-H leader on a STEM project. See caption for more detail.
Nevadans give feedback on youth education delivery during pandemic

University publishes youth needs assessment results

Chris Halsch on Castle Peak
Fewer butterflies seen across the warming, drying landscapes of the American West

University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines

Fruit growing on an opuntia ficus indica plant.
Study shows cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Cactus crops remove carbon from the atmosphere, provide biofuel, food and livestock feed

hummingbirds at a bird feeder.
Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting to attract birds

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Kimberly Miles.
Online sessions to help businesses with human resources challenges and more

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

A bouquet of different sorghum varieties.
Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

Grimes golden apples on a young tree.
Gardening in Nevada class discusses training and pruning fruit trees

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

4-H youth shooting targets with a bow and arrow
4-H Youth Development Program connects STEM to shooting sports

Virtual workshop series launches in February

burned trees in the central Rocky Mountain forest
Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific to location and conditions

pink hibiscus flower
Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting perennials

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Nicole Taylor Sharp
Online sessions continue to help businesses with digital marketing and more

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

4-H AmeriCorps member picking weeds in a field.
4-H Youth Development Program leads community service efforts

4-H AmeriCorps members observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with multiple volunteer projects

a person wearing a beekeeping suit and handling a beehive frame covered with honeybees
Gardening in Nevada class discusses beekeeping tips

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

a radon test kit
Free kits available to test your home for cancer-causing gas

Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

Small plants in a plot of soil with a spade
Gardening and horticultural workshops offered to kick off gardening in the spring

Extension hosts online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Cheryl Coleman
Extension volunteers are an integral part of the team

Volunteer Development Coordinator Cheryl Coleman brings her expertise to Extension

genovese basil growing in a plastic food container
Feb. 9 Gardening in Nevada class provides container and indoor gardening tips

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

researchers at Eg River Mongolia
Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier

University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science

Samantha Shoupe and 4-H youth sit around a long rectangular table covered in craft supplies as they each draw reindeer. Educational posters (including one of the solar system) and kids' artwork adorn the walls.
4-H helps schools teach STEAM, civic engagement, and health and nutrition

A story from the annual report of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Tom Harris presents on economic development
Extension continues economic development initiative across Nevada

Collaborative University project aims to improve county data for planning efforts

A pollinator garden bordered by rocks and surrounded by a naturally landscaped park grows wild, sending up a variety of flowers.
Native pollinator gardens attract beneficial insects for Nevada agriculture

A story from the annual report of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Elizabeth McDaniels
EmployNV resources for employers and job seekers subject of online town halls

Extension offering online sessions to help Nevada’s small businesses

Chris with butterfly
Climate change is a stressor of insect populations around the world

University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines

This is the fifth year out of the past six years a Nevada student has placed in the top three in the National Radon Poster Contest.

Nevada Davidson Academy student places first in National Radon Poster Contest

Maya Park-Weber awarded for poster urging communities to test for radon

Woman points at brain scans.
Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.

a young Grimes golden apple tree
Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return virtually in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Noe Gonzalez
Online town halls to discuss new rounds of Paycheck Protection Programs

Extension offering information on assistance programs, taxes and digital marketing for small businesses

Lahontan Dam low water
Scientists keep watch on climate and weather as drought grips Nevada

Interdisciplinary approach from University of Nevada, Reno Extension keeps people informed and involved

Landscaped garden
Green industry trainings offered online

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

cattle on a ranch in Washoe Valley
Cattlemen’s Update goes virtual to provide market, production and research updates for 2020

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

Radon test kit with instructions
Test your home for cancer-causing gas

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

Photo of Reyna Mendez next to a photo of Juan Salas
Weekly online town halls and webinars for small businesses resume next week

Extension offering information on new relief funds, taxes and marketing

Christmas trees in front of a recycling sign
Pahrump Master Gardeners collect live-cut trees for recycling

The annual Live-Cut Tree Recycling Program will collect trees for mulch

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.

cattle grazing
Nevada researchers study cattle microRNA effects on meat quality, human health

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

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

Alfredo Cedeno
Town Hall provides opportunity for businesses to share needs

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.
The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Freshwater fish
Study in Thailand identifies benefits of community-based freshwater fish reserves

Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide

Reyna Mendez
Town Hall provides information to help businesses make year-end decisions

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Adeel Ahmed
Lyon County educator is connecting with the community virtually

Adeel Ahmed joins Extension for community and economic development in Lyon County

Smoke from the 2018 Hogan Fire
Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit

University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit

a meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Researchers quantify carbon changes in Sierra Nevada meadow soils

Collaborative study indicates meadows hold promise to help control carbon released into the atmosphere

cattle grazing in field
New vaccine for cattle protects against fetal calf loss from EBA – anatomy of a vaccine development

28-year CABNR collaboration with U.C. Davis sets stage for USDA approval of conditional vaccine license

Andre' Haynes
Town Halls discuss COVID’s effects on consumers and businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Student piloting a drone in a forest
Nevada researcher part of multi-state team studying Earth’s critical zone

Researchers studying how disturbances and climate change impact water movement

Cherry wine hemp plant
Does hemp hold the potential to be Nevada’s next leading crop?

University research is looking at hemp varieties to determine best practices for production in Nevada

Lawn with dry creekbed
Free green-industry class to discuss water awareness and conservation

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Tatjana Vukovic
Town Hall for businesses to discuss new grant and strategies for the holidays

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

The Nevada Radon Poster Contest is looking for submissions to increase Radon Awareness.

Deadline approaching for student poster contest raising radon awareness

Nevada Radon Poster Contest closes at the end of the month

Lucas Thomas
Town Hall walks businesses through finding and interpreting business data

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Lab assistant adding samples to a machine
New lab opens to support agricultural research at the University

The Core Analytical Laboratory offers services to University researchers and the general public

Sheep with horns
Annual sheep sale held for new agricultural research and extension center

University of Nevada, Reno completes their first sale in Eureka County

Saul Ramos
Town Hall provides information on nine small-business assistance programs

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

4-H youth clearing trash out of the desert
Nevada celebrates National 4-H week October 4-10

Extension working to reach underserved youth with educational and civic programs

Jeff Saling
Sessions seek to spark creativity and innovation to help businesses succeed

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

burning embers on a roof
Online workshop gives tips on retrofitting your home to prepare for wildfires

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents live more safely with the threat of wildfire

Hand with shears pruning a tree
Free green-industry class to discuss pruning concepts

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Baileya desert marigold
Gardening and horticultural workshops offered to celebrate fall gardening

Extension hosts in-person and online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Jamie Schwartz
Sessions provide information on organizations to help businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

man trimming lower branches of a tree with a chainsaw
Online workshop gives tips on creating defensible space to prepare for wildfires

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents live more safely with the threat of wildfire

Blaize and his team handing out burritos downtown
Burritos bridge the gap in Reno communities

University graduate student Blaize Abuntori teams up with Colleges to aid homeless

Chad Morris
Extension provides important continuing education courses for landscapers

Chad Morris joins Extension to oversee the Commercial Horticulture Program

sheep grazing in Cottonwood Canyon
New agricultural research and Extension center begins operations

Eureka County ranch to expand offerings of University’s Experiment Station

Author Bobby Kountz
Sessions look at how entrepreneurship is changing and how to build resiliency

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Natalie Mazzullo
Extension aims to help older adults stay healthy amid COVID-19

Healthy aging specialist and team collaborate with others to help meet the needs of Nevada seniors

4H student holding a drone
Nevada 4-H partners with AmeriCorps to bring opportunities to inner-city youth

Extension aims to make post-secondary education a reality for underserved Las Vegas youth

The Nevada Radon Poster Contest is open to students to increase awareness of the dangers of having elevated levels of radon in the home.

Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing

Nevada Radon Poster Contest is now open to students

Woman and man looking at a computer
Sessions aim to inform small businesses on how to maintain and use credit

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Morrill Hall
University honors its best ... virtually

Honor the Best ceremony takes place remotely, still features all the special moments

People helping dogs into a car with a ramp
Online workshop provides timely information on preparing to evacuate animals

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents be prepared for wildfires

Colorful sticker with the words 'Be a voter'
4-H Youth Development Program focuses on the importance of voting

Workshop series provides a safe space for an open dialogue among peers

Backpacks of different colors with school supplies
Kickoff to Kindergarten fair holds drive-through event for parents and youth

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

Extension's Wendy Hanson Mazet conducts a water audit
Water-efficient landscape training and certification offered

Extension class prepares landscapers for Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certification

Nevada Association of Counties Executive Director Dagny Stapleton
Nevada Association of Counties launches new program to help small businesses

Extension offering virtual town hall Wednesday to provide information on the grant program

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

A glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice on a table next to fresh orange slices
What's important to know about fruit-flavored drinks? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las bebidas con sabor a frutas?

100% fruit juice is a healthier choice | El jugo 100% de frutas es una opción más saludable

burning hillside behind a house
Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents prepare family and property

Brittany Henderson
Extension program officer continues health education through virtual learning

Brittany Henderson joins Extension to enhance health literacy in school

Screenshot of zoom workshop with Congresswoman Dina Titus and Extension's Mallory Levins, Nora Luna, Sarah Monique Somma and Ivory Lyles
Virtual coding workshops prepare students for Congressional App Challenge

Extension 4-H Program encourages students to explore computer science

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

Willie Daugherty and JR Mendoza
Online management tools can help small businesses reach potential customers

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help inform small businesses during the pandemic

A glass of homemade raspberry flavored water with green garnish
What’s important to know about flavored waters sold in stores? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas?

Not all flavored waters sold in stores are healthy choices | No todas las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas son opciones saludables

Graduate Student John Baggett standing in a field of sorghum stalks
Sorghum studied for beer-brewing potential and public use

University researchers testing grains for drought-resistance, high yield and good flavor

Maureen Schafer and Laura E. Perkins
Extension welcomes two new Advisory Council members

Advisory Council helps advance Extension’s work to support and strengthen Nevada communities

Two 4-H girls and one 4-H boy posing outside their front door
Nevada 4-H offering late summer and fall activities

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

Lab technician's gloved hands holds an instrument putting a chemical substance into a vial.
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

Tatjana Vukovic
New program to provide rental assistance to small businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help inform small businesses during the pandemic

A bottle of milk and a glass of milk with a brightly colored straw sitting on a wooden table
How can I help my family make healthier drink choices? | ¿Como puedo ayudar a mi familia a elegir bebidas más saludables?

It’s as simple as Whoa, Slow, Go! | ¡Es tan simple como Whoa, Slow, Go!

UV Vessel works at night to kill invasive aquatic plants
Vessel equipped with ultraviolet light attacks invasive aquatic plants at Tahoe

Public-private partnership project shows favorable results

Sarah Monique Somma with rice dish
Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program

4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts

camera pointing at people in a studio
Accessing resources and using live video can help small businesses succeed

Extension offering virtual sessions for small businesses during the pandemic

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

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher
Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

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