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Achievements and announcements

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.

Our impact

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

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

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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

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Free green-industry class to discuss pruning concepts

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

white sturgeon in the fraser river
Global decline of migratory fish, Nevada fish migration affected by dams, development

College of Science’s Zeb Hogan co-author of comprehensive global report

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

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

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

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

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Websites and digital marketing help businesses survive pandemic

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

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

University conducts research on virtual fencing for cattle and range management

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

Hives installed at demonstration orchard now producing honey

Hayley Maio
Extension educator brings health and nutrition to Laughlin programs

Hayley Maio joins Extension to develop programs for youth and seniors

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

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

James Simmons holds a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout at Summit Lake
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout thrive at Paiute’s Summit Lake in far northern Nevada

University collaborates with tribe to protect the longest self-sustaining population of trout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home

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Extension offers online sessions on business resources and running a business

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

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

Extension hosts events and online gardening classes for southern Nevada

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

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

Molly Malloy
Marketing coordinator to raise awareness of Extension programs

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

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

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

Thale Cress plant
Plant tissue engineering improves drought and salinity tolerance

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

Nancy Markee
Environmental science professor retires, leaving behind integral programming

Nancy Markee retires after 34 years with the University

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

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

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

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

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Sage Outlook

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

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

University researchers investigating new varieties that grow well in desert climates

Beekeeper tending to beehive
University beekeeping programs buzzing

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

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

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

Gary Blomquist
Biochemistry professor retires after decades of outstanding dedication

Gary Blomquist retires after 43 years with the University

Jeantyl Norze
Program coordinator aims to enhance impact of Extension programs

Jeantyl Norze is developing tools to monitor program goals and accomplishments

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Extension offers webinar to help small businesses manage cash flow amid COVID

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

Student sampling milkweed plants
Milkweed, only food source for monarch caterpillars, ubiquitously contaminated

Harmful pesticides found in Western Monarch breeding ground

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

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

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

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

Photo of Matt Forister with a butterfly on his cheek.
Matt Forister named University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor

Trevor J. McMinn Research Professor of Biology works to understand insects including butterflies and other pollinators, and to affect public perception of insects in the Western United States

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

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

Zeb Hogan holding Payara in rewa river
World-traveling biologist honored with Ozmen’s Global Engagement Award

Research to find, study and protect freshwater megafish and freshwater biodiversity a major focus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desert Farming Initiative is virtually connecting with producers across the state

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tibbitts Award winner Amy Fitch Zooms with her CHS 440 class
In classroom or on Zoom, Tibbitts winners impacting students' lives

Amy Fitch and Elena Pravosudova are 2020 Tibbitts Teaching Excellence award winners

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

Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others

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

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

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

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

Davidson Mathematics and Science building
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) awarded to five College of Science students and one recent graduate

Faculty share congratulations with NSF GRFP recipients and students offer advice for others interested in applying.

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

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

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

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

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Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19

University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Split screen showing screen grab of a young girl (left) and a man flyfishing (right) both with Sci-On Official Selection laurels overlain on the images.
Sci-On! Film Festival to feature two College of Science films

Watch the short documentary Fertile Waters and an episode of Mineral Monday, both official selections in the festival, on May 5 at 7 p.m. at the virtual festival.

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

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

tiny worms under microscope
Obesity linked to sleep loss? Researchers identify how metabolism regulates sleep

Energy conservation may be a major function of sleep, according to new study

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

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

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

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

fox in natural history museum
Want to advance museum science? Citizen scientists can help from home

College of Science biologist contributes to global effort

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Everest dons a sun hat while on a boat in Cambodia with local Wonders of the Mekong team members.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award recipients pursue overseas teaching and research opportunities

Elizabeth Everest and Connor Billman of the Department of Biology both received the prestigious award.

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

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

Danielle Miles
Danielle Miles offers helping hand in times of crisis

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

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

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

Paul Meiman
Extension specialist works to maintain Nevada rangelands

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

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

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

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

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

University of Nevada, Reno dietitian provides research-based information

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

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

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

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

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

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

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

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

Donald Deever
New Extension educator focuses on Lincoln County community involvement

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

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

Sherman Swanson retires after 36 years with University

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

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

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

Taylor Hollaway worked with Desert Farming Initiative to complete degree

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extension offers food preservation workshops Feb. 21 and 26

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

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

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

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

Researcher Yftah Tal-Gan in a white lab coat and safety glasses standing near lab equipment
A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae

Prestigious science journal publishes College of Science researchers’ milestone findings

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

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

Invisible Reaper takes first in 11th annual Nevada Radon Poster Contest hosted by University of Nevada, Reno Exension's Nevada Radon Education Program.

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

Winners for the Nevada Radon Poster Contest announced

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

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

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

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

Dani Salcido with Earthwatch volunteers
Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

Plant, caterpillar, parasitoid interaction studied for 22 years by biologists in College of Science

Marina MacLean
New molecular biologist researches insect communication at University

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

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

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

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

Educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

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

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

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

Erica Bigio works to increase interest in environmental science

Staci Emm
University teaches nutrition to American Indian and rural kindergarteners

Paper published about research and impact on kindergarten student health knowledge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Voronova point to a beaker filled with a liquid and a white opaque gas while a group of young students look on.
Bringing chemistry into K-12 classrooms

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

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

Public invited to tours, demonstrations, plant and produce sales

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Radon Poster Contest 2020 is now open to students

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

University experts showcase research, activities and programs at fall festival

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.
College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

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

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

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

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Coretta Patterson
New faculty member to teach and advise veterinary students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

flower bed in bloom
What is firescaping?

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

Khmer man with giant catfish in the Tonle Sap River
Freshwater megafauna populations declining globally

First comprehensive global population study of giant freshwater fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians shows sharp declines, highlighting the need for timely and targeted conservation efforts.

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

University experts help homeowners to make homes more fire safe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edward Cruz hopes to improve agricultural production as an academic researcher

Yellow and black harlequin frog sitting on a rock
Amphibian extinction research takes next step to study how disease outbreaks subside

Biologist Jamie Voyles receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to continue research

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

Tamzen Stringham develops tools to help land managers make informed decisions

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

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

Jennifer Hollander
Biology professor wins Nevada Regents' Teaching Award for 2019

Jennifer Hollander nominated by faculty and awarded for teaching success

Female student in graduation attire walks towards the stage at the 2019 graduation ceremony.
NASA ISS Chief Scientist Julie Robinson asks graduates to make a commitment to scientific discourse

Robinson, an alumna of the College of Science, delivered the commencement address at the 2019 College of Science and College of Engineering graduation ceremony.

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

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

unloading fish nets on the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia
Few remaining free-flowing rivers identified in global study

College of Science biologist Zeb Hogan on international team of scientists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a vineyard
Volunteers needed for replanting University vineyard

Desert Farming Initiative seeks help planting wine grapes in demonstration vineyard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

healthy frog
Global amphibian mass extinctions caused by fungal disease

College of Science biology professor Jamie Voyles participated in international study

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

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

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

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

Felicity Muth with bee
Bees, bugs and breaking down stereotypes

Anne Leonard and Felicity Muth sit down to talk about their research, what's coming next and overcoming stereotypes

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

Workshops offered ahead of compliance inspections for Nevada farms

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

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

Wildflowers in the lab
As bee populations decline, study aims to understand plant and pollinator interactions

Anne Leonard awarded National Science Foundation grant to fund bumblebee research

Barile lab makes windows smart
Adjustable tinted windows now electronically controlled

Chemistry professor creates new technology for vastly improved smart window performance

Landscape image of the Nevada desert
Closer to the Land: Environment and Ecology in Nevada now on display at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

The exhibit focuses on the contrasting environments found in Nevada and the Great Basin, and the relationship of the environment to its living inhabitants including humans, animals, and plants.

chickadee eating a bug
Natural selection and spatial memory link shown in mountain chickadee research

Long-term, extensive study in Sierra Nevada range yields behavior, memory and selection data

Dr. Karen Lloyd (left) and Dr. Robert Zeigler
Discover Science Lecture Series announces its spring speaker schedule

The College of Science welcomes two leading researchers to campus during the spring 2019 semester.

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

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

Yan lab male infertility research
Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

UNR Med-led research team corrects a 150-year-old wrong concept regarding sperm transport; findings could lead to new treatment for male infertility

Someone looking through a book of pressed plants and flowers. Hands are visible holding up a page.
Scientists: 'Time is ripe' to use big data for planet-sized plant data

Professor Julie Allen leads research using big data to address biodiversity issues at the global scale

Dr. Yumei Feng sitting in her office with book shelves in the background
Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

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

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

Mohave Desert Tortoise crawling in desert
Impact of climate change on the Desert Tortoise

University professor awarded grant to research Desert Tortoise species in Nevada

Lahontan cutthroat trout
Environmental discoveries, men's hoops lead most popular stories of 2018

Lahontan cutthroat trout species re-discovery was the most clicked on Nevada Today story in 2018

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

Series of Cooperative Extension classes teach sustainable horticulture to local professionals

BUtterfly on plant
The Promise of Chemical Ecology

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

students with desert bighorn sheep
Genetic studies set new standards for managing Nevada’s recovering bighorn sheep herds

University of Nevada, Reno biologists study effect of herd restoration over past 50 years

Hillis Plot
Evolutionary biologist David Hillis to speak on genomic sequencing of “Tree of Life”

Free public event, College of Science Discover Science Lecture, Nov. 15

Bed in room
Why and how do we sleep?

Associate Professor Alexander M. van der Linden explains the need for sleep, and how simple organisms with a completely mapped nervous system are key in understanding sleep regulation and function.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University experts showcase research, engage attendees in activities and programs

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

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

Glenn Miller working in lab
Foundation professor spends career on eclectic, seemingly random collection of research

Glenn Miller studied roadside plant biofuel, cleaning up mining waste and protecting water sources

Researchers test for mercury in pet food at CABNR lab
Mercury levels in pet food to be studied in new University project

Crowdfunding used to finance research

Professor Tom Kozel talks with a colleague in a laboratory.
Global impact: new list of essential in vitro diagnostics includes work of UNR Med professor

Rapid-diagnostic test based on research and commercialized discovery by Thomas Kozel is named to World Health Organization’s Model List

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

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

Christopher Barile working on smart window in lab
Smart Window technology, adjustable tinted glass, offers energy saving solutions

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

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

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

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

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

Zeb Hogan in Salween River
Nat Geo WILD’s “Monster Fish with Zeb Hogan” season premieres June 1

Biology professor travels off the grid to the dangerous Salween River in Myanmar to start the new season

2 separate, side-by-side photos of Dr. Chalifoux and Dr. Snow
Chalifoux, Snow named 2018 Regents’ Rising Researchers

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

Professor holds a large-scale model of a molecule.
Innovation and commercialization: Chemistry research by Tom Bell has global impact

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

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

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

University student Shawnice Kraeber working on a patient at the Student Outreach Clinic
University’s Post-Bac program offers second chance at medical school

Shawnice Kraeber is the first post-baccalaureate student to graduate from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fish and Wildlife Services measures Lahontan cutthroat
Lahontan cutthroat trout species thought to be extinct rediscovered in Utah Creek

University’s Mary Peacock publishes research on recovering Nevada’s local monster fish

Green and borwn frog (pristimanti museosus) in foliage
Frog study helps scientists understand disease outbreak and progression

University of Nevada, Reno leads study that shows some amphibian species recover from infectious disease despite a persistently pathogenic fungus

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

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

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

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

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

CABNR study shows new snowpack prediction variable for water use managers

Ganzorig Batsaihan (left) sits with Sudeep Chandra on a river boat
College of Science supported film selected for the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The film "Ganzorig and the River Wolf" offers a unique perspective into the work of local Mongolian scientist, Ganzorig Batsaihan.

A group of students dressed in lab coats and goggles pose in a chemistry lab around their TA.
New program awards chemistry lab safety

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

Two professors and two students stand infront of a tree.
The gene tree: mapping the evolutionary history of a sugar gene

University research into Neu5Gc sugar lays groundwork for research in diets, transplants, and diseases.

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

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

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

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

Great Basin of Nevada
Great Basin seed study experiment targets rangeland restoration

New genetic study methods, targeted seed production in four-year study by CABNR, College of Science

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

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

Wei Yan and David Leitner pictured in their classrooms
Two faculty members named AAAS Fellows

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

Students stand with julie Robinson for a photo
NASA Chief Scientist Julie Robinson visits with students, community

College of Science and Davidson Academy students and professors meet with Julie Robinson prior to her lecture

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

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

College of Science researcher fly fishing
Fly fishing in Mongolia with the College of Science

Zeb Hogan and Sudeep Chandra's research on taimen in Mongolia could inform sustainable fly fishing and ecosystem management globally.

Growing winegrapes
Wine and beer workshop offered by Cooperative Extension

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

Student Brian Huynh speaks to a crowd of guests at the College of Science Scholarship Luncheon
College of Science students speak at the 2017 Scholarship Luncheon

Scholarship recipients met with donors at the annual College of Science Scholarship Luncheon

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

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

Felicity Muth examines samples in the field
College of Science’s Felicity Muth receives national L’Oréal Fellowship

Biology scholar receives $60,000 For Women in Science Fellowship for her work with bees

Two students and a professor examine a bird's nest box.
Going back to school: Nevada’s Jenny Ouyang travels for the birds

NSF grant funds University of Nevada, Reno research, expeditions, education about birds and urbanization

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

Evidence-based course offers techniques to use in the classroom

Hall Cushman
CABNR welcomes new professor and department chair Hall Cushman

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

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

Desert Farming Initiative hosts 2nd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

Discover Science Lecture Series begins its seventh year at Nevada

Thomas Kidd and fruit fly pic
Split-brain fruit fly research gives insight into autism

University of Nevada, Reno neuroscientists find clues in genetic studies

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

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

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

Franco Biondi’s studies contribute to article in Nature publication

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

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

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

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

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

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

biologists show newly found toad species
Rare discovery of three new toad species in Nevada’s Great Basin by College of Science

Biologists work to identify small toads published in science journal

Customers pick up produce
University’s Desert Farming Initiative opens virtual farm stand

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

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

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

Researchers in a grassy field
How will the wet winter affect local tick populations?

Associate Professor Mike Teglas answers questions about the tick population and disease after the heavy winter in the Sierra

Students in front of Hamilton machine
Robotics collaboration helps University lab work on disease detection

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

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

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

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

Research to facilitate nutrient utilization exhibits promising future in commercialization

cattle at main station farm
Mercury concentrations low in Main Station Farm soil following winter flooding

University of Nevada, Reno’s agriculture programs serve Nevada

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

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

Greene with snake
Herpetologist Harry Greene to close Discover Science Lecture Series

The award-winning author and professor will discuss how natural history influences values

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nine students from the University of Nevada, Reno were awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Breakthrough year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program on campus

Nine fellowships awarded to undergraduate seniors and graduate students in 2017

Ricketts in her lab at UNR
University research delves into the positive effects of natural compounds in the body

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

Bee
Scientific community buzzing about work of Anne Leonard and Felicity Muth

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

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

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

Fishing on the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia
Wonder of the Mekong: Billions of fish migrate across Cambodia each year

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

Neurobiologist and philosopher conduct ‘smelly’ research

Seed-grants support creative, interdisciplinary research such as effort to explain why smell plays such a key role in life

Chickadees studied at University
Biology professor is elected a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society

Vladimir Pravosudov has spent his career studying behavior and cognition in small birds

GrapeVines
Grape-growing and wine-making class offered

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

Student working in a CABNR lab
Robert O’Mara Ryan returns to University as new department chair

University hires former student and now distinguished teacher and researcher

Cephalotus
University biologist aids research on carnivorous plants

David Alvarez-Ponce is a contributor to a new paper that explores the evolution of the cephalotus plant

Temple Grandin in front of one of her facilities
Temple Grandin to speak about understanding animal behavior

World-renowned autism and animal behavioral spokesperson to visit Reno

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

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

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

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

Fly guy
Fly expert to explain mystery of why swatting flies is tough

Michael Dickinson, will speak as part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Discover Science Lecture Series

Forister at Silver Lake
University scientists unite to study biodiversity with help of NSF grant

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

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

Story about 'Bonanza Cut' tops the list

Unloading a dai net on Tonle River
New Mekong River initiative will highlight values of biodiversity, ecosystems

University’s Global Water Center builds team to conserve one of world’s largest rivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grapes
Grape Growing and Wine Making class offered

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

Hogan and young fan at Tennessee opening
Monster Fish leave Reno, invade Chattanooga, Tenn

National Geographic exhibition featuring the work of University of Nevada, Reno researcher Zeb Hogan opens at the Tennessee Aquarium

South Hills crossbill
Biologists identify evolving new bird species in southern Idaho using genomics

University of Nevada, Reno and University of Wyoming team up to trace coevolution of trees and birds

Carrots
University hosts inaugural Farm-to-Table Dinner

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

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

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

Hunting for bees on a hillside
Felicity Muth gets distinguished AAUW Award

Grant to help further her bee behavior research in Anne Leonard Lab

Hot air balloon near the University scoreboard
Two University students are awarded annual Balloon Race Scholarship

The University Balloon Race Scholarship Committee awards University students Liliana Davalos and Christian Jara for 2016

Associate Professor Matt Forister
Common ag insecticides associated with sharp decline in California butterfly populations

Research team led by College of Science Associate Professor Matt Forister

President Obama at the Tahoe Summit
20th anniversary of Tahoe Summit a time to celebrate and look ahead

President Barack Obama praises Nevada Sen. Reid for saving Lake Tahoe

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

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

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

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

Adrian Harpold
Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

CABNR scientist part of team studying areas with significant snowfall

Lee Dyer
Plants may be key to new medicines with chemical ecology program

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

tahoe invasive fish removal research
World’s water ecology, ecosystem issues addressed by new Global Water Center

New University collaboration approved by the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents

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

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

Don Hardy with his class
Tibbitts 2016 Award winners: Two disciplines, two human-based approaches

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

Outstanding Researcher Mae Gustin
Clearing the air with Mae Gustin

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

University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

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

Emily Ann Weissgerber
Emily Weissgerber named University’s Spring 2016 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology student earns top grade-point average, plans for a career in healthcare

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

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

Three children playing with snow on a picnic table. They are accompanied by two smiling adults.
University program designed to address qualified math, science teacher shortage

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

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

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

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

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

Next generation DNA sequencing helps researchers understand ancient species

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

CABNR researchers show a popular mercury measuring system yields inaccurate data
New hoop house to provide fresh produce to low-income families

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

Roadside gumweed in Nevada could be used as jet fuel for the military

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

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University supports and celebrates Native American culture

November recognized as Native American Heritage month

What was really incredible is that I happened to be visiting at the time of the catch. It's a one-in-a-million opportunity.

Rare, freshwater monster fish caught in Cambodia

University Biologist and National Geographic Explorer Zeb Hogan on hand to tag and release Giant Mekong Catfish

Zeb Hogan Monster Fish museum exhibition
Zeb Hogan’s work comes to life at The Discovery museum

National Geographic’s Monster Fish traveling exhibition visits Reno

Hydroponic project finds multiple benefits for health and sustainability

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A catastrophic fire could undo decades of protecting Lake Tahoe

College of Science 24/7 fire monitoring camera system unveiled at annual Tahoe Summit

tahoe fish removal project provides fish to needy
Electrofishing project provides fish fillets to local charity

University of Nevada, Reno invasive fish removal project at Lake Tahoe continues

New science-based roadmap to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invaders

University of Nevada, Reno teams with agencies in private-public partnership to preserve ecosystem

University to host first-ever Sierra Systems and Synbio Symposium

Registrations for symposium is free and open until July 24

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University’s research on sage grouse habitat informs land managers

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

David Peri receives Nevada Outstanding Agriculturalist Award

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

CABNR and Cooperative Extension workshops promote grape growing in Nevada

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

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

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

University honors 2015 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

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

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

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

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

Twelve museums connect for community event

Monster Fish expert Zeb Hogan to talk about big fish

University of Nevada, Reno College of Science’s Discover Science lecture May 7

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

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

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

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

Monster fish, indicator of ecosystem health, face extinction crisis

A decade of discovery by College of Science researcher Zeb Hogan shows big fish disappearing

Antonio Faciola
Got a fivefold to tenfold increase in milk?

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

Conference held to protect largest U.S. Desert

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

River Giants
Monster Fish traveling exhibition debuts at National Geographic Museum in D.C.

Exhibit features work of College of Science's Zeb Hogan, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Monster Fish show

Nevada iGEM team receives silver at international competition

Team continues research to accelerate protein degradation this spring

Scientists reveal global patterns of specialized feeding in insect herbivores

College of Science's Matt Forister authored important paper in leading science journal

Bod Pod provides CABNR students hands-on experience

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

Noted biomedical researcher Mick Hitchcock creates endowed chair for medical biochemistry

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

Hydrology students host world water forum

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

Leading ecologist to present in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology colloquium series

Robert Ricklefs of the University of Missouri at St. Louis on campus for meetings, discussions and lecture

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

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

HungerU comes to the University to bring awareness of world hunger

Panel of local experts to discuss food insecurity Oct. 7

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

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

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

Public invited to register for free community event Sept. 20

student union and knowledge center
University leaders applaud Tesla gigafactory decision

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

Balloon Race Scholarship recipients named

Grad student Miranda Smith and undergrad Darrin Mccarthy honored

University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients

University students Miranda Smith and Darrin Mccarthy receive scholarship

350 freshmen take challenge of academic boot camp

NevadaFit expanded to all colleges to drive student success

tahoe research
Fire cameras activated, invasive species and nearshore work continues at Lake Tahoe

University and DRI continue important research work in many areas

Assistant professor receives NIH grant to study genetic regulators of sleep

Alex Keene awarded more than $1.4 million dollars to study the link between sleep and metabolism

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Zeb Hogan hosts new season of Nat Geo WILD’s popular series Monster Fish

College of Science researcher studies planet’s largest freshwater fish

Graduate student studies human environmental effects on butterflies

University student's research results published in national academic journal

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

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

Interdisciplinary graduate programs give University distinction

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

University of Nevada, Reno honors 2014 Foundation Professors

Names of outstanding teaching, research honorees engraved in University’s granite pillars

Top-performing students honored as 2014 Senior Scholars

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

University undergraduate wins first place at international research conference

Kurtresha Worden succeeds with her memory research in a poster competition

University cancer research wins prize

Undergraduate places third at American Association for Cancer Research poster competition

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

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

VIP event for University’s College of Science first art exhibit

Proceeds from art auction support biology scholarships