Partners in Prosperity

Building a resilient Nevada through community engagement

University of Nevada, Reno campus
This 2018 view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus from the north shows the Joe Crowley Student Union, the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the William J. Raggio Education Building, the Nazir Anasari Business Building, the Fitzgerald Student Services Building, and the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.
Credit: Jeff Dow

Prosperity means to be flourishing and thriving, from finances to the fine arts. It suggests resiliency and sustainability, and it takes a shared vision, commitment and partners. At the University of Nevada, Reno, we have an unwavering commitment to our responsibilities as Nevada's land-grant University and to serving as Nevada's partner in prosperity, now and in the future.

We are proud to highlight some of the ways the University of Nevada, Reno collaborates with our community and is positively impacting our region, state, nation and world through authentic, mutually beneficial and relevant engagement. Partners in Prosperity is the story of our faculty, staff and students, and it is our communities' story, Nevada's story.

We're proud to tell it.

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Marc Johnson, President

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Kevin Carman, Provost & Executive Vice President

Community engagement news

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Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina

La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español

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A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established

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

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Journal of Neuroscience cover story features University neuroscience research

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

Community engagement impact: at a glance

150 businesses

were started with the assistance of the Nevada Small Business Development Center in 2017

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1,880 student internships

connected students from across campus to businesses and organizations throughout the community in 2017

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$50,000 Sontag first prize

in the 2017 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition was awarded to student startup eBravium for a business plan to help kids learn faster

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26,500 radon tests

were performed on Nevada homes in 2017 thanks to Cooperative Extension's statewide radon education program

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75 countries

are represented in Nevada's student population. We have students from every state in the union, too.

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Nearly 25% of doctors

throughout Northern Nevada are graduates of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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37,441 hours

in public service internships in healthcare were performed by students from the School of Community Health Sciences in 2017

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276 clubs

and organizations volunteered 23,266 hours to help community partners in 43 organizations in 2017

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1,560 kids

from across Northern Nevada participated in Kids University summer camps to learn about STEM in 2017

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37% of students

at the University of Nevada, Reno come from culturally diverse backgrounds, an all-time record

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250 OLLI classes

are offered each semester to 1,800 members, making Nevada's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute one of America's largest OLLI programs

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300,000 rural Nevadans

were able to access health care through the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's Project Echo telehealth clinics

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44,913 volunteer hours

by University of Nevada Cooperative-Extension trained Master Gardeners were performed in communities throughout Nevada in 2017

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9 museums & galleries

means you can find art, minerals, natural history, an arboretum and more on our 290-acre main campus

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219 community partners

benefited from 40,550 hours of serviced  provided by the University's Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement

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78% student voter registration

by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada is helping young people participate in our democracy

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