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Bob Shriver.
Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems

Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

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

Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

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

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

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

Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs

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

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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

Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

two researchers installing seismometer in ground
University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes

Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics

Grant Cramer.
Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

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

Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.

students and Ian Buckle on shake table platen
Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.

Olivia Tahti in the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition

The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.

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

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

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

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

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

Scott Allen joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Collection of students working in laboratory.
The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day

On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps

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

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

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

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

Students on the University campus.
Giving back to the Pack

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gardening tools.
Gardening and beekeeping workshops offered by Extension

Classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elective has something to offer for students from various majors

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

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

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

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

gathering wastewater samples
Wastewater testing finds SARS-CoV-2 in Truckee Meadows wastewater

University partners with cities, county for wastewater environmental surveillance during pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steven Frese.
Improving health by studying gut bacteria

Assistant Professor Steven Frese is conducting research on gut microbiomes

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

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

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

University publishes youth needs assessment results

Collage of women engineers surround an image of women engineers holding a sign that reads this is what an engineer looks like
Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering

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

University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual workshop series launches in February

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

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

pink hibiscus flower
Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting perennials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

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

Extension hosts online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Cheryl Coleman
Extension volunteers are an integral part of the team

Volunteer Development Coordinator Cheryl Coleman brings her expertise to Extension

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Collaborative University project aims to improve county data for planning efforts

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

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

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

Extension offering online sessions to help Nevada’s small businesses

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

University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines

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

Nevada Davidson Academy student places first in National Radon Poster Contest

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

Seven researchers in front of soil box experimental structure
A firm foundation when the ground is shaky

Researchers demonstrate the benefits of helical piles in withstanding soil liquefaction during earthquakes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscaped garden
Green industry trainings offered online

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

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

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

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

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

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

Extension offering information on new relief funds, taxes and marketing

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

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

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

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

Socially distanced individuals in the Honor Court
GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

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

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

Alfredo Cedeno
Town Hall provides opportunity for businesses to share needs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adeel Ahmed
Lyon County educator is connecting with the community virtually

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Researchers studying how disturbances and climate change impact water movement

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

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

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

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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

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

Three workers setting up a roadside LiDAR sensor
New roadside LiDAR sensors help build a safer transportation infrastructure

University of Nevada, Reno engineering researchers have expanded a network of LiDAR sensors to improve traffic efficiency, reduce accidents and facilitate the use of autonomous vehicles.

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

Krishna Pagilla
Krishna Pagilla has been elected a fellow of the ASCE

The election honors Pagilla’s more than 25 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment engineering, water resource recovery, water reuse, and environmental molecular biology and biotechnology.

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

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

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

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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

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

construction site of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
Construction management program builds interested engineers from the ground up

The new construction management minor will be housed in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Two people in small lab with computer
Postdoctoral researcher wins international 3-minute thesis video competition

Elif Ecem Baş developed a machine learning algorithm that improves cyber-physical seismic hybrid simulations.

Jamie Schwartz
Sessions provide information on organizations to help businesses

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

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

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

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

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

Chad Morris
Extension provides important continuing education courses for landscapers

Chad Morris joins Extension to oversee the Commercial Horticulture Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

People in lab coats in pavement lab
Faces of the Pack: Graduate student overcomes challenges of immigrating to excel in Pavement Science and Engineering program

Ph.D. candidate Nicole Elias left her home in Lebanon in pursuit of her dreams.

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

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

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

Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing

Nevada Radon Poster Contest is now open to students

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

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

View of a beach and the blue water of Lake Tahoe
Washoe County Commissioner recognized for support of water security and resiliency

Water Environment Federation names Vaughn Hartung its 2020 Public Official for his leadership and support of University’s Nevada Water Innovation Institute

Morrill Hall
University honors its best ... virtually

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

Elie Hajj inspects asphalt samples and smiles at camera
New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive

Working with NDOT, the Pavement Engineering & Science program in the Western Regional Superpave Center has developed a standalone standard for asphalt testing that has been adopted by ASTM.

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

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

Lin Li demonstrates testing for virus
University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater

College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows

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

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

Lydia Peri
Water research leads to prestigious scholarship

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate Lydia Peri recently earned the Water Environment Federation’s WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for her work in water purification.

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

Extension offering virtual sessions for small businesses during the pandemic

Three sugary fruity drinks in canning jars, each with a colorful bendy straw
How do sugary drinks affect weight? | ¿Cómo afectan al peso las bebidas azucaradas?

Three reasons why sugary drinks may increase weight gain | Tres razones por las cuales las bebidas azucaradas pueden causar aumento de peso

a garden of native flowers
Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners

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

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

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

man sitting at a computer
Extension offering back-to-the-basics sessions to help small businesses

Entrepreneurs starting and altering businesses during the pandemic need information and resources

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

charts on page
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 (2020)

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

tech working on building sensor
New laser-sensor tech developed for real-time monitoring of building earthquake damage

To help responders determine safety of building and inform earthquake recovery decisions

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

Satellite imagery of a plume of smoke covering a vast swathe of California
“Our lives should not be sacrificed this easily”: Camp Fire tragedy leads to new wildfire research

The National Science Foundation has awarded Assistant Professor Hamed Ebrahimian a $2 million grant to develop novel wildfire risk assessment and mitigation tools.

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

dollar bills blowing around in front of a black background
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

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

The University of Nevada, Reno campus looking south from Lawlor Events Center
'Honor the Best' award winners

A list of award winners; annual ceremony to be held at later date during fall semester

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.

A headshot of Valeria Nava in a hallway.
Environmental engineering students receive research fellowship award from National Science Foundation

Valeria Nava, senior, and Lauren Mazurowski, graduate student, were among ten students and two alumni at the University to be honored

Saiid Saiidi
Foundation Professor M. “Saiid” Saiidi to retire

After 41 years of a distinguished career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saiidi will retire at the end of this semester

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

A headshot of student Edwin Casildo Rios.
Faces of the Pack: First-generation engineering major finds his way in college

Edwin Casildo Rios is the Senator-Elect for the College of Engineering

A group of students surrounds the canoe that they built.
Civil Engineering’s concrete canoe competition team hits wake of coronavirus pandemic

With the MidPac Conference cancellation, ASCE looks to showcase canoes soon

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

University Civil and Environment Engineering Professor Elie Y. Hajj sits at a workable in a pavement lab, holding an asphalt sample.
Making a difference where the rubber meets the road

University of Nevada, Reno pavement team completes a 5-year study to help improve nation’s highways

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."

From left to right: Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research; Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering; Janusz Karwot, president of Rybnik Water Company; Jan Bondaruk, deputy director of Central Mining Institute; and Krishna Pagilla, director of the Nevada Water Innovation Institute, chair and professor of environmental engineering.
Nevada Water Innovation Institute gains national recognition

Sustainable water management for economic growth and enriching the natural water environment

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

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?

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

custom built shake table-soil box combo
College of Engineering to test soil/building interaction in world-renowned earthquake engineering lab

New capabilities for the seismic analysis of nuclear facilities funded by the DOE

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.

Researchers Dr. Krishna Pagilla, Laura Haak and Vijay Sundaram standing, smiling and holding up awards.
Graduate research project honored at the Water Environment Federation’s annual conference

The research, conducted locally, helps evaluate the role of potable water reuse in the Truckee Meadows

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

A group of students sitting in a lecture hall.
GAANN grant helps graduate students with fellowships

Provided by the Department of Education, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will use the grant for Ph.D. students

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

“We are so fortunate to have been able to hire such a promising group of scholars,” said Manos Maragakis, dean of the College of Engineering.

New College of Engineering faculty boost advanced manufacturing research

With a diverse group of researchers and expertise, the College can expect tremendous growth and instruction for students

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

A portion of an American flag on the left with Donna Healy, Jacque Ewing-Taylor, Brendi Gertsma and Shawn Norman posing for a photo with one holding a certificate.
Nearly 100 classified staff members and retirees honored at annual Silver & Blue Salute

Staff Employees' Council names Brendi Gertsma Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year

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."

The Golden Gate Bridge at night with bright lights
2019 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Paper in Bridge Engineering Winner Announced

David Duck, UC San Diego doctoral student, receives the prestigious award

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

Jennifer Hollander nominated by faculty and awarded for teaching success

Two men onstage presenting an award.
Hoeper Professorship recognizes two College of Engineering faculty

Shamik Sengupta and Krishna Pagilla were honored with the professorship

A student in a laboratory smiles for the camera.
Faces of the Pack: Junior in the College of Engineering awarded prestigious summer fellowship at Stanford University

Valeria Nava, McNair scholar, has also published a research paper in her field of study

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

A professor smiles in a lab.
Paving the way: A researcher dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in pavement engineering and science

2019 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes contributions of civil engineering professor Peter Sebaaly

NWII partners sign agreement
Nevada Water Innovation Institute and Polish partners sign collaboration agreement

Sharing knowledge and expertise for water infrastructure needs and economic growth

The Honor the Best ceremony has been a staple gathering around commencement since 1970 and recognizes the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students.

Honor the Best ceremony celebrates accomplishments and milestones of students, faculty and staff

‘All of you are the embodiment of the mission and values of our University’

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

A professor sits at a desk with a computer.
College of Engineering faculty member wins NSHE Board of Regents' award

Yu "Frank" Yang will be recognized at the "Honor the Best" ceremony on May 14

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 students presenting a project.
Hard work and dedication pays off for seniors during Engineering Innovation Day

The open showcase features a wide variety of projects

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

 Three men working in a pavement lab.
Three ways the University is making your roads more sustainable

The civil engineering department at the College of Engineering is working hard to implement superpave technology in the United States

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

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

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace
New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings

University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education

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

An outside building shot of Palmer Engineering.
College of Engineering makes 2019 U.S. News and World Report rankings

The College had a number of new programs ranked in 2019

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Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

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

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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

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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

Saiid Saiidi in earthquake engineering lab
Making bridges safer earns Saiidi an American Society of Civil Engineers award

One of five projects selected internationally as top outstanding engineering achievements in 2018

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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

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Impact of climate change on the Desert Tortoise

University professor awarded grant to research Desert Tortoise species in Nevada

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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

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Classes offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Series of Cooperative Extension classes teach sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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The Promise of Chemical Ecology

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

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Engineering graduate hopes to alleviate traffic woes in Nevada

Jianqing Wu recently graduated with a Ph.D. in civil engineering

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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

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Construction underway on massive new building for College of Engineering

Pennington Engineering Building features state-of-the-art research laboratories, teaching laboratories and collaborative spaces

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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.

Elie Hajj in pavement lab
Pavement program selected to develop, deploy innovative asphalt technologies

Federal Highway Administration grants University of Nevada, Reno $3 million over five years for national project

Professor Saiidi and an engineering student make necessary repairs to the bridge during testing.
Bridge shake test is part of earthquake engineering research for Caltrans

Mehdi Saiidi, civil engineering professor and leader of the project, is also an award-winning researcher in 2018.

A group of Nevada leaders with Governor Brian Sandoval and NWIC.
Nevada Water Innovation Campus finds success in water preservation

NWIC, a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and local agencies, creates water research programs to help Northern Nevada.

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

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

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

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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.

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University offers alternative crop research tours at New Crop Field Day

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

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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

University Shake Lab
New Center for Civil Engineering Earthquake Research Director sees renaissance ahead for department

David McCallen's background in simulations brings new earthquake technologies research

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

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

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

Four students from the University's Make48 team standing side-by-side.
Student makers to compete in nationally televised Make48 College Challenge

Four outstanding engineering students named to Biggest Little Makers team will represent Reno’s burgeoning innovation and maker culture

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

Students presenting their research poster at Innovation Day 2017
Engineering Innovation Day showcases undergraduate senior capstone projects

Seniors in the College of Engineering present their projects to the public on May 4