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The "Weclome to Nevada" sign posted along a highway in eastern Nevada.
Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada

Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada

Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate

Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.

Truckee River
Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort

College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues

Douglas Boyle poses for a photo on the Sierra Nevada University campus.
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe

Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1

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

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

Anne Nolin snowshoeing
Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International

Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"

Jon DeBoer kneels, holding a brown lizard out in front of him.
New lizard defense mechanism observed

Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.

post-fire revegetation in Oregon Cascades
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires

College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States

Autumn Harry hikes atop a mountain peak wearing a backpacking pack.
Reclaiming the land, remapping history

Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.

Grid of three podcast participant headshots along with the Discover Science Podcast Series logo.
Exploring the relationship between space, race and STEM attainment on the Discover Science podcast

Dr. William F. Tate IV speaks with the College of Science about his research revealing the uneven contours of the education pipeline.

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.

Red Rock Canyon Rocks
Community leaders, science experts featured at 2019 Global Climate Change Summit

The Sept. 23 conference will discuss how climate change is impacting Nevada

Ken Nussear sits in a plane wearing vintage army gear and a vintage parachute pack. He sits behind another similarly dressed man.
Remembering Normandy, a commemorative jump

Professor of Geography and US Army veteran paratrooper Ken Nussear participated in the 75th anniversary reenactment of D-Day

The Lady Muckers take on the 41st Annual International Collegiate Mining Competition

The Mackay Muckers had enough female recruits for both men's and a women's teams for the first time in five years.

old photograph of two women in front of Mackay Statue
A place in history: the Mackay School

A look back at some remarkable images from the Mackay School's past.

Two students in a garden
Geography students help Reno refugees cultivate roots through community garden

Service learning opportunities offered in the geography department at the University of Nevada, Reno has students building community ties for marginalized populations

Noelle Ruggieri next to an American Dance Festival sign
Member of the Pack: One of the first women to graduate in new dance major offered through the School of the Arts

Noelle Ruggieri grows as a dancer and choreographer after summer internship

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

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Sierra mountaintop laboratory keeps track of some of the worst weather in the country

Sugar Bowl Resort, University partner to study regional weather, climate and water impacts for California and Nevada

Two men on a boat smiling at each other and holding a core
The messy history of pristine landscapes

Researchers reconstruct the relationship between changing sociopolitical conditions and their effect on the landscape.

Fulgurite on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.
Mineral Monday: Fulgurite

Each Monday, explore the many amazing minerals, fossils and historical objects on display at the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum with curator Garrett Barmore.

University of Nevada, Reno campus
The Graduate School Honors Graduate Dean’s Award Winners

Tom Albright
Climate change increases lethal dehydration risk in desert songbirds

College of Science-led multi-institution study focuses on southwest United States

Jill Heaton handles black mamba snakes
What Namibia can teach us

University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Jill Heaton's work in the southern African nation benefits students both there and here

Students listening to lecture in a classroom
University adds 16 new academic programs

New programs range from a minor in geography geotechnologies to graduate certificates in nuclear packaging

Governor calls on University drought experts

As appointees to the Nevada Drought Forum, Doug Boyle and Mark Walker will help set the course to water sustainability for Nevada

NevCAN monitoring station
Tracking socio-environmental systems of mountain areas topic of international meeting

University of Nevada, Reno chosen for first-of-its-kind scientific gathering

mountain observatories
Mountain ecosystems scientists to convene at University July 16-19

International workshop to discuss socio-ecologic issues of mountain environments

Using Lake Tahoe photographs to blend art and science

Peter Goin has been using his photographs and those of others to research the visual history of Lake Tahoe for 25 years.

Professor Franco Biondi awarded prestigious Fellowship to Harvard

College of Science forest researcher to study climate, environment over past centuries

2012 Earth Science Week provides free geological field trip

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology guides “Tuff All Over: Exploring Faulted Volcanic Terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, West of Pyramid Lake"

Geography Club to host Radical Reels Film Festival Sept. 19

University student club offers high-adrenaline film night to fund educational events

Doug Boyle
Geography Department's Douglas Boyle appointed new Nevada State Climatologist

Heads State Climate Office in College of Science public service department

Professors Starrs and Goin receive prestigious award

Professor discusses vandalism, discovery of African rock art

Nevada professors collaborate on California Ag Field Guide

Geography, UN Press win PROSE honorable mention

State demographer releases population estimates

Professor to attend Climate Change Conference

Hansen used GPS to record an exact location for setting up a surveying monument on Revelation Mountain, AK.
The Meticulous Mapmaker

Nationally recognized map maker dodges bear to study at the University