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22 doctoral students welcomed as NSF-GAIN Scholars

GAIN Scholars standing together in a group

The two-year program is designed to increase the retention and success of first-generation and historically underrepresented groups in doctoral programs. These hard-working scholars completed their first of two three-week-long summer boot camps and will receive professional development, mentoring, and social network support throughout their first two years of graduate school.

One of the most important components of this program is family involvement. Families were invited to the opening dinner ceremony and were encouraged to join students for a day of programming to help them understand graduate education and its benefits — as well as supportive responses to show students that they care and help them succeed.

Topics for this first boot camp included: individual development plans and mentorship training; family life education; smartphone app development; statistical analysis using R and Matlab; and computational tools for big data (Python programming).

The Graduate School would also like to thank the following interdisciplinary team of faculty members who lead summer modules:

  • Biology | Anne Leonard, Matthew Forister, and Thomas Parchman
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering | Yu (Frank) Yang
  • Computer Science & Engineering | Eelke Folmer
  • Human Development & Family Studies | Bridget Walsh
  • Mathematics & Statistics | Anna Panorska
  • Reynolds School of Journalism | Gi Yun
  • School of Public Health | Julie Lucero

New funding opportunity for graduate research assistantships

Beginning January 2021, the Nevada DRIVE Programis a two-year graduate research assistantship (GRA) program made possible through the combined efforts of President Brian Sandoval, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mridul Gautam, and Executive Vice President & Provost, Jeff Thompson.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!

We are proud to recognize our 2020 graduates for all that they have accomplished during a year that held so many unanticipated challenges. Way to go, Wolf Pack.

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The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now open

All domestic students are encouraged to complete and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Feb 1, 2021 to be considered for institutional need-based funding opportunities. Non-FAFSA eligible students should fill out the Institutional Methodology form in MyNevada. All students should also fill out the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application in MyNEVADA between October 1st and February 1st to qualify for University need and merit-based scholarships. 

International students approved to take University courses

International graduate students residing in their home country are now allowed to participate remotely in eligible University of Nevada, Reno classes, including Traditional Remote, Alternative Remote and Alternative HyFlex classes. This new policy includes both new, incoming international graduate students and continuing international students who are currently resident abroad.

International students needing assistance should contact both their graduate program director and OISS, preferably using the OISS Virtual Front Desk.

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is a tremendous resource for all graduate students, providing awards, need-based services, social and academic clubs, and terrific camaraderie across campus. 

Graduate School news

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NIH grant-funded research to look at how the brain processes visual stimuli

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

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

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

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

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


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