This June, the Graduate School celebrates Pride Month.
The road to academic and career success is rarely paved in rainbows. While we continue to be allies to all graduate students, we want to acknowledge and support our LGBTQIA+ students. The University's Queer and LGBT Advocacy Board (QLAB) website (and our mental health and wellness for graduate students page, if needed) offer resources that may aid in your wellbeing and success.
Congrats, Three-Minute Thesis winners!
The 2022 winners in the Dissertation, Thesis and Patricia Berninsone People’s Choice categories are:
Doctoral Dissertation Category
- Jennifer Heppner, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
Title: Do mothers know best? Stress in our city birds
Advisor Jenny Ouyang
- Derrick Satterfield, Engineering Education
Title: I don’t know why I am here, I never wanted to go to graduate school in the first place ...,
Advisor: Adam Kirn
- Angie Bradley, Educational Leadership
Title: Sense of belonging of students of color participating in living-learning communities
Advisor: Ethan Ris
Master’s Thesis Category
- Abigail Sandquist, Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences
Title: The water that doesn’t make it to your sink: a large fraction of rain evaporates from plants before reaching the ground
Advisor: Scott Allen
- Rachel Rein, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts
Title: Chromosome stroll
Advisor: Russell Dudley
- Jessica Obermiller, Anthropology
Title: Towards a queer Christianity: The evolution of norms, traditions, values, and culture in a queer affirming Lutheran church
Advisor: Erin Stiles
Patricia Berninsone People’s Choice Award
- Jennifer Heppner, Graduate Program: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Title: Do mothers know best? Stress in our city birds, Advisor Jenny Ouyang
$5,000 research fellowships are available! Apply by Friday, May 20
Deadline to apply for Whittell Forest Graduate Research Fellowship: Friday, May 20, 2022, by 5 p.m.
To promote research on the University’s Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area, Research & Innovation is offering three graduate research grant awards for the 2022-2023 year. A total of $15,000 is available (as three $5,000 awards) to support graduate students enrolled in any academic program at the University of Nevada, Reno, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who are able to leverage Whittell to advance their graduate work.
Seven NSF fellowship awards for Ph.D. students
University students received seven 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. Congratulations to all award recipients!
- Elijah Boardman, Hydrology, Ph.D.
- David Paul Bombara, Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
- Jessica Buelow, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Ph.D.
- Michael Otis Clyne, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, Ph.D.
- Ryan Pierce Coulter, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
- Lily Raymond, Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
Congratulations to Arturo Macias Franco, winner of "Outstanding New American" fellowship
The Graduate School would like to congratulate Arturo Macias Franco, one of just 30 outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants from all over the country and world to win a 2022 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for graduate education. Selected from more than 1,800 applicants, Arturo and the other fellows were chosen for their potential to make significant contributions to the United States. Arturo will receive up to $90,000 in funding over two years. Interested in applying? Learn more here.
Watch our recorded graduation workshop
Are you planning to graduate this May or August? In case you missed it, this workshop is for you. Watch our discussion of upcoming deadlines; required forms and approvals; and thesis and dissertation formatting and submission guidelines. The workshop was held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 6.
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
Almost $70,000 in awards and scholarships presented during GSA Spring Awards
An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship
Graduate Research Assistant and Internal Vice President of the Graduate Student Association Taissa K. Lytchenko talks about the dedicated study space for graduate students
Upcoming Graduate School events
Professional DevelopmentPostdoc networking lunch with incoming Graduate Dean at JCSU 301 (Graduate Student Lounge)
Academic Lectures and SeminarsDissertation Defense - Amanda Morrissey at Nell J. Redfield Building, UNR Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
Academic Lectures and SeminarsGRAD 701S - Preparing Future Faculty College Teaching I
Academic Lectures and SeminarsNew Graduate Student Orientation