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.


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Congrats, Three-Minute Thesis winners!

The 2022 winners in the Dissertation, Thesis and Patricia Berninsone People’s Choice categories are:

Doctoral Dissertation Category

  1. Jennifer Heppner, Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
    Title: Do mothers know best? Stress in our city birds
    Advisor Jenny Ouyang
  2. 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
  3. Angie Bradley, Educational Leadership
    Title: Sense of belonging of students of color participating in living-learning communities
    Advisor: Ethan Ris

Master’s Thesis Category

  1. 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
  2. Rachel Rein, Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts
    Title: Chromosome stroll
    Advisor: Russell Dudley
  3. 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.

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

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GSA Spring Awards honor student achievement

Almost $70,000 in awards and scholarships presented during GSA Spring Awards

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Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards

An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship

Dean of Libraries, Catherine Cardwell, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, David Zeh, Executive Vice-President, Provost, Jeff Thompson, President of Graduate Student Association, Matthew Hawn and Internal Vice President of Graduate Student Association, Taissa K Lytchenko in front of the study area

Grand (re)Opening of the Pillsbury Graduate Quiet Study (MIKC 500)

Graduate Research Assistant and Internal Vice President of the Graduate Student Association Taissa K. Lytchenko talks about the dedicated study space for graduate students


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