News, updates and experiences at Lake Tahoe

Students learning data collection methods in a forest.
Tahoe Environmental Observatory Network looks beyond the lake

A new multi-organization collaboration is collecting data on everything from wildlife to weather around the Lake Tahoe Basin and making it accessible to researchers, policymakers and the public

A group talks at a table outside
Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology 2024 symposium merges disciplines at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Smoke from the Caldor Fire over Lake Tahoe.
Lakes across North America are being impacted by wildfire smoke, even when the blaze is nowhere nearby

99% of lakes were impacted by wildfire smoke for at least one day each year between 2019-2021, 89% saw 30 days or more of smoke

Bike rider on lakeside path.
Better bike paths as one solution to heat and climate change-induced traffic congestion around Lake Tahoe

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency approves the 2024 Active Transportation Plan as warming temperatures and congestion continue to impact the region

Caldor Fire burn scar
Lake Tahoe Wildfire Summit explores interdisciplinary solutions

University of Nevada, Reno researchers and scholars share their expertise and collaborate on potential wildfire management solutions

A woman plays the violin on a path in the middle of a forest.
Classical Tahoe returns to the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Celebrate music and the beauty of the natural landscape from July 7-August 4

Chirs Lanier stands on a path surrounded by aspens at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
An interview with 2024 Reno City Artist Chris Lanier

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe artist and faculty reflects on upcoming art shows and his appreciation of smaller moments in life

Brennan Lagasse
Is sustainable outdoor recreation possible?

Professor and backcountry ski guide Brennan Lagasse explores the conflicts between outdoor recreation and sustainability, providing tips for getting outside as an environmental advocate

Alex Pierce headshot standing in a snowy pine forest.
Grads of the Pack: Alexandra Pierce

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe Business Marketing student Alexandra Pierce wins first place in the semi-annual Preger-Tahoe Prize Creative Idea Challenge

Chris Smith showing students how to take snow pack depth measurements in a meadow
Students connect to nature in Lake Tahoe through experiential classwork

Hands-on classes at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe elevate curriculums for both students and faculty

Pablo Agostini, student at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, collects trash from a kayak as part of his work with the organization Clean Up the Lake.
Faces of the Pack: Pablo Agostini

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe student combines volunteer work for Clean Up the Lake with studies in graphic design and sustainability

Group of students stand on a sidewalk in front of a winter forest on the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe campus.
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe MFA students study in Lake Tahoe for a week

Writers, faculty and students in the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts programs leave with forged friendships, new knowledge and MFA memories that will last a lifetime

Oil painting of Lake Tahoe shoreline with Tahoe in the background
The 40th annual Summer Arts Workshops returns to Lake Tahoe

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe hosts artists this summer for intensive workshops inspired by and missioned around protecting the lake

Katharine Hayhoe portrait
How to Address Climate Change by Talking About It with Katharine Hayhoe

Renowned climate scientist to present at the Tahoe Science Center Jan. 23

Artist Choey Eun Young Cho standing by her neon light art in the exhibit "Secret Echo"
An interview with artist Choey Eun Young Cho

Explore the art of 'Secret Echo' in the Garage Door Gallery at the Holman Arts and Media Center

3 groups of students in Tahoe Meadows in a hands-on class in the snow. The groups appear to be looking at papers and examining the snow.
NOLS Wilderness First Responder courses come to the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Last chance to sign up for this incredible and unique hands-on experience!

Close up of person's boots hiking through a forest
Your brain on nature: how exposure to natural environments heals, calms and cures

Senior Associate Dean of UNR Med Melissa Piasecki, M.D., answers when, why and how we need nature in our lives.

Emma Montgomery outside in the woods
How to meet a tree: Exploring the benefits of outdoor, experiential learning

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe student Emma Montgomery volunteers with the Great Basin Outdoor School

Aerial drone image of the Lake Tahoe shoreline
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe researchers present at the 2023 Tahoe Science Conference

Scientists and natural resource managers gather to collaborate on environmental policy

Microbiome camp with three students engaged in research.
Remarkable research program introduces students to biomedical life science and data science

From preparing samples for sequencing to hiking trips around Lake Tahoe, this year’s Nevada INBRE program was a great success

President Sandoval at a podium
2023 Tahoe Summit Luncheon hosted at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

The Wayne L. Prim Campus welcomes policymakers to Incline Village to discuss conservation challenges facing Lake Tahoe

Artists stand in lake holding recoding equipment and a camera.
Visual art and music converge in new Lake Tahoe exhibit

Jazz musician and visual artist collaborate on a new exhibit in the Prim Library with a public artist reception on August 1.

Students use an iPad to control a drone outdoors
Drones, phones and iPads at Semester at Lake Tahoe

A new era of learning emerges with cutting-edge classes and free distribution of technology to University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe students

A plastic cup floats on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has high concentration of microplastics, global research shows

Research published in Nature reveals concentrations of microplastics in 38 lakes with plastic debris from textiles frequently identified

Image collage: Lake Tahoe campus and Clare Frank as a firefighter
‘Burnt’ book reading and discussion takes on the challenge of wildfires in the West

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe hosts author Clare Frank and the Climate and Wildfire Institute at the Prim Library Saturday, June 10

Presentation in the Prim Library
Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology hosts Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Interdisciplinary researchers meet in Incline Village to discuss advances in the field of chemical ecology

Group photo at awards ceremony
University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe celebrates awarded faculty and staff

Three faculty and staff members were awarded for their commitment and dedication to the recently acquired Wayne L. Prim Campus

Aerial drone shot of Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe drone video tips: How to get the shot

Chris Lanier, teaching professor of digital art at the University of Nevada, Reno, at Lake Tahoe, provides tips and tricks for filming with a drone ahead of his June 26 Summer Arts Workshop.

Oil painting of the Sierra Nevada
Lake Tahoe Summer Arts Workshops return for the 39th year

The workshops provide skills-based intensive art experiences inspired by the beauty of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada

Lake Tahoe at sunset
Sierra Lullabies, a musical soundscape for oboe and computer on May 3

Professors in the Department of Music evoke Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada and Pyramid Lake in this free public performance on May 3 at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Students within the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program posing for a photo on a hike through the mountains at Lake Tahoe.
Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program nurtures students on their writing journeys

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe program is uniquely designed with students in mind

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval poses holding a Nevada Skiing branded baseball hat along with Nevada Skiing coach Mihaela Kosi and Nevada Athletics Director Stephanie Rempe in front of a Nevada Athletics and Champion Chevrolet backdrop.
Skiing returns to Nevada Athletics

Skiing will make its return to the Nevada Athletics varsity lineup in the 2022-23 athletic season.

The Prim Library located in the Sierra Nevada University campus
Preserving the online legacy of Sierra Nevada University

Learn about efforts at the University Libraries to capture, preserve, and supply access to archived web content from Sierra Nevada University

SNU transition leaders Sue Johnson and Jill Heaton
Two campuses, one common cause

The past academic year has seen collaboration and teamwork mark the SNU-UNR transition

Prim Library at SNU
Proposal for University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University transaction approved by accrediting body

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities votes to approve the agreement, contingent upon U.S. Dept. of Education approval

Prim Library at SNU
Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University ‘family’

In a critical first step, Sierra Nevada University Board of Trustees approves agreement allowing SNU and University of Nevada, Reno to join forces