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Commencement history made in Mackay Stadium

Over four days in May of 2021, the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium, a first for the University

Check out photos, quotes & more from this historic event

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  • Climate-only models likely underestimate species extinction
    "If we want to make predictions, we have to know what causes species to be in an area in the first place," said lead study author Emily Schultz, who was a postdoctoral researcher at UArizona when this research was conducted and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno. – Science Daily
  • The Panasonic Foundation Teams Up With Million Girls Moonshot To Increase Equity In STEM
    In support of this mission, the Panasonic Foundation is donating Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptops to multiple MGM out-of-school programs in the broader Reno area including the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, City of Reno Sierra Kids before and after school programs, Nevada Math and Technology Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4H program, near its advanced battery manufacturing operation, Panasonic Energy of North America, in Sparks, Nevada. – Business Insider
  • ‘Those patients are still out there’: How COVID-19 complicated Latinos’ access to health care
    On a recent weeknight in Reno, Sonia Figueroa was leading a class on nutrition for people with diabetes offered through the volunteer-run Student Outreach Clinic. She’s in her second year at the University of Nevada, Reno’s medical school. – Boise State Public Radio

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Pack winning streak ends at with Kansas

Nevada fought gamely, but saw its season-best five-game winning streak snapped in Wednesday's 88-61 loss at No. 6/6 Kansas

Wolf Pack and Kansas players on the basketball court during a game
12/29/2021

Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program partners with Valley High School

Students struggling will benefit from before and after school programs thanks to 21st Century grant

Maria Chairez.
12/29/2021

From Dean to Coach and now the Wolf Pack’s ‘Dean-Coach’

College of Education and Human Development Dean Don Easton-Brooks joins the Wolf Pack on the football field

Dean Coach Don Easton-Brooks with football players in Mackay Stadium looking into the distance
12/23/2021

Monumental step in bringing University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University together

The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the University's acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU).

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/22/2021

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
12/22/2021

Faces of the Pack: Shawn Thomas is the 2021 Kenneth Lutterman Award recipient

Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Health program with a focus on public health is identifying protective influences for substance use behaviors among populations at risk.

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

Nevada Takes On Western Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

The Quick Lane Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN at Ford Field in Detroit, Monday December 27 at 8 a.m. PT

Quick Lane Bowl stadium in Detroit
12/22/2021

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Brian Huynh, wearing a white work helmet and a reflective vest, stands smiling with his arms crossed in the foreground of a mine site.
12/22/2021

Westfall Scholars honored at biannual event

The lunch banquet celebrated the students who graduated at the top of their class in each department in the College of Science.

People sit and stand in two rows, smiling for a photo.
12/21/2021

University of Nevada, Reno students save the holidays for 19 children in need

Human Development and Family Studies faculty and students challenged each other to raise money for holiday giving tree

Child and mother receiving wrapped presents from staff
12/21/2021

Baseball Placed in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 50

Collegiate Baseball released its 2022 preseason poll with Nevada ranked 50th heading into the season. Nevada is the only Mountain West program named to the Top 50.

Joshua Zamora on the field during a baseball game looking happy
12/21/2021

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

Cattle grazing on a ranch.
12/20/2021

The pieces of a puzzle

Alumna Lily Liu reflects on her time as an undergraduate in the College of Science and how she found a role as a peer mentor.

A girl with dark hair, a white shirt and a floral print skirt walks along a beach near a pier.
12/16/2021

University again recognized as a top research university

I cannot praise enough the work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students in the achievement of this latest University milestone.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/16/2021

University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie

Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018

The Knowledge Center walkway with a Wolf Pack Way banner
12/16/2021

Nevada signs three to start Early Signing Period

Nevada Football signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on the first day of the Early Signing Period

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera
12/15/2021

ITS Logistics funds new Logistics Program in the College of Business

The College of Business corporate partner continues its support for new initiatives

College of Business Dean Greg Mosier and ITS Logistics President Mike Crawford posing for a photo with a big check.
12/15/2021

The Guinn Center announces leadership change

Founding Executive Director Nancy Brune will be leaving the center for a new professional opportunity

Students walking by the block-N sculpture
12/15/2021

Tiffany Young on a path to receive third degree from the university and complete a three-decade long educational journey

Doctoral student applies experience in equity and diversity to human development and family sciences research

Tiffany Young
12/15/2021

Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities

Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students

A student presents their poster to onlookers.
12/14/2021

UNR Med announces free Outreach Clinics for the region’s medically uninsured

UNR Med fourth-year medical student, Katrina Marks, examines a young patient at a Student Outreach Clinic. Northern Nevadans who are uninsured
12/14/2021

Thompson appointed Executive Vice-President, Provost at University of Nevada, Reno

Selection came after national search to fill the position

Provost Jeff Thompson
12/13/2021

AEMA 2021 annual meeting sees prominent Mackay School presence

Students, faculty and alumni participated in many aspects of this year's AEMA conference

Two people each stand in front of a booth display for CREG and the Mackay School.
12/13/2021

Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President and Provost

I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thompson, a longtime faculty member and college and campus administrator, has been named Executive Vice President and Provost of our University.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/13/2021

The guide for getting girls involved in STEM

How a program lasting only a day or two can change young girls’ lives for the better

Student holding a book for the camera
12/13/2021

Nevada names Ken Wilson new Head Football Coach

Wilson brings over two decades experience on the Nevada coaching staff and in administration to his position as Nevada Football's 27th head coach

Ken Wilson holding a football on the Mackay Stadium field with a large screen announcing his new role behind him
12/10/2021

University offers new dual-degree program in agricultural science and economics

College of Ag and College of Business collaborate to help grow state’s ag industry

Tractor cutting alfalfa.
12/10/2021

University of Nevada, Reno receives grants from Nevada Humanities for 2022

Museum, history, indigenous peoples, documentary projects benefit community

quad at morril hall
12/7/2021

Journalism alumnus recognized in The Game Awards Future Class

Lukas Eggen shares what made his gaming podcast level up

Lukas Eggen smiles to camera in front of a black background.
12/7/2021

Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement

For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held

Happy students at winter commencement
12/6/2021

LaunchNevada Initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

LaunchNevada Student Startup Awards help students refine and advance their business concepts

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval standing with Dragonfly Energy co-founders, Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, in front of their new warehouse.
12/6/2021

Audrey Roden of Women’s Basketball named Freshman of the Week

Roden registered a career-high 22 points while adding three rebounds and a steal in the Pack's victory at Pacific

Audrey Roden about to take a shot during a basketball game with an opposing team member attempting to block
12/6/2021

Wolf Pack bound for Quick Lane Bowl

Representing the Mountain West Conference, Nevada Football competes in bowl for fourth consecutive season. Join the Pack in Detroit!

Ford Field stadium exterior in Detroit with large advertisement for the 2021 Quick Lane Bowl
12/5/2021

Nevada Institute for Sustainability receives gifts from NextEra Energy Resources

The gifts will facilitate the development of a minor in sustainability.

Rows of solar panels
12/3/2021

Journalism alumna recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30

Liv Moore joins the prestigious list for her work in documentaries and music strategy

Liv Moore smiles to camera in front of a white background
12/2/2021

Nevada Athletics sets graduation success rate record

Nevada student-athletes set a department record with a graduation rate of 89 percent

A basketball game in Lawlor Events Center
12/2/2021

University of Nevada, Reno History professor speaks at Paris conference

Dennis Dworkin presented his research on the British “new left”

Front of Lincoln Hall building on sunny day
12/2/2021

End of our Fall 2021 semester

I wish to express the University’s gratitude for the exemplary work and empathetic actions of so many that have characterized our fall 2021 semester.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
12/2/2021

Orvis School of Nursing student accepted into U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Lindsay Zieschang graduates with her BSN in December and then immediately goes on to complete an 8-year service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy

Lindsay stands with fellow U.S. Navy members during her induction ceremony into the U.S. Navy
12/2/2021

4th Annual Campus Accessibility Forum: "The University has come a long way"

The 2021 Annual Campus Accessibility Forum will take place Dec. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will include an array of presenters from across the University

The Pennington Student Achievement Center at dusk with colorful clouds
12/1/2021

Baseball releases 2022 schedule

The reigning Mountain West Conference Champions features 21 home games

A Wolf Pack Baseball player getting ready to throw the ball during a game
12/1/2021

Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor will be first Nevadan to serve as chairman in a quarter of a century

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
11/30/2021

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.

A cross section is highlighted with a dark red, with brighter red spots lined up along the center of the cross section horizontally.
11/30/2021

Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to Brighten Nightingale Concert Hall with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

The nation’s leading chamber music society will perform the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque

Chamber Music Society performs on stage
11/30/2021

Winter 2021 Senior Scholars honored by University

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize ten graduates with top grade-point averages

Morrill Hall seen from south side
11/30/2021

Moustafa presents at Arab-American Frontiers Symposium

The symposium provides opportunities for collaboration among the select 65 international participants.

Researchers in the Earthquake Engineering Laboratory with a University of Nevada Reno banner.
11/30/2021

Ashlyn Rodgers named Reynolds School Fall 2021 Senior Scholar

Rodgers’ passion for journalism and education led to academic success

Ashlyn Rodgers smiles in front of a brick wall that is covered with autumnal leaves
11/30/2021

Spectrum Learning Center opens on campus to serve community

The center opened early last month to provide services for young children with learning disabilities.

A child's hands are shown playing with wooden toys.
11/29/2021

Hao Xu advances manufacturing, improves communication

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Hao Xu is developing next-generation communication strategies with wide-ranging applications, including advanced manufacturing.

Hao Xu and students with several drones on a sunny day
11/29/2021

Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health

Steven Frese.
11/29/2021

In pursuit of green, sustainable and reliable energy

Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Mohammed Ben-Idris is taking a multi-pronged approach to satisfying our energy needs for years to come.

Researchers in laboratory looking at computer screens.
11/29/2021

University journalism students share Reno’s untold stories during documentary film festival Dec. 9

Reynolds School holds 7th annual event on University campus

An illustration of the Reno skyline with a film camera projecting light on to it.
11/24/2021

Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees

High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data

mountain chickadee on a branch
11/23/2021

Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network

With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy

Erika Waday in front of monitors displaying a Zoom call.
11/23/2021

The College of Science Museum Complex welcomes guest for three unique museum experiences

New exhibits and updates have reinvigorated the Museum of Natural History, the Keck Museum and the Fleischmann Planetarium, all now open to the public after extended closures related to the ongoing pandemic

A baby Lahontan Cutthroat Trout swims in its new tank with colorful pebbles and a log in the background.
11/22/2021

Managing surges in online demand amid global supply chain shortages

Strategies for managing online demand during COVID-19 could also help manage surges in holiday shopping

A cargo ship with colorful shipping containers at sea.
11/22/2021

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

post-fire revegetation in Oregon Cascades
11/22/2021

Audrey Roden named Mountain West Freshman of the Week

Roden scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, including knocking down three three-pointers

Audrey Roden on the court during a basketball game dribbling the ball
11/22/2021

University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving

Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada

Tanner Petrilla harvesting in a hoop house.
11/19/2021

More gender-inclusive restrooms to be added to campus

Effort will make 72 gender-inclusive restrooms publicly accessible for the comfort of Wolf Pack community members

A restroom marked with new gender-inclusive signage and the door open
11/18/2021

Child and Family Research Center and Student Services’ First-Generation Student Center team up to keep student-parents in the classroom

New grant collaboration allows parents to stay in school and children to receive top-notch care

Group of parents and children sitting in a classroom
11/18/2021

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School

Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.

Dr. Piasecki in front of the UNR med Sign
11/18/2021

ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday

student filling food order
11/17/2021

Association of Public and Land-grant University announces 2022 Board of Directors, new Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to serve as Chair, University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval selected to serve on Board

Morrill Hall
11/17/2021

University offers series of online workshops on soil health

Soil health key to successful food production

Winter camelina growing in soil.
11/17/2021

First-Gen Network uses thriving Dean's Future Scholars Program as a model

College of Education & Human Development community outreach program supports local school district students

DFS students on hillside
11/16/2021

UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
11/16/2021

Hard-to-pronounce product names pose hurdle for consumers

Research by University marketing expert finds link between pronunciation, sense of control

A golfer in a red shirt swings, hitting the turf and knocking dirt and grass into the air
11/16/2021

Research suggests some trees have potential for immortality

University of Nevada, Reno researcher teams with Italian collaborator in new paper

giant sequoia gove
11/15/2021

Researcher returns to Nevada to make genetic improvements in animal herds

Andrew Hess joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Andrew Hess.
11/15/2021

Nevada Athletics supports Northern Nevada Food Drive

Nevada Athletics and SAAC have collaborated to host an on-campus food drive during football and men's and women's basketball games

Canned and other nonperishable food
11/15/2021

Native American art, artists part of permanent collection at The Lilley Museum of Art

Curation and leadership of The Lilley’s Director, Vivian Zavataro, has given a platform to Native American artists, both contemporary and historical

Abstract piece using organic materials and high desert colors
11/15/2021

Tierney Wolfgram individual qualifier for NCAA Nationals

Wolfgram, who finished second overall in the women's 6k at the NCAA Mountain Regional, secured a place at the NCAA Nationals in Tallahassee with her time of 20:20.4

The Nevada Women's Cross Country Team
11/13/2021

New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
11/12/2021

Fleischmann Planetarium: a gateway to science

Reflecting on its rich history and looking toward the future, the Fleischmann Planetarium as it finds its new home in the College of Science

Planetarium Director Paul McFarlane stands on the left and is surrounded by space-related exhibits.
11/10/2021

Free walk-in COVID-19 testing

Working with Northshore Clinical Labs, the University is establishing a walk-in, free-of-charge testing area in our Student Health Center for students, faculty and staff.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
11/10/2021

'I definitely got more out of my service than anything I could've ever expected'

As Veteran's Day approaches, University veterans reflect on service, studies and the future

Veteran Flags in front of Student Union
11/10/2021

Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada

Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion

Ceremonial headwear
11/10/2021

‘Safety is everyone’s responsibility’: University webinar emphasizes maintaining safety on-campus

University President and guest speakers encourage culture of safety to mitigate hazards and avoid dangerous accidents

Students working in the STAR lab.
11/10/2021

University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana

Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/9/2021

Women’s Basketball home opener game preview

Nevada tips off its 2021-22 season with a home game against the Saint Mary's Gaels

Wolf Pack Women's Basketball player Da'Ja Hamilton with the ball on the court during a game
11/9/2021

Illuminating Nevada’s history with virtual reality

Journalism alumna gives classic Nevada neon signs a new life

A neon sign of two cowboys standing next to each other in red and green light in front of a black background.
11/9/2021

Canceled: November 10 lecture with Harrison Schmitt

The Wednesday Discover Science lecture with astronaut Harrison Schmitt canceled with the potential to reschedule

Harrison Schmitt stands on the surface of the Moon in front of the American flag with Earth visible behind him.
11/8/2021

Paula Kerger discusses public media in College of Engineering's 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

The president and CEO of PBS delivered the lecture “Science & Technology: The Role of Public Media in Sparking Change”

Paula Kerger
11/8/2021

Carson Strong Named Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist

Help cast your vote for Carson Strong on social media like the original Davey O'Brien Award post highlighting Strong

Carson Strong and Wolf Pack teammates on the field during a football game
11/8/2021

Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
11/8/2021

Whittier Trust becomes latest College of Business Corporate Partner

New partnership will provide opportunities for students and grads in the wealth management industry

" The partnership provides amazing opportunities for students and alums to enter the investment and wealth management industry with an amazing company.

11/5/2021

Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows

University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance

testing wastewater in lab for COVID
11/5/2021

Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers

University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup

Profile image of Luke Miers riding mountain bike during competition
11/4/2021

Reno Jazz Orchestra showcases music of School of the Arts’ icon and newly established Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz

'I was surprised, humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude'

Larry Engstrom
11/4/2021

Emily Rich Named to the Conference All-Newcomer Team

Rich led the team in points, goals, and assists during the year as a Freshman

Emily rich on the soccer field during a game racing to keep control of the ball from the encroaching opposing team member
11/4/2021

People who feel invincible hinder COVID-19 fight

University researchers find belief in personal invulnerability discourages vaccination efforts

James Leonhardt, Garret Ridinger, Amir Talaei-Khoei and Yu Rong
11/3/2021

University of Nevada, Reno researcher honored by premier earth science society

Snowmelt and mountain ecosystems research vital to resource management in times of changing climate

Adrian Harpold working with technology in a forest.
11/3/2021

Sam Hammond of Nevada Football named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy

This is presented annually for the most outstanding football player in America who began their career as a walk-on

Sam Hammond on the football field during a game taking on two of the opposing team's players trying to tackle him
11/2/2021

Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study

aspen grove with yellow flowers
11/1/2021

Last living person to walk on the Moon visits University November 10

The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt.

Astronaut and flag in the foreground with Earth in the background far away.
10/28/2021

President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
10/28/2021

Memories of Lake Tahoe inspire the winning Fall 2021 School of the Arts sticker

Submissions now open for Spring 2022 School of the Arts sticker contest

Mikayla Dimulias headshot
10/28/2021

Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination for men's and women's home basketball games

Move will allow fans to attend games without masks if vaccinated

The UNR Women's Basketball team on the court during a game, a Wolf Pack player has the ball
10/27/2021

What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?

As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths

Students in a classroom
10/27/2021

Carson Strong Named to Davey O’Brien Class of ‘21

This honor comes on the heels of Strong setting a program record in completions (49) and posting a career-record 476 yards against Fresno State

Carson Strong on the football field at a game getting the ball thrown to him
10/26/2021

Are energy drinks dangerous for children? | ¿Son las bebidas energéticas peligrosa para los ninos?

Caffeine poses a number of problems to children. | La cafeína crea una serie de problemas a los niños.

A child eating pizza and drinking something from a glass
10/25/2021

Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID

Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting

Professor Shannon Richard operating the Orvis School of Nursing birthing simulator
10/25/2021

Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement

People gather and talk in the lobby of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
10/25/2021

Nevada Swim Team Secures First Home Win of Season

Nevada secured wins over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay

Swimmer on Nevada Swim Team jumping from the platform into the water at a meet
10/25/2021

How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education

College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching

civics education poster
10/25/2021

Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
10/22/2021

Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership

Karen Hinton.
10/22/2021

Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project

Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.

Astronauts perform various tasks on the lunar surface next to rovers.
10/21/2021

Are claims about water enhancers true? | ¿Son ciertas las afirmaciones sobre los potenciadores de agua (water enhancers)?

Keep reading to find out. | Siga leyendo para averiguarlo.

A child drinking from a glass of water
10/20/2021

Paula Kerger, PBS president, to speak at the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 3.

Paula Kerger
10/20/2021

Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships

Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.

Kaylie Greathouse and Reza Boushehri
10/20/2021

Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change

Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.

Christopher Barile stands in his lab while a postdoctoral fellow works at the lab bench behind him.
10/20/2021

Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs

Student working on a math assignment in a classroom
10/20/2021

Nevada Men’s Basketball’s Grant Sherfield voted Moutain West Preseason Player of the Year

Nevada was tabbed to finish third in the conference for the upcoming season

Grant Sherfield with a basketball on the court
10/20/2021

Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at Ram Classic

The second-place finish marked the highest for the team this season and the highest place since taking second at the Mountain West Championship on Apr. 15-17 in 2019

The Nevada Women's Golf team
10/19/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare

Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education

Mark Gabot in a graduation cap and gown
10/19/2021

Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar

Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Cover of Nevada Geology calendar
10/19/2021

Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada

Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Amanda Gearhart.
10/19/2021

Lights, camera, production – New film emphasis in the School of Journalism

Students can now specialize in film and media production at the Reynolds School

A woman wearing a University of Nevada, Reno t-shirt smiles to the camera while holding a light in front of a yellow background.
10/18/2021

Extension provides free bilingual virtual resources for small business owners

Small Business Education Program meets the needs of Nevada businesses

Business instructors Juan Salas, Reyna Mendez and Mike Bindrup posing in front of a screen.
10/18/2021

Oat vs. Cow’s milk: What’s the difference? | Leche de avena o leche de vaca: ¿Cuál es la diferencia?

Understanding the key nutritional differences may help you when purchasing milk for your family. | Entender las importantes diferencias nutricionales puede ayudarlo cuando compra leche para su familia.

A child holding a glass of milk smiles with a big milk moustache on her face.
10/18/2021

Davidson Academy Online Campus awarded Resilient Districts Prize from Future of School

A $10,000 check was presented to the Davidson Academy at a ceremony Oct. 12

Future of School and Davidson Academy administrators holding onto a large check for $10,000 along with three students joining virtually on tablets attached to on mobile robots
10/15/2021

What can I do to save money on drinks without sacrificing taste or nutrition? | ¿Cómo hago para ahorrar dinero en bebidas sin sacrificar el sabor o la nutrición?

Keep reading to learn more. | Siga leyendo para saber más.

A child drinking a bottle of water.
10/14/2021

College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni

Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.

Students on the quad in autumn.
10/14/2021

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill

Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on

Surface rupture of Monte Cristo earthquake
10/14/2021

Kylie Jimenez named Preseason Mountain West Newcomer of the Year

Nevada's Kylie Jimenez was named the Mountain West Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

Kylie Jimenez with a basketball on the court at practice
10/14/2021

Marching Band and Pep Band gearing up for Homecoming Game

Gifts needed for updating old uniforms and new equipment

Pep band performing in bleachers
10/13/2021

Nevada’s Chris Pritsos takes on national leadership position of Experiment Stations

Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station is named chair of the national Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy

Chris Pritsos being handed a gavel.
10/13/2021

Anthropologists debunk popular theory that Native Americans originated from Japan

Researchers analyzed over 1,500 dentitions and found no evidence that Native Americans came from Japan

" “These people did not come from Japan – but further north where they were sculpted by the last glacial maximum.”

10/13/2021

School of Journalism presents Frank X. Mullen as 2021 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

Award-winning journalist, author and actor recognized on Nov. 4

Frank Mullen
10/13/2021

Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve

Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare

Three people talking in a circle
10/12/2021

Men’s and women’s basketball to hold open practices

The Nevada men's and women's basketball teams will hold open practices at the Lawlor Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 16 ahead of the Wolf Pack's Homecoming football game against Hawai'i at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Lawlor Events Center set up for basketball with fans surrounding the court during a game
10/12/2021

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.

Autumn Harry hikes atop a mountain peak wearing a backpacking pack.
10/11/2021

Linguistic terror

In 1794, the darkest period of the French Republic, it was decreed by law that no other language than French could be spoken. Not speaking French was considered a “counterrevolutionary” behavior.

Unity as the motto of the French revolution
10/11/2021

Are smoothies a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Son los licuados una opción saludable para mi familia?

Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods, but they can also be high in calories and added sugar. | Los licuados pueden ser una buena forma de incorporar alimentos más saludables, pero también pueden tener un alto contenido de calorías y azúcares añadidos.

Three glass canning jars filled with raspberry smoothies topped with mint leaves, raspberries and blueberries.
10/8/2021

Wolf Pack community participates in University of Nevada, Reno Homecoming week

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of traditional events for Homecoming Week 2021 to encourage student participation

A trumpet surrounded by University of Nevada, Reno-themed noisemakers at homecoming
10/8/2021

Genocide, kill the Indian and save the man

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children, former boarding students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, has sparked a bitter debate both within and beyond the borders of Canada

Native American Tom Torlino before and after boarding school
10/8/2021

Journalism dean becomes president of national journalism association

Alan Stavitsky assumes leadership of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication

Alan Stavitsky
10/8/2021

Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure

Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.

House and building debris from flooding in Europe
10/7/2021

Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli

Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life

Mariana Vignoli swimming hard in the pool at practice, just about to finish a lap and turn around
10/7/2021

@One experts create immersive Hidden Cave VR experience

The VR experience was created in collaboration with the Churchill County Library and Churchill County Museum.

Three people stand in an underground cave observing a section of the cave’s interior wall that was part of an archaeological dig in 1979-80
10/7/2021

Nevada Humanities with KUNR & Noticiero Movil to host online conversation Learning How to Listen

Virtual discussion on October 13, 2021 complements KUNR & Noticiero Movil One Small Step program

A man and a woman post on a black backdrop. The image is gray scale with a orange filter over the top. The filter is removed on both of the faces of the man and woman.
10/6/2021

University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System

Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence

Kids with teachers at a table in the winter
10/6/2021

Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival

“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24

Three individuals dance with arms in the air
10/6/2021

What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?

A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars

Teacher holding book with kids around the book
10/5/2021

How to hope: new course teaches hope skills to Wolf Pack

Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus online program open to all Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff

Students walking on the Quad with the leaves on the trees changing to autumnal colors and falling around them
10/5/2021

If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
10/4/2021

Is food enough?

While getting the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs from food is preferred over supplements, it can be difficult, particularly for older adults.

An older adult with pink hair smiles as she shares a bite of food from her meal with a big black dog.
10/4/2021

Fire tornado prediction tools to be developed for public safety during extreme wildfires

Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and DRI launch new citizen science project to gather ashfall data

smoke over lake tahoe
10/4/2021

DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team

Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.

Check presentation with two million dollar check and research team
10/1/2021

CBESS program connects northern Nevada’s bilingual high schoolers to academia for more equitable outcomes

Bilingual high school “promotores” build cultural bridges through youth-led research projects

A photo of Rose Meza celebrating with her student research team upon the completion of their year-long research project in the CBESS program.
10/1/2021

Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9

Extension working to reach youth with educational and civic programs, seeking additional volunteers

Youth holding a soccer ball and pointing at the camera.
10/1/2021

Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada

Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16

Photo of the Truckee River in fall.
10/1/2021

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/30/2021

Performing Arts Series brings contemporary dance to northern Nevada communities

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, will engage community members of all ages during weeklong residency

Performers of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, dances on a stage.
9/30/2021

Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work

Two people sit at table talking and recording podcast
9/30/2021

Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State

Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles

From left to right: Javier Hernadez, registered dental assistant, Karina Lopez, registered dental assistant, Veronika Vazquez, DDS, Leticia Hernandez, registered dental assistant; and Gary Aglietti, DMD
9/29/2021

Mehmet Tosun, Ph.D., named as Director of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and International Business Programs

“His wealth of experience from his many roles and 15 years of service to the University will truly be an asset in advancing both the College and our community.”

A headshot of Dr. Mehmet Tosun.
9/29/2021

Sandoval's first State of the University: A nod to history and big goals for the future

Address also included the investiture of Sandoval as 17th president

President Sandoval during state of the university address
9/29/2021

Finding our true north

As we chart a course for the next stage of our journey, we need you to help find our True North. We need your bold insights, intuitions and innovations for an audacious future in the 2022-27 Strategic Plan.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/29/2021

Washoe Tribe scientists discuss using traditional knowledge to mitigate wildfire risk and restore Tahoe’s Meeks Meadow

Effective Washoe land management practices shared on University of Nevada, Reno’s Living With Fire Podcast

Yellow and green meadow framed with trees.
9/29/2021

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

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare

New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need

Two students at a computer looking at a resource paper
9/28/2021

University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants

College of Science professors study fourth state of matter

Overview of the Zebra Pulsed Power Lab
9/28/2021

Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Burton

Master of Social Work student is proud to identify as LatinX social worker to show representation for an often under-represented population

Jennifer Burton sitting on the ledge in front of art sculptures
9/28/2021

The Wolf Pack Way: a path of greatness

Campus pedestrian thoroughfare lined with banners featuring notable alumni will inspire Wolf Pack members for years to come

Wolf Pack Way banners running along the walkway in front of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, with the Block N in the foreground
9/28/2021

Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance using biotechnology

University of Nevada, Reno professor awarded $1.55 million grant to improve water-use efficiency in plants

John Cushman surrounded by cactus plants.
9/27/2021

Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic

By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
9/27/2021

Talk and panel on “Local News Matters” Oct. 19 at Nevada Museum of Art

School of Journalism hosts event featuring Colorado Sun Editor Larry Ryckman

A headshot of Larry Ryckman
9/27/2021

EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat

Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?

Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college

Two students at graduation holding blue picture frame that says "latino grad"
9/23/2021

Nevada Athletics Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: Andrea Alcaraz

Nevada Volleyball student-athlete Andrea Alcaraz explains what this month and community mean to her

Andrea Alcaraz on the volleyball court during a game with the Athletics sport wolf logo decorated for Latinx Heritage Month
9/23/2021

Wolf Pack Football GRITIron dates announced

GRITIron luncheons begin on Monday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m., no reservations necessary

Coach Jay Norvell talking to a ref on the football field during a game
9/23/2021

Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season

As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe
9/23/2021

Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems

NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease

little green frog
9/22/2021

Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space

A mural in the Multicultural Center’s Joe Crowley Student Union third-floor space honors Indigenous female-identified leaders
9/22/2021

College of Business welcomes Elemental LED as newest Corporate Partner

New partnership will provide numerous opportunities for University of Nevada, Reno students

From left, Elemental LED’s President Randy Holleschau, College of Business Dean Greg Mosier and Director of Career and Corporate Outreach Jim McClenahan, holding LED check for the College of Business.
9/22/2021

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month & Hispanic Serving Institution with President Sandoval

President Brian Sandoval talks about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the University's continued progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution

President Sandoval standing in front of the Pennington Student Achievement Center
9/22/2021

What is a breakthrough infection?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss breakthrough infections and why they matter

Debera Thomas and Muge Akpinar at a University football game
9/21/2021

President Brian Sandoval to deliver his first State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 28

Brian Sandoval was appointed the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno, on Sept. 17, 2020

President Brian Sandoval speaking at a press conference
9/21/2021

College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars

On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.

Engineering dean and students gathered on the steps of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/17/2021

Two Early Educator of the Year awards go to University of Nevada, Reno

Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored

educators receive award and checks
9/17/2021

How can I support wildland firefighters?

From handwritten letters to donating hot meals, postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychology Ph.D. Jena Casas offers advice on how you can support wildland firefighters this challenging fire season.

(Left) Headshot of Jena Casas. Top-right: wildland firefighters trudge through challenging terrain in Desolation Wilderness while working on the Caldor Fire. Bottom-right: A hand-made sign for the firefighters on the Caldor Fire reads "Thank you firefighters. You kick ash!".
9/16/2021

Pack posts runner-up finish at Gene Miranda Invitational

Nevada men's golf continued its upward movement in Sunday's final round of the Gene Miranda Invitational, firing a collective three-under to climb two spots and bag a runner-up finish at the event.

Quim Vidal Mora teeing off on a beautiful green golf course
9/16/2021

President Sandoval tests positive for COVID-19

The positive test result I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced thus far also point to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines are indeed doing their job.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/15/2021

Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas

Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study

Teacher reading to smiling students
9/15/2021

Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities

9/15/2021

Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair

On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.

Employer and student shaking hands at table
9/15/2021

DOE grant expands materials testing ability, increases capacity for nuclear research

Researchers can now investigate nano-scale materials with expanded in-situ transmission electron microscope capabilities.

Two professors in masks standing in front of electron microscope
9/15/2021

Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles

Extension classes teach homeowners and landscapers irrigation auditing skills and water-efficiency tips

A group gathered around sprinklers for QWEL training.
9/15/2021

What are mental health best practices for entrepreneurs and business leaders?

Associate Professor Dan Jones and Assistant Professor Mark Packard discuss mental health amid National Suicide Prevention Month

Photos of Dan Jones, Ph.D. and Mark Packard, Ph.D.
9/13/2021

Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga are speaking with community members about county needs

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga.
9/10/2021

University honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with unique origami crane art installation

More than 3,000 cranes made from retired, repurposed military uniforms; support provided by the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression

Black and white image of origami cranes made from retired military uniforms
9/9/2021

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

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.
9/9/2021

Tierney Wolfgram Finishes in 1st Place at San Francisco Invitational

Sophomore Tierney Wolfgram leads Women’s Cross Country team in first meet of the season

Tierney Wolfgram running
9/9/2021

ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval

Graham Kent points to smoke plumes from the Caldor fire on a monitor
9/9/2021

Celebrating the Basque Diaspora with the addition of a statue

The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated the donation and relocation to campus of noted statue on Basque Diaspora Day

Statue of Basque Sheepherder holding lamb with dog by his side
9/9/2021

Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside in grass on University of Nevada, Reno campus
9/8/2021

Center for Civil Earthquake Engineering Research organizes the 2021 PEER Pacific Rim Forum

The forum brought together 241 international participants with 41 international speakers to advance integrated earthquake engineering research.

" Our attendees include researchers, practitioners and students, and our presentations are at the nexus of earth science, engineering and computation. Through collaboration, we want to transition simulation technology into practice.

9/8/2021

Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels

Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants

Desert rangeland with scattered cheatgrass plants.
9/8/2021

2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients

Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship

Inflated hot air balloon with Nevada logo on the field in Mackay Stadium
9/7/2021

I’ve heard of organ donation, but what is whole body donation?

Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, explains what anatomical donation is and how the cadaver anatomy lab works inside the School of Medicine. 

A collage of photos, including a head shot of Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, as well as two photos of the cadaver anatomy lab inside the School of Medicine.
9/7/2021

Research aims to make every drop count in Nevada’s alfalfa production

University of Nevada, Reno researcher using field data and computer programming to develop “smart” irrigation scheduling

Researchers connecting an infrared thermometer.
9/3/2021

Mechanical Engineering professors are founding members in new institute: AI for Dynamic Systems

A five-year, $20-million National Science Foundation collaboration brings together researchers from 9 universities.

Aditya Nair and Floris van Breugel on the William N. Pennington plaza
9/2/2021

Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
9/1/2021

Groundbreaking researcher Gardner dies at age 91

Psychology professor Allen Gardner and his wife Trixie earned worldwide acclaim teaching Washoe the chimpanzee American Sign Language

Psychology professors Trixie and Allen Gardner with Washoe the chimp
9/1/2021

Updates for faculty and staff

We would like to clarify and expand on some key points regarding COVID-19 reporting, employee testing and other aspects of how the University is keeping our campus safe.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/1/2021

Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers

Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues

Field of alfalfa plants.
9/1/2021

Remote sensing of forests aids understanding of catastrophic wildfires

Dr. Jonathan Greenberg runs the University’s Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing lab using LiDAR technology to transform the understanding of forest ground coverage.

Chilling and gloomy image of a forest slope with an orange, smoky sky, barren and charred trees, and some active flames still burning.
9/1/2021

Nevada Swim and Dive announces 2021-2022 schedule

Season starts Sept. 17 with annual Silver and Blue scrimmage, then annual Alumni meet Sept. 18

Women's Swimming & Diving
8/31/2021

New Faculty join the School of Social Work this fall

The School of Social Work welcomes 10 new faculty and promotes two existing faculty to leadership roles

From top left, Lillian Wichinsky, Eugenia Weiss, Ashley Daftary, Jose Parra, Aleksa Owen, Alycia Barnwell, Chang Hyun Seo, Clio Weisman, Dana Caballero, Denise Orpustan-Love, Natalie Gautereaux, William, Fauerborn in a collage of head shots
8/30/2021

Thermal cameras installed by ALERTWildfire to help firefighters see through Caldor Fire smoke

University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform

thermal image of south lake tahoe
8/28/2021

Performing Arts Series is back on stage

The 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series season celebrates 61 years of live performance with six in-person events

Performer Grace Kelly holds a saxophone.
8/27/2021

Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

A tree with leaves of different autumn colors.
8/27/2021

Inaugural artist-in-resident completed three-week creative camping expedition

University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partnered with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer local Reno artist rustic artist residency experience

Artist table with paint, brushes and canvas outside in campground
8/26/2021

Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience

University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks

Sarah Bisbing posing in front of empty AMEX field site.
8/26/2021

Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off

The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season

President Joe Biden greets Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland.
8/26/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.

Four people in masks stand in front of a banner reading, "Get your COVID-19 vaccination here."
8/25/2021

Welcome home, Wolf Pack!

President Sandoval hands out donuts and visits with students on first day of Fall 2021 semester

PResident Sandoval on a golf cart with student helpers handing out donuts on the first day of classes; a student with a skateboard takes one
8/25/2021

COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students approved by Nevada State Board of Health

The unanimous vote to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring 2022 semester enrollment took place during an emergency meeting held Friday, Aug. 20

Alphie the mascot getting vaxxed
8/25/2021

Smoke precautions on campus and at home

The University will continue to monitor the current air quality and provide updates as necessary

Manzanita Lake hazy from wildfire smoke
8/25/2021

Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program

Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation

Manual Ortize with a Ukulele
8/24/2021

Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions

dylan kosma in greenhouse with potato plants
8/24/2021

Welcome to the fall 2021 semester

I firmly believe that, although we understand the concerns associated with COVID-19, there is nothing that can stop the successes of our students, faculty and staff.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/23/2021

COVID-19: Thinking back and looking forward

Members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology discuss the COVID-19 vaccine technology, hesitancy, distribution and more for the Discover Science podcast

Photo collage of three portraits and the "Discover Science" podcast logo.
8/23/2021

Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award

'I strive to make all students feel welcome and at home at the University and to help them realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams'

Janita Ethridge and Brian Sandoval pose for a photo, wearing masks, while holding a plaque.
8/23/2021

Nevada Wolf Pack App presented by the Rivera Law Group released

Nevada Athletics launches Nevada Wolf Pack App featuring real-time news alerts, schedules, game day details, the ability to manage your tickets to games and shop Wolf Pack merchandise

A group of people from the Bay Area Alumni Chapter wearing silver and blue Wolf Pack gear
8/23/2021

Commencement history made in Mackay Stadium

Over four days in May of 2021, the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium, a first for the University

Graduates on the field during commencement at Mackay Stadium
8/18/2021

KUNR wins national Murrow Award for excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion

Station recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage produced in partnership with Noticiero Móvil and This is Reno

Andrew Mendez records voiceover in an audio studio at KUNR.
8/18/2021

Online Executive MBA program graduates 35 students in ninth cohort

College of Business program accelerates careers of nationwide graduates

The 2021 Online Executive MBA graduating class posing for a group photo while holding their degrees.
8/17/2021

Coaches Show featuring Wolf Pack Football Coach Jay Norvell kicks off Sept. 1

Dates announced for 2021 Coach Jay Norvell football show hosted by Brew Brothers

Coach Jay Norvell talking to a referee at Wolf Pack football game, a player and a game official can be seen in the background
8/16/2021

Mountain West releases women’s hoops slate

The Mountain West released its 2021-22 women's basketball conference schedule on Friday

Nevada Wolf Pack Women's Basketball players celebrating on the court with a crowd visible in the background
8/13/2021

Nevada Men’s Basketball Mountain West slate released

The Mountain West released its 2021-22 men's basketball schedule Friday, as the slate returns to its 18-game format

A Nevada Wolf Pack Men's Basketball game at Lawlor Stadium with the whole court and crowd visible
8/13/2021

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2025 with a White Coat Ceremony

First medical school milestone ceremony commemorates 70 new medical students

A photo of the UNR Med Class of 2025 reciting the pledge at the White Coat Ceremony.
8/13/2021

New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities

College of Education and Human Development researcher aims to build national program for students and officers

college of education building
8/12/2021

Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow

Portrait of Ana de Bettencourt-Dias
8/12/2021

A sense of community will help undergrads recover from COVID

Research by Orvis School of Nursing faculty, Lisa Thomas, Ph.D., RN, CNE, FAAN reveals how faculty and the university can help students transition back to campus after COVID

A group of nursing students wearing blue Orvis School of Nursing scrubs and masks
8/11/2021

Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement

I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/11/2021

Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement

New V.P. has more than 30 years of higher education experience

New vice president for advancement Bill Johnson
8/11/2021

Greater Nevada Credit Union offers substantial support to NevadaFIT

Funding will help support University of Nevada, Reno’s academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program, creating a greater culture of student success and completion for incoming freshmen

Students sit on a grass hill with yellow shirts during an event on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/10/2021

"Let's Vax the Pack" kicks off with vaccination events, prizes

Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination events for students scheduled for August 13 and August 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union

8/9/2021

Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders

Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno

With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development

Two teen members of a robotics competition team visit with Nevada's Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval.
8/6/2021

University offers crop research tours: hemp, teff, squash, soybeans, camelina

Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops

Hemp plant in soil.
8/5/2021

Mikeal Carver is recognized as Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month for July 2021

Carver is the assistant director for Grounds and Building Services at the University

Landscape image of Mikeal Carver's beautification project at the University's chemistry building
8/5/2021

Seven-story Gateway Parking Complex construction begins

The complex, on the corner of Lake and East Ninth Streets, will add more than 800 spaces to the south side of the University

From left to right: University Vice President for Administration & Finance Vic Redding; Reno City Councilmember, Ward 3, Oscar Delgado; University President Brian Sandoval; Regent and NSHE Board of Regents Chair Cathy McAdoo; At-Large Reno City Councilmember Devon Reese; Regent Carol Del Carlo; Regent Joseph Arrascada
8/5/2021

Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada

Rail City Garden Center hosts 2021 Northern Nevada Garden Tour fundraiser for Master Gardeners

Pink flowers lining a brick walkway.
8/4/2021

Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze

Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history

Krysta Palmer head shot
8/4/2021

State employee COVID-19 testing policy

Per State of Nevada COVID-19 policies, effective Aug. 15, employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take weekly COVID-19 tests and provide proof of testing and results.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/3/2021

Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship

The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars

Jerren Bailey in lab coat standing in front of busy laboratory
8/2/2021

University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning

Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost

A student works on their laptop during a lecture on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/2/2021

Palmer captures bronze in Tokyo, becomes first U.S. female diver to medal in the event since 1988

Nevada Swim & Dive Assistant Coach Krysta Palmer medaled in the 3-meter springboard diving event

Krysta Palmer
8/2/2021

Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2021 graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

UNR Med PA graduates prepared to bolster Nevada’s health care workforce

A group photo of the Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduates.
7/30/2021

Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student

Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program

Two photos of Alisha Fong, Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduate.
7/30/2021

New Living With Fire podcasts dig deeper into today’s wildfire challenges

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues outreach efforts to help residents better understand and live more safely with wildfire

Christina, Megan, and Jamie surrounded by recording equipment.
7/30/2021

University mask requirement updates

Effective Friday, July 30, the University will follow the State of Nevada's mask mandate, requiring all students, employees and members of the public to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
7/28/2021

Five COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

Dr. Trudy Larson talks about COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions and how you can get vaccinated ASAP

Trudy Larson
7/28/2021

Journalism lecturer inducted into PRSA College of Fellows Class of 2021

Alison Gaulden earns highest distinction in the public relations industry

Alison Gaulden
7/28/2021

Department of Philosophy welcomes new chair

Cara Nine’s interest in political philosophy led her to focus on issues in justice, ethics and location

Cara Nine, University of Nevada, Reno philosophy chair
7/26/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient David Cantu investigates the processes for extracting rare earth elements

Because of the important role rare earth elements play in modern applications, the research is critical for the continued advancement of cutting-edge technology.

David Cantu
7/23/2021

Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems

Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Bob Shriver.
7/21/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn

Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'

University of Nevada, Reno alumna Mariah Zinn poses for a photo in her nursing scrubs near the University of Nevada, Reno Quad.
7/21/2021

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership

Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security