Celebrating American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month.
Check out stories related to Native American & Alaska Native heritage, including history, student and faculty profiles, videos, campus news, faculty perspectives and more.American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month
Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition warnings can help decrease obesity, cardiovascular disease and some cancers in the Americas
Study finds that the increased use of government-implemented warning labels can help to reduce poor-nutrition-related diseases
Tap dance, jazz, Mexican zapateado and Son Jarocho come together to tell the history of the female experience during the 1940’s Zoot Suit Riots
Pachuquísmo, created and performed by polyrhythmic dance and music ensemble, La Mezcla, will premier in Reno on Dec. 8
Sagebrushers ep. 9: Dr. Richard Scott
President Brian Sandoval talks with Foundation Professor of Anthropology Richard Scott about Scott’s research on tooth crown morphology, his recent trip to study medieval skeletons in Hungary and his favorite places on campus
CREATE Scholar Omar Carillo
A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” (CREATE) program. Omar Carillo is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data
Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis
Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan
First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan
Listen to unique voices and perspectives produced by the Wolf Pack community.Podcasts
How to cook chicken on a volcano
Six years of research leads to new theories (and new cooking methods) at the Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano
Nevada in the news
- Around Thanksgiving, more colleges celebrate Native heritage
The University of Nevada at Reno will host a Thankstaking dinner today, mainly for students who aren’t returning home for the fall holiday. It concludes a slate of other Native American Heritage Month events, including a luncheon for Native American first-generation students and a virtual museum of Indigenous basketry, where students could view artifacts using VR goggles. - Inside Higher Ed
- Governor Newsom appoints California Poet Laureate
Governor Gavin Newsom today appointed Lee Herrick to serve as California’s 10th Poet Laureate. Herrick, 52, of Fresno, is a writer and professor who teaches at Fresno City College and the MFA program at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe. - LA Times
- Nevada shuts down UT Arlington 62-43 to remain undefeated
The University of Nevada Men’s Basketball team held UT Arlington to the fewest field goals made in a single game in the history of their program in what was a brilliant display of basketball on the defensive end of the court, as the Wolf Pack earned a 62-43 victory and remained undefeated. – KTVN Ch. 2 News
Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students
The event brought together students, faculty, family, friends and former and current College of Science deans
Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names
Department of Geography professor will use her professional experience to help remedy past erasures
Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city
Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta
Alumni gifts School of Public Health $1.5 million
The School of Public Health receives $1.5 million from Patrick Ronan, an alumnus whose passion for the field led him down a rewarding path in the public health sector.
Professors Emeriti Jerry and Jeanne Johnson give back to support students of science
A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists
The Fall Dance Festival returns to the University of Nevada, Reno
Dancers from the Department of Theatre and Dance captivate the audience with multiple performances
A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence
$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience
Interdisciplinary team studies impact of housing on Latino health in Washoe County
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant helps geographers, health scientists and community leaders identify areas of need
Welcome Dr. Sasi Pillay to the Wolf Pack Family
After a nationwide search, the University has named Dr. Sasi Pillay the new Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His term will begin on February 1, 2023
Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology doctoral candidate Anjana Parandhaman was featured in “Women in Field Biology: A Journey into Nature”
Research Integrity administrative team's hard work pays off
University of Nevada, Reno ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success
University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday
CREATE Scholar Alexander Silveira
A Q & A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Alexander Silveira is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.
New faces, same passion for helping student teachers
Clinical Experience team rebuilds in-person practical experiences after COVID-19 pandemic classroom restrictions
from the University of Nevada, Reno
Campaign surpasses $500 million goal
Wijkhuijs earns Go Tech Dr. Pepper Tuition scholarship
This fifth-year student-athlete for Nevada and has earned multiple All-Mountain West honors since her freshman year in 2019
Donors rally to build a greater University of Nevada, Reno
University Foundation raises $52 million to support students, faculty, staff and programs
Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm
She successfully defended her dissertation titled “American Indian/Alaska Native Transfer Student Experiences into a Four-Year University”
University launches line of products made from wool from its Rafter 7 sheep
Products made from some of the finest and softest wool in the nation available at the Nevada Wolf Shop
New support for STEM internships and talent retention in Nevada
Funding awarded through Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development will support development of new NV STEM Workforce Internship program
...it can make ‘Home Means Nevada’ a reality for more of our graduates than ever before."
What is health justice?
Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses health justice as part of yearlong series
CREATE Scholar Jacob Gosz
A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Jacob Gosz is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.
School of Journalism presents Beth Piatote, 2022 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
Writer, playwright and scholar of Indigenous literature and law to be recognized on Nov. 17
Research finds link between increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety and 2020 presidential election
National data tracked participant's self-reported symptoms, prescription drug use and mental-health office visits.
Honoring our Veterans
November 11 is Veterans Day, which is a day for all of us to reflect, to honor and to offer our sincere appreciation to those who serve today and those who have served in the past in preserving the freedom of our nation.
University of Nevada, Reno to host International Education Week, Nov. 14-18
Events will highlight globally focused activities and engagement at the university and in the local community
With over 70 different nations represented at the University, we look forward to using this week to highlight the globally focused activities on campus and in our local community."
#WhatsMyName Foundation provides rideshare insights to the University of Nevada, Reno
How students can be vigilant about their surroundings when using rideshares
Engineering student, former Marine reflects on lessons learned in the military
“The Marine Corps taught me how to be dedicated, confident and how to set and achieve goals.”
Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time
Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen
DEER Program Director Receives Mensa’s Laura Joyner Award
The School of Public Health’s Director of the DEER Program is honored for her outstanding work in preserving the well-being and brain health of those living with dementia
Three veterans share their experiences and insight
Daniella Smith, Roger Gahan and Abigail Kaplan talk about the University and what Veterans Day means to them
Mechanical Engineering professor wins national award for nuclear packaging program
Program trains engineers to develop packages for the safe transport and storage of radioactive materials
Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Program provides opportunities for training women entrepreneur educators in Zambia
Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young travel to Zambia to provide workshops
Eroding rocks can put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does that mean for the climate?
Graduate student Mara Nutt looks for answers in the Santa Ynez Mountains
Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant
The grants will be used in two different areas of plasma physics research
November is Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, which is often referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. For more than 30 years, our country has commemorated this month as a time to celebrate the culture, achievements, and traditions of Native peoples.
Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16
Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe
Ana Perez-McKay wins the Fall 2022 School of the Arts Sticker Contest
Submissions are now open for the Spring 2023 contest
Extension creates new position aimed at increasing access to health and nutrition programs
Elika Nematian joins Extension as the health and nutrition educator in Clark County
EMBA student gives TEDxReno talk on importance of giving back
Liv Moore, a public relations professional in the entertainment industry, to graduate from EMBA program in 2023
Internationally recognized brass quintet, M5 Mexican Brass to captivate audiences as they test the boundaries of performance
Latin America’s leading brass quintet blends virtuosic chamber music, blues, pop and theatrics
Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”
Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1
Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?
Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.
Artist Sydney Cain to give presentation at the Nevada Museum of Art Nov. 10
University students can attend for free with the Free Student Admission Program
Happy Nevada Day!
Our missions are intertwined; to advance learning and opportunity for the communities, state and nation we serve.
Nevada Engineering dean participates in White House committee investigating advanced manufacturing and engineering, supply chains
‘National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing,’ released this month, lays out four-year plan
Vaccines available for students, faculty and staff
As cold and flu season approaches, the Wolf Pack is encouraged to get vaccinated
Help Protect the Pack!
We are quickly approaching the cold and flu season. Coupled with COVID-19, it is important that we protect ourselves and those around us.
University of Nevada, Reno election poll shows Sisolak and Lombardo in a close race for governor, Cortez Masto leading Laxalt for U.S. Senate
Nevadans begin to vote in state and national competitive races
Nevada Election Survey Project poll finds 52% of Nevadans plan to vote for Cortez Masto
Sagebrushers ep. 8: Dr. Steve Eubanks
President Brian Sandoval talks with Director of Athletic Bands Steve Eubanks about the Pride of Sierra Marching Band's plans for the coming year, Eubanks' background as a high school band director and more
Nick Zentner Field Trip to the Cascades with Professor Stacia Gordon makes an impact on YouTube
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Professor Stacia Gordon hits the road for another YouTube cameo
Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list
The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science
Engineering dean serves on panel presenting disaster mitigation report to National Academy
Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics discusses report at Oct. 18 virtual event
College of Liberal Arts sponsors taxicab wrapped with Emile Perrotte’s artwork
Runner-up of Washoe County School District’s Taxi-Art Design Contest has art displayed on local cab
Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science major full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity
Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.
Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education
Researchers from four distinct disciplines, engineers from Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross, and McClelland Laboratories and University Libraries will bring a new learning tool to students
NCAR-affiliate company highlighted in White House announcement
Campus-based American Battery Technology Company is one of the 20 manufacturing and processing companies receiving grant awards as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Through the creation of jobs and internships, (ABTC is) giving new experiences to our students and contributing to the preparedness and diversity of our future scientists and the nation."
Big data modeling, forest fuels mapping aids in mitigating catastrophic wildfire risk
University of Nevada, Reno researchers team with CAL FIRE and California Air Resources Board
Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni
Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more
University to host national OHRP research forum in downtown Reno
Two-day Research Community Forum offers collaborative workshops and expert presenters to advance the protection of human research subjects
University Libraries to host VR|AR Meet-Up Friday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
The Meet-Up is a convening of faculty, students, tech-lovers from eight different University departments presenting on research involving VR and/or AR technology
Journalism dean inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
Dean Alan Stavitsky honored for his commitment to the broadcasting industry
Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements
Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill 10/20 at 10:20 a.m.
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
Secure email login comes to University of Nevada, Reno
Multifactor authentication begins Nov. 1 for faculty and staff to protect from cyberattacks
University Libraries to host 35th Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event Nov. 4
Brian Crane, author of the Pickles comic strip, to be inducted
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
Reynolds School of Journalism celebrates 100 years of journalism at Nevada
The Centennial Celebration, which will feature a documentary screening, is set for October 26
Cybersecurity depends on everyone
UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities
MBA students at the University of Nevada, Reno create marketing plan to help launch local brewery
Classes in the College of Business often work with local businesses to provide free business development assistance
New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems
Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue
A federal appeals court in Louisiana ordered a lower court review of the Biden Administration revisions to the DACA program. Current DACA recipients are protected, but the order has led to uncertainty around the program.
University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor
Students will learn how to communicate effectively about important agriculture-related issues
Distinguished School of Public Health alumni addressing healthcare disparities
LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D., returns to his alma mater to discuss his experience in the United States Public Health Service
Unprecedented Laminar Soil Box System demonstrates state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise
College of Engineering team answers the call – yet again – to design an experimental facility to advance seismic safety and resilience of buildings, structures, systems
Wolf Pack at Work: Shay Jordan, Kayleigh Broadway and JaJa Chang
Child and Family Research Center student employees incorporate what they are learning in class into their job and life
Happy 148th Birthday to the University of Nevada, Reno
On October 12, 1874, the University of Nevada opened its doors to seven students in Elko, Nevada.
Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science
Earth Science Week this year is celebrated from Oct. 9-15
Student-run professional closet reinstated during annual Business Week
Business Student Council at the University of Nevada, Reno creates a free pop-up closet, open to all students
Indigenous futures in the era of climate displacement
Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses Indigenous knowledge for climate justice with upcoming talk
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Today marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which we commemorate on our campus and throughout our community.
Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging
Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception
Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities
New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting
Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere
First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes microbiology and immunology student Lauren Carreire
University’s McNair Scholars Program receives grant money from U.S. Department of Education
The program’s grant proposal is now funded through 2027
Faces of the Pack: Megha Malik selected to present research at international conference
Liberal Arts student receives Nevada Undergraduate Research Award to study the human-elephant-conflict in Sri Lanka
University of Nevada, Reno receives First-gen Forward Advisory Institution designation
National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success
Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms
College of Engineering researcher leads team to track chemicals through food web, mitigate impacts
Wolves on Wheels: Nathan Jones
Marketing student Nathan Jones takes the fun of biking into his own hands
Four of five pinyon-juniper tree species declining in their ranges in the West
University of Nevada, Reno study shows warmer, drier conditions taking toll on pinyon-juniper woodlands
Welcome fall with Extension at its Harvest Celebration
Master Gardeners offer expert advice and showcase their work in Botanic Gardens
Smallwood Multimedia Bootcamp introduces high-schoolers to all things high-tech
Students go from general consumers of media to purposeful polished producers of their own original content
Nevada Athletics Mental Health Initiative aims to make new program one of the best in the country
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education supports mental health initiative for student-athletes
Importance of the mental well-being of the Wolf Pack family
We are the Wolf Pack Family, which means that we must look out for one another and check in with each other regularly.
Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years
University-led partnership works on COVID-19 wastewater surveillance, advanced purified water technologies and other water resiliency and sustainability research
$825,000 grant equips fellows to be leaders in K-12 education
First-of-its-kind cross-institutional collaboration offers opportunities to serve the community
University Libraries play key role in lowering students’ educational costs
The Libraries and partners are helping faculty move away from high-cost textbooks and toward OERs
State of the University: ‘We are a University that is rising’
During his second “State of the University” address, President Brian Sandoval talked about the challenges, and the opportunities, facing the University in the coming year
Thwaites Glacier under threat from warming sea temperatures – College of Science scientists use fiber-optics to study ice-shelf melting
Chris Kratt travels to Antarctic to set up temperature sensing devices and retrieve data
How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?
Researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering weigh in on a hotly debated topic in tectonics and geomorphology: the age of the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand
Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home
Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city
Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta
Offering care, attention and support for our Iranian students, faculty and staff
As an institution, we must come together in offering our care, attention and support for our students, faculty and staff who are from Iran.
Sagebrushers ep. 7: Dr. Jafeth Sanchez
President Brian Sandoval talks with Director of the Latino Research Center Jafeth Sanchez about the Center's recent and upcoming events, its research goals and her experience as a math teacher in Washoe County.
The heart work and hard work of a career in social justice
Journalism alumna Maritza Perez elected president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Leading Tahoe researcher Sudeep Chandra first speaker for Talks@Tahoe
Inaugural talk to be held at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
New, asset-expanding collection available to University Libraries users
Reno Gazette Journal Photograph Collection is unique, visual resource containing wide-variety of quality photographs from 1959 through the 2000s
Yumi Kurosawa Trio unites ancient and contemporary traditions in first performance of the 62nd Performing Arts Series season
World-renowned koto player showcases Japan’s national instrument on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Nightingale Concert Hall
Feared extinct, the ‘Mekong Ghost’ fish resurfaces
Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years
Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo
As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more
Nevada Wolf Pack Athletics celebrates Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month
Members of the Nevada Women's Soccer team kick off the celebration with a video on what this month means to them
Approval of new pediatric physician residency program helps improve care for children and families in Nevada
UNR Med and Renown Health announce accreditation of new three-year pediatric residency program
Libraries welcomes new employees kicking-off strong start to fall semester (part II)
Three new faces in the @One Digital & Technology Center, new Makerspace Senior Specialist at DeLaMare
State of the University address 2022: Wolf Pack Rising
President Brian Sandoval will touch on a number of University achievements, discuss institutional priorities and speak about the recently completed University Strategic Plan
Special Education and Disability Studies program receives $1.25 million leadership grant
The Project SELF grant prepares scholars to become future leaders in special education and disability studies
Get to know the new faces of the University Libraries
Highly-skilled academic faculty and administrative faculty team members are positioned to make positive impact in their roles
Wolves on Wheels: Johanne Albrightson
Ph.D. student Johanne Albrightson on how a bike can be a vehicle for joy. Got your own bike story? Share it with us!
Yellowstone flooding response includes geotechnical surveys
Assistant geological engineering professor Michael Gardner visited the sites of flooding in Yellowstone National Park to determine how geostructure integrity was compromised
Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum
Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum
Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab
Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month
Throughout this month, we will be honoring and celebrating the historically significant and ongoing achievements of the members of the Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e community.
Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support
For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged
Supply Chain and Transportation Management program selects its first director
The program, funded by ITS Logistics, will begin offering classes in early 2023
New experimental facility tests interaction of soil and structures during earthquakes
The latest College of Engineering capability to create realistic earthquakes in the laboratory will pair with collaborators’ expertise and supercomputing to lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure
Dean’s Future Scholars celebrates directors’ anniversaries and creates program endowment
Dean’s Future Scholars helps low-income, first-generation students gain access to higher education
4-H hosts festival to exhibit Washoe County 4-H clubs
The free festival invites youth and families to learn more about 4-H programming
Living with smoke for humans, horses, livestock – information available
University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides online tips and resources for living with smoke and fire
Nevada Museum of Art announces the Free Student Admission Program sponsored by the Wayne Prim Student Admission Endowment
Starting Sept. 15, University and TMCC students will be able to visit the Nevada Museum of Art and attend ongoing museum events for free with a student ID
University of Nevada, Reno in negotiations with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate to develop Mathewson University Gateway project
The proposed project will create a physical link between the University and Downtown Reno
Public health leaders weigh in on Northern Nevada’s air quality
Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Professor Matthew Strickland from the School of Public Health provide insight on factors that affect our local air quality and health
GRI kicks off yearlong series focused on racial, health and climate justice
Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses food security and racial justice with September events
How do hot air balloons fly?
Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies
New assistant dean of administration provides support for leadership
Katie Jameson joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
Mountain West Men's Basketball schedule announced
The Pack will play nine at home, beginning with Dec. 28's contest against the Broncos, and nine on the road games in the 18-game slate
Mountain West releases 2022-23 women’s basketball slate
Opponents coming to the Lawlor Events Center include defending Mountain West champions UNLV along with 2022 Women's National Invitational Tournament teams Wyoming, Air Force and New Mexico
Engineering protein therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may result from University research
Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh receives federal grant for bioengineering project
Nevada Small Business Challenges Survey reveals what new and existing businesses face post-pandemic
Significant challenges for small business owners include securing debt and dealing with inflation
Balancing college and a career
Journalism student Chloe Cross gives her advice on managing classes and a full-time job
Get your free tickets and Pack the Mack!
For this Saturday’s football game at Mackay Stadium, each member of our faculty and staff has the opportunity to receive up to four free tickets and a “Pack Snack.”
El Grito of the University of Nevada, Reno
A free, community-wide celebration of arts, family and Latinx/Hispanic heritage roots with ties to past and modern lived experiences takes place on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference
Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23
Students and faculty member return from Brussels after German Marshall Fund Forum
University of Nevada, Reno represented as one of two American universities at the forum
Balloon Race Scholarship recipients awarded for 2022
Ashley Osborne and Shane Kapala receive the 2022 Balloon Race Scholarship
Skiing returns to Nevada Athletics
Skiing will make its return to the Nevada Athletics varsity lineup in the 2022-23 athletic season.
Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides
Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states
Groundbreaking performance by La Mezcla kicks off the 2022-2023 Performing Arts Series season
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Performing Arts Series celebrates 62 years with five barrier-shattering performances and free, open to the public activities
University of Nevada, Reno and Bird partner on shared mobility
University allows Bird scooters on campus
James M. Alexander, M.D., Named First OB/GYN Chair for Nevada’s First Integrated Health System
Experienced physician, researcher, mentor and educator to lead the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health.
Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics
First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community
Kelsey Fitzgerald joins the Reynolds School as a professor of science communication
Fitzgerald will instruct on science journalism and coordinate the Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science
ScienceFIT welcomes a new cohort of future scientists
The weeklong bootcamp helps incoming freshmen prepare for their first semester of college.
Welcome back to campus
We are all excited about the fall semester and the enthusiasm and hope it brings to our campus community.
Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success
The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.
Meadow restoration efforts yield long-term climate change mitigation benefits
New study shows restored meadows capture and store large amounts of carbon
Peggy Bohn recognized as the Nevada Veteran Employee of the Month for July 2022
Bohn currently works in the University’s Real Estate Office
Math as art
Many mathematicians in the College of Science work in pure mathematics, but the field often blurs the lines between math and art.
Climate journalist asks, “Sustain what?”
Andrew Revkin, an award-winning environmental and sustainability journalist, will bring some of the insights he’s gained in his 34 years of reporting experience to the University on September 8. Revkin’s lecture will kick off the 12th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series.
Upward Bound Classic and Math & Science Programs awarded $6.7 million Department of Education TRIO grants
The renewal of these four grants supports intensive college preparatory services for 246 first-generation, income-qualified high school students in Northern Nevada.
Discover Science Lecture Series opens its 12th season
This season's lineup includes a range of disciplines. Registration for the first lecture on September 8 is now open.
Fred Harris recognized for commitment to University
Computer Science & Engineering professor demonstrates dedication to students, school and state.
University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event
Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30
Sagebrushers ep. 6: Coach Ken Wilson
President Brian Sandoval talks with Nevada Wolf Pack Football Coach Ken Wilson about Wilson's decision to return to Nevada, his plans for the program and more.
Wolf Pack Football welcomes Chris Ault Field Sponsored by ITS Logistics
ITS Logistics provides generous gift to replace turf at Mackay Stadium
Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown
A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education
Preschoolers at the Child and Family Research Center become published authors
Students in Ozdemir’s classroom wrote and illustrated the book, "We Are Unique!"
University’s NevadaFIT begins with move-in Aug. 18 and events all weekend
Academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program features iPad distribution, Opening Ceremony in Mackay Stadium
Online Executive MBA program graduates 38 students in 10th cohort
College of Business program accelerates careers of international graduates
University of Nevada, Reno to reopen Argenta Hall for fall 2022 semester
The residence hall has been receiving building updates since July 2019
Annual Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics conference held in Northern Nevada
The University of Nevada, Reno hosted preconference workshops for international scholars on campus
Nevada and New Mexico Public Health researchers collaborate on reducing methamphetamine and opioid-related harms
Professor Karla Wagner and her team examine harm reduction in Nevada and secure a 3-year CDC-funded grant
7 faculty members receive CAREER Awards in support of early-career success
With the latest round of this prestigious NSF award, the University’s community of faculty-recipients grows
White Coat Ceremony welcomes class of 2026 to UNR Med
70 Students Celebrate the Beginning of Their Journey to Become Physicians
Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Program in the School of Public Health hosts 2nd Annual Recovery Month 5k celebration
The event will take place September 24 at Idlewild Park
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor wins DOE Early Career Award
Aditya Nair’s network project receives an Early Career Research Program grant.
Kickoff to Kindergarten fair provides free resources to help prepare young children for school
Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners
University Center for Economic Development names new director
The center will continue to operate under new leadership and a five-year grant from federal and local funding
Artificial light pollution raises concern for human and wildlife wellbeing
Biology associate professor receives NSF CAREER Award to investigate health and behavioral effects of light pollution on wild birds
New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply
Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage
New target for therapies to treat preterm labor
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine research identifies a cause of preterm labor
Digital Wolf Pack Initiative student wins Worldwide Student App Development Challenge
Provost's office leads collaboration with iPad initiative
College of Business wins bid to host the AMCIS conference in 2026
The Americas Conference on Information Systems is the largest conference in the world for IS scholars
Ken Coll takes helm at WestEd, a nonprofit working to improve educational and human-services outcomes
University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade
Earthquake research, commitment to students recognized
Civil engineering professor Keri Ryan has been named McKenzie Professor.
New Extension educators provide resources and programs to Nevada communities
Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Randow are reaching out to their communities to assess county needs
Nevada Small Business Development Center selects new director
Winnie Dowling, longtime deputy director of the center, takes on new role
Anne Howard, trailblazing English professor and one of the founders of Women's Studies, passes away
During her distinguished 37-year career, Howard fought for equal rights in northern Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno student launches innovative new beverage delivery service
Shiva Kittusamy designed his startup, AYCE Delivery Inc, for college campuses
Pack Provisions named creative food pantry by Food Bank of Northern Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno’s food pantry earns award for annual assessment
Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students
New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.
University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash
Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops
Wolves on Wheels: Elizabeth Koebele
Associate Professor Elizabeth Koebele on bike commuting, racing and expanding gender and racial equity in cycling.
String Theory meets music theory at Artown on the Quad
Theoretical physics inspires harmony on the University Quad
Sagebrushers ep. 5: Dionne Stanfill and Bayla Fitzpatrick
President Brian Sandoval talks with the ASUN president and vice president about why they chose to study at the University, what goals they plan to accomplish this year and more.
Sustainability in asphalt paving drives latest GAANN scholar
Ph.D. candidate Julissa Larios Rodriquez set to join the University’s Graduate Assistance in Areas in National Need (GAANN) program this fall.
Passion drives a renewed vision for teaching and research in the forest
From students to citizen-scientists – new environmental and forest management activities take hold in the University’s forested, living laboratory, the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually
Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard
University postdoc receives national recognition
Earthquake researcher Maha Kenawy honored with EERI Younger Member Award.
Nevada Math & Technology Camp introduces youth to STEM fields
College of Education and Human Development continues the tradition of offering weeklong residential camps.
Exploring ice and expanding access
Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.
Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Sarah Mitchell sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities
Sharing global LGBTQIA+ perspectives on media
Journalism professor examines social media’s impact on LGBTQIA+ activism
LGBTQ studies minor added to University of Nevada, Reno curriculum
Gender, Race & Identity Department Chair Dr. Emily Hobson discusses the department’s recent expansion
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction
Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes
Daphne Hooper: New director of community Indigenous relations
Hooper highlights her goals in her position and what she has been working on since being hired
Dr. Paul Hauptman, M.D., named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Renown Health
Paul. J. Hauptman, M.D. named Dean of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Dr. Hauptman, nationally recognized for his work in cardiac care, will also serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renown Health.
Journalism alumna shining the light of truth through reporting
Taylor Johnson is working as a summer equality intern at Bloomberg
The impact of media coverage on the non-fungible token (NFT) market
New research from the University of Nevada, Reno and Vanderbilt University shows the media educates investors rather than hyping the NFT market
Nevada Global Business provides students a valuable career development opportunity
College of Business students share their experience visiting New York City
Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate
Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure
Nevada First-Gen Network creates program for prospective college students
Incline Village middle schoolers to engage in STEM, leadership and art activities this summer
School of Public Health Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li receive prestigious environmental health accolades
Assistants Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li were awarded for their research at the Society of Toxicology 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.
COLA and merit update
In every way, the University appreciates and is very grateful for the achievements and accomplishments that you have all contributed to over this past year.
Eren Ozmen listed among top 10 on Forbes’ 2022 list of most successful self-made women
Accomplished University of Nevada, Reno alumna places in coveted business list since its inception
Journalism graduate student chosen as an artist-in-resident in national park residency program
Mark Maynard will spend two weeks in the Great Basin National Park documenting stories and artifacts from travelers
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
University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University reach milestone
The stunning location and the 50-plus year legacy of Sierra Nevada University will be preserved as the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe!
University of Nevada, Reno names Dr. Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering
Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department
Dr. Erick Jones named Dean of the College of Engineering
An internationally recognized researcher in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering, his career over the past 25 years has spanned industry, government and academia.
Innevation Center partners with Upward Bound for Summer 2022
Student interns to explore STEAM career opportunities and learn how to become “makers” in the Makerspace
University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow
Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health
Sagebrushers ep. 4: Markie Wilder
President Brian Sandoval talks with Coordinator of Indigenous Student Services Markie Wilder about supporting Native American students on campus, advocating for Nevada's tuition waiver, playing basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack and more.
Sign-ups being taken now for preliminary Master Gardener training
Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open
Guinn Center announces Dr. Dana Bennett as interim executive director
Bennett to succeed Dale Erquiaga, who was named acting chancellor of NSHE
Artown on the Quad: Four performances happening in July on the University’s campus
Free performances open to the public
Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants
CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants
Wolves on Wheels: Emily Hobson
Learn how bikes can help change the world (and other reasons Chair of the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity Emily Hobson rides a bike). Got your own bike story? Share it with us!
KUNR announces new general manager
Reynolds School alumnus Brian Duggan will bring his extensive media experience to the role this August
Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic
Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself
Public health highlight: Veronika Scavacini
Veronika Scavacini is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and Latine communities and has dedicated their career to addressing health disparities through the lens of economics
‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28
Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.
University students and professor travel to annual German Marshall Fund in Brussels
University-funded trip allows group to witness and participate in global policy development
Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University
Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.
Innevation Center to host gener8tor Reno-Tahoe Accelerator Program 2022
Applications open for accelerator offering connections and $100K investment to high-growth startups
Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments
Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey
Stephanie Rempe named Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director
Rempe has overseen all aspects of one of the country’s largest and most successful intercollegiate athletics departments at LSU since 2019
Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08
Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.
World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team
International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats
Nevada volunteer honored in national awards for over three decades of service to 4-H youth
4-H volunteer Linda Zimmerman was named 4-H Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer
Nevada places seventh in national concrete canoe competition
University’s Concrete Canoe team participates in engineering event after five-year hiatus
On Juneteenth, let us all continue to learn more about this date’s historic and meaningful significance, as we stand with the members of our Black community in achieving the promise of equality and justice.
Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success
Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.
DACA Ten Year Anniversary
Today is a very important date, marking the 10-year anniversary of the DACA policy. We are extremely proud of, and stand with, our DACA students and their families.
Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass
New University of Nevada, Reno study utilizes supplemental feeding to attract cattle to infested pastures
State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting
The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
GSA Spring Awards honor student achievement
Almost $70,000 in awards and scholarships presented during GSA Spring Awards
Celebrating award-winning students in the College of Science
This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.
School of Public Health celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion
School's DEI committee shares how students, faculty and staff can access DEI resources
Wolves on Wheels: Alex Vanderhoff
Avid mountain biker Alex Vanderhoff shares her love of local trails. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!
June is Pride Month
The University stands with the LGBTQIA+ community and supports all of its members.
Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award
Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals
University of Nevada, Reno Extension completes director search
Jacob DeDecker brings lifetime of experience in Extension to lead programs in Nevada
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
Sustainable resource management research the focus of new open-access journal
Metallurgical Engineering professor Ehsan Vahidi to serve as associate editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Resource Management
New University of Nevada, Reno election poll shows Lombardo and Laxalt with big leads
Poll suggests competitive November races loom, polarization on abortion and election issues
Joe Lombardo with a 33 point lead in the Republican governor’s primary
Mackay School honors exceptional students and industry partners
The Mackay School honored donors, alumni, faculty and staff with a focus on celebrating the successes of students at the 2022 Mackay Banquet.
Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon
Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor
de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.
University of Nevada, Reno hosts international smell workshop
The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts held workshop on the philosophy of smell
New Guinn Center report examines demographic indicators for youth in Nevada
Key finding indicates that nearly 25% of Nevada’s rural youth live in poverty
Second-annual artist-in-residence program selects two artists for national park residency program
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience
Computer science researcher plans to use machine learning to improve cancer treatments
Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen is set to begin NSF-funded research this summer that could advance our understanding of cancer.
Journalism alumna follows her passion to work for Disney
Madeline Potts stayed persistent and overcame rejection to land her dream job
Linda Hayes recognized with Distinguished Faculty Award
The psychology professor, who has worked at the University for 32 years, received the award in her final year before retirement.