Nevada Today

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

Nevada in the news

  • Unprecedented numbers of university students voted in 2020
    The University of Nevada, Reno yesterday reported that student voting on its campus increased 14 percent in last year's presidential election. That's an increase to 72 percent in 2020 from 58 percent in 2016. – This Is Reno
  • 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
  • 'It's a new era': UNR introduces online marijuana education
    While "learning" about cannabis often used to mean skipping school, the University of Nevada, Reno now is offering lessons about cannabis in school. – Reno Gazette Journal

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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

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

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

Scenic mountain landscape view in Fallon.
7/20/2021

Initial fleet of autonomous food delivery robots have already ascended onto the University campus

Starship Technologies, Chartwells Higher Education still preparing for final launch of real-time food delivery from Nevada Dining vendors; full fleet of approx. 20 robots set to start delivery Aug. 23

University of Nevada, Reno mascot Wolfie sits on the campus' N statue with a Starship food delivery robot at his feet
7/20/2021

University’s commitment to our DACA students and their families

Although disappointing, this latest ruling does not diminish our resolve. Our support for our DACA students and their families remains firm.

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.
7/20/2021

Hennessey Capital Management funds new student investment competition

Hugh Henne Investment Competition will provide students with firsthand learning opportunities

A headshot photo of Mitchell Hennessey.
7/20/2021

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

4-H youth Alexis with her horse Vinnie.
7/16/2021

University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021

More than five events offered between July 16 and July 30

“Merry Wink” neon sign image provided the Neon in Nevada project
7/15/2021

Researcher aims to get to the bottom of harmful, hidden riverbed algae

University of Nevada, Reno researcher to create predictive models to better protect pets and humans

Algae in the eel river.
7/14/2021

Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners

Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics

A variety of native plants in a garden.
7/13/2021

Orvis School of Nursing Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work with Sponsorship of Pride Festival

Orvis sponsors Northern Nevada Pride Festival for third year in a row and continues work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community

Orvis School of Nursing booth at Northern Nevada Pride festival
7/12/2021

Catherine Cardwell selected as dean of University Libraries

'I look forward to building on the strong foundation of the University Libraries and harnessing their creative energy and expertise'

Knowledge Center and the N Statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
7/12/2021

Inaugural artist-in-residence program selects local artist Austin Pratt

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

Stella Lake inside Great Basin National Park
7/9/2021

Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

algae bloom at Lake Tahoe beach
7/9/2021

New coordinator aims to make STEAM education fun and accessible for youth

Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Cody Dix.
7/8/2021

Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University ‘family’

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

Prim Library at SNU
7/7/2021

Dr. Eugenia L. Weiss Joins School of Social Work as Masters of Social Work Program Director

Dr. Weiss brings more than 30 years experience to the School of Social Work

Eugenia Weiss standing by a lake wearing a green shirt, black leggings and a hat
7/7/2021

Faces of the Pack: Tyreis Gatson

Mechanical engineering student lands internship with NASA

Tyreis Gatson with snow-capped mountains and valleys behind him
7/6/2021

James named Assistant Vice President/Director, University Police Services, Northern Command

James, with University Police Services for more than 18 years, began new appointment July 1

University Police Services office door on the exterior of Fitzgerald Student Services building
7/2/2021

Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1

‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’

The Block N statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
7/1/2021

Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes

Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs

Young girl working on a science experiment.
7/1/2021

Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry

A drone hovers in the air while two researchers, seen from the back, look on with an iPad and camera
6/30/2021

Journalism professor emeritus turns one of the oldest forms of immersive media into virtual reality

The “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama” VR experience launches 158 years after the turning point battle

A detailed section of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama
6/30/2021

Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races
6/29/2021

Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

A close-up of a hand holding a yellow star-thistle weed.
6/29/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with Mexican Consulate to bring vaccines to the Latinx population

More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered

People stand around tables outside St. Therese of the Little Flower in Reno during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic
6/24/2021

Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci selected as dean of the School of Public Health

'My lived experiences give me a genuine passion for public health and compassion for people in need, especially for personal and global health'

Lombardi Recreation Center houses the School of Public Health.
6/24/2021

Updates on full in-person operations on July 1

During the next few weeks as our preparations for the fall semester shift into high gear, our numbers on campus will surely grow.

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.
6/24/2021

New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online

Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Katelyn Brinkerhoff.
6/24/2021

Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection

Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit

Thin section of brecciated quartz appears on a black background. Colors in the image appear as silvery, blue tones with flecks of black throughout
6/23/2021

University of Nevada, Reno art museum gets refreshed image

The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art in the College of Liberal Arts announces new brand identity

The Lilley logo
6/23/2021

Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing

Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program

Tom Simpkins headshot photo
6/23/2021

How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process

Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions

Teacher with student in a wheelchair
6/22/2021

Good news travels slow and change takes time, but Juneteenth history was made today

6/17/2021

University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes

Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics

two researchers installing seismometer in ground
6/17/2021

Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

Grant Cramer.
6/16/2021

Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups

Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair

Ivory Lyles.
6/16/2021

La radio pública KUNR y Noticiero Móvil invitan a la comunidad a dar sus distintos puntos de vista a través de charlas

El norte de Nevada y el este de California es la primera zona del país en realizar las charlas de la iniciativa One Small Step en inglés y en español

 Dos participantes posan frente a una pared blanca.
6/16/2021

KUNR Public Radio and Noticiero Móvil invite participants with differing views to connect through conversation

Northern Nevada becomes the first location to host One Small Step conversations in English and Spanish

A man and a woman post on a black backdrop. The image is gray scale with a blue filter over the top. The filter is removed on both of the faces of the man and woman.
6/16/2021

NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019
6/15/2021

University of Nevada, Reno to ask City of Reno to rename North Center Street as ‘University Way’

Request has century-old roots in relationship of University and City

Street signs that read University Way and Ninth Street
6/11/2021

Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement

College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs

Markus Kemmelmeier points out examples on his computer of image samples used in his research study that address how the same photograph published in multiple newspapers portray skin tone differently.
6/11/2021

Return to full in-person operations on July 1

We will work together during the fall semester to once again stabilize our in-person operations, assess needs and address gaps and opportunities.

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.
6/10/2021

Nevada nutrition students excel in unique internship experiences

Students in Dietetic Internship Program gain valuable experience in telehealth during COVID-19

A headshot of Karon Felten next to a headshot of Jolyn Wirshing.
6/10/2021

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs

Parent with a happy child that has a disability
6/10/2021

Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale

University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires

wildfire smoke on lake tahoe
6/10/2021

With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition

College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy

Wolf Pack Bots team pose for photo.
6/9/2021

Study uses drones and scanners to determine impact of fall grazing on wildfire

Livestock grazing and technology work together to reduce cheatgrass and other wildfire fuel

Rangeland Ecologist Joseph Domer prepares a drone from a pasture where sheep are grazing.
6/9/2021

Update of 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature

With every piece of legislation, there comes the challenge of implementation followed by how effectively the legislation matches the needs not only of the moment, but for the future.

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.
6/9/2021

William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
6/8/2021

Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.

students and Ian Buckle on shake table platen
6/8/2021

Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants

Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors

Crying child holding on to a chair
6/8/2021

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021
6/7/2021

What is aphasia?

June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, breaks things down.

A group photo of an aphasia book club meeting being held on Zoom.
6/7/2021

Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition

The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.

Olivia Tahti in the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
6/3/2021

Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard

Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard

A woman planting a young apple tree.
6/2/2021

Reynolds School Spring 2021 Semester in Review

Dean Al Stavitsky shares journalism faculty and student accomplishments from the past semester.

President Brian Sandoval and Dean Al Stavitsky stand in regalia on the stage at the University of Nevada, Reno commencement.
6/2/2021

Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions

Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.

students wearing masks in front of television screens with Nevada Cyber Club logos
6/1/2021

Introducing the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative and Apple collaboration

Each member of the fall 2021 first-year class will receive an iPad Air at no cost as the University collaborates with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform.

A student leans against a tree while holding a rose-colored iPad.
5/27/2021

#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón

Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music

From left to right, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students Haley Nadone, Mirabel Dafinone and Audrey Adler.
5/26/2021

New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

A biochemistry student using a syringe to measure out a liquid.
5/26/2021

Does talking about suicide make someone more likely to commit suicide?

Marina Murphy, lecturer with the School of Social Work, talks about normalizing talking about suicide.

A group of students sitting around a table, talking. There are four males and a female.
5/26/2021

Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia

UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
5/26/2021

College of Business welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Entry into the program signals the College’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students for CFA exams

" The distinction of being a recognized CFA-affiliated program is only held by a handful of business schools.

5/25/2021

Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state

Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world