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  • Nevada Reports 1st Case of Virus Variant From South Africa
    Nevada health officials have confirmed the first known case in the state of a coronavirus variant that was originally identified in South Africa. The Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said Thursday that the mutated version of the virus was confirmed a day earlier in a sample traced to a person who traveled from South Africa and began showing symptoms of COVID-19 when arriving in Reno. – U.S. News
  • Locals watch Mars landing with special interest
    White knuckles gave way to cheers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as its latest Mars Rover touched down on the surface of the Red Planet. Here in Reno others were sharing in the relief and excitement. “I was excited to see if that sky crane was going to do its job and it did,” said Paul McFarlane, Director of UNR’s Fleischmann Planetarium. “It did a brilliant job, landed it on the spot.” – KOLO TV
  • Reminder to homeowners to test for cancer-causing gas
    University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Radon Education Program is offering free short-term radon test kits to Nevadans through Feb. 28. Radon test kits are available at Extension offices and partnering locations statewide. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. It comes from the ground and can accumulate in homes, raising the risk of lung cancer. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 Americans die each year from radon-caused lung cancer, killing more people than secondhand smoke, drunk driving and house fires. – Lincoln County Record

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11/30/2020

Ask the Professor

Head shots of Mark Riddle M.D., Dr.P.H., UNR Med professor and associate dean of clinical research; Trudy Larson, M.D., dean of the School of Community Health Sciences; and Diana Sande, Nevada Public Health Training Center communications manager, School of Community Health Sciences, who are presentiing science-based information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Are there still things we don’t know about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Drs. Mark Riddle and Trudy Larson, along with Diana Sande from the Nevada Public Health Training Center, break down important information about coronavirus vaccines

Are female leaders better during a pandemic?

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Associate Professor Robert Ostergard and colleagues examined 175 countries for recent article

How can I help my child’s literacy during school breaks?

Read, read and read some more! Here are some helpful tips for parents to accelerate a child's literacy skills.

COVID-19 is still very much with us. Now what?

Nevada State Public Health Laboratory Director Mark Pandori, Ph.D., and Student Health Center Medical Director Cheryl Hug-English, M.D., discuss the latest in SARS-CoV-2 testing, developments, and health and safety

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lab worker testing covid disinfectant

Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten

Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit

Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost

Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position

Faces of the Pack: GSA President Will Carrasco gives to Children with Hair Loss

The president of the University Graduate Student Association talks about growing out and donating his hair to charity

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Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 variant prominent in Northern Nevada patients

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 variants and regional introduction of a rare mutation

Black at the Pack: “We strengthen each other”

Faculty affinity group helps grow Black community on campus, taking aim at recruitment and retention where cultural identity and professional responsibilities intersect

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

Integrated research approach shows wildfire solutions must be specific to location and conditions

Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

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Faculty and graduates at the 2019 African Diaspora Graduate Celebration

Black at the Pack: “We strengthen each other”

Faculty affinity group helps grow Black community on campus, taking aim at recruitment and retention where cultural identity and professional responsibilities intersect

Titanium and ultraviolet light powerful combination against SARS-CoV-2 virus

University of Nevada, Reno team developing surface and air disinfectant technology

Gender, bipartisanship and campus sexual assault legislation across the U.S.

Study researches the relationship between female representation in state legislatures and on-campus sexual assault legislation