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Celebrate Diversity Month
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A shared humanity

Four leaders in the College of Science share their perspectives on success, leadership and identity

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Nevada in the news

  • Senior reacts to UNR in-person commencement decision
    In less than two months, 2021 and 2020 seniors will move their tassels and receive their diplomas in person at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). This comes after last year’s graduations were canceled due to COVID-19. “It’s going to be safe, it’s going to be fun, and it’s going to be great to gather here with all of you,” Sandoval said. – KOLO TV
  • This year, National Doctors Day celebrates mental health awareness for those on the frontlines of the pandemic
    When asked about its future, Cotton added, “I would love for the physician support line to be included in that kind of culture, where it's not a question of if you need support and help, but when. And when you do, I want physician support line to be at the top of the list." Cotton said for many, the phone line has made a difference. As an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno, Cotton often interviews candidates for the psychiatry residency training program and recently interviewed one candidate who had used the phone line. – ABC News
  • UK COVID-19 variant surges in Washoe County
    The Washoe County Health District said the UK variant seems to be spreading through youth sporting events, private gatherings and travel. There are 45 known UK variant cases in Washoe County. The health district noted face coverings are still required when out in public. The B.1.1.7 variant originated in the United Kingdom. The B.1.351 variant that originated in South Africa is also in Washoe County and was the first to arrive. – KOLO TV

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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

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Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines

University of Nevada, Reno long-standing research yields new data

Our Town Reno marks five years of street reporting in Reno

Journalism school’s initiative focuses on those affected by the affordable housing crisis

University’s College of Business launches new Sports Management Program

From an undergraduate Sports Management minor to an Executive Certificate in Sports Management, the new program is set to ‘develop leaders and instill best practices in the sports industry’

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A grad student interviews a community member who lives on the river.

Our Town Reno marks five years of street reporting in Reno

Journalism school’s initiative focuses on those affected by the affordable housing crisis

Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research

Through commercialization, University faculty can find ways to transform their work into a marketable product or service that benefits society

In-person Commencement ceremonies approved

The University received approval from State of Nevada & Washoe County to hold in-person Commencement ceremony in May

The Long Campaign

How the work of Anne Howard and her colleagues led to Women's Studies at the University

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Baileya multiradiata at the Lost City Museum pollinator garden.

Workshop offered to attract beneficial insects, help with pest control

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers workshop on using native plants to attract pollinators

In the Black Speaker Series leaves long-lasting impact on attendees

The College of Business educational series explored racial and social inequalities in business

The Long Campaign

How the work of Anne Howard and her colleagues led to Women's Studies at the University