Nevada Today

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Check out stories related to Hispanic/Latinx heritage, including history, student and faculty profiles, videos, campus news, faculty perspectives and more.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
A graduating student's mortar board reads "Si, se puede"

Nevada in the news

Some links may require a subscription

University block-N logo

Serving our community, advancing the public good

Through education, research and outreach, the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills its land-grant mission to the betterment of humanity, the environment and, of course, Nevada

Learn about the mission

Stories

from the University of Nevada, Reno

Three students in the WiSE program sitting on couches in the dorm studying

WiSE WOMEN

1/20/2021

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

9/15/2021

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

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

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

Pivot irrigation system watering a field at the Great Basin Research & Extension Center in Eureka.
5/24/2021

Nevada graduates 62 student-athletes at Spring Commencement

Check out complete list of the Nevada student-athlete graduates by sport

Amane Orito
5/21/2021

Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge

118 undergraduate students across a variety of disciplines and Nevada higher education institutions presented their research projects virtually

Hand-gesture glove is outfitted with electronics
5/20/2021

“You make happiness happen.”

Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates

A view of Spring 2021 Commencement from the stands of Mackay Stadium, showing the crowd and all graduates socially distanced, the stage, and really everything else
5/20/2021

New University Libraries exhibit available for viewing in-person, online

"Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining" features narratives from robust collection of mining materials

Group of seven miners stand at the entrance of a mine located in Nevada
5/19/2021

Mackay School alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineers

Dr. Nikhil C. Trivedi, '70 Metallurgical Engineering M.S., is awarded one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.

Portrait of Trivedi Nikhil
5/19/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies

Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering

Yan Wang
5/18/2021

First Black woman to earn doctoral degree in judicial studies graduates from University of Nevada, Reno

Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo graduated Saturday earning a Ph.D. in judicial studies

Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo stands next to Shawn Marsh in commencement attire on the field during graduation
5/18/2021

A historic Commencement

Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium

Saturday morning ceremony graduates
5/17/2021

Lorraine Benuto missioned around providing culturally sensitive evidence based care to the Latinx community and other underserved populations

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto receives this year's Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

Blaize Abuntori acts on a simple idea, makes a big impact

Statistics and data science master's student receives the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award for launching the Reno Burrito Project

Photo of Blaize Abuntori with his arms crossed, standing in front of a brick wall posing for a photo.
5/17/2021

Anna Panorska takes a holistic approach to graduate advising

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Anna Panorska has received the University’s Graduate Academic Advisor Award

Portrait of Anna Panorska
5/14/2021

Immigration, juvenile detention, mental health – one student overcomes it all

Graduate Student Zaide Martinez pursuing social justice certificate to help others achieve the same goals she did

Zaide Martinez
5/13/2021

Faces of the Pack: Family of educators continues down generations with Chris Crowther’s graduation

A son of a professor and a teacher follows his parents’ path by pursuing a passion for education

Chris and Dave crowther at a football game
5/13/2021

Orvis Nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy

While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.

A group of Orvis School of Nursing students in their scrubs standing inside a hospital during clinicals
5/13/2021

Social work graduate walks in commencement in honor of late son

Aida Guerrero, graduating with her BSW, dedicates her graduation to her young son who tragically passed away in August 2020.

Aida Guerrero and her two sons
5/13/2021

Goldwater Scholar Jacob Molina continues pursuit of "innate" passion for physics

Molina's research focuses on plasma and condensed matter physics under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Thomas White

Jacob Molina poses for a photo at the quad.
5/13/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’

Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions

Timur Tscherbul
5/12/2021

Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'

The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career

Scott Mensing
5/12/2021

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
5/12/2021

Serving our community, advancing the public good

Through education, research and outreach, the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills its land-grant mission to the betterment of humanity, the environment and, of course, Nevada

Morrill Hall on the University Quad in spring
5/11/2021

NSF CAREER award supports research designed to reduce carbon footprint of machine learning

Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Feng Yan recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award that aims to improve the efficiency of machine learning.

Feng Yan
5/11/2021

Department of Anthropology hits a triple in the 2021 award season

Three College of Liberal Arts anthropology faculty members received notable University and Regents’ awards

Chris Morgan, Kyra Stull and Geoff Smith
5/11/2021

'A deep manifestation of what is needed in the lives of everyone'

Commencement sites over the years have varied, but the value has been undeniable

Class of 1936 commencement in old gym
5/11/2021

Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”

Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement

Elizabeth Leger opens a drawer containing boxed bird eggs
5/11/2021

School of the Arts launches virtual student exhibitions

BFA and MFA in Art student exhibitions are now available virtually

Art piece in wooden frame of a drawing of a football with a head coming out of it hangs on wall next to quote, “I’m Gangrenous Gregg, so big and strong, the toughest of them all. When I grow up, I’ll play my part. I’ll be a scuffed football.”
5/10/2021

Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
5/10/2021

Faces of the Pack: Life as a Ph.D. student during the pandemic

Three Ph.D. students in economics share why they chose the University, a high-level overview of their areas of research, and their hopes for the future

Ege Can, Olga Shapoval and Mobarak Hossain (from left to right), three PhD students within the College of Business Department of Economics.
5/10/2021

Director of Disability Resource Center Mary Zabel wins lifetime achievement award

The inaugural Nevada AHEAD Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Zabel at their 2021 conference

Mary Zabel with three trained assistance dogs at Dogfest
5/10/2021

KUNR and partner organizations win three regional Murrow Awards

Public radio station on campus recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage, hard news and sports reporting

Nevada desert at sunset.
5/10/2021

Faith Evans named Reynolds School Spring 2021 Senior Scholar

Lifelong journalism student earns prestigious honor after achieving a 4.0 GPA

Faith Evans
5/10/2021

University to celebrate 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium

Eight in-person ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, to honor the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees

University of Nevada, Reno graduate with grad cap and facial covering on the historic Quad
5/7/2021

Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Vax the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign with Fraternity and Sorority Life

Campaign includes collaboration videos; Vaccination clinic held Saturday, May 8

Malia Pruyn holding a COVID-19 Vaccination card
5/6/2021

College of Liberal Arts graduating senior Scarlett Boling continues her education at California College of the Arts

Boling will begin a double master’s program on department scholarship

Senior Scarlett Boling sits on steps smiling for graduation pictures
5/6/2021

Student Jayde Powell builds on a family legacy of community service and engagement

College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship

5/6/2021

Jena Casas' evolving research focuses on filling the need for behavioral health services in Nevada

Doctoral student in clinical psychology receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship

Portrait of Jena Casas
5/6/2021

University honors 2021 Senior Scholars

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages

Morrill Hall seen from the Quad
5/6/2021

Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning

Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

Headshot of Jennifer Hollander on top of a background image of the Davison Math and Science Center
5/5/2021

Tenth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner announced

MyKar, LLC takes home $50,000 grand prize turning their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

MyKar team members (from left to right) Akram Reshad, David Haulot, Dawson Lamb, Gurjant Mand and Jacob Teems-Robinson.
5/5/2021

Mano Misra named 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator

The award honors a career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million, in addition to mentorship of more than 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Mano Misra
5/5/2021

How can I prevent skin cancer and sun damage this summer and beyond?

Graduating medical student and Nevada Cancer Coalition volunteer Anita Savell breaks down some tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

A student putting on sunscreen
5/5/2021

Paying it forward: Dragonfly Energy funds new award for student competition

University alumni Sean Nichols and Denis Phares, finalists of the 2014 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, fund new $10K Dragonfly Energy Innovation Award

Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, co-founders of Dragonfly Energy.
5/4/2021

Sci-On! Film Festival brings science and science fiction short films to Reno

Festival offers in-person and online passes May 4-9 for films from around the world

moon drops film actor
5/4/2021

IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
5/4/2021

A letter to the 2021 Medical Student Graduating Class: Advice from the front lines of the pandemic

Christopher Clifford, M.D. ‘18, B.S. '13 provides insight into life on the front lines of COVID-19 for the graduating Class of 2021 medical students

A photo of Dr. Christopher Clifford
5/4/2021

Assistant professor studies water cycle in ecosystems and across landscapes

Scott Allen joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Scott Allen.
5/3/2021

The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day

On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.

Collection of students working in laboratory.
5/3/2021

Amy Altick asks "What did your brain do for you today?"

Dr. Altick receives the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Faculty Award for her work with the Society for Neuroscience

Amy Altick poses for a photo in front of the quad on the balcony of Morrill Hall.
5/3/2021

Orvis School of Nursing staff receive national recognition

Two staff members from the Orvis School of Nursing were recently recognized for their contributions to their field.

Cameron Duncan left and Megan Pratt right
4/30/2021

Mary White Stewart: A University career that changed lives for the better

An influential campus voice, groundbreaking professor and a founder of GRI, passes away

Mary White-Stewart
4/29/2021

Mercury levels in pet food cause for concern, fish-based foods main culprit

New study by University of Nevada, Reno scientists also shows inaccurate ingredient labeling

Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham inspects pet food samples
4/29/2021

Fit between people's interests and their jobs tends to get better over time

University researcher discovers people tend to leave educational and work environments that do not fit their interests and seek out better fitting majors and jobs

Headshot of Alexis Hanna, assistant professor of management at the University of Nevada, Reno.
4/29/2021

Wildfire Awareness Campaign kicks off with online speaker series

Extension and partners team up to provide Nevadans with information and resources

Desert land with different colored flags in the ground.
4/29/2021

Nevada Wind Ensemble records first-ever large-scale recording in state-of-the-art facility

Professional recording studio in new University Arts Building finally used to full potential for modern, classical-style recording project

Student musicians sit socially-distanced in band room and record song with conductor
4/29/2021

4-H offering summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning

Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps

4-H'ers sitting on the dock at 4-H Camp in Lake Tahoe, enjoying the sunset.
4/28/2021

Calibrating Vision, a Discover Science at Home lecture

Foundation Professor and Director of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience Michael Webster discusses the complex adaptations of our visual senses in his March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.

Compilation image of a striped dress that sparked debate on the internet over it's color.
4/27/2021

Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

Silhouette of girl on a dock resting her forehead on her knees.
4/27/2021

Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.

Tom Bell stands in front of a whiteboard.
4/26/2021

Introducing the finalists for the 2021 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

Five student-led teams compete for the $50,000 grand prize

" The quality of the business concepts and presentations by the Sontag competitors this year was extremely high.

4/22/2021

The DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library celebrates Earth Day with virtual book display

Web-based book display, “Confronting Environmental Challenges,” contains 24 curated works on various aspects of the current climate crisis, and other threats to the natural world.

Image of several melting pieces of ice on a warming ocean with birds flying overhead
4/22/2021

Survey seeks to help farmers and ranchers with high-stress environment

University of Nevada, Reno researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West

Tractor cutting alfalfa in a field.
4/22/2021

Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award

Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact

Woman smiles in a home office with dog.
4/22/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient So Young Ryu develops bioinformatic tools that can solve important questions in biology

Analysis has significant impact on various biological areas such as plant science, microbiology and biomedicine

So Young Ryu
4/21/2021

Christopher Barile employs electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry in the fight against climate change

Barile receives the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Early Career Innovator Award

Portrait of Christopher Barile.
4/21/2021

Journalism alumna rekindles love for writing after learning how to surf

Heather Ernst publishes her experience in WMNSurfMag

Heather Ernst surfing in the ocean.
4/21/2021

A moment of reflection and anticipation

A view of Morill Hall on the south end of the Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walking paths, and buildings, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
4/20/2021

Center for Basque Studies commemorates the 84th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika

Two zoom sessions will be held for participants in both America and the Basque Country

The ruins of Gernika after the 1937 bombing
4/20/2021

Ancient DNA findings help to define kinship among earliest world settlers

University of Nevada, Reno anthropology professor part of team that studied ancient skeletal remains in Turkey dating back 10,000 years

Ancient burial site in Turkey
4/20/2021

Giving back to the Pack

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign

Students on the University campus.
4/19/2021

Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Lesley Morris.
4/16/2021

Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles

Extension classes cover green-industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Active sprinklers on a lawn.
4/15/2021

University’s NevadaFIT wins award from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boot camp-style course for first-year students introduces freshmen to rigor, preparedness necessary to succeed in college

Students in blue shirts with food plates in hand walk through the Gateway plaza on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
4/15/2021

College of Business hosts Distinguished International Lecture Series

Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, discussed the state of the U.S. economy one year into the pandemic

Profile photo of Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
4/14/2021

Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences

Latest market, production and research information for producers available online now

Cattle in a field at the base of a mountain.
4/14/2021

Online sessions for businesses: Facebook advertising, credit, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help small businesses succeed

Alannah T. Ariel.
4/9/2021

Earth Month a great time to celebrate University’s newest designation as a Tree Campus Higher Education

University Grounds Department, Arboretum Board, students and faculty work hard each year to maintain the health and diversity of campus trees and plants

Large green elm trees in the Quad on a sunny spring day
4/8/2021

60th Anniversary Performing Arts Series Season concludes with the energy and zeal of rising-star vocalist Michael Mayo

Mayo performs an entirely live set from his home studio in New York City Thursday, April 22

4/8/2021

Energy Resource Governance Initiative (ERGI) Academy to facilitate global governance of energy resource minerals

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering will bring delegates from around the world for hands-on trainings in energy resource minerals governance related topics.

Mackay Mines building on campus.
4/7/2021

Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds

University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID

An image of the novel coronavirus; image was developed by the Centers for Disease Control.
4/7/2021

Knock-on effects of COVID-19 on the mining industry

Kinross Term Assistant Professor in Mining Engineering Javad Sattarvand comments on the challenges overcome by the Nevada mining industry over the past year.

Man in an underground mine wears a face covering.
4/7/2021

Google donates 100 hotspot devices to students in need at the University of Nevada, Reno

Funding from Google helps students connect to the internet for school and work.

Daniel Fergus, manager of lendable technology at the University of Nevada, Reno holds a hotspot device available for check out.
4/7/2021

Orvis Student Nurses' Association creates food and supply pantry for nursing students

Nursing students in need can sign up for anonymous food and supply pantry through the school's student association

Orvis School of Nursing student association students standing with Orvis School of Nursing bags inside Pennington Health Sciences building
4/6/2021

Mountain chickadees resist age-related cognitive declines

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

mountain chickadee standing in snow
4/6/2021

Our Town Reno marks five years of street reporting in Reno

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

A grad student interviews a community member who lives on the river.
4/6/2021

College of Engineering and its programs make 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings

For the second year in a row, the College of Engineering and all of the ranking-eligible graduate engineering programs housed within it received rankings.

William N. Pennington Engineering Building
4/5/2021

Online event examines the relationship between free speech and firearms

School of Journalism hosts its 2021 First Amendment Forum on April 20

Gregory Magarian
4/5/2021

University’s Bret Hess supports Experiment Stations across the West

Hess serves as executive director of the Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors

Bret Hess.
4/5/2021

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

People working together around a laptop.
4/5/2021

University Libraries announces 2021 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees

Author Steven Nightingale and poet Vogue Robinson welcomed into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame family.

Photo of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal
4/5/2021

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’

Headshot of Cary Groth, the director of the College of Business Sports Management Program.
4/1/2021

Workshop offered to attract beneficial insects, help with pest control

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

Baileya multiradiata at the Lost City Museum pollinator garden.
4/1/2021

NSHE employees now eligible for vaccination

We have been notified that all Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) employees are now eligible for vaccination.

Morrill Hall sits at the end of the Quad at the University of Nevada, Reno.
3/31/2021

Our Town Reno hosts community conversation about houselessness in Reno on April 13

Panelists will include the formerly unhoused, advocates and an elected official

Photo collage with the side of a man's face in the top left corner, two hands holding a rock that says forgive in the top right corner, two men holding a sign on the street that reads "Stop Rent Greed" in the bottom left corner and a house with two people standing outside of it in the bottom right corner.
3/30/2021

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

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

" This series was designed to explore how to support businesses already at a disadvantage and leverage the playing field.

3/29/2021

In-person Commencement ceremonies approved

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

A student wearing a mortar board with the words "My future is in sight" stands among a crowd of graduating students.
3/29/2021

Online sessions for businesses: bookkeeping, IRS website, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Juan Salas.
3/26/2021

Faces of the Pack: Business student recognized as DSP Collegian of the Year

Mya Thomsen receives highest honor bestowed upon Delta Sigma Pi members

Mya Thomsen standing in front of the Nevada "N" on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
3/25/2021

Two mechanical engineering graduate students named 2021 Roy G. Post Scholarship recipients

Ph.D. candidates Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano have received the Post Scholarship for their research in nuclear energy and packaging.

Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano, the latter seated in front of American flag
3/25/2021

The Long Campaign

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

Anne Howard with numerous prominent northern Nevada women
3/25/2021

Wastewater testing finds SARS-CoV-2 in Truckee Meadows wastewater

University partners with cities, county for wastewater environmental surveillance during pandemic

gathering wastewater samples
3/23/2021

4-H Youth Development Program to teach youth about legislative process

Youth to learn about engaging in policy making in six-class series

Diverse group of teenagers hold up an inflatable globe.
3/22/2021

New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges

A meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
3/22/2021

The University is nationally recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus for the third year in a row

The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, acknowledged the University for efforts during pandemic

Alphie, Jr., the Wolf Pack mascot, holds up a roll of "I voted" stickers
3/19/2021

Unspeakable, yet not uncommon: Confronting the history of anti-Asian violence

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
3/18/2021

Neurodiversity Alliance to advocate for and support neurodiverse Wolf Pack community

Newly formed alliance will focus on Universal Design Learning, breaking down institutional barriers and creating, supporting University neurodiverse community

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
3/18/2021

Grow Your Own, Nevada! virtual classes discuss healthy gardening at home

Extension offers eight back-to-basics courses online for communities statewide

Various fruits and veggies placed in a wicker basket.
3/18/2021

Sisolak on campus: 'I'm constantly impressed'

Nevada's Governor given tour of three facilities which speak to the University's unique mission

Governor Steve Sisolak with fist bumping with students
3/18/2021

How do you access counseling services when living in a rural community?

Rural mental health services are more accessible than you think due to COVID-19

Photo of bag and shoes. The words "Rural Mental Health" are on the bag with the Downing Counseling Clinic logo
3/18/2021

Tu puedes, eres una luchadora

Alumna Noemí Gómez Martínez reflects on being a successful Latina in today’s world

Noemi Gomez Martinez
3/18/2021

University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today

In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science

James Church sits at his desk in his campus office.
3/17/2021

Social Work Advocacy Day hosted for more than 130 Nevada students and practitioners

Students learn about bills and how to influence legislative policy decisions

Screen shot of a Zoom conference call with attendees for Social Work Advocacy Day
3/17/2021

Atlas of Surveillance honored with award for advancing public’s right to know about police spying

EFF's partnership with School of Journalism helps collect data about police surveillance

Students, EFF's Dave Maass, RSJ Professor Gi Yun and RSJ Dean Al Stavitsky smile in individual Zoom screens.
3/17/2021

The College of Business offers summer Launchpad course to assist startups

Entrepreneurship Program continues to be a distinctive resource for students and new companies

" This course is a prime example of students actually working on real companies in a practical, hands-on way.

3/16/2021

Extension seeks 4-H club leaders to help teach youth life skills and leadership

4-H members are five times more likely to graduate from college

Two 4-H girls with their rabbit.
3/15/2021

Encountering Women in History: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

The University Libraries’ North American Women’s Letters and Diaries database offers an unparalleled view of women in history. 

black and white photograph of a group of women seated outside; one women wearing apron with back turned to camera.
3/15/2021

Political scientist among the ranks of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners

Elizabeth Koebele to research collaborative water sustainability policymaking as part of NSF award

Elizabeth Koebele stands next to river
3/15/2021

Journalism dean named finalist for Administrator of the Year

Dean Alan Stavitsky recognized in the 68th Scripps Howard Awards competition

Dean Alan Stavitsky
3/12/2021

Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Autumn Cuellar has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices.

Dave Feil-Seifer and Autumn Cuellar in hallway, Autumn holding a plaque
3/12/2021

Online sessions to discuss operating as a limited liability company

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Kevin Johnson.
3/12/2021

Improving health by studying gut bacteria

Assistant Professor Steven Frese is conducting research on gut microbiomes

Steven Frese.
3/11/2021

Acclaimed a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® performs during 60th anniversary Performing Arts Series season

Internationally renowned Sweet Honey In The Rock® will raise roofs and collective conscious Thursday, March 25

Sweet Honey in the Rock a cappella group
3/11/2021

Social Work Month highlights how profession benefits society

School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month with “Social Workers are Essential” campaign to recognize the profession and raise scholarship funds for students

A group of University students with the School of Social Work stand around a table with signs and donuts
3/11/2021

Journalism faculty member and student win top awards at BEA Festival of Media Arts

Dr. Myrton Running Wolf and Vanessa Ribeiro receive national recognition for narrative video and sound engineering

A photo collage with Dr. Myrton Running Wolf on the left and Vanessa Ribeiro on the right.
3/11/2021

Third Annual International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium supports female entrepreneurs

The College of Business celebrated International Women’s Day with virtual conference

The International Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium's virtual conference platform displayed on a MacBook computer.
3/10/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Thomas White explores the most extreme states of matter in the Universe

Assistant professor of physics receives funding to include undergraduate students in cutting edge physics research

Portrait of Thomas White
3/10/2021

NSF CAREER award recipient Christopher Barile explores chemical reactions central to renewable energy and environmental technologies

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Christopher Barile's research aims to create processes for recycling carbon dioxide and nitrogen

Chris Barile in his lab
3/10/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses insect pest identification and management

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

Aphids eating a tomato plant's flower.
3/10/2021

Makerspace at the Innevation Center allows users to discover, learn, build and connect

Offering equipment, resources and support – plus its first ever Makerthon – this well-equipped space encourages creation and real-world learning

Five University students stand in the Makerspace.
3/9/2021

University of Nevada, Reno Shared History Program dives into the past and present history of black activism in northern Nevada

Projects are underway to share the program’s findings with the community

Four men standing in front of a bus at the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960
3/9/2021

Mary Turner, M.D. ’73, a pioneer who never intended to blaze a trail for women

Dr. Turner was the only woman in the University of Nevada School of Medicine inaugural Class of 1973

A group photo of the UNR Med inaugural Class of 1973.
3/9/2021

Nevadans give feedback on youth education delivery during pandemic

University publishes youth needs assessment results

A 4-H youth works with a 4-H leader on a STEM project. See caption for more detail.
3/8/2021

Actively planning and preparing to be back fall semester

<em>"I want you to know that we’re actively planning and preparing on being back for the fall semester – with more options for in-person academics and events, while remaining vigilant in all critical prevention efforts."</em>

A student wears a mask and holds a coffee cup as they stand in front of the Senator Richard Bryan statute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
3/8/2021

Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering

Collage of women engineers surround an image of women engineers holding a sign that reads this is what an engineer looks like
3/8/2021

College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic

Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.

Female student next to Mackay Statue
3/5/2021

Kelly Cross named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Cell Mentor named Cross on the list designed to "dismantle the myth that outstanding Black scientists make up a small percentage of the scientific community."

Kelly Cross
3/5/2021

Fewer butterflies seen across the warming, drying landscapes of the American West

University of Nevada, Reno leads collaborative study on insect declines

Chris Halsch on Castle Peak
3/4/2021

Journalism school’s International Institute covers the world’s largest electronics show

South Korean students take on a unique opportunity during the pandemic

A group of South Korean students pose with Dean Stavitsky behind the anchor desk in the Reynolds Media Lab.
3/4/2021

The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry

Evening with Industry brought 65 students and 11 companies together to help students and new graduates prepare themselves professionally to become engineers.

Natalie Little
3/3/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting to attract birds

Extension teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series online

hummingbirds at a bird feeder.
3/3/2021

Study shows cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Cactus crops remove carbon from the atmosphere, provide biofuel, food and livestock feed

Fruit growing on an opuntia ficus indica plant.
3/3/2021

Gender, Equality, Norms & Health

A presentation by Dr. Ann Weber for International Women's Day

Dr. Ann Weber with young women in Madagascar