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  • New York coronavirus policy harming disabled youth, parents say: 'The regression is devastating'
    Professors at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) recently detailed the importance of routine and structure for children with disabilities. “When kids have predictable routines, problem behaviors are less likely,” according to UNR's MaryAnn Demchak, professor of special education and disability studies, and Chevonne Sutter, project coordinator for the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project. “Problem behaviors are sometimes a way for children with disabilities to communicate their frustration or tell their parents what they want." – Fox News
  • D.C. neighborhood votes to remove plaque honoring white supremacist senator
    Newlands’s legacy is not limited to racism. William D. Rowley, a professor emeritus at the University of Nevada at Reno who wrote a book about the senator and spoke at the commission meeting, said Newlands was also a progressive who supported women’s suffrage. – The Washington Post
  • ‘Bridging the gap’ – inside the $33.2 million first step to connect UNR to downtown Reno
    The first steps in the development that will finally form a physical link between downtown Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno campus are slated to begin this fall. Clark/Sullivan Construction will start work on a seven-level parking garage that’s part of the larger five-building University Gateway project, university President Marc Johnson told NNBW in an interview last week. – Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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Should kids have drinks with caffeine? | ¿Deben tomar bebidas con cafeína los niños?

Caffeine can be over-looked by parents and others that care for small children | Cafeína puede que sea pasada por alto por los padres y otras personas que cuidan a los niños pequeños

How can parents prepare children to wear masks at school?

With school returning soon, Shanon Taylor provides advice to parents on how to ease children into getting used to wearing masks in school.

Creating structure at home for children with disabilities

How to provide routine during stay-at-home orders

How to discuss racism topics in the classroom

Recognizing the intersections of race, class, gender and more in education

Top Stories

James Simmons holds a Lahontan Cutthroat Trout at Summit Lake

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout thrive at Paiute’s Summit Lake in far northern Nevada

University collaborates with tribe to protect the longest self-sustaining population of trout

Nevada Today adds a new way of telling the University’s stories

Marketing Communications launches its UNPACKED podcast to share backstories from the University community

Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 & other important updates

University President Marc Johnson announces updates to the University coronavirus site, including a new confirmed cases page, and addresses other important issues

Parallels & lessons learned: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

Dr. Trudy Larson presents at TedX Reno

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: A group of dancers participating in what appears to be a version of the Zinta Dantza, a ribbon dance. The colored ribbons are braided with the movement of the dancers around the pole. Metaphorically, the dance represents the process of life, the obstacles encountered as life progresses, and the passing from life to the afterlife.

Jon Bilbao Basque Library, Basque culture, digital archive focus of new episode of Checked Out!

“The pandemic is a shared experience. It is a global event like nothing we have seen before.” - Iñaki Arrieta Baro said.

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

University's Living Lab pilot program aims to light a path for underrepresented students as undergraduates and grad students work together on research

Global decline of migratory fish, Nevada fish migration affected by dams, development

College of Science’s Zeb Hogan co-author of comprehensive global report

New survey focuses on COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs

University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor in political science part of multidisciplinary team of scholars dedicated to informing risk messaging and public policy

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Nevada Today adds a new way of telling the University’s stories

Marketing Communications launches its UNPACKED podcast to share backstories from the University community

Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 & other important updates

University President Marc Johnson announces updates to the University coronavirus site, including a new confirmed cases page, and addresses other important issues

Taking on COVID-19 with math and stats

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Paul Hurtado and Nevada State Biostatistician and College of Science alumna Kyra Morgan talk COVID-19 and how they’re using numbers to make sense of it all.

Mind your social media manners

University professors examine how social media platforms can be used for constructive conversation