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  • Cashless is king: 2 Reno tech startups assist businesses with contactless payments
    Liao and Epp didn’t have to look far. In March, the co-founders moved over the hill to Reno, and got accepted into an accelerator, the InNEVator spring 2021 cohort, at the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center. “Reno was the perfect place to move our business and relaunch our platform because there were less COVID restrictions in Nevada,” Liao said. “And Nevada has no personal or business income taxes, so that’s an added benefit.” – Northern Nevada Business Weekly
  • Small increase in earthquake risk: it’s Lake Tahoe’s fault
    According to Dr. Graham Kent, director of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and State Seismologist, the increased risk is not necessarily cause for concern, but cause for caution... In fact, Northern Nevada is so riddled with fault lines that the Sierra Nevada is growing — very, very slowly. Back in 2012, the Geodetic Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno clocked the range at about half an inch every decade. – Nevada Appeal
  • The Mayor of Reno Is Betting Big on the Blockchain
    The project attracted more favorable notice from some, including a 21-year-old undergraduate from the University of Nevada-Reno named Theodore Clapp. He was thrilled, and surprised, to see his mayor “interested in this obscure altcoin that I loved,” he says. He emailed her after seeing a tweet about Tezos, and she responded immediately. He was soon installed as the head of Reno’s Blockchain Board on Innovation (a board of one, for now; he is seeking other members to join him). – WIRED

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

WiSE WOMEN

1/20/2021

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

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

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
3/2/2021

NSF CAREER award leads to better batteries, a more diverse scientific community

Last year, Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Feifei Fan earned a National Science Foundation CAREER award for her research on lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. She shares the scientific, commercial and societal implications of the project.

Feifei Fan
3/2/2021

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

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

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
3/1/2021

Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history

The College of Engineering recognizes the contributions of its exceptional alumni like Sierra Gonzales through its Profiles in Excellence series.

People clapping in computer-filled room.
3/1/2021

Online sessions to help businesses with human resources challenges and more

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

Kimberly Miles.
2/26/2021

School of Social Work Welcomes Dr. Lillian Wichinsky As New Associate Dean

Dr. Wichinsky brings more than 25 years of experience in the social work profession to the School of Social Work

Dr. Lillian Wichinsky in Arches National Park, Utah
2/25/2021

New tool allows computer scientists to support life scientists

Department of Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen and his lab have developed software to help life scientists efficiently analyze single-cell data using machine learning.

Four people in building with windows behind them
2/25/2021

A shared humanity

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

Abstract image of College of Science Dean's office door.
2/24/2021

Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop

University presents information on growing sorghum as a commercial crop in Nevada

A bouquet of different sorghum varieties.
2/24/2021

Hip Hop Scholars: Jody Lykes Details the Experiences of Black Professors Teaching Hip Hop

New research offers close look at the professionals in Hip Hop academia

Hip hop performer concert at night
2/24/2021

Roving Mars: From Sojourner to Perseverance

Foundation Professor and planetary scientist Wendy Calvin will discuss the evolution of Mars rovers in her March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.

High-Resolution Still Image of Perseverance's Landing
2/23/2021

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Graham Kent visiting the site of the 2020 Valley Fire in Southern California
2/22/2021

Orvis School of Nursing Online Graduate Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

U.S. News and Review ranks Orvis School of Nursing online master's program as top 100 online nursing programs in the country

Orvis School of Nursing master programs enhance nurse's professional skills
2/22/2021

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

Faculty and graduates at the 2019 African Diaspora Graduate Celebration
2/19/2021

University of Nevada, Reno student among winners of the 2020 ¡Andale! Scholarship

Criminal justice and philosophy major wins scholarship offered by Las Vegas Latino Bar Association to help cover LSAT expenses

Jesus Rosales Sandoval
2/18/2021

4-H Youth Development Program connects STEM to shooting sports

Virtual workshop series launches in February

4-H youth shooting targets with a bow and arrow
2/18/2021

School of Community Health Sciences publishes study on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes

Research points to a proactive shift that halts the spread of preemption and begins the task of overturning existing health policy statues

Grocery store shelves stocked with varying flavors and colors of soda cans.
2/18/2021

Climate change and suppression tactics are critical factors increasing fires

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

burned trees in the central Rocky Mountain forest
2/17/2021

Online sessions continue to help businesses with digital marketing and more

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

Nicole Taylor Sharp
2/16/2021

Upward Bound comes through for students during COVID-19 pandemic

Low-income, first-generation students from eight target high schools in Washoe and Lyon counties benefit from the resources provided by the program.

A screenshot from a Zoom Upward Bound Math Science meeting
2/16/2021

The role of authentic Black history as America moves forward

Caesar Andrews
2/16/2021

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

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

lab worker testing covid disinfectant
2/12/2021

University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of Unsplash.com
2/10/2021

Lynda Wiest to receive the 2021 AWM Louise Hay Award for Mentoring

Over two decades of furthering gender equity in math and running week-long camp culminate in multiple instances of national recognition

Linda Wiest
2/10/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses beekeeping tips

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

a person wearing a beekeeping suit and handling a beehive frame covered with honeybees
2/10/2021

New Artist-in-Residence Program now accepting applications

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

Two wood dremels, an eraser and pencil lie on top of a wood carving project.
2/9/2021

Free kits available to test your home for cancer-causing gas

Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

a radon test kit
2/9/2021

Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro

Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success

Kelsey Scalaro standing outside the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
2/9/2021

Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten

Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit

Dann Ranch landscape image with crows on fence posts in foreground and mountains in background
2/9/2021

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

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

Davidson Math and Science Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at dusk.
2/8/2021

Captain Henry Sends His Love: Crowdsourcing the transcription of Henry & Nellie Mighels’ Correspondence

The University Libraries Special Collections department highlights Library Lovers Month with unique, collaborative project

Sample of a letter from Henry dated January 29th, 1864 from the Henry & Nellie Mighel Correspondence crowdsourced transcription project
2/8/2021

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives

Caitlin Earley photographing a Maya sculpture in a cave.
2/8/2021

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

Will Carrasco with a full head of hair
2/8/2021

Stephanie Parker Appointed to Nevada Employee Management Committee

Stephanie Parker to serve on committee aiming to improve relationships between managers and employees across the state

Stephanie Parker
2/8/2021

Iranian cultural identity explored on winning 2021 School of the Arts sticker design

M.F.A. student Sogand Tabatabaei’s artwork, Coverage, is featured

MFA student Sogand Tabatabaei sits at a desk working on a drawing.
2/5/2021

Reynolds School alumna and student earn Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Twelve University students have achieved public relations distinction

Reynolds School of Journalism building
2/5/2021

College of Liberal Arts lecture series bring topics of diversity, politics, society and more

Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts host weekly, biweekly and monthly lectures throughout spring semester

Front of Lincoln Hall during summer
2/4/2021

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

Empty hallway and desks
2/4/2021

Nevada Leads Prepares and Educates Future Leaders

Combining the classroom and the reality: Graduate program makes the best of both worlds

Student as an industrial style desk listening to lecture
2/3/2021

60th Anniversary season of Performing Arts Series continues with three, one-of-a-kind virtual performances and interactive conversations

Award-winning Irish Quintet, Goitse, kicks off spring performances this February; new restaurant partners to offer takeout menus inspired by each visiting artist

Irish quintet Goitse poses for a photo inside a brick room.
2/2/2021

Macrosystems biology: science journal explores new knowledge in ecological frontier

University of Nevada, Reno conducts international rivers study based on new approaches in science

researchers at Eg River Mongolia
2/1/2021

EmployNV resources for employers and job seekers subject of online town halls

Extension offering online sessions to help Nevada’s small businesses

Elizabeth McDaniels
1/29/2021

Climate change is a stressor of insect populations around the world

University of Nevada, Reno leads study on insect declines

Chris with butterfly
1/29/2021

University assistant professor shares her experience contracting COVID-19

Kyra Stull says the choices we make are not our own

Assistant professor Kyra Stull with her dog Ozymandias sitting on rocks overlooking Washoe Valley Lake
1/28/2021

Nevada Davidson Academy student places first in National Radon Poster Contest

Maya Park-Weber awarded for poster urging communities to test for radon

" This is the fifth year out of the past six years a Nevada student has placed in the top three in the National Radon Poster Contest.

1/28/2021

Nursing Graduate Accepts Oncology Job On 5-Year Anniversary of Being Cancer Free

Haley Carroll graduated from Orvis School of Nursing in December 2020. Just five years earlier Haley was battling cancer unsure of her future.

Haley Carroll sit in grass with nursing student uniform on
1/27/2021

A firm foundation when the ground is shaky

Researchers demonstrate the benefits of helical piles in withstanding soil liquefaction during earthquakes.

Seven researchers in front of soil box experimental structure
1/27/2021

New position, new team member added to Honors College

Teaching Assistant Professor of English Jason Ludden to help guide students through competitive scholarship, fellowship application processes

Manzanita Lake with Clark Administration and Jot Travis Buildings in the background on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
1/26/2021

International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium: Innovation in a Changing World

The top names in female entrepreneurship will present at one-day, virtual College of Business event on International Women’s Day, March 8

Reno Philharmonic Conductor Laura Jackson conducting orchestra at 2020 IWES conference.
1/26/2021

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

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.
1/26/2021

Calling all writers

University Libraries and Nevada Writers Hall of Fame to host free, virtual writing workshop for writers of all ages and abilities on April 24 following the success of fall 2020 programming

A silver medal with a blue ribbon
1/25/2021

University-wide meeting: 'A feeling of cautious hope'

President Sandoval, campus experts, share updates and expectations for the spring semester

Screen captures of speakers from the all-employee meeting
1/25/2021

FYRE Robotics provides mentorship for K-12 students interested in engineering and science

As lead mentor for this community-based robotics team, Kerry Thompson helps students develop important life-skills such as teamwork, communication and more

Kerry Thompson and her team of students stand around the robot they built at a competition.
1/22/2021

Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.

Woman points at brain scans.
1/22/2021

Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
1/22/2021

University Libraries Mathewson Automated Retrieval System – MARS – receives upgrade

With more than 800,000 items stored and millions of items delivered MARS recently received its first large-scale upgrade since the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Young man standing in front of a computer that operates the library's ARS.
1/21/2021

WiSE WOMEN

Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Three students in the WiSE program sitting on couches in the dorm studying
1/20/2021

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities

Cynthia Lancaster sits at a desk on a video call with her mentee, Erick Herrera
1/19/2021

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return virtually in February

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

a young Grimes golden apple tree
1/19/2021

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

A collection of international flags
1/19/2021

Students co-collaborate on “The Lilley in the Open” exhibition with School of the Arts and City of Reno

Objects from The Lilley’s permanent collection featured in virtual exhibition

"BUTTING HEADS TWO" Acrylic on canvas
1/19/2021

The Honors College: for highly motivated students, a meaningful journey

The newest college at the University provides opportunities for students to take their education to the next level

Honors College students work in a lab
1/19/2021

Researchers Explore the Role of Datura in Rock Art at Pinwheel Caves

University of Nevada, Reno anthropologist performs radiocarbon analysis on Datura wrightii quids

Datura rock art drawing next to Datura flower
1/15/2021

Online town halls to discuss new rounds of Paycheck Protection Programs

Extension offering information on assistance programs, taxes and digital marketing for small businesses

Noe Gonzalez
1/15/2021

Life’s a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

Student mentors turn into peer coaches through Honors College first-year experience program

Swans with their cygnets on Manzanita Lake
1/14/2021

Dr. Cornel West student composition contest

Students are invited to create a composition to celebrate Dr. West’s work and vision, shared during his virtual visit with the University this month

" “We are reconnecting through writing's reflections - reaching deeper, writing more authentically, learning and growing thoughtfully, and understanding the world around us more richly.” – William Macauley, University of Nevada, Reno professor of English

1/14/2021

Scientists keep watch on climate and weather as drought grips Nevada

Interdisciplinary approach from University of Nevada, Reno Extension keeps people informed and involved

Lahontan Dam low water
1/14/2021

Vision 2021: The Nevada Economic Forecast

College of Business invites business and industry leaders to attend informational online forum

" Vision 2021 is an attempt to understand how the pandemic has impacted the state’s economy and how the state’s economy will continue to be affected.

1/13/2021

Green industry trainings offered online

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Landscaped garden
1/12/2021

Three days of events planned leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Center for Student Engagement encourages participation in this year's activities

" “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/12/2021

New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research

Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity

Mick Hitchcock addresses students in The Center located in the University's Joe Crowley Student Union.
1/6/2021

Reynolds School Fall 2020 Semester in Review

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

A group of Reynolds School students smile on individual Zoom screens.
1/5/2021

Cattlemen’s Update goes virtual to provide market, production and research updates for 2020

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

cattle on a ranch in Washoe Valley
1/4/2021

Test your home for cancer-causing gas

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

Radon test kit with instructions
1/4/2021

University hosts 2nd Annual Writing and Well-Being Conference with keynote speaker Cornel West

Virtual conference offers three days of workshops and speakers including free lecture by Dr. West Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.

Frandsen Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/31/2020

Weekly online town halls and webinars for small businesses resume next week

Extension offering information on new relief funds, taxes and marketing

Photo of Reyna Mendez next to a photo of Juan Salas
12/30/2020

Michael Flores named director of Government Relations and Community Engagement

Longtime Nevada government affairs and community outreach professional to join University of Nevada, Reno

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/30/2020

Top stories of 2020: COVID-19 influenced University life in every way possible

The top 25 most-viewed Nevada Today stories reflect campus' need to know more about COVID-19

President Sandoval walks the University Quad with senior staff members
12/29/2020

A day in the life on the path to independence

An inside look at the Path to Independence program for students with intellectual disabilities

Two students sitting at a computer laughing
12/29/2020

Ann Carlson and Ron Turek support the College of Education & Human Development Student Success Center

A long awaited construction project is about to begin for better student success

Group of students in a study hall
12/23/2020

Marine Plankton face threat of extinction as planet warms

Census of marine plankton fossils reveals inability to adapt to large shifts in climate

Microscopic image of marine plankton.
12/23/2020

Engaging with traditional art through digital formats

The Lilley Museum of Art adapts the creation and showcasing of art amidst a pandemic

David R. Harper's exhibit in The Lilley.
12/22/2020

Genetic algorithm discovers sets of programs with affinities to politics

Framework developed by University of Nevada, Reno researcher finds sets of TV shows whose combined viewership determines social and political preferences

Person pointing a TV remote at a television screen with different TV programs.
12/22/2020

Make it local. Make it stick. Teaching civics education in a post-truth world

William Toledo worked with teachers for long-lasting and relevant civics education for upcoming generations in his new book

Book being held by human.
12/21/2020

Mayo Clinic Cardiologist and alumna Lisa LeMond gives time, hope comfort when hearts fail

The College of Science recognizes exceptional alumna Lisa LeMond.

Sean Casey, pictured here with Lisa LeMond at the 2019 College of Science and Mackay School Distinguished Alumni of the Year event.
12/21/2020

Nevada researchers study cattle microRNA effects on meat quality, human health

Team combines agriculture and nutrition programs with bioinformatics and molecular medicine

cattle grazing
12/21/2020

Margaret Arcus Award Given to Bridget Walsh for Work in Family Life Education

Professor in the College of Education & Human Development takes a new approach to two different fields by combining them

Bridget Walsh
12/17/2020

GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

Socially distanced individuals in the Honor Court
12/16/2020

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine

Two students pose for a photo at a club fair to promote the new MAPS club on campus last spring.
12/16/2020

Nevada Debate Team finishes strong for fall semester

Students face the advantages and disadvantages of online debate

Nevada Debate Team zoom screenshot of online semifinal tournament
12/16/2020

Faces of the Pack: First-Generation Future Educator on the Path to a Double Major

Inspired to come to the University by a Nevada Bound tour, Medina works on two majors after becoming a tour guide himself

Student standing in front of trees with fall leaves and they have a mask on
12/16/2020

“Pandemic Performers”: a visual story

Journalism student documents four artists navigating the pandemic

Ben Engel holds a camera up and looks through it in front of a blurred greenery background.
12/16/2020

University housing LEEDs the way for sustainability

Great Basin Hall wins Golden Pinecone Award, recognizing sustainable construction practices used to meet internationally recognized LEED Gold Standard

Great Basin Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
12/15/2020

The impact of COVID-19 on short-term housing rentals

Using a machine learning algorithm, University researcher, discovers ‘cleanliness is next to income’ through online reviews of Airbnb rentals.

Laptop showing someone booking an Airbnb rental.
12/15/2020

Faces of the Pack: Social Work Student Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Austin Pollard talks about volunteering throughout the community while pursuing his Bachelor's in Social Work. He was recently recognized as the Student Volunteer of the Year.

Austin Pollard in front of the Team Rubicon truck when volunteering for North Carolina the disaster relief program
12/14/2020

Town Hall provides opportunity for businesses to share needs

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Alfredo Cedeno
12/11/2020

Faces of the Pack: Engineering student leads SWE through age of COVID-19

Victoria Defilippi is the current president of the University’s chapter for the Society of Women Engineers. She seeks new opportunities to bring students together in the time of a global pandemic.

Victoria Defilippi
12/10/2020

Princeton Review ranks College of Business Executive MBA

Online Executive MBA among the top 50 online graduate programs in the country

" The program is highly cost-competitive while it offers an integrated curriculum in management and leadership, allowing students to excel in their careers.

12/8/2020

New mechanical engineering professor assists with COVID-19 Risk Meter

College of Engineering Assistant Professor Aditya Nair is developing the predictive capabilities of the Truckee Meadows COVID-19 Risk Meter

Three people gathered around a table, all wearing masks
12/8/2020

University’s student filmmakers to hold virtual film festival Dec. 11

School of Journalism’s sixth annual Student Documentary Film Festival airs on Facebook Live

Old style video camera
12/7/2020

Nevada graduates 16 student-athletes during Winter Commencement

More than 1,150 student-athletes have graduated over the past dozen years

A black graduation cap with the words "Thank you Mom & Dad!" on the mortar board.
12/7/2020

The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.
12/7/2020

Department of Theatre and Dance embraces digital realm

Student performing artists gain new experiences recording virtual performances

Jasmine Johnson, Kennedy Gaskins and Cam Mauer film the “Bruised and Brave” performance outside on street
12/3/2020

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

The Department of Gender, Race, and Identity introduces three new minors

The newly formed department offers a large variety of minors for students

The Thompson building at the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

Philosophy professor forms University’s first college-level Ethics Bowl Team

First competition to take place in California Regionals Dec. 5

Four Ethics Bowl team members pose outside with a whiteboard showcasing their team name
12/3/2020

George and Josephine Go Virtual: A New Project Brings Their 1914 Adventure to Life

A collage of five images from the 1000 Miles of Desert and Mountain Diaries. Images included show four people sitting outside of a rustic tent; scenes from the landscape; a scene of a main street in Las Vegas; and an image of two burros wearing packs.
12/3/2020

University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates

Black mortar board graduation cap that reads in gold lettering, "What feels like the end is often the beginning"
12/2/2020

College of Business launches new undergraduate Sports Management minor

The new minor will provide students with a keen business perspective of the sports industry

" The impact of business activity encompassed by activities and events involving sports, recreation and athletics in our community, state and region is significant and growing.

12/2/2020

Football Habemus!

The Club Deportivo Vasco soccer team of Caracas

The kids' Deportivo Vasco in a picture from the Caracas Euzko Etxea.
12/2/2020

Tamara Snight named Reynolds School Fall 2020 Senior Scholar

Snight hopes to follow her passion for strategic communications into a successful career

A headshot of Tamara Snight standing in front of a park wearing a black graduation gown and smiling to camera.
12/1/2020

Going virtual

Small @One team helps create connection for the Wolf Pack Family through virtual University events

The William N. Pennington Engineering Building Opening Rehearsal from the viewpoint of the mobile broadcast studio built by the @One Events and Production team.
11/30/2020

Study in Thailand identifies benefits of community-based freshwater fish reserves

Results of research published in science journal Nature could help freshwater fisheries worldwide

Freshwater fish
11/30/2020

University student food insecurity on the rise

Pack Provisions, the University’s food pantry, is expecting the need for food assistance to double amongst students this academic year.

Student loading the Campus Escort van with items for delivery from Pack Provisions.
11/30/2020

Town Hall provides information to help businesses make year-end decisions

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Reyna Mendez
11/30/2020

All American: the giant legacy of "Little" Joe Bliss

Inaugural Wolf Pack Hall of Famer and two-time All-American NCAA champion boxer Joe Bliss was a Paiute icon who left a lasting impact on his community and the University

Joe Bliss with taped hands in a boxing stance
11/25/2020

Made in Nevada celebrates 2020 holiday season and 11th Annual Small Business Saturday®

The Nevada SBDC and Made in Nevada aim to further support small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

" We believe that providing an option to shop authentic Made in Nevada businesses in an online setting improves consumer safety and keeps our local economy strong.

11/24/2020

Geology-themed 2021 calendar available from College of Science

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology compiles scenic photos, Nevada facts in annual calendar

desert mountains
11/24/2020

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.

Student working on writing letters on a piece of paper at a desk
11/23/2020

#COVIDCrew partners with DoughBoys Donuts

Climate survey results seek to understand COVID-19 impacts; mask sales continue to support relief fund

Blue Wolf Pack Paw donut with a white Nevada logoed water bottle.
11/20/2020

Nevada matches record-high Graduation Success Rate

Student-athletes graduating at 85 percent rate

Thank you Mom & Dad! written on a black mortar board commencement cap at an indoor graduation ceremony.
11/20/2020

Tradition lives on with graduates, friends and family in mind

Department of Music records music for University’s upcoming virtual Commencement

Choir sings in masks on stage
11/20/2020

Emilly Borthwick-Wong promoted to executive director of undergraduate academic advising

Director provides central student, advisor and assessment support

A student wear a facial covering walks through the University of Nevada, Reno campus with stairs and a statue behind them.
11/19/2020

University-wide meeting: 'This is why I know we're going to get through this'

Wide-ranging Zoom discussion stresses measures intended to meet the challenges of the coming months

President Brian Sandoval and the other senior University leadership on the panel
11/19/2020

Wiest receives Willystine Goodsell Award for Advancing Women in Education

American Educational Research Association acknowledges professor as she enters the 25th year of her career

Linda Wiest photo
11/18/2020

Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit

University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit

Smoke from the 2018 Hogan Fire
11/18/2020

Northern Nevada International Center, City of Reno awarded grant to improve immigrant inclusion

Reno, Washoe County and 18 additional Gateways for Growth Challenge awardees join a network of others seeking to improve infrastructure for inclusivity in their communities

The Downtown Reno arch and Reno Brew Bike. Credit VisitRenoTahoe.com
11/18/2020

Changing representation through documentary film

Journalism alumna Tsanavi Spoonhunter chronicles one tribe’s fight for food sovereignty in short documentary