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Celebrating Women's History Month

Check out stories related to Women's History Month, including history, student and faculty profiles, videos, campus news, faculty perspectives and more.

Women's History Month
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Dr. Kate Berry is honored by the Rural Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers

Berry and her colleague from Boise State University received the Western Studies award

College of Engineering Associate Professor appointed to editorial board

College of Engineering professor quoted in Politico Pro's Morning Energy newsletter

Dev Chidambaram provides insight into the Department of Energy's $2 billion conditional loan to Redwood Materials

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Nevada in the news

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once: How the Oscar-tipped movie made generational trauma a hot topic
    “There’s a reason why multigenerational trauma is now gaining traction. It’s because it’s helping people understand themselves better, and that has some validity to it,” said Kenneth Coll and Brenda Freeman, professors of counselling and educational psychology at the University of Nevada, who wrote the paper, Exploring Irish Multigenerational Trauma and Its Healing. - Inkl World News
  • Joining the Pack event invites high school students to the University of Nevada Reno More than 135 Reno-Sparks high school students will visit the University of Nevada, Reno campus on March 6 as part of the Join the Pack pilot program. The program targets high school students to encourage them to start thinking about college as an opportunity.  - Hinterland Gazette
  • Helping Nature Help Us
    The single species, one-at-a-time approach doesn’t make sense for insects because there’s so many of them, Matt Forister, an insect ecologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, told me. - NY Times
  • How teachers and students view and use ChatGPT artificial intelligence
    Jimmie Manning, a Communication Studies Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno is recommending his students to test the new technology as a guidance tool, rather than having it do all their work for them.
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U.S. Navy National Concert Band makes a stop in Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno to host the free, family-friendly concert on March 15

The U.S. Navy Concert Band on stage.

College of Business researchers investigate if gender quota laws lead to increased perception of tokenism

Women on boards of directors viewed as tokens to lesser extent when gender quota minimum is exceeded

Two men and one woman dressed in business attire surround an open laptop

Basque Library, Center for Basque Studies celebrate career, writing of Robert Laxalt

Two-day conference March 9 – 10 to feature local, regional, international scholars along with Basque music, dancing and improvisational poetry

Robert Laxalt speaks to a crowd at a podium at the dedication ceremony of the National Basque Monument on August 27, 1989.

For Interim Dean of the College of Science Katherine McCall, the people make the place

The interim dean has long worked to ensure everyone has access to STEM education

Six women stand at the end of a hallway smiling. A woman in the middle wearing a cardigan is looking to her right and smiling.

How many states of matter are there?

Physics professor shares his thoughts on a surprisingly difficult question

The sun takes up much of the left side of the image, but a large stream of plasma that looks like fire is extending out toward the right side of the photo.

Professors Gustin and Cushman elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

AAAS Fellowship is one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community internationally

Mae Gustin on the left and John Cushman on the right.

Decolonizing the outdoors

Department of Gender, Race and Identity hosts events featuring Indigenous experts

Digital illustration of a girl looking at a butterfly by Jahi titled "Elise la Lombriz," 2021.

Talks@Tahoe: Legacy of James E. Church’s snow science research preserved

Historical data digitized, preserved and made accessible to serve needs of research communities, public

Two people stand in the snow at Mt. Rose.

Genre-defying Butterscotch concludes the 62nd Performing Arts Series season

Performing Arts Series season comes to a close with a show-stopping performance by the vocal percussionist virtuosa, Butterscotch

Headshot of Butterscotch.

Robots are feeding the Pack!

Nevada Dining discusses the safety, convenience and sustainability of its food delivery robots

On a sunny day outside of the Knowledge Center a person bends down taking a white bag out of a Starship delivery robot.

March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time for us to recognize, celebrate and learn more about the achievements of women throughout our history.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Extension offers new comprehensive training for early childhood educators

‘Spiral Up’ provides a career pathway for child care professionals

A group of child care educators sitting at a table planning out professional portfolio assignments.

Michael Coray: ‘Bringing voices to the table that otherwise might not have been heard’

University’s first black professor of history was a groundbreaking figure

Close up candid of Suzi and Michael Coray in black and white. The couple is looking in the distance and smiling.

Making autonomous mining safer

Researchers developing software to simulate autonomous mining operations

A large mining haul truck drives toward the left of the photo. There are large mountains in the background.

Small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

A herd of cattle grazing in a field while eating grass.

Sagebrushers ep. 12: Dr. Alyssa Nota

In honor of Study Abroad Day, President Brian Sandoval visits with the CEO of USAC Alyssa Nota to learn about the positive impacts of studying abroad on students' lives and careers

President Sandoval sits to the left of Alyssa Nota in a podcast recording room.

Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Teaching Award and Exceptional Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty College/School Awards for fall 2022

Awardees are recognized for their exemplary service to students and individual achievements

Blue 'N' statue next to grass and a brown brick building, with a girl and two boys walking across a path.

Small grants support big entrepreneurial dreams across University campus

LaunchNevada Initiative by Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship supports student startups

Sierra Hixson holding her product, Adventure Provisions, up to the camera.

Nobel laureate physicist visits University on March 2

Discover Science Lecture Series brings renowned physicist to campus

A man sits in a laboratory next to a metal device.

Veteran organizations on campus give back to the veterans in Reno community

The University’s Veteran Services department spearheads project to install karma box

Man and woman standing on either side of a box that is painted blue and decorated with the state of Nevada with red and white stripes inside.

Using massive lasers to understand planetary physics

Clemons-Magee Endowed Professor in Physics Thomas White seeks to understand the internal workings of planets beyond Earth

Thomas White, wearing a dark blue button-up collared shirt, smiles on the Quad.

BS-DMD student awarded scholarship for dental school

Caitleen Navarro’s standout experiences rewarded

Caitleen Navarro smiles in front of the Quad wearing a Circle K nametag.

University expedition highlights long-term research on the Mekong River

International collaborations with the Global Water Center contribute to successful conservation efforts

fish release on Mekong River

Online cybersecurity program gets national recognition

Shamik Sengupta, shown from the waist up, standing in front of a wall of computer servers.

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe is uniquely designed with students in mind

Learn about how the gift of Sierra Nevada University in July 2021 has transformed the University of Nevada, Reno and how both the main campus and UNR at Lake Tahoe are shaping the future of The Wolf Pack Way

Interior shot of the circulation desk at the Prim Library at the UNR at Lake Tahoe library.

Renewed commitment to the Epicenter for Judicial Education at the University of Nevada, Reno

Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving justice system

Exterior of the National Judicial College on campus at UNR on a sunny, blue sky day.

“This small seed will blossom into a large oak tree”

Two new endowed chairs are just the beginning for Alice and Fred Ottoboni’s planned gift

Endowed professors and CABNR dean holding plaques and smiling for photo.

Lactation rooms provide comfort and privacy for students, staff and faculty

The University currently maintains nine lactation rooms both on and off campus

Sign outside the lactation room in the Continuing Education Building. The words "105 Lactation/Quiet Room" are written with braille underneath.

Intelligent Mobility: public bus automatically detects, reports damaged signals, signs and other maintenance issues to RTC team

Through partnership with RTC of Washoe County, a University team is testing the new, first-of-its-kind ‘digital twin’ technology on the streets of Reno

Advanced sensors and AI technology attached to an RTC bus allow the bus to monitor the traffic infrastructure around it.

University of Nevada, Reno receives CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

The Core Writing Program is one of only eight programs to receive this award for 2022-2023

Students at a table reading and writing.

Lynn Whetstone’s support opens doors for students to study abroad

High school students benefit from Dean's Future Scholars study abroad program

Vanesa Gallegos-Jaimes, Cazandra Gonzalez-Avila and Monserrath Ramirez-Ramirez holding a banner that says España

An optimistic view of climate solutions based on an energy transition

The first speaker of the Energy Solutions Forum, Chris Field, gave an introduction on climate change-related problems and possible solutions. More speakers are coming these following weeks.

A speaker stands in front of a seated audience

Journalism School to host Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times

Merida to discuss the future of news in a forum at the University of Nevada, Reno on March 6.

Headshot of Kevin Merida.

150th anniversary logo selected

The 150th anniversary logo that was chosen marks the beginning of our effort to tell a 150-year story of institutional success

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Science Saves the World (and Santa's syrup recipe) in winning video for College of Science Video Competition

Lexi Timpone won first place for her science-themed video, three videos also recognized

A dog wearing a sweatshirt with a person's hand coming out of the sleeves looks as if it's writing in a notebook. There is a fireplace with stockings handing in the background.

Michigan State University shooting

Monday night’s shootings on the campus of Michigan State University were tragic and horrific. To the Michigan State community, we express our solidarity. We know that there is grief and that the loss will never be fully healed.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Child and Family Research Center’s Home Visiting program receives $2.25 million grant

Home Visit program is first in the country to offer support to incarcerated caregivers

Home visitor Candy Cannon (right) sits at a table with a mother and her two children as the children color.

Your genetics, your story, our care

The Healthy Nevada Project is opening doors to genetic research in Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine monument sign seen from the street.

The Collective ‘We’: A Public Health Approach to Love, Life and Leadership

Alumnus and American football guard Austin Corbett shares how his public health education helps him tackle life on and off the field.

Austin Corbett standing with his wife Madison at a formal UNR event.

League of American Bicyclists invites University Bicycle Working Group members to National Bike Summit

Support from the national bicyclist organization continues after the Reno-Sparks area was selected as one of five communities nationwide to host a Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop.

A cyclists on a street with cars

What is ChatGPT?

Assistant Professor of Information Systems Alan Yang explains the basics of ChatGPT

Neon computer code lights up a black computer screen.

Karla Hernández: New director of Hispanic/Latinx community relations

Hernández shares her background at the University and what her new position entails

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Extension to conduct detailed assessment of Nevada’s rural housing needs

Results will be used to guide Nevada Rural Housing projects and other Nevada housing efforts

A front porch of a white house as the sun is going down.

Community health specialist to enhance Extension programs

Sabina Malik joins Extension to enhance programming aimed at increasing wellness in southern Nevada

Sabina Malik with green plants in the background.

New director of Downing Counseling Clinic seeks to meet the growing demand for mental health services

Clinic provides onsite training for College of Education and Human Development counseling students

Renwick supervising students Janell Halverson and Clarisa Rivas-Reyes in the clinic

Connecting habitat in the Central Valley could help save California’s pollinators

University of Nevada, Reno teams with Xerces Society in study of agricultural fields, urban interface

hedgerow along farmland

LaunchNevada to host entrepreneurship event on Feb. 23

The LaunchNevada initiative promotes student entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno

Two autonomous drones flying over downtown Reno.

Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh leads protein engineering research and diversity in chemical engineering

International Day of Women and Girls in Science is Feb. 11.

Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, Neda Etezadi-Amoli and Heather Burkin standing outside and shown from the waist up.

Black History Month Wellness Fair hosted by ACCEPT

School of Public Health faculty serving as ACCEPT Board of Directors support community event.

" If I can help somebody…You know, my living shall not be in vain.


College of Education & Human Development online graduate programs one of the top in the country

Online graduate programs in Equity and Diversity and Reading Curriculum and Instruction continue to receive national recognition

William J. Raggio building with students walking in front of the building

University of Nevada, Reno students to attend United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

National conference allows students to interact with most influential Hispanic leaders in the country

Students and faculty pose in a the hall of a conference center.

Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship to host International Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

The conference will be held in person on March 7 and 8

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Memorial service slated for Feb. 17 for James Cox, late director of JSCU

A memorial service for Dr. James Cox, director of the Joe Crowley Student Union who passed away in early January, will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 4-6 p.m. in the fourth floor ballrooms of the JCSU

James Cox's headshot on a black background.

Message regarding earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

We stand ready to help all Wolf Pack Family members who are from Turkey or Syria in any way we can. We are here to help all of you navigate this devastating and tragic event.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Nevada Cyber Club places seventh in national competition

Group’s effort recognized by Sen. Cortez-Masto’s office Feb. 3

Twenty-three people standing inside a room in front of all wall-sized projector screen, lined up in three rows. Most are holding certificates facing toward the camera.

United States Congressman, Ro Khanna, visits University of Nevada, Reno

Representative Khanna has been instrumental in partnership creation with UNR and Google

US Congressman Jo Khanna shakes hands with University of Nevada, Reno President, Brian Sandoval in Morrill Hall.

Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Announcement

Since becoming dean of the Reynolds School in April 2012, Dean Al Stavitsky has championed the school to play a large role in the future of northern Nevada, our state, our country and the world.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky to step down

Stavitsky will transition to a faculty role following his decorated tenure as Dean

Headshot of Al Stavitsky.

Discover Science Podcast: Sarah Hörst on life as we do not know it

Atmospheric chemist and a leading researcher of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, talks with physics and astronomy alum Donna dePolo and astrobiology professor Carlos Marsical

Discover Science compilation image of hosts and Sarah Hörst

Black History Month

Embracing and elevating voices of the Black community is an important part of developing an inclusive University where each of us is seen and heard.

University of Nevada, Reno Black History Month logo, a black box with the words "Celebrate Black History Month" over red, green and yellow paint stroke-colors with the Nevada Sport Wolf logo at the bottom.

Students meet international business leaders during Nevada Global Business trip to Singapore

The trip focused on the role of culture and history in business

Nevada Global Business students stand together for a picture

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo visits campus

Lombardo met with University faculty and students and toured various sites

Governor Joe Lombardo stands on the balcony of Morrill Hall next to University President Brian Sandoval waving to a small crowd while a large sign hangs beneath them reading "Welcome, Governor Joe Lombardo!"

The Performing Arts Series presents one of the newest and most compelling jazz ensembles of our time — säje

On Feb. 9 the Grammy-nominated vocal supergroup will fill Nightingale Concert Hall with a captivating lineup

säje members Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendric and Erin Bentlage.

The Lilley Museum of Art appoints new director

Stephanie Gibson takes on new role at the University of Nevada, Reno

Headshot of Stephanie Gibson, the new director of The Lilley Art Museum.

Multicultural Center and others partner for Black History Month events

A movie night, trivia, on campus barbershop and a two-day series of events with Dr. Frederick Gooding are just some of what is in store for the Wolf Pack this month

Students studying and learning in the Multicultural Center on campus in the Pennington buliding.

College of Business Executive MBA program ranked No. 51 by U.S. News

Online graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno continues to receive national recognition

The Ansari business building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

University of Nevada, Reno presents Cabaret

The Department of Theatre and Dance and Department of Music collaborate to present the daring musical set in 1930s Berlin

The cast of Cabaret rehearsing Mein Herr.

Nevada takes down #22 San Diego State 75-66 to earn second consecutive ranked victory at home

Nevada Men's Basketball beats ranked teams in consecutive home games for the first time in program history.

Tre Coleman shoots a 3 pointer and the home team bench cheers.

The Pandemic – Where are we now?

Department of Gender, Race and Identity hosts events addressing the long-term impacts of COVID-19

"Stop Dancing for the White Man" painting by Jahi of a man with a city and upside down flag behind him.

How trees help a statistics professor understand rivers and earthquakes

McMinn Professor Ilya Zaliapin uses statistical methods for hierarchies to understand natural phenomena

A false-color satellite image shows a fractal-like coastal landmass with a river emptying into the ocean. The land is shown in red and the water is shown in blue.

Sagebrushers ep. 11: Dean Al Stavitsky and Kari Barber

President Sandoval talks with Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Al Stavitsky and Associate Professor Kari Barber about 100 years of journalism education

President Sandoval sits to the left of Kari Barber and Al Stavitsky in a podcast recording room.

Changes in lizards’ microbiomes attributed to drought

Recent study on Panamanian lizards generates more questions on role of the microbiome

A brown lizard sits on a rock covered in lichen with large green foliage in the background.

Natalia Cardillo passes examinations to be a Federally Certified Court Interpreter

Cardillo, an instructor of Spanish at the University, is one of seven Federally Certified Court Interpreters within the state of Nevada

Headshot of Natalia Cardillo.

Feeding Mountain Chickadees at Chickadee Ridge is okay, research says

Chickadee Cognition Lab showed supplemental feeding of the wild birds had no negative impacts when proper food is used

Two people feed a chickadee by hand

What’s your favorite Sesquicentennial celebration logo?

The 150th anniversary of the University of Nevada, Reno will begin on Oct. 12, 2023

The UNR campus from the early 1900s in sepia tones. It is mostly an empty field with Morrill hall and buildings from the university quad visible.

Materials engineering assistant professor continues work on titanium alloys

Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng receives NSF EPSCoR Fellowship grant

Dian Li and Yufeng Zheng standing in front of a electron microscope, holding equipment.

Making their MARC: Jesus Diaz Sanchez

First MARC Nevada cohort includes chemistry major Jesus Diaz Sanchez

Jesus Diaz Sanchez smiles outside of the Mackay Mines building.

New ecological methods elucidate relationships between ants and their host plants

Kenyan ants and the trees they live with threatened by invasive ant species

Ants swarm around a black device secured to an acacia tree. The tree has long, sharp spines and green leaves.

‘Edge to Edge’ project aims to help communities better handle wildfires, other natural disasters

University researchers will gather and analyze weather data in Tahoe Basin for public distribution

Seven people wearing casual business attire standing on the steps outside of the William Pennington Engineering Building.

Applications now open for Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline to apply to the third annual camping residency is March 1, 2023

An artist painting the scenery at Great Basin National Park.

Assistant professor wins prestigious Seismology Society of America award

Daniel Trugman joined the University in 2022

Daniel Trugman smiles in a selfie on a mountaintop. He is wearing a green beanie.

New Keck Museum Exhibit opens to the public

New exhibit explores climate through art, utilizes previously closed space

Two colorful quilts hang on a wall. They depict mountainous Nevada landscapes at sunset.

Events of Saturday evening

I felt it was important to use this message to offer the University’s support to all of the members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community following the senseless killing of 10 people and the wounding of an additional 10 people on Saturday at a dance hall in Monterey Park.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Global study of hypoxia in rivers shows it is more prevalent than previously thought

University of Nevada, Reno researcher leads study of over 125,000 locations in 93 countries

Joanna Blaszczak sitting by a stream of water installing sensors.

How do I know if I found a meteorite?

Geologist explains differences between meteorites and meteor-wrongs

A person wearing gloves holds a rock in their hand. The rock is dark gray on the exterior, but the interior is cut and is a shiny bronze color.

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates the completion of the Gateway Parking Complex

The 814-space complex opened to the University community on Jan. 20

View of the north side of the Gateway Parking garage with the pedestrian bridge on the right-hand side.

Civil Engineering student recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation

Doctoral candidate Milana Cimesa receives Outstanding Student of the Year award.

Two adults standing in a banquet room: Milana Cimesa on the right, holding an award, with her husband on the left.

Prisca Gayles receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Gayles ethnographic research on Argentina’s Black social movement has been made possible in part by a major grant from the NEH

Headshot of Prisca Gayles.

Campus accessibility research sheds light on how to create more accessible spaces

Student researcher Lea Gifford suggests ways in which the Wolf Pack can help make spaces across campus more accessible


Centuries-long drought in the Great Basin shown to be a recurring pattern

A multi-centennial drought termed the Late Holocene Dry Period could serve as a map for future climate projections, Indigenous human responses a model for resilience and adaptability

Scanned mud core samples

Music Department hosts Experience Music Day 2023

The open house event is free for the community to explore studying music at the University

Students playing musical instruments.

Researchers reach milestone in measurement of airborne mercury

New testing technologies to support global effort to reduce health risks to people, wildlife

A membrane sampler station on Amsterdam Island in the Indian Ocean.

Gardening workshops offered in preparation for spring

Extension hosts online and in person gardening classes for southern Nevada

Clusters of green grapes.

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

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

Ripe peaches hanging from a peach tree.

Can my tree be saved?

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborists respond to questions about weather-damaged trees and how to respond when limbs break or trees fall

Broken tree limb

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday offers us an opportunity to think about our involvement in our community and our role in the world around us.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Victoria Gailey looks to close out legendary collegiate career heading into the spring season

Nevada Women's Golf fifth-year Victoria Gailey, looks to continue her historic success heading into the spring season of competion with three consecutive tournament wins during the fall season

Victoria Gailey wins an individual medal at The Clash at Boulder Creek 2022

College of Liberal Arts establishes the Educational Renewal Fund

The fund enables incarcerated individuals to participate and earn credit in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Inside-Out Program

A professor lecturing to a class of students in the University of Nevada, Reno Inside-Out Program.

College of Engineering has leadership role in new national AI project

A $20 million NSF grant will provide funding to develop technologies to assist children with speech and language challenges

David Feil-Seifer sitting on a table next to robots.

The Reynolds School of Journalism reflects on its fall 2022 semester

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

Dean Al Stavitsky walking out of the RSJ dean's suite into the hallway.

College of Engineering expands leadership team to support new strategic plan

Research, workforce development and academic excellence remain top priorities

Photo collage with head shots of Fred Harris, Jeffrey LaCombe and Candice Bauer

Fulbright Award supports study of Canary Islands’ unique climate-ocean-vegetation dynamics

Professor Franco Biondi brings together datasets and expertise to study environmental changes

franco biondi at remote sensing site in snake range

International exchange with Nepalese university underway

College of Engineering Dean Erick Jones facilitated Memorandum of Understanding with Tribhuvan University

Twelve people standing around a desk, with two people holding up documents.

Nevada teens encouraged to apply to become ‘pollinator ambassadors’

University of Nevada, Reno Extension launches Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program

Two bees on chive flowers.

College of Engineering offers free, two-hour science labs this spring

Available for students in grades 6-12, EPIC Lab is designed to foster interest in math and science

Eight middle school-aged youth in a classroom looking at a professor, who is holding lab equipment.

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor wins CAREER award

Lei Cao’s research could help industry manufacture stronger, more flexible titanium alloys

Head shot of Lei Cao.

University of Nevada, Reno student travels to the White House to discuss reproductive rights

First-year student Asma Baloch attends meeting with the American Council on Education

Group of people in business clothes centered in the room standing closely together.

Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for radon

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits through February

Radon testing kit with instructions

Civil engineering professor to chair advisory board for NSF center addressing natural hazards

David McCallen to lead NHERI SimCenter advisory board.

Head shot of Dr. David McCallen

Engineering professor recognized by international Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Yufeng Zheng awarded a Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Yufeng Zheng standing in front of lab equipment.

Sagebrushers ep. 10: Dr. Mariann Vaczi

President Sandoval talks with Assistant Professor Mariann Vaczi about growing up behind the Iron Curtain, her journey to the U.S. to play basketball and her interest in Basque culture and sports

President Sandoval sits to the left of Dr. Mariann Vaczi in a podcast recording room.

Journalism alumna earns coveted Certificate in the Principles of Public Relations

Sonju is the fifteenth University of Nevada, Reno graduate to achieve the distinction

Deja Sonju headshot outdoors.

The link between memory and motor systems

Researchers attempt to better understand our mental landscape and actions we take to interact with it

A person with a black cap with white electrodes and black cables running out of the cap sits in front of a computer. Her head is resting on a device meant to keep her head still, and she is looking at a computer screen with a blue background and a pink circle with vertical blue lines in it.

How lithium-rich ores are made

Philipp Ruprecht aims to identify how and when lithium deposits are enriched

An aerial view of the McDermitt Caldera shows a visible depression in the landscape in the shape of a lightbulb.

Wolf Pack Bots qualify to compete in Northern Nevada LEGO® Championship

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success.

Wolf Pack Bots Team with mentors and Professor Salas

Mackay students shine at annual mining meeting

Three student posters won awards at the American Exploration & Mining Association Annual Meeting

Seven people stand in front of three Mackay School posters. There are three people in the front row and four in the back, all are smiling.

Biden appoints College of Science’s Scott Tyler to nuclear waste panel

Brings extensive experience in hydrological sciences to DOE’s review board

scott tyler at antarctic

Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee provides some insight about our state of water

Nevada has been experiencing drought after drought

Water runs down a valley through a dam, where pelicans are sitting at the base.

Why is the most recent fusion breakthrough so exciting?

Experts from the University community weigh in on what makes the fusion news out of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory so groundbreaking

In a large room, a circular device three stories tall with wires and panels all over it sits with scaffolding around it to access various parts of the machine.

Making their MARC: Kimberly Giannantonio

First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes chemistry student Kimberly Giannantonio

Kimberly Giannantonio smiles, wearing a scarf, as she stands in front of the University Quad.

Engineering student wins TMS scholarship

Mentor says Sydney Fields’ work represents highest standard of undergraduate student research.

Photo of student Sydney Fields and Professor Yufeng Zheng seated in a lab.

Meeting the moment

Third-year Journalism student Jaedyn Young discusses the importance of finding an internship that blends passion with learning.

A girl leaning up against a wall outdoors.

Probable ichthyosaur birthing grounds revealed in Nevada with the help of undergraduate researcher

Research in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution provides a new explanation for why so many of the extinct marine reptiles died in the same location in central Nevada

Researchers working in barn-like building that houses ichthyosaur fossils

Furlough repayments

The Nevada State Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved Gov. Steve Sisolak’s request that employees who participated in state-mandated furloughs from December 2020 through May 2021 be repaid these funds.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

University of Nevada Reno awarded NIH grant to fund harm reduction research

School of Public Health Professor Karla Wagner, Ph.D., will investigate harm reduction strategies to prevent drug overdoses and other adverse outcomes.

A close-up view of hands opening a small bag with Narcan in it.

Learn something new this winter: Top reads by college faculty

Recent books by faculty in the College of Education and Human Development

Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center features books written or contributed to by faculty

How can Reno become a greener city?

Reno faces challenges as a growing city in the era of climate change. Faculty in the College of Science are focused on solutions.

A photo of downtown Reno facing south with a clear sunset.

CREATE Scholar Sunshine Rodriquez

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Sunshine Rodriguez is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Sunshine Rodriguez, seen from the waist up, standing outside.

Pollinators endangered by pesticides interacting with nectar

Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids

A honeybee crawls on a long, tubular red flower on a stalk of flowers.

Faces of the Pack: Alejandro Robles

Senior spotlight from the College of Science

Man wearing blue collared UNR College of Science shirt. Background is the Knowledge Center and a blue sky.

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market and research updates

Educational programs to be held virtually and at four locations across Nevada

A herd of cattle grazing fields on a ranch in Nevada.

Engineering confers 138 degrees at Winter Commencement

Thirty-seven graduates, Dean Erick Jones participate in Order of the Engineer ceremony.

Two male students in cap and gown attire seated indoors next to a banner that reads "Engineering."

Herz Gold Medalist Childress works to help others

Elsie Childress to receive Herz Gold Medal during Winter Commencement

Elsie Childress stands in a field in Nevada regalia.

Winter Commencement 2022: ‘Today we are excited about the prospect of living in a world where you lead the way’

The University held two 30th Winter Commencement Ceremonies.

Graduates from the winter 2022 commencement ceremony look at the main stage at Lawlor as the ceremony begins.

APHA highlights from the School of Public Health

The School of Public Heath had incredible representation at this year's American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 150th Annual Meeting & Expo.

Associate Professor Eric Crosbie, doctoral students Luciana Borges and Olufemi Erinoso, and MPH student Sara Perez, standing at the School of Public Health table.

Jill Tolles named Guinn Center Executive Director

Tolles to succeed Dr. Dana Bennett, who served as interim executive director since June 2022

Headshot of Jill Tolles imposed upon a background image of the UNR campus.

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Amelia Bryan is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.  

Amelia Bryan, shown from the waist up, standing outside.

21 Student-athletes will graduate this winter

Wolfie the mascot points at the camera while standing on the Nevada football field.

Faces of the Pack: Alejandra Griswold and Kira Ewoldt

Two Liberal Arts students have been selected to present at the 2023 Writing Across Borders Conference in Norway

Headshots of Alejandra Griswold (left) and Kira Ewoldt (right).

Journey from the Comstock to Remote Alaska at annual Documentary Film Festival

Reynolds School of Journalism students will present five short documentaries on December 15.

A woman with grey hair being interviewed for the student documentary "From Caribou to KRBU"

NSF CAREER Award will sponsor lifelike materials development

Ying Yang plans to design polymers that mimic living cells

Ying Yang wearing a patterned blazer smiles in her headshot.

Winter 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall from the quad.

The power of science (fiction)

Graduate student Lauren Sankovitch brings a MARVELous background of experience to the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering

Lauren Sankovitch surrounded by Marvel Universe books and objects on display

How do Native American and Indigenous students feel about higher education today?

University to collaborate on a novel study of Native students’ perceptions of higher education, incorporating an Indigenous lens with Nevada tribal communities

Four women dressed in traditional Native American outfits sit in a ballroom holding instruments smiling at the camera..

Remembering Dr. Gregory Hayes

Dr. Gregory J. Hayes, former Acting Director and Emeritus Associate Professor for the School of Public Health, passed away on November 21, 2022

Dr. Gregory Hayes

University of Nevada, Reno Recognized as one of 2022’s ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting

UNR is one of 394 colleges recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement during the 2022 election

White sign with the words "Vote Here, Vote Aquí" in blue in front of an American Flag.

Engineering dean hails innovative, sustainable Tesla Semi

College of Engineering has a history of collaborating with Tesla on student internships and jobs

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and an unnamed man stand on a stage in front of a crowd, a large picture of a semi truck behind them.

Donald Easton-Brooks contributes to A Vision and Roadmap for Educational Statistics consensus study report

College of Education and Human Development Dean on panel led by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Donald Easton-Brooks

Adoption of front-of-pack nutrition warnings can help decrease obesity, cardiovascular disease and some cancers in the Americas

Study finds that the increased use of government-implemented warning labels can help to reduce poor-nutrition-related diseases

A supermarket shelf with cereal boxes on it with front of package nutrition labels on the top right hand corner

Tap dance, jazz, Mexican zapateado and Son Jarocho come together to tell the history of the female experience during the 1940’s Zoot Suit Riots

Pachuquísmo, created and performed by polyrhythmic dance and music ensemble, La Mezcla, will premier in Reno on Dec. 8

Members of La Mezcla posing in the House of Breaks located in San Francisco, Calif.

Sagebrushers ep. 9: Dr. Richard Scott

President Brian Sandoval talks with Foundation Professor of Anthropology Richard Scott about Scott’s research on tooth crown morphology, his recent trip to study medieval skeletons in Hungary and his favorite places on campus

President Brian Sandoval and Dr. Richard Scott smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space

Lithium Supply Chain Process, Engineering Innovation and Education part of College of Engineering vision

New Engineering Dean Erick Jones laid out his visions in State of the College address

Dean Jones talking with a group of three students inside a building.

CREATE Scholar Omar Carillo

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” (CREATE) program. Omar Carillo is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars. 

Portrait of Omar Carillo, shown from the chest up, standing outside.

EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data

Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis

A butterfly with blue wings sits on a blue flower with a blurred background.

Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan

First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan

Jonathan Taasan smiles, wearing glasses and a black coat and standing in front of the Mackay School of Mines building.

New agreement provides for 4-H Camp & Learning Center in southern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno Extension collaborates with Lincoln and Clark counties to provide youth programs at facility in Alamo

Outdoor arial view of the 4-H Camp & Learning Center main building.

How to cook chicken on a volcano

Six years of research leads to new theories (and new cooking methods) at the Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcano

Four people sit on the ground surrounded by jackets and cooking items. They are all facing the camera and smiling, dressed warmly.

Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students

The event brought together students, faculty, family, friends and former and current College of Science deans

A group of people stand and sit, all dressed nicely and facing the camera. Some are wearing medals.

Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

Department of Geography professor will use her professional experience to help remedy past erasures

A headshot of Christine Johnson.

McKenzie Foundation professorship Civil & Environmental Engineering

Professor Keri Ryan is the first McKenzie professor

Six people standing outside in front of a building.

Civil and environmental engineering research showcased at Nov. 18 Infrastructure Forum

Event aims to spark new partnerships with government, industry and academia.

Nine people, seating and standing, in an auditorium.

Professors Emeriti Jerry and Jeanne Johnson give back to support students of science

A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists

A woman and a man stand smiling in bright sunlight.

Alumni gifts School of Public Health $1.5 million

The School of Public Health receives $1.5 million from Patrick Ronan, an alumnus whose passion for the field led him down a rewarding path in the public health sector.

Photo of Patrick Ronan.

The Fall Dance Festival returns to the University of Nevada, Reno

Dancers from the Department of Theatre and Dance captivate the audience with multiple performances

Dancers performing on stage and doing handstands.

CREATE Scholar Tyreis Gatson

A Q-&-A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Tyreis Gatson is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Tyreis Gatson standing outside, shown from the chest up, with a building in the background.

KUNR Public Radio ranks highest in listenership in local market

The award-winning NPR-member station ranked first among multiple categories of Nielsen’s spring 2022 audience ratings

A desert landscape during sunset.

Interdisciplinary team studies impact of housing on Latino health in Washoe County

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant helps geographers, health scientists and community leaders identify areas of need

A screengrab from Zoom shows three women in the top left corner, a woman on another screen in the top right corner, and a woman at the bottom in another screen.

A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence

$5.3 million, NIH COBRE ‘Phase 3’ award will further advance the mission and impact of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience

A representative of Siemens and the University's neuroscience imaging director confer as an fMRI is conducted.

Welcome Dr. Sasi Pillay to the Wolf Pack Family

After a nationwide search, the University has named Dr. Sasi Pillay the new Vice President for Information Technology at the University of Nevada, Reno. His term will begin on February 1, 2023

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Dr. Sasi Pillay named vice president for information technology

Former CTO at NASA to begin his term at the University in February 2023

Dr. Sasi Pillay sits at a desk in a suit next to awards for CIO and ORBiE.

Forever a Westfall Scholar

Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success

A collage features photos of 6 people, including three women in the top row, two women and a man in the bottom row.

CREATE Scholar Alexander Silveira

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the National Science Foundation-funded “Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers” program. Alexander Silveira is a member of the first cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Alexander Silviera smiling, standing outside wearing a Nevada Engineering t-shirt.

New faces, same passion for helping student teachers

Clinical Experience team rebuilds in-person practical experiences after COVID-19 pandemic classroom restrictions

Joe Garton, Caroline Hatcher, Alisha Shaw, Vivian Bolanos and Jill Smith in front of the College of Education and Human Development Building

Discover Science Podcast: Andrew Revkin on the state of journalism in the era of climate change

Graduate student Shelby Herbert leads a discussion between the renowned science journalist and professors Sudeep Chandra and Zeb Hogan.

Discover Science compilation image of hosts and Andrew Revkin

Wijkhuijs earns Go Tech Dr. Pepper Tuition scholarship

This fifth-year student-athlete for Nevada and has earned multiple All-Mountain West honors since her freshman year in 2019

Josien Wijkhuijs dives off the block in swim meet

Donors rally to build a greater University of Nevada, Reno

University Foundation raises $52 million to support students, faculty, staff and programs

Morrill Hall exterior seen from the quad.

Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm

She successfully defended her dissertation titled “American Indian/Alaska Native Transfer Student Experiences into a Four-Year University”

Kari Emm

University launches line of products made from wool from its Rafter 7 sheep

Products made from some of the finest and softest wool in the nation available at the Nevada Wolf Shop

A Nevada Wolf Pack blanket with the word "Nevada" on the edge, made of the University’s Rafter 7 wool rolls.

New support for STEM internships and talent retention in Nevada

Funding awarded through Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development will support development of new NV STEM Workforce Internship program

" can make ‘Home Means Nevada’ a reality for more of our graduates than ever before."


University of Nevada, Reno ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday

A room with a sink and shelves. On the counter are bananas in pile. On the shelves are canned food items.

What is health justice?

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses health justice as part of yearlong series

Artwork by Niño Santo titled, "Addiction," with a woman meditating surrounded by symbols of addiction.

CREATE Scholar Jacob Gosz

A Q & A with one of the scholars from the NSF-funded "Creating Retention and Engagement for Academically Talented Engineers" program. Jacob Gosz is a member of the second cohort of CREATE program scholars.

Jacob Gosz standing outdoors, grass and building in the background, shown from the chest up.

School of Journalism presents Beth Piatote, 2022 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

Writer, playwright and scholar of Indigenous literature and law to be recognized on Nov. 17

A headshot of Beth Piatote in front of a green background.

Research finds link between increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety and 2020 presidential election

National data tracked participant's self-reported symptoms, prescription drug use and mental-health office visits.

View of the Ansari Business building from the north

Honoring our Veterans

November 11 is Veterans Day, which is a day for all of us to reflect, to honor and to offer our sincere appreciation to those who serve today and those who have served in the past in preserving the freedom of our nation.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

University of Nevada, Reno to host International Education Week, Nov. 14-18

Events will highlight globally focused activities and engagement at the university and in the local community

" With over 70 different nations represented at the University, we look forward to using this week to highlight the globally focused activities on campus and in our local community."


#WhatsMyName Foundation provides rideshare insights to the University of Nevada, Reno

How students can be vigilant about their surroundings when using rideshares

Red, black and white sign (with acronym S.A.M.I.) posted on pole in front of brown building with blue sky in the background.

Engineering student, former Marine reflects on lessons learned in the military

“The Marine Corps taught me how to be dedicated, confident and how to set and achieve goals.”

Lexa Baldwin portrait from waist up standing against a wall

Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time

Research looking at preserved butterflies reveals the complex story in a grain of pollen

A microscopic image shows two large grains of pollen that look like spiky yellow balls on a butterfly leg, which is a straight line horizontally with grooves in it.

DEER Program Director Receives Mensa’s Laura Joyner Award

The School of Public Health’s Director of the DEER Program is honored for her outstanding work in preserving the well-being and brain health of those living with dementia

Jennifer Carson holding the Laura Joyner Award, presented by the Mensa Foundation.

Three veterans share their experiences and insight

Daniella Smith, Roger Gahan and Abigail Kaplan talk about the University and what Veterans Day means to them

The front of the Pennington Student Achievement Center with two students sitting in the grass and several students walking behind them.

Mechanical Engineering professor wins national award for nuclear packaging program

The Deming Award is given by Graduate School USA.

Professor Miles Greiner seated indoors, next to the Greiner award trophy, with a window behind him.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Program provides opportunities for training women entrepreneur educators in Zambia

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young travel to Zambia to provide workshops

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young handing out snacks to the kids at Best Buddies School

Eroding rocks can put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. What does that mean for the climate?

Graduate student Mara Nutt looks for answers in the Santa Ynez Mountains

A person stands in a clearing holding a large drill. Another person stands nearby with a notebook under their arm. They are standing in a mountainous area with the ocean visible in the background.

Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant

The grants will be used in two different areas of plasma physics research

Four men stand in front of a large blue machine.

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, which is often referred to as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. For more than 30 years, our country has commemorated this month as a time to celebrate the culture, achievements, and traditions of Native peoples.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16

Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe

Two lithium-ion batteries, one leaning on the other, sit against a white background.

Ana Perez-McKay wins the Fall 2022 School of the Arts Sticker Contest

Submissions are now open for the Spring 2023 contest

The winning sticker design by Ana Perez-McKay as part of the School of the Arts Fall 2022 Sticker Contest.

Extension creates new position aimed at increasing access to health and nutrition programs

Elika Nematian joins Extension as the health and nutrition educator in Clark County

Elika Nematian

EMBA student gives TEDxReno talk on importance of giving back

Liv Moore, a public relations professional in the entertainment industry, to graduate from EMBA program in 2023

Liv Moore gives her talk on the TEDxReno stage.

Internationally recognized brass quintet, M5 Mexican Brass to captivate audiences as they test the boundaries of performance

Latin America’s leading brass quintet blends virtuosic chamber music, blues, pop and theatrics

Members of M5 Mexican Brass running on the beach carrying their instruments.

Planetary scientist to visit University: “I want to find the weird things”

Sarah M. Hörst’s Discover Science lecture on Dec. 1

A NASA artist's rendering of Titan shows a dust storm on a reddish-orange planet, with Saturn shown in the moon's "sky".

Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?

Researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno found a lizard species that is not affected by the spider's deadly toxin.

Alligator lizard prepares to attack a black widow spider.

Artist Sydney Cain to give presentation at the Nevada Museum of Art Nov. 10

University students can attend for free with the Free Student Admission Program

Portrait photography of Sydney Cain against a black fabric backdrop

Happy Nevada Day!

Our missions are intertwined; to advance learning and opportunity for the communities, state and nation we serve.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas President, Keith Whitfield, and University of Nevada, Reno President, Brian Sandoval stand next to each other with each university's logo between them and the words "A joint message in celebration of Nevada Day" in between them.

Nevada Engineering dean participates in White House committee investigating advanced manufacturing and engineering, supply chains

‘National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing,’ released this month, lays out four-year plan

Erick Jones standing inside a building, windows in the background.

Vaccines available for students, faculty and staff

As cold and flu season approaches, the Wolf Pack is encouraged to get vaccinated


Help Protect the Pack!

We are quickly approaching the cold and flu season. Coupled with COVID-19, it is important that we protect ourselves and those around us.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

University of Nevada, Reno election poll shows Sisolak and Lombardo in a close race for governor, Cortez Masto leading Laxalt for U.S. Senate

Nevadans begin to vote in state and national competitive races

" Nevada Election Survey Project poll finds 52% of Nevadans plan to vote for Cortez Masto


Sagebrushers ep. 8: Dr. Steve Eubanks

President Brian Sandoval talks with Director of Athletic Bands Steve Eubanks about the Pride of Sierra Marching Band's plans for the coming year, Eubanks' background as a high school band director and more

President Brian Sandoval and Dr. Steve Eubanks smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space

Nick Zentner Field Trip to the Cascades with Professor Stacia Gordon makes an impact on YouTube

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Professor Stacia Gordon hits the road for another YouTube cameo

A woman wearing a blue rain jacket stands next to a large rock face. She is surrounded by mosses and trees.

Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list

The books featured here were written or edited by faculty, alumni or students in the College of Science

A student wearing a Nevada t-shirt leans against a bookshelf in the Knowledge Center with a book in his hands, reading.

Engineering dean serves on panel presenting disaster mitigation report to National Academy

Committee on Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Applied Research Topics discusses report at Oct. 18 virtual event

Erick Jones talking -- photo is taken from an online presentation

College of Liberal Arts sponsors taxicab wrapped with Emile Perrotte’s artwork

Runner-up of Washoe County School District’s Taxi-Art Design Contest has art displayed on local cab

Mike Kazmierski, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Brett Van Hoeson, and Emile Perrotte standing next to a taxicab featuring Emile's artwork.

Scholarship for Service program offers Computer Science major full scholarships in exchange for government service in cybersecurity

Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.

Professor LaTourette and Professor Sengupta, in professional attire, stand next to computers in a computer lab.

Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education

Researchers from four distinct disciplines, engineers from Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross, and McClelland Laboratories and University Libraries will bring a new learning tool to students

A group of seven people wearing orange high-visibility vests and white hard hats stand next to a massive mining vehicle tire.

Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Joe Crowley Student Union

Free community event Oct. 30

child poses at day of the dead celebration

NCAR-affiliate company highlighted in White House announcement

Campus-based American Battery Technology Company is one of the 20 manufacturing and processing companies receiving grant awards as part of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

" Through the creation of jobs and internships, (ABTC is) giving new experiences to our students and contributing to the preparedness and diversity of our future scientists and the nation."


Big data modeling, forest fuels mapping aids in mitigating catastrophic wildfire risk

University of Nevada, Reno researchers team with CAL FIRE and California Air Resources Board

Red and blue indicates ladder fuel loss from the Ferguson fire

Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni

Among the awardees are Las Vegas’s city planner, a globe-trotting fish biologist, a psychologist providing culturally sensitive services and more

A woman and a man shake hands in front of another woman holding a glass award.

University to host national OHRP research forum in downtown Reno

Two-day Research Community Forum offers collaborative workshops and expert presenters to advance the protection of human research subjects

Researcher with human research subject.

University Libraries to host VR|AR Meet-Up Friday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.

The Meet-Up is a convening of faculty, students, tech-lovers from eight different University departments presenting on research involving VR and/or AR technology

The @Reality lab, with multiple people using VR headsets and enjoying the space.

Journalism dean inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Dean Alan Stavitsky honored for his commitment to the broadcasting industry

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Alan Stavitsky smiles while holding a Hall of Fame award.

Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements

Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.

Q&D Construction worker in open trench

University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill 10/20 at 10:20 a.m.

Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on

JCSU building with trees

Secure email login comes to University of Nevada, Reno

Multifactor authentication begins Nov. 1 for faculty and staff to protect from cyberattacks

red bushes by achievement center

University Libraries to host 35th Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event Nov. 4

Brian Crane, author of the Pickles comic strip, to be inducted

Seven members of the Nevada Writers Hall of fame pose in a group. From left, back row, Michael Branch, Lindsay Wilson, Alicia Barber, Christopher Coake, from left, front row, Terri Farley, Mark Maynard and Waddie Mitchell.

Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program nurtures students on their writing journeys

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe program is uniquely designed with students in mind

Students within the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program posing for a photo on a hike through the mountains at Lake Tahoe.

Reynolds School of Journalism celebrates 100 years of journalism at Nevada

The Centennial Celebration, which will feature a documentary screening, is set for October 26

A black and white photo of the 11-person first journalism class at the University of Nevada.

Cybersecurity depends on everyone

UNR Cybersecurity Conference brings together academia, industry and government to address online vulnerabilities

Profile of a woman facing right, standing behind a podium, section of a projection screen behind her.

MBA students at the University of Nevada, Reno create marketing plan to help launch local brewery

Classes in the College of Business often work with local businesses to provide free business development assistance

Philip Mountain and Dr. Igor Makienko stand in front of the Slieve Brewing Company logo.

New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems

Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue

Group of early to mid stage juniper trees

DACA update

A federal appeals court in Louisiana ordered a lower court review of the Biden Administration revisions to the DACA program. Current DACA recipients are protected, but the order has led to uncertainty around the program.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor

Students will learn how to communicate effectively about important agriculture-related issues

President Sandoval shaking a student's hand on a farm.

Distinguished School of Public Health alumni addressing healthcare disparities

LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D., returns to his alma mater to discuss his experience in the United States Public Health Service

LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D. in military uniform

Unprecedented Laminar Soil Box System demonstrates state-of-the-art design and engineering expertise

College of Engineering team answers the call – yet again – to design an experimental facility to advance seismic safety and resilience of buildings, structures, systems

8 faculty members stand in front of the Soil Box System in the Large-Scale Structures Laboratory.

Wolf Pack at Work: Shay Jordan, Kayleigh Broadway and JaJa Chang

Child and Family Research Center student employees incorporate what they are learning in class into their job and life

Student workers Shay, Kayleigh and JaJa

Happy 148th Birthday to the University of Nevada, Reno

On October 12, 1874, the University of Nevada opened its doors to seven students in Elko, Nevada.

University mascots, Alphie, Luna, and Wolfie Jr., wear Nevada jerseys and celebrate around a birthday cake.

Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science

Earth Science Week this year is celebrated from Oct. 9-15

People walk around the wooden and glass cases holding rock specimens in the Keck Museum. The photo is taken from above.

Student-run professional closet reinstated during annual Business Week

Business Student Council at the University of Nevada, Reno creates a free pop-up closet, open to all students

Microsoft employees stand with staff from the College of Business at the kickoff BBQ

Indigenous futures in the era of climate displacement

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses Indigenous knowledge for climate justice with upcoming talk

Watercolor painting by James Gayles of a boy looking up at a blue ancestral man.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today marks Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which we commemorate on our campus and throughout our community.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging

Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception

A woman wearing a mauve shirt smiles, with brick buildings and large trees over green grass in the background.

Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities

New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting

A  five-point mule deer buck on a Nevada range in fall.

Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere

First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes microbiology and immunology student Lauren Carreire

A girl with blonde hair stands along a pathway lined with tall oak trees. She is smiling and wearing jeans and a black sweater.

University’s McNair Scholars Program receives grant money from U.S. Department of Education

The program’s grant proposal is now funded through 2027

Group of students smiling closely together while standing on a staircase.

Faces of the Pack: Megha Malik selected to present research at international conference

Liberal Arts student receives Nevada Undergraduate Research Award to study the human-elephant-conflict in Sri Lanka

Headshot image of Megha Malik, a liberal arts student.

University of Nevada, Reno receives First-gen Forward Advisory Institution designation

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success


Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms

College of Engineering researcher leads team to track chemicals through food web, mitigate impacts

barrels scattered by creek

Wolves on Wheels: Nathan Jones

Marketing student Nathan Jones takes the fun of biking into his own hands

Nathan Jones clearing a bike jump

Four of five pinyon-juniper tree species declining in their ranges in the West

University of Nevada, Reno study shows warmer, drier conditions taking toll on pinyon-juniper woodlands

Student measuring a tree sapling in the forest.

Welcome fall with Extension at its Harvest Celebration

Master Gardeners offer expert advice and showcase their work in Botanic Gardens

Person holding apple crates.

Smallwood Multimedia Bootcamp introduces high-schoolers to all things high-tech

Students go from general consumers of media to purposeful polished producers of their own original content

Group of seven students shoot a scene for their documentary-style film. Students are seen holding cameras, screens, microphones and video camera.

Nevada Athletics Mental Health Initiative aims to make new program one of the best in the country

Andre Agassi Foundation for Education supports mental health initiative for student-athletes

Student-athletes taking part in mental health training.

Importance of the mental well-being of the Wolf Pack family

We are the Wolf Pack Family, which means that we must look out for one another and check in with each other regularly.

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.

Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years

University-led partnership works on COVID-19 wastewater surveillance, advanced purified water technologies and other water resiliency and sustainability research

Three men in suits standing in a row in a conference room.

$825,000 grant equips fellows to be leaders in K-12 education

First-of-its-kind cross-institutional collaboration offers opportunities to serve the community

A group of about 14 Nevada Institute on Educator Preparation fellows at the airport pose holding up the Nevada Wolf Pack hand signal.

University Libraries play key role in lowering students’ educational costs

The Libraries and partners are helping faculty move away from high-cost textbooks and toward OERs

A University student sits in front of a computer inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

State of the University: ‘We are a University that is rising’

During his second “State of the University” address, President Brian Sandoval talked about the challenges, and the opportunities, facing the University in the coming year

UNR President Brian Sandoval stands at the podium giving the 2022 State of the University address with a slide titled Wolf Pack Rising behind him.

Thwaites Glacier under threat from warming sea temperatures – College of Science scientists use fiber-optics to study ice-shelf melting

Chris Kratt travels to Antarctic to set up temperature sensing devices and retrieve data

adjusting instruments on tower on Antarctic ice shelf

How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?

Researchers in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering weigh in on a hotly debated topic in tectonics and geomorphology: the age of the Sierra Nevada mountain range

A mountainous landscape shows a canyon carved by a river.

Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand

Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home