Celebrating Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month
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Scientists find genetic link to individual differences in spatial memory in Mountain Chickadees
High elevation field lab yields mountains of research data
Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network
With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy
The College of Science Museum Complex welcomes guest for three unique museum experiences
New exhibits and updates have reinvigorated the Museum of Natural History, the Keck Museum and the Fleischmann Planetarium, all now open to the public after extended closures related to the ongoing pandemic
Snow cover critical for revegetation following forest fires
College of Science study finds climate change a factor in decrease of snowpack in the Western United States
Audrey Roden named Mountain West Freshman of the Week
Roden scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, including knocking down three three-pointers
University celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving
Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada
Child and Family Research Center and Student Services’ First-Generation Student Center team up to keep student-parents in the classroom
New grant collaboration allows parents to stay in school and children to receive top-notch care
Nevada in the news
- Unprecedented numbers of university students voted in 2020
The University of Nevada, Reno yesterday reported that student voting on its campus increased 14 percent in last year's presidential election. That's an increase to 72 percent in 2020 from 58 percent in 2016. – This Is Reno
- The Panasonic Foundation Teams Up With Million Girls Moonshot To Increase Equity In STEM
In support of this mission, the Panasonic Foundation is donating Panasonic TOUGHBOOK laptops to multiple MGM out-of-school programs in the broader Reno area including the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, City of Reno Sierra Kids before and after school programs, Nevada Math and Technology Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4H program, near its advanced battery manufacturing operation, Panasonic Energy of North America, in Sparks, Nevada. – Business Insider
- 'It's a new era': UNR introduces online marijuana education
While "learning" about cannabis often used to mean skipping school, the University of Nevada, Reno now is offering lessons about cannabis in school. – Reno Gazette Journal
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 2021 State of the School
Featured achievements, innovations and faculty accomplishments over the past year and a look ahead.
ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success
University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday
First-Gen Network uses thriving Dean's Future Scholars Program as a model
College of Education & Human Development community outreach program supports local school district students
UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative
Hard-to-pronounce product names pose hurdle for consumers
Research by University marketing expert finds link between pronunciation, sense of control
Fleischmann Planetarium: a gateway to science
Reflecting on its rich history and looking toward the future, the Fleischmann Planetarium as it finds its new home in the College of Science
Nevada Athletics supports Northern Nevada Food Drive
Nevada Athletics and SAAC have collaborated to host an on-campus food drive during football and men's and women's basketball games
Native American art, artists part of permanent collection at The Lilley Museum of Art
Curation and leadership of The Lilley’s Director, Vivian Zavataro, has given a platform to Native American artists, both contemporary and historical
'I definitely got more out of my service than anything I could've ever expected'
As Veteran's Day approaches, University veterans reflect on service, studies and the future
Free walk-in COVID-19 testing
Working with Northshore Clinical Labs, the University is establishing a walk-in, free-of-charge testing area in our Student Health Center for students, faculty and staff.
Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada
Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion
University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana
Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship
Women’s Basketball home opener game preview
Nevada tips off its 2021-22 season with a home game against the Saint Mary's Gaels
Illuminating Nevada’s history with virtual reality
Journalism alumna gives classic Nevada neon signs a new life
Canceled: November 10 lecture with Harrison Schmitt
The Wednesday Discover Science lecture with astronaut Harrison Schmitt canceled with the potential to reschedule
Paula Kerger discusses public media in College of Engineering's 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series
The president and CEO of PBS delivered the lecture “Science & Technology: The Role of Public Media in Sparking Change”
Carson Strong Named Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist
Help cast your vote for Carson Strong on social media like the original Davey O'Brien Award post highlighting Strong
Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student
Whittier Trust becomes latest College of Business Corporate Partner
New partnership will provide opportunities for students and grads in the wealth management industry
The partnership provides amazing opportunities for students and alums to enter the investment and wealth management industry with an amazing company.
Wastewater survey tracks COVID-19 Delta variant in Truckee Meadows
University of Nevada, Reno, Sparks and Washoe County continue research, surveillance
Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers
University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup
Reno Jazz Orchestra showcases music of School of the Arts’ icon and newly established Larry Engstrom Endowment for the Advancement of Jazz
'I was surprised, humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude'
Emily Rich Named to the Conference All-Newcomer Team
Rich led the team in points, goals, and assists during the year as a Freshman
People who feel invincible hinder COVID-19 fight
University researchers find belief in personal invulnerability discourages vaccination efforts
University of Nevada, Reno researcher honored by premier earth science society
Snowmelt and mountain ecosystems research vital to resource management in times of changing climate
Sam Hammond of Nevada Football named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy
This is presented annually for the most outstanding football player in America who began their career as a walk-on
Continent-wide decline of aspen driven by climate change
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science’s Hall Cushman leads study
Last living person to walk on the Moon visits University November 10
The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt.
President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson
Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.
Memories of Lake Tahoe inspire the winning Fall 2021 School of the Arts sticker
Submissions now open for Spring 2022 School of the Arts sticker contest
Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination for men's and women's home basketball games
Move will allow fans to attend games without masks if vaccinated
What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?
As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths
Carson Strong Named to Davey O’Brien Class of ‘21
This honor comes on the heels of Strong setting a program record in completions (49) and posting a career-record 476 yards against Fresno State
Are energy drinks dangerous for children? | ¿Son las bebidas energéticas peligrosa para los ninos?
Caffeine poses a number of problems to children. | La cafeína crea una serie de problemas a los niños.
Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID
Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting
Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement
Nevada Swim Team Secures First Home Win of Season
Nevada secured wins over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay
How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education
College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching
Stopping the spread of misinformation in India
University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking
Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame
Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership
Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project
Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.
Are claims about water enhancers true? | ¿Son ciertas las afirmaciones sobre los potenciadores de agua (water enhancers)?
Keep reading to find out. | Siga leyendo para averiguarlo.
Paula Kerger, PBS president, to speak at the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series
Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 3.
Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships
Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change
Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.
Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs
Nevada Men’s Basketball’s Grant Sherfield voted Moutain West Preseason Player of the Year
Nevada was tabbed to finish third in the conference for the upcoming season
Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at Ram Classic
The second-place finish marked the highest for the team this season and the highest place since taking second at the Mountain West Championship on Apr. 15-17 in 2019
Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare
Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education
Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar
Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Rangeland scientist researching solutions to land management challenges in Nevada
Amanda Gearhart joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
Lights, camera, production – New film emphasis in the School of Journalism
Students can now specialize in film and media production at the Reynolds School
Extension provides free bilingual virtual resources for small business owners
Small Business Education Program meets the needs of Nevada businesses
Oat vs. Cow’s milk: What’s the difference? | Leche de avena o leche de vaca: ¿Cuál es la diferencia?
Understanding the key nutritional differences may help you when purchasing milk for your family. | Entender las importantes diferencias nutricionales puede ayudarlo cuando compra leche para su familia.
Davidson Academy Online Campus awarded Resilient Districts Prize from Future of School
A $10,000 check was presented to the Davidson Academy at a ceremony Oct. 12
What can I do to save money on drinks without sacrificing taste or nutrition? | ¿Cómo hago para ahorrar dinero en bebidas sin sacrificar el sabor o la nutrición?
Keep reading to learn more. | Siga leyendo para saber más.
College of Science celebrates 2021 distinguished alumni
Alumni from the College of Science and the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering were commended at last night's annual event.
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
Kylie Jimenez named Preseason Mountain West Newcomer of the Year
Nevada's Kylie Jimenez was named the Mountain West Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.
Marching Band and Pep Band gearing up for Homecoming Game
Gifts needed for updating old uniforms and new equipment
Nevada’s Chris Pritsos takes on national leadership position of Experiment Stations
Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station is named chair of the national Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy
Anthropologists debunk popular theory that Native Americans originated from Japan
Researchers analyzed over 1,500 dentitions and found no evidence that Native Americans came from Japan
“These people did not come from Japan – but further north where they were sculpted by the last glacial maximum.”
School of Journalism presents Frank X. Mullen as 2021 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
Award-winning journalist, author and actor recognized on Nov. 4
Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve
Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare
Men’s and women’s basketball to hold open practices
The Nevada men's and women's basketball teams will hold open practices at the Lawlor Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 16 ahead of the Wolf Pack's Homecoming football game against Hawai'i at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
In 1794, the darkest period of the French Republic, it was decreed by law that no other language than French could be spoken. Not speaking French was considered a “counterrevolutionary” behavior.
Are smoothies a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Son los licuados una opción saludable para mi familia?
Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods, but they can also be high in calories and added sugar. | Los licuados pueden ser una buena forma de incorporar alimentos más saludables, pero también pueden tener un alto contenido de calorías y azúcares añadidos.
Wolf Pack community participates in University of Nevada, Reno Homecoming week
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of traditional events for Homecoming Week 2021 to encourage student participation
Genocide, kill the Indian and save the man
The recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children, former boarding students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, has sparked a bitter debate both within and beyond the borders of Canada
Journalism dean becomes president of national journalism association
Alan Stavitsky assumes leadership of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure
Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.
Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli
Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life
@One experts create immersive Hidden Cave VR experience
The VR experience was created in collaboration with the Churchill County Library and Churchill County Museum.
Nevada Humanities with KUNR & Noticiero Movil to host online conversation Learning How to Listen
Virtual discussion on October 13, 2021 complements KUNR & Noticiero Movil One Small Step program
University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System
Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence
Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival
“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24
What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?
A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars
How to hope: new course teaches hope skills to Wolf Pack
Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus online program open to all Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff
If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?
Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19
Is food enough?
While getting the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs from food is preferred over supplements, it can be difficult, particularly for older adults.
Fire tornado prediction tools to be developed for public safety during extreme wildfires
Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and DRI launch new citizen science project to gather ashfall data
DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team
Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.
CBESS program connects northern Nevada’s bilingual high schoolers to academia for more equitable outcomes
Bilingual high school “promotores” build cultural bridges through youth-led research projects
Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9
Extension working to reach youth with educational and civic programs, seeking additional volunteers
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada
Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.
Performing Arts Series brings contemporary dance to northern Nevada communities
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, will engage community members of all ages during weeklong residency
Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work
Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State
Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles
Mehmet Tosun, Ph.D., named as Director of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and International Business Programs
“His wealth of experience from his many roles and 15 years of service to the University will truly be an asset in advancing both the College and our community.”
Sandoval's first State of the University: A nod to history and big goals for the future
Address also included the investiture of Sandoval as 17th president
Finding our true north
As we chart a course for the next stage of our journey, we need you to help find our True North. We need your bold insights, intuitions and innovations for an audacious future in the 2022-27 Strategic Plan.
Washoe Tribe scientists discuss using traditional knowledge to mitigate wildfire risk and restore Tahoe’s Meeks Meadow
Effective Washoe land management practices shared on University of Nevada, Reno’s Living With Fire Podcast
Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina
La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español
Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish
Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare
New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need
University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants
College of Science professors study fourth state of matter
Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Burton
Master of Social Work student is proud to identify as LatinX social worker to show representation for an often under-represented population
The Wolf Pack Way: a path of greatness
Campus pedestrian thoroughfare lined with banners featuring notable alumni will inspire Wolf Pack members for years to come
Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance using biotechnology
University of Nevada, Reno professor awarded $1.55 million grant to improve water-use efficiency in plants
Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic
By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response
Talk and panel on “Local News Matters” Oct. 19 at Nevada Museum of Art
School of Journalism hosts event featuring Colorado Sun Editor Larry Ryckman
EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat
Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment
How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?
Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college
Nevada Athletics Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: Andrea Alcaraz
Nevada Volleyball student-athlete Andrea Alcaraz explains what this month and community mean to her
Wolf Pack Football GRITIron dates announced
GRITIron luncheons begin on Monday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m., no reservations necessary
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems
NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease
Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center
Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space
College of Business welcomes Elemental LED as newest Corporate Partner
New partnership will provide numerous opportunities for University of Nevada, Reno students
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month & Hispanic Serving Institution with President Sandoval
President Brian Sandoval talks about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the University's continued progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution
What is a breakthrough infection?
School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss breakthrough infections and why they matter
President Brian Sandoval to deliver his first State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 28
Brian Sandoval was appointed the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno, on Sept. 17, 2020
College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars
On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.
Two Early Educator of the Year awards go to University of Nevada, Reno
Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored
How can I support wildland firefighters?
From handwritten letters to donating hot meals, postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychology Ph.D. Jena Casas offers advice on how you can support wildland firefighters this challenging fire season.
Pack posts runner-up finish at Gene Miranda Invitational
Nevada men's golf continued its upward movement in Sunday's final round of the Gene Miranda Invitational, firing a collective three-under to climb two spots and bag a runner-up finish at the event.
President Sandoval tests positive for COVID-19
The positive test result I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced thus far also point to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines are indeed doing their job.
Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas
Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study
Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities
Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair
On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.
DOE grant expands materials testing ability, increases capacity for nuclear research
Researchers can now investigate nano-scale materials with expanded in-situ transmission electron microscope capabilities.
Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles
Extension classes teach homeowners and landscapers irrigation auditing skills and water-efficiency tips
What are mental health best practices for entrepreneurs and business leaders?
Associate Professor Dan Jones and Assistant Professor Mark Packard discuss mental health amid National Suicide Prevention Month
Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada
Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga are speaking with community members about county needs
University honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with unique origami crane art installation
More than 3,000 cranes made from retired, repurposed military uniforms; support provided by the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
Tierney Wolfgram Finishes in 1st Place at San Francisco Invitational
Sophomore Tierney Wolfgram leads Women’s Cross Country team in first meet of the season
ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval
Celebrating the Basque Diaspora with the addition of a statue
The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated the donation and relocation to campus of noted statue on Basque Diaspora Day
Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?
School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated
Center for Civil Earthquake Engineering Research organizes the 2021 PEER Pacific Rim Forum
The forum brought together 241 international participants with 41 international speakers to advance integrated earthquake engineering research.
Our attendees include researchers, practitioners and students, and our presentations are at the nexus of earth science, engineering and computation. Through collaboration, we want to transition simulation technology into practice.
Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels
Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants
2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients
Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship
I’ve heard of organ donation, but what is whole body donation?
Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, explains what anatomical donation is and how the cadaver anatomy lab works inside the School of Medicine.
Research aims to make every drop count in Nevada’s alfalfa production
University of Nevada, Reno researcher using field data and computer programming to develop “smart” irrigation scheduling
Mechanical Engineering professors are founding members in new institute: AI for Dynamic Systems
A five-year, $20-million National Science Foundation collaboration brings together researchers from 9 universities.
Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?
Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19
Groundbreaking researcher Gardner dies at age 91
Psychology professor Allen Gardner and his wife Trixie earned worldwide acclaim teaching Washoe the chimpanzee American Sign Language
Updates for faculty and staff
We would like to clarify and expand on some key points regarding COVID-19 reporting, employee testing and other aspects of how the University is keeping our campus safe.
Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers
Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues
Remote sensing of forests aids understanding of catastrophic wildfires
Dr. Jonathan Greenberg runs the University’s Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing lab using LiDAR technology to transform the understanding of forest ground coverage.
Nevada Swim and Dive announces 2021-2022 schedule
Season starts Sept. 17 with annual Silver and Blue scrimmage, then annual Alumni meet Sept. 18
New Faculty join the School of Social Work this fall
The School of Social Work welcomes 10 new faculty and promotes two existing faculty to leadership roles
Thermal cameras installed by ALERTWildfire to help firefighters see through Caldor Fire smoke
University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform
Performing Arts Series is back on stage
The 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series season celebrates 61 years of live performance with six in-person events
Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall
Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals
Inaugural artist-in-resident completed three-week creative camping expedition
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partnered with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer local Reno artist rustic artist residency experience
Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience
University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks
Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off
The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season
#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.
Welcome home, Wolf Pack!
President Sandoval hands out donuts and visits with students on first day of Fall 2021 semester
COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students approved by Nevada State Board of Health
The unanimous vote to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring 2022 semester enrollment took place during an emergency meeting held Friday, Aug. 20
Smoke precautions on campus and at home
The University will continue to monitor the current air quality and provide updates as necessary
Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program
Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry
Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions
Welcome to the fall 2021 semester
I firmly believe that, although we understand the concerns associated with COVID-19, there is nothing that can stop the successes of our students, faculty and staff.
COVID-19: Thinking back and looking forward
Members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology discuss the COVID-19 vaccine technology, hesitancy, distribution and more for the Discover Science podcast
Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award
'I strive to make all students feel welcome and at home at the University and to help them realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams'
Nevada Wolf Pack App presented by the Rivera Law Group released
Nevada Athletics launches Nevada Wolf Pack App featuring real-time news alerts, schedules, game day details, the ability to manage your tickets to games and shop Wolf Pack merchandise
KUNR wins national Murrow Award for excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion
Station recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage produced in partnership with Noticiero Móvil and This is Reno
Online Executive MBA program graduates 35 students in ninth cohort
College of Business program accelerates careers of nationwide graduates
Coaches Show featuring Wolf Pack Football Coach Jay Norvell kicks off Sept. 1
Dates announced for 2021 Coach Jay Norvell football show hosted by Brew Brothers
Mountain West releases women’s hoops slate
The Mountain West released its 2021-22 women's basketball conference schedule on Friday
Nevada Men’s Basketball Mountain West slate released
The Mountain West released its 2021-22 men's basketball schedule Friday, as the slate returns to its 18-game format
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2025 with a White Coat Ceremony
First medical school milestone ceremony commemorates 70 new medical students
New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities
College of Education and Human Development researcher aims to build national program for students and officers
Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow
A sense of community will help undergrads recover from COVID
Research by Orvis School of Nursing faculty, Lisa Thomas, Ph.D., RN, CNE, FAAN reveals how faculty and the university can help students transition back to campus after COVID
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
New V.P. has more than 30 years of higher education experience
Greater Nevada Credit Union offers substantial support to NevadaFIT
Funding will help support University of Nevada, Reno’s academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program, creating a greater culture of student success and completion for incoming freshmen
"Let's Vax the Pack" kicks off with vaccination events, prizes
Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination events for students scheduled for August 13 and August 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union
Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders
Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI
Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno
With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development
University offers crop research tours: hemp, teff, squash, soybeans, camelina
Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops
Mikeal Carver is recognized as Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month for July 2021
Carver is the assistant director for Grounds and Building Services at the University
Seven-story Gateway Parking Complex construction begins
The complex, on the corner of Lake and East Ninth Streets, will add more than 800 spaces to the south side of the University
Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada
Rail City Garden Center hosts 2021 Northern Nevada Garden Tour fundraiser for Master Gardeners
Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze
Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history
State employee COVID-19 testing policy
Per State of Nevada COVID-19 policies, effective Aug. 15, employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take weekly COVID-19 tests and provide proof of testing and results.
Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship
The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars
University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning
Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost
Palmer captures bronze in Tokyo, becomes first U.S. female diver to medal in the event since 1988
Nevada Swim & Dive Assistant Coach Krysta Palmer medaled in the 3-meter springboard diving event
Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2021 graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
UNR Med PA graduates prepared to bolster Nevada’s health care workforce
Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student
Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program
New Living With Fire podcasts dig deeper into today’s wildfire challenges
University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues outreach efforts to help residents better understand and live more safely with wildfire
University mask requirement updates
Effective Friday, July 30, the University will follow the State of Nevada's mask mandate, requiring all students, employees and members of the public to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Five COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked
Dr. Trudy Larson talks about COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions and how you can get vaccinated ASAP
Journalism lecturer inducted into PRSA College of Fellows Class of 2021
Alison Gaulden earns highest distinction in the public relations industry
Department of Philosophy welcomes new chair
Cara Nine’s interest in political philosophy led her to focus on issues in justice, ethics and location
NSF CAREER Award recipient David Cantu investigates the processes for extracting rare earth elements
Because of the important role rare earth elements play in modern applications, the research is critical for the continued advancement of cutting-edge technology.
Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems
Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn
Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Initial fleet of autonomous food delivery robots have already ascended onto the University campus
Starship Technologies, Chartwells Higher Education still preparing for final launch of real-time food delivery from Nevada Dining vendors; full fleet of approx. 20 robots set to start delivery Aug. 23
University’s commitment to our DACA students and their families
Although disappointing, this latest ruling does not diminish our resolve. Our support for our DACA students and their families remains firm.
Hennessey Capital Management funds new student investment competition
Hugh Henne Investment Competition will provide students with firsthand learning opportunities
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction
Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes
University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021
More than five events offered between July 16 and July 30
Researcher aims to get to the bottom of harmful, hidden riverbed algae
University of Nevada, Reno researcher to create predictive models to better protect pets and humans
Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners
Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics
Orvis School of Nursing Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work with Sponsorship of Pride Festival
Orvis sponsors Northern Nevada Pride Festival for third year in a row and continues work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community
Catherine Cardwell selected as dean of University Libraries
'I look forward to building on the strong foundation of the University Libraries and harnessing their creative energy and expertise'
Inaugural artist-in-residence program selects local artist Austin Pratt
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience
Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide
University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study
New coordinator aims to make STEAM education fun and accessible for youth
Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University ‘family’
In a critical first step, Sierra Nevada University Board of Trustees approves agreement allowing SNU and University of Nevada, Reno to join forces
Dr. Eugenia L. Weiss Joins School of Social Work as Masters of Social Work Program Director
Dr. Weiss brings more than 30 years experience to the School of Social Work
James named Assistant Vice President/Director, University Police Services, Northern Command
James, with University Police Services for more than 18 years, began new appointment July 1
Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1
‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’
Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes
Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs
Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry
Journalism professor emeritus turns one of the oldest forms of immersive media into virtual reality
The “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama” VR experience launches 158 years after the turning point battle
Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education
Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times
Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification
Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals
#COVIDCrew partners with Mexican Consulate to bring vaccines to the Latinx population
More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered
Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci selected as dean of the School of Public Health
'My lived experiences give me a genuine passion for public health and compassion for people in need, especially for personal and global health'
Updates on full in-person operations on July 1
During the next few weeks as our preparations for the fall semester shift into high gear, our numbers on campus will surely grow.
New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online
Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection
Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit
University of Nevada, Reno art museum gets refreshed image
The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art in the College of Liberal Arts announces new brand identity
Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing
Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program
How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process
Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions
University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes
Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics
Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy
Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University
Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups
Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair
La radio pública KUNR y Noticiero Móvil invitan a la comunidad a dar sus distintos puntos de vista a través de charlas
El norte de Nevada y el este de California es la primera zona del país en realizar las charlas de la iniciativa One Small Step en inglés y en español
KUNR Public Radio and Noticiero Móvil invite participants with differing views to connect through conversation
Northern Nevada becomes the first location to host One Small Step conversations in English and Spanish
NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities
Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum
University of Nevada, Reno to ask City of Reno to rename North Center Street as ‘University Way’
Request has century-old roots in relationship of University and City
Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement
College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs
Return to full in-person operations on July 1
We will work together during the fall semester to once again stabilize our in-person operations, assess needs and address gaps and opportunities.
Nevada nutrition students excel in unique internship experiences
Students in Dietetic Internship Program gain valuable experience in telehealth during COVID-19
Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary
Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs
Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale
University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires
With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition
College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy
Study uses drones and scanners to determine impact of fall grazing on wildfire
Livestock grazing and technology work together to reduce cheatgrass and other wildfire fuel
Update of 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature
With every piece of legislation, there comes the challenge of implementation followed by how effectively the legislation matches the needs not only of the moment, but for the future.
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.
Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.
Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants
Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors
Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty
8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development
What is aphasia?
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, breaks things down.
Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition
The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.
Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard
Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard
Reynolds School Spring 2021 Semester in Review
Dean Al Stavitsky shares journalism faculty and student accomplishments from the past semester.
Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions
Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.
Introducing the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative and Apple collaboration
Each member of the fall 2021 first-year class will receive an iPad Air at no cost as the University collaborates with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform.
#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón
Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music
New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered
New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school
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.
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
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.
Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state
Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world
Nevada graduates 62 student-athletes at Spring Commencement
Check out complete list of the Nevada student-athlete graduates by sport
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
“You make happiness happen.”
Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates
New University Libraries exhibit available for viewing in-person, online
"Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining" features narratives from robust collection of mining materials
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.
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
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
A historic Commencement
Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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