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College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis: a retrospective on a distinguished tenure

Maragakis has served as dean since 2008, will transition to faculty at end of June

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Campaign surpasses $500 million goal

To our Wolf Pack Family, thank you for helping us raise $502.86 million for students, faculty and programs.

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String Theory meets music theory at Artown on the Quad

Theoretical physics inspires harmony on the University Quad

A man stands at a microphone in front of a crowd of people sitting in chairs on the University Quad, with several seated people holding instruments beside him. He is standing in front of brick buildings and large trees on a sunny day.
7/27/2022

Sustainability in asphalt paving drives latest GAANN scholar

Ph.D. candidate Julissa Larios Rodriquez set to join the University’s Graduate Assistance in Areas in National Need (GAANN) program this fall.

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7/26/2022

Complex modeling by researchers predicts wildfires may decline, eventually

Researchers integrate multiple factors in search of ways to help calculate and mitigate wildfire hazard

Tree covered mountains making up the Big Wood River Basin.
7/25/2022

University postdoc receives national recognition

Earthquake researcher Maha Kenawy honored with EERI Younger Member Award.

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7/22/2022

Nevada Math & Technology Camp introduces youth to STEM fields

College of Education and Human Development continues the tradition of offering weeklong residential camps.

Two students working on math problems on their laptop during camp
7/22/2022

Exploring ice and expanding access

Hydrogeology student Drake McCrimmon found space to be himself while doing science on the Greenland ice sheet.

A male and a female stand on an ice sheet, posing with a LGBTQ+ Pride flag.
7/20/2022

Asphalt research recognized

AAPT awards national scholarship to two graduate students.

Two women outside sitting on a stone bench in front of a building.
7/20/2022

Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Sarah Mitchell sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities

Dr. Sarah Mitchell and her mentee Talaya Flicop posing with Flicop's final version of their Undergraduate Research project.
7/19/2022

Sharing global LGBTQIA+ perspectives on media

Journalism professor examines social media’s impact on LGBTQIA+ activism

A headshot of Dr. Paromita Pain.
7/19/2022

LGBTQ studies minor added to University of Nevada, Reno curriculum

Gender, Race & Identity Department Chair Dr. Emily Hobson discusses the department’s recent expansion

Photo of the Thompson Building, where the Gender, Race & Identity department is located.
7/18/2022

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

Two 4-H youth standing with their horses.
7/14/2022

Daphne Hooper: New director of community Indigenous relations

Hooper highlights her goals in her position and what she has been working on since being hired

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7/14/2022

Dr. Paul Hauptman, M.D., named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Renown Health

Paul Hauptman
7/14/2022

Paul. J. Hauptman, M.D. named Dean of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Dr. Hauptman, nationally recognized for his work in cardiac care, will also serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renown Health.

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7/14/2022

Journalism alumna shining the light of truth through reporting

Taylor Johnson is working as a summer equality intern at Bloomberg

A headshot of Taylor Johnson in front of a business lobby.
7/13/2022

The impact of media coverage on the non-fungible token (NFT) market

New research from the University of Nevada, Reno and Vanderbilt University shows the media educates investors rather than hyping the NFT market

"Nazir Ansari Business Building" is written above the entrance to the University of Nevada, Reno business building.
7/13/2022

Nevada Global Business provides students a valuable career development opportunity

College of Business students share their experience visiting New York City

7/12/2022

Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate

Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure

Professor Dean Burkin stands next to Ph.D. student Ariany Oliveira-Santos, who is sitting, in a laboratory room.
7/12/2022

Nevada First-Gen Network creates program for prospective college students

Incline Village middle schoolers to engage in STEM, leadership and art activities this summer

first-gen team meets with middle school students
7/8/2022

School of Public Health Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li receive prestigious environmental health accolades

Assistants Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li were awarded for their research at the Society of Toxicology 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Dr. Li Li receiving toxicology award at the Society of Toxicology conference
7/8/2022

COLA and merit update

In every way, the University appreciates and is very grateful for the achievements and accomplishments that you have all contributed to over this past year.

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7/8/2022

Eren Ozmen listed among top 10 on Forbes’ 2022 list of most successful self-made women

Accomplished University of Nevada, Reno alumna places in coveted business list since its inception

Eren Ozmen poses for the camera wearing a blue suit.
7/7/2022

Journalism graduate student chosen as an artist-in-resident in national park residency program

Mark Maynard will spend two weeks in the Great Basin National Park documenting stories and artifacts from travelers

A headshot of Mark Maynard in front of a green nature background.
7/6/2022

Preserving the online legacy of Sierra Nevada University

Learn about efforts at the University Libraries to capture, preserve, and supply access to archived web content from Sierra Nevada University

The Prim Library located in the Sierra Nevada University campus
7/5/2022

University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University reach milestone

The stunning location and the 50-plus year legacy of Sierra Nevada University will be preserved as the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe!

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7/5/2022

University of Nevada, Reno names Dr. Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering

Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department

Dr. Erik Jones
7/1/2022

Dr. Erick Jones named Dean of the College of Engineering

An internationally recognized researcher in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering, his career over the past 25 years has spanned industry, government and academia.

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7/1/2022

Caring for the Quadrangle

Facilities Services highlights the Quad’s year-round maintenance

Photo of the Quad facing Morill Hall.
6/30/2022

Innevation Center partners with Upward Bound for Summer 2022

Student interns to explore STEAM career opportunities and learn how to become “makers” in the Makerspace

Students pose for picture while touring the Innevation Center Makerspace.
6/30/2022

University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow

Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health

In a hospital, a woman in a bright red shalwar kameez dress and dupattā shawl spoon-feeds an emaciated infant in her lap.
6/30/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 4: Markie Wilder

President Brian Sandoval talks with Coordinator of Indigenous Student Services Markie Wilder about supporting Native American students on campus, advocating for Nevada's tuition waiver, playing basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack and more.

President Brian Sandoval and Markie Wilder smile while sitting next to each other, wearing headphones in the recording space
6/30/2022

Sign-ups being taken now for preliminary Master Gardener training

Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open

Multi-colored plants planted in a garden.
6/28/2022

Guinn Center announces Dr. Dana Bennett as interim executive director

Bennett to succeed Dale Erquiaga, who was named acting chancellor of NSHE

Dana Bennett headshot
6/28/2022

Artown on the Quad: Four performances happening in July on the University’s campus

Free performances open to the public

Photo of the Quad facing the Mackay Mines Building and the Mackay statue.
6/27/2022

Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants

CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants

Steven receiving his Regents' award.
6/27/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Emily Hobson

Learn how bikes can help change the world (and other reasons Chair of the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity Emily Hobson rides a bike). Got your own bike story? Share it with us!

Emily Hobson
6/27/2022

KUNR announces new general manager

Reynolds School alumnus Brian Duggan will bring his extensive media experience to the role this August

A headshot of Brian Duggan
6/24/2022

Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic

Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself

Lourdes Valdez and Ramneek Dhami posing for a photo with their volunteers at the free clinic.
6/23/2022

Public health highlight: Veronika Scavacini

Veronika Scavacini is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and Latine communities and has dedicated their career to addressing health disparities through the lens of economics

Veronika Scavacini headshot
6/23/2022

‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28

Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.

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6/22/2022

University students and professor travel to annual German Marshall Fund in Brussels

University-funded trip allows group to witness and participate in global policy development

Photo of the trees on the Quad with Assistant Professor Ingram's office nearby.
6/22/2022

Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University

Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.

Students gather around a black workbench with their hands folded. The workbench has beakers and plastic tubes with bees and blue and yellow paper strips in them. The beakers have sucrose and water labels on them.
6/22/2022

Innevation Center to host gener8tor Reno-Tahoe Accelerator Program 2022

Applications open for accelerator offering connections and $100K investment to high-growth startups

Two people working together in the Innevation Center Concept Café.
6/22/2022

Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments

Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey

Nicole Choma receiving a Regents' award.
6/22/2022

Stephanie Rempe named Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director

Rempe has overseen all aspects of one of the country’s largest and most successful intercollegiate athletics departments at LSU since 2019

6/21/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Garrett Vice ‘08

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

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6/21/2022

World’s largest freshwater fish found, released in the Cambodian Mekong River by Global Water Center team

International team now tracking the 661-pound giant freshwater stingray's movements to better understand, protect the species and key freshwater habitats

giant stingray tag and release
6/21/2022

Nevada volunteer honored in national awards for over three decades of service to 4-H youth

4-H volunteer Linda Zimmerman was named 4-H Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Linda Zimmerman being awarded the 2021 Nevada 4-H Volunteer of the Year by Sue Hoffman.
6/20/2022

Nevada places seventh in national concrete canoe competition

University’s Concrete Canoe team participates in engineering event after five-year hiatus

Twenty-one people standing and kneeling around a canoe outdoors
6/20/2022

Celebrating Juneteenth

On Juneteenth, let us all continue to learn more about this date’s historic and meaningful significance, as we stand with the members of our Black community in achieving the promise of equality and justice.

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6/17/2022

Westfall Scholars for Spring 2022 headed for success

Many of the students plan to continue their education, while others start work upon graduating.

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6/16/2022

Regents, University and College-level awards highlight College of Science achievements

Award recipients
6/16/2022

DACA Ten Year Anniversary

Today is a very important date, marking the 10-year anniversary of the DACA policy. We are extremely proud of, and stand with, our DACA students and their families.

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6/15/2022

Off-season cattle grazing to help control fire danger from invasive cheatgrass

New University of Nevada, Reno study utilizes supplemental feeding to attract cattle to infested pastures

cattle grazing near mountains
6/13/2022

State geologists gather in the Sierras for annual meeting

The 2022 meeting is being hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

A jetty of rocks spits out to the left with the clear turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe in the foreground and alpine mountains in the background.
6/13/2022

GSA Spring Awards honor student achievement

Almost $70,000 in awards and scholarships presented during GSA Spring Awards

GSA spring awards winners pose in the Joe Crowley Student Union ballroom.
6/13/2022

Celebrating award-winning students in the College of Science

This year, seven students won awards from the Board of Regents or the University.

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6/10/2022

School of Public Health celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion

School's DEI committee shares how students, faculty and staff can access DEI resources

School of Public Health students and faculty pose with their hands in the shape of a wolf, standing around and on top of the University "N" statue outdoors.
6/9/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Alex Vanderhoff

Avid mountain biker Alex Vanderhoff shares her love of local trails. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

Alex Vanderhoff mountain biking in Ely, Nevada
6/8/2022

June is Pride Month

The University stands with the LGBTQIA+ community and supports all of its members.

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6/8/2022

Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award

Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals

President Sandoval and Mae Gustin holding Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award plaque
6/8/2022

University of Nevada, Reno Extension completes director search

Jacob DeDecker brings lifetime of experience in Extension to lead programs in Nevada

Jacob DeDecker.
6/8/2022

Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards

An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship

A collage of individual photos of the 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellows attending University of Nevada, Reno
6/7/2022

Sustainable resource management research the focus of new open-access journal

Metallurgical Engineering professor Ehsan Vahidi to serve as associate editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Resource Management

Wind turbines
6/6/2022

New University of Nevada, Reno election poll shows Lombardo and Laxalt with big leads

Poll suggests competitive November races loom, polarization on abortion and election issues

" Joe Lombardo with a 33 point lead in the Republican governor’s primary

6/3/2022

Mackay School honors exceptional students and industry partners

The Mackay School honored donors, alumni, faculty and staff with a focus on celebrating the successes of students at the 2022 Mackay Banquet.

Attendees at the Mackay Banquet pose for a photo
6/3/2022

Discover Science podcast: Harrison Schmitt on his trip to the Moon

Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt discusses what it was like to be on the Moon's surface, what we're still learning from the samples brought back to Earth and what the future of lunar exploration looks like

Discover Science Podcast with Harrison Schmitt
6/3/2022

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor

de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.

de Bettencourt-Dias wears a black shirt with a necklace and smiles in front of a gray background.
6/2/2022

University of Nevada, Reno hosts international smell workshop

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts held workshop on the philosophy of smell

Group of individuals stand on balcony outside building
6/2/2022

New Guinn Center report examines demographic indicators for youth in Nevada

Key finding indicates that nearly 25% of Nevada’s rural youth live in poverty

Aerial shot of the University of Nevada, Reno campus
6/2/2022

Second-annual artist-in-residence program selects two artists for national park residency program

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

Stella Lake inside Great Basin National Park
6/1/2022

Computer science researcher plans to use machine learning to improve cancer treatments

Assistant Professor Tin Nguyen is set to begin NSF-funded research this summer that could advance our understanding of cancer.

Man sitting in chair in front of computer screen
6/1/2022

Journalism alumna follows her passion to work for Disney

Madeline Potts stayed persistent and overcame rejection to land her dream job

Madeline Potts stands in front of a blue and purple wall wearing pink Disney mouse ears and holding her arms out to the side.
6/1/2022

Linda Hayes recognized with Distinguished Faculty Award

The psychology professor, who has worked at the University for 32 years, received the award in her final year before retirement.

Two women and a man stand, with the woman in the middle and the man holding plaques. They stand in front of a screen that says "College of Science" on the top line and "Live a life of discovery" on the bottom line in italics. The Nevada Block N is above the words.
5/31/2022

Nevada State Parks wants visitor feedback to help inform future decisions

Extension to help conduct survey project to assess needs and economic impact of parks

Mountains and valleys in Nevada's Valley of Fire state park.
5/31/2022

Bioprinting gets a boost

Engineering student Erick Bandala wins speech competition with presentation about 3D bioprinting.

Yifei Jin and Erick Bandala stand in a lab facing camera.
5/31/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Melissa Harmon

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Melissa Harmon smiles, wearing a blue top under a black blazer.
5/27/2022

University of Nevada, Reno liberal arts faculty selected as foundation professor

College of Liberal Arts Professor Deborah Boehm earns prestigious research and teaching honor

Debbie Boehm
5/26/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 3: Teaching Professor Sarah Cummings

Join host President Brian Sandoval as he and Director of Advancements in Teaching Excellence and award-winning Teaching Professor Sarah Cummings talk about teaching, sustainable chemistry, Wolf Pack Athletics and more

President Brian Sandoval and Professor Sarah Cummings talk into microphones and wear headphones in the recording space
5/26/2022

Political ideology and closed-mindedness: the Left and Right have become more alike

Foundation Professor of Sociology Markus Kemmelmeier and former Ph.D. student Jesse Acosta completed research on the evolution of political closed-mindedness in the United States

Markus Kemmelmeier
5/24/2022

Extension and partners offer sessions on preparing for wildfire and evacuations

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign

Fire burning foliage in the distance.
5/23/2022

‘Gold standard’ accreditation signals commitment to animals

University awarded full reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Care International

Four members of the Animal Resources team - the director/attending veterinarian, laboratory technician, laboratory assistant and administrative assistant - are in an animal care facility on the University of Nevada, Reno campus and are wearing personal protective equipment.
5/23/2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we raise awareness and celebrate achievements, we must also support all future efforts for equity and acceptance for the members of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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5/20/2022

Journalism students earn national award for global multimedia project

Alina Croft and Faith Evans win a Hearst Journalism Award

On the left is a picture of Faith Evans in front of a brick wall wearing graduation sash. On the right is Alina Croft in front of an autumnal tree.
5/20/2022

Discover Science podcast: Kizzmekia Corbett on going where you are loved

Scientific Lead in the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine discusses her research and work, the importance of good mentorship, and finding her place in science.

Kizzmekia Corbett, Christopher Sanchez and Melanie Duckworth in a collage with the Discover Science podcast identifier.
5/19/2022

4-H Offering summer camps at Lake Tahoe to keep youth engaged and learning

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues tradition of offering overnight camps

A group of campers in bathing suits standing on the beach.
5/19/2022

Wolf Pack claims seven medals at Mountain West Track and Field Championships

Nevada Women’s Track and Field finished in fourth place at the meet

Women's Track and Field athletes on the track holding javelins
5/19/2022

High schools and teachers – and University – benefit from concurrent enrollment

Pilot program gives 450 high school students a fast start toward earning a college degree

Jim Webber and Annie Trinh with Grace Bayer standing in front of the entrance sign at at Cheyenne High School.
5/19/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Carlos Ramirez-Reyes

Both a bike commuter and a bike camper, Ramirez-Reyes shares his favorite experiences on two wheels. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

Carlos Ramirez-Reyes poses with his bike with mountains behind him.
5/19/2022

Polish National Song and Dance Ensemble to perform on University of Nevada, Reno campus

Free June 6 performance by “Śląsk” is open to the public

The University Quad with a green lawn, trees and Mackay School of Earth Science in view.
5/19/2022

Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada

Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada

The "Weclome to Nevada" sign posted along a highway in eastern Nevada.
5/18/2022

Quim Vidal Mora and A.J. Lintunen guide the Wolf Pack to ninth in NCAA Regional

Nevada Men’s Golf did not finish outside the top 10 in any single tournament this season and competed in its fourth straight NCAA Regional

The Nevada Men's Golf Team posing in front of a lake on a golf course
5/18/2022

Tragedy in Buffalo, N.Y.

Words cannot begin to express the shock, horror and grief that we all felt over the weekend when we learned of the murderous rampage in Buffalo, N.Y.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
5/18/2022

Recent expedition and monster fish rescue highlight Mekong River's global significance

Deep pools in Mekong River may be home to world's largest freshwater fish

team ready to release stingray
5/17/2022

Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science

NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development

Heavy smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire in 2021
5/17/2022

Spring 2022 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments as LOA instructors

A Wolf Pack Way sign next to the Knowledge Center and the Block N
5/17/2022

Adult chaperones needed to guide youth at Tahoe 4-H summer camp

Extension 4-H Youth Development needs volunteers for July 9-16 camp at South Lake Tahoe

Adult chaperone guiding youth through an activity.
5/17/2022

Training for new and experienced Nevada gardeners is being offered online

Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open

 A garden full of colorful flowers.
5/16/2022

University's Teruni Lamberg receives prestigious appointment to mathematics research group

College of Education and Human Development professor joins special interest group to push boundaries of mathematics education

Teruni Lamberg helps two students studying
5/16/2022

Hallowed ground: Spring Commencement returns to the Quad

More than 3,000 degrees were conferred over three days on the University's historic Quadrangle, where ceremonies were held for the first time since 2019

The Quad packed full of graduates looking at the stage. A mortar board in the foreground reads, "I just kept swimming."
5/16/2022

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 70 new physicians

The UNR Med Hooding Ceremony took place at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts on May 13

students on stage at the hooding ceremony
5/13/2022

Increase in accidental drug overdose among Hispanic/Latinx persons in Nevada

The School of Public Health’s Overdose Data to Action program and the CDC report an increase in overdose deaths among Hispanic/Latinx Nevadans from 2019 to 2020.

Box of naloxone on a table
5/13/2022

Two campuses, one common cause

The past academic year has seen collaboration and teamwork mark the SNU-UNR transition

SNU transition leaders Sue Johnson and Jill Heaton
5/13/2022

Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts

Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter

Lyndsay Munro and presenting party in her classroom
5/12/2022

Nicole Shepherd is Herz Gold Medalist

Dual degree student a standout volunteer in community and accomplished musician

Herz Gold Medal winner Nicole Shepherd
5/12/2022

Path to Independence students to join University commencement for first time in nine years

Students receiving their certificate from Path to Independence to join their peers at commencement

5/12/2022

Study sheds light on what influences water supplied by snowmelt

University of Nevada, Reno leads study looking at over 500 locations in the U.S.

A flowing creek with green foliage and mountains behind it.
5/12/2022

Long-time journalist and history buff honored as a Distinguished Nevadan

Guy Clifton to be recognized by President Sandoval during Spring Commencement

A black and white photo of Guy Clifton holding up a newspaper with a Mark Twain impersonator.
5/12/2022

Concluding the 2021-22 academic year

Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and staff for a memorable and successful academic year. The commitment you have demonstrated to one another is inspiring.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
5/11/2022

Sommerfeld leads Pack trio in heptathlon

Anna Maria Sommerfeld led the trio of Pack athletes on Day 1, sitting in sixth place. Hanah Smrt closed the day in eighth and Kate Kadrmas in ninth

Anna Marie Sommerfeld poised to throw a javelin
5/11/2022

University of Nevada, Reno faculty focus on batteries research, education and workforce training to meet world’s energy future

Nevada Institute for Sustainability improves performance of electric vehicles and the grid, and connects to nation’s first Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies Minor

A professor with students in a technology lab
5/11/2022

University honors its best at 'Honor the Best'

The past year's achievements by students, faculty and staff honored at annual ceremony

President Sandoval going to hug Dr. Hug-English after presenting her with her award
5/11/2022

University of Nevada, Reno to offer new Risk Management & Insurance Studies program

The program creates a direct talent pipeline between students in the College of Business and insurance and risk management jobs

The Ansari Business Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
5/11/2022

University of Nevada, Reno world languages faculty selected for Regents’ Advising Award

College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor Wilfredo de Ràfols earns NSHE system-wide honor

Panoramic view of University of Nevada, Reno campus from above
5/11/2022

Innovation Day website showcases engineering projects

See students present short videos of their inventions on the Innovation Day website, online today.

Four engineering students stand in front of a poster, window behind them.
5/10/2022

Catherine Schofield named Reynolds School Spring 2022 Senior Scholar

Journalism student uses passion for media to achieve academic success

Catherine Schofield stands in front of pink flowers and smiles to camera.
5/10/2022

Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla

Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students

Angelina Padilla with surprise award presenters in her classroom
5/9/2022

College of Education and Human Development One of the Nation’s Top 100 Colleges

Graduate School and Online Programs Maintain High Ratings in the U.S. News and World Report

The William Raggio Building on University campus
5/9/2022

Linguistic/game-theoretic approach detects and explains online propaganda

University of Nevada, Reno researcher develops model to discover and explain propagandistic content on the Internet

The Nazir Ansari Business Building sign on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
5/9/2022

Professor Steven Hayes receives 2022 NSHE Career Distinguished Researcher Award

Internationally renowned for development of ACT, evidenced based form of psychotherapy

Steve Hayes at his desk
5/6/2022

First-generation student becomes first at University to earn prestigious fellowship

After a new start at the University of Nevada, Reno, Arturo Macías Franco is using his voice to advocate for others

Arturo Macias Franco.
5/5/2022

Nevada Men’s Golf Clinches Fourth Straight NCAA Regional Berth

The Wolf Pack will compete in the Stockton Regional from May 16-18 at Reserve Spanos Park.

Trey Davis swings during a golf game
5/5/2022

Magic and wonder experienced at Serendipity art exhibition

Art professor presents solo exhibition at conference in California

two-headed animal sculpture on an innertube on a water pond inside a gazebo
5/5/2022

Nevada faces No. 13 USC in NCAA Tournament first round

Nevada Men's Tennis will begin play in its first NCAA Tournament at No. 13 overall seed USC. First serve at Marks Stadium is scheduled for Friday, May 6, at 1 p.m.

Men's tennis team seated at an event
5/4/2022

Fleischmann Planetarium hosts the seventh annual Sci-On! Film Festival

View and vote on short science and science fiction films in the Planetarium's full-dome theater May 4-6

Illustration of an astronaut on Mars.
5/4/2022

Digital Wolf Pack Initiative expands, providing iPads to incoming freshmen and transfer students

Provost's office leads collaboration with Apple for iPads

iPads at the Mackay statue
5/3/2022

College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis: A retrospective on a distinguished tenure

Maragakis has served as dean since 2008, will transition to faculty at end of June

Engineering building exterior shot
5/2/2022

Journalism students win five national Hearst Journalism Awards

Andrew Mendez, Bryan Hofmann, Jarrette Werk and Kennedy Vincent earn top spots in the competition

A collage of photos of (from left to right) Andrew Mendez, Bryan Hofmann, Jarrette Werk and Kennedy Vincent.
5/2/2022

New program aims to improve access to support for children with autism in Kenya

The course will be available to University students this fall

An overhead view of a child sitting on the floor reading a book.
4/29/2022

Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate

Researchers from the Department of Geography are making use of new drone technology with support from the Global Climate Change Foundation.

4/29/2022

Men’s Tennis claims Mountain West outright title

Wolf Pack win first Mountain West regular season title and the first conference title since 1982

The Mens Tennis team celebrating with their Mountain West Champions trophy
4/28/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 2: Dean Manos Maragakis

Join your host President Brian Sandoval as he talks with Dean of the College of Engineering Manos Maragakis about running, stepping down from his role and into the faculty, and his favorite times on campus

President Brian Sandoval and Dean Manos Maragakis in the recording studio with headphones on
4/28/2022

Nevada Industry Excellence receives grant to support manufacturing industry development and success

$950,000 grant will continue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and statewide service through the University of Nevada, Reno

Two manufacturing workers using a grinding tool.
4/28/2022

Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey

Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student

Alexis Palma shakes faculty mentor's hand.
4/28/2022

NSHE Regents' Mid-Career Researcher Award goes to dedicated biologist

Jamie Voyles will be celebrated with her colleagues at the University's Honor the Best event

Nine women in white lab coats smile for a photo on the green University quad.
4/27/2022

Leah John and Victoria Gailey earn individual berths into NCAA Championship

This will be the first time in program history that the team has had two golfers make the NCAA Regionals as individuals

Leah John
4/27/2022

2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect

UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation

Professor Scott Earley, the University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher for 2022, sits at his office desk.
4/27/2022

On the 85 Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika

Criteria of Truth while General Franco’s lie about this event persists

Map showing eighty-five percent of Gernika totally destroyed (in red)
4/26/2022

Healthy Minds Study: understanding mental health on campus

The Healthy Minds Study survey was recently sent out to students and, for the first time, faculty and staff at the University – check your inbox!

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
4/26/2022

Bible Award winner Smith: Students make the award special

Anthropology's Geoff Smith wins another important teaching award

Bible Award winner Geoff Smith with award committee
4/26/2022

New summer camp aims to help American Indian youth get college ready

Extension is hosting the first American Indian/Alaska Native College Prep Camp this June

Students and professors celebrate in graduation ceremony.
4/26/2022

Who is that doggie in the photo? A personal exploration

What can historical photos tell us? Manuscripts and Archives Librarian Jacquelyn Sundstrand's answer involves a hat-wearing dog

Historical photograph of a group of miners, children, and a black dog at the Gould and Curry mine in Virginia City, around 1888.
4/26/2022

Extension and partners ready Nevadans for wildfire, smoke and ozone

University of Nevada, Reno Extension kicks off Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign

View of a city hazy with smoke.
4/26/2022

Campaign surpasses $500 million goal

To our Wolf Pack Family, thank you for helping us raise $502.86 million for students, faculty and programs.

View of campus with downtown Reno in the background
4/26/2022

University’s 10th annual College Day pep rally encourages middle-school students to go to college

University of Nevada, Reno and Clayton Middle School partnership promotes enthusiasm for future learning

A Clayton middle-schooler gives a high-five to Luna, the Nevada Wolf Pack mascot, in the Clayton gym.
4/25/2022

Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company

Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada

Four University alumni pose in UNR lab.
4/25/2022

Journalism dean to be inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame

Alan Stavitsky will be honored during the association’s 26th annual Hall of Fame Gala

A headshot of Alan Stavitsky smiling to camera.
4/25/2022

"If I hid behind my mask, would they still see me?"

Xueying Zheng, Jocelyn Simmons and S. Lucile Purnell delivered their award-winning speeches at the start of the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

Xueying Zheng wearing a face mask, a play button on top
4/22/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss

Paving the Wolf Pack Way is a series of stories showcasing Wolf Pack Way alumni from the College of Science.

Diana Moss smiles, wearing a blue top.
4/22/2022

University of Nevada, Reno nutritionists honored by Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

David St-Jules named Nevada Outstanding Dietitian, Deborah Joakimson Recognized Dietetic Technician and Shauna Tavcar Outstanding Dietetic Student

David St-Jules.
4/22/2022

Earth Day is Every Day

Today is Earth Day, and the University acknowledges that we are all citizens of the world – and that we all have an important role in preserving our planet for future generations.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
4/22/2022

Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River

International effort led by USAID Cooperative Project, Wonders of the Mekong, to launch April 22

Zeb Hogan with giant stingray in river
4/22/2022

Reno Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years

Headliner artists include groundbreaking saxophonist Miguel Zenón and vocal phenom Michael Mayo

Miguel Zenon stands with band outside for photo
4/21/2022

Nicola Ader Earns Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week

Ader broke the school record in the Heptathlon

Nicola Ader on the track
4/21/2022

University of Nevada, Reno political science faculty selected for Regents’ Rising Researcher Award

College of Liberal Arts Assistant Professor Elizabeth Koebele earns NSHE system-wide honor

Elizabeth Koebele stands next to Truckee River
4/21/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Joanna Trieger

Dedicated bike commuter Joanna Trieger shares her favorite "parking" spot. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

Joanna Trieger takes a selfie on a bike
4/21/2022

Discover Science podcast: Ken Ono and "The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Renowned number theorist Dr. Ken Ono shares his deep connection to the life and work of Srinivasa Ramanujan in the latest episode of the Discover Science podcast.

Three portraits of podcast participants and the Discover Science podcast identifier.
4/21/2022

Journalism alumna’s thousand-mile journey to save the salmon

Brooke Hess is combining her love of science and writing for The Grand Salmon Project

Brooke Hess kayaking in a blue kayak in a river near a white water rapid.
4/21/2022

Spring 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall exterior
4/21/2022

COVID-19 Vaccine developer Kizzmekia Corbett to visit University for Discover Science lecture April 28

The scientific lead for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine research team was named a TIME Magazine Hero of the Year. Registration for her lecture is now open.

Kizzmekia Corbett, wearing a white lab coat, smiles and leans over a bannister.
4/20/2022

NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought

Elizabeth Pringle will study how plant chemistry changes in response to drought in the Great Basin.

Elizabeth Pringle smiles, wearing a blue shirt.
4/20/2022

Troy Morris is the Employee Veteran of the Month for the State of Nevada for March 2022

Facilities Supervisor Troy Morris is a valued member of the Wolf Pack community and has a hand in nearly every event that takes place on campus.

Troy Morris with President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan
4/20/2022

Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries

Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities

Bradon posing with his mentor, Ben
4/20/2022

Wolf Pack Weekend details and information

The Nevada football team is set for the Battle Born Showdown. Men's tennis plays SDSU. Women's soccer plays Lake Tahoe CC. And softball plays New Mexico.

Mackay Stadium with fireworks
4/20/2022

U-Niq wins $50,000 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

The digital platform utilizes blockchain technology to provide certificates of authenticity and ownership for physical collectibles

Perm Singh, the 2022 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, holding his $50,000 Sontag Award big check and $10,000 Dragonfly Energy Innovation Award big check.
4/19/2022

New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry

Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.

Six students looking at three computer monitors, backs to the camera.
4/18/2022

Dealing with the stress of the classroom: early childhood special education teachers and job burnout

Teachers have stressful jobs, but a new study shows early childhood special education teachers’ burnout is associated with job demands and resources.

The William J Raggio Education building standing tall on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.
4/18/2022

You earns Mountain West Diving Coach of the Year

Jian Li You earned her seventh Mountain West Diving Coach of the Year honor

Coach Jian Li You at a diving meet with a score card
4/14/2022

University of Nevada, Reno criminal justice faculty selected for Regents’ Teaching Award

College of Liberal Arts Associate Professor Matthew Leone earns NSHE system-wide honor

Matt Leone
4/14/2022

Wellbeing Week

In an effort to acknowledge and to build upon the culture of support at our University, I am happy to announce the Wolf Pack Wellbeing Week will be held April 18-22.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
4/14/2022

Extension hires registered dietician to enhance nutritional programs for communities

Hans Weding is helping Nevadans get connected with health and wellness information

Hans Weding.
4/14/2022

Waiters to represent Team USA in the 24th Summer DeafLympics

Nevada Senior Kyla Waiters has been selected to represent the USA dear volleyball team

Kyla Waiters jumping to hit a volleyball during a game
4/13/2022

Nevada small businesses still struggling two years after start of global pandemic

Nevada SBDC survey shows businesses continue to have issues with staffing, supply chains and COVID

" With COVID-19 and supply chain issues still causing problems throughout the economy, it’s a good time for small business owners to turn toward their local and national resource networks.

4/13/2022

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates remodeled space for promoting nutrition knowledge and healthy living

Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact

Assistant Professor Steven Frese runs a hands-on and delicious cheese lab with students in the updated space.
4/13/2022

Gaming app will help faculty navigate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

Engineering professor Kelly Cross receives CAREER grant to survey engineering faculty about their beliefs and values about DEI and to develop gaming tool to coach faculty in responding to DEI situations.

Studio head shot of Assistant Professor Kelly Cross
4/13/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Tom Albright

Read about Associate Professor of Geography Tom Albright's adventures on a bicycle. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

Tom Albright, his wife and daughter on a triple bike with a trailer
4/12/2022

What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?

Certain foods and nutrients may help support your body in reducing anxiety and improving how your body handles stress

Ginger root with spoons of powdered spices.
4/12/2022

Computer science & engineering students will showcase Capstone projects April 29

View design projects created by graduating seniors at CSE Innovation Day.

Two people standing and three sitting in front of a project poster with a table in front of them.
4/12/2022

Jodee Prudente Joins Doctoral Student Scholars’ 14th Cohort

College of Education and Human Development Doctoral Student Awarded Access to Exclusive Research Opportunities

Jodee Prudente stands in front of a presentation board about a project working with students with disabilities
4/11/2022

Introducing the five finalists for the 2022 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

Student-led teams from across the University compete for the $50,000 grand prize and $10,000 Dragonfly Energy Innovation Award

" Out of the 25 teams to enter the competition this year, five teams were selected as finalists.

4/11/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Jennifer Kent

Read about Jennifer Kent's love of bicycling to campus with her daughter. Whether you're a rain-or-shine bike commuter, a frequenter of the downhill mountain bike trails north of campus or you enjoy a mellow ride on a sunny day, we want to hear your story!

Jennifer Kent and her daughter on a bike on campus.
4/8/2022

Civil & environmental engineering students showcase Capstone projects April 29

Check out CEE Innovation Day to see 21 engineering projects designed to solve community challenges.

Five students, three standing, two sitting, in front of a project poster
4/7/2022

A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews

Scott Earley, Ph.D., sits at a lattice light sheet microscope.
4/7/2022

Local famed author one of Regents’ 2022 creative activities award winners

Michael Branch named one of this year’s Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ Creative Activities Award recipients

Michael Branch
4/7/2022

Welcome to the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

President Brian Sandoval's opening remarks from the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit the morning of April 6, 2022

President Brian Sandoval speaking with a video play button over the image
4/6/2022

University Initiative Brings Spanish-Speaking Students and their Second Language to the Medical Field

Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers furthers the future of our healthcare

A large group of students gathered to learn science in a University classroom
4/6/2022

Victoria Gailey Finishes in Third-Place at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

Gailey led Nevada Women’s Golf to a Fourth Place Finish overall in Arizona

Victoria Gailey driving a golf ball at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic
4/6/2022

University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program

Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time

Chemistry Department Graduate Teaching Assistant, Md Azizul Islam, helps Organic Chemistry students Bailey Fasick and Kamryn Montegna analyze a sample of a material they synthesized using an infrared spectrometer.
4/5/2022

Breaking the ‘curse of dimensionality’ will take math, not magic

Engineering professor Hao Xu gets CAREER grant to enhance large-scale computerized systems.

Head shot of Assistant Professor Hao Xu
4/5/2022

Nevada Football Set for Battle Born Showdown April 23

Join Nevada Football at Mackay Stadium for our annual Spring Game at 6 p.m.

Mackay Stadium looking at the home side of the field and stands from the 50 yard line
4/5/2022

Celebrating Social Work Leaders event hosts over 200 and honors 12 awardees

Eight Compass Rose awards were given out along with three Dean’s Special Recognition, one Heart of a Social Worker award and Founding Dean Martin was presented with a portrait at March 10 event

Founding Dean Shadi Martin and Associate Dean Lillie Wichinsky presenting Dinita Smith with Compass Rose Dignity Award
4/4/2022

Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort

College of Science researcher leading one-year project to address urban and rural water issues

Truckee River
4/1/2022

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX for Women's History Month

Title IX Coordinator Maria Doucettperry answers questions about Title IX and the importance of policies like it

Alyssa Jimenez dribbles down court at the Nevada vs. San Jose State women's basketball game Feb. 2, 2022
3/31/2022

Bill Nye the Science Guy comes to Reno April 2

University of Nevada, Reno brings popular scientist-entertainer to the Reno Events Center

Bill Nye
3/31/2022

University Women’s Resource Center: a history of support, closure and failed reinstatement

Indigo Hinojos' bachelor's thesis exhibit on the WRC's history will be April 5 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union, room 402

A black and white photo of the former Women's Resource Center with artistic white lines on the right and left of the image
3/31/2022

Pulitzer Prize winner Kristen Go speaks at Reynolds School of Journalism’s 57th Annual Scripps Dinner

Kristen Go was part of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning team for breaking news at The Denver Post in 2000

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Alan Stavitsky stands next to Kristen Go as she smiles while wearing the cowboy hat.
3/31/2022

First-year student earns double-win at National Online Forensics Championships

University of Nevada, Reno Nevada Debate Team off to successful start in 2022

Hannah Branch stands on porch holding two trophies up
3/31/2022

Peyton Callens of Nevada Men’s Golf wins first career championship

Nevada continues its dominant play this season with another top-seven finish. This is the third time the Pack has finished second this year and the eighth time it has finished in the top seven through eight tournaments during the 2021-22 season.

Peyton Callens holding trophy
3/30/2022

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

Explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022

Theresa B. Skaar
3/30/2022

'Unless the pass is closed, we will be there'

How Luella Lillly became one of the greatest administrators and coaches the University has ever seen

Female AD Luella Lilly holding a budget in her hand
3/30/2022

Celebrating Life Through Meaningful Activities: Jennifer Carson, Ph.D. to speak at Alzheimer’s educational conference

Gerontologist and Director of the Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research Program Jennifer Carson, Ph.D. will speak at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America event Wednesday, April 6.

Dr. Jennifer Carson
3/30/2022

Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference

Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Sydney Fields in front of her poster presentation.
3/30/2022

Path to Independence highlighted on Anthem award-winning podcast

Autism Goes to College wins Gold as seventh episode looks at University program for students with disabilities

A Path to Independence Student works on a project on two computers
3/29/2022

Nevada Men’s Cross Country Earns Personal Bests at Bob Larsen Distance Carnival

The Nevada Wolf Pack men's cross country team competed at the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival March 25

The Nevada Woolf Pack mens cross country team and coaches
3/29/2022

The Elizabeth Racao Durfee Hallway

College of Science Interim Dean Katherine McCall named a hallway in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center after her great aunt.

A black and white portrait of Elizabeth Racao Durfee
3/29/2022

Indigenous feminist speakers brought to the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus

Guest speakers are made possible through Nevada Humanities grants in an effort to promote decolonial change through local empowerment thanks to Lydia Huerta and Debra Harry

Cherry blossoms blooming outside of the Thompson Building
3/29/2022

Sagebrushers podcast: Tales from The Wolf Pack Way

President Brian Sandoval hosts the new podcast from the University of Nevada, Reno, launching on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more March 29

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English (left), President Brian Sandoval (right) and Nevada Today Editor Karl Fendelander (center back)
3/29/2022

College of Engineering ranked among best graduate programs

U.S. News 2023 Best Engineering Schools Rankings include multiple College of Engineering programs.

Researcher in scrubs seen through window of Cleanroom lab walking to the right.
3/29/2022

Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe

Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1

Douglas Boyle poses for a photo on the Sierra Nevada University campus.
3/28/2022

Updates regarding Sierra Nevada University

The cohesive and collaborative work of the team, both on-site in Incline Village and here on our campus in Reno has been extraordinary.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/28/2022

Titanium alloys research explores new concept in materials science and engineering

Engineering Professor Yufeng Zheng receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to research novel alloys design.

Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng stands in front of an electron microscope.
3/28/2022

A historic moment for University of Nevada, Reno dancers

Dancers from the Department of Theatre and Dance mesmerized a large audience with a public performance at the Pioneer Center

Student dancers perform on dark stage
3/28/2022

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine fourth-year medical students receive residency assignments

A student holds a large egg which contains her residency match while covering her mouth.
3/28/2022

Extension hires personnel to help improve nutrition and health in Nevada

Positions aim to boost impacts of programs for SNAP-Ed recipients and others with low incomes

Macy Helm and Brian Luckey.
3/25/2022

University-grown meat and produce now available to those in need through on-campus food pantry

Pack Provisions partners with Wolf Pack Meats and Desert Farming Initiative to provide ground beef, fruits and vegetables year round

A bag full of fresh ground beef, greens and other food items sits on a table next to a bagged loaf of bread and two clementines and a stack of two packages of ground beef.
3/24/2022

How students talk about COVID-19: Civics perspective taking in the classroom

Multi-year study shows how the pandemic affects the next generation's political discourse

William Toledo's book, Civic Education in Contentious Times
3/24/2022

NSF CAREER Award paves the way for breakthroughs in science by eliminating data transfer bottlenecks

Engin Arslan’s research will bolster next-generation, data intensive applications by designing a new scalable and reliable data transfer framework.

Engin Arslan
3/24/2022

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

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

Corn in husks.
3/23/2022

World Water Day 2022: Faculty around the globe work to protect water resources

The Global Water Center is made up of faculty from all over the University community. Learn about their work to better understand and protect our most precious resource.

Eli Everest (right) leans over with a man to her right to tag a fish.
3/22/2022

Nicola Ader earns Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week

Ader earns this honor with her first place finish in the high jump

Nicola Ader performing a high jump
3/22/2022

Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate

Ashish Kasar wins a Sam Lieberman Regents’ Award for Student Scholarship.

Ashish Kasar leaning forward in frame, with gloved hands, working on equipment.
3/22/2022

World’s largest, most endangered freshwater fishes released in Cambodian lake

Tagging and release of Mekong giant catfish, giant barb and river catfish highlight the immense value of biodiversity and ecosystems in the region

releasing Mekong giant catfish into lake
3/21/2022

Apollo 17 astronaut, scientist and moonwalker Harrison Schmitt visits University March 31

The Discover Science Lecture Series continues with a visit from Apollo 17 astronaut and scientist Harrison Schmitt who stepped off the Moon's surface on December 19 during the last lunar visit.

Astronaut and flag in the foreground with Earth in the background far away.
3/21/2022

Cary Groth elected to the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame

MAC Hall of Fame recognizes former University athletic director among 2022 class

Headshot image of Cary Groth, current director of the University of Nevada, Reno Sports Management Program.
3/21/2022

Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops

Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research

John Cushman surrounded by cacti.
3/21/2022

Basque Global Training Program places three interns at the University

“Best opportunity of my life” – how the 2022 international interns describe working at the University

Four people standing in front of tables and chairs inside of a library. From left to right there is a man, two women, and another man in the image.
3/18/2022

Guide to garter snakes

As flowers start to bloom and the weather warms, garter snakes begin to emerge from their hibernations.

Josh Hallas, wearing a plaid shirt, holds a garter snake with a shelf holding terrariums behind him.
3/17/2022

Grand (re)Opening of the Pillsbury Graduate Quiet Study (MIKC 500)

Graduate Research Assistant and Internal Vice President of the Graduate Student Association Taissa K. Lytchenko talks about the dedicated study space for graduate students

Dean of Libraries, Catherine Cardwell, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, David Zeh, Executive Vice-President, Provost, Jeff Thompson, President of Graduate Student Association, Matthew Hawn and Internal Vice President of Graduate Student Association, Taissa K Lytchenko in front of the study area
3/17/2022

Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions

Creative strategies needed to address long-term shortages, say three University of Nevada, Reno professors

Lake Mead low water
3/16/2022

Brain Awareness Week extends through the year

Professional chapters, students and University clubs reach out to the community with brain science.

A University student demonstrates how nerves control movement.
3/16/2022

Women’s Golf to host inaugural Patty Sheehan Golf Tournament

The Patty Sheehan Golf Tournament benefiting Nevada Women's Golf will be on Monday, May 23rd at Somersett Country Club

A member of the women's golf team swinging the club
3/16/2022

Nevada earns Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award

It is the fifth time in the past eight years that Nevada has earned the award

Wolf Pack cheerleaders with University President Brian Sandoval on the basketball court with the award
3/15/2022

Ukraine, horror of the past, terror to the future

Russia has attacked Ukraine and history is repeating itself in this land with a dense past of massacres and devastation.

3/15/2022

A story of love and loss told through animation

Journalism professor creates short documentary film and VR experience to bring awareness to grief

An illustration of a boy with the letter "Z" on his chest standing on the top of a green castle and holding a sword above his head.
3/15/2022

University partners with growers and winemakers to continue research and support educational activities

New University-grower-winemaker partnership seeks to advance Nevada wine industry

Bunches of grapes on a vine.
3/14/2022

Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits

Engineering professor gets NSF grant to research advanced manufacturing of titanium alloys.

Graduate student Dian Li and Assistant Professor Yufeng Zheng stand in front of equipment in the Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility.
3/14/2022

Sorghum research and growing information presented in virtual workshops

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

A bouquet of different colored sorghum plants.
3/11/2022

University of Nevada, Reno professor honored by International Society for Range Management

Tamzen Stringham first woman to receive the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Tamzen Stringham.
3/11/2022

How can I use spices to add color, flavor and health benefits to my meals?

Incorporate foods from around the world into your diet to tickle your taste buds and eat healthier

Curry in a bright yellow bowl, alongside other Indian dishes in bright green and blue containers.
3/11/2022

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Symposium saw significant turn-out

NAGPRA Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno paved the way for future repatriation efforts

Two individuals speak on stage in front of podium during event
3/11/2022

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West

Chuck sits on a log as his two Nevada Loggers teammates work together to saw it in half using a crosscut saw.
3/10/2022

Cambridge Jr., Sherfield of Nevada Men’s Basketball named to All-Mountain West Third Team

Each player earned an All-Mountain West honor for the second year in a row

Sherfield making a shot during a basketball game surrounded by opposing team members
3/10/2022

Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering

Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis

University engineering students Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Hunter, Lloyd Gonzales and Morgan Young
3/10/2022

Flying, self-driving cars? OK, but make it safe

Engineering research to develop safe Unmanned Aerial Systems set to begin this summer

College of Engineering faculty Petros Voulgaris, Christos Papachristos and Hyung Jin Yoon pose in lab with drones.Hyung
3/10/2022

Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments

Morrill Hall
3/9/2022

Sophomore Isabella Pfeiffer is participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program

German exchange student gains self-confidence and independence while studying at the University

Isabella Pfeiffer
3/9/2022

Blue Tie Ball announced for April 22

The Blue Tie Ball returns in 2022, as Nevada Athletics will host the 11th edition of the event Friday, April 22, at The Peppermill Resort and Casino

Man wearing suit with blue tie and blue pocket square
3/9/2022

AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems

College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award

Professor Feng Yan standing on steps with 10 students
3/9/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond

Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day

Lisa LeMond smiles, wearing a black jacket over a floral print shirt.
3/8/2022

Crisis in Ukraine

We support the people of Ukraine and their fight to sustain their democracy.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/7/2022

“Art of governance” critical when striving for success in high elective office

Nevada Governors Richard Bryan, Brian Sandoval, with author Larry Struve, discuss concept of building trust in government

Seven people seated and standing with some holding copies of Larry Struve’s new book “Building Trust in Government.”
3/5/2022

Thank you for all you do

National Employee Appreciation Day is a time for us to show appreciation for the achievements and contributions that are made by employees throughout the country.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/4/2022

Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University

University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing

Drones in the sky with University in background.
3/3/2022

High-risk teams to address domestic violence in Nevada

Extension awarded grant to support victims of domestic violence in Elko and Clark Counties

Woman with sunbeams in her face.
3/3/2022

DePolo of Nevada Swim and Dive qualifies for NCAA Championships

Nevada swimmer Donna dePolo has qualified to compete at the 2022 NCAA Championships for the second year in a row

dePolo at the side of the pool about to get in
3/2/2022

Nevada Lands 61 to Academic All-Mountain West list

University of Nevada, Reno had 61 student-athletes named to the Fall 2021 Academic All-Mountain West List

Wolf Pack mascots Wolfie and Alphie in Mackay Stadium
3/2/2022

Living with fire begins in the classroom

Living With Fire developing new wildfire education curriculum in northern Nevada high school

Waterfall Fire burning on a mountain with smoke in the air.
3/2/2022

YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor

Stacia Gordon has been featured in several videos on CWU Professor Nick Zentner's YouTube channel.

Nick Zentner (left panel) wears headphones in front of a chalkboard. Stacia Gordon is sitting in the right panel.
3/1/2022

Ben Hazard, the first Black professor at the University of Nevada, Reno

“I want to make sure that by being the first Black professor I also will not be the last.”

A close up of Ben Hazard's artwork title Medal of Honor
3/1/2022

Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

College of Engineering works to inspire young minds at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24.

Middle-school girls at desks looking off-camera at instructor
3/1/2022

Honoring Women's History Month

Our University has a long and proud history of women – students, faculty, staff and alumni – whose examples have furthered the lives of women.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
3/1/2022

Celebrating art through the School of the Arts sticker contest

The School of the Arts semi-annual sticker contest is now open for submissions for the fall 2022 award

Spring 2022 Sticker Winner featuring drawing of a crane flying in the clouds
3/1/2022

The groundbreaking a cappella group, Sweet Honey In the Rock®, to visit Reno for three full days of workshops, events and performance

The internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble will perform songs of freedom and social consciousness

Sweet Honey group sits and stands for photo
3/1/2022

Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?

Mathematician Ken Ono will present his Discover Science lecture answering this question on March 10, following a screening of the movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”

A screengrab from the movie shows the actors playing Hardy (left) and Ramanujan (right) as they walk at Trinity College.
2/28/2022

Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits

Researchers asked whether caterpillars that aren't picky about what they eat occupy larger habitats.

A bright green caterpillar with red spots marking an "X" across its back sits on a leaf.
2/25/2022

Health, is it equal for all?

Whole groups of people can face significant obstacles to maintaining good health, often because of specific genetic, social or economic factors