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Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

Check out stories related to Hispanic/Latinx heritage, including history, student and faculty profiles, videos, campus news, faculty perspectives and more.

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month
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Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city

Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta

Learn more about sustainability efforts in Las Vegas

Nevada in the news

  • A deep dive into HBCUs, college rankings and exclusion
    The commentary below looks deeper into the origins of college rankings and how historically Black colleges and universities fare. It was written by Ethan Ris, an assistant professor of higher education administration at the University of Nevada at Reno, and a former fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Academy of Education. - The Washington Post
  • 'Mekong Ghost' rediscovered in fish market after being lost for 18 years
    The discovery of yet another amazing, but highly endangered animal, in an area that supports the livelihoods and food security of millions of people, shows plain as day the urgent need for conservation programs and the potential benefits of government, scientists and local communities coming together to safeguard the wonders of the Mekong, Zeb Hogan University of Nevada, Reno fish biologist and research professor who has studied Mekong fish species for decades and who leads the USAID-funded Wonders of the Mekong research project, said. - MSN.com
  • Reno ranks among worst U.S. cities for air quality, UNR scientists studying health effects
    UNR researchers are working to study the health effects of a relatively recent phenomenon — the extended periods of hazardous air quality in Reno-Sparks caused by smoke from nearby wildfires. The smoke has blanketed the Truckee Meadows so regularly in recent summers that Reno now has the 12th worst air quality when it comes to short-term particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association. 2 News

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Dean’s Future Scholars celebrates directors’ anniversaries and creates program endowment

Dean’s Future Scholars helps low-income, first-generation students gain access to higher education

Manuel Ortiz, assistant director; Mariluz Garcia, executive director; Sammy Rosales, summer program coordinator and Tuna (Mariluz’s dog)
9/15/2022

4-H hosts festival to exhibit Washoe County 4-H clubs

The free festival invites youth and families to learn more about 4-H programming

4-H youth with drone.
9/14/2022

Living with smoke for humans, horses, livestock – information available

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides online tips and resources for living with smoke and fire

A view of Commons Beach through hazy smoke.
9/14/2022

Nevada Museum of Art announces the Free Student Admission Program sponsored by the Wayne Prim Student Admission Endowment

Starting Sept. 15, University and TMCC students will be able to visit the Nevada Museum of Art and attend ongoing museum events for free with a student ID

Three students, a woman and two men, post in nice clothing smiling at the camera while wearing a Nevada Museum of Art admittance sticker.
9/13/2022

University of Nevada, Reno in negotiations with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate to develop Mathewson University Gateway project

The proposed project will create a physical link between the University and Downtown Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno monument located outdoors with trees behind it. The monument includes the University's seal as well as lettering that reads, "University of Nevada, Reno. A Land Grant University Est. 1874
9/13/2022

Public health leaders weigh in on Northern Nevada’s air quality

Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Professor Matthew Strickland from the School of Public Health provide insight on factors that affect our local air quality and health

Reno skyline fills with smoke pollution with hot air balloons in the distance.
9/12/2022

GRI kicks off yearlong series focused on racial, health and climate justice

Department of Gender, Race and Identity addresses food security and racial justice with September events

Watercolor painting of a lady with vegetables for eyes.
9/12/2022

How do hot air balloons fly?

Atmospheric scientist Pat Arnott shares how hot air balloons ascend into the Reno skies

Colorful hot air balloons fill up and begin to ascend behind a white picket fence with blue skies in the background.
9/9/2022

New assistant dean of administration provides support for leadership

Katie Jameson joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Katie Jameson.
9/8/2022

Mountain West Men's Basketball schedule announced

The Pack will play nine at home, beginning with Dec. 28's contest against the Broncos, and nine on the road games in the 18-game slate

Will Baker takes a shot against UMD in Lawlor Event Center
9/8/2022

Mountain West releases 2022-23 women’s basketball slate

Opponents coming to the Lawlor Events Center include defending Mountain West champions UNLV along with 2022 Women's National Invitational Tournament teams Wyoming, Air Force and New Mexico

Lexie Givens with the ball against Fresno State in Lawlor Event Center
9/8/2022

Arreaga recognized nationally by TopDrawerSoccer

Arreaga on field in game during home soccer opener in Mackay Stadium.
9/7/2022

Engineering protein therapeutics for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases may result from University research

Chemical & Materials Engineering Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh receives federal grant for bioengineering project

Assistant Professor Maryam Sarmazdeh stands in a yellow dress before a wall of shelving filled with equipment in her lab.
9/7/2022

Nevada Small Business Challenges Survey reveals what new and existing businesses face post-pandemic

Significant challenges for small business owners include securing debt and dealing with inflation

Sign over entrance of the Nazir Ansari Business building
9/7/2022

Balancing college and a career

Journalism student Chloe Cross gives her advice on managing classes and a full-time job

Chloe Cross smiles and holds up a pass that says 2NEWS.
9/7/2022

Get your free tickets and Pack the Mack!

For this Saturday’s football game at Mackay Stadium, each member of our faculty and staff has the opportunity to receive up to four free tickets and a “Pack Snack.”

A group of Nevada football players wearing blue jerseys and helmets run through smoke onto the field at Mackay Stadium.
9/6/2022

El Grito of the University of Nevada, Reno

A free, community-wide celebration of arts, family and Latinx/Hispanic heritage roots with ties to past and modern lived experiences takes place on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A vintage looking black lowrider car parked by a beautiful water feature or fountain.
9/6/2022

Show your cybersecurity poster or demo video at the Oct. 10 Cybersecurity Conference

Students and faculty from all disciplines may submit entries by Sept. 23

Graphic of a lock with computer coding behind it to suggest the concept of cybersecurity
9/6/2022

Students and faculty member return from Brussels after German Marshall Fund Forum

University of Nevada, Reno represented as one of two American universities at the forum

Three students - one boy and two girls (from left to right) - dressed in professional attire standing in front of a building and some bushes.
9/2/2022

Nevada Field Day provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

Celebrity student cooking demonstration, winetasting and University research highlights of event

Two smiling University students at Nevada Field Day in Wolf Pack gear pose with thumbs up for a photo. Behind them are hay bales and people of all ages at info booths and activity trailers.
9/2/2022

Balloon Race Scholarship recipients awarded for 2022

Ashley Osborne and Shane Kapala receive the 2022 Balloon Race Scholarship

Great Reno Balloon Races hot air balloons
9/2/2022

Wolf Pack Football opens home slate with afternoon kickoff

Toa Taua carries the ball in game at New Mexico State University.
9/1/2022

Skiing returns to Nevada Athletics

Skiing will make its return to the Nevada Athletics varsity lineup in the 2022-23 athletic season.

University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval poses holding a Nevada Skiing branded baseball hat along with Nevada Skiing coach Mihaela Kosi and Nevada Athletics Director Stephanie Rempe in front of a Nevada Athletics and Champion Chevrolet backdrop.
8/31/2022

Store-bought milkweed plants can expose monarch caterpillars to harmful pesticides

Researchers found pesticide-contaminated plants in nurseries in 15 states

monarch caterpillar on milkweed leaf
8/31/2022

Groundbreaking performance by La Mezcla kicks off the 2022-2023 Performing Arts Series season

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Performing Arts Series celebrates 62 years with five barrier-shattering performances and free, open to the public activities

San Francisco-based polyrhythmic dance and music ensemble, La Mezcla, dancing on stage.
8/31/2022

University of Nevada, Reno and Bird partner on shared mobility

University allows Bird scooters on campus

Bird scooters in a parking lot north of campus with the Mackay Stadium in the backgroun
8/31/2022

James M. Alexander, M.D., Named First OB/GYN Chair for Nevada’s First Integrated Health System

Experienced physician, researcher, mentor and educator to lead the obstetrics and gynecology department at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) and Renown Health.

Dr. James Alexander headshot in a nice suit.
8/31/2022

Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics

First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community

Jennifer Clayton alongside Mark Genung, director of the Nevada Autonomous test site program, at this summer’s Censys Technologies and Iris Automation drone demonstration.
8/30/2022

Kelsey Fitzgerald joins the Reynolds School as a professor of science communication

Fitzgerald will instruct on science journalism and coordinate the Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science

A headshot of Kelsey Fitzgerald smiling to camera.
8/30/2022

UNR School of Social Work receives reaccreditation

Interim Dean, Lillian Wichinsky, stands smiling with others from the School of Social Work on a grassy lawn on a sunny day.
8/30/2022

ScienceFIT welcomes a new cohort of future scientists

The weeklong bootcamp helps incoming freshmen prepare for their first semester of college.

A group of students stands, looking upward at a drone against a clear blue sky. There are trees at the right and left edges of the photo.
8/29/2022

Welcome back to campus

We are all excited about the fall semester and the enthusiasm and hope it brings to our campus community.

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.
8/29/2022

Biology Peer Instruction Program propels students to success

The Biology Peer Instruction Program provides leadership and teaching opportunities to undergraduates. Those experiences follow them through their lives.

Eleven people stand, ten of whom are wearing graduation regalia, and smile on the steps outside of the Pennington Student Achievement Center.
8/29/2022

Meadow restoration efforts yield long-term climate change mitigation benefits

New study shows restored meadows capture and store large amounts of carbon

A green meadow under a blue sky.
8/29/2022

Peggy Bohn recognized as the Nevada Veteran Employee of the Month for July 2022

Bohn currently works in the University’s Real Estate Office

Three women, two in red and one in black, posing with the Seal of Nevada in the background.
8/25/2022

Math as art

Many mathematicians in the College of Science work in pure mathematics, but the field often blurs the lines between math and art.

Green, computer-generated fractal art on a purple background, with a signature on the bottom.
8/25/2022

Men’s Basketball announces non-conference schedule

K.J. Hymes dunking a basket in Lawlor Event Center
8/25/2022

Climate journalist asks, “Sustain what?”

Andrew Revkin, an award-winning environmental and sustainability journalist, will bring some of the insights he’s gained in his 34 years of reporting experience to the University on September 8. Revkin’s lecture will kick off the 12th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series.

A man stands on a causeway that is flooding.
8/25/2022

Upward Bound Classic and Math & Science Programs awarded $6.7 million Department of Education TRIO grants

The renewal of these four grants supports intensive college preparatory services for 246 first-generation, income-qualified high school students in Northern Nevada.

A group of students wearing upward bound sweatshirts study and smile
8/24/2022

Toa Taua named to Polynesian College Football Player of the Year watch list

Toa Taua running the ball in game versus San Jose State.
8/24/2022

Discover Science Lecture Series opens its 12th season

This season's lineup includes a range of disciplines. Registration for the first lecture on September 8 is now open.

Four images in a grid. Top left shows a man standing on a flooded causeway. Top right shows a man leaning over equipment with tubes and lenses. Bottom left shows a woman sitting at a laboratory bench. Bottom right shows a woman standing at a podium.
8/24/2022

Fred Harris recognized for commitment to University

Computer Science & Engineering professor demonstrates dedication to students, school and state.

Fred Harris in business suit standing outside in front of greenery
8/24/2022

University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event

Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30

A hand scooping up rich, dark soil.
8/24/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 6: Coach Ken Wilson

President Brian Sandoval talks with Nevada Wolf Pack Football Coach Ken Wilson about Wilson's decision to return to Nevada, his plans for the program and more.

President Brian Sandoval and Coach Ken Wilson smile while sitting next to each other, wearing headphones in the recording space
8/23/2022

Wolf Pack Football welcomes Chris Ault Field Sponsored by ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics provides generous gift to replace turf at Mackay Stadium

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Brian Sandoval, ITS Logistics leadership, and Wolf Pack Football leadership along with the Nevada Wolf Pack Cheerleaders and mascots on the new turf during a sunny day. Everyone is happy, smiling, and you can see the freshly cut ribbon hanging amongst the crowd of nearly 50 people.
8/22/2022

Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown

A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education

Two yellow rubber ducks posed in front of a mini Reno's "Biggest Little City" sign.
8/19/2022

Preschoolers at the Child and Family Research Center become published authors

Students in Ozdemir’s classroom wrote and illustrated the book, "We Are Unique!"

Preschool children standing with their teachers
8/19/2022

Philanthropy under 30

Two young alums give back to the University.

Two side-by-side images. The left image is of a man standing with a woman and a young girl, the right image is of a man and woman sitting on a fake pumpkin.
8/18/2022

University’s NevadaFIT begins with move-in Aug. 18 and events all weekend

Academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program features iPad distribution, Opening Ceremony in Mackay Stadium

Nevada student Jillian Perry poses with her family and a NevadaFIT volunteer in front of Great Basin Hall with two large carts full of dormitory room items.
8/18/2022

Online Executive MBA program graduates 38 students in 10th cohort

College of Business program accelerates careers of international graduates

A group of recent EMBA graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno stand together on stage.
8/17/2022

University of Nevada, Reno to reopen Argenta Hall for fall 2022 semester

The residence hall has been receiving building updates since July 2019

The front of the Argenta Hall building
8/17/2022

Annual Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics conference held in Northern Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno hosted preconference workshops for international scholars on campus

A group of PhD students from the University of Nevada, Reno, stand on a boat together.
8/16/2022

Nevada and New Mexico Public Health researchers collaborate on reducing methamphetamine and opioid-related harms

Professor Karla Wagner and her team examine harm reduction in Nevada and secure a 3-year CDC-funded grant

Headshot of Karla Wagner
8/16/2022

7 faculty members receive CAREER Awards in support of early-career success

With the latest round of this prestigious NSF award, the University’s community of faculty-recipients grows

Collage of the individual photos of the University's seven CAREER Awardees for 2022.
8/16/2022

White Coat Ceremony welcomes class of 2026 to UNR Med

70 Students Celebrate the Beginning of Their Journey to Become Physicians

Three students smile for a photo after receiving their white coats
8/15/2022

Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Program in the School of Public Health hosts 2nd Annual Recovery Month 5k celebration

The event will take place September 24 at Idlewild Park

NRAP Project Director Terra Hamblin, standing with 5k racers at the previous 2021 event.
8/15/2022

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor wins DOE Early Career Award

Aditya Nair’s network project receives an Early Career Research Program grant.

Aditya Nair portrayed from the chest-up, standing outside in front of a building.
8/12/2022

Kickoff to Kindergarten fair provides free resources to help prepare young children for school

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

Children and parents participating in a seed growing activity.
8/11/2022

University Center for Economic Development names new director

The center will continue to operate under new leadership and a five-year grant from federal and local funding

Dr. Frederick Steinmann poses in a tan suit in front of a dark gray background
8/11/2022

Artificial light pollution raises concern for human and wildlife wellbeing

Biology associate professor receives NSF CAREER Award to investigate health and behavioral effects of light pollution on wild birds

Associate Professor Jenny Ouyang, a faculty member in the Department of Biology since 2016.
8/10/2022

New University research scientist works to preserve potatoes for U.S. food supply

Masaki Shimono conducts research to mitigate disease during potato storage

Masaki Shimono holding up a potato and treatment.
8/9/2022

New target for therapies to treat preterm labor

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine research identifies a cause of preterm labor

Iain Buxton is a Foundation Professor with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine,
8/9/2022

Digital Wolf Pack Initiative student wins Worldwide Student App Development Challenge

Provost's office leads collaboration with iPad initiative

Vedant Malhotra at Apple Park
8/8/2022

College of Business wins bid to host the AMCIS conference in 2026

The Americas Conference on Information Systems is the largest conference in the world for IS scholars

Sign over entrance of the Nazir Ansari Business building
8/8/2022

Ken Coll takes helm at WestEd, a nonprofit working to improve educational and human-services outcomes

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Ken Coll
8/5/2022

Earthquake research, commitment to students recognized

Civil engineering professor Keri Ryan has been named McKenzie Professor.

Studio portrait of Keri Ryan
8/3/2022

New Extension educators provide resources and programs to Nevada communities

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Randow are reaching out to their communities to assess county needs

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Brandow.
8/3/2022

Nevada Small Business Development Center selects new director

Winnie Dowling, longtime deputy director of the center, takes on new role

Photograph of Winnie Dowling wearing a blue shirt in front of a gray background
8/3/2022

Summer construction update

Several exciting projects are underway this summer

A north facing shot of the Quad with a tree on the left-hand side and the Mackay Mines building in the background.
8/2/2022

Anne Howard, trailblazing English professor and one of the founders of Women's Studies, passes away

During her distinguished 37-year career, Howard fought for equal rights in northern Nevada

A group of women including Anne Howard
8/2/2022

University of Nevada, Reno student launches innovative new beverage delivery service

Shiva Kittusamy designed his startup, AYCE Delivery Inc, for college campuses

The founders of AYCE Delivery stand together in front of a brick wall
8/2/2022

Pack Provisions named creative food pantry by Food Bank of Northern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno’s food pantry earns award for annual assessment

Photo of a building with a few students walking through the frame.
7/28/2022

Making their MARC: the MARC program recruits its first cohort of students

New program aims to diversify fields of biomedical research and practice.

Six people stand in two rows on brick stairs. They are standing in front of a brick building with white columns.
7/27/2022

University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash

Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops

Hemp plant growing in soil.
7/27/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Elizabeth Koebele

Associate Professor Elizabeth Koebele on bike commuting, racing and expanding gender and racial equity in cycling.

Elizabeth Koebele racing on a bike
7/27/2022

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

Sagebrushers ep. 5: Dionne Stanfill and Bayla Fitzpatrick

President Brian Sandoval talks with the ASUN president and vice president about why they chose to study at the University, what goals they plan to accomplish this year and more.

President Brian Sandoval, Dionne Stanfill and Bayla Fitzpatricj smile while sitting next to each other, wearing headphones in the recording space
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.

Woman standing outside wearing graduation cap and gown
7/26/2022

Passion drives a renewed vision for teaching and research in the forest

From students to citizen-scientists – new environmental and forest management activities take hold in the University’s forested, living laboratory, the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Group of 10 students walks into the valley meadow of the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
7/25/2022

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.

Man and woman in business attire indoors in front of curtain; woman holds an awards plaque.
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

Woman smiling for headshot photo in front of a grey background.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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!

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.
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.

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.
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.

Head shot of Kelly Cross
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.

A man wearing a hat and sunglasses stands on red rocks in front of a rock arch.
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.

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.
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.

A large group of nicely-dressed people sit and stand, smiling.
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.

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.
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.

A crowd of people blurred in the foreground watch a presentation by a woman standing on a stage.
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.

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.
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.

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.
5/20/2022

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