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Ph.D. student receives Academy Pavement Science and Engineering award

Associate Professor Jeongwon Park published paper for Scientific Reports' December 2022 issue

Park's paper focused on predictive modeling of the progression of Parkinson's disease

Research from the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno receives national and international media attention

2020 research paper currently ranks in the top .5% of all papers on Altmetric

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

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

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1/4/2023

Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for radon

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

Radon testing kit with instructions
1/4/2023

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

David McCallen to lead NHERI SimCenter advisory board.

Head shot of Dr. David McCallen
1/3/2023

Engineering professor recognized by international Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

Yufeng Zheng awarded a Young Leaders Professional Development Award

Yufeng Zheng standing in front of lab equipment.
12/29/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 10: Dr. Mariann Vaczi

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

President Sandoval sits to the left of Dr. Mariann Vaczi in a podcast recording room.
12/28/2022

Journalism alumna earns coveted Certificate in the Principles of Public Relations

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

Deja Sonju headshot outdoors.
12/28/2022

The link between memory and motor systems

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

A person with a black cap with white electrodes and black cables running out of the cap sits in front of a computer. Her head is resting on a device meant to keep her head still, and she is looking at a computer screen with a blue background and a pink circle with vertical blue lines in it.
12/27/2022

How lithium-rich ores are made

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

An aerial view of the McDermitt Caldera shows a visible depression in the landscape in the shape of a lightbulb.
12/23/2022

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

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

Wolf Pack Bots Team with mentors and Professor Salas
12/22/2022

Mackay students shine at annual mining meeting

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

Seven people stand in front of three Mackay School posters. There are three people in the front row and four in the back, all are smiling.
12/22/2022

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

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

scott tyler at antarctic
12/21/2022

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

Nevada has been experiencing drought after drought

Water runs down a valley through a dam, where pelicans are sitting at the base.
12/21/2022

Why is the most recent fusion breakthrough so exciting?

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

In a large room, a circular device three stories tall with wires and panels all over it sits with scaffolding around it to access various parts of the machine.
12/21/2022

Making their MARC: Kimberly Giannantonio

First cohort of MARC Nevada students includes chemistry student Kimberly Giannantonio

Kimberly Giannantonio smiles, wearing a scarf, as she stands in front of the University Quad.
12/21/2022

Engineering student wins TMS scholarship

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

Photo of student Sydney Fields and Professor Yufeng Zheng seated in a lab.
12/21/2022

Meeting the moment

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

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12/20/2022

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

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

Researchers working in barn-like building that houses ichthyosaur fossils
12/19/2022

Furlough repayments

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
12/16/2022

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

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

A close-up view of hands opening a small bag with Narcan in it.
12/16/2022

Learn something new this winter: Top reads by college faculty

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

Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center features books written or contributed to by faculty
12/15/2022

How can Reno become a greener city?

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

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12/14/2022

CREATE Scholar Sunshine Rodriquez

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

Sunshine Rodriguez, seen from the waist up, standing outside.
12/14/2022

Pollinators endangered by pesticides interacting with nectar

Bees pollinating plants and consuming plant nectar impacted by neonicotinoids

A honeybee crawls on a long, tubular red flower on a stalk of flowers.
12/13/2022

Faces of the Pack: Alejandro Robles

Senior spotlight from the College of Science

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12/12/2022

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market and research updates

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

A herd of cattle grazing fields on a ranch in Nevada.
12/12/2022

Engineering confers 138 degrees at Winter Commencement

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

Two male students in cap and gown attire seated indoors next to a banner that reads "Engineering."
12/12/2022

Herz Gold Medalist Childress works to help others

Elsie Childress to receive Herz Gold Medal during Winter Commencement

Elsie Childress stands in a field in Nevada regalia.
12/12/2022

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

The University held two 30th Winter Commencement Ceremonies.

Graduates from the winter 2022 commencement ceremony look at the main stage at Lawlor as the ceremony begins.
12/12/2022

APHA highlights from the School of Public Health

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

Associate Professor Eric Crosbie, doctoral students Luciana Borges and Olufemi Erinoso, and MPH student Sara Perez, standing at the School of Public Health table.
12/9/2022

Jill Tolles named Guinn Center Executive Director

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

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12/8/2022

CREATE Scholar Amelia Bryan

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

Amelia Bryan, shown from the waist up, standing outside.
12/7/2022

21 Student-athletes will graduate this winter

Wolfie the mascot points at the camera while standing on the Nevada football field.
12/6/2022

Faces of the Pack: Alejandra Griswold and Kira Ewoldt

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

Headshots of Alejandra Griswold (left) and Kira Ewoldt (right).
12/6/2022

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

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

A woman with grey hair being interviewed for the student documentary "From Caribou to KRBU"
12/6/2022

NSF CAREER Award will sponsor lifelike materials development

Ying Yang plans to design polymers that mimic living cells

Ying Yang wearing a patterned blazer smiles in her headshot.
12/5/2022

Winter 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall from the quad.
12/5/2022

The power of science (fiction)

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

Lauren Sankovitch surrounded by Marvel Universe books and objects on display
12/5/2022

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

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

Four women dressed in traditional Native American outfits sit in a ballroom holding instruments smiling at the camera..
12/5/2022

Remembering Dr. Gregory Hayes

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

Dr. Gregory Hayes
12/2/2022

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

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

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12/2/2022

Engineering dean hails innovative, sustainable Tesla Semi

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

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and an unnamed man stand on a stage in front of a crowd, a large picture of a semi truck behind them.
12/2/2022

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

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

Donald Easton-Brooks
12/1/2022

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

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

A supermarket shelf with cereal boxes on it with front of package nutrition labels on the top right hand corner
12/1/2022

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

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

Members of La Mezcla posing in the House of Breaks located in San Francisco, Calif.
11/30/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 9: Dr. Richard Scott

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

President Brian Sandoval and Dr. Richard Scott smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space
11/30/2022

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

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

Dean Jones talking with a group of three students inside a building.
11/29/2022

CREATE Scholar Omar Carillo

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

Portrait of Omar Carillo, shown from the chest up, standing outside.
11/29/2022

EntoGEM identifies the gaps in insect decline data

Postdoc Eliza Grames works to aggregate data for insect decline synthesis

A butterfly with blue wings sits on a blue flower with a blurred background.
11/28/2022

Making their MARC: Jonathan Taasan

First MARC Nevada cohort includes biomedical engineering major Jonathan Taasan

Jonathan Taasan smiles, wearing glasses and a black coat and standing in front of the Mackay School of Mines building.
11/28/2022

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

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

Outdoor arial view of the 4-H Camp & Learning Center main building.
11/28/2022

How to cook chicken on a volcano

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

Four people sit on the ground surrounded by jackets and cooking items. They are all facing the camera and smiling, dressed warmly.
11/23/2022

Westfall Scholars luncheon celebrates another cohort of successful students

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

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11/23/2022

Christine Johnson appointed to Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names

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

A headshot of Christine Johnson.
11/22/2022

McKenzie Foundation professorship Civil & Environmental Engineering

Professor Keri Ryan is the first McKenzie professor

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11/22/2022

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

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

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11/22/2022

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

A generous donation will support a legacy of mathematicians and scientists

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11/21/2022

Alumni gifts School of Public Health $1.5 million

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

Photo of Patrick Ronan.
11/21/2022

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

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

Dancers performing on stage and doing handstands.
11/21/2022

CREATE Scholar Tyreis Gatson

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

Tyreis Gatson standing outside, shown from the chest up, with a building in the background.
11/21/2022

KUNR Public Radio ranks highest in listenership in local market

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

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11/21/2022

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

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

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11/18/2022

A major milestone in neuroscience research and teaching excellence

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

A representative of Siemens and the University's neuroscience imaging director confer as an fMRI is conducted.
11/17/2022

Welcome Dr. Sasi Pillay to the Wolf Pack Family

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

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11/17/2022

Dr. Sasi Pillay named vice president for information technology

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

Dr. Sasi Pillay sits at a desk in a suit next to awards for CIO and ORBiE.
11/17/2022

Forever a Westfall Scholar

Westfall Scholar alumni sustain their undergraduate success

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11/17/2022

CREATE Scholar Alexander Silveira

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

Alexander Silviera smiling, standing outside wearing a Nevada Engineering t-shirt.
11/17/2022

New faces, same passion for helping student teachers

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

Joe Garton, Caroline Hatcher, Alisha Shaw, Vivian Bolanos and Jill Smith in front of the College of Education and Human Development Building
11/17/2022

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

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

Discover Science compilation image of hosts and Andrew Revkin
11/16/2022

Wijkhuijs earns Go Tech Dr. Pepper Tuition scholarship

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

Josien Wijkhuijs dives off the block in swim meet
11/16/2022

Donors rally to build a greater University of Nevada, Reno

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

Morrill Hall exterior seen from the quad.
11/16/2022

Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm

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

Kari Emm
11/16/2022

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

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

A Nevada Wolf Pack blanket with the word "Nevada" on the edge, made of the University’s Rafter 7 wool rolls.
11/15/2022

New support for STEM internships and talent retention in Nevada

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

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

11/15/2022

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

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

A room with a sink and shelves. On the counter are bananas in pile. On the shelves are canned food items.
11/15/2022

What is health justice?

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

Artwork by Niño Santo titled, "Addiction," with a woman meditating surrounded by symbols of addiction.
11/14/2022

CREATE Scholar Jacob Gosz

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

Jacob Gosz standing outdoors, grass and building in the background, shown from the chest up.
11/14/2022

School of Journalism presents Beth Piatote, 2022 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

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

A headshot of Beth Piatote in front of a green background.
11/14/2022

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

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

View of the Ansari Business building from the north
11/14/2022

Honoring our Veterans

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
11/10/2022

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

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

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

11/10/2022

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

How students can be vigilant about their surroundings when using rideshares

Red, black and white sign (with acronym S.A.M.I.) posted on pole in front of brown building with blue sky in the background.
11/10/2022

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

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

Lexa Baldwin portrait from waist up standing against a wall
11/10/2022

Museum collections shed light on butterfly adaptations over time

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

A microscopic image shows two large grains of pollen that look like spiky yellow balls on a butterfly leg, which is a straight line horizontally with grooves in it.
11/9/2022

DEER Program Director Receives Mensa’s Laura Joyner Award

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

Jennifer Carson holding the Laura Joyner Award, presented by the Mensa Foundation.
11/9/2022

Three veterans share their experiences and insight

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

The front of the Pennington Student Achievement Center with two students sitting in the grass and several students walking behind them.
11/9/2022

Mechanical Engineering professor wins national award for nuclear packaging program

The Deming Award is given by Graduate School USA.

Professor Miles Greiner seated indoors, next to the Greiner award trophy, with a window behind him.
11/9/2022

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

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young travel to Zambia to provide workshops

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young handing out snacks to the kids at Best Buddies School
11/9/2022

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

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

A person stands in a clearing holding a large drill. Another person stands nearby with a notebook under their arm. They are standing in a mountainous area with the ocean visible in the background.
11/8/2022

Plasma physics researchers each awarded Department of Energy grant

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

Four men stand in front of a large blue machine.
11/7/2022

November is Native American Heritage Month

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
11/7/2022

Lithium battery recycling event on Nov. 16

Recycle your lithium and rechargeable batteries and devices at the Joe

Two lithium-ion batteries, one leaning on the other, sit against a white background.
11/7/2022

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

Submissions are now open for the Spring 2023 contest

The winning sticker design by Ana Perez-McKay as part of the School of the Arts Fall 2022 Sticker Contest.
11/7/2022

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

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

Elika Nematian
11/3/2022

EMBA student gives TEDxReno talk on importance of giving back

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

Liv Moore gives her talk on the TEDxReno stage.
11/3/2022

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

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

Members of M5 Mexican Brass running on the beach carrying their instruments.
11/1/2022

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

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

A NASA artist's rendering of Titan shows a dust storm on a reddish-orange planet, with Saturn shown in the moon's "sky".
10/31/2022

Black widow vs. alligator lizard: who wins?

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

Alligator lizard prepares to attack a black widow spider.
10/31/2022

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

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

Portrait photography of Sydney Cain against a black fabric backdrop
10/31/2022

Happy Nevada Day!

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

University of Nevada, Las Vegas President, Keith Whitfield, and University of Nevada, Reno President, Brian Sandoval stand next to each other with each university's logo between them and the words "A joint message in celebration of Nevada Day" in between them.
10/27/2022

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

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

Erick Jones standing inside a building, windows in the background.
10/27/2022

Vaccines available for students, faculty and staff

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

10/26/2022

Help Protect the Pack!

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
10/26/2022

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

Nevadans begin to vote in state and national competitive races

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

10/26/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 8: Dr. Steve Eubanks

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

President Brian Sandoval and Dr. Steve Eubanks smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space
10/26/2022

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

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

A woman wearing a blue rain jacket stands next to a large rock face. She is surrounded by mosses and trees.
10/25/2022

Recommended Fall Reads: A well-researched book list

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

A student wearing a Nevada t-shirt leans against a bookshelf in the Knowledge Center with a book in his hands, reading.
10/25/2022

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

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

Erick Jones talking -- photo is taken from an online presentation
10/25/2022

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

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

Mike Kazmierski, Jean-Paul Perrotte, Brett Van Hoeson, and Emile Perrotte standing next to a taxicab featuring Emile's artwork.
10/24/2022

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

Workshop for interested students is Nov. 18.

Professor LaTourette and Professor Sengupta, in professional attire, stand next to computers in a computer lab.
10/24/2022

Immersive virtual reality used in metallurgical engineering education

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

A group of seven people wearing orange high-visibility vests and white hard hats stand next to a massive mining vehicle tire.
10/21/2022

Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Joe Crowley Student Union

Free community event Oct. 30

child poses at day of the dead celebration
10/21/2022

NCAR-affiliate company highlighted in White House announcement

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

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

10/21/2022

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

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

Red and blue indicates ladder fuel loss from the Ferguson fire
10/21/2022

Celebrating the 2022 College of Science Distinguished Alumni

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

A woman and a man shake hands in front of another woman holding a glass award.
10/20/2022

University to host national OHRP research forum in downtown Reno

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

Researcher with human research subject.
10/20/2022

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

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

The @Reality lab, with multiple people using VR headsets and enjoying the space.
10/20/2022

Journalism dean inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Dean Alan Stavitsky honored for his commitment to the broadcasting industry

Reynolds School of Journalism Dean Alan Stavitsky smiles while holding a Hall of Fame award.
10/20/2022

Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements

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

Q&D Construction worker in open trench
10/19/2022

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

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

JCSU building with trees
10/19/2022

Secure email login comes to University of Nevada, Reno

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

red bushes by achievement center
10/19/2022

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

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

Seven members of the Nevada Writers Hall of fame pose in a group. From left, back row, Michael Branch, Lindsay Wilson, Alicia Barber, Christopher Coake, from left, front row, Terri Farley, Mark Maynard and Waddie Mitchell.
10/18/2022

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

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

Students within the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program posing for a photo on a hike through the mountains at Lake Tahoe.
10/17/2022

Reynolds School of Journalism celebrates 100 years of journalism at Nevada

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

A black and white photo of the 11-person first journalism class at the University of Nevada.
10/17/2022

Cybersecurity depends on everyone

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

Profile of a woman facing right, standing behind a podium, section of a projection screen behind her.
10/17/2022

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

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

Philip Mountain and Dr. Igor Makienko stand in front of the Slieve Brewing Company logo.
10/17/2022

New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems

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

Group of early to mid stage juniper trees
10/14/2022

DACA update

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
10/14/2022

University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor

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

President Sandoval shaking a student's hand on a farm.
10/14/2022

Distinguished School of Public Health alumni addressing healthcare disparities

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

LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D. in military uniform
10/13/2022

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

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

8 faculty members stand in front of the Soil Box System in the Large-Scale Structures Laboratory.
10/13/2022

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

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

Student workers Shay, Kayleigh and JaJa
10/12/2022

Happy 148th Birthday to the University of Nevada, Reno

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

University mascots, Alphie, Luna, and Wolfie Jr., wear Nevada jerseys and celebrate around a birthday cake.
10/12/2022

Explore Earth Science Week with the College of Science

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

People walk around the wooden and glass cases holding rock specimens in the Keck Museum. The photo is taken from above.
10/11/2022

Student-run professional closet reinstated during annual Business Week

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

Microsoft employees stand with staff from the College of Business at the kickoff BBQ
10/11/2022

Indigenous futures in the era of climate displacement

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

Watercolor painting by James Gayles of a boy looking up at a blue ancestral man.
10/10/2022

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
10/10/2022

Pinocchio illusion inspires research into effects of aging

Wilson Award winner Amy Morris tackles questions related to proprioception

A woman wearing a mauve shirt smiles, with brick buildings and large trees over green grass in the background.
10/10/2022

Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities

New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting

A  five-point mule deer buck on a Nevada range in fall.
10/10/2022

Making their MARC: Lauren Carriere

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

A girl with blonde hair stands along a pathway lined with tall oak trees. She is smiling and wearing jeans and a black sweater.
10/7/2022

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

The program’s grant proposal is now funded through 2027

Group of students smiling closely together while standing on a staircase.
10/7/2022

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

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

Headshot image of Megha Malik, a liberal arts student.
10/6/2022

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

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success

10/6/2022

Former Alaskan defense sites: potential toxicant source as climate warms

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

barrels scattered by creek
10/6/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Nathan Jones

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

Nathan Jones clearing a bike jump
10/6/2022

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

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

Student measuring a tree sapling in the forest.
10/5/2022

Welcome fall with Extension at its Harvest Celebration

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

Person holding apple crates.
10/4/2022

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

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

Group of seven students shoot a scene for their documentary-style film. Students are seen holding cameras, screens, microphones and video camera.
10/4/2022

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

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

Student-athletes taking part in mental health training.
10/4/2022

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

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

Morrill Hall sits on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees and a walking path.
10/3/2022

Nevada Water Innovation Institute celebrates five years

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

Three men in suits standing in a row in a conference room.
10/3/2022

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

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

A group of about 14 Nevada Institute on Educator Preparation fellows at the airport pose holding up the Nevada Wolf Pack hand signal.
10/3/2022

University Libraries play key role in lowering students’ educational costs

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

A University student sits in front of a computer inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
9/30/2022

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

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

UNR President Brian Sandoval stands at the podium giving the 2022 State of the University address with a slide titled Wolf Pack Rising behind him.
9/30/2022

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

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

adjusting instruments on tower on Antarctic ice shelf
9/29/2022

How old are the Sierra Nevada mountains, really?

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

A mountainous landscape shows a canyon carved by a river.
9/29/2022

Grad student plans outreach program in Thailand

Earthwatch award helps student bring her caterpillar research home

Chanchanok Sudta wearing a bright blue jacket stands in a jungle surrounded by foliage, smiling.
9/29/2022

Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city

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

Solar panels at Las Vegas City Hall
9/28/2022

Offering care, attention and support for our Iranian students, faculty and staff

As an institution, we must come together in offering our care, attention and support for our students, faculty and staff who are from Iran.

Morrill Hall seen from across the quad on a sunny day
9/28/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 7: Dr. Jafeth Sanchez

President Brian Sandoval talks with Director of the Latino Research Center Jafeth Sanchez about the Center's recent and upcoming events, its research goals and her experience as a math teacher in Washoe County.

Dr. Jafeth Sanchez and President Brian Sandoval smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space
9/28/2022

The heart work and hard work of a career in social justice

Journalism alumna Maritza Perez elected president of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

A black and white photo of Maritza Perez standing in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
9/28/2022

Leading Tahoe researcher Sudeep Chandra first speaker for Talks@Tahoe

Inaugural talk to be held at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Sudeep Chandra on boat
9/28/2022

New, asset-expanding collection available to University Libraries users

Reno Gazette Journal Photograph Collection is unique, visual resource containing wide-variety of quality photographs from 1959 through the 2000s

A crowd of people stand outside of the Reno Gazette Journal Building looking on as a commemorative time capsule is preserved during a ceremony.
9/27/2022

Yumi Kurosawa Trio unites ancient and contemporary traditions in first performance of the 62nd Performing Arts Series season

World-renowned koto player showcases Japan’s national instrument on Thursday, Oct. 6 in Nightingale Concert Hall

Yumi Kurosawa playing Japan's national instrument, the koto.
9/27/2022

Feared extinct, the ‘Mekong Ghost’ fish resurfaces

Adult giant salmon carp documented in the Mekong River for first time in 18 years

giant salmon carp
9/27/2022

Faces of the Pack: Isabel Peñaloza Araujo

As a first-generation Latina in mining, Isabel Peñaloza Araujo feels proud of her accomplishments, especially as an international student in the U.S. She is well on her way to accomplishing plenty more

Isabel Peñaloza Araujo poses for the camera. She has dark hair, wears glasses and a blue Mackay polo, smiling.
9/26/2022

Nevada Wolf Pack Athletics celebrates Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month

Members of the Nevada Women's Soccer team kick off the celebration with a video on what this month means to them

Kendal Stovall practices as goalkeeper at Nevada Women's Soccer practice
9/23/2022

Approval of new pediatric physician residency program helps improve care for children and families in Nevada

UNR Med and Renown Health announce accreditation of new three-year pediatric residency program

Two people in white lab coats and a person in a sweater pose in front of a brick building.
9/22/2022

Libraries welcomes new employees kicking-off strong start to fall semester (part II)

Three new faces in the @One Digital & Technology Center, new Makerspace Senior Specialist at DeLaMare

Two people sit at a desk equipped with soldering equipment and supplies. They each are using the equipment to make something. There are other people working and hanging out in the background.
9/22/2022

State of the University address 2022: Wolf Pack Rising

President Brian Sandoval will touch on a number of University achievements, discuss institutional priorities and speak about the recently completed University Strategic Plan

University President Brian Sandoval poses outside on the campus quad with a group of students who are all dressed in Med School regalia.
9/22/2022

Special Education and Disability Studies program receives $1.25 million leadership grant

The Project SELF grant prepares scholars to become future leaders in special education and disability studies

Shanon S. Taylor, Lindsay Diamond and Randall Owen in front of the N sign near the Knowledge Center.
9/22/2022

Get to know the new faces of the University Libraries

Highly-skilled academic faculty and administrative faculty team members are positioned to make positive impact in their roles

Four University Libraries users check out and drop off materials at the Access Services desk located on the second floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. There are three student assistants working behind the Access Services desk. One is taking a phone call, one is stamping a due date inside the back of a book being checked out and the third is working on a computer.
9/21/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Johanne Albrightson

Ph.D. student Johanne Albrightson on how a bike can be a vehicle for joy. Got your own bike story? Share it with us!

Johanne Albrigtsen
9/19/2022

Yellowstone flooding response includes geotechnical surveys

Assistant geological engineering professor Michael Gardner visited the sites of flooding in Yellowstone National Park to determine how geostructure integrity was compromised

A house’s porch stands unsupported by the ground that used to lie beneath it.
9/16/2022

Alumnus becomes director of Nevada State Museum

Joshua Bonde ‘03 (biology) brings expertise and personal experiences to revitalize museum

A man in a black suit and turquoise bolo tie smiles in front of a cast of a mammoth skeleton.
9/16/2022

Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab

Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows

Micah Lilo, redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Wolf Pack football team on the field at Mackay in uniform pointing away from the camera.
9/16/2022

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Throughout this month, we will be honoring and celebrating the historically significant and ongoing achievements of the members of the Hispanic and Latino/a/x/e community.

Morrill Hall seen from across the quad on a sunny day
9/15/2022

Golden Scholars Program provides guidance and support

For first-generation college students in the College of Science, a support system has reemerged

Students sit in a classroom. Some of them are eating nachos.
9/15/2022

Supply Chain and Transportation Management program selects its first director

The program, funded by ITS Logistics, will begin offering classes in early 2023

Headshot of Robyn Brunscher
9/15/2022

New experimental facility tests interaction of soil and structures during earthquakes

The latest College of Engineering capability to create realistic earthquakes in the laboratory will pair with collaborators’ expertise and supercomputing to lead to resilient buildings and infrastructure

Six individuals representing the Soil Box System project collaborators in the Large-Scale Structures Engineering Lab.
9/15/2022

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

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