How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education
College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching
Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID
Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting
Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement
Local News Matters
Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame
Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership
Nevada Gold Mines Professor Pengbo Chu connects with industry, plans for lunar mining project
Chu will use the professorship to establish connections with the mining industry, support his other research and expand opportunities for students.
Are claims about water enhancers true? | ¿Son ciertas las afirmaciones sobre los potenciadores de agua (water enhancers)?
Keep reading to find out. | Siga leyendo para averiguarlo.
Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships
Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.
Nevada in the news
- UNR Program Helps Local Businesses Save Money, Reduce Carbon Footprint
The Business Environmental Program at UNR has been around since 1988. It's a program designed to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint and their bottom line. "We help businesses become greener, more efficient," said Chris Lynch, director of the program. "We help them with environmental compliance and help them become stronger businesses so they can compete and grow." – KTVN
- How Much Do Wildfires Really Cost California's Economy?
The initial analysis of the Caldor Fire's economic impact was prepared by Tom Harris, an economist at the University of Nevada, Reno, for the Tahoe Prosperity Center, an economic development organization for the Lake Tahoe Basin. – Patch
- Earliest definitive evidence of people in Americas
Gary Haynes, an emeritus professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said: "I cannot find fault with the work that was done or with the interpretations - the paper is important and provocative. Gary Haynes, an emeritus professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said: "I cannot find fault with the work that was done or with the interpretations - the paper is important and provocative. – Yahoo News
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change
Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.
Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs
Lights, camera, production – New film emphasis in the School of Journalism
Students can now specialize in film and media production at the Reynolds School
Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare
Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education
Dramatic Nevada scenery featured in 2022 Nevada Geology photo calendar
Funds raised support University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
Oat vs. Cow’s milk: What’s the difference? | Leche de avena o leche de vaca: ¿Cuál es la diferencia?
Understanding the key nutritional differences may help you when purchasing milk for your family. | Entender las importantes diferencias nutricionales puede ayudarlo cuando compra leche para su familia.
Davidson Academy Online Campus awarded Resilient Districts Prize from Future of School
A $10,000 check was presented to the Davidson Academy at a ceremony Oct. 12
Journalism dean becomes president of national journalism association
Alan Stavitsky assumes leadership of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
University taking part in Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill
Campus community encouraged to be earthquake aware and to Drop, Cover and Hold-on
Kylie Jimenez named Preseason Mountain West Newcomer of the Year
Nevada's Kylie Jimenez was named the Mountain West Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.
Nevada’s Chris Pritsos takes on national leadership position of Experiment Stations
Director of the University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station is named chair of the national Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy
Anthropologists debunk popular theory that Native Americans originated from Japan
Researchers analyzed over 1,500 dentitions and found no evidence that Native Americans came from Japan
“These people did not come from Japan – but further north where they were sculpted by the last glacial maximum.”
School of Journalism presents Frank X. Mullen as 2021 Laxalt Distinguished Writer
Award-winning journalist, author and actor recognized on Nov. 4
Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve
Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare
Men’s and women’s basketball to hold open practices
The Nevada men's and women's basketball teams will hold open practices at the Lawlor Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 16 ahead of the Wolf Pack's Homecoming football game against Hawai'i at 7:30 p.m. PT.
In 1794, the darkest period of the French Republic, it was decreed by law that no other language than French could be spoken. Not speaking French was considered a “counterrevolutionary” behavior.
Are smoothies a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Son los licuados una opción saludable para mi familia?
Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods, but they can also be high in calories and added sugar. | Los licuados pueden ser una buena forma de incorporar alimentos más saludables, pero también pueden tener un alto contenido de calorías y azúcares añadidos.
Wolf Pack community participates in University of Nevada, Reno Homecoming week
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of traditional events for Homecoming Week 2021 to encourage student participation
Genocide, kill the Indian and save the man
The recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children, former boarding students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, has sparked a bitter debate both within and beyond the borders of Canada
Devastating floods in Europe bring geoengineers to study impact on infrastructure
Michael Gardner visited Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as part of a reconnaissance team to see how geo-structures performed with severe flooding.
Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli
Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life
@One experts create immersive Hidden Cave VR experience
The VR experience was created in collaboration with the Churchill County Library and Churchill County Museum.
Nevada Humanities with KUNR & Noticiero Movil to host online conversation Learning How to Listen
Virtual discussion on October 13, 2021 complements KUNR & Noticiero Movil One Small Step program
University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System
Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence
Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival
“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24
What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?
A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars
How to hope: new course teaches hope skills to Wolf Pack
Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus online program open to all Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff
If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?
Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19
Is food enough?
While getting the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs from food is preferred over supplements, it can be difficult, particularly for older adults.
Fire tornado prediction tools to be developed for public safety during extreme wildfires
Researchers at University of Nevada, Reno and DRI launch new citizen science project to gather ashfall data
DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team
Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.
CBESS program connects northern Nevada’s bilingual high schoolers to academia for more equitable outcomes
Bilingual high school “promotores” build cultural bridges through youth-led research projects
Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9
Extension working to reach youth with educational and civic programs, seeking additional volunteers
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada
Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.
Performing Arts Series brings contemporary dance to northern Nevada communities
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, will engage community members of all ages during weeklong residency
Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work
Dr. Veronika Vazquez, ’00, partners with Nevada Small Business Development Center to roll her business on wheels into the Silver State
Nevada alum goes miles for healthy smiles
Mehmet Tosun, Ph.D., named as Director of the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship and International Business Programs
“His wealth of experience from his many roles and 15 years of service to the University will truly be an asset in advancing both the College and our community.”
Sandoval's first State of the University: A nod to history and big goals for the future
Address also included the investiture of Sandoval as 17th president
Finding our true north
As we chart a course for the next stage of our journey, we need you to help find our True North. We need your bold insights, intuitions and innovations for an audacious future in the 2022-27 Strategic Plan.
Washoe Tribe scientists discuss using traditional knowledge to mitigate wildfire risk and restore Tahoe’s Meeks Meadow
Effective Washoe land management practices shared on University of Nevada, Reno’s Living With Fire Podcast
Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina
La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español
Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish
Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare
New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need
University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants
College of Science professors study fourth state of matter
Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Burton
Master of Social Work student is proud to identify as LatinX social worker to show representation for an often under-represented population
The Wolf Pack Way: a path of greatness
Campus pedestrian thoroughfare lined with banners featuring notable alumni will inspire Wolf Pack members for years to come
Research aims to increase crop drought tolerance using biotechnology
University of Nevada, Reno professor awarded $1.55 million grant to improve water-use efficiency in plants
Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic
By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response
Talk and panel on “Local News Matters” Oct. 19 at Nevada Museum of Art
School of Journalism hosts event featuring Colorado Sun Editor Larry Ryckman
EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat
Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment
How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?
Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college
Nevada Athletics Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: Andrea Alcaraz
Nevada Volleyball student-athlete Andrea Alcaraz explains what this month and community mean to her
Wolf Pack Football GRITIron dates announced
GRITIron luncheons begin on Monday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m., no reservations necessary
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
Team to study frogs' ability to withstand disease and its application to humans and other living systems
NSF funds $12.5 million for institute to study resilience to infectious disease
Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center
Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space
College of Business welcomes Elemental LED as newest Corporate Partner
New partnership will provide numerous opportunities for University of Nevada, Reno students
Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month & Hispanic Serving Institution with President Sandoval
President Brian Sandoval talks about Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month and the University's continued progress toward becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution
What is a breakthrough infection?
School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss breakthrough infections and why they matter
President Brian Sandoval to deliver his first State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 28
Brian Sandoval was appointed the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno, on Sept. 17, 2020
College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars
On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.
Two Early Educator of the Year awards go to University of Nevada, Reno
Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored
How can I support wildland firefighters?
From handwritten letters to donating hot meals, postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychology Ph.D. Jena Casas offers advice on how you can support wildland firefighters this challenging fire season.
Pack posts runner-up finish at Gene Miranda Invitational
Nevada men's golf continued its upward movement in Sunday's final round of the Gene Miranda Invitational, firing a collective three-under to climb two spots and bag a runner-up finish at the event.
President Sandoval tests positive for COVID-19
The positive test result I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced thus far also point to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines are indeed doing their job.
Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas
Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study
Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities
Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair
On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.
DOE grant expands materials testing ability, increases capacity for nuclear research
Researchers can now investigate nano-scale materials with expanded in-situ transmission electron microscope capabilities.
Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles
Extension classes teach homeowners and landscapers irrigation auditing skills and water-efficiency tips
What are mental health best practices for entrepreneurs and business leaders?
Associate Professor Dan Jones and Assistant Professor Mark Packard discuss mental health amid National Suicide Prevention Month
Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada
Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga are speaking with community members about county needs
University honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with unique origami crane art installation
More than 3,000 cranes made from retired, repurposed military uniforms; support provided by the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
Tierney Wolfgram Finishes in 1st Place at San Francisco Invitational
Sophomore Tierney Wolfgram leads Women’s Cross Country team in first meet of the season
ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval
Celebrating the Basque Diaspora with the addition of a statue
The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated the donation and relocation to campus of noted statue on Basque Diaspora Day
Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?
School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated
Center for Civil Earthquake Engineering Research organizes the 2021 PEER Pacific Rim Forum
The forum brought together 241 international participants with 41 international speakers to advance integrated earthquake engineering research.
Our attendees include researchers, practitioners and students, and our presentations are at the nexus of earth science, engineering and computation. Through collaboration, we want to transition simulation technology into practice.
Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels
Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants
2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients
Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship
I’ve heard of organ donation, but what is whole body donation?
Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, explains what anatomical donation is and how the cadaver anatomy lab works inside the School of Medicine.
Research aims to make every drop count in Nevada’s alfalfa production
University of Nevada, Reno researcher using field data and computer programming to develop “smart” irrigation scheduling
Mechanical Engineering professors are founding members in new institute: AI for Dynamic Systems
A five-year, $20-million National Science Foundation collaboration brings together researchers from 9 universities.
Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?
Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19
Groundbreaking researcher Gardner dies at age 91
Psychology professor Allen Gardner and his wife Trixie earned worldwide acclaim teaching Washoe the chimpanzee American Sign Language
Updates for faculty and staff
We would like to clarify and expand on some key points regarding COVID-19 reporting, employee testing and other aspects of how the University is keeping our campus safe.
Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers
Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues
Remote sensing of forests aids understanding of catastrophic wildfires
Dr. Jonathan Greenberg runs the University’s Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing lab using LiDAR technology to transform the understanding of forest ground coverage.
Nevada Swim and Dive announces 2021-2022 schedule
Season starts Sept. 17 with annual Silver and Blue scrimmage, then annual Alumni meet Sept. 18
New Faculty join the School of Social Work this fall
The School of Social Work welcomes 10 new faculty and promotes two existing faculty to leadership roles
Thermal cameras installed by ALERTWildfire to help firefighters see through Caldor Fire smoke
University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform
Performing Arts Series is back on stage
The 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series season celebrates 61 years of live performance with six in-person events
Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall
Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals
Inaugural artist-in-resident completed three-week creative camping expedition
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partnered with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer local Reno artist rustic artist residency experience
Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience
University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks
Discover Science Lecture Series kicks off
The College of Science welcomes an astronaut, leading COVID-19 vaccine developer and more for its 2021/2022 season
#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.
Welcome home, Wolf Pack!
President Sandoval hands out donuts and visits with students on first day of Fall 2021 semester
COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students approved by Nevada State Board of Health
The unanimous vote to implement a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for spring 2022 semester enrollment took place during an emergency meeting held Friday, Aug. 20
Smoke precautions on campus and at home
The University will continue to monitor the current air quality and provide updates as necessary
Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program
Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry
Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions
Welcome to the fall 2021 semester
I firmly believe that, although we understand the concerns associated with COVID-19, there is nothing that can stop the successes of our students, faculty and staff.
COVID-19: Thinking back and looking forward
Members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology discuss the COVID-19 vaccine technology, hesitancy, distribution and more for the Discover Science podcast
Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award
'I strive to make all students feel welcome and at home at the University and to help them realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams'
Nevada Wolf Pack App presented by the Rivera Law Group released
Nevada Athletics launches Nevada Wolf Pack App featuring real-time news alerts, schedules, game day details, the ability to manage your tickets to games and shop Wolf Pack merchandise
KUNR wins national Murrow Award for excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion
Station recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage produced in partnership with Noticiero Móvil and This is Reno
Online Executive MBA program graduates 35 students in ninth cohort
College of Business program accelerates careers of nationwide graduates
Coaches Show featuring Wolf Pack Football Coach Jay Norvell kicks off Sept. 1
Dates announced for 2021 Coach Jay Norvell football show hosted by Brew Brothers
Mountain West releases women’s hoops slate
The Mountain West released its 2021-22 women's basketball conference schedule on Friday
Nevada Men’s Basketball Mountain West slate released
The Mountain West released its 2021-22 men's basketball schedule Friday, as the slate returns to its 18-game format
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2025 with a White Coat Ceremony
First medical school milestone ceremony commemorates 70 new medical students
New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities
College of Education and Human Development researcher aims to build national program for students and officers
Chemistry professor named 2021 American Chemical Society Fellow
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, the Susan Magee and Gary Clemons Professor of Chemistry, is the only chemist in Northern Nevada to date to have received the honor of being named an ACS fellow
A sense of community will help undergrads recover from COVID
Research by Orvis School of Nursing faculty, Lisa Thomas, Ph.D., RN, CNE, FAAN reveals how faculty and the university can help students transition back to campus after COVID
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
New V.P. has more than 30 years of higher education experience
Greater Nevada Credit Union offers substantial support to NevadaFIT
Funding will help support University of Nevada, Reno’s academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program, creating a greater culture of student success and completion for incoming freshmen
"Let's Vax the Pack" kicks off with vaccination events, prizes
Free walk-in COVID-19 vaccination events for students scheduled for August 13 and August 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union
Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders
Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI
Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno
With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development
University offers crop research tours: hemp, teff, squash, soybeans, camelina
Research being done on drought-tolerant and high-demand crops
Mikeal Carver is recognized as Nevada Employee Veteran of the Month for July 2021
Carver is the assistant director for Grounds and Building Services at the University
Seven-story Gateway Parking Complex construction begins
The complex, on the corner of Lake and East Ninth Streets, will add more than 800 spaces to the south side of the University
Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada
Rail City Garden Center hosts 2021 Northern Nevada Garden Tour fundraiser for Master Gardeners
Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze
Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history
State employee COVID-19 testing policy
Per State of Nevada COVID-19 policies, effective Aug. 15, employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take weekly COVID-19 tests and provide proof of testing and results.
Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship
The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars
University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning
Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost
Palmer captures bronze in Tokyo, becomes first U.S. female diver to medal in the event since 1988
Nevada Swim & Dive Assistant Coach Krysta Palmer medaled in the 3-meter springboard diving event
Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2021 graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
UNR Med PA graduates prepared to bolster Nevada’s health care workforce
Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student
Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program
New Living With Fire podcasts dig deeper into today’s wildfire challenges
University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues outreach efforts to help residents better understand and live more safely with wildfire
University mask requirement updates
Effective Friday, July 30, the University will follow the State of Nevada's mask mandate, requiring all students, employees and members of the public to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Five COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked
Dr. Trudy Larson talks about COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions and how you can get vaccinated ASAP
Journalism lecturer inducted into PRSA College of Fellows Class of 2021
Alison Gaulden earns highest distinction in the public relations industry
Department of Philosophy welcomes new chair
Cara Nine’s interest in political philosophy led her to focus on issues in justice, ethics and location
NSF CAREER Award recipient David Cantu investigates the processes for extracting rare earth elements
Because of the important role rare earth elements play in modern applications, the research is critical for the continued advancement of cutting-edge technology.
Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems
Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn
Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Initial fleet of autonomous food delivery robots have already ascended onto the University campus
Starship Technologies, Chartwells Higher Education still preparing for final launch of real-time food delivery from Nevada Dining vendors; full fleet of approx. 20 robots set to start delivery Aug. 23
University’s commitment to our DACA students and their families
Although disappointing, this latest ruling does not diminish our resolve. Our support for our DACA students and their families remains firm.
Hennessey Capital Management funds new student investment competition
Hugh Henne Investment Competition will provide students with firsthand learning opportunities
4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction
Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes
University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021
More than five events offered between July 16 and July 30
Researcher aims to get to the bottom of harmful, hidden riverbed algae
University of Nevada, Reno researcher to create predictive models to better protect pets and humans
Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners
Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics
Orvis School of Nursing Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work with Sponsorship of Pride Festival
Orvis sponsors Northern Nevada Pride Festival for third year in a row and continues work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community
Catherine Cardwell selected as dean of University Libraries
'I look forward to building on the strong foundation of the University Libraries and harnessing their creative energy and expertise'
Inaugural artist-in-residence program selects local artist Austin Pratt
University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience
Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide
University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study
New coordinator aims to make STEAM education fun and accessible for youth
Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University ‘family’
In a critical first step, Sierra Nevada University Board of Trustees approves agreement allowing SNU and University of Nevada, Reno to join forces
Dr. Eugenia L. Weiss Joins School of Social Work as Masters of Social Work Program Director
Dr. Weiss brings more than 30 years experience to the School of Social Work
James named Assistant Vice President/Director, University Police Services, Northern Command
James, with University Police Services for more than 18 years, began new appointment July 1
Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1
‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’
Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes
Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs
Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry
Journalism professor emeritus turns one of the oldest forms of immersive media into virtual reality
The “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama” VR experience launches 158 years after the turning point battle
Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education
Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times
Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification
Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals
#COVIDCrew partners with Mexican Consulate to bring vaccines to the Latinx population
More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered
Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci selected as dean of the School of Public Health
'My lived experiences give me a genuine passion for public health and compassion for people in need, especially for personal and global health'
Updates on full in-person operations on July 1
During the next few weeks as our preparations for the fall semester shift into high gear, our numbers on campus will surely grow.
New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online
Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection
Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit
University of Nevada, Reno art museum gets refreshed image
The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art in the College of Liberal Arts announces new brand identity
Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing
Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program
How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process
Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions
University of Nevada, Reno scientists and engineers collaborating on seismic survey for earthquakes
Unraveling the sub-surface geology of the Truckee Meadows using fiber-optics
Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy
Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University
Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups
Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair
La radio pública KUNR y Noticiero Móvil invitan a la comunidad a dar sus distintos puntos de vista a través de charlas
El norte de Nevada y el este de California es la primera zona del país en realizar las charlas de la iniciativa One Small Step en inglés y en español
KUNR Public Radio and Noticiero Móvil invite participants with differing views to connect through conversation
Northern Nevada becomes the first location to host One Small Step conversations in English and Spanish
NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities
Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum
University of Nevada, Reno to ask City of Reno to rename North Center Street as ‘University Way’
Request has century-old roots in relationship of University and City
Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement
College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs
Return to full in-person operations on July 1
We will work together during the fall semester to once again stabilize our in-person operations, assess needs and address gaps and opportunities.
Nevada nutrition students excel in unique internship experiences
Students in Dietetic Internship Program gain valuable experience in telehealth during COVID-19
Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary
Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs
Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale
University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires
With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition
College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy
Study uses drones and scanners to determine impact of fall grazing on wildfire
Livestock grazing and technology work together to reduce cheatgrass and other wildfire fuel
Update of 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature
With every piece of legislation, there comes the challenge of implementation followed by how effectively the legislation matches the needs not only of the moment, but for the future.
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.
Foundation Professor Ian Buckle named 2021 Regents’ Distinguished Researcher
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ award honors the exemplary contributions to bridge and earthquake engineering of College of Engineering Professor Ian Buckle.
Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants
Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors
Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty
8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development
What is aphasia?
June is Aphasia Awareness Month. Tami Brancamp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, associate professor and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, breaks things down.
Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition
The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.
Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard
Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard
Reynolds School Spring 2021 Semester in Review
Dean Al Stavitsky shares journalism faculty and student accomplishments from the past semester.
Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions
Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.
Introducing the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative and Apple collaboration
Each member of the fall 2021 first-year class will receive an iPad Air at no cost as the University collaborates with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform.
#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón
Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music
New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered
New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school
Does talking about suicide make someone more likely to commit suicide?
Marina Murphy, lecturer with the School of Social Work, talks about normalizing talking about suicide.
Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia
UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation
College of Business welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
Entry into the program signals the College’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students for CFA exams
The distinction of being a recognized CFA-affiliated program is only held by a handful of business schools.
Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state
Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world
Nevada graduates 62 student-athletes at Spring Commencement
Check out complete list of the Nevada student-athlete graduates by sport
Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge
118 undergraduate students across a variety of disciplines and Nevada higher education institutions presented their research projects virtually
“You make happiness happen.”
Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates
New University Libraries exhibit available for viewing in-person, online
"Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining" features narratives from robust collection of mining materials
Mackay School alumnus elected to the National Academy of Engineers
Dr. Nikhil C. Trivedi, '70 Metallurgical Engineering M.S., is awarded one of the highest professional honors accorded an engineer.
NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies
Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering
First Black woman to earn doctoral degree in judicial studies graduates from University of Nevada, Reno
Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo graduated Saturday earning a Ph.D. in judicial studies
A historic Commencement
Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium
Lorraine Benuto missioned around providing culturally sensitive evidence based care to the Latinx community and other underserved populations
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto receives this year's Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award
Blaize Abuntori acts on a simple idea, makes a big impact
Statistics and data science master's student receives the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award for launching the Reno Burrito Project
Anna Panorska takes a holistic approach to graduate advising
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Anna Panorska has received the University’s Graduate Academic Advisor Award
Immigration, juvenile detention, mental health – one student overcomes it all
Graduate Student Zaide Martinez pursuing social justice certificate to help others achieve the same goals she did
Faces of the Pack: Family of educators continues down generations with Chris Crowther’s graduation
A son of a professor and a teacher follows his parents’ path by pursuing a passion for education
Orvis Nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy
While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.
Social work graduate walks in commencement in honor of late son
Aida Guerrero, graduating with her BSW, dedicates her graduation to her young son who tragically passed away in August 2020.
Goldwater Scholar Jacob Molina continues pursuit of "innate" passion for physics
Molina's research focuses on plasma and condensed matter physics under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Thomas White
NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’
Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions
Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'
The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career
Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist
Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school
Serving our community, advancing the public good
Through education, research and outreach, the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills its land-grant mission to the betterment of humanity, the environment and, of course, Nevada
NSF CAREER award supports research designed to reduce carbon footprint of machine learning
Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Feng Yan recently received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award that aims to improve the efficiency of machine learning.
Department of Anthropology hits a triple in the 2021 award season
Three College of Liberal Arts anthropology faculty members received notable University and Regents’ awards
'A deep manifestation of what is needed in the lives of everyone'
Commencement sites over the years have varied, but the value has been undeniable
Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”
Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement
School of the Arts launches virtual student exhibitions
BFA and MFA in Art student exhibitions are now available virtually
Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning
Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award
Faces of the Pack: Life as a Ph.D. student during the pandemic
Three Ph.D. students in economics share why they chose the University, a high-level overview of their areas of research, and their hopes for the future
Director of Disability Resource Center Mary Zabel wins lifetime achievement award
The inaugural Nevada AHEAD Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Zabel at their 2021 conference
KUNR and partner organizations win three regional Murrow Awards
Public radio station on campus recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage, hard news and sports reporting
Faith Evans named Reynolds School Spring 2021 Senior Scholar
Lifelong journalism student earns prestigious honor after achieving a 4.0 GPA
University to celebrate 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium
Eight in-person ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, to honor the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees
Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Vax the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign with Fraternity and Sorority Life
Campaign includes collaboration videos; Vaccination clinic held Saturday, May 8
College of Liberal Arts graduating senior Scarlett Boling continues her education at California College of the Arts
Boling will begin a double master’s program on department scholarship
Student Jayde Powell builds on a family legacy of community service and engagement
College of Science student receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship
Jena Casas' evolving research focuses on filling the need for behavioral health services in Nevada
Doctoral student in clinical psychology receives the Sam Lieberman Regents' Award for Student Scholarship
University honors 2021 Senior Scholars
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages
Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning
Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award
Tenth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner announced
MyKar, LLC takes home $50,000 grand prize turning their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality
Mano Misra named 2021 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Established Innovator
The award honors a career that includes 19 patents, 240 papers, and research funding totaling $35 million, in addition to mentorship of more than 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students.
How can I prevent skin cancer and sun damage this summer and beyond?
Graduating medical student and Nevada Cancer Coalition volunteer Anita Savell breaks down some tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
Paying it forward: Dragonfly Energy funds new award for student competition
University alumni Sean Nichols and Denis Phares, finalists of the 2014 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition, fund new $10K Dragonfly Energy Innovation Award
Sci-On! Film Festival brings science and science fiction short films to Reno
Festival offers in-person and online passes May 4-9 for films from around the world
IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established
The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.
A letter to the 2021 Medical Student Graduating Class: Advice from the front lines of the pandemic
Christopher Clifford, M.D. ‘18, B.S. '13 provides insight into life on the front lines of COVID-19 for the graduating Class of 2021 medical students
Assistant professor studies water cycle in ecosystems and across landscapes
Scott Allen joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day
On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.
Amy Altick asks "What did your brain do for you today?"
Dr. Altick receives the Outstanding Outreach and Engagement Faculty Award for her work with the Society for Neuroscience
Orvis School of Nursing staff receive national recognition
Two staff members from the Orvis School of Nursing were recently recognized for their contributions to their field.
Mary White Stewart: A University career that changed lives for the better
An influential campus voice, groundbreaking professor and a founder of GRI, passes away
Mercury levels in pet food cause for concern, fish-based foods main culprit
New study by University of Nevada, Reno scientists also shows inaccurate ingredient labeling
Fit between people's interests and their jobs tends to get better over time
University researcher discovers people tend to leave educational and work environments that do not fit their interests and seek out better fitting majors and jobs
Wildfire Awareness Campaign kicks off with online speaker series
Extension and partners team up to provide Nevadans with information and resources
Nevada Wind Ensemble records first-ever large-scale recording in state-of-the-art facility
Professional recording studio in new University Arts Building finally used to full potential for modern, classical-style recording project
4-H offering summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning
Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps
Calibrating Vision, a Discover Science at Home lecture
Foundation Professor and Director of the University’s Center for Integrative Neuroscience Michael Webster discusses the complex adaptations of our visual senses in his March 11 Discover Science virtual lecture.
Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth
4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities
Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year
Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.
Introducing the finalists for the 2021 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition
Five student-led teams compete for the $50,000 grand prize
The quality of the business concepts and presentations by the Sontag competitors this year was extremely high.
The DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library celebrates Earth Day with virtual book display
Web-based book display, “Confronting Environmental Challenges,” contains 24 curated works on various aspects of the current climate crisis, and other threats to the natural world.
Survey seeks to help farmers and ranchers with high-stress environment
University of Nevada, Reno researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West
Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award
Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact
NSF CAREER Award recipient So Young Ryu develops bioinformatic tools that can solve important questions in biology
Analysis has significant impact on various biological areas such as plant science, microbiology and biomedicine
Christopher Barile employs electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry in the fight against climate change
Barile receives the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Early Career Innovator Award
Journalism alumna rekindles love for writing after learning how to surf
Heather Ernst publishes her experience in WMNSurfMag
Center for Basque Studies commemorates the 84th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika
Two zoom sessions will be held for participants in both America and the Basque Country
Ancient DNA findings help to define kinship among earliest world settlers
University of Nevada, Reno anthropology professor part of team that studied ancient skeletal remains in Turkey dating back 10,000 years
Giving back to the Pack
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign
Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future
Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences
Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles
Extension classes cover green-industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified