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  • 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

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Three students in the WiSE program sitting on couches in the dorm studying

WiSE WOMEN

1/20/2021

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

Chris Pritsos being handed a gavel.
10/13/2021

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.”

10/13/2021

School of Journalism presents Frank X. Mullen as 2021 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

Award-winning journalist, author and actor recognized on Nov. 4

Frank Mullen
10/13/2021

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

Three people talking in a circle
10/12/2021

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.

Lawlor Events Center set up for basketball with fans surrounding the court during a game
10/12/2021

Linguistic terror

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.

Unity as the motto of the French revolution
10/11/2021

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.

Three glass canning jars filled with raspberry smoothies topped with mint leaves, raspberries and blueberries.
10/8/2021

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

A trumpet surrounded by University of Nevada, Reno-themed noisemakers at homecoming
10/8/2021

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

Native American Tom Torlino before and after boarding school
10/8/2021

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.

House and building debris from flooding in Europe
10/7/2021

Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli

Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life

Mariana Vignoli swimming hard in the pool at practice, just about to finish a lap and turn around
10/7/2021

@One experts create immersive Hidden Cave VR experience

The VR experience was created in collaboration with the Churchill County Library and Churchill County Museum.

Three people stand in an underground cave observing a section of the cave’s interior wall that was part of an archaeological dig in 1979-80
10/7/2021

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

A man and a woman post on a black backdrop. The image is gray scale with a orange filter over the top. The filter is removed on both of the faces of the man and woman.
10/6/2021

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

Kids with teachers at a table in the winter
10/6/2021

Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival

“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24

Three individuals dance with arms in the air
10/6/2021

What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?

A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars

Teacher holding book with kids around the book
10/5/2021

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

Students walking on the Quad with the leaves on the trees changing to autumnal colors and falling around them
10/5/2021

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

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
10/4/2021

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.

An older adult with pink hair smiles as she shares a bite of food from her meal with a big black dog.
10/4/2021

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

smoke over lake tahoe
10/4/2021

DARPA international robotics challenge won by University of Nevada, Reno team

Walking and flying robots met challenge of navigating underground environments.

Check presentation with two million dollar check and research team
10/1/2021

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

A photo of Rose Meza celebrating with her student research team upon the completion of their year-long research project in the CBESS program.
10/1/2021

Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9

Extension working to reach youth with educational and civic programs, seeking additional volunteers

Youth holding a soccer ball and pointing at the camera.
10/1/2021

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

Photo of the Truckee River in fall.
10/1/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/30/2021

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

Performers of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, dances on a stage.
9/30/2021

Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work

Two people sit at table talking and recording podcast
9/30/2021

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

From left to right: Javier Hernadez, registered dental assistant, Karina Lopez, registered dental assistant, Veronika Vazquez, DDS, Leticia Hernandez, registered dental assistant; and Gary Aglietti, DMD
9/29/2021

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.”

A headshot of Dr. Mehmet Tosun.
9/29/2021

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

President Sandoval during state of the university address
9/29/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/29/2021

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

Yellow and green meadow framed with trees.
9/29/2021

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

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

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

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare

New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need

Two students at a computer looking at a resource paper
9/28/2021

University of Nevada, Reno high energy density plasma group gets three grants

College of Science professors study fourth state of matter

Overview of the Zebra Pulsed Power Lab
9/28/2021

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

Jennifer Burton sitting on the ledge in front of art sculptures
9/28/2021

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

Wolf Pack Way banners running along the walkway in front of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, with the Block N in the foreground
9/28/2021

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

John Cushman surrounded by cactus plants.
9/27/2021

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

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
9/27/2021

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

A headshot of Larry Ryckman
9/27/2021

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

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

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

Two students at graduation holding blue picture frame that says "latino grad"
9/23/2021

Nevada Athletics Hispanic/LatinX Heritage Month: Andrea Alcaraz

Nevada Volleyball student-athlete Andrea Alcaraz explains what this month and community mean to her

Andrea Alcaraz on the volleyball court during a game with the Athletics sport wolf logo decorated for Latinx Heritage Month
9/23/2021

Wolf Pack Football GRITIron dates announced

GRITIron luncheons begin on Monday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m., no reservations necessary

Coach Jay Norvell talking to a ref on the football field during a game
9/23/2021

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.

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe
9/23/2021

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

little green frog
9/22/2021

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

A mural in the Multicultural Center’s Joe Crowley Student Union third-floor space honors Indigenous female-identified leaders
9/22/2021

College of Business welcomes Elemental LED as newest Corporate Partner

New partnership will provide numerous opportunities for University of Nevada, Reno students

From left, Elemental LED’s President Randy Holleschau, College of Business Dean Greg Mosier and Director of Career and Corporate Outreach Jim McClenahan, holding LED check for the College of Business.
9/22/2021

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

President Sandoval standing in front of the Pennington Student Achievement Center
9/22/2021

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

Debera Thomas and Muge Akpinar at a University football game
9/21/2021

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

President Brian Sandoval speaking at a press conference
9/21/2021

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.

Engineering dean and students gathered on the steps of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/17/2021

Two Early Educator of the Year awards go to University of Nevada, Reno

Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored

educators receive award and checks
9/17/2021

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.

(Left) Headshot of Jena Casas. Top-right: wildland firefighters trudge through challenging terrain in Desolation Wilderness while working on the Caldor Fire. Bottom-right: A hand-made sign for the firefighters on the Caldor Fire reads "Thank you firefighters. You kick ash!".
9/16/2021

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.

Quim Vidal Mora teeing off on a beautiful green golf course
9/16/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/15/2021

Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas

Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study

Teacher reading to smiling students
9/15/2021

Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities

9/15/2021

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.

Employer and student shaking hands at table
9/15/2021

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.

Two professors in masks standing in front of electron microscope
9/15/2021

Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles

Extension classes teach homeowners and landscapers irrigation auditing skills and water-efficiency tips

A group gathered around sprinklers for QWEL training.
9/15/2021

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

Photos of Dan Jones, Ph.D. and Mark Packard, Ph.D.
9/13/2021

Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga are speaking with community members about county needs

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga.
9/10/2021

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

Black and white image of origami cranes made from retired military uniforms
9/9/2021

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

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.
9/9/2021

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

Tierney Wolfgram running
9/9/2021

ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval

Graham Kent points to smoke plumes from the Caldor fire on a monitor
9/9/2021

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

Statue of Basque Sheepherder holding lamb with dog by his side
9/9/2021

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

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside in grass on University of Nevada, Reno campus
9/8/2021

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.

9/8/2021

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

Desert rangeland with scattered cheatgrass plants.
9/8/2021

2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients

Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship

Inflated hot air balloon with Nevada logo on the field in Mackay Stadium
9/7/2021

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. 

A collage of photos, including a head shot of Lindsey Pisani, anatomy lab manager and administrator for UNR Med’s Anatomical Donation Program, as well as two photos of the cadaver anatomy lab inside the School of Medicine.
9/7/2021

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

Researchers connecting an infrared thermometer.
9/3/2021

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.

Aditya Nair and Floris van Breugel on the William N. Pennington plaza
9/2/2021

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

Dean Debera Thomas, left, and Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci, right, standing outside the Pennington Health Sciences Building
9/1/2021

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

Psychology professors Trixie and Allen Gardner with Washoe the chimp
9/1/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
9/1/2021

Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers

Experts try to help alfalfa and forage growers grapple with a number of issues

Field of alfalfa plants.
9/1/2021

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.

Chilling and gloomy image of a forest slope with an orange, smoky sky, barren and charred trees, and some active flames still burning.
9/1/2021

Nevada Swim and Dive announces 2021-2022 schedule

Season starts Sept. 17 with annual Silver and Blue scrimmage, then annual Alumni meet Sept. 18

Women's Swimming & Diving
8/31/2021

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

From top left, Lillian Wichinsky, Eugenia Weiss, Ashley Daftary, Jose Parra, Aleksa Owen, Alycia Barnwell, Chang Hyun Seo, Clio Weisman, Dana Caballero, Denise Orpustan-Love, Natalie Gautereaux, William, Fauerborn in a collage of head shots
8/30/2021

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

thermal image of south lake tahoe
8/28/2021

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

Performer Grace Kelly holds a saxophone.
8/27/2021

Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

A tree with leaves of different autumn colors.
8/27/2021

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

Artist table with paint, brushes and canvas outside in campground
8/26/2021

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

Sarah Bisbing posing in front of empty AMEX field site.
8/26/2021

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

President Joe Biden greets Kizzmekia Corbett, an immunologist with the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health during a visit at the Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory at the National Institutes of Health on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Bethesda, Maryland.
8/26/2021

#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.

Four people in masks stand in front of a banner reading, "Get your COVID-19 vaccination here."
8/25/2021

Welcome home, Wolf Pack!

President Sandoval hands out donuts and visits with students on first day of Fall 2021 semester

PResident Sandoval on a golf cart with student helpers handing out donuts on the first day of classes; a student with a skateboard takes one
8/25/2021

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

Alphie the mascot getting vaxxed
8/25/2021

Smoke precautions on campus and at home

The University will continue to monitor the current air quality and provide updates as necessary

Manzanita Lake hazy from wildfire smoke
8/25/2021

Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program

Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation

Manual Ortize with a Ukulele
8/24/2021

Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Dylan Kosma using biotechnology to identify solutions

dylan kosma in greenhouse with potato plants
8/24/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/23/2021

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

Photo collage of three portraits and the "Discover Science" podcast logo.
8/23/2021

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'

Janita Ethridge and Brian Sandoval pose for a photo, wearing masks, while holding a plaque.
8/23/2021

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

A group of people from the Bay Area Alumni Chapter wearing silver and blue Wolf Pack gear
8/23/2021

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

Andrew Mendez records voiceover in an audio studio at KUNR.
8/18/2021

Online Executive MBA program graduates 35 students in ninth cohort

College of Business program accelerates careers of nationwide graduates

The 2021 Online Executive MBA graduating class posing for a group photo while holding their degrees.
8/17/2021

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

Coach Jay Norvell talking to a referee at Wolf Pack football game, a player and a game official can be seen in the background
8/16/2021

Mountain West releases women’s hoops slate

The Mountain West released its 2021-22 women's basketball conference schedule on Friday

Nevada Wolf Pack Women's Basketball players celebrating on the court with a crowd visible in the background
8/13/2021

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

A Nevada Wolf Pack Men's Basketball game at Lawlor Stadium with the whole court and crowd visible
8/13/2021

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

A photo of the UNR Med Class of 2025 reciting the pledge at the White Coat Ceremony.
8/13/2021

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

college of education building
8/12/2021

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

Portrait of Ana de Bettencourt-Dias
8/12/2021

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

A group of nursing students wearing blue Orvis School of Nursing scrubs and masks
8/11/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/11/2021

Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement

New V.P. has more than 30 years of higher education experience

New vice president for advancement Bill Johnson
8/11/2021

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

Students sit on a grass hill with yellow shirts during an event on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/10/2021

"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

8/9/2021

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

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

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

Two teen members of a robotics competition team visit with Nevada's Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval.
8/6/2021

University offers crop research tours: hemp, teff, squash, soybeans, camelina

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

Hemp plant in soil.
8/5/2021

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

Landscape image of Mikeal Carver's beautification project at the University's chemistry building
8/5/2021

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

From left to right: University Vice President for Administration & Finance Vic Redding; Reno City Councilmember, Ward 3, Oscar Delgado; University President Brian Sandoval; Regent and NSHE Board of Regents Chair Cathy McAdoo; At-Large Reno City Councilmember Devon Reese; Regent Carol Del Carlo; Regent Joseph Arrascada
8/5/2021

Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada

Rail City Garden Center hosts 2021 Northern Nevada Garden Tour fundraiser for Master Gardeners

Pink flowers lining a brick walkway.
8/4/2021

Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze

Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history

Krysta Palmer head shot
8/4/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
8/3/2021

Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship

The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars

Jerren Bailey in lab coat standing in front of busy laboratory
8/2/2021

University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning

Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost

A student works on their laptop during a lecture on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/2/2021

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

Krysta Palmer
8/2/2021

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

A group photo of the Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduates.
7/30/2021

Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student

Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program

Two photos of Alisha Fong, Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduate.
7/30/2021

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

Christina, Megan, and Jamie surrounded by recording equipment.
7/30/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
7/28/2021

Five COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

Dr. Trudy Larson talks about COVID-19 vaccine misconceptions and how you can get vaccinated ASAP

Trudy Larson
7/28/2021

Journalism lecturer inducted into PRSA College of Fellows Class of 2021

Alison Gaulden earns highest distinction in the public relations industry

Alison Gaulden
7/28/2021

Department of Philosophy welcomes new chair

Cara Nine’s interest in political philosophy led her to focus on issues in justice, ethics and location

Cara Nine, University of Nevada, Reno philosophy chair
7/26/2021

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.

David Cantu
7/23/2021

Researcher focuses on restoring disturbed ecosystems

Bob Shriver joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Bob Shriver.
7/21/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn

Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'

University of Nevada, Reno alumna Mariah Zinn poses for a photo in her nursing scrubs near the University of Nevada, Reno Quad.
7/21/2021

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

Scenic mountain landscape view in Fallon.
7/20/2021

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 of Nevada, Reno mascot Wolfie sits on the campus' N statue with a Starship food delivery robot at his feet
7/20/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
7/20/2021

Hennessey Capital Management funds new student investment competition

Hugh Henne Investment Competition will provide students with firsthand learning opportunities

A headshot photo of Mitchell Hennessey.
7/20/2021

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

4-H youth Alexis with her horse Vinnie.
7/16/2021

University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021

More than five events offered between July 16 and July 30

“Merry Wink” neon sign image provided the Neon in Nevada project
7/15/2021

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

Algae in the eel river.
7/14/2021

Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners

Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program prepares gardeners for at-home gardening basics

A variety of native plants in a garden.
7/13/2021

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

Orvis School of Nursing booth at Northern Nevada Pride festival
7/12/2021

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'

Knowledge Center and the N Statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
7/12/2021

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

Stella Lake inside Great Basin National Park
7/9/2021

Algal blooms an emerging threat to clear lakes worldwide

University of Nevada, Reno part of comprehensive study

algae bloom at Lake Tahoe beach
7/9/2021

New coordinator aims to make STEAM education fun and accessible for youth

Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Cody Dix.
7/8/2021

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

Prim Library at SNU
7/7/2021

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

Eugenia Weiss standing by a lake wearing a green shirt, black leggings and a hat
7/7/2021

Faces of the Pack: Tyreis Gatson

Mechanical engineering student lands internship with NASA

Tyreis Gatson with snow-capped mountains and valleys behind him
7/6/2021

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

University Police Services office door on the exterior of Fitzgerald Student Services building
7/2/2021

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’

The Block N statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
7/1/2021

Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes

Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs

Young girl working on a science experiment.
7/1/2021

Aerospace engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

New aerospace engineering program will build on Nevada's rich history in the aerospace industry

A drone hovers in the air while two researchers, seen from the back, look on with an iPad and camera
6/30/2021

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

A detailed section of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama
6/30/2021

Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races
6/29/2021

Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

A close-up of a hand holding a yellow star-thistle weed.
6/29/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with Mexican Consulate to bring vaccines to the Latinx population

More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered

People stand around tables outside St. Therese of the Little Flower in Reno during a COVID-19 vaccination clinic
6/24/2021

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'

Lombardi Recreation Center houses the School of Public Health.
6/24/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
6/24/2021

New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online

Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Katelyn Brinkerhoff.
6/24/2021

Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection

Community Collection available for browsing online, featured in new Libraries exhibit

Thin section of brecciated quartz appears on a black background. Colors in the image appear as silvery, blue tones with flecks of black throughout
6/23/2021

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

The Lilley logo
6/23/2021

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

Tom Simpkins headshot photo
6/23/2021

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

Teacher with student in a wheelchair
6/22/2021

Good news travels slow and change takes time, but Juneteenth history was made today

6/17/2021

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

two researchers installing seismometer in ground
6/17/2021

Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

Grant Cramer.
6/16/2021

Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups

Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair

Ivory Lyles.
6/16/2021

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

 Dos participantes posan frente a una pared blanca.
6/16/2021

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

A man and a woman post on a black backdrop. The image is gray scale with a blue filter over the top. The filter is removed on both of the faces of the man and woman.
6/16/2021

NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019
6/15/2021

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

Street signs that read University Way and Ninth Street
6/11/2021

Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement

College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs

Markus Kemmelmeier points out examples on his computer of image samples used in his research study that address how the same photograph published in multiple newspapers portray skin tone differently.
6/11/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
6/10/2021

Nevada nutrition students excel in unique internship experiences

Students in Dietetic Internship Program gain valuable experience in telehealth during COVID-19

A headshot of Karon Felten next to a headshot of Jolyn Wirshing.
6/10/2021

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs

Parent with a happy child that has a disability
6/10/2021

Wildfire smoke alters lake ecosystems on regional scale

University of Nevada, Reno Global Water Center researchers studied impacts of six major 2018 wildfires

wildfire smoke on lake tahoe
6/10/2021

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

Wolf Pack Bots team pose for photo.
6/9/2021

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

Rangeland Ecologist Joseph Domer prepares a drone from a pasture where sheep are grazing.
6/9/2021

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.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
6/9/2021

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.

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
6/8/2021

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.

students and Ian Buckle on shake table platen
6/8/2021

Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants

Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors

Crying child holding on to a chair
6/8/2021

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

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021
6/7/2021

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.

A group photo of an aphasia book club meeting being held on Zoom.
6/7/2021

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.

Olivia Tahti in the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
6/3/2021

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

A woman planting a young apple tree.
6/2/2021

Reynolds School Spring 2021 Semester in Review

Dean Al Stavitsky shares journalism faculty and student accomplishments from the past semester.

President Brian Sandoval and Dean Al Stavitsky stand in regalia on the stage at the University of Nevada, Reno commencement.
6/2/2021

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.

students wearing masks in front of television screens with Nevada Cyber Club logos
6/1/2021

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.

A student leans against a tree while holding a rose-colored iPad.
5/27/2021

#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

From left to right, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students Haley Nadone, Mirabel Dafinone and Audrey Adler.
5/26/2021

New pre-med biochemistry and molecular biology emphasis offered

New emphasis provides training for students pursuing professional medical school

A biochemistry student using a syringe to measure out a liquid.
5/26/2021

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.

A group of students sitting around a table, talking. There are four males and a female.
5/26/2021

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

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
5/26/2021

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.

5/25/2021

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

Pivot irrigation system watering a field at the Great Basin Research & Extension Center in Eureka.
5/24/2021

Nevada graduates 62 student-athletes at Spring Commencement

Check out complete list of the Nevada student-athlete graduates by sport

Amane Orito
5/21/2021

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

Hand-gesture glove is outfitted with electronics
5/20/2021

“You make happiness happen.”

Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates

A view of Spring 2021 Commencement from the stands of Mackay Stadium, showing the crowd and all graduates socially distanced, the stage, and really everything else
5/20/2021

New University Libraries exhibit available for viewing in-person, online

"Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining" features narratives from robust collection of mining materials

Group of seven miners stand at the entrance of a mine located in Nevada
5/19/2021

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.

Portrait of Trivedi Nikhil
5/19/2021

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

Yan Wang
5/18/2021

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

Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo stands next to Shawn Marsh in commencement attire on the field during graduation
5/18/2021

A historic Commencement

Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium

Saturday morning ceremony graduates
5/17/2021

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

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

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

Photo of Blaize Abuntori with his arms crossed, standing in front of a brick wall posing for a photo.
5/17/2021

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

Portrait of Anna Panorska
5/14/2021

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

Zaide Martinez
5/13/2021

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

Chris and Dave crowther at a football game
5/13/2021

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.

A group of Orvis School of Nursing students in their scrubs standing inside a hospital during clinicals
5/13/2021

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.

Aida Guerrero and her two sons
5/13/2021

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

Jacob Molina poses for a photo at the quad.
5/13/2021

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

Timur Tscherbul
5/12/2021

Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'

The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career

Scott Mensing
5/12/2021

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
5/12/2021

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

Morrill Hall on the University Quad in spring
5/11/2021

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.

Feng Yan
5/11/2021

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

Chris Morgan, Kyra Stull and Geoff Smith
5/11/2021

'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

Class of 1936 commencement in old gym
5/11/2021

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

Elizabeth Leger opens a drawer containing boxed bird eggs
5/11/2021

School of the Arts launches virtual student exhibitions

BFA and MFA in Art student exhibitions are now available virtually

Art piece in wooden frame of a drawing of a football with a head coming out of it hangs on wall next to quote, “I’m Gangrenous Gregg, so big and strong, the toughest of them all. When I grow up, I’ll play my part. I’ll be a scuffed football.”
5/10/2021

Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
5/10/2021

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

Ege Can, Olga Shapoval and Mobarak Hossain (from left to right), three PhD students within the College of Business Department of Economics.
5/10/2021

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

Mary Zabel with three trained assistance dogs at Dogfest
5/10/2021

KUNR and partner organizations win three regional Murrow Awards

Public radio station on campus recognized for bilingual pandemic coverage, hard news and sports reporting

Nevada desert at sunset.
5/10/2021

Faith Evans named Reynolds School Spring 2021 Senior Scholar

Lifelong journalism student earns prestigious honor after achieving a 4.0 GPA

Faith Evans
5/10/2021

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

University of Nevada, Reno graduate with grad cap and facial covering on the historic Quad
5/7/2021

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

Malia Pruyn holding a COVID-19 Vaccination card
5/6/2021

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

Senior Scarlett Boling sits on steps smiling for graduation pictures
5/6/2021

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

5/6/2021

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

Portrait of Jena Casas
5/6/2021

University honors 2021 Senior Scholars

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

Morrill Hall seen from the Quad
5/6/2021

Jennifer Hollander helps students build a love for learning

Teaching Associate Professor Jennifer Hollander receives the Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

Headshot of Jennifer Hollander on top of a background image of the Davison Math and Science Center
5/5/2021

Tenth Annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition winner announced

MyKar, LLC takes home $50,000 grand prize turning their entrepreneurial dreams into a reality

MyKar team members (from left to right) Akram Reshad, David Haulot, Dawson Lamb, Gurjant Mand and Jacob Teems-Robinson.
5/5/2021

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.

Mano Misra
5/5/2021

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.

A student putting on sunscreen
5/5/2021

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

Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, co-founders of Dragonfly Energy.
5/4/2021

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

moon drops film actor
5/4/2021

IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
5/4/2021

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

A photo of Dr. Christopher Clifford
5/4/2021

Assistant professor studies water cycle in ecosystems and across landscapes

Scott Allen joins the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Scott Allen.
5/3/2021

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.

Collection of students working in laboratory.
5/3/2021

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

Amy Altick poses for a photo in front of the quad on the balcony of Morrill Hall.
5/3/2021

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.

Cameron Duncan left and Megan Pratt right
4/30/2021

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

Mary White-Stewart
4/29/2021

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

Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham inspects pet food samples
4/29/2021

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

Headshot of Alexis Hanna, assistant professor of management at the University of Nevada, Reno.
4/29/2021

Wildfire Awareness Campaign kicks off with online speaker series

Extension and partners team up to provide Nevadans with information and resources

Desert land with different colored flags in the ground.
4/29/2021

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

Student musicians sit socially-distanced in band room and record song with conductor
4/29/2021

4-H offering summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning

Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps

4-H'ers sitting on the dock at 4-H Camp in Lake Tahoe, enjoying the sunset.
4/28/2021

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.

Compilation image of a striped dress that sparked debate on the internet over it's color.
4/27/2021

Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

Silhouette of girl on a dock resting her forehead on her knees.
4/27/2021

Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.

Tom Bell stands in front of a whiteboard.
4/26/2021

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.

4/22/2021

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.

Image of several melting pieces of ice on a warming ocean with birds flying overhead
4/22/2021

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

Tractor cutting alfalfa in a field.
4/22/2021

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

Woman smiles in a home office with dog.
4/22/2021

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

So Young Ryu
4/21/2021

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

Portrait of Christopher Barile.
4/21/2021

Journalism alumna rekindles love for writing after learning how to surf

Heather Ernst publishes her experience in WMNSurfMag

Heather Ernst surfing in the ocean.
4/21/2021

A moment of reflection and anticipation

A view of Morill Hall on the south end of the Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walking paths, and buildings, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
4/20/2021

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

The ruins of Gernika after the 1937 bombing
4/20/2021

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

Ancient burial site in Turkey
4/20/2021

Giving back to the Pack

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign

Students on the University campus.
4/19/2021

Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

Lesley Morris joins the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Lesley Morris.
4/16/2021

Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles

Extension classes cover green-industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Active sprinklers on a lawn.
4/15/2021

University’s NevadaFIT wins award from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boot camp-style course for first-yea