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

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

Learn more about Dean Maragakis

Campaign surpasses $500 million goal

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

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Nevada in the news

  • Scientist turned children's author explains what it means to be a bee
    Two women scientists with ties to the University of Nevada, Reno published a children’s book that tells the story of solitary bees. KUNR contributor Shelby Herbert spoke with Felicity Muth, author of Am I Even a Bee? about why she thinks it’s important to get kids engaged in scientific topics and understand bee diversity. – KUNR
  • 13-foot-long stingray found in deep hole in Mekong River
    “This is the last place on Earth where we find these creatures together,” says Hogan, who is a fish biologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, and leads the USAID-funded Wonders of the Mekong research project. In the week prior to the ray capture, Hogan, who is also a National Geographic Explorer, led a scientific expedition to the area. On the international team of researchers taking part were two other Nat Geo Explorers: Kakani Katija, a deep sea researcher, and Kenny Broad, an environmental anthropologist and cave diver. – National Geographic
  • Adapting to Life With an Alzheimer's Diagnosis: An Air Force Vet's 'How To'
    When I was in New Mexico, I talked at the Senate twice. Here in Nevada, now I’m a member of the Governor’s task force on Alzheimer’s disease. I do a Zoom every Monday from 10 to 11:30 for people living with dementia through Dementia-Friendly Nevada, with Dr. Jennifer Carson out of the University of Nevada, Reno. We have probably 18 to 20 people there every week. – Being Patient

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Concluding the 2021-22 academic year

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

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

Sommerfeld leads Pack trio in heptathlon

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

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

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

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

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

University honors its best at 'Honor the Best'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation Day website showcases engineering projects

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

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

Catherine Schofield named Reynolds School Spring 2022 Senior Scholar

Journalism student uses passion for media to achieve academic success

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

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

Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students

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

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

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

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

Linguistic/game-theoretic approach detects and explains online propaganda

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

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

Professor Steven Hayes receives 2022 NSHE Career Distinguished Researcher Award

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

Steve Hayes at his desk
5/6/2022

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

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

Arturo Macias Franco.
5/5/2022

Nevada Men’s Golf Clinches Fourth Straight NCAA Regional Berth

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

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

Magic and wonder experienced at Serendipity art exhibition

Art professor presents solo exhibition at conference in California

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

Nevada faces No. 13 USC in NCAA Tournament first round

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provost's office leads collaboration with Apple for iPads

iPads at the Mackay statue
5/3/2022

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

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

Engineering building exterior shot
5/2/2022

Journalism students win five national Hearst Journalism Awards

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

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

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

The course will be available to University students this fall

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

Funding in flight: Making climate change prediction models more accurate

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

4/29/2022

Men’s Tennis claims Mountain West outright title

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

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

Sagebrushers ep. 2: Dean Manos Maragakis

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

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey

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

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

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

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

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

Leah John and Victoria Gailey earn individual births into NCAA Championship

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

Leah John
4/27/2022

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

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

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

On the 85 Anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika

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

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

Healthy Minds Study: understanding mental health on campus

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

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
4/26/2022

Bible Award winner Smith: Students make the award special

Anthropology's Geoff Smith wins another important teaching award

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

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

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

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

Who is that doggie in the photo? A personal exploration

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

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

Extension and partners ready Nevadans for wildfire, smoke and ozone

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

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

Campaign surpasses $500 million goal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Diana Moss

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

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

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

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

David St-Jules.
4/22/2022

Earth Day is Every Day

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

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

Earth Day expedition to search unexplored deepest pools of Mekong River

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

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

Reno Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years

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

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

Nicola Ader Earns Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week

Ader broke the school record in the Heptathlon

Nicola Ader on the track
4/21/2022

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

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

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

Wolves on Wheels: Joanna Trieger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spring 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall exterior
4/21/2022

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

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

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

NSF CAREER Award recipient studies how plants respond to drought

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

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries

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

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

Wolf Pack Weekend details and information

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

Mackay Stadium with fireworks
4/20/2022

U-Niq wins $50,000 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

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

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

New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry

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

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

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

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

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

You earns Mountain West Diving Coach of the Year

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

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

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

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

Matt Leone
4/14/2022

Wellbeing Week

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

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

Extension hires registered dietician to enhance nutritional programs for communities

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

Hans Weding.
4/14/2022

Waiters to represent Team USA in the 24th Summer DeafLympics

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

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

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

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

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

4/13/2022

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

Modernized lab increases future nutrition professionals' expertise, community impact

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

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

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

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

Wolves on Wheels: Tom Albright

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

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

What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?

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

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

Computer science & engineering students will showcase Capstone projects April 29

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

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

Jodee Prudente Joins Doctoral Student Scholars’ 14th Cohort

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

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

Introducing the five finalists for the 2022 Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition

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

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

4/11/2022

Wolves on Wheels: Jennifer Kent

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

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

Civil & environmental engineering students showcase Capstone projects April 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Branch
4/7/2022

Welcome to the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Gailey Finishes in Third-Place at Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

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

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

University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Football Set for Battle Born Showdown April 23

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

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

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

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

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

Gloomy water supply outlook in Nevada prompts new collaborative effort

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

Truckee River
4/1/2022

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

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

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

Bill Nye the Science Guy comes to Reno April 2

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

Bill Nye
3/31/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peyton Callens holding trophy
3/30/2022

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

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

Theresa B. Skaar
3/30/2022

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Carson
3/30/2022

Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference

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

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

Path to Independence highlighted on Anthem award-winning podcast

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

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

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

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

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

The Elizabeth Racao Durfee Hallway

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

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

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

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

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

Sagebrushers podcast: Tales from The Wolf Pack Way

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

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

College of Engineering ranked among best graduate programs

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

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

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

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

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

Updates regarding Sierra Nevada University

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

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

Titanium alloys research explores new concept in materials science and engineering

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

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

A historic moment for University of Nevada, Reno dancers

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

Student dancers perform on dark stage
3/28/2022

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

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

Extension hires personnel to help improve nutrition and health in Nevada

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

Macy Helm and Brian Luckey.
3/25/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engin Arslan
3/24/2022

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

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

Corn in husks.
3/23/2022

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

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

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

Nicola Ader earns Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week

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

Nicola Ader performing a high jump
3/22/2022

Regents recognize Mechanical Engineering doctoral candidate

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

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

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

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

releasing Mekong giant catfish into lake
3/21/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakthrough research increases drought tolerance in vital crops

Foundation Professor John Cushman awarded two patents for biotechnology research

John Cushman surrounded by cacti.
3/21/2022

Basque Global Training Program places three interns at the University

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

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

Guide to garter snakes

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

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

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

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

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

Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions

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

Lake Mead low water
3/16/2022

Brain Awareness Week extends through the year

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

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

Women’s Golf to host inaugural Patty Sheehan Golf Tournament

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

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

Nevada earns Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award

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

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

Ukraine, horror of the past, terror to the future

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

3/15/2022

A story of love and loss told through animation

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

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

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

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

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

Titanium alloys research has potential industry benefits

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

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

Sorghum research and growing information presented in virtual workshops

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

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

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

Tamzen Stringham first woman to receive the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Tamzen Stringham.
3/11/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

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

Morrill Hall
3/9/2022

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

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

Isabella Pfeiffer
3/9/2022

Blue Tie Ball announced for April 22

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

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

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

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

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

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Lisa LeMond

Celebrating Mayo Clinic cardiologist alumna on International Women's Day

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

Crisis in Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for all you do

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

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

Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University

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

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

High-risk teams to address domestic violence in Nevada

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

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

DePolo of Nevada Swim and Dive qualifies for NCAA Championships

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

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

Nevada Lands 61 to Academic All-Mountain West list

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

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

Living with fire begins in the classroom

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

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

YouTube becomes SciComm avenue for geological sciences professor

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

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

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

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

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

Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

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

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

Honoring Women's History Month

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

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

Celebrating art through the School of the Arts sticker contest

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

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

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

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

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

Why does "The Man Who Knew Infinity" matter?

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

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

Caterpillar range is correlated with their eating habits

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

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

Health, is it equal for all?

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

A Black woman in a UNR Med tank top warms up with other athletes before participating in the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey.
2/25/2022

Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

University, The Redfield Foundation, Renown Health join forces to meet important community need

walkway on the Quad
2/25/2022

Arts spring lineup chalked full of historically-relevant and modern-day surprising performances

The School of the Arts has a number of exciting performances in visual art, dance, music and theatre that you don’t want to miss

Michael Mayo
2/24/2022

The Man from Searchlight: A remembrance of Harry Mason Reid (Part I)

Obituary for Harry Mason Reid, written by the Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellow

Portrait of Senator Harry Mason Reid
2/24/2022

Faces of the Pack: Blesethe West challenges herself by pursuing Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and valuable faculty mentorship provide opportunities for first-year pre-med student to get out of her comfort zone

Blesethe West.
2/23/2022

Men’s & women’s basketball welcome donor-funded locker room building

Single-largest gift in Athletics history supports stand-alone locker rooms and team lounges to be completed by early 2024

A conceptual image of a white two story building with human like figures on the top and bottom floors.
2/23/2022

How innovative thinking led to a dream job in the film industry

Journalism alumna Katie Hutchings' journey to VP of marketing for Skydance Media

A close-up headshot of Katie Hutchings in front of a grey background
2/23/2022

Nevada Swim and Dive claim All-Conference awards

After a second-place finish at the Mountain West Championships, the Nevada swim and dive team claimed 28 individual and three relay All-Conference team awards

The Nevada Swim and Dive team holding flowers at the awards ceremony
2/22/2022

Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University

"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell standing in front of a dilapidated antique truck
2/18/2022

From the Silver & Blue to the Red, White & Blue

Krysta Palmer ’16 brings home the bronze from Tokyo Olympic Games

Krysta Palmer holding her bronze medal
2/18/2022

Celebrating the achievements of Colin Kaepernick

Colin’s achievements in the service of a better society are at the heart of the Wolf Pack Way

Colin Kaepernick at the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame dinner
2/17/2022

Further guidance regarding masks on campus

It is important to note that the University cannot implement its own mask mandate.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/16/2022

Nevada Football announces 2022 schedule

The Pack begins a new season led by Head Coach Ken Wilson, with an exciting 2022 schedule on the horizon which includes home games against Texas State, Incarnate Word, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State and Fresno State

Football players running into each other
2/16/2022

Leah John earns first career win, Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at The Show

Leah John made some big pars to close out the third round and hold on to earn her first-career win at The Show at Spanish Trail. The Nevada women's golf team finished second with a score of nine over

Nevada Women's Golf team at The Show
2/15/2022

Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases

As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery

Monika Gulia-Nuss in her office.
2/15/2022

Cybersecurity Center receives $3.3 million NSF grant to boost Nevada workforce

Scholarship for Service program attracts students to public service sector

panel of experts at cybersecurity conference
2/15/2022

Women in Tech initiative to host first job negotiation workshop

GM of Microsoft, Maureen McKinney, will share with students best practices on how to negotiate their first job offer

Headshot photo of Maureen McKinney.
2/14/2022

Mary White Stewart Memorial Scholarship an effort to ensure the legacy of an extraordinary faculty member

Throughout her three-decade-long career, sociology professor Mary White Stewart made a profound difference

Mary White Stewart with students
2/11/2022

Super Bowl journey: Austin and Madison Corbett remain two Wolf Pack superstars

Two Wolf Pack greats, one in football and one in volleyball, made their time at the University truly matter

Austin and Madison Corbett at 2017 graduation
2/11/2022

U.S. News ranks College of Business Executive MBA Program

Online Executive MBA among the top online graduate programs in the country

" The Online Executive MBA provides an innovative and integrated curriculum in management and leadership while competing with the best online MBA programs.

2/11/2022

Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager

Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community

Tom Kulas.
2/11/2022

Young women in science

The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.

Seven women stand and smile in front of a screen with birds on it.
2/10/2022

Universities team up to train dietetic interns, improve community health in southern Nevada

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources collaborates with UNLV and other community partners to provide nutrition education in Clark County

Stone Jamison in black scrubs standing in front of University Medical Center's ambulance entrance.
2/10/2022

Anne Nolin talks climate change, wildfire and snowpack on CNN International

Protect Our Winters group featured in "Winter Sports are on Thin Ice"

Anne Nolin snowshoeing
2/10/2022

COVID-19 update on face coverings

Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/10/2022

University's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan review opportunity

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is still in draft form but is now available to the University community for review.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/10/2022

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies announces new deputy director

Eugene Park will serve as the institute’s first deputy director

View from above of walkways and quad during summer
2/10/2022

U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.
2/9/2022

Carson Strong, Romeo Doubs, Cole Turner invited to NFL Draft combine

Carson Strong is one of 15 quarterbacks, Romeo Doubs is one of 40 wide receivers, and Cole Turner is one of 21 tight ends who will work out in front of NFL scouts and team officials at the 2022 combine

Wolfie and Alphie mascots
2/9/2022

The Nevada Career Studio's Spring Career Fairs

The Nevada Career Studio is hosting Spring Career Fairs on Feb. 16 and 17.

President Brian Sandoval and student attending career fair
2/9/2022

NSHE wants to hear from you

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has asked for you to share your perspectives and thoughts as they work to build their strategic plan for the future of NSHE.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/8/2022

New Farm to Fork Certification Program provides information on livestock production and processing

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada livestock producers

Cattle grazing in a field.
2/8/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Kyra Morgan '10 and '16

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

Kyra Morgan sits at a table with a microphone in front of her.
2/7/2022

Tyler Bosetti named NCBWA preseason Third Team All-American

Bosetti is coming off a dominant junior campaign where he earned Second-Team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and ABCA/Rawlings to go along with All-Mountain West First Team accolades

Tyler Bosetti about to bat at a baseball game
2/7/2022

Writing for representation: Vibrant Voices

Journalism student establishes a club to advocate for underrepresented groups

Dania Maldonado holds up peace signs with her fingers and stands behind a table with a sign on it that says "Does representation matter?"
2/7/2022

Applications open for Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline to apply for artist camping residency is March 15

Landscape of Great Basin National Park
2/4/2022

A decade of mentorship at the Disability Resource Center

The DRC’s Peer Mentor Program has been helping first-year students acclimate to life at the University and navigate the services available for students with disabilities for 10 years

Callie Whitsit and Autumn Cuellar finger painting at a 2021 art therapy workshop
2/3/2022

University of Nevada, Reno art exhibition displays one of Nevada’s first abstract artists

“A Nevada Life: Richard Guy Walton” on display now at Church Fine Arts building

Three abstract oil pantings hang on an art gallery wall
2/3/2022

Nevada Football announces 2022 signing class

Nevada football, led by Head Coach Ken Wilson, inked 22 student-athletes to complete its 2022 signing class

Mackay Stadium packed for a football game
2/3/2022

DoE Center aims to design new molecules to improve quantum sciences

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry were awarded $2.5 million to study molecular magnetism.

The principle investigators of the project stand in a line, smiling in front of the Effie Mona Mack building.
2/2/2022

What is quantum computing?

Physics professor Timur Tscherbul explains some of the intricacies of quantum computing.

Students walk past the Leifson Physics building on a sunny day.
2/2/2022

Nevada Swim and Dive receive CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Honors

The Nevada swim and dive team earned a cumulative team GPA of 3.40 in the 2020 fall semester

A Nevada swimmer in the pool mid stroke with Wolf Pack swim cap
2/2/2022

University to terminate contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories

The University terminated its contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories due to our institution’s dissatisfaction with Northshore’s service in helping to conduct on-campus COVID-19 testing for our students, faculty and staff.

A view of Morrill Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, located at the end of the Quad, a large grass area surrounded by trees.
2/1/2022

Curiosity wins at the College of Science

The annual competition selected the top three videos, along with two honorable mentions and a most-engaged watch party to win prizes.

Two students wearing lab coats and goggles on their foreheads stand talking in front of a wooden door.
2/1/2022

What is the current state of mental health in the United States?

Associate Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology Kristina DePue looks mental health issues related to the pandemic and what we can do about them

United States flag held upside down at dusk
2/1/2022

The stories of underrepresented graduate students during COVID-19

Pandemic adds extra stress to lives of underrepresented graduate students

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center
1/31/2022

Mission Support and Test Services supports undergraduate research

Student researchers studied security in a variety of fields.

Brown (left) and Vahidi are wearing goggles and are in focus in the background, with lab equipment out of focus in the foreground.
1/28/2022

New lizard defense mechanism observed

Two graduate students in the geography program spotted a new behavior in a lizard species.

Jon DeBoer kneels, holding a brown lizard out in front of him.
1/28/2022

Collaborative University of Nevada, Reno and Great Basin College building project Cashman Award Finalist

The 24th Annual Cashman Good Government Award honors government entities and individuals working to make citizen services work better, faster and cheaper

Rendering of the Pennington Health Science & Technology Building
1/28/2022

University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc. to offer TechWise program supported by Google that aims to increase diversity in technology education

The program will prepare 20 University students for high-growth technology careers

Students walk on campus between the University N statue and the Knowledge Center building.
1/28/2022

University of Nevada, Reno English Professor awarded fellowship to research language ‘quirks’

College of Liberal Arts professor Valerie Fridland to publish book on speech and language

Frandsen Humanities building covered in ivy
1/27/2022

N95 respirators available

We are pleased to announce that the University is now in possession of a first shipment of 10,000 N95 respirators of a 20,000-N95 order that was made earlier this month.

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1/27/2022

What were some of the atmospheric effects of the Tongan volcano eruption?

Atmospheric scientist Neil Lareau explains the global impacts of the Tongan volcano eruption.

A view of the Earth's horizon from space, with a smoke cloud hanging over part of the atmosphere.
1/27/2022

Math isn’t always objective: Serving LGB+ sexualities and how the human doing the math matters

Lynda Wiest calls for research and change in how we consider identities in math education

Multicolored abacus
1/27/2022

MFA graduate earns prestigious fellowship for upcoming book project

Recent creative writing alumni publishes first book, with a second on the way

Naseem Jamnia
1/27/2022

Get to know University Libraries Dean Catherine Cardwell

Dean Cardwell is identifying opportunities to continue the trajectory of excellence, innovation for the University Libraries

Photo of Catherine Cardwell, University Libraries Dean
1/27/2022

Extension beekeeping workshop offers tips for beginning and experienced beekeepers

Workshop will provide presentations on a range of beekeeping-related information and skills

Beekeeper tending to a hive.
1/27/2022

Journalism professor honored for his work championing the LGBTQ+ community

Todd Felts awarded Board Member of the Year by The Human Service Network

A close-up headshot of Dr. Todd Felts in front of a grey background
1/27/2022

How to drive in snow and other lessons

Associate Dean Vincent Catalano reflects on colleague Hyung Kyu Shin's 60 years of ongoing research and support.

Hyung K. Shin holds a black and white photo in front of him featuring several men around a table.
1/27/2022

Satchel Benn named Mountain West Player of the Week

Benn went 4-1 over Nevada's three duals in Spokane last weekend, going 2-0 in doubles play and 2-1 in singles action

Benn playing tennis
1/26/2022

Reducing drug-related harm with research: Opioid overdose and HIV prevention work can save lives

Collaborations between researchers, University students, community partners and legislators make change in drug policies possible

Karla Wagner headshot in her office.
1/26/2022

Wolf Pack to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Wolf Pack Athletics and Girls on the Run-Sierras will again join forces to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The Wolf Pack Women's Cross Country team posing with medals
1/26/2022

Student mental health counselors and supervisors lead mental health outreach across Nevada

University led efforts bring much needed counseling to rural and marginalized communities across the state

Student walking along grass hill with trees
1/26/2022

Indigenous Knowledge could inform sustainability efforts in the Amazon

From wind turbines to a pepper plant: a multi-disciplinary team of University and Indigenous Amazonian researchers work to untangle a complex web of interactions

Aerial photo of the Gayepare research Station in the Amazon jungle on the banks of the Nushino River.
1/25/2022

Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win

University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy

The Wolf Pack Bots team of young students.
1/25/2022

What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?

In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers

Faculty mentor and student present their research.
1/25/2022

Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare

CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast

An illustration of various blocks connected by stairs displaying various scenes including a person walking in front of an ambulance, a larger-than-life clipboard and pencil on the ground with two people shaking hands behind it, a group of people sitting on couches talking, doctors surrounding a patient in a bed with a baby in a crib behind them, two people talking in front of a giant stack of books. and people cheering holding a human sized heart shape.
1/25/2022

How are healthcare disparities a barrier to health equity and what can be done to address these disparities?

Doctor examining a patient wearing masks
1/25/2022

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

University teams up with Bartley Ranch and Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space to offer this free series

A bunch of purple plums growing on a tree.
1/21/2022

Gender Affirming Closet to help Wolf Pack express identity

Donations are being accepted through the end of February in anticipation of the first pop-up event March 2

A rack of clothing set up outside
1/20/2022

Anastasia Luneva and Mariana Campino of Nevada Women’s Tennis Sweep Mountain West Weekly Honors

Nevada women's tennis, fresh off of a 2-0 season-opening weekend, swept the Mountain West weekly honors with wins over Biola and UC Riverside

Anastasia Luneva playing tennis
1/20/2022

What are classroom management tips for substitute teachers?

Expert insight on managing challenging student behaviors

Substitute teacher in a science classroom
1/20/2022

Announcing the TechWise Program

Our University is one of five colleges, and one of three four-year universities in the nation to be selected to participate in TechWise, an equity and inclusion program designed by TalentSprint and supported by Google.

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.
1/19/2022

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Rick Kraus '07

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

Rick Kraus smiles, wearing a blue shirt in the foreground with green foliage in the background.
1/19/2022

Juan Batalla named Mountain West Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Batalla went 4-0, with two matches unfinished, in doubles and singles play over Nevada's 3-0 opening weekend

Juan Batalla with a tennis racket
1/19/2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester

For more than 20 months now, the sacrifices that you have all made, compassion you’ve shown one another and your undaunted determination have furthered our academic mission in the face of extreme challenge.

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.
1/18/2022

Is raw milk a safe choice for my family? | ¿Es la leche cruda una opción segura para mi familia?

Some people who drink raw milk develop life-threatening illness | Algunas personas que beben leche cruda desarrollan enfermedades potencialmente mortales

A child eating cereal in a bowl of milk.
1/18/2022

New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers

Cows of different colors grazing in a green field.
1/14/2022

Building greener buildings

Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering professor finds ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector, up to 9.4 gigatons of carbon dioxide through 2050

Construction workers erect concrete building frames.
1/13/2022

Nevada Softball hosts Texas Hold’em Tournament

The Nevada softball team is set to host its inaugural Texas Hold'em Tournament, presented by Big Valley Honda

A softball player running during a game
1/13/2022

Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Pruned northern Nevada plants.
1/13/2022

Baseball season tickets on sale

Nevada baseball season ticket renewals and new purchases are now available for the 2022 season

A baseball player on the field during a game
1/11/2022

Inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition winners announced

Winners of the competition given cash awards to start their first investment funds

A headshot image of Joshua C. Palabay, the first place winner of the inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition.
1/10/2022

How do I choose a fermented drink for my family? | ¿Cómo elijo una bebida fermentada para mi familia?

Three tips for choosing fermented drinks | Tres consejos para elegir bebidas fermentadas

Strawberry kefir in a tall glass adorned with a strawberry slice and a bright red straw.
1/8/2022

University updates as we approach the start of the spring semester

We are preparing for a spring semester that includes in-person instruction and in-person operations (programs and services).

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.
1/6/2022

Faces of the Pack: Recognizing Jeanine Mooers on World Braille Day

University alumna, Braille proofreader and now software accessibility tester is inspired by her love of Braille and for access technology

Jeanine Mooers reads a book in Braille.
1/4/2022

How the world looks differently at people with mental illness and addiction

Research reveals stigma against people with substance use disorder and major depressive disorder

Grass in front of the university with students walking in the distance
1/4/2022

University of Nevada Press names new director

JoAnne Banducci has been selected to run the University of Nevada Press.

JoAnne Banducci standing near bookcase in Press hallway.
1/4/2022

University Libraries remembers Senator Harry Reid

Ever committed to preserving the history of Nevada and the U.S. Senate, Reid entrusted the University, particularly the University Libraries, with the honor of stewarding his papers.

Senator Harry Reid stands on stage and gives a speech at the University of Nevada, Reno Spring Commencement, 2007
1/3/2022

Governor Sisolak proclaims January as Radon Action Month

University of Nevada, Reno Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for the cancer-causing gas

A radon test kit for home.
1/3/2022

Weight gain: The holidays are over, now what?

What older adults should know before dieting to lose holiday pounds

Older women with long grey hair smiling and exercising with hand weights.
1/3/2022

Head Coach Ken Wilson announces additions to Nevada Football coaching staff

Five assistant coaches were officially added to the coaching staff

A Wolf Pack flag waving at a Nevada football game at Mackay Stadium
1/3/2022

Nevada Softball releases 2022 schedule

Nevada's 52 game slate includes five away tournaments and 24 conference games in the season

A softball player winding up for a throw
1/2/2022

NASA grant funds research for sunscreen on Mars

High radiation on Mars is one of the many reasons the Red Planet seems inhospitable. Two chemistry professors from the University are using solutions from early Earth to solve that problem on Mars.

A vial of bright yellow crystalline vulpinic acid sits on a lab bench next to various fuzzy lichens.
12/30/2021

Nevada Women's Basketball opens conference play with win over Air Force

Nevada opened Mountain West league play with a win over Air Force Tuesday night at Lawlor Events Center

Da'Ja Hamilton makes a shot from behind two defenders while playing against the Air Force team
12/29/2021

Pack winning streak ends at with Kansas

Nevada fought gamely, but saw its season-best five-game winning streak snapped in Wednesday's 88-61 loss at No. 6/6 Kansas

Wolf Pack and Kansas players on the basketball court during a game
12/29/2021

Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program partners with Valley High School

Students struggling will benefit from before and after school programs thanks to 21st Century grant

Maria Chairez.
12/29/2021

From Dean to Coach and now the Wolf Pack’s ‘Dean-Coach’

College of Education and Human Development Dean Don Easton-Brooks joins the Wolf Pack on the football field

Dean Coach Don Easton-Brooks with football players in Mackay Stadium looking into the distance
12/23/2021

Monumental step in bringing University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University together

The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the University's acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU).

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.
12/22/2021

Proposal for University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University transaction approved by accrediting body

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities votes to approve the agreement, contingent upon U.S. Dept. of Education approval

Prim Library at SNU
12/22/2021

Faces of the Pack: Shawn Thomas is the 2021 Kenneth Lutterman Award recipient

Ph.D. candidate in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Health program with a focus on public health is identifying protective influences for substance use behaviors among populations at risk.

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

Nevada Takes On Western Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

The Quick Lane Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN at Ford Field in Detroit, Monday December 27 at 8 a.m. PT

Quick Lane Bowl stadium in Detroit
12/22/2021

Paving the Wolf Pack Way: Brian Huynh '18

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

Brian Huynh, wearing a white work helmet and a reflective vest, stands smiling with his arms crossed in the foreground of a mine site.
12/22/2021

Westfall Scholars honored at biannual event

The lunch banquet celebrated the students who graduated at the top of their class in each department in the College of Science.

People sit and stand in two rows, smiling for a photo.
12/21/2021

Top stories of 2021: University experts helped provide fact-based COVID knowledge

The good news was that Nevada Today readers increasingly turned to site for news they could use

Deans Thomas and Muge in front of building
12/21/2021

University of Nevada, Reno students save the holidays for 19 children in need

Human Development and Family Studies faculty and students challenged each other to raise money for holiday giving tree

Child and mother receiving wrapped presents from staff
12/21/2021

Baseball Placed in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 50

Collegiate Baseball released its 2022 preseason poll with Nevada ranked 50th heading into the season. Nevada is the only Mountain West program named to the Top 50.

Joshua Zamora on the field during a baseball game looking happy
12/21/2021

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

In-person and virtual educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

Cattle grazing on a ranch.