Campus life & athletics

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

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

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

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

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

Denim Day

Denim Day is part of a global movement to expose harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual assault. I encourage all of you to wear denim on Wednesday, April 27, in support of Denim Day.

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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

"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

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.

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4/22/2022

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

Let's kick off the new Neurodiversity Alliance!

Jim Cherney
4/12/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Official launch of "Sagebrushers" podcast

The idea behind “Sagebrushers” is to highlight the stories of the people, events and history that make our University great.

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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

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.

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3/28/2022

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

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

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

Worth celebrating: moving beyond neurodiversity awareness

Karl Fendelander
3/21/2022

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

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

Celebrating Women’s Herstory Month and in praise of democracy

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
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

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

Crisis in Ukraine

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

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3/7/2022

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.

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3/4/2022

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

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

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.

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3/1/2022

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

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

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

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

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.

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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

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

Honoring Black History Month

Black History Month is a time for sincere appreciation for the lasting contributions members of the Black/African-American community have made to our society.

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2/11/2022

COVID-19 update on face coverings

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

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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.

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2/10/2022

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

Reflecting on Black History Month and bell hooks

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
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.

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2/8/2022

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

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

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

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.

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2/1/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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1/18/2022

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

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

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).

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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

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

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

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).

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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

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

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

University again recognized as a top research university

I cannot praise enough the work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students in the achievement of this latest University milestone.

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12/16/2021

University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie

Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018

The Knowledge Center walkway with a Wolf Pack Way banner
12/16/2021

Nevada signs three to start Early Signing Period

Nevada Football signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on the first day of the Early Signing Period

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera
12/15/2021

Tiffany Young on a path to receive third degree from the university and complete a three-decade long educational journey

Doctoral student applies experience in equity and diversity to human development and family sciences research

Tiffany Young
12/15/2021

Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities

Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students

A student presents their poster to onlookers.
12/14/2021

Thompson appointed Executive Vice-President, Provost at University of Nevada, Reno

Selection came after national search to fill the position

Provost Jeff Thompson
12/13/2021

Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President and Provost

I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thompson, a longtime faculty member and college and campus administrator, has been named Executive Vice President and Provost of our University.

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12/13/2021

Nevada names Ken Wilson new Head Football Coach

Wilson brings over two decades experience on the Nevada coaching staff and in administration to his position as Nevada Football's 27th head coach

Ken Wilson holding a football on the Mackay Stadium field with a large screen announcing his new role behind him
12/10/2021

Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement

For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held

Happy students at winter commencement
12/6/2021

Audrey Roden of Women’s Basketball named Freshman of the Week

Roden registered a career-high 22 points while adding three rebounds and a steal in the Pack's victory at Pacific

Audrey Roden about to take a shot during a basketball game with an opposing team member attempting to block
12/6/2021

Wolf Pack bound for Quick Lane Bowl

Representing the Mountain West Conference, Nevada Football competes in bowl for fourth consecutive season. Join the Pack in Detroit!

Ford Field stadium exterior in Detroit with large advertisement for the 2021 Quick Lane Bowl
12/5/2021

Nevada Athletics sets graduation success rate record

Nevada student-athletes set a department record with a graduation rate of 89 percent

A basketball game in Lawlor Events Center
12/2/2021

End of our Fall 2021 semester

I wish to express the University’s gratitude for the exemplary work and empathetic actions of so many that have characterized our fall 2021 semester.

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12/2/2021

Orvis School of Nursing student accepted into U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Lindsay Zieschang graduates with her BSN in December and then immediately goes on to complete an 8-year service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy

Lindsay stands with fellow U.S. Navy members during her induction ceremony into the U.S. Navy
12/2/2021

4th Annual Campus Accessibility Forum: "The University has come a long way"

The 2021 Annual Campus Accessibility Forum will take place Dec. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will include an array of presenters from across the University

The Pennington Student Achievement Center at dusk with colorful clouds
12/1/2021

Baseball releases 2022 schedule

The reigning Mountain West Conference Champions features 21 home games

A Wolf Pack Baseball player getting ready to throw the ball during a game
12/1/2021

Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor will be first Nevadan to serve as chairman in a quarter of a century

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
11/30/2021

Nevada Athletics announces Black Friday, Cyber Monday ticket deals

Select men's and women's basketball contests will go on sale Friday, Nov. 26, at 8 a.m. PT

Wolf Pack Men's Basketball on the court at Lawlor during a game
11/23/2021

Audrey Roden named Mountain West Freshman of the Week

Roden scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, including knocking down three three-pointers

Audrey Roden on the court during a basketball game dribbling the ball
11/22/2021

More gender-inclusive restrooms to be added to campus

Effort will make 72 gender-inclusive restrooms publicly accessible for the comfort of Wolf Pack community members

A restroom marked with new gender-inclusive signage and the door open
11/18/2021

ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

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

student filling food order
11/17/2021

Nevada Athletics supports Northern Nevada Food Drive

Nevada Athletics and SAAC have collaborated to host an on-campus food drive during football and men's and women's basketball games

Canned and other nonperishable food
11/15/2021

Tierney Wolfgram individual qualifier for NCAA Nationals

Wolfgram, who finished second overall in the women's 6k at the NCAA Mountain Regional, secured a place at the NCAA Nationals in Tallahassee with her time of 20:20.4

The Nevada Women's Cross Country Team
11/13/2021

'I definitely got more out of my service than anything I could've ever expected'

As Veteran's Day approaches, University veterans reflect on service, studies and the future

Veteran Flags in front of Student Union
11/10/2021

Women’s Basketball home opener game preview

Nevada tips off its 2021-22 season with a home game against the Saint Mary's Gaels

Wolf Pack Women's Basketball player Da'Ja Hamilton with the ball on the court during a game
11/9/2021

Carson Strong Named Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist

Help cast your vote for Carson Strong on social media like the original Davey O'Brien Award post highlighting Strong

Carson Strong and Wolf Pack teammates on the field during a football game
11/8/2021

Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research

Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
11/8/2021

Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow

Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/5/2021

Faces of the Pack: Luke Miers

University freshman Luke Miers represented the USA at the Snowshoe MTB World Cup

Profile image of Luke Miers riding mountain bike during competition
11/4/2021

Emily Rich Named to the Conference All-Newcomer Team

Rich led the team in points, goals, and assists during the year as a Freshman

Emily rich on the soccer field during a game racing to keep control of the ball from the encroaching opposing team member
11/4/2021

Sam Hammond of Nevada Football named Nominee for Burlsworth Trophy

This is presented annually for the most outstanding football player in America who began their career as a walk-on

Sam Hammond on the football field during a game taking on two of the opposing team's players trying to tackle him
11/2/2021

President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.

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.
10/28/2021

Nevada athletics to require proof of vaccination for men's and women's home basketball games

Move will allow fans to attend games without masks if vaccinated

The UNR Women's Basketball team on the court during a game, a Wolf Pack player has the ball
10/27/2021

Carson Strong Named to Davey O’Brien Class of ‘21

This honor comes on the heels of Strong setting a program record in completions (49) and posting a career-record 476 yards against Fresno State

Carson Strong on the football field at a game getting the ball thrown to him
10/26/2021

Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement

People gather and talk in the lobby of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
10/25/2021

Nevada Swim Team Secures First Home Win of Season

Nevada secured wins over UC Davis and Cal State East Bay

Swimmer on Nevada Swim Team jumping from the platform into the water at a meet
10/25/2021

Nevada Men’s Basketball’s Grant Sherfield voted Moutain West Preseason Player of the Year

Nevada was tabbed to finish third in the conference for the upcoming season

Grant Sherfield with a basketball on the court
10/20/2021

Nevada Women’s Golf finishes second at Ram Classic

The second-place finish marked the highest for the team this season and the highest place since taking second at the Mountain West Championship on Apr. 15-17 in 2019

The Nevada Women's Golf team
10/19/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare

Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education

Mark Gabot in a graduation cap and gown
10/19/2021

Kylie Jimenez named Preseason Mountain West Newcomer of the Year

Nevada's Kylie Jimenez was named the Mountain West Preseason Newcomer of the Year, the conference announced Wednesday.

Kylie Jimenez with a basketball on the court at practice
10/14/2021

Marching Band and Pep Band gearing up for Homecoming Game

Gifts needed for updating old uniforms and new equipment

Pep band performing in bleachers
10/13/2021

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

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

Faces of the Pack: Isolina Llaguno

Bachelor of Social Work student discusses why she's proud to identify as a Latina social worker and the impact her Cuban American background will allow her to have in her future career

Isolina Llaguno posing at a wedding with chairs and tables in the background
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

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

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

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.

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9/30/2021

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.

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9/29/2021

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

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

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

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

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.

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9/15/2021

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

9/15/2021

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

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.

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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

Commemorating Nevada’s Rich Basque Heritage

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
8/27/2021

#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

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

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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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

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

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.

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8/3/2021

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

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

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.

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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

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

Adding intersex representation to the Pride flag

The Progress flag with added purple circle on a yellow field on the left side of the flag, set within white, pink, light blue, brown, and black arrows, which are pointing to the right, where the traditional rainbow Pride flag horizontal stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple sit.
7/22/2021

Pride Festival 2021: Celebrating identity and freedom, looking ahead

Rainbow Wolf Pack Pride flag
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

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.

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7/20/2021

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

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

Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University of Nevada, Reno ‘family’

The Board of Trustees of Sierra Nevada University approved an agreement allowing Sierra Nevada University to become part of our University. It is the first step in a process that requires further approvals by the Board of Regents and several key regulatory bodies.

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7/7/2021

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

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

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.

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6/24/2021

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

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.

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6/10/2021

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.

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6/9/2021

Update regarding John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee

Since September 2020, the John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee (JMSDAC) has been working on developing recommendations for University leadership for paths forward regarding concerns about the John Mackay Statue.

The John Mackay statue stands at the north end of the University of Nevada, Reno Quad -- a large lawn area surrounded by trees and an outer ring of buildings -- with Morrill Hall visible at the opposite end of the statue.
6/7/2021

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

Reflections on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Manzanita Bowl, showing the walkway and lake from the south with sun shining through the trees
5/28/2021

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

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

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

Updates regarding policies, guidance and protocols

As a result of the continued progress that is being made in the fight against COVID-19, there have been changes to policies, guidance and protocols at the national, state and county levels.

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5/20/2021

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

To digital accessibility and beyond!

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

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

Legislative update: Budget restoration

The joint Money Committees of the Nevada State Legislature allocated a portion of the State’s American Recovery Funding to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

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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

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

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

End of Spring 2021 semester

"May is always our time of reflection. We reflect on what was, and we also look ahead to what can be. Thank you for all that you have done this semester."

A view of Morrill Hall at the end of the Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
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

'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

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

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

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

Boot camp-style course for first-year students introduces freshmen to rigor, preparedness necessary to succeed in college

Students in blue shirts with food plates in hand walk through the Gateway plaza on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
4/15/2021

Faces of the Pack: Business student recognized as DSP Collegian of the Year

Mya Thomsen receives highest honor bestowed upon Delta Sigma Pi members

Mya Thomsen standing in front of the Nevada "N" on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
3/25/2021

Lessons learned, lessons shared: Nevada Latinas on why the journey never ends

Nevada Latinas quoted in the story
3/24/2021

New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges

A meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
3/22/2021

The University is nationally recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus for the third year in a row

The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, acknowledged the University for efforts during pandemic

Alphie, Jr., the Wolf Pack mascot, holds up a roll of "I voted" stickers
3/19/2021

Unspeakable, yet not uncommon: Confronting the history of anti-Asian violence

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
3/18/2021

Neurodiversity Alliance to advocate for and support neurodiverse Wolf Pack community

Newly formed alliance will focus on Universal Design Learning, breaking down institutional barriers and creating, supporting University neurodiverse community

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
3/18/2021

Sisolak on campus: 'I'm constantly impressed'

Nevada's Governor given tour of three facilities which speak to the University's unique mission

Governor Steve Sisolak with fist bumping with students
3/18/2021

Neurodiversity and the University

Jim Cherney
3/15/2021

Picturing a scientist on International Women's Day

Melanie Duckworth and Jane Tors
3/8/2021

Commemorating Women's HERstory Month: #ChoosetoChallenge

A rainblow arches over the north of Campus, seen from the south of the Knowledge Center
3/5/2021

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an unusual mutation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
3/1/2021

Bridging education and immigration

A globe in the Knowledge Center, with the checkout desk in the background
2/23/2021

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Graham Kent visiting the site of the 2020 Valley Fire in Southern California
2/22/2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion... social justice and democracy

The sidewalk of the tree-lined quad, with a light dusting of snow and Morrill Hall in the east.
2/19/2021

Black at the Pack: “We strengthen each other”

Faculty affinity group helps grow Black community on campus, taking aim at recruitment and retention where cultural identity and professional responsibilities intersect

Faculty and graduates at the 2019 African Diaspora Graduate Celebration
2/19/2021

University of Nevada, Reno student among winners of the 2020 ¡Andale! Scholarship

Criminal justice and philosophy major wins scholarship offered by Las Vegas Latino Bar Association to help cover LSAT expenses

Jesus Rosales Sandoval
2/18/2021

Upward Bound comes through for students during COVID-19 pandemic

Low-income, first-generation students from eight target high schools in Washoe and Lyon counties benefit from the resources provided by the program.

A screenshot from a Zoom Upward Bound Math Science meeting
2/16/2021

The role of authentic Black history as America moves forward

Caesar Andrews
2/16/2021

Black History Month: advancing education, advancing democracy

The quad on a fall day, with sun peeking through tall tree branches
2/11/2021

University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of Unsplash.com
2/10/2021

Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten

Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit

Dann Ranch landscape image with crows on fence posts in foreground and mountains in background
2/9/2021

Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost

Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position

Davidson Math and Science Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at dusk.
2/8/2021

Captain Henry Sends His Love: Crowdsourcing the transcription of Henry & Nellie Mighels’ Correspondence

The University Libraries Special Collections department highlights Library Lovers Month with unique, collaborative project

Sample of a letter from Henry dated January 29th, 1864 from the Henry & Nellie Mighel Correspondence crowdsourced transcription project
2/8/2021

Faces of the Pack: GSA President Will Carrasco gives to Children with Hair Loss

The president of the University Graduate Student Association talks about growing out and donating his hair to charity

Will Carrasco with a full head of hair
2/8/2021

College of Liberal Arts lecture series bring topics of diversity, politics, society and more

Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts host weekly, biweekly and monthly lectures throughout spring semester

Front of Lincoln Hall during summer
2/4/2021

University-wide meeting: 'A feeling of cautious hope'

President Sandoval, campus experts, share updates and expectations for the spring semester

Screen captures of speakers from the all-employee meeting
1/25/2021

Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.

Woman points at brain scans.
1/22/2021

Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
1/22/2021

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities

Cynthia Lancaster sits at a desk on a video call with her mentee, Erick Herrera
1/19/2021

A pause for democracy, a pause for hope

The Quad in winter, covered in snow
1/14/2021

Three days of events planned leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Center for Student Engagement encourages participation in this year's activities

" “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/12/2021

New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research

Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity

Mick Hitchcock addresses students in The Center located in the University's Joe Crowley Student Union.
1/6/2021

University hosts 2nd Annual Writing and Well-Being Conference with keynote speaker Cornel West

Virtual conference offers three days of workshops and speakers including free lecture by Dr. West Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.

Frandsen Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/31/2020

Michael Flores named director of Government Relations and Community Engagement

Longtime Nevada government affairs and community outreach professional to join University of Nevada, Reno

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/30/2020

Top stories of 2020: COVID-19 influenced University life in every way possible

The top 25 most-viewed Nevada Today stories reflect campus' need to know more about COVID-19

President Sandoval walks the University Quad with senior staff members
12/29/2020

Faces of the Pack: First-Generation Future Educator on the Path to a Double Major

Inspired to come to the University by a Nevada Bound tour, Medina works on two majors after becoming a tour guide himself

Student standing in front of trees with fall leaves and they have a mask on
12/16/2020

University housing LEEDs the way for sustainability

Great Basin Hall wins Golden Pinecone Award, recognizing sustainable construction practices used to meet internationally recognized LEED Gold Standard

Great Basin Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
12/15/2020

Faces of the Pack: Social Work Student Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

Austin Pollard talks about volunteering throughout the community while pursuing his Bachelor's in Social Work. He was recently recognized as the Student Volunteer of the Year.

Austin Pollard in front of the Team Rubicon truck when volunteering for North Carolina the disaster relief program
12/14/2020

Nevada graduates 16 student-athletes during Winter Commencement

More than 1,150 student-athletes have graduated over the past dozen years

A black graduation cap with the words "Thank you Mom & Dad!" on the mortar board.
12/7/2020

The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.
12/7/2020

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates

Black mortar board graduation cap that reads in gold lettering, "What feels like the end is often the beginning"
12/2/2020

Going virtual

Small @One team helps create connection for the Wolf Pack Family through virtual University events

The William N. Pennington Engineering Building Opening Rehearsal from the viewpoint of the mobile broadcast studio built by the @One Events and Production team.
11/30/2020

University student food insecurity on the rise

Pack Provisions, the University’s food pantry, is expecting the need for food assistance to double amongst students this academic year.

Student loading the Campus Escort van with items for delivery from Pack Provisions.
11/30/2020

All American: the giant legacy of "Little" Joe Bliss

Inaugural Wolf Pack Hall of Famer and two-time All-American NCAA champion boxer Joe Bliss was a Paiute icon who left a lasting impact on his community and the University

Joe Bliss with taped hands in a boxing stance
11/25/2020

Support student scholarships with a Wolf Pack license plate

Nevada license plate
11/24/2020

Nevada matches record-high Graduation Success Rate

Student-athletes graduating at 85 percent rate

Thank you Mom & Dad! written on a black mortar board commencement cap at an indoor graduation ceremony.
11/20/2020

Emilly Borthwick-Wong promoted to executive director of undergraduate academic advising

Director provides central student, advisor and assessment support

A student wear a facial covering walks through the University of Nevada, Reno campus with stairs and a statue behind them.
11/19/2020

University-wide meeting: 'This is why I know we're going to get through this'

Wide-ranging Zoom discussion stresses measures intended to meet the challenges of the coming months

President Brian Sandoval and the other senior University leadership on the panel
11/19/2020

Northern Nevada International Center, City of Reno awarded grant to improve immigrant inclusion

Reno, Washoe County and 18 additional Gateways for Growth Challenge awardees join a network of others seeking to improve infrastructure for inclusivity in their communities

The Downtown Reno arch and Reno Brew Bike. Credit VisitRenoTahoe.com
11/18/2020

Faculty Spotlight - Improving the canvas of campus, one paintbrush stroke at a time

Painter Jorge Farinacci presents ideas, solutions and smiles

Man with a paint can and ventilated mask.
11/13/2020

Journalism professor appointed to inaugural board of influential professional diversity forum

Caesar Andrews elected to the Journal-isms Inc. Board of Directors

Caesar Andrews poses in a classroom
11/12/2020

Two student veterans share their experiences and insight

Brian Kelley, president of the University's Omega Delta Sigma chapter, and Michael Hanson, president of Wolf Pack Veterans, talk about what Veterans Day means to them and a whole lot more

Students placing flags into the JCSU lawn
11/10/2020

The Lilley Museum and Reno Contemporaries host virtual community discussion Nov. 6

‘Art Ignites’ event meant to evoke discussion around diversity and inclusion, panel to include Sierra Hall mural artist

A small group of people pose for a photo below the Sierra Hall mural during a dedication event.
11/4/2020

Committed to our University and committed to our democracy

In the latest Dear Wolf Pack Family message, President Brian Sandoval asks the University community to come together and support one another

President Brian Sandoval
11/2/2020

Pack turns the Fremont Cannon blue

Wolf Pack tops rival UNLV, 37-19, to regain the Fremont Cannon

Wolf Pack receiver Romeo Doubs with the ball
11/2/2020

‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar series hosted by Equal Opportunity and Title IX Department

Creating a safe place for staff and students to talk about race in the University community

Wanda Lloyd speaking
10/29/2020

2020 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership award given to Eleni Oikonomidoy

Virtual ceremony celebrates the talent at the University of Nevada, Reno

Eleni Oikonomidoy
10/28/2020

Kaepernick heads six-person Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame class

Babbitt, Criner, Johnson, Kaepernick, Moch and Taua make up latest Hall of Fame class

Colin Kaepernick catches a snap at a Wolf Pack football game
10/23/2020

University updates for the coming weeks

President Sandoval addresses faculty, staff and students in latest Dear Wolf Pack Family messages to campus

President Sandoval talks with senior administrators while walking on the Quad
10/22/2020

Janet Napolitano, former secretary of Homeland Security, to speak at University's 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series

Hosted by the College of Engineering, the community-oriented event will occur virtually on November 4.

Janet Napolitano
10/15/2020

Five years, 370 jobs and $88 million in investor capital at the Innevation Center

The University’s downtown hub of entrepreneurialism and collaboration celebrates its 5th anniversary

Photo of Jim Sacherman, the center's first director, current Director Grace Chou, Makerspace Specialist Daniel Smith, Assistant Director Crystal Harvey and Office Coordinator Ania Cavillo-Mason.
10/14/2020

Work of Diversity and Inclusion Officer: 'Always in the making – just like democracy'

Eloisa Gordon-Mora talks about her first year-plus on the job, including socio-political challenges, strategic planning, professional achievements and what the future holds