Campus life & athletics

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Marching Band and Pep Band gearing up for Homecoming Game

Gifts needed for updating old uniforms and new equipment

Pep band performing in bleachers

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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.

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

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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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

Commemorating Nevada’s Rich Basque Heritage

Eloisa Gordon-Mora

#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."

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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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

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.

"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


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.

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

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

Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze

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

Krysta Palmer head shot

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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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.

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

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.

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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Five COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked

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

Trudy Larson

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

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.

Pride Festival 2021: Celebrating identity and freedom, looking ahead

Rainbow Wolf Pack Pride flag

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.

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

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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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.

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

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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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

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.

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

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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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

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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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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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.

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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

Reflections on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Manzanita Bowl, showing the walkway and lake from the south with sun shining through the trees

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.

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

Nevada graduates 62 student-athletes at Spring Commencement

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

Amane Orito

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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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

To digital accessibility and beyond!


“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

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

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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A historic Commencement

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

Saturday morning ceremony graduates

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

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

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

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

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."

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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

'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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Nevada Latinas quoted in the story

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.

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

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

Eloisa Gordon-Mora

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

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

Neurodiversity and the University

Jim Cherney

Picturing a scientist on International Women's Day

Melanie Duckworth and Jane Tors

Commemorating Women's HERstory Month: #ChoosetoChallenge

A rainblow arches over the north of Campus, seen from the south of the Knowledge Center

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 usual mutation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory

Bridging education and immigration

A globe in the Knowledge Center, with the checkout desk in the background

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

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.

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

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

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

The role of authentic Black history as America moves forward

Caesar Andrews

Black History Month: advancing education, advancing democracy

The quad on a fall day, with sun peeking through tall tree branches

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

A pause for democracy, a pause for hope

The Quad in winter, covered in snow

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.


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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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"

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.

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.

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

Support student scholarships with a Wolf Pack license plate

Nevada license plate

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

‘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

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

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

Eleni Oikonomidoy

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

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

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

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.

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

Chief Diversity Officer Eloisa Gordon Mora standing on the Quad

Fall and spring break mitigation: remote instruction after fall break and spring break schedule adjusted

President Sandoval addresses the Pack regarding COVID-19 challenges and plans for the academic year

President Brian Sandoval at a press conference

Sandoval's first day: You can come home again

The University's 17th president reflects on what was a busy first day in office

President Brian Sandoval walking with others on the quad

University mitigation efforts to ‘Protect the Pack’

President Sandoval addresses the University in first 'Dear Wolf Pack Family' message about measures being taken in the face of COVID-19 case number increases

President Sandoval talks with senior administrators while walking on the quad

Diversity in health care starts at the beginning

Amid Hispanic Heritage Month, UNR Med honors the importance of diversity in health care

A photo of CBESS mentor and UNR Med medical student Sergio Trejo teaching neuroanatomy to students during the first CBESS event in July 2019.

Sandoval takes office: “This was probably the most special drive I’ve ever made”

Brian Sandoval officially starts work as the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno

President Sandoval walks on the University Quad with senior administrators

A campus' 'welcoming glory': Morrill's chimes sound a last time for Johnson

President Marc Johnson, along with his wife, Karen, honored a final time by Morrill's chimes

President Marc Johnson with Karen Penner Johnson at Morrill Hall

Voter registration reminders

An open letter from President Marc Johnson to the campus community Sept. 28, 2020

Person with a Nevada Wolf Pack shirt on stands in front of a voting machine.

The honor of being your president

An open letter from President Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson

The Sandoval presidency: What will it look like?

The former two-term Nevada governor expresses "daily goals" and "big goals" for the University

Brian Sandoval speaking

Board of Regents appoints Sandoval new president

Former Gov. Brian Sandoval selected as 17th president; becomes first person of Hispanic descent to be appointed University president

Brian Sandoval

Grant helps retrain workers for Nevada manufacturing careers

Nevada Industry Excellence joins with collaborators to offer free certification program to prepare workers who have been laid-off for available jobs

A robotic arm shakes hands with a human hand

Faces of the Pack: Graduate student overcomes challenges of immigrating to excel in Pavement Science and Engineering program

Ph.D. candidate Nicole Elias left her home in Lebanon in pursuit of her dreams.

People in lab coats in pavement lab

Four finalists named for University presidency

17th president of the University to be named following campus interviews next week

Frandsen in spring

PayByPhone brings contactless parking experience to campus

Safe and secure way to pay by app, website or service number at the University of Nevada, Reno

Parking Services Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Wolf Pack Blood Donation Week

University partners with Vitalant to host off-campus blood drive

Person in mask wearing "I Bleed Silver and Blue" T-shirt

Smell the pines, feel the sun, discover, create, learn in a primitive mountain forest

New Graduate Research Fellowship, online reservations and more signal vision and energy for the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area

Nevada State Public Health Lab-led team studying COVID-19 reinfection

Fighting the pandemic: University of Nevada, Reno research effort continues with early, genomics-based evidence of reinfection

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab

Scheduling Services welcomes new director and reporting line

Department moves under Provost’s Office, streamlining assignments of space, policy and special event requests

Continuing Education Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Quarantine vs. isolation explained by Dr. Cheryl Hug-English

Cheryl Hug-English

Recovering from COVID-19 in the residence halls

Canada Hall

Shannon Ellis welcomes back the Wolf Pack

Shannon Ellis

Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety

EH&S safety program to recognize the role of teaching assistants and students receives national award

Laboratory training manager presents a certificate to teaching assistant in the lab, while both wear Personal Protective Equipment

Welcome back, Wolf Pack

President Marc Johnson addresses the Pack on the first day of fall instruction

President Marc Johnson speaking with the Quad in the background

University welcomes the Class of 2024

Virtual and socially distanced in-person events offered to students as they return for the Fall 2020 Semester

First-year students participating in a socially distanced event on the Quad

Campus readies for a year unlike any other

Employee Information Session via Zoom answers questions, provides updates for the coming fall semester

Employee session screen shot of all the participants on Zoom

University housing adapts to ongoing changes amid COVID-19 pandemic

Residence halls will operate with a reduced capacity to start the 2020-2021 academic year

Residence hall entrance with student worker behind a desk and face shield, as a student resident wearing a mask approaches

How HyFlex teaching works at the University of Nevada, Reno

Provost Kevin Carman breaks down HyFlex teaching with guests from around campus

Students wearing masks and socially distanced in a classroom

QLess System with Caitlin McKinney

The QLess System is a cloud-based appointment softwared used by Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Cashiers, Nevada Money Mentors and Veteran Services.

A student stands in front of a sign describing the QLess process

Faces of the Pack: Passion for the environment becomes focus of undergraduate research interest

As a McNair Scholar and with the support of Nevada Undergraduate Research Award, ‘non-traditional’ student Nikki Nadeau pursues her interest through research

A portrait photo of Nikki Nadeau

Eye-popping mural is a bold statement of diversity

Sierra Hall is the site of the first display of public art devoted to diversity and inclusion on campus

Part of the mural, a raised fist outline is in black over large, multicolored paint spatters

Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

Celebrating the impressive record of scientific advancements, funding and mentorship of Kent Sanders, Nevada’s 2020 Distinguished Researcher

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

University's Living Lab pilot program aims to light a path for underrepresented students as undergraduates and grad students work together on research

A conference room with about 25 students and faculty sitting around several tables and watching a facilitator lead a presentation on a large screen.

3 companies ‘graduate’ from Nevada Center for Applied Research following successful incubation

With support from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, University’s applied R&D center has drawn more than $43 million to Nevada and now welcomes 3 new businesses

Carlos Cardillo of the Nevada Center for Applied Research and Jonathan Hull of Bioelectronica stand in the biosciences laboratory managed by NCAR.

Nevada Today adds a new way of telling the University’s stories

Marketing Communications launches its UNPACKED podcast to share backstories from the University community

Steve Maples with his daughter Mya

Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 & other important updates

University President Marc Johnson announces updates to the University coronavirus site, including a new confirmed cases page, and addresses other important issues

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and Joe Crowley Student Union buildings with people walking

Nevada ASUN redesigns logo In support Of LGTBQ+ communities

In anticipation of Northern Nevada Pride, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada made changes to their logo on social media and elsewhere

" While displaying the flag is seen as a small gesture of allyship, opportunities are endless when supporting and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices.


International students and online instruction fall 2020

University HyFlex model an exception to U.S. Department of Homeland Security student visa rule

" This new ruling has generated considerable concern, primarily because of its implications for international students ...


One year after the Argenta Hall explosion, University resilience stronger than ever

Residential Life, Housing and Food Services, along with partners across campus, continue to move forward with grace, flexibility and commitment offering a quality student experience.

Argenta Hall by the Down Under after the July 5, 2019 explosion

LGBTQ+ teaching mentorships need growth in diversity in education

Study published on needs for support for future teachers identifying as LGBTQ+

Two hands. One painted in a rainbow fashion with a heart in the middle and the other unpainted. Both pinky fingers are touching.

Health care alumni share stories from the front lines

From why they entered the field to what a "regular" shift looks like, these alumni open up about their lives during the pandemic

Brittany Toalson, CNA and Jessica Lamb '12 , RN. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lamb)

New seven-level University parking garage will add more than 800 spaces

Proposed pedestrian bridge over 9th Street is planned to connect Gateway Parking Complex to south campus

Rendering of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Gateway Parking Complex by Patrick Ghiringhelli with Digital Imaging Studio, provided by Watry Design, Inc.

Murals highlighting diversity going up on University campus

The University is getting two new art murals on Sierra Hall and Ansari Business Building that underscore commitment to diversity

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Rafael Blanco came to the United States from Spain and currently resides outside of Chicago. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University in 2013 and has recently begun work on one of two murals on the University campus to highlight and underscore diversity.

Barnes & Noble College to manage University bookstore operations

As part of the agreement, ASUN will again be able to offer student scholarships and funding for ongoing campus improvement projects.

Students holding logoed apparel in The Nevada Wolf Shop

Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.

Actions to address racism on campus

A letter from President's Council and the Academic Leadership Council outlining immediate actions to be taken against bigotry and hate

The color black

Using worldwide GPS data to study changes in Earth’s crust, from the Ice Age to today

The University’s 2020 Outstanding Researcher award recognizes the amazing discoveries, scientific contributions and career of Geoff Blewitt

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.

Return to campus: 'Prepare and be nimble'

As the University enters Phase 2, many of the blanks are being filled in

The Zoom screens of Brian Frost, Provost Kevin Carman, Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Eloisa Gordon-Mora, President Marc Johnson, Tim McFarling, and Denise Baclawski

Faces of the Pack: Maile Callorina works to form the same connections that inspired her

Undergraduate student talks about her motivations to teach one day

Maile standing in front of wood railling with museum in the background

Faces of the Pack: Engineering student is making a difference in autonomous systems research

Tung Dang, doctoral candidate, has been active in the College of Engineering’s Autonomous Robots Lab

A group of researchers in blue vests are posing with one of their robots during the DARPA competition.

Planning for the Return of the Pack: Phase 2

President Marc Johnson announces Phase 2 plans for the University

Students walk on the university campus.

Faces of the Pack: ASUN senator works hard to give back to community through outreach programs and activism

Third-year student Steffany Yang represents the College of Engineering and is the chair for the Committee on Academics and Student Affairs

A photo of Steffany Yang in front of Palmer Engineering.

University cancels NevadaFIT freshmen academic bootcamp for 2020

A program filled with large group activities of over 100 or more students in one space, the University chooses to forego the program prioritizing student health and safety

Kevin Carman

Katie Grinsell named Reynolds School Spring 2020 Senior Scholar

Journalism student follows passion for visual communication

Katie Grinsell

Silver Linings with Tim Wolfe: CARES Act

Director of Financial Aid Tim Wolfe breaks down how to apply for CARES Act funding, what the money can be used for and more

Tim Wolfe

Wolf Pack again posts strong marks on annual NCAA APR Report

NCAA Academic Progress Rate report shows all Nevada sports meeting benchmarks and many surpassing

Wolfie, Jr. and Alphie cheering on the Pack at a football game

Online town hall: How the campus will return safely and strategically

Campus leaders outline the path ahead for resumption of in-person operations

The Zoom screens of Brian Frost, Shannon Ellis, Provost Kevin Carmen, President Marc Johnson, Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Mridul Gautam, and Tim McFarling

66 Wolf Pack student-athletes to graduate this spring and summer

Jazz Johnson and Andressa Cholodovskis take home top senior student-athlete honors

Alphie Wolf on the football field

Extraordinary circumstances: Celebrating the Class of 2020

Virtual Celebrations pages were created in recognition of this year’s graduates.

A collage of graduates

Administrative Faculty Committee's annual spring brown bag event; one of last large campus events before alternative operations

Faculty engaged in transparent conversation about change and what it means to them; panelists discuss president’s search, merit, parking and construction

Lexi Erwin, Chai Cook and Brian Frost stand behind a check-in table at the Administrative Faculty Committee Brown Bag Panel event March 10, 2020.

Faces of the Pack: Engineering major finds her interests through research opportunities and leadership roles

Michelle Falcon Mujica is active in the electrical engineering and renewable energy programs

A graduation photo of Michelle Falcon Mujica.

Undergrads giving back

Students log more than 12,000 volunteer hours during 2019-2020 academic year

Student volunteers pick up trash along a barbed wire fence

Nine graduates head off to continue their higher educational pursuits

McNair Scholars Program students receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Henry Albert Public Service Award

McNair Program Scholar Anthony Martinez gives a research presentation in a classroom at the University of Nevada, Reno

Your vote matters

Young voters, a powerful political force

A student looking into the camera with a shirt that reads, "I'm rooting for everybody"

In classroom or on Zoom, Tibbitts winners impacting students' lives

Amy Fitch and Elena Pravosudova are 2020 Tibbitts Teaching Excellence award winners

Tibbitts Award winner Amy Fitch Zooms with her CHS 440 class

Osher Lifelong Learning offers remote learning to seniors during COVID-19

Remote learning creates engagement for 50-plus-aged adults isolating at home

Woman using laptop while sitting

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We can get through it’

Theater and dance student Abby Rosen navigates University’s transition to virtual learning

Spring Awakening Choreography Rehearsal (left to right) Julia Parks, Abby Rosen, Adelynn Tourondel and Nate Hodges.

Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way

University’s Nevada Genomics Center joins with State Health Lab and School of Medicine researchers to advance scientific knowledge of novel coronavirus through DNA sequencing

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory

University moves 2020 New Student Orientation online

The shift to a virtual format ensures participant safety as the University of Nevada, Reno continues to navigate large-scale events during the COVID-19 pandemic

Student writes notes in front of their laptop and phone.

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Supporting visual arts remotely

BFA candidate Mariah Vargas shares her experience – and new creations – during social distancing

A piece featured in Mariah Vargas’ thesis exhibition, “Lover,” in Student Galleries South on campus.

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Dance in a digital form

Dance student Laura Ryerson grows as a student and choreographer through video instruction

Laura Ryerson performing at last year’s Spring Dance Concert with fellow dance major McKenzie Kennedy.

Kerri Garcia Hendricks named Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Longtime marketing and communications professional had held University's top communications position since 2016

Kerri Garcia Hendricks

Environmental engineering students receive research fellowship award from National Science Foundation

Valeria Nava, senior, and Lauren Mazurowski, graduate student, were among ten students and two alumni at the University to be honored

A headshot of Valeria Nava in a hallway.

University of Nevada, Reno recruiting Class of 2024 online

As high school seniors and transfer students face challenges during the pandemic, the University’s Office for Prospective Students is offering online virtual tours of campus and advising students via Zoom and other technologies.

Spring blooms in front of the Mackay Building with a photo of Steve Maples and his daughter in the middle.

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We’re all in this together’

Music student Kara Bainter finds opportunities for connection and collaboration in online learning

Music Education major Kara Bainter with her cello

Faces of the Pack: First-generation engineering major finds his way in college

Edwin Casildo Rios is the Senator-Elect for the College of Engineering

A headshot of student Edwin Casildo Rios.

Danielle Miles offers helping hand in times of crisis

“Helping vulnerable populations in any way we can is essential now more than ever”

Danielle Miles

University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.

Banding together to feed the Pack

ASUN’s Campus Escort and Pack Provisions working to ensure on-campus food pantry services remain available during alternative University operations

A grocery assembly line with social-distanced volunteers working and a Campus Escort worker in the foreground

University Honors student Jayde Powell creates Shopping Angels to deliver groceries to COVID-19 at-risk populations

Volunteers pick up groceries and other shopping essentials and deliver them right to the doorstep of those who can’t leave their homes

University of Nevada, Reno student Jayde Powell stands with a senior citizen client after delivering their groceries

The University receives First-gen Forward Designation

National honor reflects University’s strong commitment to first-generation student success

The Pennington Student Achievement Center

Putting words into action: the neurodiversity conversation

The Neurodiversity Student Working Group

Engineering undergraduate and her mentor participate in research focused on human-robot interaction

Eloisa Burton in the computer science and engineering department helped develop new autonomous robot capabilities with Ph.D. candidate Janelle Blankenburg

Two students pose with a robot in the lab.

Virginia Street Project construction to begin near campus March 16

Community invited to Cookies with the Construction Team event at local business March 6

Rending of new RTC transit station near Lawlor Events Center

University Police Services partners with ASUN to promote pedestrian safety

A new ‘Red Zone’ campaign aims to get students off their phones and more mindful of traffic as they cross the street

Students Claudia Feil, left, and Haley Cheatwood pose for a photo with Red Zone buttons on during the Red Zone campaign kick-off event.

University update regarding the novel coronavirus

Novel Corona virus model

It’s open! The Joe welcomes the Habit Burger Grill

Award-winning fast casual restaurant brings its Charburger and other fare to campus

The line at the opening of Habit Burger Grill. Students are inside the location and entering under a "the Habit Burger Grill - Now open!" sign and a silver and blue balloon palm tree.

Into Nature: The History Of Camping in the Far West

Join the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives Department on February 28th for a "Last Chance" talk and guided tour

A black and white image of a woman and children next to a car

University of Nevada, Reno signs contract for two interim housing facilities

Agreement procures 836 needed student beds for the 2020-2021 academic year

" “Canyon Flats and Uncommon Reno will offer spaces for our residence hall students to succeed.”


A match made in medical school

UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic involvement sparks medical student romance, leads to marriage

Aradhana Mehta and Lance Horner posing for a cute photo in which Aradhana is being held up in her medical school graduation attire by Lance, who is in a suit

Men’s basketball: Harris earns national honor

Nevada’s high-scoring junior guard named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

Nevada basketball guard Jalen Harris, wearing white with blue 2 on his jersey, dribbles against a UNLV opponent in red.

Bob Cashell: An historic difference-maker for the University

The former Reno mayor's influence on campus stretched for more than four decades

President Joe Crowley with Bob Cashell in President's Office of Clark Administration

Journalism alumni provide social media expertise for the College Football Playoff

Former Nevada Athletics interns share another moment together while working at the CFP National Championship

Five university alumni pose in front of a stadium tunnel at the College Football Playoff.

Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

Tanya Kelley named to guide the range of programs and services to encourage pursuit of research, scholarly and creative activities by undergraduates

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium

Engagement of the highest order: University named ‘Carnegie Engaged’

The University receives 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, is named official partner in Nevada's prosperity

Makers using the fabrication lab at the Innevation Center in

Teaching the importance of MLK and Inclusion

University students along with other community volunteers went to the Boys and Girls Club of the Truckee Meadows to give back to the community on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Children from the Boys and Girls Club walking down the street in a silent protest

Faces of the Pack: University alumna receives Fulbright Student Scholar Grant

Natalie Van Hoozer travels abroad to Argentina to pursue passion for connecting Spanish- and English-speaking communities

Student holding up Argentina cardboard frame

Go be great: Fitness & Recreational Sports mentoring and student success

One of the largest and most potentially risk-laden entities on campus relies on student workers to keep things running, and how they do it benefits everyone

Sheena Harvey holds a basketball while standing under the words Nevada Wolf Pack in the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

Pack turns Nevada's basketball map blue with win over Rebels

Wolf Pack's 86-72 win is fifth straight over in-state rivals

Jalen Harris dribbling the ball with a UNLV player on defense

Great Basin Hall receives LEED Gold Certification

The University’s newest residence hall earned recognition for its environmental achievements as a LEED Gold Certified building.

Great Basin Hall viewed from across Virginia St. with the University of Nevada, Reno pedestrian bridge spanning the street

National spotlight shines on Nevada alumnus Capt. Ken Collins and the U.S. Navy Band

Servicemen and women recently highlighted in CBS News' behind-the-scenes video

Music conductor leading the U.S. Navy Band with audience blurred behind him.

Nevada Consolidated Copper Company Records

Records can be found in the University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives department. They contain materials highlighting the history of copper mining in northeast Nevada.

Nevada consolidated mining collection cyanotype photo

Scaling-up at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

Redesigned space, enhanced support structure, experiential learning key to the development of new knowledge

DeLaMare Library exterior

University joins Redfield Foundation, Eddy House to serve homeless youth

Initiative to involve students, faculty and community partners; first 24-hour facility for at-risk youth in Reno

Two Eddy House Youth Advocates carry a TV box up stairs

Nevada Humanities presents ‘The Constitution: What it Means to Me’ salon in Reno

University faculty moderate, provide expertise at free MidTown event

We the People document, American flag and quill pen

Late Pack rally not enough in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Wolf Pack's fourth-quarter comeback thwarted by Ohio, 30-21

Wide receiver Elijah Cooks playing against Hawaii

First-generation Ph.D. student Christina T. Igono wins award at international soil science conference

"It is imperative professionals in my field develop sustainable agricultural practices, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and reduce natural disasters or we might not survive."

Christina T. Igono wearing glasses and a gray turtleneck stares into the distance

Top stories of 2019 highlight transition and change at University

Argenta explosion, Johnson announcement, Pack basketball are most viewed Nevada Today stories

Caleb Martin playing against Fresno State

University honors 2019 Winter Senior Scholars

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

Plaques of the senior scholars

Carothers, V.P. for Development and Alumni Relations, to retire

During 15 years as V.P. of DAR, John Carothers has overseen major philanthropy gains by University

John Carothers

The University Libraries celebrate the season with Holiday Book Tree

The tree weighs one ton and is comprised of 347 books from the National Union Catalog

Holiday book tree located in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Presidential searches then and now: history as preamble … and portent?

With President Marc Johnson stepping down in June, it's a great time to look back at how presidential transitions have happened in the past.

Third president of the university, University President Joseph Edward Stubbs (president from 1894-1914) stands on Mackay Field with two other men in military uniforms.

Next phase of campus dining realized

Updated information as of Dec. 10 – The Den will open at 10 p.m. Dec. 11.

Construction of the new, phase two, interim dining facility, The Den.

Winter Commencement: 'Not how you start, but how you finish'

1,868 degrees conferred during 2019 Winter Commencement ceremonies

Graduates smiling at the 2019 Winter Commencement –

Nevada to play Ohio in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game

Third bowl visit to Boise for a bowl game for the Wolf Pack

A Wolf Pack flag waving in the crowd at a football game

Free tuition and books offered at the University of Nevada, Reno

‘Nevada Guarantee’ program ensures income-qualified students receive a four-year degree with little to no student debt

Perla Gonzalez Roman and Martha Georgina Aguilar

Nevada set to graduate 21 student-athletes this winter

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera while on the football field at night

The story of the Disability Resource Center lilac graduation tassel


First-generation student with a passion for educating in Title 1 schools

Jen Segura’s passion for education has captivated the attention of her instructors and the minds of her students

Jennifer Segura

Pack Provisions seeks donations this holiday season

Impact a student’s life by helping Pack Provisions keep its shelves stocked

A student opens the fridge within the University food pantry Pack Provisions

University wins ‘Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement and Success’ for NevadaFIT program

Felicia DeWald recognized for her exceptional leadership of the program

Felicia DeWald is presented with an award by Thayne McCulloh, president of Gonzaga University and vice chair of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Nevada Manufacturing and Tech Forum launches with big audience and big ideas

Nevada Industry Excellence’s new industry-led, economic initiative selected to receive Impact Challenge Nevada grant funding

A robot shaking hands with a human hand in a manufacturing setting

Two, statewide University-hosted programs selected to receive grants

Impact Challenge Nevada is under way: vote online by Nov. 26 for Nevada Industry Excellence or Nevada Small Business Development Center!

Woman wears a hardhat in an advanced manufacturing setting

Presidential search forums held on campus

Recommendation on a national search or interim appointment to be made to Regents in December

Clark Administration building

Campus conversations focuses on diversifying curriculum

Gathering stresses how best to incorporate diversity, inclusion into learning settings

Students walking through Hilliard Plaza

Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

Experience VR like never before at the Libraries annual VR|AR Meet-Up Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Faculty will present research projects that incorporate VR or AR technology in their work.

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

President Marc Johnson to transition to faculty at end of June 2020

University’s 16th chief executive announces move following historic tenure

President Marc Johnson stand in front of the Knowledge Center

Faces of the Pack: Passion for mechanical engineering helps graduate student succeed

Rebecca Histed, graduate student, won a prestigious National Science Foundation award and makes a difference in the mechanical engineering department

A student stands in the laboratory in front of her research.

'Make48' competition show features University's Biggest Little Makers

As national public-television show hits the air and the Internet, the experiential, makerspace culture continues to take hold on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

Biggest Little Makers: Natali Salas-España, Carlos Bean, John Kirkpatrick and Daniel Smith

Nevada athletics produces record-high Graduation Success Rate

Department has posted a record score of 85 percent in this year’s report, up four points from its previous high-water mark

Two Nevada Wolf Pack Women's Soccer Players give each other a double high-five

University Police Services receives grant funds to participate in Joining Forces Program

Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety grants awarded

" “We appreciate the support in educating our population, as it provides a great opportunity for us to partner with our local colleagues in an effort to increase safety for all drivers and pedestrians.”


Campus Express, like Uber Eats but for your academic needs

University Libraries delivers books, articles, DVDs, and more right to your office on campus

Nevada logo on campus with Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in background

Johnson at 2019 State of the U: 'University just keeps getting better.'

State of the University address, 'Big Goals Achieved – Realizing Our Vision,' included impressive numbers, University updates, a call for understanding and hearty congratulations and thanks to campus community

President Marc Johnson speaks at the podium during the State of the University Address. A live video of him speaking is playing to his right, and the caption reads, 'Higher Education rankings. Wow! The University keeps getting better in serving our students!'

College of Science honor exceptional alumni

The College of Science and Mackay School honored an impressive group of alumni at the annual Alumni of the Year reception on September 25.

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.

Create your own VR content at Libraries' VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video and Photo Creation, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

Michelle Rebaleati posing in VR gear

Celebrating 9 years of annual College Day event at Clayton Middle School with motivational words, pep rally

More than 800 middle-school students got excited about college; guest speakers and mascot dance-off promoted enthusiasm for future learning

Two Clayton Students show off their new Nevada Wolf Pack Future Students Shirts

Johnson to address path forward in 2019 State of the University

State of the University address set for Oct. 8

University President Marc Johnson

Homecoming 2019: A time to reflect, and remember

Featuring Wolf Pack football and soccer games and a host of other events, this year's homecoming is one for the ages