Education & public service

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

Lynda Wiest recently was recognized by Indiana University with Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni by the School of Education at Indiana University

Lynda Wiest
10/28/2021

Oat vs. Cow’s milk: What’s the difference? | Leche de avena o leche de vaca: ¿Cuál es la diferencia?

Understanding the key nutritional differences may help you when purchasing milk for your family. | Entender las importantes diferencias nutricionales puede ayudarlo cuando compra leche para su familia.

A child holding a glass of milk smiles with a big milk moustache on her face.
10/18/2021

What can I do to save money on drinks without sacrificing taste or nutrition? | ¿Cómo hago para ahorrar dinero en bebidas sin sacrificar el sabor o la nutrición?

Keep reading to learn more. | Siga leyendo para saber más.

A child drinking a bottle of water.
10/14/2021

Finding ways to make the behavior-analytic services that Latinx people deserve

Detailing the actions individuals and organizations can take to make more equitable healthcare

Three people talking in a circle
10/12/2021

Are smoothies a healthy choice for my family? | ¿Son los licuados una opción saludable para mi familia?

Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate healthier foods, but they can also be high in calories and added sugar. | Los licuados pueden ser una buena forma de incorporar alimentos más saludables, pero también pueden tener un alto contenido de calorías y azúcares añadidos.

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

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

@One experts create immersive Hidden Cave VR experience

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

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

University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System

Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence

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

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

A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars

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

If vaccinated people can get COVID, why should I get vaccinated?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci discuss why it's important to get vaccinated, even if you can still get COVID-19

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

Is food enough?

While getting the necessary vitamins and minerals your body needs from food is preferred over supplements, it can be difficult, particularly for older adults.

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

Nevada celebrates National 4-H Week October 3-9

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

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

Alumni Highlight: Brooke Bernard, M.Ed.

“I wanted to have an influence in kids’ lives. I enjoy the connection so much, and love middle school.” Bernard, a recently published author, brings her passion for life changing learning to everything she pursues.

Brooke Bernard
9/29/2021

Alumni Highlight: David Moss, M.S.

David thought he was destined to pursue a history degree, but a strategic decision early in his higher education journey led to a career in sharing his passion for STEM with middle school students

David Moss
9/29/2021

Alumni Highlight: Jason Mattick

Principal Mattick dedicates his work to building a positive climate and culture in Bighorn Country and focuses on the learning environment to provide rigorous instruction and high expectations for all

Jason Mattick
9/29/2021

Washoe Tribe scientists discuss using traditional knowledge to mitigate wildfire risk and restore Tahoe’s Meeks Meadow

Effective Washoe land management practices shared on University of Nevada, Reno’s Living With Fire Podcast

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

Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare

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

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

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

EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat

Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?

Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college

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

What is a breakthrough infection?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss breakthrough infections and why they matter

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

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

Child care workers in College of Education & Human Development honored

educators receive award and checks
9/17/2021

Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas

Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study

Teacher reading to smiling students
9/15/2021

Online green-industry trainings teach water-efficient landscape principles

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

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

Extension educators focus on providing programs and resources to rural Nevada

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

Misha Allen and Lois Erquiaga.
9/10/2021

Why does everyone want me to get vaccinated?

School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas discuss why it’s important to get vaccinated

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

Nevada researchers studying herbicides in hopes of reducing wildfire fuels

Aim is to reduce cheatgrass while promoting growth of sagebrush and other beneficial native plants

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

Is the vaccine riskier than getting COVID?

Orvis School of Nursing Dean Debera Thomas and School of Public Health Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci compare the risks of getting the vaccine versus getting COVID-19

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

Drought, heat challenging the West’s forage producers

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

Field of alfalfa plants.
9/1/2021

New Faculty join the School of Social Work this fall

The School of Social Work welcomes 10 new faculty and promotes two existing faculty to leadership roles

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

Free green industry class to discuss pruning trees for fall

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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

#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

Gardening workshops offered by Extension

Virtual and in-person classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

Peach tree with multiple ripe peaches.
8/25/2021

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

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

Manual Ortize with a Ukulele
8/24/2021

Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award

'I strive to make all students feel welcome and at home at the University and to help them realize their full potential and accomplish their dreams'

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

New training, education urged for police interaction with students with disabilities

College of Education and Human Development researcher aims to build national program for students and officers

college of education building
8/12/2021

Kickoff to Kindergarten fair returns to prepare young children for school readiness

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

A young girl enjoys a hands-on learning activity at a previous Kickoff to Kindergarten event.
8/12/2021

Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders

Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno

With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development

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

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

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

Hemp plant in soil.
8/5/2021

Garden tour celebrates 47 years of Master Gardeners serving Nevada

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

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

New Living With Fire podcasts dig deeper into today’s wildfire challenges

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues outreach efforts to help residents better understand and live more safely with wildfire

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

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

4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction

Extension’s 4-H Program and the Bureau work together to give wild horses homes

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

Horticulture classes offered for northern Nevada gardeners

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

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

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

Cody Dix joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Cody Dix.
7/8/2021

Dr. Eugenia L. Weiss Joins School of Social Work as Masters of Social Work Program Director

Dr. Weiss brings more than 30 years experience to the School of Social Work

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

Extension sparks interest in youth with cosmetic science classes

Class uses STEM principles to inspire future entrepreneurs

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

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

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races
6/29/2021

Free green industry class to discuss noxious weed identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

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

Dr. Muge Akpinar-Elci selected as dean of the School of Public Health

'My lived experiences give me a genuine passion for public health and compassion for people in need, especially for personal and global health'

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

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

More than 2,500 vaccinations already administered

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

New coordinator bringing Nevada’s Master Gardener training online

Katelyn Brinkerhoff joins University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Katelyn Brinkerhoff.
6/24/2021

Collaboration key in University Libraries new “Thin Sections” collection

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

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

How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process

Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions

Teacher with student in a wheelchair
6/22/2021

Professor retires after establishing wine grape growing legacy

Grant Cramer retires after 33 years with University

Grant Cramer.
6/16/2021

Nevada Extension director leading charge to build national program groups

Nevada’s Ivory Lyles serving as national program committee chair

Ivory Lyles.
6/16/2021

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

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

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

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

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

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

With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition

College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy

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

Study uses drones and scanners to determine impact of fall grazing on wildfire

Livestock grazing and technology work together to reduce cheatgrass and other wildfire fuel

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

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

Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors

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

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

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

Fresh apples for students and research will spring from new Memorial orchard

Valley Road Experiment Station is home to new Jessica Younger Dickens Memorial Orchard

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

#COVIDCrew and Medical Social Justice League address equitable distribution of vaccine with El Gran Vacunatón

Vaccination clinic held at Church of the Little Flower Friday and Saturday; event planned with family festivities and music

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

Does talking about suicide make someone more likely to commit suicide?

Marina Murphy, lecturer with the School of Social Work, talks about normalizing talking about suicide.

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

Experiment Station projects serve Nevadans at facilities throughout state

Facilities provide opportunities for studies to help communities in Nevada, the U.S. and the world

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

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

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

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

Alzheimer’s Association Northern Nevada partners with Extension to raise awareness about brain health and Alzheimer’s disease

"Engage Your Brain" series held to encourage Nevadans to tend not just to their physical health but also to their brain health.

" “Extension is excited to expand access to much-needed brain health education for communities across Nevada through the partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association.”

5/19/2021

Lorraine Benuto missioned around providing culturally sensitive evidence based care to the Latinx community and other underserved populations

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto receives this year's Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership Award

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

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

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

Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”

Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement

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

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

Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Vax the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign with Fraternity and Sorority Life

Campaign includes collaboration videos; Vaccination clinic held Saturday, May 8

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

Painstaking Processing in the Archives

Preserving Nevada’s History of Environmental Activism

Exhibit with display cases inside Special Collections
4/30/2021

Wildfire Awareness Campaign kicks off with online speaker series

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

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

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

Extension continues tradition of offering overnight and day camps

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

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

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

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

The DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library celebrates Earth Day with virtual book display

Web-based book display, “Confronting Environmental Challenges,” contains 24 curated works on various aspects of the current climate crisis, and other threats to the natural world.

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

Survey seeks to help farmers and ranchers with high-stress environment

University of Nevada, Reno researchers participate in multistate program to help producers in the West

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

Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award

Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact

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

NSF CAREER Award recipient So Young Ryu develops bioinformatic tools that can solve important questions in biology

Analysis has significant impact on various biological areas such as plant science, microbiology and biomedicine

So Young Ryu
4/21/2021

Associate professor studies historical landscapes to prepare for future

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

Lesley Morris.
4/16/2021

Online green industry trainings teach water efficient landscape principles

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

Active sprinklers on a lawn.
4/15/2021

Online Cattlemen’s Update reaches new audiences

Latest market, production and research information for producers available online now

Cattle in a field at the base of a mountain.
4/14/2021

Gardening and beekeeping workshops offered by Extension

Classes teach gardeners how to solve common gardening problems

Gardening tools.
4/13/2021

Online sessions for businesses: Facebook advertising, credit, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help small businesses succeed

Alannah T. Ariel.
4/9/2021

University Libraries announces 2021 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees

Author Steven Nightingale and poet Vogue Robinson welcomed into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame family.

Photo of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal
4/5/2021

Workshop offered to attract beneficial insects, help with pest control

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers workshop on using native plants to attract pollinators

Baileya multiradiata at the Lost City Museum pollinator garden.
4/1/2021

Online sessions for businesses: bookkeeping, IRS website, business licensing

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Juan Salas.
3/26/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses successful vegetable gardening

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

Windmill overlooking rows of garden beds.
3/24/2021

4-H Youth Development Program to teach youth about legislative process

Youth to learn about engaging in policy making in six-class series

Diverse group of teenagers hold up an inflatable globe.
3/22/2021

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

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

Various fruits and veggies placed in a wicker basket.
3/18/2021

How do you access counseling services when living in a rural community?

Rural mental health services are more accessible than you think due to COVID-19

Photo of bag and shoes. The words "Rural Mental Health" are on the bag with the Downing Counseling Clinic logo
3/18/2021

Tu puedes, eres una luchadora

Alumna Noemí Gómez Martínez reflects on being a successful Latina in today’s world

Noemi Gomez Martinez
3/18/2021

Social Work Advocacy Day hosted for more than 130 Nevada students and practitioners

Students learn about bills and how to influence legislative policy decisions

Screen shot of a Zoom conference call with attendees for Social Work Advocacy Day
3/17/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses landscaping with native plants

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

Butterfly on purple flowers.
3/17/2021

Extension seeks 4-H club leaders to help teach youth life skills and leadership

4-H members are five times more likely to graduate from college

Two 4-H girls with their rabbit.
3/15/2021

Online sessions to discuss operating as a limited liability company

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Kevin Johnson.
3/12/2021

Social Work Month highlights how profession benefits society

School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month with “Social Workers are Essential” campaign to recognize the profession and raise scholarship funds for students

A group of University students with the School of Social Work stand around a table with signs and donuts
3/11/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses insect pest identification and management

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

Aphids eating a tomato plant's flower.
3/10/2021

Nevadans give feedback on youth education delivery during pandemic

University publishes youth needs assessment results

A 4-H youth works with a 4-H leader on a STEM project. See caption for more detail.
3/8/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting to attract birds

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

hummingbirds at a bird feeder.
3/3/2021

Study shows cactus pear as drought-tolerant crop for sustainable fuel and food

Cactus crops remove carbon from the atmosphere, provide biofuel, food and livestock feed

Fruit growing on an opuntia ficus indica plant.
3/3/2021

Online sessions to help businesses with human resources challenges and more

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Kimberly Miles.
2/26/2021

School of Social Work Welcomes Dr. Lillian Wichinsky As New Associate Dean

Dr. Wichinsky brings more than 25 years of experience in the social work profession to the School of Social Work

Dr. Lillian Wichinsky in Arches National Park, Utah
2/25/2021

Sorghum discussed as low-water alternative crop for Nevada at virtual workshop

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

A bouquet of different sorghum varieties.
2/24/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses training and pruning fruit trees

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

Grimes golden apples on a young tree.
2/24/2021

Hip Hop Scholars: Jody Lykes Details the Experiences of Black Professors Teaching Hip Hop

New research offers close look at the professionals in Hip Hop academia

Hip hop performer concert at night
2/24/2021

4-H Youth Development Program connects STEM to shooting sports

Virtual workshop series launches in February

4-H youth shooting targets with a bow and arrow
2/18/2021

School of Community Health Sciences publishes study on sugar-sweetened beverage taxes

Research points to a proactive shift that halts the spread of preemption and begins the task of overturning existing health policy statues

Grocery store shelves stocked with varying flavors and colors of soda cans.
2/18/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses planting perennials

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

pink hibiscus flower
2/17/2021

Online sessions continue to help businesses with digital marketing and more

Extension offering online town halls and webinars to help Nevada’s small businesses

Nicole Taylor Sharp
2/16/2021

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

4-H Youth Development Program leads community service efforts

4-H AmeriCorps members observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day with multiple volunteer projects

4-H AmeriCorps member picking weeds in a field.
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

Lynda Wiest to receive the 2021 AWM Louise Hay Award for Mentoring

Over two decades of furthering gender equity in math and running week-long camp culminate in multiple instances of national recognition

Linda Wiest
2/10/2021

Gardening in Nevada class discusses beekeeping tips

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

a person wearing a beekeeping suit and handling a beehive frame covered with honeybees
2/10/2021

Free kits available to test your home for cancer-causing gas

Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

a radon test kit
2/9/2021

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

Stephanie Parker Appointed to Nevada Employee Management Committee

Stephanie Parker to serve on committee aiming to improve relationships between managers and employees across the state

Stephanie Parker
2/8/2021

Gardening and horticultural workshops offered to kick off gardening in the spring

Extension hosts online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Small plants in a plot of soil with a spade
2/5/2021

Extension volunteers are an integral part of the team

Volunteer Development Coordinator Cheryl Coleman brings her expertise to Extension

Cheryl Coleman
2/4/2021

Gender, bipartisanship and campus sexual assault legislation across the U.S.

Study researches the relationship between female representation in state legislatures and on-campus sexual assault legislation

Empty hallway and desks
2/4/2021

Nevada Leads Prepares and Educates Future Leaders

Combining the classroom and the reality: Graduate program makes the best of both worlds

Student as an industrial style desk listening to lecture
2/3/2021

Feb. 9 Gardening in Nevada class provides container and indoor gardening tips

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

genovese basil growing in a plastic food container
2/3/2021

4-H helps schools teach STEAM, civic engagement, and health and nutrition

A story from the annual report of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Samantha Shoupe and 4-H youth sit around a long rectangular table covered in craft supplies as they each draw reindeer. Educational posters (including one of the solar system) and kids' artwork adorn the walls.
1/29/2021

EmployNV resources for employers and job seekers subject of online town halls

Extension offering online sessions to help Nevada’s small businesses

Elizabeth McDaniels
1/29/2021

Nevada Davidson Academy student places first in National Radon Poster Contest

Maya Park-Weber awarded for poster urging communities to test for radon

" This is the fifth year out of the past six years a Nevada student has placed in the top three in the National Radon Poster Contest.

1/28/2021

Calling all writers

University Libraries and Nevada Writers Hall of Fame to host free, virtual writing workshop for writers of all ages and abilities on April 24 following the success of fall 2020 programming

A silver medal with a blue ribbon
1/25/2021

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

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return virtually in February

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

a young Grimes golden apple tree
1/19/2021

Online town halls to discuss new rounds of Paycheck Protection Programs

Extension offering information on assistance programs, taxes and digital marketing for small businesses

Noe Gonzalez
1/15/2021

Green industry trainings offered online

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Landscaped garden
1/12/2021

Cattlemen’s Update goes virtual to provide market, production and research updates for 2020

Annual program to be held online Jan. 12-13

cattle on a ranch in Washoe Valley
1/4/2021

Test your home for cancer-causing gas

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits at offices statewide

Radon test kit with instructions
1/4/2021

Weekly online town halls and webinars for small businesses resume next week

Extension offering information on new relief funds, taxes and marketing

Photo of Reyna Mendez next to a photo of Juan Salas
12/30/2020

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

A day in the life on the path to independence

An inside look at the Path to Independence program for students with intellectual disabilities

Two students sitting at a computer laughing
12/29/2020

Ann Carlson and Ron Turek support the College of Education & Human Development Student Success Center

A long awaited construction project is about to begin for better student success

Group of students in a study hall
12/23/2020

Pahrump Master Gardeners collect live-cut trees for recycling

The annual Live-Cut Tree Recycling Program will collect trees for mulch

Christmas trees in front of a recycling sign
12/21/2020

Make it local. Make it stick. Teaching civics education in a post-truth world

William Toledo worked with teachers for long-lasting and relevant civics education for upcoming generations in his new book

Book being held by human.
12/21/2020

Margaret Arcus Award Given to Bridget Walsh for Work in Family Life Education

Professor in the College of Education & Human Development takes a new approach to two different fields by combining them

Bridget Walsh
12/17/2020

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

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

Town Hall provides opportunity for businesses to share needs

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Alfredo Cedeno
12/11/2020

'The world needs you more than ever'

Dean Shady Martin
12/8/2020

Graduates of Public Health Virtual Hooding Ceremony 2020

Spring, summer, and fall graduates of public health were honored in a virtual hooding ceremony on December 4, 2020.

Dr. Julie Smith-Gagen and new Ph.D. graduate Dr. Larissa White
12/4/2020

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

George and Josephine Go Virtual: A New Project Brings Their 1914 Adventure to Life

A collage of five images from the 1000 Miles of Desert and Mountain Diaries. Images included show four people sitting outside of a rustic tent; scenes from the landscape; a scene of a main street in Las Vegas; and an image of two burros wearing packs.
12/3/2020

Town Hall provides information to help businesses make year-end decisions

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Reyna Mendez
11/30/2020

How can I help my child’s literacy during school breaks?

Read, read and read some more! Here are some helpful tips for parents to accelerate a child's literacy skills.

Student working on writing letters on a piece of paper at a desk
11/23/2020

#COVIDCrew partners with DoughBoys Donuts

Climate survey results seek to understand COVID-19 impacts; mask sales continue to support relief fund

Blue Wolf Pack Paw donut with a white Nevada logoed water bottle.
11/20/2020

Lyon County educator is connecting with the community virtually

Adeel Ahmed joins Extension for community and economic development in Lyon County

Adeel Ahmed
11/20/2020

Wiest receives Willystine Goodsell Award for Advancing Women in Education

American Educational Research Association acknowledges professor as she enters the 25th year of her career

Linda Wiest photo
11/18/2020

Communities learn ways to reduce wildfire threat at virtual summit

University of Nevada, Reno Extension presents Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit

Smoke from the 2018 Hogan Fire
11/18/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center Leads the State in Cultural Competency

The NVPHTC develops a mandated cultural competency training for healthcare facilities

group of diverse women walking together
11/6/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center raising money for COVID Relief Fund

#COVIDCrew delivers supplies to families in need

The Nevada Public Health Training Center’s #COVIDCrew stands on stairs with face coverings socially distanced.
11/5/2020

Stephen Rock Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Director of Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities honored for consistent commitment to helping people with disabilities across Nevada

Steve Rock leaning on glass wall smiling
11/4/2020

College of Education is now College of Education and Human Development

New name better represents the entirety of the College, brings attention to important yet often unknown programs offered at the University

William Raggio Building, home to the College of Education and Human Development
11/2/2020

Nevada Public Health Training Center launches ‘Protect the Pack’ COVID-19 communications campaign

Campaign includes collaborative videos with University President Sandoval and former Nevada Wolf Pack basketball player Jordan Caroline

A person washes their hands in a sink with soap.
10/29/2020

Town Halls discuss COVID’s effects on consumers and businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Andre' Haynes
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

Does hemp hold the potential to be Nevada’s next leading crop?

University research is looking at hemp varieties to determine best practices for production in Nevada

Cherry wine hemp plant
10/22/2020

Free green-industry class to discuss water awareness and conservation

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Lawn with dry creekbed
10/20/2020

Town Hall for businesses to discuss new grant and strategies for the holidays

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Tatjana Vukovic
10/19/2020

Latinx DACA Students Contend with Adversity at Universities

Matthew Aguirre sheds light on the unique university experience of Latinx DACA students

Two students at graduation dressed in traditional graduation clothing.
10/14/2020

Deadline approaching for student poster contest raising radon awareness

Nevada Radon Poster Contest closes at the end of the month

" The Nevada Radon Poster Contest is looking for submissions to increase Radon Awareness.

10/14/2020

Town Hall walks businesses through finding and interpreting business data

Extension offering virtual town hall to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Lucas Thomas
10/12/2020

New lab opens to support agricultural research at the University

The Core Analytical Laboratory offers services to University researchers and the general public

Lab assistant adding samples to a machine
10/9/2020

NevadaTeach responds to community needs with free virtual math and science tutoring for 6th - 12th graders

Tutoring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place entirely online.

Nevada Teach student smiling with students in the background working on science project
10/7/2020

Annual sheep sale held for new agricultural research and extension center

University of Nevada, Reno completes their first sale in Eureka County

Sheep with horns
10/7/2020

UNPACKED: Donald Easton-Brooks leads as an example of the power of education and perseverance

With an expanded name to reflect today’s challenges, the College of Education and Human Development strives to build a national reputation focused on learning, research and innovation

10/7/2020

Research shows locals in favor of expanding smoke-free laws to include casinos and bars

University Assistant Professor Eric Crosbie led Washoe County research project

white cigarette burning on white wall
10/5/2020

Town Hall provides information on nine small-business assistance programs

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Saul Ramos
10/5/2020

Nevada celebrates National 4-H week October 4-10

Extension working to reach underserved youth with educational and civic programs

4-H youth clearing trash out of the desert
10/1/2020

What is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and what does becoming one mean for the University?

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership Cynthia M. Alcantar looks at what being HSI designated means for the University of Nevada, Reno and how close we are to it

A geometric collage of Latinx graduates
9/30/2020

Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future ... perhaps helping us saying goodbye to snow days ... and something more

9/29/2020

Cleaning for COVID-19: Are household disinfectants and sanitizers harmful to our health?

Assistant Professors Li Li and Dingsheng Li from the School of Community Health Sciences break down how our exposure to home cleaning products has increased and what that means

Hands in yellow cleaning gloves spraying disinfectant on a bathroom faucet
9/29/2020

Sessions seek to spark creativity and innovation to help businesses succeed

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Jeff Saling
9/28/2020

Online workshop gives tips on retrofitting your home to prepare for wildfires

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents live more safely with the threat of wildfire

burning embers on a roof
9/24/2020

Free green-industry class to discuss pruning concepts

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Hand with shears pruning a tree
9/22/2020

Gardening and horticultural workshops offered to celebrate fall gardening

Extension hosts in-person and online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Baileya desert marigold
9/22/2020

Sessions provide information on organizations to help businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Jamie Schwartz
9/21/2020

Online workshop gives tips on creating defensible space to prepare for wildfires

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents live more safely with the threat of wildfire

man trimming lower branches of a tree with a chainsaw
9/18/2020

The School of Community Health Sciences looks for public health heroes to join the program

The School of Community Health Sciences will be featured in a virtual graduate fair on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students in the UNR library
9/17/2020

COVID contact tracing: the people behind the calls

School of Community Health Sciences provides critical COVID-19 services through its Nevada Public Health Training Center

Nevada Public Health Training Center disease investigators Dulce Leyva, Cynthia Cabrales, seated, and Luis Godoy, standing, in a shaded courtyard at the Washoe County District Health facility in Reno.
9/16/2020

Extension provides important continuing education courses for landscapers

Chad Morris joins Extension to oversee the Commercial Horticulture Program

Chad Morris
9/15/2020

Sessions look at how entrepreneurship is changing and how to build resiliency

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Author Bobby Kountz
9/14/2020

Extension aims to help older adults stay healthy amid COVID-19

Healthy aging specialist and team collaborate with others to help meet the needs of Nevada seniors

Natalie Mazzullo
9/11/2020

Online workshop provides timely information on preparing a bag for evacuation

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents be prepared for wildfires

Go bag for evacuation
9/10/2020

Nevada 4-H partners with AmeriCorps to bring opportunities to inner-city youth

Extension aims to make post-secondary education a reality for underserved Las Vegas youth

4H student holding a drone
9/8/2020

Student poster contest raises awareness for home radon testing

Nevada Radon Poster Contest is now open to students

" The Nevada Radon Poster Contest is open to students to increase awareness of the dangers of having elevated levels of radon in the home.

9/8/2020

Sessions aim to inform small businesses on how to maintain and use credit

Extension offering virtual town hall and webinar to help small businesses strategize during COVID-19

Woman and man looking at a computer
9/4/2020

Online workshop provides timely information on preparing to evacuate animals

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents be prepared for wildfires

People helping dogs into a car with a ramp
9/3/2020

4-H Youth Development Program focuses on the importance of voting

Workshop series provides a safe space for an open dialogue among peers

Colorful sticker with the words 'Be a voter'
9/3/2020

Dean’s Future Scholars supports local education for two decades

Community outreach program supporting local school district students celebrates 20th year of operation

Student wearing Deans Future Scholars shirt in front of the College of Education in the summer
9/2/2020

UNPACKED: leader, advocate & protector of the public’s health Trudy Larson, M.D.

Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences talks about women in medicine, COVID’s impact on the medical profession and saying ‘yes’ to possibilities in latest podcast

Trudy Larson, M.D.
9/2/2020

Kickoff to Kindergarten fair holds drive-through event for parents and youth

Extension hosts back-to-school family pre-k event with community partners

Backpacks of different colors with school supplies
9/1/2020

Water-efficient landscape training and certification offered

Extension class prepares landscapers for Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certification

Extension's Wendy Hanson Mazet conducts a water audit
9/1/2020

Nevada Association of Counties launches new program to help small businesses

Extension offering virtual town hall Wednesday to provide information on the grant program

Nevada Association of Counties Executive Director Dagny Stapleton
8/31/2020

What's important to know about fruit-flavored drinks? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las bebidas con sabor a frutas?

100% fruit juice is a healthier choice | El jugo 100% de frutas es una opción más saludable

A glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice on a table next to fresh orange slices
8/31/2020

Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month

Extension’s Living With Fire Program helps residents prepare family and property

burning hillside behind a house
8/28/2020

Extension program officer continues health education through virtual learning

Brittany Henderson joins Extension to enhance health literacy in school

Brittany Henderson
8/28/2020

Virtual coding workshops prepare students for Congressional App Challenge

Extension 4-H Program encourages students to explore computer science

Screenshot of zoom workshop with Congresswoman Dina Titus and Extension's Mallory Levins, Nora Luna, Sarah Monique Somma and Ivory Lyles
8/27/2020

Online management tools can help small businesses reach potential customers

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help inform small businesses during the pandemic

Willie Daugherty and JR Mendoza
8/24/2020

What’s important to know about flavored waters sold in stores? | ¿Qué es importante saber sobre las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas?

Not all flavored waters sold in stores are healthy choices | No todas las aguas saborizadas que se venden en las tiendas son opciones saludables

A glass of homemade raspberry flavored water with green garnish
8/24/2020

Now more than ever, it’s important our students know how to LiveWell

8/20/2020

Extension welcomes two new Advisory Council members

Advisory Council helps advance Extension’s work to support and strengthen Nevada communities

Maureen Schafer and Laura E. Perkins
8/19/2020

Nevada 4-H offering late summer and fall activities

Extension aims to keep youth engaged and learning despite COVID-19 restrictions

Two 4-H girls and one 4-H boy posing outside their front door
8/18/2020

Working to protect the public’s health

EPA awards $800,000 to the School of Community Health Sciences for research into the distribution of chemicals within the body

Lab technician's gloved hands holds an instrument putting a chemical substance into a vial.
8/18/2020

New program to provide rental assistance to small businesses

Extension offering virtual town halls and webinars to help inform small businesses during the pandemic

Tatjana Vukovic
8/17/2020

How can I help my family make healthier drink choices? | ¿Como puedo ayudar a mi familia a elegir bebidas más saludables?

It’s as simple as Whoa, Slow, Go! | ¡Es tan simple como Whoa, Slow, Go!

A bottle of milk and a glass of milk with a brightly colored straw sitting on a wooden table
8/17/2020

Making Science Multilingual Partnership works to change the way we teach science

College of Education program presents new standards and design principals for improved science teaching practices

Young student looking into a microscope with others in line
8/14/2020

Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program

4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts

Sarah Monique Somma with rice dish
8/12/2020

Accessing resources and using live video can help small businesses succeed

Extension offering virtual sessions for small businesses during the pandemic

camera pointing at people in a studio
8/10/2020

How do sugary drinks affect weight? | ¿Cómo afectan al peso las bebidas azucaradas?

Three reasons why sugary drinks may increase weight gain | Tres razones por las cuales las bebidas azucaradas pueden causar aumento de peso

Three sugary fruity drinks in canning jars, each with a colorful bendy straw
8/10/2020

Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners

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

a garden of native flowers
8/6/2020

Tekscan interviews University's sports related concussion research team

Madison Taylor, Philip Pavilionis, and Nicholas Murray discuss their current research in sports related concussions

Alyssa Rubin,Madison Taylor, Philip Pavilionis, and Nicholas Murray on a video call
8/5/2020

Extension offering back-to-the-basics sessions to help small businesses

Entrepreneurs starting and altering businesses during the pandemic need information and resources

man sitting at a computer
8/3/2020

Should kids have drinks with caffeine? | ¿Deben tomar bebidas con cafeína los niños?

Caffeine can be over-looked by parents and others that care for small children | Cafeína puede que sea pasada por alto por los padres y otras personas que cuidan a los niños pequeños

A hand holds a full coffee mug by the handle above a wooden table
8/3/2020

University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day in Fallon

Research being done on drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops

a chickpea plant
7/30/2020

Experiment Station increases meat and produce production during pandemic

Desert Farming Initiative and Wolf Pack Meats step up to help meet local demand

Man wearing mask and gloves gives thumbs up while standing behind a fruit and vegetable stand
7/29/2020

How can parents prepare children to wear masks at school?

With school returning soon, Shanon Taylor provides advice to parents on how to ease children into getting used to wearing masks in school.

Mother putting mask on a child
7/29/2020

Websites and digital marketing help businesses survive pandemic

Finding and using the right data can help small businesses survive COVID-19 and beyond

charts on page
7/27/2020

Innovative GPS technology being used on Nevada rangeland

University conducts research on virtual fencing for cattle and range management

Cows in pen wearing GPS collars
7/24/2020

Extension creating beekeeping educational program for southern Nevada

Hives installed at demonstration orchard now producing honey

Honey being poured into jars
7/23/2020

Extension educator brings health and nutrition to Laughlin programs

Hayley Maio joins Extension to develop programs for youth and seniors

Hayley Maio
7/21/2020

Effective websites and digital marketing can help businesses survive COVID-19

Extension aims to help small businesses connect with customers during pandemic and beyond

man sitting on a bench using a tablet
7/20/2020

4-H youth and Bureau of Land Management host horse adoption auction (2020)

Extension’s 4-H program and bureau work together to give wild horses homes

4-Her holding lead of young horse
7/17/2020

Parallels & lessons learned: HIV/AIDS and COVID-19

Dr. Trudy Larson presents at TedX Reno

Dr. Trudy Larson presenting at TEDx Reno
7/15/2020

Extension offers COVID-19 updates and bookkeeping tips for small businesses

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

person using a laptop and calculator
7/13/2020

Young children discover STEM during pandemic

Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home

Boy placing toy dinosaurs and fossils on a shelf labeled fossils
7/8/2020

Health District and University release COVID-19 antibody study results

Study estimates indicate the number of COVID-19 infections is higher than reported

UNR Med students conduct COVID-19 antibody testing
7/8/2020

Downing Clinic Continues Services during COVID-19

Approval for telehealth means clinic carries on work with old clients and accepts new ones during the pandemic.

Laptop with glasses, paper, and earphones on keyboard.
7/7/2020

Extension offers online sessions on business resources and running a business

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

laptop screen showing man writing on green chalkboard
7/6/2020

Gardening and horticultural events offered to grow the summer spirit

Extension hosts events and online gardening classes for southern Nevada

Raised garden bed with various plants
7/2/2020

Extension offers online session to help ag producers and others manage stress

COVID-19 causing stress and mental health challenges to nation’s farmers and ranchers

Farmer harvesting carrots
7/2/2020

Marketing coordinator to raise awareness of Extension programs

Molly Malloy joins Extension to create cohesive marketing strategies for Clark County programs

Molly Malloy
7/1/2020

Creating structure at home for children with disabilities

How to provide routine during stay-at-home orders

Student with special needs on a tablet computer
6/30/2020

Extension offers town hall on small-business counseling service

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Person writing on paper surrounded by laptops
6/29/2020

Outdoor track at correctional facility helping women take healthy steps

Extension partnership helps address root causes of incarceration and reduce recidivism

Outdoor track at correctional facility
6/25/2020

Environmental science professor retires, leaving behind integral programming

Nancy Markee retires after 34 years with the University

Nancy Markee
6/24/2020

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.
6/22/2020

Extension offers small-business webinar on HR and social media

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

Two people shaking hands with one hand extending from a computer screen
6/22/2020

How to discuss racism topics in the classroom

Recognizing the intersections of race, class, gender and more in education

Group of diverse children holding hands
6/22/2020

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)
6/19/2020

Dr. Trudy Larson Presenting at TedX Reno

TedX Reno webcast will be held virtually on June 27, 2020 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm PDT

Red Ted X Sign
6/19/2020

Extension offers online session on home meat processing

Experts share how to safely harvest and process meat animals at home

a diagram showing the parts of a cow for processing
6/18/2020

Sage Outlook

Webinars provide economic and agriculture outlook in wake of COVID-19

laptop screen showing man writing on green chalkbpard
6/18/2020

Options growing for Nevada’s fruit and vegetable crops

University researchers investigating new varieties that grow well in desert climates

butternut squash
6/17/2020

University beekeeping programs buzzing

Extension creates new club in Douglas County and Experiment Station helps veterans with PTSD

Beekeeper tending to beehive
6/16/2020

Extension offers small-business webinar on the Paycheck Protection Plan

Discussions aim to help keep small businesses informed to help them through COVID and beyond

two people in business suits shaking hands
6/15/2020

Local COVID-19 Heroes of Public Health: Making Health Happen

The School of Community Health Sciences is proud to highlight the faculty, students, and alumni who are working relentlessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in our community.

Headshot of Dana Loomis
6/12/2020

Peter Reed delivers compelling testimony to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Peter Reed shares the success of the Nevada CAN and NEST Collaborative programs

Headshot of Peter Reed
6/12/2020

Program coordinator aims to enhance impact of Extension programs

Jeantyl Norze is developing tools to monitor program goals and accomplishments

Jeantyl Norze
6/11/2020

How legalization changed what students think about cannabis

Research sampled over 400 undergraduate University of Nevada, Reno students on cannabis opinions

Person holding a cannabis blunt
6/10/2020

Extension offers webinar to help small businesses manage cash flow amid COVID

Discussions aim to help small businesses pivot and adapt to emerge from pandemic stronger

dollar bills blowing around in front of a black background
6/8/2020

Extension offers online session for large-animal livestock producers amid COVID

Producers seek ways to trim their budgets while maintaining health of their animals

A brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
6/5/2020

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
6/4/2020

Extension offers webinar to help small businesses create reopening strategies

Discussions aim to help small businesses pivot and adapt to emerge from pandemic stronger

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
6/1/2020

Alumni Highlight: George "Gus" Hill and Ginny Knowles

Longtime supporters of the College of Education proudly include the College of Education in their estate plan.

Guss and Ginny
5/28/2020

"Three or four thousand women with three or four thousand stories..."

Healthy Steps to Freedom: helping women battle addiction

A block of cells in a prison
5/27/2020

Jerome M. Adams graduation message

Congratulations to 2020 public health graduates: a message from the U.S. Surgeon General

US Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams
5/26/2020

Nevada 4-H offering at-home and virtual summer activities

Extension aims to keep youth engaged and learning despite COVID-19 restrictions

A 4-H girls feeding her brown cow
5/26/2020

Extension offers online session for dairy producers amid COVID-19

Producers and economists discuss current market and projections, with June being National Dairy Month

a brown dairy cow wearing a cow bell
5/22/2020

Extension offers webinar on loan forgiveness and paycheck protection programs

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
5/22/2020

Extension offers online town hall for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
5/19/2020

Celebrating Social Work Month by recognizing social work leaders

University of Nevada, Reno School of Social Work hosts event recognizing social work leaders in the state

Some of the founding members of the School of Social Work Alumni Chapter pose with Dean Shadi Martin and Community Advisory Board Chair Rota Rosaschi.
5/18/2020

Extension offers online session for producers on pork industry crisis amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

a pig sticking its snout between two horizontal fence boards
5/15/2020

Taking aim at wildfires in Nevada

University research looks at how climate change, drought and land management affect forests and rangelands

Firefighters working amongst brush during a controlled burn with large flames in the foreground
5/12/2020

Extension offers webinar for small business on finding and managing money

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
5/11/2020

Take measures to stay healthy while reaping benefits of outdoor physical activity

Weather and Phase 1 present opportunity to enjoy outdoors

two men ascending a hiking trail while at least 6 feet apart
5/8/2020

Extension offers online session on backyard poultry production amid COVID-19

Interest in producing food at home increases as COVID-19 raises food scarcity concerns

chickens in a field
5/8/2020

Wildfire resources available through online speaker series and new website

Extension presents “Living With Fire Conversations” during Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month

Carson City mayor holding a Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month banner alongside fire department and Living With Fire staff
5/7/2020

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
5/5/2020

Physical activity is a strong benefit during COVID-19

Extension provides information on how to help yourself and others

a woman wearing a mask while walking a dog
5/5/2020

Extension offers webinar on self-care and online town hall for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
5/4/2020

Nevada Junior Livestock Show will continue through virtual showcase

Statewide online event supports youth and their work with the animals they’ve raised

4-H girl posing with her pig at a livestock show
5/1/2020

Extension offers online session for meat producers and consumers amid COVID

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

cattle grazing in a field
5/1/2020

Use COVID-19 time at home to foster healthy family relationships

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on avoiding strife, improving communication

Asian family of four eating dinner at a table
4/30/2020

How do I take care of my kids during a pandemic?

Lydia DeFlorio, associate professor of human development and family studies offers advice to parents about taking care of children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Child wearing a mask with hand up gesturing stop
4/29/2020

Watch out for junk science amid COVID-19

University gives tips for recognizing unfounded health and nutrition claims

a red flag fluttering in the breeze
4/28/2020

Finding 50 ways for behavior analysis student trainees to get fieldwork experience during COVID-19

College of Education’s Brighid Fronapfel and MaryAnn Demchak create badly needed guidelines

Teacher wearing a mask while looking at a cell phone.
4/28/2020

4-H offers activities to keep youth members engaged during quarantine

Elko County 4-H hosts online scavenger hunt and photo contest for members

Hannah posing with hoof pick
4/28/2020

Extension offers third online town hall and webinar for small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
4/27/2020

Extension offers online guidance for farmers and ranchers during COVID-19

Weekly sessions feature grass-roots experts to answer questions and offer insight

Jobs peak behind a ranch with a storm coming in
4/24/2020

COVID-19 contributing to domestic violence: what to do

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides information on how to help yourself or others

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4/23/2020

Future teachers benefit from attending accredited program

In uncertain economy University of Nevada, Reno education students get a step ahead of competition

William Raggio Building at the university. Home for the College of Education.
4/23/2020

4-H coordinator building programs to increase student success

Extension’s Nora Luna works to develop and manage after-school and STEAM programs

Nora Luna
4/22/2020

Victory garden starter kits provide hope during pandemic

Extension helps families begin growing their own food during shelter-in-place order

Seed packets displayed on wall
4/21/2020

Extension offers weekly online town halls and webinars to help small businesses

Discussions aim to help small businesses connect, pivot and adapt amid COVID-19

Businesswoman presenting at an Extension business development event
4/20/2020

College of Education professors adapt important material online during COVID-19 pandemic

Professors in the College of Education are making alternative assignments to ensure meaningful education continues during trying times

Six College of Education faculty members photos from webcams in a grid three accross and two down.
4/16/2020

Nevada 4-H youth and their families make face masks for their communities

Mask requests coming in to Extension from those helping to manage the crisis

Young girl using a sewing machine to sew pink palm leaf printed cloth
4/14/2020

STEAM coordinator advocates for student success and workforce readiness

Sarah Monique Somma joins Extension to develop STEAM curriculum for underrepresented students

Sarah Monique Somma
4/13/2020

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives award for bike camp program

iCan Bike Camp gives kids with disabilities a way to become more independent, exercise and have fun with their families

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4/10/2020

University dean selected for state’s new Medical Advisory Team

Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences Trudy Larson is one of five members on medical expert team

" "In this rapidly developing situation, it is critical that we turn to those with expertise in infection control and public health to guide our decision-making, and I have full confidence that we’ve assembled the right team for the job."

4/9/2020

Extension offers online education and resources for Nevada communities

Programs go virtual this month to keep communities informed and engaged amid COVID-19 outbreak