Education & public service

Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – January through March

Interim Nevada State Climatologist Tom Albright reviews the past three months and what it means for the state

A black and white photo of Manzanita Lake covered in snow, with buildings surrounding the Quad in the background.
1/25/2024

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 19: Dean of University Libraries Catherine Cardwell

The dean shares the impact of our learning libraries as well as how University Libraries are supporting students, researchers and the community

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Catherine Cardwell in a podcasting studio. Both people hold their hands in the wolf sign.
1/25/2024

TechWise is recruiting its third cohort of students interested in software engineering

TechWise recruits its third cohort of students as Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science joins the collaboration between Google and TalentSprint

Students on campus during winter
1/24/2024

NBMG geoscientist wins Young Scientist Award from GSA

The Donath Medal is awarded to a young scientist for outstanding research

Andrew Zuza smiles, wearing a medal and standing next to another man who is smiling on a stage.
1/22/2024

Faces of the Pack: Pablo Agostini

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe student combines volunteer work for Clean Up the Lake with studies in graphic design and sustainability

Pablo Agostini, student at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe, collects trash from a kayak as part of his work with the organization Clean Up the Lake.
1/22/2024

Gardening in Nevada classes return in February, and seed swaps this weekend

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

Four ripe peaches in a tree.
1/22/2024

Collegiate Academy teacher encourages students’ artistic expression

Social studies teacher Thomas Roddy sparks students’ passions with innovative New Deal Uniform assignment

71 small depictions of basketball uniforms in various colors hung on a wall of a class room with "New Deal Agencies as basketball teams" written on it.
1/22/2024

Exploring nuclear as an energy solution

Marc Nichol from the Nuclear Energy Institute shares nuclear technology developments

Marc Nichol stands at the front of an audience, presenting a PowerPoint.
1/19/2024

Nevada child care programs to be assessed for impacts and efficacy

Extension awarded $2.4 million grant to conduct evaluation

Toy cars on a track in the foreground, in the background there are three children playing who appear blurry.
1/19/2024

Gallagher Dialogues explores the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and public policy, Feb. 8

The Guinn Center welcomes Russell Wald, deputy director for the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), for its second annual fundraising event

Headshot of Russell Wald
1/16/2024

Discover Science Podcast: Joe Schwarcz on the magic of chemistry

Chemistry student Jesus Diaz Sanchez and chemistry professor Brian Frost are joined by Joe Schwarcz

A composite image of portraits of Joe Schwarcz in the upper left corner, Jesus Diaz Sanchez in the bottom left corner, Brian Frost in the bottom right corner, and the Discover Science Podcast Series logo in the upper right corner.
1/8/2024

Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Plants in a nursery garden.
1/5/2024

Free radon test kits available now from University of Nevada, Reno Extension

High levels of radon have been found to cause lung cancer – reduce your risk

Radon test kit
1/2/2024

Westfall Scholars graduate with top grades in the College of Science

Westfall Scholars honored with a luncheon with faculty mentors, friends and family

A group of people sit on or stand behind couches and smile for a photo.
12/19/2023

Guinn Center bolstered by support from three major donations

The Guinn Center’s long-term sustainability was enhanced by generous donations from Phil Satre, Mick Hitchcock and the E.L. Cord Foundation.

Phil Satre speaks to a crowd
12/18/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 17: Path to Independence Program Director Jessica Keefhaver

For the past 10 years, the P2I program has offered a college experience to students with intellectual disabilities

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Jessica Keefhaver in a podcasting studio. Both people hold their hands in the wolf sign.
12/13/2023

Nutrition specialist brings global approach to managing chronic health conditions

Angeline Jeyakumar aims to drive healthy nutrition choices in Nevada

Angeline Jeyakumar.
12/12/2023

NOLS Wilderness First Responder courses come to the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe

Last chance to sign up for this incredible and unique hands-on experience!

3 groups of students in Tahoe Meadows in a hands-on class in the snow. The groups appear to be looking at papers and examining the snow.
12/11/2023

Nevada-raised wool products and jerky in Nevada Wolf Shop for holiday gifts

Community encouraged to do holiday shopping that supports student activities, education and research

Rafter 7 Merino sheep wool made into a Nevada blanket featuring the Wolf character and "Nevada.".
12/7/2023

How to meet a tree: Exploring the benefits of outdoor, experiential learning

University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe student Emma Montgomery volunteers with the Great Basin Outdoor School

Emma Montgomery outside in the woods
12/5/2023

University offers new online Instructional Design and Technology graduate certificate

Enrollment now open for spring semester online courses

Faculty and students in front of the Nevada N
12/4/2023

Judith A. Sugar endowed professorship raises awareness of gerontology

Sugar’s endowed professorship honors her legacy and strengthens the School of Public Health’s national recruitment and reputation

Headshot of Judith Sugar wearing a blue shirt and smiling.
11/29/2023

Perfectly precarious positions

Rocks that naturally lay in precarious positions remained upright during an earthquake, surprising seismologists

A two panel image shows a rock from two different angles. The rock looks very precarious on the edge of a cliff.
11/21/2023

College of Education & Human Development forges an educational partnership with Korean University

Collaboration aims to facilitate teacher preparation exchange program

University officials from Korea and the University of Nevada, Reno in front of a garden in South Korea
11/21/2023

Guinn Center celebrates new location, new accomplishments

The nonpartisan policy research center honored the legacy of the late Governor Kenny Guinn at its open house celebration

A group poses for a photo standing next to a portrait of Governor Kenny Guinn.
11/20/2023

What do I say to a young child about death?

Professors Jenna Dewar and Emilio Parga discuss the best way to talk to children about death

Kids paintings about their families
11/16/2023

Faces of the Pack: Alumna Paola Perez

Accomplished educator and administrator continues to serve the community

Paola Perez
11/16/2023

University Libraries to induct Susan Palwick into Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Megan Edwards to receive the 2023 Silver Pen award

A 2.5-inch diameter silver medal attached to a Nevada-blue grosgrain ribbon.
11/15/2023

New assistant professor to help expand the University’s Pre-Veterinary Program

Hannah Rodriguez joins the University’s Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences

Hannah Rodriguez.
11/13/2023

Meet the new staff member in the University Libraries Dean’s Office

The Libraries welcomes Gustavo Gomez, accounting assistant 3, to the team

Gustavo Gomez stands outside at the University of Nevada, Reno wearing a graduation stoll.
11/9/2023

A ‘memory of those boys who lost their lives so that we could continue to live in happiness’

The University’s John S. O’Dowda was one of the last soldiers to die during World War I

Black and white photo from 1917 of a large group of cadets in uniform marching in formation on Mackay Athletic Field.
11/9/2023

Wolf Pack Meats’ new line of jerky and local lamb now available for holidays

University’s Experiment Station ramping up local offerings

A freshly butchered rack of lamb.
11/8/2023

Colorado River expert gives talk Nov. 2

Colby Pellegrino to discuss status of the Colorado River for Discover Science Lecture Series

An aerial photo of Lake Mead with a boat on it.
10/30/2023

$1.1 Million grant supports masters of special education scholars

Scholars will specialize in applied behavior analysts (ABAs) in special education school settings through Project BASE.

Drs. Demchak and Sutter in front of the Nevada N
10/25/2023

Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – October through December

Interim Nevada State Climatologist Tom Albright reflects on the wet summer in Nevada and what the next few months might bring

The path between the Block N and the MIKC with people walking past. The sky has some clouds, and the leaves on the trees are bright orange.
10/23/2023

Shedding Light on Domestic Violence: A crucial conversation for the University of Nevada, Reno community

Pamela Payne Headshot.
10/23/2023

Great Nevada ShakeOut drill 10/19 at 10:19 a.m.

University takes part in annual earthquake preparedness drill

Two people in hard hats sit in front of a computer with seismology data on it.
10/18/2023

Giant freshwater stingray tracked by University project makes it into Guinness Book of World Records

Researchers from the Wonders of the Mekong project tagged the fish when it was caught over a year ago

An aerial view of the massive stingray sitting in water atop a green tarp held by people all around the stingray.
10/17/2023

New Experiment Station senior assistant director to continue ag productivity

Scott Huber aims to continue tradition of success at University of Nevada, Reno Experiment Station

Scott Huber.
10/16/2023

Water-efficient landscape training and certification offered by Extension

Free three-day training prepares landscapers for Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certification

Four professionals conduct a water audit in the ground outside.
10/12/2023

What do we know about cheating in higher education?

Professor Ives discusses what we know about cheating and ways to reduce it

A person with a laptop and notepad
10/11/2023

College of Education and Human Development hosts Mathematics Education Conference

Professor of Elementary Mathematics Education, Teruni Lamberg, Ph.D., chairs conference

Four individuals stand side by side in business clothing smiling.
10/10/2023

Washoe County 4-H Festival will feature hands-on activities, animals and more

The free festival invites youth and families to learn more about 4-H programming

4-H club leader Marie and member Keira share a beekeeping project.
10/9/2023

Chemist, author and radio host Joe Schwarcz to visit campus

Schwarcz will be kicking off the 13th season of the Discover Science Lecture Series

Joe Schwarcz, wearing a suit and tie, holds a large apple and smiles as he pretends to bite into it.
10/9/2023

Newly appointed professors to drive advancements in research

Three new faculty members bring new expertise to University of Nevada, Reno Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Felicia Jefferson, Mitchell Omar and Meet Zandawala.
10/6/2023

$617,000 Grant supports children with dual sensory impairments

The Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project provides coaching, training and consultation to build the skills of families and service providers

MaryAnn with NDSIP participant
10/4/2023

University of Nevada, Reno designated an Apple Distinguished School

Recognized for commitment to continuous innovation using technology

A student holds an iPad outside
10/4/2023

Anatomy course provides unique opportunities to work with human cadavers

The Advanced Human Dissection Team is made up of undergraduate students

A large group of people sits on the steps outside of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Some of the students are holding biological models.
9/28/2023

State leaders discuss future of public health in Nevada

Collaborations hosted by the School of Public Health create plans to strengthen public health infrastructure

From left to right is Kevin Dick, Health Officer, Northern Nevada Public Health, Amy Hyne-Sutherland, Public Health Coordinator, Nevada Association of Counties, Megan Comlossy, Associate Director, Center for Public Health Excellence, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Public Health, Julia Peek, Deputy Administrator, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Jeanne Freeman, Deputy Director, Carson City Health and Human Services, (back row) Shawn Gerstenberger, Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Public Health, Muge Akpinar-Elci, Dean, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Public Health, Allison Genco, Public Health Resource Officer, Office of Governor Joe Lombardo and Julia Ratti, Director of Programs and Projects, Northern Nevada Public Health
9/27/2023

Louisa Hope-Weeks named Dean of the College of Science

Hope-Weeks brings her experience as an associate dean and chemistry professor

A woman, illuminated in golden hour light, stands in front of Morrill Hall, with two students in the foreground facing her and speaking with her.
9/27/2023

Living With Fire Podcast episode 14

On Episode 14, experts discuss disaster preparedness challenges for those with disabilities and plans to help address these challenges

Hands of a person helping an older woman in a wheelchair.
9/25/2023

Nevada Drought Update for September 2023

This report brings to a close a three-and-a-half year stretch of having at least one Nevada county under drought watch

A south-facing shot of the University Quad, with students lying against trees, walking along the Quad, and throwing a football.
9/18/2023

With his passing, Professor Stan Omaye leaves 32-year legacy of research, teaching and mentorship

Colleagues share memories and appreciation for his work and encouragement

Stan Omaye stands arms crossed in his lab.
9/15/2023

New scholarship endowment continues support for future public health leaders

Hayes’ endowment will benefit School of Public Health graduate students

Gregory Hayes and his survived wife Joan Wright smiling together.
9/13/2023

Nevada Regional Hemp Project hosts virtual open meeting

Attendees will learn about some local research and discuss current state of hemp industry

Adrienne Snow and Joe Frey both standing in a hemp field.
9/12/2023

Extension hosts Healthy Kids Festival on September 30

Families with young children from ages 3 to 8 are invited to this free annual event

A volunteer at the festival talking to youth at the farmers market booth.
9/12/2023

Amidst the rubble, Turkey’s earthquake scars reveal important information

Earthquake geologists on the GEER research team gain greater understanding of the impacts of the February earthquake

The foreground shows where a block of earth collapsed on a ridge. The background shows a community on a hillside, and in the background are snow-capped mountains.
9/6/2023

The Discovery offers free admission for University students, faculty and staff

Featuring Associate Research Professor Zeb Hogan’s Monster Fish exhibit, The Discovery now offers free admission with a valid University ID through Jan. 7

Zeb Hogan at night standing in a river holding an enormous fish up for a photo while wearing a Nevada baseball cap and smiling.
9/6/2023

What happened to the quality of teaching during the pandemic?

Professor Robert Ives discusses findings from various research studies

Bob Ives standing near a river
9/6/2023

$1 Million grant powers collaboration between STEM educators and students

The STEM and Educator Student Partnership supports educators and provides mentorship for undergraduate students

Teachers and students in a classroom
8/30/2023

What does it take to do well in math class?

Professor Lamberg provides math learning strategies to help students excel in math

A girl holding up a math problem
8/23/2023

Kickoff to Kindergarten fair returns to prepare young children for school

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

A parent and child being welcomed to the event while holding a handout from an Extension Staff.
8/21/2023

Nell J. Redfield Foundation names new Executive Director, Kenneth Coll

After the passing of Redfield Foundation President Gerald "Jerry" Smith, friend and frequent collaborator Kenneth Coll steps into the Foundation’s leadership role

Ken Coll stands for a portrait
8/16/2023

A new way of looking at malnutrition assessment

University of Nevada, Reno researcher leads team to reframe and add to tools used by clinicians

David St Jules working with a student on measuring a person's nutritional status.
8/14/2023

University hire aims to boost pipeline for agriculture and environmental science teachers

Charmayne Mitchell brings experience, education and enthusiasm to her new role with the University

Charmayne Mittchell.
8/11/2023

Nevada Drought Update for August 2023

Drought still remains in southern Nevada, but has disappeared in most of the state

A rainstorm passes between a mountain range and a marshy area, with sagebrush and a road in the foreground.
8/9/2023

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disability receives $415,000 grant to expand special education resources for educators

Nevada Special Education Technology Assistance Project (NSETAP) aims to improve educational outcomes for K-12 students with disabilities

Felicia Rutledge
8/3/2023

Lessons focused on wildfire make science relevant to high school students

Extension develops curricula and training programs in wildfire and natural resources management for Nevada high school students

CLass students study vegetation on a hillside.
8/1/2023

Extension unveils water-smart yards demonstration in front of miniature houses

New addition to Extension’s Botanic Gardens aims to inspire homeowners

A blue tiny house with yellow flowers and trees in the front to demontrate water smart landscape..
7/31/2023

Desert Farming Initiative accepting applications for farm apprenticeship program

University of Nevada, Reno program aims to help bolster local food system and support new growers

Three people harvesting leafy green in a garden.
7/31/2023

Rafter 7 Ram and Ewe Sale returns to Eureka, Nevada

Popular sale features College-raised sheep internationally recognized for their fine wool quality

Two merino sheep standing together outside in an enclosure.
7/26/2023

The Guinn Center hires two senior staff members, two policy research interns

New hires at the Guinn Center expand research potential and bolster community-engagement

Kristine Caliger and Michael Stewart in the Guinn center
7/25/2023

Quarterly Climate Report and Outlook – July through September

Nevada State Climatologist Steph McAfee shares a report on Nevada’s climate over the past few months, and what to expect in the next quarter

Overlooking Lake Tahoe on a fairly sunny day with several clouds in the sky.
7/25/2023

Nevada Drought Update for July 2023

Nevada reservoirs are in good condition across the state; Lake Mead's levels have been rising

A photo from a high vantage point of Lake Mead. The water levels are low as indicated by the bathtub rings around the lake.
7/14/2023

Living With Fire Podcast episode 13

Experts address possible effects of wet winter on wildfire in the Great Basin

Dark smoke is rising from a wildfire consuming trees and shrublands alongside a country road.
7/14/2023

Extension seeking to boost Master Gardener presence in North Lake Tahoe area

Looking for those interested in enrolling in the Home Horticulture Certificate Program that begins August 2

A shaded area of the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden.
7/14/2023

Extension and law enforcement team up to change lives of at-risk youth

Hydroponics and mentorship combine to bring together diverse groups and change the school

Instructor Taylor Quiram helps a student with a hole saw while creating a hydroponics unit.
7/13/2023

Agriculture producers to gather at the Nevada Small Agriculture Conference

Farm Bureau and Extension team up to provide latest information to producers Aug. 25-26 in Las Vegas

A farmer outside harvesting carrots.
7/12/2023

University provides advanced education needed for wildland firefighters

Program participants gain knowledge and skills to help manage fires and rangeland, and meet federal requirements

Professor Tamzen Stringham outside teaching students in the Rangeland and Fire Ecology Program about the caractaristics of soil.
7/11/2023

University staff and students conduct weeklong biotechnology lab at high school

Hug High School students inspired by seeing diverse group of people pursuing science careers

Professor Patricia Santos works with Hug High School students on lab experiments.
6/23/2023

How can people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community boost their resilience?

Those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community can use several techniques to boost their resilience in the face of discrimination

Students hold a banner that reads, "Nevada has Pack PRIDE!" at the annual Pride parade in downtown Reno. Many people are dressed in rainbow UNR t-shirts.
6/20/2023

Nevada Drought Update for June 2023

The wet spring across much of Nevada alleviated drought and may provide a buffer against a rapid return to drought

The back of the Mackay statue facing toward the Quad. The grass is green and the trees lining the Quad are fully leafed out. The sky is blue with some scattered clouds.
6/15/2023

University embarks on farm apprenticeship program to bolster local food system

Program to help meet increasing demand for local produce and support new growers

3 people working outside at the University farm.
6/12/2023

‘Burnt’ book reading and discussion takes on the challenge of wildfires in the West

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe hosts author Clare Frank and the Climate and Wildfire Institute at the Prim Library Saturday, June 10

Image collage: Lake Tahoe campus and Clare Frank as a firefighter
6/8/2023

Extension workshop puts meat safety front and center

July 17-18 event focuses on how to develop a plan to ensure food safety

Two people in the meat industry.
6/8/2023

Extension and the Experiment Station create new urban agriculture positions

Most Tahera Naznin and Md Sazan Rahman to provide indoor and outdoor horticulture research and resources

Most Tahera Naznin (left) and Md Sazan Rahman (right).
6/7/2023

Extension offers online Home Horticulture Certificate Program

Program provides information for home gardeners and those interested in becoming Master Gardeners

A rake and shovel leaning against a wheel barrow filled with leaves in a backyard.
6/2/2023

Counseling interns provide services in rural Northern Nevada schools

Graduate students help bridge the gap in mental healthcare in rural communities

Jamie Beidle, Cindy Black and Kathryn Padmos at Churchill County High School
5/31/2023

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives $1.2 million grant to support trauma-informed services in schools

More than 500 educators will be trained to provide mental health services to students

Kaci Fleetwood next to Nevada N
5/31/2023

NevadaTeach preparing students to become the teachers of tomorrow

Future STEM educators are learning to incorporate technology into the classroom

Nick Memsgern with students
5/31/2023

Collegiate Academy program expands into Washoe County

The University of Nevada, Reno celebrates Clark County graduates as it prepares to expand the dual credit program into Northern Nevada

Student gets photo taken against a collegiate Academy backdrop
5/25/2023

Extension provides series of Zoom classes on small-scale poultry farming

Nutrition, food safety, business requirements and more will be covered

A group of chickens pecking at seeds off the ground.
5/25/2023

Remembering Jim Hulse

Department of History honors the legacy of Jim Hulse

Headshot of Jim Hulse, professor emerita in the History Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.
5/24/2023

The College of Education and Human Development offers new undergraduate and graduate-level programs

New programs include a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and an online M.S. in Instructional Technology & Learning Design

Raggio building exterior with Best Graduate School Education badge in the upper right hand corner of the image.
5/23/2023

Freshman recognizes his grandfather’s contributions to the University

Tristan Morrice uses the Edward Morrice Mineral Processing Laboratory

Tristan Morrice leans against a wall next to a plaque that reads, "The Edward Morrice Mineral Processing Laboratory."
5/22/2023

Hundreds participate in career day and medical clinic events in Tonopah

Extension brings University’s resources to help address critical needs in the small rural community

A child from Tonopah gets a medical exam by a woman who is checking vitals.
5/18/2023

Rare book in Libraries’ collection potentially linked to Richard Cromwell

The discovery, a volume bearing an owner’s signature of possible significance, was made during a Special Collections and University Archives condition assessment

Oil on canvas portrait of Richard Cromwell.
5/16/2023

Annual Nevada Tribal Food Summit teaches food sovereignty

Event takes place at University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe for the first time

Inside one of the hoop houses at Pyramid Lake.
5/16/2023

Child and Family Research Center received Service-Learning Community Partner award

Human Development and Family Science students experience hands-on learning

Child and Family Research Center Faculty with award
5/15/2023

NevadaTeach incorporates culturally relevant teaching practices throughout program

Master teachers present at UTeach Institute professional development event

(From left to right) Robert Quinn; Meghan Trowbridge; Megan Beckham; Jessie Ross; Mandi Collins, Glenn Waddell, Jr.; Melanie Duckworth; Colly Fisher and Nick Nemsgern
5/15/2023

4-H youth tackle mental health issues in their community

Teens find ways to make a difference in Moapa Valley

A group of Moapa Valley 4-H Teen Leadership Corps members hosting an outdoor movie to help raise money for the high school robotics team.
5/12/2023

Nevada Field Day & Ag Expo provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

Farm stand, wine tasting, wool products, plant sale and University research highlights of event

Master gardeners hosting a booth at field day.
5/12/2023

Remembering Dr. Ilya Zaliapin

Dr. Ilya Zaliapin, a professor of mathematics, passed away on May 2, 2023

A portrait of Ilya Zaliapin smiling outside of the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center.
5/12/2023

Tibbitts Award winner Constantino: Inspiring her students and her colleagues

Associate Professor and Department Chair in Kinesiology Nora Constantino honored with one of two F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Awards 2023

Nora Constantino and President Sandoval pose with a large classroom full of smiling people as she accepts her award announcement.
5/9/2023

Nevada Drought Update for May 2023

Only a small portion of the state is still in drought, and Lake Mead levels are forecasted to improve. Fire risk in northwestern Nevada is likely to be higher than normal by July.

Mackay Mines from a low angle showing off the spring blooms.
5/8/2023

Meet the family behind Chabad at the University of Nevada, Reno

The University's Chabad offers support to the Jewish community on campus

Group of people sitting around a dinner table. Some of the men are wearing white Yamakas on their heads.
5/8/2023

University’s Division of Student Services holds college day events for middle school students

Two University pep rallies promote enthusiasm for future learning at Archie Clayton Pre-AP Academy and Pine Middle School

Students sit in bleachers in a gym with the words Clayton painted on the wall behind them.
5/3/2023

May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, Nevadans urged to prepare for wildfire

Living With Fire Program provides information at community events and online resources

A cheatgrass plant sprouting up from the soil.
5/3/2023

University alumna and current administrator publishes Hirschsprung disease research

Director of Hispanic/Latinx Community Relations publishes research in developmental genetics

Karla Hernandez and Tom Kidd in the lab wearing lab coats and smiling. Kidd is holding a rack of tubes and syringes, and Hernandez is holding a lab notebook.
4/27/2023

Sci-On! International Film Festival returns to the Planetarium May 1 - 6

The annual science and science fiction film festival to feature a visit from time travel expert

An aerial shot of the Fleischmann Planetarium.
4/27/2023

College of Education and Human Development’s graduate programs are among the nation’s best

College receives high ratings in the U.S. News and World Report

Raggio Building with Best Grad School U.S. News and World Report Education 2023-24
4/25/2023

Grads of the Pack: Erin O'Connell Hess

Erin Hess and her son smile.
4/24/2023

University’s Wolf Pack Meats reopens production facility

New partnership will help ramp up processing capacity and increase retail offerings

Tom Kulas, operations manager, and JD Hoagland, consultant standing in front of a Wolf Pack Meats sign.
4/11/2023

University of Nevada, Reno named a Voter Friendly Campus for the fourth year in a row

This acknowledgement comes from NASPA and the Campus Vote Project

People walking on a sidewalk in between a lawn of grass on the left and a brown building on the right. Clear blue sky in background.
4/10/2023

Expert panel discusses impact of financial literacy on mental and physical health

Experts from GNCU, Renown Health and the School of Public Health discussed how financial literacy can impact wellness and health outcomes and steps to improve both.

Panelists from Greater Nevada Credit Union, School of of Public Health and Renown Health share their insights with community members.
4/7/2023

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

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

Herbs growing.
4/7/2023

Extension launches program to connect and support Latina entrepreneurs

Spanish-language monthly breakfasts cohosted by Extension and the Latin Chamber begin April 28

A group of Latina business owners after a small business training class.
4/7/2023

Nevada First-Gen Network set to deliver $2.5 million through micro-grant program

Organizations assisting first-generation college students can submit applications

Nevada First-Gen Network staff with Senator Heidi Seevers Gansert
4/3/2023

How are deepfakes dangerous?

Assistant Professor of Global Media Paromita Pain discusses how to identify deepfakes

Close up of the left corner of a computer screen that shows the application Photoshop open and in use.
3/31/2023

Public Health Highlight: Officer Thompson

Officer Michael Thompson shares how his public health degree influences his career and overall perspective

Officer Michael Thompson in police uniform, smiling in front of a river.
3/30/2023

College of Education & Human Development receives grant for literacy mentorship program

Dean’s Literacy Corps matches children from underserved communities with student mentors

Regina Aguilar Becerra reads to preschoolers
3/30/2023

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

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

A herd of cattle grazing in a Nevada pasture.
3/27/2023

Cameron Duncan inducted to the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Duncan currently serves as the Interim Dean of the University’s Orvis School of Nursing

Man in blue collared shirt with a plain grey background.
3/23/2023

University of Nevada, Reno’s Cultural Diversity Committee publishes resource guide containing demographic data

Co-Chair Melissa McClinton discusses her work at the University, as well as the purpose of the committee and its resource guide

Close up of tree with white blossoming flowers. Three students walking on a sidewalk in front of a green, grass lawn. Blue sky and brown building in background.
3/22/2023

Extension provides 4-H after-school program at Ralph Cadwallader Middle School

Students receive free opportunities for enrichment when the school day ends

A group of students working outside on clearing a tortoise habitat as well as a student working on his latch hook rug.
3/13/2023

Faces of the Pack: Black Diaspora Coordinator Brandon Sanders

Sanders talks about the Black Diaspora Program and last month’s Black History Month events

Brandon Sanders smiling in a black suit and white collared button up in front of a glass window that opens up to a blue sky and other concrete buildings.
3/13/2023

Joining the Pack welcomes eighth-grade students to the University of Nevada, Reno

The pilot program encourages middle schoolers to think about going to college

Group of students walking up stairs as they smile and talk amongst each other in front of a brown brick and clear glass building with a silver handrail in the middle.
3/9/2023

Professors Gustin and Cushman elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows

AAAS Fellowship is one of the most distinguished honors in the scientific community internationally

Mae Gustin on the left and John Cushman on the right.
3/3/2023

Extension offers new comprehensive training for early childhood educators

‘Spiral Up’ provides a career pathway for child care professionals

A group of child care educators sitting at a table planning out professional portfolio assignments.
2/28/2023

Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Teaching Award and Exceptional Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty College/School Awards for fall 2022

Awardees are recognized for their exemplary service to students and individual achievements

Blue 'N' statue next to grass and a brown brick building, with a girl and two boys walking across a path.
2/24/2023

Veteran organizations on campus give back to the veterans in Reno community

The University’s Veteran Services department spearheads project to install karma box

Man and woman standing on either side of a box that is painted blue and decorated with the state of Nevada with red and white stripes inside.
2/23/2023

Online cybersecurity program gets national recognition

Shamik Sengupta, shown from the waist up, standing in front of a wall of computer servers.
2/23/2023

Lynn Whetstone’s support opens doors for students to study abroad

High school students benefit from Dean's Future Scholars study abroad program

Vanesa Gallegos-Jaimes, Cazandra Gonzalez-Avila and Monserrath Ramirez-Ramirez holding a banner that says España
2/16/2023

Child and Family Research Center’s Home Visiting program receives $2.25 million grant

Home Visit program is first in the country to offer support to incarcerated caregivers

Home visitor Candy Cannon (right) sits at a table with a mother and her two children as the children color.
2/14/2023

League of American Bicyclists invites University Bicycle Working Group members to National Bike Summit

Support from the national bicyclist organization continues after the Reno-Sparks area was selected as one of five communities nationwide to host a Bicycle Friendly Community Workshop.

A cyclists on a street with cars
2/13/2023

Karla Hernández: New director of Hispanic/Latinx community relations

Hernández shares her background at the University and what her new position entails

Woman smiles in a navy blue collared 'Nevada' shirt in front of a grey gradient background.
2/13/2023

Extension to conduct detailed assessment of Nevada’s rural housing needs

Results will be used to guide Nevada Rural Housing projects and other Nevada housing efforts

A front porch of a white house as the sun is going down.
2/13/2023

Community health specialist to enhance Extension programs

Sabina Malik joins Extension to enhance programming aimed at increasing wellness in southern Nevada

Sabina Malik with green plants in the background.
2/13/2023

New director of Downing Counseling Clinic seeks to meet the growing demand for mental health services

Clinic provides onsite training for College of Education and Human Development counseling students

Renwick supervising students Janell Halverson and Clarisa Rivas-Reyes in the clinic
2/13/2023

Black History Month Wellness Fair hosted by ACCEPT

School of Public Health faculty serving as ACCEPT Board of Directors support community event.

" If I can help somebody…You know, my living shall not be in vain.

2/10/2023

College of Education & Human Development online graduate programs one of the top in the country

Online graduate programs in Equity and Diversity and Reading Curriculum and Instruction continue to receive national recognition

William J. Raggio building with students walking in front of the building
2/10/2023

Gardening workshops offered in preparation for spring

Extension hosts online and in person gardening classes for southern Nevada

Clusters of green grapes.
1/13/2023

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

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

Ripe peaches hanging from a peach tree.
1/13/2023

Nevada teens encouraged to apply to become ‘pollinator ambassadors’

University of Nevada, Reno Extension launches Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program

Two bees on chive flowers.
1/6/2023

College of Engineering offers free, two-hour science labs this spring

Available for students in grades 6-12, EPIC Lab is designed to foster interest in math and science

Eight middle school-aged youth in a classroom looking at a professor, who is holding lab equipment.
1/5/2023

University of Nevada, Reno student travels to the White House to discuss reproductive rights

First-year student Asma Baloch attends meeting with the American Council on Education

Group of people in business clothes centered in the room standing closely together.
1/4/2023

Extension urges Nevadans to test homes for radon

University of Nevada, Reno Extension offers free radon test kits through February

Radon testing kit with instructions
1/4/2023

Wolf Pack Bots qualify to compete in Northern Nevada LEGO® Championship

The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the University incorporates robotics into its multimodal literacy framework to facilitate academic success.

Wolf Pack Bots Team with mentors and Professor Salas
12/22/2022

Learn something new this winter: Top reads by college faculty

Recent books by faculty in the College of Education and Human Development

Nell J. Redfield Learning Resource Center features books written or contributed to by faculty
12/15/2022

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market and research updates

Educational programs to be held virtually and at four locations across Nevada

A herd of cattle grazing fields on a ranch in Nevada.
12/12/2022

Remembering Dr. Gregory Hayes

Dr. Gregory J. Hayes, former Acting Director and Emeritus Associate Professor for the School of Public Health, passed away on November 21, 2022

Dr. Gregory Hayes
12/2/2022

University of Nevada, Reno Recognized as one of 2022’s ALL IN Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting

UNR is one of 394 colleges recognized for its efforts to increase nonpartisan democratic engagement during the 2022 election

White sign with the words "Vote Here, Vote Aquí" in blue in front of an American Flag.
12/2/2022

Donald Easton-Brooks contributes to A Vision and Roadmap for Educational Statistics consensus study report

College of Education and Human Development Dean on panel led by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Donald Easton-Brooks
12/1/2022

New faces, same passion for helping student teachers

Clinical Experience team rebuilds in-person practical experiences after COVID-19 pandemic classroom restrictions

Joe Garton, Caroline Hatcher, Alisha Shaw, Vivian Bolanos and Jill Smith in front of the College of Education and Human Development Building
11/17/2022

#WhatsMyName Foundation provides rideshare insights to the University of Nevada, Reno

How students can be vigilant about their surroundings when using rideshares

Red, black and white sign (with acronym S.A.M.I.) posted on pole in front of brown building with blue sky in the background.
11/10/2022

Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Program provides opportunities for training women entrepreneur educators in Zambia

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young travel to Zambia to provide workshops

Tiffany Young and KaPreace Young handing out snacks to the kids at Best Buddies School
11/9/2022

Extension creates new position aimed at increasing access to health and nutrition programs

Elika Nematian joins Extension as the health and nutrition educator in Clark County

Elika Nematian
11/3/2022

University Libraries to host 35th Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame event Nov. 4

Brian Crane, author of the Pickles comic strip, to be inducted

Seven members of the Nevada Writers Hall of fame pose in a group. From left, back row, Michael Branch, Lindsay Wilson, Alicia Barber, Christopher Coake, from left, front row, Terri Farley, Mark Maynard and Waddie Mitchell.
10/18/2022

University of Nevada, Reno launches new agricultural communication minor

Students will learn how to communicate effectively about important agriculture-related issues

President Sandoval shaking a student's hand on a farm.
10/14/2022

Distinguished School of Public Health alumni addressing healthcare disparities

LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D., returns to his alma mater to discuss his experience in the United States Public Health Service

LCDR Christopher Mendoza-Truong, Pharm.D. in military uniform
10/13/2022

Wolf Pack at Work: Shay Jordan, Kayleigh Broadway and JaJa Chang

Child and Family Research Center student employees incorporate what they are learning in class into their job and life

Student workers Shay, Kayleigh and JaJa
10/12/2022

Nevada hunters generate millions in economic impact for rural communities

New study reveals spending on big game and upland game hunting

A  five-point mule deer buck on a Nevada range in fall.
10/10/2022

University of Nevada, Reno receives First-gen Forward Advisory Institution designation

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success

10/6/2022

Welcome fall with Extension at its Harvest Celebration

Master Gardeners offer expert advice and showcase their work in Botanic Gardens

Person holding apple crates.
10/4/2022

Smallwood Multimedia Bootcamp introduces high-schoolers to all things high-tech

Students go from general consumers of media to purposeful polished producers of their own original content

Group of seven students shoot a scene for their documentary-style film. Students are seen holding cameras, screens, microphones and video camera.
10/4/2022

$825,000 grant equips fellows to be leaders in K-12 education

First-of-its-kind cross-institutional collaboration offers opportunities to serve the community

A group of about 14 Nevada Institute on Educator Preparation fellows at the airport pose holding up the Nevada Wolf Pack hand signal.
10/3/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 7: Dr. Jafeth Sanchez

President Brian Sandoval talks with Director of the Latino Research Center Jafeth Sanchez about the Center's recent and upcoming events, its research goals and her experience as a math teacher in Washoe County.

Dr. Jafeth Sanchez and President Brian Sandoval smile while sitting next to each other in the recording space
9/28/2022

New, asset-expanding collection available to University Libraries users

Reno Gazette Journal Photograph Collection is unique, visual resource containing wide-variety of quality photographs from 1959 through the 2000s

A crowd of people stand outside of the Reno Gazette Journal Building looking on as a commemorative time capsule is preserved during a ceremony.
9/27/2022

Libraries welcomes new employees kicking-off strong start to fall semester (part II)

Three new faces in the @One Digital & Technology Center, new Makerspace Senior Specialist at DeLaMare

Two people sit at a desk equipped with soldering equipment and supplies. They each are using the equipment to make something. There are other people working and hanging out in the background.
9/22/2022

Special Education and Disability Studies program receives $1.25 million leadership grant

The Project SELF grant prepares scholars to become future leaders in special education and disability studies

Shanon S. Taylor, Lindsay Diamond and Randall Owen in front of the N sign near the Knowledge Center.
9/22/2022

Get to know the new faces of the University Libraries

Highly-skilled academic faculty and administrative faculty team members are positioned to make positive impact in their roles

Four University Libraries users check out and drop off materials at the Access Services desk located on the second floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. There are three student assistants working behind the Access Services desk. One is taking a phone call, one is stamping a due date inside the back of a book being checked out and the third is working on a computer.
9/21/2022

Dean’s Future Scholars celebrates directors’ anniversaries and creates program endowment

Dean’s Future Scholars helps low-income, first-generation students gain access to higher education

Manuel Ortiz, assistant director; Mariluz Garcia, executive director; Sammy Rosales, summer program coordinator and Tuna (Mariluz’s dog)
9/15/2022

4-H hosts festival to exhibit Washoe County 4-H clubs

The free festival invites youth and families to learn more about 4-H programming

4-H youth with drone.
9/14/2022

Living with smoke for humans, horses, livestock – information available

University of Nevada, Reno Extension provides online tips and resources for living with smoke and fire

A view of Commons Beach through hazy smoke.
9/14/2022

Public health leaders weigh in on Northern Nevada’s air quality

Dean Muge Akpinar-Elci and Professor Matthew Strickland from the School of Public Health provide insight on factors that affect our local air quality and health

Reno skyline fills with smoke pollution with hot air balloons in the distance.
9/12/2022

New assistant dean of administration provides support for leadership

Katie Jameson joins the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Katie Jameson.
9/8/2022

Peggy Bohn recognized as the Nevada Veteran Employee of the Month for July 2022

Bohn currently works in the University’s Real Estate Office

Three women, two in red and one in black, posing with the Seal of Nevada in the background.
8/25/2022

University offers soil health and regenerative agriculture workshops and event

Online weekly sessions begin Aug. 30, daylong session at ranch in Fallon Sept. 30

A hand scooping up rich, dark soil.
8/24/2022

Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown

A fresh perspective on robotics and how it can be applied across various levels of education

Two yellow rubber ducks posed in front of a mini Reno's "Biggest Little City" sign.
8/19/2022

Preschoolers at the Child and Family Research Center become published authors

Students in Ozdemir’s classroom wrote and illustrated the book, "We Are Unique!"

Preschool children standing with their teachers
8/19/2022

Kickoff to Kindergarten fair provides free resources to help prepare young children for school

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

Children and parents participating in a seed growing activity.
8/11/2022

Ken Coll takes helm at WestEd, a nonprofit working to improve educational and human-services outcomes

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Ken Coll
8/5/2022

New Extension educators provide resources and programs to Nevada communities

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Randow are reaching out to their communities to assess county needs

Hiren Bhavsar and Brianna Brandow.
8/3/2022

Pack Provisions named creative food pantry by Food Bank of Northern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno’s food pantry earns award for annual assessment

Photo of a building with a few students walking through the frame.
7/28/2022

University offers crop research tours: CBD, fiber, grain hemp and winter squash

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

Hemp plant growing in soil.
7/27/2022

Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D., sheds lighton the significance of research regarding marginalized identities

Dr. Sarah Mitchell and her mentee Talaya Flicop posing with Flicop's final version of their Undergraduate Research project.
7/19/2022

LGBTQ studies minor added to University of Nevada, Reno curriculum

Gender, Race & Identity Department Chair Dr. Emily Hobson discusses the department’s recent expansion

Photo of the Thompson Building, where the Gender, Race & Identity department is located.
7/18/2022

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

Two 4-H youth standing with their horses.
7/14/2022

Daphne Hooper: New director of community Indigenous relations

Hooper highlights her goals in her position and what she has been working on since being hired

Woman smiling for headshot photo in front of a grey background.
7/14/2022

Sign-ups being taken now for preliminary Master Gardener training

Registration for Extension’s Home Horticulture Certificate Program is now open

Multi-colored plants planted in a garden.
6/28/2022

Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic

Clinic helps educate Reno community about the dangers of sun exposure and how to protect oneself

Lourdes Valdez and Ramneek Dhami posing for a photo with their volunteers at the free clinic.
6/23/2022

Nevada volunteer honored in national awards for over three decades of service to 4-H youth

4-H volunteer Linda Zimmerman was named 4-H Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer

Linda Zimmerman being awarded the 2021 Nevada 4-H Volunteer of the Year by Sue Hoffman.
6/20/2022

University of Nevada, Reno Extension completes director search

Jacob DeDecker brings lifetime of experience in Extension to lead programs in Nevada

Jacob DeDecker.
6/8/2022

Nevada State Parks wants visitor feedback to help inform future decisions

Extension to help conduct survey project to assess needs and economic impact of parks

Mountains and valleys in Nevada's Valley of Fire state park.
5/31/2022

Extension and partners offer sessions on preparing for wildfire and evacuations

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues Nevada Wildfire Awareness Campaign

Fire burning foliage in the distance.
5/23/2022

4-H Offering summer camps at Lake Tahoe to keep youth engaged and learning

University of Nevada, Reno Extension continues tradition of offering overnight camps

A group of campers in bathing suits standing on the beach.
5/19/2022

University's Teruni Lamberg receives prestigious appointment to mathematics research group

College of Education and Human Development professor joins special interest group to push boundaries of mathematics education

Teruni Lamberg helps two students studying
5/16/2022

Path to Independence students to join University commencement for first time in nine years

Students receiving their certificate from Path to Independence to join their peers at commencement

5/12/2022

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

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

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

Extension and partners ready Nevadans for wildfire, smoke and ozone

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Dark Ages

Examining why digitization and born-digital materials are a challenge in archives

Frontal view of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center building at the University of Nevada, Reno.
4/19/2022

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

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

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

Extension hires registered dietician to enhance nutritional programs for communities

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

Hans Weding.
4/14/2022

What spices and foods can help with anxiety and stress?

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

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

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

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

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

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

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

Theresa B. Skaar
3/30/2022

Path to Independence highlighted on Anthem award-winning podcast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

High-risk teams to address domestic violence in Nevada

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

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

Living with fire begins in the classroom

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

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

Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

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

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

Wolf Pack Meats welcomes new operations manager

Tom Kulas hopes to grow facility to better serve the community

Tom Kulas.
2/11/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cattle grazing in a field.
2/8/2022

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

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

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

Extension beekeeping workshop offers tips for beginning and experienced beekeepers

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

Beekeeper tending to a hive.
1/27/2022

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

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

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

Exploring the importance of resilience in healthcare

CASAT launches second season of the “CASAT Conversations” podcast

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

New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

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

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

Green industry training offered for landscapers and nursery workers

Extension classes teach green industry topics to become Nursery Worker Certified

Pruned northern Nevada plants.
1/13/2022

University Libraries remembers Senator Harry Reid

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

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

Governor Sisolak proclaims January as Radon Action Month

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

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

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

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

Maria Chairez.
12/29/2021

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

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

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

University offers new dual-degree program in agricultural science and economics

College of Ag and College of Business collaborate to help grow state’s ag industry

Tractor cutting alfalfa.
12/10/2021

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

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
11/30/2021

Nevada researcher studying gut microbiomes in hopes of improving health

Aim is to uncover how Nevadans’ lives affect the microbes in their digestive tract and their health

Steven Frese.
11/29/2021

University and 4-H alum works to improve school-based agriculture education in Ghana

Connor Billman teaching youth and helping rural Ghana communities grow food through prestigious International Agricultural Education Fellowship

Connor Billman leading a classroom full of 4-H'ers in an activity.
11/9/2021

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

Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science

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

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

@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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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