Education & public service

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

New resource sheds light on tree encroachment on sagebrush ecosystems

Up-to-date science-based information available on new website details how trees are taking over sagebrush ecosystems, the impacts, and what is being done to manage the issue

Group of early to mid stage juniper trees
10/14/2022

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

Four of five pinyon-juniper tree species declining in their ranges in the West

University of Nevada, Reno study shows warmer, drier conditions taking toll on pinyon-juniper woodlands

Student measuring a tree sapling in the forest.
10/5/2022

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

Faces of the Pack: Micah Lilo brings STEM skills to the football field and the lab

Wolf Pack linebacker receives Undergraduate Research funding to investigate energy-saving dynamic windows

Micah Lilo, redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Wolf Pack football team on the field at Mackay in uniform pointing away from the camera.
9/16/2022

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

UNR School of Social Work receives reaccreditation

Interim Dean, Lillian Wichinsky, stands smiling with others from the School of Social Work on a grassy lawn on a sunny day.
8/30/2022

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

New SNAP dashboard strengthens food-security education across Nevada

Planners, program managers can easily tap into data about nutrition, physical activity

plate of healthy food
8/18/2022

Nevada and New Mexico Public Health researchers collaborate on reducing methamphetamine and opioid-related harms

Professor Karla Wagner and her team examine harm reduction in Nevada and secure a 3-year CDC-funded grant

Headshot of Karla Wagner
8/16/2022

Nevada’s Recovery & Prevention Program in the School of Public Health hosts 2nd Annual Recovery Month 5k celebration

The event will take place September 24 at Idlewild Park

NRAP Project Director Terra Hamblin, standing with 5k racers at the previous 2021 event.
8/15/2022

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

Nevada Math & Technology Camp introduces youth to STEM fields

College of Education and Human Development continues the tradition of offering weeklong residential camps.

Two students working on math problems on their laptop during camp
7/22/2022

Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Sarah Mitchell 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

Nevada First-Gen Network creates program for prospective college students

Incline Village middle schoolers to engage in STEM, leadership and art activities this summer

first-gen team meets with middle school students
7/8/2022

School of Public Health Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li receive prestigious environmental health accolades

Assistants Professors Dr. Li Li and Dr. Dingsheng Li were awarded for their research at the Society of Toxicology 61st Annual Meeting and ToxExpo.

Dr. Li Li receiving toxicology award at the Society of Toxicology conference
7/8/2022

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

Public health highlight: Veronika Scavacini

Veronika Scavacini is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ and Latine communities and has dedicated their career to addressing health disparities through the lens of economics

Veronika Scavacini headshot
6/23/2022

Kids explore frogs, bees and science at the University

Students in Northern Nevada got the opportunity to learn from graduate students and professors at the Daugherty Summer Science Exploration program.

Students gather around a black workbench with their hands folded. The workbench has beakers and plastic tubes with bees and blue and yellow paper strips in them. The beakers have sucrose and water labels on them.
6/22/2022

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

School of Public Health celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion

School's DEI committee shares how students, faculty and staff can access DEI resources

School of Public Health students and faculty pose with their hands in the shape of a wolf, standing around and on top of the University "N" statue outdoors.
6/9/2022

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

Adult chaperones needed to guide youth at Tahoe 4-H summer camp

Extension 4-H Youth Development needs volunteers for July 9-16 camp at South Lake Tahoe

Adult chaperone guiding youth through an activity.
5/17/2022

Training for new and experienced Nevada gardeners is being offered online

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

 A garden full of colorful flowers.
5/16/2022

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

Increase in accidental drug overdose among Hispanic/Latinx persons in Nevada

The School of Public Health’s Overdose Data to Action program and the CDC report an increase in overdose deaths among Hispanic/Latinx Nevadans from 2019 to 2020.

Box of naloxone on a table
5/13/2022

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

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

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

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

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

Museum of Natural History welcomes CFRC class of four-year-olds

The Museum uses interactive experiences to teach visitors about the natural world.

Children play-growl at a taxidermy mountain lion.
4/15/2022

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

Jodee Prudente Joins Doctoral Student Scholars’ 14th Cohort

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Carson
3/30/2022

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

Extension hires personnel to help improve nutrition and health in Nevada

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

Macy Helm and Brian Luckey.
3/25/2022

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

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

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

Corn in husks.
3/23/2022

Southern Nevada water supply faces Colorado River restrictions

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

Lake Mead low water
3/16/2022

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

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

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

Sorghum research and growing information presented in virtual workshops

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

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

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

Tamzen Stringham first woman to receive the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

Tamzen Stringham.
3/11/2022

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

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

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

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

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

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

“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

Health, is it equal for all?

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

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

Counseling services collaborative to help youth and adults

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

walkway on the Quad
2/25/2022

Celebrating Social Work Leaders returns for 2022!

Dean Martin providing the first State of the School at the Inaugural Celebrating Social Work Leaders event.
2/17/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The stories of underrepresented graduate students during COVID-19

Pandemic adds extra stress to lives of underrepresented graduate students

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

Alumni Highlight: Rob Kittrell

Rob Kittrell
1/28/2022

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

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

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

Alumni Highlight: Marie (Grupczynski) Espin

Marie Espin
1/28/2022

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

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

Multicolored abacus
1/27/2022

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

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

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

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

Alumni Highlight: Kevin Carroll

Alumnus Kevin Carroll always knew he wanted to be an educator

Kevin Carroll
1/26/2022

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

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

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

Alumni Highlight: Tiffany Kress

Tiffany Kress
1/26/2022

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

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return in February

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

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

What are classroom management tips for substitute teachers?

Expert insight on managing challenging student behaviors

Substitute teacher in a science classroom
1/20/2022

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

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

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

New small-acreage certification program supports beginning farmers and ranchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University Libraries remembers Senator Harry Reid

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

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

Governor Sisolak proclaims January as Radon Action Month

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

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

Weight gain: The holidays are over, now what?

What older adults should know before dieting to lose holiday pounds

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

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

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

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

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

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

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

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

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

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

Cattle grazing on a ranch.
12/20/2021

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

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

Tiffany Young
12/15/2021

The guide for getting girls involved in STEM

How a program lasting only a day or two can change young girls’ lives for the better

Student holding a book for the camera
12/13/2021

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 celebrates sharing of bountiful harvests this Thanksgiving

Desert Farming Initiative and Demonstration Orchard help provide for food-insecure in northern and southern Nevada

Tanner Petrilla harvesting in a hoop house.
11/19/2021

Child and Family Research Center and Student Services’ First-Generation Student Center team up to keep student-parents in the classroom

New grant collaboration allows parents to stay in school and children to receive top-notch care

Group of parents and children sitting in a classroom
11/18/2021

University offers series of online workshops on soil health

Soil health key to successful food production

Winter camelina growing in soil.
11/17/2021

First-Gen Network uses thriving Dean's Future Scholars Program as a model

College of Education & Human Development community outreach program supports local school district students

DFS students on hillside
11/16/2021

Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada

Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion

Ceremonial headwear
11/10/2021

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

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

What are Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education? How are they misunderstood?

As debates over Critical Race Theory and Inclusive Education heat up in our nation's school districts, Dean of the College of Education & Human Development, Donald Easton-Brooks counters the myths

Students in a classroom
10/27/2021

Are energy drinks dangerous for children? | ¿Son las bebidas energéticas peligrosa para los ninos?

Caffeine poses a number of problems to children. | La cafeína crea una serie de problemas a los niños.

A child eating pizza and drinking something from a glass
10/25/2021

How teachers adapt coursework to create resistant civics education

College of Education and Human Development's Cristina Lash case study details how national policy can affect teaching

civics education poster
10/25/2021

Stopping the spread of misinformation in India

University faculty receive international grant to train journalists and students on fact-checking

A university student looks at a computer with faculty member Paromita Pain talking to her in the Reynolds School reading room.
10/22/2021

Carson City resident Karen Hinton inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame

Dean and director emeritus of University of Nevada, Reno Extension honored for her 4-H leadership

Karen Hinton.
10/22/2021

Are claims about water enhancers true? | ¿Son ciertas las afirmaciones sobre los potenciadores de agua (water enhancers)?

Keep reading to find out. | Siga leyendo para averiguarlo.

A child drinking from a glass of water
10/20/2021

Addressing the trauma experienced by students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Shanon Taylor advocates for trauma-informed practice for widespread student mental health needs

Student working on a math assignment in a classroom
10/20/2021

Extension provides free bilingual virtual resources for small business owners

Small Business Education Program meets the needs of Nevada businesses

Business instructors Juan Salas, Reyna Mendez and Mike Bindrup posing in front of a screen.
10/18/2021

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.