Impact & student success
Hallowed ground: Spring Commencement returns to the Quad
More than 3,000 degrees were conferred over three days on the University's historic Quadrangle, where ceremonies were held for the first time since 2019
Tragedy in Buffalo, N.Y.
Words cannot begin to express the shock, horror and grief that we all felt over the weekend when we learned of the murderous rampage in Buffalo, N.Y.
Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science
NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development
Two campuses, one common cause
The past academic year has seen collaboration and teamwork mark the SNU-UNR transition
Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts
Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter
Concluding the 2021-22 academic year
Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and staff for a memorable and successful academic year. The commitment you have demonstrated to one another is inspiring.
University of Nevada, Reno faculty focus on batteries research, education and workforce training to meet world’s energy future
Nevada Institute for Sustainability improves performance of electric vehicles and the grid, and connects to nation’s first Batteries and Energy Storage Technologies Minor
Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla
Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students
Digital Wolf Pack Initiative expands, providing iPads to incoming freshmen and transfer students
Provost's office leads collaboration with Apple for iPads
Nevada Industry Excellence receives grant to support manufacturing industry development and success
$950,000 grant will continue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and statewide service through the University of Nevada, Reno
Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey
Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student
2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect
UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation
Healthy Minds Study: understanding mental health on campus
The Healthy Minds Study survey was recently sent out to students and, for the first time, faculty and staff at the University – check your inbox!
Bible Award winner Smith: Students make the award special
Anthropology's Geoff Smith wins another important teaching award
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
Denim Day is part of a global movement to expose harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual assault. I encourage all of you to wear denim on Wednesday, April 27, in support of Denim Day.
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
Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company
Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada
"If I hid behind my mask, would they still see me?"
Xueying Zheng, Jocelyn Simmons and S. Lucile Purnell delivered their award-winning speeches at the start of the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit
Earth Day is Every Day
Today is Earth Day, and the University acknowledges that we are all citizens of the world – and that we all have an important role in preserving our planet for future generations.
Spring 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages
Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries
Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities
New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry
Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.
In an effort to acknowledge and to build upon the culture of support at our University, I am happy to announce the Wolf Pack Wellbeing Week will be held April 18-22.
Gaming app will help faculty navigate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
Engineering professor Kelly Cross receives CAREER grant to survey engineering faculty about their beliefs and values about DEI and to develop gaming tool to coach faculty in responding to DEI situations.
A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews
Welcome to the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit
President Brian Sandoval's opening remarks from the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit the morning of April 6, 2022
University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program
Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time
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
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX for Women's History Month
Title IX Coordinator Maria Doucettperry answers questions about Title IX and the importance of policies like it
Bill Nye the Science Guy comes to Reno April 2
University of Nevada, Reno brings popular scientist-entertainer to the Reno Events Center
Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference
Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Official launch of "Sagebrushers" podcast
The idea behind “Sagebrushers” is to highlight the stories of the people, events and history that make our University great.
Sagebrushers podcast: Tales from The Wolf Pack Way
President Brian Sandoval hosts the new podcast from the University of Nevada, Reno, launching on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more March 29
Douglas Boyle named Associate Vice Provost for Research and Creative Activities in Lake Tahoe
Longtime University of Nevada, Reno faculty member brings experience to new position after Sierra Nevada University acquisition; appointment to begin July 1
Updates regarding Sierra Nevada University
The cohesive and collaborative work of the team, both on-site in Incline Village and here on our campus in Reno has been extraordinary.
University-grown meat and produce now available to those in need through on-campus food pantry
Pack Provisions partners with Wolf Pack Meats and Desert Farming Initiative to provide ground beef, fruits and vegetables year round
NSF CAREER Award paves the way for breakthroughs in science by eliminating data transfer bottlenecks
Engin Arslan’s research will bolster next-generation, data intensive applications by designing a new scalable and reliable data transfer framework.
Basque Global Training Program places three interns at the University
“Best opportunity of my life” – how the 2022 international interns describe working at the University
Grand (re)Opening of the Pillsbury Graduate Quiet Study (MIKC 500)
Graduate Research Assistant and Internal Vice President of the Graduate Student Association Taissa K. Lytchenko talks about the dedicated study space for graduate students
Nevada earns Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award
It is the fifth time in the past eight years that Nevada has earned the award
University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory
Nevada Loggers win big at largest forest conference and exhibition in the West
Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering
Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis
Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards
Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments
AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems
College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award
Thank you for all you do
National Employee Appreciation Day is a time for us to show appreciation for the achievements and contributions that are made by employees throughout the country.
Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University
University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing
Nevada Lands 61 to Academic All-Mountain West list
University of Nevada, Reno had 61 student-athletes named to the Fall 2021 Academic All-Mountain West List
Ben Hazard, the first Black professor at the University of Nevada, Reno
“I want to make sure that by being the first Black professor I also will not be the last.”
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.
Honoring Women's History Month
Our University has a long and proud history of women – students, faculty, staff and alumni – whose examples have furthered the lives of women.
Faces of the Pack: Blesethe West challenges herself by pursuing Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and valuable faculty mentorship provide opportunities for first-year pre-med student to get out of her comfort zone
Men’s & women’s basketball welcome donor-funded locker room building
Single-largest gift in Athletics history supports stand-alone locker rooms and team lounges to be completed by early 2024
Faces of the Pack: Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell reflects on her time at the University
"Go after your dreams and don’t doubt your intellect, ability and motivation to complete your goals in life. You can do it!"
Further guidance regarding masks on campus
It is important to note that the University cannot implement its own mask mandate.
Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases
As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery
Honoring Black History Month
Black History Month is a time for sincere appreciation for the lasting contributions members of the Black/African-American community have made to our society.
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
COVID-19 update on face coverings
Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately.
University's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan review opportunity
The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is still in draft form but is now available to the University community for review.
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”
The Nevada Career Studio's Spring Career Fairs
The Nevada Career Studio is hosting Spring Career Fairs on Feb. 16 and 17.
NSHE wants to hear from you
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has asked for you to share your perspectives and thoughts as they work to build their strategic plan for the future of NSHE.
A decade of mentorship at the Disability Resource Center
The DRC’s Peer Mentor Program has been helping first-year students acclimate to life at the University and navigate the services available for students with disabilities for 10 years
University to terminate contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories
The University terminated its contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories due to our institution’s dissatisfaction with Northshore’s service in helping to conduct on-campus COVID-19 testing for our students, faculty and staff.
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
University of Nevada, Reno partners with TalentSprint Inc. to offer TechWise program supported by Google that aims to increase diversity in technology education
The program will prepare 20 University students for high-growth technology careers
N95 respirators available
We are pleased to announce that the University is now in possession of a first shipment of 10,000 N95 respirators of a 20,000-N95 order that was made earlier this month.
Get to know University Libraries Dean Catherine Cardwell
Dean Cardwell is identifying opportunities to continue the trajectory of excellence, innovation for the University Libraries
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
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
What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?
In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers
Gender Affirming Closet to help Wolf Pack express identity
Donations are being accepted through the end of February in anticipation of the first pop-up event March 2
Announcing the TechWise Program
Our University is one of five colleges, and one of three four-year universities in the nation to be selected to participate in TechWise, an equity and inclusion program designed by TalentSprint and supported by Google.
Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester
For more than 20 months now, the sacrifices that you have all made, compassion you’ve shown one another and your undaunted determination have furthered our academic mission in the face of extreme challenge.
Inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition winners announced
Winners of the competition given cash awards to start their first investment funds
University updates as we approach the start of the spring semester
We are preparing for a spring semester that includes in-person instruction and in-person operations (programs and services).
Faces of the Pack: Recognizing Jeanine Mooers on World Braille Day
University alumna, Braille proofreader and now software accessibility tester is inspired by her love of Braille and for access technology
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
Monumental step in bringing University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University together
The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the University's acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU).
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.
University again recognized as a top research university
I cannot praise enough the work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students in the achievement of this latest University milestone.
University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas recognized as two of the nation’s top research universities by Carnegie
Both Universities recieved R1 status in 2018
The Guinn Center announces leadership change
Founding Executive Director Nancy Brune will be leaving the center for a new professional opportunity
Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities
Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students
Thompson appointed Executive Vice-President, Provost at University of Nevada, Reno
Selection came after national search to fill the position
Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President and Provost
I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thompson, a longtime faculty member and college and campus administrator, has been named Executive Vice President and Provost of our University.
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
Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement
For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held
Nevada Athletics sets graduation success rate record
Nevada student-athletes set a department record with a graduation rate of 89 percent
End of our Fall 2021 semester
I wish to express the University’s gratitude for the exemplary work and empathetic actions of so many that have characterized our fall 2021 semester.
4th Annual Campus Accessibility Forum: "The University has come a long way"
The 2021 Annual Campus Accessibility Forum will take place Dec. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will include an array of presenters from across the University
Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit
University professor will be first Nevadan to serve as chairman in a quarter of a century
Winter 2021 Senior Scholars honored by University
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize ten graduates with top grade-point averages
Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network
With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy
ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success
University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday
Association of Public and Land-grant University announces 2022 Board of Directors, new Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to serve as Chair, University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval selected to serve on Board
UNR Med co-hosts national program to introduce northern Nevada young women to engineering and medical careers
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine worked in partnership with the Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Foundation and The Perry Initiative
New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students
Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans
'I definitely got more out of my service than anything I could've ever expected'
As Veteran's Day approaches, University veterans reflect on service, studies and the future
‘Safety is everyone’s responsibility’: University webinar emphasizes maintaining safety on-campus
University President and guest speakers encourage culture of safety to mitigate hazards and avoid dangerous accidents
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
Faces of the Pack: Yareli Navarro Chavez finds first-generation opportunities through Undergraduate Research
Pack Research Experience Program and TRIO STEM Scholars offer mentorship and sense of belonging to sophomore pre-med student
Graduate of the Pack: Connor Billman, International Agriculture Education Fellowship Program fellow
Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science
President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson
Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.
Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement
Five years, nearly $4 million in scholarships
Students in the College of Engineering receive a range of scholarships to fulfill their academic and professional goals.
Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change
Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.
Faces of the Pack: Mark Gabot has a passion for research and healthcare
Doctor of Nursing student pursues the changes he wants to see in healthcare through graduate education
Davidson Academy Online Campus awarded Resilient Districts Prize from Future of School
A $10,000 check was presented to the Davidson Academy at a ceremony Oct. 12
Wolf Pack community participates in University of Nevada, Reno Homecoming week
Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of traditional events for Homecoming Week 2021 to encourage student participation
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
Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli
Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life
How to hope: new course teaches hope skills to Wolf Pack
Hopeful Mindsets on the College Campus online program open to all Wolf Pack students, faculty and staff
Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada
Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.
Sandoval's first State of the University: A nod to history and big goals for the future
Address also included the investiture of Sandoval as 17th president
Finding our true north
As we chart a course for the next stage of our journey, we need you to help find our True North. We need your bold insights, intuitions and innovations for an audacious future in the 2022-27 Strategic Plan.
Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina
La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español
Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish
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
The Wolf Pack Way: a path of greatness
Campus pedestrian thoroughfare lined with banners featuring notable alumni will inspire Wolf Pack members for years to come
Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic
By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response
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
Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season
As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.
Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center
Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space
President Brian Sandoval to deliver his first State of the University address on Tuesday, Sept. 28
Brian Sandoval was appointed the 17th president of the University of Nevada, Reno, on Sept. 17, 2020
College of Engineering welcomes 8 National Merit Scholars, 55 Presidential Scholars
On August 20, the College of Engineering held a welcoming ceremony for the 8 National Merit Scholars and 55 Presidential Scholars who joined the College this fall.
President Sandoval tests positive for COVID-19
The positive test result I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced thus far also point to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines are indeed doing their job.
Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities
Mark your calendars: College of Engineering’s Internship and Career Fair
On September 22, the College of Engineering will connect students with employers and agencies offering internships and jobs.
University honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with unique origami crane art installation
More than 3,000 cranes made from retired, repurposed military uniforms; support provided by the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression
A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act
Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval
2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients
Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship
Updates for faculty and staff
We would like to clarify and expand on some key points regarding COVID-19 reporting, employee testing and other aspects of how the University is keeping our campus safe.
Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience
University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks
#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.
Welcome to the fall 2021 semester
I firmly believe that, although we understand the concerns associated with COVID-19, there is nothing that can stop the successes of our students, faculty and staff.
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'
Commencement history made in Mackay Stadium
Over four days in May of 2021, the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium, a first for the University
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine welcomes class of 2025 with a White Coat Ceremony
First medical school milestone ceremony commemorates 70 new medical students
Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement
I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.
Greater Nevada Credit Union offers substantial support to NevadaFIT
Funding will help support University of Nevada, Reno’s academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program, creating a greater culture of student success and completion for incoming freshmen
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
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
Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze
Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history
State employee COVID-19 testing policy
Per State of Nevada COVID-19 policies, effective Aug. 15, employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take weekly COVID-19 tests and provide proof of testing and results.
Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship
The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars
University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning
Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost
Physician Assistant Studies Program Class of 2021 graduates from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
UNR Med PA graduates prepared to bolster Nevada’s health care workforce
Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student
Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program
University mask requirement updates
Effective Friday, July 30, the University will follow the State of Nevada's mask mandate, requiring all students, employees and members of the public to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn
Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Initial fleet of autonomous food delivery robots have already ascended onto the University campus
Starship Technologies, Chartwells Higher Education still preparing for final launch of real-time food delivery from Nevada Dining vendors; full fleet of approx. 20 robots set to start delivery Aug. 23
University’s commitment to our DACA students and their families
Although disappointing, this latest ruling does not diminish our resolve. Our support for our DACA students and their families remains firm.
Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University of Nevada, Reno ‘family’
The Board of Trustees of Sierra Nevada University approved an agreement allowing Sierra Nevada University to become part of our University. It is the first step in a process that requires further approvals by the Board of Regents and several key regulatory bodies.
Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1
‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’
Updates on full in-person operations on July 1
During the next few weeks as our preparations for the fall semester shift into high gear, our numbers on campus will surely grow.
Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing
Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program
University of Nevada, Reno to ask City of Reno to rename North Center Street as ‘University Way’
Request has century-old roots in relationship of University and City
Return to full in-person operations on July 1
We will work together during the fall semester to once again stabilize our in-person operations, assess needs and address gaps and opportunities.
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
Update of 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature
With every piece of legislation, there comes the challenge of implementation followed by how effectively the legislation matches the needs not only of the moment, but for the future.
William Roser named fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The civil engineering doctoral student is also a GAANN Fellow focused on improving the earthquake-resiliency of structures to reduce their carbon footprint.
Update regarding John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee
Since September 2020, the John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee (JMSDAC) has been working on developing recommendations for University leadership for paths forward regarding concerns about the John Mackay Statue.
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
Olivia Tahti wins Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition
The environmental engineering student’s speech, “Still Water in Coal Run,” focused on the importance of ethical practice in water infrastructure engineering.
Nevada Cyber Club celebrates semester of successful competitions
Nevada Cyber Club coach Bill Doherty reflects on a semester that saw the Club excel in competition and field an all-women team.
Introducing the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative and Apple collaboration
Each member of the fall 2021 first-year class will receive an iPad Air at no cost as the University collaborates with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform.
Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia
UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation
Updates regarding policies, guidance and protocols
As a result of the continued progress that is being made in the fight against COVID-19, there have been changes to policies, guidance and protocols at the national, state and county levels.
Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge
118 undergraduate students across a variety of disciplines and Nevada higher education institutions presented their research projects virtually
“You make happiness happen.”
Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates
NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies
Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering
Legislative update: Budget restoration
The joint Money Committees of the Nevada State Legislature allocated a portion of the State’s American Recovery Funding to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
A historic Commencement
Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium
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
Blaize Abuntori acts on a simple idea, makes a big impact
Statistics and data science master's student receives the Cavanaugh Community Volunteer Award for launching the Reno Burrito Project
Orvis Nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy
While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.
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.
Goldwater Scholar Jacob Molina continues pursuit of "innate" passion for physics
Molina's research focuses on plasma and condensed matter physics under the mentorship of Assistant Professor Thomas White
NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’
Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions
Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'
The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career
Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist
Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school
End of Spring 2021 semester
"May is always our time of reflection. We reflect on what was, and we also look ahead to what can be. Thank you for all that you have done this semester."
Serving our community, advancing the public good
Through education, research and outreach, the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills its land-grant mission to the betterment of humanity, the environment and, of course, Nevada
'A deep manifestation of what is needed in the lives of everyone'
Commencement sites over the years have varied, but the value has been undeniable
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
Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning
Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award
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
University to celebrate 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium
Eight in-person ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, to honor the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees
University honors 2021 Senior Scholars
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages
Students learn to improve and manage rangeland resources around the world
Animal & Rangeland Science Graduate Program teaches animal science and the ecology, management and restoration of rangeland
IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established
The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.
The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day
On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.
Orvis School of Nursing staff receive national recognition
Two staff members from the Orvis School of Nursing were recently recognized for their contributions to their field.
Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year
Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.
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
Giving back to the Pack
College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign
University’s NevadaFIT wins award from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Boot camp-style course for first-year students introduces freshmen to rigor, preparedness necessary to succeed in college
Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds
University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID
Google donates 100 hotspot devices to students in need at the University of Nevada, Reno
Funding from Google helps students connect to the internet for school and work.
Orvis Student Nurses' Association creates food and supply pantry for nursing students
Nursing students in need can sign up for anonymous food and supply pantry through the school's student association
College of Engineering and its programs make 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings
For the second year in a row, the College of Engineering and all of the ranking-eligible graduate engineering programs housed within it received rankings.
Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research
Through commercialization, University faculty can find ways to transform their work into a marketable product or service that benefits society
Physicist and Environmental Activist
Richard C. Sill papers are now available for use in the library's Special Collections and University Archives.
Two mechanical engineering graduate students named 2021 Roy G. Post Scholarship recipients
Ph.D. candidates Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano have received the Post Scholarship for their research in nuclear energy and packaging.
New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science
University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges
The University is nationally recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus for the third year in a row
The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, acknowledged the University for efforts during pandemic
Neurodiversity Alliance to advocate for and support neurodiverse Wolf Pack community
Newly formed alliance will focus on Universal Design Learning, breaking down institutional barriers and creating, supporting University neurodiverse community
Sisolak on campus: 'I'm constantly impressed'
Nevada's Governor given tour of three facilities which speak to the University's unique mission
University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today
In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science
Social Work Advocacy Day hosted for more than 130 Nevada students and practitioners
Students learn about bills and how to influence legislative policy decisions
Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded
Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Autumn Cuellar has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices.
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
NSF CAREER Award recipient Thomas White explores the most extreme states of matter in the Universe
Assistant professor of physics receives funding to include undergraduate students in cutting edge physics research
Makerspace at the Innevation Center allows users to discover, learn, build and connect
Offering equipment, resources and support – plus its first ever Makerthon – this well-equipped space encourages creation and real-world learning
Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence
In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering
College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic
Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.
The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry
Evening with Industry brought 65 students and 11 companies together to help students and new graduates prepare themselves professionally to become engineers.
Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020
University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an unusual mutation
Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history
The College of Engineering recognizes the contributions of its exceptional alumni like Sierra Gonzales through its Profiles in Excellence series.
Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires
Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory
Black at the Pack: “We strengthen each other”
Faculty affinity group helps grow Black community on campus, taking aim at recruitment and retention where cultural identity and professional responsibilities intersect
University of Nevada, Reno student among winners of the 2020 ¡Andale! Scholarship
Criminal justice and philosophy major wins scholarship offered by Las Vegas Latino Bar Association to help cover LSAT expenses
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.
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.
Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro
Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success
Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten
Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit
Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost
Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position
Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives
College of Liberal Arts lecture series bring topics of diversity, politics, society and more
Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts host weekly, biweekly and monthly lectures throughout spring semester
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
Nursing Graduate Accepts Oncology Job On 5-Year Anniversary of Being Cancer Free
Haley Carroll graduated from Orvis School of Nursing in December 2020. Just five years earlier Haley was battling cancer unsure of her future.
FYRE Robotics provides mentorship for K-12 students interested in engineering and science
As lead mentor for this community-based robotics team, Kerry Thompson helps students develop important life-skills such as teamwork, communication and more
Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience
New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.
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
University Libraries Mathewson Automated Retrieval System – MARS – receives upgrade
With more than 800,000 items stored and millions of items delivered MARS recently received its first large-scale upgrade since the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs
With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities
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
The Honors College: for highly motivated students, a meaningful journey
The newest college at the University provides opportunities for students to take their education to the next level
Life’s a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.
Student mentors turn into peer coaches through Honors College first-year experience program
Three days of events planned leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The Center for Student Engagement encourages participation in this year's activities
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sierra Nevada Corporation forgoes holiday and year-end meetings, donates to College of Engineering
Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.
New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research
Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity
University hosts 2nd Annual Writing and Well-Being Conference with keynote speaker Cornel West
Virtual conference offers three days of workshops and speakers including free lecture by Dr. West Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.
Michael Flores named director of Government Relations and Community Engagement
Longtime Nevada government affairs and community outreach professional to join University of Nevada, Reno
GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020
The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.
Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno
Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine
University housing LEEDs the way for sustainability
Great Basin Hall wins Golden Pinecone Award, recognizing sustainable construction practices used to meet internationally recognized LEED Gold Standard
Faces of the Pack: Engineering student leads SWE through age of COVID-19
Victoria Defilippi is the current president of the University’s chapter for the Society of Women Engineers. She seeks new opportunities to bring students together in the time of a global pandemic.
Nevada graduates 16 student-athletes during Winter Commencement
More than 1,150 student-athletes have graduated over the past dozen years
The resilient class of 2020
'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'
University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients
University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average
University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees
Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates
University student food insecurity on the rise
Pack Provisions, the University’s food pantry, is expecting the need for food assistance to double amongst students this academic year.
#COVIDCrew partners with DoughBoys Donuts
Climate survey results seek to understand COVID-19 impacts; mask sales continue to support relief fund
Emilly Borthwick-Wong promoted to executive director of undergraduate academic advising
Director provides central student, advisor and assessment support
University-wide meeting: 'This is why I know we're going to get through this'
Wide-ranging Zoom discussion stresses measures intended to meet the challenges of the coming months
Northern Nevada International Center, City of Reno awarded grant to improve immigrant inclusion
Reno, Washoe County and 18 additional Gateways for Growth Challenge awardees join a network of others seeking to improve infrastructure for inclusivity in their communities
Journalism professor appointed to inaugural board of influential professional diversity forum
Caesar Andrews elected to the Journal-isms Inc. Board of Directors
University’s SAGE program expands statewide with GOED support and UNLV partnership
GOED Knowledge Fund grant will connect technology companies statewide to federal Small Business Innovation research grants
At a critical moment for small technology-based businesses in our state, the Knowledge Fund has identified the SAGE program as an ideal partner to substantially improve small technology-based businesses’ access to federal SBIR and STTR grant opportunities."
Two student veterans share their experiences and insight
Brian Kelley, president of the University's Omega Delta Sigma chapter, and Michael Hanson, president of Wolf Pack Veterans, talk about what Veterans Day means to them and a whole lot more
The Lilley Museum and Reno Contemporaries host virtual community discussion Nov. 6
‘Art Ignites’ event meant to evoke discussion around diversity and inclusion, panel to include Sierra Hall mural artist
Annual coat drive returns to campus to help Washoe County K-12 students stay warm
Nevada Alumni Association puts on Drive Up and Drop Off Coat Drive in partnership with Big Reno Coat Drive and other local organizations
Committed to our University and committed to our democracy
In the latest Dear Wolf Pack Family message, President Brian Sandoval asks the University community to come together and support one another
‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar series hosted by Equal Opportunity and Title IX Department
Creating a safe place for staff and students to talk about race in the University community
2020 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership award given to Eleni Oikonomidoy
Virtual ceremony celebrates the talent at the University of Nevada, Reno
2020 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame going virtual
Free Zoom event Nov. 12, 7 p.m., to highlight, celebrate Nevada writers
University updates for the coming weeks
President Sandoval addresses faculty, staff and students in latest Dear Wolf Pack Family messages to campus