Impact & student success

A pause for democracy, a pause for hope

The Quad in winter, covered in snow
1/14/2021

Sierra Nevada Corporation forgoes holiday and year-end meetings, donates to College of Engineering

Donations were made based on Sierra Nevada Corporation employee recommendations.

Two people seated at table with SNC banner in background
1/11/2021

Support student scholarships with a Wolf Pack license plate

Nevada license plate
11/24/2020

#COVIDCrew partners with DoughBoys Donuts

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

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

Emilly Borthwick-Wong promoted to executive director of undergraduate academic advising

Director provides central student, advisor and assessment support

A student wear a facial covering walks through the University of Nevada, Reno campus with stairs and a statue behind them.
11/19/2020

University-wide meeting: 'This is why I know we're going to get through this'

Wide-ranging Zoom discussion stresses measures intended to meet the challenges of the coming months

President Brian Sandoval and the other senior University leadership on the panel
11/19/2020

Northern Nevada International Center, City of Reno awarded grant to improve immigrant inclusion

Reno, Washoe County and 18 additional Gateways for Growth Challenge awardees join a network of others seeking to improve infrastructure for inclusivity in their communities

The Downtown Reno arch and Reno Brew Bike. Credit VisitRenoTahoe.com
11/18/2020

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."

11/12/2020

Two student veterans share their experiences and insight

Brian Kelley, president of the University's Omega Delta Sigma chapter, and Michael Hanson, president of Wolf Pack Veterans, talk about what Veterans Day means to them and a whole lot more

Students placing flags into the JCSU lawn
11/10/2020

The Lilley Museum and Reno Contemporaries host virtual community discussion Nov. 6

‘Art Ignites’ event meant to evoke discussion around diversity and inclusion, panel to include Sierra Hall mural artist

A small group of people pose for a photo below the Sierra Hall mural during a dedication event.
11/4/2020

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

Volunteers at last year's coat drive
11/3/2020

Committed to our University and committed to our democracy

In the latest Dear Wolf Pack Family message, President Brian Sandoval asks the University community to come together and support one another

President Brian Sandoval
11/2/2020

‘Let’s Talk About Race’ webinar series hosted by Equal Opportunity and Title IX Department

Creating a safe place for staff and students to talk about race in the University community

Wanda Lloyd speaking
10/29/2020

2020 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame going virtual

Free Zoom event Nov. 12, 7 p.m., to highlight, celebrate Nevada writers

Past Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees gather for a group picture (from left, back row, Michael Branch, Lindsay Wilson, Alicia Barber, Christopher Coake, from left, front row, Terri Farley, Mark Maynard and Waddie Mitchell)
10/28/2020

University updates for the coming weeks

President Sandoval addresses faculty, staff and students in latest Dear Wolf Pack Family messages to campus

President Sandoval talks with senior administrators while walking on the Quad
10/22/2020

New roadside LiDAR sensors help build a safer transportation infrastructure

University of Nevada, Reno engineering researchers have expanded a network of LiDAR sensors to improve traffic efficiency, reduce accidents and facilitate the use of autonomous vehicles.

Three workers setting up a roadside LiDAR sensor
10/19/2020

Five years, 370 jobs and $88 million in investor capital at the Innevation Center

The University’s downtown hub of entrepreneurialism and collaboration celebrates its 5th anniversary

Photo of Jim Sacherman, the center's first director, current Director Grace Chou, Makerspace Specialist Daniel Smith, Assistant Director Crystal Harvey and Office Coordinator Ania Cavillo-Mason.
10/14/2020

Work of Diversity and Inclusion Officer: 'Always in the making – just like democracy'

Eloisa Gordon-Mora talks about her first year-plus on the job, including socio-political challenges, strategic planning, professional achievements and what the future holds

Chief Diversity Officer Eloisa Gordon Mora standing on the Quad
10/14/2020

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

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

President Brian Sandoval at a press conference
10/9/2020

Sandoval's first day: You can come home again

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

President Brian Sandoval walking with others on the quad
10/8/2020

Materials Science and Engineering undergraduates earn prestigious scholarships

Zachary Wolff and Alexander Goldman have earned scholarships from the TMS Society, a national organization that awards only ten scholarships annually.

Alexander Goldman and Zachary Wolff
10/8/2020

College of Engineering outreach programs go online

A new after-school program will provide engineering lessons and math and science assistance and an EPIC Saturday virtual lab will demonstrate engineering principles in action.

students in line in hallway preparing to throw items
10/7/2020

University mitigation efforts to ‘Protect the Pack’

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

President Sandoval talks with senior administrators while walking on the quad
10/6/2020

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

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

President Sandoval walks on the University Quad with senior administrators
10/5/2020

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

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

President Marc Johnson with Karen Penner Johnson at Morrill Hall
9/29/2020

CREATE program welcomes second cohort, celebrates successful first year

The NSF-funded program aims to recruit, retain and engage academically talented engineering students through scholarships and academic support services.

Students working on a cardboard box
9/28/2020

Voter registration reminders

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

Person with a Nevada Wolf Pack shirt on stands in front of a voting machine.
9/28/2020

The honor of being your president

An open letter from President Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson
9/25/2020

Construction management program builds interested engineers from the ground up

The new construction management minor will be housed in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

construction site of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/22/2020

The Sandoval presidency: What will it look like?

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

Brian Sandoval speaking
9/21/2020

Board of Regents appoints Sandoval new president

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

Brian Sandoval
9/17/2020

University Libraries launches 1,000 Miles project

Students invited to participate on a virtual adventure

Image of a man standing next to a donkey.
9/17/2020

Grant helps retrain workers for Nevada manufacturing careers

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

A robotic arm shakes hands with a human hand
9/9/2020

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

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

People in lab coats in pavement lab
9/9/2020

UNR Med students create a healthy curriculum for Washoe County high school students

A team of third-year medical students is teaching preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices

A socially distanced group photo of 10 medical students who are creating and teaching curriculum on preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices for high school students.
9/8/2020

Libraries to Host Virtual Trivia Night Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

All University students, faculty and staff welcome. Advanced registration via Zoom required.

A mixed gender, five- person Trivia Night team poses for a photo with their Trivia Night prizes.
9/4/2020

What to expect when you visit the Libraries this Fall

Face coverings required, updated food policy, increased sanitization efforts, and new hours of operation

A Libraries Building Monitor uses OPIE to clean chairs inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
9/3/2020

New ASTM standard makes our roads greener and less expensive

Working with NDOT, the Pavement Engineering & Science program in the Western Regional Superpave Center has developed a standalone standard for asphalt testing that has been adopted by ASTM.

Elie Hajj inspects asphalt samples and smiles at camera
9/3/2020

Wolf Pack Blood Donation Week

University partners with Vitalant to host off-campus blood drive

Person in mask wearing "I Bleed Silver and Blue" T-shirt
9/1/2020

Water-efficient landscape training and certification offered

Extension class prepares landscapers for Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certification

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

Nevada Association of Counties launches new program to help small businesses

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

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

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

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

A Black Bear, brown in color as is common, in the Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
8/31/2020

Wildfire preparation webinar series offered during National Preparedness Month

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

burning hillside behind a house
8/28/2020

Preparing faculty, students for Fall 2020 main objective for TLT | IDT

By the Numbers: 300 faculty trained, 70 new classroom tech systems installed, +230 classrooms outfitted for HyFlex

Screenshot of 25 University faculty members and TLT | IDT staff participating in a Zoom-based learning session titled, “Going online Fall 2020.” TLT designed this class to help educate and support faculty when it comes to teaching online due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
8/27/2020

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

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

A technician at work in the Nevada State Public Health Lab
8/27/2020

Virtual coding workshops prepare students for Congressional App Challenge

Extension 4-H Program encourages students to explore computer science

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

Scheduling Services welcomes new director and reporting line

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

Continuing Education Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/27/2020

The College of Engineering is on the move

As the fall semester begins, the College of Engineering is moving into the new William N. Pennington Engineering Building

two people move robot into William N. Pennington Engineering Building
8/26/2020

Shannon Ellis welcomes back the Wolf Pack

Shannon Ellis
8/26/2020

Celebrating what goes RIGHT in chemistry-lab safety

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

Laboratory training manager presents a certificate to teaching assistant in the lab, while both wear Personal Protective Equipment
8/25/2020

Online management tools can help small businesses reach potential customers

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

Willie Daugherty and JR Mendoza
8/24/2020

Welcome back, Wolf Pack

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

President Marc Johnson speaking with the Quad in the background
8/24/2020

University welcomes the Class of 2024

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

First-year students participating in a socially distanced event on the Quad
8/20/2020

University partners with cities to study COVID-19 virus prevalence in wastewater

College of Engineering leads wastewater environmental surveillance in the Truckee Meadows

Lin Li demonstrates testing for virus
8/20/2020

Extension welcomes two new Advisory Council members

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

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

Nevada 4-H offering late summer and fall activities

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

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

University housing adapts to ongoing changes amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

Residence hall entrance with student worker behind a desk and face shield, as a student resident wearing a mask approaches
8/17/2020

QLess System with Caitlin McKinney

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

A student stands in front of a sign describing the QLess process
8/12/2020

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

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

A portrait photo of Nikki Nadeau
8/12/2020

Youth increase cultural awareness through online culinary arts program

4-H virtual lessons also incorporate chemistry and science concepts

Sarah Monique Somma with rice dish
8/12/2020

From violin to dean: UNPACKED features Matt Means

Nevada Today podcast’s latest episode shares the fascinating backstory of the dean of the University's new Honors College

University Honors College Dean Matt Means
8/11/2020

Water research leads to prestigious scholarship

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate Lydia Peri recently earned the Water Environment Federation’s WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for her work in water purification.

Lydia Peri
8/11/2020

Accessing resources and using live video can help small businesses succeed

Extension offering virtual sessions for small businesses during the pandemic

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

Horticulture classes offered for backyard gardeners

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

a garden of native flowers
8/6/2020

Jon Bilbao Basque Library, Basque culture, digital archive focus of new episode of Checked Out!

“The pandemic is a shared experience. It is a global event like nothing we have seen before.” - Iñaki Arrieta Baro said.

: A group of dancers participating in what appears to be a version of the Zinta Dantza, a ribbon dance. The colored ribbons are braided with the movement of the dancers around the pole. Metaphorically, the dance represents the process of life, the obstacles encountered as life progresses, and the passing from life to the afterlife.
8/6/2020

Research ‘rock star’ has advanced gastroenterology science and scientists

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

Portrait photo of Kent Sanders, Nevada's 2020 Distinguished Researcher
8/6/2020

Teamwork that opens doors to research, opportunities

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

A conference room with about 25 students and faculty sitting around several tables and watching a facilitator lead a presentation on a large screen.
8/5/2020

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

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

man sitting at a computer
8/3/2020

University offers agricultural crop research tours at Field Day in Fallon

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

a chickpea plant
7/30/2020

Experiment Station increases meat and produce production during pandemic

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

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

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

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

Carlos Cardillo of the Nevada Center for Applied Research and Jonathan Hull of Bioelectronica stand in the biosciences laboratory managed by NCAR.
7/29/2020

Websites and digital marketing help businesses survive pandemic

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

charts on page
7/27/2020

Libraries’ Digital Services Department featured on Checked Out!

Podcast takes in-depth look at the digitization work done to help support academic success both on and off campus

Photograph of Consolidated Copper Dumping Railway Car
7/23/2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Maples with his daughter Mya
7/16/2020

Reopening Plan – Fall 2020 & other important updates

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

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and Joe Crowley Student Union buildings with people walking
7/16/2020

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

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

person using a laptop and calculator
7/13/2020

Nevada ASUN redesigns logo In support Of LGTBQ+ communities

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

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

7/10/2020

International students and online instruction fall 2020

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

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

7/8/2020

Young children discover STEM during pandemic

Extension provides resources to families for STEM activities at home

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

Health District and University release COVID-19 antibody study results

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

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

Extension offers online sessions on business resources and running a business

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

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

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

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

Farmer harvesting carrots
7/2/2020

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

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

Argenta Hall by the Down Under after the July 5, 2019 explosion
6/29/2020

How to build a master instructor

Grad 702/703 prepares University graduate students as leaders in the classroom and beyond.

Six people sit around a conference table in a bright room smiling and talking.
6/24/2020

Health care alumni share stories from the front lines

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

Brittany Toalson, CNA and Jessica Lamb '12 , RN. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Lamb)
6/19/2020

Extension offers online session on home meat processing

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

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

Barnes & Noble College to manage University bookstore operations

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

Students holding logoed apparel in The Nevada Wolf Shop
6/15/2020

University earns designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)

The College of Engineering B.S. in computer science with a minor in cybersecurity degree program earns prestigious CAE-CD designation from the NSA and the DHS.

Students at computer in the Knowledge Center
6/15/2020

Biochemistry professor retires after decades of outstanding dedication

Gary Blomquist retires after 43 years with the University

Gary Blomquist
6/12/2020

Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

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

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.
6/11/2020

Actions to address racism on campus

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

The color black
6/10/2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professor Geoff Blewitt sits alongside a GPS station on a mountain that overlooks the valley of Reno and Sparks, Nev.
6/5/2020

Return to campus: 'Prepare and be nimble'

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

The Zoom screens of Brian Frost, Provost Kevin Carman, Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Eloisa Gordon-Mora, President Marc Johnson, Tim McFarling, and Denise Baclawski
6/4/2020

Extension offers webinar to help small businesses create reopening strategies

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

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

University + manufacturing + volunteers make and donate hospital gowns

A community network coordinated by the Innevation Center Makerspace has made more than 750 gowns to help meet the regional need for PPE

A healthcare worker wearing a gown, face mask, and face shield giving the thumbs up
6/1/2020

Planning for the Return of the Pack: Phase 2

President Marc Johnson announces Phase 2 plans for the University

Students walk on the university campus.
5/28/2020

How has the University Libraries managed to make resources available for use by students, staff, and faculty while in quarantine?

A lot of behind-the-scenes work, creativity and collaboration

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center exterior
5/26/2020

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

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

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

Extension offers online session for dairy producers amid COVID-19

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

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

Extension offers webinar on loan forgiveness and paycheck protection programs

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

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

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

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

A photo of Steffany Yang in front of Palmer Engineering.
5/22/2020

University cancels NevadaFIT freshmen academic bootcamp for 2020

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

Kevin Carman
5/21/2020

Wolf Pack again posts strong marks on annual NCAA APR Report

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

Wolfie, Jr. and Alphie cheering on the Pack at a football game
5/20/2020

Silver Linings with Tim Wolfe: CARES Act

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

Tim Wolfe
5/20/2020

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

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

The Zoom screens of Brian Frost, Shannon Ellis, Provost Kevin Carmen, President Marc Johnson, Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Mridul Gautam, and Tim McFarling
5/19/2020

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

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

Alphie Wolf on the football field
5/18/2020

University-wide student award winners

2020 yet another big year of student accomplishments

The statue of Mackay looking south across the University Quad
5/15/2020

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

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

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

Need an escape from reality? Check out a book from the University Libraries' virtual book display

Woman laying in hammock reading a nondescript ebook on an ereader device
5/14/2020

Extraordinary circumstances: Celebrating the Class of 2020

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

A collage of graduates
5/13/2020

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar

Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15

" Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.

5/13/2020

University honors 2020 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
5/13/2020

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

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

Lexi Erwin, Chai Cook and Brian Frost stand behind a check-in table at the Administrative Faculty Committee Brown Bag Panel event March 10, 2020.
5/13/2020

Tyler Harris selected as Spring 2020 Herz Gold Medalist

Dual major in accounting and political science, minor in philosophy, is Wooster High School graduate

Tyler Harris is the 2020 Herz Gold Medalist.
5/12/2020

Taking aim at wildfires in Nevada

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

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

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

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

chickens in a field
5/8/2020

Undergrads giving back

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

Student volunteers pick up trash along a barbed wire fence
5/7/2020

Nine graduates head off to continue their higher educational pursuits

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

McNair Program Scholar Anthony Martinez gives a research presentation in a classroom at the University of Nevada, Reno
5/7/2020

Wildfire resources available through online speaker series and new website

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

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

Your vote matters

Young voters, a powerful political force

A student looking into the camera with a shirt that reads, "I'm rooting for everybody"
5/7/2020

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

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

Tibbitts Award winner Amy Fitch Zooms with her CHS 440 class
5/5/2020

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

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

Woman using laptop while sitting
5/5/2020

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

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

Spring Awakening Choreography Rehearsal (left to right) Julia Parks, Abby Rosen, Adelynn Tourondel and Nate Hodges.
5/1/2020

Nevada Junior Livestock Show will continue through virtual showcase

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

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

Extension offers online session for meat producers and consumers amid COVID

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

cattle grazing in a field
5/1/2020

Connecting with community "One Item-A-Day"

Social media outreach effort featured on the Basque Library's Facebook page showcases unique photographs housed in the Basque Library's digital archive

Black and White image of a lamb standing on grass
4/30/2020

Genomics sequencing of Nevada COVID-19 samples is under way

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

Dr. Paul Hartley sits at genomics sequencing machine in laboratory
4/29/2020

University moves 2020 New Student Orientation online

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

Student writes notes in front of their laptop and phone.
4/29/2020

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

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

A piece featured in Mariah Vargas’ thesis exhibition, “Lover,” in Student Galleries South on campus.
4/29/2020

Student Peer Research Consultants providing virtual research support for assignments, final papers

"We are a really great resource for students. We may not be on campus, but we're still here to help you!" Alyssa Campbell, student Peer Research Consultant for the University Libraries

Meghan Anderson, Alyssa Campbell, and Patricia Ascano
4/29/2020

Nevada strikes gold, claims championship at online nationals

Undergraduate students Nickie Moore and John Villanueva claim ‘Superior’ award; team places fourth for season overall

Top left, John Villanueva, top right, Nickie Moore, and bottom middle, Phil Sharp pose for a screenshot after the online presentation of awards for the festival finals of the National Online Forensics tournament.
4/28/2020

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

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

Laura Ryerson performing at last year’s Spring Dance Concert with fellow dance major McKenzie Kennedy.
4/27/2020

InNEVator accelerates early-stage companies with pivot to online

Regional innovation ecosystem supports international cohort of companies through Innevation Center-hosted bootcamp

Two workshop participants developing content on flipchart paper
4/27/2020

Kerri Garcia Hendricks named Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

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

Kerri Garcia Hendricks
4/24/2020

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

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

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

Environmental engineering students receive research fellowship award from National Science Foundation

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

A headshot of Valeria Nava in a hallway.
4/22/2020

Foundation Professor M. “Saiid” Saiidi to retire

After 41 years of a distinguished career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saiidi will retire at the end of this semester

Saiid Saiidi
4/22/2020

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Keeping the arts alive

Music student Grace Desilets navigates the University’s transition to online classes

University of Nevada, Reno senior and Music Education major Grace Desilets
4/21/2020

University of Nevada, Reno recruiting Class of 2024 online

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

Spring blooms in front of the Mackay Building with a photo of Steve Maples and his daughter in the middle.
4/21/2020

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

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

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

University signs on to COVID-19 technology access framework

Framework reflects national movement to share COVID-19 related intellectual property to support rapid development of treatments and diagnostics

Laboratory testing process conducted in vent hood setting
4/16/2020

Lulius Innovation technology solution helps National Guard manage readiness

COVID-19 response shows capability of flagship software product developed by Innevation Center member company

Alaska National Guard Black Hawk helicopter lands in snowy field.
4/16/2020

Can you spot fake news in the time of COVID-19?

Librarians provide tips, tricks to assist students, campus community in identifying fake news related to COVID-19

Image of a phone with a image of countries on it
4/15/2020

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

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

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

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

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

A headshot of student Edwin Casildo Rios.
4/10/2020

University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

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

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.
4/8/2020

Extension offers online education and resources for Nevada communities

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

Susan McClain standing behind a table covered with fresh ingredients and cutting boards
4/7/2020

What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function

Matteo Aureli, Mohammed Ben-Idris and Jamie Voyles-Ensor are panel presentation speakers.
3/30/2020

Banding together to feed the Pack

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

A grocery assembly line with social-distanced volunteers working and a Campus Escort worker in the foreground
3/26/2020

The University receives First-gen Forward Designation

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

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
3/19/2020

University Police Services partners with ASUN to promote pedestrian safety

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

Students Claudia Feil, left, and Haley Cheatwood pose for a photo with Red Zone buttons on during the Red Zone campaign kick-off event.
3/3/2020

University update regarding the novel coronavirus

Novel Corona virus model
2/28/2020

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

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

The line at the opening of Habit Burger Grill. Students are inside the location and entering under a "the Habit Burger Grill - Now open!" sign and a silver and blue balloon palm tree.
2/26/2020

Hemp Pesticide Safety Education Workshop offered statewide March 12

Extension workshop offers training for those applying pesticides

Hemp growing in a greenhouse
2/20/2020

Rangeland professor and riparian specialist flows into retirement

Sherman Swanson retires after 36 years with University

Sherm Swanson teaching a group of adults next to a pond
2/20/2020

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

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

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

2/18/2020

Nevada professors teach Uzbekistan government, students range management

Schultz, Perryman partner with Utah State University and Uzbekistan’s Samarkand State University

Four Uzbekistan grad students measuring sagebrush in a field
2/13/2020

Learn Essential VR Skills at the University Libraries' VR Sessions

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

Michelle Rebaleati with VR headset on
2/12/2020

Bob Cashell: An historic difference-maker for the University

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

President Joe Crowley with Bob Cashell in President's Office of Clark Administration
2/12/2020

Journalism alumni provide social media expertise for the College Football Playoff

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

Five university alumni pose in front of a stadium tunnel at the College Football Playoff.
2/12/2020

Undergraduate Research: growing interest, growing support, new director

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

Tanya Kelley and Scott Mensing at the Fall 2019 Community Based Research Symposium
2/11/2020

EDI Committee hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Celebrate International Women's Day by making Wikipedia more inclusive by adding and improving pages for women

Three women and one man sitting in a classroom
2/6/2020

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

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

Makers using the fabrication lab at the Innevation Center in
1/31/2020

Teaching the importance of MLK and Inclusion

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

Children from the Boys and Girls Club walking down the street in a silent protest
1/29/2020

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

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

Student holding up Argentina cardboard frame
1/29/2020

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

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

Sheena Harvey holds a basketball while standing under the words Nevada Wolf Pack in the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
1/27/2020

Great Basin Hall receives LEED Gold Certification

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

Great Basin Hall viewed from across Virginia St. with the University of Nevada, Reno pedestrian bridge spanning the street
1/23/2020

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

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

Music conductor leading the U.S. Navy Band with audience blurred behind him.
1/21/2020

University joins Redfield Foundation, Eddy House to serve homeless youth

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

Two Eddy House Youth Advocates carry a TV box up stairs
1/15/2020

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

University faculty moderate, provide expertise at free MidTown event

We the People document, American flag and quill pen
1/10/2020

Extension introduces economic development initiative across Nevada

Collaborative University project aims to improve county data for planning efforts

Tom Harris presents on economic development
1/7/2020

Cattlemen’s Update provides market, production and research updates for 2020

Educational programs to be held at seven locations across Nevada

cattle grazing at the base of some mountains
12/27/2019

Top stories of 2019 highlight transition and change at University

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

Caleb Martin playing against Fresno State
12/23/2019

University honors 2019 Winter Senior Scholars

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

Plaques of the senior scholars
12/19/2019

University teaches nutrition to American Indian and rural kindergarteners

Paper published about research and impact on kindergarten student health knowledge

Staci Emm
12/17/2019

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

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

John Carothers
12/16/2019

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

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

Third president of the university, University President Joseph Edward Stubbs (president from 1894-1914) stands on Mackay Field with two other men in military uniforms.
12/12/2019

Next phase of campus dining realized

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

Construction of the new, phase two, interim dining facility, The Den.
12/10/2019

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

1,868 degrees conferred during 2019 Winter Commencement ceremonies

Graduates smiling at the 2019 Winter Commencement –
12/10/2019

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

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

Perla Gonzalez Roman and Martha Georgina Aguilar
12/6/2019

Nevada set to graduate 21 student-athletes this winter

Wolfie mascot pointing at the camera while on the football field at night
12/6/2019

Reynolds School alumna earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Lizbeth Alvarez is the seventh University graduate to complete the certification

A woman poses indoors.
12/5/2019

Pack Provisions seeks donations this holiday season

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

A student opens the fridge within the University food pantry Pack Provisions
12/2/2019

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

Felicia DeWald recognized for her exceptional leadership of the program

Felicia DeWald is presented with an award by Thayne McCulloh, president of Gonzaga University and vice chair of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
11/27/2019

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

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

A robot shaking hands with a human hand in a manufacturing setting
11/21/2019

Two, statewide University-hosted programs selected to receive Google.org grants

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

Woman wears a hardhat in an advanced manufacturing setting
11/20/2019

Navigating through your internships

How internships are foundational for a successful career

Three women sit in a computer lab and laugh together.
11/20/2019

Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
11/19/2019

Biomedical engineering discovery is latest example of commercialization

Patented technology by College of Engineering faculty member may have application in clinical testing and bioassay processes

Research Xaioshan Zhu and graduate student Masoumeh Saber Zaeimian working in lab
11/19/2019

Presidential search forums held on campus

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

Clark Administration building
11/14/2019

How one journalism student reports on Latinx family and culture

Speaking Spanish helps sophomore Andrew Mendez feel more connected

A student reads a script into a microphone in an audio recording booth.
11/14/2019

Iris Automation successfully completes beyond-visual-line-of-sight drone operation

Innevation Center member-company achieves unmanned-aircraft-technology milestone, plus is named to CNBC’s Upstart 100 list

Image of a flying airplane as it is seen through Casia, the collision-avoidance system
11/13/2019

Cell lines and antibody commercialized through reagent licensing program

Two School of Medicine laboratories are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace

Researchers pose for photo from two UNR Med laboratories who are University’s first to participate in program that helps deliver discoveries to the marketplace.
11/4/2019

Campus conversations focuses on diversifying curriculum

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

Students walking through Hilliard Plaza
11/4/2019

Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

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

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
10/31/2019

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

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

President Marc Johnson stand in front of the Knowledge Center
10/31/2019

DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and QSU partner to make laser-carved pumpkins

3D printers, 3D scanners, hand tools, soldering supplies, a sewing machine, laser cutters all available to university students, faculty, staff, and community members

members of QSU sitting at a table with pumpkins on it
10/30/2019

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

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

Biggest Little Makers: Natali Salas-España, Carlos Bean, John Kirkpatrick and Daniel Smith
10/23/2019

Noticiero Móvil: Elevando las voces de nuestra comunidad

Reynolds School student-run bilingual news outlet celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting its storytelling efforts.

A group of people stand indoors.
10/15/2019

New program supports and mentors SBIR/STTR grant proposals

SAGE, the Sierra Accelerator for Growth and Entrepreneurship, encourages small business development for innovation research and technology transfer

A group of business people around a conference table
10/14/2019

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

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

President Marc Johnson speaks at the podium during the State of the University Address. A live video of him speaking is playing to his right, and the caption reads, 'Higher Education rankings. Wow! The University keeps getting better in serving our students!'
10/9/2019

Cancer-causing gas awareness contest offers cash prize

Nevada Radon Poster Contest 2020 is now open to students

Ana Marquez posing with award
10/8/2019

Nevada Field Day 2019 provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

University experts showcase research, activities and programs at fall festival

two women at field day giving a thumbs-up
10/7/2019

College of Science honor exceptional alumni

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

Doug Smith posing for a photo with a gray wolf in snowy Yellowstone National Park.
10/4/2019

Create your own VR content at Libraries' VR Sessions

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

Michelle Rebaleati posing in VR gear
10/2/2019

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

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

Two Clayton Students show off their new Nevada Wolf Pack Future Students Shirts
9/27/2019

Johnson to address path forward in 2019 State of the University

State of the University address set for Oct. 8

University President Marc Johnson
9/26/2019

Homecoming 2019: A time to reflect, and remember

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

Homecoming, Wolf Pack football fans, Mackay Stadium, 2008
9/26/2019

University student voter turnout experiences a monumental increase

Along with the ‘massive surge’ experienced across the country, students at the University of Nevada, Reno registered to vote and turned out to the polls in record numbers in 2018

Sign saying "vote here Vote aqui" outside the Joe Crowley Student Union, with two students walking in
9/24/2019

Nevada 4-H youth to compete at State Expo and celebrate National 4-H Week 2019

University of Nevada, Reno Extension brings back State Expo after hiatus

4H youth showing sheep at a fair
9/23/2019

A summer spent traveling and researching leads to enriching opportunities for engineering students

College of Engineering offers student participants the chance to visit places in Europe, Mexico and more

A picture of historic buildings in Gdansk, Poland from above
9/19/2019

A decade strong: University ranks in the top tier for tenth year straight

University of Nevada, Reno rated one of U.S. News & World Report's “Best National Universities” for ten years running

Spring Commencement on the Quad. A line of graduates in robes make their way through a crowd of family and friends. A light pole with a banner reading 'World Improving Research Happens Here' is in the foreground.
9/19/2019

Campus climate survey results released

University community members were invited to speak their truths in spring 2019 climate survey, and the results are in

Students walk in front of the Knowledge Center on a sunny day. The block-N sculpture is present in the foreground.
9/19/2019

A new MyNEVADA is on its way

The Student Informaiton System is undergoing a technical upgrade, (which requires a short outage) and the new MyNEVADA will enhance the user experience for students.

Students working on computers in the @One Computer Lab on campus at the University.
9/10/2019

Nevada Senator Joyce Woodhouse credits 4-H for building her leadership skills at an early age

“4-H helped me in school by teaching me ... to always do my best. I always wanted those blue ribbons.”

Senator Joyce Woodhouse
9/10/2019

Campus gathers to give ‘thanks’ for work done since July 5 explosion

First responders and others were recognized for their work during and after the emergency situation

A room filled with people sitting and standing while listening to President Marc Johnson, who is at the podium
9/5/2019

Paul Laxalt U. S. Senatorial Papers now open, available for research

Collection provides research opportunities for users wanting to understand Laxalt’s former legislative role

Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt shaking hands
8/28/2019

Reno hosts national conference on higher-ed and economic-development connection

University Economic Development Association’s 2019 Annual Summit convenes in downtown Reno Sept. 29-Oct. 2; projected to draw 250 attendees

The Reno arch lit up at night
8/26/2019

University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients

Jennifer Heppner and Ivana Lang receive the 2019 Balloon Race Scholarship

Deflated hot air balloon with red and white checkers and people's shadows in the background.
8/22/2019

Incubating jobs, energy and the future economy in downtown Reno

With a new director and nearly 200 jobs created, the University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center—Powered By Switch looks ahead

five individuals in the Innevation Center's co-working space
8/19/2019

Uncharted territory at Wolf Pack Tower

NevadaFIT preparation for new students officially kicks off with Saturday's move-in day

Moving in to Wolf Pack Tower
8/19/2019

Ahmad Itani named associate vice president for research

His career studying and improving engineering of bridges now shifts to building connections to resources, opportunities, colleagues

Faculty member and student in front of research-project poster
8/8/2019

Where is blockchain used?

Nathaniel Jones, CISSP and a blockchain instructor at the University of Nevada Reno, Extended Studies, explains where blockchain technology is used beyond Bitcoin

A bitcoin logo on a gold coin in front of a blurry computer screen with graphs
7/15/2019

Frequently Asked Questions regarding the July 5 Argenta Hall Explosion

Updated information as of Monday, July 15 at 12 p.m.

Image of the Joe Crowley Student Union, E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center from north to south
7/15/2019

Coping with the psychological aftermath of the Argenta explosion

Experts say be there for colleagues and students; understand everyone will process Friday's explosion in different ways

Campus scenic photo
7/11/2019

Gov. Sisolak tours Argenta Hall

Nevada governor shown main areas of damage during tour

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak in Argenta Hall
7/11/2019

Argenta Hall press conference updates campus on latest developments

State Fire Marshal says explosion was caused by “isolated incident” in boiler room

Members of the media interviewing University officials
7/9/2019

Faces of the Pack: Undergraduate student wins Goldwater Scholarship for work on plant reproduction

Edward Cruz hopes to improve agricultural production as an academic researcher

Picture of Edward Cruz
7/8/2019

University supports Artown with sustainability efforts, original artwork, on-campus events and more

Attendees encouraged to wear Wolf Pack gear opening night, July 1

A crowd of people sitting in front of Reno's outdoor Wingfield Park amphitheater
6/27/2019

Faces of the Pack: Undergraduate student wins Goldwater Scholarship for work on dark matter detection

Guglielmo Panelli continues research with hopes of furthering his knowledge in grad school

Panelli infront of a whiteboard with equations written on it
6/24/2019

Lindsey Forbes wins Outstanding New Advisor Award

NACADA: The Global Network for Academic Advising recognized Lindsey Forbes for her efforts in guiding students towards success

Lindsey Forbes stands in the Pennington Student Achievement Center outside of the University Advising Center.
6/18/2019

Partnership yields new technology for neuroscience research, patient care

Renown Health and the University bring the latest in advanced brain imaging – the ‘gold standard’ for research – to Northern Nevada

Two people looking at computer image in suite where MRI equipment is operated
6/4/2019

Nevada Cyber Club captures national championship

Student members credit success to lessons learned in the classroom and in real world application

A group of students coding in a computer lab as one student writes instructions on a white board.
6/3/2019

Cultural Graduate Celebrations bring together campus community

These celebrations are in their ninth year and more numerous than ever.

Graduates lined up at the Latinx celebration
5/30/2019

University Libraries hosted 2019 Graduation Celebration

The Libraries gifted the Graduates certificates of appreciation, lapel pins, and double honor cords

A person holding a degree and a graduation cap that says From Cub to Wolf
5/20/2019

Spring Commencement 2019: 'Catch your breath for a moment ... but don't stop'

Record number of degrees, 3,201, conferred during University's 129th Commencement

Happy graduate waving
5/20/2019

Sandoval among NSHE award winners honored at Commencement

Distinguished Nevadan class includes two former governors and founder of Basque Studies program

Governor Brian Sandoval with Upward Bound Students
5/16/2019

Honor the Best ceremony celebrates accomplishments and milestones of students, faculty and staff

‘All of you are the embodiment of the mission and values of our University’

" The Honor the Best ceremony has been a staple gathering around commencement since 1970 and recognizes the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students.

5/15/2019

75 Wolf Pack student-athletes set to graduate at University Commencement ceremonies this week

'Earning a college degree is the ultimate goal for our student-athletes'

President Marc Johnson and Malik Reed
5/15/2019

Tibbitts winners share love of teaching ... and of long, hard-working summers

Engineering's Vollstedt and Anthropology's Smith honored

Ann Marie Vollstedt with her class
5/14/2019

Kyle Murray named University’s Spring 2019 Herz Gold Medalist

College of Science student earns top grade-point average, calls Math Center ‘home,’ volunteers at Renown Emergency room, and has passion for running, cooking, learning Italian

Young man and older woman pose for a photo standing by a brick railing with an Italian city landscape behind them
5/14/2019

University honors 2019 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Manzanita Hall on the Quad of the University of Nevada, Reno
5/13/2019

University to award most-ever degrees through four Spring Commencement ceremonies

Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies May 16, 17 and 18

Graduate facing Morril Hall with a mortar board that reads, "I'm psyched. Thanks Mom & Dad"
5/13/2019

Two University students receive 2019 Regents’ Scholar Awards

The College of Liberal Arts is fortunate to have an undergraduate and graduate student as Regents’ Scholar recipients

Hannah Huntley and Hector Arciniega
5/9/2019

Annual Savitt Awards Banquet celebrates student and faculty achievements

The Reynolds School of Journalism recognizes scholarship recipients, honor society students and award winners.

A group of people on a stage, all holding awards.
5/9/2019

Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Community-based undergraduate researchers join with faculty mentors to explore problems and offer understanding and ideas to make a difference

University student with faculty member/mentor and community partner
5/8/2019

Closing the Deal: a commitment to student workers’ professional success

University Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services partnered with the Nevada Career Studio and Nevada Dining to provide seniors with a workshop on interviews, etiquette and salary negotiation.

Students listening to a presentation of interview strategies.
5/7/2019

Tutoring Center recognized for setting national standards of supplemental instruction

University of Nevada, Reno’s Tutoring Center received its three-year Supplemental Instruction Certification for the Nevada PASS program

Six students discussing course work around a table during a Nevada PASS session.
5/6/2019

Capstone projects from graduating seniors on display during College of Engineering's Innovation Day

Open to the public, the event helped demonstrate the impact of engineering disciplines on everyday life

A group of students gathered around a car, discussing the project and its poster.
5/6/2019

Exploring the future of food production on Earth … and in space

Jeff Harper named Nevada’s Distinguished Career Researcher for his significant work addressing the global, food-security challenge

Jeff Harper in his biochemistry laboratory.
5/3/2019

Campus Conversations: Student success the 'cornerstone' of the University

Though much work remains, conversation points to many positive trends for the student body

Students at civic engagement
4/30/2019

University nationally recognized once more for setting standards of civic engagement

NASPA continues to recognize the University as a “Voter Friendly Campus”

Students preparing to vote by learning about Washoe County voting equipment.
4/23/2019

Faces of the Pack: Undergrad research pays off for engineering student

Mercedes Anderson has been dedicated to the field of computer science and engineering since first stepping foot on campus

A robot arm on a table and it is holding a cube.
4/19/2019

New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings

University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace
4/16/2019

USAC scholarships help students from underrepresented groups study abroad

First-generation college student scholarships also part of study abroad effort

Esmeralda Torres in a scenic USAC spot
4/16/2019

Real time-tracking for all PACKTransit and ASUN Campus Escort shuttles coming soon

Three-year service agreement in place thanks to campus partnership between ASUN and Parking and Transportation Services

PACKTransit Shuttle driving down Virginia Street.
4/15/2019

Update: full Panera Bread coming to campus fall 2019

Chartwells announces Panera Bread bakery and café instead of Panera Express

Two women in a deli stand and pose with food in hand
4/12/2019

Juniper Networks National Higher Education Advisory Board Discusses Cutting Edge Technology at the University of Nevada

A leadership meeting focused around research and technology was hosted at the University for the first time.

Vice Provost Steve Smith and Juniper Networks Board Member listen to Dr. Scotty Strachan as he presents information
4/11/2019

Empowering Indigenous student voice through research: IRISE

University students attend and present at professional conferences and programs, producing research that affirms tribal sovereignty and nationhood.

Students and faculty pose for a photo at a conference in Hawaii.
4/10/2019

$11 million grant advances research at the forefront of cardiovascular disease

Biggest Little Research: Significant NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence support builds on molecular and cellular expertise to address the leading cause of death

Seven faculty members view demonstration of a large-size "two-photon" microscope
4/9/2019

Early-career faculty members present to campus colleagues

Lightning Talks represented a variety of disciplines, including water research, oboe playing and instruction, multimodal literacies and more

Mariana-Cecilia Velazquez behind a podium giving a presentation with a projector screen behind her and the back of an audience member's head.
4/3/2019

Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
4/1/2019

Gordon-Mora named University Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Longtime educator also has private sector experience in partnering with members of underrepresented groups

Clark Administration building
3/28/2019

Staff Employees' Council calling for nominations, due by April 5

Awards include the 2019 Distinguished Classified Employee of the Year and Wolf Cub of the Year

Two people enter a building and walk toward a table where five people are gathered around, one sitting, four standing, looking at brochures about the University of Nevada, Reno.
3/25/2019

Promotion and tenure discussion presented by Early Career Academic Faculty Committee

‘Your application is your representation of your story;’ insights and tips from members of the Promotion and Tenure Committee

A professor stands behind a computer monitor during a lecture with a projector screen behind him.
3/14/2019

Southside School becomes part of downtown innovation hub

Footprint of entrepreneurial and educational offerings expands as University takes over operation of historic building in downtown Reno

Brick, two-story Southside School building
3/13/2019

Administrative Faculty Committee hosts lunchtime event with senior administrators

Faculty engaged in transparent conversation about growth, resources and the future; ‘full-court press' situation in timeline of Campus Climate Survey

A presenter addresses a room full of people sitting down around tables. A drop-down projector screen with a PowerPoint slide accompanies her presentation.
3/7/2019

Introducing Romando Nash, incoming Associate Vice President for Student Life Services

3/6/2019

'It's an awesome realization of how far we've come'

On March 1, 1869, Nevada made history by becoming first state to ratify 15th amendment

Assemblyman Jason Frierson in a classroom
3/1/2019

University set to host 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows for fifth year

Africa's emerging business and entrepreneurship leaders to visit the University for a six-week academic and leadership institute

Former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval poses with the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows.
2/22/2019

The E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center: a hub for student well-being

A source of fitness, activity and employment, the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center has something for everyone

A fitness instructor giving instructions to her students.
2/7/2019

Welcome to Carnegie R1: from stretch goal to the University’s new reality

University’s commitment to earning classification since 2013 pays off

View of Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
2/1/2019

Campus Conversations on Feb. 5 to focus on Carnegie R1 implications

President, Provost to be on hand to answer questions about what institutional milestone means for the future

Wolf Pack alumni photo
1/29/2019

Building research infrastructure: Investment in Core Labs

New directors named to centers for bioinformatics and genomics

Paul Hartley and Yanji Xu in genomics lab
1/29/2019

Yumei Feng named Research and Innovation Leadership Fellow

UNR Med faculty member and biomedical researcher looks forward to immersive research administration experience

Dr. Yumei Feng sitting in her office with book shelves in the background
1/2/2019

University of Nevada, Reno elevated to ‘R1’ Carnegie classification

University’s commitment to earning classification since 2013 pays off

Five students working in a lab at the University
12/21/2018

Revealing our dynamic landscape through new high-resolution topographic data

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology’s regional-scale lidar mapping provides novel insights into earthquake, flood and glacial history

Image of river basin developed through airborne lidar mapping technology
12/18/2018

University is driving innovation in diversity and inclusivity with new campus initiatives

Faculty, staff and students participate in specialized training, assessment and reflection; 40 percent of trainees are graduate students

A professor, middle, sitting, instructing two students
12/14/2018

2018 Winter Commencement: 'What path will you take?'

1,864 degrees conferred during two ceremonies on Saturday

Grateful College of Science student
12/10/2018

Donate blood, receive free T-shirt, beat UNLV

Wolf Pack currently leads in pints of blood donated; next drive scheduled Nov. 21, winner announced during football game Nov. 24

A nurse on the left, standing, prepares the arm of a seated patron prepared to donate blood during a blood drive
11/13/2018

Gautam named as Fellow to National Academy of Public Administration

VPRI recognized for exemplary leadership in higher education by National Academy of top public management and organizational leaders

Two National Academy of Public Administration representatives present Mridul Gautam with a framed recognition of his induction.
11/4/2018

University and Clayton Middle School celebrate 8 years of College Day event with motivational words, pep rally

'Never forget that with a higher education you all will become the leaders of our future world'

Clayton Middle School students stand and cheer in the bleachers
10/16/2018

Homecoming 2018 - Calling the Pack Home

Homecoming week events continue, offering more opportunities to show Pack Pride

Alphie points towards the camera while standing on the field in Mackay Stadium
10/11/2018

APLU names the University of Nevada, Reno a 2018 Degree Completion Award finalist

Six-year-old NevadaFIT program recognized for impressive retention and graduation rates

Three freshmen in purple NevadaFIT T-shirts pose for a photo.
10/10/2018

University faculty recognized for work with student veterans

Terina Caserto – a campus advocate for student success

Headshot of Terina Caserto
10/3/2018

Pack Provisions continues to grow, along with student need

Greater Nevada Credit Union donates $5,000 to student-run food pantry

Student worker inside Pack Provisions holding out one of the Pack Provisions fliers
10/3/2018

State of the University: ‘We are a cornerstone of the community’

President Johnson emphasizes work of University’s people in creating partnerships and power of “big ideas”

Marc Johnson at 2018 State of the University Address.
9/27/2018

Canine Companions for Independence, ASUN Center for Student Engagement and the City of Reno are going to 'Pack the Park'

DogFest Reno is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Dick Taylor Memorial Park; donations still shy of $20K goal

Canine Companions
9/27/2018

Office of the Provost welcomes new vice provosts

Dave Shintani begins appointment as VP for Undergraduate Education, Jill Heaton as VP for Faculty Affairs

Dave Shintani and Jill Heaton pose for photos
9/26/2018

State of the University set for Wednesday

President Johnson to speak about "People, Partnerships and the Power of Big Ideas"

President Johnson at 2016 State of the University
9/24/2018

University leaders garner three nominations in EDAWN arts awards

Luncheon recognized contribution of those who support Reno-Sparks arts and culture community

Jason Altieri, Marc Johnson, Karen Penner-Johnson and Larry Engstrom
9/18/2018

Ignite Integrity Contest soon opening up for submissions

University of Nevada, Reno preps for Ignite Integrity Week with a creative contest demonstrating what integrity means to students

The outdoor Quadrangle at the University of Nevada, Reno