Impact & student success

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

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

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

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

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

Students on campus during winter
1/24/2024

University of Nevada, Reno partners with USDA to bolster regional food systems

USDA project allocates $5 million to Nevada to build a stronger agricultural infrastructure

Rodney Mehring, owner of Blue Lizard Farms harvests 600 pounds of tomatoes from one of the farm’s hoop houses.
1/24/2024

State of the College of Science

Prep day tradition continues under leadership of Dean Hope-Weeks

Louisa Hope-Weeks stands at a podium with a large screen behind her.
12/27/2023

Business graduates set records with the winter class of 2023

College of Business awards the most degrees during University’s Winter Commencement

7 MBA students in the center isle of Lawlor for Commencement.
12/22/2023

Faces of the Pack: Animating campus life

Julius Santo Pietro's creative journey with Nevada Dining and Animation Club

University of Nevada, Reno student Julius Santo Pietro
12/22/2023

College of Science alumni celebrated

Alumni from the College of Science and Mackay School were honored at an event in October

Louisa Hope-Weeks addresses an audience at a podium with her hands clasped. There are glass awards on a table behind her.
12/21/2023

Westfall Scholars graduate with top grades in the College of Science

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

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

Thanks to a $36 million gift from the Gillemot Foundation, a new aerospace engineering program prepares for takeoff

'It has taken a large team many years to bring it all together.'

Christos Papachristos; Tom Hall (seated); Petros Voulgaris; and Aditya Nair (holding a drone) pose inside Papacristos' lab.
12/19/2023

University of Nevada, Reno opens STEM & health career pathways for bilingual students

NIH science education grant supports high school students, parents and counselors in rural county

Six people stand in business attire, three on one side, and three on the other of a research poster, smiling.
12/14/2023

Grads of the Pack: Victoria Matthews

"I am a proud advocate and professional mentor in the fields of adolescence and disability."

Victoria Matthews in graduation attire
12/13/2023

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

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

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

Celebrating the joy of graduation, and remembering UNLV

More than 1,800 degrees conferred during winter commencement ceremonies

Four students smile at the camera in master's degree regalia on the floor of Lawlor during winter commencement. The one closest to the camera makes the Wolf Pack hand sign.
12/12/2023

Grads of the Pack: Jess Robertson

First-generation student overcomes obstacles in pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in HDFS, "I worked so hard I wouldn't let myself give up."

Jess Robertson
12/12/2023

Beta Alpha Psi achieves Superior Chapter recognition at the College of Business

The Zeta Iota chapter earns honor for 17th year as a result of active engagement in professional and community events

Beta Alpha Psi team holds bags of apples next to a produce container full of apples while volunteering at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
12/11/2023

Dr. Hamza: Bringing healthcare management best practices from the University to Ghana

“The University and NNIC work closely with the broader community to help connect me to people, systems, and insights and I realized early on that this is the kind of foundation that will help more individuals back home when I return.”

Dr. Asumah in a suit on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno.
12/7/2023

Innevation Center offers more than a creative, collaborative space

Student workers share impactful moments and insights from working at the downtown center and plans after graduation

A wall in the Innevation Center with graffiti-like wording that reads, "We heart Nevada."
12/6/2023

Grads of the Pack: Sam Stynen, NevadaTeach Biology

“I love science, and what better way to share that love with others than through teaching.”

Sam Stynen
12/6/2023

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

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

Emma Montgomery outside in the woods
12/5/2023

Fall 2023 University of Nevada, Reno Senior Scholars announced

The University and the Nevada Alumni Association honor graduates from each college with top grade-point averages

A photo collage of all the fall 2023 senior scholars, as pictured in the article body below.
12/4/2023

Grads of the Pack: Andrew Teeple, future English teacher

“I want to become a teacher because I have always felt that helping other people become the best versions of themselves is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world.”

Andrew Teeple
12/4/2023

The Multicultural Center hosts Unity Graduation Celebration Dec. 8

The Unity Graduation will celebrate over 130 people graduating fall 2023

A graduate and a loved one hug and make a fist sign toward the camera while smiling broadly on stage during the Unity Graduation Celebration 2022.
12/1/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 16: Senior Editor for News & Features John Trent

As the University continues its yearlong celebration leading up to the sesquicentennial, Trent explores some of the most historic events that have happened on campus

President Brian Sandoval sits next to John Trent in a podcasting studio.
11/29/2023

University of Nevada, Reno ASUN Pack Provisions holds annual fundraising drive to help student success

The University seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday

A room with wire shelves to the left of a wall lined with sweets, on the front wall, black crates are filled with vegetables next to a door and a wire shelf filled with strawberries and bananas to the right.
11/28/2023

SACNAS provides opportunities for (old) new ideas in science

A new community for Chicano/Hispanic and Native American STEM students officially arrives on campus

Four women stand at a University of Nevada, Reno booth at a conference.
11/27/2023

Perfectly precarious positions

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

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

Faces of the Pack: Xochitl Salinas

Native American alumna uses her master’s degree in social work to help her community and guide people through the healing process

Xochitl Salinas standing in front of a railing in her cap and gown.
11/21/2023

Setting boundaries over break

Counseling Services creates workshop to help students proactively communicate to improve mental health and well-being

Someone walking next to a tree that's leaves are changing color from yellow and orange and red.
11/16/2023

Engineering launches NEATLE program to support student and faculty performance

Program aligns with College’s operational pillars of student success and developing a community of scholars

Ann-Marie Vollstedt standing in an auditorium classroom among a group of seated students.
11/16/2023

Record number of National Merit Scholars enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno

The fall 2023 academic term has the highest enrolled number of National Merit Scholars in the University’s history

A large auditorium full of high school students in the JCSU ballroom watch a PowerPoint presentation about recruitment.
11/16/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 15: Director of Indigenous Relations Daphne Emm - Hooper

The Office of Indigenous Relations supports Indigenous communities on campus and around the state

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Daphne Emm - Hooper in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism.
11/15/2023

Faces of the Pack: Angelica Perez

Breaking barriers

Six people, five of them men, stand in front of the Mackay statue. All are wearing blue Mackay polos.
11/13/2023

Counseling Services hosts events to celebrate Transgender Week of Visibility

From Nov. 13-19 the University will raise visibility about the transgender community and address issues members of the community face

Interior of the Counseling Services Annex which has a number of stools and seats with hanging lights and a digital display screen.
11/8/2023

Fall 2023 Wolf Pack Discoveries registration is open

University of Nevada, Reno undergraduate students are encouraged to register to present at the fall symposium

A person's back faces the camera as a group of students politely listen to a presentation while surrounded by posters featuring various research projects.
11/6/2023

Nevada Air National Guard's 'Baby Doc' program fosters medical careers

Bridging language barriers and making a difference: Dr. Nephtali Barrera's inspiring journey in health care and the Nevada Air National Guard

Nephtali Barrera poses in the hallway in his uniform next to a plaque that says "Proud to serve. 152nd Medical Group."
11/6/2023

University receives largest individual gift in its history to create the George W. Gillemot Aerospace Engineering Department

The $36 million gift is the largest individual cash gift the University has received in its 149-year history

Eight individuals stand behind a desk, smiling, during the signing ceremony. Members include University leadership and donors.
11/1/2023

Wolf Pack at Work: Angel Barboza

First generation student employee creates an inclusive environment for all gym goers

Gym student worker Angel Barboza with arms crossed while looking into the distance
10/30/2023

State of the University 2023: Looking to a ’bright’ future

President Brian Sandoval’s address marks nearly 150 years of history while detailing what lies ahead

President Sandoval smiling on stage during the State of the University address.
10/18/2023

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

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

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

School of Public Health kicks off sesquicentennial celebration on TikTok

150 public health messages from participants on and off the campus community honor the 150th anniversary of the University of Nevada, Reno

A smiling student being filmed by faculty for a TikTok video in front of a University 150 years celebration banner.
10/12/2023

Alum brings vision of inclusiveness as new Biotechnology Program director

Karla Hernández brings her previous experience at the University of Nevada, Reno to her new roles

Karla Hernandez conducts research in a lab.
10/11/2023

University of Nevada, Reno designated an Apple Distinguished School

Recognized for commitment to continuous innovation using technology

A student holds an iPad outside
10/4/2023

NRAP Network board members establish scholarship for behavioral health workforce programs in the School of Public Health

The endowed scholarship provides financial support for students interested in the behavioral health and addiction treatment field

The University campus near the Knowledge Center with the N monument and students walking.
10/4/2023

Wide-Eyed and Dreaming: A Season of Seeing at the Nevada Museum of Art

Using the free admission program, University students can see exhibitions exploring language, agency and the nature of memory at the Nevada Museum of Art

An artistic piece that showcases what looks like an ocean and a brown triangle structure from the top coming down.
10/2/2023

Faces of the Pack: Alumnus Caleb McAdoo, new deputy director of operations for the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW)

Born and raised in Nevada, McAdoo reflects on his time at the University of Nevada, Reno and his long history with NDOW

Headshot of Caleb McAdoo imposed upon an image of the University's quadrangle.
10/2/2023

Ride in style: University unveils specialty 150th anniversary license plates to honor start of sesquicentennial celebration

The license plates will be available to order starting Oct. 2 and will benefit Pack Provisions

The new sesquicentennial license plates showcase the logo on the left side, the word Nevada at the top, and Wolf Pack at the bottom. The middle section has UN stacked on top of each other and then three zeros. The background is dark blue and the letters are all white.
10/2/2023

Anatomy course provides unique opportunities to work with human cadavers

The Advanced Human Dissection Team is made up of undergraduate students

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

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 12: UNR Med Dean Paul Hauptman

Hauptman shares his goals for the school, the new affiliation agreement and more

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Dr. Paul Hauptman in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism.
9/27/2023

Louisa Hope-Weeks named Dean of the College of Science

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

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

The University of Nevada, Reno recognized with national rankings

The University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Monthly

The University of Nevada, Reno monument street sign
9/20/2023

The Northern Nevada International Center spearheads U.S.- Korea bi-lateral trade relations program with Korea

The U.S. - ROK Global Supply Chain Leaders Program aims to foster broader awareness of the U.S. - ROK bilateral trade relationship, and to gain a deeper understanding of how the two countries create secure, sustainable and resilient global supply chains

A large group of about 20-30 individuals in professional clothing smile on the steps of the Nevada Governor's Mansion
9/20/2023

President Brian Sandoval to give State of the University Address on Oct. 17

The speech, entitled “A University’s Expectation to Always Make History” will take place in the JCSU Ballrooms

Brian Sandoval on stage with various regents, administrators, provosts and deans on stage with him clapping.
9/19/2023

New scholarship endowment continues support for future public health leaders

Hayes’ endowment will benefit School of Public Health graduate students

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

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 11: Director of the Whittell Forest Sarah Bisbing

Bisbing and her team work to ensure forests are in the landscapes of the future

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Dr. Sarah Bisbing in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism.
9/13/2023

Third annual Recovery Month R5K Run/Walk and Recovery Celebration hosted by NRAP

The School of Public Health's Nevada’s Recovery and Prevention Program (NRAP) run by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) hosts their third annual R5K in honor of September’s National Recovery Month

Participants from last year's NRAP 5k event smiling together for a picture.
9/6/2023

University to expand training programs for meat- and poultry-processing industry

USDA funds to boost hands-on opportunities for meat and poultry industry students and workforce

A student being trained while cutting meat into sections at the processing center at Wolf Pack meats with other students in the background holding clipboards.
9/5/2023

First Native LEAD program brings Indigenous students from around the state to campus, encouraging pursuit of higher education

Students from seven Native American Tribal communities stayed on campus for a week, meeting professors and learning about Wolf Pack resources

A group of fifteen students poses inside a building, holding up the Wolf Pack hand sign.
9/1/2023

Student Success Center in the College of Education & Human Development welcomes new director

Gina Delgado seeks to engage, uplift and empower students through advising

Student Success Center Staff - five people pose outside smiling.
8/31/2023

Counseling Services has launched a new online virtual training program called Kognito

Free for University of Nevada, Reno faculty, staff and students, Kognito will give everyone an opportunity to practice strategies to improve mental health for students and respond to mental health challenges

Students walking in front of University of Nevada, Reno N logo in front of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
8/30/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 10: Director of Extension Jake DeDecker

DeDecker explores the legacy and future of the outreach arm of the University

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Dr. Jake DeDecker in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism. Both smile broadly with podcasting microphones in front of them, using their hands to make the Wolf Pack hand signal.
8/23/2023

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

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

Ken Coll stands for a portrait
8/16/2023

University to welcome new students during Opening Weekend and NevadaFIT Aug. 17-24

NevadaFIT gives students an excellent foundation for the year ahead at the University of Nevada, Reno

Two students dressed in purple smile at the camera from a crowd of students in all different colored t-shirts during the opening ceremony of NevadaFIT.
8/15/2023

Helena Middleton wins Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange fellowship

Middleton is the first University of Nevada, Reno student to win a CBYX fellowship in over 20 years

Headshot of Helena Middleton.
8/2/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 9: Senior Vice Provost Jill Heaton

Heaton shares insights into the new University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe location

President Brian Sandoval sits next to Dr. Jill Heaton in the podcasting room at the Reynold's School of Journalism. Sandoval wears a suit and Heaton wears a Nevada Sweater and both smile broadly with podcasting microphones in front of them.
8/2/2023

University of Nevada, Reno to hold Native Students LEAD program Aug. 7-11

Indigenous high school students are invited to explore college life and connect with cultural support systems on campus

Morrill Hall in the distance with trees to the left and right and green grass in the foreground.
8/2/2023

Faces of the Pack: Jodee Prudente

Dedicated special education researcher continues to serve the community

Jodee Prudente holding two awards with her mentor and professor MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D.
7/24/2023

Drones, phones and iPads at Semester at Lake Tahoe

A new era of learning emerges with cutting-edge classes and free distribution of technology to University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe students

Students use an iPad to control a drone outdoors
7/20/2023

Mackay student team takes second place in national competition

The competition is focused on carbon management

Four photos of students: at the top left, Alexia Carver, at the top right, Kamal Mousavi, at the bottom left, Trisha McLaughlin and at the bottom right, Ash Thompson.
7/17/2023

Three University professionals awarded U.S. Fulbright Scholar fellowships for the 2023 to 2024 academic year

Meet the new Fulbrighters and learn about their journeys to achieving this distinguished honor

The University's quad as it faces the Mackay statue. Green grass and trees line the foreground.
7/14/2023

University’s top student heads to Purdue this fall

Jimson Huang, a dual Engineering-Math major, is the spring 2023 Herz Gold Medal winner

Jimson Huang and Paul Hurtado, an associate professor of math, both holding a single certificate cover.
7/11/2023

NWCCU to visit the University of Nevada, Reno

Accreditation cycle to begin in October

A view of the green lawn and full trees of the University's quad.
6/29/2023

A first Black graduate, and a life worth remembering

Theodore Miller’s graduation in 1930 in engineering was a groundbreaking one for the University

A letter written by Theodore Miller dated December 15, 1976 that reads:  Mr. Warren . d’Azevedo, Professor Department of Anthropology University of Nevada Reno, Nevada 89507  Dear Prof. d’Azevedo;  I have been to several major book stores in San Francisco, only to find that your book “American Indian and Black Students at the University of Nevada, Reno” is not available. I would appreciate it very much if you would send me a copy.  The September issue of “The Alumni News” listed your book value at Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2.50). I am enclosing a check for Three Dollars ($3.00) to cover the cost of mailing.   I have contributed annually to the UNR Alumni Association for a number of years. My wife and I drive to Reno occasionally and I usually try to visit the University. On my next visit I will stop in and say hello to you. We should have a very interesting visit.   Sincerely yours,  Signed Theodore H. Miller Class of 1930  P.S. I am listed in the 1st Edition, 1975-1976, Volume 1 of Who’s Who Among Black Americans. Also listed in the 1951 edition of Who’s Who on the Pacific Coast. Also in the 1957 edition of Who’s Who in Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
6/16/2023

Matthew Kopicko wins the Bryan Family Public Service Award

Matthew Kopicko wins this award to honor his outstanding record of civic engagement within the community

Matthew Kopicko stands holding his award in a dress shirt and pants with a floral tie.
6/14/2023

Department of Music sings the praises of its students

The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music reflects on the Spring 2023 semester, recognizing the notable achievements of its students

hands hold flute during recital
6/13/2023

TechWise Program provides software engineering students with a clear pathway to success

The TechWise program graduates its first cohort of software engineers as more students join the program

Large group portrait
6/12/2023

Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approves University of Nevada, Reno Mathewson University Gateway Project

The agreement was signed on Friday, June 9

A group of men in business suits stand around a table as one man sits and signs multiple papers. All are smiling.
6/12/2023

Graduate School celebrates its 9th year of GradFIT

The University’s Graduate School offers week-long program to increase diversity and academic success in graduate school

A large group of about 33 smiling people posing for the camera inside the JCSU with Dean Kemmelmeier in the front.
6/8/2023

Faces of the Pack: Jim Hammond

Jim Hammond is an alumnus who graduated with a degree in physics

A man and woman set up a camera toward a cliff face.
5/30/2023

Collegiate Academy program expands into Washoe County

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

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

Westfall Scholars graduate at the top of their class

The spring 2023 graduates include future urban planners, doctors, physicists and more

A large group of people sit and stand for a photo outside of the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms.
5/24/2023

University confers 3,130 degrees and certificates during spring 2023 commencement ceremonies

To date, the University has conferred over 125,000 degrees since opening in 1874

A bedazzled, sparkling graduation cap as viewed from behind with the Nevada Sport Wolf and the Nevada Blue colors with "Nevada" written in Silver gems and a little pretend diploma at the bottom.
5/24/2023

Dean's Future Scholars' students benefit from Joy Crowley's donations

Joy Crowley donates food twice a week to the Dean's Future Scholars Lounge

Joy Crowley with DFS students and staff
5/24/2023

Engineering student set to study nuclear power policy during 9-week D.C. internship

For Abbey Hageman, nuclear is one of many interests

Abbey Hageman in a lab wearing lab coat, gloves and face protection, using tongs to hold a small cup with pink liquid, which she is pouring into a pan. Another person, facing away from the camera, is in the background.
5/17/2023

Mackay Banquet celebrates excellence in Mackay community

The annual banquet was held on April 28

A table tent listing sponsors of the Mackay School. There is a fork and plate in the foreground.
5/16/2023

Faces of the Pack: Camellia Chang

Chang discusses her time at the University and receiving four degrees in four years

Young woman with dark hair in a white patterned shirt sitting in front of the University quad
5/12/2023

Faces of the Pack: Boris Carpio-Guerra and Hannah Alquiza

New president and vice president of the 91st session of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN)

Woman in a beige suit jacket and white shirt stands back-to-back with man in a black suit jacket and black button-up shirt. The two stand in front of a gray wall with trees and a tall building in the background.
5/12/2023

Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Teaching Award and Exceptional Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty College/School Awards announced for spring 2023

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

Arial shot of the University campus with a blue sky and sparse white clouds in the background.
5/11/2023

University honors more than 100 individuals at ‘Honor the Best’

The past year's achievements by students, faculty and staff honored at annual ceremony

Tamara Telles smiles and holds a certificate on stage with University President Brian Sandoval.
5/11/2023

Faces of the Pack: Dennis Garcia

NevadaTeach student turns obstacles into opportunities

Dennis Garcia
5/10/2023

Bible Award winner Wang: ‘It really touches my heart’

Professor Eric Wang honored with 2023 Paul and Judy Bible Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Eric Wang surrounded by a large group of faculty and staff and President Brian Sandoval as they all smile and look at the camera holding up Wolf Pack hand signals.
5/9/2023

Tibbitts Award winner Church: ‘I want to make history come alive for the students as best I can’

Associate Professor of History Christopher Church honored with one of two F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher Awards 2023

5/9/2023

Mackay Muckers Women’s Team strikes gold

The team won first place at the 45th International Collegiate Mining Competition

The Mackay Muckers Women's Team sits on a pile of dirt in front of a mining cart. They are all covered in dirt.
5/8/2023

Institute for Neuroscience hosts successful research retreat

Graduate students and faculty present research and discuss future plans at Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe

Institute for Neuroscience Research Retreat check-in table at Granlibakken Resort
5/5/2023

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

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

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

University Libraries join Greater Western Library Alliance

GWLA membership to bring University faculty, students, researchers faster access to research collections while also enhancing the Libraries’ own collections

Two women sit at a table inside the Special Collections and University Archives Department. There are folders on the table with historical documents scattered across it.
5/3/2023

Spring 2023 University of Nevada, Reno Senior Scholars announced

The University and the Nevada Alumni Association honor graduates from each college with top grade-point averages

The University of Nevada, Reno quad in summer with people sitting on benches lined on the grass.
5/2/2023

Prestigious DOE fellowship awarded to Engineering doctoral student

Craig Moore gets $169,000 to study nuclear energy solutions over the next three years

Two people in a lab. A younger man is seating in the foreground at a desk with a computer, looking at the camera. An older man is standing behind him, also looking at the camera.
5/1/2023

The Multicultural Center set to host Affinity Graduate Celebrations

Spring 2023 graduates from several affinity groups will be honored during various ceremonies next month

A student is pictured wearing a mortar board cap that reads "Gracias mami y papi" on the top of the cap and "Nutrition B.S." on the bottom of the cap with a pineapple illustration beneath it
4/27/2023

Looking for library materials? Get them through the library search.

University Libraries integrates interlibrary loan requesting with website for easy requesting of books, articles and scans, coupled with quick delivery

Two Libraries student assistants pass two library users their checked-out library materials at the University Libraries access services desk located inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
4/26/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 4: Meet GAIN Scholar Jess Buelow

The GAIN Scholars program provides resources to first-generation and historically underrepresented graduate students

President Sandoval sits to the left of Jess Buelow in a podcast recording room.
4/26/2023

College of Liberal Arts recognizes the outstanding achievements of faculty, staff and students

Faculty, staff and students honored at annual awards ceremony

Dean Casilde Isabelli handing an award to an esteemed faculty member.
4/25/2023

Faces of the Pack: Kirsten Schneider

Senior spotlight from the College of Education and Human Development

Kirsten Schneider at Disneyland
4/24/2023

A story of finding your purpose and your person

Wolf Pack great Joel Bitonio and his wife, Courtney, continue to find ways to give back to the University where they first met

Joel Bitonio poses next to his children and wife, Courtney, and his mother while in the Cleveland Browns room accepting the Man of the Year award.
4/21/2023

University of Nevada, Reno graduate ties for first in range management event

Elsie Childress scored high marks during national exam at annual meeting

Elsie Childress holding her award.
4/21/2023

College of Education and Human Development hosts Spring Celebration

Donors, faculty and students honored at the awards ceremony

Students and faculty with their awards
4/21/2023

Faces of the Pack: Brian Liu Nguyen

Nguyen reflects on his time at the University and talks about giving back to the community

Man in a beige button down and gold necklace smiling in the woods on a foggy day.
4/17/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 3: Honors College Dean Matt Means

The University’s Honors College continues to make honors education accessible to more students

President Sandoval sits to the left of Matt Means in a podcast recording room.
4/12/2023

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

This acknowledgement comes from NASPA and the Campus Vote Project

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

Foundation’s Pack Partnership Grants invest in projects campuswide

Four projects receive funding from inaugural grant cycle. 2023-24 applications open through April 21.

Four men and two women standing on the porch of Morrill Hall smiling for group photo.
4/6/2023

Watch: Day at the Legislature, The Wolf Pack Way

University leadership and students attended the 2023 Day at the Legislature on April 3

The Nevada Wolf Pack mascots stand on either side of Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen and University President Brian Sandoval, smiling and holding up Wolf Pack signs with their hands.
4/5/2023

Meet the members of the University’s Wolf Pack Taiko Club

The club’s student officers talk about Taiko, a traditional style of Japanese drumming, and what it means to them

Close up of three people wearing all black and playing tall drums that reach just below their waists with light brown drumsticks in front of a blue background.
4/4/2023

Northern Nevada Diversity Summit to be held at University of Nevada, Reno on April 14

This year’s theme is “Effective Inclusion: Understanding & Supporting Experiences of Belonging”

Brandon Wolf in a green suite speaking on stage.
4/3/2023

Whalen, longtime director and AVP for facilities, passes away

In a career that spanned four decades, Brian Whalen helped build today’s University

A sepia toned photo of a young Brian Whalen imposed upon a black and white photo of the University of Nevada, Reno's main campus.
4/3/2023

Faces of the Pack: Richard Hutton

Richard Hutton earns Doctor of Musical Art degree and heads to tenure-track position at Boise State

Headshot image of Richard Hutton.
3/29/2023

Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives $200,000 grant to support students in STEM fields

Students with disabilities seek to change STEM culture on-campus through mentorship program

Makaalynn Wortham, Ammal Abdul, Randal Owen, Nicole Wadden and Mehmet Gumus sitting on a couch and smiling
3/29/2023

Sagebrushers season 2 ep. 2: What’s next for the Nevada Wolf Pack?

President Brian Sandoval visits with Athletic Director Stephanie Rempe for an update on athletics at the University

President Sandoval sits to the left of Stephanie Rempe in a podcast recording room.
3/29/2023

University to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with events in April

Various campus and community events will provide educational opportunities and cultural celebrations

Three students stand outside with plates of food at the API Night Market on campus at UNR.
3/28/2023

Top 16 finalists of 2023 Three-Minute Thesis competition announced

Graduate students will compete in the final event on April 13

6 individuals hold extra large, green checks for winning the 3-minute thesis competition in 2022.
3/28/2023

Mechanical Engineering grad student wins Post Foundation Scholarship

National prize recognizes those studying nuclear waste management

Lucia Poole standing indoors in front of a sign announcing the WM Symposia 2023 honors and awards luncheon
3/27/2023

Giving Day: The Wolf Pack Way

Help raise vital funds campuswide by donating to the area that matters most to you on Tuesday, March 28

A group of 17 people, mostly students, stand on the steps inside the Reynold's School of Journalism smiling. The front students hold signs saying "Thank you!" and "Proud Member of the Pack!" and "We are grateful for you!"
3/15/2023

Faces of the Pack: Black Diaspora Coordinator Brandon Sanders

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

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

“Sagebrushers” season 2 kicks off with an important conversation about neurodiversity

President Brian Sandoval visits with University Neurodiversity Alliance member Jeffrey Hutsler during Neurodiversity Celebration Week

President Sandoval sits to the right of Jeffrey Hutsler in a podcast recording room.
3/13/2023

Multicultural Center’s FreeWall Jam event brings inspiration, camaraderie and discussion to campus

Spray painting artist “Doomed Movement,” Terrence Hammond, creates art with students and community

Woman stands outside next to two freewalls that together are spray painted to reflect the combined art of many people who attended the FreeWall Jam event. The mural is colorful and features images of hearts and people and stairs.
3/9/2023

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

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

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

Sagebrushers ep. 12: Dr. Alyssa Nota

In honor of Study Abroad Day, President Brian Sandoval visits with the CEO of USAC Alyssa Nota to learn about the positive impacts of studying abroad on students' lives and careers

President Sandoval sits to the left of Alyssa Nota in a podcast recording room.
2/27/2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe is uniquely designed with students in mind

Learn about how the gift of Sierra Nevada University in July 2021 has transformed the University of Nevada, Reno and how both the main campus and UNR at Lake Tahoe are shaping the future of The Wolf Pack Way

Interior shot of the circulation desk at the Prim Library at the UNR at Lake Tahoe library.
2/22/2023

Renewed commitment to the Epicenter for Judicial Education at the University of Nevada, Reno

Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving justice system

Exterior of the National Judicial College on campus at UNR on a sunny, blue sky day.
2/22/2023

“This small seed will blossom into a large oak tree”

Two new endowed chairs are just the beginning for Alice and Fred Ottoboni’s planned gift

Endowed professors and CABNR dean holding plaques and smiling for photo.
2/22/2023

University of Nevada, Reno receives CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

The Core Writing Program is one of only eight programs to receive this award for 2022-2023

Students at a table reading and writing.
2/16/2023

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

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

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

The Collective ‘We’: A Public Health Approach to Love, Life and Leadership

Alumnus and American football guard Austin Corbett shares how his public health education helps him tackle life on and off the field.

Austin Corbett standing with his wife Madison at a formal UNR event.
2/14/2023

Karla Hernández: New director of Hispanic/Latinx community relations

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

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

University of Nevada, Reno students to attend United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

National conference allows students to interact with most influential Hispanic leaders in the country

Students and faculty pose in a the hall of a conference center.
2/9/2023

Nevada Cyber Club places seventh in national competition

Group’s effort recognized by Sen. Cortez-Masto’s office Feb. 3

Twenty-three people standing inside a room in front of all wall-sized projector screen, lined up in three rows. Most are holding certificates facing toward the camera.
2/7/2023

United States Congressman, Ro Khanna, visits University of Nevada, Reno

Representative Khanna has been instrumental in partnership creation with UNR and Google

US Congressman Jo Khanna shakes hands with University of Nevada, Reno President, Brian Sandoval in Morrill Hall.
2/6/2023

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates the completion of the Gateway Parking Complex

The 814-space complex opened to the University community on Jan. 20

View of the north side of the Gateway Parking garage with the pedestrian bridge on the right-hand side.
1/20/2023

Civil Engineering student recognized by U.S. Department of Transportation

Doctoral candidate Milana Cimesa receives Outstanding Student of the Year award.

Two adults standing in a banquet room: Milana Cimesa on the right, holding an award, with her husband on the left.
1/20/2023

College of Liberal Arts establishes the Educational Renewal Fund

The fund enables incarcerated individuals to participate and earn credit in the University of Nevada, Reno’s Inside-Out Program

A professor lecturing to a class of students in the University of Nevada, Reno Inside-Out Program.
1/11/2023

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

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

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

Engineering student wins TMS scholarship

Mentor says Sydney Fields’ work represents highest standard of undergraduate student research.

Photo of student Sydney Fields and Professor Yufeng Zheng seated in a lab.
12/21/2022

Faces of the Pack: Alejandro Robles

Senior spotlight from the College of Science

Man wearing blue collared UNR College of Science shirt. Background is the Knowledge Center and a blue sky.
12/12/2022

Herz Gold Medalist Childress works to help others

Elsie Childress to receive Herz Gold Medal during Winter Commencement

Elsie Childress stands in a field in Nevada regalia.
12/12/2022

APHA highlights from the School of Public Health

The School of Public Heath had incredible representation at this year's American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 150th Annual Meeting & Expo.

Associate Professor Eric Crosbie, doctoral students Luciana Borges and Olufemi Erinoso, and MPH student Sara Perez, standing at the School of Public Health table.
12/9/2022

Winter 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall from the quad.
12/5/2022

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

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

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

Alumni gifts School of Public Health $1.5 million

The School of Public Health receives $1.5 million from Patrick Ronan, an alumnus whose passion for the field led him down a rewarding path in the public health sector.

Photo of Patrick Ronan.
11/21/2022

Donors rally to build a greater University of Nevada, Reno

University Foundation raises $52 million to support students, faculty, staff and programs

Morrill Hall exterior seen from the quad.
11/16/2022

Faces of the Pack: Kari A. Emm

She successfully defended her dissertation titled “American Indian/Alaska Native Transfer Student Experiences into a Four-Year University”

Kari Emm
11/16/2022

New support for STEM internships and talent retention in Nevada

Funding awarded through Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development will support development of new NV STEM Workforce Internship program

" ...it can make ‘Home Means Nevada’ a reality for more of our graduates than ever before."

11/15/2022

University of Nevada, Reno ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

University of Nevada, Reno seeks donations for student food insecurity as part of Giving Tuesday

A room with a sink and shelves. On the counter are bananas in pile. On the shelves are canned food items.
11/15/2022

University of Nevada, Reno to host International Education Week, Nov. 14-18

Events will highlight globally focused activities and engagement at the university and in the local community

" With over 70 different nations represented at the University, we look forward to using this week to highlight the globally focused activities on campus and in our local community."

11/10/2022

Three veterans share their experiences and insight

Daniella Smith, Roger Gahan and Abigail Kaplan talk about the University and what Veterans Day means to them

The front of the Pennington Student Achievement Center with two students sitting in the grass and several students walking behind them.
11/9/2022

Aging infrastructure in rural Nevada sees alumni-led improvements

Yerington nears the completion of a USDA-funded project to remove and replace the rural Nevada city's 100-year-old sewer and water systems.

Q&D Construction worker in open trench
10/19/2022

Distinguished School of Public Health alumni addressing healthcare disparities

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

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

University’s McNair Scholars Program receives grant money from U.S. Department of Education

The program’s grant proposal is now funded through 2027

Group of students smiling closely together while standing on a staircase.
10/7/2022

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

National honor recognizes commitment to first-generation student success

10/6/2022

University Libraries play key role in lowering students’ educational costs

The Libraries and partners are helping faculty move away from high-cost textbooks and toward OERs

A University student sits in front of a computer inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
9/30/2022

Las Vegas: bright lights, sustainable city

Las Vegas works toward 30 more years of sustainability management with the guidance of alumnus Marco Velotta

Solar panels at Las Vegas City Hall
9/28/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 7: Dr. Jafeth Sanchez

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Museum of Art announces the Free Student Admission Program sponsored by the Wayne Prim Student Admission Endowment

Starting Sept. 15, University and TMCC students will be able to visit the Nevada Museum of Art and attend ongoing museum events for free with a student ID

Three students, a woman and two men, post in nice clothing smiling at the camera while wearing a Nevada Museum of Art admittance sticker.
9/13/2022

University of Nevada, Reno in negotiations with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate to develop Mathewson University Gateway project

The proposed project will create a physical link between the University and Downtown Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno monument located outdoors with trees behind it. The monument includes the University's seal as well as lettering that reads, "University of Nevada, Reno. A Land Grant University Est. 1874
9/13/2022

Students and faculty member return from Brussels after German Marshall Fund Forum

University of Nevada, Reno represented as one of two American universities at the forum

Three students - one boy and two girls (from left to right) - dressed in professional attire standing in front of a building and some bushes.
9/2/2022

Balloon Race Scholarship recipients awarded for 2022

Ashley Osborne and Shane Kapala receive the 2022 Balloon Race Scholarship

Great Reno Balloon Races hot air balloons
9/2/2022

Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Clayton discovers fascination for autonomous robotics

First-generation student finds vast opportunity through mentorships, research experiences and the University community

Jennifer Clayton alongside Mark Genung, director of the Nevada Autonomous test site program, at this summer’s Censys Technologies and Iris Automation drone demonstration.
8/30/2022

UNR School of Social Work receives reaccreditation

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

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

Bohn currently works in the University’s Real Estate Office

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

Upward Bound Classic and Math & Science Programs awarded $6.7 million Department of Education TRIO grants

The renewal of these four grants supports intensive college preparatory services for 246 first-generation, income-qualified high school students in Northern Nevada.

A group of students wearing upward bound sweatshirts study and smile
8/24/2022

Wolf Pack Football welcomes Chris Ault Field Sponsored by ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics provides generous gift to replace turf at Mackay Stadium

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Brian Sandoval, ITS Logistics leadership, and Wolf Pack Football leadership along with the Nevada Wolf Pack Cheerleaders and mascots on the new turf during a sunny day. Everyone is happy, smiling, and you can see the freshly cut ribbon hanging amongst the crowd of nearly 50 people.
8/22/2022

Integrating big data into robotics with Duckietown

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

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

University’s NevadaFIT begins with move-in Aug. 18 and events all weekend

Academic ‘Freshman Intensive Transition’ program features iPad distribution, Opening Ceremony in Mackay Stadium

Nevada student Jillian Perry poses with her family and a NevadaFIT volunteer in front of Great Basin Hall with two large carts full of dormitory room items.
8/18/2022

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

The event will take place September 24 at Idlewild Park

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

Anne Howard, trailblazing English professor and one of the founders of Women's Studies, passes away

During her distinguished 37-year career, Howard fought for equal rights in northern Nevada

A group of women including Anne Howard
8/2/2022

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

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

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

Sagebrushers ep. 5: Dionne Stanfill and Bayla Fitzpatrick

President Brian Sandoval talks with the ASUN president and vice president about why they chose to study at the University, what goals they plan to accomplish this year and more.

President Brian Sandoval, Dionne Stanfill and Bayla Fitzpatricj smile while sitting next to each other, wearing headphones in the recording space
7/27/2022

Sustainability in asphalt paving drives latest GAANN scholar

Ph.D. candidate Julissa Larios Rodriquez set to join the University’s Graduate Assistance in Areas in National Need (GAANN) program this fall.

Woman standing outside wearing graduation cap and gown
7/26/2022

Understanding marginalized experiences to actively implement research

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

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

LGBTQ studies minor added to University of Nevada, Reno curriculum

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

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

Daphne Hooper: New director of community Indigenous relations

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

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

Dr. Paul Hauptman, M.D., named dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Renown Health

Paul Hauptman
7/14/2022

University of Nevada, Reno names Erick Jones dean of the College of Engineering

Jones is a senior science advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. State Department

Dr. Erik Jones
7/1/2022

University scientists conduct, shed light on microbiome research to help impoverished children grow

Changing children’s digestive tract microbes key to reducing disease, improving health

In a hospital, a woman in a bright red shalwar kameez dress and dupattā shawl spoon-feeds an emaciated infant in her lap.
6/30/2022

Guinn Center announces Dr. Dana Bennett as interim executive director

Bennett to succeed Dale Erquiaga, who was named acting chancellor of NSHE

Dana Bennett headshot
6/28/2022

Skin cancer awareness: Medical students host free skin cancer clinic

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

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

Public health highlight: Veronika Scavacini

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

Veronika Scavacini headshot
6/23/2022

University students and professor travel to annual German Marshall Fund in Brussels

University-funded trip allows group to witness and participate in global policy development

Photo of the trees on the Quad with Assistant Professor Ingram's office nearby.
6/22/2022

School of Public Health celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion

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

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

Sagebrushers ep. 3: Teaching Professor Sarah Cummings

Join host President Brian Sandoval as he and Director of Advancements in Teaching Excellence and award-winning Teaching Professor Sarah Cummings talk about teaching, sustainable chemistry, Wolf Pack Athletics and more

President Brian Sandoval and Professor Sarah Cummings talk into microphones and wear headphones in the recording space
5/26/2022

Discover Science podcast: Kizzmekia Corbett on going where you are loved

Scientific Lead in the development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine discusses her research and work, the importance of good mentorship, and finding her place in science.

Kizzmekia Corbett, Christopher Sanchez and Melanie Duckworth in a collage with the Discover Science podcast identifier.
5/19/2022

High schools and teachers – and University – benefit from concurrent enrollment

Pilot program gives 450 high school students a fast start toward earning a college degree

Jim Webber and Annie Trinh with Grace Bayer standing in front of the entrance sign at at Cheyenne High School.
5/19/2022

Spring 2022 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments as LOA instructors

A Wolf Pack Way sign next to the Knowledge Center and the Block N
5/17/2022

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

The Quad packed full of graduates looking at the stage. A mortar board in the foreground reads, "I just kept swimming."
5/16/2022

Two campuses, one common cause

The past academic year has seen collaboration and teamwork mark the SNU-UNR transition

SNU transition leaders Sue Johnson and Jill Heaton
5/13/2022

Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts

Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter

Lyndsay Munro and presenting party in her classroom
5/12/2022

Nicole Shepherd is Herz Gold Medalist

Dual degree student a standout volunteer in community and accomplished musician

Herz Gold Medal winner Nicole Shepherd
5/12/2022

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

A professor with students in a technology lab
5/11/2022

Ten years of great work and a Tibbitts Award for Angelina Padilla

Mechanical Engineering professor finds real-world ways to teach students

Angelina Padilla with surprise award presenters in her classroom
5/9/2022

First-generation student becomes first at University to earn prestigious fellowship

After a new start at the University of Nevada, Reno, Arturo Macías Franco is using his voice to advocate for others

Arturo Macias Franco.
5/5/2022

Sagebrushers ep. 2: Dean Manos Maragakis

Join your host President Brian Sandoval as he talks with Dean of the College of Engineering Manos Maragakis about running, stepping down from his role and into the faculty, and his favorite times on campus

President Brian Sandoval and Dean Manos Maragakis in the recording studio with headphones on
4/28/2022

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

Alexis Palma shakes faculty mentor's hand.
4/28/2022

Bible Award winner Smith: Students make the award special

Anthropology's Geoff Smith wins another important teaching award

Bible Award winner Geoff Smith with award committee
4/26/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

Xueying Zheng wearing a face mask, a play button on top
4/22/2022

Spring 2022 Senior Scholars honored by University

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 12 graduates with top grade-point averages

Morrill Hall exterior
4/21/2022

New computational linguistics degree preps students for a growing industry

Interdisciplinary undergraduate program combines world languages, linguistics and computer science.

Six students looking at three computer monitors, backs to the camera.
4/18/2022

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

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

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

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

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English (left), President Brian Sandoval (right) and Nevada Today Editor Karl Fendelander (center back)
3/29/2022

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

Douglas Boyle poses for a photo on the Sierra Nevada University campus.
3/28/2022

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

A bag full of fresh ground beef, greens and other food items sits on a table next to a bagged loaf of bread and two clementines and a stack of two packages of ground beef.
3/24/2022

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

Four people standing in front of tables and chairs inside of a library. From left to right there is a man, two women, and another man in the image.
3/18/2022

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

Dean of Libraries, Catherine Cardwell, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School, David Zeh, Executive Vice-President, Provost, Jeff Thompson, President of Graduate Student Association, Matthew Hawn and Internal Vice President of Graduate Student Association, Taissa K Lytchenko in front of the study area
3/17/2022

Nevada earns Mountain West SAAC Community Service Award

It is the fifth time in the past eight years that Nevada has earned the award

Wolf Pack cheerleaders with University President Brian Sandoval on the basketball court with the award
3/15/2022

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

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

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

Fall 2021 Foundation Outstanding Letter of Appointment Instructional Faculty Awards

Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding instruction and for creating positive learning environments

Morrill Hall
3/9/2022

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

Wolf Pack mascots Wolfie and Alphie in Mackay Stadium
3/2/2022

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.”

A close up of Ben Hazard's artwork title Medal of Honor
3/1/2022

Girls and engineering are the focus of outreach event

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

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

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

Blesethe West.
2/23/2022

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

A conceptual image of a white two story building with human like figures on the top and bottom floors.
2/23/2022

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!"

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell standing in front of a dilapidated antique truck
2/18/2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Nevada Career Studio's Spring Career Fairs

The Nevada Career Studio is hosting Spring Career Fairs on Feb. 16 and 17.

President Brian Sandoval and student attending career fair
2/9/2022

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

Callie Whitsit and Autumn Cuellar finger painting at a 2021 art therapy workshop
2/3/2022

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

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

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

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

Students walk on campus between the University N statue and the Knowledge Center building.
1/28/2022

Get to know University Libraries Dean Catherine Cardwell

Dean Cardwell is identifying opportunities to continue the trajectory of excellence, innovation for the University Libraries

Photo of Catherine Cardwell, University Libraries Dean
1/27/2022

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

A rack of clothing set up outside
1/20/2022

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

Jeanine Mooers reads a book in Braille.
1/4/2022

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

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

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

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

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

Shawn Thomas
12/22/2021

University of Nevada, Reno 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 Knowledge Center walkway with a Wolf Pack Way banner
12/16/2021

The Guinn Center announces leadership change

Founding Executive Director Nancy Brune will be leaving the center for a new professional opportunity

Students walking by the block-N sculpture
12/15/2021

Thompson appointed Executive Vice-President, Provost at University of Nevada, Reno

Selection came after national search to fill the position

Provost Jeff Thompson
12/13/2021

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

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

Tractor cutting alfalfa.
12/10/2021

Dreams realized, history made during Winter Commencement

For the first time in the nearly 30 years of Winter Commencement, two ceremonies were held

Happy students at winter commencement
12/6/2021

Nevada Athletics sets graduation success rate record

Nevada student-athletes set a department record with a graduation rate of 89 percent

A basketball game in Lawlor Events Center
12/2/2021

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

The Pennington Student Achievement Center at dusk with colorful clouds
12/1/2021

Winter 2021 Senior Scholars honored by University

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

Morrill Hall seen from south side
11/30/2021

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

Morrill Hall
11/17/2021

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

Students working on a project using a drill on a lab table
11/16/2021

New Renown Health Scholarship supports UNR Med students

Clinical affiliation to create more access to care for Nevadans

A group of UNR Med first-year and third-year medical students and second-year physician assistant studies program students, who are among the first 25 recipients of the Renown Health Scholarship, appear with Renown Health President & CEO, Dr. Anthony Slonim, and UNR Med Acting Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Renown Health, Dr. Melissa Piasecki
11/12/2021

'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

Veteran Flags in front of Student Union
11/10/2021

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

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

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

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

Yareli Navarro Chavez in a lab holding a vial.
11/8/2021

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

Empowering youth and elevating small-holder farmers through agricultural science

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

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.

Kaylie Greathouse and Reza Boushehri
10/20/2021

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

Mark Gabot in a graduation cap and gown
10/19/2021

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

Future of School and Davidson Academy administrators holding onto a large check for $10,000 along with three students joining virtually on tablets attached to on mobile robots
10/15/2021

Faces of the Pack: Isolina Llaguno

Bachelor of Social Work student discusses why she's proud to identify as a Latina social worker and the impact her Cuban American background will allow her to have in her future career

Isolina Llaguno posing at a wedding with chairs and tables in the background
10/7/2021

Nevada Athletics Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: Mariana Vignoli

Swim team member Mariana Vignoli talks about her Latinx heritage and how it shapes her life

Mariana Vignoli swimming hard in the pool at practice, just about to finish a lap and turn around
10/7/2021

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

Students walking on the Quad with the leaves on the trees changing to autumnal colors and falling around them
10/5/2021

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

President Sandoval during state of the university address
9/29/2021

Faces of the Pack: Jennifer Burton

Master of Social Work student is proud to identify as LatinX social worker to show representation for an often under-represented population

Jennifer Burton sitting on the ledge in front of art sculptures
9/28/2021

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

Wolf Pack Way banners running along the walkway in front of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, with the Block N in the foreground
9/28/2021

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

A mural in the Multicultural Center’s Joe Crowley Student Union third-floor space honors Indigenous female-identified leaders
9/22/2021

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

President Brian Sandoval speaking at a press conference
9/21/2021

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.

Engineering dean and students gathered on the steps of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
9/17/2021

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.

Employer and student shaking hands at table
9/15/2021

ALERTWildfire & the 2021 Western Wildfire Support Act

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen discuss ALERTWildfire funding with Graham Kent and President Sandoval

Graham Kent points to smoke plumes from the Caldor fire on a monitor
9/9/2021

2021 University Balloon Race Scholarship Recipients

Alec Brennan and Vincent Lee receive the 2021 Balloon Race Scholarship

Inflated hot air balloon with Nevada logo on the field in Mackay Stadium
9/7/2021

Janita Ethridge honored with 2021 Regents' Academic Advising Award

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

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

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

Graduates on the field during commencement at Mackay Stadium
8/18/2021

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

A photo of the UNR Med Class of 2025 reciting the pledge at the White Coat Ceremony.
8/13/2021

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

Students sit on a grass hill with yellow shirts during an event on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/10/2021

Krysta Palmer, the Wolf Pack's woman of bronze

Former Pack standout's bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics makes history

Krysta Palmer head shot
8/4/2021

Chemical Engineering student earns prestigious scholarship

The American Chemical Society selected senior Jerren Bailey as one of its 138 ACS Scholars

Jerren Bailey in lab coat standing in front of busy laboratory
8/2/2021

University’s Teaching & Learning Technologies restructures, merges with 365 Learning

Newly named Office of Digital Learning now reports directly to Office of the Provost

A student works on their laptop during a lecture on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
8/2/2021

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

A group photo of the Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduates.
7/30/2021

Rural health care perspectives from a graduating PA student

Alisha Fong talks about her experiences in the UNR Med program

Two photos of Alisha Fong, Class of 2021 PA Studies Program graduate.
7/30/2021

Faces of the Pack: Mariah Zinn

Alumna serves healthcare community as registered nurse, serves LGBTQIA+ community by 'making every patient feel included and accepted'

University of Nevada, Reno alumna Mariah Zinn poses for a photo in her nursing scrubs near the University of Nevada, Reno Quad.
7/21/2021

Faces of the Pack: Tyreis Gatson

Mechanical engineering student lands internship with NASA

Tyreis Gatson with snow-capped mountains and valleys behind him
7/6/2021

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.

William Roser in front of Palmer Engineering
6/8/2021

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

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

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

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.

Olivia Tahti in the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
6/3/2021

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.

students wearing masks in front of television screens with Nevada Cyber Club logos
6/1/2021

“You make happiness happen.”

Expressing gratitude for the amazing Wolf Pack members who, time and time again, create unforgettable commencement ceremonies for our graduates

A view of Spring 2021 Commencement from the stands of Mackay Stadium, showing the crowd and all graduates socially distanced, the stage, and really everything else
5/20/2021

A historic Commencement

Over four days, two different graduating classes were honored at Mackay Stadium

Saturday morning ceremony graduates
5/17/2021

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

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

Portrait of Lorraine Benuto
5/17/2021

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

Photo of Blaize Abuntori with his arms crossed, standing in front of a brick wall posing for a photo.
5/17/2021

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.

A group of Orvis School of Nursing students in their scrubs standing inside a hospital during clinicals
5/13/2021

Social work graduate walks in commencement in honor of late son

Aida Guerrero, graduating with her BSW, dedicates her graduation to her young son who tragically passed away in August 2020.

Aida Guerrero and her two sons
5/13/2021

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

Jacob Molina poses for a photo at the quad.