Impact & student success

Update regarding John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee

Since September 2020, the John Mackay Statue Discussion Advisory Committee (JMSDAC) has been working on developing recommendations for University leadership for paths forward regarding concerns about the John Mackay Statue.

The John Mackay statue stands at the north end of the University of Nevada, Reno Quad -- a large lawn area surrounded by trees and an outer ring of buildings -- with Morrill Hall visible at the opposite end of the statue.
6/7/2021

Reflections on Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Manzanita Bowl, showing the walkway and lake from the south with sun shining through the trees
5/28/2021

Updates regarding policies, guidance and protocols

As a result of the continued progress that is being made in the fight against COVID-19, there have been changes to policies, guidance and protocols at the national, state and county levels.

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and an outer ring of buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
5/20/2021

To digital accessibility and beyond!

5/20/2021

Legislative update: Budget restoration

The joint Money Committees of the Nevada State Legislature allocated a portion of the State’s American Recovery Funding to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

A view looking south on the University of Nevada, Reno Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, walkways and outer buildings, with Morrill Hall visible at the end of the Quad.
5/18/2021

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.
5/13/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Timur Tscherbul develops a new class of algorithms to help solve a ‘quantum physicist’s nightmare’

Through research and teaching assistant professor of physics explores Earth’s life-sustaining processes using quantum computation to describe chemical reactions

Timur Tscherbul
5/12/2021

Every class 'should be the best class I’ve ever had'

The University’s Distinguished Faculty award tops Scott Mensing’s decorated career

Scott Mensing
5/12/2021

Lily Liu selected as Spring 2021 Herz Gold Medalist

Biology major and dual chemistry, business administration minor, moves on to medical school

Herz Gold Medalist Lily Liu
5/12/2021

End of Spring 2021 semester

"May is always our time of reflection. We reflect on what was, and we also look ahead to what can be. Thank you for all that you have done this semester."

A view of Morrill Hall at the end of the Quad, a large lawn area surrounded by trees, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
5/12/2021

Serving our community, advancing the public good

Through education, research and outreach, the University of Nevada, Reno fulfills its land-grant mission to the betterment of humanity, the environment and, of course, Nevada

Morrill Hall on the University Quad in spring
5/11/2021

'A deep manifestation of what is needed in the lives of everyone'

Commencement sites over the years have varied, but the value has been undeniable

Class of 1936 commencement in old gym
5/11/2021

Elizabeth Leger’s exceptional career “shows no sign of slowing”

Professor of Biology and Director of the Museum of Natural History named Foundation Professor for extraordinary record of achievement

Elizabeth Leger opens a drawer containing boxed bird eggs
5/11/2021

Pamela Sandstrom pairs mentorship with collaboration to engage her students in learning

Teaching Associate Professor of Biology receives the Regents' Teaching Award

Headshot of Pamela Sandstrom
5/10/2021

Director of Disability Resource Center Mary Zabel wins lifetime achievement award

The inaugural Nevada AHEAD Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Zabel at their 2021 conference

Mary Zabel with three trained assistance dogs at Dogfest
5/10/2021

University to celebrate 2020, 2021 graduates in first-time Commencement ceremonies in Mackay Stadium

Eight in-person ceremonies will be held Wednesday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, to honor the awarding of more than 8,300 degrees

University of Nevada, Reno graduate with grad cap and facial covering on the historic Quad
5/7/2021

University honors 2021 Senior Scholars

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

Morrill Hall seen from the Quad
5/6/2021

Students learn to improve and manage rangeland resources around the world

Animal & Rangeland Science Graduate Program teaches animal science and the ecology, management and restoration of rangeland

Cattle grazing at the Gund Ranch Experiment Station facility.
5/4/2021

IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship established

The first recipients will be named in Fall 2021.

People standing in front of the William N. Pennington Engineering Building for a check presentation.
5/4/2021

The College of Engineering connects with the community through virtual Innovation Day

On April 30, the College of Engineering launched a website with project descriptions and lightning talks from all 105 student teams.

Collection of students working in laboratory.
5/3/2021

Orvis School of Nursing staff receive national recognition

Two staff members from the Orvis School of Nursing were recently recognized for their contributions to their field.

Cameron Duncan left and Megan Pratt right
4/30/2021

Chemistry professor named Outstanding Researcher of the Year

Professor Thomas Bell receives prestigious award for his numerous scientific accomplishments.

Tom Bell stands in front of a whiteboard.
4/26/2021

Assistant professor in School of Community Health Sciences receives Rising Researcher Award

Jennifer Pearson’s research on tobacco and cannabis policies works toward positive public health impact

Woman smiles in a home office with dog.
4/22/2021

Giving back to the Pack

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources launches crowdfunding campaign

Students on the University campus.
4/19/2021

University’s NevadaFIT wins award from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Boot camp-style course for first-year students introduces freshmen to rigor, preparedness necessary to succeed in college

Students in blue shirts with food plates in hand walk through the Gateway plaza on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
4/15/2021

Mother of the Nevada Wilderness

Marjorie L. Sill Papers Now Available

Open book with black and white picture
4/14/2021

Ultraviolet-C LED test confirms sterilization of human coronavirus at distance of 5 feet in 8 seconds

University lab test is part of new product development conducted for NCAR-affiliate American UVC Science, Inc. in the fight against COVID

An image of the novel coronavirus; image was developed by the Centers for Disease Control.
4/7/2021

Google donates 100 hotspot devices to students in need at the University of Nevada, Reno

Funding from Google helps students connect to the internet for school and work.

Daniel Fergus, manager of lendable technology at the University of Nevada, Reno holds a hotspot device available for check out.
4/7/2021

Orvis Student Nurses' Association creates food and supply pantry for nursing students

Nursing students in need can sign up for anonymous food and supply pantry through the school's student association

Orvis School of Nursing student association students standing with Orvis School of Nursing bags inside Pennington Health Sciences building
4/6/2021

College of Engineering and its programs make 2021 U.S. News and World Report rankings

For the second year in a row, the College of Engineering and all of the ranking-eligible graduate engineering programs housed within it received rankings.

William N. Pennington Engineering Building
4/5/2021

Smoothing the path toward commercialization of research

Through commercialization, University faculty can find ways to transform their work into a marketable product or service that benefits society

People working together around a laptop.
4/5/2021

Physicist and Environmental Activist

Richard C. Sill papers are now available for use in the library's Special Collections and University Archives.

Exterior photograph of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
4/2/2021

Two mechanical engineering graduate students named 2021 Roy G. Post Scholarship recipients

Ph.D. candidates Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano have received the Post Scholarship for their research in nuclear energy and packaging.

Megan Higley and Frank Pulciano, the latter seated in front of American flag
3/25/2021

Lessons learned, lessons shared: Nevada Latinas on why the journey never ends

Nevada Latinas quoted in the story
3/24/2021

New doctoral program launches in natural resources & environmental science

University responds to growing need for more advanced science and skills to manage natural resources and environmental challenges

A meadow in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
3/22/2021

The University is nationally recognized as a Voter Friendly Campus for the third year in a row

The Voter Friendly Campus initiative, led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, acknowledged the University for efforts during pandemic

Alphie, Jr., the Wolf Pack mascot, holds up a roll of "I voted" stickers
3/19/2021

Decades of Wildlife Past

James D. Yoakum Papers Ready for Use

Black and white photo of a Bighorn Sheep from the James D. Yoakum Papers at the University of Nevada, Reno.
3/19/2021

Unspeakable, yet not uncommon: Confronting the history of anti-Asian violence

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
3/18/2021

Neurodiversity Alliance to advocate for and support neurodiverse Wolf Pack community

Newly formed alliance will focus on Universal Design Learning, breaking down institutional barriers and creating, supporting University neurodiverse community

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
3/18/2021

Sisolak on campus: 'I'm constantly impressed'

Nevada's Governor given tour of three facilities which speak to the University's unique mission

Governor Steve Sisolak with fist bumping with students
3/18/2021

University professor’s invention from over a century ago continues to be impactful today

In 1908, James Church’s interest in snow and the mountains led to the invention of the snow sampler, a device that greatly advanced the development of snow science

James Church sits at his desk in his campus office.
3/17/2021

Social Work Advocacy Day hosted for more than 130 Nevada students and practitioners

Students learn about bills and how to influence legislative policy decisions

Screen shot of a Zoom conference call with attendees for Social Work Advocacy Day
3/17/2021

Neurodiversity and the University

Pennington Student Achievement Center at dusk with lights on and people walking by
3/15/2021

Inaugural International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices awarded

Computer Science and Engineering graduate student Autumn Cuellar has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Women’s Day Award for Inclusive Practices.

Dave Feil-Seifer and Autumn Cuellar in hallway, Autumn holding a plaque
3/12/2021

Social Work Month highlights how profession benefits society

School of Social Work celebrates Social Work Month with “Social Workers are Essential” campaign to recognize the profession and raise scholarship funds for students

A group of University students with the School of Social Work stand around a table with signs and donuts
3/11/2021

NSF CAREER Award recipient Thomas White explores the most extreme states of matter in the Universe

Assistant professor of physics receives funding to include undergraduate students in cutting edge physics research

Portrait of Thomas White
3/10/2021

Makerspace at the Innevation Center allows users to discover, learn, build and connect

Offering equipment, resources and support – plus its first ever Makerthon – this well-equipped space encourages creation and real-world learning

Five University students stand in the Makerspace.
3/9/2021

Picturing a scientist on International Women's Day

Melanie Duckworth and Jane Tors
3/8/2021

Women in engineering continue tradition of excellence

In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate the recent successes (and headlines) of the women in the College of Engineering

Collage of women engineers surround an image of women engineers holding a sign that reads this is what an engineer looks like
3/8/2021

Commemorating Women's HERstory Month: #ChoosetoChallenge

A rainblow arches over the north of Campus, seen from the south of the Knowledge Center
3/5/2021

College of Science Student Emergency Fund supports students impacted by the pandemic

Students receive financial assistance for everything from tuition to groceries.

Female student next to Mackay Statue
3/5/2021

The Society of Women Engineers connects students with industry

Evening with Industry brought 65 students and 11 companies together to help students and new graduates prepare themselves professionally to become engineers.

Natalie Little
3/3/2021

Accessing the New York Times

Do you have a New York Times account? You might need to renew access

The New York Times newspaper logo with white text on a black background
3/3/2021

Published study: unusual SARS-CoV-2 mutation prominent in Northern Nevada in early 2020

University of Nevada, Reno genomics and microbiology research gives snapshot from March to June 2020 of SARS-CoV-2 and regional introduction of an usual mutation

Subhash Verma working in his microbiology laboratory
3/1/2021

Faces of the Pack: Six seconds to history

The College of Engineering recognizes the contributions of its exceptional alumni like Sierra Gonzales through its Profiles in Excellence series.

People clapping in computer-filled room.
3/1/2021

Bridging education and immigration

A globe in the Knowledge Center, with the checkout desk in the background
2/23/2021

Research technology transforms how first responders fight fires

Video highlights technology and thought-leadership behind ALERTWildfire, developed through the Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Graham Kent visiting the site of the 2020 Valley Fire in Southern California
2/22/2021

Diversity, equity, inclusion... social justice and democracy

The sidewalk of the tree-lined quad, with a light dusting of snow and Morrill Hall in the east.
2/19/2021

Black at the Pack: “We strengthen each other”

Faculty affinity group helps grow Black community on campus, taking aim at recruitment and retention where cultural identity and professional responsibilities intersect

Faculty and graduates at the 2019 African Diaspora Graduate Celebration
2/19/2021

University of Nevada, Reno student among winners of the 2020 ¡Andale! Scholarship

Criminal justice and philosophy major wins scholarship offered by Las Vegas Latino Bar Association to help cover LSAT expenses

Jesus Rosales Sandoval
2/18/2021

Upward Bound comes through for students during COVID-19 pandemic

Low-income, first-generation students from eight target high schools in Washoe and Lyon counties benefit from the resources provided by the program.

A screenshot from a Zoom Upward Bound Math Science meeting
2/16/2021

The role of authentic Black history as America moves forward

Caesar Andrews
2/16/2021

Black History Month: advancing education, advancing democracy

The quad on a fall day, with sun peeking through tall tree branches
2/11/2021

University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of Unsplash.com
2/10/2021

Faces of the Pack: Kelsey Scalaro

Engineering education Ph.D. student and CREATE program coordinator emphasizes identity and community for academic and industry success

Kelsey Scalaro standing outside the William N. Pennington Engineering Building
2/9/2021

Two Sisters’ Story Unforgotten

Western Shoshone Defense Project Featured in University Libraries New Mining Exhibit

Dann Ranch landscape image with crows on fence posts in foreground and mountains in background
2/9/2021

Jeff Thompson, longtime College of Science dean, named Acting Provost

Katherine McCall, associate dean, assumes acting College of Science dean position

Davidson Math and Science Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus at dusk.
2/8/2021

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives

Caitlin Earley photographing a Maya sculpture in a cave.
2/8/2021

College of Liberal Arts lecture series bring topics of diversity, politics, society and more

Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts host weekly, biweekly and monthly lectures throughout spring semester

Front of Lincoln Hall during summer
2/4/2021

Feb. 9 Gardening in Nevada class provides container and indoor gardening tips

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

genovese basil growing in a plastic food container
2/3/2021

Nursing Graduate Accepts Oncology Job On 5-Year Anniversary of Being Cancer Free

Haley Carroll graduated from Orvis School of Nursing in December 2020. Just five years earlier Haley was battling cancer unsure of her future.

Haley Carroll sit in grass with nursing student uniform on
1/27/2021

FYRE Robotics provides mentorship for K-12 students interested in engineering and science

As lead mentor for this community-based robotics team, Kerry Thompson helps students develop important life-skills such as teamwork, communication and more

Kerry Thompson and her team of students stand around the robot they built at a competition.
1/22/2021

Nevada ENDURE seeks to improve diversity in neuroscience

New program aims to raise interest and opportunities in neuroscience research for individuals who are typically underrepresented in the field.

Woman points at brain scans.
1/22/2021

Workforce development downtown: K-12 Robotics Center|University of Nevada, Reno

Southside Studio becomes home to robotics-based education and competition teams, strengthening the path to degrees and careers

The FYRE Robotics team of students, ages 13-18, builds a robot in the Makerspace of the Innevation Center.
1/22/2021

University Libraries Mathewson Automated Retrieval System – MARS – receives upgrade

With more than 800,000 items stored and millions of items delivered MARS recently received its first large-scale upgrade since the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Young man standing in front of a computer that operates the library's ARS.
1/21/2021

WiSE WOMEN

Providing support and inspiration for female scientists and engineers at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Three students in the WiSE program sitting on couches in the dorm studying
1/20/2021

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities

Cynthia Lancaster sits at a desk on a video call with her mentee, Erick Herrera
1/19/2021

Extension’s Gardening in Nevada classes return virtually in February

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

a young Grimes golden apple tree
1/19/2021

The Honors College: for highly motivated students, a meaningful journey

The newest college at the University provides opportunities for students to take their education to the next level

Honors College students work in a lab
1/19/2021

A pause for democracy, a pause for hope

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

Life’s a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

Student mentors turn into peer coaches through Honors College first-year experience program

Swans with their cygnets on Manzanita Lake
1/14/2021

Three days of events planned leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Center for Student Engagement encourages participation in this year's activities

" “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/12/2021

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

New, donor-supported equipment and infrastructure will advance research

Philanthropist and scientist Mick Hitchcock, Ph.D. continues to support scientific progress and research capacity

Mick Hitchcock addresses students in The Center located in the University's Joe Crowley Student Union.
1/6/2021

University hosts 2nd Annual Writing and Well-Being Conference with keynote speaker Cornel West

Virtual conference offers three days of workshops and speakers including free lecture by Dr. West Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.

Frandsen Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/31/2020

Michael Flores named director of Government Relations and Community Engagement

Longtime Nevada government affairs and community outreach professional to join University of Nevada, Reno

William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
12/30/2020

GAANN welcomes first cohort of fellows for fall 2020

The Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering welcomed its first cohort this fall.

Socially distanced individuals in the Honor Court
12/16/2020

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) chapter launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Students launch a new club aimed at increasing diversity in the field of medicine

Two students pose for a photo at a club fair to promote the new MAPS club on campus last spring.
12/16/2020

University housing LEEDs the way for sustainability

Great Basin Hall wins Golden Pinecone Award, recognizing sustainable construction practices used to meet internationally recognized LEED Gold Standard

Great Basin Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
12/15/2020

Faces of the Pack: Engineering student leads SWE through age of COVID-19

Victoria Defilippi is the current president of the University’s chapter for the Society of Women Engineers. She seeks new opportunities to bring students together in the time of a global pandemic.

Victoria Defilippi
12/10/2020

Nevada graduates 16 student-athletes during Winter Commencement

More than 1,150 student-athletes have graduated over the past dozen years

A black graduation cap with the words "Thank you Mom & Dad!" on the mortar board.
12/7/2020

The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.
12/7/2020

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno
12/3/2020

University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates

Black mortar board graduation cap that reads in gold lettering, "What feels like the end is often the beginning"
12/2/2020

University student food insecurity on the rise

Pack Provisions, the University’s food pantry, is expecting the need for food assistance to double amongst students this academic year.

Student loading the Campus Escort van with items for delivery from Pack Provisions.
11/30/2020

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

Journalism professor appointed to inaugural board of influential professional diversity forum

Caesar Andrews elected to the Journal-isms Inc. Board of Directors

Caesar Andrews poses in a classroom
11/12/2020

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 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership award given to Eleni Oikonomidoy

Virtual ceremony celebrates the talent at the University of Nevada, Reno

Eleni Oikonomidoy
10/28/2020

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

Diversity in health care starts at the beginning

Amid Hispanic Heritage Month, UNR Med honors the importance of diversity in health care

A photo of CBESS mentor and UNR Med medical student Sergio Trejo teaching neuroanatomy to students during the first CBESS event in July 2019.
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

Eye-popping mural is a bold statement of diversity

Sierra Hall is the site of the first display of public art devoted to diversity and inclusion on campus

Part of the mural, a raised fist outline is in black over large, multicolored paint spatters
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

LGBTQ+ teaching mentorships need growth in diversity in education

Study published on needs for support for future teachers identifying as LGBTQ+

Two hands. One painted in a rainbow fashion with a heart in the middle and the other unpainted. Both pinky fingers are touching.
6/22/2020

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

Murals highlighting diversity going up on University campus

The University is getting two new art murals on Sierra Hall and Ansari Business Building that underscore commitment to diversity

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Rafael Blanco came to the United States from Spain and currently resides outside of Chicago. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University in 2013 and has recently begun work on one of two murals on the University campus to highlight and underscore diversity.
6/17/2020

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