Impact & student success

Supporting the rights of all members of our community

Devin Willaims
7/19/2022

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

Paul. J. Hauptman, M.D. named Dean of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Dr. Hauptman, nationally recognized for his work in cardiac care, will also serve as Chief Academic Officer of Renown Health.

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7/14/2022

What Pride means to me

Jocelyn Simmons photo
7/13/2022

Journalism alumna shining the light of truth through reporting

Taylor Johnson is working as a summer equality intern at Bloomberg

A headshot of Taylor Johnson in front of a business lobby.
7/13/2022

Promising solution to fatal genetic-disorder complications discovered by University professor and Ph.D. candidate

Published research findings point to a possible, more effective treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy-related cardiac failure

Professor Dean Burkin stands next to Ph.D. student Ariany Oliveira-Santos, who is sitting, in a laboratory room.
7/12/2022

COLA and merit update

In every way, the University appreciates and is very grateful for the achievements and accomplishments that you have all contributed to over this past year.

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7/8/2022

University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University reach milestone

The stunning location and the 50-plus year legacy of Sierra Nevada University will be preserved as the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe!

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7/5/2022

University of Nevada, Reno names Dr. 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

Dr. Erick Jones named Dean of the College of Engineering

An internationally recognized researcher in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering, his career over the past 25 years has spanned industry, government and academia.

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7/1/2022

Innevation Center partners with Upward Bound for Summer 2022

Student interns to explore STEAM career opportunities and learn how to become “makers” in the Makerspace

Students pose for picture while touring the Innevation Center Makerspace.
6/30/2022

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

Sagebrushers ep. 4: Markie Wilder

President Brian Sandoval talks with Coordinator of Indigenous Student Services Markie Wilder about supporting Native American students on campus, advocating for Nevada's tuition waiver, playing basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack and more.

President Brian Sandoval and Markie Wilder smile while sitting next to each other, wearing headphones in the recording space
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

Artown on the Quad: Four performances happening in July on the University’s campus

Free performances open to the public

Photo of the Quad facing the Mackay Mines Building and the Mackay statue.
6/27/2022

Assistant professor named Early Career Innovator for contributions to life-saving nutrition for infants

CABNR researcher plays critical role in development of liquid probiotic product for preterm infants

Steven receiving his Regents' award.
6/27/2022

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

‘Queering STEM Culture’ set to publish June 28

Engineering professor co-edits book exploring experiences of queer and trans community and their allies in post-secondary STEM settings.

Head shot of Kelly Cross
6/22/2022

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

Innevation Center to host gener8tor Reno-Tahoe Accelerator Program 2022

Applications open for accelerator offering connections and $100K investment to high-growth startups

Two people working together in the Innevation Center Concept Café.
6/22/2022

Environmental science student-researcher wins Regents’ award for notable accomplishments

Nicole Choma reflects on how experiences in undergraduate research, marching band and other scholarly activities have enhanced her college journey

Nicole Choma receiving a Regents' award.
6/22/2022

Rejoicing and remembering: Reno’s presence in LGBTQ+ cinema

6/21/2022

Celebrating Juneteenth

On Juneteenth, let us all continue to learn more about this date’s historic and meaningful significance, as we stand with the members of our Black community in achieving the promise of equality and justice.

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6/17/2022

Juneteenth and the urgency of Black Studies

Escenthio Marigny, Jr.
6/16/2022

DACA Ten Year Anniversary

Today is a very important date, marking the 10-year anniversary of the DACA policy. We are extremely proud of, and stand with, our DACA students and their families.

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6/15/2022

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of DACA

Janet Najera
6/15/2022

Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s new program development specialist reflects on Pride

Angela Moore
6/9/2022

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

June is Pride Month

The University stands with the LGBTQIA+ community and supports all of its members.

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6/8/2022

Accomplished professor wins University’s Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award

Mae Gustin sets example for prioritizing student safety in labs with chemicals

President Sandoval and Mae Gustin holding Excellence in Laboratory Safety Award plaque
6/8/2022

Banner year for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards

An all-time high of 13 student-awardees affiliated with the University of Nevada, Reno receive the prestigious NSF fellowship

A collage of individual photos of the 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellows attending University of Nevada, Reno
6/7/2022

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

Jewish Heritage Month

On our campus, our students, faculty and staff who are Jewish American play an indispensable role in the achievements of our great university.

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5/24/2022

‘Gold standard’ accreditation signals commitment to animals

University awarded full reaccreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Care International

Four members of the Animal Resources team - the director/attending veterinarian, laboratory technician, laboratory assistant and administrative assistant - are in an animal care facility on the University of Nevada, Reno campus and are wearing personal protective equipment.
5/23/2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we raise awareness and celebrate achievements, we must also support all future efforts for equity and acceptance for the members of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

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5/20/2022

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

Lucas Ingvoldstad named USDA Director of Rural Development in Nevada

Alumnus of the Department of Geography’s Land Use Planning Master’s program aims to address climate change and invest in climate-smart infrastructure in rural Nevada

The "Weclome to Nevada" sign posted along a highway in eastern Nevada.
5/18/2022

Tragedy in Buffalo, N.Y.

Words cannot begin to express the shock, horror and grief that we all felt over the weekend when we learned of the murderous rampage in Buffalo, N.Y.

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5/18/2022

Nevada receives $20 million National Science Foundation research award for fire science

NSF EPSCoR investment will increase capacity for wildland fire research, education, and workforce development

Heavy smoke filled the skies above Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire in 2021
5/17/2022

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

Path to Independence students to join University commencement for first time in nine years

Students receiving their certificate from Path to Independence to join their peers at commencement

5/12/2022

Concluding the 2021-22 academic year

Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and staff for a memorable and successful academic year. The commitment you have demonstrated to one another is inspiring.

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5/11/2022

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

Digital Wolf Pack Initiative expands, providing iPads to incoming freshmen and transfer students

Provost's office leads collaboration with Apple for iPads

iPads at the Mackay statue
5/3/2022

New program aims to improve access to support for children with autism in Kenya

The course will be available to University students this fall

An overhead view of a child sitting on the floor reading a book.
4/29/2022

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

Nevada Industry Excellence receives grant to support manufacturing industry development and success

$950,000 grant will continue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and statewide service through the University of Nevada, Reno

Two manufacturing workers using a grinding tool.
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

2022 Outstanding Researcher: Advancing the science that explains how our bodies’ functions connect

UNR School of Medicine Professor Scott Earley’s leading edge research achieves breakthroughs in cell signaling and ion channel regulation

Professor Scott Earley, the University of Nevada, Reno Outstanding Researcher for 2022, sits at his office desk.
4/27/2022

Healthy Minds Study: understanding mental health on campus

The Healthy Minds Study survey was recently sent out to students and, for the first time, faculty and staff at the University – check your inbox!

The Pennington Student Achievement Center
4/26/2022

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

Denim Day

Denim Day is part of a global movement to expose harmful behaviors and attitudes surrounding sexual assault. I encourage all of you to wear denim on Wednesday, April 27, in support of Denim Day.

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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

Nevada Center for Applied Research extends University co-location to American Battery Technology Company

Latest collaboration brings new R&D venture to campus, opportunities to students and economic development to Nevada

Four University alumni pose in UNR lab.
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

Earth Day is Every Day

Today is Earth Day, and the University acknowledges that we are all citizens of the world – and that we all have an important role in preserving our planet for future generations.

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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

Undergraduate researchers prepare for Wolf Pack Discoveries

Faculty mentors and student awardees provide insight to the rewarding experience of University-supported research, scholarly and creative activities

Bradon posing with his mentor, Ben
4/20/2022

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

Wellbeing Week

In an effort to acknowledge and to build upon the culture of support at our University, I am happy to announce the Wolf Pack Wellbeing Week will be held April 18-22.

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4/14/2022

Gaming app will help faculty navigate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)

Engineering professor Kelly Cross receives CAREER grant to survey engineering faculty about their beliefs and values about DEI and to develop gaming tool to coach faculty in responding to DEI situations.

Studio head shot of Assistant Professor Kelly Cross
4/13/2022

Let's kick off the new Neurodiversity Alliance!

Jim Cherney
4/12/2022

A Nobel Prize-worthy question: How do we sense heat, cold, touch?

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine professor joins with colleagues to review the cellular-level, ion-channel science for top-ranked Physiological Reviews

Scott Earley, Ph.D., sits at a lattice light sheet microscope.
4/7/2022

Welcome to the 2022 Northern Nevada Diversity Summit

President Brian Sandoval's opening remarks from the Northern Nevada Diversity Summit the morning of April 6, 2022

President Brian Sandoval speaking with a video play button over the image
4/6/2022

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

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

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

University awarded for outstanding comprehensive safety program

Dedicated teamwork and resource-efficient initiatives secured the American Chemical Society award for the second time

Chemistry Department Graduate Teaching Assistant, Md Azizul Islam, helps Organic Chemistry students Bailey Fasick and Kamryn Montegna analyze a sample of a material they synthesized using an infrared spectrometer.
4/5/2022

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

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX for Women's History Month

Title IX Coordinator Maria Doucettperry answers questions about Title IX and the importance of policies like it

Alyssa Jimenez dribbles down court at the Nevada vs. San Jose State women's basketball game Feb. 2, 2022
3/31/2022

Bill Nye the Science Guy comes to Reno April 2

University of Nevada, Reno brings popular scientist-entertainer to the Reno Events Center

Bill Nye
3/31/2022

University Women’s Resource Center: a history of support, closure and failed reinstatement

Indigo Hinojos' bachelor's thesis exhibit on the WRC's history will be April 5 at 11 a.m. in the Joe Crowley Student Union, room 402

A black and white photo of the former Women's Resource Center with artistic white lines on the right and left of the image
3/31/2022

Aging Appreciation Week: Gerontology Academic Program offers events for everyone

Explore the joy, challenges and humanity of aging today as part of Aging Appreciation Week, April 4 to 6, 2022

Theresa B. Skaar
3/30/2022

Materials science and engineering student wins big at international conference

Sydney Fields won best poster award at her first conference, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Sydney Fields in front of her poster presentation.
3/30/2022

Path to Independence highlighted on Anthem award-winning podcast

Autism Goes to College wins Gold as seventh episode looks at University program for students with disabilities

A Path to Independence Student works on a project on two computers
3/29/2022

Indigenous feminist speakers brought to the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus

Guest speakers are made possible through Nevada Humanities grants in an effort to promote decolonial change through local empowerment thanks to Lydia Huerta and Debra Harry

Cherry blossoms blooming outside of the Thompson Building
3/29/2022

Official launch of "Sagebrushers" podcast

The idea behind “Sagebrushers” is to highlight the stories of the people, events and history that make our University great.

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3/29/2022

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

Updates regarding Sierra Nevada University

The cohesive and collaborative work of the team, both on-site in Incline Village and here on our campus in Reno has been extraordinary.

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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

NSF CAREER Award paves the way for breakthroughs in science by eliminating data transfer bottlenecks

Engin Arslan’s research will bolster next-generation, data intensive applications by designing a new scalable and reliable data transfer framework.

Engin Arslan
3/24/2022

Worth celebrating: moving beyond neurodiversity awareness

Karl Fendelander
3/21/2022

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

Celebrating Women’s Herstory Month and in praise of democracy

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
3/11/2022

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Symposium saw significant turn-out

NAGPRA Symposium at the University of Nevada, Reno paved the way for future repatriation efforts

Two individuals speak on stage in front of podium during event
3/11/2022

University's logging sports team cuts its way to victory

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

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

Innevation Center’s 2nd annual Makerthon competition finds its winner in the University’s College of Engineering

Team Starfruit takes home $1000 check prize for their invention that helps address wildfire crisis

University engineering students Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Hunter, Lloyd Gonzales and Morgan Young
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

AI researcher works to bridge big data, machine learning and computer systems

College of Engineering Professor Feng Yan receives 2022 Regents Rising Researcher award

Professor Feng Yan standing on steps with 10 students
3/9/2022

Crisis in Ukraine

We support the people of Ukraine and their fight to sustain their democracy.

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3/7/2022

Thank you for all you do

National Employee Appreciation Day is a time for us to show appreciation for the achievements and contributions that are made by employees throughout the country.

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3/4/2022

Nevada Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site transitioning to University

University launches Nevada Autonomous to continue and strengthen Nevada’s national leadership role in autonomous testing

Drones in the sky with University in background.
3/3/2022

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

Honoring Women's History Month

Our University has a long and proud history of women – students, faculty, staff and alumni – whose examples have furthered the lives of women.

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3/1/2022

Health, is it equal for all?

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

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

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

Further guidance regarding masks on campus

It is important to note that the University cannot implement its own mask mandate.

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2/16/2022

Gene-editing breakthrough made in the battle against tick-borne diseases

As tick-borne diseases rise in prevalence in the U.S. and worldwide, University of Nevada, Reno researcher and collaborators make noteworthy discovery

Monika Gulia-Nuss in her office.
2/15/2022

Honoring Black History Month

Black History Month is a time for sincere appreciation for the lasting contributions members of the Black/African-American community have made to our society.

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2/11/2022

Young women in science

The STEM Sisters is a program associate biology professor Jamie Voyles started to encourage girls to explore the possibility of a STEM career.

Seven women stand and smile in front of a screen with birds on it.
2/10/2022

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

COVID-19 update on face coverings

Based upon legal guidance provided by NSHE, our University is lifting our campus mask mandate effective immediately.

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2/10/2022

University's 2023-2027 Strategic Plan review opportunity

The 2023-2027 Strategic Plan is still in draft form but is now available to the University community for review.

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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

Reflecting on Black History Month and bell hooks

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
2/9/2022

NSHE wants to hear from you

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has asked for you to share your perspectives and thoughts as they work to build their strategic plan for the future of NSHE.

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2/8/2022

Writing for representation: Vibrant Voices

Journalism student establishes a club to advocate for underrepresented groups

Dania Maldonado holds up peace signs with her fingers and stands behind a table with a sign on it that says "Does representation matter?"
2/7/2022

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

University to terminate contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories

The University terminated its contract with Northshore Clinical Laboratories due to our institution’s dissatisfaction with Northshore’s service in helping to conduct on-campus COVID-19 testing for our students, faculty and staff.

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2/1/2022

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

N95 respirators available

We are pleased to announce that the University is now in possession of a first shipment of 10,000 N95 respirators of a 20,000-N95 order that was made earlier this month.

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1/27/2022

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

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

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

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

Mentorship and teamwork lead Wolf Pack Bots to another LEGO competition win

University faculty and student mentors work with young team to build robotics skills, confidence and literacy

The Wolf Pack Bots team of young students.
1/25/2022

What makes a successful undergraduate mentor?

In honor of National Mentoring Month, six faculty members reflect on what it means to be an impactful mentor to undergraduate researchers

Faculty mentor and student present their research.
1/25/2022

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

Announcing the TechWise Program

Our University is one of five colleges, and one of three four-year universities in the nation to be selected to participate in TechWise, an equity and inclusion program designed by TalentSprint and supported by Google.

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1/19/2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 semester

For more than 20 months now, the sacrifices that you have all made, compassion you’ve shown one another and your undaunted determination have furthered our academic mission in the face of extreme challenge.

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1/18/2022

Inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition winners announced

Winners of the competition given cash awards to start their first investment funds

A headshot image of Joshua C. Palabay, the first place winner of the inaugural Hugh Henne Investment Competition.
1/10/2022

University updates as we approach the start of the spring semester

We are preparing for a spring semester that includes in-person instruction and in-person operations (programs and services).

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1/6/2022

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

Monumental step in bringing University of Nevada, Reno and Sierra Nevada University together

The Executive Committee of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has voted to approve the proposal for the University's acquisition of Sierra Nevada University (SNU).

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12/22/2021

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 again recognized as a top research university

I cannot praise enough the work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students in the achievement of this latest University milestone.

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12/16/2021

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

Wolf Pack Discoveries highlights student research, scholarly and creative activities

Several University programs organize new collaborative symposium to showcase work of more than 100 undergraduate students

A student presents their poster to onlookers.
12/14/2021

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

Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President and Provost

I am pleased to announce that Jeff Thompson, a longtime faculty member and college and campus administrator, has been named Executive Vice President and Provost of our University.

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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

End of our Fall 2021 semester

I wish to express the University’s gratitude for the exemplary work and empathetic actions of so many that have characterized our fall 2021 semester.

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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

Ken Coll serves as chair-elect of WestEd, prestigious educational non-profit

University professor and former dean is first Nevadan to serve as chair in more than a decade

Professor of Counseling Ken Coll
11/30/2021

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

Growing the University-wide Sponsored Projects knowledge network

With conclusion of the fall 2021 program, 112 faculty and staff have completed the University’s Sponsored Projects Academy

Erika Waday in front of monitors displaying a Zoom call.
11/23/2021

ASUN Pack Provisions fundraising drive to help student success

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

student filling food order
11/17/2021

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

‘Safety is everyone’s responsibility’: University webinar emphasizes maintaining safety on-campus

University President and guest speakers encourage culture of safety to mitigate hazards and avoid dangerous accidents

Students working in the STAR lab.
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

President Sandoval Statement on Passing of Charles Mathewson

Charles Mathewson was truly one of Nevada’s visionary leaders and a proud member of our Wolf Pack Family.

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10/28/2021

Wolf Pack community engages with local City representatives

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of Coffee with Councilors events to encourage civic engagement

People gather and talk in the lobby of the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
10/25/2021

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

Recyling CO2 and the chemistry of climate change

Christopher Barile's research aims to create a new renewable energy source by recycling carbon dioxide in the atmosphere into useful fuels.

Christopher Barile stands in his lab while a postdoctoral fellow works at the lab bench behind him.
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

Wolf Pack community participates in University of Nevada, Reno Homecoming week

Leaders within the Associated Students of the University of Nevada host a series of traditional events for Homecoming Week 2021 to encourage student participation

A trumpet surrounded by University of Nevada, Reno-themed noisemakers at homecoming
10/8/2021

Faces of the Pack: Isolina Llaguno

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

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

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

Earth Science Week guided tour explores water in western Nevada

Tour western Nevada’s hydrologic cycle and rapidly evolving landscapes with the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Saturday, October 16

Photo of the Truckee River in fall.
10/1/2021

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for NSHE employees

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved an emergency amendment to the NSHE Code that sets forth policies and procedures enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all NSHE employees, effective Dec. 1.

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9/30/2021

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

Finding our true north

As we chart a course for the next stage of our journey, we need you to help find our True North. We need your bold insights, intuitions and innovations for an audacious future in the 2022-27 Strategic Plan.

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9/29/2021

Proporcionando asistencia culturalmente sensible y basada en evidencia científica a la comunidad Latina

La Profesora Asociada Lorraine Benuto capacita a los estudiantes para brindar servicios psicológicos en español

Group photo of DICE Center members
9/29/2021

Providing culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to the Latinx community

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology Lorraine Benuto trains students to deliver psychological services in Spanish

Group photo of DICE Center members
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

Nevada State Public Health Lab plays vital ‘front line’ role throughout pandemic

By administering tests, conducting research, providing information and more, this University-campus-based lab fills a leadership role in state’s COVID-19 response

Mark Pandori outside of the lab with other staff.
9/27/2021

EPA-supported study to assess how much dirt (and through it, pollutants) kids eat

Team led by School of Public Health Assistant Professor Li Li aims to improve understanding of pollutant exposure from chemicals in our environment

A child digging in the dirt
9/23/2021

Caldor Fire impact on Lake Tahoe’s clarity, ecology studied amidst ongoing wildfire season

As extended smoke and ash continue to impact the Lake Tahoe Basin, researchers hope to better understand if and how the iconic alpine lake can recover.

Aerial photograph of Caldor Fire encroaching on Lake Tahoe
9/23/2021

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

President Sandoval tests positive for COVID-19

The positive test result I received this morning and the mild symptoms I’ve experienced thus far also point to the fact that the COVID-19 vaccines are indeed doing their job.

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9/15/2021

Commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month: A Focus on Immigration, Tenacity and Ethnic/Racial Identities

9/15/2021

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

University honors 20th anniversary of 9/11 with unique origami crane art installation

More than 3,000 cranes made from retired, repurposed military uniforms; support provided by the David J. Drakulich Art Foundation: For Freedom of Expression

Black and white image of origami cranes made from retired military uniforms
9/9/2021

A Nevada first: University-based Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit established

Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats

A volunteer and postdoc researcher conduct field testing in a mountain meadow.
9/9/2021

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

Updates for faculty and staff

We would like to clarify and expand on some key points regarding COVID-19 reporting, employee testing and other aspects of how the University is keeping our campus safe.

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9/1/2021

Commemorating Nevada’s Rich Basque Heritage

Eloisa Gordon-Mora
8/27/2021

Forest management in an age of megafires: Sierra Nevada AMEX study demonstrates forest & research resilience

University ecologist continues critical, collaborative research into more effective forest management techniques despite setbacks

Sarah Bisbing posing in front of empty AMEX field site.
8/26/2021

#COVIDCrew partners with City of Reno in response to the Board of Regents COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Great Basin Hall Annex located at the base of the Virginia Street pedestrian bridge from 4-7p.m.

Four people in masks stand in front of a banner reading, "Get your COVID-19 vaccination here."
8/25/2021

Welcome to the fall 2021 semester

I firmly believe that, although we understand the concerns associated with COVID-19, there is nothing that can stop the successes of our students, faculty and staff.

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8/23/2021

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

Bill Johnson named Vice President for Advancement

I am pleased to inform you that Bill Johnson has been named Vice President for Advancement. He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to the position, and begins his appointment on September 7.

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8/11/2021

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

Beekeeping program operated on University’s Main Station Field Lab helps veterans and first responders

Bees4Vets, a nonprofit run by University-connected husband and wife, assists veterans and first responders living with PTSD or TBI

Student beekeepers work in apiary.
8/9/2021

Sparking innovative education and outreach: K-12 Robotics Center | University of Nevada, Reno

With support from Tesla and EDAWN, unique University facility for robotics-based education and competition teams will strengthen the path to degrees, careers and workforce development

Two teen members of a robotics competition team visit with Nevada's Lt. Governor Kate Marshall and University of Nevada, Reno President Brian Sandoval.
8/6/2021

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

State employee COVID-19 testing policy

Per State of Nevada COVID-19 policies, effective Aug. 15, employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to take weekly COVID-19 tests and provide proof of testing and results.

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8/3/2021

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

University mask requirement updates

Effective Friday, July 30, the University will follow the State of Nevada's mask mandate, requiring all students, employees and members of the public to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

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7/28/2021

Adding intersex representation to the Pride flag

The Progress flag with added purple circle on a yellow field on the left side of the flag, set within white, pink, light blue, brown, and black arrows, which are pointing to the right, where the traditional rainbow Pride flag horizontal stripes of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple sit.
7/22/2021

Pride Festival 2021: Celebrating identity and freedom, looking ahead

Rainbow Wolf Pack Pride flag
7/21/2021

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

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Nevada, Reno announce new research partnership

Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security

Scenic mountain landscape view in Fallon.
7/20/2021

Initial fleet of autonomous food delivery robots have already ascended onto the University campus

Starship Technologies, Chartwells Higher Education still preparing for final launch of real-time food delivery from Nevada Dining vendors; full fleet of approx. 20 robots set to start delivery Aug. 23

University of Nevada, Reno mascot Wolfie sits on the campus' N statue with a Starship food delivery robot at his feet
7/20/2021

University’s commitment to our DACA students and their families

Although disappointing, this latest ruling does not diminish our resolve. Our support for our DACA students and their families remains firm.

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7/20/2021

Process begins for Sierra Nevada University to join University of Nevada, Reno ‘family’

The Board of Trustees of Sierra Nevada University approved an agreement allowing Sierra Nevada University to become part of our University. It is the first step in a process that requires further approvals by the Board of Regents and several key regulatory bodies.

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7/7/2021

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

Guinn Center transitions affiliation to the University of Nevada, Reno July 1

‘A strong system of higher education is critical to Nevada’s ability to compete in the global marketplace of ideas and assist in our economic recovery’

The Block N statue on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
7/1/2021

Updates on full in-person operations on July 1

During the next few weeks as our preparations for the fall semester shift into high gear, our numbers on campus will surely grow.

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6/24/2021

Nevada Industry Excellence director excited to grow Nevada’s economy through manufacturing

Bringing almost 20 years of manufacturing, sales and marketing experience, Tom Simpkins steps into role as new director for statewide program

Tom Simpkins headshot photo
6/23/2021

University of Nevada, Reno to ask City of Reno to rename North Center Street as ‘University Way’

Request has century-old roots in relationship of University and City

Street signs that read University Way and Ninth Street
6/11/2021

Return to full in-person operations on July 1

We will work together during the fall semester to once again stabilize our in-person operations, assess needs and address gaps and opportunities.

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6/10/2021

With faculty and student mentorship, young Wolf Pack Bots advance to regional LEGO competition

College of Education & Human Development’s Center for Learning and Literacy program builds robotics skills, confidence and literacy

Wolf Pack Bots team pose for photo.
6/9/2021

Update of 81st session of the Nevada State Legislature

With every piece of legislation, there comes the challenge of implementation followed by how effectively the legislation matches the needs not only of the moment, but for the future.

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6/9/2021

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

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

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

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

Introducing the Digital Wolf Pack Initiative and Apple collaboration

Each member of the fall 2021 first-year class will receive an iPad Air at no cost as the University collaborates with Apple to develop a program that will provide a common learning platform.

A student leans against a tree while holding a rose-colored iPad.
5/27/2021

Advancing understanding of how our bodies’ systems connect, including the connection of blood flow to dementia

UNR School of Medicine’s Scott Earley – the 2021 Regents’ Mid-Career Researcher of the Year – leads an impressive research program achieving breakthrough discoveries in ion channel regulation

Scott Earley standing in a regional park near the University campus
5/26/2021

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

Undergraduate Research Symposium spotlights student passion and knowledge

118 undergraduate students across a variety of disciplines and Nevada higher education institutions presented their research projects virtually

Hand-gesture glove is outfitted with electronics
5/20/2021

To digital accessibility and beyond!

5/20/2021

“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

NSF CAREER Award recipient Yan Wang investigates phonon waves to develop effective thermal engineering strategies

Research will advance heat-transfer solutions for microchip and laser technologies through improved nanoscale engineering

Yan Wang
5/18/2021

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

Jim Cherney
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