University Research Council

The role of the University Research Council (URC) is to:

  • Provide feedback and suggestions on research-related initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Enhance the dissemination of research information to the campus community

Council representatives

The URC is comprised of Faculty Senate members, associate deans, chairs or faculty members from all academic units.

Council representatives and units
Name Unit
Ahmad Itani, Chair Research & Innovation
Kayla Armbruster Research & Innovation
Carrie Bushá Research & Innovation
Hanna Damke Faculty Senate
Sergiu Dascalu Faculty Senate
Ned Schoolman Faculty Senate
Hall Cushman Faculty Senate Research and Grants Committee
Nancy Roget Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies
Chris Pritsos College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
Kambiz Raffiee College of Business
MaryAnn Demchak College of Education
Indira Chatterjee College of Engineering
Darrell Lockhart College of Liberal Arts
Vincent Catalano College of Science
Loretta Singletary Extension – College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
Stephanie DeBoor Orvis School of Nursing
Gi Woong Yun Reynolds School of Journalism
Matthew Strickland School of Community Health Sciences
Lillian Wichinsky School of Social Work
Linda Kopecky University Libraries
Lucia Notterpek University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Meeting protocol

The URC meets once a month in the fall and spring semesters on the second Friday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. in Ross Hall 207 or online during campus alternative operations. Special meetings of the URC may be held as necessary, and any details for special meetings will be posted in advance. Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Sept. 11, 2020
  • Oct. 9, 2020
  • Nov. 13, 2020
  • Dec. 11, 2020
  • Feb. 12, 2021
  • March 12, 2021
  • April 9, 2021
  • May 14, 2021

Meeting information, minutes and agendas

If you have any items or topics you would like to bring before the University Research Council, please contact the Associate Vice President for Research, Ahmad Itani, at

To access past URC meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the meeting archive in NevadaBox. If you do not see the notes you are looking for, please contact