Marc Johnson

Dr. Mridul Gautam, University of Nevada, Reno's Vice President, Research and Innovation

The University of Nevada, Reno has always placed a high priority on its research capacity and capability. But today the role that Research plays is more vital than ever – not just for the university but as an economic driver and attraction to top students, faculty and industries.

Ken Coll, Dean of the College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada is now part of U-Teach, which prepares high school teachers in what are called the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

At the University, it's called NevadaTeach. And beginning this fall, incoming science majors (and eventually other STEM majors) will be able to take part in this focused and streamlined way to receive a teaching certificate and education degree within the four-year course of study.

UNR Top 10 Stories of 2014 graphic

The past year at the University of Nevada, Reno was record-setting in terms of enrollment and research, with student achievement and faculty leadership along with world-renowned facilities among the many highlights. University President Marc Johnson and Communications Director Jane Tors reviewed the University's Top 10 Stories of 2014, visiting with David Stipech on KUNR's  Beyond the Headlines (air date 1-9-15).

Here's the list, provided by the University of Nevada, Reno

Kevin Melcher, NSHE regent, rings the original University school bell which was dedicated in its new framework in Elko on Oct. 22, 2014.
University of Nevada, Reno


As Nevada continues to celebrate the Silver State's Sesquicentennial in hundreds of ways statewide, a special ceremony was held Oct. 22 marking the University of Nevada, Reno's 140th birthday in the place it all started -- Elko.

Most people probably don't realize the University Preparatory School -- precursor to the University of Nevada -- first opened its doors in Elko to seven students on Oct. 12, 1874. The Nevada State Legislature approved the relocation of the University of Nevada to Reno in 1885, and students were welcomed to classes in Morrill Hall in 1886.

President Marc Johnson in the KUNR studios, September 2014

Dr. Marc Johnson, president of the University of Nevada, Reno, presented his "State of the University" address to faculty, staff and students on Sept. 17. In an interview on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (aired 9/26/14) with David Stipech, the president discussed the key points of his annual assessment of the university.

Dr. Johnson discussed the four key goals for the university:

Dr. Shannon Ellis, University of Nevada, Reno Vice President for Student Services
University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno spring semester has begun with a record enrollment of more than 19,000 students on campus. More recognized scholars and growing diversity among the university's students continue recent years' student population trends. University President Marc Johnson and Student Services Vice President Shannon Ellis appeared on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines to talk about diversity and expectations for these students and the activities that welcome them to campus. (Interviewed by David Stipech; air date: 8/29/14)

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson, on the Quad

Sometimes it's evident, but often it may be less visible. Yet it is becoming increasingly clear that the University of Nevada, Reno is essential to and intertwined with economic development efforts and programs throughout our region and the Silver State.

On KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, President Marc Johnson discussed the university's vital and growing collaborations and initiatives aimed at boosting area economic growth and diversity. 

President Johnson discussed recent initiatives that exemplify the university’s commitment, including: