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As northern Nevada continues to grow and expand its urban core, one local scientist is looking to see what impacts that could have on wildlife.

Anh Gray

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting more than a week ago, there’s been an increased demand for counseling services at the University of Nevada, Reno. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports.

Marcia Cooper is the clinical case manager at UNR’s counseling services and says the tragedy hit close to home.

“Many of our students are from the Las Vegas area or they know people who live in Las Vegas, they have some kind of connection to there, plus this is our state, this is who we are," Cooper explains. "We’re Nevada, so I think this situation is a little bit different.”  

Anh Gray

One out of five students at the University of Nevada, Reno hails from the Las Vegas area. The recent mass shooting has left many students anxious and sad. Reno Public Radio Anh Gray reports that a campus pet therapy program is offering a bit of solace.

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Title IX is in the national spotlight right now  because of a proposal by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to roll back policy enforcement related to how sexual assault and harassment are investigated.

Outside of those complex issues, Title IX also impacts the amount of resources provided to women's athletics because it prohibits sex discrimination in education.

Noah Glick

The University of Nevada, Reno community came together Wednesday to address the actions taken by a UNR student during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.

But many faculty and students are frustrated at what they say is a lack of action by the school’s administration to fight racism and bigotry on campus.

Latinx Student Advisory Board

A group of students at the University of Nevada, Reno is delivering a petition to university president Marc Johnson, urging him to designate U-N-R as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Alejandra Hernandez Chavez is with the Latinx Student Advisory Board, the group behind the push.

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Biologists at the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Wyoming are uncovering what could be a new bird species—one that is evolving in a unique way.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

The South Hills crossbill is a type of finch that does not migrate but instead lives permanently in southern Idaho. Now the bird is in what biologists are calling an evolutionary arms race between itself and its food source, the Rocky Mountain lodgepole pine.

First year UNR student Evelyn Galvan.
Jennifer Gallagher

Senator Tim Kaine has been speaking both English and Spanish while campaigning as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate. When he recently stopped in Reno for a rally, attendees were surprised that he did not use those bilingual skills.

Kaine did discuss several issues important to the Latino community, including immigration and women’s healthcare, but attendees like Evelyn Galvan would have welcomed the use of Spanish as well. Galvan is a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a fluent Spanish speaker whose parents emigrated from Guadalajara, Mexico.

Noah Glick

Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine spoke to a few hundred people Thursday during a campaign stop at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Our reporter Noah Glick was there and has this story.

Photos: Biggest Little Festival Debuts At UNR

Sep 11, 2016
Yama Rongomas

The University of Nevada, Reno hosted its first music festival on Saturday. Reno Public Radio's Yama Rongomas was there and has more.

The Biggest Little Festival was sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and was held at the intramural fields on campus.

Casandra Hurdle is the director of programming for ASUN. She says getting the festival together has been a long time in the making.

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