University of Nevada

Mackay Stadium Shows Off New Improvements

Sep 7, 2016

More than $11.5 million worth of widely-anticipated Mackay Stadium renovations at the University of Nevada are open to the public. Reno Public Radio's Marcus Lavergne reports.

Notable new features of the stadium include an 8,000 square-foot club level, which can be rented out for different events throughout the year as well as a new multi-million dollar video-sound system, a long awaited improvement.

Steven Loring, The Age of Love

A new film called The Age of Love, which follows a group of seventy- to ninety-year-olds as they try speed dating, is coming to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick recently chatted with the film’s director, Steven Loring, to talk about what dating is like for this group.

Noah Glick

A new political exhibit at the University of Nevada, Reno is exploring the history of political campaigns across the state. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick has more.

University of Nevada, Reno NAASIC

A partnership between The Boeing Company’s unmanned aircraft systems design team, Insitu, and the University of Nevada, Reno could help improve the way drones fly. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more.

University of Nevada, Reno

The Hot Pot fire has burned nearly two hundred square miles of rural land near Battle Mountain. One tool area fire crews have been using is a new live-stream remote camera system.

Interview: Fighting Sexual Assaults On Campus

Jul 5, 2016
CASAT

The Department of Justice recently awarded 27 schools, including The University of Nevada, Reno, grants to fight sexual violence. UNR received $300,000 and the money will go to the Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies.

 Our reporter Marcus Lavergne sat down with CASAT's project coordinator, Justine Hernandez, to talk about the university's efforts.  

Hernandez says part of the problem is that there's an assumption that sexual assaults in college are usually violent acts committed by strangers. 

Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift

Jun 22, 2016
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At the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine anatomical donations are instrumental in training future doctors. Cadavers are hard to come by, and more will be needed as the program grows. To learn more let’s turn to Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne who went to the school’s annual memorial service, which honored this year’s donors.

There’s an air of sadness and gratitude as med student Clinton Kolseth recites poetry in front of pews of people at Walton’s Funeral Home Chapel. They’ve gathered with one common purpose – celebrating the lives of loved ones who’ve passed.

Nevada athletics will finalize some big changes this fall. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne recently sat down with Athletic Director Doug Knuth for a Wolf Pack sports summer update.

Renovations at the University of Nevada's Mackay Stadium will be completed this fall according to Knuth. The major goals for those changes are increased safety and comfort and an enhanced game time experience. 

Meet The New Boss For UNR, TMCC

May 31, 2016
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An official with the Nevada System of Higher Education says differences between the newly named interim chancellor and Dan Klaich, who's retiring next week, will lead to success. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne has more.

John Valery White will step in as NSHE’s chancellor until June 2017.

The Board of Regents vote to hire White was unanimous. Chairman Rick Trachok says White will be a different kind of leader due to his experience as a former Provost of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a former dean of its law school.

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson visits with graduate Jena Valenzuela (center) and Veterans Services Director Terina Caserto.
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It’s graduation season throughout the area. And two weeks ago the quad was packed with thousands of cheering friends and tearful family members seated in rows of white chairs on the green grass amid a sea of black caps and gowns adorned with silver and blue.

The 2016 spring commencement ceremonies featured a University of Nevada, Reno record of 2,710 degrees awarded for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and medical degrees. And with another record enrollment expected in the fall, this trend is likely to continue for some time.

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