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Scott Tyler, PhD, UNR Foundation Professor of Geological Sciences and Engineering
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Fiber optic cable usually brings to mind rapid telecommunications and data transfer. The high-tech, hair-breadth cable has also become a critical environmental device being used by a researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno. It helps measure the water temperatures in Lake Tahoe, European glaciers and Cambodia's waterways. Even controlled burns in Arizona have benefited from soil temp measurements using this technology.  

FDA Bans Toxic Chemicals, But Is It Too Late?

Jan 29, 2016
University of Nevada, Reno

Our newsroom recently received a puzzling press release from a national organization called the Environmental Working Group. It says that next month, the FDA will start banning certain toxic chemicals from being used in some food packaging such as card-box pizza and microwave popcorn bags.

These chemicals are called PFCs, or perfluorinated compounds, and they’re used to make products that can resist heat, grease and water.

Banning them sounds like good news, right?

University of Nevada, Reno sophomore Shahil Pema at the KUNR studios.
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An important facet of the University of Nevada, Reno's mission is to reflect and promote diversity in every way possible.

Sophomore Shahil Pema, a first-generation student from Las Vegas, is a shining example of the quality of current students on campus as part of the university's record levels of diversity. Pema was the guest of University President Marc Johnson on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (interviewed by David Stipech; air date 1-22-16).

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To reduce costs, the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College police forces are merging. Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Talks of a consolidation between the UNR and TMCC police forces have been happening for over a decade, but now the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents has voted to make it happen.

Adam Garcia is UNR’s police chief.

University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman (left) and Business Dean Greg Mosier in the KUNR studios. December 2015.
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The University of Nevada, Reno's MBA program is a half-century old this year and has changed with each era, today preparing business professionals for the complex and rapidly shifting global and entrepreneurial landscape, according to its dean.

Greg Mosier, dean of the College of Business, discussed the MBA (Master of Business Administration) and other programs in the College of Business with University Provost Kevin Carman, as guests on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (interviewed by David Stipech, air date 12-18-15).

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson (left) visits with the University’s Monster Fish researcher Dr. Zeb Hogan in the KUNR Studios. 12-2-15
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If you’ve watched National Geographic’s television show NatGeo WILD or visited the Discovery Museum in the past several weeks, you’re likely to have encountered what are called Monster Fish. Zeb Hogan, assistant research professor with the University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Biology, has studied these fresh-water fish—the largest in the world—for nearly 20 years.  

More Out-Of-State Students Joining The Pack

Nov 4, 2015
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This fall, the University of Nevada, Reno saw a 17 percent increase in out-of-state enrollment. Steve Maples is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions for the school. He spoke with our public radio partner KNPR in Las Vegas, saying he hopes this trend continues.

“The first thing we want to grow is talented students," says Maples. "We want to grow in diversity of students, and we want to grow in geography.”

Besides attracting out-of-state students, Maples also wants to keep them here, something he says is getting easier.

Photo by Anh Gray

KUNR is exploring mental health issues among young people in our community. Yesterday, we reported there’s been more demand for counseling at college campuses nationwide due to increased anxiety. At the University of Nevada, Reno, that’s also the case. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray explores why.

"Happy Halloween!  Happy Halloween!"

Just last week, a couple of UNR students handed out candies and goodies like colorful, de-stressing squeeze balls on campus. The goal was to get students to stop by for a breather from mid-semester stress.

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened its new Innevation Center on the north edge of downtown Reno.
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The University of Nevada, Reno has opened a new center on the north edge of downtown Reno, creating not just a buzz, but a new opportunity for collaboration and innovation for the region.

It’s called the Innevation Center, spelled with “N-e-v” instead of “n-o” to emphasize Nevada’s leadership while making sure there isn’t a “no” when it comes to innovation.

The center is powered by Switch, the developer of technology solutions including mega-data centers.

The University of Nevada Press has a more-than-50-year history of publishing selected academic and regional-interest books from a wide range of authors from our area. The role, direction and vision of the University of Nevada Press are being reshaped amid recent changes including  a new leader.

University of Nevada, Reno provost Kevin Carman visited with the Press' new director, Justin Race, on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. (Interviewed by David Stipech; air date 10-3-15.)

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