University of Nevada, Reno

News from and about the University of Nevada, Reno.

Dance for Democracy
UNR

An event this weekend combines words we rarely hear together: Dance for Democracy. That should create a lot of interest to entice local high school and college students age 18 and over to join in this event at 8 p.m. Saturday night, Feb. 13, at Mambo's Night Club 3652 S. Virginia Street (near the Atlantis Resort Casino). 

The event is intended to show that the political process can be fun and to engage more young people and Latinos in the political process with the Nevada caucuses just a week away.

Naomi Klein
Courtesy Naomi Klein

THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IS SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FEBRUARY 11 FORUM FOR EXCELLENCE LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED. SPEAKER NAOMI KLEIN HAS LARYNGITIS. 

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While the summits take place and debates rage on over climate change, some wonder why America hasn't made more progress as a global leader on this front. Bestselling author and journalist Naomi Klein says U.S. capitalism as it has evolved today is a major reason. 

Scott Tyler, PhD, UNR Foundation Professor of Geological Sciences and Engineering
UNR

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.  

University of Nevada, Reno sophomore Shahil Pema at the KUNR studios.
KUNR

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).

Anne McMillin, APR

On this segment of Health Watch we hear about some of the community wellness programs at the University of Nevada thanks to Dr. Susan Harris.

Anne McMillin talks with Harris to find out more about how the programs, which are offered at the Sanford Center for Aging, are designed to support people on their path to health and wellness. The discussion goes into detail about these free-of-charge workshops that are open to the public. 

Alexa Ard

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.
KUNR

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).

Alexa Ard

More than half of incoming college freshmen in Nevada require remediation in math, English or both.  Although the University of Nevada, Reno's numbers aren't as high, administration still faces the issue. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne reports.

Last year, UNR placed 33 percent of its freshmen in courses with remedial content compared to 58 percent at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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
KUNR

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.  

Julia Ritchey

  The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Nevada, Reno and the entire region for being bike friendly. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

This is the first time UNR has gotten this recognition, joining 127 other colleges and universities across the U.S.

Amy Fitch is a lecturer and head of the Campus Bicycle Committee, which helped spearhead the nomination.

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