College football’s national championship game dominated television viewing with huge ratings. The recent college playoff bowl games set records. The NFL playoffs have taken over millions of viewers’ weekends with more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.
Are you familiar with TED Talks? The online videos of global thought leaders sharing their insights about our world? They're also heard on NPR's TED Radio Hour each Sunday at 2 p.m. on KUNR.
TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. Since 1984 when the TED Talks began, they've expanded to many cities across north America, including the TEDx presentation on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. TEDx is an independently organized TED event.
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).
The study of psychology has a wide range of applications, not merely in clinical and mental health fields, according to Victoria Follette, Ph.D, Foundation Professor of Psychology and chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Psychology. With most jobs involving an understanding of people and their behavior and motivations at some level, psychology can be a valuable course of study for virtually any career path.
Dr. Follette visited about the Psychology program with University Provost Kevin Carman on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.
For the semester just completed, Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator Vanessa Vancour recapped her student journalists' projects. Interviewed by David Stipech in the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines(broadcast 12-19-14). Nevada Media Alliance is a collaboration of the Reynolds School of Journalism, KUNR Reno Public Radio, KNPB Channel 5 Public Television, and the Reno Gazette-Journal.
University of Nevada, Reno, Provost Kevin Carman visited with Dr. Patsy Ruchala, director of the Orvis School of Nursing, to talk about trends in nursing education on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (11-14-14).
The discussion included national initiative to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020, double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 and continue to engage nurses in lifelong learning.
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.
University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis discuss NAASIC, the University’s Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center. The interview with David Stipech aired on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 10-17-14).
The development of NAASIC is supported by a $3 million grant from the Knowledge Fund which is administered through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Warren Rapp was recently appointed as NAASIC business director.
On KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, guests are University of Nevada, Reno Provost Kevin Carman and his guest, Dr. David Sanders, professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. They visited with David Stipech about the continuing growth and successes of the engineering program that have positioned the University of Nevada, Reno as a high-profile, respected leader in this field across the nation.
Recent successes include the opening of the new Earthquake Engineering Laboratory and the national championship Concrete Canoe team.
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: