University of Nevada, Reno

News from and about the University of Nevada, Reno.

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.

Dr. William Payne, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Not only will our world in the coming decades have possibly two billion more people consuming significantly more food, that food will need to be produced in harsher climates with less water. Solutions to such daunting realities are at the heart of the work of the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR).

Julia Ritchey

  Sixteen African journalists from the across the continent visited KUNR this week as part of the U.S. State Department's Edward R. Murrow program for foreign journalists. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with one Senegalese reporter to learn about her work.

Mansoura Fall is a journalist with the Senegalese Press Agency, the state-run news source for Senegal's government in West Africa.

Tobacco-Free UNR Still A Work In Progress

Nov 4, 2015
Marcus Lavergne

This semester, the University of Nevada, Reno officially became known as a “tobacco-free campus”. But, take a walk around the school, and you’re likely to still find students lighting up. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne explores why.

Over the summer, UNR President Marc Johnson made headlines as the school prepared for its transition into the only tobacco- free campus in Nevada. Now that the policy's in effect, some students remain skeptical and confused:

There's nothing like a media startup podcast to help media entrepreneurs with their startup efforts.

Open Room Media is a podcast that has just launched, and while it's a new project, the creator is no newcomer to the world of podcasts. It's the professional project for Mignon Fogarty in her role as the Donald W. Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship in the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. She's more widely known for her successful Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, and her own Grammar Girl brand.

The University of Nevada, Reno has opened its new Innevation Center on the north edge of downtown Reno.

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.)

Preview: This Year's Battle For The Fremont Cannon

Oct 2, 2015
Marcus Lavergne

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team starts conference play in a big way this weekend, facing off against its southern adversary in the annual Battle for Nevada. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne reports.

The last time the UNLV Rebels entered Mackay Stadium was in 2013 when they beat the Pack shattering a nearly decade-long winning streak and sending the coveted Fremont Cannon Trophy back to Las Vegas.

The Wolf Pack reclaimed that trophy last season. Nevada’s Athletic Director Doug Knuth says that behind the cannon, there's a rivalry fans relish.  

Julia Ritchey

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson says to slow rapid enrollment growth, some student aid will be cut. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more on this year's State of the University address.

With a record enrollment this year of nearly 21,000 students, UNR is in a period of rapid transformation.

President Johnson says the university is addressing this growth in a number of ways to ensure students succeed academically.  

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson, on the Quad
University of Nevada, Reno

The fall semester is underway on the University of Nevada, Reno campus with a record enrollment of 21,000. A number of exciting new building projects are planned or already taking shape, expanding collaborations and projects are spurring economic development, and a steady stream of faculty and student achievements are increasing the university’s prestige across the country and around the world.