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:
While traditional journalism jobs have been diminishing in the age of the "new media," today's journalism students are still passionate and interested in careers in media, according to Caesar Andrews, the Leonard Distinguished Professor in Ethics and Writing at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. "In some regards the way they define media may be quite different from the way I would have as a student x number of years ago," Andrews said.
The University of Nevada, Reno spring semester has begun with a record enrollment of more than 19,000 students on campus. More recognized scholars and growing diversity among the university's students continue recent years' student population trends. University President Marc Johnson and Student Services Vice President Shannon Ellis appeared on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines to talk about diversity and expectations for these students and the activities that welcome them to campus. (Interviewed by David Stipech; air date: 8/29/14)
As the fall semester gets underway at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Reynolds School of Journalism has a new asset: Mignon Fogarty. Widely known as Grammar Girl and the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, she's now the new Reynolds Chair for Media Entrepreneurship.
On this edition of Reynolds School Media Watch, Journalism School Dean Al Stavitsky discusses Gannett Company's decision to separate its newspaper business from other media properties. This reflects the industry trends of newspaper divestiture by media companies to focus on new media in the digital age.
Interviewed by David Stipech as part of the KUNR's news magazine, Beyond the Headlines. Air date: 8-8-14.
Beyond the Headlines airs Fridays at 2 pm on 88.7 KUNR.