University of Nevada, Reno

News from and about the University of Nevada, Reno.

John Sagebiel, Ph.D.
UNR

Sustainability is an essential aspect of today’s buildings and systems -- along with being an important way of operating and living today -- and the University of Nevada, Reno is no exception. The university’s innovative systems, designs and practices -- and the people leading the sustainability efforts on campus -- are the topic of conversation on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.

Julia Ritchey

Each year 500 young African leaders come to the United States for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, a competitive program launched by President Obama in 2010. This year, the University of Nevada, Reno hosted its first group of 25 entrepreneurs from countries across the continent. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey sat down with two of these fellows to talk about their ventures.

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

On the 7-10-15 edition of the Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines, General Manager David Stipech visits with with Al Stavitsky, the Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.

This week's topics:

Esther Ciammachilli

Officials at the University of Nevada, Reno along with a handful of donors and community members broke ground on the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center.

In grandiose fashion, onlookers welcomed what will soon be the heart of student health and fitness at UNR. The 108 thousand square-foot E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center is scheduled to open early in 2017. Construction of this new building comes as enrollment at the university hits an all-time high. Caden Fabbi is student body president. He says a lack of space for health and wellness is a growing concern.

Tod Colegrove in the DeLaMare Library
UNR

We often talk about the University’s interest in and programs for promoting innovation, invention and creativity. But the "maker space" known as the DeLaMare Library is getting a lot of attention of late. Tod Colegrove, the head librarian at the facility, and University Provost Kevin Carman visited about the facility and what this innovation means to our region. The conversation aired on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. (Interviewed by David Stipech; air date 5-29-15.) 

Esther Ciammachilli

Student-athletes in nearly every sport at the University of Nevada, Reno improved their academic progress scores from last year. 

This week, the NCAA released the Academic Progress Report, or APR. It tracks eligibility and retention of student-athletes at Division I colleges and universities.

All 16 of Nevada's sports programs met or exceeded the 930 point benchmark set by the NCAA. Ten of those programs scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2013-14 school year, including women's basketball, softball and men's tennis. UNR Athletic Director Doug Knuth.

David AuCoin, Ph.D.
Photo by Theresa Danna-Douglas, UNR

While other tragedies and national disasters have taken over the headlines, Ebola remains a serious and persistent global concern.

Dr. David AuCoin is a microbiology professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine who is working in partnership with a Canadian virologist to develop an important point-of-care rapid diagnostic test for Ebola. The testing uses no Ebola sample or human virus, so no risk of exposure exists in this process.

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

When David Letterman signs off of his last CBS Late Night show on May 20, it completes the changing of the guard in late night television. So what's the recent history? And why is late night television still relevant on today's digital-dominated media landscape?

Late night TV was the topic of conversation with Al Stavitsky, the Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. (Air date 5-8-15)

  

A national honor has highlighted the achievements of a University of Nevada, Reno leader, and elevated the university's profile internationally. 

Dr. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti, professor in World Languages and Literature and director of the Latino Research Center, has been appointed by President Obama to the William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as one of four new members of the prestigious 12-member board. She was also named as the Nevada Regents 2015 Creative Activities Award recipient.

Spring 2015 graduates Ruchi Gakhar (left) and Jake Pereira visit with University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. 5-1-15
KUNR

There's excitement in the air on campus as spring graduation nears. The quad on is roped off so the grass can be ready to host the ceremonies. And students are focused and busy as the Spring 2015 Commencement Exercises are fast approaching, May 15-16.

In the spirit of graduation, University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson invited two of the graduates to the KUNR studios for an interview on Beyond the Headlines.

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