University of Nevada, Reno

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.
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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.  

UNR President Talks Growth In Annual Speech

Sep 30, 2015
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
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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. 

UNR Opens Innevation Center For Entrepreneurs

Sep 23, 2015
Julia Ritchey

 

The University of Nevada, Reno has cut the ribbon to its newest building — and this time it's not a dormitory. Our reporter Julia Ritchey reports on the city's latest business incubator.   

The gleaming $3 million Innevation Center is designed as a hub for entrepreneurs looking to grow Nevada's burgeoning tech economy.

Housed in a brick and glass former office building between midtown and downtown, the center is a clear sign of the university's expanding footprint.

Polian Fined $10k For 'Unsportsmanlike Conduct'

Sep 16, 2015
University of Nevada, Reno

Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian is being sanctioned for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Polian has been fined $10,000 after receiving two unsportsmanlike penalties in Nevada’s game against Arizona this past Saturday.

He's also subject to additional reporting to the athletics director and the department will have an administrative presence on sidelines during games. Polian will face automatic suspension and larger fines for further offenses.

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson greets students and parents on "Move-in Day" Aug. 20, 2015.
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There’s a little bit of fall already in the air, and it’s definitely feeling that way on the University of Nevada, Reno campus with parents on the grounds, students settling in to the residence halls, the student bookstore doing brisk business and the overall pace and activity picking up. Another record enrollment is expected, with nearly 21,000 students projected for the fall semester.

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