University of Nevada, Reno

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.
UNR

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.

Past NevadaFIT students and peer mentors.
UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno campus is about ready to welcome another record number of students when classes begin Aug. 24, and there’s a group of freshmen who are getting a head start Aug. 16-20.

While incoming freshmen may see their first year of college as the "thirteenth grade," they are often surprised by the immediate intensity of, and adjustment required for, university-level study. Success in college requires a new mindset along with a higher level of preparation that many freshmen just aren't ready for as classes get underway. 

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:

Construction Of E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center Begins

Jun 17, 2015
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.) 

UNR Athletes Exceed NCAA Academic Expectations

May 28, 2015
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.

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