More Fresh Produce Heading To Reno Food Pantry

4 hours ago
Michelle Bliss

A charity in Reno recently partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno for a project they hope will make it easier for low-income families to access fresh, locally grown produce. Marcus Lavergne reports:

Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is working with UNR’s Desert Farming Initiative to build a new “hoop” house in Reno. There, they’ll grow fresh fruit and vegetables year round for some of Catholic Charities’ poverty programs, including St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.

Julia Ritchey

  Columba Bush, the wife of GOP presidential hopeful Jeb, held a roundtable with local high school and college students at the University of Nevada, Reno, on Wednesday. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there.

Bush met with students in a quiet corner of UNR's campus to listen to their concerns on hot-button issues like immigration, abortion and rising student debt.

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:

Julia Ritchey

KUNR is exploring mental health issues among young people in our community, and we start at college, where many counselors are seeing a rise self-reported anxiety and depression among students. As Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports, some campuses, like the University of Nevada, Reno, are now turning to pet therapy as a way to help students cope with the emotional highs and lows of academic life.

The University of Nevada, Reno's library is usually a quiet sanctuary for students cramming for mid-terms, but not right now ... because right now, there are cute dogs everywhere.

Amy Westervelt



Dr. Iain Buxton has cured breast cancer -- in mice. He says his isn’t the only team to have made such strides, but a lot of promising research is getting stuck in labs due to a lack of research funding.


Alexa Ard

With a new leader at its helm, Sierra Nevada College is looking to grow. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the school specifically plans to expand its teaching licensure programs as the state's teacher shortage deepens.

Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we’re talking about geriatric medicine and dementia. Our guests are Dr. Alia Tuqan. She’s a practicing geriatrician and assistant professor of internal medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

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.  

UNR Library Expanding Its Harry Reid Collection

Sep 29, 2015
Alexa Ard

The University of Nevada, Reno will be getting more than 2,000 boxes of documents chronicling Senator Harry Reid's decades-long career in Washington. 

The university already has about 30 boxes of documents from Reid's time as a congressman. But it's expecting hundreds more, along with three terabytes of digital information, when Reid's Senate career ends in 2017. 

Library officials say the collection will help illuminate major political decisions over the years, including the response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the passage of Obamacare.

Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we’re talking about the new E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center that is currently under construction of the University of Nevada Reno campus and importance of student health and fitness. Our guests are Jim Fitzsimmons, director of campus recreation and wellness at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.