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Social work
6:19 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Health Watch: Social work in today's society

Dr. Goutham Menon, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno.

In this Health Watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks to Dr. Goutham Menon, director of the School of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the role of social work in today's society.  

  

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Doug Knuth
6:05 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UNR Director of Athletics Doug Knuth on future of college sports

Credit University of Nevada, Reno

In this segment from Beyond the Headlines, Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli talks with Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at the University of Nevada, Reno, about the Nevada Wolf Pack football team, amateurism in college sports and the future of the NCAA.   

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Local Stories
5:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

New rules in NCAA will shift power to five richest conferences

Credit NCAA.com

The National Collegiate Athletics Association, or NCAA, recently voted in favor of granting more autonomy to the five richest Division 1 conferences, a change that could negatively affect the other six conferences operating on smaller budgets, including the Mountain West. 

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Local Stories
10:50 am
Wed September 10, 2014

UNR tries new approach for treating suicidal students

Area colleges, including UNR and TMCC, have been hosting events for suicide prevention week, including backpack campaigns to symbolize the roughly 1,100 college students who commit suicide in the U.S. each year. UNR is also starting a pilot program to try a new treatment option for suicidal students called CAMS.
Credit Truckee Meadows Community College

The counseling center at the University of Nevada, Reno is rethinking how to treat its suicidal students. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that this semester the center is hosting a trial study for a new approach in the hopes of saving more young lives.

As students meet with UNR counselors at the center, white noise machines in each doorway keep their conversations private. Behind some of those closed doors, students are seeking help because they’re thinking about or preparing to take their own lives.

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Spirituality and health
9:42 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Health Watch: Spirituality and health

Dr. Mel Minarik

In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll from the University of Nevada School of Medicine talks about spirituality and health with Dr. Mel Minarik, a faculty member at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Student health services
9:38 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Health Watch: Student health services at UNR

Dr. Cheryl Hug-English

In this edition of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about student health services with Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, Medical Director of the Student Health Center on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

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Reproductive health
9:59 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Health Watch: Current research on reproductive health

Credit University of Nevada School of Medicine

Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Wei Yan, professor of physiology and cell biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine about his current research on reproductive health.

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Education
12:52 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Record-breaking enrollment creates more demand for housing at UNR

A sketch of Peavine Hall, which will be open as student housing on the UNR campus for the fall of 2015.
Credit University of Nevada, Reno

Campus has been bustling with thousands of students who started their classes Monday at the University of Nevada, Reno. This school year, more than 19,000 students are enrolled, setting a new record, and Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that campus living quarters are pretty tight in order to house 2,600 of those pupils.

Some dorm rooms are being converted from singles to doubles or from doubles to triples in order to meet demand.

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Education
12:34 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Sandoval looking to expand all-day kindergarten statewide

At a recent conference at the University of Nevada, Reno, Governor Brian Sandoval spoke to nearly a hundred of the state’s education leaders about improving early childhood education. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that one of the governor’s top goals moving forward is to expand all-day kindergarten programs.

Right now, about two-thirds of elementary schools in Nevada have all-day kindergarten. Sandoval says he hopes to soon see it offered statewide.

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Service Learning
11:11 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Health Watch: Student service learning opportunities in health

In today's health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about student service learning in health with Gerold Dermid-Gray, Coordinator of Community Relations and Field Studies for the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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