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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.

UNSOM Health Watch: Student Health And Fitness

Sep 28, 2015
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. 

UNSOM: Nevada State Public Health Laboratory

Sep 22, 2015
Esther Ciammachilli

Today on the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we’re talking about the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory at UNR and the wide range of diagnostic and analytical services it performs to support state and national public health disease prevention and environmental health. Our guests are Stephanie Van Hooser, administrative director for the lab and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine.

Nevada Lab First To Discover Salmonella, Cucumber Link

Sep 16, 2015
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An infectious disease testing laboratory in Reno was the first to spot the correlation between sick residents and cucumbers tainted with bacteria, an epidemic that has now hit 31 states. Reno Public Radio’s Esther Ciammachilli has more.

At this point, 418 people including nine in Nevada have gotten sick from the bacteria Salmonella Poona. But before the CDC knew what was causing the outbreak, the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory was working to solve this problem.

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.

UNSOM Health Watch: Sober Student Life At UNR

Sep 14, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch we're talking about programs on the UNR campus that help students lead a sober lifestyle and help those in recovery.  Joining us are Daniel Fred, project coordinator for the NRAP program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Jordan Fugate, a graduate student and serves as the associate program coordinator for NRAP. Leading this discussion is Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

University of Nevada School of Medicine

September is National Preparedness Month, an initiative that encourages the public to prepare for emergencies such as natural disasters. We're talking about finding and accessing credible and useful websites that can help people before, during and after disasters. Our guest is Mary Schultz, director of the Savitt Library at the School of Medicine. Leading this discussion as always is Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Below is a list of the websites mentioned in this health watch segment. 

UNSOM Health Watch: The Student Health Center

Sep 2, 2015
University of Nevada School of Medicine

The fall 2015 semester at UNR is underway with a record 21,000 students in attendance. The year has only just begun and staff at the Student Health Center is already busy. To talk more about student health and wellness for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Health Watch is Dr. Cheryl Hug-English, director of student Health Services at UNR and Richelle O’Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

  

Drone America

Our series Putting Out The Fire has been exploring new ways of fighting and preventing devastating wildfires, which are a major threat to Nevada and California during this fourth year of drought. In this segment, Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss explores how high-tech cameras and drones are rewriting the rules of firefighting.

Mike Richards is CEO of Drone America, a small company on the forefront of changing how emergency responders can fight fires. He likens the drones of tomorrow to comic-book superheroes of the past.  

Amy Westervelt / KUNR

A program that removes invasive fish species from Lake Tahoe and distributes them to local food banks, animal sanctuaries, and composters is back on track after losing funding last year.  

The UNR team, working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, has caught more than 50,000 fish since 2011. And they’ve stretched those fish a long way.

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