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Campus Canines Alleviate Stressed Out Students

Nov 3, 2015
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.

UNSOM Health Watch: Geriatric Medicine And Dementia

Oct 9, 2015
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. 

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.  

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.

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