Churchill County Teacher Receives Ag in the Classroom Award

Educator Kristina Moore (L) receives the Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award from NAF Executive Director Sue Hoffman.

The Nevada Agricultural Foundation awarded Kristina Moore with the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the Nevada Farm Bureau 95th Annual Meeting in Reno. The award was presented by the foundation Executive Director Sue Hoffman. “Each year as part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s Excellence in Education Program, we honor […]

Catherine Cortez Masto named NSHE executive vice chancellor


Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, whose final term ends this year, has been selected to serve as the executive vice chancellor for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) beginning January 1, 2015. “Catherine Cortez Masto brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight that will enhance our efforts to advance higher education in […]

College students invited to attend panel discussion on applying to medical school

Undergraduate students from any higher education institution in northern Nevada are invited to attend a “Medical Student Question-and-Answer Panel” discussion on all things related to applying to medical school and the general experience of being a medical student on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the William J. Raggio Building, Room 2024 […]

Lemelson STEM Academy receives donation from Patty Sheehan Foundation


The Patty Sheehan Foundation, with Idora Silver’s Feed the Kids Foundation, donated $2,500 to the Lemelson STEM Academy Elementary School, formerly Sierra Vista Elementary School, to assist in restocking the food pantry for at-risk students. The Lemelson STEM Academy is named after Dorothy Lemelson, the wife of the late Jerome Lemelson,  inventor and philanthropist. The […]

Antarctic climate change effects on ice shelf monitored with fiber optics

Scott Tyler, right, unspools fiber optic cable in preparation for lowering it down a bore hole that goes 200 meters through the Antarctic’s Ross Ice Shelf and 600 meters into the ocean.

McMurdo ice shelf and sea water interface temperatures recorded for first time by UNR researcher For the first time ever, scientists have recorded temperatures continuously at the bottom of an Antarctic ice shelf where warmer sea water threatens to erode the ice which, if it collapses and glacial melting occurs, could cause a three-meter rise in […]

Understanding Alzheimer’s: Luncheon Lecture Brings Together Expert Panel To Answer Questions

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When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions follow. And, not just on treatment for the neurological condition, but questions that affect everyday life. Renown Health is hosting a panel discussion to help answer some of those questions. “Bringing Understanding to Alzheimer’s” is open to the public and takes place at the Atlantis Hotel […]

Cooperative Extension offers Good Agricultural Practices training

Cooperative Extension will host a Good Agricultural Practices training Nov. 20 at the Nevada Department of Agriculture in Sparks.

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will offer a Good Agricultural Practices  training, focusing on risk management in fruit and vegetable production 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Nov. 20. The training will be held at the Nevada Department of Agriculture, 405 S. 21st St. in Sparks. Participants […]

Cooperative Extension hosts Network of Fire Adapted Communities Conference

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is holding the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities First Annual Conference at the Atlantis Casino, Resort and Spa on Friday, Oct. 24. Conference registration filled quickly, and the participants represent the many stakeholders in Nevada’s wildland-urban interface fire issue, including members of wildfire-prone communities; local fire service representatives; local, […]

University adorns Clayton Middle School students with Wolf Pack T-shirts

The University of Nevada, Reno and Clayton Pre-AP Academy are partnering for the fourth annual College Day pep rally. During the event, University faculty and students will encourage students to get excited about higher education. All students will receive a Nevada T-shirt provided by the Nevada Wolf Shop which they will wear during the assembly. […]

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Kim receives national recognition

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A faculty member at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has received national recognition for her program addressing nutrition and early literacy in Nevada. Early Care and Education Specialist YaeBin Kim received the First Place National Award in the human development/family relationships program category for her “Little Books and Little Cooks” nutrition […]