University continues to receive top rankings for educational value

Three recent reports have ranked the University of Nevada, Reno as a top educational value for students. At a time when the cost of college tuition is on the rise and the affordability of higher education is in question, the University continues its commitment to student accessibility. Best Value Schools ranked the University No. 9 […]

Earth Week at University offers educational programs, demos April 22, 23 & 25

Bag Monster

The northern Nevada community can celebrate the Earth and learn about options for more sustainable living at the University of Nevada, Reno campus Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Educational programs and demonstrations will focus on sustainability efforts and examples of green campus and community resources. Additionally, an Arbor Day event, Friday, April 25, […]

Student Engineering Team wins top honors at first annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge in Huntsville, Ala., APRIL 12, 2014

AACT-UNR Rover Team 2014

A team of students from Washoe County School District’s Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology returned home victorious after competing in the first annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Reno students’ team and their sophisticated rover vehicle won top honors, […]

Cooperative Extension hosts free landscape trainings in Spanish and English

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free landscaping trainings taught in both Spanish and English in Reno and in Las Vegas. The workshops, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service through the Nevada Division of Forestry, are designed to enhance employability skills and increase job retention in the green industry in […]

Student’s perseverance, academic success & civic-engagement spark national recognition

Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez is a finalist for another big and prestigious scholarship

At 16, Ivon Padilla-Rodríguez was homeless. Fast-forward a couple of years, and Padilla-Rodríguez was on the turf of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during halftime of the 2011 SEC Championship Game throwing footballs for the chance to win a $100,000 scholarship awarded by Dr Pepper. Fast-forward again, to April 15, when she learned in a […]

Cooperative Extension hosts Capital City Farm Days

Capital City Farm Days

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H presents Capital City Farm Days 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., April 17 and 18. There will be 30 presenters teaching elementary-age youth about Nevada agriculture, where food and fiber come from, and environmental issues related to agriculture. Attendees will include public, private and home-schooled students and their families from […]

University recognizes scholars’ success in nationally competitive fellowships

A growing number of University of Nevada, Reno students are vying for nationally competitive academic honors. The University’s Honors Program will pay tribute to Steven DelaCruz, Eman Jabali, Paige DePolo, Malorie Morrill, Nolan Nicholson, Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez and Miwako Schlageter as candidates for the nationally competitive fellowships (Goldwater, Madison, Truman and Udall) and the Critical Language […]

Elementary school-aged children invited to choose design for third sesquicentennial medallion

CARSON CITY, Nev. — In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all elementary school-aged children in Nevada to participate in choosing design elements for the third sesquicentennial medallion. The medallion, third of four in a series produced throughout the year, will feature design elements chosen by Nevada students. Votes must be […]

Cooperative Extension presents weed-control education April and May

Cheatgrass is one of many invasive weeds that will be discussed at the Weed Extravaganza in Elko, Nev., April 29 – May 1, and at the Weed Warriors Basic Training May 21 – 22 in Reno, Nev. (also available in Carson City, Gardnerville and Winnemucca via videoconference).

UNCE NEWS — With this year’s drought, opportunistic weeds are expected to pose major challenges to those managing parks and recreational areas, public lands, ranches, farms and landscapes. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with other partners, has set the dates for two of its annual weed management educational events, with presentations planned to […]

Urban Roots introduces children to gardening at Spring Farm Camp


URBAN ROOTS NEWS RELEASE – Urban Roots is holding its first session of Spring Farm Camp to compliment Washoe County School District’s balanced schedule for this week and next. Thirty students from ages 5 to 10 will spend Monday through Friday learning about “Bugs, Bees and Butterflies” with hands-on activities from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 […]

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