University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Sigman-Grant receives award for work in maternal and children’s health

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Madeleine Sigman-Grant, maternal child health and nutrition specialist and professor at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, was selected as the recipient of the Western Region Excellence in Extension Award. A plaque and cash award will be presented to Sigman-Grant at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting on November 2 in Orlando, Florida. […]

Grammar Girl joins UNR J-school

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The Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has hired Mignon Fogarty as the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Media Entrepreneurship. She began her new role at UNR today. Fogarty, also known as Grammar Girl, has extensive professional entrepreneurial experience, expertise teaching writing to a diverse audience and […]

At what age do we really find ourselves?

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It is a widespread belief that young people find themselves in college. It is also widely believed that young adults find themselves between the ages of 18 and 22, the REAL best years of anyone’s life, but is that really the case? Is there an actual age where we find ourselves? Contrary to popular belief […]

Spanish Springs Library hosts tech fair Aug. 24, 2014

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WASHOE COUNTY STATEMENT: You have a chance to learn what the Maker Movement is all about.  Tech Away is an informational fair and a chance to see and try out new technologies.  Additionally, there will be a Tech Petting Zoo for people to try some of the latest mobile devices a part of the newly […]

Space industry to get support from Nevada community colleges

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NASA grant to fund the start of a new educational program across four campuses LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s private space industry has been making headlines in recent months as private companies continue to blaze the trial with new partnerships with NASA and other leading private space-based initiatives. But now, Nevada’s students are about to be […]

Cooperative Extension’s ‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return in September

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present, “Designing a Water-Efficient Landscape,” 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, as part of the fall “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” series of classes

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will present six “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” classes at seven locations across northern Nevada to provide information to homeowners, gardeners, landscapers and farmers who want their lawns to survive and thrive in a desert climate. “Recurring droughts are a fact of life for Nevadans,” Cooperative Extension Horticulture Specialist Heidi Kratsch […]

University offers classes on ways for Nevada farmers to extend growing season

Ashley Hudson works in a hoop house at the High Desert Farming Initiative in Reno, Nev., which hopes to serve its greens at UNR in November. / Photo by Erin Meyering

With Nevada’s climate, more farmers are looking for ways to extend the growing season. University of Nevada, Reno’s High Desert Farming Initiative is offering a class for Nevada’s agricultural producers, “The Business of Season Extension Farming,” to provide information on field-tested methods for extending the growing season, as well information on reducing risk, low-cost marketing […]

2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest open to students

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest. The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools. Children can also enter through […]

Heritage Foundation awards three scholarships to current college students

The Nevada Heritage Foundation announced today that three students currently pursuing post-secondary education will each receive a $1,000 scholarship this fall. The foundation awarded Francisco Chavez, Kelsie Leas and Kaley Sproul the 2014 Continuing Education Scholarship. All three students are originally from Clark County, Nev. Chavez attends the University of Nevada, Reno, studying agricultural science, […]

Library of Congress names UNR dean to radio broadcast preservation task force

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Al Stavitsky, Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies, dean and Fred W. Smith Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been named to a Library of Congress task force seeking to preserve historical broadcast content. Stavitsky, whose academic research interests include radio history, has been selected to serve […]

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