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Woman stands behind podium.
Jana Sayson

The founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, spoke at the University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union on Wednesday. She shared the story behind the inspiration for the movement, which now aims to help survivors of sexual abuse and assault. The movement also aims to inspire solidarity toward victims. While Burke has dedicated many years toward this movement, #MeToo gained popularity in 2017, after several stories of assault and harassment surfaced in the film industry.

Click through the slideshow to learn more about the event and attendees.

Michelle Billman

When farmers first purchase water rights, they typically reserve them for a certain time of the year based on historical predictions of when the most water will flow, but the runoff is frequently coming earlier because of climate change. 

Bree Zender

When you think of the sources behind carbon dioxide emissions, you might think of cars and factories. But in the rural mountains of the Eastern Sierra, University of Nevada, Reno researchers are finding that much of the CO2 emissions come from an unlikely place: dried up meadows. KUNR's Bree Zender reports. 

A man wearing headphones behind a computer screen, appearing to play a video game
Courtesy Nevada Esports

The University of Nevada, Reno’s esports club, Nevada Esports, is one of the largest organizations on campus, and while it isn’t considered a sport at the university, many other schools are adding esports to their rosters.

Episode 3 - Growing Student Body, Growing Housing Challenges

In this episode, Joey and Bree chat with reporter Jacob Solis and business reporter Noah Glick. Jacob's story is looking at the lack of student housing and how students are being impacted along with what the University of Nevada, Reno is doing. Noah talks with builders in the Reno area to find out what challenges they face during this housing crunch.

As Reno Rents Rise, UNR Students Feel The Burden

May 16, 2018
A leasing sign near UNR
Jacob Solis

In the last few years, the University of Nevada, Reno, saw a spike in enrollment even as nationwide numbers decline. But with that increase in students comes another problem; where are they all supposed to live? And as Reno Public Radio's Jacob Solis reports, the answer is not so simple.

Photo from the 1972 edition of the University of Nevada, Reno yearbook, Artemisia. / Courtesy of the Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

We close out Black History Month with the story of one of the first Black student organizations at the University of Nevada, Reno. Historian Alicia Barber takes us back to 1971, when a group of students took a stand by sitting down, in this week’s segment of Time & Place.

Cultural competency is a form of training widely used in corporate and public work settings. Julie Hogan is a business professor at the University of Nevada, Reno who has devised many of these training materials, but she says it’s not effective. Now, she's proposing a different approach, a deeper dive through a concept called cultural humility. She’ll be giving a talk for Reno’s TedX series on this topic and she gave a preview to our News Director Michelle Billman.

Anh Gray

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting more than a week ago, there’s been an increased demand for counseling services at the University of Nevada, Reno. KUNR’s Anh Gray reports.

Marcia Cooper is the clinical case manager at UNR’s counseling services and says the tragedy hit close to home.

“Many of our students are from the Las Vegas area or they know people who live in Las Vegas, they have some kind of connection to there, plus this is our state, this is who we are," Cooper explains. "We’re Nevada, so I think this situation is a little bit different.”  

Las Vegas Tragedy Reverberating At UNR

Oct 4, 2017
Jacob Solis

Hundreds of students gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno last night for a vigil. It was held in honor of those hurt or killed in Las Vegas Sunday, and our reporter Jacob Solis has the story.

The night started with music performed by students, and its melodies set the tone for an hour filled with grief, sadness, and hope.

About one-fifth of UNR’s students come from Southern Nevada, which means the campus community has been hit particularly hard.

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