University Stories

KUNR is licensed to the Nevada System of Higher Education, broadcasting since 1963 from the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Below are links to recent KUNR interviews, features and news coverage related to the University.


2014 University of Nevada, Reno stories and interviews, as heard on 88.7 KUNR

 UNR President Marc Johnson

Nevada President Johnson: Enrollment, student success driving construction boom

Air Date: 02/28/14 University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson discusses the many building projects underway on campus, spurred by record enrollments, increasing demand and a focus on student success. The president visited with David Stipech on the Feb. 28, 2014, edition of KUNR's Beyond the Headlines.

  Reno author interview: Christopher Coake

Air Date: 02/21/14 KUNR talks to Reno writer Christopher Coake, a recent recipient of the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame


Health Watch: American Heart Month

Air Date: 02/07/14 A national study released this week links consuming too much sugar to higher rates of heart disease and death. February is American heart month and heart disease is the top cause of death nationally, as well as the number one killer in Nevada.

  Lani Guinier speaks for 2014 Forum for Excellence at UNR

Air Date: 01/31/14 Dr. Lani Guinier, a civil rights attorney and the first tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard, will be speaking at the 2014 Forum for Excellence, presented by the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  KUNR Health Watch: Rheumatoid arthritis

Air Date: 01/27/14 Often, when we think of arthritis, we assume it's solely a disease of old age. For KUNR's Health Watch, Dr. John Pixley explains that rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of most ages, but there are effective treatments.

  Interview: Holiday travel health precautions

Air Date: 12/20/13 With the busiest holiday travel days upon us, Dr. Steve Zell shares his advice for staying healthy during what should be a festive season.

  Health Watch: NV School of Medicine to expand

Air Date: 11/22/13 The University of Nevada School of Medicine is on its way to having a full campus in Las Vegas.

  Author Interview: Warren Lerude on Robert Laxalt biography

Air Date: 11/22/13 Warren Lerude is author of Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller, published this year by the Center for Basque Studies in Reno.

  Media Watch: Generating revenue in the digital age

Air Date: 11/22/13 How are television networks and newspapers generating revenues in the digital age? David Stipech visits with Al Stavitsky, Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno's Reynolds School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies.

Interview: UNR professor examines zombie renaissance

Air Date: 11/15/13 UNR Professor Justin Gifford examines the zombie renaissance of our century.