University of Nevada, Reno

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

When David Letterman signs off of his last CBS Late Night show on May 20, it completes the changing of the guard in late night television. So what's the recent history? And why is late night television still relevant on today's digital-dominated media landscape?

Late night TV was the topic of conversation with Al Stavitsky, the Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. (Air date 5-8-15)

  

A national honor has highlighted the achievements of a University of Nevada, Reno leader, and elevated the university's profile internationally. 

Dr. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti, professor in World Languages and Literature and director of the Latino Research Center, has been appointed by President Obama to the William J. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as one of four new members of the prestigious 12-member board. She was also named as the Nevada Regents 2015 Creative Activities Award recipient.

Spring 2015 graduates Ruchi Gakhar (left) and Jake Pereira visit with University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. 5-1-15
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There's excitement in the air on campus as spring graduation nears. The quad on is roped off so the grass can be ready to host the ceremonies. And students are focused and busy as the Spring 2015 Commencement Exercises are fast approaching, May 15-16.

In the spirit of graduation, University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson invited two of the graduates to the KUNR studios for an interview on Beyond the Headlines.

Reynolds School Media Manager in Residence Gregory Lowe visits with Dean Al Stavitsky in the KUNR studios.
University of Nevada, Reno

Why is media management important to understand as a journalism student  -- or any journalist -- today? What is the future for public broadcasting? And how does the U.S. model of public media compare to others around the world? 

Dr. David Zeh, University of Nevada, Reno's vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School
University of Nevada, Reno

To earn an advanced degree, graduate students spend countless hours preparing their theses as a requirement for graduation. But summing up that research in a three-minute presentation to compete with other students is quite a different challenge.

The second annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) final competition features 13 graduate-student finalists presenting their projects on Thursday evening, April 23, in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium.

Dr. Loretta Singletary
UNR

Spring is here, but winter once again never really visited the West. Drought is on everyone’s mind, and University of Nevada, Reno research related to the region's water and its users has gained important funding.  

Laurel Saito, Ph.D., P.E.
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Water is a major topic as well as a vital resource that needs careful study, planning and management to sustain all the human activity in our arid region. The University of Nevada, Reno, offers the nation's only undergraduate program in ecohydrology -- the blending of ecology, hydrology and biology, among other sciences. Ecohydrology involves understanding not just water cycles and natural systems, but the environmental and ecological effects from humans' systems for moving and using water.

Hugo Morales, Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence
Courtesy UNR

The Reynolds School of Journalism hosted a special guest the week of March 2 as its first Reynolds Diversity Fellow in Residence: Hugo Morales, co-founder and executive director of Radio Bilingue, the National Latino Public Radio Network. Morales was interviewed by KUNR's David Stipech for the Reynolds School Media Watch segment that aired on Beyond the Headlines (air date 3-13-15).

Dr. Mridul Gautam, University of Nevada, Reno's Vice President, Research and Innovation
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The University of Nevada, Reno has always placed a high priority on its research capacity and capability. But today the role that Research plays is more vital than ever – not just for the university but as an economic driver and attraction to top students, faculty and industries.

Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger
Courtesy City of Reno

The new master plan for the University of Nevada, Reno campus encompasses a number of wide-ranging objectives and reflects input from a variety of stakeholders in setting a new vision for the campus and the surrounding community. It elevates the conversation about northern Nevada as a true “University Town” and is a prime example of close collaboration among the University community, the City of Reno and the Regional Transportation Commission.

NIH Grant boosts University brain research

Feb 14, 2015
Psychology Professor Mike Webster
University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno psychology professor Mike Webster is excited about how the university is advancing neuroscience research with the aid of technology previously unavailable in northern Nevada. Webster discussed the university's recent $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health with David Stipech on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15).

Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno

Brian Williams, the suspended NBC News anchor, is the topic of this Reynolds School Media Watch on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (air date 2-13-15). Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky visits with David Stipech about the popular anchor's rapid fall from grace.

Dr. Eric Rasmussen, Chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's English Department, is considered a leading world expert on Shakespeare.
UNR

A recent discovery of a 17th century first folio of William Shakespeare has created excitement and added fuel to a long-standing debate among scholars.

The folio was verified by Eric Rasmussen, who is the Foundation Professor and chair of  the University of Nevada, Reno’s English Department. Professor Rassmussen visited with Provost Kevin Carman and KUNR's David Stipech on Beyond the Headlines (2-6-15).

Ken Coll, Dean of the College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
UNR

The University of Nevada is now part of U-Teach, which prepares high school teachers in what are called the STEM subjects -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

At the University, it's called NevadaTeach. And beginning this fall, incoming science majors (and eventually other STEM majors) will be able to take part in this focused and streamlined way to receive a teaching certificate and education degree within the four-year course of study.

Football contracts highly prized for TV networks

Jan 19, 2015
Al Stavitsky, Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism.
UNR

College football’s national championship game dominated television viewing with huge ratings. The recent college playoff bowl games set records. The NFL playoffs have taken over millions of viewers’ weekends with more than 110 million viewers expected to watch the Feb. 1 Super Bowl. 

University of Nevada hosts TEDx event Jan. 23

Jan 19, 2015
TEDx University of Nevada, Reno is an independently organized TED event. (Shown is Tim Grunert, presenter at a prior University TEDx session.)
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Are you familiar with TED Talks? The online videos of global thought leaders sharing their insights about our world? They're also heard on NPR's TED Radio Hour each Sunday at 2 p.m. on KUNR.

TED stands for Technology, Education and Design. Since 1984 when the TED Talks began, they've expanded to many cities across north America, including the TEDx presentation on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. TEDx is an independently organized TED event.   

A look back at the Top 10 University stories from 2014

Jan 12, 2015
UNR Top 10 Stories of 2014 graphic
KUNR

The past year at the University of Nevada, Reno was record-setting in terms of enrollment and research, with student achievement and faculty leadership along with world-renowned facilities among the many highlights. University President Marc Johnson and Communications Director Jane Tors reviewed the University's Top 10 Stories of 2014, visiting with David Stipech on KUNR's  Beyond the Headlines (air date 1-9-15).

Here's the list, provided by the University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Victoria Follette, Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno.
UNR

The study of psychology has a wide range of applications, not merely in clinical and mental health fields, according to Victoria Follette, Ph.D, Foundation Professor of Psychology and chair of the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Psychology. With most jobs involving an understanding of people and their behavior and motivations at some level, psychology can be a valuable course of study for virtually any career path. 

Dr. Follette visited about the Psychology program with University Provost Kevin Carman on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines. 

Vanessa Vancour, Coordinator of the Nevada Media Alliance, Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.
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For the semester just completed, Nevada Media Alliance Coordinator Vanessa Vancour recapped her student journalists' projects. Interviewed by David Stipech in the Reynolds School Media Watch segment on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (broadcast 12-19-14). Nevada Media Alliance is a collaboration of the Reynolds School of Journalism, KUNR Reno Public Radio, KNPB Channel 5 Public Television, and the Reno Gazette-Journal.

 

More information about the University of Nevada, Reno.

Patsy Ruchala, director of the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing
University of Nevada, Reno

University of Nevada, Reno, Provost Kevin Carman visited with Dr. Patsy Ruchala, director of the Orvis School of Nursing, to talk about trends in nursing education on KUNR's Beyond the Headlines (11-14-14).

The discussion included national initiative to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020, double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 and continue to engage nurses in lifelong learning. 

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