Latest University of Nevada News

UNR dorm closed in explosion to reopen in August

Feb. 19, 2020 9:00 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno says it's on schedule to reopen one of the two dorms in August that has been closed since last summer when it was severely damaged by a boiler explosion in the neighboring residence hall. In the meantime, school officials say they've agreed to spend $10.1...

Vegas-area med schools aim to boost student body diversity

Jan. 31, 2020 5:41 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Douglas remembers how the close relationship he had with his pediatrician growing up with a single mother in Brooklyn, New York, helped him feel safe and respected. “He kind of guided me toward a career in medicine, throughout my schooling, he pushed me more toward the...

New judge sworn in to federal bankruptcy court in Las Vegas

Jan. 28, 2020 3:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A new federal bankruptcy judge has begun work in Las Vegas, court officials said. Natalie Cox was sworn in Monday to a 14-year term on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Beesley. Cox’s appointment was made by the judges of the U.S....

Tulane administrator named dean of UNLV School of Medicine

Jan. 9, 2020 1:31 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine has been named as the new dean of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, medical school. UNLV President Marta Meana announced Wednesday that Dr. Marc J. Kahn will take his new post April 1. Kahn will follow Dr. John Fildes, who...

Moms of students who died of opioid overdoses warn others

Dec. 28, 2019 12:52 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — They were good sons with promising futures who died of drug overdoses less than two months before they were set to graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR seniors Jordan Watts and Ben Taylor died just 15 days apart in March 2019 from drugs laced with a fatal dose of the powerful...