Latest University of Nevada News

Native American mural at UNR inspired by Thacker Pass debate

Oct. 09, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — It’s hard to miss the vibrant mural that now decorates a wall inside the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno. The image, unlike any other on campus, depicts the history of Native American women and their struggle to protect...

The Latest: Alaska activates emergency health protocols

Oct. 02, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 health care facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation’s worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in the U.S. in recent days, straining its limited health care system. ...

COVID shots required for all Nevada college workers Dec. 1

Oct. 01, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Employees at all public universities and colleges in Nevada are required to get COVID-19 vaccinations by Dec. 1 or face potential termination under a new policy adopted by the state board of regents. Meanwhile, coronavirus case trends are improving in...

UNLV law students open clinic offering misdemeanor advice

Sep. 19, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Law students Azra Özdemir and Mia Bacher prepared, memorized and analyzed their scripts for their first trial in court. Days of preparation amounted to just a one-minute introduction — and, just like that, their first semester at the University of...

Apple orchard planted on Reno campus in memory of late grad

Aug. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A memorial apple orchard has been planted and a separate pollinator garden is planned at the University of Nevada, Reno in memory of a former student whose final wishes before her death last year from brain cancer included finding a place on campus where food could be...

Regents back UNR's plan to run Sierra Nevada's Tahoe campus

Jul. 23, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state board of regents approved a merger Friday that will allow University of Nevada, Reno to move ahead with plans to run Sierra Nevada University’s 20-acre campus at Lake Tahoe. UNR President Brian Sandoval said the process, which now moves to...

Study: Las Vegas area to reach 3.4 million residents by 2060

Jul. 22, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A university study is predicting the population in and around Las Vegas will continue to boom over the next four decades. The Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas released a report on Wednesday projecting...

Vegas employees to get coronavirus mask order, not tourists

Jul. 20, 2021 23:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elected officials in tourism-dependent Las Vegas worried Tuesday about public health and the economic effects of a spike COVID-19 cases — particularly the highly contagious delta variant. But they decided not to impose a full mask mandate for everyone...