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Encyclopedia > University of Nevada, Reno
The University of Nevada, Reno

Motto: Omnia Pro Patria
(All for our Country)
Established: 1874
Type: Public, State Assisted
Endowment: $ 240 million
President: Dr. Milton Glick
Faculty: 999 (Headcount)
Students: 15,146
Undergraduates: 11,962
Postgraduates: 3,184
Location: Reno, Nevada, United States
Campus: Urban, 255 acres (1 km²)
Colors: Cobalt Blue and Silver
Nickname: Nevada Wolf Pack
Website: http://www.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada or UNR) is a university located in Reno, Nevada, USA, and is known for its programs in agricultural research, journalism, animal biotechnology, and mining-related engineering and natural sciences. Additionally, the university is fast becoming known for its journalism school, which has produced several Pulitzer Prize winners, and for its program in seismology, which is one of the most technologically advanced in North America. It is the land grant institution for the state of Nevada. Image File history File links Large University of Nevada Seal File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Reno redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Cobalt Blue is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy to the Flash. ... For other uses, see Silver (disambiguation). ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Reno redirects here. ... The Reynolds School of Journalism (RSJ) is a professional school of the University of Nevada, Reno. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Seismology (from the Greek seismos = earthquake and logos = word) is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth. ...


The university is also home to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which was founded in 1969. The medical school specializes in family medicine.

Contents

History

Manzanita Lake in the Southwestern part of the campus.
Manzanita Lake in the Southwestern part of the campus.

The University of Nevada was originally founded in Elko, Nevada in 1874 as a small, makeshift prep school. In 1885, the state legislature voted to close the Elko institution and the fledgling institution was moved from Elko to its current home in Reno, where classes began two years later. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 319 KB) Photographed and uploaded by user:Geographer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 319 KB) Photographed and uploaded by user:Geographer. ... Elko, Nevada Elko is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. ...


After several decades of struggling to implement requirements of federal Morrill land-grant legislation, the university made large strides toward becoming the modern institution it is today with the opening of the Desert Research Institute in 1960 and a medical school in 1967. The University of Nevada, Reno remained the only four-year academic institution in the state of Nevada until 1965, when the current-day University of Nevada, Las Vegas attained university status as Nevada Southern University. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the organization that oversees all publicly-supported higher education in the U.S. state of Nevada. ... “UNLV” redirects here. ...


There is now controversy over whether the university should be called UNR or Nevada. It stems from the sentiment of the Board of Regents that the university is not the sole University of Nevada in the state, and hence should always be identified by its full name, the University of Nevada, Reno. However, some claim that since it was the first university in the state, its historical name should be its official designation, as it is in many other multi-campus public university systems such as the University of Michigan. Several of the university's institutions retain the wording "University of Nevada", including the alumni association, the student government, the campus bookstore, and the athletics department (which refers to the school's teams simply as "Nevada"). The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM, U-M or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan. ...


Film history

The University of Nevada's classically-styled campus has served as the setting for many movies, including:

  • Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)
  • Margie (1946)
  • Apartment for Peggy (1948)
  • Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
  • Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
  • Hilda Crane (1956)

Hilda Crane, also known as The Many Loves of Hilda Crane, is a 1956 drama film made by 20th Century Fox. ...

Campus

An older picture showing part of the campus in the foreground

Campus is located just north of downtown Reno overlooking Truckee Meadows and the downtown casinos. Modeled in the style of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village at the University of Virginia, many consider the campus to be one of the prettiest in the western United States. Image File history File links http://minerals. ... Image File history File links http://minerals. ... Reno redirects here. ... The Truckee Meadows is the area of Northern Nevada which encompasses the Truckee River and nearby valleys in Nevada. ... The West Lawn in snow, 1914. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


The university's first building, Morrill Hall (completed in 1887), still stands on the historic "quad" at the campus' southern end. Lincoln Hall (all-male dormitory) and Manzanita Hall (all-female dormitory) were both completed in 1896, making them the oldest residence halls west of the Mississippi River. For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


Across the campus of the university exists the University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum, which was established in 1985, contains a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals and native flora, including over 60 genera and about 200 species of trees, many with several cultivars present. Thirty-six mature elm trees line the Quad. The University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum is an arboretum located across the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada. ...


The campus contains a statue of John William Mackay (namesake of Nevada's Mackay School of Mines, later renamed the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering), created by Mount Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum. John William Mackay (1831-1902) was an American capitalist, born in Dublin, Ireland on 28 November 1831. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the 1960s rock band, see Mount Rushmore (band). ... Mt Rushmore, Black Hills, South Dakota (John) Gutzon Borglum (March 25, 1867 –March 6, 1941). ...


Academics

The fountain located in the University of Nevada Honor Court
The fountain located in the University of Nevada Honor Court

Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs are offered through the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources; the College of Business Administration; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Human and Community Sciences; the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Science; the Cooperative Extension Service; the Graduate School; the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering; the Reynolds School of Journalism; and the School of Medicine. Image File history File links Nevada-fountain. ... Image File history File links Nevada-fountain. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... The cooperative extension service, also known as the Extension Service of the USDA, is a non-formal educational program implemented in the United States that is designed to help people use research-based knowledge to improve their lives. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ...


Nevada is one of the few universities in the western hemisphere to sponsor a center dedicated to Basque studies (Including Basque language), due to the large Basque population in northern Nevada. Language(s) Basque - few monoglots Spanish - 1,525,000 monoglots French - 150,000 monoglots Basque-Spanish - 600,000 speakers Basque-French - 76,000 speakers [4] other native languages Religion(s) Traditionally Roman Catholic The Basques (Basque: ) are an indigenous people[5] who inhabit parts of north-central Spain and southwestern... Basque (native name: euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ...


The university and surrounding community is served by several campus libraries. Between them, over a million books and bound periodicals are in circulation in addition to government documents, audio-visual materials, and various databases. The libraries are: Noble H. Getchell (main library), DeLaMare (engineering, computer science, mining, and geology), Life and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, W. M. Keck Earth Sciences and Mining Research Information Center, Savitt Medical, and the Mary B. Ansari Map Library. Opening in Fall 2008 is the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, a $75.3 million project started in September 2005, which will replace the current Getchell library.


Student government

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) represents the undergraduate population at the university. ASUN has three branches: executive, legislative and judicial.


The president of ASUN, executive vice president, and vice presidents for clubs and organizations and programming constitute the executive. The Executive Council consists of the aforementioned executive officers and the speaker of the student senate.


The Senate is the legislative branch ASUN. Consisting of 22 senators elected from each of the university's colleges and schools, the Senate takes action on matters on behalf of the student body. The Senate's membership is apportioned by population in each college. The College of Liberal Arts (the largest), for instance, has seven seats in the Senate while the Reynolds School of Journalism has only one. The speaker of the Senate, also a senator, chairs all Senate meetings.


The Judicial Council, composed of seven justices and two alternates, hears matters related to the ASUN Constitution and other matters that require peer review, such as alleged violation of university policies. Justices serve a two-year term.


Elections are held on an annual basis for executive and legislative officers. GPA and completed credit requirements determine who is eligible for office. Credit requirements are graduated; the more senior the office in ASUN, the more credits must be completed in order to be eligible for office.


ASUN is duly constituted under the laws of the state of Nevada, the university's Board of Regents policies and is bound by its own Constitution.


Athletics

Nevada Wolf Pack logo
Nevada Wolf Pack logo

Though often known as UNR within the state, the university prefers to be called simply Nevada for athletics purposes; its sports teams are nicknamed the Wolf Pack (always two words). They participate in the NCAA's Division I (I-A for football) and in the Western Athletic Conference. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ...


Men's basketball

Further information: Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball

In March 2004, the Wolf Pack men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history. The team earned a repeat trip in 2005 and beat Texas in the first round before falling to eventual national runner-up Illinois. The team returned for 2006 as a #5 seed but was upset in the first round by former Big Sky Conference rival Montana. They began the 2006-07 season ranked #24. The Pack's major star during this recent period of success was Nick Fazekas. In 2007, Nevada was ranked #9 in men's basketball, which is the highest ranking that Nevada has ever held. Guards Ramon Sessions and Marcellus Kemp both flirted with leaving as juniors for the NBA draft, however Kemp decided to remain at Nevada. Conference Tournament Champions 1984, 1985 (Big Sky) 2004, 2006 Conference Regular Season Champions 1984, 1985 (Big Sky) 1997 (Big West) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 The Nevada Wolf Pack basketball program is a college basketball team that represents the University of Nevada, Reno. ... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly Division I-AA). ... The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... Nick Fazekas (born June 17, 1985 in Arvada, Colorado) is a prominent collegiate-level basketball player at the University of Nevada, Reno. ... Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) is a National Basketball Association player for the Milwaukee Bucks. ...


Football

Further information: Nevada Wolf Pack football

The football team plays at Mackay Stadium, which opened in October 1966 with a capacity of 7,500. After several expansions, the stadium currently seats 31,000. The playing field sits at an elevation of 4610 feet (1405 m) above sea level. Originally natural grass, it was replaced with FieldTurf in 2000. Permanent lighting was added in 2003. The 2007 football team finished with a record of 6-7, losing it's bowl game to the University of New Mexico. It was the third consecutive year that the team had made a bowl appearance, a first in school history. The team was lead by fist team All WAC center Dominic Green and running back Luke Lippincott who lead the conference in rushing yards in addition to WAC freshman of the year, quarterback Colin Kaepernick. [1] Mackay Stadium is a stadium in Reno, Nevada. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... See also: 1965 in sports, other events of 1966, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... The wide plain of FieldTurf used at Torontos Rogers Centre was installed after the 2004 baseball season. ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... Colin Rand Kaepernick (Born on November 3rd, 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a collegiate quarterback for the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack Football team of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). ...


Other notable sports

  • Other notable successes have come in rifle shooting. The Nevada rifle team placed second in the 2004 NCAA Rifle team championship, losing to national champion Alaska Fairbanks. As of 2008, the rifle team has been to seven consecutive NCAA championships.[2]
  • The volleyball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament five times in its history, all coming from at-large selections. (1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005).
  • The baseball team has made four appearances in the NCAA regionals, in 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2000. They have compiled a record of 5-8 in NCAA games, losing to Stanford in the finals of the Palo Alto Regional in 1999. Nevada finished the 1994 season ranked 19th in the country. [3]
  • The soccer team won its first WAC tournament title in 2006 and qualified for its first NCAA tournament since the program's inception in 2000. Nevada faced Fresno State in the championship match and after 110 minutes of scoreless play, the two teams went into a shootout where Nevada prevailed 4-2 in penalty kicks.
  • The softball team won its first WAC tournament title in 2006 and qualified for its first NCAA tournament since the program was reinstated in 2003. Jordan McPherson pitched all 41 innings for Nevada in the WAC tournament, without giving up a single earned run, while striking out 34 on the way to being named tournament MVP.[4]
  • The swimming and diving team won the AIAW-Division II national title in 1979 and has won 6 conference championships since 1996. They won the Big West championship five years in a row from 1996 to 2000, and won the WAC title in 2007.

The shooting sports include those competitive sports involving tests of accuracy and speed when shooting various types of guns, including airguns. ... NCAA Rifle Team Champions Year Champion Score Runner-Up Score 1980 Tennessee Tech 6,201 West Virginia 6,150 1981 Tennessee Tech 6,139 West Virginia 6,136 1982 Tennessee Tech 6,138 West Virginia 6,136 1983 West Virginia 6,166 Tennessee Tech 6,148 1984 West Virginia 6... The University of Alaska Fairbanks, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, is the second largest campus of the University of Alaska System, and is abbreviated as UAF. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, as well as participating in the sun-grant program through Oregon State University. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ...

Rivalries

Annually, Nevada's football team plays its primary rival, UNLV, for the Fremont Cannon in the Battle for Nevada. Nevada is currently enjoying an 18-15 lead in the series, after beating UNLV in 2007 27-20 in Reno. Nevada's two out-of-state rivals, particularly in football, are Boise State and Fresno State. “UNLV” redirects here. ... The Fremont Cannon, photographed here shortly after UNRs win in 2005, currently sits in the universitys Cashell Fieldhouse The Fremont Cannon is awarded to each seasons winner of the Battle for Nevada, a college football game between the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of... The Battle for Nevada is the annual college football game between the University of Nevada, Reno (Nevada) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This page is about the entire Boise State athletic department. ... The campus on a sunny day California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA. The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin...


Mascot

The Wolf Pack's mascot is an anthropomorphized wolf named Alphie, who took over the duties of cheering from his uncle, Wolfie, in 1999. In 2007, Alphie was joined by his younger brother, Wolfie Jr. Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ...


Conference affiliations

Nevada has been a member of the WAC since 2000. The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... See also: 1999 in sports, other events of 2000, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing...


Previous conference memberships include:

1954-1968 - Northern California Athletic Conference [5] The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS; formerly Division I-AA). ... The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletic conference consisting of eight member schools in California, Oregon, and Washington. ... The Northern California Athletic Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division II college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in 1925. ...


Student Media

Nevada's independent, weekly student newspaper, The Nevada Sagebrush, has been in continuous publication since 1893, making it one of the oldest newspapers still in publication in the state of Nevada. It comes out every Tuesday morning, and employs more than 40 people, 25 full-time. Prior to 2004, the newspaper called itself simply the Sagebrush. It was recently a finalist for a Pacemaker at the 2006 ACP student journalism awards. Binomial name Artemisia tridentata Nutt. ...


There are other independent student publications on campus including The Nevada Blue and the Pack Patriot.


There is also the student radio station WolfPackRadio that also broadcasts at the radio frequency of 1700AM within a 2 two mile radius of the University. The station features student Dj's, shows and programs and artists from campus and independent sources usually within the Reno/Tahoe region.


Formerly Nevada's yearbook, The Artemisia has evolved into the second major publication circulating UNR, presenting itself as a bi-monthly documentary photography magazine in contrast to the weekly, newspaper-style of The Sagebrush. It is put out both in print and online, the online version providing both support for the published stories and independent content.


Nevada's literary arts journal Brushfire was created by a group of students in 1950. It is released once a semester and publishes original poetry, literature and art by students and some faculty and community members. It is the oldest literary arts publication in the state.


Greek Life

Fraternities

North-American Interfraternity Conference fraternities represented on campus: The North-American Interfraternity Conference (or NIC), (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) is an association of collegiate mens fraternities that was formally organized in 1910, although it began on November 27, 1909. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations fraternities represented on campus: Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 23 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

Unaffiliated fraternities represented on campus: Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

  • Phi Delta Theta, (ΦΔΘ) - In 2002, Phi Delta Theta, left the North-American Interfraternity Conference due to ideological differences [1].
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia(ΦΜΑ), Men with an above-average interest in music
  • Lambda Psi Rho (ΛΨΡ), Asian-Interest Fraternity

Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ...

Sororities

National Panhellenic Conference sororities represented on campus include: The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities represented on campus include: Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Delta Gamma (ΔΓ) is one of the oldest and largest womens fraternities[1] in the United States and Canada, with its Executive Offices based in Columbus, Ohio. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) is an international fraternity for women founded as I.C. Sorosis on April 28, 1867, at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. ... Sigma Kappa (ΣΚ) is a sorority founded in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. ... The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations sororities represented on campus include: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority, Inc. ... The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 23 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

Unaffiliated sororities represented on campus include: The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority (ΚΔΧ), also known as K-D Chi, pronounced Kay-Dee-Kie, is a Greek letter, intercollegiate sorority founded by Hispanic women in the United States. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for...

  • Lambda Phi Xi, (ΛΦΞ) Multicultural Sorority

Secret Societies

  • Coffin and Keys, (ΧΚ), founded October 24, 1916
  • The Order of the Sceptre, founded June 15, 2005
  • The Union, founded in September 2007

Coffin & Keys or Coffin and Keys, depending on who one talks to, is a secret society at the University of Nevada, Reno. ... The Union can refer to: The unity or disunity of the United Kingdom, especially in constitutional debates in Ireland, Scotland and Wales The federal government of the United States of America. ...

Notable alumni & faculty

Notable Professors

  • Esmail Zanjani, In 2007, led scientists at the School of Medicine and created a sheep that has 15% human cells and 85% animal cells, the world's first "human-sheep chimera", which has the body of a sheep but half-human organs [2].
  • James Richardson, Ph.D. - Sociologist, critics of "cultic brainwashing" theories
  • Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. - Foundation Professor, Clinical Psychology & developer of Acceptence and Commitment Therapy [3].
  • Robert Metts, Ph.D. - Expertise in International Economics, Economic Development, Labor Economics; Presented at the United Nations on "Planning For Disability"

James T. Richardson, Ph. ...

Pulitzer Prize Winners

  • Ron Einstoss, 1955 - Awarded in 1966 for coverage of the Watts Riot
  • Susan Forrest, 1982 - Awarded for general news reporting in 1988
  • Kristen Go, 1998 - Awarded in 1998 for her coverage of the Columbine High School shootings
  • Warren Lerude, 1961 - Awarded in 1977
  • Edward Montgomery, 1934 - Awarded for distinguished local reporting in 1952
  • Howard Sheerin, 1931 - Awarded for public service in 1956

Arts and media

Arthur F Carmazzi (born August 21, 1962) is an Italian American writer and motivational speaker living in Asia and expert on Psychological applications to Leadership and Organisational Culture Enhancement and Development. ... Walter Van Tilburg Clark (1909—1971) was a writer of short stories, poetry and novels, best known for his first novel, The Ox-Bow Incident. ... The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1940 western novel by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, in which two drifters are drawn into a posse formed to find the murderer of a local man. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dolora Zajick, born 24 March 1952 in Salem, Oregon, is an American mezzo-soprano who specialises in the Verdian repertoire. ...

Athletics

Chris Ault (born November 8, 1946 in San Bernardino, California), is the current college football head coach of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack. ... Doug Betters (born 1956) is an American football player who played defensive end for the Miami Dolphins from 1978 to 1987. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... Nathaniel Burleson (born August 29, 1981 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is an American football wide receiver currently playing for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... Elite Xtreme Combat, also known as EliteXC, is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. ... Ryan Matthew Church (born October 14, 1978 in Santa Barbara, California) is an outfielder in North American Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (current) (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major... Andrew John Dominique (born October 30, 1975 in Tarzana, California) is a former first baseman/catcher who played in Major League Baseball in parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Nick Fazekas (born June 17, 1985 in Arvada, Colorado) is a prominent collegiate-level basketball player at the University of Nevada, Reno. ... Clippers redirects here. ... Joseph Salvatore Gilbert (b. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... The Contender is a reality television show based on the sport of boxing, but with an element of the (middleweight) competitors lives and relationships with each other within the shows living quarters, based in Pasadena, California. ... Jeff Horton, born (date?) in Arlington, Texas, is currently an assistant coach (Special Assistant/Offense) for the St. ... City St. ... Trevor Insley (born December 25, 1977) was a wide receiver in the NCAA who played for the University of Nevada from 1996-99. ... Edgar Jones (born June 17, 1956, in Fort Rucker, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association from 1979 to 1986. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kevin Kouzmanoff (born July 25, 1981 in Newport Beach, California), the The Crushin Russian despite being of Serbian descent [1], is a Major League Baseball player with the San Diego Padres. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... This article is about Mills Lane, the referee. ... Brock Elliot Marion (born June 11, 1970 in Bakersfield, California) is a former American football free safety in the NFL who played twelve seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, the Miami Dolphins, and the Detroit Lions from 1993 to 2004. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Marion Motley (born June 5, 1920, in Leesburg, Georgia, died June 27, 1999) was a former American Football fullback who played for the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Charles Mann (born 1961) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins for eleven seasons and the San Francisco 49ers for one season from 1983 to 1994. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... David Neill (born July 17, 1980[1]) was an American college football quarterback for the University of Nevada. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... Lyle Stefan Overbay (born January 28, 1977 in Centralia, Washington) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who currently plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (f. ... Chad Michael Qualls (born August 17, 1978 Lomita, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the Houston Astros. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Darrell Wayne Rasner (born January 13, 1981 in Carson City, Nevada) is a major league relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Jeff Rowe (b. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Kirk Snyder, playing for the University of Nevada. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Hot Rod Association, known as the NHRA, was founded by Wally Parks in 1951 in the State of California to provide a governing body to organize and promote the sport of drag racing. ... Pro Stock Motorcycle, formerly known as Pro Stock Bike is a drag racing class that is the two-wheeled equivalent of Pro Stock. ... Kirk Triplett (born March 29, 1962 in Moses Lake, Washington) is an American golfer. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Charles Wright[1] (born May 16, 1961) is an American businessman and retired professional wrestler. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Tony Zendejas (born May 15, 1960 in Curimeo, Mexico) is a retired american football placekicker who played for the Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers. ...

Politics and public service

  • Helen Delich Bentley - Former Congresswoman from Maryland
  • Emmet D. Boyle, 1898 - Former governor of Nevada
  • Ernest S. Brown, 1926 - U.S. Senator from Nevada
  • Richard Bryan, 1959 - Former governor of Nevada and US Senator
  • Frankie Sue Del Papa, 1971 - First Female Nevada State Attorney General and First Female Secretary of State
  • Jim Gibbons - Governor of Nevada
  • Daniel Klaich, 1972 - Excutive Vice Chancellor for the Nevada System of Highter Education
  • Sig Rogich, Political adviser to President Regan and Bush, Former US Ambassador to Iceland.
  • Brian Sandoval, 1986 - U.S. District Court judge.

Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, R-Maryland, in an undated photo Helen Delich Bentley was born on November 28, 1923. ... Emmet Derby Boyle (July 26, 1879 - January 3, 1926) was a Governor of Nevada. ... Ernest S. Brown (September 25, 1903 - July 25, 1965) was a United States Senator from Nevada. ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office Richard Hudson Bryan (born July 16, 1937) was Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada and a United States Senator from Nevada. ... James Arthur Jim Gibbons (born December 16, 1944) is the 28th Governor of the U.S. state of Nevada. ... The Honorable Sigmund “Sig” Rogich is President of The Rogich Communications Group, a national and international business facilitator, public relations, and crisis management firm. ... Brian Sandoval is an American politician who served as Nevada Attorney General from 2002 until November 2, 2005, when he resigned to accept a federal district judgeship. ...

Other notables

  • James E. Church, UNR classics professor who, in 1906, pioneered the techniques used to measure snow and forecast seasonal water supplies
  • Jennifer Harman, ? - Professional poker player, first woman to win two bracelets in World Series of Poker open events
  • Diane Kennedy, ? - American CPA, speaker, and financial writer.
  • Darren Mack, (1983) - Sniper murder suspect in death of Charla Mack and attempted murder of Reno, Nevada Family Court Judge Chuck Weller
  • John W. Nunn, ? - CEO and owner of WWW (World Wild Wrestling) corporation.
  • Ron Toomer, 1961 - Developed the first upside-down roller coaster, the Corkscrew.
  • William Zamboni, ? - Pioneer in plastic surgery and limb reattachments.
  • Rajan Zed: Hindu chaplain, first to deliver Hindu opening prayer in United States Senate.

Jennifer Harman (born November 29, 1964 in Reno, Nevada) is an American professional poker player with a reputation as a cash game player. ... For the domestic fireplace tool, see fireplace poker. ... The WSOP logo The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious set of poker tournaments in the world. ... Diane Kennedy is an American CPA, speaker, and financial writer. ... Photo of Darren Mack used in Police handout. ... For other uses, see Sniper (disambiguation). ... Reno redirects here. ... Ronald Valentine Toomer (31 May 1930-) is one of the preeminent roller coaster designers in the world. ... Rajan Zed is a community activist based in Reno (Nevada, USA). ...

See also

  • Black Rock Press - University of Nevada, Reno

References

  1. ^ Statement regarding Phi Delta Theta's departure from the NIC. Phi Delta Theta. Retrieved on 2007-12-17.
  2. ^ Press TV - Iranian scientist creates sheep with half-human organs
  3. ^ NevadaNews - University of Nevada, Reno

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • UNR.edu - official site
  • NevadaWiki.org - unofficial site
  • Associated Students of the University of Nevada - student government site
  • The Artemisia - official school magazine
  • The Nevada Sagebrush - official school newspaper
  • wolfpackradio- The student radio station
  • UNR Center for Basque Studies
  • Nevada Wolf Pack.com - official athletics site
  • "Quad Cam" - live view of lower campus
  • University of Nevada Bands
  • Nevada.rivals.com - athletics fan site
  • UNR University Archives
  • UNR Digital Conservancy - Campus Images - Historical and contemporary images of buildings and grounds, faculty and students, campus events, and student activities.
The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... Boise State University is a state university located near downtown Boise, the capital city of the U.S. state of Idaho. ... This page is about the entire Boise State athletic department. ... The campus on a sunny day California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA. The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin... Entrance to UH Manoa Campus UH Campus University of Hawaii, Upper Campus The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawaii system. ... University of Hawaii Athletics Logo The University of Hawaiʻi Warriors, University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors, or University of Hawaiʻi Rainbows are the team names of the mens sports programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. ... University of Hawaii Athletics Logo Rainbow Wahine is the nickname applied to womens sports teams at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. ... The University of Idaho is the states prominent institution of higher learning, located in the rural city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Louisiana Tech University, located in Ruston, Louisiana is a coeducational public institution of higher learning with an approximate enrollment of 12,000 students. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... The San Jose State Spartans are the name of the athletic teams representing San Jose State University. ... Utah State University (USU) is a public land-grant university whose main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ... Utah State Universitys main campus is located in Logan, Utah. ...

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