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The University Libraries receives Scholarly Communications Research Grant

The grant was awarded to the University Libraries to provide research funding to test the accessibility of open textbooks

Instructor teaching in front of a whiteboard while holding a textbook titled, "Cross-Cultural Survey Methods" by Harkness, Van de Vijver, and Mohler.
Faculty invited to participate in Zoom-based "Online Delivery Q & A with the Instructional Design Team" this Friday

Have questions related to teaching effectively online? Join TLT for a Zoom webinar this Friday.

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The new PubMed

The popular life sciences and biomedical database gets a redesign.

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The University Libraries increases sanitization of facilities in response to COVID-19

Libraries remain committed to user health and well-being

People around a desk analyzing business related charts and graphs both printed and on a tablet.
Business Research at the Libraries

Business databases IBISWorld and Mintel were recently redesigned! Check them out!

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Streaming Music Resources at the Library: Free, Fun, and Easy!

A Survey of the Millions of Audio/Visual Resources You Can Access at the Knowledge Center.

John Schleicher
John Schleicher is the University Libraries' Community and University Archivist

The Community and University Archivist is a member of the Special Collections and University Archives Department within the University Libraries serving a vital role in assisting the University to foster its unique identity and sense of place, and document its significance to Nevada, the region and the world.

Linda Kopecky
Linda Kopecky joins the University Libraries as Associate Dean

Kopecky to ensure Libraries is highly engaged in meeting teaching, research needs of Carnegie R1 university; support the Libraries' Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee; and provide leadership for the Libraries' learning-centered service model encouraging student engagement, experiential learning and knowledge

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Credit: NIAID-RML
Coronavirus Research Now Open Access

Publishers and funders, including Springer Nature, agree to make coronavirus research openly available.

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Into Nature: The History Of Camping in the Far West

Join the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives Department on February 28th for a "Last Chance" talk and guided tour

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.
New Library Digital Collection: City Directories

Historical directories added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

Michelle Rebaleati with VR headset on
Learn Essential VR Skills at the University Libraries' VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, the Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

Martin Luther King Jr. at the 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C.
Black history: uncovering voices of the Civil Rights Movement

Celebrate Black History Month with the University Libraries.

Three women and one man sitting in a classroom
EDI Committee hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Celebrate International Women's Day by making Wikipedia more inclusive by adding and improving pages for women

Special Collections book open in front of a photograph
Changes to Special Collections and University Archives hours

Beginning Jan. 27, the University Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives Department will be available to researchers and users on Monday's by appointment only. Tuesday through Friday hours remain the same, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Users and researchers are welcome to drop-in anytime Tuesday through Friday.

Screenshot of a Social Explorer data map that captures the U.S. senatorial elections by party in 2019. The Democrats are marked by the blue dots, and Republicans are the red dots.
Library Database Trial: Social Explorer, an Online Demographic Research and Data Visualization Tool

Demographical database currently on trial through the University Libraries until December 31, 2020.

University of Nevada, Reno students walking in front of the Block N statue in front of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on a clear, sunny day.
University of Nevada, Reno selects Ex Libris Alma platform and Primo Discovery Solution to simplify library systems and streamline processes

Automated workflows, analytics, powerful integrations, and customizations will transform the patron and library staff experience.

Luka Starmer uses a 3D scanner to capture the Dat So La Lee basket which can be viewed at the Nevada Historical Society
Scanning Dat So La Lee's world-famous basket
DeLaMare Library exterior
Scaling-up at the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

Redesigned space, enhanced support structure, experiential learning key to the development of new knowledge

A close-up view of a black laptop keyboard.
Library Resource Spotlight: LibKey Nomad

A Chrome extension tool that facilitates access to articles available through the University Libraries.

Student reading a book in the Knowledge Center
The University Libraries encourages students to plan ahead and study with us

To book a study room inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center visit library.unr.edu or call 775-682-5684

A hand-drawn plat of a survey on lined paper that contains a colored sketch of the Truckee River and Steamboat Creek - Slough in 410 15/100 acres.
New Library Digital Collection: Washoe County Recorder Historical Records

Unique Nevada documents added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive.

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

Experience VR like never before at the Libraries annual VR|AR Meet-Up Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Faculty will present research projects that incorporate VR or AR technology in their work.

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DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and QSU partner to make laser-carved pumpkins

3D printers, 3D scanners, hand tools, soldering supplies, a sewing machine, laser cutters all available to university students, faculty, staff, and community members

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Nevada-Related Library Databases

The University Libraries offer online databases on the subject of the state of Nevada.

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University Libraries hosts "Escape the Room"

Celebrate Open Access Week by solving puzzles, learn about free access to scholarly articles at this student-focused event

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Campus Express, like Uber Eats but for your academic needs

University Libraries delivers books, articles, DVDs, and more right to your office on campus

a sheet of musical scores
New Library Database: BabelScores

Contemporary music online database added to the University Libraries' collection.

Two street art murals adorn the wall of a business in Elko, Nev. These murals were painted by Salt Lake City-based muralist Justin Johnson. This image features two murals. The first is a nature scene with wildlife and aspen trees. This mural is titled "Ghost Wolf Killah." The second mural in the image is titled, "The 36 acres."
University Libraries invited to participate in Elko Mural Expo

Luka Starmer & Laura Rocke invited to Elko, Nev. to document, preserve more than 40 murals

Michelle Rebaleati posing in VR gear
Create your own VR content at Libraries' VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video and Photo Creation, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

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Take a break from your coursework and escape with a bestseller

More than 700 popular reading titles available to students, faculty via the University Libraries

Robyn Carr
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Robyn Carr, to be inducted into Nevada Writers Hall of Fame November 7

Induction into The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame acknowledges a lifetime achievement in writing

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Citing sources: University Libraries serve key role supporting student research

Subject librarians train students to find credible resources in a vast sea of information

Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt shaking hands
Paul Laxalt U. S. Senatorial Papers now open, available for research

Collection provides research opportunities for users wanting to understand Laxalt’s former legislative role

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Conservator visits Special Collections, Basque Library to ensure proper preservation

Special Collections, Jon Bilbao Basque Library recently invited a specialist in to evaluate how the departments are storing valuable materials

2019 TEDxUniversityofNevada presenter Michelle Rebaleati is seen on stage here discussing the use VR in her documentary film “Walking With Reality.” In this image Michelle is in the foreground. The documentary's main character, Evan Gadda, is in the background.
University Libraries using Virtual Reality technology to preserve the past

University Libraries' Michelle Rebaleati presented her “Big Idea Worth Spreading” at the recent TEDxUniversityofNevada event

Multimedia Production Specialist Michelle Rebaleati teleports herself to a different environment using virtual reality
@Reality Virtual Reality + Augmented Reality Lab hosts VR Sessions

VR Sessions feature 360 Video and Photo Creation, Photogrammetry, 3D Modeling, Unreal Game Development Software, and Unity Game Development Software

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University Libraries 3rd Floor Reconfiguration

University Libraries Building Operations created a new study space for students on the 3rd floor, southwest side of the building.

Landscape image of the Nevada desert
Closer to the Land: Environment and Ecology in Nevada now on display at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

The exhibit focuses on the contrasting environments found in Nevada and the Great Basin, and the relationship of the environment to its living inhabitants including humans, animals, and plants.

@One service desk worker trims a large scale poster on a large scale paper trimmer
@One to host student-centric Poster Palooza Friday, Feb. 15

University Libraries @One staff to offer a variety of free, interactive lessons walking students through the complete process of designing, creating, and ordering an academic poster

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Manuscript Accepted! Scholarly Publishing Symposium provides guidance to Nevada faculty

The Symposium was designed to help debunk popular myths that surround the scholarly publishing process. More than 70 graduate students and faculty attended the event.

Kathy Hanselman, Lia Schraeder and Wenzhen Li standing in front of the Knowledge Center with the Fitness Center in the background
Teaching with Technology Certificate program

Inaugural program focused on innovative approaches to using technology to promote learning

Libraries Multimedia Specialist Michelle Rebaleati works with "SIM Mom" at UNR Med to compose the shot for the 360-degree, 3D virtual reality footage she and colleague Luka Starmer created for the research study
University Libraries, partners using Virtual Reality to revolutionize medical education

University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno, along with UNR Med, Renown and several University Departments are working together to revolutionize nursing and medical education at Nevada.

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee Robert Leonard Reid
Robert Leonard Reid has something to say and isn’t afraid to say it

He is the 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award Recipient Lindsay Wilson
Lindsay Wilson, 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient, finds inspiration from life

"Writing helped me sort through my life," Wilson said. "It helped me think about important events and taught me to interpret and reinterpret things."

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University Libraries joins HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

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Ignite Integrity Contest soon opening up for submissions

University of Nevada, Reno preps for Ignite Integrity Week with a creative contest demonstrating what integrity means to students

Photo of 31st Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen award recipient Jared Stanley
Does your favorite poet play air guitar?

Meet 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen honoree Jared Stanley

Photo of people having fun at Burning Man's Martini Village
Evolution of a Burning Man village - a father and daughter's adventure

University Libraries Burning Inquiry event scheduled for Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. inside the Wells Fargo Auditorium located on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

University Libraries Money Smart Week begins April 23
Financial literacy education top priority for University Libraries Money Smart Week

From personal investing, to setting budgets, saving money, negotiating a salary and more University students are encouraged to get smart about their money

Zabarte (center) is Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation, a member of the Native American Action Council and member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel
Ian Zabarte to visit University Libraries on Tuesday, March 20

Zabarte is Principal Man for the Western Bands of the Shoshone Nation, a member of the Native American Action Council and member of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission Yucca Mountain Licensing Support Network Advisory Review Panel

Reno High School senior Mick Thornton plays the lead zombie in a film he created in the 2017 Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp
Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp Coming to Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center this Summer

University Libraries looking for 10 high school juniors with a passion for digital media technologies to apply for and participate in Smallwood Multimedia Boot Camp

A Basque Sheep Herder moves sheep across the Sierra Nevada
Award-winning Basque improvisational poets to perform Friday, January 26

Maialen Lujanbio Zugasti, Miren Artetxe Sarasola to lecture & and perform bertsolaritza in advance of 34th Annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nev.

Fang Jiang studies fMRI technology images
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate

Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality

Harry Reid in his Washington DC office discusses the Yucca Mountain Project
A tale of two archivists

Interesting work intersects at the crossroads of Yucca Mountain and Harry Reid within the University Libraries Special Collections Department

Silver Pen award winner Michael Branch stands in front of the wall of honor with Hall of Fame inductees Terri Farley and Donald Revell in the Leslie Harvey and Robert George Whittemore Tower Entry and Reception Gallery of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
The 2017 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductees cover it all: Poetry, satire and wild life

Annual event honors Nevada's finest writers, and serves as a stimulus to encourage excellence among emerging writers in the Silver State

2017 Nevada Hall of Fame Inductees from left to right: Donald Revell, Terri Farley and Silver Pen Recipient Michael Branch
Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Thursday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

30th Annual event honors Hall of Fame Inductees Donald Revell and Terri Farley and Silver Pen Recipient Michael Branch

Students immerse themselves in virtual reality at @Reality studio inside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
@Reality, a virtual reality + augmented reality studio, to open at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

@Reality will provide the University community with a dedicated space, equipment, software and expertise to properly support experimentation, exploration of virtual reality and augmented reality mediums

Professor Carolyn White poses for a photo with her bike on the Playa at Burning Man
University Libraries partners with Nevada Museum of Art for Fall 2017 Burning Inquiry program

Professors Deborah Boehm and Carolyn White to discuss Burning Man-related academic research

Bert Scales, excerpt from Plate 1, Geology of the Applebush Hill Area, South Antelope Valley, Nye County, Nevada, University of Nevada, 1961
Mackay Theses Collection now available digitally

More than 700 research theses now available for free to the public, researchers, students, industry professionals & government entities

Photograph of an unidentified woman working at a desk in May 1929.
Letters Home, a Special Collections exhibit, on display now at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Exhibit features letters from 1850 – 1944 from people who lived in or traveled through Nevada

Collage includes artist's rendering of the Switch facility located east of Reno, known as The Citadel Campus, plus a laboratory work space and computer circuit board.
Major, new high-performance computing cluster to advance research and industry

Technology leader Switch provides critical data-ecosystem infrastructure to power Pronghorn, the University's new cluster, and the regional economy

A Basque sheepherder herds sheep across the winter wilderness in the Sierra Nevada. Photo from the Jon Bilbao Basque Library Photo Collection.
The Comforts of Home: A Basque Sheep Camp on display until Aug. 10

Jon Bilbao Basque Library partners with Sparks Museum & Cultural Center to showcase Basque sheepherders lives in the wilderness

A group of kids participate in a Maker Faire
Fourth Annual Reno Mini Maker Faire scheduled for July 8 at Idlewild Park

Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth unites engineers, artists, scientists, crafters to share their hobbies, experiments and projects

Laxalt and Reagan
Special Collections Project Archivist contributes to Political History of Nevada Book

Edan Strekal’s section is titled, “The 'First Friend': The Political Bond of Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt”

Engineering Librarian Tara Radniecki (right) watches a student learn how to operate Google Glass in the DeLaMare Library
$50,000 National Leadership Grant for Libraries to fund research on early-stage maker-based competencies

Tara Radniecki, engineering librarian in the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, is the lead researcher from Nevada working on the project.

Ghost town of Como, Nevada in 1947.  Gus Bundy photograph, courtesy of Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.
Dana Miller named Director of Special Collections

With a strong foundation, team in place Miller is dedicated to moving the department forward

Church of San Juan in Gernika, Basque Country
Basque Library exhibit honors history of the bombing of Gernika

“Gernika: Voices After the Bombs” on display until October 2017

Believe Burning Man Sculpture in downtown Reno
Burning Inquiry: Playa Art in the Biggest Little City

Join a panel of community members, burners, artists and art lovers as they discuss the role of public art in our community

University Quadrangle
Arbor Day 2017 University Arboretum: Our Living History

Interactive storymap highlights multitude of stories inside the University Arboretum including its history, ecology, and walking tree tours.

John Ascuaga, Bertha the Elephant, Lorne Green and Dan Blocker looking at a slot machine in John Ascuaga's Nugget as Berth's truck pulls the slot handle.
Elephants in the Casino: John Ascuaga's Nugget

Explore the history and legacy of the Nugget over its more than 50-year history in Sparks, Nevada

Two students sitting at computers in a University computer lab
Data Rescue Reno sets out to save vital data and web pages

University Libraries and the Reno Collective host one of 30 nationwide events Saturday, April 22

Reno Hackathon
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center to host 5th Annual Reno Hackathon

Students, developers and entrepreneurs invited to build things, have fun

Bertsolari
Bertsolaritza: Basque improvised poetry; preserving the language

Improvisational poets battle it out every four years

Students studying in the Knowledge Center
Open Education Week 2017

Open Education Week takes place March 27-31 and aims to raise awareness about free and open educational resources

Women whose ideas and abilities have constructed the University
Libraries launches History of Women at Nevada project honoring female trailblazers

In celebration of Women’s History Month, University Libraries launched an interactive story map, titled ‘History of Women at Nevada.’

Genteel audience 1911
University Special Collections publishes new pictorial history book

‘A Pictorial History of the University of Nevada, Reno’ organized around themes of learning, discovery and engagement

1952 Wolf Pack football starters
Wolf Pack Athletics: A Visual History

University Libraries compiles more than 100 years-worth of athletics photos and videos just in time to celebrate Homecoming

Campaign Matters Panel Discussion
University’s Special Collections holds September program on campaigning

‘Political veterans’ Patricia Cafferata, Neena Laxalt among panelists

Senator Harry Reid
Sen. Harry Reid's papers find a home in Special Collections

'I always knew in my heart what I was going to do' with papers, Sen. Reid says

The Road to Office Postcard
The Road to Office: Campaigns, Elections, and Governance

A new political exhibit by Special Collections and Archives opens at the University

Chrissy Klenke at White House
University’s Chrissy Klenke to kick off National Week of Making at the White House

DeLaMare librarian selected as the Nevada representative at the National Makers Fair

Inside the Nevada Historical Society
A 'Day at the Museum' to open campus' treasures to public

Annual 'Day at the Museum' event to open 11 Museum District locations to the community

Artist Patricia Mills visits with students and campus guests during a Nov. 11 Art Walk featuring her impressionist works
Native Americans ‘today … and into the future’

Campus exhibits explore a series of perspectives, from historic context to contemporary art

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University supports and celebrates Native American culture

November recognized as Native American Heritage month

Maker Faires exhibit makerspace technology to congressmen and public

Students and faculty represent University of Nevada, Reno at National and Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Jacquelyn Sundstrand, left, from University Libraries and Phil Boardman from the University's Department of English performing in a melodrama with silly costumes
Sing, boo, hiss and learn in celebration of Nevada’s 150 years

Melodrama production, history conference highlight a year-long series of University events and activities commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial

University recognized as one of the most interesting makerspaces in America

University libraries offer makerspaces rich with possibility by providing new technology and tools that enable design, prototype and creation

University recognized as one of the top campuses to visit

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center listed as a must see college attraction

Bag Monster
Earth Week recognized at University April 22, 23 & 25

Themed days filled with educational displays, interactive exhibits and tree-planting ceremony celebrate the Earth all week; activities kick-off Summer of Sustainability Program on campus

Historic campus view
Celebrating Nevada’s Sesquicentennial

Series of Special Collections exhibits and events by Athletics, History and School of Medicine celebrate the Silver State’s 150 years

University celebrates European Heritage Month in March with Basque focus

Cultural events and exhibits planned throughout campus

Belcher, Grundy are January Employees of Month

Both honorees take responsibilities to the next level

University premieres collaborative archeological documentary “Hidden Cave”

Filmed and produced by Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center staff, the film highlights teamwork between archeologists and the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt

“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas

University collaborates with Artown during the month of July

Five festival events hosted on campus

Gaming art: a historical and whimsical look at a different side of the industry

Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries creates The Art of Gaming+ exhibit

High school students go high tech at University’s multimedia boot camp

Smallwood Foundation provides grants for one-of-a-kind program at Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Looking back in time at some of Nevada’s schools and remarkable teachers

Knowledge Center’s Special Collections exhibit brings Nevada education to life

President Obama nominates Jacquelyn Sundstrand to serve on national board

Manuscripts and Archives Librarian in Special Collections joins Institute of Museum and Library Services Board

University celebrates years of tradition and excellence

2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University of Nevada, Reno

Giant holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

University of Nevada, Reno tree, perhaps largest book tree ever, makes good use of beautiful old books

University’s ‘Nevada Writers Hall of Fame’ honors William A. (Bill) Douglass

Author and founder of the Center for Basque Studies to be inducted at the University Nov. 8

Cardboard statue of Gandhi previously displayed in New York now showing at University

University of Nevada, Reno Art Professor Joseph Delappe displays statue he made of his Gandhi avatar

DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library first in nation to offer 3D printing campuswide

Machine builds three-dimensional plastic model from computerized drawing of an object

“Far Out” exhibit reveals lively 1960-75 arts era in northern Nevada

July 8 free opening reception includes music by 1960s Bay-area psychedelic rock band, Sopwith Camel

Nevada 'N' made of recycled water bottles featured in Knowledge Center

University of Nevada, Reno celebrates Earth Week

Holiday book tree erected in Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Tree made with books may be largest ever built

A group picture at a dance
'The Notebook' meets 'Back to the Future'

Meet Joe and Leola, who fell in love on campus nearly 100 years ago

“Nevada Writers Hall of Fame” honors cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell

Mitchell to be inducted at the University of Nevada, Reno Nov. 17

University’s Knowledge Center opens Post-War Bohemians exhibit

Shows work of local artists who experimented with art styles and lifestyles out of Nevada’s mainstream

History comes alive: Online student project walks users through University history
High school students work their minds at University’s Multimedia “Boot Camp”

Smallwood Foundation provides grant for Knowledge Center’s Boot Camp and university scholarship

Librarian receives grant to present paper in Spain
New Keck site demonstrates advances in digital mapping
Basque Studies’ conference attracts international scholars
Experience the Comstock Lode and infamous Virginia City
University offers new technology to help students study
E-Reserves: An E-asy solution for pressing problems
The @One help desk is an ideal place for students to seek assistance with their projects. Photo by Jean Dixon.
Innovative tech hub offers students multimedia arsenal