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us: University of Nevada, Reno


  • [The University of Nevada, Reno, is a state-supported institution of higher learning and research that is administered under the Nevada System of Higher Education.] It was originally established in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nevada, which was renamed as Nevada State University in 1881 and moved to Reno in 1885. In 1906, Nevada State University was renamed the University of Nevada. The University of Nevada's Southern Regional Division at Las Vegas was established in 1955; in 1965, its name was changed to Nevada Southern University. In 1968, the University of Nevada System was established as a central body responsible for state-supported institutions of higher learning and research in Nevada, with administrative control over four divisions. Under the System, the University of Nevada became the University of Nevada, Reno. (Nevada Southern University became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada (established in 1959) became the third division of the System. The fourth division was the Community College Division.) The name of the University of Nevada System was later changed to the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN), then, in 2004, to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).

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    • us: UNR (University of Nevada, Reno)
    • us: University of Nevada System. University of Nevada, Reno
    • us: Nevada System of Higher Education. University of Nevada, Reno
    • us: University and Community College System of Nevada. University of Nevada, Reno
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    • found: Workshop on Operational Applications of Satellite Snowcover Observations, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 1975. Operational applications, of satellite snowcover observations, 1975.
    • found: University of Nevada, Reno, Web site, 12 May 2015: main page (University of Nevada, Reno; 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno 89557) About the University (founded in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nev., about 300 miles northeast of its present-day campus in Reno; in 1885, the legislature approved the move of the University from Elko to Reno) {http://www.unr.edu/}
    • found: Nevada System of Higher Education Web site, 12 May 2015: main page (Nevada System of Higher Education; NSHE) Doing business with the Nevada System of Higher Education (the agency responsible for all public institutions of higher learning and research within the state) NSHE institutions (University of Nevada, Reno) {http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/}
    • found: Wikipedia, 12 May 2015: University of Nevada, Reno (University of Nevada, Reno (usually referred to as the University of Nevada or Nevada, and often abbreviated as UNR) is a teaching and research university established in 1874 and located in Reno, Nevada, USA; the sole land grant institution for the state of Nevada; the Nevada State Constitution established the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nevada, in 1874. In 1881 it became Nevada State University. In 1885, the Nevada State University moved from Elko to Reno. In 1906 it was renamed the University of Nevada; in 1965, the Nevada Southern campus (now the University of Nevada, Las Vegas) separated into its own university)
    • found: Wikipedia, 12 May 2015: Nevada System of Higher Education (The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) (formerly the University and Community College System of Nevada "UCCSN") was formed in 1968 to oversee all state-supported higher education in the U.S. state of Nevada. The name was changed in 2004. Two doctoral-granting research universities, one state college, four community colleges, and one research institute comprise the System; includes University of Nevada, Reno)
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    • [The University of Nevada, Reno, is a state-supported institution of higher learning and research that is administered under the Nevada System of Higher Education.] It was originally established in 1874 as the State University of Nevada in Elko, Nevada, which was renamed as Nevada State University in 1881 and moved to Reno in 1885. In 1906, Nevada State University was renamed the University of Nevada. The University of Nevada's Southern Regional Division at Las Vegas was established in 1955; in 1965, its name was changed to Nevada Southern University. In 1968, the University of Nevada System was established as a central body responsible for state-supported institutions of higher learning and research in Nevada, with administrative control over four divisions. Under the System, the University of Nevada became the University of Nevada, Reno. (Nevada Southern University became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Desert Research Institute of the University of Nevada (established in 1959) became the third division of the System. The fourth division was the Community College Division.) The name of the University of Nevada System was later changed to the University and Community College System of Nevada (UCCSN), then, in 2004, to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
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    • 1980-01-14: new
    • 2015-05-14: revised
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