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Friday, July 9th, 2021


Kumud Acharya, President, Desert Research Institute Talks to Nevada Independent on Increasing Research Funding

Of Nevada’s eight higher education institutions, one is not quite like the rest. With faculty funded entirely by outside grant dollars and contract money, the Desert Research Institute teaches no students and confers no degrees. Instead, it specializes in just what the name suggests: research.  Even so, the pandemic did not spare DRI from its wide-reaching effects. The Nevada Independent sat down with Acharya to break down how COVID affected research in the midst of ongoing climate, weather and resource challenges, as well as what could come next for the state’s soleRead More