The University’s featured events for Monday, Oct. 15 – Friday, Oct. 19

The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:

Burning Inquiry, the exhibit – Now through the end of October
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, First and Second Floors
“Burning Inquiry: Burning Man at UNR” gives you the chance to get up close and personal with “burner” culture and art. The exhibit includes photos and artifacts from various artists and Burning Man-related items from the University’s Special Collections Department. In addition, the public is invited to a lecture, “Black Rock City and Beyond: Community and Place at Burning Man,” by Deborah A. Boehm, assistant professor of anthropology and women’s studies/gender, race and identity, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Wells Fargo Auditorium.

Click here for exhibit hours and here for more information, or contact Rudy Leon at rleon@unr.edu or 775-682-5601.

Special Collections opens political exhibit – Now through February 2013
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Third Floor
Politics are in the air, and the Special Collections Department is hopping on the band wagon with their latest exhibit: Politics of Our Past. Staff dug deep into the vaults to put together an informative exhibit of photos and manuscript materials highlighting Nevada’s democratic process.

For more information, visit the Special Collections online, call 775-682-5665, or email specoll@unr.edu.

Discover Science Lecture Series – Tuesday, Oct. 17
7-8:30 p.m., Davidson Math and Science Center, Redfield Auditorium

Robert Trivers is an American evolutionary biologist and sociobiologist, who is a professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Rutgers University. He will discuss how human biases in perception, memory, logic and information sharing are widespread and have important effects in our personal lives. A reception will be held immediately after the lecture.

For additional information, visit the Discover Science Lecture Series online.

Great Nevada ShakeOut – Thursday, Oct. 18
10:18 a.m., Statewide, 
The statewide Great Nevada ShakeOut public earthquake drill is to be held on 10/18 at 10:18 a.m. Residents are asked to register and participate in the Drop, Cover and Hold-on exercise, as well as learn how to prepare for earthquakes and other natural disasters. So far, in the statewide drill, there are 520,000 participants registered.

Register and find out more at www.shakeout.org/nevada.

The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus – Beginning Friday, Oct. 19
Runs Oct. 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m., Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building
Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m., Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building
Based on the Faust story, this Christopher Marlow drama, first published in the early 1600s, tells of a brilliant academic who sells his soul to the devil for the promise of knowledge and power. Although the play dates back more than four centuries, Nevada Repertory Company promises a modern twist with Cirque du Soleil-style aerial stunts. Directed by Rob Gander.

Contact 775-784-4278 or arts365@lists.unr.edu or visit School of the Arts for more information.

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