Regents honor top Nevadans

NSHE NEWS RELEASE LAS VEGAS–The Nevada Board of Regents met Thursday and Friday and named recipients of several prestigious honors, including the 2013 Distinguished Nevadans. The Distinguished Nevadan represents the most prestigious award conferred by the Board of Regents. It is bestowed upon prominent individuals who have made significant achievements that have contributed to the cultural, scientific […]

TEDx University’s – Think Kindness (video)

Think Kindness is the third video installation of This Is Reno’s TEDx University profile, description provided by Miriam Hodgman. Think Kindness features the thoughtful storytelling of Brian Williams, University of Nevada alumnus, as he shares a novel idea to track the ripples of positivity generated by indiscriminate acts of kindness. Want to live forever? Live a life worth remembering recommends Brian Williams, […]

Why Taiwan Matters, an exhibition set to open on March 4 at the Metro Gallery

Invitiation Photo Taiwan

CITY OF RENO NEWS Come explore Taiwan’s way of life and the country’s unique influences around the world through a series of photo-essays entitled, Why Taiwan Matters. On display at the Metro Gallery (Lobby of City Hall, 1 East First Street, Reno), the 34-photo exhibition introduces Taiwan’s vitality and creativity with snapshots of life on […]

Virginia City goes nuts at 22nd Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival

Rocky Mountain Oysters

VIRGINIA CITY NEWS VIRGINIA CITY — It’s a new year, a revamped event and Virginia City, Nev. presents a full-on Irish testicle festival at the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, taking place along  C St., the historic town’s main drive, March 16, 2013. The truth is Virginia City goes nuts each St. Patrick’s Day. More than […]

Blarney Band to perform Saturday at Come in from the Cold series

WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE Washoe County Regional Parks presents the Blarney Band this Saturday, Mar. 2, at Bartley Ranch as part of the 17th season of the popular Come in from the Cold Winter Entertainment Series. Keith and Dan Shannon are the sound of Blarney and make their home in Truckee, Calif. This father and […]

Reynolds School of Journalism to host New York Times bestselling author

Peter Ames Carlin

RSJ NEWS RELEASE The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno will welcome New York Times bestselling author Peter Ames Carlin to the Joe Crowley Student Union Thursday, March 7, at 3 p.m. Carlin, an acclaimed music writer, will present a free lecture titled, “Writing about Music and Musicians.” He will also […]

Moana Nursery offers March seminars

(Photo): Moana Nursery offers year-round seminars.

MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE – Moana Nursery offers an array of gardener and family oriented seminars this March. Who knew there were so many different varieties of ducks in Reno?  Join local birding guru and longtime  Audubon Society member Alan Gubanich for a slide show and pointers for  identifying various duck species at Moana Nursery’s “Waterfowl – […]

Discovery Museum unveils hands-on construction exhibit in its Build It! gallery


DISCOVERY NEWS RELEASE The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) recently added a new exhibit to the museum’s Build It! gallery which focuses on engineering, construction and alternative energy. The exhibit entitled “What Will You Build?” includes a large flat surface for museum visitors to work collaboratively to build structures using a variety […]

TEDx — The Transformational Life (video)

The Transformational Life is the second installation of This Is Reno’s showcase of a valuable resource, TedX, description provided by Kendra Fleming. The Transformational Life features the thoughtful analysis of Robb Smith, University of Nevada alumnus, regarding the “era of interconnectivity.” Throughout The Transformational Life, Robb Smith, an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Reno, […]

Saddle up for Wild West fun in Nevada

The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry is March 16 in Virginia City. Photo courtesy of Virginia City.

  CARSON CITY – The Wild West looms large in the national consciousness. Immortalized in spaghetti westerns and celebrated in books and song, the West evokes ideas of rugged individualism and Manifest Destiny, the 19th century belief that America was destined to expand across the continent. Nevada offers plenty of ways to connect with that […]

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