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The University of Nevada, Reno will be featuring the following events this week:
College of Science reception for college-bound students – Tuesday, Nov. 17
6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom
College-bound students have the opportunity to explore academic and career opportunities offered by the College of Science by meeting distinguished faculty from each of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Science’s academic departments and receive information about admissions, financial aid and housing. Food and beverages will be served. Free parking is available in the Brian Whalen Parking Garage.
For more information, go to http://sites.unr.edu/college-of-science.aspx, or contact Melissa Bell at 775-682-8796 or [email protected].
Oral History and Center for Basque Studies Joint Book Sale – Wednesday, Nov. 18
3 – 7 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Rotunda
A large selection of books from both the University of Nevada’s Oral History Program and the Center for Basque Studies will be disounted. The program is also offering 25 percent off all books and videos in stock, with the exception of the newest publication, Reno Now and Then. Discounts will be avialable through Dec. 31.
For more details on the discount or the Oral History Program, go to http://oralhistory.unr.edu, or contact Allison Tracy at 775-682-6467 or [email protected].
Nevada Speakers Series: Barbara Crossette – Wednesday, Nov. 18
7 – 9 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre
Crossette is a former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the author of several books on Asia, including So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas, and a collection of travel essays about colonial resort towns that are still attracting visitors more than a century after their creation, The Great Hill Stations of Asia. Crossette is now United Nations correspondent for The Nation and a freelance writer on foreign policy and international affairs. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Natasha Majewski at 775-784-7515, ext. 225 or [email protected]. Event information can be found athttp://www.nnic.org/events/2009/10/special-guest-speaker-barbara-crossette/.
Noble Laureate Eric Cornell to speak at free presentation – Thursday, Nov. 19
6 – 7 p.m., Silver and Blue Room at Lawlor Events Center
Eric Cornell and his research partners, by lowering the temperature of atoms to nearly absolute zero, demonstrated a state of matter never before seen. This state of matter was first predicted by Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein in 1924–25. In 2001, Cornell and his colleagues’ research on this super-cold matter earned them a Nobel Prize in physics. In a free public presentation at the University, Cornell will discuss how one reaches the necessary record-low temperatures and explain why one goes to all the trouble to make this bizarre state of matter – a state where particles overlap in a wavy condensation. The public is invited to attend.
For more information, or to request an interview, contact Mike Wolterbeek at 775-784-4547 or [email protected].
ASUN Flipside Speaker Series: Immigration Forum – Thursday, Nov. 19
7 – 9 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom
ASUN Flipside, ASUN Unity Commission and Northern Nevada International Center host an exchange of ideas around immigration. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The panelists for the forum are Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project and Miguel Angel Acosta, immigrant rights activist, member of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, member of Center for Relational Learning and co-director of the Santa Fe Partnership for Communities and Schools. General Admission $10 (on sale day of event at the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre Box Office, 3rd floor). Bags and persons are subject to search and no signs are allowed in the Union or at the event.
For more information, go to http://www.unr.edu/stsv/studentactivities/ASUNImmigrationForum.htm, or for interview requests, contact Nicolas Blevins at 775-784-6589 or [email protected].
Die Fledermaus – Friday, Nov. 20 – Sunday, Nov. 22
7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall
Riding high on the success of its inaugural full opera production last year of H.M.S. Pinafore, the Nevada Chamber Opera is hard at work rehearsing its second complete opera, Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat). One of the most-often performed operas in North America, the operetta promises a light-hearted romp through a quagmire of friendship, love, revenge and desire, performed at Nightingale Concert Hall Nov. 20-22. Tickets are $7 for students and $15 for general admission and are available online atwww.unr.edu/arts or by calling 1-800-225-2277.
For more information, call 775-784-4278 or email [email protected].