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The University’s featured events for Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16


RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:
Brian Turner, soldier and poet, opens “Always Lost,” a veteran’s art exhibit – Tuesday, March 13
6 p.m., Wells Fargo Auditorium, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Brian Turner reads his award-winning poetry at the opening reception for Always Lost: A Meditation on War. The exhibit originated at Western Nevada College, and honors and personalizes the U.S. military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. Turner’s poetry reading, book signing and the opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday. The exhibit will be on display in the Whittemore Gallery at the Knowledge Center until May 4.
For more about the exhibit, call Special Collections at 775-682-5665 or go to http://www.wnc.edu/always_lost/. For information about the reception or to request an interview with Brian Turner, contact Marta Elliott at 775-784-4884 or go to www.unr.edu/uvc.
Blood and Oil: The Geopolitics of Oil – Wednesday, March 14
7 p.m., William J. Raggio Building, Room 2030
The United States, with less than 5 percent of the world’s total population, consumes roughly 25 percent of the world’s total supply of oil. The rapidly growing world economy is dependent upon oil, and the supply is running out, a process which the United States has greatly accelerated. To address the political and economic realities of the oil crisis, the Associated Student of the University of Nevada and the Northern Nevada International Center present visiting professor of peace and world-security studies at Hampshire College Michael Klare. Klare, a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus (www.fpif.org) and the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy (2008), has taught courses on international peace and security issues at several universities, written several books on this issue, and assisted with the film adaptation of Blood and Oil (2008).
For more information, contact [email protected].
DMV kiosk ribbon cutting – Thursday, March 15
11 a.m., Joe Crowley Student Union
The Nevada Department of Moving Vehicles’ network of self-serve kiosks now includes one at the Joe Crowley Student Union. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with University President Marc Johnson and DMV Director Bruce Breslow will officially open the kiosk, which will offer staff, faculty, students and the community a place to renew vehicle registration, renew driver’s licenses and identification cards, obtain duplicate driver’s licenses, ID cards, instruction permits and driver-history records, as well as accept payment of fines and fees for lapse in insurance coverage.
For more information, contact Raquel Grafton at 775-784-6505 or [email protected].
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