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The University’s featured events for Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 11

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The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:
Nevada State Science Olympiad – Saturday, March 3
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, awards will be presented at 4 p.m. in the Davidson Building
The University of Nevada, Reno hosts the Nevada State Science Olympiad for the first time on Saturday. The Nevada Olympiad, one of more than 240 regional and state tournaments in the country, will include hundreds of middle and high school STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) participants from around the state competing for the chance to go to the 28th Annual National Science Olympiad, this year held at the University of Central Florida.
Access the Davidson Building at the intersection of Record and Ninth Streets. For more information, contact Stan Omaye at 775-784-6447 or[email protected].
Ninth Annual Ron Petersen Memorial African Dinner – Saturday, March 3
6 p.m., Idlewild Park, California Building
The Student Association for International Water Issues (SAIWI) and International Development Missions raise funds at the Ninth Annual Ron Petersen Memorial African Dinner. Funds raised will be used to send University of Nevada, Reno SAIWI students to Kenya this spring to teach manual well-drilling workshops that will provide clean water to rural communities. The event includes African cuisine, a silent auction, entertainment and trip presentations. Cash bar only.
For more information and tickets, contact Kathy Bywaters at 760-755-4506 or [email protected]. Also visit http://www.hydro.unr.edu/students/organizations/.
Free Tax Preparation – March 5, 6, 13 and 14
10 a.m.-2 p.m., various rooms in the Joe Crowley Student Union
Joe Crowley Student Union officials help bring free tax preparation for Nevada students and employees through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program aims to provide services for low-income taxpayers (generally below $50,000 in annual income), elderly and immigrant populations.
  • Monday, March 5, Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 320
  • Tuesday, March 6, Joe Crowley Student Union, Graduate Student Lounge, Room 302
  • Tuesday, March 13, Joe Crowley Student Union, Graduate Student Lounge, Room 302
  • Wednesday, March 14, Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 320
Interested individuals can call 775-784-6505 or stop by the Information Center at Joe Crowley Student Union to schedule appointments. Walk-ins are also welcome. While this program is open to the public, it is a service targeted for the campus community.
For more information, contact Su Hoon Tan at 775-784-6505 or [email protected].
Student Success Series: Learn How to be Successful at Nevada! – on-going
Next workshop: Academic Skills Review, Wednesday, March 7
4-5 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 324
Successful first-year students at the University of Nevada, Reno are those who learn how to utilize resources, resolve problems and prepare themselves to take full advantage of their time on campus.
The Student Success Series, organized by the University’s department of New Student Initiatives, helps promote this success by offering workshops on the common concerns and questions first-year students have during their transition to university life. Free, walk-in presentations are provided by experts as well as student success leaders who can provide peer-to-peer information and guidance.
For more information, contact Cairn Lindloff at 775-784-4306 or [email protected]. For a complete schedule, go to http://www.unr.edu/student-success-series/spring-2012.
“Sagebrush Conversations”
Photographing and Mapping the Black Rock Desert – Wednesday, March 7
7 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Faculty & Graduate Reading Room, Fourth Floor
In conjunction with the current Special Collections exhibit “Where the Sage Meets the Sky: Great Basin Landscapes,” the community is invited to a series of “Sagebrush Conversations” as local experts and authors discuss Nevada’s physical and cultural environment. The discussion on this date will be “Photographing and Mapping the Black Rock Desert,” with Peter Goin, University professor and chair of the Department of Art, and Paul Starrs, University professor and chair of the Department of Geography.
Nevada’s Changing Wildlife Habitat and Nevada’s Environmental Legacy – Sunday, March 11
3 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Faculty & Graduate Reading Room, Fourth Floor
Discussions on Sunday include Sherman Swanson, University professor in the department of environmental and resource sciences, and James W. Hulse, University professor emeritus of history.
For more information, contact Jacque Sundstrand at 775-682-5665 or [email protected] or go to http://knowledgecenter.unr.edu/materials/specoll/default.aspx. See the complete schedule here.

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