The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:
Human Rights Week: Monday, Sept. 24 through Friday, Sept. 28
Throughout the week, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) and the ASUN Campus Unity programming board celebrate Human Rights Awareness Week. ASUN hosts a variety of activities designed to showcase the importance of all individuals’ rights as human beings. Listed below is the week’s kick-off event.
Awareness Fair and Freeze Project – Monday, Sept. 24
Noon-1 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union to Hilliard Plaza
The Awareness Fair will give a number of organizations the opportunity to table about their causes in support of human rights. The Freeze Project is a silent campaign in the form a flash mob. Nearly 100 students will “freeze” for five minutes to illustrate how, in those few minutes, millions of people are subject to human trafficking.
For more information, contact [email protected]
College of Engineering Internship and Career Fair – Tuesday, Sept. 25
10 a.m.-3p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Fourth-Floor Ballrooms
The inaugural College of Engineering Internship and Career Fair will help students enter the workforce with ease and confidence. There are 20 companies expected to be in attendance that are planning to hire students in eight different fields, from civil and environmental engineering to computer science. Many of the hiring companies are College of Engineering Corporate Partners, such as NV Energy, Sierra Nevada Corporation and GE Energy.
For more information, contact Joseph Bozsik at 775-682-7736 or [email protected]
TEA Global Program Community Welcome Reception – Tuesday, Sept. 25
11:30 a.m., Great Room, Fourth Floor, Joe Crowley Student Union
Twenty-two international teachers from 18 different countries will be hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Education and Northern Nevada International Center for in-class training and professional development. The six-week stay is part of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA Global) program, supported by a grant awarded for the second consecutive year to the College of Education by the United States Department of State and administered by IREX. Members of the media are invited to attend the community welcome event for the international teachers.
For more information, contact Jennifer Mahon at [email protected] or 775-682-7534.
Inauguration ceremony for the University of Nevada, Reno’s 16th president, Marc Johnson – Friday, Sept. 28
10 a.m., University’s historic Quad
The inauguration of Marc Johnson as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno will carry on a long-held tradition. An audience of several hundred University faculty, staff, students and invited guests will convene on the University’s historic Quad. The inauguration program includes the formal investiture conducted by Jason Geddes, chair of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, and Johnson will deliver his inaugural address. Music will be performed by the University of Nevada, Reno Symphony Orchestra, and the audience will be invited to join the Nevada Chamber Chorale in singing the University’s Alma Mater. Johnson was named president of the University by the Board of Regents in April 2012, after serving as interim president since April 2011.
For more information, contact Jane Tors at [email protected] or 775-784-1880.
Night of All Nations 30th anniversary – Friday, Sept. 28
6-9 p.m., Mackay Stadium
This year’s 30th anniversary, a ‘Night’ for all nations to remember, again brings international culture and cuisine to the campus. Tickets can be purchased in the Office of International Students and Scholars in the Fitzgerald Student Services Building.
For more information, contact Eric Rios at [email protected] or 702-882-8084.
Manhattan Short Film Festival – Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29
7 p.m. showing, Sept. 28, Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, Third Floor
4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sept. 29, Joe Crowley Student Union Theater, Third Floor
There’s a treat for area film-lovers coming up later this month, as Reno will again serve as one of more than 300 cities across six continents to host the 15th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. The event will offer local audiences the chance to view – and vote on – the 10 short film finalists. The films were selected from among hundreds of entries from 50 countries by the Manhattan Film Festival, billed as the world’s first global film festival. The selected films range in length from eight to 19 minutes. Results will be tabulated from the week of worldwide in-theater voting, with the winning film announced online on Oct. 8.
This local presentation of this growing global film experience is made possible through the partnership of 88.7 KUNR/Reno Public Radio and the Joe Crowley Student Union.
For more information, contact David Stipech at [email protected] or 775-682-6055.