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The University’s featured events for Saturday, Nov. 3 – Friday, Nov. 9


Reno ‘Buy Local’ Marketplace – Saturday, Nov. 3
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., National Automobile Museum, 10 S. Lake St.
The Nevada Wolf Shop will join other local vendors and Wolf Pack Mascot “Alphie” will welcome visitors at the Reno Buy Local Marketplace hosted by the City of Reno. This first-ever event will feature more than 120 local vendors and will take place at the National Automobile Museum in downtown Reno. It will be a convenient and fun opportunity to jump-start holiday shopping while also supporting the local economy.
For more information, contact Michele Anderson at 775-785-5855.
Ballot Bash – Tuesday, Nov. 6
8 p.m.-Midnight, Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms 
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) invite the community, during “Ballot Bash,” to watch the 2012 election results, play games and meet local political figures. The first 300 people get a free T-shirt.
For more information, contact Tazia Statucki at 775-784-6589.
“Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh my…..do we have it WRONG!” – Thursday, Nov. 8
5:30-8:30 p.m., Davidson Mathematics and Science Center Foyer and Redfield Auditorium
The College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the College of Education presents a symposium on science and engineering education with guest speaker Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Museum of Science in Boston. He is leading a national effort to introduce the human-made world and engineering into schools nationwide. According to Miaoulis, introducing engineering into the K-12 curriculum is important because engineering skills and concepts encourages students to use math and science knowledge to solve real problems and create new technologies. He asserts that engineering has been a missing component of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Refreshments will be offered.
For more information, email [email protected] or call 775-784-6925.
Writers Hall of Fame – Thursday, Nov. 8
7 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
As the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame celebrates its 25th year, William A. Douglass, world-renowned scholar of Basque studies and founder of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be inducted at the annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Awards, 6-8 p.m., Nov. 8 at the University’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Elizabeth Raymond, a cultural historian and professor at the University who has published a number of interdisciplinary works, and Claire Vaye Watkins, an alumnus who recently lit up the literary community with her book, Battleborn, will receive this year’s Silver Pen Awards.
The reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., with the program beginning at 7 p.m. The $40 ticket includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres and supports the services of the University Libraries. Complimentary parking for the event is available in the metered lot on the west side of the Knowledge Center, adjacent to the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
For more information or reservations, call Julie Gillen in University Events at 775-682-6014.
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