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The University’s featured events for Saturday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 8


block_n-1378606-1021112The University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:

Hack4Reno 2012 – Saturday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 2
10 a.m., Saturday through 4 p.m., Sunday, DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, University’s Mackay Mines Building, north end of the Quad
The Hack4Reno hackathon will take place at DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library at the University of Nevada, Reno. The 24-hour event will bring together programmers from across the community as they “hack” to build on the wealth of civic data the city has available. Teams will then build applications that benefit the local community.

More information can be found at http://hack4reno2012.eventbrite.com/#.

Todd Green Concert with Live DVD Shoot and Fundraiser – Wednesday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m., Church Fine Arts Nightingale Concert Hall
Todd Green is a multi-instrumentalist and solo touring performer. His one man show features 40 instruments from around the world and four digital looping stations. Many of the instruments and the loopers are custom made for Green. He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., and has been an independent touring performer for nearly 20 years. Green’s performance at Nightingale Concert Hall will be filmed for a live DVD being produced by the University’s @One Media Department. The show is also a fundraiser for the University’s Recording Arts Department, which will be recording and mixing the show for the DVD. This is the first collaborative effort between the two departments.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for University students.

Call 775-784-3555 or click here to buy tickets.

Discover Science Lecture Series Speaker: Doug Smith – Thursday, Dec. 6
7-9 p.m., Davidson Math and Science Center’s Redfield Auditorium
Apropos for the Wolf Pack, Nevada invites Yellowstone National Park’s “Wolf man,” Doug Smith, to lecture on leading the project that began reintroducing wolves to the national park in 1995, when 14 Canadian wolves were released there. Today, some 1,500 wolves roam the region, including 171 in the park itself.

For more information, contact the College of Science at 775-784-4591 or [email protected], or visit Discover Science Lecture Series.

2012 Winter Commencement – Saturday, Dec. 8
8 a.m., Lawlor Events Center
The University’s 2012 December Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. A total of 1,166 bachelor’s degrees and 382 advanced degrees or certificates (master’s and doctoral degrees and education specialist certificates) will be awarded. All graduates enter through the ticket entrance on the south side of Lawlor Events Center. Graduate line-up is at 8 a.m., the processional begins at 8:15 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.

Parking: Public parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, directly north of Lawlor Events Center, as well as the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. The 15th Street entrance to campus, off Virginia Street, will close at 7 a.m. and will be accessible for special guests and media parking only. Disabled parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex.

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