51st Annual Jazz Festival Showcase and Awards Ceremony – Saturday, April 27
6:30 p.m., Lawlor Events Center
The Festival Showcase
will feature a performance by the winners of the Reno Jazz Festival
All-Star Performers competition and encore performances from some of the highest-rated groups and soloists in the festival. During the showcase performances, awards will be given in recognition of individuals and groups who place in the top five of each category (top eight for middle school bands).
Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig on Political Corruption – Monday, April 29
4:30-6 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center’s Wells Fargo Room
The School of Social Research and Justice Studies, with funding from the Hilliard Endowment, welcomes Lawrence Lessig who will be speaking on Political Corruption. Lessig is a professor at Harvard Law School where he also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. He has published numerous books, argued cases in the Supreme Court and garnered media coverage of his work, including interviews on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and The Charlie Rose Show.
Spring Honors Convocation – Tuesday, April 30
3-5 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms
The annual Spring Honors Convocation celebrates more than 80 undergraduates who have completed all their requirements to graduate with honors, including their research-intensive senior thesis. University leadership, community leaders, students, friends and members of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents will be in attendance to honor the graduating Honors Program seniors. Refreshments will be served.
Mexico’s ‘grande dame of letters’ Elena Poniatowska – Tuesday, April 30
6:30 p.m., Davidson Math and Science Center Nell J. Redfield Foundation Auditorium
Elena Poniatowska, author of more than 40 fictional and nonfictional works, as well as a translator and an active journalist who regularly contributes to Mexico’s most important print and audiovisual media, is welcomed to the University of Nevada, Reno by the UNR Spanish Club for a friendly conversation. Free parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
TRiO Graduation Celebration – Wednesday, May 1
7-9 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballroom C
Hawaiian 5K Fun Run for Dean’s Future Scholars – Saturday, May 4
9 a.m., Mackay Stadium
Hawaiian 5K Run or Walk for Dean’s Future Scholars. All proceeds benefit scholarships. Free t-shirts for first 300 entries. Costumes highly encouraged. Recommended donation amounts: community members, $30; University employees, $25; University students, $20. Dean’s Future Scholars is an academic outreach program with the goal of increasing the numbers of low-income, first-generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education, and entering a career in the field of education.