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The University’s featured events for Friday, Sept. 27 – Friday, Oct. 4


block_n-3933176-6637002Argenta Concert Series – Friday, Sept. 27
7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall
The University of Nevada, Reno Argenta Concert Series enters its third season, presenting eight performances through next May, including Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the year. The series debuts Friday with Brahms Reflected, works by Schumann, Hindemith, Bartok, Bruch and Brahms will be performed by University musicians Dmitri Atapine on cello, Hyeyeon Park on piano, James Winn on piano and visiting musicians Paul Neubauer on viola and David Shifrin on clarinet.
For more information and tickets, go to www.unr.edu/cla/music/acs.
Nevada Career Studio grand opening – Wednesday, Oct. 2
Media sneak peek: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thompson Building, Room 101A
Ribbon-cutting ceremony: 3-5 p.m.
The Nevada Career Studio is the new hub of career services for all students at the University. Its mission is to equip all University students with the tools and strategies to navigate their careers with clarity, competence and confidence. It also helps organizations develop their brands on campus and connect with our talented pool of diverse students. University President Marc Johnson, the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and community partners will welcome students, alumni and faculty into the new space.
For more information, call 775-682-7114 or email [email protected].
KUNR 50th Anniversary Reception – Wednesday, Oct. 2
6 p.m., Milt Glick Ballroom, Joe Crowley Student Union
This year marks KUNR’s 50th year of public broadcasting on the University of Nevada, Reno’s campus. The call letters KUNR first broke through the FM radio airwaves on Oct. 7, 1963 with a short 15-minute broadcast that reached listeners in a 13-mile radius. Today, KUNR 88.7 is an affiliate of National Public Radio that serves 45,000 weekly listeners in 20 communities in Northern Nevada and Northeastern California and the station has become a staple in the community and continues to be a growing source of local and regional news. In celebration, broadcasters, staff and friends, along with special guest, NPR’s Jackie Lyden, award-winning correspondent, contributing host and author, will gather together to enjoy appetizers and music performed by the University’s Department of Music.
For more information and tickets, go to http://www.kunr.org/news/kunr-50th-anniversary-reception.
Kalakan: Center for Basque Studies Concert – Wednesday, Oct. 2
7 p.m., Church Fine Arts Building, Nightingale Concert Hall
From the Northern Basque Country, Kalakan brings its unique modern beat to the traditional Basque song. The trio was featured on Madonna’s MDNA Tour.
For more information, go to www.basque.unr.edu. The event is free and parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.
Dean’s Quarterly Breakfast with Alan Stavitsky – Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 a.m., Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., Reno
Dean of the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, Alan Stavitsky, will speak at a breakfast meeting sponsored by The Chamber. Stavitsky became the dean of the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism April 1, 2012, having previously served as senior associate dean, professor and founding director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center, the downtown Portland base of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. He is the author of Independence and Integrity: A Guidebook for Public Radio Journalism and co-author of A History of Public Broadcasting.
Registration is available through The Chamber. Find out more about Dean Stavitsky.
Second Annual Burning Inquiry Lecture
In Search of Ritual: 20 years of Burning Man – Thursday, Oct. 3
7 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Twenty years ago, Professor Peter Goin (Foundation Professor of Art in photography and videography) filmed his Emmy® nominated documentary in the Black Rock Desert, in the company of the nearly 800 burners attending that year’s Burning Man Festival. In 2012, more than 52,000 people gathered on the playa in the same spirit of radical self-expression and spontaneous celebration. Enjoy a screening of “In Search of Ritual: The Burning Man” and a conversation with the filmmaker about 20 years of art, celebration, and ritual in Black Rock City.
For more information, go to http://campusguides.unr.edu/burningman
Manufacturing Day: warehouse tour and intro to careers in manufacturing – Friday, Oct. 4
10:30 a.m.-noon
This event is designed to introduce students and community members to the many career opportunities in manufacturing that exist in the Reno-Sparks area. The Nevada Career Studio (celebrating its grand opening earlier in the week) has teamed up with the Community Services Agency to extend this invitation to all University students. In partnership with Dream It. Do It, for National Manufacturing Day, students are offered the opportunity to get an inside look at a local manufacturing company, which was named a finalist in the 2012 Best Places to Work in Greater Reno-Tahoe. With a brand new, 130,000 sq. ft. facility in Sparks, this company is gearing up to hire positions in engineering, quality, production, manufacturing and more.
To sign up for the tour, contact Robyn Maitoza at 775-682-7114. Attendees will need to provide their own transportation to and from Sparks. Media planning to cover the event should contact Maitiza to receive the name of and directions to the warehouse.
Night of All Nations 2013 – Friday, Oct. 4
6-9 p.m., Lawlor Events Center
Night of All Nations is an annual event hosted by the International Club at the University of Nevada, Reno. The evening features more than 50 country booths serving food and presenting their culture. Dancers and musicians will entertain the crowd and booths with traditional crafts from different countries are available. The public is invited to enjoy this event and learn about cultures and people from around the world.
For more information, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars at [email protected] or call 775-784-6874.
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