Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Conference – Saturday, Nov. 2
10 a.m.-noon, Keynote and conference begin at Davison Mathematics and Science Center
12:15-4:45 p.m., Travel and on-site volunteer service projects
The Associated Students of the University of Nevada
(ASUN) host the second annual Conference on Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
with keynote address by Ronan Farrow. Farrow is a 25-year-old writer, human rights lawyer and former aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was named one of Forbes “30 under 30” most influential people, he recently signed a book deal and just announced he will be hosting a new show on MSNBC in 2014.
After the keynote, students and faculty are provided lunch then transportation to one of two site-based service projects to address community needs in partnership with Project Solution, the Reno City Council and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Projects include graffiti removal and facilities maintenance.
For more information about the keynote address, the conference – including the itinerary – or the site-based service projects, contact Alex Bybee at 702-274-7092
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) – Saturday, Nov. 2
2-5 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms
The Latino Research Center hosts a community event to celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) on the University campus. Students, university organizations and members of the community are invited to take part in the festivities and are encouraged to submit altars to the exhibition.
Food, beverages and music will be provided for all guests, as well as arts and crafts for children including mask making, face painting and decorating sugar skulls.
World Music and Dance – Saturday, Nov. 2
4-7 p.m., Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89503
On the eve of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, the Traditional Association for Cultural Harmony presents World Music and Dance
. Performers include Thakur Chakrapani Singh on classical guitar; Susan Maser and Dallas Smith on harp, saxophone and flute, and traditional dances and songs.
Motel Life Screening – Saturday, Nov. 2
6 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre, Third Floor
Motel Life describes the story of a pair of working-class brothers who have to flee their Reno motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. This is a free screening and popcorn is provided.
Understanding Migraine: Genetics, Epigenetics and Receptor Sensitivity – Tuesday, Nov. 5
2:30-3:30 p.m., Center for Molecular Medicine, Room 111
Despite its high prevalence, migraines remain poorly understood by the public and health care providers alike. Many migraine patients who seek medical attention are disappointed by the experience, and many doctors feel at a loss when confronted by patients. Find out more from a guest speaker during the free NeuroLecture Speaker Series.
Unveiling and Demonstration of New Vehicle Charging Stations – Thursday, Nov. 7
2 p.m., West Stadium Parking Complex
The University of Nevada, Reno, in partnership with NV Energy, will unveil two electric vehicle charging stations. University Parking and Transportation Services will demonstrate how the stations are used.