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The University’s featured events for Saturday, Sept. 13 – Friday, Sept. 19

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block_n-5394491-9151552Japanese Summer Festival – Saturday, Sept. 13
Noon-4 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Front Lawn
The public is invited to enjoy culture, food and performances at the Japanese Summer Festival. Peruse food and souvenir booths and watch performances by local drum, Aikdo and dance groups.
For more information, email the Japanese Student Action Network at [email protected].
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll – Sunday, Sept. 14
9 a.m.-noon, Joe Crowley Student Union, Gateway Plaza
The Center for Student Engagement partners with Canine Companions for Independence to hold their signature national event for the first time in Reno. Students, faculty, community members and four-legged friends from all over town will come together to help reach the goal of $60,500 for the non-profit. The free event will take place on campus in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union, and will consist of a walk through campus, activities and food.
To sign up or to learn more about the event, go to unr.edu/student-engagement.
“Who Stole the American Dream” – Tuesday, Sept. 16
9:30 a.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Third-Floor Theatre
A discussion about jobs, paychecks, wages and finding success in today’s economy. The Reynolds School of Journalism hosts Hedrick Smith, bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Emmy Award-winning producer. As a reporter at The New York Times, Smith shared a Pulitzer for the Pentagon Papers series and won a Pulitzer for his international reporting from Russia in 1971-1974. Smith’s prime-time specials for PBS have won several awards for examining systemic problems in modern America and offering insightful, prescriptive solutions. The talk will focus on Smith’s book, “Who Stole the American Dream.”
For more information, contact Jill Stockton at [email protected] or at 775-784-4783.
Constitution Day – Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17
6:30-9:30 p.m., Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium
The University observes Constitution Day and offers events each year that allow students, faculty, campus administrators and the community to discuss the Constitution, its meaning and the freedoms it ensures. This year’s theme is: Addressing the Altered States: State Marijuana Laws and the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause.
Public Reading of the Constitution – Wednesday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.-noon, steps outside the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
For more information about the two-day celebration and events, go to http://www.extendedstudies.unr.edu/constitutionday.html.
State of the University Address – Wednesday, Sept. 17
3 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom
In his annual State of the University address, University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson will address this and other important indicators of the University’s momentum. He will discuss priorities for the 2014-2015 academic year and the University’s future beyond.
For more information, contact Jane Tors at [email protected] or at 775-784-1880.
Performing Arts Series: Sweet Honey in the Rock
7:30 p.m., Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall
Rooted in African American history and culture and celebrating the inspirations of spirituals, blues, folk, gospel, jazz, popular and world music, the five vocalists of Sweet Honey in the Rock unite and entertain the world with the common language of song.
For tickets and more information, go to unr.edu/pas.
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Reno Chamber Orchestra Concert – Kuchar/Barton – Saturday, Sept. 20
7:30-9:30 p.m., Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall
The Reno Chamber Orchestra opens its 40th season with Australian didgeridoo player William Barton. The concert program will include: Music for didgeridoo and orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe and William Barton, Telemann: Water Music, and Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 “Scottish.”
For tickets and more information, go to renochamberorchestra.org.
Business WeekMonday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 26
Homecoming Week – Wednesday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 4

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