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The University’s featured events for Saturday, Sept. 27 – Friday, Oct. 3

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UNR logoThe University of Nevada, Reno is featuring the following events this week:
Homecoming Week – through Saturday, Oct. 4
Homecoming is an exciting time on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno. The more than weeklong celebration honors the institution’s history and includes traditional events like the March from the Arch and the big game Saturday when the Wolf Pack football team takes on the Boise State Broncos.
For more information about the events, see the 2014 Homecoming Packet.
Manhattan Short Film Festival – Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28
Friday, Sept. 26: 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 27: 3 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 27: 7 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 28: 3 p.m.; all films are in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre, Third Floor
KUNR and the Joe Crowley Student Union Present the 2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival. The festival is screening in more than 250 cinemas across six continents. Viewers can judge and vote for their favorite film. Winners will be announced at the end of the global film festival Monday, Oct. 6.
Find out more about the films, purchase tickets online or email questions and feedback to [email protected].
National Hispanic Heritage Month – Saturday, Sept. 27 through Oct. 14
Times and locations vary by day.
The Center for Student Cultural Diversity will be hosting a variety of events in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The aim is to expose the University community to Latin traditions and culture through events such as Latin Game Night, the National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Dinner, a discussion panel which will explore what if means to be Hispanic/Latino and more.
For a complete list of the events and for more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/cultural-diversity/events.
Understanding Ferguson: A Conversation – Monday, Sept. 29
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Reynolds School of Journalism, Linn Reading Room
Reynolds School of Journalism Professor Paul Mitchell and English Department Professor Justin Gifford will be holding a roundtable discussion of historical events that have led to social unrest along racial lines. This is part of an ongoing series at the Reynolds School of Journalism related to conversations on race. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jill Stockton at 775-784-4783.
Road to TedX – Wednesday, Oct. 1
6 to 9 pm.; Milton D. Glick Ballrooms, Joe Crowley Student Union, Fourth Floor
As part of Homecoming week, students will share their “Big Idea Worth Spreading” while competing for a chance to speak at TEDx UniversityofNevada in January. The event is free and open to the public.
Manufacturing in Nevada and Unmanned Aerial Systems Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
The 4th Annual Nevada Manufacturers’ Conference will host two days of speakers covering a wide range of important industry topics. The first day’s conference will focus on topics regarding manufacturing in Nevada and the second day of the conference will be dedicated to the emerging Unmanned Aerial Systems. Participants must register and pay for the conference prior to the event; however, there will also be an exhibit booth area which is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit http://www.manufacturingnv.com.
Symphony Orchestra: Fall Concert – Thursday, Oct. 2
7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The public is invited to the Symphony Orchestra: Fall Concert. The program for the concert includes Suite for Orchestra from “The Sea Hawk” by Erich Korngold, “Serenade for Strings” by Josef Suk and Symphony No. 3 “The Organ” by Camille Saint-Saens.
For more information, go to www.unr.edu/arts or call 775-784-4278 (4ART).
Bertha Miranda Scholarship Fundraising Dinner – Saturday, Oct. 3
5 to 10 p.m.; Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
The dinner will raise money for the Bertha Miranda Endowment Scholarship which is awarded annually to students in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts who are of Latino and Hispanic dissent. The dinner will also celebrate the 30th anniversary since the opening of the restaurant.
For more information, visit www.berthamirandas.com/Events.