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More students compete in ‘We the People’ District 2 competition than ever before

RENO, Nev. – While some claim that civic engagement in America’s youth is in decline, the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” high school competition for Nevada’s Congressional District 2, in its 26th year, has more participants this year than any district in the state has ever had....    more

University of Nevada, Reno archeologist to lead Virginia City hospital excavation

St. Mary Louise Hospital served mining community until the early 20th century RENO, Nev. – The University of Nevada, Reno,…    more

2012 marks centennial milestone for University of Nevada, Reno Summer Session program

RENO, Nev. – Summer 2012 marks a special milestone for the University of Nevada, Reno: its 100th year of providing Summer Session academic classes to students. ...    more

Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson debate issues of today

RENO, Nev. – Nevadans who have toured George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate have likely seen actor Dean Malissa, the official and sole George Washington historical actor at the estate. Nevadans who haven’t yet made it to Mount Vernon will have a unique opportunity to get a taste of Malissa’s work in celebration of Presidents’ Day, when he will portray Washington in “Fractured Union: A Conversation with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & Thomas Jefferson,” 7 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 10, at the University of Nevada, Reno...    more

University of Nevada, Reno relives experiences of alumni through Facebook

RENO, Nev. – Special Collections uses social media to ‘revive’ University students Joe McDonald and Leola Lewis....    more

University honors Manzanita Lake’s centennial anniversary

RENO, Nev. – One of the University of Nevada, Reno’s most iconic landmarks, Manzanita Lake, celebrates its centennial anniversary this month. An exhibit presented by the University’s Special Collections Department on the second floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, showcases photos, a timeline of significant moments in the lake’s history throughout the last 100 years, and commentaries that capture the many attributes of the lake....    more

Learn how to record your family’s stories for future generations

Nevadans have rich and diverse lives and fascinating family heritages. Now, those who would like to record the memories of friends and family members can get guidance from the University of Nevada Oral History Program at a workshop 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7 at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union, Room 320....    more

Nevada’s teachers and students brushing up on George

RENO, Nev. – Nevada’s teachers and students will be brushing up on their knowledge of George Washington over the next two years with workshops, presentations and programs from nationally recognized experts, including the University of Nevada, Reno’s Scott Casper, history department chair and Foundation Professor. ...    more

University of Nevada Oral History Program publishes We Were All Athletes, capturing the struggles and successes of women’s collegiate athletics

RENO, Nev. – Nearly 40 years ago, in 1972, the passage of Title IX mandated a push for greater equity between men’s and women’s athletics programs at universities nationwide. While the results were not immediate, and some methods met with resistance, change began to sweep through campuses, including the University of Nevada, Reno. This tumultuous process, with its struggles and successes, is captured in a new book from the University of Nevada Oral History Program, We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX at the University of Nevada. ...    more

University professor discusses rock-art vandalism, discovery of African rock art

University of Nevada, Reno anthropologists discovered 2,300-year-old African rock art during research RENO, Nev. – “It’s a shame someone ruined…    more

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