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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

Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century

RENO, Nev. – If you want to maintain polite conversation, some say to stay away from religion, politics and sports rivalries. Richard Davies, University of Nevada, Reno sports historian and author of the newly released Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century, concurs....    more

KUNR 88.7 welcomes StoryCorps April 22

RENO, Nev. – StoryCorps, a program featured on KUNR and other National Public Radio stations, arrives in Reno on Thursday, April 22 for a month-long stay to collect local stories as part of its cross-country tour. This is the first time StoryCorps, a national initiative to record the stories of everyday Americans, has visited northern Nevada. Media and the public are invited to stop by the opening-day kick-off 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, at StoryCorps’ MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer with a recording studio that will be parked in the “ice rink” plaza at North Center Street and East First Street during its stay in Reno....    more

University presents rare performance of play too risqué for colorful Virginia City in its heyday

RENO, Nev. – In celebration of Nevada Day and the Comstock Lode’s 150th anniversary, the University of Nevada, Reno will present a light-hearted performance from the days of Virginia City’s Comstock Era. The Psychoscope, written by two associates of Mark Twain’s at the Territorial Enterprise, will be presented as a costumed, theatrical reading at 7 p.m., Oct. 28 in the Wells Fargo Auditorium of the University’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. University faculty members David Fenimore and Ann Medaille will direct the dramatic reading, presented by University faculty and community members....    more

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