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Max Garcia is a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who visited Reno this week from San Francisco to share his story of suffering starvation and torture while living in multiple Nazi concentration camps.

Garcia's late wife Pat chronicled his experiences in a book that they named after a haunting song that Garcia and other prisoners used to sing:

"Auschwitz, Auschwitz, I cannot forget you as long as I remain alive because when the time comes to die, I cannot die in as much as I've died here so many times."

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The Reno City Council is holding a hearing Wednesday to consider next steps for properties south of the University of Nevada, Reno. Our contributor Bob Conrad reports.

UNR's expansion plans have raised community concerns about the school potentially removing some historic homes from Center Street for campus development.

The city could vote on new language for its master plan that would increase the consideration for preserving historic resources in UNR's so called gateway district.

From UNR President To Poet: An Interview With Joe Crowley

Apr 23, 2016
Theresa Crowley

Joe Crowley was president of the University of Nevada, Reno for a record 23 years. Now in retirement, he's focusing on another passion, poetry, and has just published a collection called Hats Off to the Cap. To hone his skills, Crowley actually took a writing workshop at UNR, studying alongside several young undergraduates.

"I did not disclose my identity; I was just Joe. I wanted them to just think of me as this old guy Joe."

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The City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission is urging caution when it comes to plans for historic homes in the University of Nevada, Reno’s so-called Gateway District on Center Street.

At a recent commission meeting, UNR was criticized for not doing enough to spare the homes from campus expansion plans.

Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno.com says a number of the houses are in the path of potential new dorms and academic buildings.

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The City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission is meeting April 7 to discuss historic homes located in the University of Nevada, Reno’s so-called Gateway District. ThisisReno.com contributor Bob Conrad reports. 

 

Some citizens are concerned that UNR’s new master plan will impact the historic homes on Center Street south of campus.

UNR spokeswoman Heidi Gansert said the university is not planning to demolish the homes.

UNR Entrepreneur Wins $50K

Apr 1, 2016
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The University of Nevada, Reno’s Sontag Entrepreneurial Competition awarded one team with a $50,000 grand prize on Wednesday. Reno Public Radio’s Rocio Hernandez has more.

30-year-old Ryan Klekas says a good business idea must be able to solve a problem. His award-winning idea called Instally is solving an issue that he and many university students nationwide are having: parking.

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Last week we spoke to preservation activist Barrie Lynn who says Reno’s historic homes are under threat from the rapid pace of redevelopment in downtown and Midtown. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reached out to a local developer to get his take on what’s happening.

Plans For New Fine Arts Building At UNR Move Forward

Mar 29, 2016
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The Board of Regents has approved plans for a new fine arts building on the UNR campus.  Danna O'Connor reports.

The center will be more than 35,000 square feet and will be built adjacent to the Church Fine Arts building, connected by a walkway.  Larry Engstrom is Director of the School of the Arts. He says that in addition to a new 300 seat rehearsal hall, there is also room for an expanded art museum.

Entrepreneur Renting Private Driveways To UNR Students

Mar 29, 2016
Rocio Hernandez

Four teams remain in the University of Nevada, Reno’s annual Sontag Entrepreneurship Competition which awards one team with a $50,000 prize. Reno Public Radio’s Rocio Hernandez spoke with one MBA student wants to give university students and visitors more parking options. 

It’s midday and parking spaces are full on the north side of campus. I’m standing with Sontag finalist Ryan Klekas, watching as several drivers circle a parking lot hoping to get lucky.  

Rocio Hernandez: I don’t see any, do you?

Designing A Helmet To Lower Concussion Risk

Mar 29, 2016
Chase Houston

The University of Nevada, Reno will choose a winner for its Sontag Entrepreneurial competition on Wednesday. The winner takes home a $50,000 prize. Reno Public Radio's Rocio Hernandez met with one team that’s developing a new sports helmet designed to reduce the risk of head injuries.

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