Next year, Mackay Stadium on the University of Nevada, Reno campus will undergo renovations costing more than $11 million. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli reports the Nevada Board of Regents approved the plan Friday.
Construction is expected to get underway a year from now so the upgrades can be done before the 2016 season. Doug Knuth, UNR's director of athletics, says that, right now, the stadium poses some real safety concerns that need to be addressed.
Wolf Pack officials are hoping to get approval from the Nevada System of Higher Education's Board of Regents for more than $11 million worth of upgrades to Mackay Football Stadium. To learn more about the proposed renovations, Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss spoke to Doug Knuth, the director of athletics for the University of Nevada, Reno.
In this health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks about the Student Outreach Clinics that are available to the community provided by medical students at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds all Division I schools accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the Academic Progress Rate (APR), a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete per term. Every semester, each athlete receives one point for remaining eligible to play, and one point for returning to school, for a total of two points per athlete, per team. The APR has been in place for ten years now and since its launch, the NCAA is reporting more than 13,000 student-athletes have returned to
In this segment of the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill talks about expanding medical education in Nevada with Dr. Thomas Schwenk, Dean of the School of Medicine and vice-president of the Division of Heath Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Argenta Concert Series presents "The Art of the Flute" with Tara Helen O'Connor and Daniel Phillips, Friday, October 17th at 7:30pm at Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR. Details at www.argentaconcerts.org.
Danna O'Connor chats with artistic director of the series, Dmitri Atapine.
Today on the health watch from Beyond the Headlines, Susan Hill gets an update on Ebola and discusses preparations for viral illnesses in Nevada with Dr. James Wilson, director of the Nevada Center for Infectious Disease Forecasting at the University of Nevada School of Medicine at UNR.
A serious health concern for many blind people is a lack of exercise because they may not have easy access to it. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that a researcher at the University of Nevada, Reno is exploring how drones could provide a solution.
If a blind person wants to run safely, they can always hop on a treadmill.
"...but that's kind of boring," says Eelke Folmer, an associate professor of computer science at UNR.
This is Marie, a robot that UNR students are training to do collaborative tasks with humans, like baking a cake, in order to study robot/human interactions. Robots are just one of many autonomous systems being studied at NAASIC.
Robots, aerial and underwater drones, driverless road vehicles, and pretty much any other autonomous system you can imagine are being explored by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno. With $3 million from the state, the school is opening the Nevada Advanced Autonomous Systems Innovation Center or NAASIC to house these projects. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss has the latest details.
This is a new segment from Beyond the Headlines called “Reno Eats” where we explore the diverse restaurants in the community and the people who bring that food to the table. To kick off this new segment, Gino Scala, one of the owners of Great Full Gardens in the Midtown District was here to talk about the new Great Full Gardens Express opening this month (October) in the Joe Crowley Student Union at University of Nevada, Reno.