The Nevada Chamber Opera performs scenes from three of Mozart's most often performed operas this Friday, March 27th, Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th at Nightingale Concert Hall. "Mozart Mania" features the University Symphony Orchestra. Danna O'Connor chats with Dr. Albert Lee, Director of the Nevada Chamber Opera. Details and tickets at www.unr.edu/music.
The Nevada Wolf Pack could have a new men's basketball coach in place by next Thursday. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.
The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education is holding a special meeting on Thursday. The agenda for that meeting says UNR President Marc Johnson will request approval for a multi-year employment contract for a new coach.
A national search has been underway since former Coach David Carter was fired earlier this month. Athletic Director Doug Knuth has led that search effort, which has been quite hush-hush.
Nevada has the fewest wineries of any state, with just four filling our glasses today. While advocates want to grow the industry, there’s fear that the state could become a mere “suburb” of California wine with few bottles bearing a homegrown stamp. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports.
There are no commercial wineries in Washoe County, but UNR Professor Grant Cramer has been making wine in Reno for a decade.
School campuses have become the latest testing ground for the debate over gun rights in Nevada. A bill that would allow those with concealed weapons permits to bring their guns on campus drew crowds to Carson City this week.
To hear both sides tell it, guns are either the panacea for some of the worst afflictions on campus—sexual assault and school shootings among them—or a toxic solution in search of a problem.
Danna O'Connor chats with Rosie Trump, Assistant Professor of Dance at UNR. Rosie is curator of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, bringing 18 short films to the Nevada Museum of Art, Thurs. February 12th at 6pm. www.nevadaart.org
UNR has several successful sports programs even though many of them lack proper training facilities. This is the final part of KUNR's in-depth look at UNR's sports programs and facilities and how they impact each other.
UNR's tennis courts are crumbling and unsafe and therefore, unusable. In the background, the east bleachers at Mackay Stadium which will soon be renovated for a safer and more comfortable game day experience.
Part two of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities and how they impact each other. Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli toured the campus with Athletic Director Doug Knuth. This segment features the crumbling and unusable tennis complex and the shipping containers that inconspicuously house the rifle team's training and competition site.
Next week on Beyond the Headlines, the final installment of our series on UNR's sports programs and facilities. We'll take a look at a complex located across the track from the school.
Mackay Stadium at UNR is in serious need to renovations and upgrades and a new $11 million dollar loan is going to fix it. Doug Knuth, Director of Athletics at UNR took Reno Public Radio's Esther Ciammachilli to the football field to explain exactly what the school plans to do with this money and how they'll pay it back.
This is part one in a series where we explore several of UNR's sports programs and facilities - including women's track, tennis and rifle - and how they impact each other.