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Student Outreach Clinics
11:28 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Health Watch: UNR Med students offer free clinics to uninsured

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.

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Academic Progress Rate
10:36 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Academic Progress Rate: How Nevada's "student-athletes" fare scholastically

Credit NCAA.com

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

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Medical School expansion
9:59 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Health Watch: School of Medicine dean discusses medical education expansion in Nevada

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.

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Arts and Culture
2:52 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Argenta Concert Series and the Art of the Flute

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.

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Ebola Update
10:43 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Health Watch: An Ebola Update from Dr. James Wilson

Credit Photo by Anh Gray

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.

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Local Stories
11:44 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Could drones help blind athletes?

A UNR unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

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.

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Local Stories
12:37 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

UNR opens autonomous systems research center

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.

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Gardens Express
12:25 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Great Full Gardens Restaurant to Open at UNR

Gino Scala, also known as "Gino the Soup Man," is co-owner of Great Full Gardens in the Midtown District, and soon to be the Joe Crowley Student Union at UNR.

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.

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Suicide prevention services
12:09 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Health Watch: Suicide Prevention Sevices in Northern Nevada

Dr. Erin Grinshteyn

In this installment of the health watch, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Erin Grinshteyn, assistant professor of health administration and policy at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences, about suicide prevention efforts in northern Nevada communities.

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"Beyond the Headlines"
2:14 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

More than half of transgender people face family rejection when coming out

Dr. Tory Clark is a clinical sexologist and UNR instructor who works with transgender clients. She’ll present some of her research at an open house in Reno for the Transgender Allies Group or TAG on Saturday. In that talk, she’ll explore best practices for counseling families when a transgender child first comes out.

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