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The Orvis School of Nursing at UNR started out with just 12 students and 5 faculty. Now, 60 years later, the school has about 300 students each year. The school's dean is Dr. Patsy Ruchala, and she sat down with assistant professor Emily McClure to share some of her memories about the profession.

Emily McClure: So, Dr. Ruchala, over your timeframe of being a nurse, how have you see the transition of nursing from when you first graduated to you as dean of the Orvis School of Nursing?

UNR Basketball Alums Now Developing Student Housing

Feb 22, 2017
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Two University of Nevada, Reno grads and basketball stars have teamed up in business as Pink Hill Properties, LLC. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.

As their first development project, Kevinn Pinkney and Garry Hill-Thomas are transforming an eyesore across from the university into modern student housing and a gathering place for students.

Reno Startup Develops Smartphone Stethoscope

Dec 12, 2016
Annie Conway / NNBW

One Reno startup is making it possible for patients to convert their smartphone into a stethoscope in order to allow a doctor to remotely listen to their heart and lungs. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly has this business profile.

ThisisReno.com

The City of Reno’s Historical Resources Commission has issued a public letter calling on the University of Nevada, Reno to halt plans for a new academic building where historic homes are located. Reno Public Radio’s Bob Conrad reports.

Bob Conrad courtesy of ThisisReno.com

The University of Nevada, Reno presented its plan to relocate a handful of historic homes near campus so the school can expand south. The City of Reno's Historical Resources Commission heard that presentation, but members are not ready to settle on that option. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno reports.

Nevada athletics will finalize some big changes this fall. Reno Public Radio’s Marcus Lavergne recently sat down with Athletic Director Doug Knuth for a Wolf Pack sports summer update.

Renovations at the University of Nevada's Mackay Stadium will be completed this fall according to Knuth. The major goals for those changes are increased safety and comfort and an enhanced game time experience. 

Julia Ritchey

Pot shops, a juice bar and some affordable housing in a formerly abandoned mall parking lot. Those are just a few of the new business projects coming to downtown Reno. Our reporter Julia Ritchey caught up with the Reno Gazette-Journal's city life reporter Mike Higdon for the latest developments. Below are excerpts of their conversation.

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UNR student Melissa Perez Rios, 21, plans to own a gym and restaurant in the future.
Natalie Van Hoozer

The Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, Reno, is launching its Women’s Initiative. Reno Public Radio’s Natalie Van Hoozer has more.

A group recently gathered at the Innevation Center in downtown Reno to mark the start of the new project. It aims to connect local business owners with aspiring student entrepreneurs and build mentoring relationships.

ThisisReno.com

Reno City Council has approved a plan that will help protect historic homes south of the University of Nevada, Reno as the school expands its campus. Our contributor Bob Conrad with ThisisReno.com has the story.

The Council has voted to keep its eye on UNR's plans for Center Street after lengthy debate. Councilwoman Naomi Duerr says that there are different configurations possible for the area that can include the homes and new UNR buildings.

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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