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Honors Great Presentation Series

Great Presentations: Honoring the Best, Sharing Knowledge

The Honors Program hosts a series of lectures every semester by faculty members and distinguished students at the University of Nevada, Reno who have made outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and service. Our Great Presentation series resumes in September 2015. You are cordially invited to attend as many of the presentations below as you are able!

Fall 2015 Presentations

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4:00 pm

The Social and Economic Impact of Gambling and Other Behavior

Dr. Mark Nichols

Professor, Economics

2015 Foundation Professor

WRB 2003


Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 4:00 pm

Digitizing the Ichthyosaur: A 2st Century Investigation of Nevada’s State Fossil

Paige dePolo

Geology, Honors Program

WRB 2003


Monday, October 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

Germany and Europe – 25 Years after Unification
Dr. Matthias Zimmer (CDU), Member of the German Parliament;
Professor, Political Science, University of Cologne
JCSU 402


Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
Integrating Science and Social Theory in Historical Archaeology

Dr. Sarah Cowie

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

MS 215


Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4 pm

“Let Medicine by thy Food and Food be thy Medicine”- Hippocrites

Dr. Marie-Louise Ricketts

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

2015 Distinguished Honors Faculty

WRB 2003

Spring 2016 Presentations

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 4:00 pm

Title TBA

Dr. Linda Curcio

Associate Professor, History

2015 F. Donald Tibbitts Distinguished Teacher



Thursday, March 17, 2016, 4:00 pm

Turning Blind People into Iron Man: Augmenting the Perception Capabilities of Blind Users Using Wearable Computing

Dr. Eelke Folmer

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

2015 Regents’ Rising Researcher

Room TBA


Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 4:00 pm

Social Media for Social Good: The Development of Tomorrow’s Engaging Entrepreneurs

Dr. Todd Felts

Assistant Professor, Strategic Communications

Reynolds School of Journalism

2014 Distinguished Honors Faculty

Room TBA


Final 2015-2016 Presentation (Speaker TBA): Wednesday, April 6 or April 13, 2016, 4:00 pm

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