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July 13, 2012
By Claudene Wharton
The University of Nevada, Reno Foundation will host its 31st Annual Foundation Banquet Sept. 27. To help celebrate the recently completed renovation of the University’s Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Advanced Media Studies, the keynote speaker will be award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, Charles Duhigg.
Writing for the business section of the Times, Duhigg most recently received acclaim for his "iEconomy" series of articles, examining challenges posed by increasingly globalized high-tech industries. In 2007, his "Golden Opportunities" series took a thoughtful, serious look at how businesses and investors seek to profit from the soaring number of older Americans, in ways both helpful and harmful. Earlier this year, Duhigg published his first book, The Power of Habit, in which he explores the science of habit formation and its applications among individuals, companies and societies.
Duhigg will speak at the University's Foundation Banquet at 7 p.m., Sept. 27 in the Tuscany Ballroom of the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno. Begun in 1981 as a fundraising event for the University's Foundation, the Foundation Banquet is a premiere social event in the community that features speakers widely respected in their fields around the world. Some former speakers include George Will, Thomas Friedman, Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts, Buzz Aldrin and Madame Jehan Sadat.
Tickets are $200 each or $2,000 for a table. Event sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Julie Gillen in the University Events Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (775) 682-6014.