University of Nevada, Reno
October 3, 2011
Mackay Stadium full for a football game

Alumnus encourages student entrepreneurship with $1 million gift

The University's College of Business welcomed to campus today alumnus Rick Sontag, who brought a special gift to the University and its students - a $1 million check.

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Rick Sontag, Greg Mosier, and John Carothers.

Trucks and curved bridge rock and roll in engineering lab

Six full-size pickup trucks took a wild ride on a 145-foot-long, 16-foot-high steel bridge in earthquake engineering experiments.

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An engineer prepares for a shake test

Other News & Announcements

Johnson: ‘Now it is time to move forward’

Expanded diversity initiatives role for Reg Stewart designed, launched through Imagine 2020

International teachers to attend University for in-class training

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Upcoming Events

Beat UNLV Week
Oct. 2-8
Various Locations

Distinguished Lecture Series: Living on Shaky Ground
Thursday, Oct. 6, 5:00 p.m.
Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110

University Symphony Orchestra: with guest artist James Winn
Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall

Argenta Concert Series: Argenta Trio Crossroads I
Friday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall

Homecoming 2011 - "Yo Ho Ho It's the Pack Life for me"
Oct. 10-15
Various Locations

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About the University of Nevada, Reno

Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report. With nearly 20,000 students, the University is driven to contribute a culture of student success, world-improving research and outreach that enhances communities and business. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. Bringing outreach and education programs to all Nevada counties and home to one of the largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

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