University of Nevada, Reno
October 18, 2011
The Reynolds School of Journalism

Rebecca Solnit honored as 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer

The Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno in collaboration with Nevada Humanities will honor Rebecca Solnit, author, journalist, and art critic, as the 2011 Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer, with events to be held Oct. 19-20 in Reno.

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Rebecca Solnit

University's Early Head Start Program top 10 in the country

The University's Early Head Start Program was named one of this year's 10 "Centers of Excellence" out of 1,591 Head Start programs in the country.

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Upcoming Events

University Choirs Fall Concert
Tuesday, Oct. 18; 7:30 p.m.
Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall

Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer
Wednesday, Oct. 19; 7:00 p.m.
Joe Crowley Student Union, Theatre

University Wind Ensemble
Wednesday, Oct. 19; 7:30 p.m.
Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall

Visiting Artist Roger Manley: Mana: Beyond Belief
Thursday, Oct. 20; 5:30 p.m.
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Wells Fargo Auditorium

BCN Purchasing Surplus Property Sale
Friday, Oct. 21; 8:30 a.m.
425 Church Lane

Alumni Tailgate Party
Saturday, Oct. 22; 11 a.m.
Legacy Hall

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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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