Retired Faculty Reception - August 14
The next RFA event will be the Retired Faculty Reception, August 14 on the Honor Court. The reception is an opportunity to greet new retired faculty and catch up with past retired faculty. The event begins at 4:30 and lasts to 5:15. RSVP to Breanne Standingwater at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark your calendar. We hope to see you there.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - RFA Annual Meeting
The Annual RFA meeting was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Innovation Center. President Marc Johnson provided an overview of the new construction at the university, goals for the coming years, and insite into the progress that is continuing with the expansion of the university. The election of the officers for 2018-2019 was held. Suggestions and comments from the members on activities for the RFA are greatly appreciated.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Tour of TESLA Plant
Members of the RFA met on Thursday, April 12 for an exclusive tour of the new TESLA plant in northern Nevada. There were two times for the tour as we are limited to 12-14 persons per group. Group A started at 11 am and Group B started at 1 pm.
The tour lasted about 75 minutes, mostly walking, but if the weather permits an exterior site drive might be included to see some of the cool construction projects. We visited a few of our production areas for the Model 3 battery pack as well as the Powerwall/ Powerpack products. Also, there was a fair amount of discussion on how the Gigafactory fits into the long term picture of Tesla's goals and lots of Q and A. The living wall in the attrium was great.
Thursday, December 7, 2017- 3:30 - 5 pm Pennington Health Sciences Building
The Retired Faculty Association tour of the UNR School of Medicine and Social Function. For nearly 50 years the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has prepared physicians who are leading the way to better health for Nevada, the nation and the world. More than 1,800 M.D. graduates have received advanced education to provide the best in service to the fields of primary and specialty care, as well as medical research. Come tour the state of the art buildings that comprise the medical school campus, where medical students are trained, patients are treated and where global and cutting research takes place.Wear comfortable walking shoes, and let us know if you need special accommodations. Parking instructions will be provided upon your RSVP. A social reception will follow the tour.
May 23, 2017 - Annual members' meeting This event will be held at the Innevation Center (free parking) 450 Sinclair St. The event began with an informative address by President Marc Johnson with updates on student enrollment, construction projects and budget. The election of the board members for 2017-18 was conducted during the business meeting.
March 21, 2017 - Retired Faculty Association Members Meeting. This event will include a tour of the new Wiegand Fitness Center.
February 21, 2017 - Retired Faculty Association Board meeting at 3:00pm in the UNR Innevation Center. Provost Kevin Carman will be the guest speaker.
February 18, 2017 - All Bach Marithon performed by Dmitri Atapine, Nightingale Hall, 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Free
The recently formed Retired Faculty Association (RFA) held our free January 19 program featuring the School of the Arts. The program was held at 3 p.m. in the UNR Innevation Center located at 650 Sinclair St. Parking is located adjacent to the building.
Larry Engstrom, director of the School of the Arts discussed School of the Arts programs and the CFA building extension due to break ground in 2017. We also have a presentation from music faculty member, Dmitri Atapine, who will share his passion for cello and perform some solo cello pieces. In addition to performing five pieces on the cello, Demitri provided a brief history of the cello and described the history of the pieces he had selected. The pieces performed were:
- Domenico Gabrielli: Ricercar No. 3
- J. S. Bach: Prelude from Suite No. 5
- Paul Hindemith: Solo Cello Sonata
- Gyorgy Ligeti: Solo Cello Sonata
- Alfredo Piatti: Capriccio on a Theme from Niobe
The Retired Faculty Association (RFA) November program was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 and included a forty-five minute tour of the renovated football and basketball facilities and was followed by a gathering at the Little Wal for a wine and cheese receptions. The first glass of wine or beer was on us.
GSA Fall 2016 Graduate Poster Symposium
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) held a poster symposium on November 14th, 2016 from 3:00pm - 5:00 pm in the JCSU Ballrooms. Graduate students and postdocs are invited to submit an abstract by October 17th. This is a great event to view the work of the graduate students and discuss aspects of the latest research. Additional information regarding poster submission is available at http://www.unr.edu/gsa/events-and-calendar/graduate-poster-symposium. The GSA is seeking volunteers from the Retired Faculty Association to participate as judges for the symposium. Additional information for volunteering to judge the graduate poster submissions can be found at https://nevada.formstack.com/forms/judging_availability_gsa_fall_2016.
The Retired Faculty Association (RFA) held our September program featuring Brian Crane, humorist and cartoonist of "Pickles" on Thursday, September 15, 3 pm at the Innevation Center, 450 Sinclair.
Brian Crane's "Pickles" is a daily comic strip featuring the relationships and friendships of Earl and Opal Pickles, who have been married for over 50 years. Soon after Pickles' debut in 1990, Crane retired from his position as an art director for an advertising agency in Reno, Nevada, to devote his full attention to "Pickles." Crane has won several awards and accolades for "Pickles," which is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group and appears in nearly 1,000 newspapers around the world. Brian Crane was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and, graduated with a degree in art from Brigham Young University in 1973. Crane and his wife, Diana, have lived in Northern Nevada for over 30 years. They have 7 children and fourteen grandchildren.