Region In Brief
Bishop Manogue Service Club kicks off food drive
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School’s Sodality Club kicked off its annual food drive on Wednesday. Each year, this women’s service organization partners with Sister Carmen at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church and Holy Child Early Learning Center to distribute food to hundreds of families throughout the area.
Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the school’s front office before Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m....
Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS ranked No. 1 in Nevada
RENO — Saint Mary’s HealthFirst HMO/POS has been recognized as the number one plan in Nevada — and was nationally ranked 279th — in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2012-13. NCQA evaluated more than 538 private health plans, and of those, 474 were ranked.
Plans are given an overall score of 1 to 100 based on dozens of criteria, including consumer satisfaction, prevention, treatment and...
Biology lecturer recognized for neuroscience
RENO — Once a year, Amy Altick takes a week and travels to libraries and schools around Nevada to give informal, interactive presentations and audience-driven demonstrations and games to make neuroscience interesting to students. When she travels, she brings along her three human brains and various animal brains.
Altick is a biology lecturer in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and a former postdoctoral scholar in the U...
Nell J. Redfield Foundation pledges $2 million to School of ...
RENO — The Nell J. Redfield Foundation has pledged a $2 million lead gift toward a $4 million renovation of the School of the Arts Church Fine Arts Building at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“The arts are a uniting force, not just at the University, but beyond our campus borders,” said University President Marc Johnson. “The generosity of the Redfield Foundation will enhance the educational experience for our students, expand the spectrum of...
Reno-Sparks needs a superhero
The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has launched the “Reno Needs A Superhero” campaign to raise awareness among, and to offer assistance to, local residents who belong to national organizations, regarding the important role they can play in attracting meetings and conventions to Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe.
BizFlash lecture today at JA Nugget
SPARKS — Bill Reichert will present “Garage Ventures - Art of the Start: The Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. today at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. This lecture is presented free to the public courtesy of The Chamber.
An excellent and motivating speaker, Bill Reichert is a Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital firm based in Los Altos, Calif.
The worlds of venture ...
University lecture makes engineering a K-12 focus
RENO — A new national initiative to build engineering into K-12 curriculum is the theme of a symposium on science and engineering education featuring guest speaker Ioannis Miaoulis, the driver behind the movement. The presentation Nov. 8 is part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, in collaboration with the College of Education.
In his presentation, “Science in the K-12 Schools: Oh my.....do...
Renown provides advanced training for healthcare professi...
RENO — Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health is teaming up with the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians (NAFP) to provide advanced training for healthcare professionals across northern Nevada this weekend in a three-day educational conference.
The 23rd Annual Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine Conference will be held at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, Calif., Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2 – 4. This continuing medical educat...
View the 2012 Presidential Election with the Wolf Pack “Ball...
RENO — The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) invites the community to watch the 2012 election results, play games and meet local political figures on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Entitled “Ballot Bash,” this event is free to the public and will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union Ballrooms from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Programmed by Flipside, ASUN’s primary event planning board, “Ballot Bash” is intended to help foster the politica...
Grand Sierra Resort names seasoned gaming expert as general...
RENO — Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) recently named Steve Rosen, a gaming and entertainment marketing professional with more than 30 years of experience, as the general manager of the newly renovated Reno property. Rosen, who currently serves as the chief marketing officer for Santo Gaming, LLC., has worked for some of the most recognized hotel and casino brands throughout the top gaming destinations in the world including Atlantic City, N.J., Ma...
High school teachers inspiring students through technology
SPARKS — Tech is good, a local non-profit, is launching the Tech.Inspired Teacher of the Year recognition program for the first time in Washoe County. Now through November 15 the public can vote on Facebook for their favorite Tech Inspired high school teacher to win $3,000 to use in their classroom.
One teacher was selected from each of nine participating public high schools by their Principal for being a leader in integrating technology in ...
Health screening events offered through Renown
Renown Health Institute for Heart & Vascular Health is pleased to host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive screenings, to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the life-changing effects of these conditions can occur.