University of Nevada, Las Vegas
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a public research university in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre campus is about 1.6 mi east of the Las Vegas Strip. The university includes the Shadow Lane Campus, just east of the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, which houses the School of Dental Medicine— the only dental school in Nevada. In addition, UNLV's law school, the William S. Boyd School of Law, is the only law school in the state. UNLV is a land-grant university and classified as "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education framework; the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration is annually ranked among the top hospitality programs in the United States due to the university's proximity to the Las Vegas Strip, its Thomas & Mack Center hosted the 2007 NBA All-Star Game and lectures by Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev as part of various UNLV-affiliated lecture series. The first college classes, which became the classes of UNLV, were offered as the southern regional extension division of the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1959 in a classroom at Las Vegas High School.
In 1955, State Senator Mahlon Brown "sponsored the legislation to provide $200,000 to construct the campus's first building" - Frazier Hall. Groundbreaking on the original 60-acre site was in April 1956, the university purchased a 640-acre site in North Las Vegas for future expansion. UNLV was founded by the Nevada Board of Regents as the Southern Division of the University of Nevada on September 10, 1957; the first classes were held on the current campus in the post and beam Mid Century Modern Maude Frazier Hall designed by the local architectural firm, Zick & Sharp. Twenty-nine students graduated in the first commencement ceremonies in 1964. In 1965, the Nevada Legislature named the school Nevada Southern University, the Board of Regents hired the campus's first president, Donald C. Moyer. who died in 2008 at the age of 88. In 1968, Nevada Southern was given equal status with its parent institution in Reno, the present name was approved by the regents in January 1969, during a winter session and without input by representatives from the University of Nevada, Reno.
During this time, Nevada Southern University adopted the southern "Rebel" athletics moniker and a mascot dressed in a southern Confederate uniform named Beauregard. The popular reasoning behind such a controversial moniker and mascot is that they did it to oppose the northern Union traditions and symbols of their northern rival, the University of Nevada. Soon, protests from NSU/UNLV students forced a slight change to their Confederate mascot, but the "Rebels" moniker remains to this day. Since its founding, the university has grown expanding both its academic programs and campus facilities. In 1969, the board of regents approved the new name of University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the abbreviation UNLV. In 1973, Jerry Tarkanian was hired as the men's basketball coach by UNLV's second president, Roman Zorn; the Center for Business and Economic Research was established in 1975 for research projects that assist in the development of the Nevada economy and assist state and local agencies and private-sector enterprises in the collection and analysis of economic and market data.
In 1981, Claes Oldenburg's Flashlight sculpture was installed on the plaza between Artemus Ham Hall and Judy Bayley Theatre. The Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies was established in 1989. In 2001, The School of Dental Medicine opened to train students; the Lied Library on campus opened. In 2003, the Institute for Security Studies was established to address homeland security concerns; the Lynn Bennett Childhood Development Center opened. In 2004, UNLV opened its first regional campus near the University Medical Center; the School of Dental Medicine is located on the Shadow Lane Campus. The School of Public Health was established in the Division of Health Sciences to address new and emerging public-health issues. In 2005, construction began on the $113 million science and engineering building, which has 200,000 square feet of teaching space and high-tech conference rooms; the building, completed in 2008, was designed to support interdisciplinary research. UNLV launched its first comprehensive campaign, Invent the Future, with the goal of raising $500 million by December 2008.
The Air Force ROTC program was established on campus. In 2006, The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents raised the minimum GPA to 3.0 for admittance to UNLV. UNLV opened its first international campus in Singapore, where the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration offered its bachelor's-degree program in hospitality management. UNLV planned to end its partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology by 2015, due to economic issues such as rising tuition in Las Vegas and the falling value of the U. S. dollar in Singapore. In 2007, an expanded student union and a new student recreation center opened in the fall. Both these facilities reflected UNLV's goal of becoming more student-centered; the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs broke ground for the $94 million Greenspun Hall, which showcased the latest environmental and technological advancements and served as an anchor for "Midtown UNLV."In 2011, UNLV's business college was formally renamed after a $15 million don
San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are an American professional baseball team based in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1883 as the New York Gothams, renamed three years the New York Giants, the team moved to San Francisco in 1958; the Giants compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. As one of the longest-established and most successful professional baseball teams, the franchise has won the most games of any team in the history of American baseball; the team was the first major league team based in New York City, most memorably playing at the legendary Polo Grounds. They have won 23 NL pennants and have played in 20 World Series competitions – both NL records; the Giants' eight World Series championships rank fifth overall. The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times – 14 times in New York, six in San Francisco – but boycotted the event in 1904. Playing as the New York Giants, they won 14 pennants and five World Series championships behind managers such as John McGraw and Bill Terry and players such as Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Mel Ott, Bobby Thomson, Willie Mays.
The Giants' franchise has the most Hall of Fame players in all of professional baseball. The Giants' rivalry with the Dodgers is one of the longest-standing and biggest rivalries in American sports; the teams began their rivalry as the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers before both franchises moved west for the 1958 season. The Giants have won six pennants and three World Series championships since arriving in San Francisco; those three championships have come in 2010, 2012, most in 2014, having defeated the Kansas City Royals four games to three during the 2014 World Series. The Giants are the only major professional sports team based in the City and County of San Francisco, following the San Francisco 49ers' relocation to Santa Clara in 2014, they will be joined by the Golden State Warriors once they move to the Chase Center in 2019. The Giants began as the second baseball club founded by millionaire tobacconist John B. Day and veteran amateur baseball player Jim Mutrie; the Gothams, as the Giants were known, entered the National League in 1883, while their other club, the Metropolitans played in the American Association.
Nearly half of the original Gotham players were members of the disbanded Troy Trojans, whose place in the National League the Gothams inherited. While the Metropolitans were the more successful club and Mutrie began moving star players to the Gothams, in 1888 the team won its first National League pennant, as well as a victory over the St. Louis Browns in a pre-modern-era World Series, they repeated as champions the next year with a pennant and Championship victory over the Brooklyn "Bridegrooms". A contemporaneous account claims that after one satisfying victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, the team's manager, strode into the dressing room and exclaimed, "My big fellows! My giants!" From on, the club was known as the Giants. The Giants' original home stadium, the Polo Grounds, dates from this early era, it was located north of Central Park adjacent to 5th and 6th Avenues and 110th and 112th Streets, in Harlem in upper Manhattan. After their eviction from that first incarnation of the Polo Grounds after the 1888 season, they moved further uptown to various fields they named the Polo Grounds located between 155th and 159th Streets in Harlem and Washington Heights, playing in the Washington Heights Polo Grounds until the end of the 1957 season, when they moved to San Francisco.
The Giants were a powerhouse in the late 1880s, winning their first two National League Pennants and World Championships in 1888 and 1889. But nearly all of the Giants' stars jumped to the upstart Players' League, whose New York franchise was named the Giants, in 1890; the new team built a stadium next door to the Polo Grounds. With a decimated roster, the National League Giants finished a distant sixth. Attendance took a nosedive, the financial strain affected Day's tobacco business as well; the Players' League dissolved after the season, Day sold a minority interest in his NL Giants to the defunct PL Giants' principal backer, Edward Talcott. As a condition of the sale, Day had to fire Mutrie as manager. Although the Giants rebounded to third in 1891, Day was forced to sell a controlling interest to Talcott at the end of the season. Four years Talcott sold the Giants to Andrew Freedman, a real estate developer with ties to the Tammany Hall political machine running New York City. Freedman was one of the most detested owners in baseball history, getting into heated disputes with other owners and his own players, most famously with star pitcher Amos Rusie, author of the first Giants no-hitter.
When Freedman offered Rusie only $2,500 to play in 1896, the disgruntled hurler sat out the entire season. Attendance fell off throughout the league without Rusie, prompting the other owners to chip in $50,000 to get him to return for 1897. Freedman hired former owner Day as manager for part of 1899. In 1902, after a series of disastrous moves that left the Giants 53½ games behind, Freedman signed John McGraw as player-manager, convincing him to jump in mid-season from the Baltimore Orioles of the fledgling American League and bring with him several of his teammates. McGraw went on to manage the Giants for three decades until 1932, one of the longest and most successful tenures in professional sports. Hiring "Mr. McGraw", as his players referred to him, was one of Freedman's last significant moves as
Green Valley High School
Green Valley High School is located in Henderson, United States. The school was named after the master-planned community of Green Valley, located in northern Henderson; the school opened with Carroll Johnston as the first principal. The first class graduated in 1993. In 2008, Green Valley became the first high school in the CCSD to randomly test its students for drugs; this was. In 2004, Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney addressed a re-election rally in the school's gymnasium. Former President of the United States Bill Clinton toured the school in January 2008 before the 2008 Nevada Democratic caucuses. In 2010, President of the United States Barack Obama held a Town Hall Meeting at Green Valley High School. In 2014, former principal Jeff Horn moved to Assistant Chief Student Achievement Officer over GVHS and Kent Roberts became the new principal. In 2019, the hit alternative band Imagine Dragons released the music video for their song "Bad Liar", filmed at the school. Green Valley is one of only two International Baccalaureate schools in Nevada, the other being Valley High School in the Las Vegas Valley.
The school's mascot is the Gator and the school's colors are green and silver. The varsity baseball team won six straight state titles from 1993–1998, a seventh state title in 2001 and an eighth in 2003; the varsity girls' golf team, with 144 consecutive victories from 1992–2004, holds the high school level national record for most consecutive victories. Sports Illustrated has named Green Valley High School the best sports high school in Nevada for more than a decade. Baseball - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003 Bowling - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006 Bowling - 2001, 2002, 2003 Cross Country - 1999 Flag Football - 2019 Golf - 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2005 Golf - 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010 Soccer - 1997, 1999 Soccer - 1995, 1998, 2011 Swimming - 1996 Swimming - 2018 Tennis - 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Tennis - 1996 Track and Field - 1995, 2003 Volleyball - 1997, 2000, 2016 Volleyball - 1993, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2011 Wrestling - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Chartered in October 1991, Key Club of Green Valley has achieved several awards and has been recognized as one of the more influential helpers in the local home and community.
In 2006, Green Valley High School was one of six U. S. high schools to premiere "High School Musical". S. high schools to present "Disney High School Musical 2: On Stage." They were asked to again premier another of Disney's musicals, "Camp Rock: The Musical" in the summer of 2010. In 2014, they premiered Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins: The Musical", which ran from late January to early February. In May 2014, their production of "Mary Poppins" became the first high school play to show at the Las Vegas Smith Center, it was selected to be one of the few high school shows chosen around the country to perform on the Lied Stage in June at the 2014 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. The forensics team has won sixteen straight Clark County School District titles and ten state titles since 1995; the "Forensigators" have qualified students for the NFL National Tournament every year since 1994. The 2008 National Forensics Tournament was held at Green Valley High School; the fine arts department was awarded National Grammy Signature Status in 2002, 2005, 2012.
The film club, GatorReels, has made an online comedy show since 2008. They have 3 full seasons, are making a fourth season, have over 100 subscribers on their YouTube channel. Varsity Quiz team has won eight county championships since 1991, most in 2010. Science bowl team finished in the top ten at the regional DOE Science Bowl four times since 2000. In 2015, the Green Valley Marching Band traveled to Orlando, Florida to participate in the Parade Of Bands in Disney World. In 2004, The Green Valley High Schools Symphonic band was the first band in the state of Nevada to participate in the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, it performed at Carnegie Hall in April 2006 and November 2010. The band marched in the inauguration parades of Barack Obama. Koutsulis was recognized as Clark County School District Teacher of the Year in 1998; the choral department has accompanied the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra several times and been invited to the Heritage Festival and other programs across the nation.
The Green Valley High School Symphony performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois in December 2008. The Green Valley High School Marching Band was invited to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010; the Green Valley High School Marching Band was invited to perform in the opening ceremonies parade for the 2011 Shanghai World Tourism Expo in Shanghai, China. The Green Valley High School Marching Band has been invited to a number of prestigious ceremonies such as the first Easter Parade in Edinburgh, Scotland as well as New Years Day Parades in both London and Paris. Green Valley's Madrigal Singers were invited among thousands of international applicants to perform at the American Choral Director's Association in both 2005 and 2009. A select group of Green Valley High School's choir members were invited to sing with the Rolling Stones at their 50th anniversary tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in 2013; the InvestiGator has been named the best high school newspaper in Nevada for 19 of the past 24 years, including eight years in a row from 2004 to 2011.
The publication most won the award in 2018. The Green Valley High School Student Council has won the Si
National University (California)
National University is a private university with its headquarters in La Jolla, California. Founded in 1971, National University offers academic degree programs at campuses located throughout the state of California, one campus in Nevada, online. Programs at National University are designed for adult learners. On-campus classes are concentrated to four weeks, scheduled on weeknights with an occasional Saturday. Online classes may include streaming video, interactive multimedia, real-time online classrooms. National University founder David Chigos, a retired United States Navy lieutenant commander and a director of employee training for General Dynamics Corporation in San Diego, saw a need for a non-traditional university education format with relevant and high-demand degree programs to serve working adults. In November 1971, National University was organized as a private, non-profit institution with 27 students attending classes in 1972. National's first commencement ceremony included 143 graduates.
In 1975, National purchased two properties on Camino del Rio South in Mission Valley. Two years in 1977, National opened up facilities in Kearny Mesa and expanded in San Diego County. At that time, National had some 1,000 alumni, it received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. By 1979, National had a 15-acre campus with 110,000 square feet of classroom and library space and some 3,500 alumni. In 1979, National acquired the Cabrillo Pacific College of Law, becoming National's School of Law. During the 1980s, National expanded with campuses in California's largest cities. National's School of Education was established in 1980. In 1988, Chigos retired as president, with 7,000 students enrolled at 35 established campuses in California, Las Vegas and Costa Rica. Jerry C. Lee was National University’s second president from 1989 until 2007. During his tenure, the number and locations of the university's campuses were restructured, the university’s finances were stabilized and strengthened, National’s academic programs were further enhanced and reviewed by outside specialized accrediting bodies for quality and rigor, affiliate educational institutions were added to the university.
In 1991, a tiered faculty structure model was developed. National University's School of Law was dissolved. In 1996, the academic and administrative headquarters was moved from Mission Valley to La Jolla. Online classes and academic degree programs became available. In 2000, over 17,000 students were enrolled at National. In 2001, the Board of Trustees established the National University System and Lee was appointed Chancellor; the National University System is a multi-tiered alliance of individual educational and research institutions with each of its respective leaders reporting to the chancellor. In 2006, National University earned an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter, for its "One University" commercial. In 2007, Dana Gibson was appointed as National's third president, Lee became President Emeritus. Two years he left National and Patricia E. Potter served as Interim President. Michael R. Cunningham became President on July 1, 2013; as of 2010, National University was the second-largest private, non-profit institution of higher education in California and the 12th largest private, non-profit in the United States.
In 2011 and 2012, National University had its 40th anniversary with an endowment of over $400 million and real estate property valued at over $145 million. As of 2014, National had over 24,000 enrolled students with over 130 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs and 23 teacher credential programs at 28 campuses in California and one in Henderson, with over 100 academic programs offered online. National University's academic programs include associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, teaching credentials, continuing education programs. National University is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges. In addition to being accredited by WASC, National University is: Accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education National University has four professional schools and two colleges: College of Letters and Sciences Sanford College of Education; the university offers 23 teacher credential/certificate programs.
Participating in online education since 1996, National University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and over 1,500 courses online. National University’s College of Letters and Sciences provides the undergraduate general education courses to the students enrolled in all of the schools of National and the college itself offers liberal arts programs from bachelor's degrees in biological science and psychology to master's degrees in creative writing, film studies and strategic communications; the College of Letters and Sciences has four departments and offers an Associate of Arts degree and various bachelor's degree majors and master's degree fields of study, as well as bachelor's degree minors: The School of Business and Management offers business degree programs on campuses and via online in an interactive learning environment. The school offers various bachelor's and master's degrees. Examples of programs offered by the school include Bachelors
Nellis Air Force Base
Nellis Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation in southern Nevada with military schools and more squadrons than any other USAF base. Nellis hosts air combat exercises such as Exercise Red Flag and close air support exercises such as Green Flag-West flown in "Military Operations Area airspace", associated with the nearby Nevada Test and Training Range; the base has the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis. The Nellis AFB mission of advanced combat training for composite strike forces is conducted in conjunction with air and grounds units of the Army, Marine Corps and allied forces; the base supports operations at the nearby Creech Air Force Base, the Tonopah Test Range and the Nevada National Security Site. Nellis ground systems for range operations include the Computer and Computed Subsystem used to receive microwave signals from the NTTR Ground-Based Stations of the Tracking and Communications Subsystem for presentation on Nellis' Display and Debrief SubSystem. Units 53d Test and Evaluation Group, including the 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron 57th Wing, including the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, the Thunderbirds Squadron, the Weapons & Rescue Schools, & the Maintenance/Munitions Officers School 99th Air Base Wing 505th Operations Group 926th Group Air Expeditionary Force Battle Lab Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence Nevada Test and Training Range Nellis AFB covers about 11,300 acres in the northeast corner of the Las Vegas Valley, an alluvial basin in the Basin and Range Province.
Since World War II, Nellis has had areas added, such as Area II in 1969, but still has about 7,000 acres of undeveloped space. One World War II runway has been removed; the base has 3 areas. The United States Geological Survey names five different locations for the base: "Nellis Air Force Base", the airfield, the post office, a Community College of Southern Nevada campus, the census-designated place. Nellis Area I has the airfield and shopping facilities, dormitories/temporary lodging, some family housing, "and most of the command and support structures", e.g. Suter Hall for Red Flag. Nellis Area II northeast of the main base "at the foot of Sunrise Mountain" has the Nellis Gun Club, the 820th Red Horse Squadron. Nellis Area III is west of the main base with family housing and industrial areas, the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, Area III includes a 23.4 acres munitions response area which had World War II storage for small arms ammunition and chemical bombs and that now includes 2 remaining World War II buildings, 5 modern igloos, & the RV storage.
The Nellis Air Force Base CDP is a 3.1 sq mi region defined by the United States Census Bureau as of the 2010 United States Census. The CDP area includes military family housing and lodging as for aircrew temporary quarters during Red Flag exercises; the CDP residents include a portion of the Nellis work force of ~12,000 military and civilian personnel. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,896 people, 2,873 households, 2,146 families residing in the CDP. Population density was 2,895.9 people per square mile. There were 3,040 housing units at an average density of 989.6/sq mi. The gender ratio was 4813 males to 4083 females; the median age was 24 years, distribution by age group was 33.4% under the age of 18, 19.7% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 7.1% from 45 to 64, 1.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The racial makeup of the base was 68.5% White, 14.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 4.9% from other races, 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.7% of the population.
There were 2,873 households out of which 52.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.3% were non-families. Of all households 17.9% were made up of individuals and 1.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.36. 2000 census median incomes were $33,118, $34,307, $25,551, & $19,210. About 10.0% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over. "Nellis AFB complex" refers to a group of southern Nevada military areas that are predominantly USAF and Bureau of Land Management areas outside of the base. The complex's land areas include Nellis AFB, the USAF Nevada Test and Training Range, the active portion of the Small Arms Range Annex north of the base, the annex's Formerly Used Defense Site of 5,775 acres, 13 BLM areas of 5.7 acres each leased for Patriot Radar/Communications Exercises, other BLM sites "under Military Operations Area airspace".
Nellis AFB leases space at the former Las Vegas AFS, environmental sites of the Tonopah Bombing Range are monitored by the EPA. Additional Formerly Used Defense Sites associated with the area's military operations are the Nye County Areas A, G, H, & I. After World War I, Nevada and other western
Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale Community College, is located on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Scottsdale, a suburb/rural area of Phoenix, Arizona. Scottsdale Community College is a two-year college located on the eastern boundary of the city of Scottsdale, Arizona, on 160 acres of land belonging to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; the lease was taken out in 1970 and will expire in 2069. The school is part of the Maricopa County Community College District. Scottsdale Community College opened in the fall of 1969 and moved to its present location in the fall of 1970 with an enrollment of 948 students; the College's enrollment has mirrored the population growth in the area, it serves 10,000 students each semester. While the College has traditionally focused on a service area within six miles, increasing numbers of students from outside that area call SCC "their" community college. With a student population that mirrors the diversity of SCC's service area, the College attracts students from 100 different countries.
On campus walkways, one sees people of numerous cultural backgrounds. An important part of the College's history is encapsulated in the name of its football team and their mascot. During a period of campus unrest in the early 1970s, many in the student body felt the administration was funneling far too much money to the school's sports teams and not enough to academic needs; the student body was asked to vote on school colors for the football team. The administration chose to ignore the election and continue with the'Drover' mascot and colors of red and blue; the students were furious. Since the election was facilitated by the League of Women Voters, the results were binding and could not be overturned except through another election. A second election followed and the student body overwhelmingly kept "Artie the Artichoke" as their representative; some 30 years the colors were changed to green and gold. Artie the Artichoke was adopted as the school mascot. Unique among colleges, SCC is the only public community college located on tribal land.
The college hosts NAU-Scottsdale, which offers several undergraduate programs, as well as the SCC2NAU program. SCC2NAU is a joint admission program between Scottsdale Community College and Northern Arizona University. Programs available: SCC2NAU Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement Bachelor of Science in Hotel/Restaurant Management Bachelor of Science in Interior Design Bachelor of Science or Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Justice Administration 90/30 Bachelor of Science or Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Emergency Services 90/30 Bachelor of Science or Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies - Public Management 90/30 Scottsdale Community College offers associate degrees, as well as Certificates of Completion; the top degrees earned are Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in BusinessSCC offers several degree options for university transfer, including: Associate in General Studies – This degree is recommended to students whose educational goals require flexibility.
The AGS allows students to choose any elective courses numbered 100 or above to complete the degree. Associate in Applied Science – An AAS degree is recommended for students who wish to gain a depth of technical expertise by completing an occupational program. Associate in Science Associate in Fine Arts Certificate of Completion – The CCL is awarded upon completion of a specific occupational program. Applied Sciences Hospitality and Culinary Arts Business and Information Systems Language and Communication Fine Arts Mathematics and Sciences Health, Physical Education and Dance Social and Behavioral Sciences Health ScienceThe college has garnered local and national press for offering the first accredited DJ and Turntablism classes at a publicly funded college in the Music Department. A DJ degree and Certificate of Completion is offered. Ryneldi Becenti, the first Native American to play in the WNBA Scott Emerson, Major League Baseball pitching coach Tim Esmay, former Arizona State head baseball coach Robert Garrigus, PGA Tour professional Bill Hader, actor Josh Miller, American football player and football analyst David Spade, actor Will Tukuafu, Samoan-American NFL football player for the Chargers Terry Wright, former NFL football player 2.
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Desert Research Institute
Desert Research Institute is the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the organization that oversees all publicly supported higher education in the U. S. state of Nevada. At DRI 500 research faculty and support staff engage in more than $50 million in environmental research each year. DRI's environmental research programs are divided into three core divisions and two interdisciplinary centers. Established in 1988 and sponsored by AT&T, the institute's Nevada Medal awards "outstanding achievement in science and engineering". Cloud Seeding ProgramDRI weather modification research produced the Nevada State Cloud Seeding Program in the 1960s; this initiative, funded by the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, seeks to augment snowfall in mountainous regions of Nevada in order to increase snow pack and water supply. DRI researchers use ground stations and aircraft to release microscopic silver iodide particles into winter clouds, stimulating the formation of ice crystals which develop to snow.
Research indicates that cloud seeding leads to precipitation rate increases of 0.1 - 1.5 millimeters per hour. Atmospheric and Dispersion Modeling ProgramFor over a decade the Atmospheric and Dispersion Modeling Program team has been performing work focused on observations and modeling of atmospheric dispersion processes over complex terrain and coastal areas. In particular, the team is applying and evaluating mesoscale meteorological models as well as regulatory and advanced atmospheric dispersion models such as ISC3ST, AERMOD, WYNDVALLEY, ASPEN and CALPUFF, they have developed a Lagrangian Random Particle Dispersion Model, applied to complex coastal and inland environments. Several recent projects led to developing real time mesoscale forecasting system using the MM5 model coupled with a Lagrangian random particle dispersion model and implementation of data assimilation schemes. Founder Dr. Wendell MordyA two-page bill, signed into law by Nevada Governor Grant Sawyer on March 23, 1959, authorized establishment of the Desert Research Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno.
UNR hired Dr. Wendell Mordy as the Founding Director of the University's Desert Research Institute, just an office at the top of the historic Morrill Hall building on UNR's campus. Early on Mordy initiated the development of the UNR's Fleishmann Atmospherium Planetarium. Main research campuses Dandini Research Park – Reno, Nevada 39°34′19″N 119°48′3″W Southern Nevada Science Park – Paradise, Nevada 36°6′50″N 115°8′54″WSubsidiary campusesSolar One – Boulder City, Nevada Storm Peak Laboratory – Steamboat Springs, Colorado Climate change in Nevada Atmospheric dispersion modeling List of atmospheric dispersion models Official website The Atmospheric and Dispersion Modeling Program