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UNLV 2017 Runnin’ Rebel Week

Runnin’ Rebel Week Oct 18-24

From the release, UNLV is planning events for Runnin’ Rebel Week with the Scarlet and Gray Showcase on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

It is free and open to the public. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. It will be the first look at this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and will feature team introductions, a scrimmage by both squads, a dunk contest, and much more. Fans in attendance will receive an exclusive poster and the first 1,000 students will get a free t-shirt.

Take a look at the link for additional events.

And the new logo had some bad PR when it was unvailed in the Spring. Any thoughts on the change?



A friend of mine let me know of a pretty decent weather aggregator.

It looks like an individual pulled publicly available weather/meteorological data, forecast models and provided a killer GUI.  There now appears to be a small group assisting in the maintenance of the site.

I particularly like the barometric layer, where weather patterns can be viewed and wind intensity can be inferred (the higher the differential/distance, the stronger the wind and push for equilibrium).pressure Continue reading ‘Windy!’

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Reviews

Eye witness, age 3.

It was windy.  I saw and I was happy.  The Sun went down and came back.  Pink and purple around the horizon.

Eye witness, age 6. DSCN1060

It was good.

I took my eclipse glasses off when I couldn’t see anything through the solar filter.  The sun was Black and white.  The sky was black, it was cold and breezy.

Eye witness, age 10. Continue reading ‘2017 Total Solar Eclipse Reviews’

Photos from Idaho

Photos from the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.  I made it to Idaho (path) for  2 minutes 18 seconds   of Totality.  A few hundred individuals up on a hill on a Monday morning.  Continue reading ‘Photos from Idaho’

UNLV Lectures

Here are some lectures that look interesting.  (Full list of talks are at
University Forum: Human Curiosity

… a talk by Mario Livio, an internationally known astrophysicist and bestselling author. The ability to ask “why?” makes us uniquely human….

University Forum: Tumultuous Road to the Constitution

… a talk by George William Van Cleve, Research Professor in Law and History, Seattle University School of Law. For…

University Forum: I Follow the Forest Flame Bird

… A Tropical Birding Adventure a talk by Stephen G. Brown, Barrick Scholar, Professor of English, UNLV. This presentation will take…

University Forum: Desert Cathedrals
…Rhetorical Structures That Make America a talk by Adam Bateman, artist and curator. In his presentation “Desert Cathedrals:..

Continue reading ‘UNLV Lectures’

2017 Mascot Bracket

For those who like to pick by the mascot.

Here is a bracket for your consideration, use it wisely…2017 MascotMascot Bracket 2017

Logo Bracket located here.

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