University’s Knowledge Center sits at forefront of technology and innovation

@One (With Technology): Students collaborate and innovate in @One, located

on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. Photo by Jeff Ross

The University of Nevada’s Knowledge Center and its 295,000 square feet of innovation inspiration are widely regarded as the intellectual nexus of the region, housing an expansive collection of books, journals and data in both print and electronic formats, as well as an extensive collection of videos, DVDs and sound recordings that are accessible through state-of-the-art viewing and listening areas. But the library has evolved into a technological marvel that goes beyond a repository for print and electronic information.

USA Parkway construction bids due in the fall

Pavement turns to dirt at the far reaches of USA Parkway east of Reno on July 28, 2015. (Photo: Jason Bean/RGJ)

Designed to connect Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 50, the USA Parkway expansion project will provide employees easier access to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, home to a growing number of major employers such as Tesla Motors’ gigafactory and Switch’s SUPERNAP colocation data center. It’s a benefit that applies to both daily commuters and logistics companies.

Learning for the Digital Age

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In our present digital age, businesses use technology to foster innovation, enhance productivity, and drive the bottom line. But across the United States teachers frequently are not afforded the opportunity to support the classroom learning of future entrepreneurs with technology that … well … fosters innovation and enhances productivity.

NCET celebrates 500th member

Dave Archer (left) and Janice King, NCET's 500th member.

The Nevada Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET), a nonprofit that produces business and technology events, has reached 500 members less than five years after it became a member-supported organization. Janice King of I-Techbooks was recognized this week as the 500th member of the fast-growing NCET.