Reno (Nevada, USA):The Journalism School of the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) is undertaking a special project to produce a multimedia product on world famous Nevada Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed and his work.
Nick J. Coltrain, a print media major and Managing Editor of student newspaper The Nevada Sagebrush, will work on this semester long biographical project in consultation with faculty member Julie Rose. It will include a short documentary, a booklet, a website, and an MS Power Point presentation.
Rajan Zed has recited groundbreaking first Hindu opening prayers in United States Senate in Washington DC, California State Senate, Nevada State Senate, New Mexico State Senate, Colorado State Senate, and Nevada Assembly in the last few months and he will read historic first Hindu prayers in the State Senates of Utah, Washington, and Arizona in the next few weeks.
The flagship institution of the state founded in 1874, UNR enrolls over 16,000 students with a total budget of $500 million and has over 100 graduate-degree programs. It is one of the top 150 research universities in the country, whose biochemists have begun to develop genetically modified grapes. The University fields competitive teams in 18 sports.The 87-years old Reynolds School of Journalism of UNR has produced six Pulitzer Prize winners.