The College of Liberal Arts in the News - Archive
“Visualizing Change” environmental art exhibit in Tahoe until July 27
The Tahoe Science Consortium collaborated with University of Nevada, Reno’s Department of Art to create “Visualizing Change,” a photographic art expedition intended to convey concepts in environmental restoration at Lake Tahoe to the scientific community and general public.
University professor receives international book award
Emma Sepúlveda, a Foundation Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, received two awards for Setenta dias de noche, (Catalonia, Chile) last month at the 14th Annual International Latino Book Awards in New York.
The Way Out West: Claire Vaye Watkins's Stunning Debut, Battleborn
“I did have the impression that people drank far too much whiskey in Westerns, which was a problem for me, because I was drinking a lot of whiskey,” laughs Claire Vaye Watkins, discussing the difficulty of writing about the most mythologized of American landscapes. Filled with ghost towns and lost souls, her debut story collection, Battleborn (Riverhead), features the most captivating voice to come out of the West since Annie Proulx and Denis Johnson—though it’s to early Joan Didion that she bears comparison for her arid humor and cut-to-the-chase knowingness.
University of Nevada, Reno archeologist to lead Virginia City hospital excavation
The University of Nevada, Reno, in cooperation with the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, is sending a team of archaeologists to excavate the site of one of Nevada's most important early hospitals. St. Mary Louise Hospital in Virginia City opened in 1876 and served the mining community until the early 20th century.
Anthropology students win big in anthropology competition
The University of Nevada, Reno's Introduction to Cultural Anthropology class continues its winning streak in the Public Anthropology competition for the Community Action Website Project. This year, 12 students were awarded for their short essays on relevant cultural issues.
Top University debater honored
University of Nevada, Reno sophomore and debate team captain Jonathan McGuire will be awarded the Robert S. Griffin Medal during the 15th annual Robert S. Griffin / W. Clark Santini Awards Ceremony at 4:30 p.m., May 8, in the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
2012 Foundation Professors selected
John Fildes, Gary Haynes and Scott Tyler were named 2012 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors in recognition of their outstanding research and teaching achievements.
Reno Jazz Festival celebrates 50 years
Considered one of the best of its kind in the world, and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "showcasing music's future," the Reno Jazz Festival has been bringing jazz superstars and the finest emerging young artists to town for decades.
Former President Joe Crowley receives Alumni Hancher-Finkbine Medallion for leadership
Former University of Nevada, Reno President Joe Crowley was awarded the Alumni Hancher-Finkbine Medallion from the University of Iowa on Tuesday, April 10.
Debate team finishes season among best of the nation
They may not have cheerleaders at their events, nor a rap song recorded about their exploits, but the University of Nevada, Reno's debate team has yet again quietly wrapped up another historic collegiate parliamentary debate season, finishing 18th in the nation.
National sports historian authors new edition of “Sports in American Life”
When Richard Davies began teaching "The History of American Sports" at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1994, he was one of the first to offer sports as a way to bring American history and pop culture to life in the classroom. Now, the prolific author and often-quoted sports historian's Sports in American Life: A History (2007) textbook is used in many of about 300 such courses offered across the country. Answering the call for an updated version, Davies has authored a Second Edition, just released, with updated information on sports statistics, issues and figures such as Barry Bonds and Tiger Woods, an expanded discussion of women's sports and an increasingly skeptical view of college sports.
Prominent national philosopher discusses democracy’s need for the humanities
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers has said, "When Martha Nussbaum speaks, people listen." Northern Nevadans will have a chance to listen to Nussbaum, considered one of the most prominent moral philosophers of today, at 7 p.m., April 12, when she speaks at the University of Nevada, Reno's Nightingale Concert Hall.
University Psychology Department reaches out to abused women
The Psychological Service Center and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program at the University of Nevada, Reno are offering a free group therapy program to women who have suffered abuse from their domestic partners. This new program is in a group workshop format, meeting for two days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with lunch and snacks provided to participants. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of women who have been in abusive relationships and will be available for the next several months.
Don Juan meets 'Juanita'
The power of language creates worlds, realms and most importantly, relationships. In the Nevada Repertory Company's production of "Juanita's Statue," that power is evident as Juanita, a young woman living in a Spanglish-speaking land, tries on a different persona in order to escape from her lover's angry father and potential shame in her community. "Juanita's Statue" is the company's next world premiere following "Hamlet in Original Pronunciation," which was performed at the University of Nevada, Reno last fall.
'Intense calm' leads to Marshall Scholarship
The Marshall Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded to undergraduates seeking to pursue postgraduate degrees. For the first time in the scholarship's 58-year history, a University of Nevada, Reno student, Max Alderman, has been chosen as a Marshall Scholar.
University of Nevada, Reno welcomes new choral conductor
The University of Nevada, Reno Department of Music announces the addition of Paul Torkelson, an esteemed choral conductor and educator, to the University faculty this fall. Torkelson will serve as the director of choral activities, conduct the symphonic choir and chamber chorale, and teach choral methods and conducting.
University of Nevada, Reno student throws footballs for thousands
University of Nevada, Reno freshman Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez competed for and won a $100,000 scholarship during halftime of the 2011 SEC Championship Game between Georgia and LSU in Atlanta on Dec. 3.
Linda Hayes wins 2011 Global Engagement Award
The University's International Activities Committee is pleased to announce the winner of the first Global Engagement Award: Psychology Professor Linda Hayes. The award will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the annual Fulbright reception during International Education Week.
The sound and fury of 'Hamlet'
Place all your preconceived notions about watching a Shakespeare play -- particularly "Hamlet" -- aside, urges Robert Gander, professor and chair of the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Gander, collaborating with English professor Eric Rasmussen, British actor Ben Crystal and English linguist David Crystal, has created a production of "Hamlet" performed by the university's Nevada Repertory Company that has the accent as it would have been spoken on the Elizabethan stage.
'Te be; er not te be?'
Theater lovers from around the globe will be watching — and listening — as "Hamlet" comes to life at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Created by a group of international Shakespearean scholars and the Nevada Repertory Company, "Hamlet" will be performed in Original Pronunciation (OP) for the first time in centuries. Amazingly, the last time "Hamlet" was presented in its original dialect was in the early1600s. In fact, only four OP productions of anything Shakespearean have been performed in modern times: two recently at The Globe Theatre in London, one at the University of Kansas, and one at Cambridge in the 1950s. Now, the contemporary world premiere comes to Reno.
From darkness, a friendship blooms
Of all the memories and moments from the whirlwind events of a year ago, when Emma Sepulveda traveled to Chile to bear witness to one of the world's most improbable rescue efforts, one stands out more than others.
Shakespeare comes alive on campus this fall
All things Shakespeare will come alive this fall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, as the College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts highlight the influence William Shakespeare has had on our culture the past 400 years. The events begin with a free concert, "Lute Songs from the Time of Shakespeare," at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 21, and culminate with the Nevada Repertory Company's world premiere of "Hamlet" done in Original Pronunciation (OP) on Nov. 1.
National Academy of Sciences member Catherine Fowler presents at University
Catherine (Kay) Fowler, University of Nevada, Reno foundation professor of anthropology emerita, is nationally recognized for the work she did during her 40 years of teaching and research at the University's College of Liberal Arts. Her work helped to preserve the indigenous languages, culture, land and heritage of the Great Basin's Native people. Fowler will be honored and reflect on her work at a free presentation open to the public at the Wells Fargo Auditorium on the First Floor of the University's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at 4 p.m., Sept. 21.
Getting a sense of people's lives
Whether it is on the dust-covered playa where more than 50,000 revelers swarm like brightly colored ants across the Black Rock Desert during the annual Burning Man counterculture festival each Labor Day weekend, or in a quiet, small agricultural community of no more than about 300 souls in Mexico, Debbie Boehm knows the success or failure of her work often boils down to a simple truth.
David Ake takes over as Director of School of the Arts
The University's College of Liberal Arts has named accomplished jazz musician and associate professor of music David Ake the director of its School of the Arts.
University's Kate Camino awarded lifetime achievement
From growing up and dancing with her sisters at community events in Buffalo, Wyo., to becoming a Basque language instructor, dance director, Reno's Basque Club president and national delegate, Kate Camino, an administrative assistant at the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Basque Studies, has become a recognized figure and ambassador within her local communities and well beyond.
University music students learn and perform in Italy
The Tuscia Operafestival is held annually in Viterbo, Italy during July and August and this summer, two University of Nevada, Reno students are fortunate to perform in this famous Italian event. Ashley Merriner, a music major with a minor in European history and Matthew Facque, an applied music major in the School of the Arts, traveled to Viterbo this past May through the University Studies Abroad Consortium in order to take place in the Operafestival, where the pair will be performing in several pieces throughout the summer.
University of Nevada, Reno ranked among the world's top 500
The University of Nevada, Reno has been named to a list of the world's top 500 universities. The 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities includes institutions from 40 countries.
University's Knowledge Center opens Post-War Bohemians exhibit
While many Nevadans were settling into cozy, traditional "apple-pie" American lifestyles after World War II, a tight-knit group of artists were doing their own thing, producing colorful, nontraditional art and living lifestyles that matched. For the first time, the work of this talented group will be displayed together, at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, July 1 – Sept. 16.
Nationally recognized history professor named College of Liberal Arts Dean
Foundation Professor Scott Casper, chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, has accepted the position of interim dean of the University's College of Liberal Arts and will assume his duties July 1.
Many Americans approve of stem cell research for curing serious diseases
While research using human embryonic stem cells has roused political controversy for almost two decades, little has been done to scientifically assess American attitudes on the subject. New research from the University of Nevada, Reno provides decision-makers with a much clearer picture of how their constituents truly feel about the subject.
Regents Award winners showcase the University's talent
The Nevada Board of Regents recently named recipients of the Regents' Awards recognizing the highest achievements of Nevada System of Higher Education educators, researchers and advisors. Several University of Nevada, Reno faculty received top honors that illustrate the broad depth of knowledge and excellence at the University.
Heather Hardy named University provost
Heather Hardy has been named provost of the University of Nevada, Reno, the University announced Monday.
Kay Fowler elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor of Anthropology Emerita Kay Fowler recently shared an honor with actor Daniel Day-Lewis, singer-songwriter Paul Simon, and Nobel Prize winner David Politzer, to name a few. Fowler was one of 212 new members elected into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an organization founded by John Adams, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots, whose membership has also included George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Albert Einstein and a long list of our country's "thinkers and doers."
Undergraduate students share their research
At the end of each spring semester, recipients of the Honors Undergraduate Research Award and the General Undergraduate Research Award, along with any other interested students on campus, create posters that present the process and results of their research. This year, 44 students at the University of Nevada, Reno showcased their research and work at the Undergraduate Research Poster Conference on Wednesday, April 20.
University students and professors bring poetry to local shelter
University of Nevada, Reno Honors students partnered with the University's English Department and Volunteers of America Reno Family Shelter on Record Street to organize and implement an eight-week long project, "Expressions of Homelessness: Representations through the Arts."
Professor's 'Rivals!' book focuses on 10 greatest American sports rivalries
University of Nevada, Reno History Professor Dick Davies knew he was in for trouble when he mentioned the subject of his latest book to a friend.
The book, "Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century" (Wiley Blackwell), is Davies' effort to bring some scholarship, context and, well, some order to one of the most hotly contested questions in all of sports.
2010 Summer Scholars program looks for volunteers from faculty and staff
Planning for the 2010 Summer Scholars book program is kicking into high gear. The book for the freshman summer reading program has been chosen, and the program is making a campus-wide call for volunteers.
Up to 2,500 incoming freshmen are expected to participate in the fourth-year program, which this summer will feature the Warren St. John book, "Outcasts United: An American Town, A Refugee Team and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference."
The Right Stuff
For a moment, anyway, Eric Rasmussen was completely speechless. His face was as red as the shirt he wore.
Seconds earlier, an English Department faculty meeting in Frandsen Humanities was interrupted by a group of intruders that included Provost Marc Johnson, College of Liberal Arts Dean Heather Hardy, English Professor Michael Branch and about a dozen of Rasmussen's graduate students, known affectionately as the "Renaissance mafia."
Students make a difference in the lives of young women
University of Nevada, Reno junior Shirley Diaz and senior Karen Tshimanga have been working hard to prepare their local outreach program for the global stage, with its debut at the third annual Clinton Global Initiative University Conference at the University of Miami, April 16-18.
Professor writes about racism for Wiley-Blackwell series
After nearly three years of work, Associate Professor Greta de Jong of the History Department is publishing her second book, "Invisible Enemy," on racism in the post-civil rights era. "Invisible Enemy" is part of a larger book series by Wiley Blackwell called "America's Recent Past" that focuses on developments since the 1960s and '70s.
Anthropology's Erin Stiles receives national award
University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Erin Stiles was one of eight people recently honored with the Eleanor Roosevelt Global Citizenship Award by the Center for Public Anthropology. This is the first time a professor from the state has been honored with this prestigious award, which seeks to highlight teachers who emphasize civic engagement in introductory anthropology courses.
Anthropology professor's book studies Islamic courts
After 20 non-consecutive months of field research and years of compiling it into a manuscript, Erin Stiles, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, has published a book about the Islamic court system in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
NPR commentator Geoffrey Nunberg presents at University
Renowned linguist, author and NPR "Fresh Air" commentator Geoffrey Nunberg's work burst into popular culture when he published Going Nucular during the Bush administration. He has since published two more nationally acclaimed books on today's use of language, including last year's, The Years of Talking Dangerously. He will share his close look at our nation's recent polarization of public and political language and the media's role in shaping it at the University of Nevada, Reno's Nightingale Concert Hall at 7 p.m., April 8.
Nevada students find themselves 'addicted' to learning and serving abroad
University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Christopher Moore has made volunteering a way of life. As an undergraduate student studying international affairs and Spanish, he first studied abroad in Spain and became hooked on traveling. His newfound passion led him to study in Mexico and China, where he volunteered with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and to travel to Guatemala on a Habitat for Humanity trip.
University of Nevada debate team poised for yet another strong post-season run
The National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) has chosen University of Nevada, Reno senior Matt Hogan as one of three college students in the nation to represent the United States March 19 in the annual "United States versus Irish Debate."
Emerging campus artists show work at prestigious Reno gallery
Art students and gallery owners embark on a new venture together this month with the opening of a special art exhibit, "Emerging Artists," at the Stremmel Gallery.
Non-traditional student designs set for 'scandalous' play to raise eyebrows
Updated and modernized by the cast and director, Rob Gander, chairperson of the University of Nevada, Reno's Speech, Communication and Theatre Department, Nevada Repertory's presentation of "Ubu the King" tackles modern issues and current controversies, complete with audience participation and a food fight.
Environmental literature program gains international reach
Scholars from all over the world have been coming to the University of Nevada, Reno for the Literature and Environment Program. China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea are only a few of the countries that have sent grad students and professors overseas. The program has been growing, and this year has seen a noteworthy increase in the number of international scholars coming to Nevada to continue their studies.
Professor's work on display at prestigious liberal arts college
The Whittier College Greenleaf Gallery in southern California opens its first exhibition of the academic year with a prints and drawings display from University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor of Printmaking Eunkang Koh.
A crash course in politics, international relations, and growth
Political science graduate student Crystal Jewett, 25, interned as an advocate for Taiwan United States relations to get a crash course in politics. She expected to learn about international relations, Washington DC, and Taiwan but learned far more about herself and the importance of participation in the democratic process.
University graduates see America from their bikes
While others fresh out of college joined the workforce or went backpacking through Europe, University of Nevada, Reno graduates Joel Kiraly and Ryan Cross chose the open American road, embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
Oral History program offers perspectives on Nevada's past
With income from grants, contracts, sales, and gifts — and enjoying new status as part of the University of Nevada, Reno's history department — the University of Nevada's Oral History program will continue to record and preserve Nevada's remembered past. Former director Tom King, who retired January 1, 2009, after 25 years with the program, is pleased with the prospects for the program's future.
'Gender and Society' online capstone course earns international recognition
When she began to design the University of Nevada, Reno's first fully online capstone course, Women's Studies Professor Rosemary Dixon had no idea her creation would eventually be an international success. Women's Studies/Sociology 453, better known as Gender and Society, has been named a Blackboard Exemplary Course by Blackboard Inc., which annually recognizes faculty who construct innovative and exciting "e-learning" classes with its Blackboard Catalyst Awards.
Fulbright student to Sri Lanka
David Stentiford, recent 27-year-old University of Nevada, Reno master's degree graduate in English with a focus in literature and environment, originally applied to go to Nepal on an English Teaching Assistantship funded by the Fulbright Program.
Tibbitts Award winner Ake at a loss for words about honor
For a professor who is known for his ability to communicate and connect in meaningful and memorable ways with his students, David Ake's reaction recently about an honor he had won was a little out of character.
Moran named outstanding researcher of the year
For the past 30 years, history professor Bruce Moran has been spending his summers in the Scientific Revolution of 1400-1700. His painstaking research into the roots of science and medicine spawned six books, scores of articles and acclaim, including his latest accolade, being named Outstanding Researcher of the Year at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jen Hill is awarded an American Council of Learned Societies fellowship
On the face of it, Jen Hill's next research project appears to be more than a little daunting.
Consider: For the next year, as part of a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Hill will attempt to connect time and space in the 19th century, as well as the notion of how weather and climate underpin ideas about national identity, imperialism, politics and culture.
Professors perform at modern dance forum in Mexico
Two of the University of Nevada, Reno's dance faculty, assistant professor Cari Cunningham and adjunct professor of dance history, Rick Southerland, will represent Nevada next week at Performatica, the premier contemporary dance and movement arts forum in Pueblo, Mexico.
Glick needs extra hand to handle debate hardware
University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick ran out of hands Tuesday morning when members of the University's debate team presented him with the trophies they had won during several recent national competitions.
A day in the life of a University student and legislative intern
International affairs and political science major Michael Cabrera, 21, drives to Nevada's state capital twice a week in between classes, work and other extracurricular activities.
University named sponsor in National Merit Program
The University of Nevada, Reno has been officially notified of its approval for sponsorship status by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
'Eco-Sophia' highlights art of living artfully
Mixing art and philosophy is nothing new. This classic combination is displayed at "Eco-Sophia: The Artist of Life," an art exhibition going on until Nov.7 in the Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno.
English professor engages life in literature, the Arctic
'Beautiful. Bleak. Very, very compelling.'
Jen Hill described the subject of her new book, White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth Century British Imagination, with these words.
48 hour film festival puts new twist on rivalry
Who knew that a whimsical short film could ever attempt to typify the ongoing football rivalry between the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas?
Black Rock Press moves into new home
With the publishing industry in a freefall and the nation's economy in upheaval, appreciating the simpler joys of book arts, typographic design and letterpress printing might seem a cliché or even a sentimentalist's reverie.
Concert to highlight acclaimed University pianist
James Winn, associate professor of piano and composition at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1997, has been described as a musician's musician with an international reputation.
Dreaming big, one pen stroke at a time
When he was a boy, Joshua Gabe dreamed of becoming a successful author by writing stories and composing colorful works of fiction.
National award advances Basque scholar's research
Sandy Ott, a University of Nevada, Reno Basque Studies professor, has received a 2009 Summer Stipend award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
History professor fascinated by Reno's longing for heritage and reinvention
Divorce, gambling and "Reno 911" are just some of the events and themes Alicia Barber covers in her new book "Reno's Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City."
Carnegie, CASE honor history professor for his teaching and outreach
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named University of Nevada, Reno history professor Scott Casper as the state winner of its 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year award.
Archaeologists investigate Civil War-era opera house
University of Nevada, Reno archaeologists working in historic Virginia City, Nev., have moved their latest excavation project from the Barbary Coast to the original site of Thomas Maguire's Opera House on D Street.
Environmental class evokes optimism in wasteful world
As the spring semester came to a close, the morning sun darted in and out of the Frandsen Humanities classroom like an interloper.
Peter Goin asks if nature is a social construct, a fiction
Peter Goin has crafted an impressive career from an unceasing fascination with the interplay of light.
Professor invited to prestigious international art exhibition
In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi began a nonviolent protest of British tax on the production and sale of salt, an essential dietary mineral.
Philanthropist recognized for contributions to education
The Education Collaborative of Washoe County honored University donor Bertha Miranda for her generous and ongoing support for education at its annual EC Awards program, Feb. 27, at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno.
Valentine’s stirs excitement at Sheppard Art Gallery
Regent Howard Rosenberg was auctioneer for “Show Us What You Got, Show Us Your Love! The 9th Biennial Valentine Invitational Exhibition and Auction 2008,” at the Sheppard Art Gallery, Feb. 8, to raise funds for future exhibition programming, artist residency expenses, and catalog production.
Professor’s photographic survey ‘traces’ American-Mexican border
When he completed “Tracing the Line,” the first photographic survey of the 698-mile international boundary between the United States and Mexico in 1987, Peter Goin was rightfully proud of his work.
Art exhibit rouses love, music and sense of community
Prepare to rock to the tunes of music performed by Panic Opera, the Juvinals, and DJ Andrew, all while making crafty valentines and a communal art display.
Online Nevada Encyclopedia premieres Civil Rights Gallery
Nevada Humanities announces the premiere of an interactive Civil Rights Gallery to be part of its Online Nevada Encyclopedia (ONE) in honor of Black History Month. The online exhibit allows visitors to explore various aspects of the Civil Rights movement as it played out in Nevada.
Sepulveda’s latest book gives thoughtful voice to RGJ column
Latino Research Center director Emma Sepulveda is holding a series of book signings for her new book, “Do you Hear my Accent When I Write?: The Voice of a Latina Immigrant,” a collection of her opinion columns in the Reno Gazette Journal from the past 10 years, as well as some of her readers’ responses.
Nevada Humanities announces recent grant awards and next grant deadline
Through an extensive grant program, Nevada Humanities supports programs that emphasize community discussion of significant issues, encourage critical thinking and reflection, preserve Nevada history and heritage, and strengthen the cultural institutions of the state. Nevada Humanities is a nonprofit organization that creates and supports projects throughout the State of Nevada that broaden perspectives.
Tantalizing tattoo, timeless talent
A tattoo can tell a whole life story. It can be a symbol of a person’s interests, beliefs or non-beliefs. There is a tattoo that reflects the story of Michael Sarich, an artist and a member of the faculty at the University. Called “Devil Girl,” it is good for free admission to the professor’s upcoming art premiere.
It’s Neh-VA-duh, not Neh-VAH-duh
Anyone who’s watched or listened to the 2008 presidential campaigns and local caucus news coverage lately has heard many politicians, journalists and even some of our neighbors within Nevada butcher the Silver State’s name. “NBC anchor Brian Williams broadcast Nightly News from Las Vegas this week and apparently pronounced Nevada several different ways, and boy did we hear about it,” said Martha Caskey, a producer with NBC News.
Center for Basque Studies celebrates 40th anniversary with oral history
As the University Center for Basque Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary, the University’s Oral History Program announces the release of “A Candle in the Night,” an informal history of the Center as remembered by many of those who were instrumental in founding and developing the program over four decades.
University organizations host coat drive for homeless
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Nevada ranks among states with the highest rates of homelessness in the nation. Through the event, Student Advisory Board member Claire Johnson and Women Without Borders member Danielle Biselli hope to make a significant difference in helping the homeless.
2007 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame recipients honored
Emma Sepulveda, Doug Unger, Richard Moreno and Willy Vlautin, recipients of the 2007 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and Silver Pen awards were honored at a special reception by the Friends of the Library on Nov. 8 at ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno.
Book offers psychological techniques and tools to manage diabetes
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Steven Hayes, founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), tackles education and self-management in his book, “Diabetes Lifestyle Book: Facing Your Fears and Making Changes for a Long and Healthy Life,” on sale now.
Sant’Ambrogio joins ‘Argenta’ Trio
Over the past 14 years the University's acclaimed music group, Argenta, has gathered a committed following of chamber music fans in northern Nevada and around the world.
Celebrating 20 years of inspiration: Church Fine Arts Building open house
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nightingale Concert Hall, Redfield Studio Theatre, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, and numerous educational spaces, the School of the Arts will host an open house of its Church Fine Arts Building, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, from 5-8 p.m.
Well-known research chimpanzee ‘Washoe’ succumbs to influenza
Washoe, the first of five chimpanzees to acquire language, died Oct. 30, at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute in Ellensburg, Wash., where she has lived for more than 20 years.
Bertha Miranda’s ‘Nostalgic Cultural Night’ attracts 300 guests
Luz Rodriguez grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, where there were no textbooks, pencils, paper, or other supplies available in the schoolroom. Yet, throughout her life Rodriguez understood the value of education and inspired “Bertha Miranda’s Nostalgic Cultural Night.” Rodriguez instilled that value in her daughter, Bertha Miranda, aka the first lady of Reno’s Mexican food.
Liberal Arts launches second season of 'Great Conversations'
In its first year, the Great Conversations speaker series provided a unique setting for those with inquisitive minds to discuss with University research faculty relevant research topics ranging from terrorism to communication between the sexes.
Four Named to Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
Emma Sepulveda, Doug Unger, Richard Moreno, and Willy Vlautin have been selected as the 2007 recipients of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and Silver Pen awards by the Friends of the Library at the University of Nevada, Reno.
After 30 years of tradition -- one final time!
Year after year, participants have given the University of Nevada, Reno’s annual London Theatre and Literary Arts Tour rave reviews. But, alas, after this year’s program -- now in its 31st season -- they will bid the tour adieu.
Liberal Arts joins national literacy campaign
The College of Liberal Arts is collaborating with local, regional and national groups for this year’s “Big Read.”
Professor receives fellowship with whimsical sculptures
Rebekah Bogard, sculptor and assistant professor in ceramics in the Department of Art, received the Nevada Arts Council (NAC) Fellowship award of $5,000 for her eye-catching and colorful sculptures.
Through art, Joe DeLappe is cleverly protesting the war in Iraq
Joe DeLappe is cleverly protesting the war in Iraq. Titling the ongoing project “Dead in Iraq,” he logs onto the U.S. Army’s recruitment, online-shooter videogame, America’s Army and types the names of soldiers who have been killed in Iraq.
Professor recounts experiences with Nevada’s greatest writer
As an English professor who specializes in Nevadan literature, Cheryll Glotfelty was familiar with the work of Robert Laxalt’s work, author of “Sweet Promised Land” and founder of the Basque Studies Program at the University.
Legislature honors University's Center for Basque Studies
For 40 years, the Center for Basque Studies has built an impressive academic reputation as the premiere program for research and teaching about the Basque country and people.
Pahmeier to receive one of Nevada’s highest art honors
Many forms of artistic, creative and cultural expression will capture the spotlight at the Governor’s Arts Awards.
Nevada English prof one of America’s ‘Best Young Novelists’
Christopher Coake has done it again. Coake has landed on another impressive list, only months after Lire, a French literary magazine, proclaimed the French translation of his book, “We’re in Trouble,” one of top 20 best books of 2006.
‘The Fate of Mice’ earns rave reviews
While teaching creative writing and literature classes at the University can be quite time-consuming, English professor Susan Palwick still finds time to write and publish novels and short stories. Most recently, Palwick published “The Fate of Mice,” a collection of short stories.
CLA welcomes new School of Social Research and Justice Studies
The University of Nevada, Reno has established the new School of Social Research and Justice Studies in the College of Liberal Arts, as of Jan. 1.