Core Humanities at the University of Nevada

October 2013: “Saving Pyramid Lake”
Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor Leah Wilds will give a public lecture titled “Saving Pyramid Lake” on Wednesday, October 30, at 4:00 pm in AB 102. The lecture is free and all faculty, students, and interested community members are welcome to attend.
July 2013: Why Study the Humanities?
A recent report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences highlights the centrality of the humanities in preparing young people for twenty-first century careers and challenges. You can read the report or a summary of it on their website, linked here. The report is accompanied by a short film produced by Ken Burns and George Lucas featuring prominent Americans talking about the value of the humanities in the lives of individuals and societies.
July 2013: New Postdoctoral Fellow
The Core Humanities program welcomes Eda Dedebas Dundar as our new postdoctoral fellow beginning in Fall 2013. Dr. Dundar holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Connecticut. Her research examines adaptations of the female wanderer and storyteller figure in Middle Eastern literature, and she has taught courses in world literature, languages and cultures, and writing at the University of Connecticut and the State University of New Jersey. We look forward to working with Dr. Dundar and hope this will be a rewarding and enriching experience for her and for our program.
April 2013: Distinguished Teaching Assistants
Congratulations to these four outstanding graduate teaching assistants who have been chosen as Distinguished Teaching Assistants in the Core Humanities Program for the 2013–2014 academic year: Paul Boone (History), Jonathan Cummins (History), Jennifer Forsberg (English), and Rachel Watts (English). The Distinguished Teaching Assistants organize the orientation for new Core Humanities instructors before the start of the Fall semester, advise and mentor other graduate teaching assistants, and teach classes of their own.
March 2013: Distinguished Professors
Dr. Charles Tshimanga-Kashama from the Department of History and Dr. Leah Wilds from Political Science have been named as Distinguished Professors in the Core Humanities program for 2013–2015. Dr. Tshimanga-Kashama holds the Crowley Distinguished Professorship and Dr. Wilds is Fitzgerald Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. Both professors will teach in the Core Humanities program every semester and offer one capstone course in their own discipline each year of the professorship, and they will also give one public lecture each semester. We congratulate Dr. Tshimanga-Kashama and Dr. Wilds and thank them for their long service and excellent teaching in our program.