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College of Liberal Arts News

The College of Liberal Arts cultivates an environment of learning and discovery. Many professors and students are recognizing for their scholarly and creative endeavors.

The college also releases an e-newsletter at the beginning of the fall and spring semester. If you are interesting in subscribing, please email Samantha Bellwood at

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Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

3/20/2015 • Jane Tors
University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings.

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Debate Team trained for months leading into national finals

3/18/2015 • Natalie Savidge
Two contenders move on to invitational nationals; squad finishes 20th for the season.

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'Behind the Water' host shares experience at Film Forum

2/27/2015 • Staff Report
Documentary host shares stirring stories in search for clean water

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Driggs, influential political science professor, passes away

2/6/2015 • John Trent
For more than three decades, Don Driggs influenced scores of students

Top 10 stories of 2014

12/29/2014 • John Trent
2014 in review: Earthquake Engineering's cool building, a student's triumph and renowned Shakespeare expertise

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University ROTC Battalion commissions five lieutenants

12/19/2014 • Captain Patrick Beaudry
Students devote study, training and volunteering to become leaders of the future.

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Some of world’s finest musicians come to campus

12/16/2014 • Staff Report
Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Dec. 26-31, spotlights renowned musicians including SOTA faculty members.

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University of Nevada, Reno and Renown Health announce partnership for brain fMRI research

12/15/2014 • Natalie Savidge
New functional MRI technology studies human brain function, aims to understand how the brain works.

University professor verifies first folio of Shakespeare; set to curate 2016 British exhibit

12/10/2014 • Natalie Savidge
Eric Rasmussen’s experience and knowledge takes him from teaching to researching, validating and curating – all for the love of Shakespeare.

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University professor appointed to scholarship board by President Obama

12/5/2014 • Natalie Savidge
University of Nevada, Reno Professor Emma Sepulveda to serve on Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Looking for holiday gifts? Check out these books from University faculty, alumni and friends

12/3/2014 • Annie Conway
Books highlighting the history and culture of Nevada available at Nevada Wolf Shop and local bookstores

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Anthropology graduate student a finalist in essay contest

11/7/2014 • Staff Report
Winner of $5,000 scholarship to be determined by social media vote

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