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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

University Model Arab league team received Overall Outstanding Delegation at the Model Arab League Conference

The Model Arab League program strives to teach students about the politics and history of the Arab World

University students receive honorary recognition in the 66th Annual Session of Model Nations of the Far West

This year’s session included 500 students, a third of which were international, from universities around the United States and Philippines

 2015 Reno Jazz Festival

University campus celebrates 54 years of jazz

Thousands of musicians and aspiring performers learn and find inspiration during annual Reno Jazz Festival

 Earth Day 2015

University's Debate Team kicks off Earth Day festivities with public debate

Public Bike Program at the center of the community debate presentation in an effort to spark environmental and conservation dialogue

 Julius Funches plays Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird play

University Theatre and Dance stun in two national conferences

Department actors and dancers accomplish strong finishes in two high-profile performances

 Cheryll Glotfelty prepared tree-themed student artwork

University maintains Tree Campus USA designation

Arboretum Board celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Day and more with events in April through May

 Nevada Debate Team

Eat. Sleep. Debate. Repeat.

3/12/2016 • Lindsay Honaker
Nationally ranked debate team prepares for nationals after a momentous win in San Diego.

 Naomi Klein

University reschedules Forum for Excellence featuring Naomi Klein

3/11/2016 • Staff Report
New York Times bestseller to talk about global warming and capitalism April 20; event still free but now ticketed.

 The Big Bonanza

‘The Big Bonanza,’ a new American opera, inspired by Comstock Lode

3/10/2016 • Yun Ku
University’s Nevada Chamber Opera debuts world premiere of Virginia City musical production.

 Sarah Cowie

University anthropology professor honored with prestigious presidential award

3/7/2016 • Lindsay Honaker
Sarah Cowie awarded for her work surrounding native and non-native American collaboration

 Fleischer Jacobson

International musical legend Leon Fleisher graces University stage

3/4/2016 • Yun Ku
University’s Argenta Concert Series brings renown pianist to share talent with students and community.

 A Raisin in the Sun

Predominantly African-American cast tackles Reno’s premier of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

2/18/2016 • Yun Ku
University’s theatre and dance department offers play about prejudice through the ages and the quest to conquer the American Dream.

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