Media professionals interested in reporting on university-related stories are encouraged to visit the media newsroom.
View news from Nevada Today by topic.
Website: College of Liberal Arts
Students in history class earn Harvard honor
May 13, 2013 • By John Trent
Chengli Wang and James Buhain's work selected in prestigious Harvard contest.
International relations students find success at Model United Nations competition
May 8, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Students represent five countries; first time in a decade all five delegates take home diplomacy awards.
University assistant professor honored with international archaeology award
May 1, 2013 • By Megan Akers
John L. Cotter Award recognizes Sarah Cowie and her outstanding achievements as a historical archaeologist.
Installation ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi set for May 8
May 1, 2013 • Staff Report
New members of prestigious Hispanic Studies Honor Society to be inducted.
ROTC cadet wins George C. Marshall Award
April 24, 2013 • Staff Report
Christa Harrop is honored as one of the nation's top ROTC cadets.
University’s criminal justice honor society takes first place in Dallas
April 8, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
University of Nevada, Reno’s local chapter promotes critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; takes top honors at annual conference.
University Debate team finishes in top-10 for the season and national tournament
March 27, 2013 • By Deanna Hearn
Team member also wins All-American award at national tournament.
University of Nevada, Reno awards its first renewable energy certificate
March 20, 2013 • By Abbie Walker
Online program teaches professionals, government officials variety of renewable energy topics.
University professor releases book on powerful impact of women’s movement
March 13, 2013 • By Megan Akers
University professor releases personal book reflecting on mid-century social change as it shaped women's lives.
Linguistics students travel to Mexico, deliver research in Spanish
February 27, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Seven University students were given the chance to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico after taking a linguistics class with Professor Brook Lillehaugen last spring.
Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium held Feb. 15
February 6, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
Thirty graduate students will present at the Third Annual University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium on Friday, Feb. 15.
Coping with distress after a tragic event
December 19, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Psychology Chair Victoria Follette provides information and recommendations for the campus community.
Bilinski Educational Foundation to create fellowships for College of Liberal Arts
December 14, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
A gift from the Foundation will fund dissertation-year fellowships for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences.
A faculty mentor who's twice as sweet
December 12, 2012 • By John Trent
School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars.
More students compete in ‘We the People’ District 2 competition than ever before
December 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
More than 150 students from nine high schools will compete on campus Saturday, Dec. 15, in a Congressional hearing-style competition about the Constitution.
Prominent anthropologist to speak on evolution of modern human behavior
October 10, 2012 • By Megan Akers
The Anthropology Department welcomes Richard Klein to campus Oct. 16, as part of the Distinguished Lectureship in Archaeology Series.
Robert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception as part of Discover Science Lecture Series
October 9, 2012 • By Mike Wolterbeek
Evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers of Rutgers University will speak on the evolution of deceit and self-deception on Oct. 16
Top University debater honored
May 7, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
University of Nevada, Reno debate team captain Jonathan McGuire will be awarded the Robert S. Griffin Medal May 8 as the University's top debater.
University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque
May 1, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Researchers G. Richard Scott and Simon R. Poulson discovered that very small particles of plaque removed from the teeth of ancient populations may provide good clues about their diets.
Debate team finishes season among best of the nation
April 11, 2012 • By Riley Snyder
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.
Today marks fourth anniversary of high-profile raid on Yearning for Zion Ranch
April 3, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
James Richardson, professor of sociology and judicial studies, co-authors "Saints under Siege," on raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch.
Prominent national philosopher discusses democracy’s need for the humanities
March 29, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Martha Nussbaum, considered one of the most prominent moral philosophers of today, will speak at 7 p.m., April 12, at the University's Nightingale Concert Hall.
National sports historian authors new edition of “Sports in American Life”
March 22, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
In 1994, Richard Davies was one of the first to offer sports as a way to bring American history to life in the classroom.
It’s March madness for one Nevada, Reno team – debaters McGuire and Bassett
March 12, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
While Pack fans were rooting for the basketball team to earn its way into the NCAA tournament , one Nevada team had clinched a national championship appearance.
Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson debate issues of today
February 7, 2012 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans are invited to campus for “Fractured Union: A Conversation with George Washington, Alexander Hamilton & Thomas Jefferson,” 7 p.m., Feb. 10.
ROTC cadets to participate in cultural understanding program
January 30, 2012 • By Catherine Stokes
Twelve of the University's ROTC cadets will travel abroad this summer in the U.S. Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.
Sociology professor authors new book on development strategies for Africa
December 22, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
In his book, Makoba contends that a “triple partnership” is the only way sustained economic development and poverty reduction can be achieved in Africa.
ROTC Ranger Challenge team chalks up another win
December 15, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Two and a half months of training has led the University's ROTC Ranger Challenge team to another victory at the annual regional Ranger Challenge competition.
Wild West Shootout to support University’s Early Childhood Autism Program
December 12, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
The highly acclaimed Early Childhood Autism Program gets help from the Sierra Kids Foundation Dec. 14 – 17, when it sponsors the fundraising basketball tournament.
'Intense calm' leads to Marshall Scholarship
December 5, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
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.
ROTC senior cadet ranks in top 20 of the nation
November 9, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
University of Nevada, Reno education major Zack Betts is ranked among the top ROTC cadets in country – number 13 out of 5,643 senior cadets.
Political science professor honored with national Henry Salvatori Prize
November 8, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
John Marini has received the Henry Salvatori Prize in the American Founding, joining past prominent recipients, including George Will and William F. Buckley.
University takes center stage as Shakespeare debate heats up
October 25, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
When Eric Rasmussen isn’t in the classroom bringing Shakespeare to life for students, you’re likely to find him on the telephone, talking to reporters around the globe.
“Haunted”: an InkHeads printmaking show and fundraiser
October 20, 2011 • By Ashlea Clark
The InkHeads Printmaking Group, a University student and alumni art club, hosts a “Haunted” art show and sale at l’gallery on Oct. 29.
Shakespeare comes alive on campus this fall
September 15, 2011 • By Nonie Wainwright
“Lute Songs from the Time of Shakespeare” will kick-off a fall campus celebration of Shakespeare prior to November performances of “Hamlet” in Original Pronunciation.
Nationally recognized history professor named College of Liberal Arts Dean
June 29, 2011 • By Claudene Wharton
Foundation Professor Scott Casper, history department chair, accepted the position of interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Callicott, 'father' of environmental ethics, to speak on campus
April 27, 2011 • By John Trent
J. Baird Callicott, who has had an enormous impact on environmental thought and discourse for more than 40 years and who is credited with teaching the world’s first course in environmental ethics in 1971, will appear along with Priscilla Solis Ybarra, a leading specialist in Mexican American environmental thought, at the University in several discussion and lecture settings.
Former South African president urges thoughtful change
April 4, 2008 • By Zanny Marsh
His visit was part of the annual Forum for Excellence sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts to support its Fund for Excellence.