News & Events

April 3rd, 2019

Monte Python Core Humanities Movie Night Flyer

Core Humanities Movie Night

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Please join us in the Schulich Lecture Hall, Room 2, on April 3rd for laughs and pizza during this semester's Core Humanities movie night. We will be screening Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This is a great opportunity for both students and faculty to interact with course material outside of the classroom. Along with free pizza, Bretton Rodriguez will provide comments to introduce the film.

April 11th, 2019

Thought on Tap title with beer taps

Thought on Tap

Join us for the next Thought on Tap-April 11th at 5:30 pm. Topic: "The Role of the Humanities in Shaping Immigration and Refugee Initiatives." The discussion will be facilitated by Lydia Huerta (GRI and Communication Studies) and feature the following guests: Nasia Anam (English), Meredith Oda (History), Todd Sørensen (Business/Economics), and Michael Klajbor (UNR Communications graduate student). What is the role of the humanities in shaping immigration and refugee initiatives? How does the process of migration shape the identity of migrants and refugees? How do the humanities help us to understand some of the causes of mass migration? Join us as we tackle these and other important questions. Light snacks will be provided. Grab a bite and beverage and join the conversation

Thought on Tap is brought to you by the Core Humanities program, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Laughing Planet. We are interested in featuring faculty and students from throughout the University and people in our communities-people in the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, visual arts, etc. If you are interested in participating in a salon, please send a message to or call the Core Humanities main office (775.784.4447). You will find additional information, including a full schedule at

April 15th-17th, 2019

The Future of Interdisciplinarity Flyer

"The Future of Interdisciplinarity": STEM Methods and Medieval Studies Symposium

The last decade has seen an enormous rise in the number of research projects employing scientific tools toengage long-standing historical questions. From isotope analysis to biodistance markers, new research has demonstrated the efficacy of interdisciplinary effortsto address long-standing issues in medieval studies. This symposium will feature public lectures (April 15 and 17) and a public workshop and discussion (April 16). Emerging scholars andadvanced PhD students from the UNR community willdiscuss the balances, pitfalls, and rewards of working within the cutting edge of two disciplines. Guest speakersinclude:Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University) and Maite Iris García Collado (University of the Basque Country).These three events, organized by CH Distinguished Professor of the Humanities Ned Schoolman,will illuminate the growing consilience between science and the humanities in answering questions about the past, and highlight new directions in interdisciplinary research.

  • Public Lecture:"The First Plague Pandemic and the End of the Ancient World"
    Monday, April 15th
    Scrugham Engineering and Mines 101
    Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University):"The First Plague Pandemic and the End of the Ancient World"
  • Workshop and Discussion: Maite Iris García Collado and Merle Eisenberg
    Tuesday, April 16th
    Scrugham Engineering and Mines 101
    "New Directions in STEM Methods and Medieval Studies"
  • "Diet and Mobility in Early Medieval Iberia. New Insights from Stable Isotope Analyses"
    Wednesday, April 17th
    Wells Fargo Auditorium (MIKC)
    A Workshop and Discussion with Maite Iris García Collado (University of the Basque Country),Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University),Theodore Dingemans (UNR), andVictoria Swenson (UNR).

April 25th, 2019

The Early AIDS Pandemic in the US and the Migration Logic of Quarantine Flyer

"The Early AIDS Pandemic in the US and the Migration Logic of Quarantine"

A Public Lecture by Professor Karma A. Chávez

Rhetoric@Reno, the UNR graduate student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America, will host Dr. Karma Chávez, an Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas, Austin for a public lecture and reception. The lecture, "The Early AIDS Pandemic in the US and the Migration Logic of Quarantine," will focus on how various publics can incorporate rhetorical practices of marginalized groups and disrupt thesystems that oppress them. The event is open to all faculty, students, staff, and community members and will take place in the Wells Fargo Auditorium on April 25th, from 6-7:30pm.