News & Events

November 28th, 2018

CHat Breaks

GRI Conference room (TB 101) 12:00pm-2:00pm

Join CH Distinguished Teaching Assistants Megan Cannella and Lee Olsen for informal discussions on pedagogy, classroom management, grading, assessment, etc. Those who are teaching in CH for the first time are especially encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity to share and learn best practices for leading CH discussion sessions or teaching small classes. Light sandwichesand coffee will be provided.

November 29th, 2018

"Medieval Women and Their Wishes: Wills, Donations, and Planning for the Hereafter"(Ned Schoolman)

CE 110 (Continuing Education Bldg.) 4:00 pm

You and your students are invited to attend a public lecture by Dr. Ned Schoolman, Distinguished Professor of Core Humanitiesand Associate Professor of History. In medieval Europe, most positions of political and religious authority were limited only to men. Given these constraints, how did women of means engage in political conflicts and religious policy? In what ways could they use their wealth and influence so that after their death they could provide assistance to their family, lasting endowments for institutions they established, and aid in the preservation of their memory? Join the Core Humanities program to explore this fascinating topic.

December 13th, 2018

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Thought on Tap

Join us at the University Laughing Planet on December 13th at 5:30 pm for the next Thought on Tap: "The Role of the Humanities in the News and Social Media." The discussion will be facilitated by Bretton Rodríguez, lecturer of Core Humanities, and feature the following guests: Katherine Fusco (English), Lydia Huerta (GRI and Communication Studies), Paromita Pain, Reynolds School of Journalism), and Joey Lovato (KUNR and The Nevada Independent). What roles do the humanities play in the news and social media? How can the humanities be used to address issues like "fake news" and faith in journalism? How do the humanities help us to understand the influence of social media on society today? 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

Febuary 6th, 2019

"Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Democracy and Civil Engagement"(Angela Davis)

Nightingale Concert Hall (Church Fine Arts Building) 6:00 pm

We have been working for months to organize the visit of a legend to our community. Please be sure to save thedate to see Angela Davis: February 6th at 6:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and you must reserve your seats: Reserve Davis Tickets. Besides saving the date, I would like to encourage faculty to begin thinking of ways to incorporate Angela Davis and her work into your Spring courses, especially those of you who will be teaching CH 203. You might consider using her latest book-the basis for her talk-nextsemester: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Angela Davis is anauthor, activist and distinguished professor emerita of the University of California, Santa Cruz.Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. Her work as an educator-bothat the university level and in the larger public sphere-hasalways emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial,and gender justice.