News & Events

February 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.

Group photo with ANgela Davis and various members of UNR's College of Liberal Arts

February 14th, 2019

Thought on Tap title with beer taps

Thought on Tap

Join us at the University Laughing Planet on February 14th at 5:30 pm for the next Thought on Tap: "The Role of the Humanities in Law, Ethics, and Justice." The discussion will be facilitated by Bretton Rodríguez (Core Humanities) and feature the following guests: Chris Church (History), Jim Webber (English), Holly Scala (Political Science), and Kate Groesbeck (ASUN Cheif Justice). What is the role of the humanities in law, ethics, and justice? How do the humanities inform policies and public discourses on ethics and social justice? How might the humanities inform pedagogy and higher education? How should we respond when laws conflict with ethics or justice? 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

February 22nd, 2019
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. Sandwiches, potato chips, and coffee will be provided.