Thought on Tap

Thought on Tap title with beer taps

Every second Thursday of the month

Future dates: 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2018; Jan. 10, 2019; Feb. 14, 2019; March 14, 2019, April 11, 2019; May 9, 2019

The University of Nevada, Reno Core Humanities program in collaboration with the Laughing Planet and the University's College of Liberal Arts announces new public engagement series designed to showcase research by University faculty and graduate students while having important conversations with our local communities.

"Thought on Tap" is intended to be an informal salon series that will be held at the University Laughing Planet (941 N. Virginia St.) on the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided at each gathering. Grab a bite and beverage and join the conversation with faculty and students.

The series is interested in featuring faculty and students from throughout the College of Liberal Arts - people in the humanities, social sciences, performing arts, visual arts, etc. This series will help engage with the public in meaningful ways while showcasing all the fantastic research that faculty and students do. Please help spread the word by sharing this message.

This year's theme will center on the role of the humanities in society and how it impacts the human experience. Speakers will explore the following topics:

The role of the humanities in

  • Times of Crisis (October)
  • Resistance Movements (November)
  • The News and Social Media (December)
  • The Sciences and New Technology (January)
  • Law, Ethics and Justice (February)
  • The Environment and Addressing Climate Change (March)
  • Immigration and Refugee Initiatives (April)
  • Arts, Culture and Popular Culture (May)

If you have an idea for a future Thought on Tap topic or would be interested in participating in a salon, please send a message to, call the Core Humanities main office: (775) 784-4447, or visit The schedule and names of presenters are also available on the website.