Latino Research Center University of Nevada, Reno

Our Mission

The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.


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Latino Research Center Events

We are constantly working and preparing programs and events to reach out to youth as well as the rest of the community.
Come and enjoy Discussion Panels, Movie Series, and Theater shows that deal with issues and concerns that are present in the lives of Latinos in our State of Nevada.

Coming Up!

Past Events


villasenorA Hilliard Endownment Fund
sponsored event

Victor Villaseñor:
Rooted in Family

Pride in Heritage, Education, and
the power of personal achievement.

"We are all one race, the human race."

Thursday, April 28t, 6:30 PM
William Raggio Building, Room 2003

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Using Census Data for Grant Writing

IGT-Mathewson Knowledge Center, Room 114
1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV
9:00 a.m. -12 noon on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Seating is limited and laptops will be provided.
Registration is limited to first twenty-five (25) participants who RSVP.
Please RSVP by calling the Latino Research Center 775-784-4010,

The World Food Program and
the Latino Research Center present:

Academic Conference
Food Security and International Migration: Perspective from the Americas

September 4, 2010 at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa.
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El Vagon

October 8,9, 10; 7:00 p.m.
Latino Research Center Spanish Theater
Play written by Silvia Gonzalez and directed by Mariano Lemus
Laxalt Auditorium, 401 Second St. Reno

Las Mujeres de Juarez

October 15,16,17; 7:00 p.m.
Latino Research Center Spanish Theater
Play written by Ruben Amavizca Munrua and directed by Mariano Lemus
Laxalt Auditorium, 401 Second St. Reno

the wallThe Wall

October 13th, 7:00 p.m.
The Wall, documents the impact of constructing a border fence along the Southwest. From policy makers to citizens of border towns the debate elevates as residents respond to having a fence built in their backyard.
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Rotunda

America Latina Música y Palabra

October 6th, 7:00 p.m.
Music Concert
A delightful evening with Rosendo Llamas and his guitar featuring romantic and folkloric melodies from Latin America
Joe Crowley Student Union, 3rd floor, Theater.

The Social, Economic and Political Implications of Latino Population Growth

October 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Lecture by Dr. Juan Andrade, President of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. This event is being co-sponsored by PLAN.
William Raggio Building, Room 2030

Ritmos Latinos

September 29th , 7:00 p.m.
Music Concert
A jazz fusion concert with Judith Ames and Her Band featuring Latin American works.
Joe Crowley Student Union, 3rd floor, Theater.
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Made in L.A.

September 16th 7:00 p.m.
Documentary and discussion panel
Movie will be showed and later commented by a panel of community leaders and students.
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Auditorium, Room 124

Latin American Movie Series Fall 2008

The movie series will start as a warm up fr the visit of Isabel Allende, who is coming to UNR on October 9th. the program includes internationally acclaimed Latin american movies that talk about social, cultural and political situations that characterize the history of their repective countries. Among other films, the program will present "El Amor en los Tiempos del Colera", "Viola chilensis", Frida Kahlo", "De Amor y de Sombras", "La Balada de Gregorio cortez", "Dias de Santiago", "El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba", etc.
Each show will be presented and commented on by professors Emma Sepulveda, Darrell Lockhart, Guillermo Meza, Linda Curcio, Mar Inestrilla and others.
The Series will run from the first week of September to October 7th. It will be closing with the showing of "The House of The Spirits" starring Meryl Streep, Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Irons, Glen Close and Wynona Rider.

Nosotros por Nosotros

Nosotros por NosotrosDuring 2007 the Latino Research Center started a new and very interesting project called "Nosotros por Nosotros: Latinos Telling Their Own History" exploring the life of Latinos in Nevada through the lens of the camera. (Click here to read more)