College of Liberal Arts

University of Nevada, Reno offers first-ever Paiute language course

Preserving and revitalizing the Great Basin indigenous language of Numu

Preserving Paiute Language

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Larry Engstrom

University leaders win Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Awards

Karen Penner-Johnson, President Marc Johnson and Larry Engstrom recognized at 2019 EDAWN Arts & Business Awards luncheon

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School of the Art’s Dmitri Atapine performs with The Chamber Music Society in Greece resulting in PBS film

PBS special features University of Nevada, Reno professor playing the Mendelssohn Octet, airs on KNPB Friday evening

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New colleagues join the College of Liberal Arts this fall

The College of Liberal Arts has hired 25 new faculty members for 2019-2020 academic year