Liberal Arts News

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Anthropology Professor Kyra Stull creates Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database

Database made possible by four federally funded projects from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice Awards

Sierra Hall mural featuring six sets of diverse eyes and faces with Nevada painted down the column
Sierra Hall mural makes bold statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

Mural dedication event planned to honor the public artwork

Front of Lincoln Hall building
Endowment creates Nevada history initiative

History department in College of Liberal Arts receives donation to help amplify history scholarship in Nevada

Award-winning saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly.
Performing Arts Series celebrates 60th anniversary with one-of-a-kind virtual events

During the 2020-21 season, the performing arts explore new ways to command the stage and screens

Professor Renata Keller pictured on a dock overlooking the Panama Canal
University Professor of History Renata Keller recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award

Grant offered to write new book on the Cuban Missile Crisis from the perspective of Latin American people

Morrill Hall on the quad during summer
Another cohort of liberal arts faculty and staff join the University

The College of Liberal Arts hired 28 new faculty and staff members in the last year

Collage of singers and musicians featured in the Heartbeat to Hearbeat music video
“Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye” – new music video by Reno, for Reno

Song features University faculty and alumni performing artists

A man sits in the opening of a cave overlooking the Nevada dessert
Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Morgan receives title of Don Frazier-Don Fowler Endowed Chair in Prehistoric Great Basin Archeology

Morgan continues long line of Great Basin archeologists

Gracie Krutz
Student works with Nevada Arts Council as part of donor-funded internship

Art history major Gracie Krutz highlights her internship experience while earning liberal arts degree

Part of the mural, a raised fist outline is in black over large, multicolored paint spatters
Eye-popping mural is a bold statement of diversity

Sierra Hall is the site of the first display of public art devoted to diversity and inclusion on campus

The Princess and the Prophet book jacket
College of Liberal Arts faculty research and write on topics of racism and social justice

From the history of religion and Black culture to a modern global issue of racism, faculty examine the evolution of social justice movements

Up-close image of a person wearing a face mask
New survey focuses on COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs

University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor in political science part of multidisciplinary team of scholars dedicated to informing risk messaging and public policy

Students sitting in exhibition room talking
Public called to submit pandemic materials for local history exhibit

University of Nevada, Reno Shared History Program seeks submissions to include in exhibit displaying daily life during pandemic

A globe of the world sit on top of a desk in a dark lit room
Ozmen Institute for Global Studies celebrates two years at the University of Nevada, Reno

A look at their accomplishments and plans for the future

"I aided children to be adopted, immigrants to migrate...I had applied concepts, theories and practices from the classroom to the work environment in our own society of Reno, Nevada."

Service-learning course helps Northern Nevada Latinx community

Spanish major translates legal documents to aid in immigration, adoption and social justice matters in local community

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Rafael Blanco came to the United States from Spain and currently resides outside of Chicago. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University in 2013 and has recently begun work on one of two murals on the University campus to highlight and underscore diversity.
Murals highlighting diversity going up on University campus

The University is getting two new art murals on Sierra Hall and Ansari Business Building that underscore commitment to diversity

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.
Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

Neon sign that reads "In Town Motel"
Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, National Historical Society and UNLV awarded grant to digitally archive area’s iconic history

Photograph by Cara Romero titled “Coyote Tales," which includes a Saints and Sinners neon sign and three people standing outside a liquor store in front of a classic, convertible car.
Duet, a collaboration between sister museums at University of Nevada, Reno & University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Lilley and The Barrick Museums of Art join through a series of #SisterMuseumsNV social media posts

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University of Nevada, Reno music professor named Regents’ Award winner for creative activities

Chair and Professor of Music and Cello Dmitri Atapine presented with Regents’ Award

The recital hall in the University Arts Building
College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and staff earn top recognition

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar

Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15

Morrill Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
University honors 2020 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Tyler Harris is the 2020 Herz Gold Medalist.
Tyler Harris selected as Spring 2020 Herz Gold Medalist

Dual major in accounting and political science, minor in philosophy, is Wooster High School graduate

Zund Cutter cutting PPE gowns
Fab Lab partners with local businesses to make PPE for Renown healthcare workers

Fabrication Lab and Miller’s Jackets and Printing Services of Nevada are working together to help meet Renown’s community-donated goal for isolation gowns

Spring Awakening Choreography Rehearsal (left to right) Julia Parks, Abby Rosen, Adelynn Tourondel and Nate Hodges.
School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We can get through it’

Theater and dance student Abby Rosen navigates University’s transition to virtual learning

A piece featured in Mariah Vargas’ thesis exhibition, “Lover,” in Student Galleries South on campus.
School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Supporting visual arts remotely

BFA candidate Mariah Vargas shares her experience – and new creations – during social distancing

Top left, John Villanueva, top right, Nickie Moore, and bottom middle, Phil Sharp pose for a screenshot after the online presentation of awards for the festival finals of the National Online Forensics tournament.
Nevada strikes gold, claims championship at online nationals

Undergraduate students Nickie Moore and John Villanueva claim ‘Superior’ award; team places fourth for season overall

Laura Ryerson performing at last year’s Spring Dance Concert with fellow dance major McKenzie Kennedy.
School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Dance in a digital form

Dance student Laura Ryerson grows as a student and choreographer through video instruction

Jason Fisette with students Jaylin Hendricks, Sydney Banks and Prism Zephyr
Philosophy students make their case for reparations

Undergraduate researchers are using their scholarship to rethink a controversial topic

University of Nevada, Reno senior and Music Education major Grace Desilets
School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Keeping the arts alive

Music student Grace Desilets navigates the University’s transition to online classes

Music Education major Kara Bainter with her cello
School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We’re all in this together’

Music student Kara Bainter finds opportunities for connection and collaboration in online learning

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.
University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

Elephant in the wild pictured by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society
Humanities contribution reaches far beyond the classroom

English students work with Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society

Oil painting in wooden frame of old buildings on a street
The Lilley @Home

The Lilley Museum joins in on the #MuseumFromHome fun

College of Liberal Arts advising team sits on stairs in Pennington Achievement Center
Advising during the pandemic

Virtual advising appointments replace face-to-face meetings in the College of Liberal Arts

The panel of women pictured left to right: Erin Stiles, Rabbi Sara Zober, Terri Domitrovich, Dina A. Elshabrawy, Reverend Shelley Fisher, Patricia Meidell
'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event explored gender, leadership and faith

Panel sponsored by Temple Sinai Reno, College of Liberal Arts and others

While we are incredibly disappointed that this year’s festival will not take place, we are appreciative of the community’s support in helping us continue the Festival in 2021.”

58th annual Reno Jazz Festival canceled for 2020

In the wake of coronavirus and the size and scope of the Festival, organizers made the decision to cancel the Festival

Three members of the Steel Betty blue grass group stand in front of an outdoor concrete wall with guitars propped up on the wall between each of them.
Bluegrass band Steel Betty’s performance to conclude 2019-20 Performing Arts Series season

The Austin, Texas-based band will perform March 12 and facilitate a songwriting workshop during visit

Monica Maccaux holding two design awards at the German Design Awards 2020 event
Graphic designer presented with two international design awards

Graphic Design Program Director and Assistant Professor, Monica Maccaux, earns two German Design Awards.

Two Reno Jazz Festival musicians perform on stage.
Call for Volunteers for the 2020 Reno Jazz Festival, April 23-25

More than 100 volunteers needed to help to transform campus into a jazz hub

Musical artist Martha Redbone and her six-piece band perform Roots Project.
Award-winning musician Martha Redbone to perform at the University

The compelling voice in American roots music performs for audiences of all ages

Professor Louis Forline poses with daughter and Amazonian community members in Brazil
Preserving the Awa Amazon Community

Anthropologist helps to protect and revitalize local indigenous communities in Brazil

Kara Savant’s artwork, It Takes a Village (2019), is an open mailbox on a wooden church-like background with a yellow waxy yellow jacket nest attached to the ceiling of the mailbox, green felt lining the bottom with a fake yellow jacket sitting on it, and a checkered flag up, indicating mail ready to be taken.
School of the Arts celebrates ‘Connections,’ brings artwork to airport terminal

Student, faculty and alumni art exhibition on display in Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s Terminal C until April 20

"Women’s leadership options in religious organizations and spiritual communities have often been limited due to doctrine, tradition, practice and bias.”

Diverse panel to discuss women’s leadership in religious and spiritual life

'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event to explore gender, leadership and faith

Student holding up Argentina cardboard frame
Faces of the Pack: University alumna receives Fulbright Student Scholar Grant

Natalie Van Hoozer travels abroad to Argentina to pursue passion for connecting Spanish- and English-speaking communities

Music conductor leading the U.S. Navy Band with audience blurred behind him.
National spotlight shines on Nevada alumnus Capt. Ken Collins and the U.S. Navy Band

Servicemen and women recently highlighted in CBS News' behind-the-scenes video

Front view of outside of the White House
What is the impeachment process?

U.S. government political scientist breaks down the impeachment process

We the People document, American flag and quill pen
Nevada Humanities presents ‘The Constitution: What it Means to Me’ salon in Reno

University faculty moderate, provide expertise at free MidTown event

University Arts Building looking toward the north.
University Arts Building wins architecture design honors across the country

Newest University of Nevada, Reno facility opened in February

The cast of Urinetown performs
Musical theatre degree launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Theatre and Dance offers only degree program in state of Nevada

Plaques of the senior scholars
University honors 2019 Winter Senior Scholars

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize nine graduates with top grade-point average

The literacy program team posing dressed as superheroes
University’s “Super Readers are Superheroes” literacy program team members participate in the 2019 Run for Education

The program has helped over 500 students gain confidence and reading skills

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session
Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Take3 trio in concert
Take3, chamber and pop music trio, to perform

Performing Arts Series presents dynamic group community performances on Nov. 6-7

Summit 2016 by Nolan Preece
The Lilley hosts exhibition of Renoite Nolan Preece

Local artist to show retrospective of non-figurative photography

"How do we respect one another when we have a conversation across religious and philosophical divides?"

Beyond toleration: Having difficult conversations in the age of social media

College of Liberal Arts' Engaging the Power of Diversity series tackles religious divides

Seven undergraduate students from Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe tribes graduated from the field school and were awarded a “College of Liberal Arts at University of Nevada, Reno, Award for Collaborative and Indigenous Archaeology.”
Field school helps bring Indigenous perspectives to research

Anthropology students combine tribal knowledge, learnings to help ‘decolonize archeology’

A cappella group Backtrack performs at the University of Nevada, Reno

‘New York’s Got Talent’ winners engage with students and community Oct. 17-18

The Piranesi exhibition at The Lilley
The art of postcard prints featured in 'Piranesi and The Eternal City'

Exhibition closes this week with music collaboration featuring eight students singing famous Italian songs from Piranesi’s time

The Moanin' Frogs
The Moanin’ Frogs inspires northern Nevada music students

The Moanin’ Frogs kicks off the Performing Arts Series at the University of Nevada, Reno

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

Dmitri Atapine holds his cello
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

Pennington Student Achievement Center during a typical sunny day with students walking by and sitting on the lawn and various benches
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

A group of musicians in suits gathered playing a variety of different saxophones
Performing Arts Series announces 2019-20 season

The Moanin’ Frogs, Backtrack, Take3, Martha Redbone and Steel Betty visit University of Nevada, Reno

Frandsen Humanities Building
English master’s program focuses on bridging activism and education

University of Nevada, Reno Associate Professor Lynda Walsh looks forward to MAPE program’s fourth year, reflects on program’s success

Julie Lucero
Latino Research Center recharged with new director

Julie Lucero became the Director of the Latino Research Center July 1

Children in Peru with their play happy ball
Sociology graduate wins national recognition for paper about happiness

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Eric Lin not only researches happiness but spreads it too through his organization: The Play Happy Project

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson and recent alumna Christina Thomas celebrate the American Indian & Alaska Native Graduate Celebration in May 2019. Johnson is wearing commencement regalia, and Thomas is in traditional Paiute garb.
University of Nevada, Reno offers first-ever Paiute language course

Preserving and revitalizing the Great Basin indigenous language of Numu

Front of Thompson Building with pillars
Political science department welcomes new chair

Carolyn Warner is the new chair and Vail Pittman Professor of political science

International SUSI participants stand outside with University ambassador
College of Liberal Arts helps brings international experience to campus and community

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders program brings international students to campus to learn about U.S. government and policy

Jacqueline Kirshenbaum stands to receive award and flowers
Literacy program touts three local Volunteers of the Year

Three graduate students were awarded Volunteer of the Year by Boys and Girls Club

Chinese instructor leans over shoulder of young student to help with assignment at table
University’s Chinese STARTALK program teaches grade school children for third year

The world languages and literatures department hosts middle and high school students on campus for three-week Chinese summer program

Students presenting on linguistics mock trial class at Georgetown University
Team of undergraduate students present at national conference

Six liberal arts students share their research at Georgetown University

A characiture of one person dressed as a matador on half of its body and a flamenco dancer on the other half.
Latino Research Center welcomes new faces, releases new issue of journal

‘Border-Lines Volume XI’ focuses on the intersectionality of Latinx communities and aims to challenge Border Theory

Brendan Henry
International affairs major earns top scholarship for study abroad experience

Sophomore, Brendan Henry, will travel to Israel to study Arabic and Middle Eastern culture

Jail cells
Teaching in confinement

Two liberal arts professors teach criminal justice and literature behind bars

Ann Marie Vollstedt with her class
Tibbitts winners share love of teaching ... and of long, hard-working summers

Engineering's Vollstedt and Anthropology's Smith honored

Brett Van Hoesen teaching a class at the University of Nevada, Reno
Associate Professor of Art Brett Van Hoesen wins ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award’

Van Hoesen also receives recognition from Governor Steve Sisolak, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen

Manzanita Hall on the Quad of the University of Nevada, Reno
University honors 2019 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Hannah Huntley and Hector Arciniega
Two University students receive 2019 Regents’ Scholar Awards

The College of Liberal Arts is fortunate to have an undergraduate and graduate student as Regents’ Scholar recipients

University student with faculty member/mentor and community partner
Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Community-based undergraduate researchers join with faculty mentors to explore problems and offer understanding and ideas to make a difference

Cameron Strang
Assistant Professor Cameron Strang wins the Summerlee Book Prize for ‘Frontiers of Science’

Books from College of Liberal Arts professors Strang, Xiaoyu Pu and Ian Hartshorn make their debut and earn honors

Bernard Schopen's book cover-- with best wishes inscribed
Professor Bernard Schopen has published his fourth Reno mystery novel

Former Core Humanities professor has published “The Dying Time,” the fourth installment of the Jack Ross series

Jenna Weiner wearing headset at TEDx talk
How TEDx became the 'best short talk of my life' for graduate student Jenna Weiner

Grad student recounts prepping for, fretting over, and ultimately delivering a memorable 'TED' talk

Gerold Dermid gives a thumbs up with Berch Berberoglu, both posing for a photo.
Ozmen Institute for Global Studies launches with 'Collaboration Across Boundaries' celebration

Faculty with relevant research and teaching interests in global or international studies are welcomed to become an institute affiliate

Award winners hold up certificates on stage during 2018 awards ceremony.
World Languages and Literatures department set to host 50th awards ceremony

Awards ceremony recognizes students who have mastered foreign languages

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.
Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

Take an interactive walking tour of 10 University museums on and around campus

Trees bloom during spring on the University of Nevada, Reno campus
College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff earn top recognition

Faculty and staff members in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

Melissa Aldana
Walter Smith III, Melissa Aldana headline 57th Annual Reno Jazz Festival

Three-day festival to draw more than 10,000 people to University of Nevada, Reno

Lake Mead
Research shows Nevada working as a partner on Colorado River sustainability efforts

Political science researcher Elizabeth Koebele shows states working together to conserve water rather than fighting for it

Jordan and Savannah with several of their awards from the season.
Faces of the Pack: Jordan Cosselman and Savannah Urcioli place second at the NPDA Debate

Two female students accomplish great feats both personally and professionally as partners in the Nevada Debate Union, recognized as ASUN Club of the year

A cherry blossom tree blooms and a few people in the distance walk through the University of Nevada, Reno campus with a large, brick building in the background.
Department of Philosophy presents annual Paul and Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Charles Mills is this year's featured speaker and will address 'Racial Injustice'

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens
Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

University of Nevada, Reno campus from above
New chair of communication studies hits the ground running with top award

Professor and Chair of Communication Studies Jimmie Manning gets top paper award named after him

Students from French Club smile and sit around table
French major among top 10 colleges graduating language students

The French major recently ranked in the top 10 of colleges across the country with the most bachelor’s degrees

A person with a blue and yellow BREXIT top hat looks at another person smiling, wearing a light pink scarf. Red and white signs with nondescript words are on either side of the two people.
UK prejudice against immigrants amongst lowest in Europe, University research finds

New study reveals more tolerance for diversity; determines only 15 percent of people would object to having immigrants as neighbors in the UK and other rich EU nations

Diego Zarazua sits in the Latino Research Center
Meet the new Latino Research Center coordinator

The Latino Research Center is back open full-time and dedicated to advancing Latinx research and improving conditions for the Latinx community

Students stand on the stage in the Harlan O. & Barbara R. Hall Recital Hall
University Arts Building opens Friday, Feb. 22

The University and School of the Arts expand their roles and footprint with new building

Angela Davis
Angela Davis speaks to sold-out crowd

Scholar and activist, Angela Davis encourages a need for change

George Lewis and Valerie Fridland sitting and talking in a room with books and bookshelves behind them.
How does language influence identity?

Professor of linguistics from the English department awarded American Speech Roger Shuy Best Paper

Crowd shot of people walking with title "Breaking Stigma" and a play button
Breaking Stigma

Let's Talk About Sex, Drugs and Homelessness

The members of Cantus gathered around a seating area.
Performing Arts Series Presents Cantus

Men’s vocal ensemble to perform Feb. 5 at Nightingale Concert Hall

Sculptures from Sameer Farooq & Jared Stanley's "Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere". The words "What if our spiritual whimsy actually did rush through the intimate veil of your surprise."
New University art museum to open with artists Sameer Farooq, Jared Stanely

More than 5,500 works of art find permanent home on University campus

Mock trial group poses in courtroom
Spanish mock trial presents alternative career choice

Students in Spanish 441 course learned how to become an expert witness

Activist and Professor Emerita Angela Davis
Activist, professor Angela Davis to present as part of sold-out Diversity Speaker Series

University’s College of Liberal Arts brings speaker Wednesday, Feb. 6, to talk about her involvement in the nation’s quest for social justice; sold-out-event offers wait-list and live-stream options

Team digs at Stewart Indian School site
College of Liberal Arts faculty members ring in new year celebrating personal success

Three members of the College of Liberal Arts earn prestigious awards

Steven C. Hayes
Foundation Professor of Psychology elected AAAS Fellow

University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor Steven C. Hayes named an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, a coveted recognition among top scientists

Daniel Lang holds award next to fellow student
Student puts journalism and language skills to use through continuous travel abroad

Daniel Lang awarded two travel grants to finish thesis research in Taiwan

Students study together
Students collect donations and present oral history performance, (An)Other Reno Perspective

Assistant Professor Robert Gutierrez-Perez and students research and perform their interpretation of “otherness” at The Holland Project Monday, Dec. 10

A vineyard at sunset
Basque wine: Why is it not just for drinking?

Certified Specialist of Wine and Ph.D. candidate Kerri Lesh pours a hearty glass of knowledge about Basque winemaking

Prescription bottle open on table with pills spilling out
Criminal Justice Department awarded grant in partnership with Reno Police Department to curb gun violence and opioid addiction

Increase in gun violence and opioid addiction in Reno leads researchers to take action

Evans article in front of a brick background
Political scientist dispels belief that Russian steelworkers didn’t protest in 1990s

Assistant professor Allison Evans publishes “Labour protest and industrial peace: Russian steelworkers’ encounters with economic reforms and unravelling social protections”

Wildfire burns in a forest
University anthropology team assists with recovery efforts at Camp Fire

A team of University faculty and graduate students volunteered efforts at the Camp Fire to identify human remains

Monica Maccaux
University graphic design professor begins work on new typeface

Assistant professor Monica Maccaux plans to roll out new font based off of cattle brands

Emile Guzman
Communication studies major lands internship of a lifetime

Emile Guzman interned at the Tesla Gigafactory this past summer

Inge Bruggeman in front of examples of Bruce Licher work
Grammy award-nominated letterpress artist to visit campus this week

Bruce Licher of Independent Project Press will give an illustrated lecture about his graphic design and letterpress work

Map of the heart of Paris with a dot for every tweet captured during the 2017 French elections
Professor uses Twitter data to compare real-time violence with tweets

Assistant Professor Steven Wilson uses tweets to understand the motivation behind social media

Sarah Blithe head shot next to a picture of a book jacket of her new, co-authored book, "Sex and Stigma: Stories of Everyday Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels"
Sarah Blithe studies sex and stigma in Nevada’s legal brothels

Associate professor’s research gives voice to sex workers, suggests brothels in need of reform

Debra Harry
New faculty member meeting the needs of Indigenous students

The College of Liberal Arts hired a full-time lecturer to teach native courses and help create an Indigenous studies program

Four Judicial Epicenter parters stand and pose for a photo
Epicenter for Judicial Education celebrated during reception on University campus in Reno

Collaboration offers exclusive headquarters for educating judges, improving system of justice

Surabhi Bharadwaj
School of the Arts brings Indian dance, one-act comedies

October events spans music to art exhibitions

Noelle Ruggieri next to an American Dance Festival sign
Member of the Pack: One of the first women to graduate in new dance major offered through the School of the Arts

Noelle Ruggieri grows as a dancer and choreographer after summer internship

California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio pose with instruments on seats of an outdoor amphitheater
Performing Arts Series Presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio

World-renowned guitar trios to perform Oct. 2 at Nightingale Concert Hall

The cast and director of "A Free Man" rehearse.
University theatre program to perform new play about opioid addiction

Student cast will perform 'A Free Man' written by University theatre adviser, Sandra Neace.

Jason Altieri, Marc Johnson, Karen Penner-Johnson and Larry Engstrom
University leaders garner three nominations in EDAWN arts awards

Luncheon recognized contribution of those who support Reno-Sparks arts and culture community

A student rests his head in an Adaptive Optics system
Global community of vision scientists convenes at the University of Nevada, Reno

OSA Vision Meeting presents the latest scientific and clinical advances in understanding human vision; the meeting includes two pre-conference lectures open to campus community

Natasha Rudi, Lynwood Johnson and Anna Lincoln
Administrative Faculty Receive National Attention with Probation Research

Two academic advisors in the College of Liberal Arts publishing paper on probation

Members of the Nevada Marching Band in a line of Sousaphones.
The Pride of the Sierra welcomes new Associate Director of Bands Corey Pompey

Greater Nevada Credit Union support continues

Student teacher sitting at table with two students looking at iPads
Students have career options with new dual degree programs

The Colleges of Education and Liberal Arts offer students choices after graduation with PackTeach program

2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Leonard Reid (left), with Silver Pen Honorees Jared Stanley (center) and Lindsay Wilson (right)
University Libraries presents the 2018 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Tuesday, November 13, 7 p.m.

Robert Leonard Reid is the 2018 Hall of Fame inductee

SAM100 is a bricklaying robot used at the University Arts Building
University Arts Building construction first in Nevada to use bricklaying robot

Innovative tool touts time savings and cost-efficiency

A small group of women are seated for an event inside the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce with Reno Mayor Hillary Shieve standing and talking to the group
Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce + College of Liberal Arts partner for Northern Nevada Women’s Leadership Initiative

Successful kick-off event held for year-long leadership salons

Seven students in white NevadaFIT T-shirst pose for a photo while gathered on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins

More than 1,700 incoming freshman – nearly half of all University of Nevada, Reno freshmen – to participate in program designed to increase college success

Jamie Palmer, James Albrecht, Guadalupe Escobar, Aaron Hill, Nasia Anam, Tyler Brownlow-Calkin
New Colleagues Join the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts hires 26 new faculty members for the fall semester

Paul MacNeilage scuba diving with VR headset
Virtual reality will soon be able to go underwater

Assistant Professor of Psychology is developing an underwater VR headset as part of grant for NASA

Students sit in classroom while holding up red papers with Chinese calligraphy
Local school district students learn Chinese at University

Middle and high school students completed three-week camp to learn Chinese language and culture

Students throwing frisbee in front of Manzanita Lake with fountain in the middle
Summer Success Stories in the College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts faculty members have busy summer winning awards and grants

virtual reality lab
Exploring how to make virtual reality more accessible to women

VR sickness to be studied by University of Nevada, Reno team

Researcher shines light on a test tube in a darkened lab
Center for Advanced Studies advocates for researchers

Past University research honorees offer faculty community a voice on campus and beyond

Three table sets of students study in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada, Reno
Italian studies minor is back

College of Liberal Arts' department of world languages & literatures re-offers minor this fall

The flags of the Nevada Wolf Pack, United States of America and Q&D Construction hang from a steel beam.
University Arts Building Tops Out

Tallest steel beam was placed, marking a construction turning point and bridging Church Fine Arts with new structure

Allison Blair looks pensive with brick wall behind her
Allison Monterey Blair named University’s Spring 2018 Herz Gold Medalist

English and anthropology student earns top grade-point average, has passion for storytelling and helping prevent suicide

University of Nevada, Reno students pose for a photo each showing their winning certificate after the 2018 Model Arab League competition
University hails as three-time champions

Three years, three titles for the University's political science Model Arab League Team

History and political science departments’ news worth celebrating

Multiple University professors and doctoral candidates awarded for successes

Natalie Van Hoozer
Spanish and journalism major brings more Spanish news to local community

Senior Natalie Van Hoozer is radio station’s first bilingual reporter

Joshua Nelson was selected as this year's Robert S. Griffin Medal winner.
University Debate Union award ceremony honors students and late University president

Joe Crowley posthumously awarded W. Clark Santini Cup

Aqueelah Thompson
Meet the new College of Liberal Arts internship coordinator

The College of Liberal Arts hired a new position to increase student and community engagement

Nevada's Merci Train document
University students translate historic documents from Merci Train

Four students earn opportunity to help Nevada State Railroad Museum understand World War II artifact

bus driving away on dirt road
Senior research project focuses on illegal immigration

English major discusses immigration concerns and emotional effects on college students

University students Josh Nelson and Sean Thai prepare for the 2018 National Debate tournaments
University of Nevada, Reno Debate Team places well at national tournaments

Debate team duo placed in top quarter at the National Parliamentary Debate Association and top half at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence

Cortney Arrington
Sociology students solve local problems while gaining valuable experience

Two sociology students awarded with undergraduate research awards to help solve community problems

Dafnis Prieto poses with a cymbal in hand
Dafnis Prieto Sextet, Peter Apfelbaum headline 56th Annual Reno Jazz Festival

Three-day festival to draw more than 9,000 people to the University

Maria Hinojosa poses for photograph outside
Award-winning news anchor Maria Hinojosa on campus April 10

Topics of free, evening talk to include immigration, politics, Latinos in the media and more

Daniel Lang
Student awarded government scholarship to study Chinese

Daniel Lang was awarded a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to study overseas

Mélisande and her husband Alexandre "Moulin" de Grosbois-Garand
Quebec singer Mélisande blends traditional music with pop and electro

Performing Arts Series continues with April 3 concert

University of Nevada, Reno aerial photo
Political science professor’s research acknowledged

Ian M. Hartshorn’s newest article on takfir practices in the Middle East gets published

Allison Blair
Tribulation and struggle inspires honors thesis

Senior English and anthropology major Allison Blair tells her personal narrative in honors thesis

Inge Bruggeman works on her book and publication arts with a student
Travel grants bring University research and creativity worldwide

New travel grants expand opportunities, plus encourage development of scholarly and creative activities

Mwangi Huetter duo
A Shakespearean classic set at the Black Rock Desert

A re-imagined ‘Twelfth Night’ performance and other School of the Arts events through March

Greater Nevada Credit Union check presentation
Greater Nevada Credit Union presents donation to Pride of the Sierra

The band accepts a gift of $30,000 to help support and expand the program; a total of nearly $300,000 raised since beginning of partnership

Student Michael Walecke holding photo with picture of data
Undergraduate research project finds famed poet Chaucer connected to early-century astronomers

Senior English Literature major, Michael Walecke, is mapping collocations of one of Chaucer’s only prose works

Selected Durations book published by Black Rock Press
Black Rock Press earns first runner-up in national book design competition

'Selected Durations' will be recognized by the Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design

Campus aerial shot looking south from Lawlor Events Center
'Strength through Diversity' event highlights diversity and inclusion work

Highlighted: Upcoming campus climate survey, GRI initiatives, Diversity Plan and more

Book open on table with vintage books standing up in front of blackboard
World languages professor publishes new book

Associate Professor, Jaime Leaños, publishes new book on letter by Pope Pius II

Tale of Genji: Snow Scene by Toyokuni and Hiroshige from 1853
University Galleries gets more than $1 million worth of donations

The museum has collected art and educated the community for more than 70 years and now prepares to move nearly 5,000 art pieces to new building

Lady Justice
Meet Eric Lambert, chair of criminal justice

Eric Lambert is the new chair and professor of criminal justice with a passion for making better communities

Marin Pilloud standing on dirt hillside with profile headshot
University forensic anthropologist works with coroner to identify human remains

A highly coveted forensic anthropologist uses unique skillset to work with Medical Examiner’s Office to perform skeletal examinations

Group of people pose in Basque library during 50th anniversary reception for the Center for Basque Studies
Center for Basque Studies celebrates 50 years of research and outreach

A half-century promoting the Basques through publications, conference presentations, lectures, creative activities and more; celebratory year ends with ENE 2018 award

Literacy Program members dressed up in super heroes costume
Liberal arts departments benefit community through literacy program

Four departments in the College of Liberal Arts support reading program for low-income kids

Katie Lou Hickman in Hiliard Plaza
Part of the Pack: giving back with public service

University student on her White House internship and more

Jacqueline Snow and Michael Gomez
Study finds graspable objects grab attention more than images of objects do

Findings challenge notion that images are appropriate substitute for real objects

Students walking in Hilliard Plaza at the University of Nevada, Reno
Students awarded for op-eds on conducting proper research in anthropology

Awards presented by the national Center for a Public Anthropology organization

Patrons of Paleontology: How Government Support Shaped a Science, by Jane Davidson book cover, which is covered with bones, fossils, and drawing of prehistoric animals
University professor publishes new book on paleontology

'Patrons of Paleontology' focuses on government’s involvement in funding paleontology research

Chris Jazwa standing behind Channel Islands State Park sign with ocean in background
Anthropology grants fund research on human condition

An in-depth look at the anthropology department’s grant work sets precedence for the future

Gaudete Brass Quintet
Gaudete Brass Quintet, Joan Arrizabalaga featured at School of the Arts

Guest artists close out fall semester at University

Fang Jiang studies fMRI technology images
Lightning Talks provide early-career faculty members opportunity to network, collaborate

Presentations represented a variety of disciplines, including sustainable plant production and street art in virtual reality

Steve Hayes
Foundation Professor Steve Hayes often asked for psychological expertise

WalletHub and Medical News Today are two recent publications highlighting psychology knowledge

Gender Equality and Work-Life Balance book
University communication studies professor awarded 2017 Outstanding Book Award

Sarah Blithe recognized by national association for book on male work-life balance

Harry Reid in his Washington DC office discusses the Yucca Mountain Project
A tale of two archivists

Interesting work intersects at the crossroads of Yucca Mountain and Harry Reid within the University Libraries Special Collections Department

Silver Pen award winner Michael Branch stands in front of the wall of honor with Hall of Fame inductees Terri Farley and Donald Revell in the Leslie Harvey and Robert George Whittemore Tower Entry and Reception Gallery of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
The 2017 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductees cover it all: Poetry, satire and wild life

Annual event honors Nevada's finest writers, and serves as a stimulus to encourage excellence among emerging writers in the Silver State

Emeritus Faculty at History Reception
University history department holds reception for recent move to Lincoln Hall

Event also honored long-time emeritus history faculty member Jim Hulse

University professor is recognized for book
University history professor co-awarded Willie Lee Rose Prize for book

Greta de Jong was recognized by the Southern Association for Women Historians

Kris and Larry Engstrom
Trumpet professor earns Lifetime Achievement award

College of Liberal Arts music professor, Larry Engstrom, was recently awarded by the local entertainment community for a lifetime of achievement

University of Nevada, Reno students and campus in the fall
Psychology research to help those suffering from severe motion sickness

University assistant professor Paul MacNeilage gets published in Current Biology

University students dressed up as superheroes to promote Washoe County literacy program
'Super Readers are Superheroes'

Team members from University's literacy program participate in the Run for Education

Students walking outside Mackay Science in the fall leaves
19 new programs join University academics

New programs include a doctorate in mathematics, a major in dance, a minor in Middle Eastern studies and more

Kyra Stull examing long bone measurements on a computer screen
Anthropology secures millions for research on humans and environmental impacts

College of Liberal Arts professors seek to identify age and sex estimation of humans lost in natural disasters

Michael Branch headshot
With humor and without ranting (too much), Branch finds his writing stride

English Professor Michael Branch to be honored with "Silver Pen" by Writers Hall of Fame for impressive body of work

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Company
Lula Washington and Flying Carpet Theatre companies on campus this week

Visiting and local artists fill the month of November

Flying Carpet Theatre Company felt puppets
University theatre students to collaborate and perform with members of NYC Theatre Company

Flying Carpet Theatre generates plays that fuse vaudeville, mime, circus, conjuring, puppetry, dance and clowning; free performances Nov. 1 and 2

Lula Washington Dance Theatre Company
Performing Arts Series presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Repertoire dance ensemble to perform Nov. 2; free student session Oct. 31

Liberal Arts Career Night Panelists at the University of Nevada, Reno ballrooms
Students prepare for future in liberal arts field at ‘Connecting College to Career’ night

The event featured a panel of liberal arts professionals and networking opportunities

Paul Neubauer plays voila viola
Master violist Paul Neubauer, book artist David Abel explore depths of artistry

Pulitzer Prize-winning play, ‘The Flick,’ will also be performed

Art Camp students
College of Liberal Arts joins NevadaFIT with three core-area camps

College of Liberal Arts joins NevadaFit program with inaugural LiberalArtsFit bootcamp.

Ravi Coltrane poses with saxophone
Third Coast Percussion, Ravi Coltrane to perform at University

Grammy Award nominated artists part of Fall 2017 arts programming

Morrill Hall and the Quad
Campus to hold several events regarding continued dialogue on diversity and inclusion

Several upcoming events to highlight sharing of views, lectures and training

University history professors recognized for published works

Christopher Church and Greta de Jong earn recognition for work on Charlottesville and southern history

Third Coast Percussion group to perform at University of Nevada, Reno
Performing Arts Series Presents Third Coast Percussion

Grammy Award winning quartet to perform Sept. 28 at Nightingale Concert Hall

Morrill Hall exterior photo
Campus highlights diversity and inclusion events for week of Sept. 5-8

A number of discussions and events on tap this week to keep campus updated on recent race and free speech developments

Scenic of the University Manzanita Lake
Faculty-generated website reaches more than 500 signatures denouncing racism

"unrfacultyagainstracism" affirms to students a "welcoming learning environment for all"

FIT2Care NevadaFIT group photo
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Saturday, Aug. 19

Nearly 1,450 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

Friendly USAC participant sits with a mother and two children
Four University professors set to teach abroad in 2017-2018

Selections allow University professors to teach their own students as well as others overseas

Pride parade marchers
Pride Parade: 'We mobilize, we build alliances, we educate'

Saturday's Pride Parade in downtown Reno to feature strong University contingent

Dan Weigel and Randal Brown looking over reseach in office
University doctoral candidate researches secret behind a happy relationship

Social psychology doctoral candidate Randal Brown finds that positive sexual communication can lead to a happy relationship

 University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson, Nevada System of Higher Education Chair Rick Trachok and artist Bryce Chisholm at groundbreaking event
University Arts Building is 'groundbreaking' news

University and the School of the Arts expand roles and footprint on campus and in the community

Judicial Studies Graduates in formal commencement hoods
Judicial Studies Program announces spring 2017 graduates

Judges honored at hooding ceremony May 20

University senior Dennis Green
University honors civically engaged students with Spring 2017 Silver Paw Awards

Five University student recipients have shown exemplary contributions to their community in civic engagement

University of Nevada, Reno alumna Lynn Morton
Warren Wilson College’s eighth president is University alumna Lynn M. Morton

Coed college started by women elects its first female president

Samantha Kutner in the library studying
Grabbing ahold of greatness: University senior reflects on academic career

Samantha Kutner delves into her story of achieving greatness during her academic career at the University of Nevada, Reno

Claire Santamaria in front of the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center
University Debate and Oral Communication award ceremony to honor students

University and community supporter David Bianchi to receive prestigious W. Clark Santini Cup

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman to perform at 2017 Reno Jazz Festival
2017 Reno Jazz Festival descends upon University campus April 27-29

Concerts, competitions and clinics to bring record turnout of nearly 11,000 to campus; heavy traffic expected

University's third annual "Day at the Museum" promises learning, fun

The event will feature 11 museums covering diverse interests from astronomy to art

Sarah Blithe
Assistant Professor of Communication named Rising Researcher

The Nevada Regents’ Rising Researcher Award recognizes leading researchers in early career stages

Thompson Building
University rings in a new era for the Thompson Building

The nearly 100-year-old building reopens as home to four vital College of Liberal Arts programs

Louis Forline
University anthropology professor receives prestigious global citizenship award

Louis Forline joins the less than one percent of faculty to receive Public Anthropology’s Paul Farmer Global Citizenship Award

Students studying on the Quad on a warm summer evening
New research reveals that college students study best later in the day

Students learn more effectively between 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. than other times; University offering, encouraging evening and online courses

2017 UNR Model Arab League Team
University's Model Arab League garners most conference awards

Political Science Department held West Coast Model Arab League Conference last weekend

Marta Elliott
University online sociology course first to receive quality certification

Introduction to Sociology course receives Quality Matters certification and has instructed nearly 500 students since 2013

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
‘La Tragedie de Carmen,’ Reno Jazz Festival to entrance audiences

School of the Arts presents star line-up of April events including ‘Eurydice,’ University Galleries’ collection

Grace Miller and Daniel Armbrust at tournament in Colorado
Listen: Senior debater finishes first and captures Nevada’s second national debate trophy

Grace Miller’s accomplishments in debate lead to successful final year at the University of Nevada, Reno

Cheryll Glotfelty and Gailmarie Pahmeier sit together on stairs
Nevada Humanities Awards presented to University faculty and others

Cheryll Glotfelty, Gailmarie Pahmeier and other community members to be honored March 30

Jennifer Le Zotte with her new book, From Goodwill to Grunge
Secondhand rebellion: University history lecturer’s first book to publish March 20

Jennifer Le Zotte examines the evolution of secondhand styles in her book, ‘From Goodwill to Grunge’

Neurobiologist and philosopher conduct ‘smelly’ research

Seed-grants support creative, interdisciplinary research such as effort to explain why smell plays such a key role in life

University students who attended the USHLI conference in Chicago.
University Latinx students motivated by solidarity at Hispanic Leadership Conference

Latino leaders offered valuable expertise to students at 35th annual USHLI Conference

Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson
School of the Arts offers sights and sounds from around the world

Guest artists include Anoushka Shankar, Leon Fleisher

Organizers of the grant through the University
College of Liberal Arts receives grant to help with reduction of Nevada recidivism

Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies and other partners in Nevada contribute to statewide effort

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
School of the Arts enters groundbreaking year

February arts events kick off spring 2017 semester

Psychology EPSCoR Faculty Awardees
NSF awards $2.2 million to advance brain research

Neuroscience researchers have integral role in two multi-institution programs exploring fundamental questions around attention, cognition, learning

Deborah A. Boehm smiling for her photo shoot
University professor authors award-winning immigration and deportation book

'Returned,' by Deborah A. Boehm, joins dozens of other books in the 'California Series in Public Anthropology'

Late University President Milt Glick with the Late Debbie Reynolds
The passing of the ‘Unsinkable’ Debbie Reynolds, 1932-2016

University’s honorary degree holder passes away at age 84; ‘she was so proud, it was a fun time for all’

Benjamin Young headshot
University philosophy professor and research partner receive three-year grant

Benjamin Young and Ran Hassin awarded grant to research non-conscious human behavior from The John Templeton Foundation

Student preparing for the Nevada politics exhibit
New Nevada politics exhibit to open at the University Nov. 3

Battle Born to Battle Ground political exhibit will feature historical artifacts of Nevada as well as guest speaker Heidi Gansert

BodyVox dancers in unitards during a performance
Feel the movement as dance takes over University stages

BodyVox + Amphion String Quartet, Fall Dance Festival celebrates many dance styles

Sarah Cowie
2016 continues on award-winning trajectory for Cowie

For the second time this year, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Sarah Cowie earns prestigious national honor

Wolf Pack Marching Band in full uniform marching out onto the field. A Piccolo player holds up her instrument and smiles into the camera.
Marching Band celebrates 5 years of support from Greater Nevada Credit Union

‘Pride of the Sierra’ increased size of staff, amount of scholarships offered and for the first time adds second band trip to the football season

The Westerlies
David Douglas, The Westerlies performance to benefit University music program

Grammy-nominated trumpeter, brass quartet will play with jazz and improvisational music faculty and students Oct. 24

Makoba posing with UTAMU Graduate students, staff and administrators
University professor awarded Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship for 2016

Associate professor of sociology given the opportunity to train and mentor graduate students in his native country

Students working together in class
The course less taken: 40-year-old minor and other unique curricula

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor and other unique courses offered at the University that may satisfy Silver Core Curriculum requirements

A helper from Sanford Center for Aging assisting a woman in a wheelchair as the go through a museum together
Sanford Center for Aging and University Galleries share art with aging Nevadans

Center and Galleries partner to create new program to encourage and enable arts participation for elders; kick-off meeting set for Sept. 19

Bertha Miranda
Annual Bertha Miranda Scholarship Endowment fundraising fiesta

Local Mexican restaurant is hosting its annual fundraising fiesta Sept. 16 to raise money for University scholarship

Jennifer Lanterman wins AAUW American Fellowship Award
University’s Jennifer Lanterman receives prestigious AAUW Award

Awarded from one of the world’s oldest fellowship programs for women; research focuses on incarcerated veterans

Senator Harry Reid
Sen. Harry Reid's papers find a home in Special Collections

'I always knew in my heart what I was going to do' with papers, Sen. Reid says

Tilting the Basin Trees exhibit
Tilting the Basin: University artists partake in a rising culture of art

Artists from northern and southern Nevada participate in an art show through Oct. 23 at the Nevada Museum of Art

New students with candles
New Student Ceremony: 'There is nothing that can ever stop you, but you'

Dr. Albert Lee's stirring keynote address brings new student ceremony crowd to its feet

Students work on a table. One student is measuring a length of wood.
NevadaFIT: Freshman Intensive Transition boot camp begins Sunday, Aug. 21

More than 1,000 incoming freshman to participate in program designed to increase college success

British Library Shakespeare Exhibit
Willpower 2016: Reno celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

University professor behind the coalition to bring Shakespeare to the Biggest Little City; Late-summer performances still available

Alphie holding a Pride flag
University community comes together for Northern Nevada Pride Parade

Students, faculty, to join in during Saturday's Northern Nevada Pride celebration

The College of Liberal Arts dean, Debra A. Moddelmog
Debra A. Moddelmog named dean of College of Liberal Arts

New dean brings extensive leadership, administrative experience as well as diversity and identity studies expertise to the University of Nevada, Reno

Cynthia and Jim Richardson
Champion of faculty governance, academic excellence retires

Looking back on the significant accomplishments and 48-year career of Jim Richardson

Don Hardy with his class
Tibbitts 2016 Award winners: Two disciplines, two human-based approaches

Don Hardy in English and Sarah Cummings in Chemistry, the University's finest teachers for 2016, share many common traits

Joe Crowley
Hats off to poet Joe Crowley

University’s president emeritus and former NCAA president publishes collection of poetry

2016 Foundatioin Professors
2016 Foundation Professors announced

Greiner, Scott and Yan recognized at 'Honor the Best' ceremony

University honors 2016 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 11

2015 Reno Jazz Festival
University campus celebrates 54 years of jazz

Thousands of musicians and aspiring performers learn and find inspiration during annual Reno Jazz Festival

Earth Day 2015
University's Debate Team kicks off Earth Day festivities with public debate

Public Bike Program at the center of the community debate presentation in an effort to spark environmental and conservation dialogue

Amanda Nicholas playing catcher in a softball game with a ball in her glove.
Softball and neuroscience is no problem for Nicholas

The sophomore catcher leads the Pack on the field and in the classroom

Cheryll Glotfelty prepared tree-themed student artwork
University maintains Tree Campus USA designation

Arboretum Board celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Day and more with events in April through May

Eat. Sleep. Debate. Repeat.

Nationally ranked debate team prepares for nationals after a momentous win in San Diego

Naomi Klein
University reschedules Forum for Excellence featuring Naomi Klein

New York Times bestseller to talk about global warming and capitalism April 20; event still free but now ticketed

‘The Big Bonanza,’ a new American opera, inspired by Comstock Lode

University’s Nevada Chamber Opera debuts world premiere of Virginia City musical production

Sarah Cowie
University anthropology professor honored with prestigious presidential award

Sarah Cowie awarded for her work surrounding Native and non-Native American collaboration

Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson
International musical legend Leon Fleisher graces University stage

University’s Argenta Concert Series brings renown pianist to share talent with students and community

The cast, including Justin Tanks, Kennedy Hall, Geralda Miller, Jada Wilson and Christian Ordaz, from “A Raisin in the Sun"
Predominantly African-American cast tackles Reno’s premier of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

University’s theatre and dance department offers play about prejudice through the ages and the quest to conquer the American Dream

Naomi Klein
University’s Forum for Excellence lecture with Naomi Klein canceled

New York Times bestseller guest speaker will reschedule lecture later this spring

Fulbright Board
University hosts J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for program’s 70th anniversary kick-off

Fulbright Program celebrates connections that engage, empower and motivate people to create positive change in communities around the world

Ceramic Skull
Art lovers to be delighted at University Galleries’ Valentine’s Auction

In partnership with the Stremmel Gallery, School of the Arts holds annual fundraiser Feb. 12; donations allow for art preservation and student programming

Naomi Klein
Forum for Excellence welcomes award-winning journalist Naomi Klein to the University

Open to the community, Klein will present world issues including capitalism and global warming

Students continue success; receive awards for anthropology essays

University students earn 29 awards in the national Public Anthropology writing competition

MFA students discuss subject
Re-defining the Creative Writing MFA

New MFA program looks to "collapse boundaries" for fiction, poetry writers

Expanding the frontier of neuroscience

University shows multi-disciplinary strength in rapidly expanding research field

Pick up a book for someone special this holiday season

Add books written by University professors, students and faculty or printed by the University Press to your wish list this year

Artist Patricia Mills visits with students and campus guests during a Nov. 11 Art Walk featuring her impressionist works
Native Americans ‘today … and into the future’

Campus exhibits explore a series of perspectives, from historic context to contemporary art

carrie and mary dann
University supports and celebrates Native American culture

November recognized as Native American Heritage month

jon bilbao and william douglass
High honor for contributors to 40 years of Basque publishing, preserving culture and history

University’s Center for Basque Studies and library renamed to recognize William A. Douglass and Jon Bilbao.

Fulbright Scholars celebrate Halloween traditions for the first time

Scholars from Argentina are welcomed to the University campus to educate students on the importance of cultural education and inclusion

Davies, in 'last lecture?' talks intersection of sports, higher education

Emeritus History Professor Davies takes lectern for perhaps the final time

Notable University professor performs with Reno Chamber Orchestra

James Winn performs his very own Concerto, continues to contribute to the booming art culture at the University

Jones, longtime campus arts figure and co-founder of Artown, passes away

Tim Jones served as director of University Arts for a decade

Elsie Crabtree and her short skirt dressed as the University's drum majorette in 1939
Elsie Crabtree made headlines for her fashion faux pas

A University Marching Band Drum Majorette began a stir for revealing too much in 1939

Members of the marching band in full silver and blue uniforms looking down into the camera
Fundraising support strikes up the band

Marching Band grows in sound and numbers, just in time for the season's first Wolf Pack game

Professor signing newest book about black crime fiction

Justin Gifford’s work shows how notorious pimp and author Iceberg Slim helped shape contemporary American culture

Gearing up for 2015 fall semester with new academic programs

University adds programs ranging from cyber security minor to graduate programs in neuroscience

University offers newly accredited social justice certificate

Program open to community members and graduate students

A group of cheerleaders standing with Alphie, Jr., the UNR mascot
Artown Festival turns 20

University is part of the festival’s fabric, from early involvement to today’s events and sponsorship

University researchers’ illusion selected as Top 10 finalist

Worldwide voting for the 2015 Best Illusion of the Year to be held June 11 to June 12

Professor’s lecture hosted on SiriusXM

Show on SiriusXM included interview and lecture on “Language in Society”

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A ‘one-day’ wish is closer than she ever imagined

Regents Undergraduate Scholar Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez has led an accomplished four years at the University from day one; credits mentorship by award-winning Emma Sepulveda, hard work and never quitting on her dreams

Paul Baker Pindle
University Galleries Director selected to prestigious class of Vanguards

Paul Baker Prindle one of 60 international thought leaders and innovators working to make a change in the Truckee Meadows

University honors 2015 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 13

Upcoming ceremony will award University’s nationally ranked debate team members

Alumnus and arts-community activist Tim Jones to be presented prestigious Santini Cup

Sigma Delta Pi ceremony slated for May 6

Initiation ceremony to be held for 19 undergrad/grad students and two honorary members

Day at the Museum
Conglomeration of arts, sciences, history at University’s Day at the Museum

Consortium of 12 museums on and near the University of Nevada, Reno hosts May 2 event

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Tour the arts, sciences and history at University’s Day at the Museum May 2

Twelve museums connect for community event

Earth Day ceremony celebrates University’s designation as Tree Campus USA

Since the 1908 planting of elm trees around the University of Nevada, Reno historic Quad, campus has been a place for diverse and plentiful plants and trees

Triple-major University student receives Fulbright Award to travel to Mexico

In an example of hard work paying off, student is awarded scholarship to teach abroad

Tibbitts awards
'These people do it as routine practice'

Tibbitts Teaching Award winners Curcio, Wiest embody very best of University's classroom ideals

Anthropology professor earns Global Citizenship Award

Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar recognized with teaching award through the Center for a Public Anthropology

Annual Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference held at the University

In a ‘Game of Thrones’ era conference, students and scholars alike present and learn about the Middle Ages

Nevada Humanities honors University professor and teaching program

Awards ceremony at Governor’s Mansion celebrates Nevada’s culture and heritage

Grad schools, programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 23 graduate program rankings

Debate member Grace Miller
Debate Team trained for months leading into national finals

Two contenders move on to invitational nationals; squad finishes 20th for the season

'Behind the Water' host shares experience at Film Forum

Documentary host shares stirring true stories in finding clean water

Driggs, influential political science professor, passes away

For more than three decades, Don Driggs influenced scores of students

Earthquake Engineering Lab
Top 10 stories of 2014

2014: Earthquake Engineering's cool building, a student's triumph and renowned Shakespeare expertise

University ROTC Battalion commissions five lieutenants

Students devote study, training and volunteering to become leaders of the future

Some of world’s finest musicians come to campus

Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Dec. 26-31, spotlights renowned musicians including SOTA faculty members

fMRI equipment
University of Nevada, Reno and Renown Health announce partnership for brain fMRI research

New functional MRI technology studies human brain function, aims to understand how the brain works

First folio
University professor verifies first folio of Shakespeare; set to curate 2016 British exhibit

Eric Rasmussen’s experience and knowledge takes him from teaching to researching, validating and curating – all for the love of Shakespeare

University professor appointed to scholarship board by President Obama

University of Nevada, Reno Professor Emma Sepulveda to serve on Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Anthropology graduate student a finalist in essay contest

Winner of $5,000 scholarship to be determined by social media vote

‘All for the Union’ highlights the history of Nevada’s admission as the 36th state

University’s history department hosts symposium on campus Nov. 6 and 7

Northern Nevada businesses get fraud and cybercrime prevention tips in forum

Sen. Reid hosts national, state and local experts at event at University’s Lawlor Events Center

University hosts groundbreaking neuroscience researcher Karl Deisseroth

Deisseroth will speak about the incredible new ways he has developed to study the brain in a free lecture at 7 p.m., Oct. 23

Jacquelyn Sundstrand, left, from University Libraries and Phil Boardman from the University's Department of English performing in a melodrama with silly costumes
Sing, boo, hiss and learn in celebration of Nevada’s 150 years

Melodrama production, history conference highlight a year-long series of University events and activities commemorating Nevada’s sesquicentennial

Bertha Miranda fundraising dinner for University Scholarship Fund

Funds raised at Oct. 3 event to benefit Latino students

Arabic program continues to grow at the University

Upper division Arabic classes and Middle Eastern Studies minor in development

Sousaphone players with Wolf Pack covers marching with the rest of the UNR band
Marching Band debuts one of largest ensembles at Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game

Fundraising efforts continue through Greater Nevada Credit Union and University of Nevada, Reno Foundation

Professor to begin Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship

University to host the 46th Medieval Association of the Pacific

University’s psychology researchers awarded 2014 best illusion of the year

University tops the international competition with the Dynamic Ebbinghaus illusion

Reno High Signing Day
They’re coming to the University of Nevada!

University recognized best-and-brightest scholars during sixth annual signing ceremonies

Assistant professor recognized as outstanding chamber musician

Dmitri Atapine awarded three-year residency with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

University course explores how argument styles differ among cultures

Students presented examples of Aztec, West African and Western style of communication at the University of Nevada, Reno’s first diversity conference held in March

University ROTC Army honors cadets at awards ceremony

More than $13,000 donated in scholarships and honors

Top-performing students honored as 2014 Senior Scholars

Colleges recognize students with top grade-point average at banquet May 14

University’s national championship Debate Team recognized at ceremony Monday

Students presented the W. Clark Santini Award, Robert S. Griffin Medal and William J. Cashill Scholarship; former U.S. Representative of Nevada Jim Santini to attend

‘In Class and In Uniform’

Paneled exhibit featuring veterans’ artifacts and interviews debuts at University of Nevada, Reno campus at reception May 6

Music professor to retire after 40 years at University

’Composers I’ve Known’ concert dedicated to Professor 'Mack' McGrannahan

Professor recognized for outstanding work with graduate students

Board of Regents awards University’s Cheryll Glotfelty the 2014 Academic Advisor Award

Gardner, Smith are April's Classified Employees of the Month

Both honorees are cited for ability to bring positive attitude, performance excellence to workplace

University shares 'Big/Little' moment with 'Biggest Little City' movement

Eight regional entities, including University, pledge support for community pride movement

Ivon Padilla Rodriguez
An inspiring story of perseverance, accomplishment

Honors Program student Ivon Padilla-Rodríguez named Truman Scholar and to Glamour magazine’s list of Top 10 College Women

Noted author and professor emeritus of history announces new book

University of Nevada, Reno’s Dick Davies showcases dynamic link between boxing and the Silver State in new book about the history of boxing in Nevada

University Army ROTC to host Joint Field Training Exercise

ROTC battalion will participate in four-day event along with University of Nevada, Las Vegas cadets

Campaigns, cups and canoes

Students learn teamwork and gain real-life experience in collegiate competitions

Philosophy department and Temple Sinai lead discussion on political philosopher

Public invited to movie viewing of “Hannah Arendt”

University’s debate team crowned Season Sweepstakes National Champion

Individual team member also selected as All-American, recognized for academic and competitive success

2014 Debate Team
March madness for debate

No. 2-ranked debate duo heads to national championship tournament this week

Terawatt Facility
Grad programs ranked among the nation’s best

University of Nevada, Reno earns four graduate school, 24 graduate program rankings

Grant allows University to create externship position with HOPES

University highlights psychology graduates’ work at HOPES clinic during National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10

University celebrates European Heritage Month in March with Basque focus

Cultural events and exhibits planned throughout campus

Brain awareness photo
University's 'Brain Awareness Week' features multitude of activities, March 11-13

Address by world's leading neuroscientist headlines a series of student- and campus-oriented events

Vietnam Veterans of America awards scholarship to University student

Marine veteran and scholarship recipient Ashley Walker pursues criminal justice degree and intends to work in public service

University student veterans invited to record personal accounts

Transcribed histories to be featured in new Shared History booth; workshop presented by Library of Congress on campus Thursday

University Galleries host biennial Valentine Exhibit and Art Auction

Works of art available for purchase by live and silent auction or online

Scholars take stage to debate play that may or may not be work of Shakespeare

University’s internationally known Shakespearian scholar Eric Rasmussen moderates first-ever meeting of dueling scholars

An Evening with Lani Guinier

First tenured African-American woman professor at Harvard to talk during Black History Month about leadership

U.S. Army historians lead University’s ROTC cadets on virtual staff ride

Cadets will review previous battles of Palm Sunday Ambush and 507th Maintenance Company

International University student receives scholarship

Lin Xing continues his political science studies with award

Belcher, Grundy are January Employees of Month

Both honorees take responsibilities to the next level

New Cyber Security Center to develop education, research, industry collaboration

Innovative multi-disciplinary approach to build new and existing programs

ROTC summer internships broaden perspectives

Senior ROTC Cadets share summer memories from Pentagon and FEMA

University begins Shared History Program

Historical recounts of JFK’s assassination continue to conglomerate

ROTC commissions four December graduates into U.S. Army

'Exceptionally proud of this group of Second Lieutenants'

Professor recognized for work with dialectical behavior therapy

Alan Fruzzetti receives the International Society for Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Outstanding Researcher Award

Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award given to University graduate

Joaquin Borrego is first to receive award for Excellence in Research in Latino/a Psychology

Faculty Media Impact Project ranks University as a top school in faculty outreach

Of economics departments ranked, University of Nevada, Reno topped the list; Economics professor interviewed on local public affairs show just this week

Books by University professors and graduates make great holiday gifts

Eight books are available, ranging from fictional short stories to nonfictional and inspirational

Ehleringer, Prest are November Employees of Month

Both awardees go beyond job description to help campus.

Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Trey Humphrey speaks at University’s military ball

Congressman Mark Amodei presents ceremonial coin to ROTC Program during celebration of military tradition

Building for student success

Expanded Earthquake Engineering Lab nears completion as other major University construction projects move forward

Coping with distress after a tragic event
History professor heads to Philly next year for research fellowship

Bruce Moran is selected as Gordon Cain Distinguished Fellow

Carl, Prescott named October Employees of Month

Both recipients helped their organizations through challenging times

Honors student receives 2013 National Collegiate Honors Council award

Named a Portz Scholar, Lianne Barnes is one of only three to be recognized in the nation

Argenta Concert Series rings in three years at the University; first concert Friday

New eight-concert chamber music series and renovations in Church Fine Arts Building offer expanded musical experiences for students and community

Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt

“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas

Marching Band unveils new uniforms at Saturday’s football game

Growing band continues fundraising effort through Greater Nevada Credit Union and University Foundation

New art director updates spaces and brings fresh ideas to campus

University of Nevada, Reno hires Paul Baker Prindle as director of University Galleries for the Department of Art

Something old, someone new

First female cannon crew commander to set off cannon at Saturday’s football game

University anthropology professor awarded national ACLS Fellowship

Deborah Boehm with the College of Liberal Arts is one of 65 faculty members in the country to receive research fellowship

Art professor completes 460-mile bike ride in the desert

Joseph DeLappe chalks out 10,000 square miles of usable space for solar farm

2013 University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professors selected

Iain Buxton, Dhanesh Chandra and Eric Rasmussen recognized at Honor the Best ceremony this month for outstanding research and teaching achievements

Students in history class earn Harvard honor

Chengli Wang and James Buhain's work selected in prestigious Harvard contest

International relations students find success at Model United Nations competition

Students represent five countries; first time in a decade all five delegates take home awards

Installation ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi set for May 8

New members of prestigious Hispanic Studies Honor Society to be inducted

University assistant professor honored with international archaeology award

John L. Cotter Award recognizes outstanding achievements of historical archaeologist

ROTC cadet wins George C. Marshall Award

Christa Harrop honored as one of the nation's top ROTC cadets

University’s criminal justice honor society takes first place in Dallas

University of Nevada, Reno’s local chapter promotes critical thinking, rigorous scholarship and life-long learning; takes top honors at annual conference

University Debate team finishes in top-10 for the season and national tournament

Team member also wins All-American award at national tournament

University of Nevada, Reno awards its first renewable energy certificate

Online program teaches professionals, government officials variety of renewable energy topics

University professor releases book on powerful impact of women’s movement

Personal experiences and family reflections included in ‘Portraits of Change;’ March celebrates Women’s History Month recognizing impactful women

Linguistics students travel to Mexico, deliver research in Spanish

Students at the University of Nevada, Reno present research at language conference in Oaxaca

Liberal Arts Graduate Student Symposium held Feb. 15

Students to present ideas around this year’s theme “Identity in Time and Place”

Bilinski Educational Foundation to create fellowships for College of Liberal Arts

Will support doctoral students in College’s highly recognized programs at the University

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A faculty mentor who's twice as sweet

School of Journalism's Bob Felten honored not once, but twice, by Senior Scholars

More students compete in ‘We the People’ District 2 competition than ever before

High school students go head-to-head in Congressional hearing-style competition about Constitution

Prominent anthropologist to speak on evolution of modern human behavior

The Department of Anthropology welcomes Richard Klein as speaker for the Distinguished Lectureship in Archaeology Series

Robert Trivers to speak on deceit, self-deception as part of Discover Science Lecture Series

Renowned evolutionary biologist to make appearance Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

Top University debater honored

Sophomore Jonathan McGuire to be awarded the Robert S. Griffin Medal as University’s top debater

University of Nevada, Reno researchers discover new research use for plaque

Interdisciplinary work yields new, easier, less destructive way to examine diets of ancient peoples by using dental calculus

Debate team finishes season among best of the nation

University of Nevada, Reno’s debate team finishes 18th in the nation for collegiate parliamentary debate

Today marks fourth anniversary of high-profile raid on Yearning for Zion Ranch

“Saints under Siege” looks at events surrounding the raid that resulted in 439 children being removed from custody of their parents for months

Prominent national philosopher discusses democracy’s need for the humanities

University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts hosts Martha Nussbaum April 12

National sports historian authors new edition of “Sports in American Life”

Richard Davies grows increasingly skeptical about college sports

It’s March madness for one Nevada, Reno team – debaters McGuire and Bassett

Duo upholds University’s national reputation, being seeded 19 in the nation

Washington, Hamilton and Jefferson debate issues of today

Nationally acclaimed presidential portrayers perform on campus Feb. 10

ROTC cadets to participate in cultural understanding program

Twelve cadets chosen through national competitive process to travel abroad this summer

Sociology professor authors new book on development strategies for Africa

Johnson W. Makoba speaks from over 20 years of research, as well as personal experience

ROTC Ranger Challenge team chalks up another win

Takes first place for the second year in a row

Wild West Shootout to support University’s Early Childhood Autism Program

Annual high school basketball tournament starts Dec. 14; supports internationally recognized University program

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'Intense calm' leads to Marshall Scholarship

First University student to receive prestigious scholarship

ROTC senior cadet ranks in top 20 of the nation

Zack Betts heads to Flight School in May; leads Nevada, Reno cadet team in regional Ranger Challenge Nov. 19

Political science professor honored with national Henry Salvatori Prize

John Marini surprised at joining past prominent recipients – George Will, William F. Buckley

University takes center stage as Shakespeare debate heats up

English Professor and Shakespeare expert Eric Rasmussen weighs in on “Anonymous,” authors “The Shakespeare Thefts”

“Haunted”: an InkHeads printmaking show and fundraiser

University of Nevada, Reno art students and alumni connect with community through artwork

Shakespeare comes alive on campus this fall

"Lute Songs from the Time of Shakespeare" begin campus celebration of Shakespeare next week; performances of "Hamlet" in Original Pronunciation begin Nov. 1

Nationally recognized history professor named College of Liberal Arts Dean

University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor Scott Casper steps up from leading history department

Callicott, 'father' of environmental ethics, to speak on campus
Former South African president urges thoughtful change