Connecting with our community

We want to share history, culture and creativity with more than just our University campus. Come explore one of our museums.

Glass display case with anthropology artifacts

Anthropology Museum

Old printing press

Black Rock Press

Display case with mini art sculptures

The Lilley Museum of Art

Students sitting in shared history space

Shared History Museum

Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series was created from the community’s request for local performances and outreach activities by national and international touring artists. Experience what this season offers.

Performing Arts Series

Great conversations

Speaker Series 2022-2023

Now in its 17th year, Great Conversations has brought the scholarship of accomplished faculty in the College of Liberal Arts to the community through presentations and discussions around topics across the humanities, social sciences and visual and performing arts. The 2022-2023 series reflects the diversity and vibrancy in the College, and we invite you to join other engaged learners in exploring thought-provoking topics of significance to our community and beyond. As a limited seating event, the setting of local homes and arts venues creates an engaging and intimate setting for lively discussion.

This year we are pleased to announce an additional event in Incline Village to celebrate the new University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe collaboration. The 22-23 season will include five exciting presentations to be held in community homes, the beautiful University Foundation Arts Building on campus and the Holman Arts & Media Center in Incline Village (hosted by Janet Usinger at the Holman Arts & Media Center).

Additional information and dates for these events can be found below.

Annual subscriptions are $1,000 and include two fully transferable tickets to all five events, hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and stimulating conversation. Half-season subscriptions (fall only or spring only) are available for $600. Funds raised from the Great Conversations series are used to provide unrestricted support to the College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, contact Stefanie Givens at (775) 784-6873.

Featured outreach and engagement activities

From conversations on important social issues, to documenting indigenous heritage, the College of Liberal Arts engages with the community in meaningful ways.

Two people sit at table talking and recording podcast

Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work

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

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’