College of Liberal Arts Affinity Groups

The College of Liberal Arts facilitates and supports interdisciplinary affinity working groups that recommend new directions and action plans for creating optimal conditions for the continued growth and success of diverse students, faculty, and staff, as well as research, academic programming, outreach, and community engagement relevant to each group.

Research centers and labs

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Anthropology Research Labs

Department of Anthropology faculty members are involved in a variety of anthropology and archaeology projects including the Great Basin Paleoindian Research Unit, Burning Man archaeology and has several impressive research labs such as the forensic anthropology and bioarchaeology lab.

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Center for Basque Studies

The Center for Basque Studies conducts research on the Basques and disseminates that to a global audience. The center also houses the Jon Bilbao Basque Library – one of the world’s largest collections of Basque-related materials, currently at 55,000 volumes.

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Grant Sawyer Center

The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies helps facilitate research opportunities for faculty and graduate students on topics of judicial decision making, capital trials and jury decision making, among other topics. The Grant Sawyer Center also holds events to bring awareness around justice studies and judicial education.

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Latino Research Center

The Latino Research Center serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the University of Nevada, Reno. It fosters research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy and outreach that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and the Latino presence in our state.

Community engagement in the news

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

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Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

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

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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’


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Grant support

Proposal development and processing support is available to all College of Liberal Arts Faculty. Find out how the grant support team can help you.

Antiracist resources

Resources for anyone interested in learning about and engaging in antiracism, antibias and antihate work.

Outreach form

The College of Liberal Arts collects information on outreach and community engagement activities in order to identify ways we can promote, support and expand such activities.