Statement on Racism and Bias

The College of Liberal Arts unequivocally rejects white supremacy, racism and other forms of hate and bias. We will work to dismantle racism and discrimination on campus, in our communities and in society as part of our shared efforts to elevate humanity. We are committed to creating a campus community where all can work and learn freely, safely and productively, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, economic status, veteran status, or ability.

Research centers and labs

Professor and student sifting through dirt in the desert

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.

Female Basque dancers

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.

Judge and faculty member look at book

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.

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.

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Anthropology Museum

Old printing press

Black Rock Press

Display case with mini art sculptures

The Lilley Museum of Art

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Shared History Museum

Performing Arts Series 2020-21 announces season launch

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.

2020-21 Performing Arts Series

Responding to the Pandemic

The College of Liberal Arts is responding to the pandemic by creating PPE for local healthcare workers and is helping to shape COVID-19 policy through research. Find out how we are providing exceptional experiences for the community during this unprecedented time.

Liberal Arts in Your Living Room
Three doctors wear full PPE in emergency room

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.

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’

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Teaching in confinement

Two liberal arts professors teach criminal justice and literature behind bars

Stigma

Let’s Talk About Sex, Drugs and Homelessness

Stigma

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.