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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thought on Tap
Thought on Tap facilitates necessary community conversations around important and timely social issues. The 2022-2023 season will include discussions on public health disparities and voter suppression.
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.
Black Rock Press
The Lilley Museum of Art
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.
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
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.
Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts launches new podcast featuring faculty research and creative work
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
Field school helps bring Indigenous perspectives to research
Anthropology students combine tribal knowledge, learnings to help ‘decolonize archeology’
Proposal development and processing support is available to all College of Liberal Arts Faculty. Find out how the grant support team can help you.
Resources for anyone interested in learning about and engaging in antiracism, antibias and antihate work.
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.
College of Liberal Arts events
Academic Lectures and SeminarsReading and Panel Talk on Climate and Wildfire at Prim Library
Academic Lectures and SeminarsVirtual Info Session: Low-Res MFA Interdisciplinary Arts
Academic Lectures and SeminarsVirtual Info Session: Low-res MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts