Research

The College of Liberal Arts offers a number of programs and centers that foster the University's land-grant mission by providing research opportunities in the humanities and social sciences, as well as creative activities in the arts, for students and faculty to engage. Please take a look at some of the different research opportunities currently taking place in the College.

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Anthropology

Learn about projects on Great Basin Paleoindians, ranching in Hawaii, the archaeology of Burning Man and so many more.

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Art

Find out about current art exhibitions and where you can view the impressive, creative works of our students, faculty and guest artists.

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Criminal Justice

Read about the research on crime, case proceedings and violence happening right now in the criminal justice department.

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English

Learn about all of the English faculty research projects around linguistics, literature, writing and rhetoric.

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Music

Take a look at the many ensembles our music department is involved in and catch a performance by one of our talented faculty members or students.

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Political Science

Read about the different fields of research the political science department is involved in, including American politics, international relations and public policy.

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Grant Sawyer Center

The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies carries out numerous research projects on judicial studies including court evaluations, use of the death penalty and the impact of media on court cases.

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Latino Research Center

Learn about the research taking place on issues affecting Latinos in Nevada and the United States.