Arts & culture

Lynda Wiest recently was recognized by Indiana University with Distinguished Alumni Award

This award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni by the School of Education at Indiana University

Lynda Wiest

Genocide, kill the Indian and save the man

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 indigenous children, former boarding students of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, has sparked a bitter debate both within and beyond the borders of Canada

Native American Tom Torlino before and after boarding school

Nevada Humanities with KUNR & Noticiero Movil to host online conversation Learning How to Listen

Virtual discussion on October 13, 2021 complements KUNR & Noticiero Movil One Small Step program

A man and a woman post on a black backdrop. The image is gray scale with a orange filter over the top. The filter is removed on both of the faces of the man and woman.

University Child and Family Research Center maintains highest possible ratings in Quality Rating and Improvement System

Center for research and child care sets statewide example of excellence

Kids with teachers at a table in the winter

Associate Professor of Dance debuts film in San Francisco Film Festival

“People in Cities” will screen online Oct. 15-24

Three individuals dance with arms in the air

What is the "Science of Reading," and why does it matter?

A seemingly innocent term dividing researchers in the latest reading wars

Teacher holding book with kids around the book

Performing Arts Series brings contemporary dance to northern Nevada communities

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, will engage community members of all ages during weeklong residency

Performers of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Utah’s most established contemporary dance company, dances on a stage.

Elevating Humanity: A podcast of the College of Liberal Arts

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

Two people sit at table talking and recording podcast

Alumni Highlight: Brooke Bernard, M.Ed.

“I wanted to have an influence in kids’ lives. I enjoy the connection so much, and love middle school.” Bernard, a recently published author, brings her passion for life changing learning to everything she pursues.

Brooke Bernard

Alumni Highlight: David Moss, M.S.

David thought he was destined to pursue a history degree, but a strategic decision early in his higher education journey led to a career in sharing his passion for STEM with middle school students

David Moss

Alumni Highlight: Jason Mattick

Principal Mattick dedicates his work to building a positive climate and culture in Bighorn Country and focuses on the learning environment to provide rigorous instruction and high expectations for all

Jason Mattick

Family Navigation Network starts new journey to guide families through healthcare

New NCED project connects Nevada families with programs, services, and healthcare they need

Two students at a computer looking at a resource paper

How can we help Hispanic/LatinX youth succeed and navigate college?

Educational leadership expert Jafeth Sanchez provides advice on how to help the underserved Hispanic/Latinx youth succeed in college

Two students at graduation holding blue picture frame that says "latino grad"

Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space

A mural in the Multicultural Center’s Joe Crowley Student Union third-floor space honors Indigenous female-identified leaders

Graduate student in Gender, Race, and Identity helps create a more inclusive campus

Matt Little builds upon the Bonner Leadership Program to be more supportive of marginalized communities

Matt Little

Stopping stereotypes about teaching in rural areas

Researcher records narrative experiences of rural teachers for a new study

Teacher reading to smiling students

Celebrating the Basque Diaspora with the addition of a statue

The William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno celebrated the donation and relocation to campus of noted statue on Basque Diaspora Day

Statue of Basque Sheepherder holding lamb with dog by his side

Groundbreaking researcher Gardner dies at age 91

Psychology professor Allen Gardner and his wife Trixie earned worldwide acclaim teaching Washoe the chimpanzee American Sign Language

Psychology professors Trixie and Allen Gardner with Washoe the chimp

Performing Arts Series is back on stage

The 2021-2022 Performing Arts Series season celebrates 61 years of live performance with six in-person events

Performer Grace Kelly holds a saxophone.

Inaugural artist-in-resident completed three-week creative camping expedition

University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partnered with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer local Reno artist rustic artist residency experience

Artist table with paint, brushes and canvas outside in campground

Manuel Ortiz Appointed assistant director of Dean’s Future Scholars program

Program graduate offers the same opportunities he received to a new generation

Manual Ortize with a Ukulele

Department of Philosophy welcomes new chair

Cara Nine’s interest in political philosophy led her to focus on issues in justice, ethics and location

Cara Nine, University of Nevada, Reno philosophy chair

University Libraries celebrate Artown 2021

More than five events offered between July 16 and July 30

“Merry Wink” neon sign image provided the Neon in Nevada project

Orvis School of Nursing Supports Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work with Sponsorship of Pride Festival

Orvis sponsors Northern Nevada Pride Festival for third year in a row and continues work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community

Orvis School of Nursing booth at Northern Nevada Pride festival

Inaugural artist-in-residence program selects local artist Austin Pratt

University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience

Stella Lake inside Great Basin National Park

Journalism professor emeritus turns one of the oldest forms of immersive media into virtual reality

The “Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama” VR experience launches 158 years after the turning point battle

A detailed section of the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama

Faces of the Pack: Stephan Nguyen brings passion for STEM into education

Undergraduate student finds home in NevadaTeach after switching majors 10 times

Stephan Nguyen at Reno balloon races

University of Nevada, Reno art museum gets refreshed image

The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art in the College of Liberal Arts announces new brand identity

The Lilley logo

How principals choose what teachers they hire: A deep dive into the modern hiring process

Researchers at the College of Education & Human Development take a look at how principals make their decisions

Teacher with student in a wheelchair

NevadaTeach and Nevada Gold Mines partner to bring mining curriculum to rural communities

Rural Nevada teachers get support in offering earth sciences curriculum

Group of teachers at the Nevada PITS event in 2019

Skin tone portrayed differently in newspapers depending on political endorsement

College of Liberal Arts professor studied how former President Barack Obama appeared in photographs

Markus Kemmelmeier points out examples on his computer of image samples used in his research study that address how the same photograph published in multiple newspapers portray skin tone differently.

Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project celebrates 30th anniversary

Three decades of helping children and teachers across Nevada with unique, complex needs

Parent with a happy child that has a disability

Creating behavior detectives: methodology for teachers and caretakers to look after infants

Detailing how and why modern teachers should be investigating problematic behaviors

Crying child holding on to a chair

Most ever CAREER Awards received by University faculty

8 awardees representing 4 colleges/school receive NSF’s prestigious award in support of early-career success and continued development

Collage of the individual photos of the University's 7 CAREER awardees in 2021

Political science major recipient of 2021 Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award

Paulina Pride completes over 1,000 hours of community service

Jones Center building

New University Libraries exhibit available for viewing in-person, online

"Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining" features narratives from robust collection of mining materials

Group of seven miners stand at the entrance of a mine located in Nevada

First Black woman to earn doctoral degree in judicial studies graduates from University of Nevada, Reno

Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo graduated Saturday earning a Ph.D. in judicial studies

Judge Ari Tobi-Aiyemo stands next to Shawn Marsh in commencement attire on the field during graduation

College of Liberal Arts faculty member among the ranks of Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Chair and Professor of the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity and Professor of Anthropology, Deborah Boehm to further studies on immigration

Debbie Boehm

Immigration, juvenile detention, mental health – one student overcomes it all

Graduate Student Zaide Martinez pursuing social justice certificate to help others achieve the same goals she did

Zaide Martinez

Faces of the Pack: Family of educators continues down generations with Chris Crowther’s graduation

A son of a professor and a teacher follows his parents’ path by pursuing a passion for education

Chris and Dave crowther at a football game

Department of Anthropology hits a triple in the 2021 award season

Three College of Liberal Arts anthropology faculty members received notable University and Regents’ awards

Chris Morgan, Kyra Stull and Geoff Smith

School of the Arts launches virtual student exhibitions

BFA and MFA in Art student exhibitions are now available virtually

Art piece in wooden frame of a drawing of a football with a head coming out of it hangs on wall next to quote, “I’m Gangrenous Gregg, so big and strong, the toughest of them all. When I grow up, I’ll play my part. I’ll be a scuffed football.”

College of Liberal Arts graduating senior Scarlett Boling continues her education at California College of the Arts

Boling will begin a double master’s program on department scholarship

Senior Scarlett Boling sits on steps smiling for graduation pictures

Criminal justice professor teams up with Washoe County Sheriff’s Office to develop virtual programming study

Virtual programming developed to help reduce reoffenders among 18-24-year-olds

Handcuffs on an iPad

A Home We Never Expected

Dance alumna reflects on what home means as it relates to dance experiences in her life

Dancer in fuzzy, hairy costume poses for dance performance

Mary White Stewart: A University career that changed lives for the better

An influential campus voice, groundbreaking professor and a founder of GRI, passes away

Mary White-Stewart

Nevada Wind Ensemble records first-ever large-scale recording in state-of-the-art facility

Professional recording studio in new University Arts Building finally used to full potential for modern, classical-style recording project

Student musicians sit socially-distanced in band room and record song with conductor

Center for Basque Studies commemorates the 84th anniversary of the bombing of Gernika

Two zoom sessions will be held for participants in both America and the Basque Country

The ruins of Gernika after the 1937 bombing

Ancient DNA findings help to define kinship among earliest world settlers

University of Nevada, Reno anthropology professor part of team that studied ancient skeletal remains in Turkey dating back 10,000 years

Ancient burial site in Turkey

60th Anniversary Performing Arts Series Season concludes with the energy and zeal of rising-star vocalist Michael Mayo

Mayo performs an entirely live set from his home studio in New York City Thursday, April 22


University Libraries announces 2021 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees

Author Steven Nightingale and poet Vogue Robinson welcomed into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame family.

Photo of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame medal

Decades of Wildlife Past

James D. Yoakum Papers Ready for Use

Black and white photo of a Bighorn Sheep from the James D. Yoakum Papers at the University of Nevada, Reno.

How do you access counseling services when living in a rural community?

Rural mental health services are more accessible than you think due to COVID-19

Photo of bag and shoes. The words "Rural Mental Health" are on the bag with the Downing Counseling Clinic logo

Tu puedes, eres una luchadora

Alumna Noemí Gómez Martínez reflects on being a successful Latina in today’s world

Noemi Gomez Martinez

Neurodiversity and the University

Jim Cherney

Encountering Women in History: North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

The University Libraries’ North American Women’s Letters and Diaries database offers an unparalleled view of women in history. 

black and white photograph of a group of women seated outside; one women wearing apron with back turned to camera.

Political scientist among the ranks of National Science Foundation CAREER award winners

Elizabeth Koebele to research collaborative water sustainability policymaking as part of NSF award

Elizabeth Koebele stands next to river

Acclaimed a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® performs during 60th anniversary Performing Arts Series season

Internationally renowned Sweet Honey In The Rock® will raise roofs and collective conscious Thursday, March 25

Sweet Honey in the Rock a cappella group

University of Nevada, Reno Shared History Program dives into the past and present history of black activism in northern Nevada

Projects are underway to share the program’s findings with the community

Four men standing in front of a bus at the Squaw Valley Olympics in 1960

Hip Hop Scholars: Jody Lykes Details the Experiences of Black Professors Teaching Hip Hop

New research offers close look at the professionals in Hip Hop academia

Hip hop performer concert at night

University of Nevada, Reno student among winners of the 2020 ¡Andale! Scholarship

Criminal justice and philosophy major wins scholarship offered by Las Vegas Latino Bar Association to help cover LSAT expenses

Jesus Rosales Sandoval

University Libraries, The Center partner to celebrate Black History Month

Virtual Trivia Night, Feb. 11, and virtual documentary film screening of “The Last Angel of History,” Feb. 12. All students welcome to participate.

African-American woman holds a child, both wearing face coverings, at the George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Charlotte, NC. Image courtesy of

Lynda Wiest to receive the 2021 AWM Louise Hay Award for Mentoring

Over two decades of furthering gender equity in math and running week-long camp culminate in multiple instances of national recognition

Linda Wiest

New Artist-in-Residence Program now accepting applications

University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts partners with Great Basin National Park Foundation to offer rustic artist residency experience

Two wood dremels, an eraser and pencil lie on top of a wood carving project.

Art historian receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Assistant Professor Caitlin Earley earns award to support her work on ancient Maya captives

Caitlin Earley photographing a Maya sculpture in a cave.

Stephanie Parker Appointed to Nevada Employee Management Committee

Stephanie Parker to serve on committee aiming to improve relationships between managers and employees across the state

Stephanie Parker

Iranian cultural identity explored on winning 2021 School of the Arts sticker design

M.F.A. student Sogand Tabatabaei’s artwork, Coverage, is featured

MFA student Sogand Tabatabaei sits at a desk working on a drawing.

College of Liberal Arts lecture series bring topics of diversity, politics, society and more

Departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts host weekly, biweekly and monthly lectures throughout spring semester

Front of Lincoln Hall during summer

Gender, bipartisanship and campus sexual assault legislation across the U.S.

Study researches the relationship between female representation in state legislatures and on-campus sexual assault legislation

Empty hallway and desks

Nevada Leads Prepares and Educates Future Leaders

Combining the classroom and the reality: Graduate program makes the best of both worlds

Student as an industrial style desk listening to lecture

60th Anniversary season of Performing Arts Series continues with three, one-of-a-kind virtual performances and interactive conversations

Award-winning Irish Quintet, Goitse, kicks off spring performances this February; new restaurant partners to offer takeout menus inspired by each visiting artist

Irish quintet Goitse poses for a photo inside a brick room.

University assistant professor shares her experience contracting COVID-19

Kyra Stull says the choices we make are not our own

Assistant professor Kyra Stull with her dog Ozymandias sitting on rocks overlooking Washoe Valley Lake

Calling all writers

University Libraries and Nevada Writers Hall of Fame to host free, virtual writing workshop for writers of all ages and abilities on April 24 following the success of fall 2020 programming

A silver medal with a blue ribbon

Gain professional and academic experience through paid undergraduate research programs

With the help of a mentor, undergraduate students can apply for paid research opportunities

Cynthia Lancaster sits at a desk on a video call with her mentee, Erick Herrera

Students co-collaborate on “The Lilley in the Open” exhibition with School of the Arts and City of Reno

Objects from The Lilley’s permanent collection featured in virtual exhibition

"BUTTING HEADS TWO" Acrylic on canvas

Are female leaders better during a pandemic?

University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Associate Professor Robert Ostergard and colleagues examined 175 countries for recent article

A collection of international flags

Researchers Explore the Role of Datura in Rock Art at Pinwheel Caves

University of Nevada, Reno anthropologist performs radiocarbon analysis on Datura wrightii quids

Datura rock art drawing next to Datura flower

Dr. Cornel West student composition contest

Students are invited to create a composition to celebrate Dr. West’s work and vision, shared during his virtual visit with the University this month

" “We are reconnecting through writing's reflections - reaching deeper, writing more authentically, learning and growing thoughtfully, and understanding the world around us more richly.” – William Macauley, University of Nevada, Reno professor of English


University hosts 2nd Annual Writing and Well-Being Conference with keynote speaker Cornel West

Virtual conference offers three days of workshops and speakers including free lecture by Dr. West Monday, Jan. 4, at 3 p.m.

Frandsen Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

A day in the life on the path to independence

An inside look at the Path to Independence program for students with intellectual disabilities

Two students sitting at a computer laughing

School of the Arts professors persevere to educate and inspire students

Unprecedented times bring new ways to teach students during a pandemic

Halt’s jazz combo class’ socially distanced rehearsal

Ann Carlson and Ron Turek support the College of Education & Human Development Student Success Center

A long awaited construction project is about to begin for better student success

Group of students in a study hall

Engaging with traditional art through digital formats

The Lilley Museum of Art adapts the creation and showcasing of art amidst a pandemic

David R. Harper's exhibit in The Lilley.

Make it local. Make it stick. Teaching civics education in a post-truth world

William Toledo worked with teachers for long-lasting and relevant civics education for upcoming generations in his new book

Book being held by human.

Margaret Arcus Award Given to Bridget Walsh for Work in Family Life Education

Professor in the College of Education & Human Development takes a new approach to two different fields by combining them

Bridget Walsh

Nevada Debate Team finishes strong for fall semester

Students face the advantages and disadvantages of online debate

Nevada Debate Team zoom screenshot of online semifinal tournament

Faces of the Pack: First-Generation Future Educator on the Path to a Double Major

Inspired to come to the University by a Nevada Bound tour, Medina works on two majors after becoming a tour guide himself

Student standing in front of trees with fall leaves and they have a mask on

University’s student filmmakers to hold virtual film festival Dec. 11

School of Journalism’s sixth annual Student Documentary Film Festival airs on Facebook Live

Old style video camera

The resilient class of 2020

'We faced hardship and some disappointments along the way, but we all made it through in the end'

Student sits in living room with a cap and gown on with the University of Nevada, Reno commencement program on the television.

Soft power and military involvement in vaccine distribution

" "At no time in recent history have we been confronted with a vaccine process that has been possibly influenced by politics" - Robert Ostergard


Department of Theatre and Dance embraces digital realm

Student performing artists gain new experiences recording virtual performances

Jasmine Johnson, Kennedy Gaskins and Cam Mauer film the “Bruised and Brave” performance outside on street

University honors Fall 2020 Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 9 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the south end of the University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Gender, Race, and Identity introduces three new minors

The newly formed department offers a large variety of minors for students

The Thompson building at the University of Nevada, Reno

Philosophy professor forms University’s first college-level Ethics Bowl Team

First competition to take place in California Regionals Dec. 5

Four Ethics Bowl team members pose outside with a whiteboard showcasing their team name

University of Nevada, Reno to celebrate the awarding of more than 5,000 degrees

Two virtual Commencement ceremonies will be streamed this Saturday to honor Spring, Summer and Winter 2020 graduates

Black mortar board graduation cap that reads in gold lettering, "What feels like the end is often the beginning"

Faculty Spotlight – Elizabeth Koebele

Elizabeth Koebele

Football Habemus!

The Club Deportivo Vasco soccer team of Caracas

The kids' Deportivo Vasco in a picture from the Caracas Euzko Etxea.

Second Tuesdays with Political Science

"Recapping the 2020 Election: What Happened and What’s Next"

Angled view of the front of the Knowledge Center library during summer day

How can I help my child’s literacy during school breaks?

Read, read and read some more! Here are some helpful tips for parents to accelerate a child's literacy skills.

Student working on writing letters on a piece of paper at a desk

Tradition lives on with graduates, friends and family in mind

Department of Music records music for University’s upcoming virtual Commencement

Choir sings in masks on stage

Wiest receives Willystine Goodsell Award for Advancing Women in Education

American Educational Research Association acknowledges professor as she enters the 25th year of her career

Linda Wiest photo

Dance activates public space through site-specific performances

Students and faculty choreograph eight performances to be featured during Fall Dance Festival Friday, Nov. 20

People wearing masks stand on different stairs on an outside staircase covering their eyes with their right hands.

Musical theatre revue explores mental health during the pandemic

'Bruised and Brave' premiers Nov. 13, on-demand through Nov. 15

A person leans on an open staircase with their back to the camera looking up toward the blue sky. Photo by Caitlin Bell.

“Second Tuesdays with Political Science” Continued in October with Discussion of What to Expect from the 2020 Election

Front-side view of the Knowledge Center

The Lilley Museum and Reno Contemporaries host virtual community discussion Nov. 6

‘Art Ignites’ event meant to evoke discussion around diversity and inclusion, panel to include Sierra Hall mural artist

A small group of people pose for a photo below the Sierra Hall mural during a dedication event.

Stephen Rock Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Director of Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities honored for consistent commitment to helping people with disabilities across Nevada

Steve Rock leaning on glass wall smiling

Mexico’s leading brass ensemble joins the Performing Arts Series this fall

M5 Mexican Brass will take the virtual stage Nov. 12 as part of the Series’ 60th anniversary season

M5 Mexican Brass quintet. Image provided by

College of Education is now College of Education and Human Development

New name better represents the entirety of the College, brings attention to important yet often unknown programs offered at the University

William Raggio Building, home to the College of Education and Human Development

2020 Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Leadership award given to Eleni Oikonomidoy

Virtual ceremony celebrates the talent at the University of Nevada, Reno

Eleni Oikonomidoy

2020 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame going virtual

Free Zoom event Nov. 12, 7 p.m., to highlight, celebrate Nevada writers

Past Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees gather for a group picture (from left, back row, Michael Branch, Lindsay Wilson, Alicia Barber, Christopher Coake, from left, front row, Terri Farley, Mark Maynard and Waddie Mitchell)

The war on cyberspace

Hackers, cybercrime and how pirate history is influencing the future of cybersecurity

Cannons sticking out from the side a Spanish galleon sailing ship

Visiting homeland one more time now made possible through Patria Soli project

Jars of homeland soil delivered to those who can’t make the trip home

Jars of soil sit on shelves

Why do masks make it so hard to understand each other?

Professor of linguistics Valerie Fridland breaks down the reasons why masked speech is difficult to understand

Students wearing face masks walking in front of the fitness center

Performing Arts Series presents two days of contemporary dance through performance, conversation and workshops

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will engage with students, veterans and the community during PAS’s first virtual residency

A Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company performance.

Reynolds School alumna on covering the environment and education in Brazil

Journalist Luiza Vieira reflects on her journey and making meaningful stories

Luiza Vieira holds a camera to her face in front of a beach with greenery and the sky in the backdrop.

Latinx DACA Students Contend with Adversity at Universities

Matthew Aguirre sheds light on the unique university experience of Latinx DACA students

Two students at graduation dressed in traditional graduation clothing.

Shared History Program exhibit highlights Latino miners of the Comstock

Latinos of the Comstock part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, including the University District Museum’s Fiesta Week

Lincoln Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

Air filter donation allows Department of Music to continue performing

Changes in practice protocols offer safer environment for music faculty and students

Person playing trumpet on stage during musical performance

NevadaTeach responds to community needs with free virtual math and science tutoring for 6th - 12th graders

Tutoring is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place entirely online.

Nevada Teach student smiling with students in the background working on science project

UNPACKED: Donald Easton-Brooks leads as an example of the power of education and perseverance

With an expanded name to reflect today’s challenges, the College of Education and Human Development strives to build a national reputation focused on learning, research and innovation


Author and former top editor Wanda Lloyd to speak at virtual forum next week

Free event Oct. 12 to focus on Lloyd’s memoir “COMING FULL CIRCLE” and diversity in the media industry

Wanda Lloyd smiles to camera in front of a grassy backdrop.

What is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and what does becoming one mean for the University?

Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership Cynthia M. Alcantar looks at what being HSI designated means for the University of Nevada, Reno and how close we are to it

A geometric collage of Latinx graduates

Reynolds School alum joins the fight against COVID-19

Tim Robb works to protect Nevadans with the new app, COVID Trace

Tim Robb sits in a studio being filmed for an interview.

Faculty Spotlight – Laura Blume

Laura Blume

Reynolds School alumna and minor earn their Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Eighth and ninth students from the University of Nevada, Reno achieve public relations distinction

Reynolds School of Journalism building

Communication Studies program rising in the ranks

The Department of Communication Studies boasts 25 scholarly awards in two years

Lincoln Hall steeple

Why does congress get nothing done? – It’s complicated

Jeremy Gelman book jacket for Losing to Win

Anthropology Professor Kyra Stull creates Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database

Database made possible by four federally funded projects from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice Awards

graduate student works on laptop

Sierra Hall mural makes bold statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

Mural dedication event planned to honor the public artwork

Sierra Hall mural featuring six sets of diverse eyes and faces with Nevada painted down the column

Endowment creates Nevada history initiative

History department in College of Liberal Arts receives donation to help amplify history scholarship in Nevada

Front of Lincoln Hall building

Performing Arts Series celebrates 60th anniversary with one-of-a-kind virtual events

During the 2020-21 season, the performing arts explore new ways to command the stage and screens

Award-winning saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly.

University Professor of History Renata Keller recipient of National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award

Grant offered to write new book on the Cuban Missile Crisis from the perspective of Latin American people

Professor Renata Keller pictured on a dock overlooking the Panama Canal

Another cohort of liberal arts faculty and staff join the University

The College of Liberal Arts hired 28 new faculty and staff members in the last year

Morrill Hall on the quad during summer

“Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye” – new music video by Reno, for Reno

Song features University faculty and alumni performing artists

Collage of singers and musicians featured in the Heartbeat to Hearbeat music video

Associate Professor of Anthropology Christopher Morgan receives title of Don Frazier-Don Fowler Endowed Chair in Prehistoric Great Basin Archeology

Morgan continues long line of Great Basin archeologists

A man sits in the opening of a cave overlooking the Nevada dessert

Student works with Nevada Arts Council as part of donor-funded internship

Art history major Gracie Krutz highlights her internship experience while earning liberal arts degree

Gracie Krutz

Basque troubadour poems first time in English

Joxe Mari Iparragirre's poems have been translated by professor Xabier Irujo and poet David Romtvedt.

" It's stunning that such a central figure of Basque cultural and literary history as Joxe Mari Iparragirre has never been published in English." - Dan Ansotegui, Basque-American musician and recipient of the National Heritage Award.


Eye-popping mural is a bold statement of diversity

Sierra Hall is the site of the first display of public art devoted to diversity and inclusion on campus

Part of the mural, a raised fist outline is in black over large, multicolored paint spatters

Jon Bilbao Basque Library, Basque culture, digital archive focus of new episode of Checked Out!

“The pandemic is a shared experience. It is a global event like nothing we have seen before.” - Iñaki Arrieta Baro said.

: A group of dancers participating in what appears to be a version of the Zinta Dantza, a ribbon dance. The colored ribbons are braided with the movement of the dancers around the pole. Metaphorically, the dance represents the process of life, the obstacles encountered as life progresses, and the passing from life to the afterlife.

College of Liberal Arts faculty research and write on topics of racism and social justice

From the history of religion and Black culture to a modern global issue of racism, faculty examine the evolution of social justice movements

The Princess and the Prophet book jacket

Journalism alumnus pursues copywriting in New York City

A Reynolds School graduate’s unlikely path to making it on the East Coast

James Rutter poses in his home.

New survey focuses on COVID-19 behaviors and beliefs

University of Nevada, Reno assistant professor in political science part of multidisciplinary team of scholars dedicated to informing risk messaging and public policy

Up-close image of a person wearing a face mask

What does successful pandemic and epidemic control look like?

Political leadership during COVID-19

Coronavirus cells

How can parents prepare children to wear masks at school?

With school returning soon, Shanon Taylor provides advice to parents on how to ease children into getting used to wearing masks in school.

Mother putting mask on a child

PRSSA Nevada recognized for year’s accomplishments with National Star Chapter Award

Student public relations organization receives award despite challenges from COVID-19

The PRSSA board members pose in the Linn Reading Room of the Reynolds School of Journalism

Reynolds School alumna uses public relations agency to create social change

Gattuso Coalition works with local nonprofits dedicated to worthy causes

Rachel Gattuso

Nevada Undergraduate Research Award names social sciences winner

Political science and economics major researching factors that weaken government democracy

" “We have substantially declined in aspects of our liberal democracy that we have been historically proud of as Americans." - Sawyer Barnett


Public called to submit pandemic materials for local history exhibit

University of Nevada, Reno Shared History Program seeks submissions to include in exhibit displaying daily life during pandemic

Students sitting in exhibition room talking

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies celebrates two years at the University of Nevada, Reno

A look at their accomplishments and plans for the future

A globe of the world sit on top of a desk in a dark lit room

EFF and Reynolds School launch largest-ever collection of searchable data on police use of surveillance technologies

Atlas of Surveillance shines light on deployment of cameras, drones and more

Atlas of Surveillance logo

Mind your social media manners

University professors examine how social media platforms can be used for constructive conversation

A hand holds a smart phone with the screen on showing several social media apps.

A journalism job search during COVID-19

Reynolds School alumna secures contract position at HuffPost

Cambria Roth poses in the office.

Service-learning course helps Northern Nevada Latinx community

Spanish major translates legal documents to aid in immigration, adoption and social justice matters in local community

" "I aided children to be adopted, immigrants to migrate...I had applied concepts, theories and practices from the classroom to the work environment in our own society of Reno, Nevada."


Reynolds School Spring 2020 Semester in Review

Learn about faculty and student achievements during COVID-19

Dean Al Stavitsky stands in front of a white backdrop.

Murals highlighting diversity going up on University campus

The University is getting two new art murals on Sierra Hall and Ansari Business Building that underscore commitment to diversity

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Rafael Blanco came to the United States from Spain and currently resides outside of Chicago. He completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University in 2013 and has recently begun work on one of two murals on the University campus to highlight and underscore diversity.

Graduating senior Kayla Samuels wins the 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Liberal Arts dual-major used education to examine technology and its effects on social behavior and institutions

Kayla Samuels

Graduating senior Anthony Martínez wins the 2020 Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award

Triple-major in the College of Liberal Arts wins service award for extracurricular activities

Anthony Martinez

Research-based work of 58 undergraduate students highlighted at symposium

Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium pivots to virtual with project presentations from a variety of disciplines, from STEM to the social sciences, arts and humanities

Undergraduate Research awardee Cesar Piedra stands in front of his sculptural project: a white animal figure with a textured paper surface.

English 400 students create guide to writing during quarantine

Final project changed to adapt to online learning and real-life application

Frandsen Humanities Building with a pink tree out front during the spring

How legalization changed what students think about cannabis

Research sampled over 400 undergraduate University of Nevada, Reno students on cannabis opinions

Person holding a cannabis blunt

Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno, National Historical Society and UNLV awarded grant to digitally archive area’s iconic history

Neon sign that reads "In Town Motel"

Faces of the Pack: Maile Callorina works to form the same connections that inspired her

Undergraduate student talks about her motivations to teach one day

Maile standing in front of wood railling with museum in the background

Confronting the lie

Students reflect on "Imposter Syndrome" after attending annual Hispanic Leadership Conference

Rosario Alvarado sits next to USHLI entryway sign

Alumni Highlight: George "Gus" Hill and Ginny Knowles

Longtime supporters of the College of Education proudly include the College of Education in their estate plan.

Guss and Ginny

Public relations and advertising competitions during a pandemic

Reynolds School’s Bateman and NSAC teams transition to online campaigns

Four students pose outdoors.

Duet, a collaboration between sister museums at University of Nevada, Reno & University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Lilley and The Barrick Museums of Art join through a series of #SisterMuseumsNV social media posts

Photograph by Cara Romero titled “Coyote Tales," which includes a Saints and Sinners neon sign and three people standing outside a liquor store in front of a classic, convertible car.

University of Nevada, Reno music professor named Regents’ Award winner for creative activities

Chair and Professor of Music and Cello Dmitri Atapine presented with Regents’ Award

Cello handle

Katie Grinsell named Reynolds School Spring 2020 Senior Scholar

Journalism student follows passion for visual communication

Katie Grinsell

Student documentary recognized as Webby Award People’s Voice Winner

Journalism students win student video category for “Rainbow Rodeo”

People ride on horses in an arena during the presentation of colors.

Art still matters; covering non-essential communities

Even the art community is impacted by COVID-19

Sudhiti Naskar

College of Liberal Arts students, faculty and staff earn top recognition

Students, faculty and staff in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

The recital hall in the University Arts Building

The Ozmen Institute for Global Studies presents a COVID-19 webinar

Global Health Challenges: The Coronavirus Pandemic, 10-11 a.m., Friday, May 15

" Four experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 across disciplines.


University honors 2020 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Morrill Hall on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

Tyler Harris selected as Spring 2020 Herz Gold Medalist

Dual major in accounting and political science, minor in philosophy, is Wooster High School graduate

Tyler Harris is the 2020 Herz Gold Medalist.

Fab Lab partners with local businesses to make PPE for Renown healthcare workers

Fabrication Lab and Miller’s Jackets and Printing Services of Nevada are working together to help meet Renown’s community-donated goal for isolation gowns

Zund Cutter cutting PPE gowns

Ian M. Hartshorn awarded the 2020 Liberal Arts award for teaching excellence

Assistant professor in political science awarded at annual awards ceremony

Ian Hartshorn sitting outside holding a sign that reads "you represent the best."

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We can get through it’

Theater and dance student Abby Rosen navigates University’s transition to virtual learning

Spring Awakening Choreography Rehearsal (left to right) Julia Parks, Abby Rosen, Adelynn Tourondel and Nate Hodges.

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Supporting visual arts remotely

BFA candidate Mariah Vargas shares her experience – and new creations – during social distancing

A piece featured in Mariah Vargas’ thesis exhibition, “Lover,” in Student Galleries South on campus.

Nevada strikes gold, claims championship at online nationals

Undergraduate students Nickie Moore and John Villanueva claim ‘Superior’ award; team places fourth for season overall

Top left, John Villanueva, top right, Nickie Moore, and bottom middle, Phil Sharp pose for a screenshot after the online presentation of awards for the festival finals of the National Online Forensics tournament.

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Dance in a digital form

Dance student Laura Ryerson grows as a student and choreographer through video instruction

Laura Ryerson performing at last year’s Spring Dance Concert with fellow dance major McKenzie Kennedy.

Philosophy students make their case for reparations

Undergraduate researchers are using their scholarship to rethink a controversial topic

Jason Fisette with students Jaylin Hendricks, Sydney Banks and Prism Zephyr

Nevada Debate Team season comes to an early end amid coronavirus closures

Team ranked Top-20 overall for the season

Nevada Debate Team students together at their Regional Competiton

College of Liberal Arts announces 2020 Mousel-Feltner Award

Assistant Professor in Political Science, Elizabeth Koebele is this year’s awardee for her policy research

" "I am particularly interested in how using more collaborative approaches to solving environmental problems can improve both policymaking processes and environmental outcomes." - Elizabeth Koebele


School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: Keeping the arts alive

Music student Grace Desilets navigates the University’s transition to online classes

University of Nevada, Reno senior and Music Education major Grace Desilets

School of the Arts’ #ArtAt6Feet series: ‘We’re all in this together’

Music student Kara Bainter finds opportunities for connection and collaboration in online learning

Music Education major Kara Bainter with her cello

University makerspaces and 3D printers at work developing PPE

Researchers, faculty and staff respond to the call for resources and deploy makerspace resources to support our healthcare heroes

Three healthcare workers wearing protective gear including masks, shields and gowns, in a procedure room.

Humanities contribution reaches far beyond the classroom

English students work with Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society

Elephant in the wild pictured by the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society

The Lilley @Home

The Lilley Museum joins in on the #MuseumFromHome fun

Oil painting in wooden frame of old buildings on a street

Advising during the pandemic

Virtual advising appointments replace face-to-face meetings in the College of Liberal Arts

College of Liberal Arts advising team sits on stairs in Pennington Achievement Center

'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event explored gender, leadership and faith

Panel sponsored by Temple Sinai Reno, College of Liberal Arts and others

The panel of women pictured left to right: Erin Stiles, Rabbi Sara Zober, Terri Domitrovich, Dina A. Elshabrawy, Reverend Shelley Fisher, Patricia Meidell

58th annual Reno Jazz Festival canceled for 2020

In the wake of coronavirus and the size and scope of the Festival, organizers made the decision to cancel the Festival

" While we are incredibly disappointed that this year’s festival will not take place, we are appreciative of the community’s support in helping us continue the Festival in 2021.”


Everyone gains when women vote

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment


Bluegrass band Steel Betty’s performance to conclude 2019-20 Performing Arts Series season

The Austin, Texas-based band will perform March 12 and facilitate a songwriting workshop during visit

Three members of the Steel Betty blue grass group stand in front of an outdoor concrete wall with guitars propped up on the wall between each of them.

Graphic designer presented with two international design awards

Graphic Design Program Director and Assistant Professor, Monica Maccaux, earns two German Design Awards.

Monica Maccaux holding two design awards at the German Design Awards 2020 event

Call for Volunteers for the 2020 Reno Jazz Festival, April 23-25

More than 100 volunteers needed to help to transform campus into a jazz hub

Two Reno Jazz Festival musicians perform on stage.

Award-winning musician Martha Redbone to perform at the University

The compelling voice in American roots music performs for audiences of all ages

Musical artist Martha Redbone and her six-piece band perform Roots Project.

Preserving the Awa Amazon Community

Anthropologist helps to protect and revitalize local indigenous communities in Brazil

Professor Louis Forline poses with daughter and Amazonian community members in Brazil

School of the Arts celebrates ‘Connections,’ brings artwork to airport terminal

Student, faculty and alumni art exhibition on display in Reno-Tahoe International Airport’s Terminal C until April 20

Kara Savant’s artwork, It Takes a Village (2019), is an open mailbox on a wooden church-like background with a yellow waxy yellow jacket nest attached to the ceiling of the mailbox, green felt lining the bottom with a fake yellow jacket sitting on it, and a checkered flag up, indicating mail ready to be taken.

Diverse panel to discuss women’s leadership in religious and spiritual life

'Breaking The Stained-Glass Ceiling' event to explore gender, leadership and faith

" "Women’s leadership options in religious organizations and spiritual communities have often been limited due to doctrine, tradition, practice and bias.”


Faces of the Pack: University alumna receives Fulbright Student Scholar Grant

Natalie Van Hoozer travels abroad to Argentina to pursue passion for connecting Spanish- and English-speaking communities

Student holding up Argentina cardboard frame

National spotlight shines on Nevada alumnus Capt. Ken Collins and the U.S. Navy Band

Servicemen and women recently highlighted in CBS News' behind-the-scenes video

Music conductor leading the U.S. Navy Band with audience blurred behind him.

What is the impeachment process?

U.S. government political scientist breaks down the impeachment process

Front view of outside of the White House

Nevada Humanities presents ‘The Constitution: What it Means to Me’ salon in Reno

University faculty moderate, provide expertise at free MidTown event

We the People document, American flag and quill pen

University Arts Building wins architecture design honors across the country

Newest University of Nevada, Reno facility opened in February

University Arts Building looking toward the north.

Musical theatre degree launched at the University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Theatre and Dance offers only degree program in state of Nevada

The cast of Urinetown performs

University honors 2019 Winter Senior Scholars

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize nine graduates with top grade-point average

Plaques of the senior scholars

Preserving the Paiute Language

University of Nevada, Reno offers first-ever Paiute language course

Fathers Day Powwow 2019 at Stewart Indian School, multiple people are in traditional Paiute dress. There is a play button overlaid.

Reynolds School alumna earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

Lizbeth Alvarez is the seventh University graduate to complete the certification

A woman poses indoors.

Ethnic matching in education topic of new book by College of Education Dean Easton-Brooks

Book receives award from the National Association for Multicultural Education

Easton-Brooks new book

Nevada Wind Ensemble ends year with concert featuring Mark Davis Scatterday

In 2019, music group performed for Paradise, Calif., students; released studio recording

Nevada Wind Ensemble plays at 2018 College Band Directors National Association Division Conference .

A desire to support the community leads to a career change

Reynolds School alumna moves from digital marketing to work for Vegas Strong

One woman interviewing another

KUNR selected to host Report for America journalist

Reporter will focus on Northern Nevada education stories in English and Spanish

A group of KUNR staff pose outdoors.

Long-form journalism from inside a camper van

Author and journalist Jessica Bruder speaks as 2019 Laxalt Distinguished Writer

A woman speaks into a microphone on stage with another woman sitting nearby.

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

The literacy program team posing dressed as superheroes

Navigating through your internships

How internships are foundational for a successful career

Three women sit in a computer lab and laugh together.

Cohort completes inaugural Sponsored Projects Academy

Program better connects individuals to the bigger picture: the administrative processes, network and impact of the research enterprise

Posed are the 20+ participants in the final Sponsored Projects Academy session

How one journalism student reports on Latinx family and culture

Speaking Spanish helps sophomore Andrew Mendez feel more connected

A student reads a script into a microphone in an audio recording booth.

Is technology bad for my child?

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Samuel Ehrenreich talks about what parents need to know regarding their children and digital communication.

Five children sitting in a row playing on various tech.

Reynolds School graduate alumna wins EDAWN award

Double Scoop arts publication wins microenterprise business of the year award

Two people holding a trophy and smiling

Academic units incorporating virtual reality, augmented reality into research projects

Experience VR like never before at the Libraries annual VR|AR Meet-Up Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m. Faculty will present research projects that incorporate VR or AR technology in their work.

A female student wears a VR headset in the @One on the first floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Take3, chamber and pop music trio, to perform

Performing Arts Series presents dynamic group community performances on Nov. 6-7

Take3 trio in concert

Recap: Communicating Science in a Divided Society

Expert panelists discuss issues that come with communicating science during the Hitchcock Project panel

A man speaks while two woman listen on stage.

Author & journalist Jessica Bruder honored by Laxalt Distinguished Writers Program

Bruder to speak about her work at the University of Nevada, Reno on Nov. 18

A woman poses indoors.

The Lilley hosts exhibition of Renoite Nolan Preece

Local artist to show retrospective of non-figurative photography

Summit 2016 by Nolan Preece

From the student newsroom to the city newsroom

Reynolds School alumnus shows that one of the most valuable experiences in one's career is during college.

Brian Duggan is pictured smiling in front of a blue background smiling while wearing a light blue and red plaid button up.

OSEP awards $1.3 million to special education professor to advance interdisciplinary personnel preparation

Grant awarded to Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond in the College of Education to collaborate with Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Associate Professor Abbie Olszewski and Assistant Professor Lindsay Diamond

Welcome to world class: Fulbright Teaching Excellence Fellows attend University of Nevada, Reno

Grant from U.S. Department of State brings teaching fellows from 19 countries for intensive professional development to the College of Education

group picture 2019 Fulbright TEA

Beyond toleration: Having difficult conversations in the age of social media

College of Liberal Arts' Engaging the Power of Diversity series tackles religious divides

" "How do we respect one another when we have a conversation across religious and philosophical divides?"


"Is Privacy Over?" forum features David Carroll

Subject of "The Great Hack" film discusses privacy rights during Reynolds School event.

Man looks off into the distance sitting in a chair on stage.

English students consult local leaders to assuage homelessness through writing

University of Nevada, Reno Professor William J. Macauley Jr. reflects on his past semester teaching English 401B and looks forward to applying similar teaching strategies

" "I wanted to show a range of students how they can make a positive, practical impact on their community with writing."


Noticiero Móvil: Elevando las voces de nuestra comunidad

Reynolds School student-run bilingual news outlet celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting its storytelling efforts.

A group of people stand indoors.

Field school helps bring Indigenous perspectives to research

Anthropology students combine tribal knowledge, learnings to help ‘decolonize archeology’

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.”

New Library Database: BabelScores

Contemporary music online database added to the University Libraries' collection.

a sheet of musical scores

Howl your opinions – deliberately


Panel of experts discuss "Communicating Science in a Divided Society"

School of Journalism holds launch event for the Hitchcock Project for Visualizing Science Oct. 21

Woman holding a camera taking a photo of people on water and land

A cappella group Backtrack performs at the University of Nevada, Reno

‘New York’s Got Talent’ winners engage with students and community Oct. 17-18


David Carroll, subject of “The Great Hack” film, feature of noon forum

Carroll will speak about personal and public privacy trends and concerns at the University Oct. 16

A man poses outdoors.

The art of postcard prints featured in 'Piranesi and The Eternal City'

Exhibition closes this week with music collaboration featuring eight students singing famous Italian songs from Piranesi’s time

The Piranesi exhibition at The Lilley

The Moanin’ Frogs inspires northern Nevada music students

The Moanin’ Frogs kicks off the Performing Arts Series at the University of Nevada, Reno

The Moanin' Frogs

University leaders win Lifetime Achievement and Leadership awards

Karen Penner-Johnson, President Marc Johnson and Larry Engstrom recognized at 2019 EDAWN Arts & Business Awards luncheon

Larry Engstrom

EFF partnership with School of Journalism launches "Atlas of Surveillance"

New report finds border communities inundated with surveillance technologies

Flags on a map, one has an eye on it, one has a drone, one has a camera.

My children of color are in a predominantly white school. How can I be an effective advocate for them?

The College of Education Dean, Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks talks about opportunities of engagement between parents and teachers.

A young girl solves a math problem on a classroom's whiteboard

Citing sources: University Libraries serve key role supporting student research

Subject librarians train students to find credible resources in a vast sea of information

Two people working at laptop computers reviewing research materials

School of the Art’s Dmitri Atapine performs with The Chamber Music Society in Greece resulting in PBS film

PBS special features University of Nevada, Reno professor playing the Mendelssohn Octet, airs on KNPB Friday evening

Dmitri Atapine holds his cello

Addressing the opioid epidemic with film

Reynolds School alumnus and team win Emmy Award for best documentary

A group of men pose on a red carpet holding Emmy Awards.

New colleagues join the College of Liberal Arts this fall

The College of Liberal Arts has hired 25 new faculty members for 2019-2020 academic year

Pennington Student Achievement Center during a typical sunny day with students walking by and sitting on the lawn and various benches

Paul Laxalt U. S. Senatorial Papers now open, available for research

Collection provides research opportunities for users wanting to understand Laxalt’s former legislative role

Ronald Reagan and Paul Laxalt shaking hands

Performing Arts Series announces 2019-20 season

The Moanin’ Frogs, Backtrack, Take3, Martha Redbone and Steel Betty visit University of Nevada, Reno

A group of musicians in suits gathered playing a variety of different saxophones

Holding government accountable with public records reporting

School of Journalism offers a one-credit course to train students on the Freedom of Information Act

A table with an iPad, files and a notebook sitting on it.

English master’s program focuses on bridging activism and education

University of Nevada, Reno Associate Professor Lynda Walsh looks forward to MAPE program’s fourth year, reflects on program’s success

Frandsen Humanities Building

$1.5 million NSF Grant awarded to political science professor and team

University of Nevada, Reno Assistant Professor Elizabeth Koebele awarded significant National Science Foundation Grant to study urban water systems and water planning with interdisciplinary group

Elizabeth Koebele

Latino Research Center recharged with new director

Julie Lucero became the Director of the Latino Research Center July 1

Julie Lucero

Sociology graduate wins national recognition for paper about happiness

University of Nevada, Reno alumnus Eric Lin not only researches happiness but spreads it too through his organization: The Play Happy Project

Children in Peru with their play happy ball

University of Nevada, Reno offers first-ever Paiute language course

Preserving and revitalizing the Great Basin indigenous language of Numu

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson and recent alumna Christina Thomas celebrate the American Indian & Alaska Native Graduate Celebration in May 2019. Johnson is wearing commencement regalia, and Thomas is in traditional Paiute garb.

Claudia Cruz joins the Reynolds School as director of internships and experiential learning

Newest journalism faculty member previously worked as a Spanish-language technology reporter for CNET en Español.

Woman poses outdoors.

Political science department welcomes new chair

Carolyn Warner is the new chair and Vail Pittman Professor of political science

Front of Thompson Building with pillars

College of Liberal Arts helps brings international experience to campus and community

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders program brings international students to campus to learn about U.S. government and policy

International SUSI participants stand outside with University ambassador

Easton-Brooks named College of Education dean

Brings goals of partnerships, fundraising, innovative research to the College

Donald Easton-Brooks poses outdoors

Literacy program touts three local Volunteers of the Year

Three graduate students were awarded Volunteer of the Year by Boys and Girls Club

Jacqueline Kirshenbaum stands to receive award and flowers

University’s Chinese STARTALK program teaches grade school children for third year

The world languages and literatures department hosts middle and high school students on campus for three-week Chinese summer program

Chinese instructor leans over shoulder of young student to help with assignment at table

Team of undergraduate students present at national conference

Six liberal arts students share their research at Georgetown University

Students presenting on linguistics mock trial class at Georgetown University

Latino Research Center welcomes new faces, releases new issue of journal

‘Border-Lines Volume XI’ focuses on the intersectionality of Latinx communities and aims to challenge Border Theory

A characiture of one person dressed as a matador on half of its body and a flamenco dancer on the other half.

International affairs major earns top scholarship for study abroad experience

Sophomore, Brendan Henry, will travel to Israel to study Arabic and Middle Eastern culture

Brendan Henry

Teaching in confinement

Two liberal arts professors teach criminal justice and literature behind bars

Jail cells

Sandoval among NSHE award winners honored at Commencement

Distinguished Nevadan class includes two former governors and founder of Basque Studies program

Governor Brian Sandoval with Upward Bound Students

Tibbitts winners share love of teaching ... and of long, hard-working summers

Engineering's Vollstedt and Anthropology's Smith honored

Ann Marie Vollstedt with her class

Associate Professor of Art Brett Van Hoesen wins ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award’

Van Hoesen also receives recognition from Governor Steve Sisolak, Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen

Brett Van Hoesen teaching a class at the University of Nevada, Reno

University honors 2019 Spring Senior Scholar recipients

University of Nevada, Reno and the Nevada Alumni Association recognize 11 graduates with top grade-point average

Manzanita Hall on the Quad of the University of Nevada, Reno

Two University students receive 2019 Regents’ Scholar Awards

The College of Liberal Arts is fortunate to have an undergraduate and graduate student as Regents’ Scholar recipients

Hannah Huntley and Hector Arciniega

Developing regional solutions through undergraduate research

Community-based undergraduate researchers join with faculty mentors to explore problems and offer understanding and ideas to make a difference

University student with faculty member/mentor and community partner

How does appearance affect our success?

Assistant Professor of Sociology Kjerstin Gruys discusses how physical appearance can impact success levels throughout life

Woman with dark hair, a black sweater, and glasses hiding her face behind her hand

Assistant Professor Cameron Strang wins the Summerlee Book Prize for ‘Frontiers of Science’

Books from College of Liberal Arts professors Strang, Xiaoyu Pu and Ian Hartshorn make their debut and earn honors

Cameron Strang

Professor Bernard Schopen has published his fourth Reno mystery novel

Former Core Humanities professor has published “The Dying Time,” the fourth installment of the Jack Ross series

Bernard Schopen's book cover-- with best wishes inscribed

How TEDx became the 'best short talk of my life' for graduate student Jenna Weiner

Grad student recounts prepping for, fretting over, and ultimately delivering a memorable 'TED' talk

Jenna Weiner wearing headset at TEDx talk

Ozmen Institute for Global Studies launches with 'Collaboration Across Boundaries' celebration

Faculty with relevant research and teaching interests in global or international studies are welcomed to become an institute affiliate

Gerold Dermid gives a thumbs up with Berch Berberoglu, both posing for a photo.

World Languages and Literatures department set to host 50th awards ceremony

Awards ceremony recognizes students who have mastered foreign languages

Award winners hold up certificates on stage during 2018 awards ceremony.

Day at the Museum: May 4, 2019

Take an interactive walking tour of 10 University museums on and around campus

Two children outside their with faces painted at a craft table with an adult.

College of Liberal Arts faculty and staff earn top recognition

Faculty and staff members in the College of Liberal Arts earn a number of University, College and community awards along with fellowships and endowments

Trees bloom during spring on the University of Nevada, Reno campus

Walter Smith III, Melissa Aldana headline 57th Annual Reno Jazz Festival

Three-day festival to draw more than 10,000 people to University of Nevada, Reno

Melissa Aldana

New Robotics Academy of Nevada to offer K-12 teacher trainings

University joins with DRI and UNLV to announce new Tesla-supported programs to advance STEM interest and education

Four high school students with hand-held tools in a makerspace

Volunteers needed for the 2019 Reno Jazz Festival

Participants will be able to attend concerts at three-day music festival, April 25-27, 2019.

Winners from the 2018 Reno Jazz Festival.

Research shows Nevada working as a partner on Colorado River sustainability efforts

Political science researcher Elizabeth Koebele shows states working together to conserve water rather than fighting for it

Lake Mead

Researchers, Technology Providers, and Leadership Discuss Vision for University Cyberinfrastructure

Cyberinfrastructure Day 2019 highlighted where we are and where we are going with research technology support

President Marc Johnson and Henry Neeman at CI Day 2019

Faces of the Pack: Jordan Cosselman and Savannah Urcioli place second at the NPDA Debate

Two female students accomplish great feats both personally and professionally as partners in the Nevada Debate Union, recognized as ASUN Club of the year

Jordan and Savannah with several of their awards from the season.

Department of Philosophy presents annual Paul and Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Charles Mills is this year's featured speaker and will address 'Racial Injustice'

A cherry blossom tree blooms and a few people in the distance walk through the University of Nevada, Reno campus with a large, brick building in the background.

Institute for Neuroscience to help a multidisciplinary center of excellence become even stronger

James Kenyon named director of University of Nevada, Reno institute designed to complement and extend the energy, experience and potential in the neurosciences

2 faculty member sitting at desk in office with neuroscience-related images on the computer screens

New chair of communication studies hits the ground running with top award

Professor and Chair of Communication Studies Jimmie Manning gets top paper award named after him

University of Nevada, Reno campus from above

University Libraries using Virtual Reality technology to preserve the past

University Libraries' Michelle Rebaleati presented her “Big Idea Worth Spreading” at the recent TEDxUniversityofNevada event

2019 TEDxUniversityofNevada presenter Michelle Rebaleati is seen on stage here discussing the use VR in her documentary film “Walking With Reality.” In this image Michelle is in the foreground. The documentary's main character, Evan Gadda, is in the background.

French major among top 10 colleges graduating language students

The French major recently ranked in the top 10 of colleges across the country with the most bachelor’s degrees

Students from French Club smile and sit around table

An international conference on the writings of Frank Bergon to be held March 13 & 14

Basque-Nevadan author Frank Bergon donated his complete archival collection to the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno

The first draft of Shoshone Mike

UK prejudice against immigrants amongst lowest in Europe, University research finds

New study reveals more tolerance for diversity; determines only 15 percent of people would object to having immigrants as neighbors in the UK and other rich EU nations

A person with a blue and yellow BREXIT top hat looks at another person smiling, wearing a light pink scarf. Red and white signs with nondescript words are on either side of the two people.

Meet the new Latino Research Center coordinator

The Latino Research Center is back open full-time and dedicated to advancing Latinx research and improving conditions for the Latinx community

Diego Zarazua sits in the Latino Research Center

Greater Nevada Credit Union presents annual donation to Marching Band

The band accepted a gift of $41,350 to help support and expand the program; a total of more than $300,000 raised since beginning of partnership

Five men stand on a basketball court with a large check held in the middle.

University Arts Building opens Friday, Feb. 22

The University and School of the Arts expand their roles and footprint with new building

Students stand on the stage in the Harlan O. & Barbara R. Hall Recital Hall

Angela Davis speaks to sold-out crowd

Scholar and activist, Angela Davis encourages a need for change

Angela Davis

How does language influence identity?

Professor of linguistics from the English department awarded American Speech Roger Shuy Best Paper

George Lewis and Valerie Fridland sitting and talking in a room with books and bookshelves behind them.

Breaking Stigma

Let's Talk About Sex, Drugs and Homelessness

Crowd shot of people walking with title "Breaking Stigma" and a play button

Performing Arts Series Presents Cantus

Men’s vocal ensemble to perform Feb. 5 at Nightingale Concert Hall

The members of Cantus gathered around a seating area.

New University art museum to open with artists Sameer Farooq, Jared Stanely

More than 5,500 works of art find permanent home on University campus

Sculptures from Sameer Farooq & Jared Stanley's "Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere". The words "What if our spiritual whimsy actually did rush through the intimate veil of your surprise."

Spanish mock trial presents alternative career choice

Students in Spanish 441 course learned how to become an expert witness

Mock trial group poses in courtroom

Activist, professor Angela Davis to present as part of sold-out Diversity Speaker Series

University’s College of Liberal Arts brings speaker Wednesday, Feb. 6, to talk about her involvement in the nation’s quest for social justice; sold-out-event offers wait-list and live-stream options