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The College of the Liberal Arts Lecture Series covers topics on diversity, politics, society and more

A number of diverse and engaging lecture series at the College of Liberal Arts are underway this spring. Everything from history and art to politics and social movements will be covered virtually for the University of Nevada, campus and the community of Reno. Many departments and programs invite renowned speakers and performing artists to engage with audiences, free of charge. Hours vary from weekly to biweekly and monthly. Check the Liberal Arts Lecture Series calendar for more information and to find a lecture that caters to any interest.

“I am very pleased that so many of our departments and programs at the College of Liberal Arts have developed a series of conferences, events or programs providing opportunities throughout the year to our campus and communities. local “, Debra, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Moddelmog said. “The variation of events gives the online audience a chance to learn more about topics of critical importance to our time, such as pandemic health, activism and social justice, the Jewish experience in America, building a legacy of fairness and more.

“Whether the series takes the form of a lecture, panel discussion, or musical performance (for example, the brilliant a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock®), we are clearly committed as a university to improve understanding and open dialogue about our complex world.

New this year, the Department of Arts’ Master of Fine Arts program features the “Artist Lecture Series”. Six guest artists have been invited to speak to virtual audiences throughout the spring 2021 semester. The series will begin February 16 at 6 p.m. with Siobhan Arnold, a multimedia artist from San Diego, Calif., Who works with the photography, textiles, sculpture and installation. Her work addresses the intersections between history / memory, gender and representation. His most recent work explores cross-cultural mythologies, archetypes, fairy tales and folklore from a contemporary perspective.

The University’s Core Humanities program is in its third season of “Thought on Tap” – a public engagement series that brings together diverse faculty, staff, students and community members for important conversations on key topics. news.

Each year is based on a different theme. The theme for 2021 is “Building a Legacy of…” The series will begin this spring on February 11 at 5:30 pm, with “Building a Legacy of Equity in Education”.

In addition, the Core Humanities program has also launched a brand new “Basic Humanities Lecture Series” that brings together academics from across the country to share their research and expertise with students as well as members of the community. at large. Each event focuses on a single theme, which connects to a specific Core Humanities course. In the spring of 2021, there will be four events, which will cover topics ranging from the role of women in the Middle Ages to laughter in contemporary films. The second event will take place on February 25 at 5:30 p.m. titled “Medieval America: Feudalism and Liberalism in Nineteenth Century American Culture.”

“History in the Present” is a series of monthly webinars hosted by the Department of History that historizes current events, shares cutting-edge research and aims to promote dialogue on issues of interest between the University and the community. at large.

“It will be really cool,” said Hugh Shapiro, associate professor of history. “As historians, we work in multiple disciplines and collaborate with a wide range of people outside of academia. “

In addition to history teachers, museum curators, NGO leaders, and environmental and human rights experts will also participate in this webinar series. The second event will take place on March 3 at noon, titled “The Ongoing Ethical Debate on Looted Nazi and Holocaust-Era Books in the United States”.

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“Second Tuesday with Political Science,” gears up for another lively semester of lectures. The series features guest panelists each month who will give their perspective on important political and social events in the current environment. This spring’s first event will take place on February 9 at 4:00 p.m. titled “Criminal Governance in the Age of COVID-19”.

The School of Arts celebrates 60 years of the “Performing Arts Series”. Three exceptionally talented performing artists will join the audience live, virtually for unique performances, designed especially for the audience. Each performance is chargeable and will allow unlimited viewing on demand for 14 days after the start of the show. Tickets are $ 15 for individual performances or $ 40 for a three-pack to attend all three events this spring. Student tickets are free.

Spring season kicks off with Goitse – an award-winning Irish rooftop ensemble – on February 25 at 6 p.m. ET. The a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock ®, rooted in African American history and culture, will perform live in March. 25 to 6 p.m. The season will end with jazz singer Michael Mayo on April 22 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Performing Arts series.
Finally, the Department of Sociology organizes a weekly series for students. “Socializing with Sociologists” has a new host every week to discuss current affairs, help students tackle difficult applications, work on mental health, and sometimes just for fun playing games. The series takes place every Monday at 5:30 p.m., which began on February 1 and will run through May 3.

The College of the Liberal Arts Lecture Series calendar lists the dates and times of scheduled events. All events are virtual and presented in Pacific Time. Many events are free and open to the public and some require prior registration. Be sure to subscribe to the event links before the scheduled event or conference.