Double Down posts in UNR

Mar 18, 2015 | Posted by Alicia Barber, Ph.D

[Harolds Club patriarch Raymond I. “Pappy” Smith purchased Cremer’s Motel in the early 1950s, thoroughly renovated the property, and reopened it as Harolds Pony Express Lodge.  Photo courtesy of Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.]

When I began to interview small business owners, neighborhood residents, and city representatives about Reno’s 4th Street back in 2011, I had no idea that  more than three  years later, I would be announcing the launch of a multimedia digital feature dedicated to the history of 4th Street and its companion street in Sparks, Prater Way.

And yet here we are! The new site, housed on the ONE at...

Oct 27, 2014 | Posted by Daniel Enrique Pérez

In 2004, my first year as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, I had the privilege of meeting Dolores Huerta. She was invited to UNR to speak and was awarded an honorary doctorate—one of nine she holds. Huerta has been recognized for her life-long work as a grassroots organizer and the instrumental role she played during the civil rights movement. She remains at the forefront of so many important causes: workers’ rights, civil and human rights, the advancement of women, and the environment. Twice she received U.S. presidential awards: the Medal of Freedom (2012) and the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Awards (1998).

Like many who have the privilege of meeting great leaders, when I first met Dolores Huerta, I was humbled by her presence. Very few...