The Salon and Pop-Up Salon

The Salon: Bees, the Canary in the Coal Mine?

Friday, May 17, 2019
6:00 - 7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music,
121 California Avenue, Reno

Is it true that the wellness of bees is an indicator of the health of our planet? Join us for a discussion about this consequential topic at The Salon: Bees, the Canary in the Coal Mine? The Salon will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm at Sundance Books and Music in Reno. Moderated by Dr. Ran Duan, visiting assistant professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, we will welcome experts in the field to talk about the health of the bee population in Nevada.

Light refreshments (including honey!) will be served. This program is part of One Truckee River Month. Guest panelists will include:

Kevin Burls has been the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) educator for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension since 2015. Most of his work focuses on native insects, including pollinator health and using native insects to reduce pest populations. Burns earned his Ph.D. from the Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology program at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Burls is also the executive director of Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, a Reno-based science education nonprofit founded in 2012.

Ran Duan is a visiting assistant professor at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research interests span the areas of environmental, science, and visual communication. Her current work particularly focuses on the use of animation in environmental news, visual communication of climate change and wildfire, risk perception, and the implications of these areas for public policy and journalism practice. Duan has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Climatic Change, Environmental Communication, Environment and Behavior, Human Ecology Review, Social Science Quarterly, and International Communication Gazette. She holds a Ph.D. in media and information, a doctoral specialization in environmental science and policy, and a master’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

Nikki Florio is the founder/director of Bee Heroic, a project that focuses on pollinator and climate issues and impacts, and she is an extension of the non-profit organization, Tahoe Regional Environmental Education (TREE). She has a background in natural sciences and environmental psychology.

Debra Gilmore, along with her husband Andy Joyner, is the owner of Hall’s Honey in Yerington, Nevada. She is a third generation native Nevadan and a fourth generation Nevada beekeeper. Her great-grandfather, Fletcher Hall, came to Mason Valley in 1918 where he started beekeeping, and her family were commercial honey producers until the mid 1970s. Hall’s Honey maintains 60 colonies of bees, produced from 1,000-4,000 pounds of honey annually, and the company sells honey to local retail outlets and restaurants, as well as providing education to various groups and individuals. Gilmore is also the founder and president of the Mason Valley Beekeepers.

Amina Harris is the founding director of the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at the University of California, Davis. Harris is also the owner of Z Specialty Food, LLC. Moon Shine Trading Company, a division of Z Specialty, has been offering unique American varietal honeys for over 30 years, winning national awards from the Specialty Food Association and the National Honey Board. Harris designed and published the UC Davis Honey Flavor and Aroma Wheel, widely used for describing the nuances of honey. Presently, she is coordinating extensive research at UC Davis on mono-floral honeys of North America. Amina has been a featured speaker at many programs including: American Cheese Society Conference, Specialty Coffee Association, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Nevada Humanities Salon Series is held bi-monthly and features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada, as well as an audience Q & A session and light refreshments.

 

 

 

Nevada Humanities Salon: Writing About Place

 

Friday, March 15, 2019

6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

 

 

How do we make meaning out of the places we inhabit? Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: Writing About Place where we will explore the history of writing about the West through the work of two authors, Nevada native Frank Bergon and novelist David Means. Moderated by Sarah Keyes, assistant professor in History at the University of Nevada, Reno, these writers will discuss the history and environment of the West and Midwest, as well as how regional stories have been told and retold over time. 

 

The bi-monthly Salon series features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada and includes audience discussion and light refreshments.

 

Guest panelists will include:

 

Frank Bergon was born in Ely, Nevada and grew up on a ranch in California’s San Joaquin Valley. His writings focus on the history and environment of the American West, including Basques of his own heritage. His Nevada trilogy consists of three novels spanning a century from the Shoshone massacre of 1911 to the ongoing battle over nuclear waste in the Nevada desert. His edited nonfiction includes Looking Far West: The Search for the American West in History, Myth, and Literature and the Penguin Classics edition of The Journals of Lewis and Clark. He is a member of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. His eleventh book Two-Buck Chuck & The Marlboro Man: The New Old West, published March 2019, presents intimate portraits of California’s San Joaquin Valley, including his friends the legendary vintner Fred Franzia, creator of the best-selling wine in history, and Darrell Winfield, the real-life Marlboro Man for over thirty years. 

 

Sarah Keyes is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a historian of the US West who is interested in how people make meaning out of their interactions with new places and new cultures. She has published work on the experience of sound and cholera on the Overland Trail. Her first book, Death’s Purchase: The Legacy of the Overland Trail, (currently being revised) analyzes how the dead became the most important emigrants who traveled the trail.

 

David Means is a writer based in Nyack, New York. His stories are frequently set in the Midwest, the Rust Belt, or along the Hudson River in New York. Means' second collection of stories, Assorted Fire Events, earned the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction, and his third, The Secret Goldfish, was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize. His fourth, The Spot, was selected as a 2010 Notable Book by the New York Times. His first novel, Hystopia, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Means's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and Esquire, among other publications. 



 

 

Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: Revealing the Object – A Conversation About Making, Protecting, and Imagining Objects

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 North Virginia Street, Reno

Free parking for this program is available at Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.

 

What do an artist, a poet, a curator, and a shaman healer have to say about history, museums, and objects? Join Nevada Humanities for the Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: Revealing the Object – A Conversation About Making, Protecting, and Imagining Objects for a conversation around this question and others, as we help celebrate the inaugural exhibition opening at The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

 

Moderated by Stephanie Gibson, Program Manager at Nevada Humanities and curator of Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere, the Pop-Up Salon will introduce visitors to the exhibition. We will discuss the history of museums and ask how we can use our imaginations to think differently about museum artifacts and institutions. Join us the conversation and get an inside glimpse at the brand-new John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

 

Panelists include:

 

Garrett Barmore is the museum curator at the W. M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum, a research and education museum with a collection of over 100,000 objects. Barmore was hired to professionalize and modernize of the 110-year-old museum located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, and is focused on maintaining the historic character of the museum, while updating its capabilities. Barmore received his master’s degree in museology at the University of Washington. 

 

Sameer Farooq is a Canadian artist of Pakistani and Ugandan Indian descent. His work has been included in exhibitions at institutions around the world, and reviews and essays dedicated to his work have been included in C Magazine, The Washington Post, BBC Culture, Hyperallergic, Artnet, The Huffington Post, Canadian Art, and others. He also appeared on the 2018 Sobey Art Award long list, Canada’s preeminent art award.

 

Jared Stanley is a poet and writer who often works with artists. His primary interest is in the intersection of lyric poetry, the history of landscape and land use, and the vernacular, ever-shifting ground of language as it changes due to migration, environment, and technology. His work has developed from an initial, book-centered writing practice into a formally expansive series of projects which take the materials of reading as a starting point, asking fundamental questions about how typographical forms and environmental occasion of reading shape the reader’s experience of a text.  

 

Dr. Jeffre TallTrees earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and ran a private practice for close to twenty years. TallTrees was a Senior Teacher for the Four Winds Society (an International School of Shamanism), is currently the Director of Tantra At Tahoe, and is the co-author of three books. She runs a private practice in Truckee, California, and teaches workshops on shamanic practices and the spiritual path of the Andean people.

 

Sameer Farooq & Jared Stanley: Terma, Images from the Ear or Groin or Somewhere.

January 25 – March 7, 2019 

The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 North Virginia Street, Reno

Terma Exhibit Digital Mailer

 

Exhibition Opening Reception

Friday, January 25, 2019

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 North Virginia Street, Reno

Light Reception and remarks

Free parking for this event at Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex

 

All events are free and open to all.

 

This exhibition and public programs were made possible with the generous support of Nevada Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Satre Family Fund, the Marilyn Melton Endowment for the Humanities at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, the College of Liberal Arts Hilliard Endowment, School of the Arts, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Friends of The Lilley, the Department of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Canada Council for the Arts. 

 

Image credit:

Sameer Farooq and Jared Stanley, If it were possible to collect all navels of the world on the steps to ASCENSION, 2018.

 


 

Nevada Humanities Salon: Norms and Why They Matter

Friday, January 18, 2019

6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

What’s the difference between a norm and a law? What does it mean to circumvent a norm, and is that even a problem? What can we trust in one another to do, and what do we need to codify? Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: Norms and Why They Matter as we pose these and other questions to a lawyer, a political scientist, and a rhetorician. Moderated by Katharine Schweitzer, assistant professor in Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno, these panelists will discuss political norms and conventions and how they play a pivotal role in sustaining the American Constitution.
 

The bi-monthly Salon series features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada and includes audience discussion and light refreshments.
 

Guest panelists will include:
Lieutenant Richard A. Andrews is the Command Judge Advocate at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. He was commissioned into the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps in 2014, following a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Philip Pro at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. He has worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, and now serves in a role similar to a general counsel, advising military commanders on ethics, investigations, and other matters of military and federal law.

Ian M. Hartshorn is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former co-chair of the Labor Politics Group of the American Political Science Association and a member of the Middle East Studies Association. His work has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Global Governance. His interests are in comparative political economy, labor movements, and transnational migration, and his current research looks at speech acts in the Middle East and refugee resettlement in the United States.

Amy Pason is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Pason received her PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2010. She studies persuasion and advocacy, and teaches courses in democratic deliberation and facilitation, public speaking, social movements, and recently taught a course on persuasion related to political campaigns. Her expertise is related to norms of democratic public spheres as well as First Amendment and free speech laws and norms.

Katharine Schweitzer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Her research interests include moral disagreement and how democratic citizens and institutions ought to respond to it. She received her PhD in philosophy from Emory University in 2014, and her dissertation research focused on when political compromise is morally justified. At UNR she teaches classes such as Philosophy of Law, Global Ethics and Justice, Bioethics, and Ethical Theory. 
 

 

This program is a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

 

Nevada Humanities Salon: The Value of History in the Era of Fake News

Friday, November 16
6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: The Value of History in the Era of Fake News, featuring Allyson Hobbs, author of A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life and the forthcoming, Far From Sanctuary: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights. Moderated by Alan Deutschman, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, Hobbs will discuss the value of using history to provide perspective on contemporary issues, and the importance of bearing witness to the realities of injustice in our nation. 

Dr. Allyson Hobbs is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of African and African American Studies at Stanford University. She is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and a contributing staff writer at The New Yorker.

Alan Deutschman is the Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Deutschman has been the Silicon Valley correspondent for Fortune, a senior writer at Fast Company, the “Profit Motive” columnist for GQ, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. His articles have been published in New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Newsweek, and Salon.com. He has appeared as a commentator for NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Bloomberg TV’s “Bloomberg West,” and documentaries on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and the Discovery Channel.

This program is a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

 

 

 

 

Nevada Humanities Pop-Up Salon: An Evening with Film Critic Michael Phillips and a Screening of The Misfits

 

Downtown Reno Library

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6:00 -9:30 pm 

 

What role does a film critic play in critiquing culture and politics today? Join Nevada Humanities and the University of Nevada, Reno for a special talk and presentation by Chicago Tribune's film critic, Michael Phillips, as he discusses the relevancy of art and film during challenging political times. After a short talk, there will be a screening of the Nevada-filmed John Huston film, The Misfits, and a Q+A with Philips following the film. The conversation will be moderated by Katherine Fusco, Associate Professor of English, University of Nevada, Reno.  

 

Michael Phillips is the Chicago Tribune's film critic, covering everything from “Godzilla” to the latest in Turkish cinema. He has appeared on Turner Classic Movies, “CBS Saturday Morning,” “Charlie Rose” and the long running nationally syndicated program “At the Movies.” He joined the Tribune in 2002 as theater critic, a post he previously held at the Los Angeles Times; the San Diego Union-Tribune; the St. Paul Pioneer Press; and the Dallas Times-Herald. He appears regularly on the popular Chicago Public Radio show “Filmspotting.” 

 

This program is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, the Hilliard Endowment, and the University of Nevada, Reno department of English Public Occasions Committee and Distinguished Speakers Fund. This program is also a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

 

 

 

 

Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: My Writing Went Viral, moderated by Christopher Coake, associate professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

 

What happens when that one article or op-ed you write sends fireworks across the internet? The term “going viral” was unheard of ten years ago. What does it say about the nature of journalism, and the way we consume information? What does it say that think-pieces and confessionals seem to have a longer life online, than news stories from traditional news outlets? Come to the Salon to explore these and other topics with a few writers who can speak first-hand about what happens when your article is suddenly everywhere. 

 

Guest panelists will include: 


Christopher Coake is the author of the novel You Came Back (2012) and the story collection We’re in Trouble (2005), which won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for a first work of fiction. In 2007 he was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. His short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and The Best American Noir of the Century, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, and published in journals such as Granta, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Five Points, and The Journal. A native of Indiana, Coake received an MA from Miami University of Ohio and an MFA from Ohio State University. He is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directs the MFA program in creative writing.

 

Gemma Hartley earned her BA at the University of Nevada, Reno and went on to a full-time freelance career shortly after, writing for publications such as The Washington Post, Glamour, Women's Health, Harper's Bazaar, Huffington Post, and The Week. Her freelance work runs the gamut from financial advice to cultural commentary to parenting and more. Her first book Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward will be released November 2018 through HarperOne.

 

Naseem Jamnia received their AB (University of Chicago) and MS (DePaul University), both in the biological sciences. After a brief stint as a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania, they decided instead to focus on their writing and editing. Naseem’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Rumpus, and other sites. They are the 2018 Bitch Media Fellow in Technology and the managing editor at Sidequest, an indie gaming website. A Chicago native, Naseem now lives with their husband, dog, and two cats in northwest Reno and will be starting their MFA in fiction writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, in fall 2018. 

 

Edwin Lyngar is a Sunday columnist for the Reno Gazette Journal. He graduated from Antioch University in 2010 with his MFA in creative writing, and he also holds an MA in Writing from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a former columnist for Salon magazine, writing on politics, culture and religion and is most known for his viral essay "I lost my father to Fox News."  

 

The bi-monthly Salon series features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada and includes audience discussion and light refreshments.

 

 

Nevada Humanities Salon: My Writing Went Viral is made possible by funding from Democracy and the Informed Citizen, a nationwide humanities council initiative from the Federation of State Humanities Councils.  

 

 

 



 

 

Friday, July 20

6:00-7:30 pm at Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

Join Nevada Humanities for The Salon: The Poetry Movement, moderated by Rosie Trump, assistant professor in the dance department at the University of Nevada, Reno. As an introduction to The Poetry Movement, a site-specific performance taking place at the bookstore immediately following the talk, this Salon will feature poets and choreographers discussing the connection between language and movement. A historian will ground this conversation with the history of the Levy Mansion. The audience will participate in a Q & A, which will be followed by a reception and a dance performance of The Poetry Movement throughout the historic Levy House at Sundance Books and Music. Guest panelists will include: 

 

Patricia Cafferata is an attorney, author, historian, and a life-long resident of Reno, Nevada. Cafferata served in the Nevada Assembly, and when she was elected Nevada State Treasurer in 1982, she became the first woman elected to any constitutional office in the state. Cafferata has also served as district attorney of Lincoln, Lander and Esmeralda counties. She has written eight books on Nevada history, including Christmas in Nevada. Additionally, she co-authored her mother’s memoirs, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress and Back Again. 

 

Keely Cobb is a dance choreographer and performer based in Reno. She is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Theater and a minor in Dance. She dances for multiple companies including Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance, Collateral&Co. and Karen Burns Productions and presented her own company this year, Around the Stage | Modern Dance Company.

 

Caitlin McCarty is a writer, dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in Reno, Nevada who graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in English Writing and a minor in Dance. She is the Founder and Choreographer of Collateral&Co. Contemporary Dance Company, a local company that explores the intricacies of the human experience and is inspired by the way words influence movement. 

 

Jared Stanley’s most recent book is EARS (Nightboat Books, 2017). Forthcoming projects include Ignore the Cries of Empty Stones and Your Flesh Will Break Out in Scavengers, an essay and artwork, Terma, a collaboration with the artist Sameer Farooq, and Bewildernessless, an artist's book. 

 

Rosie Trump is a dance choreographer, filmmaker, performer, educator, and the artistic director of Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance. Trump is the founder and curator of the annual Third Coast Dance Film Festival. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally. Trump holds an MFA in Experimental Dance Choreography from UC Riverside and a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. She is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno. 

 

The Nevada Humanities Salon Series is held bi-monthly and features a panel discussion with topics relevant to the humanities in Nevada, as well as an audience Q & A session and light refreshments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, May 4, 2018

 

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Auditorium, UNLV Campus4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Pre-Program Reception, 6:00 p.m.  |  Salon Discussion, 7:00 p.m.
 
Join Nevada Humanities and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Friday, May 4, 2018, for Nevada Humanities
Pop-Up Salon: Creativity and Healing after October 1. The evening will bring together diverse thinkers to explore how art
and creativity can help us chart a path towards healing after the October 1 shootings. 
Moderated by Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV University Libraries. Panelists include:
Mary Corey March, renowned artist and creator of Identity Tapestry; Susanna Newbury, Assistant Professor of Art History at UNLV;
and Jill Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of the Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada. 
 
The evening is free and open to all. 
 
This event is produced by Nevada Humanities and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, with support from the National Endowment
for the Humanities and the UNLV College of Fine Arts.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Join Nevada Humanities for a Pop-Up Salon: The Opioid Crisis and the Power of Story
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Jewel Box Theater at Clark County Library, Las Vegas 
Program: 7:00-8:00 pm
Reception and Book Signing: 8:00 pm
 
Part of the Nevada Humanities Salon series, this Pop-Up Salon features the voices and stories of
Julie Buntin and Sam Quinones, the 2018 Nevada Reads authors. Moderated by Heidi Kyser,
staff writer at Desert Companion, the authors will discuss the history of opioid use and abuse in
the United States and how storytelling is integral to understanding the root causes of this
epidemic. Audience members can participate in a question and answer session followed by a
reception and book signing. The evening is free and open to all. Featured books will be provided
by The Writer’s Block and available for sale at this event. This event is hosted in partnership with
the Clark County Library.
 
Panelists include:
 
Julie Buntin grew up in northern Michigan. Her debut novel, Marlena, was a finalist for the
National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, longlisted for The Center for Fiction's First
Novel Prize, and named a best book of 2017 by over thirteen venues, including The Washington
Post, NPR, and Kirkus Reviews. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Vogue, The New York
Times Book Review, Guernica, and other publications. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York,
and is the Director of Writing Programs at Catapult.
 
Native New Mexican Heidi Kyser has freelanced for the Patriot Ledger, Improper Bostonian, L.A.
Times, Variety and several Southern Nevada publications. Her staff positions include 10 years
editing trade publications Tradeshow Week and World Tea News and a year and a half writing
for alt-weekly Vegas Seven. She is currently staff writer at Desert Companion, the monthly
magazine of Nevada Public Radio, where she focuses on in-depth reporting of complex regional
stories, winning her the 2016 Maggie Award from the Western Publishing Association for best
news story.
 
Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former Los Angeles Times reporter, and author of
three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30
years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books.
In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the Los Angeles Times, covering
immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs. In 2014, he resigned from the
paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine,
The New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications. He is the 2008 recipient of
the Maria Moors Cabot prize for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a
1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given
to print journalists.
 
 
Nevada Reads is a program of Nevada Humanities and part of the Nevada Center for the Book.
Nevada Reads is made possible with support from Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public
Records; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. The Library of Congress Center for the Book promotes books and libraries, literacy
and reading, and poetry and literature. This year, Nevada Reads features Julie Buntin’s
two books that address the national opioid crisis in different ways.
 
 
 
 

 

The Salon: Pain and Healing

Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

Join Nevada Humanities at Sundance Books and Music on Friday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m., for The Salon: Pain and Healing. Moderated by Dr. Todd Felts, assistant professor in the Reynolds School at the University of Nevada, Reno, the evening will feature a conversation about current physician practices and pitfalls in treating physical pain, while also exploring non-traditional routes to pain management. The psychological effects of trauma, and how this pain can be treated, will be part of the discussion. The Salon will include audience discussion and light refreshments. The March 16th discussion will be the kickoff to future conversations around the national opioid epidemic, which Nevada Humanities is exploring through the lens of two books: Sam Quinones' Dreamland, and Julie Buntin's Marlena: A Novel

 

Panelists will include: 

 

Reka Danko, M.D., earned her medical degree at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine. Following board certification, Dr. Danko joined a hospitalist practice in Northern Nevada. In 2013, she began working at Northern Nevada HOPES, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Reno, where she served as the Chief Medical Officer and focused on building an integrated care model to deliver services and developing an outpatient addiction program to help those with opioid and alcohol use disorder. Dr. Danko became board certified in Addiction Medicine in 2018 and remains active at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor and as a hospitalist and medical director of the hospitalist group at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

 

Dr. Todd Felts is an assistant professor of strategic communications in the Reynolds School at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research involves people in the Middle East, Latin America and Northern Nevada, on ways to reach vulnerable populations with critical messages, and use social media to transform and inspire communities. Dr. Felts sits on the board of directors for Northern Nevada HOPES and Nevada Humanities, and holds the APR credential from the Public Relations Society of America. 

 

Dr. Barbara Kohlenberg is a psychologist in Reno. She is a full professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is a clinical psychology graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. Her interests include functional analytic psychotherapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relationship-focused and acceptance-based therapy, stigma, shame, intimacy, trauma, addiction, values and interpersonal problems.


Dr. Lynn Kotlicky PT, DPT received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University. She has been a clinician for over 20 years and currently works in an outpatient therapy setting. Dr. Kotlicky has worked in a wide variety of settings in her diverse career, with much of it focusing on pain management. 

 

 

 

 

Join Nevada Humanities for our next Salon series gathering: "The Politics of Protest in Nevada.” 

 

When: Friday, January 19, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 pm 

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno

 

January 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest mass protest in Northern Nevada’s history, with over 10,000 people peacefully protesting in downtown Reno. As we reflect on the rich history of protest and civil disobedience in Nevada, join Nevada Humanities for our next Salon series gathering: The Salon: The Politics of Protest in Nevada. 

 

This Salon will be moderated by Dr. Emily K. Hobson, assistant professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, and will feature a diverse panel of voices, discussing current mass mobilizing efforts. The Salon will focus on different resistance movements around land access and rights in Nevada, from the Dann sisters to the Bundy family. Featured Salon panelists who will lead the discussion include: Aria Overli, economic justice community organizer; John L. Smith, journalist; and Autumn Harry, environmental steward and activist. 

 

Meet Our Salon Panelists

 

Autumn Harry is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Northern Nevada. She recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science. Throughout her college career, Autumn had the opportunity to complete several internships; each playing a vital role in her growth as an environmental steward. Throughout her travels, Autumn has worked within Indigenous communities - learning about how climate change affects cultural and natural resources. Recently, Autumn has been involved in organizing actions, bringing awareness to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the importance of preserving water in Nevada. 

 

Emily K. Hobson is an assistant professor of History and Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her first book, Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left was published by the University of California Press in 2016.

 

Aria Overli is the Economic Justice Community Organizer with ACTIONN. ACTIONN works to organize communities of faith and people most affected by issues to fight for a stronger Northern Nevada. Overli received her master's degree in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in Gender, Race, and Identity from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. Her thesis focused on organizing and community building among young undocumented immigrants in the final years of the Obama administration. Aria grew up in Northern Nevada in an extremely low-income family and is passionate about ensuring that all low-income folks have access the opportunities to succeed and to live safe and healthy lives. 

 

John L. Smith is an award-winning columnist and the author of more than a dozen books of non-fiction, biography, investigative journalism, short stories, and travel writing. Named “most popular print journalist” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s readers for 14 years straight. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast online magazine, and is the founder of the independent press, Nevadasmith Press. Smith is currently writing a book about the Bundy family in Nevada. 

 

 

 

The Salon is a gathering where a select group of panelists and members of the audience have a conversation about thought-provoking topics and ideas. Part panel discussion, part conversation, part social event, The Salon encourages participants to explore new ideas in facilitated conversation and then together informally while enjoying refreshments. Past Salon topics include discussions about art and revolutions, interdisciplinary thinking, video games as art, and sense-of-place writing.

 

 

 

 

 


PAST SALON EVENTS

2017

A Visual History of Atomic Testing in Nevada. 
Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, in Reno. 

Part of Nevada Humanities' Salon series, the evening will feature several expert voices on the history of the Cold War and the legacy of atomic testing in Nevada. Moderated by Alison Gaulden, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, the discussion will center around Andrew Kirk’s book, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, which chronicles this history in graphic novel form. Visual culture and imagery were manipulated and used to promote atomic testing at the height of the Cold War, and we are compelled to understand this history in a new light. Panelists will include Andrew Kirk, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Meredith Oda, assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Peter Goin, photographer and Foundation Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. Audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. The evening is free and open to all. 

 

Sheryl Oring
Nevada Humanities presents “Activating Democracy: I Wish to Say” on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music, in Reno. Part of Nevada Humanities’ Salon series, the evening will feature artist Sheryl Oring in conversation with Alison Gaulden, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. The discussing will center around Oring’s decade-long project entitled “I Wish to Say”, whereby the artist invites passersby to dictate postcard messages to the United States President. Audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. The evening is free and open to all. 

 

2016

JULY SALON: Wild Horses: A Range of Meanings for the Vanishing West 

6:00 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2016
Sundance Books & Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Melissa Farlow and author Terri Farley take you beyond protests and politics to meet the tough, family-centric mustangs whose secret world has been an integral part of the West for millions of years. Vivid images and eyewitness accounts of round-ups, fossils, adventure and rescue create a you-are-there experience for all ages.  
 
This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MAY SALON: A Conversation with Kay Ryan and Gailmarie Pahmeier

6:00 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2016
Sundance Books & Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Join Nevada Humanities for an evening with our special guest, former United States Poet Laureate, MacArthur Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan. Ryan will be in conversation with Reno's current poet laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier. The Salon will include a 30-minute conversation, followed by a book signing.  
 
Kay Ryan will be reading from her works at the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl on Saturday May 21st. Information about the Literary Crawl can be found on the Nevada Humanities website.
 
This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MARCH POP-UP SALON: An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist John Branch

6:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016
Incline Village Library
845 Alder Ave, Incline Village

John Branch has been a sports reporter for the New York Times since 2005. He has covered a broad range of sports-related stories on professional football, high school basketball, professional rodeo, and the importance of running to the Hopi culture. Branch’s 2011 New York Times series “Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer” about Derek Boogaard was adapted into the book Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard which won the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting.
 
Branch was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his engaging story “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” a story the Pulitzer organization called an “… evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements.”
 
Join us for a discussion on the science of avalanches, mountain adventure, and an insider’s look at professional sports.

The Pop-Up Salon is free and open to the public.

 

This program is supported by the Pulitzer Prize Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Columbia University, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

MARCH SALON: Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

6:00 p.m., Friday, March 18th, 2016
Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue, Reno

Join us for an evening with Steven Nightingale, with a brief reading from his book Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God, followed by a conversation with the author and Professor Dianne Cheseldine. The conversation will focus on the legendary conviviencia -- the "living together" of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities in Medieval Spain -- an era of extraordinary accomplishment in science, mathematics, art, and governance. The discussion will also pose questions as to how this work might be carried out today, building hope for a peaceful future.

Steven Nightingale writes novels, sonnets, long essays, and is exploring currently a promiscuous range of projects. His interests include the medieval art of Spain and Italy, the wild country of the American West and the Caribbean, cooking for his treasured wife and daughter, astronomy, venture capital, the quantitative arts, and Emily Dickinson, whom he loves. 

Dianne Cheseldine holds a Master of Arts degree in French and in English. She recently retired from Truckee Meadows Community (TMCC) College after teaching for twenty-five years as a full-time faculty member. In addition to teaching foreign languages she also developed a humanities class during a sabbatical year in Spain with a focus on medieval Spanish history and Spanish religious art in the American Southwest.

The Salon is free and open to the public.

The Salon is made possible through a partnership with Sundance Books and Music, and with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Marilyn R. Melton Endowment for the Humanities at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.

JANUARY SALON: Poetic Food for the Soul

Event details:
Panelists: 
Jim Roderick, professor of English
Robin Griffin, professor of English and SoulCollage facilitator
Christopher Daniels, managing director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre and full-time yoga instructor

Moderator: Reverend Rebecca Allen, Center for Spiritual Living

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Sundance Books and Music, Reno
121 California Avenue

Join us in the new year as we discuss the natural hunger that people have for connection beyond the mundane world of existence. With our panel of experts, we will discuss the films, music, literature, and art that allows us to explore the​ expressions of the Soul around the world.

The Salon is free and open to the public.

The Salon is made possible through a partnership with Sundance Books and Music, and with financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Marilyn R. Melton Endowment for the Humanities at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, and The Nightingale Family Foundation.