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Dr. Strangelove Headlines Black & White Movie Night

Black & White Movie Night poster graphic.Join Great Basin College and the Virtual Humanities Center on Wednesday, December 13 for Black & White Movie Night featuring Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove.

A brief presentation on nuclear deterrence, the chain of command, and proliferation will begin at 6:30 PM in the GBC Theater followed by the movie starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. After the conclusion of the film engage in a discussion with fellow audience members.

This event is free to the public!

KNPR's "State of Nevada" Show Discusses SCLI

2017 Shoshone Community Language Initiative brochure coverThe Great Basin Indian Archives (GBIA) director Norm Cavanaugh and VHC's Scott Gavorsky recently discussed how the Shoshone Community Language Initiative (SCLI) is helping revitalize the Western Shoshone language on KNPR's "State of Nevada" radio program.

Listen to "Saving the Western Shoshone Language," courtesy of KNPR [external link]

The SCLI program is a five-week summer program for high school students of Shoshone heritage from across the nation. Students live on GBC's campus, attend Shoshone language classes in the morning and cultural presentations from Western Shoshone Elders in the afternoon. Students also had the opportunity to visit Western Shoshone communities and cultural sites during their stay, as well as getting a glimpse at college programs at GBC.

In addition to students from the Western Shoshone communities of rural Nevada, SCLI welcomed students from New Jersey, Oregon, and California. The program was sponsored by Barrick and Great Basin College.


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