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Dirty Art with Professor Jay Noller

Dirty Art with Professor Jay Noller graphic.Professor Jay Noller, department head of Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University, will offer a painting workshop on October 17 at 4 pm and a talk at 7 pm on how soil art has inspired his scientific studies. The events are free to students, faculty, staff and community.

Dr. Noller has studied human interactions with soils in modern and ancient agricultural and wooded landscapes around the world. He has published over 180 articles and maps, and five books.

IAV locations for the lecture are Elko, GTA 124, Battle Mountain 4, Ely 105, Pahrump PVC 109, Winnemucca 124. The painting workshop is in Elko only, and will be held in GTA 122 and 123.

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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