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Know the West

Reading the West

  -Reading and writing the West: explorers, adventurers and civilizers' is the title of an intensive two-week course July 17-29 at the University of Nevada, Reno. Designed for teachers and others who want to learn about Western problems and issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, the course will explore the Truckee River Basin from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. College credit is available. The class meets at the same time as the Great Basin Chautauqua in Reno, a four-day jamboree with performances by contemporary scholars playing historical Western figures, as well as lectures and policy debates. For more information, contact Stephen Tchudi, Department of English (702/784-7655), or Stephen Lafer, Curriculum and Instruction (702/7845-4961), University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557. For a chautauqua schedule, contact the Nevada Humanities Committee, P.O. Box 8029, Reno, NV 89507 (702/784-6587).