The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevado Reno has been spared from a state budget-cutting plan that would have eliminated all of its public funding. The cutback, which would have been about $500,000, or half the center’s annual operating budget, was averted after a last-minute budget compromise this week by the Nevada Legislature. “It’s fantastic news for [...]Read more ›
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The Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada Reno could lose all public funding under a budget-cutting proposal being considered by the state Legislature. A loss of public funding, officials at the center say, would deal a major blow to the nation’s preeminent Basque research facility by eliminating half of its annual operating budget and forcing it to [...]Read more ›
In San Mateo County, like elsewhere in the Bay Area, Basque immigrants grabbed a piece of the American Dream by starting their own businesses. Many of these entrepreneurs became gardeners. Now, the history of Basques in San Mateo County is being highlighted in a new exhibit at the San Mateo County History Museum. The exhibit is titled “Gardeners of Identity: [...]Read more ›
She didn’t know it at the time, but when Nere Lete visited acclaimed Basque author Bernardo Atxaga, it would ultimately lead her to Idaho, where she’s now a professor at Boise State University. On that day 18 years ago, Lete pitched her idea inside the kitchen of Atxaga’s home in the Basque Country. She told the writer she wanted to [...]Read more ›
The battered statue on the scrub-covered plain in Reno has seen better days. The abstract work of art — a shepherd carrying a lamb over his shoulders under a full moon –Read more ›
Argitxu Camus Etchecopar, a postdoctoral researcher, is collecting the names of Basques who immigrated to California during the 18th and 19th centuries for a project sponsored by the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada Reno. Once it is completed, the “California Basque Heritage Project,” will help many people on both sides of the Atlantic with their genealogical [...]Read more ›
By Nancy Zubiri Dozens of people attended the dedication of the new location of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada Reno.Read more ›