Dean Robert Mead, 
College of Arts & Science

Board Chairman
John Echeverria

Sandra Ott, new faculty member at the Center, discusses a documentary film based on her research.

Board member John Ysursa


University of Nevada, Reno

Basque Center


  Photos: Lisa Corcostegui

Advisory Board Meeting –
Reno, February 2002

(from left) Emilia Doyaga, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Pete Cenarrusa, Pello Salaburu, Michael Bidart, John Echeverria, Joseba Zulaika, Michonne Ascuaga.

The Center for Basque Studies Advisory Board met in Reno on February 2, 2002 to review accomplishments of the past year and to discuss future goals and priorities. Dean Robert Mead and Development Director Jodi Manatt of the College of Arts and Science addressed the Board. Center faculty and staff each then presented information on their work areas and key projects, including ideas for future projects.

Bob Gabrielli, Development Director for the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation, also spoke regarding how the Foundation functions to assist the colleges and departments with fundraising. One of the stated missions of the Advisory Board is to advise the Center on relevant topics for research, as well as to assist in fundraising activities to procure the capital resources needed to carry out those projects.

At the afternoon meeting, Board Chairman John Echeverria led the members in a discussion of which projects to pursue and long-term fundraising goals. In addition to Chair Echeverria, other members present were Michonne Ascuaga, Mike Bidart, Pete Cenarrusa, Emilia Doyaga, Pello Salaburu, Carmelo Urza, and John Ysursa. Center Director Joseba Zulaika was also in attendance.

View photos of post-meeting dinner.

Board members
Pello Salaburu and Michael Bidart

Pete Cenarrusa chats with Emilia Doyaga

New faculty member Gloria Totoricagüena gives a presentation on her diaspora research.


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