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Black Mountain Institute

Black Mountain Institute is an international literature and humanities center dedicated to advancing literary and cross-cultural dialogue. Through public programs, residential fellowships, and publishing initiatives, Black Mountain provides a cultural lens through which today's most pressing issues can be addressed and evaluated.

Dr. Carol C. Harter, Director
Office: RAJ 282
Phone: 702-895-5542
Fax: 702-895-5544
Website: blackmountaininstitute.org

Center for Democratic Culture

Center for Democratic Culture serves as a clearing house for UNLV faculty and students conducting research on the historical experience of American democracy and its relevance to contemporary society at home and abroad. CDC promotes civic education and civility in public discourse through research, scholarly exchange, and community-based programs. It works closely with local organizations in staging forums on the problems of democracy, conducting seminars on the issues central to local community, developing innovative programs in civic education, and building ties to fledgling democracies.

Dmitri Shalin, Director
Office: CDC-B-237
Phone: 702-895-0259
Fax: 702-895-4800
Website: cdclv.unlv.edu

Family Behavior Therapy Research and Services

Family Behavior Therapy is a model research lab focused on improving the lives of families affected by substance abuse and its associated behavior problems (e.g., delinquency, child maltreatment) through education, applied research, and training. Collaborating with colleagues throughout UNLV, other universities, and various State and Federal governmental organizations, its staff is well equipped to develop, implement and evaluate evidence supported interventions, particularly Family Behavior Therapy for substance abuse and its associated problems.

Dr. Brad Donohue, Director
Psychology Department
Phone: 702-895-2468
Fax: 702-895-0195
Website: web.unlv.edu/labs/frs

Forum for Latin American Studies

Opened in 2004, the Forum for Latin American Studies promotes research and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean. The recent activities of the Institute have included organizing research colloquia, supporting graduate research projects in History, Anthropology, and Political Science, and participating in grant funded projects.

Alicia Rico, Director
Office: FDH, 502
Phone: 702-895-4874
Fax: 702-895-1226

Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center has the technical facilities to enable conversation around the world. Assistants with lab software and foreign language skills are on hand to assist students. Self-directed tutoring software is available for French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish.

Gerhard Hartig, Director
Office: FDH 413
Phone: 702-895-1930
Fax: 702-895-1226
Website: lrc.unlv.edu

The PRACTICE: A UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic

Sponsored by the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education, The PRACTICE, or Partnership for Research, Assessment, Counseling, Therapy and Innovative Clinical Education, is a UNLV Community Mental Health Clinic.

The PRACTICE offers low cost, sliding scale, quality mental health services to the UNLV and greater Las Vegas communities. Advanced graduate students provide services under the intense supervision of UNLV faculty experts in clinical and school psychology and counseling. Faculty are licensed or credentialed in their respective fields. Our services include counseling, psychotherapy, and testing. Several specialty clinics also operate within The PRACTICE such as The Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic; The Problem Gambling Treatment Program; and The School and Clinical Psychological Assessment Clinic. To learn more about our hours and services, please visit our website.

Dr. Michelle G. Carro, Clinic Director
Assistant Professor in Residence, Psychology – Clinical Doctoral Track
Phone: 702-895-1532
Fax: 702-895-1530
Website: education.unlv.edu/practice

Wilson Advising Center

The Wilson Advising Center supports all academic units within the College of Liberal Arts. They have full-time, professional advisers on staff that provides academic advising, on-campus referrals, degree progress worksheets, tentative class scheduling, career options, resume clinics, and information on graduate schools.

Lea Sexton, Director
Office: WRI B131
Phone: 702-895-1997
Fax: 702-895-1999
Website: www.unlv.edu/liberalarts/wac

Women's Research Institute of Nevada

The Women's Research Institute of Nevada helps improve the lives of women in our state through research and education. The central mission of the institute is to support UNLV students and faculty as they hope to expand their knowledge on a variety of subjects related to women.

Dr. Joanne L. Goodwin, Director
Office: FDH 526
Phone: 702-895-1199/4931
Fax: 702-895-4930
Website: wrinunlv.org

Writing Center

The Writing Center is sponsored by both the College of Liberal Arts and the English department. Consultants, usually English graduate students and instructors, assist students, staff, and faculty with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to polishing final drafts. The Writing Center is not a proofreading service. The center teaches writers how to make positive changes in their writing skills and how to diagnose and correct their own writing problems.

Dr. Patrice Hollrah, Director
Office: CDC 3
Phone: 702-895-2600
Fax: 702-895-4480
Website: writingcenter.unlv.edu