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  • Aug. 26
    Working to Save Both Nature and Society in Africa: A Conservationist’s View Speaker: Dr. Robert Ford, Geographer/Photographer Ford will explore some of the critical human-ecological development challenges affecting Africa...
  • Sep. 1
    Five Years Later: Revisiting Haiti and the Earthquake Speaker: Gina Athena Ulysse, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University Mainstream news coverage of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake reproduced longstanding...
  • Sep. 9
    Jane Austen on Film Speaker: Timothy Erwin, Professor, Department of English, UNLV Jane Austen has been filmed so often recently that visualizing her work seems second nature.  In fact, each of Austen’s novels already has...
  • Sep. 16
    A Switch in Time Beyond the Nine: American Constitutional Culture During the 1930s Speaker: John Wertheimer, Professor of History, Davidson College This Constitution Day Lecture explores how the Constitutional Revolution of...
  • Sep. 22
    There’s A Man With A Gun Over There: The Military and American Culture and Society Speaker: R.M. Ryan, Author of two novels and two collections of poetry, and Director of the Williams-Lewellin Foundation R. M. Ryan is a poet...
  • Sep. 30
    Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Female Celebrity: “There Was a Star Danced” Speaker: Lezlie C. Cross, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, UNLV Beatrice, from Much Ado About Nothing, is a beloved...
  • Oct. 7
    "The Lads That Will Never Be Old: Popular Art and Song From and About World War I" (A Concert-Lecture) Andrea Axelrod, Singer, Writer and Cultural Historian based in New York City Combining performance and lecture, the...
  • Oct. 13
    Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis Speaker: Georgiann Davis, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UNLV Are you “male” or “female”?  This question isn’t as simple as it seems.  In this talk based on her book...
  • Oct. 21
    The Stories People Play: Video Games, Digital Storytelling, and Player Agency Amy Green, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Department of English, UNLV Dr. Green will explore the unique characteristics of digital storytelling...
  • Oct. 28
    Ice Age Mammals of the Great Basin Speaker: Donald Grayson, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington Toward the end of the Ice Age, North America saw the extinction of many animals; the reasons for this are...
  • Nov. 4
    The Making of a Latina-Centric Romantic Comedy Speaker: Laura Gutiérrez Spencer, Director, Chicano Programs, New Mexico State University Tonight’s speaker will detail how a romantic film featuring a multicultural cast was...
  • Nov. 9
    Save the Rainforest? Brazil, the United States and the Battle for the Amazon During World War II Speaker: Seth W. Garfield, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin Faced with the devastating loss of over ninety...
  • Dec. 1
    Pushing Boundaries: How Airlines and Airports Connected Cities of the American West with the World Speaker: Daniel Bubb, Assistant Professor in Residence, Honors College, UNLV This presentation focuses on the critical role...