Apr. 27, 2020
  Dear Friends: We are living in a new reality. A colleague recently wrote to me that “Our worlds have turned upside down, have they not?” We are struggling to adapt to a wildly unfamiliar landscape. Day-to-day life has been completely upended.  Many of us are experiencing fear and anxiety, while at the same time being touched by feelings of hope, creativity and possibility. With all…
Apr. 20, 2020
  Dear Colleagues: Greetings to all! In this time of remote living, we have been transformed by global forces and are coping with uncharted territory. This pandemic scenario unfolded so quickly that the reality of the situation has been difficult to grasp. There are some mornings when I wake up not quite remembering the present circumstances and then suddenly I do recall (with a bit of a…
Apr. 17, 2020
  This end-of-week Covid shutdown story comes from the Seattle area, the first area hit by the crisis. Andi Torrealba Bodnariuk (Architecture '05) is making smart use of her time: "I am working with BLRB Architects, Construction Administration and Architecture. I moved to Washington state in 2016 at the boom to work in construction and design project management, in the Seattle area and…
Apr. 14, 2020
  Our Covid update is from Robert Hersh (Architecture '09 & '11), with TSK Architects in Henderson, NV. Clearly, his firm is highly involved with UNLV and CCSD educational projects: "I have been working at TSK for the past five years, where I have the opportunity to work with many alumni of UNLV. I have had the opportunity to work on many projects with the higher education institutions…
Apr. 13, 2020
Apr. 13, 2020
  Dear Colleagues: I hope you are all doing well. It has been my greatest pleasure to greet you with a message each Monday during this challenging time of remote living and isolation from one another. This morning I would like to share a story that I heard some years ago, and that underscores the critical importance of the arts in the lives of societies throughout the world. More than a…
Apr. 6, 2020
Dear Colleagues: I hope this message finds all of you doing well. I am going to begin this week’s message by sharing a personal story. In the last few days, as I was investigating the ways in which cultural organizations are contributing to society in this time of remote living, I came across the “Boston Symphony Orchestra at Home.”  This is a multi-week series of recorded concerts from…
Mar. 31, 2020
  So, we've been wondering - how are UNLV Fine Arts alumni adjusting during the era of social distancing and working from home? Here's a report from Jimmy Chang, Architecture '12: "I've been working at home since Wednesday March 18, as UNLV Special Collections and Archives is fortunate enough to have its' workflow adaptable enough for remote access. As an assistant archival processor with…
Mar. 30, 2020
Dear Colleagues:   Greetings to the UNLV College of Fine Arts! With this message I am inaugurating a tradition of Monday Messages, shared at the beginning of each week during the time of remote teaching, learning and isolation. Each week I will discuss some thoughts and ideas, and most importantly, I will let you know that I am thinking about each and every one of you. I am hoping that you…
Mar. 28, 2020
UNLV UPdates can be found here | UNLV PAC updates can be found here | community resources can be found here April 2, 2020 (2:00 P.M.) All students will have the option to request an S/U grade (pass/fail) for the spring 2020 semester. This will provide flexibility to students & faculty in light of campus closures and changes in course content delivery related to COVID-19 emergency measures.…
Mar. 12, 2020
Molly Redfield, Doctoral of Music Arts student in the School of Music and the Leadership Fellow to Dr. Nancy J. Uscher, as well as the Graduate Assistant to the College of Fine Arts, wrote the following about the most recent trip representing the College of Fine Arts as a cohort team at the Arts to Research Universities, a2ru, Emerging Creatives Student Summit hosted by Cincinnati University…
Feb. 28, 2020
In Las Vegas, Mr Libeskind is widely known for his design of the Crystals shopping mall at City Center. At his visit to UNLV, Daniel Libeskind spoke on the art of architecture, and how a wide range of references from literature and philosophy constantly influences his work, having a profound impact on the design. Daniel Libeskind and his wife Nina spent some time with students answering questions…