LecturesFrom politicians and international journalists to Nobel Laureates and local experts, we continue to offer a stage to some of the greatest voices of our time. Barrick Lecture Series Barrick Lecture Series The Performing Arts Center hosts the Barrick Lecture series, which presents nationally and internationally known speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick. Black Mountain Institute Black Mountain Institute Each year, Black Mountain Institute invites national and international literary figures to engage the university and its surrounding communities in a series of panels and readings. Brookings Mountain West Brookings Mountain West Brookings scholars visit UNLV to offer public lectures, engage with UNLV on collaborative research, and meet leaders in business, government, and social services. University Forum University Forum University Forum is a public lecture series sponsored and funded by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts.