University Forum Lecture: Recounting Vegas' Metamorphosis with Former Governor Bob Miller


Jan. 26, 2016, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum Lecture Series presents Former Governor Bob Miller (author of Son of a Gambling Man) Recounts Over a Half Century of Las Vegas’ Historical Metamorphosis, a talk by Governor Bob Miller.

Bob Miller, former prosecutor, justice of the peace, district attorney, lieutenant governor, longest serving Nevada Governor (1989-99), and writer shares a unique perspective on the history of Las Vegas over the last 50 years. Having lived in Las Vegas since 1955, Miller has seen and experienced the city in the most diverse of times – from the birth of what is now UNLV, to the explosive population growth of the 80s and 90s, to the age of Megaresorts run by corporations rather than syndicates – Miller has been here. His story is the story of modern Las Vegas and he tells it through facts, anecdotes and images. Having spoken on this topic, heralded in his book, Son of a Gambling Man, in many venues, Governor Miller has received glowing praise.

A book sale & signing will take place immediately after lecture from 8:30-9 p.m. outside of the Barrick Museum.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

English Language Center
Vicki Holmes

External Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts – Dean’s Office and co-sponsored by the English Language Center, UNLV