University Forum Lecture Series

In the College of Liberal Arts, we are always excited for the time of the semester where we open the call for University Forum speakers. We are looking for presenters who will inform, inspire, and captivate our students, faculty, and community. If you know of someone who would be a great contribution to our long list of remarkable speakers, or if that someone is you, we want to hear from you!

Please submit the lecture proposal, budget proposal (if applicable), and a CV to liberalarts@unlv.edu.

These documents can be found under the section Forms below.

Deadlines

  • Spring Semester – November 1st
  • Fall Semester – April 1st

The committee welcomes proposals at any time and will consider them for future lectures.

More Information

The content of your talk can address any topic that you think would be of interest to a community audience. Modes of presentation range from traditional lectures to PowerPoint presentations, recitals, and readings. The average size for a University Forum audience is about 75 people, and lectures typically takes place in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum, during the evening of a weekday for one hour. Other accommodations can be arranged if needed.

For guest speakers, a budget proposal is required in addition to the application. The University Forum will fund up to $800 for travel costs (transportation, lodging, and meals) and a modest honorarium for each guest speaker. If the speaker’s expenses are more than what the University Forum can provide, we highly encourage other sources of funding. Although not a requirement, most budget proposals do include a match of at least 20% from sources such as the nominator’s academic departments, other campus units, and/or an off-campus organization. Proposals providing some commitment of funds from sources other than the University Forum will be given priority.

Faculty from all departments/units are encouraged to apply. The University Forum is dedicated to supporting a wide scope of interests that crosses academic disciplines. If you choose to self-nominate, a budget proposal is not needed. We will continue our policy of awarding a $200 stipend to any UNLV faculty member for their participation in the University Forum lecture series.

Forms

Committee Members

Lectures

Upcoming Lectures

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "The Importance of Storytelling in a Digital World" a talk by Shahab Zargari, Filmmaker and Communications Coordinator, College of Fine Arts, UNLV.  The...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Seeing the Invisible in Space: Non-Optical Measurements in Astronomy" a talk by Paul La Plante, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania. This...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "How Indiana Jones Got It Wrong: What We Can Learn From Ancient Maya Ceramics" a talk by Laura Kosakowsky, Professor of Anthropology, University of...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Race and Revenge: Rethinking the Legacy of the Civil War" a talk by Gregory Laski, Assistant Professor of English, United States Air Force Academy. This...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "The Power of Stories in American Indian Traditions" a talk by Donald Fixico, Distinguished Professor of History, Arizona State University. At the end of...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Connecting Circles of Research/Activists Knowledge: Violence and Migration in the 21st Century" a talk by Bandana Purkayastha, Professor of Sociology and...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Entrancing Sounds: Music in Clay, Then & Now" a talk by Susan Rawcliffe, Independent Artist and Researcher, Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection" a talk by Takeshi Inomata, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "For the Freedom of Captive Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America" a talk by Martin Nekola, Ph.D., Independent Scholar. This talk focuses on...

  • The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum Lecture series presents "Slippery: Hip Hop Studies" a talk by Jody Lykes, Hip Hop Scholar, University of Nevada, Reno.  The goal of this lecture is to engage the audience in...

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Contact

Adriana Frost

Office of the Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Mail Stop: 5001
Phone: 702-895-3401
Email: liberalarts@unlv.edu