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Department of History
In the wake of the Oct. 1 shooting, UNLV academics found new avenues for study. In the process, they’re helping our community explore the issues and heal from the trauma.
In the last two years, two UNLV faculty members and four students have visited various parts of the world to study, teach, and foster international goodwill as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program.
How the Whole Earth Catalog’s optimistic message reinvented the environmental movement in 1968
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV history professor Michael Green on why the state became a magnet for federal projects.
Faculty hire, expected as early as Fall 2018, will further position UNLV history department as leader in the study of the Intermountain West.
A unique teaching model at UNLV engages students in the classroom and empowers them beyond it.
Barrick Museum display for Dia de los Muertos welcomes additions through this week.
It wasn't a popular decision to tear down Maude Frazier Hall, but the demolition had a silver lining for preservationists.
As both a graduate and a history professor, Michael Green has watched UNLV’s growth with some awe. It’s future, he says, will be all the more astonishing.
New book on 19th century Mexican community proves a written tradition, previously assumed to have ended around the battle for independence, continued beyond.
History professor finds the humanity in a Barrick Museum exhibit meditating on the minutiae of atomic testing history.
The featured speakers from UNLV Creates share their wishes for this fall's incoming students.
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History In The News
The lines and the crowd signal a major turnout for early voting, and the Nov. 6 Election Day isn't for another two and a half weeks.
When you talk about Las Vegas, certain people or places or institutions are icons. One of those icons turns fifty in October. Let’s look back at the history of the Circus Circus, opened in 1968.
This is simply the most recent chapter of a centurylong debate over the place of informality and immodesty in our dress: how short can that skirt be? Should the first lady be able to don a tank top? What about wearing sneakers to prom?
The shearling jacket is the iconic fashion staple of the apocalypse. It’s protected Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, Regan Abbott in A Quiet Place, and even Ryan Gosling’s Agent K in Blade Runner 2049.
Two years ago, when Emily Osowski was starting a job as a software engineer in New York City, she had to seriously reconsider her wardrobe.
Director, UNLV Public History Education Program
Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.
Assistant Professor of History
An expert in U.S. history, race and politics, and people of mixed heritage.
Professor of History