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Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.
Three faculty garner 2018 Barrick Scholar Awards for their extensive research achievements.
Alumnus Michael Del Gatto is a key part of the architectural team behind the design of Hospitality Hall.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Commencement speaker Myles Lum found his niche at UNLV in spreading the word to new and prospective students.
Neuroscientist Jefferson Kinney's work with Ruvo Center for Brain Health is improving patient care while expanding opportunities for UNLV student learning.
UNLV study analyzes power dynamics in marital relationships and reveals perceptions of men whose wives retain their own surname.
Museum director Alisha Kerlin is building a network of collaborators from disparate disciplines and inventing new ways to entice the community to campus.
Pushing the envelope in pop culture. Championing novel academic fields. Professor Felicia Campbell has been a Rebel for 55 years.
The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture.
Research finds that consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.
Mentors help themselves by helping others.
Faculty/staff donations to the annual holiday card tree fund have been providing scholarships for 50 years.
Faculty hire, expected as early as Fall 2018, will further position UNLV history department as leader in the study of the Intermountain West.
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Liberal Arts In The News
Modern life is crazy stressful. It often feels like you’re trapped inside a 24-hour barrage of bad news, political hijinks and social media-induced envy. There may be no way to fix the world outside your front door, but the world inside can be a haven of your own creation. Here’s how.
This August, Atlanta-born, Brooklyn-based author Tayari Jones arrived in Las Vegas. She’s here as a Black Mountain Institute Shearing Fellow, which means she’s spending the academic year working on her next book. Right now, Jones is on a six-week, 35-event book tour. She spoke with Las Vegas Weekly from her stop in Boston. She returns to UNLV in March.
On Jan. 27, the state of Washington gave adults a third sex option on birth certificates — an “X” to indicate neither male nor female — without medical documentation. As gender scholars, we applaud this. It’s a big deal for the state to say that we don’t simply have males and females. Just adding one more category is a good start but doesn’t solve the problem of how we use these categories.
*Life is about to change for author Tayari Jones.
A novel written in the English language with a name like An American Marriage conjures up a specific set of broad outlines: post-war optimism, masturbation in the suburbs, the disappointment of life, familial breakdown, that sort of thing. “White people in Connecticut getting a divorce,” author Tayari Jones supplies dryly, from the fringe of a migraine, when I begin to ask her about the title of her newest novel. It was a yoke she was keen to sidestep, even though she was the one who suggested it in the first place.
Liberal Arts Experts
Associate Professor of Anthropology
An expert in the evolution of human nutrition, hunter-gatherer societies, and the division of labor between the sexes.
Associate Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Anita Tijerina Revilla is an activist scholar, artist, and associate professor and director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Interdisciplinary Degree Programs.
Professor of History
A historian of European culture from the age of Enlightenment through the present day.