You are here
UNLV Public History Department
Notable: UNLV Public History Department
In mid-April, the UNLV public history program hosted the National Council on Public History’s annual conference, giving UNLV faculty and graduate students an opportunity to organize events and showcase their work:
- Costume curator and the director of public history at UNLV Deirdre Clemente organized a pop-up fashion exhibition where four teams of four competed to curate and install a Vegas-themed costume exhibition. The clothing used for this mad-cap, collaborative two-hour project is part of the public history program’s study collection and was donated by local collector David Porcello.
- Professor and public historian Andy Kirk won the best book award at the National Council on Public History for his graphic history, Doomtowns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing.
- Public historian Miriam Melton Villanueva organized an ofrenda, a Mexican altar commonly used on Day of the Dead. Working with students, Melton Villanueva created the altar to offer visitors to Las Vegas a place to honor the many lives lost in our city on October 1. This work is an extension of a project that began in collaboration with the Barrick Museum.
- Michael Green, associate director of public history, and graduate students Billy Marino, Shae Cox and Anthony Graham worked with conference organizers on a local program that shared locals’ secrets on where to get the best tacos (Tacos El Gordo) and the city’s historical must-sees, including The Mob Museum.
The conference also gave UNLV graduate students a number of opportunities to make important career connections as they move into their professional lives.
Along with dedicated allies, Conrad Wilson succeeds in quest to extend educational assistance to dependents of classified staff.
Commitment to a healthy lifestyle helps make Asma Tahir a good fit for the university’s pollen program.
This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.
For children with rare conditions, UNLV Medicine surgeon restores the ability to show happiness.
Valerie Holsinger is so taken with the human resources field that she says she can't imagine a different career choice.
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.