Want to see how UNLV is covered in national and local media outlets? Subscribe to the Office of Media Relations' "UNLV In The News" newsletter for top headlines. It is emailed to subscribers on weekdays. Submit the form below to subscribe.
The upside of 21st century life? The dizzying array of cool electronic gadgets we have that let us do just about anything anytime and anywhere we want. The downside of 21st century life? Having to wade through that dizzying array of cool electronic gadgets whenever the ones we already have go on the fritz.
Strobe Talbott and William Antholis of the Brookings Institution are in Las Vegas Wednesday at UNLV's Brookings Mountain West to speak about their new book Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming. They join us to talk about the increasing threat of climate change.
Brookings Institution leader Strobe Talbott to speak at UNLV
Strobe Talbott has been tracking — and making — international news for decades.
He was Time magazine’s principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations through the 1980s. Then he became deputy secretary of state for his college buddy and fellow Rhodes Scholar, Bill Clinton, from 1994-2001.
During the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, Atlanta promoted itself as “The City Too Busy to Hate.” Atlanta mayor William Hartsfield used this phrase to promote Atlanta’s urban growth and to indicate the city would not succumb to the evils of racial prejudice and violence.
Panel talk: Gov’t collaboration will be key in recovery
The recession and the fiscal crisis it’s setting off in state and local governments will force creativity and even (gasp) collaboration in providing services. Or at least it ought to.
So says Robert Lang, a Brookings Institution fellow and professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas who headlined a panel discussion on local government collaboration put on by the St. Louis chapter of the Urban Land Institute this morning. Regions that hope to compete in a global economy simply can not afford to pay for layer upon layer of local government in an age of strapped resources, he said, and doing so will hold them back in the recovery.
In this least good year in decades, someone has to sit at the bottom. For the most part, the denizens are made up of "usual suspects" from the long-devastated rust belt region around the Great Lakes. But as in last year's survey, there's also a fair-sized contingent of former hot spots that now seem to resemble something closer to black holes.
Las Vegas property values have declined to levels of 10 years ago, but will recover to 60 percent of their peak in the next two to three years, the leader of a local academic institution said Wednesday.