In The News: Department of English

Vegas PBS
August 7, 2020

Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast (Unladylike2020: The Changemakers) and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. These women achieved many firsts, including earning an international pilot’s license, becoming a bank president, founding a hospital, fighting for the desegregation of public spaces, exploring the Arctic, opening a film studio, and singing opera at Carnegie Hall.

KNPR News
July 7, 2020

A look at creativity in a time of stress, in two parts.

KNPR News
July 2, 2020

In January 2018, Ben Ehrenreich packed up his car and left his home in Joshua Tree to spend the next few months living in downtown Las Vegas on a fellowship with the Black Mountain Institute.

The Nevada Independent
May 4, 2020

For some classes, taking a test requires setting up a webcam so artificial intelligence-driven software can keep a watchful eye and sniff out would-be cheaters. For others, the Socratic method lives on via Zoom calls and Google Hangouts.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 19, 2020

The topic to be explored: Where we are now and what might happen next.

Our Culture Mag
October 7, 2019

John M. Bowers, a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, presented his latest book Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer. Previously Professor Bowers has written books on Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain Poet.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 4, 2019

Two winners of the Yale Younger Poets prize will read from their work Oct. 22 as part of a nationwide celebration of the award’s 100th anniversary.

The Nevada Independent
September 25, 2019

The UNLV Faculty Senate voted to kill a proposed referendum Tuesday that would have recommended the Board of Regents extend the contract of interim UNLV President Marta Meana and postpone an ongoing search for a permanent replacement — a move that comes just days ahead of the first meeting Friday between the regents and the ad hoc presidential search committee.

El Tiempo
September 6, 2019

From the age of 16 Elizabeth Zaldaña Quiñones writes poems, she has had a growth process, thanks to the fact that she finished her studies in the English career at the Nevada University of Las Vegas (UNLV); Of course, the interest and inspiration was already born, now it is done with the rules of this genre of literature.

The Nevada Independent
June 7, 2019

The Board of Regents adopted a new corequisite model for remedial college classes Thursday, kicking off a two-year-long implementation process that will replace existing remedial coursework that critics say dramatically decreases the likelihood a student finishes their degree with credit-bearing classes that provide additional resources for students who need it.

Oxford Mail
May 20, 2019

Now, detective work by an American academic has uncovered the fantasy author’s previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer, and a new book will reveal his conclusions.

The Guardian
May 20, 2019

The influences on JRR Tolkien’s writings were many, from Norse mythology to Beowulf, the eighth-century poem. Now the extraordinary discovery of his previously unpublished Clarendon Chaucer edition, a project that he abandoned after 30 years, has revealed his masterpieces were also influenced by the medieval author.