Petroglyph engravings in the side of a rock formation in the desert.

Department of History News

The Department of History offers a curriculum that embraces the panorama of the past while also helping students fulfill their constitutions, humanities, multicultural, and international requirements. Our programs and courses also aim to enrich student's abilities to research, critically analyze, and effectively communicate.

Current History News

Josh Hawkins, UNLV
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News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

Angie Shenouda in a cactus garden
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Changing majors propelled Liberal Arts student Angie Shenouda into unexpected opportunities.

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News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Spring Flowers (Becca Schwartz)
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A roundup of the top news stories featuring UNLV students and faculty.

The Las Vegas strip as seen on Super Bowl weekend (Josh Hawkins/UNLV).
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A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Ombuds David G. Schwartz provides a safe space for hearing your workplace concerns.

History In The News

SFGate

The Shag Room, with its Moroccan theme, is a throwback to another era in Las Vegas when intimate casino lounge venues kick-started a night of entertainment. On Wednesday nights, the lounge’s open mic supports four hours of singers from country to rock to pop rap and R&B, with no cover charge or drink minimum.

Associated Press

A final blast from The Mirage’s signature volcano marked the passage Wednesday of an aging Las Vegas resort that wowed crowds when it opened in 1989 and went on to revolutionize the casino resort industry and reshape Las Vegas as a tourist destination.

Associated Press

A final blast from The Mirage’s signature volcano marked the passage Wednesday of an aging Las Vegas resort that wowed crowds when it opened in 1989 and went on to revolutionize the casino resort industry and reshape Las Vegas as a tourist destination.

KSNV-TV: News 3

As The Mirage closes its doors Wednesday to make way for the renovation and construction of the Hard Rock Las Vegas property, UNLV professor and gaming historian Dr. David Schwartz joined ARC Las Vegas to share his perspective on the changing skyline of the Las Vegas Strip.

Daily Mail

The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip - after ushering in a new era for Sin City 34 years ago. After a farewell party Wednesday afternoon, the doors at the iconic tropical island-themed hotel and casino will shut for good.

Daily Mail

The Mirage is about to vanish from the Las Vegas Strip - after ushering in a new era for Sin City 34 years ago. After a farewell party Wednesday afternoon, the doors at the iconic tropical island-themed hotel and casino will shut for good.

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Recent History Accomplishments

Jeff Schauer (History) participated in a workshop, New Histories of Childhood and Youth in Southern Africa, at the University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein, South Africa.   Schauer's paper was titled "Children, Conservation, and Zambia's Environmental Turn," and explored Chongololo, the children's conservation clubs and magazine.…
John Curry (History) acted as an Early Table Leader for the College Board's Advanced Placement World History: Modern examination in Kansas City, Missouri. The exam was taken by over 400,000 high school students around the country. Having helped to design this year's exams, he worked with the leadership of the College Board to set the scoring…
Joshua Coleman (History), Ph.D. candidate, presented a paper titled "Jicarilla Apache, Project Gasbuggy, and the Early Years of Fracking in Indian Country" at the annual conference of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States at the University of Southampton, in Southampton, England. Coleman's research examined the connections between…
Analiesa Delgado (History), a Ph.D. candidate, presented a paper titled "Escaping the Shadows: 'Runaways,' Kinship, and Community Building at the Greenville Indian School" at the annual conference of the Historians of the Twentieth Century United States at the University of Southhampton, in Southampton, England. Delgado's research used the story…
Susan Lee Johnson (History) has been elected to membership in the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to literary excellence in writing history and biography. Johnson is the first UNLV faculty member to be invited to join the society. On May 13, 2024, Johnson attended the society's annual dinner in New York City, where…
Ileana Jara Yupanqui (Linguistics), Miriam Melton-Villanueva (History), and Blanca Rincón (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) were selected to receive a 2024 Faculty Opportunity Award (FOA) for project entitled "A Planning Grant for NEH: Mural of Knowledges."