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Department of History News

The history department's curriculum embraces the panorama of the past while also helping students to fulfill their constitutions, humanities, multicultural, and international requirements.

Current History News

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People | May 15, 2020

Eight UNLV Students Honored With 2020 Lance and Elena Calvert Awards For Undergraduate Research across a wide spectrum of research topics.

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People | May 1, 2020

From UNLV Magazine's spring 2020 issue.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

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Business and Community | February 14, 2020

The marker, one of five to be installed in Nevada, will be unveiled March 5 in Las Vegas' Centennial Park.

History In The News

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
September 18, 2020

UNLV is addressing systemic racism and its impact on our community.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 18, 2020

Nevada Humanities held a virtual panel discussion Thursday about the national debate over historical monuments and its relevance in Nevada, including controversy over figures such as Pat McCarran and Kit Carson.

Yahoo!
September 17, 2020

After a pandemic shutdown in March, Park MGM plans to reopen at the end of September as a nonsmoking casino and hotel. It's the first Las Vegas resort that won't welcome smokers. "Let’s clear the air. Park MGM is smoke-free," its website announced Monday.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 14, 2020

One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday.

Las Vegas Sun
September 14, 2020

One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday.

Associated Press
September 14, 2020

One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free, MGM Resorts International announced Monday.

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Recent History Accomplishments

September 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
September 16, 2020
Gregory Brown (History) has published an article documenting the first academic lectures on the French Enlightenment and French Revolution delivered in the United States, by Andrew Dickson White, between 1859 and 1861. White, an active abolitionist, worked with prominent French legal historian Edouard René de Laboulaye to build support for the...
September 10, 2020
Jeff Schauer (History) recently discussed his new-ish book, Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) on the New Book Network. The book explores colonial and national era wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa.
September 3, 2020
Neil Dodge (History) won a Summer Research Award for Graduate Students from Brigham Young University's Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. He will use the award to conduct research and write a dissertation chapter, "Reimagined People: Captives as Beloved Kin, 1846-1868."  His dissertation traces the changing parameters of Navajo identity in...
September 3, 2020
John Curry (History) was appointed to a three-to-five-year term on the Development Committee for the Advanced Placement world history exam, which is administered to hundreds of thousands of high school students each year. This committee represents a unique collaboration between high school and college educators, and is made up of six key...
July 24, 2020
Doris Morgan Rueda (History) received the American Society for Legal History Small Grant to conduct digital research during the COVID-19 pandemic for her project, “Saving The Bad Kids, Caging Los Chicos Malos: Juvenile Justice and Racialized Surveillance in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1900-1970." She is a doctoral candidate.