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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

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
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.

historic image of downtown street in early 1900s Reno, NV
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.

1910s woman sitting in vintage car with large cardboard heart that reads: Your Ad Here
Research | February 5, 2020

UNLV history professor Elizabeth Nelson separates facts about the effects of marketing, consumerism, and social media on the holiday's evolution from fiction about love's golden age.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

football players look up at fireworks display
Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

History In The News

April 7, 2020

For longtime Las Vegans—indeed, for longtime westerners—Bonanza Airlines is a cause for nostalgia. It was founded in 1945, and began operations in 1946.

March 26, 2020

When you no longer have to adhere to an office dress code, how best to present yourself when working from home can be tricky.

Nevada Appeal
March 26, 2020

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order this month that all casinos in the state shut down because of the coronavirus raised the question whether casinos were all closed at any time in the past.

Fox News
March 25, 2020

People walking the Strip on a brisk Friday evening took a moment to stop and listen to an unfamiliar sound that has in recent days enveloped Las Vegas and may never come again: silence.

March 25, 2020

On the low end, Penn National Gaming is burning through $6.4 million daily having just 5.2 months before running out of cash, the report said.

Gambling 911
March 24, 2020

Two weeks ago, Virginia lawmakers approved legislation to allow developers to build five large casino resorts around the state in what supporters have long hoped will be a dramatic economic boost to struggling areas. Virginia is one of the few states in the country where casinos are currently banned.

History Experts

Kirk is an expert who studies the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern U.S. with a special interest in the American West.
Finding the intersection of the end of British colonial rule in African and how it affected wildlife conservation.
An expert on Native American history.
A historian and curator of 20th century American culture, specializing in clothing, political fashion, and the use of fashion in the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 
An expert on the history and practice of juvenile justice. 
An expert in U.S. women's history, political activism, oral history, and feminism.

Recent History Accomplishments

February 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes of the Nevada caucuses may only yield a handful...
February 18, 2020
Harriet Barlow (The Intersection), Orlando White (Campus Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) facilitated a panel discussion and presentation on how toxic masculinity and hypermasculinity is manifested on campus and in the workplace, and how to alleviate those problematic behaviors.  The panelists who shared their...
February 12, 2020
William Bauer (History, American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "I'm Afraid It Would Not Be Allowed to be Put in Print": California Indian Oral Histories and a Reimagining of the United States History" at the International  Conference on Oral History held at Birkbeck College, University of London, earlier this month.
January 28, 2020
Jeff Schauer (History) published an invited blog post, "An Ecological Anomaly: Wildlife Policy on the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt," on the Oxford University-based, European Research Council-funded Comparing the Copperbelt project site. Comparing the Copperbelt combines the efforts of transnational and borderlands scholars of the colonial and...
January 24, 2020
Carlos S. Dimas (History) recently presented his working paper "Science on the Pampas: The Development of the Argentine Meteorological Service and the Formation of the Nation-State" at the annual American Historical Association Conference in New York City. The research for this paper stems from his work as a Residential Fellow at Linda Hall...
January 22, 2020
Michelle Tusan (History) is the author of the book, The British Empire and the Armenian Genocide: Humanitarianism and Imperial Politics from Gladstone to Churchill, which now is out in paperback.