Accomplishments: Department of History

June 21, 2018
William Bauer (History) delivered a paper, "Not Dammed Indians: The Dos Rios Dam and the Politics of Indian Removal in 1968" at 1968 in the Americas: Impact, Legacies and Memory, which was held at the University College London Institute of the Americas. The presentation examined how the Round Valley Indian tribal council defeated a state and federal effort to build a dam and flood their reservation. Bauer is a member of the American Indian Alliance.        
May 21, 2018
In mid-April, the UNLV public history program hosted the National Council on Public History’s annual conference, giving UNLV faculty and graduate students an opportunity to organize events and showcase their work: Costume curator and the director of public history at UNLV Deirdre Clemente organized a pop-up fashion exhibition where four teams of four competed to curate and install a Vegas-themed costume exhibition. The clothing used for this mad-cap, collaborative two-hour project is part of...
March 12, 2018
Jeremy Smallwood (Astronomy), Sara Black (History), Tyler Stalbaum (Mechanical Engineering), and Cheryl Anderson (Anthropology) are the recipients of this year's Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards. Each year the college gives four awards — within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM. This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM): Jeremy Smallwood, master of science, astronomy, for  “Secular Resonances during Main-Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence...
March 9, 2018
Caryll Batt Dziedziak (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) will participate in a panel discussion this month following a screening of the film Dolores at the Springs Preserve. The film is about feminist and activist Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice with Cesar Chavez.
February 23, 2018
Andy Kirk (History) received the 2018 National Council on Public History (NCPH) Book Award for his book, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, A Graphic History (Oxford University Press, 2017). The book was illustrated by Kristian Purcell. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship that addresses the theory and/or practice of public history or that includes the products of public history work. "Kirk’s graphic history of the Nevada nuclear test sites draws on oral histories...
October 24, 2017
Joanne Goodwin (History) has been elected to the position of secretary for the National  Collaborative for Women's History Sites. The organization's mission is to promote the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. Most recently the organization won National Historic Landmark status for the home of civil rights and women's rights activist Pauli Murray. Goodwin's term is for two years. 
August 25, 2017
Marcia M. Gallo (History) has been named Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017–18 by the New York Public Library. The visiting scholar program fosters excellence in LGBT studies by providing funds for scholars to do research in the library’s preeminent LGBT historical collections. The fellowship is open to both academic faculty and independent scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field. At UNLV, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, Gallo serves as...
June 20, 2017
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by the following 11 colleges/programs: Allied Health Sciences Community Health Sciences CSUN Engineering Fine Arts Honors Liberal Arts Nursing OUR-UNLV...
October 11, 2016
Andy Kirk (History) is the author of the new graphic history, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic History, which was released last week by Oxford University Press. The book grew out of Kirk's work over the past 10 years on the award-winning Department of History & Sociology, Nevada Test Site Oral History Project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Education. The history of atomic testing is usually told as a story about big technology, science, and...
August 12, 2016
William Bauer (History) published a book, California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History (University of Washington Press). Using oral histories of Concow, Pomo, and Paiute workers, taken as part of a New Deal federal works project, Bauer reveals how Native peoples have experienced and interpreted the history of the land we now call California. Combining these oral histories with creation myths and other oral traditions, he demonstrates the importance of sacred landscapes and animals and...
July 28, 2016
Michael Green, Eugene Moehring, Greg Hise, Andy Kirk, William Bauer, (all History), Claytee White, Su Kim Chung, (both Libraries) and Karen Harry (Anthropology), recently participated n a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop in which 72 teachers from across the country studied "Hoover Dam and the American Southwest." Green served as co-director, while Moehring, Hise, Kirk, Bauer, Harry, White, and Chung participated. Also participating was...
May 26, 2016
Michael Green (History) wrote "Robert Todd Lincoln: "The Grieving Prince of Rails," a chapter in The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Frank J. Williams and Michael Burkhimer for Kent State University Press.