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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

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

man teaching in college classroom
People | April 27, 2022

History professor Paul Werth named a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow.

Hoover Dam at sunset
Business and Community | April 18, 2022

Payday on Block 16 will feature a historic red-light district walking tour, expert talks, and Depression-era films; April 26 event is free with registration.

Deirdre Clemente Associate Professor
People | April 5, 2022

Service-learning award recipient Deirdre Clemente teaches students to use historical knowledge gained through archival research to create new ways to educate the public.

 

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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People | March 21, 2022

The head of educational initiatives works to develop information literacy skills in students.

History In The News

Yahoo!
May 11, 2022

The megadrought plaguing the West has had a surprising side effect: uncovering dead bodies in Nevada’s Lake Mead.

Travel Weekly
May 10, 2022

After erupting regularly on the Las Vegas Strip for more than three decades, the Mirage's fiery volcano will soon no longer be active.

US News
May 10, 2022

Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.

ABC News
May 10, 2022

Stories about long-departed Las Vegas organized crime figures are surfacing after a second set of unidentified human remains were revealed as the water level falls on drought-stricken Lake Mead.

CBS News
May 10, 2022

Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.

Associated Press
May 10, 2022

Las Vegas is being flooded with lore about organized crime after a second set of human remains emerged within a week from the depths of a drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir just a 30-minute drive from the notoriously mob-founded Strip.

History Experts

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Recent History Accomplishments

May 15, 2022
Carlos S. Dimas (History) gave a talk on his recently published book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán , Argentina, 1865-1908, at the University of California Riverside (UCR). The talk centered on the the notions of medical governance and uncertainty in the 1886-87 epidemic. Dimas spoke…
May 12, 2022
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) participated on a panel, "Cultures and Complexities: California’s Hidden Stories in History, Fiction, Poetry and Memoir" at the 8th Annual Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, California, earlier this month. He discussed his recent book, We Are the Land: A Native History of California (University…
May 5, 2022
Susan Lee Johnson (History) was co-organizer, with Karl Jacoby of Columbia University, of a conference honoring William Cronon of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the occasion of his retirement. Cronon was Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies. The conference, Common Places:…
April 18, 2022
Michael Green (History) received the Superior Achievement Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for his book, Lincoln and Native Americans, published by Southern Illinois University Press.
April 4, 2022
Michael Green (History) recently presented as part of a roundtable on "The Big 1862" at the Organization of American Historians conference in Boston. C-SPAN filmed the roundtable and plans to broadcast it.
March 31, 2022
William Bauer (History) participated on the panel "Retracing The Oregon Trail" at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Boston. Bauer, along with Margaret Huettl, '16 PhD History, discussed developing and including the representation of Indigenous People in the latest version of the computer game The Oregon Trail. Bauer…