In The News: Department of Philosophy
Elections, changes, political movements; including the departure of Evo Morales from the presidency of Bolivia. How to understand the present from the past? What is behind government trends or trends in some Latin American countries? A talk with Amy-Reed Sandoval, professor of Latin American philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) who also explains her area of study and how new generations are questioning what is happening in that region of the world, among other topics.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa stands on the Dolby Theatre stage in Los Angeles, holding that famous red envelope. At stake is the 2019 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
The greatest rock climber of our generation lives in an anonymous house in west Las Vegas. If that’s a surprise to you, it’s even more of a surprise to Alex Honnold, the 32-year-old adventurer who has spent the past decade sleeping in a van and jetting off to distant locales.
What does your organization do? Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada’s mission is to provide quality health care and support for people without access. A dedicated group of volunteer physicians, dentists, nurses, medical students, specialty medical groups, imaging and laboratory companies, and hospitals provide free visits, laboratory and radiology tests, and medication for patients who are among our community’s most vulnerable.
“More violent and frequent storms,” read the headline from Scientific American in 2011, which produced a three-part series dealing with climate change and extreme weather.
Elissa Lafranconi might be done with undergraduate work at UNLV, but she’s still putting down roots on campus.