In The News: Department of Philosophy
They might not get judged by Howie Mandel any time soon (or maybe they will!), but UNLV has its share of professors as talented outside the classroom as they are in it. We checked in with four academics who are dicing, dancing, acting, and hip-throwing their way across the valley and the world in pursuit of excellence in a second sphere. So who’s going to get the million-dollar prize and the headlining gig on the Strip? We have no idea. But here’s who’s headlining on Maryland Parkway.
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.