In The News: Department of Philosophy

UNLV Newscenter
October 30, 2019

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.

US News
March 22, 2019

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.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 1, 2018

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.

Las Vegas Sun
January 23, 2018

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.

Las Vegas Sun
August 31, 2017

“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.

April 17, 2017

Elissa Lafranconi might be done with undergraduate work at UNLV, but she’s still putting down roots on campus.

January 3, 2015