In The News: University Libraries
After the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter activists have taken to streets across the country, protesting police brutality.
In Nevada, peaceful protests have escalated into violent clashes, with both officers and protesters reporting injuries. In the midst of chaos, we sit down with both sides to discuss the history of police brutality and the best way for our state to move forward.
A new chapter. A new beginning.
Bringing inclusive voices into collections has been a priority of Padilla’s throughout his career.
Croughan joined UNLV around the same time as Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries. Each has found a willing collaborator in the other — and this cross-department collaboration between the library and the research office has helped UNLV raise the profile of its faculty research while becoming an R1 institution in accelerated time.
A Las Vegas university is making people smile after staging a photo shoot with a figure well-known to students and alumni at one of its empty libraries on campus.
While the UNLV campus is closed because of coronavirus concerns, nobody is using the Lied Library — save for one dutiful skeleton.
Crazy about slot machines, casinos and wild poker games: Las Vegas, which usually lives day and night at the rate of a sweet madness with a furious tendency, has changed into a Ghost City since the establishment containment.
It’s been weeks since the pandemic quieted the world’s playground, snuffing out the symphony of boozy conversation, blaring car horns and slot-machine chimes that once filled the Las Vegas Strip.
UNLV’s University Libraries and department of film received a $271,580 National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Award for their project, “Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes.” Project co-leaders Heather Addison, chair of the UNLV department of film, and Cyndi Shein, head of special collections’ technical services at UNLV Libraries, reflect on the importance of preserving the collection.
Long before he was an aviation magnate, a casino owner or a world-famous recluse, Howard Hughes was a fixture in Hollywood.
LOST VEGAS: UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives is gathering photos of an empty & quiet Las Vegas during the coronavirus pandemic so future generations will get a lens into this time.
A gracefully curved building that served as the lobby for the La Concha Motel on the Strip from 1961 to 2004 is now home to the Neon Museum on Las Vegas Boulevard just north of Bonanza.