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College of Fine Arts News

The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.

Current Fine Arts News

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UNLV History | May 18, 2019

The processional marshal at commencement will be wielding the mace — a 12-pound symbolic weapon for defending the university and its people.

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People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Arts and Culture | May 10, 2019

This season marks the center's 44th.

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Arts and Culture | May 10, 2019

Graduating art major Zhe Zhang turns her gaze to UNLV's campus.

Dominic A. Armendariz working at his computer.
Research | May 1, 2019

This Research & Creative Honors Program participant looked at learning theories to build a better school design.

Karsyn Wilson sitting on stage in an empty theater.
Research | May 1, 2019

Through interviews and writing, this Research & Creative Honors Program participant discovered how storytelling empowers marginalized groups.

Fine Arts In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 29, 2019

Filmmakers from around the country are filling the city for the 12th annual Las Vegas Film Festival that kicks off Sunday.

NPR
March 26, 2019

UNLV’s Nextet music series just might be the best kept musical secret in Las Vegas. If you’re a fan of contemporary classical music you’ll want to take note.

Reno Gazette Journal
March 8, 2019

For nearly a century, Reno took pride in being the Biggest Little City in the World. As a growth spurt brings in skyrocketing housing costs and a host of other challenges, however, some say it’s time for Reno to start thinking, well, big.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 5, 2019

UNLV student filmmakers Nicolle Petersen and Lily Campisi are on the verge of blanketing movie screens in ways never achieved by any blockbuster — not even the ones starring superheroes, Jedis or sparkly vampires.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 28, 2019

When Marcus Civin decided to move from Maryland to Las Vegas to start his new role as Department Chair of UNLV’s art department, it was the diversity of the university that caught his attention.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2019

This collection of portraits celebrates Las Vegas’ dynamic and inspiring African-American community, which includes world-class entertainers and chefs, top-flight executives, and a 9-year-old who’s already eyeing a presidential run. Their backgrounds may be varied, but their messages of reflection, appreciation and hope are echoed in every image.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 30, 2019
School of Music, Division of Jazz and Commercial Music (Fine Arts) students garnered three prestigious 2019 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards, including Graduate College Outstanding Performance Large Ensemble for Jazz Ensemble I, Undergraduate College Small Group Outstanding Performance for the Honors Trio, and Graduate College Small Group...
April 15, 2019
Johann Heske (Theatre), a UNLV senior and former campus recreation lifeguard, recently used his UNLV lifeguard training to help save a life while on a plane. While on a flight from Germany to Las Vegas, a passenger had been drinking, and could not be awakened. Heske, seated two rows back, jumped up and offered help. He put the passenger's seat...
April 12, 2019
Linda Lister (Music), Brian Hedlund (Life Sciences), and Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) have been selected by the NSHE Board of Regents to receive this year's Regents’ Awards, which honor accomplishments that increase NSHE’s stature in five areas: teaching, academic advising, creative activities, research, and early-career (or “rising”)...
April 10, 2019
Ray Cho (Hospitality) and Glenn Nowak (Architecture) were recently awarded a mini grant for their proposed cross-disciplinary project, Hospitality Design - Professional Project w/ Professionals' Assessments. The grant was awarded by the office of the vice provost for academic programs. 
April 9, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) presented her research on Los Angeles artists engaging with the long tail of gentrification through real estate and development policy at the Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement conference at the University of Oregon's Slow Lab in Portland. The conference assembled international scholars...