Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

May 26, 2020
Steffen Lehmann (Architecture) has been selected as one of the "Top 100 Leaders in Education" — an award to be conferred at the Global Forum For Education and Learning (GFEL) conference, which will take place in Las Vegas next month. The awardees were judged on the following five parameters: overall reach, industry impact, spirit of innovation, future readiness, and market demand. Next month he also will give an online talk, "Designing Urban Resilience." It is sponsored by the city of Reno, the...
May 15, 2020
Melissa Christ (Art) has done research at the Barrick Museum of Art that is featured in the online Johns Hopkins University Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. This annual symposium hosts students from across the nation interested in presenting their scholarship. Her presentation, "Considering 50 Years of Art through an Artist's Eyes: Interviews with a Septuagenarian Artist," focuses on her research into the work of New York City-based artist John Torreano,...
May 8, 2020
Lauren Paljusaj (English), along with Anne Savage and Susanna Newbury (both Art) wrote an essay that was published in Nevada Humanities' inaugural Double Down post on distance — part of its COVID-response series on human connection. The essay considers how to interpret photographs as meaningful points of time-lapsed contact. Using UNLV Special Collections & Archives photographs, students explored how tangible, historical artifacts inform our sense of community in the present day. Their...
May 7, 2020
Fawn Douglas (Art) has a video that is included in the Road Trip Nation documentary project with a series of interviews about her day-to-day life; the educational paths she's on; the hurdles she's faced along the way; what it means to be a leader; advice for aspiring artists; the importance of culture, activism, and education; and growing up as a Native American artist. A member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, Douglas is an MFA student.
May 5, 2020
Lauren Paljusaj (English) and Anne Savage (Art) have been jointly awarded the University Libraries Lance & Elena Calvert prize for "Intimate Nevada," their research in photography in the UNLV Special Collections. This research reflected on concepts of the vernacular and the everyday in Southern Nevada. Mentors in Special Collections on this project were Peter Michel, Su Kim Chung, and Aaron Mayes. Both Paljusaj and Savage are undergraduates.
May 4, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) facilitated the discussion, "Best Practices to Start a Movement - New leader - New Initiatives," at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) virtual conference, OLC Ideate. This discussion highlighted the efforts of partnership at UNLV and specifically the office of online education, community of practice, which was assembled in August 2019. Lindsay Russell (Business) and Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) joined the discussion, sharing specific college and universitywide best...
May 4, 2020
Brett Levner (Film) received the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award for the College of Fine Arts. The award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events.
April 24, 2020
Richard Miller (Music), Katrina Liu (Teaching and Learning), and Arnetha F. Ball of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education recently published "Critical Counter-Narrative as Transformative Methodology for Educational Equity" in Review of Research in Education, a key journal of the American Educational Research Association. This article systematically explores the place of counter-narratives in educational pedagogy and research. It proposes critical counter-narrative as a...
April 20, 2020
Linda Lister (Music) wrote Chapter 3, "Yoga for Singers," in the new Rowman and Littlefield release So You Want to Sing with Awareness. Published in April and edited by Matthew Hoch of Auburn University, the book is volume 19 of the "So You Want to Sing" series co-sponsored by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.   
March 27, 2020
Wendy Kveck (Art) has an interview online at The Art People podcast. She discusses her growth and development as a painter, performance artist, sculptor, and educator in Las Vegas with podcast host Justin Favela, '14 BA Art. Her work involves collaboration, found photographs, and non-traditional materials such as cake frosting.    
March 24, 2020
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) was recently published in Concept, a catalog for a national art exhibition produced by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Reese's essay discusses the work of Micala Gingrich Gaylord of Wichita, Kansas, and the way personal stories can build a communal narrative. He is a graduate student.
March 16, 2020
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published a book, Film Music in the Sound Era, with the Routledge publishing firm. The book offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics, and other key aspects of film music studies. Broad coverage of works from around the globe, paired with robust indexes and thorough cross-referencing...