Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

August 26, 2022
Dak Kopec (Architecture) published the novel "Broken Boys Beyond Friendships." The novel tells the story of three young men navigating life in the early to mid-1990s. While the content is fictional, many of the situations and circumstances are based on real-life events.  
August 16, 2022
Hikmet Loe (Art) published an article on Aug. 16 in the Southwest Contemporary titled, "Land Art Diary: Utah's Earthworks Feel the Heat of Climate Change." 
July 29, 2022
Laurence Reese (Art) was recently published in the regional Southwest Contemporary Magazine for a review of "Forgotten Artifacts" at Core Contemporary Las Vegas. "Forgotten Artifacts" is an exhibition that includes Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina…
July 6, 2022
Jenn Chandler (Theatre) has been cast in the ensemble of the world premiere of Mr. Holland’s Opus: The New Musical, at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Written and directed by the Tony award-winning BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride, Mulan), with music by Tony-nominated Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher), it will be performed Aug. 12 -…
June 22, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center published an archive of recorded jazz interviews, masterclasses, and performances prepared by Bill Spilka between the 1970s and the 1990s. Director Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has sorted and published this tape archive of one-of-a-kind items related to more than 90 jazz artists, including Benny Goodman…
May 27, 2022
Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina Uran, and Micah Haji-Sheikh have work exhibited in "Forgotten Artifacts," a group show celebrating popular cast metal sculptors in the Las Vegas Valley. Hosted by Core Contemporary and curated by Ross Takahashi, the…
May 24, 2022
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published a chapter in The Heroic in Music (Woodbridge, U.K.: Boydell Press). This volume traces the intersection of the poetics of heroism and musical works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Lee contributed the book’s chapter on the 18th century, a period that scholars have often deemed an "age…
May 13, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) delivered a lecture at UNR in the department of art in which she discussed recent works on American life, history, and ecology of the Mojave. 
April 27, 2022
The Arnold Shaw Popular Music Center has a new website! Launched this month, the completely revamped site contains information about the center's lecture series and events, a browsable (and ever growing) catalog of the manuscripts and other items in the collection, a news feed, ways to connect with the center, and much more. Check out the website.
April 25, 2022
Linda Lister (Music) was in residence earlier this month at the University of Mississippi (UM), presenting a vocal master class and leading yoga practices for both the music department and the Honors College. UM Opera Theatre commissioned a new chamber orchestration of Lister's opera State of Grace, which premiered at Ole Miss April 23 and 24.…
April 22, 2022
Emily Budd (Art) has had her sculptural work selected for the group exhibition, Mixed Media, at Site:Brooklyn Gallery. The exhibition runs until May 22.
April 2, 2022
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) spoke at the 2022 Conney Conference for Jewish Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, about his thesis work "In the Image of (Towards a Trans Talmud)," an interdisciplinary work investigating themes of intersex, trans, and genderqueer identity in Jewish texts. He is a graduate student.