Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

July 22, 2019
Ying Zhang (Music) recently won second prize at the highly competitive Heartland Concerto Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. She will solo the "Praeludium and Allegro" by Fritz Kreisler with the Heartland Chamber Orchestra on Aug. 3. Zhang is a doctoral student of music professors Wei-Wei Le and Ambroise Aubrun.
July 18, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) wrote "Artists at Work: Susan Silton," which has been published in East of Borneo, the interdisciplinary journal and archive on Los Angeles art. The essay and interview address Silton's life and work in Los Angeles as well as her deep engagement in public space and accessibility, queer subjectivity, and gentrification in downtown LA.
June 28, 2019
Wei-Wei Le (Music) saw her solo CD album Wei-Wei Le, Live in Concert released last month by Blue Griffin Records of Lansing, Michigan. The album consists of live concert recordings (completely unedited) of the Bruch "Scottish Fantasy" and the Khachaturian "Violin Concerto in D minor," accompanied by Colorado's Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Jacob Chi.     
June 27, 2019
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum) has been named the Nevada representative to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) — an organization to which the Barrick Museum of Art belongs. AAMG believes great universities have great museums. It is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and collections. In recognition of the unique opportunities and challenges of its constituents, the AAMG establishes and supports best practices, educational...
June 7, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) received a 2019 Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association [CAA] for her forthcoming book, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be...
May 30, 2019
Stephen Caplan (Music) wrote an article “Promising Research,” which has been published in the most recent edition of The Double Reed. This is the first article of a new recurring column, “Health Matters,” that Dr. Caplan will be contributing to the journal, which explores health issues relevant to double reed players. The Double Reed is the quarterly print journal of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS). It includes helpful articles by top artists and educators, oboe and bassoon...
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 graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
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 Outstanding Arrangement for Jorge Machain. The UNLV jazz studies program has earned 20 DownBeat Student Music Awards since 2010. These awards are...
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 back and his checked breathing and pulse. The passenger had a pulse but was not breathing so Heske started ventilations. When a crew member came out of...
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”) research. The board selected three faculty members whose work related specifically to research and creative activity. Lister received a Regents’ Creative...
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 addressing redevelopment, income inequality, and cultural producers to examine relationships between the visual world and social justice within urban contexts...