In The News: Office of Community Engagement
From the heart of Las Vegas and Reno to the trail to the California Gold Rush, Nevada has a rich history that often is endangered, and Preserve Nevada, the state's oldest statewide historic preservation organization, has named its list of the 11 Most Endangered Places in Nevada.
For all this week, we are focusing on women who have unique and inspiring jobs. Yesterday, you met a captain from the Clark Country Fire Department. Today, we are introducing you to a scientist whose work will reach all the way to Mars.
IN 2009, four years after the release of her second novel, The Untelling, Tayari Jones found herself without a publisher. Her sales numbers were hardly strong—in fact, she says, she had become “radioactive.” “I was so depressed,” Jones, 47, says. At the time, she had begun work on a new novel, which would eventually become the best-selling Silver Sparrow. “The only reason I kept working on Sparrow was because I tell my students that you write a book for you and not your publisher. I couldn’t face them every day if I were to give up on that project.” She finally completed the manuscript with the help of a grant from the United States Artists Foundation; later, at a reading in Florida at the Key West Literary Seminar, an admirer came up to Jones to express outrage that she still didn’t have a publisher. The admirer introduced Jones to an executive at Algonquin Books, which would go on to publish Silver Sparrow and Jones’s latest book, An American Marriage. After inquiring about her novel, the executive asked, “But how do you know Judy?” Jones’s admirer had been none other than literary icon Judy Blume.
Two weeks before classes commenced at his new high school, Matthew Gomez found himself in the vice principal’s office.
A swimming pool fenced against an expanse of empty desert; an aerial view of seemingly infinite suburbia; a flooded wash; black ribbons of highway on-ramps. This is the Las Vegas—both mundane and exquisite, yet always monumental in its mastery of hostile land—local photographer Aaron Mayes is recording for posterity.
Nick Hornby, John Hodgman and Meg Wolitzer will be among the writers featured at the second Believer Festival in Las Vegas.
Fiduciary, fee-only advisors from around the country today volunteered free financial advice to Las Vegas Tragedy survivors and victims’ families.
At seven years old, first grader Malakai Hurd already knows once you get past the baby teeth -- you have one shot to get it right.
Las Vegas is no stranger to security issues, and the city is certainly on heightened alert following the October 1 mass shooting that left 58 people dead and over 500 others injured.
Absolute Dental has committed to a $100,000 donation and voluntary clinical time over the next five years to the UNLV Absolute Dental Saturday Morning Children's Clinic. This donation and long-term partnership will help improve access to quality dental care to underserved children in the Las Vegas community.
Positive train control wasn’t activated on this stretch of the route.
The year has been divisive enough already. Here's how to make it out of a family function unscathed.