Accomplishments: Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute

September 20, 2019
Lillehammer Allen (BMI) and Susanna Newbury (Art) sat down to write about land art, mariscos, and Las Vegas for Nevada Humanities' Double Down blog. The essay, Double Down's first bilingual entry, looks at alums Justin Favela, '14 BA Art, and Mikayla Whitmore's, '10 BFA Art, tongue-in-cheek installation of a sculpture called Seven Magic Tires in East Las Vegas. Nevada Humanities is a statewide organization that connects and transforms communities by sharing and amplifying the stories, ideas,...
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among several students in UNLV's creative writing international program who have won national and international prizes. He also recently published an essay in...
August 1, 2019
Black Mountain Institute (Liberal Arts) recently sold out of its Spring 2019 "Disarm"-themed issue of Witness magazine. Included in the issue are the winners and runners-up of the inaugural Witness Literary Awards in Fiction and Poetry, chosen by judges Lesley Nneka Arimah and Hanif Abdurraqib.    
June 19, 2018
Kate Shapiro (English) and Joe Milan Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute), along with alumni Olufunke Ogundimu, '18 MFA Creative Writing, and Ernie Wang, '16 MFA Creative Writing, recently have won prestigious national and international awards for their fiction. Shapiro, a master's student in the English department's creative writing international program, won first place in the very competitive Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) prize contest for her story "The Language of A Perfect Woman."...
November 14, 2017
David Morris (English) is the author of the book The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,  which this month was recognized by The New York Times as "What to read in the face of trauma." According to the Times, "Morris, a former Marine who suffered from PTSD on his return from Iraq, traces the historical understanding of the disorder, of which, 'like many mental health disorders, there is a broad disagreement about what exactly PTSD is, who gets it and how best to treat it...
October 1, 2014
Olivia Clare (Black Mountain Institute) has received a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. The awards are given annually to six women who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their writing careers. Each recipient is awarded $30,000. The Rona Jaffe awards program is the only national literary awards program of its kind dedicated to supporting women writers exclusively. An awards ceremony took place in New York City last month. While her first book of poems, The 26-...
March 1, 2014
Donald Revell (English) has been chosen as this year's Phi Beta Kappa Poet for the annual Literary Exercises at Harvard University's commencement. Poets so honored in the past include Robert Creely, Allen Ginsburg, and Seamus Heany. Revell currently is writing a poem specifically for the occasion. Its over-arching theme will be the reason of poetry and the ways in which poetry is a language more rational (difficult sometimes, but never obscure) than the language of day-to-day exchange. He is...
July 27, 2012
Nancy Lough (Educational Research, Cognition & Development), Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute of Nevada), Carol Harter (Black Mountain Institute), and Peg Rees (Educational Outreach) participated in the panel discussion "Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX" in April. The panel, which included Judith Sweet, codirector for the Alliance of Women Coaches, looked back at the progress and challenges of the 40 years since Title IX passed in 1972. While it is widely...