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Georgiann Davis and Claudia Keelan earned top honors from the Nevada System of Higher Education for their research and creative accomplishments.
Three faculty garner 2018 Barrick Scholar Awards for their extensive research achievements.
Commencement speaker Myles Lum found his niche at UNLV in spreading the word to new and prospective students.
Pushing the envelope in pop culture. Championing novel academic fields. Professor Felicia Campbell has been a Rebel for 55 years.
Mentors help themselves by helping others.
An early look at the benefits of gaming put UNLV on the national research map.
In an era of answers at our fingertips, UNLV’s real role is to promote ignorance in our students, argues the Barrick Museum’s D.K. Sole.
Learn from UNLV students who just landed prestigious scholarships to study in Asia, Central America, and Europe.
What do a heist thriller, the evolving human diet, water quality, consumer behavior, literature, and Mars have in common? All were the foundation of research awards UNLV faculty gar-nered this year.
This chair of the English department finds the diversity of UNLV a good match for his interest in multi-ethnic literature.
New graduate and author Manuela Bowles on rejection letters, Margaret Atwood, and building a career long before commencement.
Librarian Priscilla Finley recommends some of her favorite Las Vegas-set reads for the beach or your backyard.
Four faculty researchers have been turning heads in their fields and well beyond.
Humanities Librarian Priscilla Finley on the depictions of our city in the new "Writers Imagine Las Vegas" exhibit at Lied Library.
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English In The News
What is literary activism? Besides the exact name of the February 28 open forum with UNLV professors and authors Doug Unger and José Orduña? Thirty years ago, it encapsulated a movement pushing alternative ways to print literary works. But Unger defines it two other ways: One describes the act of writing a book on a subject of importance, typically resulting in the writer himself becoming a public advocate for that subject. And then there’s the second: the promotion of the literary arts—or, as Unger puts it, “Making sure literature—and the reading of serious writing—maintains a cultural place in American society.”
There are only a few weeks left until Christmas, which means it's time for children to write their letters to Santa Claus. And with a bit of help from the U.S. Postal Service, your child can get a response from ol' St. Nick himself!
A professor led a group of American poets on a nine-day visit to Cuba this summer – the first trip by American poets since the country’s revolution nearly 60 years ago. Narlan Teixeira, a professor in the romance, German and Slavic language department, organized the trip, which included meetings with Cuban officials and days of poetry readings. Members of the delegation said the trip helped re-establish an important cultural link between Cuba and the United States after decades of political tension between the two countries.
My former co-worker once drank so much during a waitressing shift, she stumbled through the restaurant with her intoxication on full display to guests. Even the chaos of the service rush couldn’t hide the state she was in. By closing she was fired.
With several award winners from film and TV, the actors and actresses on this list debuted in a variety of unlikely roles. Even though they were cast in parts that now seem so unlike them, they all became accomplished actors. Some have even achieved the status of movie icons. Here’s a look back at their curious cinematic debuts.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Native American/Indigenous Literatures
An expert on creative writing and literature whose work focuses on representation of Indigenous histories and literatures in education.
Emerita Professor, English
An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.
Professor and Chair of English
An expert in the literature of the United States.