On October 1, 2017, a horrifying tragedy struck Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire into a crowd of 22,000 attending Route 91 Harvest Festival. Fifty-eight victims were killed and more than 500 people were injured in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. Special Collections and Archives, the Nevada State Museum Las Vegas, the Clark County Museum, the News Bureau of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), and the Mob Museum are collaborating on the Remembering 1 October initiative to document the event, its aftermath, and #VegasStrong.
UNLV graduate student Travis Parsons and Dr. Emma Frances Bloomfield, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies were the winners of the inaugural Image of Research Competition.
Join the University Libraries, the International Council, and the Department of English for a frightfully fantastic evening of spine-tingling tales by some of UNLV's masters of the macabre on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the Amargosa Room.
UNLV students are invited to participate in the University Libraries' Virtual Reality Lab Pilot Project. A new Virtual Reality Lab has been set up on the first floor of Lied Library to offer students studying health sciences the opportunity to test simulations in human anatomy and physiology of the eye.
Colleen O'Neil, an associate professor of history at Utah State University and former coeditor of the Western Historical Quarterly, will present the next Eadington Fellowship Colloquium, "Jobs and American Indian Sovereignty: The Challenge of Gaming" on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Goldfield Room.
For 50 years, Special Collection and Archives has supported UNLV, the University Libraries, and the Southern Nevada community in fostering discoveries, increasing knowledge, advancing research, and contributing to the betterment of our community. Now we celebrate this milestone with a selection of 50 items pulled from our collections — treasures of our region. Curated by Su Kim Chung and Peter Michel, 50 Treasure for 50 Years contains historical documents and artifacts that represent themes, topics, and individuals that illustrate the depth and scope of our collections today.