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Catch up on all of the 2013-14 Eadington Fellows Lecture Podcasts

By Su Kim Chung on May 31, 2014 3:44 PM | Permalink

If you missed any of this year's fascinating Eadington Fellows lectures (sponsored by the Center for Gaming Research in Special Collections), never fear as you can listen to the podcasts here! 

Since 2007, the Eadington Fellowships have provided national and international scholars with the opportunity to use Special Collections to research different themes relating to Las Vegas history, the history of gambling, and comparative studies of  gambling in literature, history, and society. The 2014-15 Eadington Fellowship application cycle is now open and will close on July 23, 2014.

Michelle Robinson: "Billy Graham Comes to Las Vegas: Faith at Work on the Strip"

April 27 Author Event CANCELED

By Su Kim Chung on April 22, 2014 11:31 AM | Permalink

Please note that the Author Event for April 27 with Danielle Gomes has been canceled and will be rescheduled for Fall 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Author Event: UNLV Libraries Center for Gaming Research: Dr. Larry Gragg, Feb 23, 4-6pm

By Su Kim Chung on February 10, 2014 10:02 AM | Permalink

Enjoy an illuminating Sunday afternoon this spring attending one of the author events sponsored by the Center for Gaming Research in the UNLV Libraries.  First up on February 23, Dr. Larry Gragg, Curator's Teaching Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Gragg will be speaking about his book Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture   and the research he is currently working on for his biography of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. RSVP by Monday February 17.  Register online at www.library.unlv.edu/gragg-rsvp or call 702-895-2277.

Center for Gaming Research - Gaming Research Colloquium

By Tom Sommer on March 18, 2013 11:44 AM | Permalink

Talk: “Advertising Parenting in Las Vegas: An Analysis of Time and Space”
Date: March 28, 3:30 PM, Special Collections Reading Room

Diana Tracy Cohen
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Central Connecticut State University
In residency: March 18 – 28, 2013
Dr. Cohen currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Central Connecticut State University. A scholar with interdisciplinary interests, she conducts research in the areas of Internet and media politics, campaigns and elections, sport, family, and gender. She is currently working a book project that examines a population that she calls Iron Dads, men who balance work, family and endurance sport. Diana is an avid endurance athlete herself. She competes in numerous triathlons and marathons every year.