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UNLV Gaming Podcast 58: Robert Miller

By David G. Schwartz on March 21, 2014 4:42 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast is up:

58-March 21, 2014
Robert Miller
"Paradise of Spectacle: Imagining and Re-presenting Casino Resorts as Spaces of Luxury and Leisure in the Twentieth Century"
In this 3/21/14 Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Miller (Assistant Instructor and PhD Candidate in History, University of Kansas) examines how Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, Havana, and Macau each created spatial imaginaries that helped to anchor the cities as destinations centered around gambling. Each locale shares cosmopolitanism, luxury, and spectacle, allowing them to draw on a large cross-section of the public.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

View the flyer (pdf)

Application Cycle for 2014-15 Eadington Fellowships is Open

By David G. Schwartz on March 20, 2014 12:26 PM | Permalink

The Center is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 cycle of Eadington fellowships. There is a major difference with this year's program: Resident (four week) fellowships can now be scheduled during the summer as well as during the academic year. Here is the full text of the announcement:


The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (http://gaming.unlv.edu) invites academic faculty and graduate students to apply for the 2014-15 cycle of William R. Eadington fellowships, which facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections.  Although primarily in English, the holdings include many texts in French, German, and Italian spanning the 17th to 21st centuries as well as manuscript collections, casino corporate archives, promotional and publicity files, and government publications. 

The Center awards two kinds of Eadington fellowships.

UNLV Gaming Podcast 57: Michelle Robinson

By David G. Schwartz on March 18, 2014 4:19 PM | Permalink

The latest UNLV Gaming Podcast is available:

57-March 18, 2014
Michelle Robinson
"Billy Graham Comes to Las Vegas: Faith at Work on the Strip"
In this 3/18/14 Gaming Research Colloquium talk, Robinson (assistant professor of American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill) discusses Graham's 1978 crusade in Las Vegas, considering its attempts to change perceptions of the city, and how it altered the dynamics of religion in the tourist corridor.

Listen to the audio file (mp3)

View the flyer (pdf)

You can listen to it via iTunes or download the mp3.

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