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Exhibit examines 60 years of student activism at UNLV

By Michael Yunkin on October 10, 2016 3:37 PM | Permalink

Funding for higher education, opposition to the Vietnam War, racial and social equality, gender and sexuality, and the environment are a few of the causes that have sparked students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to rally for change. A new exhibit at the UNLV University Libraries celebrates the history of student activism at the university, from its early days as the University of Nevada, Southern Division and Nevada Southern University to the present.

Libraries receives NEH grant to continue newspaper preservation project

By Michael Yunkin on October 10, 2016 2:45 PM | Permalink

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The UNLV University Libraries has been awarded a $210,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue work on a project to digitize historical Nevada newspapers.

The two-year grant is a continuation of funding for the Nevada Digital Newspaper Project, an extension of the National Digital Newspaper Program sponsored by NEH and the Library of Congress. In 2014, UNLV University Libraries received a $311,000 NEH grant to launch the newspaper digitization and preservation project.

“Newspapers have long played a role as a record of historical events, and the people and places that shaped our state,” said Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the UNLV University Libraries. “The Nevada Digital Newspaper Program is preserving the history documented in the many pages of these Nevada newspapers for future generations.”

The 2016 Election: Why Las Vegas Matters

By Michael Yunkin on October 6, 2016 8:12 AM | Permalink

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
12:30-1p.m. (reception); 1-2:30 p.m. (panel discussion)
Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV campus.

Brookings Mountain West will host, “The 2016 Election: Why Las Vegas Matters,” a panel discussion including experts in U.S. politics and presidential campaigns designed to highlight the increasing importance of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada in national elections. Panelists will discuss a variety of issues important to Las Vegas and the nation, including such topics as: immigration reform, national security, health care, economic opportunity, education, infrastructure, climate change, and others. In addition, participants will discuss the importance of changing demographic patterns among our total population and voting population, and how these shifts affect local and national politics.