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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

By Michael Yunkin on February 28, 2017 8:44 AM | Permalink


In honor of Women's History Month, the UNLV University Libraries and Department of Art are hosting the second annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 16, from 4-8 p.m. at Lied Library in the Amargosa Room. Refreshments will be available.
   
Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. In 2016, edit-a-thons occurred in over 175 locations, including 28 countries on all 6 inhabited continents. There were an estimated 2,500 participants globally, with approximately 2,000 new articles created and 1,000 articles improved.
   

Iannuzzi to retire as dean of UNLV University Libraries Sept. 1st

By Michael Yunkin on February 14, 2017 9:56 AM | Permalink

Patricia Iannuzzi, dean of the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las VegasPatricia Iannuzzi, dean of the University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has announced that she will retire on Sept. 1, 2017. Iannuzzi has been the University Libraries dean at UNLV since 2005.

“During her 12 years in Las Vegas, Patty has built a library system that is central to student learning at UNLV,” said UNLV Executive Vice President and Provost Diane Chase. “Her leadership on campus has helped advance the university’s mission in all areas of research, teaching, and community engagement, and she leaves behind an enduring legacy for our students, faculty, and staff.”

Writers Imagine Las Vegas: Our City in Fiction Exhibit

By Michael Yunkin on February 14, 2017 9:42 AM | Permalink


A city unlike any other, Las Vegas has captured the imaginations of writers across the globe. The neon lights of the Strip, the growing suburban neighborhoods, the bustling casinos, the mountains and Lake Mead, and the boxing arenas and entertainment venues have all served as inspiration for writers attempting to capture the spirit of Las Vegas in fiction.

“I love reading books set in Las Vegas! You get unexpected takes on familiar places,” said Priscilla Finley, humanities librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “I think writers are attracted to using Las Vegas as a setting because it’s an in-between space, with the dazzling machinery of the Strip feeling separate from the ordinary world. It offers many possible directions for a writer to explore with character development and creative storylines.”