Meet the newest writers to join the Diana L. Bennett Fellowship program: Lesley Hazleton, author of Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto, and author of Silver Sparrow, Tayari Jones. The fellows will read from their latest work and introduce the projects that bring them to the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.
For the past 60 years UNLV has transformed from a dusty outpost on the south edge of town to a thriving urban research institution. In celebration of the universities 60th anniversary UNLV President Len Jessup talks about the history and growth of UNLV in this year’s State of the University Address.
As part of the Building Las Vegas: Summer Speaker Series, this panel of experts discusses how the supply, quality, and management of water has affected the Southern Nevada region’s growth and development. The panel includes Jacob David Bingham the owner and president of JDB investments, Robert E. Lewis, president of the Nevada Division of Lewis Group of Companies, Pat Mulroy a senior fellow at William S. Boyd School of Law, and Virginia Valentine the president of the Nevada Resort Association.
The panel, “A Woman’s Place Is…” features four high-achieving women sharing their experiences in shaping the growth and development of Las Vegas. Panelists include Chris Giunchigliani, Clark County Commissioner, District E, Sharon Hwang, Vice President, JHK Investment Group, Inc. and Chinatown Plaza, Jennifer A. Lewis, Vice President, Lewis Group of Companies, and Laura Jane Spina, President and CEO, RAFI Architecture and Design. This lecture is part of Building Las Vegas, an initiative launched in 2016 by University Libraries Special Collections & Archives to collect and preserve the history of the growth of our city.
A panel of experts including Curtis L. Myles, CEO and President of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, Thomas J. Schoeman, architect for AIA, and Donald D. Snyder, Presidential Advisor for Strategic Initiatives at UNLV, examine past and present plans for the redevelopment of Downtown Las Vegas as a tourist and entertainment destination and as an urban residential neighborhood. This lecture is part of Building Las Vegas, an initiative launched in 2016 by UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives to collect and preserve the history of the growth of Las Vegas.