Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi is the author of Fra Keeler and Call Me Zebra. She is a Fulbright Fellowship in Fiction to Catalonia, Spain. Her work has appeared in multiple publications including The Paris Review. As part of Black Mountain Institute’s “Emerging Writers Series” Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi reads some of her latest work.
In this episode of UNLV Speaks features Mathew Brensilver, a former Buddhist Chaplin at the University of Southern California. Brensilver joins us from his lecture at the Black Mountain Institute where he discussed mindful meditation and how readers and writers could use it in their practice.
This week’s episode of UNLV Speaks features a lecture by UNLV post-doctoral scholar Constancio R. Arnaldo. Dr. Arnaldo will discuss how Filipino boxing heros like Pancho Villa and Manny Pacquiao have been important figures for the Filipino American community from the historical context of U.S colonialism in the Philippines.
In this episode of UNLV Speaks we will listen to creative works by Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellows Joe Milan, Maegan Poland, Brett Finlayson, Oscar Oswald, Lorinda Toledo, and Leia Wilson. The fellows will be reading from their works-in-progress. These writers reflect the diverse student body of UNLV’s nationally recognized PhD in creative writing program.
This week’s episode of UNLV Speaks features a lecture by Brookings Scholar Richard Reeves about the growing separation between the upper middle class and the majority of Americans. Reeves will discuss how those at the top of the income ladder are becoming more effective at passing on their status to their children, reducing overall social mobility for the rest of Americans.