UNLV Speaks

UNLV Speaks (June 05, 2017): Changing the Focus of Urban Transport from Congestion to Access

Jeniffer Solis : June 5, 2017 8:00 pm : UNLV Speaks

In this episode of UNLV Speaks Brooking Scholar Jeffrey Gutman examines the definition of accessibility in transportation. Gutman discusses how transportation in urban cities contributes to gentrification and ways to improve the outcome.


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UNLV Speaks (May 01, 2017): Narco Noir: Mexico’s Cartels, Cops, and Corruption

Jeniffer Solis : May 1, 2017 8:00 pm : UNLV Speaks

Brookings Scholar, Vanda Felbab-Brown, discusses Mexico’s law enforcement strategies in key crime and violence hotspots including socio-economic anti-crime policies, and civil society mobilization efforts. This lecture is part of the Brookings Mountain West lecture series.


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UNLV Speaks (April 17, 2017): Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Jeniffer Solis : April 24, 2017 8:00 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.


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UNLV Speaks (April 10, 2017): A Meditation Workshop with Matthew Brensilver

Jeniffer Solis : April 10, 2017 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.


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UNLV Speaks (April 03, 2017): University Form-From Pancho to Pacquiao

Jeniffer Solis : April 3, 2017 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.


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