UNLV Speaks

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

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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UNLV Speaks (March 27, 2017): BMI PhD Fellows Reading

Jeniffer Solis : March 27, 2017 8:27 pm : UNLV Speaks

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.


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