Archive for the ‘UNLV’

  • Spring Tour UNLV Arboretum
    Join Paula Garrett, Educational Coordinator, and Susan Jones, Collections Mgt Coordinator, UNLV for a tour of the Arboretum. This is a one-mile walking tour among the spring wildflowers of the Desert Garden, including the viewing of some of the unique trees on campus. You will see both drought-tolernat and traditional landscapes. Free. Meet 4:00 pm, Tues Apr 10 at the...
    by at April 6th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • Rebelpalooza ’07
    BIG BIG event staged by the UNLVCSUN Student Government featuring a host of bands, including The Lab, the Chapter, 420 Daze, VeRbal Ace, Rolls Royce & DJ Toast, three 6 mafia, Bone thugs-n-harmony, Ghostface Killah etc. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the gate. UNLV students get in FREE. Venue is the UNLV intramural fields at...
    by at April 6th, 2007 at 05:04 am
  • Free UNLV Symphonic Winds Concert
    The music of Chance, Schuman and Stamp as well as Rimsky-Korsakob and Elgar are featured at this free concert by UNLV’s Symphonic Winds group. 7:30 pm at Artemus Ham Concert Hall. More info: 702-895-3734.
    by at April 3rd, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • UNLV Concrete Canoe Races UC San Diego
    The Las Vegas Hawaiian Community Club (LVHCC) Outrigger Canoe Program has worked with the UNLV concrete canoe team to compete against the University of California-San Diego in races scheduled for April 12-14. The Society of Civil and Structural Engineers Student Conference sponsors competitions in steel bridge, concrete canoe, conrete bowling, concrete frisbee and whatever...
    by at March 28th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Global Warming Lecture
    Concerned about the future of our planet and the dire predictions being voiced by members of the science community and a growing number of politicians? Mark you calendar for “Global Warming: Solutions for America,” a lecture in the University Forum Lecture Series at UNLV. Prof. Eban Goodstein of Lewis and Clark College will discuss the scientific basis for...
    by at March 26th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Springtime Creative Classes for Kids
    This is heads up for parents looking for creative outlets for children from ages 6 through high school. Some of the classes for older kids are available to adults as well. They are offered by the Performing Arts Division of the City of Las Vegas and include ballet, salsa, swing, piano, voice, calligraphy, ceramics, computers, guitar, sewing and Chinese Dragon: Art/Poetry....
    by at March 24th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Sorry Rebels…..
    So sad. Oregon 76, UNLV 72. Evenly matched the second half, the Runnin Rebels couldn’t make up the 4 points from the 1st half. We are all heartbroken for the team. Still luv ya and proud you made it to the sweet 16!
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 08:03 pm
  • Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Speak Out on Healthcare
    UNLV will host one of the most important political forums on healthcare to date. The Democratic Presidential candidates are all invited; present for the discussion will be Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson. Sen Edwards announced today that he will stay in the race in spite of the news that his wife Elizabeth...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Vietnam vs Iraq
    If you have ever had to write one of those essays about compare and contrast, you will get the gist of the Black Mountain Institute Panel Discussion on The Vietnam War in Light of Iraq. The panel of six scholars and authors contributed their personal insights into the two conflicts; similarities easier to expound than differences. Both qualify as huge political, military...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Assertiveness Training
    Tired of being walked over and pushed around cause you don’t know how to stand up for yourself? There is a course starting tonight at UNLV Paradise Campus that will help you learn to stand your ground in a professional way. Shannon D. Smith, PhD will help you learn to express your feelings without being aggressive and without violating the rights of others. Wed...
    by at March 21st, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • Solar Energy Society meeting
    If you are interested in learning more about renewable energy or want to meet others with the same interest, check out the meeting of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. This group is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable energy technology. They meet the 3rd Wed of each month at 6:00 pm. Nevada Power Building, Meeting Room A. Park...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Author Ralph McInerny on Natural Law
    The UNLV Great Works Academic Certificate program is hosting a talk by Notre Dame Professor and author of the Father Dowling mystery novels on Mon Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm. Prof. McInerny, whose academic field is Medieval Studies, will focus on the philosopher Thomas Aquinas and the theory that there are inescapable moral judgements that no one can fail to recognize. These judgments...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • UNLV Goes to Sweet 16 Against Oregon!
    The Runnin Rebels are on a roll! In one of the biggest upsets in the Chicago NCAA men’s basketball tournament, UNLV beat second-seeded Wisconsin 74-68. Moving to the third round for the first time since 1991, we are proud of the grit this team is displaying. From the start of the season, when no one took them seriously, they just kept their focus and went out...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Tickets for So African de Klerk
    The Barrick Lecture Series will be featuring former South African President and promoter of peace and democracy, Frederik Willem de Klerk at the next event of this season. De Klerk will speak on “Bridging the Gap: Globalization without Isolation” on April 17 @ 7:30 pm. De Klerk was president of South Africa from 1982 until the inauguration of President Nelson...
    by at March 18th, 2007 at 05:03 pm
  • UNLV beats Georgia Tech at NCAA
    UNLV 67 Georgia Tech 63! I’m sure this is no news to you basketball fans. You undoubtably listened to every minute of the game. Like I said before, I’m not a big sports fan, but even I get excited when the hometown does good. And it’s especially sweet when it goes against all predictions. All the brouhaha about seeding seems like ancient history now....
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  • UNLV Wind Orchestra Concert
    The Quest is a performance of the UNLV Wind Orchestra on Sun Mar 25. The cost of tickets is only $8, and UNLV Faculty & Staff can get two free tickets. There are some additional small service and handling fees. Call 702-895-2787 to purchase or go online to The Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, UNLV campus. Performance at 7:30p.
    by at March 16th, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at UNLV PAC
    Part of the series the New York Stage & Beyond, UNLV is presenting the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. The dance company of eleven, all classically trained, perform an eclectic repertoire. Choreography includes creative works by Twyla Tharp and David Parsons. Tickets range from $35-$80 and are purchased through UNLV PAC (Performing Arts Center). Phone purchase at 702-895-2787...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Black Mountain Institute on Vietnam & Iraq
    Hats off to Carol Harter, former UNLV President, who manifested her vision of a think tank of writers and artists and birthed the Black Mountain Institute in 2006. The BMI is composed of the Forum (Forum on Contemporary Cultures), the North American Network of Cities of Asylum (NANCA) and the International Institute of Modern Letters (IML). Determined to be a forum where...
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • UNLV Rebels Game 1 NCAA
    I’m not much of a sports fan, but it’s always thrilling when the hometown team makes good. Besides, anyone can admire the kind of courage, positive thinking, discipline and focus that go into athletics. Against all predictions of a mediocre season, the Rebels and coach Lon Kruger dazzled us with a Mountain West Conference Tournament championship last weekend....
    by at March 13th, 2007 at 09:03 am
  • Mountain West Conference and Nascar
    Just in case you don’t read the paper, see TV or listen to the radio, this weekend promises to be one of complete insanity in terms of traffic. The Mountain West Conference of College Men’s Basketball is at Thomas Mack and Nascar is at the LV Speedway. The numbers of visitors for these events is 150,000+, so two places to avoid: airport and I-15 (especially...
    by at March 9th, 2007 at 03:03 pm
  • UNLV Summer School
    I just received the course catalogue for the UNLV summer term. Summer term is actually composed of three different sessions: Session 1, 3 weeks, May 14- Jun 1; Session 2, 5 weeks, Jun 4- Jul 6; Session 3, 5 weeks, Jul 9- Aug 10. As usual there are some great opportunities to enrich your mind and pursue some areas of interest, covering the material fairly rapidly. I see...
    by at March 7th, 2007 at 04:03 am
  • Taxes and Politics
    The dreaded season is upon us and the UNLV University Forum Lecture Series delivers a timely topic for we fellow citizen-sufferers. “Taxes and Politics: The IRS, Congress and How Federal Tax Laws Are Made.” That should be an interesting explanation – as if one could ever understand the how or why of any federal legislation, especially that dealing with...
    by at March 4th, 2007 at 06:03 pm
  • Home from Iraq
    With the heady title of “Meeting the Post Deployment Readjustment Needs of Military Members,” Josef I. Ruzek of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will describe those needs and offer techniques to help families, friends, and even returnees make the very difficult adjustment back to civilian life. Following the scandal in Washington DC around...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • Violinist Sarah Chang Tonight
    Part of the Charles Vanda Master Series, Sarah Chang will perform tonight with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Stelluto. The concert venue is the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on UNLV campus. Tickets $45/$60/$90. UNLV PAC 702-895-ARTS (2787).
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Joshua Bell at PAC
    For lovers of classical music, the UNLV PAC Charles Vanda Master Series presents performances at the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall by guest artists of international acclaim. Joshua Bell, violinist and conductor, will appear on Thurs Mar 22 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. As an aside, his press release states that Bell was named one of People magazine’s...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 11:03 am
  • Saving Our Planet
    It’s almost impossible to pick up any publication today and not read about Global Warming. Even the Academy Awards used not-so-subliminal messages to communicate “we need to act now,” a mantra being promoted across all media. Our local Sheila Z. Stirling, author and head of the Open Wisdom Institute, is organizing a Climate Project consisting of ten...
    by at March 2nd, 2007 at 10:03 am
  • Mathematics in Nature
    The intimate relationship between the beauty of mathematics as reflected in the beauty of nature is explored by John Adam, professor of mathematics at Old Dominion University in a continuation of the UNLV University Forum Lecture Series. The event is co-sponsored by UNLV Mathematics Dept and will take place Mon Mar 19 at the Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. The...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • Author Richard Wiley Reads
    UNLV professor and author, Richard Wiley, will read from his long-awaited “Commodore Perry’s Minstrel Show” at Barrick Museum Auditorium, UNLV campus. This novel is the prequel to his PEN/Faulkner Award-winning “Soldiers in Hiding.” His latest novel captures the complicated drama of Imperial Japan and expansionist America in the first throes...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 03:02 pm
  • UNLV Jazz Faculty Performs
    Here’s an opportunity to hear the Faculty from UNLV Jazz Dept perform with special guest Bobby Shew on trumpet and Bob Sheppard on sax. The concert is Mar 5 at the Harris Theater inside the Ham Fine Arts Bldg on UNLV campus. Tickets are only $5, unless you are a senior, military, UNLV faculty, staff or student when they’re FREE. Performing Arts Center Box...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 12:02 pm
  • Classical Guitar Recital
    You can hear excellent, even extraordinary music, every night of the week in Las Vegas. But even with that high standard, once in a while we have the opportunity to experience something special. Considered one of the best classical guitarists in the world, Sharon Isbin will be performing at the Doc Rando Recital Hall, Beam Music Center, UNLV on March 9. Her appearance...
    by at February 28th, 2007 at 11:02 am