Archive for the ‘Speakers/Lectures’

  • Drilling for Oil in ANWR lecture
    Next in the series of free University Forum Lectures is “Resource Politics: An Unbiased View of Oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge” on Thurs Apr 12 7:30 pm. The guest lecturer is Scott L. Montgomery, petroleum geologist and lecturer at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. The discussion will be of resource,...
    by at April 7th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Catharsis Grand Opening
    There will be an all day grand opening of Catharsis, the Centre for Cleansing & Renewal on Mar 31. Guest Speaker Sheila Z Stirling will present “What’s Up with Planet Earth?” from noon – 4:oo pm. The Centre will feature introductory specials, raffles, some complementary services among other opening day activities. 702-478-5690 1770 N. Buffalo...
    by at March 27th, 2007 at 05:03 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
  • Future of Space Program Dinner
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council presents a Space and Military Dinner with Lt. General Klotz, Vice commander, Air Force Space Command. Lt. Gen Klotz will discuss the future of the space program and the role of the military in space exploration. The topic is especially timely as a National Academy of Sciences study has joined other scientific voices criticizing NASA...
    by at March 25th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • Tibetan Medicine & Astrology Readings in Las Vegas
    I attended an intriguing talk today at the West Sahara Library featuring Dr. Jhampa Kalsang, a doctor of Tibetan Astro (astrology) Medicine. Dr. Kalsang studied and then instructed at the Dalai Lama’s School of Tibetan Medicine in Dharamsala, India. He moved to Europe in the early 90’s and taught workshops in several countries including Germany, France, Italy,...
    by at March 24th, 2007 at 08:03 pm
  • Creating Abundance and Powerful Visions
    We all know about Personal Development. It??????? the new rage, the latest in how to be rich, happy, healthy, fulfilled. There are so many versions out there that one cannot avoid being impressed by the ingenuity and creativity required to package the message in a unique way. I attended a presentation last night by Clara Mayer, PhD candidate who had developed her take...
    by at March 23rd, 2007 at 02:03 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Democrat Presidential Candidates on Health Care
    I received a comment from the SEIU clarifying some incomplete information published in the R-J. The moderator for the event will be Karen Tumulty, political correspondent for Time magazine. The priviliged audience for the Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum on Health Care will consist of UNLV (I am assuming faculty, staff and students), members of the SEIU, and...
    by at March 14th, 2007 at 01:03 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Authenticity of Slave Narratives Debated
    History is constantly being written and re-written it seems. So much of what we think we know is based on the personal journeys, triumphs and failures of simple human beings, who through fate or will, succeeded in changing the course of events in some special way. We study those individual lives, often through letters, authoritative biographies and narratives to gain...
    by at February 23rd, 2007 at 09:02 am
  • Darfur, One Story Behind the Headlines
    Continuing its mission to bring the world to Las Vegas, The Las Vegas World Affiars Council is co-sponsoring with the Diversity Committees of the Community College of Southern Nevada, UNLV and Nevada State College an evening with award-winning film director Jon Shenk to give an insider look at the situation in Darfur and Sudan. Part of a series of Black History Month events...
    by at February 12th, 2007 at 04:02 pm
  • NSA Speakers Workshop
    The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA) holds periodic education programs with guest presenters (professional speakers with impressive resumes) that are designed for continuing training for their members. But the educational programs are open to the interested public and a great place to network. Presenters speak on diverse topics and in a variety...
    by at February 6th, 2007 at 02:02 pm