UNLV Speaks

UNLV Speaks (October 5, 2018): A Poetry Reading by Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith

Carlos Leteriely : October 5, 2018 8:57 pm : UNLV Speaks

For this episode, a poetry reading by Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith. In 2017, Smith became the 22nd United States Poet Laureate. She has written critically acclaimed literature such as her memoir Ordinary Light and her most recent poetry book, Wade in the Water. Her 2012 collection, Life on Mars, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.


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UNLV Speaks (October 2, 2018): Scaling Invisible Walls – Social Justice for People of Diverse Genders

Carlos Leteriely : October 2, 2018 6:07 pm : UNLV Speaks

This presentation explores discrimination towards people with diverse genders, how cisgenderism impacts society, as well as how you can reduce discrimination caused by cisgenderism. Markie L. C. Twist is a Professor from the University of Wisconsin-System.

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UNLV Speaks (May 14, 2018): For The Freedom of Captive Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America

Carlos Leteriely : May 14, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

The University Forum Lecture Series Presents a talk by independent scholar, Martin Nekola. The discussion focuses on the formation and development of organizations in the United States by political exiles from countries in East Central Europe during the early years of the Cold War.

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UNLV Speaks (April 23, 2018): Alumni Reading Series – Juan Martinez

Carlos Leteriely : April 23, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

The Black Mountain Institute Alumni Reading Series presents author Juan Martinez. He reads excerpts from his book “Best Worst American,” a collection of stories ranging from sci-fi and horror all the way to realism and comedy. The book has been listed on the best fiction list for the Chicago Review of Books in 2017.

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UNLV Speaks (April 16, 2018): A Demographic Bridge to America’s Diverse Future

Jeniffer Solis : April 16, 2018 8:30 pm : UNLV Speaks

In a lecture by Brookings Senior Fellow in Metropolitan Policy, William Frey, we explore how millennials differ from earlier young adult generations and why they represent a bridge to America’s future- in Las Vegas- and in other parts of the country. Frey will discuss how, as a bridge generation between a whiter older America and the more multi-hued country of the future, millennials will play an important part in achieving the success of subsequent generations.

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