Archive for the ‘Speakers/Lectures’

  • Book launch of Life Choices: Pursuing Your Passion
    Tomorrow in Vegas! Come to the Tropicana Hotel for the launch of the third book in the Life Choices series, Pursuing Your Passion. 26 authors and speakers tell their stories of making big changes in their lives in order to pursue their passion. “The Muses Whisper” is my own personal journey from ordinary (well, kind of) person to writer, author and novelist....
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 10:06 am
  • Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series Spring 2011
    University Forum  – A Free Lecture Series  – Spring 2011 702-895-3401 University Forum is a public lecture series sponsored and funded by the UNLV College of Liberal Arts. All events are free, and no reservation is necessary. Just who up at the time and place shown. Visit the University Forum website at http://liberalarts.unlv.edu/forum.htm for more information. Nuns,...
    by at February 16th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series
    The UNLV Forum Lecture Series runs each academic year.  This article is from 2007 and covers the fall semester only. FOR MOST RECENT ARTICLE, see Free UNLV Forum Lecture Series Spring 2011 Certain articles are not accessible due to deletion of entire site by BlueHost.  If you are interested in more detail about the deletion, check out the link at end of article. For...
    by at September 17th, 2007 at 06:09 am
  • Poet’s Corner
    The 3rd Friday of the month @ 7pm is a Poets Corner hosted by Keith Brantley and Pendelita Toney and the City of Las Vegas. Everyone is invited to read their own work or just listen and appreciate others. Call 702-229-4800 for more info. West Las Vegas Arts Center 947 W Lake Mead Blvd Las Vegas NV Related Open Mic Poetry Readings, Poetry Nights @ reJAVAnate
    by at September 11th, 2007 at 01:09 am
  • Open Mic Poetry Readings
    Once a month at the North Las Vegas Library is “Poetry Open Mic” which welcomes readings of poetry of all forms. Second Thursday from 6:30p-8:30p. Sign up at the door. Must be 16 or older. You may read two poems/songs/pieces of writing or 5 minutes of Mic time. Please note if you are reading the work of others. Refreshments served. Call 702-633-1070 for...
    by at September 1st, 2007 at 06:09 am
  • 3 Different UNLV Lecture Series Free to Public
    UNLV offers three lecture or discussion series free to the general public. The University Forum Lecture Series features speakers on a variety of subjects which run the gamut from "Climate History of the Earth", "The Mystery of Labryrinths," "Screening the Mafia" to "Time-Loops, Superstrings, and Other Weird Stuff." You will find...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 03:08 pm
  • Kendo Pageant
    Sat Aug 25 is a presentation by the Japanese American Cultural Society of “Kendo,” or “the way of the sword.” Kendo is the art of Japanese Samurai swordsmanship and one of the traditional Japanese martial arts. Physically and mentally challenging, it is rooted in the traditions of Budo, the Martial Way. You will hear a short lecture about Kendo, which can be...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Sen Reid Town Hall Meeting on Coal Plants
    Senator Harry Reid will be hosting a town hall discussion on “Nevada’s Role in Achieving Energy Independence.” This is a great opportunity to hear and be heard concerning the complex issues surrounding energy independence and the environment. The event has been rescheduled for Mon Aug27 @ 10:30am. Venue is the Springs Preserve 333 S. Valley View Las Vegas...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 08:08 am
  • Nepal in photos
    William Cooper and JoAnn Lippert have been photographing for five years in SE Asia. On Jun 3 from 6:30p-8:30p they will demonstrate through slides and discussion how Buddhists and Hindu cultures live side by side in Nepal. Admission is free. More info at lvucc.org. Venue is Northwest Community Church 7310 Smoke Ranch Rd Ste K Las Vegas NV.
    by at May 31st, 2007 at 06:05 am
  • LA Times Pagel speaks on Gaikotsu art
    The Las Vegas Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by Sush Machia Gaikotsu thru Jul 8 and have invited Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel to comment on Gaikotsu’s work, which is described as playful pop paintings. May 30 at 6pm. Tickets for the talk are $10 non-members/$7 members & students. Seating is limited; reservations are recommended. Call 702-360-8000....
    by at May 28th, 2007 at 11:05 am
  • Memorial Day Services
    For those of you looking for a traditional and meaningful way to spend Memorial Day, there are three services being held Monday May 28 in the morning. Bunkers Mortuaries and Cemeteries is holding Memorial Day Service at two locations: Memory Gardens Memorial Park 7251 Lone Vegas Blvd North with VFW Post 10047 at 8:00 am. Woodlawn Cemetary 1500 Las Vegas Blvd North with...
    by at May 24th, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Intentional Wellness Conference I
    My goal is to bring something of interest to everyone. I strive to make connections between people who might not otherwise find each other, and to bring events to a broader audience so that a diverse culture of all aspects of life can flourish here in a city too often characterized by the dark side. The light side, and I mean that in a spiritual sense, is nurtured by...
    by at May 23rd, 2007 at 03:05 pm
  • Desert Chorale Memorial Day Show
    May 25 at 7:30pm is the place to be for a spectacular patriotic show in honor of Memorial Day and especially those who have sacrificed in the Iraq War. Chaplain Ray Guinta, author of “God at Ground Zero,” will speak, the Desert Chorale, Stardust Barbershop Quartet and the Nevada Symphonic Wind Ensemble will entertain. The participation of the Nellis Air Base...
    by at May 22nd, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Tibetan Buddhist Master Rinpoche
    Tulku Orgyen Zangpo Rinpoche is believed to be the reincarnated spiritual master of the Tibetan Nyingma Buddhist tradition. He spent most of his life in the presence of the Buddhist master, Jigmed Puntsok and teaches the Buddhist way of awakening through his organization known as the Compassion Fellowship. He will be in Las Vegas Fri May 18-Sun May 20. You have one more...
    by at May 19th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • “What’s Up with Planet Earth”
    Sheila Z will be presenting an informational update on the status of planet Earth for the Ner Talmid Rosh Hodish group May 24 @ 2pm. Sheila was one of 1000 people chosen to be trained personally in Nashville by Vice President Al Gore as part of his creation “The Climate Project.” Sheila Z. Stirling, author and head of the Open Wisdom Institute, is organizing...
    by at May 18th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Local Author Builds Better Communities
    Aimmee Riley is the author of a wonderful autobiography “Tears of Hope” about the spirit of life under the most adverse of circumstances. Lebanese by birth, Riley has adopted Las Vegas as her home and works passionately for the the building of better communities in our world. Please join her and guests at “Perservance Leads to Power“, a free...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 10:05 pm
  • Humanist Group meets
    HALVASON, the Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada meets the 1st & 3rd Sundays from 2p-4:30p to discuss and promote humanism as a “viable alternative to supernatural and theistic belief systems. Meetings on the 1st Sunday have no agenda and are for open discussion. The 3rd Sunday is more formal with guest speakers. Light refreshments are served....
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 06:05 pm
  • So Nevada Rock Art Association Meets
    The third Thursday of the month @ 7pm is the regular meeting time of the Southern Nevada Rock Art Association. Admission is free and open to anyone interested in Native American rock art. Guest speakers present various topics. For info call 702-897-7878. Las Vegas Library 833 Las Vegas Blvd No Las Vegas NV. Related Archaeology/Historic Awarness Month Events, A Drive...
    by at May 15th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • The Poet’s Corner
    The Performing Arts Division of the City of Las Vegas is sponsoring the Poet’s Corner on two Fridays, May 18 and June 15 @ 7:30 pm. Keith Brantley will host the forum for established poets but will have an open mike for any motivated members of the audience. The event is free. Call 702-229-4800 for more info. West Las Vegas Arts Center 947 West Lake Mead Boulevard,...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 11:05 pm
  • Noah Levine author of Dharma Punx reads/meditates
    A unique figure in the yoga world, Noah Levine, author of “Dharma Punx,” will read from his new book, “Against the Stream” on Fri May 18 @ 8pm at It’s Yoga Las Vegas. His new book focuses on the potential for radical social change through spiritual practice. “Wake up: the revolution has already begun!” He’ll speak on his...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Public Speaking Workshop
    Today is the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speakers Association workshop on Sat May 19 from 9a-4p. This is a dynamic group of people – intelligent, involved and interesting. These are all qualities that I often hear people are searching for in other Las Vegans. Let me stress you do not have to be a member to attend the workshops, but your fees are less if...
    by at May 12th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • LVWAC International Educator of the Year Awards
    The Las Vegas World Affairs Council will hold its annual International Educator of the Year Award Dinner May 4 when outstanding teachers from the Clark Country School District, CCSN, UNLV and Nevada State College are honored for their “contributions to international education in the performance of their normal duties.” The selectd group will travel to India...
    by at April 24th, 2007 at 03:04 pm
  • “Viva Las Vegas” Screening
    It’s been 30 years since Elvis Presley left this life for the unknown, but his legend never dies. He lives on embodied in impersonators, memorabilia and in the hearts of countless fans. Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm, The Clark County Library will screen “Viva Las Vegas,” followed by local author Heart Shapre who will discuss her new book “Elvis Through My...
    by at April 20th, 2007 at 02:04 pm
  • Author Amy Tan at Library
    Amy Tan is a wonderful writer, her works rich in vocabulary and imagery, her characters finely drawn and complex, her stories intricate and unpredictable. The chosen book for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District‘s 6th annual “Reading Las Vegas” is Tan’s “Joy Luck Club,” a novel brought to the big screen by Director Ang Lee. The...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 05:04 pm
  • John O’Hurley Talks Dogs
    John O’Hurley, known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld, and currently appearing in Spamalot at the Wynn Las Vegas, is appearing at the Clark County Library Thur Apr 19 7pm. “An Evening with John O’Hurley” focuses on his lifelong love of dogs and his book “It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump.” The event includes a book sale and...
    by at April 19th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Compulsive Gamblers Lecture
    The Swiss decided to deal with their gambling issues in a socially responsible way. When they legalized major casinos, they made it part of the licensing requirements to propose programs for troubled gamblers, even outlining how they would ban certain players exhibiting obsessive behavior. Prof William N. Thompson of UNLV will speak at Barrick Museum Auditorium on Mon...
    by at April 14th, 2007 at 11:04 am
  • Nobel Laureate Poetry Reading
    The Black Mountain Institute presents two Nobel Laureates on Thurs Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm. Derek Walcott, West Indian poet and playwright and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, will be at UNLV campus for a reading of his work. He will be joined by Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, for a discussion afterwards. As usual, these BMI lectures are free and open to the public....
    by at April 13th, 2007 at 09:04 am
  • Intelligent Design?
    Prof of Paleontology and Curator of the Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley, Kevin Padian will explore the four primary reasons the courts have rejected Inteligent Design. The title of his lecture is “Intelligent Education or Intelligent Design? The Challenge of Effective Science Education.” His particular concern in the challenge...
    by at April 12th, 2007 at 04:04 am
  • Simple Solutions to Complex Biomedical Problems
    The 2007 Nevada Medal for outstanding scientific achievement was awarded to Dr. Susan Linquist of MIT for her work on protein and genetics. She will speak on “Simple Solutions to Complex Biomedical Problems” Apr 12 at 4:00 pm. “Proteins do just about everything for us, from powering our muscles to forming the complex units in our brains.” Come...
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 06:04 am
  • China in the New Century
    Join an interdisciplinary panel of experts who will discuss the role and future of China in this century. Dr. Sue Fawn Chung, UNLV, will moderate a panel representing economics, sociology, history and literature. The discussion is Thur Apr 12 @ 7pm. The event is free and open to the public. Clark County Library 702-507-3400 1401 E. Flamingo Las Vegas NV
    by at April 11th, 2007 at 05:04 am