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Barrick Museum Invites Catherine Borg April 11

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art invites “Plural” artist and scholar Catherine Borg at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Watch as Borg unloads her “Scouted” series, a re-contextualization of location shots behind the traditional Martin Scorsese film Casino ( 1995 ). Integrating historical research study and a screening of her own work on video, the artist deals with the concealed labor of the culture industry and the connections it creates between the spectacle Las Vegas presents to the world and the network of personal areas where we live and work. Join us at the Barrick to explore the intricacies of our city’s historical record.

The night’s program includes a screening of video works by Borg made in between 2003 and 2010 consisting of: “All-American, Experiment Phantom Location” (with Amy Yoes), “I just have stars for you; you only hold stars for me,” and “Self-tending” with 2017 rating.

About the artist: Baltimore-based artist Catherine Borg uses photography, video, and other media to reposition her audience within the stories of identifiable cultural phenomena. The works consisted of in “Plural” become part of Borg’s project “Scouted: An Unintended Archive from the Search for a Cinematic Vegas,” which appropriates and re-contextualizes materials from UNLV Unique Collections. The images, originally developed by area scouts, have been reframed to expand the archival record of Las Vegas to include life “off the Strip” and to think about the labor and by-products of the culture industry. Her work has actually existed internationally, with exhibits and screenings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Contemporary Art Center in Las Vegas.

UNLV Barrick Lecture Series Invites Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Oct. 3


UNLV invites Barbara Corcoran, real estate mogul and investor on ABC’s hit series “Shark Tank” for the most recent installation of the Barrick Lecture Series


Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV primary campus
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide prominent speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.

Barbara Corcoran will share her inspiring rags-to-riches story and the tricks to success that led her to the top of her industry.

In 1973, she borrowed $1,000 from her sweetheart, stopped waitressing and began a property company in New York City called The Corcoran Group. Throughout the years, she parlayed that loan into a $5 billion realty organisation.

Now, as one of the stars and investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Corcoran has ended up being an in-demand media character and strengthened her position as one of the most successful realty business owners in America. The author of 2 best-selling books, she’s helped successfully release more than 2 dozen services, from garments to skin care to customized bicycles.

With her signature tell-it-like-it-is attitude, Corcoran will share distinctive insight on the value of management, development, and an entrepreneurial spirit in today’s service environment.


The lecture is complimentary and open up to the public but tickets are needed. Tickets are limited to 2 per person and can be gotten from the Performing Arts Center ticket office.

The Carrying out Arts Center (PAC) ticket office is located off of Home Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway. Contact the PAC ticket office at -LRB-702-RRB- 895-2787 or visit unlv.edu/pac/tickets.

Barrick Lecture Series Invites Emmy-Winning Newsman John Quiñones May 8


UNLV invites Emmy-winning anchor John Quiñonesas the next featured guest of the Barrick Lecture Series.


Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV main school
( Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Opportunity)


The Barrick Lecture Series provides nationally and internationally popular speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.

John Quiñones is the Emmy acclaimed co-anchor of ABC newsmagazine Primetime and has been with the network almost 30 years. He is the sole anchor of the Primetime series What Would You Do?, one of the highest rated newsmagazine franchises in the last few years. During his period, he has reported extensively for ABC News, mainly acting as a reporter for Primetime and 20/20.

On May 8, Quiñones will check out UNLV to discuss his new book, What Would You Do? Words of Knowledge about Doing the Right Thing. Its pages force readers to take an excellent appearance in the mirror, holding it up not only to themselves, however to the nation too. When we witness oppression, bigotry, and bullying, do we action in or step aside?


The lecture is complimentary but tickets are needed for entry. Tickets are restricted to 2 per individual and can be gotten at the Performing Arts Center box office located off Home Grove Avenue at South Maryland Parkway.

Tickets will be available for UNLV professors, personnel, and students starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 19. General public tickets appear at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22.

To learn more, please call -LRB-702-RRB- 895-2787 or check out the UNLV Performing Arts Center site.

Governor invites Nevada soldiers back from Afghanistan

A high school English teacher who led a squad of 29 Nevada National Guard soldiers to protect military leaders and VIPs in war-ravaged Afghanistan stated Friday he’s pleased to be house and happy they all returned “in one piece.”

“This has actually been a speedy of emotion and tension and struggle. It’s a terrific relief knowing I’m back right here with my family and to obtain back in the swing of my routine life as a civilian,” stated 1st Lt. Jeffrey Hopkinson of Nevada’s oft-deployed 72nd Armed force Authorities Business.

Hopkinson, who teaches at Sunup Mountain High School, talked about his squadron’s almost yearlong deployment following a demobilization event Friday afternoon total with a “welcome house” speech by Gov. Brian Sandoval at the Las Vegas Preparedness Center.

“Your service has excellent sacrifice, not just from you but from your households,” Sandoval informed the citizen-soldiers who stood in development at parade rest.

“Each one of you put your life on the line and positioned your future on hold. … Each time I stroll into a room and see these pleased faces that represent the Fight Born State my heart swells with pride,” he stated.

Hopkinson was 36 when he left on this, his very first deployment. He said he doesn’t understand yet if the experience has altered his outlook, but “it’s great to be back in the classroom. It’s definitely a different experience now that I have actually been overseas.”

Without explaining about where their convoy escort objectives took them, he stated they were often at risk of opponent contenders as the U.S.-led coalition makes the shift to letting the Afghan National Army fend for itself.

“There is constantly an element of threat when you go overseas, where you’re operating in an environment where some individuals welcome your presence and others don’t,” he said. “So we certainly did face our share of threat, however we’re simply extremely pleased that of our soldiers came home in one piece and we’re all safe and sound.”

A second wave of about 30 Nevada MPs relieved Hopkinson’s platoon late this summertime making a smooth change in their responsibility to secure high-ranking authorities for the International Security Support Force.

The 72nd Armed force Authorities Company has actually now deployed five times because the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The deployments consist of a stateside security detail at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., in support of Operation Noble Eagle; a law-and-order stint in the aftermath of Cyclone Katrina; and overseas tours for operations Iraqi Flexibility and Enduring Freedom.

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