Black Mountain Institute at the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
supports a series of initiatives that
promote humanistic and cross-
cultural dialogue, including public
readings and panel discussions,
degree programs in creative writing,
residential and faculty fellowships,
and literary publications.

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Upcoming Events - Spring 2015
The Three Faces of Tyranny: Why Democracy Isn't Always Possible
Waller R. Newell
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7pm
UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum
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Crossing the Black Atlantic
Jamaica Kincaid & Caryl Phillips
Moderated by Julia Lee
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7pm
Philip J. Cohen Theatre, UNLV Student Union
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Richard Siken
Presented with Nevada Humanities
Emerging Writers Series
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7pm
Greenspun Hall Auditorium
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Walter Mosley
The Jim Rogers Contrarian Lecture: Higher Education
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7pm
Student Union Ballroom
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Bennet Fellows Application

The Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program at BMI offers up to three $60,000 stipends to outstanding writers who have published at least one book before the time of application.

The postmark deadline for applications is November 15, 2014, and the 2015-16 Fellows will be notified in May of 2015.

Humanities Fellow Applications

BMI offers one fellowship to a senior scholar engaged in research that embodies the humanistic tradition. Salary (and benefits, if required) is competitive at the associate and full professor levels. To apply, candidates should email a recent vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, and letters of interest to, to the attention of Artistic Director Richard Wiley, by January 15.

James E. Rogers (1938-2014)

Everyone at BMI extends their condolences to the family of former Chancellor and extraordinary philanthropist Jim Rogers.

BMI seeks new Executive Director

Black Mountain Institute (BMI), an international literary center dedicated to promoting discourse on today’s most pressing issues, seeks an Executive Director to continue to build on the accomplishments of its retiring founder and current Executive Director, UNLV President Emerita Carol C. Harter. (read more)

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