WHEN: Thursday, January 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Guinier is scheduled to speak from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., with reception and book signing to follow
WHERE: Student Union Theater at UNLV
Located off Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue
DETAILS: Lani Guinier is a noted authority on issues of race, gender and democratic decision making. Known for her groundbreaking approach to questions of affirmative action in both higher education and in the democratic process, Guinier in 1998 became the first woman of color appointed to a tenured professorship at Harvard. She also worked in the Civil Rights division at the U.S. Department of Justice and served as assistant counsel and head of the Voting Rights Project at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Guinier has authored or co-authored five books, numerous scholarly articles and holds 10 honorary degrees.
The event is free and open to the public and will include remarks by UNLV Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Christine Clark, MGM MIRAGE Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs Debra Nelson and musical performances. For more information, please visit http://diversity.unlv.edu.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.