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What's for Dinner? How Las Vegas' Casino Menus Have Evolved Due to Climate Change

What's for Dinner? How Las Vegas' Casino Menus Have Evolved Due to Climate Change In-Person

Dr. Ashley Allen is a cultural geographer focused on the socio-cultural impacts of climate change and natural hazards. She earned her Ph.D. in Geography and Anthropology from LSU, where she focused on memory work as a form of resilience and adaptation. Her current work has been focused on how we see the impacts of climate change in the American Southwest through changes in everyday practice, including the food we eat.

In this Eadington Fellow Colloquium, Dr. Allen will examine how consumer behavior and restaurant offerings within Las Vegas historic casinos may reflect our changing environment and how these offerings may be impacted by climate change.

Awarded since 2007 and renamed in honor of William R. Eadington in 2013, the Eadington Fellowships are intended to foster scholarship focused on gambling issues and to encourage the use of the rare and unique collections at UNLV. Dr. Eadington (1946- 2013) pioneered the academic study of gambling, both in Nevada and worldwide. He was the first holder of the Philip J. Satre chair in Gaming Studies, a professor of economics, and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at UNR.

The event will also be livestreamed.

Friday, June 16, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Lied Library - Goldfield Room - 3rd floor
UNLV Maryland (Main) Campus
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