UNLV In The News
UNLV experts are regularly featured in the local and national media for their research, community engagement, and insight into issues affecting Nevada, the nation, and the world. Media coverage enhances public understanding of UNLV's value to the community and region and brings greater visibility and recognition to UNLV as a leader in higher education.
Below is a sampling of recent stories featuring UNLV faculty, staff, and students.
Officials at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas are considering handing over the school's student-run radio station to Nevada Public Radio.
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A big change may be on the horizon for the student-run radio station at UNLV. Next month, the Board of Regents is set to vote on handing over the operation of KUNV 91.5 FM to Nevada Public Radio.
Court can be a scary place for a kid. That’s why UNLV law student Wynn Tashman works for Kids’ Court School, a program designed by professor Rebecca Nathanson to educate child witnesses about the legal process. “I always have been passionate about youth advocacy, and also about LGBT causes,” says Tashman, who is fusing those passions and using his experience working with Nathanson to develop his own educational intervention program—one for LGBT youth facing bullying and harassment in schools.
The controversy about UNLV’s Hey Reb! school mascot heated up anew at a student rally on Nov. 17. The rally—a show of solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and students at campuses all over the country who are using the hashtag #BlackOnCampus to discuss overt and subtle forms of racism—became a public forum for continued debate about the Confederate origin of the Rebel mascot. Students at the rally asked UNLV President Len Jessup to revisit the issue of changing the school’s mascot – something that has been a frequent issue during UNLV’s history.
Don Snyder was honored during the seventh annual gala of Volunteers in Medicine Nov. 7 at The Venetian and Palazzo.
The 2015 Nevada Legislature adjourned on June 1, but the session never ended for state gaming regulators.
Though he’s presented as a Western frontiersman, UNLV mascot Hey Reb is under fire for the second time this year for perceived Confederate ties.