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.
A Mob Museum town hall discussion on Question 1, the ballot initiative proposing to expand firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers, brought passionate arguments on the issue to voters Thursday night.
The eyes of the nation and of the world will turn to Las Vegas and the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, this evening for the final presidential debate of the 2016 election.
Roger Edwards was having a tough time selling his Republican Senate candidate last week. Ever since Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), a wiry, 54-year-old Army brigadier general, disavowed Donald Trump at a Las Vegas rally earlier this month, the phones at the Washoe County Republican headquarters in Reno have been ringing off the hook. Trump voters – including Edwards, the chairman of the local GOP there–are irate.
Experts from across the valley have taken a hard look at both the city and state’s mental health care situation, and most agreed that, in order to fix things, it will take time, new professionals and lots of money. “Mental health funding draws from several fronts, and there is room for growth in all those fronts,” said Jim Jobin, president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “Nevada has the fewest clinicians of any state — that’s providers who can sit with you and know what to do. In Nevada, only one in three adults that has mental illness will be able to get help. Only one in two children who have severe mental illness can get any help. There’s not enough of us to go around.”
Gov. Brian Sandoval has accepted the recommendations of his Graduate Medical Education Task Force to distribute $10 million in grant money. The funding is designed to create 304 GME positions in Nevada to help make sure more Nevada medical students stay in the state to practice. He said Nevada is turning out more medical students than there are residencies at the state’s different hospitals.
If you’ve never heard of intersex, you aren’t alone.
A few weeks ago a colleague and I were at a popular Las Vegas bar attending a drag show fundraiser for a local nonprofit gender and sexual rights organization. In between drag show performances, the host, who introduced herself as a “drag queen,” kept encouraging the 35 or so people in attendance to purchase more raffle tickets to raise money for Nevada’s gender variant community.
Las Vegas will be one of the first cities in the United States to roll out the technology that will accommodate self-driving vehicles, a futurist and transportation expert predicted Monday..
Election Day is Nov. 8, but if trends hold true, most Clark County voters already will have cast their ballots in the days prior.