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Women

Women students, staff and faculty, individually and collectively, strengthen, enrich, and elevate UNLV, as well as their communities and families. They are an integral part of the diverse mosaic of UNLV, its current excellence, and future aspirations.

Women students, staff and faculty may confront challenges to their academic and professional success, often exacerbated when their gender intersects with other identities, such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, class and disability. In collaboration with campus women, UNLV is dedicated to developing and providing the programs, support and resources necessary for all women to thrive personally and professionally.

Events

Resources

  • Black Professional Women’s Alliance (BPWA) – Supports black and multi-ethnic women who work at UNLV and the Nevada System of Higher Education by promoting cultural awareness, providing professional development and networking opportunities, fostering a positive workplace and celebrating professional achievements.
  • Office of Faculty Affairs - Provides resources and services that support and advance UNLV’s academic and administrative communities at every stage of their academic career.
  • UNLV Gender and Sexuality Studies – Seeks to correct institutional neglect, denial and devaluation of the study of women and gender in higher education. The curriculum is designed to focus students on the relationship between feminist theories and women’s activism throughout history.
  • The Intersection – Serves as an academic resource center for UNLV students seeking information and assistance on a variety of topics that reflect the challenges they encounter in their academic lives. The primary focus is demystifying the college experience for self-identified first-generation and students of color.
  • Jean Nidetch CARE (Campus Anti-violence Advocacy Resources and Empowerment) Center – Serves UNLV students, faculty, and staff who have been impacted by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, family violence, and/or stalking. The center operates from an anti-oppression framework to provide trauma-informed and healing-centered care.
  • UNLV Women’s Council - Advocates for and contributes to the creation, implementation and monitoring of initiatives designed to ensure that UNLV women are treated equitably and respectfully and are valued and supported in pursuit of their professional and personal growth.
  • Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) – Develops research that yields new insights into the lives and experiences of women, teaches and mentors women to solve problems in the real world, and facilitates leadership development in college women.
  • Multicultural Program for STEM and Health Sciences – Works with and for minority and underrepresented students including women in science and health related disciplines. The program continues a 30-year legacy of empowering women in male dominated STEM industries and provides a broad variety of support services to K-20 students.
  • Women's History Month Resources
    March is Women's History Month, and UNLV Libraries wants to celebrate by sharing with you some of our women-focused research sources, including some unique resources only housed right here at UNLV.

News

Faculty/Staff/Students/Alumni

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM)

Intersectionality

Accomplishments

Aug. 5, 2021
​Billy Bai and Huiying Zhang (both Hospitality), together with doctoral student Xi Yu Leung are authors of "A Case Study of DMO's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Los Angeles," which explores destination stakeholder collaboration amid COVID-19 with the evidence from Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. This case study won third place in the...
Aug. 5, 2021
Karyn Holt (Nursing) was selected for the 15th class of fellows to be inducted into the prestigious National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education.   The induction ceremony will take place at the Honors Convocation on Saturday, Sept. 25, during the 2021 NLN Education Summit.
Aug. 5, 2021
Dana Bickmore, Miguel Gonzales, and Maria Roberts (all in Educational Psychology and Higher Education) coauthored an article “Exploring School Leaders Communities of Practice and School Improvement” in the National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin. The study examined a program of collaborative professional development for school...
Aug. 5, 2021
Tammi Kim (Libraries) received a Council Exemplary Service Award from the Society of American Archivists for her work as part of the society's Diversity Committee.