Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception

The annual Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception showcases undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty/staff who are from diverse backgrounds and/or whose research is on diversity. Diversity is defined broadly and includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ideologies, and physical abilities. This year there will be an undergraduate and graduate student and postdoctoral faculty poster session, lunch, faculty, postdoctoral scholar, and student panel, and table fair for campus resources.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate College, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Intersection, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

We are currently accepting undergraduate and graduate student, and postdoctoral scholar poster session participants. Please check out the poster session information below and register by Monday, September 30.

This is a medallion-qualifying event for UNLV graduate & professional students. For additional information, please see the Graduate College Medallion Program website. This event also fulfills the campus cultural event requirement for the Grad Rebel Advantage Program. For additional details, please see the program website.

Upcoming Events

This event has passed, but please check out details from our past event.

Poster Session

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student or postdoctoral scholar and you would like to participate in the Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception Poster Session please complete this brief registration form by Monday, September 30. The focus of the poster session is on highlighting undergraduate and graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds and/or who conduct research on diversity.

The poster presentation should include a poster (no larger than 36 in X 48 in). This event is non-competitive. Students are encouraged to use a poster they have already created for a university-level and/or professional conference.

Faculty and Student Panel

This year the panel will consist of several UNLV faculty members and their graduate students who conduct research on diversity. Each pair will have approximately 6 minutes to address:

  • Briefly discuss one aspect of your current (or recent) research project on diversity.
  • Explain what are the findings of this research project.
  • Discuss how you disseminate your ideas beyond your field of study.
  • Provide your best advice to students from diverse backgrounds about research and mentorship in the academy.

Participating in the Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception

This event allows undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty/staff from diverse backgrounds and/or who are conducting research on diversity to network. In addition, attendees are introduced to many of the faculty, administrators, and organizations on campus that support diversity.