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 week full of exploration and discovery is underway with more than 40 educational events throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of the Science & Technology Festival. Hands-on exhibits, debates and tours of various facilities are scheduled, even an appearance by a creator of infamous “Star Wars” vehicles on May the Fourth.
A’s management responded firmly Friday to a report that connected the team to Las Vegas. According to the Chicago Tribune, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told a group of sports editors “if we were looking at relocation, Las Vegas would be on the list.” He then added that “until the Tampa Bay and Oakland situations are settled, I can’t see talking about expansion.”
After a year of hibernation, the Runnin’ Rebels are back. In a span of 24 hours, head coach Marvin Menzies added three top-tier recruits and instantly breathed new life into the program, and a team that finished last in the Mountain West a year ago is now poised for a major revival.
Holly Ramella says she embarked on a life of advocacy when she'd felt a sense of helplessness when a friend disclosed to her a sexual assault suffered. “I didn’t know what to do or how to help,” Ramella, 22, said at the end of the "SlutWalk" event, which aimed to bring to light sexual assault awareness at UNLV.
Marvin Menzies' UNLV rebuilding project has its foundation. A year after scrambling to pull together his first recruiting class, Menzies put together a strong one for his second season in the desert with a six-player class that includes heralded big man Brandon McCoy and the nation's top-rated junior college player.
UNLV student Alexa Mateos was a high school freshman when she said classmates began calling her a slut after finding out that she was sleeping with older men.
People stared as dozens of UNLV students marched across campus in the "No Shame Slut Walk" Wednesday.
Students at UNLV called for an end to rape culture, in an unconventional way.