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Student worker Oriana Galasso advises HOPE scholars on making the adjustment to UNLV.
A collection of news stories from 2016 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.
The sole candidate to lead the Nevada System of Higher Education outlined his top four goals if he is chosen as chancellor, with improving access to higher learning No. 1 on the list.
“We really have to figure out how we make higher education more accessible to more individuals in Nevada,” Thom Reilly told about 45 people at a candidate forum at UNLV on Thursday morning. “We really have to figure out ways in order to, regardless of background, regardless of circumstances … engage them and get them in the system.”
“My father could no longer handle me. It was like his parenting skills were ‘I’m going to beat his head in’ or ‘I’m just going to leave him at home by himself,’ ” said Richard Demarko Brown, painting a picture of his 17-year-old case file.
When Lois (not her real name) moved here from California, she expected to get a therapist’s license with no problem. After all, she had a master’s degree in marriage family therapy (MFT) and art therapy.
Nevada’s senior citizens’ health and quality of life were again ranked among the lowest nationally in a UnitedHealthcare report released last week, placing 42nd — a single spot above the state’s 2015 ranking.
Margie Toves, 25, always knew she wanted to work with children and families.
When she arrived in Nevada from Guam at the age of 18, Toves pursued a psychology degree at Nevada State College, but she soon fell in love with social work.
Associate Professor of Social Work
An expert on integrated mental and behavioral healthcare across the lifespan.
Professor, Social Work
An expert in welfare policies and programs.
Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs School of Social Work
An expert in child welfare and foster care, children’s mental health, and juvenile justice.