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Participants in the School of Public Policy’s Grantwell course make big-money decisions to help local nonprofits
Erika Schumacher leans on her experiences as a chief ranger of public lands to coordinate the UNLV emergency crisis management program.
Jenny Hurtado, a young Hispanic woman from Las Vegas, has overcome all sorts of adversities that have come to her in life, and today this young woman who is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, has created a scholarship to help undocumented students from the valley.
According to the proposal approved by the Nevada Board of Regents in early March, the priorities at a new think tank sponsored by MGM in partnership with UNLV, cochaired by Harry Reid and John Boehner, no less, could include “sustainability, workforce development, technology and innovation, and security and resilience.”
It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”
Axiom Cyber Solutions today announced a strategic partnership with Dr. Ashok Sudhakar, a research professor at UNLV’s Office of Public Policy and Leadership and owner of Academy of Cybersecurity and Technology (ACT). This partnership will allow Axiom and Dr. Sudhakar to bring together regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry with world leading cybersecurity assessments and technology.
Every 9 seconds a woman in America is beaten or assaulted.
Nevada consistently ranks high in deaths related to domestic violence. In 2016, there were at least 24, according to the Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The year before, 43 victims lost their lives.
Director of Community Relations, Nonprofit, Community, and Leadership Initiative
An expert in nonprofits.
Director, Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum & Associate Professor-in-Residence, Communication Studies
An expert in competitive debate, policy debate, argumentation and persuasion, and presidential and political debates.
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
An expert on the correctional system, with a focus on issues among female offenders.