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Office of Community Engagement
Success was in the cards for this Mexican-born illusionist-turned-hospitality student-turned Strip headliner.
Standing-room-only crowd got a glimpse into the future at our latest Barrick Lecture. Plus, views of the Super Blue Blood Moon and a look at some of this semester's classes.
Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.
This '96 alumnus knows there’s no such thing as a rough draft in life.
UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.
UNLV professor uses crime science to head off chaos in public spaces.
National Endowment for Humanities awards UNLV Special Collections and Archives $100,000 to document contributions of Latino Communities to Southern Nevada's development.
Here's a few tales from 2017 sure to make you smile.
For students who participate in the Engelstad Scholars Program, service goes hand-in-hand with academics.
UNLV research could open up new avenues for efficiency and conservation in solar energy.
Study conducted for U.S. Dept. of Justice by UNLV Center for Crime and Justice Policy, non-profit research organization CNA, and Las Vegas Metro Police.
Med student and community leader share a vision for a healthier Las Vegas.
Student-athletes reach out to local schoolchildren.
First Generation Scholarship program adds community service element to scholarship program.
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Community Engagement In The News
IN 2009, four years after the release of her second novel, The Untelling, Tayari Jones found herself without a publisher. Her sales numbers were hardly strong—in fact, she says, she had become “radioactive.” “I was so depressed,” Jones, 47, says. At the time, she had begun work on a new novel, which would eventually become the best-selling Silver Sparrow. “The only reason I kept working on Sparrow was because I tell my students that you write a book for you and not your publisher. I couldn’t face them every day if I were to give up on that project.” She finally completed the manuscript with the help of a grant from the United States Artists Foundation; later, at a reading in Florida at the Key West Literary Seminar, an admirer came up to Jones to express outrage that she still didn’t have a publisher. The admirer introduced Jones to an executive at Algonquin Books, which would go on to publish Silver Sparrow and Jones’s latest book, An American Marriage. After inquiring about her novel, the executive asked, “But how do you know Judy?” Jones’s admirer had been none other than literary icon Judy Blume.
Two weeks before classes commenced at his new high school, Matthew Gomez found himself in the vice principal’s office.
A swimming pool fenced against an expanse of empty desert; an aerial view of seemingly infinite suburbia; a flooded wash; black ribbons of highway on-ramps. This is the Las Vegas—both mundane and exquisite, yet always monumental in its mastery of hostile land—local photographer Aaron Mayes is recording for posterity.
Nick Hornby, John Hodgman and Meg Wolitzer will be among the writers featured at the second Believer Festival in Las Vegas.
Fiduciary, fee-only advisors from around the country today volunteered free financial advice to Las Vegas Tragedy survivors and victims’ families.