Topic: diversity

portrait of woman
People | June 13, 2018
This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.
woman standing with street behind her
People | June 6, 2018
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.
Portrait Eakalak Khan
People | May 14, 2018
A firm believer in perseverance, this engineering professor hopes to contribute to Nevada’s water conservation efforts.
Portrait Jessica McMorris
People | April 30, 2018
Attracted to the diversity of UNLV, this new School of Nursing staff member looks forward to further developing her research skills.
Portrait Blanca Rincon
People | April 16, 2018
This College of Education professor is passionate about making higher education accessible to all students and responsive to their needs.
Portrait Megan Hullinger
People | April 9, 2018
This new member of the College of Sciences team sings — both the praises of UNLV and just for fun.
Portrait Joe Protopapa
People | April 2, 2018
The ability to help other first-generation college students is one of the reasons this new Lee Business School staffer chose UNLV.
Portrait Thomas Padilla
People | March 19, 2018
His office mug featuring Data from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” is the perfect fit for this data-driven librarian.
Norma Saldivar talking to students
People | January 29, 2018
This new department chair says the move to UNLV allows her to continue her commitment to developing new generations of theater devotees.
Portrait of Ozgur Ozdemir
People | January 8, 2018
This hospitality professor enjoys serving people — in restaurants and in the classroom.
Mallory Poole talking to a student.
People | December 18, 2017
The prospect of helping student-athletes pursue their dreams and the opportunity to work again with Desiree Reed-Francois drew this new member of the athletics department to UNLV.
Natesse West Melendez
People | November 27, 2017
One of the first in her family to graduate from college, this new human resources employee feels at home on UNLV’s “rainbow” campus.