School of Social Work News
The School of Social Work strives to instill the values of social and economic justice, respect and worth of others, cultural diversity, and self-determination. In addition, it fosters a strengths-based environment that emphasizes openness, collaboration, and engagement striving towards individual and community resiliency.
Current Social Work News
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
Graduate College Alumna of the Year Constance Brooks has served public policy in stints with Clark County, NSHE, and MGM Resorts.
Mindful of the needs of homeless youth, the social work professor has created a program to help.
The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.
Inaugural symposium highlights need for collaboration across academia, business, and government to secure a prosperous American workforce.
Urban Adventure class draws in multiple disciplines to create a uniquely detailed scenario for students.
Social Work In The News
The solution to homelessness in the Las Vegas valley continues to be heavily debated. Is the answer found in the need for more affordable housing? Or more mental health services?
A unique class at UNLV simulates crime scenes to give students real-world experience. The program is relatively new and aims to build confidence and introduce potential career choices.
Shawn McDougall said he served four years in the Army before he became a Marine.
“I served in Iraq and Afghanistan, also Okinawa and Thailand,” McDougall said.
The feet in the grass, the smell of the flowers, the breeze brushing the face and neck, the river water falling heavily on the back. These are some of the examples of how nature can acquire a sexual and sensual dimension. Jennifer J. Reed, a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Nevada, in Las Vegas, spoke with EL TIEMPO to explain the concept of ecosexuality.
Some staff members need a bullhorn to corral students through congested high school hallways and exit points. Not Lionel Stoxstell.
Juan Melendez said he spent exactly 17 years, eight months and one day on death row in Florida for a murder he did not commit. He received $100 in compensation, a pair of pants and a shirt upon his release into a much-changed society.