In The News: Honors College
In the year 2044, our cities might be energized by fusion power plants, our sleek cars may all run on electricity, and our doctors might regularly employ gene-editing to cure blindness.
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted Friday to begin a national search for the next UNLV president and waived a code provision to give the acting president a shot at the job.
A program that started in Las Vegas a little more than three decades ago continues to pursue its goal: Ensure the valley’s highest achieving high schoolers attend college in Nevada, get a top-flight education and don’t take their talents elsewhere.
It’s called the UNLV Honors College, and new enrollment has tripled in the past six years.
A little more than two decades after it was created, a program in Las Vegas continues with its objectives: Attract senior students with high academic performance, equip them better for entering the workforce, and graduate with honors from the university. In this episode, Luz Gray talks with the school's teacher, Joanna Kepka, and the student Ingrid Zárate about everything offered by the Honors College of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Also, the weekly report from the state capital with Michelle Rindels.
“It was terrifying. It was very scary, very deep and very dark,” said Dr. David Conlin about his first dive to the B-29 Superfortress bomber that rests at the bottom of Lake Mead.
For 70 years, a B-29 Superfortress bomber has rested peacefully in 100-plus-feet-deep water in Lake Mead. With the exception of a few visits by research team members and qualified divers, the plane has remained unseen by the public.
On her final day as dean of the Honors College, Dr. Marta Meana received a thank-you card from her students.
This week's show is with Jaclyn Costello. Nothing is more satisfying to Jaclyn than helping people make breakthroughs to understand themselves more deeply.
Nevada state university regents have named the Honors College dean at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as acting campus president.
The Nevada Board of Regents has appointed UNLV Honors College Dean Marta Meana, a longtime UNLV professor and award-winning psychology scholar, to serve as acting president of the university and replace departing President Len Jessup.
Marta Meana, a professor and administrator at UNLV since 1997, has been selected by Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents as the school's acting president until the completion of a national search.
A longtime UNLV professor and administrator has become the university's acting president.