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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs News

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is committed to creating contemporary solutions for resilient communities. Its academic programs focus on effective public policymaking, creating support structures to meet behavioral and mental health challenges, ensuring cities are safe and prepared to meet emergency situations, effective and ethical journalism, and interpersonal and public communication strategies.

Current Urban Affairs News

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Campus News | June 5, 2020

UNLV alumna Jessica Walters Murrey offers advice to those seeking to be allies in social change.

People | June 5, 2020

How a classroom assignment led UNLV alumna Jessica Walters Murrey to a career as a social change communication expert.

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People | May 20, 2020

National Guard member and UNLV student Jackie Trujillo finds way to balance helping combat the virus with her studies.

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Campus News | May 19, 2020

As daily life around the country came to a sudden halt in March, UNLV rapidly reconfigured the rhythms of its day-to-day operations and lent its considerable expertise to fighting the virus in Nevada.

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Campus News | May 19, 2020

The full effect of the crisis won't be known for some time, but right now donors are helping the university pivot to focus on emergency needs and mental health.

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People | May 15, 2020

Eight UNLV Students Honored With 2020 Lance and Elena Calvert Awards For Undergraduate Research across a wide spectrum of research topics.

Urban Affairs In The News

SFGATE
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

Daily Mail
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

Washington Post
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

U.S. News & World Report
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

ABC News
June 2, 2020

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.

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Recent Urban Affairs Accomplishments

June 3, 2020
Nissa Tzun (Journalism and Media Studies) and Korey Tillman (Sociology), along with Oja Vincent, co-founder of the Forced Trajectory Project, appeared as guests on KNPR's State of Nevada radio show earlier this week. They discussed the recent protests, police brutality, and topics related to the history of U.S. racial violence and oppression. The...
May 29, 2020
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) recently had a paper, "Digital Logistics: Enchantment in Distribution Channels," published in the journal Technology and Society. The paper argues that enchanted digital logistical channels extend the value-creating functions of traditional logistics.
May 29, 2020
Anjala Krishen (Marketing and International Business), Han-fen Hu (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology), and Jesse Barnes (Public Policy and Leadership) recently won the runner-up position for the Best Conference Paper at the 2020 American Marketing Association's Marketing and Public Policy Conference for their extended abstract titled "...
May 18, 2020
While we can't be together for the annual Campus Life Top Tier Awards this year, please join us in recognizing this year's nominees and winners. These awards span the different values of the Campus Life cluster including social justice, student and staff development, student engagement, economic viability, infrastructure, academic impact,...
May 14, 2020
Vicky Albert (Social Work) and Jaewon Lim (Public Policy and Leadership) recently published an article in the Sustainability Journal. In their article "Spatial Analyses of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Its Responsiveness to Labor Market Performance and Policies during the 2008 Recession," they developed a responsiveness index which...
May 5, 2020
Seong-min Park and Heather Monaghan (both Criminal Justice) recently published an article, "Understanding the Effects of Perpetrators’ Aggressiveness and Victim-Related Factors on Sexual Revictimization: Stepwise GLM Analysis of the 2010 NISVS" in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Through analyzing the National Intimate Partner and Sexual...