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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

Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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Research | November 19, 2021

Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.

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Campus News | November 8, 2021

New partnership with the VA gets student veterans on-campus access to their military benefits and services.

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Business and Community | November 8, 2021

Series, sponsored by UNLV Libraries and College of Urban Affairs, brings campus and community together to discuss systemic racism and affect positive change.

Campus News | November 4, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

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Campus News | November 1, 2021

Craig Valdez is among the panelists for the Nov. 3 “We Need to Talk” series. Attend in person or watch online.

Urban Affairs In The News

December 1, 2021

After giving thanks on Thursday and enduring Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Nevadans are being asked to support good causes today.

Las Vegas Sun
November 27, 2021

UNLV and one of the area’s biggest employers are partnering on a job training program to help former foster youth overcome the long odds of their circumstances.

The Hawk Eye
November 24, 2021

Mark Twain, "the father of American literature" and former Mississippi River dweller who haunted this region back in the 1800s, is believed to have coined the phrase "never discuss politics and religion in polite company."

November 22, 2021

The study, published in the journal Communication Reports, found that the stress levels among women with children skyrocketed most likely because of blurred work-life balance boundaries.

November 22, 2021

Covid-19 tech tools for work-from-home, including video meetings and texting, designed to make remote work easier have added to the stress and exacerbated the mental health toll on burnt-out moms trying to hold everything together, finds a study.

November 22, 2021

It's no secret that being a work-from-home mom during the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic was a drag.

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Recent Urban Affairs Accomplishments

December 3, 2021
An-Pyng Sun (Social Work) and Hilarie Cash (reSTART Life) recently gave a presentation, "Internet Addiction and Identity Distress among Male Adolescents and Young Adults" at the NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, 2021 annual conference (virtual).
December 2, 2021
William W. Sullivan (CAEO) and Esther Langston (Social Work and CAEO) will be inducted in Historical Westside Legacy Park on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Langston and Sullivan are educational and community pioneers. The park will include plaques with historic information on those people honored there. The park is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive in Las...
November 30, 2021
Benjamin Burroughs (Journalism and Media Studies) presented his work "Kū KiaʻI Kahuku: Indigenizing Social Media and Sociospatial Symmetry" with Tēvita O. Kaʻili at the "Vā Moana: Space And Relationality In Pacific Thought And Identity" conference held Nov. 23-24.
November 23, 2021
Vanessa Booth (Political Science) and Aaron Cheng (Life Sciences and Psychology), both undergraduate researchers, are the recipients of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award in the arts and health and natural sciences, respectively. Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)...
November 23, 2021
Tara McManus (Communication Studies) published the peer-reviewed study "Conditional effects received parental support on emerging adults’ relational satisfaction" in the Journal of Marriage and Family Review. The cross-section survey of emerging adult children suggests parents can be reassured that the support they provide cannot decrease the...
November 19, 2021
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) published a peer-reviewed journal article, "The Toll of Technology While Working from Home during COVID-19" alongside Amanda J. Holmstrom (Michigan State) and Jeffrey A. Hall (University of Kansas) in the academic journal Communication Reports.   The study draws from a representative sample of American...