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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 | March 23, 2020

The sudden transition to remote learning will be bumpy, says UNLV's Chris Stream, but the forced change will speed technology infrastructure improvements.

Campus News | March 22, 2020

Top of the List: Seeking help whenever you need it.

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Business and Community | March 20, 2020

UNLV communication studies professor Natalie Pennington offers tips to preserve your mental health while protecting your physical health.

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Research | March 17, 2020

UNLV communication professor Emma Bloomfield on breaking through scientific misinformation

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Campus News | March 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of top graduate and professional schools ranks 22 UNLV programs within nation’s top 100 in their field.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.
Campus News | March 10, 2020

As coronavirus concerns grow, UNLV researchers available to provide expertise.

Urban Affairs In The News

Associations Now
March 27, 2020

As many people settle into new routines that severely limit their ability to see colleagues, friends, and family, they are hopping on social media hoping to revive some of those lost connections. However, one expert warns that if you’re not careful about how you use social media, you could end up feeling less connected and more depressed.

Newswise
March 23, 2020

With calls from elected and health officials to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus, more and more people are turning to social media as their primary means of entertainment and connection with friends and the outside world.

Business Insider
March 19, 2020

The medical evidence is clear: The coronavirus global health threat is not an elaborate hoax. Bill Gates did not create the coronavirus to sell more vaccines. Essential oils are not effective at protecting you from coronavirus.

Latino USA
March 18, 2020

The medical evidence is clear: The coronavirus global health threat is not an elaborate hoax. Bill Gates did not create the coronavirus to sell more vaccines. Essential oils are not effective at protecting you from coronavirus.

The Conversation
March 17, 2020

The medical evidence is clear: The coronavirus global health threat is not an elaborate hoax. Bill Gates did not create the coronavirus to sell more vaccines. Essential oils are not effective at protecting you from coronavirus.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
March 12, 2020

The coronavirus is probably the first major pandemic to occur in the age of social media.

Urban Affairs Experts

An expert in the field of white-collar and corporate crime, and regulation and corporate compliance in the gambling industry.
An expert in sports media.
An expert in trauma, child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, domestic violence, and juvenile delinquency.
An expert in regional demographics, workforce development, and sustainable economic development.
An expert on science communication, religion and politics.
A criminologist with expert knowledge of police order-maintenance practices, police management, and community crime prevention.

Recent Urban Affairs Accomplishments

March 19, 2020
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) published an article in The Conversation titled, "How to Talk to Someone You Believe is Misinformed About the Coronavirus." The article provides information about common misperceptions about the coronavirus and strategies for correcting misinformation.
March 13, 2020
Miliaikeala SJ. Heen (Criminal Justice) is one of the 2020 recipients of the Regents' Scholar Awards. The NSHE Board of Regents recognizes students for academic achievements, leadership ability, and service contributions. A doctoral student, Heen will receive a $5,000 stipend. Heen's current research looks at reducing sexual assault and harassment...
March 12, 2020
Linda Dam and Benjamin Burroughs (both Journalism and Media Studies) presented their research "(Over)Eating with our Eyes: An Examination of Food-Related YouTube Influencer Marketing and Consumer Engagement with Food Brands" at the 23rd International Public Relations Research Conference in Orlando, Florida. Using a heuristic-systematic model...
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
March 10, 2020
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) is featured in a podcast for the New Books Network, a consortium of author-interview podcast channels that brings scholarly research to the public via new media. She was interviewed about her book Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC's "Parks and Recreation," as well as her other books and ongoing research...