Two students preparing for a mock news segment

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

Mary Blankenship peers into Scienta
People | September 16, 2021

UNLV undergrad Mary Blankenship blends public policy, science, and economics into a cocktail for successful global change.

portrait of woman in suit
People | September 8, 2021

Communication studies major Saha Salahi awarded Nevada's first John Lewis Youth Leadership Award.

Campus News | September 7, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting community and perseverance at UNLV.

woman posing
People | August 30, 2021

UNLV alumna and lecturer explores what works in long-distance relationships.

A student cradeles her head in her arms in front of a whiteboard
Campus News | August 25, 2021

From the pandemic to economic woes to social justice and beyond, the return to campus this semester is fraught with outside issues. Here's how faculty, staff, and students can help work through a year of trauma.

medicine vial
Research | August 17, 2021

And what to share with those who keep using them

Urban Affairs In The News

Washington Post
September 24, 2021

When Sage Anastasi was a teenager, he spent a lot of time on Facebook, passionately defending social justice issues, such as queer rights or the legality of conversion therapy.

LCV
September 23, 2021

Jezreel Joven is a rising senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, studying psychology and criminal justice.

Yahoo!
September 22, 2021

Fifth annual community convening will address how to leverage key learnings and new resources from this extraordinary time of change to accelerate the goals of the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness.

Barchart
September 22, 2021

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Las Vegas Sands today announced the fifth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will take place on November 4 at the UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditorium with a simultaneous live webcast for virtual attendance.

TD Ameritrade
September 22, 2021

Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Las Vegas Sands today announced the fifth annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will take place on November 4 at the UNLV Greenspun Hall Auditorium with a simultaneous live webcast for virtual attendance.

Cision PR Newswire
September 22, 2021

Fifth annual community convening will address how to leverage key learnings and new resources from this extraordinary time of change to accelerate the goals of the Southern Nevada Plan to End Youth Homelessness.

Urban Affairs Experts

An expert on journalism and our changing media environment.
An expert in welfare policies and programs.
An expert in health journalism. 
An expert in free speech, the media, and First Amendment issues.
An expert in the field of white-collar and corporate crime, and regulation and corporate compliance in the gambling industry.
An expert in journalism history, reporting, and communication research methods. 

Recent Urban Affairs Accomplishments

September 20, 2021
Katherine Marcal (Social Work) published an article in Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The study applied strucutral equation modeling with latent variables to investigate whether housing insecurity mediated the link from intimate partner violence exposure in childhood to behavior problems in adolescence in a sample of at-risk children. Findings...
September 2, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published, "The Great Student Swap," a higher education policy brief authored by Brookings Institution Economic Studies colleagues Aaron Klein and Ariel Gelrud Shiro. This policy brief explores trends in student body compositions, tuition costs, and appropriations for state schools across the country, focusing on...
August 23, 2021
Jayce L. Farmer and Andres J. Rodriguez Lombeida (Public Policy and Leadership) published an article, “How State Interventions affect Municipalities Taking the Lead in Sustainability,” in Sustainability. This article examines how state governments affect municipal government efforts to promote energy efficiency within their internal operations....
August 19, 2021
Lisa Ly, Yonosuke DeJesus and Guadalope Moreno Ceballos, Dylone C. Braganza, James M. Hyman, Katie Gilbertson, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai, and Nathalie Martinez all published manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers...
August 6, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) was named the inaugural Nevada recipient of the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in a recent press release. The John Lewis Youth Leadership Award was established in 2021 by the National Association of Secretaries of State...
July 15, 2021
Natalie Pennington (Communication Studies) published a peer-reviewed journal article, "Communication Outside of the Home through Social Media during COVID-19," in the academic journal Computers in Human Behavior Reports. This article was published with support from the UNLV Open Article Fund. The study combines qualitative and quantitative...