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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
News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.
The Class of 2023 shares how UNLV helped them find their paths to success.
Longtime nurse Lisa Pacheco becomes first Native American to graduate with a doctorate in public policy from UNLV.
The UNLV/CSUN Preschool at the Lynn Bennett Center for Early Childhood Education is about to hit a big growth spurt.
President Keith E. Whitfield continues decades-long commencement tradition, honoring 10 students who embody the academic, research, and community tenacity of the graduating class.
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.
Urban Affairs In The News
Many Nevadans are struggling when it comes to mental health. Death by suicide rates are up for ages 18-24, and for those over 65. The 988 system is designed as a lifeline for people in crisis, and it has been in place for nearly a year.
The homeless crisis in Western cities has a scope of challenges that require dense cooperation between various nonprofits, government, health care, service providers and business interests, according to a UNLV roundtable discussion on the topic Wednesday organized and sponsored by Nevada Women’s Philanthropy.
We know the world can be tough sometimes, so we'd like to take a moment to share One Good Thing happening in the world today. With graduation season in full swing, the reality is that some of our loved ones aren't always able to be at the ceremony in-person, but one father was willing to travel over 30 hours from the Middle East for the special day. U.S. Navy petty officer second-class Douglas Hernandez coordinated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to surprise his daughter Pamela at graduation.
The father and daughter hadn't seen each other since last summer.
Whether it’s kindergarten or an advanced degree, graduation is a joyous time in the lives of students and their parents. Completing an academic program takes determination, dedication, and perseverance when things get daunting. So walking across that stage is a moment you usually want to share with all of your loved ones, especially the parents who helped get you to this point in your life.
Douglas Hernandez flew in from overseas to see his daughter graduate!