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Graduate College News

The Graduate College supports a wide range of graduate certificate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees offered through the university's many academic units.  Students are provided with a quality academic experience in their coursework, research/creative activity, and professional development opportunities.

Current Graduate College News

man in fitness room
Business and Community | October 6, 2021

A community internship graduate assistantship allows kinesiology master’s student Kyle Petersen to keep moving toward his goals.

A woman looks at a book on a library shelf
People | October 5, 2021

A love affair with books — and a need to complete her degree in order to advance at a library job — led Flora Mason to UNLV, and a lifetime of giving back to Las Vegas.

A woman is seated next to a globe
People | October 4, 2021

The Graduate College's executive director of leadership, professional, and career development didn't know what she wanted to be when she grew up, but found the perfect landing spot at UNLV.

A woman smiles in a courtroom
People | September 28, 2021

William S. Boyd School of Law Alumna of the Year Brittnie Watkins started her career by sitting for the bar exam and defending her doctoral dissertation while six months pregnant, and hasn't slowed down since.

A woman sits in front of a sign reading "The Body Achieves What the Mind Believes"
People | September 24, 2021

A bad experience with physical therapy as a child didn't stop School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumna of the Year Ashley Reagor from opening her own physical therapy practice.

A woman stands in a living room holding a telephone to her ear
People | September 22, 2021

Hospitality Alumna of the Year came to Las Vegas on a family vacation and never wanted to leave.

Graduate College In The News

The Verge
July 31, 2021

Digital fan clubs are turning into single-purpose social networks

Inside Higher Ed
June 8, 2021

Like countless educators across America, I have completed active shooter training. The public university where I teach requires it. Officially, I have been instructed on how to run, hide and fight in order to ensure that my students and I survive in the event that an aspiring assassin enters our classroom.

Las Vegas Sun
May 18, 2021

Last week, readers of the Sun got a treat in being introduced to Adugna “Adu” Siweya, one of the Las Vegas Valley’s outstanding college graduates this spring. Inspirational stories Siweya's make college graduation season a special time in Las Vegas, an annual reminder of the remarkable minds in our community, and the commitment of students to academic achievement.

reason
March 4, 2021

Social scientists ask Biden administration to embrace sex worker rights. In an open letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a group of more than 250 researchers and scientists are calling for changes to the way that this country treats sex work and those engaged in it. Most prominently, the letter—which comes in conjunction with International Sex Worker Rights Day, March 3—says that sex work ought to be decriminalized.

Marketplace
March 4, 2021

Wednesday was International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. A group of scientists who research sex work marked the occasion by asking the Biden administration to decriminalize it as part of its criminal justice reform.

XBIZ
March 3, 2021

In commemoration of today's International Sex Workers Rights Day, a group of 250 researchers and scientists worldwide have issued a campaign, citing empirical evidence, calling on President Biden and Vice-President Harris to support the decriminalization of sex work as part of their broader efforts toward criminal justice reform.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

July 19, 2021
Jayme Haynes (Nursing) successfully defended her dissertation, "Effects of a Discourse Intervention on End of Life Knowledge and Attitude in BSN Nursing Students”. She will earn her doctorate title once her courses finish this semester
July 13, 2021
Euiseong Ko and Mingon Kang (both Computer Science) are a co-author and a corresponding author on a new conference paper, "PathCNN: Interpretable Convolutional Neural Networks for Survival Prediction and Pathway Analysis Applied to Glioblastoma," in International Society for Computational Biology (ISMB), which is a #1 ranked bioinformatics...
July 13, 2021
Billy Bai and Huiying Zhang (both Hospitality), together with Xi Yu Leung, ’12 PhD in Hospitality Administration, and Yunpeng Li, are authors of "Uncovering Crowdsourcing in Tourism Apps: A Grounded Theory Approach" published in Tourism Management. Applying the grounded theory, researchers propose a framework that identifies the drive of...
July 9, 2021
Bonnie Stolzman (Nursing) successfully defended her doctor of nursing practice project, "New Nurse Reality Shock & Early Burnout; Can Role Transition Education Received During New Nurse Residency Positively Affect Satisfaction?" She will officially earn her doctor status upon completing her semester coursework.
July 6, 2021
Dustin W. Davis (Interdisciplinary Health Sciences) recently published a manuscript, "A Literature Review on the Physiological and Psychological Effects of Labyrinth Walking" in the International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. Labrynth walking entails walking a path that curves to create a circular, square, or rectangular...
June 29, 2021
Hyelin Kim, Sung-Eun Kim, and Samuel Lee (all Hospitality) recently co-authored an article that appeared in the Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing. The article explores the gratification factors of event-focused social media content that affect information sharing and information trust and ultimately the intention to attend an event. Sung-...