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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

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Research | July 13, 2020

UNLV researchers share lessons learned from Casino Cosmopol CEO Per Jaldung.

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Business and Community | July 9, 2020

UNLV student, librarian suggest diversifying at-home libraries as a first step in supporting people of color.

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Business and Community | June 30, 2020

How UNLV’s School of Public Health took center stage in the coronavirus crisis.

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People | June 9, 2020

Jenna Heath's work on peer mentoring and other programs earns her high honor from university.

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Campus News | June 4, 2020

School of Nursing grad student Erika Kimble finds success as an entrepreneur in the dermatology field.

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People | May 28, 2020

Engineer’s research on improved flood control for Las Vegas led to a flood of research publications and a bright future.

Graduate College In The News

June 24, 2020

The signs are that activism like that around Black Lives Matter is on the rise among Korean pop fans.

New York Times
June 22, 2020

After claiming some credit for the fizzling of President Trump’s rally in Oklahoma, the online armies of Korean pop music listeners are feeling prepared and empowered.

The Ringer
June 11, 2020

After shutting down a Dallas Police Department app and donating more than $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s clear that K-pop fans are a legitimate force to be reckoned with. But this shouldn’t exactly be a surprise—fervent fan bases have always been particularly equipped to force change.

Vanity Fair
June 6, 2020

Nicole Santero, a graduate student who runs the popular BTS fan account @researchBTS and is studying fan culture and BTS for her dissertation, says that the BTS fandom, for one, “regularly organizes and participates in charity efforts and service projects worldwide.”

April 17, 2020

Typically at this time of the spring semester, engineering labs would be filled with faculty and graduate assistants working on research projects, student groups gathering to design their next rocket or robot, and senior design teams making the final tweaks to the prototypes for their capstone competition.

Vegas Inc
October 14, 2019

When developer Frank Marretti acquired 2 acres across from the UNLV campus along Maryland Parkway in 2013, he wasn’t sure what the future would hold for the land.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

July 16, 2020
Kate Korgan (Graduate College) was a presenter at the Council of Graduate Schools Virtual New Deans Institute earlier this month. The institute is tailored to deans, associate deans, and assistant deans who began their roles in the past two years. In her "Managing Graduate Operations" presentation, Korgan shared the cornerstones of successful...
July 14, 2020
Payam Ezatpoor (Graduate College) presented to higher education administrators during a DocuSign webinar earlier this month. The webinar, Attract and Retain Students by Digitally Transforming the Application Process, highlighted how a fully digital application process can give admissions and financial aid departments a competitive advantage....
June 17, 2020
Shaoan Zhang (Teaching & Learning), Qingmin Shi (Decision Support), and Emily Lin (Graduate College) published an article, “Professional development needs, support, and barriers: TALIS U.S. new and veteran teachers’ perspectives.” Drawing on 1,508 U.S. secondary teachers’ data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey 2013, this...
May 21, 2020
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a paper, "Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Facility Design Standardization and Modularization of Capital Projects," in the Journal of Management in Engineering published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Shrestha...
May 19, 2020
Anjala S. Krishen (Marketing & International Business) had a paper, "Harnessing the Waiting Experience: Anticipation, Expectations, and WOM," accepted in Journal of Services Marketing. This interdisciplinary work was conducted in collaboration with the Shark Reef Exhibit at Mandalay Bay and co-authored with Brian Robison and two UNLV doctoral...
May 5, 2020
The Graduate College is pleased to announce its 2019-20 award winners.  UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards Each year the Graduate College presents four awards for outstanding theses and dissertations (within each category, one for STEM and one for non-STEM). This year’s winners are: Outstanding Thesis (STEM...