Graduate student smiling during Commencement

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

A 3D illustration of the human brain.
Research | May 21, 2019

New research unveils the anterior cingulate cortex’s role in memory retrieval and potential implications for dementia treatment.

Michael and Gloria Flores
People | May 20, 2019

Gloria Flores and her son, Michael, share a stage as they both earn degrees on the same day.

Decorated UNLV mortarboard with students in background
People | May 15, 2019

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

hands holding bottle and applicator over fossil
Research | May 14, 2019

UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.

tree on hillside
Research | May 2, 2019

Sociology doctoral student Nick Mac Murray studies activists working to change how America views and approaches the burials of their dearly departed.

A portrait of Noelle Lefforge outside on campus
People | May 1, 2019

Noelle Lefforge helps a UNLV mental health clinic reach into rural Nevada while giving graduate students vital training.

Graduate College In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 20, 2019

A mother and her son graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas together on Saturday.

The Nevada Independent
May 13, 2019

Some staff members need a bullhorn to corral students through congested high school hallways and exit points. Not Lionel Stoxstell.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 3, 2019

Jennifer Reed, sociology Ph.D. student at UNLV, officiated a marriage ceremony at the school’s Pida Plaza between about 15 people and the Earth.

High Country News
April 24, 2019

‘Pollen-amorous’ leaders host marriages to the Earth in Sin City.

Science Daily
December 13, 2018

Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy there is potentially a large population of young planets -- similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter -- at wide-orbit that are not detectable by other current planet searching techniques.

KNPR News
November 27, 2018

Symbols are communication shortcuts, allowing people to convey information almost instantly. The stop sign. The recycle symbol. The simple stick figure of a man or woman. But what symbol would you use to curb the theft of music online?

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
May 2, 2019
Kara Radzak, Daniel Bareis, Brandon Lee, Jessica Tom, and Jacob Waldron (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) participated in the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association's Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Professor Radzak accepted an invitation to make two presentations. She presented “Injury Epidemiology and Athletic Training Medical...
May 2, 2019
Kai-Yu Ho, Rachel Gross (both Physical Therapy) and Wade Gaal (Medicine) co-authored “Incomplete Fracture of the Anterior Superior Iliac Spine,” which appeared in the May issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. The article, also co-authored byAlison Nguyen of Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, shared the clinical...
May 2, 2019
Carisa Shaffer (Research and Economic Development), Cate Weeks (University Marketing and Communications), Grant Kurosu (University Marketing and Communications), Katelyn Dibenedetto (Graduate College), and Michelle Tomasino (Research Integrity) are the Rebel Spirit Award recipients for April. The Rebel Spirit Award Committee recognizes employees...
May 1, 2019
Dylan Guerin (Life Sciences), was featured as the "Visitor of the Week" by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories on Long Island, New York. A doctoral student in the research group of professor Kelly Tseng, Guerin was selected to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories' course on Cell & Developmental Biology of Xenopus and received a Howard Hughes...
April 30, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was quoted in an article in Playboy, "Ecosexuals Show the Planet Some Love on Earth Day." A doctoral candidate, Reed currently is completing her dissertation research examining how the ecosexual movement negotiates intersectionality.