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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

A man in a suit stands on a balcony overlooking the desert
People | November 13, 2019

A trip back to UNLV to earn an MBA led Lee School of Business Alumnus of the Year Kevin Orrock to the heights of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Police Services Assistant Chief Tod Miller poses in front of his cruiser on UNLV's campus.
People | November 12, 2019

UNLV’s new assistant police chief discusses his time in the Marine Corps, his 25-year public safety career, and the winter “anthrax” he endured in Northern Nevada.

A woman in a flower print shirt stands in front of a row of computers
People | November 8, 2019

Honors College Alumna of the Year and faculty member Noelle Lefforge is a four-time alumna of the university.

A woman sits at a desk in a dark room
Campus News | November 7, 2019

MGM College Opportunity Program at UNLV offers a flexible and affordable way for the company's employees to complete their degrees.

A hand holds the lid to a petri dish while a dropper samples a liquid from it.
People | November 1, 2019

College of Sciences Alumnus of the Year Travis Huxman: Being a Rebel means having the courage to take a seat at any table.

A woman wearing purple glasses smiles
People | October 30, 2019

School of Public Health Alumna of the Year Tracy Donnelly, noted for her work on a study about lead levels in candy, is currently helping Canada's indigenous population get access to higher education.

Graduate College In The News

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.

American Sex Podcast
July 29, 2019

The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about that? On this episode, we examine your personal stories, difficulties, and strategies for caring for your garden down below. We also speak with Lyndsey Craig, an anthropology doctoral candidate studying cross-cultural pubic hair grooming practices. They say that our modern preference for genital baldness is primarily influenced by pornography & the media. Will Lyndsey’s pubic detective work throughout history tell us otherwise? You may be surprised at what you learn!

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.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

November 7, 2019
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Yoo (Medicine) and Sfurti Maheshwari and Kalyn Frost (both Public Health), and Soo Kim (Journalism and Media Studies), along with community partners Duy Nguyen, Octavio Posada, and Weiss Solano from the Asian Community Development Council, recently presented at the 6th Public...
October 29, 2019
Pearl Kim, Betty Burston, Jay Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Wenlian Zhou, Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental School), Shawn McCoy, and Ian McDonough (both Economics) recently published a paper, "Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S." in the International Journal...
October 28, 2019
Won-Yong Oh and Darrold Cordes (both Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) wrote a business case study that has been published by Ivey Publishing, a leading publisher distributing business case studies globally. The title of the case is "Ghana Investment Fund Limited: Ethical Issues." It describes ethical issues related to conducting...
October 9, 2019
Fourteen students (all Education) will benefit next academic year from the Kitty Rodman Scholarship. The scholarship program was established in 2014 with the College of Education and was designated to support scholarships and graduate fellowships for UNLV students pursing careers in special education. At that time the $12.9 million donation was...
September 16, 2019
Joe Milan, Jr. (English and Black Mountain Institute) won the prestigious David K. Wong Fellowship, "a unique and generous annual award to enable a fiction writer who wants to write in English about East and Southeast Asia to spend a year in the UK at the University of East Anglia in Norwich." The fellowship commences in October. Milan is among...
September 4, 2019
Jee Woong Park (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and his doctoral students, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Cristian Arteaga, published a journal paper, "Automated Scaffolding Safety Analysis Strain Feature Investigation Using Support Vector Machines," in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.