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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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Arts and Culture | December 1, 2021

MFA art student Lyssa Parks' work "Star Studies" explores campus diversity and the imposter syndrome that some students feel.

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Athletics | November 18, 2021

The Vegas Effect program guides student-athletes through the uncharted waters of marketing their name, image, and likeness.

People | November 16, 2021

Small-town medicine offers nurse practitioners like Marie Peterson

People | November 9, 2021

What started as a way to cope with anxiety turned into a lifestyle, one that nursing undergrad Carly Chang is hoping to share with others.

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Research | October 26, 2021

VP of Research Ed Synakowski seeks new opportunities for UNLV to work with federally funded laboratories and new places to play his trombone.

image of Dave Damore in suit during conversation at a reception
Business and Community | October 18, 2021

Damore to serve as interim executive director for two public policy research centers at UNLV that focus on critical issues facing Nevada and the nation.

Graduate College In The News

January 18, 2022

Kristen Tagaytayan carefully unearthed her research sample from a nitrogen glovebox. She gingerly placed the sample onto her workspace and added a nickel chemical solution to it. Using a razor blade, she evened out the mixture across a glass slide and placed it in the lab's oven, where she watched it cook from behind the glass window.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

November 4, 2021
Kamali'ilani Wetherell (Criminal Justice) was selected as UNLV’s nominee for the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) & ProQuest 2021-22 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in humanities, social sciences, education, and business disciplines. Wetherell's advisor is professor Hong Lu.  Bryson Carrier (Kinesiology) is UNLV’s…
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…