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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 woman smiles in front of a 'Rebels Make it Happen' sign
People | September 22, 2020

College of Education Alumna of the Year Tonia Holmes-Sutton boasts an impressive array of experience fighting for teachers and education regionally and state-wide.

Arts and Culture | September 21, 2020

The winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award receives $20,000 and will be revealed in January.

woman walking away from slot machines
Research | September 17, 2020

An expert from UNLV's International Gaming Institute explains how it differs from problem gambling.

two people working on an engine
Campus News | September 16, 2020

Team climbs to new heights in standings at Baja SAE competition in a year where the rubber never met the road.

People | September 11, 2020

Seeing opportunities to meet needs during the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 summer Ph.D. graduate stepped in to help. 

Arts and Culture | September 9, 2020

UNLV graduate art students take “library” as their prompt in the upcoming group exhibition on display through Nov. 29.

Graduate College In The News

Wall Street Journal
August 24, 2020

The K-pop group’s English music video attracts more than 101 million views on the streaming platform within 24 hours.

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.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

September 22, 2020
Ryan Wirt, Adam McNeela (both Neuroscience), and James Hyman (Psychology) wrote an article, "Spatial Cognition: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and the Memory Puzzle," which has been published in Current Biology. We navigate through space using the coordinated activity of spatially sensitive cells in the hippocampus. A new study shows that moderate...
September 18, 2020
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of...
July 27, 2020
Cindy X. Kha (Life Sciences) was selected by the Nevada Space Grant Consortium to receive the prestigious Nevada NASA Space Grant Graduate Research Opportunity Fellowship for 2020-21. This highly selective award is focused on innovation through projects that will generate advancements in STEM that will directly contribute to NASA’s current and...
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...