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 woman smiles while working with scientific equipment
People | September 20, 2019

Alumna Vanessa Sanders finding new paths for isotopes therapeutic and diagnostic at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Janine Barrett poses with her 10-month-old daughter, Makenzie on campus.
People | September 16, 2019

Triple-alum Janine Barrett has worked her way up from student worker to executive director of graduate systems & operations at the Graduate College, but says her most cherished role is that of mother.

Ashton Ridley standing outside UNLV's Greenspun Hall
People | September 16, 2019

Once an intern in public radio, UNLV alum Ashton Ridley is now paying it forward.

A woman in a karate gi kicks.
People | September 5, 2019

Amber Williams, a martial artist set to earn her doctorate in psychology at 23, studies stereotypes and breaks them. Here's how she got to UNLV.

Dr. Stephen Dahlem shakes hands with student Gregory Schreck.
People | August 21, 2019

Medical school class president combines education and science degrees as he prepares for emergency medicine.

Business and Community | August 11, 2019

UNLV helps students overcome their math anxiety.

Graduate College In The News

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.

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.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

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.  
June 21, 2019
Yang Jiao (Electrical and Computer Engineering) recently presented a paper at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2019 about object tracking in 3D fluorescence volumes. The paper is based on work done by Jiao in collaboration with Mei Yang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Mo Weng (Life Science). This work targets the challenge of 3D...
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...