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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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Research | March 16, 2023

International team of scientists reveals first in-depth look at Omnitrophota, one of the world’s oldest and tiniest bacteria.

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People | March 8, 2023

In addition to her own research projects, the biostatistician provides statistical and research training to faculty, residents, and students in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2023

University Forum on March 9 features Elise Pearlstine — wildlife biologist, perfumer, author — discussing the complex and storied relationship between humans and fragrant plants.

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Campus News | March 2, 2023

School of Public Health graduate programs build the skills necessary to take on organizational challenges and establish leadership in expanding workforce sector.

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Campus News | March 1, 2023

Up to 75 scholarships funded through a $3 million state award for current and incoming master’s nursing students at UNLV.

Robert Hersh
UNLV History | February 22, 2023

Robert Hersh (1987-2022), alumnus and talented architect, played an integral role in the planning and construction of the Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building.

Graduate College In The News

March 20, 2023

It's been six months since the Nord Stream gas pipelines were ruptured by a series of explosions, leaking tons of methane into the environment and igniting an international whodunit. Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and an unnamed pro-Ukrainian group have all been accused of planting explosives on the Baltic Sea pipelines in recent months. But half a year since the sabotage took place, the mystery remains unsolved.

Nevada Independent
March 3, 2023

After more than a year of lobbying both on campus and in Carson City, graduate students at UNR and UNLV are on track to receive a $20 million boost in assistantship stipends under Gov. Joe Lombardo’s proposed budget.

The Ukrainian Review
February 10, 2023

The initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian ports was signed on 27 July 2022. This agreement is supposed to decrease the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on developing the world food crisis. “The Ukrainian Review” has checked three widespread Russian fakes about this deal.

Tallahassee Democrat
January 28, 2023

When I read the sign posted at the St. Marks Headwaters Greenway off Baum Road, I wondered about its wording. It was direct and clear. What I wondered about was the psychology behind the words. How do you communicate a concern about arsonists and their activity that does not embolden them, but encourages them to reconsider?

The Ukrainian Review
January 27, 2023

Africa is the fastest-growing continent in the world, where 1.2 billion people live. How do people react in African countries to the Russian-Ukrainian war, where Russia has been working on its influence for years? What kind of propaganda narratives are being spread there and who does it? “The Ukrainian Review” has spoken with an independent researcher of Africa Marta Oliynyk-D’omochko and disinformation expert at UNLV Mary Blankenship, who analyzes the prevalence of pro-Russian disinformation on Twitter accounts based in Africa.

Huffington Post
January 11, 2023

"For as long as I could remember, people told me I would look and feel better if I lost weight. ... By the time I was 10, I ritually put myself on weird diets."

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

December 20, 2022
Adjoa Mensah (Teaching and Learning) has been selected for one of 15 highly competitive annual fellowships with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).   The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its 14th year,…
December 19, 2022
Graduate student Sarah Wolff (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) serves on the Pablove Foundation's research advisory board. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides virtual and in-person participatory arts programming to pediatric cancer patients across the United States. She and her colleagues on the board…
December 2, 2022
Melikabella Shenouda's (Higher Education) proposal for the Best Teaching Practices Expo poster session, on the topic of "Revisiting Your Inner Child: Increasing FYS Students’ Engagement and Sense of Belonging" has been accepted. The expo will be a two-part event put on by the UNLV Faculty Center, with a poster session in the Student Union on…
November 16, 2022
Manoj Sharma, Ravi Batra (Social and Behavioral Health), Kavita Batra (Medicine), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education), Chia-Laing Dai (Teaching and Learning), and David Cappelli (Dental Medicine) have published a manuscript titled, “Predicting Flossing through the Application of the Multi-Theory Model (MTM) of Health Behavior Change among…
October 29, 2022
Third-year doctoral student Acacia Dorsey (Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education) and third-year doctoral student Kamilah Bywaters (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) presented, "Not Black Like Me: Perspectives/Experiences of Black Women Doctoral Scholars at a PWI When There Are No Faculty Who…
October 24, 2022
LeAnne Salazar Montoya (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) served on the national planning committee and presented at the second annual Chola Conference. She presented on "Culture Shaming: Ending deficit-minded thinking and negative stereotypes." The aim of the conference was to provide a space in academia to understand…