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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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People | May 30, 2023

Borna Nemet juggles not one, but two Ph.D. programs, all thanks to the support of his professors and UNLV resources.


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Campus News | May 22, 2023

Lab develops new radiation detection technology while building a pipeline for the next generation of nuclear engineers.

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Campus News | May 16, 2023

News highlights featuring UNLV faculty and students who made local and national headlines.

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Campus News | May 15, 2023

Jorge Reyes touted the importance of diversifying the field at the Graduate College's annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event.  

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Research | May 11, 2023

UNLV study pinpoints 10 bacterial groups associated with Alzheimer’s disease, provides new insights into the relationship between gut makeup and dementia.

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People | May 11, 2023

The Class of 2023 shares how UNLV helped them find their paths to success.

Graduate College In The News

Starts At 60
May 21, 2023

For years, scientists and dieticians have advocated the importance of maintaining a healthy gut, particularly for the benefit of our immune system. However, scientists are now also learning about the gut’s impact on our cognitive health.

Cheddar News
May 18, 2023

We know the world can be tough sometimes, so we'd like to take a moment to share One Good Thing happening in the world today. With graduation season in full swing, the reality is that some of our loved ones aren't always able to be at the ceremony in-person, but one father was willing to travel over 30 hours from the Middle East for the special day. U.S. Navy petty officer second-class Douglas Hernandez coordinated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to surprise his daughter Pamela at graduation.

ABC News
May 17, 2023

The father and daughter hadn't seen each other since last summer.

Cafe Mom
May 17, 2023

Whether it’s kindergarten or an advanced degree, graduation is a joyous time in the lives of students and their parents. Completing an academic program takes determination, dedication, and perseverance when things get daunting. So walking across that stage is a moment you usually want to share with all of your loved ones, especially the parents who helped get you to this point in your life.

Good Morning America
May 17, 2023

Douglas Hernandez flew in from overseas to see his daughter graduate!

Good Morning America
May 16, 2023

A Navy service member who had been stationed in the Middle East since last summer traveled more than 30 hours to surprise his daughter at her graduation on May 12.

Recent Graduate College Accomplishments

March 30, 2023
Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology), vice provost for Graduate Education and dean of the Graduate College, presented at an international workshop on hunter-gatherer education at the University of Tromso in Norway. She was one of only two U.S. participants and joined colleagues from around the world, including Botswana, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania,…
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…