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Current Education News

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

UNLV students in red caps/gowns hugging at commencement
Campus News | December 17, 2019

UNLV president Marta Meana will highlight four graduating students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the Class of 2019.

Audrey James rides in the first car in the Homecoming Parade.
People | November 15, 2019

Audrey James was one of the few African Americans in UNLV's earliest classes. Today, the centenarian is still spreading the message that education is a priority.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

woman in office
People | October 17, 2019

Tiffany Tyler-Garner works to fight dropout rate among students, foster training and rehabilitation for Nevada employees.

Education In The News

NBC News
January 17, 2020

When Tate Reeves stood before family, friends and lawmakers in Mississippi's ornate House chamber to take his oath of office Tuesday, he used his first speech as governor to make a promise to the state's 32,000 teachers.

The Telegraph
January 8, 2020

With Tuesday marking six months since the Women's World Cup final, Telegraph Women's Sport looks at the wider impact the USWNT world champions have had, interviewing those both inspired and involved in their fight for equal pay.

WiSp Sports
December 19, 2019

In this episode of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. Nicole LaVoi talks to Dr. Nancy Lough, Professor in the Higher Education Program, Director of Marketing for the UNLV College of Education who has studied marketing, sponsorship, and gender equity in women’s sports since the 1990s. She is a longtime Title IX consultant and author of the newly published “Routledge Handbook of the Business of Women’s Sport” and a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar. They discuss the business model of women’s sport and what needs to be done to advance equity in women’s sport.

The Ultimate Sports Parent Podcast
November 22, 2019

Ultimate Sports Parent Radio interviews Nancy Lough, professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), who focuses on gender equity in sports, explains why more girls drop out of sports than boys. It's due, in part, to stereotypes about what boys and girls should be doing.She also describes how girls are becoming more actively involved in pushing for equal pay in professional sports.

The Hechinger Report
November 18, 2019

Community colleges and nonselective universities that enroll everyone are at a crossroads.

Authority Magazine
November 14, 2019

Conduct pay audits routinely. Inequities can be addressed more easily when they are small. Over time, salary issues tend to grow when no audit is done to create awareness of inequities. Equal pay is mandated by federal law for equal work. This also means stop justifying discrimination. The U.S. Soccer Federation is the most visible example of this: Instead of addressing the pay inequity, they hired two lobbying firms to advocate for their position. This money could have been spent on addressing the pay inequity issue.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited...
January 17, 2020
Iesha Jackson (Teaching & Learning), Doris L. Watson, Tara Plachowski (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education), Marcia Gallo (History), and Claytee White (Oral History Research Center) have been awarded a research grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity for a study titled, Digging Deep and Branching Out: Using Oral ...
January 15, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual & Special Education) and colleagues, Sabrina Sembiante (Florida Atlantic University) and Mileidis Gort (University of Colorado, Boulder) co-authored the study titled "'Want Me to Show You?': How Emergent Bilingual Children Use their Multimodal Resources to Engage in the Practices of Show-and-Tell...
January 7, 2020
Alain Bengochea (Early Childhood, Multilingual, & Special Education), Sabrina Sembiante of Florida Atlantic University, and Mileidis Gort of the University of Colorado-Boulder published a manuscript in the  Language Arts Journal titled "Attracting and Responding to an Audience: Preschoolers’ Multimodal Composing in Show-and-Tell Activity."
January 2, 2020
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) has received a $49,978 award from the William T. Grant Foundation for his project, "Embedded Counseling for Community College Students in ESL Programs: A Case Study at an Immigrant-Serving Institution." As ESL students may be more unfamiliar with college than their peers and face...
December 17, 2019
Amanda Melilli (Libraries) did a pair of presentations at the 2019 American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with colleagues Alicia Abdul and Kate Cointree, Melilli presented “That’s Not Real Reading: Making the Case for Graphic Novel Inclusion in Every Classroom," breaking down why graphic novels...