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Current Education News

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

Claytee White sits in a chair and gestures toward a woman sitting to her right
Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

Portrait of Cheyenne Rogers, Assistant Director of Academic Transitions and Learning Support Acting Coordinator of Academic Success Coaching at the Academic Success Center
People | December 14, 2020

A first-generation student finds her calling by helping UNLV's students navigate their challenges.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Students use a surveying instrument during a class on UNLV's campus
Research | November 5, 2020

Five-year project supported by a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant.

Education In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 21, 2021

President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders during the first day of his term. But how much of an impact will those decisions have on Nevadans?

El Tiempo
January 14, 2021

The Clark County School Board will consider Thursday a plan to reopen schools that has been dramatically reduced since it was unveiled to the public in November by district officials.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 14, 2021

The Clark County School Board plans to consider reopening schools at Thursday’s meeting. This comes as secondary students in the Washoe County School District prepare to start a hybrid schedule next week, where they attend campus part time.

Winnipeg Free Press
January 8, 2021

Elite women’s sports are predicted to generate US$1 billion in revenue in 2021.

UNRIVALED's Beyond The Scoreboard Podcast
December 23, 2020

In this episode of Beyond the Scoreboard, Marcel Reece, former NFL All Pro and current Senior Advisor to the Las Vegas Raiders, provides some insights into the Raiders' recently announced Al Davis-Eddie Robinson Leadership Academy. The Academy is being created to prepare minority candidates for leaderships in the NFL and across sports in general.

December 21, 2020

Despite record-setting momentum, the sports industry has continued to ignore the economic viability of women’s sports.

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Recent Education Accomplishments

January 22, 2021
Ariana L. Garcia, Blanca E. Rincón, and Juanita Hinojosa (all Educational Psychology & Higher Education) co-authored a book chapter, "'There Was Something Missing:' How Latinas Construct Compartmentalized Identities in STEM" in the book An Asset-Based Approach to Advancing Latina Students in STEM: Increasing Resilience, Participation, and...
January 15, 2021
Travis A. Olson (Teaching and Learning) is the UNLV principal investigator for a group that produced the article,"Geometric Reflections: Why Should They Not Be Just a Flip?,"  which published in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Mathematics Teacher: Teaching & Learning PK-1. The article is based on a currently running National...
January 14, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) with co-author Annie Hemphill published "Teachers’ Unions, Collective Bargaining, and the Response to COVID-19" in the journal Education Finance and Policy. 
January 12, 2021
Jungnam Kim (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) published the manuscript "School Principals' and Counselors' Focus on College-going: The Impact of School Leader Expectations and Primary Goals on Postsecondary Education"  in the Journal of College Access. She worked alongside colleagues from Ball State University department...
January 11, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) has been elected vice president of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children. This international professional organization supports policy, research, and practices for children 0-8 years old with disabilities and their families. She will...
January 6, 2021
Chia-Liang Dai (Teaching and Learning) served as lead author on the article "Physical activity interventions targeting perceived body image among adolescent girls" published in the Journal of Physical Education and Sport in collaboration with colleagues Manoj Sharma (Environmental and Occupational Health), Ching-Chen Chen (Counselor Education,...