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Office of Community Engagement News

Current Community Engagement News

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People | January 26, 2021

UNLV’s early outreach coordinator promotes higher education to expand the college-going pipeline and build bridges between UNLV and the community. 

Professor Ashkan Salamat in his lab at UNLV
Research | December 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

Bags of holiday toys
Business and Community | December 24, 2020

Contactless toy drive nets more than 600 gifts for local youth with Boys & Girls Clubs.

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Business and Community | December 23, 2020

UNLV, community organizations team up for free annual program to turn Christmas trees into mulch; nearly 17,000 trees recycled in 2019.

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People | December 14, 2020

Seven women are the first to complete the Urban Leadership Program thanks to partnership.

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People | December 2, 2020

Through community outreach, UNLV's Becky Pugh helps high school students better understand their path to college.

Community Engagement In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
October 9, 2020

"The only thought that came into my head during that time was 'this has got to be what it feels like drowning.' Like you have a fish that’s out of water and you see them gasping for air," said Karla Gebo who shared her COVID-19 experience with our News 3 cameras back in May.

KNPR News
October 9, 2020

Over the last eight weeks, the series has tackled some of the most challenging race questions facing Las Vegas and much of Nevada.

Wall Street Journal
October 9, 2020

Many hotel rooms on the Strip are empty, thousands of hospitality workers have been laid off, and whether President Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins Nevada’s six electoral votes could hinge on which party voters blame for the battered economy.

Brookings
October 7, 2020

For generations, redlining was used to designate neighborhoods—typically in urban areas with high concentrations of minority residents—as places banks should avoid offering home mortgages. The term originates from Federal Housing Administration maps developed in the 1930s where “red” labeled high-risk lending zones. To be “redlined” meant that households were structurally denied home loans and lost the opportunity to build wealth.

Brookings
October 7, 2020

For generations, redlining was used to designate neighborhoods—typically in urban areas with high concentrations of minority residents—as places banks should avoid offering home mortgages. The term originates from Federal Housing Administration maps developed in the 1930s where “red” labeled high-risk lending zones. To be “redlined” meant that households were structurally denied home loans and lost the opportunity to build wealth.

Yogonet
September 22, 2020

The International Gaming Institute of the U NLV (IGI) launched theIGI Payments Cooperative- in collaboration with payment technology and software providersSightline Payments and Global Payments Gaming Solutions- to analyze the transition of the gaming industry towards cashless gambling.

Recent Community Engagement Accomplishments

October 31, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) and Tamara Marino (Community Engagement) presented at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation was titled "Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las Vegas." Additionally, Satterwhite presented three concurrent...
March 13, 2018
Kyle Kaalberg (Office of the President) and Sue DiBella (Community Engagement) are the recipients of this year's Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion. The medallion is awarded to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Graduate College and its students.
July 21, 2016
Jennifer Keene and Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) recently completed the Nevada Volunteerism Research Initiative 2015 Survey Report. Nevada’s volunteer participation rate (20.7%) is one of the lowest and currently ranked 49th in the nation. The initiated team was — led by professor Jennifer Keene and assisted by professor Takashi Yamashita — ...