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Office of Community Engagement News

The Office of Community Engagement advances the university’s Top Tier vision and mission by stimulating economic development and diversification, enriching the intellectual and cultural vitality of our community, deepening and expanding our connections, and leveraging our unique strengths to collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally.

Current Community Engagement News

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Scholars bring their expertise in energy policy, educational access, national security, and the workforce.

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People |

Manoj Sharma receives Community Engagement Award for his work to provide access and delivery of health care to marginalized groups.

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People |

The university’s top engagement awards recognize commitment to the community in four different categories.

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People |

Dr. Christina Demopoulos, a 2023 Community Engagement Award winner, broadens the scope of Dental School's service-learning course.

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Campus News |

Heather Richardson receives a 2023 Community Engagement Award for her work expanding the resources for students who were in foster care.

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Nutrition sciences major selected as 2023 recipient of the UNLV Student Service Award.

Community Engagement In The News

Las Vegas Sun

Gardening in Southern Nevada is both a blessing and a curse for those possessing a green thumb. While enjoying a long growing season, desert gardeners must also nurture their plants through the searing summer heat however they can.

Las Vegas Sun

From angel wings protruding into the sky from a concrete floor to giant horses scattered about the grounds, the 1 October Memorial could take shape in many different forms.

Las Vegas Review Journal

A Las Vegas autism services nonprofit is fundraising for more staff following its takeover of a medical therapy and diagnostic center.

Voice of America

Like many others, Azra Ozdemir’s parents sent her off on the first day of school with the usual sage advice about doing well so she could get into a good college.


It’s still nearly 90 degrees in Las Vegas, so it makes sense if thoughts of winter seem far out of the picture.

Las Vegas Review Journal

It’s always tough to predict how severe a flu season will be, and this year is no different, with health experts seeing signs both good and bad.

Recent Community Engagement Accomplishments

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…
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.
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…