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Office of Community Engagement News

Current Community Engagement News

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Business and Community | March 17, 2020

UNLV psychology professor Stephen D. Benning offers tips on staying safe and sane during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Campus News | March 17, 2020

UNLV's Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers tips and resources for managing stress, isolation at this difficult time.

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Research | March 17, 2020

UNLV communication professor Emma Bloomfield on breaking through scientific misinformation

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Research | March 6, 2020

Do you turn your back when someone offers you a hand, a kiss or a hug? Public health professor Brian Labus

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Arts and Culture | March 6, 2020

UNLV Honors College student Nathalie Martinez reflects on the stories and impact of Latinex artists.

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Community Engagement In The News

New York Post
March 18, 2020

For the first time in nearly six decades, Las Vegas casinos will go dark — shutting down for at least 30 days in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Nevada Current
March 18, 2020

Questions for Nevada Rep. Susie Lee and local officials during a tele-town hall Tuesday reflected the palpable anxiety in Southern Nevada — and that was before Nevada announced the closures of non-essential businesses for 30 days.

Las Vegas Sun
March 18, 2020

As residents begin to grapple with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Southern Nevadans are coming to terms with not only the dangers of this novel coronavirus, but how it’s impacting their daily lives.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 17, 2020

We've heard the messages for a few days: practice social distancing and stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Here's why people need to take them seriously.

March 9, 2020

A team of communication and journalism researchers recently published a study about sources of information and vaccination intention in the Atlantic Journal of Communication. The team included Carolyn A. Lin, a professor of communication, and Xiaowen Xu, a doctoral candidate in communication, both of UConn; and Linda Dam, a journalism professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Lin discussed the evolving role of communication and how it can influence our health care decisions with UConn Today.

March 9, 2020

UNLV faculty and student leaders are using some kids’ favorite things to get them energized about science and the possibility of a career in STEM during the university’s annual Rebel Science Camp.

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 — ...