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Office of Community Engagement News

Current Community Engagement News

Four students work at a station cutting wood.
People | June 16, 2022

Students tackle food and housing insecurity through service to the community.

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Campus News | May 5, 2022

Edwin Oh uses genetics to improve health while Katherine Hertlein explores healthy relationships and the connection between sexuality and technology.

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People | April 21, 2022

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

man at laboratory bench
People | April 8, 2022

Professor Edwin Oh finds valuable COVID information lurking in our sewers.

Luara Kruskall stands between isles of foot pantry
People | April 5, 2022

Faculty/staff outreach award recipient Laura Kruskall developed a multifaceted approach to address food insecurity while providing opportunities for students.

Deirdre Clemente Associate Professor
People | April 5, 2022

Service-learning award recipient Deirdre Clemente teaches students to use historical knowledge gained through archival research to create new ways to educate the public.

 

Community Engagement In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 4, 2021

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

Voice of America
October 4, 2021

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.

Newswise
October 4, 2021

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
October 4, 2021

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.

Las Vegas Sun
October 4, 2021

Zooming to the future.

Neuroscience News
October 4, 2021

tudy shows chronic hyperglycemia impairs working memory performance and alters fundamental aspects of working memory brain networks. The findings strengthen the link between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

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…