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Current Community Engagement News

Business and Community | April 21, 2021
UNLV recognizes individuals for their exceptional work in community engagement activities.
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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Community-Based Research 2021 Award recipient Patrice Leverett’s research equips teachers with skills to address discipline in ways that mitigate bias.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Student Service 2021 Award recipient Ayla Gelsinger helps those recovering from PTSD through her work with Silver State Service Dogs.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Faculty/Staff Service 2021 Award recipient John Starkey “made all the difference” for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada as they sought to promote volunteerism and spread the word.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Service-Learning Award recipient Jennifer Nash partners with community agency to provide opportunities for students while addressing fall risks for older adults.

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Business and Community | March 26, 2021

After pandemic delays, about 50 students on Team Las Vegas gear up for UNLV's third showdown in the international Solar Decathlon sustainable homebuilding competition.

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.

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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 — ...