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Office of Community Engagement News

Current Community Engagement News

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Business and Community | October 5, 2020

New program, part of the National League of Cities, will help students with food, shelter, transportation, and other issues.

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Business and Community | September 18, 2020

For nearly 20 years, UNLV Dental Medicine professor Christina Demopoulos has helped Southern Nevada children improve their dental health.

Research | August 25, 2020

UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.

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Business and Community | July 28, 2020

Grant trains UNLV students to teach science concepts to more than 4,000 local elementary students.

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Business and Community | July 8, 2020

Funds will help food pantry staff purchase food, equipment, and a new online ordering system, and expand nutrition education to the community. 

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People | May 28, 2020

Professor Elena Gandía García created a service-learning class to address the need for medical interpretation services for the Lied Pediatric Clinic and served as a mentor to colleagues.

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 — ...