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Current Community Engagement News

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Business and Community | July 17, 2019

How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a winning solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.

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Arts and Culture | July 1, 2019

The season features four unique concerts showcasing works created by UNLV dance faculty and students.

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People | June 26, 2019

The UNLV Medical School and its students have been among the beneficiaries.

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People | June 25, 2019

Allen Gibbs earns Top Tier Award for his long history of research and efforts to engage others in science.

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People | June 12, 2019

Former UNLV President Don Snyder has played pivotal roles in many key Southern Nevada institutions, including the UNLV School of Medicine

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Business and Community | May 31, 2019

Teams crossed the state carrying the dog tags of service members who have died in war on terrorism.

Community Engagement In The News

Brookings
July 1, 2019

Low teacher pay has attracted much attention over the last year in the wave of teacher unrest, even gathering attention among Democratic presidential candidates. A recent report from The Economic Policy Institute shows teachers were paid lower than other college graduates in all states, and the teacher pay penalty in the U.S. is also large by international standards.

Washington Post
July 1, 2019

Highlights for Children, the venerable children’s magazine, tends to focus its moral lessons toward young readers. So it might have taken readers by surprise on Tuesday when its chief executive Kent Johnson issued a statement aimed at grown-ups, including the Goofus in the White House, condemning the Trump administration’s family separations and asking readers to advocate for detained immigrant children.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 1, 2019

The anonymous survey marks the 13th time since 1992 that the Review-Journal has invited Clark County lawyers to evaluate judges. This year’s survey looks at 89 judges, including Nevada Supreme Court justices. Newly appointed judges were excluded.

Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2019

On the list of top 10 complaints parents have to listen to, “I don’t want to go to school today” probably ranks right up there with “He’s bugging me” and “I just want to text my friends!”

Daily Mail
June 18, 2019

The star around which astronomers got their first-ever sighting of a fledgling planet has been shown to have another world and possibly even a giant moon-forming disc.

DoubleScoop
June 18, 2019

Alisha Kerlin’s own experience with art inspired her to make it freely available to Las Vegas schoolchildren

Recent Community Engagement Accomplishments

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 — ...