In The News: Office of Community Engagement

November 7, 2019

Las Vegas has been in a constant state of reinvention, while its latest, as a citywide, family friendly amusement park, seems like its most inclusive. Las Vegas can hook you up, young, old and in-between. No longer is this desert town geared merely for adults only, with an inspired, evolved-to-iconic status ad campaign, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," but home too, to one of the nation's most exclusive shopping centers, Fashion Show, as well as its discount sister-stop, the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. There are lots of outdoorsy activities (for fall through early spring), and the opportunity to indulge in five-star hotels and restaurants. Vegas is also a world-class concert venue and convention destination.

Las Vegas News
November 6, 2019

Chalk silhouettes drawn along the valley’s roads caught the attention of many locals and tourists. The silhouettes are part of the “Dusk to Dawn” campaign aimed at raising awareness about pedestrian safety in the city and according to authorities, the 91 outlines represent pedestrians who have been hit by vehicles and died between January 2018 and June 2019.

New York Times
November 5, 2019

In May 2008, when Christina Randall was released from prison after serving nearly three years for battery, robbery and escape, she had nothing but $30 and the brand-new, ill-fitting clothes on her back. She took up in a women’s shelter in South Florida, eight hours away from her friends and family, with a plan to start fresh.

November 4, 2019

China has approved its first homegrown Alzheimer’s treatment — a novel drug based on algae, and the first breakthrough since 2003 in a field that has frustrated scientists and drug companies for decades.

November 4, 2019

Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to get girls excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

NBC News
October 8, 2019

On an evening in August, Kenneth Dorsey received a long-awaited notice in the mail from the Clark County Election Department: his voter registration card.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
October 7, 2019

The Nevada System of Higher Education convened nearly 500 educators at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Friday for its 8th annual Southern Nevada Diversity Summit under the theme, “Nurturing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.”

Vegas Inc
October 7, 2019

A 2019 UNLV graduate, Natnael Gebremariam knows the stresses of figuring out how to pay for college.

Practical Pain Management
October 7, 2019

Fall, with its brilliantly colored leaves underfoot, sunny skies above, and crisp, invigorating air, is the perfect season for hiking. If you’ve been taking advantage of this fun outdoor activity for years and now find that arthritis is holding you back, here’s some good news. Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, you can still enjoy a hike and reap the health benefits at the same time, experts say.

Rolling Out
October 3, 2019

Each year during the month of October we turn our focus to bringing awareness to breast cancer in women, but now with the news of Mathew Knowles‘ diagnosis, we are alarmed by the cases of breast cancer in Black men.

Weight Watchers Canada
September 11, 2019

The beginning of fall is a perfect time to reflect on how our year has gone so far, and how we want the last few months of it to look. Our mindset is an integral part of how we experience life, and if we’re feeling stuck in a rut or dissatisfied in any way, sometimes giving our mindset a refresh can help.

Manchestes DoDia
September 6, 2019

The President of the Tourism Commission, Representative Newton Cardoso Jr. (MDB-MG), accompanied by Representative Magda Mofato (PL-GO) and Deputy José Airton Félix Cirilo (PT-EC) are in Las Vegas, United States, on Mission Official. The delegation is in Las Vegas at the invitation of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) and the International Center For Gaming Regulation (ICGR).