In The News: Office of Community Engagement

Drug News
February 25, 2019

A UNLV sociologist has said that technology overload is harming our physical, mental, and social health.

New York Post
February 25, 2019

A new study found that the quality of produce at dollar-discount stores is just as good as grocery found at traditional supermarkets.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 25, 2019

UNLV’s College of Engineering hosted 120 students from 48 local schools for “Introduce a Kid to Engineering Day” Saturday, Feb. 23.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 21, 2019

Democrat Jacky Rosen stopped by the Las Vegas Readiness Center today, Feb. 20, one of the home bases for our National Guard, to take a look around and to talk about veterans getting jobs.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 21, 2019

Unlike a torn ACL or a broken arm, mental health isn’t so evident, and a stigma can remain that an athlete who seeks help is admitting weakness.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 20, 2019

It's that time of year where high school students explore options for college and Friday UNLV welcomed hundreds of African American students to find out if they'd like UNLV to become their future home.
It's called African American Scholars Day and all 200 high-achieving African American students are juniors from six local high schools.

The Nevada Independent
February 20, 2019

A program that started in Las Vegas a little more than three decades ago continues to pursue its goal: Ensure the valley’s highest achieving high schoolers attend college in Nevada, get a top-flight education and don’t take their talents elsewhere.
It’s called the UNLV Honors College, and new enrollment has tripled in the past six years.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 20, 2019

Skye Dunfied is a 23-year-old junior at UNLV who is majoring in criminal justice and carrying a 3.9 GPA. Skye isn't your average student, however. She’s been legally blind since she was born.
She has a seeing eye dog named Cindi. Without Cindi, Skye's college experience would be more difficult.

Fox News
February 20, 2019

Everyone has a different DNA blueprint, and that's why scientists at UNLV say we shouldn't all follow the same diet recommendations.
"Some people really follow these other diets faithfully and they say you know if it works for me it's got to work for everyone, but I don't think that's true,” Dr. Martin Schiller said.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 20, 2019

When Dr. James McMillan became the first black dentist in Las Vegas in 1953, he wasn’t allowed to stay at a Strip hotel. Seven years later, McMillan, one of the first presidents of Las Vegas’ chapter of the NAACP, would lead the successful effort to end such segregation in the city.

Las Vegas Sun
January 6, 2019

From examining the possibility of life on distant moons to helping improve the everyday lives of Las Vegas residents, wonderful things are happening on the UNLV campus.

Psych Central
January 6, 2019

Development of symptoms associated with schizophrenia can dramatically change a person’s life trajectory. This is because negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person’s ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently.