In The News: Office of Community Engagement
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A high school marching band drummer is now rocking out with a 3-D printed hand.
Nedra Cooper was a 17-year-old “military brat” and a senior in high school when she settled in the Las Vegas Valley in 1971, after traveling with her father from base to base.
The area surrounding UNLV comprises an assortment of suburban-scale apartments and strip-mall retail plazas, and that’s pretty much the way it’s been for years. But this year, the University District will see the addition of two large-scale developments that will not only begin to transform the neighborhood, but will also change the feel of the campus itself.
Computerized automation has been replacing people in jobs across the U.S. for years. But could automation replace as many as 65 percent of jobs in the Las Vegas service industry over the next 20 years? And should workers be concerned about that possibility?
The annual neighborhood celebration is a partnership between Metro’s South Central Area Command substation, two branches of the youth club, UNLV, and other community entities.