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Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

Deepak Chopra
Business and Community | September 30, 2022

Chopra is a New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation; tickets are free.

student engaging with avatar on laptop
Campus News | September 27, 2022

The AI's ability to "learn" is resulting in more meaningful conversations with users as well as additional offerings of mental health resources.

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

woman posing with colorful lighting
People | August 4, 2022

This admin assistant has been running around campus since she was a kid. Now she's the 2022 President's Classified Employee of the Year.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

President In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
September 14, 2022

The commissioner for the Mountain West Conference has announced his resignation, effective at the end of the year.

Las Vegas Sun
September 14, 2022

Mountain West Conference Commissioner Craig Thompson announced today that he is stepping down effective Dec. 31, after nearly 24 years at the helm of the conference.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 14, 2022

Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson announced Wednesday he is resigning from his position after 24 years. His final day will be Dec. 31.

Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities
September 7, 2022

When I joined UNLV as its president in August 2020, our campus – which would normally be brimming with the excitement of a new academic year – was a fairly quiet place. Nearly all of our 31,000 students were taking classes remotely, and my introduction to UNLV and our students and faculty was largely limited to Zoom screens and recorded messages.

Las Vegas Sun
August 28, 2022

Monday marks the start of the fall semester at UNLV. Few things bring me more joy than the vibrancy of our campus during the start of a new term, as there’s a mix of excitement and anticipation about the opportunities that stand in front of us.

Las Vegas Sun
August 21, 2022

UNLV President Keith Whitfield is preparing for what he hopes will be the first “normal” school year since the outset of the pandemic in early 2020.

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Recent President Accomplishments

July 22, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's Ombuds office.  The post announces the release of the office's most recent quarterly summary, covering April to June of 2022.  For more information about the Ombuds office, please visit its website. 
July 13, 2022
UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield was named to the board of directors for the Coalition of Urban-Serving Universities (USU). President Whitfield began a three-year term on the board July 1.  USU is a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement and tackling key urban challenges in our nation’s cities. With a…
July 9, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on "From the Ombuds," the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Learn About Ombuds Interactive Workshops," the post explores the purpose and content of the workshops. More information about the ombuds office is available online.
July 1, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds Office) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Confidentiality and the Ombuds Office," this post explains the nature of confidentiality in the practice of an organizational ombuds.
June 28, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published an entry on From the Ombuds, the ombuds office's official blog. The post includes his reflection on his first year as UNLV's ombuds.
May 23, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a chapter, “To Skill, Perchance to Win: How Chance and Skill Have Coexisted in Gambling History.”  In Mark R. Johnson, ed. The Casino, Card, and Betting Game Reader: Communities, Culture, and Play. Oxford: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022.  The chapter traces how both chance and skill elements have…