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Business and Community | March 20, 2023

Noted author, entrepreneur and television executive will share stories of success from her self-made career and inspire attendees to explore their entrepreneurial potential. 

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Campus News | March 17, 2023

A roundup of news stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made headlines locally, nationally, and globally.

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Campus News | March 17, 2023

Risk Management & Safety's refinement of campus safety initiatives carves a path for other departments to prioritize and upgrade their protocols.

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UNLV History | March 16, 2023

The UNLV campus has hosted a number of presidential visits over the years. Here are a few of the most notable moments.

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Campus News | February 15, 2023

Educational organizations meet up on campus to discuss best practices for making sure STEM initiatives in K-12 through graduate programs are accessible to all students.

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Campus News | February 2, 2023

President Keith E. Whitfield emphasizes the ‘joy of learning’ as UNLV plans for future growth, modernizes learning strategies, and strengthens community and business connections.

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March 9, 2023

On Thursday, the University Board of Regents voted unanimously to allow UNLV to sell a piece of their property to the Boring Company, the builders of the Las Vegas Loop.

Nevada Business
March 1, 2023

Good things are happening throughout Nevada’s education systems starting with K-12 all the way through postgraduate. From proposed funding under new state leadership to dual enrollment programs paving the way to college for high school students, education is getting the attention it deserves.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 28, 2023

While Supreme Court Justices heard arguments over President Joe Biden’s effort to cancel hundreds of billions of dollars in federal student debt, supporters of loan forgiveness rallied outside. The conversation surrounding student loan repayment has encouraged the Department of Finance at The University of Nevada Las Vegas to teach more financial literacy.

February 19, 2023

s we celebrate Black History Month, we're highlighting leaders shaping our community. UNLV President Dr. Keith E. Whitfield is the first African-American to lead one of the most diverse institutions in the U.S.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 2, 2023

UNLV President Keith Whitfield delivered his annual State of the University Address on Thursday.

Las Vegas Sun
February 2, 2023

State of the University: Expansion of student body is the vision

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Recent President Accomplishments

November 30, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Changing Our Culture, One Step at a Time," explores what it might look like to practice Mary Rowe's concept of "microaffirmations" for UNLV.  For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its…
October 24, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Why Not Visit the Ombuds?," explores a few reasons that potential visitors hesitate when considering a visit to the office, addressing each of them. For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its website.
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.