Accomplishments: Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

October 24, 2022
Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) co-presented with Joseph Givens from the Louisiana State University McNair Scholars Program, "Affecting Institutional Change: Approaches and Obstacles," at the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by Princeton University on October 21, 2022.…
September 9, 2022
Cice Morgan (Enrichment and Outreach, TRIO) has recently been elected to serve on the Administrative Faculty Committee. 
December 2, 2021
William W. Sullivan (CAEO) and Esther Langston (Social Work and CAEO) will be inducted in Historical Westside Legacy Park on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Langston and Sullivan are educational and community pioneers. The park will include plaques with historic information on those people honored there. The park is located at 1600 Mount Mariah Drive in Las…
November 5, 2021
Kyle Ethelbah (Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach) served on a national webinar, "Best Practices for Student Success,” on Nov. 1 alongside Margaret Mbindyo of Millersville University and Bernard Rowan of Chicago State University to share effective ways to approach serving at risk students on the college campus. The webinar was hosted by…
November 1, 2021
Chartae Witherspoon (CAEO) and 10 students from the Upward Bound Math & Science Center participated in the Good Trouble Book Club, sponsored and initiated by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) in honor of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The club met twice over the course of six weeks to discuss the chapters of Lewis' Across That Bridge…
September 7, 2021
UNLV's Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) was awarded two Educational Opportunity Search grants. Combined these grants are funded for $2.7m and will serve over 2,000 low-income and/or first-generation adults (in zip codes with low four-year degree attainment) per year over the five-year grant period.  Educational Opportunity Center…
August 20, 2021
UNLV's Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach was awarded five Educational Talent Search grants through the Department of Education. Combined these grants are funded for $7.6 million and will serve more than 3,000 low-income and/or first-generation middle and high school students at 18 Clark County target schools over the five-year grant…
August 16, 2021
Kristine Jan C. Espinoza and Blanca Rincón (both Educational Psychology and Higher Education), Lawrence Letourneau (Academic Enrichment and Outreach), Judd Harbin (Student Affairs), and Brent M. Drake (Decision Support) have received a $10,000 research grant award from APIA Scholars to fund a research project entitled, “Oceania in the Desert:…
June 4, 2021
Guadalupe Negrete (CAEO) and Tara McManus (Communication Studies) co-authored an article, "“Okay Twitter… Trend this, Sucka! #Supernatural': A Content Analysis of the Supernatural Fandom’s Use of Live-tweeting" that has been published in The Journal of Social Media in Society. The article examines the use of live-tweeting by the Supernatural…
April 12, 2021
Kari Goold, Peter Gray (both Anthropology) and Reynafe Aniga (Psychology) recently published an article "Sports under Quarantine: A Case Study of Major League Baseball in 2020" in the journal Social Sciences. Goold and Aniga are McNair Scholars.
March 17, 2020
Alex Hoffman, Eric Becerril-Blas, and Yoohwan Kim (all Computer Science), along with Kevin Moreno, '19 BS Computer Science, published the paper "Decentralized Security Bounty Management on Blockchain and IPFS" in the proceedings of the 2020 10th annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC). This publication was awarded Best…
April 2, 2019
Camisha Fagan (English and Sociology) and Vanessa Núñez (Sociology) presented at the Pacific Sociological Association's annual conference in Oakland, California. Their presentation was titled "SLICES of Research: Service Learning as a Means to Engage Youth in Research." This project was conducted through the SLICES (Service Learning Initiative for…