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Current Women's Research Institute of Nevada News

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People | September 22, 2022

For Emily Powers, some of her most important experiences at UNLV happened outside of the classroom — through the Honors College.

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People | September 9, 2022

In her long tenure as president, Carol C. Harter broke down barriers while building up UNLV's status as a research institution.

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People | July 26, 2022

The history-making program manager helps shape college women leaders and advocates for human rights.

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

A woman in judge's robes walks through the stacks of a law library
People | October 19, 2021

Silver State Award winner Miriam Shearing doesn't consider herself a trailblazer, but she has been a pioneer in state law and an important philanthropist for UNLV.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
April 1, 2022

March is women's history month and Las Vegas has a long history of female trailblazers. From human rights to politics, entertainment to gaming. Women in this state didn't always get the headlines but they did get the job done. 

Public News Service
March 9, 2022

A hearing is set for today in the Republican-backed lawsuit against Nevada's new state legislative maps drawn based on the 2020 census results.

Carson NOW
January 7, 2022

Awardees have organizational missions that are humanities focused and/or demonstrate a commitment to public humanities or educational programming accessible to all Nevadans.

Las Vegas Review Journal
June 12, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Nevadans to shelter in place for an extended period of time, Raquel O’Neill knew she had to get creative to continue to serve the blind and visually impaired clientele of Blindconnect.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 19, 2021

There is no evidence a man arrested in Las Vegas and charged for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot voted in the November 2020 presidential election, an I-Team investigation revealed.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 5, 2021

This year’s CES will look different than its predecessors, and not just because it’s going virtual — it’s also more diverse.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada Experts

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Recent Women's Research Institute of Nevada Accomplishments

January 20, 2022
The Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) has been awarded a Nevada Humanities American Rescue Plan Recovery Program Grant. Funded in part with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this $10,000 award will be used to support humanities-based programming for the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS), a charter school for…
July 22, 2020
Caryll Batt Dziedziak (WRIN and History) has been awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), having made outstanding levels of contributions to SOHA for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the institutional home for SOHA at UNLV in 2014, which provides SOHA with an institutional…
July 14, 2020
Laura Brennan, Sapira Cheuk (both Art) and Jean Munson (Art and WRIN) have published personal essays and images of their artwork as a part of Nevada Humanities' online program Heart to Heart. Their work considers the place of the artist amidst quarantine and pandemic.
August 14, 2019
Jean Munson (WRIN) returned home this month from attending the Girls Leadership Power Collaborative on scholarship as a program manager of the National Education for Women's Leadership. She was able to participate and learn about the latest research on the world of learning for women and girls, explore what it means to be a culturally responsive…
May 29, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Political Science and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada) and Kate Eugenis ,'17 PhD Political Science, have published their article "Do Voters Prefer Women Judges? Deconstructing the Competitive Advantage in State Supreme Court Elections" in State Politics & Policy Quarterly. In this article, the authors find that women…
April 2, 2019
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the luncheon address at the 2019 Grassroots Lobby Days event hosted by the Nevada Women's Lobby in Carson City. Her talk centered on the ways in which the #MeToo movement has changed the way our institutions conceptualize and address sexual harassment in the…