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Current Women's Research Institute of Nevada News

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UNLV History |

Five women share their stories on the former president's influence on UNLV and the empowerment of women at UNLV.

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People |

President Emerita Carol C. Harter broke down barriers while building up UNLV's status as a research institution.

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People |

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 |

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

U.N.L.V.'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 |

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

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People |

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.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada In The News

Nevada Current

The smaller the town, the harder it can be to find a safe haven


Sure, in the ’50s, he bought contracts to fix sporting events, earning multiple sports-bribery indictments. And sure, he was a suspect in multiple business and car bombings in Miami in the ’60s, which is allegedly why he fled to Las Vegas in 1968 in the first place. But Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal was also the very first operator of a Las Vegas Strip resort to hire female dealers for table games, which makes him a champion for women’s rights. And that makes up for at least some of the bad stuff in his legacy, right?


For Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month we're highlighting local community members making a difference.

Las Vegas Sun

J ean Munson has had to make a lot of hard decisions in her life, like moving to Las Vegas from Guam in her late teens for college and becoming the first Asian-American woman to open a comic-book publishing company in Nevada.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5

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

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.

Women's Research Institute of Nevada Experts

An expert in U.S. women's history, political activism, oral history, and feminism.
An expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias.

Recent Women's Research Institute of Nevada Accomplishments

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…
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…
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.
Jean Munson (WRIN) returned home this month from attending the Girls Leadership Power Collaborative on scholarship as a program manager of the National Education of 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…
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…
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…