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Women's Council News

The UNLV Women's Council ensures the voices of women at UNLV are heard and advocates for a quality work life for women at all levels of the university.

Current Women's Council News

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People | March 8, 2023

In addition to her own research projects, the biostatistician provides statistical and research training to faculty, residents, and students in the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

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People | April 25, 2022

One of the biggest rewards of public health, according to Gabriela Buccini, is the ability to make the world better for so many – in her case, mothers and babies. 

inside view of a lactation pod
Campus News | January 27, 2022

The increasing number of lactation pods on campus helps students with young children 

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People | July 28, 2021

Key component of UNLV’s Early Childhood Education Center, Claire Tredwell, gives advice to women starting their careers.

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People | June 24, 2021

UNLV's Kim Schjang joins top female IT professionals to construct the world’s fastest volunteer-built network for the SC21 supercomputing conference.

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People | May 26, 2021

Shellie Brattain-Mazzella suggests women join campus committees to learn more about UNLV.

Recent Women's Council Accomplishments

May 4, 2023
Shanna Kinzel, associate director of the UNLV Student Union and Conference and Event Services, a Division of Student Affairs, was awarded the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Values Award during the annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts. The ACUI Values Award is presented to college union professionals who uphold the ACUI…
May 2, 2023
Dr. Neamat Hassan and Dr. Tanya Al-Talib (both Dental), and alumnae Dr. Audrey Morris and Dr. Patricia Grabowski (both Class of 2021) co-authored “Retrospective Analysis of the Correlation between TMD, Headache and Bruxism,” which published in the April issue of Open Journal of Stomatology. The study aimed to evaluate the association between…
April 26, 2023
Kara Christensen (Psychology) and colleagues at the University of Kansas (Kelsie Forbush: PI), VA Boston, VA Eastern Kansas, and Purdue University were recently awarded a $4.23 million Department of Defense Expansion Grant for their project, "Assessment of Eating Disorder and Comorbidity Risk and Resilience in a Nationally Representative Sample of…
April 17, 2023
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) has been elected for a two-year term as president of the Western States Folklore Society. Starting in January 2023, she has also taken over as co-editor (with Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, University of Tartu) for the international journal Narrative Culture.
April 14, 2023
Aidy Weeks (Libraries) is the co-author of an article, "Shannon D. Jones, MLS, MED, AHIP, FMLA, Medical Library Association President, 2022-2023," published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Weeks is an assistant professor within UNLV Libraries and director of the School of Medicine Library serving the Kirk Kerkorian School of…
April 12, 2023
Heather Richardson, coordinator of UNLV's Fostering Scholars program, recently received the 2023 Community Engagement Faculty/Staff Outreach Award.