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Jean Nidetch Women's Center News

The Jean Nidetch Women’s Center is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all genders through programming, services, and advocacy for the UNLV community.

Current Jean Nidetch Women's Center News

woman in commencement gown and cap
People | April 11, 2019

Here's why the one-time temp worker was snatched up full time within a month of stepping on campus.

Ashlyn Gray poses in front of Calico Basin in Red Rock
People | March 18, 2019

Though she once dreamed of being Nevada's governor, she found her true calling in higher ed.

woman in front of artwork
People | March 13, 2019

There's always a right way to approach change, says the Fine Arts business manager.

visitors look at Shakespeare’s First Folio
Campus News | January 3, 2017

A collection of news stories from 2016 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

Margie Toves
People | May 11, 2016

Margie Toves is among the first graduates from a program to produce social workers specializing in children’s mental health.

Vice President Joe Biden and singer Lady Gaga visit UNLV
Campus News | May 4, 2016

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

Jean Nidetch Women's Center In The News

October 24, 2018

The college years are all about education and new life experiences. And that lack of life experience can make some students vulnerable to dating violence.

The Nevada Independent
October 12, 2018

It can be a challenge in itself for a new mother to return to work or school. Finding a place where she can breastfeed or take a break to pump milk compounds the issue.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 12, 2016

When a sexual assault occurs, survivors face an array of barriers in dealing with the aftermath.

It is no different for students who have to deal with the same psychological issues and logistical nightmares. That is why care advocates for the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center at UNLV exist.

April 11, 2016

Daniele Dreitzer from The Rape Crisis Center Las Vegas, Criminal justice professor Alexis Kennedy and women's center director Christina Hernandez discuss sexual assault on college campuses.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2016

‘It’s on Us’

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday delivered an impassioned speech at UNLV denouncing sexual assault on college campuses, condemning a culture that subjects victims to being “raped by the system.”

Vegas Seven
March 3, 2016

Queer. Latina. Cowgirl.

These are just three ways you could describe Cristina Hernandez’s identity, which is as complex and interconnected as the students for whom she advocates at UNLV’s Jean Nidetch Women’s Center. In her own way, the Las Vegas native and Chaparral High School alum represents many of the seemingly juxtaposed identities that community leaders navigate in the social media age.

Recent Jean Nidetch Women's Center Accomplishments

August 13, 2019
The UNLV CARE Advocate Training program (Women's Center) recently received national advocate credentialing through the National Organization for Victim Assistance. The benefits of credentialing include enhanced recognition, credibility, and mobility in the victim assistance field, and professional identification within victim services. The CARE...