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Celebrating 23 Years

Improving the Lives of Women through Research and Education

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About WRIN

WRIN operates as an administrative unit located in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In operation since 1999, WRIN continues to develop innovative research, education, and outreach programs in support of women.

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First pilot program west of Mississippi hosting National Education for Women’s Leadership
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Celebrating 23 years as an institute in Nevada
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Increased student confidence to create change from 50% to 79%

Improving the Lives of Women Through Research and Education


To produce and promote scholarly work that yields new insights into the lives of experiences of women.


To recognize the importance of bringing women leaders from different disciplines to instruct, interact, and mentor college women.


To teach and mentor women to solve problems in the real world.


MAKERS: Women in Nevada History

MAKERS: Women in Nevada History is a co-production of WRIN and VegasPBS.

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National Education for Women’s Leadership Nevada

NEW Leadership Nevada is a week-long summer program that has gone virtual to continue to educate anyone who aspires to be a woman leader.

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Barbara Agonia Empowerment Scholarship

The Women's Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) honors the life of Barbara Agonia. Barbara was the first chair of our Community Advisory Council back in 2000. She was a leader among women who led with conviction and compassion. We honor her legacy.The Women's Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) and CSUN have teamed up to provide (4) $2,000 scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year to recognize undergraduate students who work to create and/or support initiatives that empower women and/or girls. The application is simple and online. You can apply yourself or nominate a friend.

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With the generous support of The Eleanor Kagi Foundation and grant funding from Nevada Humanities, WRIN launched a pilot program with the Girls Empowerment Middle School located near UNLV. GALS with S.H.I.N.E (Student's Humanities Instruction and Needs Enrichment).

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Veterans' Voices

Veterans’ Voices: We’re Listening is an oral history collaborative at UNLV that is jointly administered by the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada and the Military and Veteran Services Center.

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Women's Research Institute of Nevada Newsletters have evolved over the course of the institute's growth. Previous newsletters were published seasonally, then annually. Current newsletters are published quarterly.

Alumni Form

Women's Research Institute of Nevada is interested and invested in staying connected with NEW Leadership Alum to strengthen support and friendships in our growing careers and professional endeavors. Please fill our form to fill our Alumni Directory.

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