- WRIN celebrated its fifth year.
- Recipients of Taking NEW Leadership Home grants: Evelyn Garcia’s project of reducing teen pregnancy in Clark County with game of This is My Life, Lidia Hoffman’s pilot project questionnaire for political science students about being politically active, and Robbi Phillips and Ashley Hickey’s proposal to register student voters.
- Julianna Ormsby joined WRIN to coordinate NEW Leadership.
- Former U.S Representative Barbara Vucanovich, State Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing, and Regent Thalia Dondero spoke at NEW Leadership 2004.
- Florence McClure, co-founder of the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas and advocate for prison reform, received WRIN’s nomination as a Citizen of Distinction at the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow Luncheon in April.
- In November, Caryll Dziedziak, Jennifer Merideth, and Jennifer Parmeley spoke on KNPR for the community news program Ideas in the Air.
- In April, Jennifer M. and Julianna Ormsby taped a sequence for Observations with Bob Fisher, a public policy program viewed in Northern Nevada.
- Joanne Goodwin spoke with Gwen Castaldi on KNPR’s State of Nevada about the importance of conducting research on women.
- It’s Academic featured the NEW Leadership program as an example of work done at UNLV that benefited from President Harter's support.
WRIN collaborated with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) on their Status of Women in the States to produce the Status of Women in Nevada. The report is intended to make critical information on the well-being of Nevada’s citizens available for our legislators, educators, and the general public. It also provides information for policy change. It focuses on women’s status in five areas: political participation, employment and earnings, social and economic autonomy, reproductive rights, along with health and well being.
- Forum on Technology Enhancement for Women and Girls on Aug. 17, 2001. The one-day forum hosted by WRIN, brought together employers, educators, and the public sector to assess the progress and needs of Nevada’s workforce.
- The Nevada Women’s Fund contracted with UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research to engage in the study of women’s health, education, social welfare, and employment in the state.
In November, Boundaries Between: The Southern Paiutes, 1776-1995 written by UNLV Anthropology professor Martha Knack released by the University of Nebraska Press.