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UNLV Public Lands Institute Coordinating IPAX Symposium at AAAS-PD 2013

May 21, 3:24 pm
Cactus with Red Rock in Background

The 94th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (June 16-19, 2013). In addition to a broad array of technical programs, paper and poster presentations, and field trips, 21 symposia have been organized. One of which is the International Protected Area Exchange (IPAX) symposium (June 18), organized by the UNLV Public Lands Institute.

College Students Use Summer to Get Ahead or Gain Practical Skills

May 15, 11:31 am
Students use summer get ahead on credits or build job skills

Final exams are just around the corner, so naturally the minds of many college students are turning to…school?

Summer for college students used to mean racking up hours at a seasonal job or, for some, an internship related to their major. While these are both still coveted options, the sluggish economy and expanded academic opportunities mean that many youth will hit the books this summer either to stay on track for college graduation or to build job-related skills.

Gain Foreign Language Skills to Prepare for Summer Travel

May 6, 12:08 pm

Basic language skills can make the difference between a good vacation or business trip and a great one. Knowing the local language allows travelers to venture off the tourist path and immerse themselves more fully in the local culture. Summer sessions of UNLV Continuing Education’s beginning conversation courses in Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish begin in May or early June. Within weeks you will be ready to ask and answer essential questions encountered during personal or business travel.

A Nonprofit Board's Role & Responsibility to its Agency & the Community

A healthy, effective board is central to achieving your non-profit’s mission. Attendees will be educated on the legal and fiduciary responsibilities of board membership, create a framework for non-profit leadership, and understand the importance of an engaged and focused board. This session is a great orientation for any board and its members, but will particularly benefit new board members, new organizations, or organizations without paid staff.

Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Scholarships Available to Help Re-Entry Students Finish Their Degrees

Mar 27, 7:21 pm

LAS VEGAS – Non-traditional students are becoming new traditional students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. These are students who had their education journey disrupted by family commitments, military service, finances, or other reasons. Not surprisingly, money is often a barrier for adult learners wishing to complete their degree. UNLV’s Community2Campus office within the Division of Educational Outreach administers several scholarships earmarked especially for students returning to college after an extended interruption.

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