Working with the National Park Service’s Wilderness Stewardship Office, IPAX is a new initiative at UNLV to explore how the university can support global efforts to reduce pressures exerted on the natural environment and heritage resources. Accordingly, IPAX intersects a variety of departments and disciplines within the university. Collectively around the globe, protected areas secure irreplaceable natural, ecological, and cultural treasure.
The April/May 2013 issue of Outreach Insights is now available. The enewsletter features the latest news about the people, programs, and courses of the UNLV Division of Educational Outreach.
Heath Hiudt, UNLV Sommelier Academy instructor and sommelier at the Cosmopolitan’s upscale STK restaurant, will lead a two-day excursion to California wine country August 22-23.
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.
In the constantly-evolving fields of technology and information management, if you can’t pinpoint emerging trends and adjust your business plans accordingly, your professional relevance and effectiveness may be short-lived.
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.
The director of the Office of Online Education has been promoted to Associate Vice Provost for Online Education in the Division of Educational Outreach. Click here to read the announcement from UNLV President Neal Smatresk and Executive Vice President and Provost John Valery White.
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 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.