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Cultural and Language Barriers Impact Beach Cleanup Effort at Lake Mead

Aug 27, 12:15 pm

PLI summer beach hosts Efren Gomez and Suheir Nasereddin gained some useful insights into the challenges of volunteer beach cleanup events at Lake Mead National Recreation Area over the summer. Starting in May, Efren and Suheir worked as bilingual event coordinators facilitating beach cleanup events and informational outreach sessions. One of their key assignments for the summer was to quantify and qualify the effects of speaking Spanish with respect to visitors' participation.

Nevada Business Magazine Highlights Continuing Education's Professional Development Efforts

Aug 1, 10:57 am

Continuing Education Director Meni Sarris discusses taking our professional development courses and programs beyond Las Vegas in this article in Nevada Business Magazine.
http://www.nevadabusiness.com/2013/08/creating-new-opportunities-executive-education-in-nevada/?utm_source=Eblast&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_campaign=August%202013%20Eblast

International Protected Area Exchange (IPAX) symposium

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.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 9:30am

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