Mrs. Salena Aragon’s class of 22 second grade junior Runnin’ Rebels at H.T. Jaramillo Community School in Belen, NM knows as much about UNLV as many incoming freshmen. They’ve learned the fight song, follow Rebel athletics, and can pinpoint Las Vegas on a map. Past students have even made a point of visiting the campus during a vacation.
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.
Continuing Education Director Meni Sarris discusses taking our professional development courses and programs beyond Las Vegas in this article in Nevada Business Magazine.
Volunteers from OLLI at UNLV represented their program as well as the National Network at AARP’s Life@50+ conference, which was held May 30-June 1 in Las Vegas. The conference drew more than 8,000 participants from New York and Virginia, down to Texas and New Orleans, and throughout California.
The UNLV Public Lands Institute hosted an International Protected Area Exchange (IPAX) symposium June 18, 2013, with approximately 35 people attending the event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Click the link below to read the full article.
Over the course of 20 years, UNLV’s Paralegal Certificate program evolved from a startup six-weekend course into a nationally-recognized curriculum and online support system utilized by prominent universities around the country.
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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.