Higher Education

UNLV Center for Gaming Research awards Eadington fellowships

The University Libraries Center for Gaming Research recently selected five graduate students and faculty members from throughout the U.S. to be the 2015-16 Eadington fellows. Eadington fellows actively research gaming and gambling and spend two to five weeks conducting research at UNLV. They then present their findings and their own scholarship through a colloquium series on campus from Nov. ...Full Article

New federal regulations to help students in debt

The Department of Education announced a new regulatory package on Oct. 27 that adds a new income-based repayment plan that limits borrowers’ payments to 10 percent of their income. ...Full Article

ThinkAbility Fair brings attention to student disability

Last Tuesday, the UNLV ThinkAbility Fair provided students and faculty with information about services provided by the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Founded in 2006 by Clark Hochstettler, a previous ...Full Article

Dr. Barbara Atkinson named dean of medical school

Former University of Kansas Professor of Medicine Dr. Barbara Atkinson was named founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine on Tuesday. Previously named the planning dean of the ...Full Article

Credit Card Convenience Fee Proposed

Students may soon have another fee to consider on top of tuition and registration costs. If a June 2015 proposal from Controller Chris Viton passes, all tuition payments made ...Full Article

UNLV’s international students receive warm welcome

By Blaze Lovell It’s 1:00 a.m., and Yi Jing Yang, 15, has finally finished his schoolwork. Still, he must be up early enough to catch the crowded Taiwanese transit ...Full Article

New students move in with help from President Jessup

By Bianca Cseke UNLV President Len Jessup stands amid a whirl of nervous excitement, ready to give a warm welcome to the class of 2019. Jessup personally welcomed new ...Full Article

Skewed grade averages raise concerns about grade inflation

By Ashelynne Morales Experts say professors at UNLV may be increasing students’ grades to meet the university’s expectations for pass rates in classes. An average of 35.05 percent of ...Full Article

How UNLV compares to other institutions

According to U.S. News, here’s how UNLV stacks up against established Tier-1 schools:   UNLV -The university has a total of 23,099 undergraduate students. -Students pay $6,690 for in-state ...Full Article

Men are from STEM, women are from humanities: Breaking down gender barriers in academia

Encouraging young women to see themselves as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals could increase enrollment numbers at colleges. Betzabe Sanchez, engineering major, recalls walking into her first ...Full Article
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