UNLV School of Medicine held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its medical education building — its first permanent facility.
Julie joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in July 2019 as a reporter for The View, covering the southwest/Henderson area. She grew up in southern California, and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. She worked as an education and health reporter at the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho for eight years. Before that, she was an education and county government reporter for two years at the Elko Daily Free Press in Elko, Nev.
Classes with 35 or more students will be taught online, but smaller classes will be taught in a HyFlex format in which students attend class in person on alternate days.
A research team, led by University of Rochester physicist Ranga Dias in collaboration with Ashkan Salamat from UNLV, established room-temperature superconductivity.
It’s the sixth year for the awards recognizing Clark County School District teachers. Community members can submit a nomination through Jan. 15.
The UNLV School of Public Health announced in late September it received a $3.4 million state grant to expand its contact tracing program, a partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District.
Clark County, Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and a handful of nonprofit organizations plan to continue their programs as schools consider moving to a hybrid model.
UNLV, which has more than 31,000 students, has reported 208 cases among students and employees since the pandemic began.
As the second quarter of the school year begins, some charter schools are bringing back up to 25 percent of their students for in-person classes.
The vast majority of Clark County’s public charter schools offered fully remote instruction when the school year began. But now, some are bringing up to 25 percent of students back to campus.
Some colleges and universities are seeing fewer international students this fall due to factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and delays in getting a visa — a nationwide trend.
The university made the announcement Friday amid quickly-growing COVID-19 case numbers among students. The school will also cancel spring break.
New UNR President Brian Sandoval made the announcement Tuesday on the university’s website. He also announced UNR is closing its fitness center for the rest of the semester.
The Nevada State Public Charter School Authority’s board met Friday. Schools in counties with elevated virus transmission are operating under distance education for most students.
More than 200 students will be employed through the program — a partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District, the school said in a news release.