To foster the social and economic development of Nevadans through the collection, preservation, and analysis of information on women in the state; to disseminate Institute research findings, to build leadership skills, and add to the quality of life for Nevadans.
Champion Nevada women and their communities through research and education.
1. Stimulation of New Research
The Institute encourages new research by supporting faculty and students in a number of ways, including:
- Developing mentoring and collaboration opportunities for Nevada students and faculty. In 2001-2002, WRIN sponsored our first visiting scholar, Professor Jian Zhang from China’s Women’s College.
- Awarding internships for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students that provide critical experience for their transition from academics to career.
- Facilitating original research for use by schools, businesses, government agencies, and other public interest groups in support of policies that benefit women and their families.
2. Communication of Research and Theory
The Institute supports the communication of important advances in research on women through a variety of means, such as:
- Disseminate the research findings of NCRW research centers and faculty through our email lists, website, and facebook.
- Sponsoring Research Roundtables and Author’s Receptions at which the work of faculty is presented to university and community participants.
- Contributing to public education on women’s issues through community forums, guest speakers, and WRIN’s website.
- Publishing materials about gender issues and women in Nevada. Please visit the Research pages on this website to find a catalog of short biographies on Nevada women as well as brief clips drawn from the oral histories that have been conducted through WRIN.
3. Coordination of Existing Research
The Institute works to bring together researchers who share an interest in women’s issues. This not only includes UNLV faculty but researchers from around the state, including faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno, and the College of Southern Nevada.
As a member of the National Council for Research on Women, we network with more than 100 other women’s institutes from across the country. This affiliation provides Nevada students and faculty access to an abundance of information on current research trends nationwide, thus stimulating new ideas for study and offering increased opportunities for collaboration.