The Latino Research Center at the University of Nevada, Reno serves as a nexus between the Latino community and the university. Its mission is to foster research, student achievement, faculty collaboration, advocacy, and outreach in a manner that best meets the educational needs and goals of the State of Nevada and best honors the intellectual and cultural capital of the Latino presence in our state.
FORTY-ONE first person essays of undocumented youth known as DREAMers, tied together by the chapters of two immigrants’ rights advocates: Dr. Emma Sepúlveda Pulvirenti and Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez. Their voices coalesce in The Country I Call Home to form an inspiring series of narratives about the lives of undocumented and immigrant students in the U.S. from all around the world.
There is a growing problem of unlicensed healthcare in Nevada’s Latino community. Uncertified individuals in Nevada have been posing as qualified healthcare providers and have been illegally practicing medicine. In response to a rising public health concern, the UNR Latino Research Center, the Nevada Public Health Foundation, the Nevada State Health Division and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office are working together to build a statewide campaign that will raise awareness to educate the community and help stop people from falling prey to these fake physicians.