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Aug 18, 2016

Science forward! With the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease estimated to triple to around 13.8 million by 2050, it is time to find a cure. We at The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are working relentlessly to bring this inspirational goal to reality, as well as search for cures and treatments for other brain diseases including Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and more.


Aug 18, 2016

Sharath Chandra, Joe ‘JD’ Decker, David Heath and Steven Aichroth were appointed to division leadership positions with the State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry.


Aug 18, 2016

Some UNLV officials are already anticipating the night of Oct. 19 when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take the stage on campus for a presidential debate.


Aug 18, 2016

A New York Times contributor shared her experience working as a cocktail server in Las Vegas, where she saw how unions helped workers -- especially women and immigrants -- receive better pay, benefits, and job security.


Aug 18, 2016

Recently, Jessica Kennedy was sitting in a quaint little cafe during a trip near the Pacific Coast when she spotted a woman about to do her online banking on a personal computer by using the restaurant’s public Wi-Fi.


Aug 17, 2016

The traditional casino wants somebody to sit down in front of a slot machine and be at that slot machine for hours, because the profit margin on slot machines is as much as 60 percent, writes Drew Harwell in the Washington Post. But a generation of Millennials raised on smartphone games and the Xbox thinks slot machines are boring and for old people, and casinos are using technology to try to change their minds.


Aug 17, 2016

Hotels planning to grow their business in the next year are looking at more than comfier beds or putting in a pool. Instead, they’re looking at improving hotel technology, both to provide better services to guests and to run their business more effectively.


Aug 17, 2016

Officials with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are suggesting professors move their classes off campus when the school hosts the final Presidential debate in October.


Aug 17, 2016

Even before this election year, the status of undocumented Latino immigrants, particularly from Mexico, emerged as a key and divisive issue in political discourse.


Aug 17, 2016

Bracing for “severe disruptions” and jammed parking lots, UNLV leaders are encouraging professors to consider moving classes off campus when the school hosts this year’s final presidential debate during midterm week.


Aug 17, 2016

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is set to offer an esports course this fall as part of its International Gaming Institute - a section of the University that specializes in Gambling and Hospitality education.


Aug 17, 2016

The International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will both harness, and help further, the growth of esports initiatives in the gaming industry with the formation of its new esports lab.


Aug 17, 2016

“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.

But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.


Aug 17, 2016

“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.

But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.