The UNLV College of Sciences is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018-19. To commemorate the anniversary, Nora Caberoy from the School of Life Sciences will present a public lecture. Her talk is titled, "Eyes Wide Open: The Race to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease." Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It affects nearly 44 million people worldwide and has no cure. Dr. Caberoy will discuss how her work on the eye led to the creation of new types of molecular bridges and the implications they have for the development of a novel therapy for Alzheimer’s.
In 1958, UNLV’s College of Science and Mathematics was formed. The following year, Robert Smith began serving as the founding dean with nearly 500 undergraduate and 41 graduate students enrolled. In Fall 2018, the college had approximately 2,500 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students.