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Jun. 18, 2019

Triple-major Martha Amaya’s research explores the interactions between policing, public policy, and crowd science.

A woman leans against a chain-link fence as the sun sets in the background.
Jun. 11, 2019

A new book reveals how current social structures thwart the mobility of black and brown youth, even those who ‘play by the rules.’

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Jun. 7, 2019

UNLV sociology doctoral students study how two politically polarized activist groups use social media to organize and impact legislation.

A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
Jun. 5, 2019

Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.

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Jun. 4, 2019

New UNLV study lays bare cultural reasons around the globe for bikini waxing and man-scaping.

Pete Reyes poses next to a bookshelf.
May. 28, 2019

A two-time UNLV alum, Pete Reyes is studying for a third degree while working full time and making indie-electronic albums.


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