UNLV In The News

UNLV experts are regularly featured in the local and national media for their research, community engagement, and insight into issues affecting Nevada, the nation, and the world. Media coverage enhances public understanding of UNLV's value to the community and region and brings greater visibility and recognition to UNLV as a leader in higher education.

Below is a sampling of recent stories featuring UNLV faculty, staff, and students.

Optometry Today
Apr. 23, 2018

Research into the regeneration of eye tissue in embryonic frogs could support work to restore human tissue.

KNPR News
Apr. 23, 2018

Emailing, texting, tweeting - endless streams of information coming at us hour by hour, minute by minute through desktops, laptops, smartphones, smartwatches, Alexa and Google Home.

KNPR News
Apr. 23, 2018

When UNLV political science professor Rebecca Gill was a graduate student at Michigan State in 2003, she went through something that is today causing quite a stir in academia.

Science Daily
Apr. 23, 2018

A UNLV scientist and her team have found that frog embryos can fully regrow their eyes after injuries, a breakthrough that may lead one day to the ability to orchestrate tissue regeneration in humans.

Reptiles Magazine
Apr. 23, 2018

Xenopus laevis embryos of the African clawed frog, a species that had been used for decades to detect pregnancy in the United States, (only to be later released into U.S. waters after they were no longer needed in labs), has the capability to regenerate fully functioning eyes, according to researchers with the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 23, 2018

A timeline for a “Top Gun”-style teacher preparation program slated to start next year at UNLV has slowed down because of concerns from an anonymous donor.

Publishers Weekly
Apr. 23, 2018

The second annual Believer Festival—organized by the bimonthly arts magazine of the same name—kicked off on Friday, April 13, at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, with readings from poets Jericho Brown and Javon Johnson; prose writers Nick Hornby, Leslie Jamison, and Rachel Kushner; and others. On Saturday, in downtown Las Vegas, graphic novelist Thi Bui and novelist Zinzi Clemmons discussed their new works with Dave Eggers at a restaurant next door to the local bookstore, the Writer’s Block. (The crowd had outgrown the space.) Later that day, Mohsin Hamid and Tayari Jones read from their latest novels, and author Morgan Jerkins interviewed filmmaker Barry Jenkins before an enthusiastic crowd. That evening, a sold-out benefit event saw multitalented actor-comedians John Hodgman and Jean Grae cohost a storytelling variety show of sorts that put such writers as Ayelet Waldman and Meg Wolitzer on the same stage as comedian Aparna Nancherla and musician Aimee Mann.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 23, 2018

Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo realized the importance of dental care at a young age after a terrible toothache.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 23, 2018

Imagine solving prehistoric mysteries by sifting through the ashes of ancient volcanoes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 23, 2018

Nevada usually finds itself at the bottom of national education rankings.

Las Vegas Sun
Apr. 23, 2018

An American-made phenomenon is on the cusp of gripping the world, but this one is nothing to be proud of.

Las Vegas Sun
Apr. 20, 2018

As someone who has lived and worked in both Las Vegas and Reno, is a graduate of UNR and is now a student at the UNLV School of Medicine, Sierra Kreamer-Hope has experienced the state’s north-south political tensions from both regions.