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Apr 25
People

With limited options in Nevada for top-notch scientists, two UNLV grads welcome the high-tech jobs that the marijuana industry brought.


Apr 26
Arts & Culture

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I took first place in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, one of the most prestigious international collegiate jazz competitions.


Apr 25
Arts & Culture

A pair of neuroscience professors break down Julie Oppermann's works, which very deliberately manipulate the brain.


Apr 25
People

John Guedry, the Business Alumnus of the Year, says his degree opened doors for changing the community


Apr 25
People

Sara Leoni, the College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year, finds that a great team can last a lifetime.


Apr 25
People

Tomas C. Walker, the 2017 Nursing Alumnus of the Year, working to develop an artificial pancreas to help patients with diabetes.


Apr 25
People

Herb J. Santos Jr., the Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year, finds opportunity in adversity.


Apr 25
People

Holly Lyman, the Community Health Sciences Alumna of the Year, builds a Dragon boating tradition to fight cancer.


Apr 25
People

Jason Smylie, the Honors College Alumnus of the Year, invests in Capriotti's and ends up owning the company.


Apr 25
People

Maria Barton, the Allied Health Sciences Alumna of the Year, finds the payoff in helping others.


Apr 25
People

Fine Arts Alumnus of the Year Tim Bavington on representing the Las Vegas art scene.


Apr 25
People

Former golf team member Daron Dorsey named the Boyd School of Law Alumnus of the Year.