• Marla Stafford seated in a row of chairs.

    From the South to the Strip, her path in academia has been guided by her passion for research and her mission to change the lives of students.

A group of four people standing with mascot Hey Reb! holding a "Rebel Family" sign.
Campus News | July 19, 2019
Do you remember your first moments as a Rebel? Take a look back at some of the memories made at orientation this summer.
Carlos Flores stands in front of a bank of television screens
Arts and Culture | July 18, 2019
How the gatekeepers in pop culture find exclusivity in their fandom.
spoon pours candy sprinkles atop pile of white sugar
Business and Community | July 17, 2019
How does the body react when you nix sugar from your diet? UNLV nutritionist Samantha Coogan shares a winning solution for withdrawal symptoms, and what to expect when they’re over.
Exterior of UNLV School of Dental Medicine Building
People | July 17, 2019
García is an accomplished researcher, teacher, and administrator whose leadership and advocacy have been recognized nationally; she begins at UNLV Sept. 1.

UNLV Experts In The News

Vice
July 22, 2019
Pornhub launched a "porn for women" category last year, but the adult content monolith certainly isn’t the first or only corporate entity to identify a demand for "female-friendly" porn. Platforms like Bellesa, ForHerTube, and Sssh.com are now more accessible than ever, and that’s mostly a good thing. Women deserve affirming adult content that centers women’s agency and portrays them as active, consenting players enjoying realistic sexual experiences.
July 22, 2019
It was at the beginning of a shift at Harrods that Georgia Brown told her manager where to go. Brown, then aged 22, was working for a temp agency that supplied shop assistants to the department store. She cannot remember the name of the manager. But she does remember why she lost her cool: she had had enough of being forced to wear heels on the job.
Respekt
July 22, 2019
“Heel shoes are a symbol of female oppression,” said Professor Mary Beard last week to Manola Blahnika, a renowned luxury shoe manufacturer, whose brand was especially famous for Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. While not everyone may identify with the professor's assertion, the fact remains that if heels do not have to go to work, why it should be women's responsibility, Sirin Kale says in an article mapping this growing displeasure and titled Why should I have to work on stilts ?: the women fighting sexist dress codes . "Women are often the victims of working dresscodes, even if they don't have to wear a uniform," she writes.
A man and woman embrace at the Latinx/UNLV meeting.
Business and Community | July 17, 2019
Students conducting interviews say the project allows them to reconnect to their heritage.
Research | July 17, 2019
Latinx oral history project gives grad student a way to up-end the misperceptions of the Las Vegas community he grew up in.
Patricia Butler with her chin resting on her hand.
People | July 16, 2019
One of the professors in her department describes administrative assistant Patricia Butler as "the sunshine."
Nakia Jackson-Hale holding hands with her three kids and jumping in the air outside.
People | July 15, 2019
The executive director of alumni relations & special events handles a variety of tasks for the Boyd School of Law.
graphic depiction of seismograph during earthquake
Business and Community | July 12, 2019
Nevada is the nation’s third-most seismically active state and neighbors quake-prone California, which experienced two temblors in early July felt in Las Vegas. UNLV geoscientist Wanda Taylor explains why, and what we can do to prepare.

Recent Accomplishments

July 22, 2019
Ying Zhang (Music) recently won second prize at the highly competitive Heartland Concerto Competition in Kansas City, Missouri. She will solo the "Praeludium and Allegro" by Fritz Kreisler with the Heartland Chamber Orchestra on Aug. 3. Zhang is a doctoral student of music professors Wei-Wei Le and Ambroise Aubrun.
July 22, 2019
Jefferson Kinney (Integrated Health Sciences) and James Hyman (Psychology) received a $601,576 grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health for the research project "Aging and Hyperglycemia Alter Molecular Mechanisms and Hippocampal Oscillations Consistent with Alzheimer's Disease."
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job...
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