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From magic and witchcraft to building robots using Legos, these wild courses can put swordfighters in training and future presidents ready to deal with environmental catastrophe.
Anthropology Ph.D. student Cristina Tica receives prestigious Fulbright Award to fund research in Hungary during the upcoming academic year.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
DiBenedetto came from New York to study with leading professors and live in a different part of the country. “And Las Vegas is that,” she said.
The commencement speaker is exploring the way ethnic violence explodes, in a bid to eventually help stop crises before they start.
The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies.
Esport championship, an Oprah Moment, and a (somewhat) daring neurologist — News from around campus
Archaeologist Alan Simmons retires after 25 years of bringing the depth of time and big perspective to UNLV.
Anthropology professor Debra Martin, a 2018 Distinguished Professor, finds the evidence of violence throughout human culture.
First of its kind study looked at UNLV’s 8-Bit team as it readies for Mountain West Showdown against Boise State University.
Three faculty garner 2018 Barrick Scholar Awards for their extensive research achievements.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Research finds that consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.
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Anthropology In The News
More than 1,000 years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans (also called Anasazi and Hisatsinom by the Hopi) who had thrived in the Moapa Valley area for centuries, gradually abandoned their homes and vanished into the sizzling, arid expanses southeast of Nevada.
First experts said eggs are bad for you, then they say it's OK to eat them. Is red wine good for your heart or will it give you breast cancer?
Odysseus, who voyaged across the wine-dark seas of the Mediterranean in Homer’s epic, may have had some astonishingly ancient forerunners. A decade ago, when excavators claimed to have found stone tools on the Greek island of Crete dating back at least 130,000 years, other archaeologists were stunned—and skeptical. But since then, at that site and others, researchers have quietly built up a convincing case for Stone Age seafarers—and for the even more remarkable possibility that they were Neandertals, the extinct cousins of modern humans.
Modern humans may not have been the first travelers to cross the seas.
We've been up here for three days, trekking the 10,000-foot ridges of the Schell Creek Range of east-central Nevada. I take a heavy breath and continue along another granite-and-limestone slope flecked with bristlecone pines — gnarled, 2,000-year-old survivors found only in the American West's highest, harshest landscapes. The searing in my legs and lungs eases as the severe incline levels out into a grassy meadow ringed by aspens, their leaves quaking in the cool breeze. Donnie Vincent holds up a hand to halt me, and grins.
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