Published: Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal

Lisa Ly, Yonosuke DeJesus and Guadalope Moreno Ceballos, Dylone C. Braganza, James M. Hyman, Katie Gilbertson, Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai, and Nathalie Martinez all published mansuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing five colleges: Lee Business School, Integrated Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. 

Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research at UNLV. Created by the office of undergraduate research and hosted through the UNLV University Libraries Digital@Scholarship, the journal is committed to advancing responsible and ethical conduct of research, academic integrity, civil discourse, open and critical inquiry, and fair and unbiased representation of undergraduate student research across the academic spectrum. 

This issue celebrates the following articles: 

  • Lisa Ly, "Racial Profiling: Understanding the Practice of Stop-and-Frisk in New York City"
  • Yonosuke DeJesus and Guadalupe Moreno Ceballos, "A Timeline of Discovery and Current Research on Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Emergence of Potentially Permanent Treatment Solutions"
  • Dylone C. Braganza, Emmanuel Flores, Lauren Crew, Ryan Wirt, Andrew A. Ortiz, Adam M. McNeela, Jefferson W. Kinney, and James M. Hyman,  "Diabetes Mellitus Affects Working Memory"
  • Katie Gilbertson, "The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Southern Nevada"
  • Raisa Kabir, Manoj Sharma, Sayeda Tazim Zaidi, Chia-Liang Dai, "Qualitative Review of Educational Interventions for Improving Physical Activity Behaviors in Older Asian Americans in the United States"
  • Nathalie Martinez, "The 'East Side' of Las Vegas: A Latinx Historical Framework"

In addition, this issue of Spectra featured the cover artwork of Kaleb Wesolek, a senior studying graphic design and media in Fine Arts. Wesolek received the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal 2021 Spring Issue Cover Artwork Award, a competitive award intended to foster student participation in the undergraduate research publication process and to better incorporate artistic and creative works into research at UNLV. Sponsored by the office of undergraduate research, the award carries a $500 monetary prize and a plaque.

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