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Recap of social media moments from Aug. 11-18.
Back-to-school events to highlight UNLV campus traditions, student involvement, 60th anniversary festivities, and the president’s vision for academics and beyond.
Students in UNLV's crisis and emergency management program focus on preparedness for potential disasters
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Get ready for the sun to go dark during the day, but don't grab your shades. UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen on being humbled by the universe.
This development professional is dedicated to helping UNLV’s graduate students get a life-changing education.
McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.
Recap of social media moments from Aug. 4-11.
Ninth annual check of state’s entering kindergartners showed more have health insurance, yet barriers to health care access still exist.
Step into the world of YES, where high school students meet team UNLV through project-based mentoring and a case-study analysis of the top industry right their backyards.
Taking the easy route isn’t in this former Marine’s nature.
Annual event will focus on five key reforms in guardianship law, as well as address estate planning.
Drawing on community partnerships developed with Yup’ik Eskimo villagers, a new book combines research with indigenous perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of colonialism in Alaska.
This alum wants to help UNLV continue to develop first-class websites worthy of a Top Tier university.
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It’s a journey that most people eventually take. Fifteen years ago, Anne Carte decided to leave the familiar comforts of home and family to move out on her own. For Carte, who was 20 years old at the time, moving to the Biggest Little City from San Jose, Calif., represented an exciting and crucial juncture in her life. “I moved to Reno to grow up and be an adult,” Carte said. The year 2002 had its fair share of memorable moments. That same year, “Star Wars: Episode II” debuted in theaters, Tiger Woods won the 66th Masters Tournament and “American Idol” premiered on television.
Senator Dean Heller’s position on health care reform—he’s against it after having been for it while he was against it—has become a contortionist act worthy of the Circus Circus big top or Absinthe tent. But the Republicans’ recent display of legislative incompetence also brings to mind Harry Reid and Ralph Roske.
A group of local medical students is holding a water drive for people in the homeless corridor this weekend. They'll be collecting bottled water then donating it to the Salvation Army, which will distribute it to indigent men and women in Downtown Las Vegas.
Jose Yañez was only 7 years old when he and his parents came to Las Vegas from Mexico. He spent the next couple years learning English, and later became the valedictorian for his high school graduating class at Advanced Technologies Academy before being accepted to Princeton to study mechanical and aerospace engineering.
The violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend when a “Unite the Right” rally clashed with counter protesters has resonated around the country. One person, Heather Heyer, was killed when a car rammed into the crowd of counter protesters. Nineteen other people were hurt. An Ohio man who was driving the car was charged.
If you’re anything like us, you probably have solar eclipse fever: You've had August 21 marked on your calendar for days with dozens of sun and moon emojis; you’ve got your special viewing glasses, and you’re planning on taking your lunch break precisely at the eclipse’s peak moment (for all of you New Yorkers out there, that’s 2:44 p.m.). If you’re really committed to 2017’s total solar eclipse, you might even have travel plans to the path of totality to see the phenomenon in its truest form.
Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is bringing renewed attention on an old problem plaguing the country -- white supremacist groups and extremism. Experts say white supremacy started to reemerge from the shadows a decade ago and the Internet has helped in the growth and re-branding of an old idea.
A UNLV student has created a variation on blackjack that's now being played on the Strip. Matt Stream invented Easy Jack, a simplified version of the popular table game.
Blackjack is the most popular table game in American casinos, due at least in part to its basic structure of trying to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21, and because of its low house edge. But a student at UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation (CGI) is trying to disrupt how the card game is played by offering a new version called Easy Jack.
It was a chance to shake up the Henderson City Council. Three finalists emerged from a field of nine candidates for the Ward 2 seat, which became available after Debra March was elected mayor.
The recent tragedy and clashes in Virginia have many wondering about laws that may have been violated versus constitutional rights. Among them, Freedom of Speech and how it pertains specifically to UNR student Peter Cvjetanovic, who was among the White Nationalist ralliers carrying torches on August 12.
Matthew Stream said he has worked in the gaming industry for a while, but he didn't hit it big until this year, when a major casino company picked up a game he developed. Stream said the idea started when he would play one of the most popular card games: blackjack.
Jolie Brislin believes events like the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, can happen anywhere, even Las Vegas. “We need to continue to stay vigilant — to say that this has no place in this community,” said Brislin, regional director for the Anti-Defamation League in Las Vegas.
With the arrival of a new chancellor of higher education in Nevada, now’s a good time to dig through some higher education stats. We won’t revisit issues of Tier 1 status and the proper credential goals for workforce development, which have already been the topic of robust debate.
Over the past four years, mental health appointments at UNLV have skyrocketed. The 64 percent increase from 2012 has put a strain on wellness center staff, leading to long wait times for intake appointments, sometimes as long as four weeks.