This month UNLV Boyd law students began helping the community with tax preparation, the university repeated its ranking as one of U.S. & World Report's most popular schools, and the solar decathlon team turned in its final construction documents to the Department of Energy to begin building a home for international competition.
Below are some recent top stories from February featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
For the second consecutive year, UNLV was ranked in the top 25 most popular schools for undergrads, according to U.S. News & World Report. Schools make the prestigious rankings by having the highest percentage of accepted students who choose to enroll.
Law School gives back
From free legal clinics, assistance with tax preparation, or sensitive, courtroom training for children who must testify in court, the law school works diligently to provide community outreach and assistance.
More 70 percent of UNLV students receive financial aid - grants, loans, and scholarships - to pay for college. UNLV staff work tirelessly to connect students with the resources they need and are aware of available funding assistance opportunities.
The UNLV team of more than 60 students and 10 faculty members are hard at work preparing for construction to begin on the net-zero home Desert Sol, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy contest among 20 teams from around the globe.
Tule Springs Treasure
Researchers recently unearthed fossil remains from an extinct wolf species in a wash northwest of Las Vegas - the first evidence that the ice age dire wolf once lived in Nevada. The discovery site is near the proposed Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, and comes exactly 50 years after scientists conducted a 'big dig' at Tule Springs, revealing the site to be rich with Ice Age fossils.
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