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Newsmakers 2013: January

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs at UNLV.
Campus News  |  Feb 6, 2013  |  By Megan Downs

Pushkin Kachroo, engineering professor and Transportation Research Center director, was named one of Vegas Seven’s most intriguing people. (Aaron Mayes / UNLV Photo Services)

The start of a new semester brought with it a sense of renewed vigor in efforts to serve students. This month UNLV announced a new transfer center to ease the transition to UNLV for community college students, hosted a summit to boost education in STEM fields, and found its graduate nursing program ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report.

Below are some recent top stories from January featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

Help for Aspiring Rebels

UNLV and the College of Southern Nevada open a new partnership office that strives to assist community college students with their transition to the university. More than 1,000 students transferred from CSN to UNLV last semester.

Improving STEM Connection

UNLV is enhancing its efforts to engage students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Carl Reiber, vice provost for academic affairs, shares how the university is encouraging more students to enroll and remain in these fields.

Las Vegas' Desert Sol

UNLV is one of 20 university teams chosen for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, a highly competitive contest that attracts colleges from around the world. Students share their initial designs for the home, which will begin construction this semester.

Intriguing Professors

Pushkin Kachroo, engineering professor and director of the Transportation Research Center, was named one of Vegas Seven's most intriguing people for 2013. He also recently was interviewed by KNPR about his thoughts on a future with driverless cars.

Demystifying the Immigration Discussion

As immigration reform shot to the forefront of national political discussion this month, UNLV professors were asked to weigh in on the future of immigration and the importance of President Obama's visit to Las Vegas to unveil his immigration policy

National Recognition for Nursing

The School of Nursing was ranked No. 19 in the nation for online graduate programs, according to ranking released by U.S. News & World Report. The ranking considered admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student engagement and accreditation and student services technology

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