This month UNLV appointed a new law school dean and researchers made top news with ground-breaking studies on human placentas and on the relationship owners have with their pets. UNLV students also reached global finals in a coveted finance competition.
Below are some recent top stories from March featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
Plethora of Placenta
UNLV researchers author the first-ever scholarly report on experiences of mothers who eat their placentas after childbirth. The slightly shocking results made news around the country.
A team of UNLV students are one of four final teams in an international competition on business finance, beating out about 775 colleges and universities worldwide. They will attend the global competition in London on April 12.
Mary Guinan, dean of Community Health Sciences, was a member of the first CDC Task Force to investigate and identify the AIDS epidemic. In an opinion column for CNN, she says prevention can mean a nearby future in which no babies will be born with HIV.
Michelle Carro, director of UNLV's mental health training clinic the Practice, discusses how mental illness issues are complicating the Nevada legal system in a special Channel 8 I-team report.
Lauding the Law School
This month was one of great news and stellar achievement for Boyd School of Law. The school was ranked No. 68 in the nation and appointed a new dean.
- Las Vegas Sun story on rankings
- Las Vegas Sun story on dean appointment
- Review Journal story on dean appointment
- National Law Journal on dean appointment
For the Love of Dog
Dog owners are going to extremes loving their pets. A study led by UNLV anthropologist Peter Gray discusses how human interactions with pets are evolving from friendship to a parent-offspring relationship.