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Apr 21, 2017

Not long after UNLV held a program called Game Change about “how Brookings Mountain West and the Lincy Institute are Reframing Policy in Southern Nevada,” I learned that the Tony Roma’s on East Sahara Avenue had closed.


Apr 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 is only eight months away, but the competing teams have been hard at work for more than a year. Competition organizers recently reviewed team design development drawings, which reflect about 90% completion of the design details.


Apr 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation in December announced $300 million for grants to be associated with Tier-1 University Transportation Centers. Virginia Tech is a key member of the Rail Research University Transportation Center, along with the University of Delaware and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Apr 21, 2017

Elissa Lafranconi might be done with undergraduate work at UNLV, but she’s still putting down roots on campus.


Apr 21, 2017

An expanded and more robust partnership might be on the horizon for UNLV and the Cleveland Clinic.


Apr 21, 2017

Students attending the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Las Vegas drafted legislative language for the Nevada Senate to allow for pari-mutuel wagering on poker tournaments, eSports or any other event not classified as a horse race, dog race or sporting event.


Apr 21, 2017

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, laughs during a ceremony at UNLV Thursday, April 20, 2017. With Reid are Daniel Hamilton, left, dean of the law school, and Reid’s wife, Landra. Reid was officially named as the first distinguished fellow in law and policy at UNLV’s Boyd Law School.


Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Mark Dubrouva, a Las Vegas ophthalmologist, is a Nevada System of Higher Education regent and member of the UNLV School of Medicine’s Community Advisory Board, so he has a unique perspective on medical education in Nevada.


Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Mark Dubrouva, a Las Vegas ophthalmologist, is a Nevada System of Higher Education regent and member of the UNLV School of Medicine’s Community Advisory Board, so he has a unique perspective on medical education in Nevada.


Apr 21, 2017

Harry Reid spent his adult life impacting Nevadans through national politics. The 34-year U.S. legislator and former Senate majority leader will now spend part of his post-retirement time teaching the next generation of Nevada leaders.


Apr 21, 2017

He walks in the door, arguably, the most famous "professor" at the William S. Boyd School of Law. Ten days ago, UNLV announced that Reid, Nevada's former Democratic US Senator, will become the law school's first Distinguished Fellow in Law and Policy.


Apr 20, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency’s time on UNLV’s campus is scheduled to end in September 2020 after its five-year lease expires. But if the agency relocates sooner on suggestion of the federal government, it would be an “unfortunate loss” to UNLV, according to Gerry Bomotti, senior vice president for finance and business.


Apr 20, 2017

The Westboro Baptist Church is protesting around the Las Vegas Valley today and their first stop was Rancho High School. The group is peacefully protesting, but the police are on hand just in case things escalate.


Apr 20, 2017

As Las Vegans eagerly purchase season tickets at the Smith Center, they are thrilled to have the unique opportunity to see Broadway plays and concerts just a stone’s throw from the casinos of Fremont Street. It might come as a surprise to learn that Downtown was actually home to live theater more than eight decades before the Smith Center opened its doors.