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Feb 24, 2017

On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., the Grace Hudson Museum will host a talk by historian Dr. William J. Bauer Jr., a member of the Wailacki and Concow tribes of the Round Valley Indian Reservation, based on his recently released book, “California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History.” A book signing and reception will follow. The event is free with museum admission.


Feb 24, 2017

Is Southern Nevada once again on the short end of the stick when it comes to state spending on capital projects? The answer depends on who you ask. More than 70 percent of Nevada's population lives in the south, and while Clark County generates about 80 percent of the state's revenue, it gets far less than that when the budget is sliced and diced.


Feb 23, 2017

Cars are less likely to stop when people of color step into intersections, a study says. That may partly explain why there are higher levels of pedestrian deaths among racial minority communities.


Feb 23, 2017

A 700-acre medical district, stretching from University Medical Center on Charleston Boulevard to the Lou Ruvo Clinic for Brain Health in Symphony Park, is beginning to take shape.


Feb 23, 2017

The women's prison population has tripled in the past two decades because of sentencing reforms and a criminal justice system that is biased against women, according to a criminal justice reform researcher.


Feb 23, 2017

Cancer mortality rates vary considerably within the growing Hispanic population in the United States, with significant differences among the major Hispanic ethnic groups.


Feb 23, 2017

When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some.


Feb 23, 2017

Sometimes it pays to be creative. Team Wingin’ It — which comprises UNLV graduate students Maria Ramos Gonzalez and Ernesto Zamora, computer science/engineering alumni Saju Varghese and Ruben Medina, and their friend Derek Jewell — beat 28 other teams to win the $10,000 grand prize at a life-hack competition held during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.


Feb 23, 2017

To create a safe city, a quick hack can keep the lights on.
That is exactly what a team of UNLV students and grads accomplished during a smart city competition at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month.


Feb 23, 2017

Sometimes it pays to be creative.

Team Wingin’ It — which comprises UNLV graduate students Maria Ramos Gonzalez and Ernesto Zamora, computer science/engineering alumni Saju Varghese and Ruben Medina, and their friend Derek Jewell — beat 28 other teams to win the $10,000 grand prize at a life-hack competition held during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.


Feb 23, 2017

They came for the swag and the fun.

But they left with a $10,000 grand prize and the chance to make Las Vegas a smarter city.


Feb 23, 2017

When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some.


Feb 23, 2017

Since its conception in the 1990s, Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues—an episodic play that uses the vagina as a symbol of female empowerment—has played a pivotal role in the feminist movement. It has also long figured into UNLV’s programming for V-Day, a national movement and benefit event aimed at stopping violence against women. So why is this UNLV’s last V-Day featuring the Monologues?


Feb 22, 2017

MGM Resorts International by the end of the year will introduce a new program to reinforce responsible gambling among its players in a bid to normalize the conversation about compulsive play.