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Mary-Ann Winkelmes: Transparency in Teaching and Learning
Mary-Ann Winkelmes has posed some of the most important questions in higher education today. As the director of the Transparency in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Project, she urges faculty to think about how they teach by asking their students to think about how they learn. We interviewed Mary-Ann in August 2015 to discuss teaching and learning, and how greater intentionality can deepen student learning and boost student success. (Interview posted: September 2, 2015)
The director of the Oral History Research Center at UNLV is writing a book that will include a chapter titled: "Frank Sinatra Did Not Integrate Las Vegas: The Black Community's Attainment of Equal Public Accommodations."
UNLV’s Sanchez ready for his collegiate coaching debut
For eight months, Tony Sanchez has been a professional pitchman.
The city of Las Vegas, the university, the coaching staff — Sanchez has spent the majority of his transition from high school to college selling himself and everything his new program has to offer to anyone willing to listen. That includes his own players, to whom Sanchez has tried to act as a “gatekeeper of the culture” that he and the staff are trying to implement.
Selling Sin City: UNLV Football Relying on Fans Loving Vegas
Last week I suggested that UNLV's new football culture in the upcoming season could be based on one, important word: hope. However, I guess I didn't truly realize what this season was all about for UNLV's football program. Instead, if you enjoy hip hop, UFC, or even law enforcement, you'll love UNLV football in 2015. Wait, what?
UNLV to work with car company on 3D-printing technology
Local Motors, an Arizona-based company known for creating the first 3D-printed car, is partnering with UNLV to develop technology for autonomous vehicles. As part of the research announced Tuesday, the university’s Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab will rig a Local Motors vehicle with sensors that they hope will enable a robot to operate the 3D-printed vehicle.