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“It felt like magic.” Joshua Vermillion was describing the first time he used artificial intelligence, or AI, to make an image. Vermillion is an architect and designer who teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He creates artwork of otherworldly spaces. Before he started using AI to do this, Vermillion would make maybe 10 pieces in a year. Last year, though, he made around 150 works. “I can just simply tell the computer what I want in plain English,” he says. “What a time to be alive!”

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The first big heatwave of the year is bringing more patients to a Las Vegas hospital this week for heat-related illnesses. UMC reporting an increase in patients as temperatures rise to triple digits because of the heat dome. Health experts warn of potential side effects from the weather including nausea, fatigue, dizziness, feeling lightheaded, and vomiting. When the body starts to react, it will prioritize certain organs to try and keep the body alive.

Moab Sun News

Here on the Colorado Plateau, old-growth juniper and pinyon pine trees can live for 1,000 years. Can these ancient trees remember things that happened to them years ago? Science Moab explored this enchanting question with Drew Peltier, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Drew is a tree ecophysiologist interested in how climate influences tree growth in our changing world. He does this by studying what he calls “memory” in trees.

Nevada Business

The Nevada Small Business Development Center at UNLV (Nevada SBDC) in conjunction with the Nevada State Contractors Board, UNLV Office of Economic Development, and the Small Business Administration, will offer free, in-person “Construction 1.0” and “Construction 2.0” workshops for future and current contractors.

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UNLV student-athletes have posted their second-highest cumulative grade point average in school history, according to the athletic department. Rebels achieved a cumulative 3.31 GPA following the spring semester, a record 14th straight semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Cyber Express

Google has announced a new initiative to establish 15 cybersecurity clinics across the US. The move attempts to address escalating cybersecurity threats as well as additional risks and opportunities presented by bleeding-edge technology such as AI.

Fox 17

Google has awarded over two dozen colleges and universities $1 million each to expand their access to cybersecurity education. The technology company created a fund last year in partnership with The Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics to provide money to higher education institutions for the establishment of educational clinics.


From tossing baseballs to firing up the barbecue grill, many Americans associate the month of June with Father’s Day and celebrating the start of summer with their dads. June is also Men’s Health Month, and Brandon Eddy — a professor and researcher with UNLV’s Couple and Family Therapy Program — says all that quality time doesn’t just strengthen relationships, it’s also great for mental wellness.


What’s up with the “pick me” teen slang expression? According to Urban Dictionary, a pick-me girl “is a girl who seeks male validation by indirectly or directly insinuating that she is ‘not like the other girls.’”

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