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A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.
A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.
Honors College student Martha Amaya one of just 30 nationwide to receive Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship.
About 2,200 students from 33 states and 45 countries to participate in 4 p.m. ceremony.
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Everyone knew the question of “electability” was going to come up at last night’s Democratic presidential debate.
Pope Francis is not your average pope. He’s weighed in on prison reform and women’s rights, and he wrote a whole encyclical on climate change in 2015. On Friday, at the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law, Francis waded into the climate change debate again with an unusual idea: perhaps environmental destruction should be classified as an official sin.
“It was a real feast or famine for me this year,” sums up writer Kelly Thompson when thinking back on 2019, a 12-month period in which her workload went from several projects across multiple lines of characters to the solo adventures of a single Avenger and back again.
More and more people are questioning the value that social media brings into their lives, with many users choosing to disconnect and trading in blue screens for blue skies, or at least, a life less dependent on checking notifications every three seconds.
Signing off from social media due to depression, stress, and anxiety is common, says University of Nevada, Las Vegas communication studies professor and social media researcher Natalie Pennington.
Does social media play a big role in politics? Most people would say yes. But what are the dynamics of that role? How does social media impact our understanding of politics, and in what ways should politics take platforms like Facebook and Twitter into account?