In The News: Office of Community Engagement

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2017

This isn’t your average microscope.
Carrying a price tag of nearly $1 million, a high-speed, laser-scanning microscope — the first of its kind in the state — will be coming to UNLV next spring.

Las Vegas Sun
August 18, 2017

Emmy Awards are often the shining point of a career for those in broadcast media. A group of UNLV journalism students netted the prestigious award for work they conducted before graduating college.

Fox 6 Now
July 21, 2017

Every year, the Valley roadways see preventable fatalities involving young people. The UNLV campus had displayed a crash caused by impaired driving. The visualization is meant to bring awareness to the consequences of teens driving impaired.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 14, 2017

Twelve high school students stood inside a classroom at UNLV, each facing a laptop and timer on a chair. Matt Gomez, the debate lab leader, instructed the students to set the timer for five minutes and pull up the lengthy evidence files on their screens.

Northern Nevada Business Weekly
June 23, 2017

A diverse group of accomplished and renowned experts in various industries were recently announced as keynote speakers for the third-annual Nevada Economic Development Conference (NVEDC), taking place on Sept. 11-13 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Presented by the UNLV Center for Business & Economic Research, the University of Nevada at Reno College of Business and Western Nevada Development District, the conference aims to "build a stronger Nevada in a global economy" by bringing together attendees from economic developers to elected and appointed officials, business owners, utilities, banks, educators, manufacturers, mining industry professionals, transportation representatives, agribusiness and all of those interested in connecting with Nevada's economic development network.

World Casino Directory
June 22, 2017

Online gambling is limited in its availability within the United States, with only Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey having legalized and regulated the industry within their state borders. New Jersey provides both online casino and poker gaming, with a recent study showing that jobs and revenues have increased for the state thanks to online gaming.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 20, 2017

In Nevada's elementary schools, an average of only 15 percent of classroom time is dedicated to science instruction, according to an article by UNLV College of Education instructors David Vallett, Ph.D., and P.G. Schrader, Ph.D.

USA Today
June 20, 2017

If there were a handbook for new athletics directors in college sports, talking about how they want to become part of the campus community would be cover sheet material. But for UNLV’s Desiree Reed-Francois, it isn’t just a cliché. She’s literally been doing it every day since starting the job on June 1, living in Tonopah North dormitory on campus rather than a hotel or apartment before she moves into a permanent residence with her husband and teenage son in mid-July.

CNN
June 16, 2017

Commissions, with their long lists of client requirements, don't always let architects experiment. Competitions, on the other hand, allow them to throw away the client briefs and create something game-changing. Now in its 11th year, Radical Innovation is a competition giving architecture firms -- and students -- the opportunity to put their own original twist on hospitality design.

Business Insider
June 15, 2017

When you go out of town, you usually need to buy a few nights at a hotel in addition to a plane, train, or bus ticket.

Brandan Siebrecht, a graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, wants to combine these components into one experience. He designed what he calls the "Hyperloop Hotel," a system that would feature a transit system and 13 hotels in different cities throughout the United States.

Las Vegas Review Journal
May 26, 2017

If momentum in baseball is the next day’s starting pitcher, in golf it’s the next course. Even so, a team would rather be playing well than not heading into the NCAA Championship, and few teams are hitting it straighter or more accurate than UNLV.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 26, 2017

Jon Tucker has always been fascinated by game shows, but he never thought he'd become a contestant. He heard that "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" was taping in Las Vegas, and on a whim he decided to audition. After taking a test and conducting interviews, they called him in the middle of a work meeting to tell him he got the spot.