In The News: Office of Community Engagement

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 28, 2017

There’s no such thing as luck, but compulsive gamblers should at least feel fortunate that the state’s largest employer is introducing a problem gambling program that locals will begin seeing soon.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 27, 2017

With five months remaining until the new UNLV School of Medicine officially welcomes its first class, the university has offered admission to 40 prospective students – half of them women. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that women make up nearly half of Nevada’s population. But it’s an anomaly in a state that ranks near the bottom nationally in terms of physician gender diversity.

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 27, 2017

For years Las Vegas has been receiving a report from NV Energy about street lights that appear to be broken. The utility takes a snapshot showing power consumption from each light every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Las Vegas Business Press
February 26, 2017

The 18,000-acre Apex Industrial Park could be a catalyst for bringing more “innovative” companies and manufacturing operations to Southern Nevada, adding to a tenant list that includes Faraday Future and Hyperloop One.

Portland Tribune
February 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.

Medical Xpress
February 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.

Las Vegas Sun
February 23, 2017

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

ECN
February 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.

NPR
February 15, 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.

Amazon Developer
February 9, 2017

With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along with roughly 20 other students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds at UNLV, are participating in the 2017 Solar Decathlon, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that will culminate in October of this year.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 9, 2017

Wanted: health care professionals, no medical degree required. That’s the pitch for a new UNLV School of Medicine program that aims to fill “a vital gap” in the health care system by producing community health workers who can help patients overcome social and physical barriers preventing them from receiving quality medical care.

Philly
February 9, 2017

Last week, Mary McCreesh got the kind of news that makes your heart sink: Her 82-year-old father was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. So McCreesh, of Wayne, spent Friday afternoon at, of all places, the Philadelphia Home Show. She figured she can’t change her father’s diagnosis, but she can make it easier for him to stay at home, in the house McCreesh grew up in.