In The News: Office of Community Engagement
Every generation comes with an identity, and often, stereotypes as well. But are these generational generalizations far? There isn’t really a simple answer, according to UNLV Associate Professor of Sociology Michael Borer.
Brian Hedlund and Ariel Friel collect microbes living for tens of thousands of years in the subsurface of the earth. By studying these microorganisms, they hope to gain clues about potential life on Mars and other planets.
Dessirae Mitchell was born into an unstable home: Her parents, who constantly fought, were in and out of jail for 10 years, and the family never lived in one place for more than three months at a time.
Kenyon Oblad walked onto the Liberty High School campus Friday morning and was immediately greeted by Principal Derek Bellow. “Welcome home,” Bellow said with a smile before giving the 2018 graduate a gigantic hug.
Look, we know sugar — especially the refined sugar in candy — isn't good for us. And sure, we try to avoid it whenever possible... but what about Halloween? Is it really that bad to let kids indulge like this once a year?
At 30,000-square-feet, it’s small stakes by Vegas standards, but the Esports Arena at the Luxor shows an industry on the rise. Visitors, many of whom are locals, pay to play at more than 100 PCs and consoles set in rows and clusters throughout the two-level space.
Research identifying the role of a specific protein in the brain in triggering epileptic seizures could spark creation of a new family of medications to help patients with the disease, according to Dr. Gabriel Martz, director of the Epilepsy Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), recently executed its first master research service agreement with local medical imaging organization Desert Radiology. The agreement, which is renewable for up to four years, will provide cost-effective imaging analysis services to subjects participating in UNLV research and help generate new business for Desert Radiology.
Long before Vegas became a hockey town or there was even a possibility that the Raiders would move here, UNLV athletics dominated the local team sports scene. While the Runnin’ Rebels basketball team hasn’t had the same success it had in the early 1990s, it still has a large base of support in the community.
On its 61st birthday Monday, UNLV is being recognized again for its diverse campus.
Ten years ago this week, the spectacular death of Lehman Brothers began the financial chaos that preceded the Great Recession.
For the second year in a row, UNLV was named the most diverse undergraduate campus by U.S News and World Report, tied for first place with Rutgers University, Newark.
UNLV is a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Education, with the report noting that 29 percent of the student body at UNLV is Hispanic.
But UNLV also fared well in the category of Least Debt for the Class of ‘17, ranking at #30.