In The News: Office of Community Engagement

August 6, 2019

Plants in Nevada have been blooming earlier and earlier every year. That means allergies flare up earlier, too. What do changing weather patterns mean for people with allergies?

August 1, 2019

Kesem is Hebrew for "magic" and at Camp Kesem, magic is truly made. It's a national organization that gives kids whose parents have cancer a chance to go to summer camp.

MD Magazine
July 30, 2019

The Cleveland Clinic’s fourth annual Alzheimer disease (AD) drug development pipeline presents a new round of clinical trials to give clinicians a comprehensive look at current research in the US. The investigators, led by Jeffrey Cummings, MD, ScD, director emeritus of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, identified all pharmacologic Alzheimer trials currently in development from They found 132 agents currently in 156 clinical trials— 28 of which are in 42 phase 3 trials; 74 in 83 phase 2 trials; and 30 in 31 phase 1 trials.

NBC News
July 29, 2019

A grasshopper swarm in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada has been so thick at times that the National Weather Service warned motorists it could impact visibility on area roads.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 29, 2019

Children whose parents have lower levels of education have a significantly higher risk of dying young, according to a new study by researchers at UNLV.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 25, 2019

It's being called a "man-made" health epidemic. The opioid crisis is being blamed for more than two-thirds of all overdose deaths in the United States.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 25, 2019

Some Las Vegas high school students got a grim visual Wednesday of the dangers of driving under the influence.

July 1, 2019

Low teacher pay has attracted much attention over the last year in the wave of teacher unrest, even gathering attention among Democratic presidential candidates. A recent report from The Economic Policy Institute shows teachers were paid lower than other college graduates in all states, and the teacher pay penalty in the U.S. is also large by international standards.

Washington Post
July 1, 2019

Highlights for Children, the venerable children’s magazine, tends to focus its moral lessons toward young readers. So it might have taken readers by surprise on Tuesday when its chief executive Kent Johnson issued a statement aimed at grown-ups, including the Goofus in the White House, condemning the Trump administration’s family separations and asking readers to advocate for detained immigrant children.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 1, 2019

The anonymous survey marks the 13th time since 1992 that the Review-Journal has invited Clark County lawyers to evaluate judges. This year’s survey looks at 89 judges, including Nevada Supreme Court justices. Newly appointed judges were excluded.

Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2019

On the list of top 10 complaints parents have to listen to, “I don’t want to go to school today” probably ranks right up there with “He’s bugging me” and “I just want to text my friends!”

Daily Mail
June 18, 2019

The star around which astronomers got their first-ever sighting of a fledgling planet has been shown to have another world and possibly even a giant moon-forming disc.