News: Division of Research and Economic Development

Fruit flies in a plexiglass container.
Research | March 15, 2018
UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.
Portraits of Claudia Keelan and Georgiann Davis
Research | March 14, 2018
Georgiann Davis and Claudia Keelan earned top honors from the Nevada System of Higher Education for their research and creative accomplishments.
UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith
Research | March 13, 2018
How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.
rough diamond crystal
Research | March 9, 2018
Scientific analysis of diamond impurities - known as inclusions - reveal naturally forming ice crystals and point to water-rich regions deep below the Earth's crust.
MW Esports Showdown logo
Campus News | March 7, 2018
Some of the best teams in collegiate gaming will meet as UNLV’s "8-Bit Esports" takes on Boise State in the inaugural Mountain West Esports Showdown.
Portrait of woman in esports jersey
People | March 7, 2018
8-bit Esports member Yzzi Ocampo on the challenges female gamers face and the community she found on UNLV's campus.
man in front of gaming screen
People | March 7, 2018
The computer science major on taking a nonconventional career path and coaching UNLV's Overwatch team to esports success.
Portrait of Milo Ocampo
People | March 7, 2018
The co-founder of UNLV’s first esports organization on building community among gamers and UNLV’s chances of winning its first Mountain West Showdown.
Portrait of Tyler Tsunezumi
People | March 6, 2018
The team captain for 8-bit Esports club on choosing UNLV and his plans to parlay his pastime into a career.
M.T. West eSports Showdown - Boise State and UNLV
Campus News | February 28, 2018
College esports competition planned for March 8-10 at UNLV in conjunction with Mountain West Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
UNLV sign
Research | February 28, 2018
Collaboration will leverage talent from both institutions, spur joint research, and bolster regional economic development efforts.
Ace and Jack playing card on UNLV table.
Campus News | February 28, 2018
In an only-in-Las Vegas program, UNLV students are constructing the future of casino games.