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Division of Research News

UNLV's Division of Research creates a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, creative, and scholarly pursuits. This ensures that our students and faculty can recognize their full intellectual potential.

Current Research News

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Research |

By building relationships with members of the industry and other universities, the institute's director hopes to advance funding for research.

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People |

After 17 years in the health care industry, this animal lover is the Division of Research's new research integrity officer.

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International team explores how our cells detect and destroy disease-causing proteins with specificity; findings published Feb. 20 in the journal Molecular Cell.

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, United States. It is also referred to as the "east rim of the Grand Canyon.”
Campus News |

UNLV, regional academic partners awarded milestone 'Engines' grant from NSF to translate sustainability ideas into tangible technologies.

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UNLV History |

The late biology professor documented the history of Southern Nevada through its plants.

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People |

UNLV’s Research Impact Librarian enjoys connecting with others through pop culture. 

Research In The News

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A beloved hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip is ceasing operations. The Hard Rock International said that The Mirage Hotel & Casino is scheduled to cease operations on July 17, 2024.


A group of casino workers in Atlantic City, N.J., has asked a judge to ban smoking in casinos. Opponents of a ban warn the change could lead to steep economic declines.

Las Vegas Weekly

Las Vegas may seem like a magical place to the 41 million people that visit each year, but most of us understand that it’s great people who make that magic happen, every day and night, around the clock, 52 weeks each year.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Alan Feldman remembers the anxiety that reigned on Nov. 22, 1989, the evening when The Mirage first opened its doors. “There was the normal chaos that occurs anytime you open a new property with all the last-minute things that had to be done,” he recalled.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Alan Feldman remembers the anxiety that reigned on Nov. 22, 1989, the evening when The Mirage first opened its doors. “There was the normal chaos that occurs anytime you open a new property with all the last-minute things that had to be done,” he recalled.

Gadget Insiders

Dave & Buster’s, a popular entertainment chain known for its vibrant arcade games and family-friendly atmosphere, has recently introduced Betting that’s causing quite a stir. In collaboration with Lucra Sports, the company aims to allow customers to place bets on arcade games through a specialized app. This innovative approach, designed to enhance customer engagement and increase spending, is not being met with universal applause.

Research Experts

An expert in high performance computing.
A longtime industry executive and leading international expert on responsible gaming. 
An expert in sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harrassment. 
An expert in research infrastructure, electrochemistry, chemistry, and radiochemistry.   
An expert in commercializing intellectual property.
An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.

Recent Research Accomplishments

Craig Schwartz and colleagues (Nevada Extreme Conditions Lab) were recently awarded two grants from the Department of Energy: 1.) Next generation solar cells probed at the interface with exceptional precision (PIE): Towards new device design – Summary: Generating solar energy via photovoltaic (PV) devices is one of the most promising routes…
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) delivered a keynote speech earlier this month at the webinar “Film Tourism: Destination Branding and Experience” organized by the Bali Dwipa University in collaboration with the Bali Tourism Board. Soligo’s presentation centered around film-induced tourism, focusing on tourism planning,…
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) gave a presentation last month at the Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit 2022. Her speech centered around sustainable tourism, popular culture, and the post-pandemic recovery.
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. The panel, Responsible Gaming in the Digital Age, addressed how advances in technology are impacting consumer protection policy and practices in the gambling industry.
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…
Joel Snyder (Psychology) was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). "Fellow status is awarded to APS members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application," according to a statement from the APS.