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UNLV Magazine - Fall 2013

UNLV Magazine

Fall 2013 - Volume 21 Issue 2
The Solar Decathlon team shows the world how to build a smart desert home.

In his UNLV Magazine column, President Neal Smatresk explains why Nevada needs UNLV to take its place among the nation's top universities.


UNLV partnership with Las Vegas Natural History Museum turns professors and students into live exhibit.


Group of student athletes walking together.

The rivalry trophy returns to UNLV.


Award-winning documentaries shed light on the weighty issues in economic justice and our legal system. Watch the films and join the conversation.


University one of only 30 nationwide to earn ‘seal of approval’ from Jed Foundation, a national non-profit that advocates suicide prevention among college students.


Nice-guy coach Dwaine Knight grooms his young Rebel team while watching former players tear it up on the PGA Tour.


The interim athletics director on her long history with the Rebels, making budget cuts, and being the first alumna in the job.


The many occupations of alumnus H. Lee Barnes provide fodder for the award-winning books he writes. His latest takes us into the casino culture.


UNLV physicist Yusheng Zhao earns federal grant to create a more stable, higher performing lithium-ion battery.

Researchers find elevated lead levels in some hot sauces imported from Mexico; urge enforceable screening standards.


Alumna Alissa Nutting made headlines this summer with her controversial and acclaimed first novel. She'll read from the book about a beautiful teacher who preys on her young male students at this weekend's book festival.

This fall’s freshman class is the biggest, smartest class to date. Here’s how new strategies kept Nevada’s brightest in state and opened the eyes of first-gen college students to the opportunity at their doorstep.


Honors College student Aeriel Halstead explains why students like her choose UNLV to the university's top supporters.


UNLV leads regional 13-university partnership, with University of Nevada School of Medicine, to put clinical health research into practice.

The replica plane is a sign of the lasting legacy Howard Hughes had on UNLV's College of Engineering.


Our 2013 Alumni of the Year honorees offer their advice on a slew of life’s challenges.


Alumni Association announces recipients of its Alumni of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Awards. Fred Albrecht receives top honors.


What have your fellow UNLV graduates been up to? Read about their latest accomplishments.