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UNLV Magazine - Fall 2015

UNLV Magazine

Fall 2015 - Volume 23, Issue 2
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A place of support for graduate students? A space for writers to solidify their ideas? A venue for provocative conversations? The Black Mountain Institute is that and more. This series examines its impact on UNLV and its plans for the future.

Beverly Rogers

Ardent collector and UNLV alumna Beverly Rogers on the value of books as historic artifacts.

Six portraits

Our Alumni of the Year tell us what they learned when facing a roomful of corporate lawyers, during a big interview, and amidst the chaos of stock traders.

four portraits

Our Alumni of the Year tell us what the learned when they faced a (fake) fire, a blank canvas, a dreaded phone call, and a mother's mortality.

four portraits

Our Alumni of the Year tell us what the learned when they dealt with deadly viruses, used a crate for a desk, and faced a life-altering medical crisis.

Len Jessup

UNLV President Len Jessup on the successes we're already developing under our Top Tier initiative.

shirt with School of Medicine logo

Turning medical students into lifelong residents is a big part of the UNLV School of Medicine's curriculum.

Carolyn Yucha

Dean Carolyn Yucha on change in the nursing profession, recruitment challenges, and why Dr. House drives her crazy.

Len Jessup speaks to the media

Candidates to meet in Las Vegas at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center for Final Debate in Fall 2016.

Judy Tudor

For the last 10 years, the UNLV School of Social Work has played an important role in workforce development of child welfare system employees.

Kristie Berthelotte helps a student

Changes to advising, an overhaul of the freshman experience, and an emphasis on taking a full course load are getting today's Rebels off to the right start. It's all part of helping students stick with their studies and graduate on time.

Jefferson Kinney

Researcher knew there was a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Now they’ve discovered that introducing a brief sickness may help.

Cleveland Clinic building

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and UNLV earn $11 million grant from National Institutes of Health to tackle Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

UNLV President Len Jessup, left, and Tesla Motors Vice President for Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell shake hands

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval joins leadership from Tesla, UNLV at university event Oct.7 to mark research collaboration.

Kwang Kim in research lab

UNLV engineering professors team with researchers from Korea, Japan as part of grant-funded National Science Foundation international research program.

opening of the Stardust Golf Course

The Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project at UNLV University Libraries documents the rich history of our region’s Jewish people and a city they transformed.

Stephen Lazarus

On a whim, Stephen Lazarus signed up for a class while dealing cards. It was a decision that saved the ER-doc’s life.

Low angle view of the watch tower sculpture on the UNLV campus.

Do you hear what we hear? This month, UNLV's chiming clock tower gets into the holiday spirit.

Notebook with U.N.L.V. logo

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