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UNLV Magazine - Fall 2016

UNLV Magazine

Fall 2016 - Volume 24, Issue 2

UNLV is hosting the final presidential debate of 2016. Here’s how we landed the big event and what that says about the rise of our university and our city.

As the campus gears up to host the final presidential debate, UNLV professors are making direct connections between their course materials and this year's ground-breaking election season.

The UNLV campus has hosted a number of presidential visits over the years. Here are a few of the most notable moments.

A primer on televised debates and the Commission on Presidential Debates.

UNLV President Len Jessup on how this university is different, daring, and diverse.

Bureau of Land Management turns student photography into poster for Nevada’s newest national monument.

UNLV professor Scott Abella on why national parks matter more than ever to everyone from foodies to Civil War historians to the average Joe sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

With overdose deaths at epidemic levels, the School of Medicine is ensuring its new doctors are well trained in pain management treatment.

David J. Morris' 'Evil Hours,' a gripping personal account of PTSD and its treatments, is worthy of conversation for all of us.

Film professor Brett Levner leaves behind reality TV to fight the very real issue of underage sex trafficking.

Runnin' Rebel coach Marvin Menzies on the fast-break start to his UNLV career.

Will we get a new stadium? What about that new football practice facility?

A fascination with tissue restoration inspires a UNLV professor and undergraduate student to team up to understand how frogs might impact the fate of humankind.

Political science professor David Damore is one of UNLV's go-to sources for context on the state’s hot-button issues.

UNLV students show off their rooms. (Photos by Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services)

When Vamsee Pamula, ’92 MS Electrical Engineering, sees chances to apply his big brain to business opportunities, he takes the leap. His latest venture is a daring moneymaker — and a potential life saver.


UNLV grad capitalizes on the experiences he gained by working through college.

Alumna Vanessa Hauc's career has taken her around the world to report on international issues for Telemundo but climate change dominates her coverage.

How alumnus Jordan Shiraki's degree in biology fueled his career as a commercial photographer for Lamborghini and Dodge.

UNLV Libraries examines 60 years of student activism at UNLV.