A fresh wave of COVID-19 infections has hit Southern Nevada, triggered by a new omicron subvariant, waning immunity and riskier behavior, a top official with the Southern Nevada Health District said Wednesday.
Studies show that driving turns people into jerks — and the nicer the car, the worse the driver
In 2019, a team of researchers in Las Vegas set out to show that drivers can be less likely to stop their cars for someone crossing the street in front of them depending on the pedestrian's skin color or gender. They ran a simple test - they sent a white woman, a white man, a Black woman, and a Black man to cross residential streets in suburban Las Vegas, where the speed limit was 35. They took note of which cars hit the brakes and which ones sped on by.
Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.
Grant: Vishvaas Ravikumar, Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, Justin Bauzon, and Caleb Murphy
Vishvaas Ravikumar (Medicine) is a 2022-23 recipient of the Society of Hospital Medicine's Student and Resident Research Grant, one of three selected nationally per year, for a quality improvement project on an educational intervention to optimize SEP and CBC lab orders in the hospital setting. He is a rising fourth-year medical student.
Starr Hoffman (Libraries) is the co-author of a chapter, "Using Virtual Cohorts for Wellness, Problem-Solving, and Leadership Development," in the book, Leadership Wellness and Mental Health Concerns in Higher Education. The chapter explores how virtual cohorts can improve leadership skills and wellness for emerging and current leaders in higher…
Carlos S. Dimas (History) gave a talk on his recently published book, Poisoned Eden: Cholera Epidemics, State-Building, and the Problem of Public Health in Tucumán , Argentina, 1865-1908, at the University of California Riverside (UCR).
The talk centered on the the notions of medical governance and uncertainty in the 1886-87 epidemic. Dimas spoke…