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Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2 is Now Available to View Online!

On Friday, August 13, 2021, six undergraduate researchers published their manuscripts in the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal’s Spring 2021 issue. This issue celebrates the work of undergraduate researchers representing five colleges - Lee Business School, School of Integrated Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Sciences, and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

All UNLV students and their mentors are encouraged to submit their research to Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal for publication.

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