• Skipping the Drillings and Fillings

    A UNLV dental researcher finds a less invasive, more affordable method for treating cavities in children.

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    Education, Not Restriction, is Key to Reducing Harm from Offshore Gaming

    The challenges of restricting offshore gaming create headaches for governments around the world.

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    Paths Toward Peace

    A new book explores Gandhian thought and Quakerism to show us how both contribute to humanity’s quest for world peace.

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    Getting Schooled in Hospitality

    Take the journey into career possibilities with the local high school students at this summer’s Young Executive Scholars Hospitality and Tourism Program. [Photo Essay]

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    Observing the Universe at the Speed of Light

    To go further and faster than anything before, the Breakthrough Starshot mission will rely on unproven technology.

UNLV's Division of Research and Economic Development creates a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, creative, and scholarly pursuits, ensuring our students and faculty can recognize their full intellectual potential.

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Research Offices

The UNLV Division of Research and Economic Development offers a variety of support services to our students, faculty, partners, and community through the following offices:

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Office of Sponsored Programs

Funding is critical for launching, conducting, and continuing research, scholarship, and creative activities. The Office of Sponsored Programs enhances and facilitates these and other sponsored activities by providing the university community with professional administrative and financial expertise in the management of external funding.

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Office of Research Integrity

Only when research is conducted in a safe and conscientious manner can people rely on the outcomes. To this end, the Office of Research Integrity promotes the ethical and responsible conduct of research by helping UNLV researchers comply with regulations at local, state, and federal levels.

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Office of Economic Development

Research often results in discoveries that can be transformed into new, life-changing technologies and services. The Office of Economic Development provides guidance on intellectual property protection, partnership opportunities, technology licensing and commercialization, startup and job creation, and more to UNLV constituents and external partners.

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Office of Undergraduate Research

Students benefit tremendously from involvement in research. The Office of Undergraduate Research inspires and supports undergraduate students in their efforts to discover, innovate, create, and experience research at UNLV, connecting students and faculty with the resources and professional development necessary for successful research experiences.

“We know that if (our UNLV) pioneers have strong research support and the infrastructure they need, the research they conduct and the innovations they will develop can change our world.”

Dr. Mary Croughan, UNLV Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Interdisciplinary Research

Cross-disciplinary research efforts can accelerate research, garner external funding, and enrich educational programs. The division fosters interdisciplinary collaborations through thoughtfully designed dedicated facilities, specialized centers and institutes, programming, and other resources it provides.

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UNLV Innovation

UNLV Innovation, our award-winning research magazine, informs readers about a wide variety of real-world problems UNLV researchers are studying and solving.