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$12,576,50
AWARDS RECEIVED IN FY 2020
2,754
Students
84.9%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2019 student cohort

What's Happening

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Dec. 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

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Dec. 29, 2020

A yearlong collection of UNLV faculty making the news for their discoveries and contributions to the community.

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Dec. 21, 2020

Udry is one of just 13 scientists added to NASA’s Participating Scientist Program and will help the Perseverance Rover to recognize magmatic rocks; becomes second UNLV professor on Mars 2020 science team.

Dec. 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

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Dec. 8, 2020

UNLV replaces remedial courses with “corequisite” courses so incoming students don't fall behind before they even start college.

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HiPSEC

High Pressure Science and Engineering Center

The High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) is supported by the DOE-NNSA Stewardship Science Academic Alliances. HiPSEC is based at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is a multidisciplinary research group consisting of faculty, staff and students of the Physics and Astronomy , Geoscience, Chemistry and Engineering Departments.