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1st year retention rate of Fall 2019 student cohort

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What’s Happening

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Aug. 12, 2022

UNLV’s College of Sciences introduces a new degree program aimed at ensuring students complete their degree. 

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Aug. 3, 2022

Newly published research builds on team’s landmark 2020 discovery of a room-temperature superconductor by replicating results with even greater efficiency. 

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Aug. 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Jul. 26, 2022

Scholarships and career-readiness support help talented students succeed at UNLV and beyond.

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Jul. 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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Jul. 7, 2022

Qiang Zhu receives NSF CAREER Award for his work to guide the development of organic materials important to energy and memory storage.

 

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In the News

The Sun
Aug. 13, 2022
The natural disaster comes just two weeks after some of the most famous casinos - Circa Resort, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Casino, and the LINQ Hotel - were flooded due to monsoon rains.
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Aug. 12, 2022
Las Vegas has been hit with yet more flooding after heavy rains caused water to rush into casinos and hotel lobbies in late July. Now, the rains are back, and the iconic Las Vegas Strip is once again left underwater.
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Aug. 4, 2022
Those seeking a dystopian postcard for the effects of long-term megadrought and human-caused climate change will find a dandy at Lake Mead.

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Accomplishments

Jul. 28, 2022
Harry Jang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been awarded a prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, office of nuclear fuel and supply chain. Jang's award is in the Competition for Students at Universities with Less than $600 Million…
Jul. 26, 2022
Art Gelis, Dan Koury, and Kelly Seeley (all Chemistry and Biochemistry) recently were published in JACS, the Journal of the American Chemical Society for their work, "Transuranium Sulfide via the Boron Chalcogen Mixture Method and Reversible Water Uptake in the NaCuTS3 Family." This research, in…

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Experts

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Associate Vice President of Research

An expert in research infrastructure, electrochemistry, chemistry, and radiochemistry. 

 

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Professor of Geology

An expert in earthquakes, structural geology, tectonics, and neotectonics.

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Professor of Life Sciences

An expert on mutagenesis, DNA repair, and bacterial genetics.

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