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Dec. 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

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Dec. 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

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Dec. 27, 2022

Groundbreaking discovery was the norm for Rebel researchers in 2022. Here's a selection of our favorite news-making UNLV research highlights from the year. 

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Dec. 15, 2022

International student and biological sciences Ph.D. candidate Santiago Bataller places first in Rebel Grad Slam Competition.

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Dec. 14, 2022

Five UNLV graduates will be recognized by President Keith E. Whitfield during winter commencement for their combination of academic excellence and service to the community.

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Dec. 7, 2022

A long-duration gamma-ray burst observed in late 2021 revealed signatures typically associated with short-duration bursts, forcing puzzled scientists to create a new model for the origin of this unique burst.

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Experts say that while minerals within rocks can conduct electricity, rocks cannot store it or function as batteries on their own.
A minuscule bit of material in you car's exhaust system is attracting thieves, causing big headaches and costing victims thousands in repair bills.
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As proof, social media users shared a video showing several people inspecting a small, shiny rock. One of the individuals connects two ends of what appears to be a wire to the rock, which activates a light on the wire. “Electrically charged stones discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” one Twitter user who shared the video wrote Saturday. The tweet was shared over 27,000 times.

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Jan. 24, 2023
Monika Neda and Jorge Reyes (both Mathematical Sciences) co-authored a publication with colleagues Leo Rebholz (Clemson), Sean Ingimarson (Clemson), and An Vu (U of Houston) titled, "Improved long time accuracy for projection methods for Navier-Stokes equations using EMAC formulation," in the…
Jan. 12, 2023
Pejmon Sadri (Mathematical Sciences) recently published a paper titled, "Lessons From Gathering of Crop Production Statistics in India: A Comparison of Methods Used Before and After the Bengal Famine of 1943 – 1944," in the Journal of Applied Statistics and Machine Learning.

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Professor of Life Sciences

An expert in insect physiology and evolution.

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Lincy Associate Professor of Life Sciences

Nora Caberoy is an expert on eye diseases, specifically the factors and pathways associated with damage of the retina. 

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Professor, Biochemistry

An expert in biochemistry.

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