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84.4%
1st year retention rate of Fall 2015 student cohort

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Trees on main campus
Feb. 21, 2018

It's allergy season in Las Vegas. UNLV's Pollen Monitoring Program has tips on which plants and trees to avoid based on neighborhood and other ways to beat the pharmacy-aisle blues.

Libby Hausrath and student Seth Grainey working by microscope in lab.
Feb. 13, 2018

UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.

Beth Wi waves to robot Pepper
Jan. 30, 2018

Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.

total lunar eclipse
Jan. 25, 2018

Super, blue, and eclipsed: Come Jan. 31, it's three moons in one.

Ross Bryant
Jan. 5, 2018

A compilation of media coverage profiling just a few of the many people of UNLV who made news in 2017.

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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.