Fall 2009 Cover

UNLV Innovation

Fall 2009
Vol. 3, No. 1
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UNLV President Dr. Neal J. Smatresk and Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College Dr. Ron Smith welcome readers to the Fall 2009 issue of Innovation.
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Regents’ Creative Activity Award recipient; research on physical stability and Parkinson’s disease; the National Clean Energy Summit; and the health status of Nevada’s kindergartners.
Portrait of Eugene Moehring
History professor Eugene Moehring is a respected scholar on urban history issues and the West. But the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award recipient says the students are still the most important part of the research equation.
Portrait of Sally Miller
Increasing the number of graduates is still a priority, but UNLV’s School of Nursing also seeks to build its research and enhance understanding of the endeavor.
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While drought conditions in the West continue to produce record drops in water levels at Lake Mead, a rising tide of research at UNLV seeks to address some of the region’s most pressing water issues.
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Meet some of the researchers at UNLV who are conducting nationally recognized work studying space and the mysteries of the cosmos.
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UNLV faculty demonstrate that research is actually the mother of invention – although necessity certainly got them thinking.
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Renaissance drama, the history of gambling, and more capture the scholarly interest of faculty authors.
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Why embrace research during tough economic times?
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Sponsored program funding serves as one indication of research growth and sophistication