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UNLV Innovation

Fall 2016
Vol. 9, No. 1
Dr. Carolyn Yucha
UNLV President, Dr. Len Jessup and Acting Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Dr. Carolyn Yucha welcomes UNLV Innovation readers to the Fall 2016 issue.
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A new bacteria phylum, battling underage trafficking, a program to boost campus entrepreneurship, digging up the dirt on Mars, fighting HIV in Nigeria, and more.
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Debra Martin, winner of the 2015 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, reveals that the answers about our darkest impulses can sometimes be found within what remains.
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Four UNLV researchers are studying what makes hotel and resort customers tick, then using that knowledge to help industry leaders better serve their patrons.
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Through collaboration and innovation, UNLV researchers are changing the way we think about the brain.
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The song you can’t get out of your head. That image burned into your memory. The scene that melts even the most hardened hearts.
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In recently published new works, UNLV faculty authors examine the century-long struggle to preserve America’s national parks, college students as taste-making fashionistas, the movement for understanding and acceptance of those born intersex, and the cultural legacy of post-9/11 literature.
Professor of Chemistry Bryan Spangelo looks through vials in his lab
An annual accounting of research and economic development activity over the last fiscal year.
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How does research reach beyond our campus?