Spring 2008 Cover

UNLV Innovation

Spring 2008
Vol. 2, No. 1
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UNLV President Dr. David B. Ashley, Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Neal J. Smatresk, and Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College Dr. Ron Smith welcome Innovation readers to the Spring 2008 issue.
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Greenspun Hall will centralize departments in the College of Urban Affairs and pave the way for high-tech collaborative research.
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UNLV faculty authors shed light on Chicana history, willing suspension of disbelief, Ghandi’s gurus, and more.
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The relationship between research and graduate education is considered of tremendous value to both faculty and students. Why are the two so mutually beneficial?
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The Atlantic Monthly ranks UNLV’s graduate-level creative writing programs among best in the nation.
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UNLV life sciences researchers brought in more than $7 million last year to study topics ranging from the life span of honeybees to global climate change.
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UNLV introduces initiatives supporting research and outreach designed to help the community, state, and region address issues most critical to sustaining and enhancing quality of life.
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Engineering professor Brendan O’Toole and his team are driven to find ways to protect soldiers through the innovative use of research and technology.
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The Harry Reid Silver State Research Award honors UNLV’s most respected faculty scholars, whose work exemplifies the best in Nevada research.
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Designed to encourage faculty collaboration and acquisition of external grant funding, the President’s Research Award has also sparked intriguing research projects on subjects ranging from nanotechnology to volcanoes.
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When unsolicited praise for UNLV’s research and graduate programs arrives, it’s good news for both the university and the community
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Sponsored program funding serves as one indication of research growth and sophistication