Spring 2011 Cover

UNLV Innovation

Spring 2011
Vol. 4, 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 Spring 2011 issue of Innovation.
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Discovery of a new element; dental issues among Nevada youth; a model on gold deposit formation; the effects of air transport on the injured; and the Regents’ Creative Activity Award winner.
Portrait of Darrell Pepper
An open mind and an eclectic orientation have led UNLV engineering professor Darrell Pepper to pursue widely varying and innovative research. What will the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award winner think of next?
Portrait of Vik Sehdev
Who says research is just for faculty? Meet six of the many UNLV students who know that research is the best way to learn their disciplines, build their skills, and change the world.
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UNLV’s Science and Engineering Building is open for business – the business of conducting world-class research. Step inside and find out why some are calling it the most important structure built on campus since the university was established more than 50 years ago.
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Faculty authors explore the coming of the frontier press, life on the Round Valley Indian Reservation, and more.
Portrait of Mark Muro
Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution on the importance of research and development for a prosperous Nevada.
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UNLV ecologist Scott Abella says full recovery of desert ecosystems can take up to 65 years.
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Sponsored program funding serves as one indication of research growth and sophistication.