Vol. 6, No. 1
UNLV President Dr. Neal J. Smatresk and Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development Dr. Thomas Piechota welcome UNLV Innovation readers to the Winter 2013 issue.
Understanding the solar energy-water nexus; $20.3 million grant from the NIH; fossilized remains of extinct wolf species located in Nevada; building a safer, more efficient battery; elevated levels of lead in Mexican hot sauces; and climate change linked to early animal evolution.
Talent and hard work helped Team UNLV earn their top-in-the-nation ranking in the Solar Decathlon 2013. But research is the next priority for several team members after the award-winning home is relocated to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.
They both have built-in support groups, and they’re both subjects of interest to Brad Donohue. The UNLV psychology professor takes the principles of Family Behavior Therapy and applies them in a variety of contexts, including athletic performance.
UNLV faculty discoveries have commercial applications with value to the university, the private sector, and,ultimately, you. Learn about three different faculty members who are working to move their innovative thinking out of the laboratory and into the boardroom.
Social work professor and Lincy Institute Scholar Ramona Denby-Brinson uses research as a tool to help children who have entered the child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.
Meet four recipients of UNLV’s most prestigious graduate fellowships and learn about their research and their gratitude for the funding that made it possible.
Faculty authors explore mass media and weddings, race as a false consciousness, the birth of the Middle East, and more.
An annual accounting of research and economic development activity over the last fiscal year.