Winter 2015 Cover

UNLV Innovation

Winter 2015
Vol. 8, No. 1
Dr. Thomas Piechota portrait
UNLV President, Dr. Len Jessup and Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Dr. Thomas Piechota welcomes UNLV Innovation readers to the Winter 2015 issue.
Red Brome grass, sceen in the Red Rock Canyon
Unwelcome flora, an attack on HIV, body-camera survey, up-close Nobel laureates, a battery-powered partnership, gaming law, robotic “muscles,” full-day kindergarten, funds for biomedical research, and a low-oxygen fish.
teenage male, sitting in a dark hallway, holds his head in his hands
Vulnerable youth have a friend in Ramona Denby-Brinson, the 2015 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award winner.
Graphic of yellow bull looking up towards a light bulb
UNLV patent applications have tripled in the last two years, and three startup companies have been formed, demonstrating the university’s revitalized commitment to bringing its research to the marketplace. Learn about three innovative discoveries that are contributing to the remarkable growth in commercialization of UNLV research.
Brian Villmoare sits at a desk and holds a fossil
By illuminating a dark period in human evolutionary history, a UNLV scientist gets his turn in the spotlight.
closeup of robot
The creations of Paul Oh, technologist and visionary, are in the vanguard of a robotics revolution.
An unidentified woman works the wheel at the Hotel Apache and Casino in downtown Las Vegas, circa 1940.
Faculty authors examine Las Vegas women at work, the status of global patents, racialized schools, and advances in the understanding and treatment of substance use disorders.
Two students in lab coats and goggles attend an organic chemistry lab class
An annual accounting of research and economic development activity over the last fiscal year.