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Spring 2022

The Stewards of a Broken Climate

Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.

Current Issue: Spring 2022

aerial of Colorado River

Confronted in our desert backyard by the inescapable effects of a deteriorating environment, these UNLV researchers, professors, and activists are fighting to mitigate the effects of climate change on scientific, legal, and sociological fronts.

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A journey over the Hoover Dam set the stage for alumna Camille Touton, now serving at the highest levels of government, to dedicate her life to protecting the nation’s waters.

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Doa Meade Ross and Colby Pellegrino are two grads tackling water issues in Nevada.

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A bottomless hole, a tiny fish, and an ongoing preservation legacy that took a UNLV professor all the way to the Supreme Court and created one of North America's most important conservation sites.

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Hydrophilanthropy, the practice of aiding those in water-scarce regions, can transform lives. But when done carelessly, it can lead to immeasurable harm.

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Hospitality grads Dave and Wyndee Forrest and Cameron Fisher are building CraftHaus into a staple of the Southern Nevada craft brewing scene.

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Artist Kim Stringfellow's Mojave Project connects small slices of desert history into a grand narrative. Opening reception March 25. 

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Through research and advocacy for her students, engineering professor Jacimari Batista helps address Nevada's natural resources issues.

UNLV branded paddles.

Miles from the gleaming lights of the Las Vegas Strip, Rebels have found their crew within our desert’s water sport community. 

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Development of physical spaces is critical to achieving Top-Tier 2.0 Initiatives.

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Kinesiology professor John Mercer turned a love of triathlons into a vector for research into wetsuit technology and underwater running.

UNLV student canoeing in Lake Mead

Regional competition challenges schools to engineer concrete canoes, test them at Lake Mead.
 

Student researcher Citlally Lopez works in a chemistry lab

Organic chemistry undergraduate Citlally Lopez strives to diversify science.

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Professor Edwin Oh finds valuable COVID information lurking in our sewers.

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UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang contributes to understanding the physical mechanisms of fast radio bursts in three papers published in Nature.

A laser beam emitting a blue light is projected into a diamond anvil cell

Findings could have implications for our understanding of distant, water-rich planets.

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Kasia Wasick is chasing Olympic immortality for Poland while helping shape the future of UNLV swimming.

 

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Athletics Director Erick Harper is as excited about the Rebels' off-field success as he is about on-field accomplishments.

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A trio of alums have crafted artificial intelligence-powered avatars so anyone can interact with the likes of Deepak Chopra and UNLV's Keith E. Whitfield. Here's how that builds connections.

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From the presidential puppy to financial aid info, Digital President Whitfield shares stories along with useful information for students.

April Contreras stands behind cacti.

Neuroscience Ph.D. student April Contreras is set to share her research on psychedelics and psychiatry at this year’s Inspiration, Innovation, Impact event

Shivangi Khurania smiling at camera.

Master’s student Shivangi Khurania launches business and continually adapts to serve unmet food and beverage industry needs.

Four men sit in the water up to their necks

Las Vegas has always been hot, but here's how they cooled off in the yesteryear of triple-digit summers.