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Spring 2024

Still Strong: After a Deadly Shooting, Rebels Start to Recover


Current Issue: Spring 2024

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President Keith E. Whitfield

After tragedy, UNLV remains committed to improving the well-being of our students, our faculty and staff, and the world.

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The Japanese studies professor inspired students with her high standards and kind approach.

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The information systems professor was a mentor of the 'highest caliber' to students and junior faculty. 

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The accounting professor was a role model for students and colleagues of color in academia.

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After Dec. 6, Christen Smith turned to art for healing, but journaling has also stoked her entrepreneurial spirit.

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Even before the trauma of Dec. 6, students reported high levels of stress. Here’s why UNLV has expanded its resources to support mental wellness.

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The initiative will preserve materials from campus memorials and include an Oral History Research Center project. 

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Pet Partners of Las Vegas and UNLV Libraries celebrate 10 years of therapy dog visits to campus.

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Six years after examining the fallout from the 1 October shooting, UNLV psychology professor Stephen Benning is studying the Dec. 6 shooting. 

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Students learn how to maximize performance and decrease injury for people in physically demanding fields.

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Unique spaces spark creativity and invention; the building officially debuts Feb. 23.

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A roundup of recent developments at UNLV.

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From intern to new hire — Tyler Tippetts shares his experience working for the company that built the Advanced Engineering Building.

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The late biology professor documented the history of Southern Nevada through its plants.

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Faculty, staff, and members of the UNLV community that passed away in 2023-24.