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UNLV Magazine

Fall 2023
Vol. 31, No. 2

In This Issue

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Key alumni tell the story of how UNLV and the Thomas & Mack Center helped the city make it to the big leagues.
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Meet some UNLV grads who've had a hand in shaping the city's sports identity. 
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As Southern Nevada’s image as a mecca for professional sports continues to grow, so too do employment opportunities for UNLV graduates. 
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For this local boy, Las Vegas has always been in the big leagues.
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President Keith Whitfield on the passing of a role model for university leadership. 
UNLV Lady Rebels basketball team plays in the 2022 NCAA tournament
UNLV sport and gender parity researcher Nancy Lough on four ways social media and technology are changing how female athletes, fans interact with each other, sponsors.
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Three recent grants to bolster training opportunities for UNLV students and assist Southern Nevada businesses in protecting against cyber attacks.
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Future computer scientists are challenged to team up to make a car drive — and race — on its own.
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Students find ancient sports aren’t so antiquated as they take a scholastic approach to the history of athletics.
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Find out why video consumers are hungry for mukbang!
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Boxers, MMA fighters with traumatic encephalopathy syndrome diagnoses may be more likely to develop severe degenerative brain disease, research finds.
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UNLV research shows that FEMA-declared wildfire disasters in the fastest-growing home development areas have minimal impact on new home construction.
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The former student-athlete has returned and is ready to tackle a new position as director of Football Player Development and Community Engagement for UNLV Athletics.
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UNLV's Tribal Education Initiative gives its new director an outlet for advocacy and Native students the opportunity of a lifetime.
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Interning with the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee is a touchdown for business major Kiarra Osotio’s educational journey.
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UNLV researchers will collaborate with local, state, and federal authorities on research and policy solutions to enhance safety and security for Nevada visitors.
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Honoring the members of the UNLV community who've recently passed away.