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UNLV Magazine

Spring 2018
Vol. 25, Issue 1
Hospitality Hall
From the pro shop to the test kitchen — Hospitality Hall mirrors the amenities of boutique hotels while setting a new standard for immersive student learning. Here's everything you need to know about campus' newest addition.
rendering of hyperloop project
From the practical to the whimsical, we weigh in on the building projects we'd like to see.
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The 25-year-old triumph of two UNLV engineering professors and their quest to build the world’s largest flying disc.
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UNLV President Len Jessup on the leadership transition.
Two gray and white sheepadoodles sit on outdoor stairs. The dog on the left raises his paw.
Two paws up for these grads who share their love of UNLV through the eyes of their sheepadoodles.
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Why is our famous sculpture pointed down? Hint: It's not because of air traffic.
Santiago Michel
Success was in the cards for this Mexican-born illusionist-turned-hospitality student-turned Strip headliner.
Fruit flies in a plexiglass container.
UNLV biologist finds nearly 400 genes potentially associated with obesity and other health problems in fruit flies.
Tamara Madensen outside T-Mobile Arena.
UNLV professor uses crime science to head off chaos in public spaces.
rough diamond crystal
Scientific analysis of diamond impurities - known as inclusions - reveal naturally forming ice crystals and point to water-rich regions deep below the Earth's crust.
UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith
How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.
Libby Hausrath and student Seth Grainey working by microscope in lab.
UNLV research could help assess landing locations and excavation sites for NASA’s 2020 rover mission to Mars.
man in front of Las Vegas City Hall
With partisan gridlock at the higher levels, cities like Las Vegas will be the new leaders in innovative government.
Danny Musovski dribbles a soccer ball
Danny Musovski and Kevin Partida make UNLV soccer history when the San Jose Earthquakes draft them into one class.
coach in UNLV track team shirt
Two-time Coach of the Year Yvonne Wade breaks through for UNLV’s first Mountain West indoor track title despite team’s gear being stolen.
Max Ornelas throws a left uppercut
Criminal justice student Max Ornelas juggles hitting the books and hitting the heavy bag as a pro boxer.
woman with AED
Athletic trainer Chely Arias’ quick actions on a high school ball field turned a harrowing scene into a happy ending.
woman by railing
Bobbie Barnes, a three-time UNLV graduate and director of the Boughner Career Services Center, offers tips for every stage of your career.
Wesley Hirni and Chuck Akin in their studio.
When The Killers wanted to film a video in their hometown this year, they called UNLV grads Chuck Akin and Wes Hirni to guide their way.
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We conducted the first comprehensive survey of alumni opinions of UNLV in 10 years. Here’s what we learned.
U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
From the Spring 2018 issue of UNLV Magazine.
sketch of western-themed hotel
The unadulterated visions of grand architecture found in UNLV Libraries' Special Collections and Archives.