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UNLV Magazine

Summer 2013
Volume 21 Issue 1
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Four campus leaders on how we're advancing undergraduate education and engaging with the community to tackle our region's most critical problems.
Remember staring at the list of graduation requirements and wondering, Why do I need that class? UNLV did, too.
With limited resources and huge needs to serve, Nevada’s nonprofits have struggled to bring in grant money. The Lincy Institute is changing that.
UNLV's scientists make discoveries and share their findings in prestigious journals. But then what?
Stowe Shoemaker, poses for camera
UNLV professors are extending their wealth of knowledge in guest satisfaction to boost Nevada’s emerging health care tourism industry.
On the court, UNLV alum Coach Dave Rice is rooting for the Runnin’ Rebels. Off the court, he’s championing another cause – autism awareness.
UNLV experts and the Libraries' unique public resources help make The Mob Museum more than a novelty attraction.
Like many a coach, Jerry Tarkanian had some quirks in his gameday routine. The UNLV Alumni Association captured a couple of them in a bronze statue.
Thelma Todd in a still from 1931
Murdered by a mobster? A surprising suicide? Alumnus says the truth behind Thelma Todd’s death wouldn’t make a dramatic movie ending.
UNLV medical anthropologist Daniel Benyshek and doctoral student Sharon Young
UNLV anthropology survey examines why women consume their placentas after childbirth.
solar arrays
UNLV's Center for Energy Research will evaluate new photovoltaic systems to help the United States become more reliant on solar energy.
Why do people choose amateur auto racing over a walk in the park? New research examines link between dangerous activities and our tolerance for risking death.
Karu Hangawatte
Sri Lanka recently named criminal justice professor Karu Hangawatte its ambassador for France. Find out more about the longtime professor's native country, his past diplomatic work, and what he hopes to bring back to UNLV when he returns to teaching.
solar array
UNLV is going big and thinking small as it moves to the forefront of solar energy research. The UNLV Center for Energy Research has installed the world’s most powerful solar energy generator while a UNLV chemist is working to expand solar cell technology.
Simon Keith got sick of being the "heart guy" and spent two decades trying to ignore his status as a transplant recipient. Then he got a reality check—and a new goal in life.
Eric Talbert with a group of children
Alumnus Eric Talbert had long believed in the mission of the humanitarian group Emergency USA, but seeing a child's scars firsthand left a mark on him.
Christina Vela
Christina Vela escaped the fate of many inner-city teen moms with education. Now she's determined to help others overcome their obstacles.
Cheerleader's courageous battle with cancer inspired the entire campus.
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UNLV transition advisors move to CSN to assist aspiring Rebels.
UNLV Notebook
What have your fellow UNLV graduates been up to? Read about their latest accomplishments.