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What’s in a Name? How the Perception of Taking a Spouse’s Surname Can Define Power in Marriage


A new study led by a UNLV psychology professor shows that a wife’s choice of surnames may influence perceptions of her husband’s personality and the distribution of power in the marriage.
8-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Folklorist's Research Tracks Societal Trends in Decorated Graduation Caps


The emerging tradition of DIY decorated mortarboards offers insight into current day culture. UNLV professor and folklorist Sheila Bock is documenting the graduation caps and researching trends in the stories they tell.
7-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Placenta Consumption Offers Few Benefits for New Moms


UNLV researchers find consuming encapsulated placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding; detectable changes shown in hormones.
30-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Police Body-Worn Cameras Reduce Reports of Misconduct, Use of Force


A new study on the effects of body-worn cameras on police officers concluded that the technology is associated with significant reductions in complaints of police misconduct and police use of force incidents. The study, conducted by UNLV’s Center...
28-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNLV Research Helping Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts


Japan’s tourism economy is about to undergo a massive shift—potentially introducing $10 billion in integrated resorts—with a little help from researchers at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI).
13-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Finding Life and Dark Matter in Nevada's Hot Springs


UNLV professor studying microorganisms in a Nevada hot spring; the results could help evaluate whether extraterrestrial life exists.
1-Nov-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UNLV Engineers Build 3D-Printed Robohand for World Series First Pitch

Armed with her UNLV-built, 3D-printed "Robohand," local 7 year-old Hailey Dawson will throw the first pitch at game four of the World Series Oct. 28. She's also earned an invite from every MLB team.
28-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UNLV Preps to Again Shine at International Solar Homebuilding Contest


Team Las Vegas readying 'Sinatra', its aging-in-place solar home for the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.
25-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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@UNLV Crowd Safety Expert Dissects Environments and Human Interactions for Clues on Creating Safe Spaces


11-Jan-2018 4:15 PM EST

Exposure to Wildfire Smoke In Utero Lowers Birthweight: @UNLV Study


5-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

5 Tips for Navigating Political Discussions at the Holiday Table


UNLV Couple and Family Therapy program director offers strategies for when requests to pass the salt escalate into debates on passing tax and immigration reform.
4-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST

Halloween Candy? Go for the Chocolate, UNLV Dentist Says


Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.
23-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

UNLV Psychology Professor Launches Study of Traumatic Effects of Oct. 1 Tragedy


Study focused on understanding how people are reacting emotionally to the tragedy at the Route 91 country music festival Oct. 1.
20-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT

Dentists Get Cracking on the Stem Cell Front


UNLV researchers have developed a new method for extracting tooth root pulp that quadruples the number of stem cells that can be harvested and replicated to treat a variety of medical conditions.
4-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT

Placing Faith in Virtual Strangers


Sarah Tanford, a professor with UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality, is an expert in hospitality consumer behavior. Over the past five years, she’s been plumbing the depths of online travel review sites, examining a number of elements to evaluate...
27-Sep-2017 6:05 PM EDT

Lunch Packing Tips for Parents and Students


Whether you’re a parent filling your child’s lunchbox, or a university student on a budget, UNLV instructor and registered dietitian nutritionist Samantha Coogan has tips for keeping that midday meal nutritious, delicious, and affordable.
30-Aug-2017 11:05 AM EDT

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