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UNLV Among 11 Teams Worldwide To Compete in 2020 Solar Decathlon

Students to build sustainable home of healing for military veterans for U.S. Department of Energy contest; UNLV competed in 2013 and 2017.
7-Feb-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


UNLV Startup Uses Genes to Create Personalized Diets

Food Genes and Me is a site and software that lets users figure out health risks and how to solve them within minutes.
16-Jan-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


Concept for Converting Radio Waves to Energy Nets Top Prize in Media Innovation Hackathon

UNLV and Beasley Media Group announced the winners of their inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon Jan. 10 at CES 2019. The Radio Heads, an all-freshman student team from UNLV, took top honors for a project exploring the conversion of radio waves into...
14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


A Place on the Shelf: Teachers Should Choose Diverse Children’s Books

Sophie Ladd, an assistant professor of teaching and learning at UNLV, encourages teachers to bring culturally-diverse children's literature and chapter books into their classrooms in order to promote empathy and conversation around difficult topics.
7-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UNLV Study Unlocks Clues to How Planets Form

UNLV researchers Shangjia Zhang and Zhaohuan Zhu led a team of international astronomers in a study that used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy there is potentially a large population of young...
12-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Keep it Complex: New Study Shows that Previous Research Oversimplified Schizophrenia Symptoms

Negative symptoms in schizophrenia can be so disabling that they interfere with a person’s ability to attend school, begin a fulfilling career, and even live independently. In a recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry, UNLV psychology...
27-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Tiny Footprints, Big Discovery: Reptile Tracks Oldest Ever Found in Grand Canyon

A geology professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has discovered that a set of 28 footprints left behind by a reptile-like creature 310 million years ago, are the oldest ever to be found in Grand Canyon National Park.
19-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Face the Music: Explicit Anti-Piracy Warnings Are Best Deterrent

STOP! This is illegal. You may be monitored and fined. Did that get your attention? Good. Because according to a new UNLV study, this phrasing coupled with a graphic of a computer and download symbol with a prohibitive slash is the most effective...
6-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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UNLV Criminologist Available to Discuss Civil Rights of Women in Prison

14-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST


Tax Season is Underway: What You Need to Know

13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST


UNLV Climate Change Expert Explains the Impacts of Hotter Temperatures in Light of New Climate Assessment

28-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST


Think Your Child Has ADHD? Read This First.

October is ADHD Awareness Month. As child diagnoses rise, UNLV psychologist Ronald T. Brown offers tips that parents should consider before calling their medical provider.
17-Oct-2018 1:45 PM EDT


How "Supergirl" is Changing the Game for Transgender Youth

UNLV professor Erika Abad on the history of LGBTQ people in comics, television, film, and other media, and why TV's latest superhero is just what we need.
3-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT


The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives

Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.
5-Jun-2018 6:05 PM EDT


Lions and Tigers and Bears — Open Wide!

UNLV animal dentist and beauty pageant queen Tina Brandon Abbatangelo prepares and wears multiple crowns.
26-Mar-2018 7:05 PM EDT


UNLV Professor on Relationship Between Nevada's Casinos and its Gaming Regulators

It’s no secret that the glitz and glamour of casinos and gambling have made Las Vegas a bucket list destination for people all over the world. A little less flashy are the jobs of regulators tasked with ensuring that gaming companies follow the...
26-Mar-2018 3:00 PM EDT

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