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Maci Jordan, center, of Legacy High School, laughs during a discussion of U.S. involvement in world affairs during the 58th annual Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.
Students air differences on hot-button issues, leave vitriol behind
Nov. 20, 2014
Unlike the mudslinging, belittlement and intolerance on display not just during overheated campaign seasons but, increasingly during legislative sessions, students raised hands to speak rather than talking over each other ...
Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, was named UNLV’s next president on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.
It’s official: Regents name new UNLV president
Nov. 18, 2014
UNLV has its new president. The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents voted 12-1 today to approve Len Jessup, dean of the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, as ...
Dr. Len Jessup, Candidate for President of UNLV,  on November 12, 2014.
UNLV search panel selects Arizona dean as next president
Nov. 17, 2014
The UNLV President Search Committee has selected University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup as its candidate for the university’s 10th ...
UNR professor Andrei Derevianko.
UNR professor thinks GPS may be the key to finding dark matter
Nov. 17, 2014
Their idea is built on the premise that dark matter might be organized as a large, gas-like collection of “energy cracks,” or kinks in the fabric of space. The scientists think they can ...
Committee ready to recommend next UNLV president
Nov. 17, 2014
After a week of forums, interviews and meetings, the UNLV President Search Committee is meeting today to make a recommendation for the university’s 10th president. The committee will choose among ...
UNLV junior Sara Beth Brooks and freshman Matt Gomez practice with the debate team practice at UNLV on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Brooks and Gomez won the Las Vegas Classic Invitational Collegiate Debate Tournament at UNLV last month. The team was heading to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the nation's largest regular-season debate tournament at Wake Forest University on Nov. 15.
Fast-talkin’ Rebels at the top of their game
Nov. 16, 2014
Teamwork helps lift UNLV’s nationally respected debate team to new heights ...
Victor Wakefield, executive direct for Teach For America Las Vegas, asks a question during "Cracking the Code on STEM:  A People Strategy For Nevada's Economy" at the Innevation Center Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Representatives from the Brookings Mountain West discussed a report regarding the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) economy and education in Nevada.
Are we properly preparing our kids for the workforce?
Nov. 16, 2014
A study says the need for workers in STEM fields is greater than the capacity of Nevada schools to provide them ...
Test score flap frustrates Clark County School Board
Nov. 14, 2014
School officials in Las Vegas said Friday they're frustrated that a seven-month investigation ended inconclusively after administrators at ...
Dr. Len Jessup, candidate for president of UNLV, on November 12, 2014 at a public forum on campus.
Business background shaped vision of UNLV presidential candidate Jessup
Nov. 12, 2014
In the search for the next president of UNLV, the first of three candidates appeared in a campus forum on Nov. 12. Len Jessup is the University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean, and has also held positions in the business schools at both Washington State University and Indiana University.
A view of the UNLV campus Oct. 23, 2013.
Tech-job wave is building in Nevada, but workforce lacks skills, report finds
Nov. 12, 2014
Nevada has the STEM jobs, but many Nevadans don’t have the skill or education to land them. That’s the conclusion of a study being released today ...
UNLV presidential candidate Azziz shares his vision for school
Nov. 11, 2014
or an hour, UNLV presidential candidate Dr. Ricardo Azziz fielded questions from the public about his plans for the future of the university. He talked about how he would repair low morale among faculty and staff by ...
Superintendent: No proof principal, assistant involved in cheating
Nov. 6, 2014
After a two-year investigation revealed a cheating scandal at Kelly Elementary School, Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky has decided he won’t ...
Report of gunman unconfirmed; lockdown of nearby school lifted
Nov. 6, 2014
A brief lockdown at a Las Vegas elementary school was lifted today after an unconfirmed report of a man with a gun near the campus, Metro Police said. The lockdown at ...
Nursing students John Ho and Jessica Patterson tend to Sim Mom who is feeling nauseous during a patient simulation lab with mannequins in the nursing program at Roseman University on Thursday, September 18, 2014. L.E. Baskow.
High-tech mannequin puts Roseman University students to the test in hospital situations
Nov. 2, 2014
“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had,” a pregnant patient complains as she lies in a mock hospital room at Roseman University in Henderson. The mom-to-be has come to seek treatment from the school’s student nurses, donating her time to be something of a guinea pig for the future health care professionals. The potential risks she faces by avoiding an actual hospital aren’t great, however, because ...
Erin Lagman is shown at UNLV on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Lagman is a sophomore at UNLV, where she is studying to become a pharmacist.
Program gives students an inside look at working in a hospital — long before med school
Oct. 30, 2014
Equipped with confidence from all of her training, Erin Lagman decided to switch plans at the end of high school and become a pharmacist ...

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