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UNLV Start-up Uses Genes to Produce Personalized Diets

It ends up you actually are what you consume, according to UNLV scientists who have publicly launched a site that uses computer software to scan users’ DNA for prospective illness and create individualized diets that assist lower the threats.

Food Genes and Me is a spinoff business established by the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine (NIPM) at UNLV.

Your genes determine how your body reacts to the foods you eat, and for that reason can be examined to determine your perfect diet. The proprietary software application is promoted as an “include on” to present popular hereditary analysis tools used by websites such as 23andMe. com,,, and It offers users the ability to see what medical problems they’re predisposed to and it provides custom-made dietary recommendations.

“The objective with Food Genes and Me is to make ideas particular to each individual based on their genes,” stated Martin Schiller, NIPM director. “We’re empowering you to act on something right now to affect your health.”

Users of 23andMe and comparable sites (which utilize saliva samples to trace ethnic background and discover relative matches) can download their genetic file then publish it to their account at Within an hour, the software scans the data for hereditary markers connected to more than 100 health conditions, matches it to a USDA nutrient database, and produces about 10 to 15 medical predictions with ideas on food alternatives and portion sizes to assist fight the health risks.

Each diet is particularly tailored to the user. For instance, a user whose genes show that a predisposition to cancer might be lowered or eliminated by consuming calcium would get a report on the top five calcium sources in foods and a recommendation that they add 2 8-oz. glasses of milk a day to their diet plan or, as an alternative, 4 oz. of cheese. A various user’s genes might show that drinking more coffee than the basic population would do the trick.

“Everyone has their own diet plan, but then they have options,” stated Schiller. “Rather of having to keep drinking milk daily to get your calcium, we offer you choices to switch it up.” reports are totally free.

“For a few minutes of your time, you can have an individualized diet for life,” Schiller said.

The task, about 3 years in the making, was led by undergraduate Pascal Nilsson, who helped construct the database and Jackie Newsome, a college student who wrote the computer program contracted by the company. The venture was supported by funding from the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, which prepares researchers and engineers to extend their research focus beyond the university laboratory and establish commercial products that contribute to society and the economy.

Schiller stated other business have actually produced similar programs, however they weren’t focused on alternative quality or affordability for consumers. “Anything we’re using for forecast satisfied strict scientific quality analytical metrics,” he said.

Barrick Lecture Series Presents The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour


UNLV invites sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell for the current installation of the Barrick Lecture Series.


Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.


Artemus W. Ham Auditorium at UNLV main school
Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Opportunity


The Barrick Lecture Series presents nationally and worldwide popular speakers through a generous grant from benefactor Marjorie Barrick.

W. Kamau Bell — host and executive producer of the Emmy Award winning CNN docu-series United Tones of America with W. Kamau Bell– is an author and sociopolitical comedian who has actually been lauded by The New York Times as “the most promising brand-new skill in political funny in several years” and by SF Weekly as “wise, elegant, and very much in the mold of politically outspoken comedians like Dave Chappelle.” The New Yorker said, “Bell’s trick is intersectional progressivism: he treats racial, gay, and ladies’s concerns as inseparable.”

Known for his former FX & & FXX funny series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, he recently made his Netflix launching with a new stand-up funny special, Independent School Negro. Kamau is on the advisory board of Hollaback! and Donors Select and is the ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Racial Justice. Kamau has actually been nominated for several NAACP Image Awards and a GLAAD award, and he was featured on Conde Nast’s Daring 25 list for 2016. His writing has been featured in publications consisting of Vanity Fair,, and Salon. Kamau made his launching as a director in Fall 2018 with the release of the A+E documentary Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain.


The lecture is free and open up to the general public but tickets are required. Tickets are restricted to two per individual and can be acquired from the Carrying out Arts Center box office starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

The Carrying Out Arts Center (PAC) box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway, on the school of UNLV. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or go to the PAC website.

Second Opportunity for Second City Realty

Alison Victoria’s career considering that strolling across the commencement stage has been anything however cookie-cutter.

After completing dual degrees in psychology and interior architecture at UNLV in 2008, Victoria signed up with Las Vegas-based Christopher Houses. She was the firm’s youngest designer and soon entrusted with developing eye-popping interiors for semi-custom houses.

The taking place decade saw the Chicago native construct her résumé with one impressive achievement after another: She released her own consulting company, created a contemporary luxury furniture line, manage the $160 million expansion of the Silverton Gambling Establishment Hotel, and spent 9 seasons as host of Kitchen area Crashers, a renovation program on Do It Yourself Network.

The latter job offered the affable Victoria– whose given name is Alison Gramenos– a nationwide platform on which to showcase her skills– well, some of her skills anyhow. Away from the Kitchen area Crashers electronic cameras, Victoria was still doing interior decoration work, and in time she had actually discovered her true enthusiasm: determining, acquiring, renovating, and selling historical homes in Chicago. Resting on the Cooking area Crashers set one day throughout her 8th season, Victoria had a surprise: I must turn my day task– my REAL job– into a TELEVISION program.

“I keep in mind sitting down in front among your houses we were crashing,” Victoria remembers, “and I took a look at my cameraman and my manufacturer, and said, ‘Hey, I want to do a new show. I want to reveal people what I actually do. I want to shoot a sizzle reel. Who’s with me?'”

Soon after, Victoria shot that sizzle reel, pitched the concept to HGTV, then spent a year shooting the pilot. On New Year’s Day, Victoria’s enthusiasm project finally came true with the debut of Windy City Rehabilitation. The weekly program (brand-new episodes air Sunday at 6 p.m. PST) takes viewers on a tense flight as Victoria locates a distressed property, purchases it, remodels it, then attempts to sell it (preferably for a profit).

On the eve of Windy City Rehabilitation’s premiere, we caught up with Victoria and asked her to share some home-renovation pointers along with stories about her UNLV days, how the Las Vegas and Chicago markets vary (she splits her time in between both cities).

Mind Over Matter: “It does not injured to have that psychology background in any organisation, especially in style. To be able to understand what people want prior to they even understand, that’s psychological. So in my service, that psychology background has assisted me immensely.”

Her Kind of Town: “Chicago is where I was born and raised. It’s where my father would drive us around, and we ‘d look at these historical brownstones and greystones. And while I was residing in the city, all around my community I watched these basic specialists been available in and construct crap. They would take apart old homes– and let’s be truthful, a few of them require to be taken down; there’s absolutely nothing to conserve, and they’re not structurally sound– however what they would install were these massive concrete and glass obstruct houses, if you can even call them that. They would just get in, get out, and make a fast dollar, and they were destroying the area.

“They weren’t offering the community back what it deserves, which is the architecture that this city is known for. I wanted to enter this since that’s what I did with my own house in Chicago, and I wish to keep doing it on each and every single street in this city. I truly do. My goal is to make sure when individuals are walking by my [renovated] homes that they’re stopping, they’re admiring, they’re taking pictures, and they’re looking at it like, ‘Wow, this must’ve been here for 100 years.’ That’s the objective.”

A Tale of 2 Cities: “While Las Vegas is really cookie-cutter when it concerns house style, Chicago’s architecture provides designers more opportunity to make [their mark] That stated, the politics of this city, the weather in this city, and the trouble of structure on a 25-foot by 125-foot lot (the standard size in Chicago) make it actually difficult.”

First on the To-Do List: “Before starting any renovation, you definitely must do your research on your professionals. Vet each and every single one prior to choosing who you’re going to use. You call all of their referrals. You go see their work. You hang around– lots of time– discovering who these individuals really are, what their work ethic is like, if they’re respectable, if they’re sincere, if they’re on schedule, if they’re on spending plan. And if you intend on being your own basic professional, do the exact same research on your subcontractors. That’s going to conserve you so much money and time.”

Believe Prior To You Flip: “What I hope with my program is that individuals see the reality. Because I don’t want individuals to quit their day jobs and begin turning houses. I desire individuals to be smart about how they’re doing it, I want them to be definitely enthusiastic about the procedure, and I desire them to comprehend the danger in what we do. Since it’s not easy-breezy. So do not go into [house-flipping] assuming you’re going to earn money. … Too many people do stuff just to make a fast buck. Have function, have enthusiasm, and understand that not every residential or commercial property will make a profit.”

Make Choices with Conviction: “When things do not go as prepared, you need to make breeze judgments, in the field, right then and there. There’s no time to wait. There’s no time to go back to the drawing board. There’s a decision to be made, and you much better be really confident with that decision, whether it’s shooting someone or taking a big loss profit-wise due to the fact that we understand we need to. When making those decisions, I really do look for what’s in my gut, and I trust my gut– I constantly have, and I always will.

Rebel Remembrances: “UNLV has progressed so much given that I left. When I existed, it was a commuter school– you went to class then left school, which indicates you don’t get included as much. So I feel sad that I didn’t truly get to have that sense of sociability when I was there. However I was so focused on what I wanted to do after college that I just kept my eye on the prize. So the reality UNLV was a commuter school kept me more regimented. There were no diversions for me, despite the fact that people may think, ‘Oh, you resided in Vegas.’ No, I resided in Henderson, I had my grandma down the street, my entire family lived [nearby] So I went to school and worked– I took fewer classes every year due to the fact that I worked full time. That’s why it took me seven years to end up!

“However I’ve gotten more involved with UNLV given that I finished. And I was in fact part of an arena task a few years back. I truly wished to bring the arena to the campus. That was something I dreamed of– giving the students something I didn’t have.”

What You See Is What You Get: “Audiences of Windy City Rehab are going to appreciate not just the start-to-finish process, but [my] openness, honesty, and vulnerability. I have actually never been more exposed in my life. I’m showing people exactly who I am. And they may love it, and they may dislike it, but you can’t run this organisation being a princess and being incredibly sweet and great to everybody. You’ve got to rule with an iron fist, since it is difficult to manage this lots of projects and this lots of people. And managing individuals is the hardest thing on the planet to do. Discovering terrific individuals? Very hard. Handling those individuals? The most challenging thing to do in business.”

“” Romance is in the Air”” at UNLV Jan. 31

The UNLV Chamber Music Society presents “Love is in the Air” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, in the Rando-Grillot Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center.

Musical Choices
Robert Schumann – Love for oboe and piano
Amy Beach – Love for violin and piano
Jake Heggie – The Deepest Desire: 4 Meditations on Love ( texts by Sister Helen Prejean).
~ intermission ~.
Gabriel Faure – Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15.

Kimberly James, mezzo-soprano; Jennifer Grim, flute; Stephen Caplan, oboe; Timothy Hoft, Darryl Cooper, Katie Leung, piano; Ambroise Aubrun, violin; Kate Hamilton, viola; Andrew Smith, cello

UNLV Carrying out Arts Center customers are welcome to park in the Home Grove Parking Lot.Parking is totally free after 7 p.m. Monday – Thursday, after 1 p.m. Friday, and all weekend.

Tickets to “Love is in the Air” are $25 and can be acquired onlineor by calling at the Performing Arts Center ticket office at 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). Student rush tickets are $5 each and readily available one hour prior to each event with legitimate trainee I.D. UNLV faculty and personnel discounts likewise are available. Package workplace is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info about all of the season’s performances can be found on the Performing Arts Center site.

About the PAC.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 43rd season this year. It hosts a variety of efficiencies and occasions and is house to productions provided by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC also is delighted to host various Clark County School District arts festivals and shows.

The Interview: Joe Esposito

Living his finest hoops life. That’s a basic but precise description of Joe Esposito, who remains in the middle of his first season with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels functioning as special assistant to the head coach, a job with a vast array of tasks. A veteran of three years in the training company, Esposito has actually rapidly made an impression in Las Vegas with fans and followers since of a Twitter character that mirrors his infectious interest both on and off the basketball court. He and his better half, Mary, have 2 kids, Jordan and Jacob, and two children, Shay and Harmony.


I wished to operate at UNLV ever since I started doing this. My very first year coaching in college was in 1988 and the one group that everybody understood was UNLV. I have actually had a relationship with Coach (Marvin) Menzies for 20-plus years and when this opportunity came about– it was a no-brainer for me. To help reconstruct a program is something I have done throughout my career and I am honored to assist in any method I can.

Special assistant

This is the first time I’ve remained in this position. It enables me to work with several areas of the program, which has actually been great. I look at myself as a consultant sometimes, using my many years of experience to help in any method possible to make UNLV the very best college basketball program in the country. I have been a head coach at the high school and NCAA levels in addition to an associate head coach and high significant assistant for more than thirty years at 8 different schools. That background helps me contribute here every day.

How UNLV is different

There are many things– the varied student body, the city’s amazing love for the Rebels, and the area. UNLV has a special buzz not just throughout the school however also throughout the community. The university and the sports department have unbelievable management and the focus is on the students. UNLV is genuinely “Different, Daring, and Diverse” and that’s what makes it a fantastic location.

Where you grew up

I’m from Mahopac, New York City, which is a suburb 50 miles from New york city City. My daddy is a deacon in the Catholic Church and my mommy operated at the church too so maturing I existed more than anywhere else. It was truly a fantastic neighborhood.

Motivation to get into your field

I wanted to be a coach since I might keep in mind. I am really competitive and was influenced by a few of my coaches maturing. The relationship you have with a coach is so unique and I wanted to make a distinction in gamers’ lives.

Last star death that really impacted you

I simply recently lost a gamer I recruited at the University of Memphis to cancer. Karim Azab was a 22-year-old student-athlete from Egypt. After the last video game last season, he felt something weird in his side and was detected with stage 4 leukemia. He fought for seven months and I stayed in close contact with him when I left for Vegas. We just lost him last month. He was a celeb to me and many individuals around Memphis and the college basketball community.

Alternate profession choice

I would love to be a TELEVISION or radio announcer calling games or evaluating them on ESPN. I make sure Dickie V (Cock Vitale) is nearly prepared to retire so possibly it’s time for Joey ‘E.’ I truly enjoy speaking about the video game I love.

Tips for success

Dream no little dreams. I constantly state I have a hockey surname, a football body, and I work as a basketball coach. No matter what your dreams are, through effort you can accomplish your goals. One of my favorite quotes is “Typical is as near the top as it is to the bottom so why be average?” I never ever wanted to be average.

Preferred activity

I enjoy baseball. Among my boys plays college baseball in Virginia. I am a huge Mets fan. I really follow all the New york city teams. Besides that, I really don’t have lots of hobbies except for now living in Vegas, I like to go to programs with my better half. We have seen some fantastic ones and truly enjoy our date nights.

A guilty enjoyment

I do not enjoy much TV but would have to state it’s the reality program Huge Bro. I have enjoyed every season and even see the live feeds. I have my kids hooked on it now as well.

A things in your office that has significance for you

I have lots of family pictures and team images, which I value, but my coach’s Bible given to me by the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) on my desk is a favorite. It has great devotionals each day that really associate with training. It’s inspiring and a fantastic way to begin the early morning.

Something people would be amazed to discover you

I tell everyone whatever so not much is concealed. One thing would be that I was a magician maturing. I utilized to do celebrations for kids and perform magic tricks. I actually had a live bunny in my spoof. Maybe someday I’ll get a residence here in Vegas!

The Skilled Pro

Without question, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law has produced various recognized graduates in its reasonably short 20 years of presence. But you ‘d be hard-pressed to find anybody with a wider variety of experience than Sandra Douglass Morgan, who earned her J.D. in 2003 as part of the school’s third graduating class.

In a nutshell: Morgan clerked for 2 years at Parker Nelson and Associates; moved on to MGM Resorts to encourage on corporate-risk matters as a litigation attorney; signed up with the City of North Las Vegas in 2008, initially handling the legal side of land usage, planning, and zoning, prior to ultimately increasing to deputy city lawyer, then city attorney; then she went back to the economic sector to work as director of external services for AT&T.

If you ask Morgan the trick to her success, she’ll point all the method back to her time in law school.

“I think the options naturally Boyd had available, and the law school experience as a whole, with each class you were learning how to believe seriously in such a way that standard education doesn’t teach you,” Morgan says. “By the end, the law school prepares you to put it all in perspective. It challenged me, and it offered me the desire to continue challenging myself.”

And she’s not simply speaking about her full-time positions over the previous 15 years. The devoted boxing/mixed martial arts fan invested much of the past year on the Nevada Athletic Commission, leaving that post in April only due to the fact that Gov. Brian Sandoval appointed her to the Nevada Video Gaming Commission. Morgan says serving in those roles is just a natural extension of her long time dedication to social work– sustained in big part by Boyd’s enduring community service part.

“You can easily consider approved the legal and analytical skills that you get in law school, due to the fact that at the time you remain in school, you are so focused on last examinations, finishing, and discovering work,” Morgan says. “You later understand the value in what the school taught you when you can apply your skills and assist somebody–‘Wow, I’m able to help people with everyday concerns because of what the law school has actually taught me.'”

It’s those light-bulb moments that Morgan discovers especially rewarding.

“It’s a sensation that, despite how much experience you have, or how many sophisticated business clients you have, everyone has an obligation to serve those who didn’t have the opportunity to access a legal education,” she says.

Today, Morgan’s social work contributions include dealing with Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, a program created to get those with high-school diplomas on the appropriate track– be it straight into the labor force or on to college or other post-secondary training.

In all, it’s been a satisfying career, however she’s particularly fond of her time at the City of North Las Vegas.

“I was really pleased with the work I finished with the city,” Morgan states. “It tied back to the law school’s mandatory community service component. I constantly wished to serve the community in some way. To drive by an area and know I had an effect, with a park or recreation center, it’s something I can constantly take pride in.

“And with AT&T, I’m very happy understanding we’re devoted to the way innovation is utilized in society. We’re conscious of social concerns, and it is very important that we put our corporate dollars towards those issues, such as education and innovation. Innovation must be utilized for excellent.”

Concept for Converting Radio Waves to Energy Earns Top Reward at Media Innovation Hackathon

Beasley Media Group and UNLV revealed the winners of their inaugural Media Innovation Hackathon Jan. 10 at CES 2019. The Radio Heads, an all-freshman trainee group from UNLV, took leading honors for a task checking out the conversion of radio waves into electrical energy that could potentially be used to charge devices.

Erick Serrano from the Radio Heads team described how they came up with their concept: “Our colleague Ricardo was discussing how wireless charging isn’t actually wireless. So what if we found out something to do with AM and FM frequencies that could charge a device?”

Though they discovered they were unable to straight transform radio frequencies into storable energy to charge cordless gadgets, the team eventually used a crystal radio to show that small amounts of energy can be transformed from radio waves to power a low-voltage LED light, and concluded that while the energy yield from radio waves is low, it is still possible to make use of them.

” All of our employee worked truly tough on this task. I’m really grateful it settled,” said Yuria Mann, another employee from the Radio Heads.

” We love the concept of clever and sensible innovations to ignite our thinking as a media company getting ready for the future,” stated Beasley Media Group President Caroline Beasley. “Numerous thanks to UNLV and their next generation of fantastic minds for working together with us on the Hackathon initiative.”

” We are so happy with the collaboration with UNLV and in specific the Hackathon groups,” said Buzz Knight, Executive Vice President of Method and Development at Beasley. “The spirit of smart and innovative ideas being showcased at the most influential tech event on the planet fits perfect with our core values at Beasley Media Group.”

The hackathon supplied an unique chance for trainee developers to produce ingenious commercial services and products making use of existing media innovation, data, and infrastructure. Student teams spent the fall 2018 semester working with UNLV faculty mentors on hackathon projects, which were later on evaluated by a panel of professionals from Beasley and UNLV.

The resulting ideas represent the kinds of transformative, disruptive innovations that will end up being mainstream in the next 20 years.

First Place

Converting Radio Waves to Energy

Award: $5,000
Group: Matias Allietti (mechanical engineering), Yuria Mann (computer science), Kristine Monsada (computer technology), Ricardo Rodriguez (computer technology), and Erick Serrano (computer technology)
Faculty mentor: Natalierose Pennington (communication research studies)

Second Place

Augmented Reality (AR) Headset for Tourism

Award: $2,500
Team: Aldair Callejas (home entertainment engineering and style), Peter Hernandez (computer science), and Edison Smith (biology)
Faculty coach: Si “SJ” Kim (home entertainment engineering and design)

Third Place

Fernwell Tourism App

Award: $1,000
Team: Ricardo Guzman (business administration), Ashtin Hofert (mechanical engineering), Joshua Padilla (civil engineering), Francisco Reyes (political science), Allie Ryerson (economics and company administration), and Fausto Vega (mechanical engineering)
Faculty mentor: Bryan Blankfield (communication studies)

” We extend our heartiest congratulations to all our student hackathon innovators,” stated Zach Miles, UNLV Associate Vice President of Economic Development. “We’re proud to honor their achievements and delighted about the ingenious services they’ve developed to assist solve real-world market issues.”

About Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and runs 64 stations (46 FM and 18 AM) in 15 big- and mid-size markets in the United States. Approximately 19 million consumers listen to Beasley radio stations weekly over-the-air, online, on smartphones and tablets and engage with the Business’s brands and personalities through digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, text, apps and e-mail. To learn more, please check out

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 30,000 students and 3,500 professors and staff that is acknowledged as “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of College. UNLV provides a broad range of highly regarded academic programs and is on a path to join the leading tier of national public research universities. The university is dedicated to recruiting and retaining leading students and faculty, educating the area’s diversifying population and labor force, driving financial activity through increased research study and community partnerships, and producing an academic health center for Southern Nevada. Learn more at

UNLV to Launch Drone Pilot Certificate Program through Postgraduate Work this Spring

A brand-new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate Program launches this spring at UNLV Continuing Education

The 40-hour training course covers operation, policy, safety, and numerous applications within the UAS industry. Those who complete the program will be eligible to become Federal Air travel Administration (FAA)-accredited commercial drone pilots, placing them at the forefront of Nevada’s growing UAS market. The first session is set up over 2 weekends, February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019.

Need is proliferating for licensed operators in both the industrial and public sectors, consisting of search and rescue, building and construction, agriculture, photography and 3-D mapping, environmental monitoring, and more. According to FAA forecasts, the fleet of available business drones could grow from 110,000 to more than 450,000 by 2022, increasing the need for certified pilots.

While hobbyists are allowed to operate authorized UAS as long as they comply with rules for design airplane, anybody piloting a UAS for business functions should hold a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA.

With UNLV’s brand-new certificate, participants will not only develop strong technical understanding of UAS operation through classroom and online guideline, they’ll likewise acquire experience through hands-on, interactive flight direction. Students are presented to UAS system style, flight approaches, and local and federal regulations.

This course satisfies the requirements of ASTM F3266 – 18, Requirement Guide for Training for Remote Pilot in Command of Unmanned Airplane Systems (UAS) Recommendation, and the Association for Unmanned Lorry Systems International (AUVSI) Trusted Operator Program Levels 1 and 2.

The certificate program is open to anybody thinking about this rapidly growing field of air travel and is currently open for registration. Registration is $1,899.00. Learn more by calling UNLV Continuing Education at [email protected]!.?.! or 702-895-5099. About UNLV Postgraduate Work
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an unit of the Division of Educational Outreach, designs and provides high quality non-credit programs, courses, workshops and seminars to both expert and casual learners. Its expert advancement certificate programs, accreditation preparation programs, and precertification programs in high-demand fields can assist Southern Nevadans advance or open new career possibilities. Discover more at

UNLV Jazz Hosts “” Basically Ellington”” SW Regional Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 1

The UNLV School of Music department of jazz research studies hosts the Las Vegas Basically Ellington South West Regional Celebration Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2019, in Artemus Ham Concert Hall. Essentially Ellington co-produces noncompetitive, education-focused celebrations designed to provide high school jazz bands of all levels the chance to carry out the music of Duke Ellington and other seminal huge band composers and arrangers. Taking part bands receive expert feedback from clinicians and other jazz specialists in their own yard.

The celebration is sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center, allure Outreach Initiative, UNLV, and Thomas Bridge.

Las Vegas-native Kenny Rampton– acclaimed trumpeter and member of allure at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis– has dedicated to be a clinician for the festival.

Jazz at Lincoln Center artist Vincent Gardner, jazz trombonist, and welcomed visitors are carrying out at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, with the UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Uli Geissendoerfer. Rampton, famous jazz drummer Butch Miles and unique guests are performing with UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

General admission tickets are $10, senior citizens and military with ID are $8 and offered at the Carrying out Arts Center siteor by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787 ). CCSD, UNLV and CSN and participating trainees are complimentary with ID.