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Erika Engstrom is an interactions teacher at UNLV and the author of Feminism, Gender, and Politics inNBC’s Parks and Leisure. Her research study interests include gender and nonverbal interaction along with mass media portrayals of gender and wedding events. Feminism, Gender, and Politics in NBC’s Parks and Recreation explores the ways feminist ideologies were integrated and portrayed within the popular TV series.

Vincent Filak, journalism professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, read Engstrom’s work and shared his ideas on this contribution to the field.

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Be RebelSAFE and Return To School in 12 Easy Steps

College campuses go to great lengths to safeguard their students. The most visible of pointers on our school is the UNLV Police Force, but that is simply the beginning of UNLV’s precaution. RebelSAFE emergency situation phones, video monitoring systems, security escort services, and the RebelSAFE app are just a couple of methods UNLV is securing our community. Yet, even with these measures in place, it is very important to keep in mind that campus security is likewise your individual responsibility. Take a minute to examine these suggestions to #BeRebelSafe.

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What Harvard Can Gain From Texas

When it pertains to making use of race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions, no one appears to be happy with the method it’s playing out.

Opponents charge that considering a candidate’s race or ethnic culture amounts to “ reverse discrimination.” Supporters recognize that disadvantaged minorities have been losing ground under affirmative action. Blacks and Hispanics are less most likely to attend a leading college than they were 35 years earlier.

As a professor of constitutional law, I have actually studied a crucial college admission policy from Texas that– when coupled with affirmative action– can more fully address inequality

and its consequences. This policy bears more importance now that the Trump administration has reversed Obama-era support for affirmative action, following instead a Bush administration standard that “highly encourages race-neutral” admissions practices.

I think the policy might also be instructive for Harvard, which is presently dealing with a suit charging that the university’s efforts to increase racial diversity victimize Asian-Americans.

The Texas Top 10 Percent Policy

The college admission policy in Texas holds that if students graduate in the leading 10 percent of their high school class, they make automated admission to the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M and other state-run universities. This promotes variety in the colleges’ getting in classes because students at bad, mainly minority high schools have the exact same chances of admission as students at rich, primarily white schools.

At UT-Austin, which admits students through both a customized top 10 track and a standard track with an affirmative action part, the leading 10 trainees are 34 percent Hispanic while the basic students are only 20 percent Hispanic. Nineteen percent of the leading 10 students, however only 7 percent of the basic trainees, originated from low-income households. When it pertains to producing a varied trainee body, the leading 10 policy has actually done a better job than has affirmative action.

The top 10 policy has actually ended up being a model in other states and nations. For instance, France uses a top 10 policy for its universities. And New York City Mayor Costs de Blasio has proposed a similar policy for New york city’s elite public high schools. Some observers fret whether high school class rank is an adequate step of student ability. The top students from a weak school may not be as capable as middle-of-the-pack students from a strong high school. But Texas has actually been able to keep quality with its increased variety. The leading 10 trainees at UT-Austin accomplish at the exact same levels as their schoolmates who are most like the candidates who were denied admission due to the fact that of the leading 10 policy. The top 10 students likewise graduate at the very same rate. How will colleges respond to Trump policy on race in admissions? Attending To Economic Disparities Leading 10

policies likewise resolve the issue of economic inequality by targeting

a key cause– the” economic segregation

” of communities in the United States. Economic inequality develops highly uneven chances for success in life. Children in wealthier neighborhoods have much greater opportunities for status seeking than do children in low-income neighborhoods. And what matters more for kids’s expert chances is not how abundant or poor their households are but how abundant or bad their areas are. Therefore, a bad kid living in a financially diverse neighborhood has much higher upward mobility than does a poor kid living in a bad community. Conventional college admissions policies reward upper-income families for developing special neighborhoods that have stronger school systems than somewhere else. The higher-quality high schools will more likely be viewed as “feeder ” schools for top colleges.

But consider exactly what would happen if elite colleges adopt something like the top 10 policy, where the very best students from different high schools all have the exact same chances of acceptance.

If that held true, parents would compromise their kids’s chances of admission by developing unique neighborhoods. Their kids’s chances of admission would be higher if they lived in financially incorporated communities. Top 10-like policies can turn elite universities from institutions that exacerbate inequality into institutions that promote equality.

Would parents really pick less unique communities and lower-performing schools to improve their kids’s possibilities for admission to an elite college? They have in Texas. Research studies have actually revealed that numerous parents select lower-performing schools and live in less thriving school districts to make the most of the top 10 policy.

To be sure, the results on school and domestic option have actually been modest– in the 5 to 10 percent variety. But that’s since the leading 10 policy does not affect an applicant’s possibilities of admission to a private university or an out-of-state public university. If all elite universities followed the Texas model, the incentives for property integration would be effective.

And the benefits from residential integration need not feature a sacrifice of academic excellence, as some critics charge. As the Texas experience suggests, colleges can treat the top candidates from all high schools similarly and maintain the quality of their student bodies.

To be sure, there are increased expenses to smoothing the shift to the rigors of college research studies for trainees from weaker high schools. Thankfully, elite colleges have ample funds to meet the need.

Protecting Diversity If upscale trainees relocate to lower-performing schools, would not they simply displace their less affluent peers from the top of the class? That will take place to some degree, but a few aspects are reassuring.

Consider, for example, how leading 10 policies affect the performance of students who already go to lower-performing schools. By increasing the possibilities for admission to an elite university, the policies offer the students greater need to strive in school. And the students respond by achieving at

greater levels. Other ingenious reforms, such as the New Orleans charter school system, have the exact same impact. When policymakers level the playing field for disadvantaged children, those kids excel in school, too.

The ConversationThe Discussion Most significantly, colleges can match the Texas design with affirmative action to realize the advantages of leading 10 policies while also guaranteeing that their trainee bodies stay diverse.

Donna Beam Gallery Showcases New Faculty Aug. 20-Sept. 22

The Donna Beam Art Gallery kicks-off the Fall term with an exhibition of work by the most recent professor of the department of art. Marcus Civin, Cara Cole, Ashley Doughty, Kay Leigh Farley, Michael Fong, Frederic Bonin Pissarro, and Sean Slattery each will reveal examples of their present work.

An emphasize of the evening will be an efficiency piece by Marcus Civin, the new art department chair. The piece is called, “Complete Orchestra,” and it is part sculpture, part puppet program, part experimental performance. The installation will include: an ordinary-looking work table that works as a giant drum; bronze hats that work as bells; columns to include the noise of glass breaking; and hand-held props for additional percussive effects. Specifically crafted wooden feet will be used to play the drum, and the bronze top hats will be played with hammers.

Please join us for a reception in their honor 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Friday, August 31.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Saturday Twelve noon– 5pm. Closed Sundays and vacations.

The gallery lies in the Alta Ham Fine Arts Structure and is complimentary and open to the public.

Skipping the Drillings and Fillings

As a practicing dental expert, teacher Edward Lynch has actually never ever loved offering injections, specifically to younger kids. Given that injections are so typically part of cavity treatment, Lynch questioned, could he hold back the needle and drill by finding a new way to repair those pesky little holes in kids’ teeth?

The answer is yes, and his option could change dental practice– and conserve moms and dads a bit of money to boot.

His approach utilizes pharmaceutical representatives like ozone to both kill cavity-causing microbes in children’s mouths and motivate teeth to recover themselves. Here, he describes his research even more.

How did you pertain to concentrate on kids’s cavities for this research study?

The American Academy of Pediatrics thinks about early childhood cavities the No. 1 chronic disease impacting children. Cavities are a chronic condition 5 times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever among children. And cavities are a major oral health issue in a lot of industrialised nations, affecting 60 to 90 percent of schoolchildren.

What other risks are associated with cavities?

Treating cavities is costly, intrusive, and lengthy. The expense of restoring kids’s teeth when they’ve been affected with early childhood cavities can surpass $1,000 per kid. And young kids frequently need general anaesthesia, sedation, and restraint prior to treatments and numerous extractions because they hesitate, which not only increases the tension for the child, parents, and dental practitioner however likewise increases the treatment expense to around $6,000 per kid.

Early childhood cavities likewise result in greater rates of hospitalization and emergency clinic visits. Nearly 20 percent of all oral emergency situation check outs are credited to early childhood cavities.

Untreated cavities can affect a child’s capability to consume. Studies have revealed that kids with early childhood cavities are at threat of weighing less than 80 percent of their ideal weight, fitting into the “failure to prosper” criteria. Cavities in primary teeth have been cited as a significant danger factor for future dental cavities in long-term teeth too. And in today’s world, the prevalence of cavities within primary teeth is on the increase.

What upsets me most is needing to treat small kids with abscesses, a lot of whom need basic anaesthesia in medical facilities to extract their teeth. When baby teeth are lost too early, the surrounding teeth might wander into the void. This motion can cause teeth to be jagged or congested, which results in a need for a pricey orthodontic treatment down the line.

And left neglected, cavity-related sores can cause expensive treatments, interruption of development and advancement, discomfort, and dangerous infections.

All this, when cavities are One Hundred Percent avoidable.

Can you tell us a bit more about the services you’ve discovered through your research?

I’ve focused on discovering easier, pharmaceutical-based techniques focused on removing the cause of oral diseases in the very first place. I have actually tested fluoride at high levels along with silver diamine fluoride, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, carbamide peroxide, peroxoborate, and ozone.

Our research study has actually discovered that ozone, an energy-rich and highly unsteady form of oxygen, is most effective at getting rid of causes of oral diseases. This is since of the nature of cell membranes in healthy cells and pathogens. Healthy mammalian cells have antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes that protect them from being oxidized, or ruined by ozone. In contrast, pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and yeasts have little or no antioxidant enzymes in their cell membranes. This makes them vulnerable to oxidants like ozone, which harm the microbial cell walls and membranes of pathogens but leave no hazardous by-products as some other antimicrobials do.

How is this research making its method to the dental care market?

I’ve protected numerous patents for my pharmaceutical-based treatment methods. One development, for instance, has actually been utilized to produce the healOzone machine, which transforms oxygen into ozone gas for disinfection and treatment functions. The hardness of open, shallow, single-surface cavities improved following ozone treatment through healOzone, showing a remineralization procedure, or healing, of the tooth. The device is used around the globe; offers a highly-effective, pain-free treatment of cavities; and improves patients’ quality of life.

Findings from our fluoride clinical trials have been utilized to fulfill licensing requirements concerning fluoride addition in oral items with the leading high-fluoride tooth paste manufacturer too.

We’ve also published quite a bit. I recently published 5 research studies about utilizing innovative oxidative procedures– where other chemicals or elements combine with oxygen– involving integrating ozone and hydrogen peroxide. Our newest scientific trial findings on sophisticated oxidative procedures appear in the February 2018 issue of Scientific Reports, Nature. This research study discovered that the hydrogen peroxide and ozone combination did not result in tooth level of sensitivity, while hydrogen peroxide utilized alone did increase sensitivity. We plan to take exactly what we have actually gained from these studies and apply it to how we check the effectiveness of innovative oxidative procedures in treating holes in children’s teeth.

I have actually also checked out, from a molecular viewpoint, why ozone can activate people’ natural healing procedures. Those findings appeared in additional research study papers such as one recently released by Scientific Reports, Nature.

We’ve also published information on chlorine dioxide, fluoride, and peroxoborate treatments, though we ultimately found they were not as helpful as ozone.

We have extra papers in the works also. Among our UNLV dental school students, Larry Hon, is completing a systematic review of the best methods to keep an eye on and measure success when using our techniques to handle cavities, which we prepare to release later this year. UNLV oral trainee Alice Trieu is completing her systematic evaluation on the functions of silver diamine fluoride and fluoride varnishes to manage and avoid cavities in underserved children and older grownups. We aim to publish the evaluation this year as well.

What’s on the horizon for you and your trainees?

Our next actions consist of protecting financing for scientific trials focused on managing and avoiding holes in teeth amongst underserved kids and older adults using easy, inexpensive pharmaceutical methods. Our team will likewise continue a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic analysis of tissue from human oral cavities, plaque, and saliva, which can offer an unbiased quantitative technique through which we can determine, with no prospective for bias, the results of our pharmaceutical techniques for managing cavities.

New Face: Rajiv Kishore

Originating from humble starts, Rajiv Kishore constantly dreamed of making his Ph.D. in the United States and offering a better future for his household. After 20 years at the University at Buffalo’s School of management, he has actually started a new chapter as chair of UNLV’s department of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.


The tagline “various, daring, diverse” resonated and gelled with me in a big method. I am different because I do not fret about exactly what others think about me and I am not quick to leap to conclusions. I am likewise rather daring and a risk-taker in numerous aspects of my life. Finally, being a first-generation immigrant from India, I represent and bring variety to the university, and it is good to understand that the university worths variety to the level that it belongs of its identity.

Where did you mature?

I was born in India in a village called Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh state. My father passed when I was simply 7 years old, and my mom raised me and my two more youthful siblings all on her own. We didn’t have much by way of cash, and exactly what we called home included a single room that worked as a bed room, a living-room, a study space, and a living room; a little shed outside the space that served as our cooking area; and a water faucet outside in the open. It may seem like a tough life– and it was– however I took pleasure in every bit of it. I did whatever a kid is supposed to do while growing up.

All moms are remarkable but my own is a bit more special! She taught us that education is what would propel us forward in life.

I was an engineer at heart right from the very start. My mom and my grandmother, who resided in a different house, let me do all the experiments I wished to do, consisting of dismantling a new toy or a brand-new clock simply to learn how they work.

It was a fun time and I in some cases want I could return and relive those incredible days. I miss out on numerous things about India including my extended family, a number of whom still live there, however I don’t miss my mom as she relocated to the United States 12 years ago and now lives with me and my household.

What are a few of your task tasks?

As a teacher, I am an equivalent member of the professors in the department and will be teaching 2 courses every year. As the department chair, I consider myself to be the “very first among equates to” amongst the department faculty. I envision my tasks as mainly in regards to servant leadership. My goal is to serve my department’s faculty and staff by allowing them to perform their various jobs in the most efficient and efficient way, to help the professors attain their full academic potential, and to inspire and engage everybody to drive the department and school forward. An engaged and motivated faculty and staff are what will ultimately add to moving UNLV to Top Tier.

” If I couldn’t operate in my existing field, I would like to …”.

Style plane engines! My preferred topic in grad school was “Aerothermodynamics of Turbine Machines” however upon finishing, I was placed in the IT department of an airplane manufacturing business in India and never truly got to do aircraft engine turbine design.

Tell us about a time you have been bold.

The most daring thing I have done was when I left my other half and 2 young boys back in India and pertained to the United States to pursue my Ph.D. I spent the small cost savings my better half and I had to pursue my imagine making a Ph.D. in the United States and to provide brighter and better chances to our children. At the time I wasn’t sure when I would see my wife and kids once again. But my better half was extremely supportive of this bold move and it has allowed us to attain our dream of a satisfying life with 2 grown children who received the very best education and were able to achieve their own potentials and introduce their own professions.

What is something individuals would be amazed to learn more about you?

I’m an amateur karaoke vocalist of old Hindi film songs (from Bollywood)! But people are frequently more surprised to find out that I actually sang for the very first time in my life (not only publicly) at my partner’s surprise 50th birthday party.

What books are on your bedside table?

Some of my favorite books are 1984 by George Orwell, The Drunkard’s Walk by Leonard Mlondinow, Ender’s Video game by Orson Scott Card, Freakonomics by Steven Leavitt and Stephen J. Dubner, and Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter.

Before the WNBA, Five Woman Rebels Went Pro in the WBL

When Dan Ayala was hired far from his assistant task under guys’s coach Jerry Tarkanian to take over the Lady Rebels program, he executed the very same style of play that had actually made the Runnin’ Rebels effective.

His Woman Rebels compiled a 109-23 record over five years, so it was no surprise when five of his players went professional.

Did we mention that Ayala’s very first year was the 1975-76 season, the 2nd year of the Lady Rebels’ existence? And some 22 years prior to the WNBA played its first game?

But in the fall of 1978, something new and bold was happening. Motivated in large part by the silver-medal success of the United States ladies’s basketball group in the sport’s debut at the 1976 Olympics, the very first pro females’s league formed. The Women’s Professional Basketball League took hold in eight cities, from New york city to Houston to Chicago.

Ayala’s young squads could hang with the leading programs in college hoops, making Woman Rebels hot commodities in the brand-new league. Liz Galloway, Debra Waddy-Rossow, and Janie Fincher went to the Chicago Hustle, Belinda Candler to the Houston Angels, and Janice Fuller to the Milwaukee Does.

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Triassic Park

The small donation bowl for the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas was easy for clients to miss.

So why not remake it into something with some teeth? Actually.

The Pals of the Nevada State Museum connected to entertainment, engineering and style professor Si Jung Kim searching for help. They wanted to improve the museum visitors’ experience while motivating contributions.

A group of 10 students from Kim’s production design class came together to create a box featuring a three-dimensional model of the state fossil, the ichthyosaur. Home entertainment, engineering and design is a joint endeavor between the College of Engineering and the College of Art.

The students, who covered disciplines from biology to civil and environmental engineering to home entertainment, engineering and design, turned their sights on designing an interactive model that would be distinct to the museum.

“The brainstorming was the most complex and gratifying part of the process,” stated civil engineering freshman Ben Dancel.

They focused on prehistoric Nevada, when the ichthyosaur wandered the waters that utilized to blanket the region. The extinct marine reptile from the Triassic duration (before the dinosaurs) had a long undulating body with flippers and a pronounced jaw full of sharp teeth.

Students created a model that featured the reptile and a small human figurine. The ichthyosaur could grow as big as a school bus and the comparison between the sea monster and the human offers visitors a frightening frame of reference.

The style was printed and donated by local 3D printing company Moment 3D. Package likewise includes a number of tracks so donors can race coins past the figures into the tank, making contributions an experience in itself.

Lastly, the box was fit with color-changing LED lights and set up at the museum.

“It’s not simply exactly what you find out in the classroom. You need to find out beyond the class and bring it into practice,” said Rama Venkat, dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.