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Firefighters in uniform stand by their vehicle in the darkness as a fire burns across the hills in the background with the words "Up in smoke: UNIVERSITY ECOLOGISTS HELP FIREFIGHTERS PROTECT NEVADA'S LANDS -- Written by Ashley Andrews"

Nevada lands are no stranger to fire. Last year, two fires burned nearly one million acres. The year before, 1.3 million acres burned. In the last 20 years, more than 20 fires greater than 100,000 acres raged. These fires unleashed devastating losses on ranches, grazing areas, and habitat for wildlife and recreation. In their wake, Nevada lands are now more vulnerable to future fires.

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Computer generated brain with neural net overlay, which reads 'MIND BLOWN: HOW UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO RESEARCHERS ARE RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF NEUROSCIENCE'
An artist;s vision of the future with drones and futuristic architecture and the text 'TOMORROW LAND: ENGINEERING A SMARTER, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE'

 

Evan Gadda wearing a VR headset and the text 'WALKING WITH REALITY: OPENING UP A NEW WORLD FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH VIRTUAL REALITY'
Professor Leger open a dresser full of meticulously cataloged and arranged bird eggs and the text 'Curious collection: THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY COMBINES RESEARCH AND OUTREACH IN ITS ECLECTIC SPACE'

 

Eren Ozmen speaking to a crowd while standing in front of the Dream Chaser spacecraft with the text 'Eren Ozmen: THE BUSINESS OF DREAMING BIG' over the image
A pair of rhinestone-encrusted high heels with colors going from hot pink to neon green with the text 'STIGMA: Let's talk about sex, drugs and homelessness' over the image

 

A woman with her head down in an alley and the words "the hard truth about domestic violence"
A fly fisherman fishing in a river in Mongolia with rolling hills and trees in the background and the words "IN DEEP WATER: The challenges of protecting our most precious resource"

 

A doctor looking into the ear of a transgender patient and the words IN TRANSITION: THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY WAITS FOR HEALTH CARE TO CATCH UP
Authentic Chinese hand colored paper cuts. The main cutting tools are scissors or an engraving knife used on very thin rice paper. The title font is Girdon and the text font is Lucida Casual. The text is print by Giclee. The cream paper is Ogura Chine, the red and black paper is Eames Diffused. The piano hinged binding is made with Chinese bamboo skewers.

 

A blurred out shot of commencement with the words "TRiO & OISS: Helping every student succeed Written by Maryalene LaPonsie"

 


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