Las Vegas can be proud of UNLV
Thank you to Brian Greenspun for a wonderful column about UNLV (“UNLV now sits on a very short list,” Feb. 3).
When I joined UNLV as an assistant professor of physics in 2003, I never imagined the university would grow as much as it has. As a professor, I am thrilled that we have achieved high research activity status and proud that I contributed in a small way by teaching my students how to think outside of the box and perform research that is essential to the economic growth and well-being of our nation.
When I started at UNLV and would travel for my research, people on planes would often ask me if I taught “gambling science.” Now, they don’t. Las Vegas has diversified in so many ways as a first-class city that we’re not just known for gambling.
With continued support from the public and our leaders, UNLV will continue to excel and grow as an intellectual powerhouse and gem of our great city.
Michael Pravica, Henderson