Monday, September 10, 2012

Entertainment Engineering Program

State funding support for world-class public universities, like Berkeley, the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia has been reduced as low as zero to 20%.  The top tier public universities learned many years ago it was necessary for them to become research universities, which are profit centers, to fund their operations.  UNLV and UNR are far behind on the curve in becoming self-sustaining.  Both must develop as world renowned research universities to earn income to survive and succeed.

Today Jim discusses the many attributes and plans of UNR and UNLV to make both universities competitive with the other world-class U.S. public universities.

Students at UNLV interested in high tech stagecraft are changing how Hollywood and Las Vegas entertains the world, as part of the only Entertainment Engineering program in the world.  This remarkable program shows how students, working with Cirque, and faculty in Theater and Engineering, can combine creativity and technology to support Nevada’s leading product…entertainment!

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