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Welcome to Accomplishments, the place to read about the successes of your UNLV co-workers.

Aug 24, 2016
Notable: Department of Physical Therapy
The physical therapy department received confirmation that 100 percent of its 2016 graduating class passed the national board examination on the first attempt, and that two of those students earned perfect scores. The department has maintained an average first-time pass rate of 96.7 percent since 2009.


Aug 23, 2016
Published: Julian Kilker
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) recently published a research article titled "All About Whom? Stock Photos, Interactive Narratives and How News About Governmental Surveillance Is Visualized" in Visual Communication Quarterly examining how media covers surveillance and the implications for public understanding. The research analyzes ...


Aug 23, 2016
Published: Gary Pullman
During the 2016 summer, Gary Pullman, a part-time instructor in the Department of English, published seven online Listverse articles. An eighth has been accepted for publication and should appear soon. Top 10 Fascinating Insect Impostors 10 Intriguing Dollhouses That Aren't for Play 10 Deliberate Errors and Historical Misrepresentations 10...


Aug 23, 2016
Accreditation: Alona Angosta, Jennifer Kawi
Alona Angosta and Jennifer Kawi (School of Nursing) completed the Leadership for Academic Nursing Program (LANP), sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The LANP has been preparing future leaders for more than 14 years. This structured professional development experience includes assessment and evaluation of...


Aug 22, 2016
Notable: Steven Clarke
Steven Clarke (Architecture) and the Downtown Design Center he directs have had their work in the historic Westside neighborhood of Las Vegas featured in an in-depth article in the August issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM). LAM is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is the magazine of...


Aug 22, 2016
Honors: Daniel Mast and Bradley Childs
Daniel Mast and Bradley Childs (Chemistry) won awards in the 2016 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), office of fuel cycle technologies. Mast was awarded a first-place prize in the open competition in the category of nuclear science and engineering. His award-winning research paper, “Equation...


Aug 19, 2016
Published: Martin Schiller, Christy Strong, Ronald Benjamin, and Omoyemwen Igbinedion
Martin Schiller (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) and the Schiller Laboratory of Applied Bioinformatics, Christy Strong (Life Sciences), Ronald Benjamin, Omoyemwen Igbinedion (both Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine), and peers at other institutions recently published a review article titled “TALEN Gene Editing Takes Aim on HIV”...


Aug 19, 2016
Published: Dieu-My Tran
Dieu-My Tran (Nursing) published “Validation of the Knowledge and Perception of Cardiovascular Risk Factors Questionnaires for College Students” in the Journal of Nursing Measurement. The study, which tested the psychometric properties of two measures of knowledge and perception of cardiovascular risk factors, appeared in the journal’s...


Aug 18, 2016
Published: Georgiann Davis
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) co-authored an essay that appears in Everyday Feminism magazine on the controversy surrounding intersex Olympic athletes. The essay engages misconceptions about intersex traits and discrimination against athletes competing in this summer's games. 


Aug 18, 2016
Published: Doris Watson, Kim Nehls, and Shaoan Zhang
Doris Watson, Kim Nehls (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) and Shaoan Zhang (Teaching and Learning) have recently been published in Storey & Hesbol (Eds.) (2016) Contemporary Approaches to Dissertation Development and Research Methods (New York: IGI-Global Publishers).  Watson and Nehls contributed chapter 4,  "...


Aug 18, 2016
Published: Sam Chen and Jingchun Chen
Jingchun Chen and Xiangning Chen (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine), along with peers at other institutions, recently published their research findings in the article “Genetic Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Nicotine Dependence”  in Nature Publishing Group’s Scientific Reports. Supported in part by separate National...


Aug 17, 2016
Published: Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Project
UNLV's Transparency in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education project (TILT Higher Ed) (Provost's Office) is the focus of the current issue of the journal Peer Review, published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. A research article by UNLV's Mary-Ann Winkelmes (Provost's Office), Matthew Bernacki (...