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Accomplishments

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

Sep 1, 2015
Published: Ye Li and Bing Zhang
Ye Li and Bing Zhang (both Physics & Astronomy) recently published an article titled, "Can Life Survive Gamma-Ray Bursts in the High-Redshift Universe" in the Sept. 1 issue of The Astrophysical Journal. The work also was cited in a recent article in New Scientist.   In this paper, they investigated the “habitability” of galaxies for...


Aug 27, 2015
Honors: Michael Ian Borer
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) was honored with the Early-in-Career Award by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI). This newly designated award is given to “scholars who have made significant contributions within the first 10 years since the completion of their PhDs.” In that time period, Borer has published a solo-authored book...


Aug 26, 2015
Published: Simon Gottschalk
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) collaborated with three authors on an article discussing social innovation — its meanings, manifestations, and impacts on sustainability. The article was published in the 14th  issue of  Salute e Societa, an Italian scholarly publication in the field of health and society. He also...


Aug 26, 2015
Honors: Division of Educational Outreach
The Division of Educational Outreach has received a Bronze Award for Most Improved for its fall 2015 continuing education catalog. The award was made by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and recognizes the top marketing and creative work of its members through the UPCEA marketing awards. UNLV will be among...


Aug 21, 2015
Published: Simon Gottschalk and Mark Salvaggio
Simon Gottschalk and Mark Salvaggio (both Sociology) co-authored the article "Stuck Inside of Mobile: Ethnography in Non-Places,"  which appeared in the February issue of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.  


Aug 20, 2015
Published: Greg Voelker
Greg Voelker (Libraries) and Heather Johnson, formerly of Libraries, co-authored the article “LASR Pointers: Assessing the Need for, Creating, and Measuring Standardized Training for an Automated Storage and Retrieval System,” which was published last month in Strategic Library.  


Aug 20, 2015
Published: Carrie Sampson
Carrie Sampson (Environmental and Public Affairs) and Sonya Douglass Horsford, formerly of UNLV and now of George Mason University, co-authored a book chapter titled "Beyond Legal Remedies: Toward Funding Equity and Improved Educational Opportunities for English Language Learners" in Law & Education Inequality: Removing Barriers to Educational...


Aug 19, 2015
Honors: Kristen Costello
Kristen Costello (Libraries) won the 2015 University Libraries Outstanding Library Faculty Service Award. Costello was honored for her service as vice chair and chair of the Innovative Users Group (IUG), which included work on the IUG's annual conferences. She also was recognized for the leadership she provided when the group acquired Polaris...


Aug 18, 2015
Published: Georgiann Davis
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is the author of the book  Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, which was published this year by NYU Press. This book and Davis' other work on intersex issues, has led to additional media and scholarly attention, including an article in Buzzfeed and a guest piece in Contexts, as well as an...


Aug 17, 2015
Appointment/Election: Keith Rowley
Keith Rowley (Law) was recently appointed to the Uniform Law Commission, an organization of practicing lawyers, judges, legislators, legislative staff, and law professors appointed by their respective state governments to research, draft, and promote enactment of uniform state laws.


Aug 17, 2015
Published: John Novak and Richard Zwiercan
John Novak and Richard Zwiercan (both Libraries) co-authored the article “Reorganizing Through Lean Principles,” published in Strategic Library in April.  


Aug 14, 2015
Published: Takashi Yamashita, Erick López, and Jennifer Keene
Takashi Yamashita,  Erick López, and Jennifer Keene (all Sociology) published their article, "Predictors of Adult Education Program Satisfaction in Urban Community-Dwelling Older Adults" in the journal Educational Gerontology.