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

Oct 21, 2016
Presentation: Dana Bickmore
Dana Bickmore (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) and colleagues Patti Kinney (Kinney Consulting) and Nancy Flowers (University of Illinois) were invited by the American Middle Level Education Association (AMLE) to speak at its annual conference in Austin, Texas.  The title of the presentation was The Effective Middle Grade...

Oct 20, 2016
Honors: Cassandra Boyer, Jorge Adrian Castrejon, Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Andrew Ortiz, and Karl Wennerlind
Cassandra Boyer, Jorge Adrian Castrejon, Jessica Nave-Blodgett, Andrew Ortiz, and Karl Wennerlind have been chosen to receive the fall 2016 Southwest Travel Awards. They were selected from among 150 student applicants. Recipients of the awards receive a round-trip travel voucher from Southwest Airlines to allow them to travel to a conference or...

Oct 19, 2016
Presentation: Reimund Serafica
Reimund Serafica (Nursing) presented his research, “Mediators and Moderators to Anthropometric Measurements among Filipino Americans with Hypertension” during the 42nd annual conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society. The society focuses on national and international trends that advance the discipline of transcultural nursing.

Oct 19, 2016
Grant: Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center ) has been awarded a fifth TRIO Talent Search (TS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This grant, which will total $1.25 million over five years, will serve 500 low-income and/or first-generation middle and high school students annually.    TS's Purpose: The Talent Search program...

Oct 19, 2016
Notable: UNLV Jazz
UNLV Jazz Ensemble recently received an outstanding review from the internationally respected publication JazzTimes for its latest CD, Extra Credit/Latin Journey II. This is the ensemble's seventh consecutive review. More than 400 CDs were submitted from distinguished programs worldwide, and only four were selected for review.

Oct 18, 2016
Published: Paulo Pinheiro, Karen Callahan, Nevena Cvijetic, and Rachel Kelly
Paulo Pinheiro, Karen Callahan, Nevena Cvijetic, and Rachel E. Kelly (all Environmental and Occupational Health) collaborated with the Nevada Central Cancer Registry and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University Miami Miller School of Medicine to produce a telling publication about breast cancer rate disparities among women in...

Oct 18, 2016
Published: Angela Silvestri-Elmore
Angela Silvestri-Elmore (Nursing) edited the book Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 7th edition, which was published Oct. 17.

Oct 17, 2016
Grant: Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (The Center)
The Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach has received funding from the FY2016 Title III Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program for a project. The funding totals $1.75 million over five years. Thus, for 2016-17 to 2020-21 The Center will be home to another Title III AANAPISI project. This new...

Oct 14, 2016
Published: Alona Angosta
Alona Angosta (Nursing), along with Jami-Sue Coleman, '13 PhD Nursing, is the author of the article "The Lived Experiences of Acute Care Bedside Registered Nurses Caring for Patients and their Families with Limited English Proficiency: A Silent Shift," which has been published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Coleman now is director of...

Oct 12, 2016
Published: David G. Schwartz
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) wrote an analysis of the Trump Taj Mahal's recent closing, its former owner (and current Republican presidential nominee) Donald Trump's role in it, and its implications for Atlantic City and America that was published in the Washington Post. Schwartz is a former Taj employee.

Oct 11, 2016
Published: Andy Kirk
Andy Kirk (History) is the author of the new graphic history, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic History, which was released last week by Oxford University Press.The book grew out of Kirk's work over the past 10 years on the award-winning Department of History & Sociology, Nevada Test Site Oral History Project...

Oct 10, 2016
Honors: Abegail Reyes
Abegail Cruz Reyes (Health Sciences) was named the Involvement Challenge Winner for 2015-16 by the UNLV Academic Advising Council. The award recognizes Reyes’ consistent above-and-beyond work habits during council functions and her superior knowledge of UNLV policy and procedures. The Academic Advising Council comprises center directors and...