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Jul 26, 2016
Notable: School of Dental Medicine
The School of Dental Medicine has hosted “Give Kids a Smile” since 2006. The program provides free dental examinations, X-rays, cleanings, treatments, and oral hygiene instructions to children who have limited or no access to dental care. During the past decade, the school has partnered with the Southern Nevada Dental Society to provide nearly $...

Jul 25, 2016
Honors: School of Dental Medicine
The School of Dental Medicine has been recognized by Vegas Seven magazine for its Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Veterans Dental Clinic. The clinic was selected as a "Best of the City" award winner as the "Best Service for Veterans" within the community & culture category. The clinic offers free dental services to qualified veterans of...

Jul 25, 2016
Published: Joseph Gilbert
Joseph Gilbert (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology) is the author of Ethics for Managers: Philosophical Foundations and Business Realities. The second edition of the book recently has been published by Routledge. He is an emeritus associate professor.

Jul 22, 2016
Published: Sutitha Chatterjee and Gregory Moody
Sutirtha Chatterjee and Gregory Moody (Management Information Systems) have been ranked (tied) No. 2 in the world for research published in the top six management information systems journals in 2015. In addition, the Lee Business School itself ranked No. 7 (tied).

Jul 22, 2016
Grant: Carmen Vallin
Doctoral student Carmen Vallin (Life Sciences) was awarded the American Society for Microbiology Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship. The program provides a total stipend of $63,000 ($21,000 a year) for a three-year period and is aimed at highly competitive graduate students. Vallin was awarded this fellowship to study how nongrowing...

Jul 22, 2016
Grant: Jay Shen, Abbie Kirkendall, and Catherine Dingley
Jay Shen (Healthcare Administration and Policy), Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work), and Catherine Dingley (Nursing) recently received the Tier 2 funding from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) to continue their project “Engaging Patients with Life-Limiting Illnesses on Receiving Palliative Care“. They completed the project’s Tier...

Jul 21, 2016
Published: Lars Walker, School of Life Sciences
Lars Walker (Life Sciences) is co-editor of Long-Term Ecological Research Changing the Nature of Scientists, an insiders' views of ways that that long-term collaborative ecological research has shaped science and scientists in the U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research network. Walker also was a co-author on Chapter 1 (Changing the Nature of...

Jul 21, 2016
Published: Oliver Tschauner
Oliver Tschauner (Geoscience), was a coauthor on a paper titled,  "Shock synthesis of quasicrystals with implications for their origin in asteroid collisions," which was published in the advance online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Quasicrystals form only under very particular circumstances and for compositions of...

Jul 21, 2016
Presentation: Jennifer Keene and Takashi Yamashita
Jennifer Keene and Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) recently completed the Nevada Volunteerism Research Initiative 2015 Survey Report. Nevada’s volunteer participation rate (20.7%) is one of the lowest and currently ranked 49th in the nation. The initiated team was — led by professor Jennifer Keene and assisted by professor Takashi Yamashita — ...

Jul 20, 2016
Appointment/Election: Susan Byrne
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures), was elected a "vocal" (spokesperson) to the Board of Directors of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (International Association of Hispanists) for the triennial period 2016-19.

Jul 20, 2016
Grant: James Pollard
James Pollard (Geoscience), program director of his department's partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service forest inventory and analysis (FIA) program, has entered into a new funding agreement with FIA for $1.5 million per year. This joint venture will enable UNLV researchers to continue contributing to the national...

Jul 19, 2016
Published: Refika Turgut and Margarita Huerta
Refika Turgut (Teaching and Learning) and Margarita Huerta (Educational and Clinical Studies), along with Elif Adibelli Sahin of TED University in Ankara, Turkey, recently published the manuscript "Changes in Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Preparedness to Teach English Language Learners (ELLs) in Mainstream Classrooms" in the Journal of...