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Nov 25, 2015
Presentation: Michael Ian Borer
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) delivered the 2015 George Herbert Mead Lecture during the annual convention of National Communication Association (NCA) at the Rio Conference Center in November. Borer’s lecture was titled, “Sensuous Knowledge and the Rise of Aesthetic Urbanism.” In the lecture, he noted that cities are chock full of distinctive...

Nov 24, 2015
Published: Guogen Shan
Guogen Shan (Environmental and Occupational Health) is the author of a book, Exact Statistical Inference for Categorical Data, that has been published by Academic Press. The book is a comprehensive review of conditional and unconditional exact approaches to statistical inference and presents the advantages of using exact inference in data...

Nov 23, 2015
Appointment/Election: Cristina Hernandez
Cristina Hernandez (Nidetch Women's Center) recently was elected to the board of the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) as a community at-large member for a three-year term (2016-2018). NNADV's purpose "is to help Nevada’s communities respond creatively and effectively to the needs of domestic violence victims. We do this by...

Nov 20, 2015
Notable: Heidi Johnson
Heidi Johnson (Libraries) was selected as one of three first-year academic librarian bloggers for the Association of College & Research Libraries’ blogging site, ACRLog. Read her first entry.  

Nov 19, 2015
Presentation: Barbara Brents
Barb Brents (Sociology)  participated in the panel on California Prostitution Law at Stanford University on Nov 11. Other panelists were Casey Bates, deputy district attorney for California's  Alameda County; Maxine Doogan, president of the Erotic Sex Providers Legal, Education and Research Project; and Shelby Quast, policy director for Equality...

Nov 17, 2015
Presentation: Michelle Light
Michelle Light (Libraries) co-presented a paper titled "The Evolving Archival and Scholarly Record" at the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting. The paper shows how archival practices and expertise may help in the long-term management of new forms of scholarly communication.  

Nov 13, 2015
Presentation: Megan Bavaro, Katie Woods, and Anne White
Megan Bavaro, Katie Woods, and Anne White (all Academic Success Center) presented "Innovation of Bridge: Creating Specialty Programs to Enhance Math Outcomes" at the 48th annual College Reading & Learning Association Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Nov 12, 2015
Published: Peter Gray and Shelly Volsche
Peter Gray and Shelly Volsche (both Anthropology), along with colleagues at Indiana and Rutgers universities, will have a paper published in Anthrozoos concerning the role of pet dogs and cats in human courtship and dating. A leading human-animal interaction scholar, Hal Herzog, has crafted a blog post based on the study that provides a...

Nov 10, 2015
Notable: Susan Wainscott
Susan Wainscott (Libraries) has been a key partner in a year-long, federally funded, multidisciplinary review conducted by the UNLV College of Engineering faculty of available literature and data on renewable energy and water resource projects in central Africa. She trained the research team in search strategies, assisted with hard-to-locate...

Nov 5, 2015
Grant: Jay Shen and Abbie Kirkendall
Professors Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) and Abbie Kirkendall (Social Work) are conducting a project with nearly $15,000 funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to form a Palliative Care Research Network in Nevada through a variety of community engagement activities. The project will help build partnerships...

Nov 4, 2015
Published: Daniel Young
Daniel Young (Physical Therapy) co-authored “A prevention initiative to decrease HAPUs at two acute care hospitals,” which describes the implementation of a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention program and its effects at two sister hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The article appeared in the November issue of Nursing Management.

Nov 4, 2015
Presentation: Karla Irwin and Emily Lapworth
Karla Irwin and Emily Lapworth (both Libraries) presented Growing Pains: Implementing ArchivesSpace at UNLV Libraries Special Collections at the Amigos Library Services virtual conference. They described how ArchivesSpace, a open source collection management application for archival collections, was implemented in 2014 and has helped improve...