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

May 26, 2016
Published: Michael Green
Michael Green (History) wrote "Robert Todd Lincoln: "The Grieving Prince of Rails," a chapter in The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Frank J. Williams and Michael Burkhimer for Kent State University Press.


May 24, 2016
Appointment/Election: Susan VanBeuge
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) was re-elected as the Nevada representative for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). During her two-year term, concluding during 2018, VanBeuge will fulfill numerous duties centered on representing the AANP, its members, and the community at large.


May 23, 2016
Published: Deborah Oakley
Deborah Oakley (Architecture)  is the new co-author of Salvadori’s Structure in Architecture, The Building of Buildings (4th edition). In addition to updating the text and introducing new example structures, this new edition overhauls the entire graphic presentation for the first time. Oakley created nearly 500 new, full-color 3D computer...


May 20, 2016
Grant: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department has been selected as a recipient of the Cadence Design Systems University Software program. The package supports teaching and research applications. Several engineering professors are utilizing the software in their research and classes, including: professor R. Jacob Baker for design of SiGe chip...


May 12, 2016
Appointment/Election: Joanne Goodwin
Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) has been elected to the board of directors for the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites. The organization founded in 2001 supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women's participation in American life. Goodwin's...


May 10, 2016
Honors: Szu-Ping Lee
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) received the 2015 Reviewer of the Year award from Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Lee earned the award for consistent excellence in three distinct areas: willingness to conduct reviews, insightfulness and constructiveness of the reviews, and promptness of turnaround....


May 6, 2016
Honors: Damon McCune
Damon McCune (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The academy bestows the award to one person from each state, honoring the awardee’s professional competence and active participation within the industry.   


May 3, 2016
Published: Christopher Kearney
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) recently published his book, Managing School Absenteeism at Multiple Tiers: An Evidence-based and Practical Guide for Professionals, via Oxford University Press.


May 2, 2016
Notable: Patricia Heisser Metoyer
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Psychology) was selected to attend the Yale University class Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Publishing. The program included professionals in the international media and the publishing world as well as speakers from Yale School of Management. Her peers in the class included representatives from major media and...


Apr 29, 2016
Grant: Yu Kuang
Yu Kuang (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) received a $150,000 grant from the Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence funded by National Institutes of Health for his study “Metabolomics Lipid Profiling for Early Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma,” which aims to identify specific lipid molecular species as a multiplexing...


Apr 27, 2016
Published: Janis McKay
Janis McKay (Music) has just published a book with the University of Nevada Press,  Played Out on the Strip: The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands. From 1940 to 1989, nearly every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip employed a full-time band or orchestra. After the late 1980s, when control of the casinos changed hands from independent...


Apr 26, 2016
Published: Susanna Newbury and Maria del C Vera
Susanna Newbury (Art) and Maria del C Vera (Architecture) recently published their joint study "Arbitrage Las Vegas: A Portrait of Urban Games" in Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and Extraurban Studies. The article considers the roles of arbitrage, risk, and theories of gaming in the redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas...