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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...

Apr 25, 2016
Notable: Wanda Taylor
Wanda Taylor (Geoscience) and her graduate class recently were featured in the Vegas PBS series Outdoor Nevada. Taylor and her students join host John Burke to investigate earthquake fault lines in the California Wash Reservoir. Vegas PBS’ Outdoor Nevada originally aired from 1995 to 1999. Hosted by highly regarded television...

Apr 25, 2016
Honors: Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum
The Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum (Urban Affairs) achieved two historic milestones for the program at two national championship tournaments. Debate members competed in the Cross Examination Debate Association-CEDA-National Championship and The National Debate Tournament (NDT). The team of Sara Beth Brooks and Roman Kezios were the first UNLV...

Apr 22, 2016
Notable: Brian Hedlund
Brian Hedlund (Life Sciences) recently was featured in the Vegas PBS series Outdoor Nevada. Hedlund and host John Burke look for clues to life on other planets in the hot springs in Gerlach.  Vegas PBS’ Outdoor Nevada originally aired from 1995 to 1999. Hosted by highly regarded television host and actor John Burke, Outdoor...

Apr 22, 2016
Published: James Cross and Nadia Pomirleanu
James Cross and Nadia Pomirleanu (both Marketing & International Business) were honored this month by the Journal of Marketing Education (JME). They were awarded the Journal Article of the Year for 2015 for their piece, "Evaluating Educational Practices for Positively Affecting Student Perceptions of a Sales Career." The article was...

Apr 20, 2016
Published: Satish Bhatnagar
Satish Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) is the author of Plums, Peaches and Pears of Education, Volume I (Trafford Publishing). The book is a personal story (in 98 independent reflections) of his life in education — as a lifetime student and part-time teacher! This is Bhatnagar's ninth book. 

Apr 19, 2016
Honors: Brett Levner
Brett Caroline Levner (Film) won the 2015 Charles Vanda Award for Excellence in the Arts for her work on The Track, a feature film about underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas.  It stars Missy Yager (Mad Men), Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in Our Stars), Michael Muhney (Veronica Mars, The Young and the Restless...

Apr 18, 2016
Presentation: Scott Abella
Scott Abella (Life Sciences) presented the first talk in the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 2016 Nevada Naturalist Lecture Series. His presentation was titled "Conserving America’s National Parks." Abella shared stories of active conservation projects across the national park system, including many local parks such as the Lake Mead...