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Sep 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson  Classified Dedication Award -  Monica McNeely (ASC) Full-time Faculty Dedication Award - Salvador Mora (ASC) Graduate Student Ambassador Award - John Starkey (Lee Business School) Alumni Award of Excellence - Devante Davis, '15 BS Public Administration Alumni Award of Excellence - Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett, '10 BA Theatre Arts, '15 MA Theatre Arts Alumni Award of Excellence - Ashley Rapuano, '16 BA Theatre Arts Outstanding Graduate Award - Lily Sender, '18 BS Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Award - Angelica Bustos, '16 BS Biology Outstanding Graduate Award - Ariana Burton, '18 BA Anthropology Outstanding Graduate Award - Nha Trang "Vivian" Sam, '17 BS Biology Lifetime Partner in Student Success - College of Liberal Arts Lifetime Partner in Student Success - University Libraries Lifetime Partner in Student Success - College of Engineering

Sep 4, 2018
Hans Rawhouser (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology), with Michael Cummings (University of Arkansas) and Alfred Marcus (University of Minnesota) recently published “Sustainability Standards and Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons from Carbon Markets.” The paper appears in the September issue of Organization & Environment, the top journal dealing with sustainable development of organizations. The paper uses differences in stakeholder engagement patterns and characteristics of standards developed in two carbon markets (the Climate Action Reserve and the U.N.’s Clean Development Mechanism) to explore tradeoffs between top-down and bottom-up standard development processes. The paper supplements Rawhouser’s other research focused on cutting-edge approaches for how organizations can measure and increase social and environmental impact.

Aug 27, 2018
Keah-Choon "KC" Tan and James Cross (both Marketing and International Business) recently presented their paper "The Effect of Green Capabilities on Closed-Loop Supply Chain Adoption" at the Asia-Pacific Division Science Institute International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The paper focuses on the sustainable practices in supply chain management.

Aug 21, 2018
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) recently presented three papers, "Signal to Noise? How Strategic Noise Influences Investor Responses to Firm Decisions", "Approaching Gain or Avoiding Loss? The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus and Dynamism on CSR," and "Human Capital or Fixed Paradigm Problem? CEO Tenure, Contextual Influences, and CS(i)R",  at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago.

Aug 20, 2018
Ken Peffers (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and co-author Tuure Tuunanen from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland recently published "Population Targeted Requirements Acquisition" in the European Journal of Information Systems.

Aug 17, 2018
Vivek Sah (Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies) recently presented "Bubble Trouble - Deja Vu? Then (2006) vs Now (2018)" to the Greater Las Vegas Area Realtors Trends Committee. The presentation focused on the state of the housing market in Las Vegas.

Aug 16, 2018
Kirk Silvernail (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) recently presented his paper, "Do We Treat Ourselves Fairly? The Fairness of Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance Worldwide" at the 78th annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago.

Aug 8, 2018
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) recently co-authored a research paper, "Partisan Conflict and Income Inequality in the United States: A Nonparametric Causality-in-Quantiles Approach." The paper examines the predictive power of a partisan conflict on income inequality. 

Jul 11, 2018
Stephen M. Miller (Center for Business and Economic Research) and Giorgio Canarella (Economics) recently co-authored "The Determinants of Growth in the U.S. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry: A Firm-Level Analysis" published in the Economics Modeling journal.

Jul 2, 2018
Danny Siciliano, Ashley Brinkmeyer, Savannah Schmidt, Esther Lee, Jesika Herrera, Simon Zhu, Naomi Tekabe, Katrina Scheuermann, Jacob Lennard, and Charmaine Pancho (all Accounting) recently participated in the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) annual National Student Case Competition in Indianapolis. In the final round, UNLV students competed against teams from Texas State and Wright State, with one of the two teams from UNLV ultimately winning the competition.  The students on the winning team included Brinkmeyer, Schmidt, Lee, Herrera, and Zhu. The other finalist team from UNLV included Tekabe, Scheuermann, Lennard, and Pancho. The Student Case Competition gives students an opportunity to analyze a relevant case study and develop a solution. Teams submit videos to present their case analysis and from there the finalists present to an audience at the IMA’s annual conference and expo. This year 25 teams from universities across the nation participated in the initial round of the competition. The four finalist teams each received $3,000 and the winning team received an additional $2,000 grand prize. The two UNLV teams won a combined total of $8,000.