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english Accomplishments

Oct 3, 2018
David J. Morris (English) will be taking part in a New York Times panel at UC San Diego on Oct. 4. The webcast panel, "Hollywood and The Artist's Gaze on Vets," includes C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and Jason Hall, the screenwriter of American Sniper.

Sep 28, 2018
Susan Byrne (World Languages) was an invited guest for a celebration of International Hispanism, organized by the foundation Duques de Soria, earlier this month. Fifty-eight invited Hispanists from 35 countries participated in the events, held in the Casa de las Americas, the Real Academia de la Lengua Española and the Palacio de El Pardo in Madrid. King Felipe VI presided over the last night's homage event.

Sep 26, 2018
Deborah Arteaga (World  Languages) has been certified as a medical interpreter (Spanish-English) by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.  

Sep 25, 2018
David Morris (English) was quoted in a column, "The Brett Kavanaugh Case Shows We Still Blame Women for the Sins of Men,"  by Rebecca Solnit in The Guardian about PTSD and sexual assault survivors.

Sep 25, 2018
Jay Nietling (Physics and Astronomy), Katelyn DiBenedetto (Graduate College), Anabel Chavva (Service Learning & Leadership), Sara Tajalli (Writing Center), Shanna Kinzel (Student Union & Event Services), and Jill Zimbelman (Research and Economic Development) are this year's recipients of the Professional Development Awards. These $500 awards are granted to individuals who would like funding for a professional development endeavor. Six are granted each year and can be used toward numerous professional development opportunities, including: Conference travel Workshops Training Certificates Winners were announced at the annual Administrative Faculty Development Day on Sept. 19.  

Sep 24, 2018
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) served as a jury member to determine the winner of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute's Translation Prize. The award ceremony to recognize prize winner Allen Young for best translation into English of a Spanish novel published between 2010 and 2017 and to award a second prize for continued excellence in translation to Margaret Jull Costa took place took place at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City earlier this month.

Sep 20, 2018
John M. Bowers (English) had his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer — based on his discovery of an unpublished, unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings — accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.

Sep 7, 2018
Brittany Bronson (English) was featured this month on The Takeaway, National Public Radio's national news program, discussing economic justice and the value of service industry workers. In addition to teaching English at UNLV, she is an alum, having earned a master's degree in English in 2014.  

Aug 7, 2018
David Morris (English) is the author of The Evil Hours, which director Debra Granik said was an inspiration for her critically-acclaimed feature film, Leave No Trace. She said, "I gave (actor) Ben (Foster) a huge file of articles. A beautiful book he and I found was also very meaningful. It was called The Evil Hours by David J. Morris, and it’s one of the most complete and exquisite accounts of a Marine who was able to chronicle his post traumatic stress...A book like that gives a director and an actor so much rich content."

Jun 20, 2018
Jarret Keene (English) wrote a short comics story, "Six Weeks," for the graphic-novel anthology Where We Live: A Benefit for the Survivors in Las Vegas, published this month by Image Comics. Based on an interview with an eyewitness, "Six Weeks" chronicles a young woman's efforts to rebuild her life in the tragedy's immediate aftermath. The books includes stories by Neil Gaiman (Coraline), Brian Michael Bendis (Jessica Jones), and Mike Mignola (Hellboy). All proceeds go to funds for survivors.