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Accomplishments

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

May 25, 2018
Honors: Chris Utterback
Chris Utterback (Finance) received the 2017-2018 Partner of the Year Award from the  Las Vegas chapter of the International Association of Insurance Professionals for the development of the insurance classes that he teaches at the Lee Business School.


May 25, 2018
Published: Joshua Goldman
Dr. Joshua J. Goldman, chief resident in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has been writing, for the last six months, on the subjects of medical student, resident, and physician wellness. His work has been featured on Doximity and KevinMD. His most recent piece, ...


May 25, 2018
Published: Wonyong Oh
Won-Yong Oh (Business) and his co-authors' paper "Intragroup Transactions, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Philanthropy in Korean Business Groups" was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.  This study examines how the corporate philanthropy decisions of group-affiliated firms in Korea (Chaebol firms) are made. Journal of...


May 25, 2018
Notable: John Starkey (Business)
John Starkey's (Business) BUS 103 class raised $5,063 during the 2018 spring semester. The money will benefit four charities chosen by the students: Southern Nevada Children First, Veterans Village Las Vegas, The Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada and Jobs for Nevada's Graduates. Students who participated in this semester's fundraising...


May 25, 2018
Presentation: Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Fiedler, Rosan Mitola, and Melissa Bowles-Terry
Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Fiedler, Rosan Mitola, and Melissa Bowles-Terry (University Libraries) recently presented at the 46th Annual LOEX Conference in Houston.  Heinbach, Fiedler, and Mitola presented "Interinstitutional Student Success: An Asset-oriented Inquiry into Transfer Students." The discussion focused on ways the libraries can better...


May 24, 2018
Published: David F. Damore, William E. Brown, Jr., Robert E. Lang
David F. Damore, William E. Brown, Jr., and Robert E. Lang wrote a new policy brief for The Lincy Institute, "The 2017 Session of the Nevada Legislature and the Failure of Higher Education Reform." In the piece, the authors analyze 11 bills introduced during the 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature that proposed to reorganize, reform, and...


May 24, 2018
Presentation: Brett Abarbanel
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) was invited to give a keynote address at the GamiFIN Conference in Pori, Finland. At this academic-meets-industry games research conference, Abarbanel's presentation focused on the convergence of video games and gambling. 


May 23, 2018
Presentation: Janine Barrett, Payam Ezatpoor, Kate Korgan, Maulik Maniar, Kara Wada
Several members of the Graduate College presented at the Enrollment Rx 2018 Conference, hosted by the Graduate College at UNLV May 16-18. Enrollment Rx is a higher education technology company that provides innovative constituent relationship management solutions.   Dean Kate Korgan was a keynote speaker and spoke about the role technology plays...


May 23, 2018
Presentation: Jeffrey Ebersole, Dr. Victoria Woo, Dr. Joshua Polanski
Jeffrey Ebersole (Dental) accepted an invitation to speak during the Asian Organizational Conference’s "Global History of Health Project: Health, Disease, and Lifestyle" at Jilin University in Changchun, China, where he presented “Oral Disease and Pathologies Across the Lifespan,” which was co-authored by colleagues Dr. Victoria Woo and Dr. Joshua...


May 23, 2018
Published: Jenna Weglarz-Ward
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Educational & Clinical Studies), Rosa Milagros Santos and Jennifer Timmer (Illinois) published a new article, "Factors that Support and Hinder Including Infants with Disabilities in Child Care" in the Early Childhood Education Journal.  


May 23, 2018
Honors: Alberto de Salvatierra
Alberto de Salvatierra (Architecture) was among 13 finalists in Blank Space's 2018 Fairy Tales Competition. With submissions from more than 65 countries, "The award-winning entries explore current events and the creative process through wonderfully crafted short stories and artwork." His entry, "Cities of the Celestial Sovereigns" re-imagines...


May 22, 2018
Published: Sheila Bock
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published "Body, Neuro-Diverse, and Ability-Centered Identities" in The Oxford Handbook of American Folklore and Folklife Studies, which is avalable on Oxford Handbooks Online.  


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