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

Apr 26, 2017
Presentation: Anna Smedley-Lopez
Sociology professor Anna C. Smedley-López  was an invited panelist at San Diego State University on a panel titled "Global Social Mobility." The panelists discussed access to higher education, barriers to social mobility, and ways to decolonize our work as academics. Smedley-López was invited to participate on the panel because of her work with...

Apr 26, 2017
Appointment/Election: Ranita Ray
Socioliogy professor Ranita Ray was elected as Chair of the Poverty, Class, and Inequality Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She is the author of "The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City" (UC Press). 

Apr 25, 2017
Notable: Chyna Miller, Mathematics Learning Center
Visiting Lecturer Chyna Miller, Mathematics Learning Center, has been selected from more than 500 applicants nationwide to participate in a workshop held at Tufts University that discusses how mathematics can be applied to gerrymandering issues in political districts in the United States. The first three days of the program are open to the public...

Apr 25, 2017
Honors: Emily Setina, English Department
Emily Setina’s essay, “Marianne Moore’s Postwar Fables and the Politics of Indirection,” published in the October 2016 issue of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association, has won the First Annual Marianne Moore Essay Prize from the Marianne Moore Society.

Apr 25, 2017
Performance: Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Academic Advising Center
The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Academic Advising Center has been chosen as the "Student's Choice" Academic Advising Center of the Year. The college was selected by the results of a survey that was sent out to the entire UNLV student population. This survey was administerd by the Rebel Voice Commission, an academic advising commission that...

Apr 25, 2017
Accreditation: Karla Irwin
Karla Irwin was recently certified as a digital archives specialist by the Society of American Archivists. Irwin, Special Collections and Archives librarian, earned the DAS certificate after completing a two-year program of coursework and passing comprehensive examinations this spring. A total of 325 people have earned digital archives specialist...

Apr 24, 2017
Honors: Justin Zhan
Justin Zhan (Computer Science) is the winner of this year's College Distinguished Researcher Award. The selection is based on the review of the applicants by faculty in other institutions. The focus of Zhan's research is the general area of big data analytics, precision medicine, health care informatics, biomedical computing, information privacy...

Apr 20, 2017
Honors: Christie Batson
Christie Batson (Sociology) was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Academic Assessment Award for a Department or Program. This is a first-ever, universitywide award that acknowledges "outstanding work and dedication to academic assessment." 

Apr 19, 2017
Honors: Jessica Doolen
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) received the 2016 Non-Research Article of the Year accolade by the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Doolen co-authored “High-Fidelity Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Review of Simulation Reviews,” which the journal’s editorial board identified as quality work that advances the science of...

Apr 18, 2017
Honors: Jennifer Guthrie
Jennifer Guthrie (Communication Studies) and Adrianne Kunkel of the University of Kansas were awarded the 2016 B. Aubrey Fisher Outstanding Journal Article Award from the Western States Communication Association for their article, "Survivor: Women's Stories of Navigation and Tensions in a Domestic Violence Shelter."

Apr 17, 2017
Honors: Whitley Hadley
Whitley Hadley (Student Engagement & Diversity) received the "Institution Faculty of the Year" award at the banquet for the UNLV chapter (Rho Epsilon Beta) of the National Residence Hall Honorary. This award is given to a faculty member who aids in student success and contributes to the UNLV residential life community. 

Apr 17, 2017
Appointment/Election: Marcia Ditmyer
Marcia Ditmyer (Dental) has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Springs Preserve Foundation. The board of directors comprises business and community leaders who are committed to the Springs Preserve's long term health and viability.