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Accomplishments

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

Feb 24, 2017
Honors: Zhaohuan Zhu
Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow. He is one of 126 researchers from 60 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada — and the first UNLV scientist — to be awarded the prestigious fellowship for early career scholars considered the ‘next generation of scientific leaders.’ 


Feb 23, 2017
Published: Edward Lynch
Edward Lynch (Dental) recently published a research paper titled “Effect of Different Thermo-light Polymerization on Flexural Strength of Two Glass Ionomer Cements and a Glass Carbomer Cement”. (J Prosthet Dent.  E-pub ahead of print). This novel “thermo-light polymerization” work proved that simple polymerization lights can be used for...


Feb 23, 2017
Notable: Dave Loeb
David Loeb (Music) was honored as a guest performer and featured presenter at the 2017 Las Vegas Philharmonic Gala at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center on Feb. 9. UNLV's director of jazz studies, Loeb also conducted the Show Stoppers Orchestra for Lady Gaga's performance in the Encore Theater at The Wynn Hotel in December. In addition, he was the...


Feb 22, 2017
Published: Fatma Nasoz, Robert E. Lang, William E. Brown
Fatma Nasoz, Robert E. Lang, and William E. Brown (Lincy Institute) are the authors of a new policy brief from The Lincy Institute titled, "Comparing the Administration of University Cooperative Extensions in the United States: A Case Analysis." For more than a century, cooperative extensions and the land-grant universities have translated and...


Feb 22, 2017
Honors: Residence Hall Association
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) won top honors at the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) Regional Business Conference at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs earlier this month.  RHA won the prestigious "School of the Year" award. This is the top distinction in the region and is awarded to RHA...


Feb 21, 2017
Grant: Qing Wu
Qing Wu (Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine and Environmental and Occupational Health) received a UNLV IDeA Pilot Grant in the amount of $70,389 for his pilot study to develop personalized bone mineral density reference values. The study seeks to determine how genetic factors contribute to normal bone mineral density variation in Caucasian...


Feb 21, 2017
Published: Margarita Jara
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) authored a chapter titled "The Present Perfect in Peruvian Spanish: An Analysis of Personal Experience Narratives among Migrant Generations in Lima" that appears in the book Aorists and Perfects edited by Marc Fryd and Pierre-Don Giancarli (Université de Poitiers 2017).


Feb 17, 2017
Honors: Lenna Shulga, Billy Bai and James Busser
Billy Bai, James Busser, and Lenna Shulga (all Hotel) recently received the Best Paper Award by the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) for their article on the willingness to participate in consumer-generated advertisement and its effect on loyalty. The group was honored at the 2017 West Federation...


Feb 17, 2017
Published: Erika Abad
Erika Gisela Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender and Ethnic Studies) published an essay, “Healing in the Flights of Uncertainty” in the Mujeres Talk academic blog. She reflects on the community-building experience of attending the Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldua's "El Mundo Zurdo Conference." 


Feb 16, 2017
Appointment/Election: Edward Lynch
Edward Lynch (Dental) has been elected by his peers in the Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research as the incoming president of this prestigious international organization. His presidency will commence at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research in...


Feb 16, 2017
Published: Dennis Bazylinski
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences) and a team of international researchers recently published a research article titled “Origin of Microbial Biomineralization and Magnetotaxis During the Archean” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that shows magnetic navigation by swimming bacteria may be more ancient than previously...


Feb 15, 2017
Published: Ai-Sun "Kelly" Tseng
Ai-Sun "Kelly" Tseng (Life Sciences) published an article, “Seeing the Future: Using Xenopus to Understand Eye Regeneration” in genesis: The Journal of Genetics and Development. Graduate student Cindy Kha’s images were selected for the journal cover illustration. This invited review article is part of of a special issue focusing on...