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Accomplishments

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

Jun 21, 2017
Presentation: Daniel Gerrity and Brett Levner
Daniel Gerrity (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), Brett Levner (Film) and a group of students collaborated to create a short documentary about water conservation and reuse in Southern Nevada. Their project was funded by a grant from the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. The...


Jun 20, 2017
Honors: 40 Undergraduates Receive Research Funding for the Summer
Forty undergraduates recently were awarded scholarships through the office of undergraduate research's summer undergraduate research funding (OUR SURF) program. These scholarships support undergraduate research, scholarship, entrepreneurial, performance, or visual art projects in the summer months. A total of $39,000 in funding was contributed by...


Jun 19, 2017
Honors: Susan VanBeuge
Susan VanBeuge (Nursing) has been accepted to the American Association of Colleges of Nurses’ Leadership for Academic Nursing Program. The structured professional development experience, which has prepared future deans and other top administrators for more than 15 years, includes assessment and evaluation of leadership skills, identification of...


Jun 19, 2017
Notable: Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown (Economics) and co-author, Hillard Huntington of Stanford University have had their paper "OPEC and World Oil Security" accepted for publication in Energy Policy, a top journal in the industry. The publication date has not been determined.


Jun 16, 2017
Notable: Stephanie Vega
Stephanie Vega (Business), along with Claudia Andracki, '17 MBA, won the grand prize in the 2017 Dominic Anthony Marrocco Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition for their Aftaz Growing Systems . The competition, which offers $50,000 in cash and prizes, wrapped up June 9 after more than a month of competition that included executive summaries,...


Jun 16, 2017
Presentation: Jonathan Rhodes Lee
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) presented his research on George Frideric Handel's oratorio Joseph and His Brethren at the prestigious Hallische Händel-Festspiele (Halle Handel Festival). Each year, an international group of Handel specialists gathers in Halle, the city of the composer's birth, to share research on a given theme. This year's...


Jun 15, 2017
Notable: Monika Blum
Monika Blum (Chemistry and Biochemistry) recently was profiled by the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Blum has been going to the ALS since she was a graduate student. She now is an associate research professor, working in professor Clemens Heske’s group, and oversees their synchrotron activities at the ALS....


Jun 15, 2017
Notable: Barbara St. Pierre Schneider
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) has been selected by the American Physiological Society (APS) to host a Clark County biology teacher in the laboratory for eight weeks during the summer term as part of the organization’s Frontiers in Physiology program. This APS flagship program provides professional development for middle and high school...


Jun 14, 2017
Presentation: Jennifer Gray and Anna Brandenberger
Jennifer Gray (Student Affairs) and Anna Brandenberger (UNLV Dining), along with Benny Yerushalmi and John Lee, both of whom are with Soho Sushi Burrito, made a presentation at the National Association of College Auxiliary Services west regional conference on "Bet Big, Win Big; How UNLV Gambled on Soho Sushi Burrito and Won." The conference was...


Jun 13, 2017
Honors: Robert Randolph
Robert Randolph (Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology) received the best paper award at the 2017 Family Enterprise Research Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, for presenting the research study "Seeing Forests for the Trees: Knowledge Diversity and Causation Logics in Family Firms." The paper was co-authored with faculty at ...


Jun 12, 2017
Presentation: Kathy Ewoldt, Heike Rüdenauer, and Kristin Withey
Kathy Ewoldt, Heike Rüdenauer, and Kristin Withey (all Educational and Clinical Studies) presented at the 30th annual Textbook and Academic Authoring Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, last week. The doctoral students chronicled their transition from consumers to authors of scholarly writing in their presentation, "Becoming an Academic Author...


Jun 8, 2017
Notable: Galya Raz
Galya Raz (Dental) earned diplomate status from the American Board of Periodontology. Diplomate is the board’s highest recognition and acknowledges periodontists who have made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements for the specialty. Dr. Raz is one of only nine diplomates registered in Las Vegas, and the first full-...