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Accomplishments

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

Feb 22, 2018
Honors: Orlando White
Orlando White (Residential Life) won the “Advisor of the Year” award from the Intermountain Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (IACURH) at the association’s annual business conference held at Boise State University in Idaho earlier this month. He has served as advisor for UNLV’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) since 2012 and the...


Feb 21, 2018
Presentation: Lizette Arellano, José Galindo, and Patricia Zavala
Lizette Arellano, José Galindo and Patricia Zavala (all World Languages and Cultures) presented research papers at the 12th annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Conference at the University of California, Riverside earlier this month. Galindo presented “Oppression, Authoritarianism and Religion in Nada.” Zavala presented “The Impact...


Feb 20, 2018
Honors: Katherine Hertlein
Katherine Hertlein (Couples and Family Therapy) has been named a Fulbright Scholar. The program director for the School of Medicine’s couple and family therapy program, Hertlein does research examining the effect of technology on human relationships. Her proposed research as a Fulbright Scholar includes collecting survey data on how people use...


Feb 16, 2018
Honors: Janna Bernstein
Janna Bernstein (Student Engagement and Diversity) has been recognized as one of the inaugural 2018 professionals of the NASPA NOW Professional Recognition for Impact. NASPA is the professional organization for Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The NASPA NOW Professional Recognition, launched in 2017 in partnership between the...


Feb 15, 2018
Notable: UNLV Bowling Club
The UNLV Bowling Club won the 2018 Tony Reyes Collegiate Classic Tournament  this past weekend, besting five other universities. This event was their final tune-up before they travel to Indianapolis this weekend to compete in the Hoosier Classic — the biggest collegiate bowling competition in the nation!  Go Rebels!    


Feb 15, 2018
Grant: Qing Wu
Qing Wu (Environmental and Occupational Health and Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine) was awarded a new NIH R15 grant for $450,000 titled “Developing Model-based Bone Density Reference Values for African-American Women.” This grant earned a perfect score of 10.


Feb 15, 2018
Notable: Jacklyn Newsome
Jacklyn Newsome (Life Sciences) successfully defended her master's thesis in the Schiller Laboratory of Applied Bioinformatics in December. She worked on personalized diets and a new single-cell technology called the GigaAssay. Both have been licensed commercially.  


Feb 14, 2018
Appointment/Election: Sue Wainscott
Sue Wainscott (Libraries) recently was elected president of the Advisory Board of the Southern Nevada Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with federal agencies to connect people with their public lands. Originally known as the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association (founded in 1988), the conservancy has staff and...


Feb 14, 2018
Published: Simon Gottschalk
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) recently published a new book,  The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times


Feb 14, 2018
Presentation: Bo Bernhard, Brett Abarbanel, Dan Sahl
Bo Bernhard, Brett Abarbanel, and Dan Sahl (all International Gaming Institute) recently returned from giving several presentations at the ICE Totally Gaming conference in London. Bernhard presented on responsible gambling and the future of the Japanese integrated resort, while Sahl presented on the design challenges of incorporating more skill...


Feb 14, 2018
Honors: Emily Salisbury
Emily J. Salisbury (Criminal Justice) was awarded the 2018 GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award by the Graduate and Professional Student Association at UNLV.


Feb 13, 2018
Grant: Jean Nidetch Women's Center
The Jean Nidetch Women's Center (JNWC) received $5,000 from B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation for a new golf cart for our "Quiz Cart" initiative. The goal of the “Reality Ride Quiz Cart” is to increase the visibility of JNWC programs involving sexual assault and relationship violence issues and maintain inclusion of marginalized communities, while...


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