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Accomplishments

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

Sep 24, 2018
Honors: Steven Bickmore
Steven T. Bickmore (Teaching & Learning) and co-editors were selected as recipients of the 2019 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies Award for their publication, Towards a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature.  This award honors those who diverge from...


Sep 24, 2018
Presentation: William Bauer
William Bauer (History and American Indian Alliance) presented a paper, "California Indians and the Legacies of American Violence," at "The Law and Politics of Commemoration: The Legacy of Serranus Hastings," held at the UC Hastings College of Law earlier this month in San Francisco.


Sep 24, 2018
Grant: Rebecca Martin and Zhaohuan Zhu
Rebecca Martin and Zhaohuan Zhu (both Physics and Astronomy) are part of a multi-institute research team that was awarded a NASA Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics Networks grant. The grant, "Origin of the giant planet dichotomy: Multi-scale modeling of planetary envelope accretion," is for three years and UNLV will receive $479,000. Other...


Sep 24, 2018
Notable: Susan Byrne
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) served as a jury member to determine the winner of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute's Translation Prize. The award ceremony to recognize prize winner Allen Young for best translation into English of a Spanish novel published between 2010 and 2017 and to award a second prize for continued excellence in...


Sep 24, 2018
Appointment/Election: Daejha Hare
Daejha Hare (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) was accepted to the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (also known as NASPA) Graduate Associate Program for the 2018-19 academic year. This nationally competitive program is aimed to increase leadership opportunities for graduate students at their home institutions as well...


Sep 21, 2018
Published: Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld
Drs. Edward Lynch and Martin Grootveld (both Dental) recently published “Twelve Hour Longevity of the Oral Malodor-Neutralizing Capacity of an Oral Rinse Product Containing the Chlorine Dioxide Precursor Sodium Chlorite” in the international online, open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Oral Health and Dentistry. The collaborative study...


Sep 21, 2018
Grant: Ryan Sherman and Jee Woong Park
Ryan Sherman and Jee Woong Park (both Civil and Environmental Engineering) in collaboration with structural engineer Erol Kalkan received $299,782 from the Nevada NDOT Research Program for their project, Galena Creek Bridge Health Monitoring Instrumentation. Their project aims to design a permanent structural health monitoring system on the Galena...


Sep 21, 2018
Grant: Erica Marti
Erica Marti (Civil and Environmental Engineering) was awarded $189,945 by the National Science Foundation for her project “RII Track-4: Advanced Techniques for Assessing Toxicity and Chemical Uptake in Plants in Water Reuse Solutions.” The project aims to study the effects in food, water, and health that result from the chemical disinfection of...


Sep 21, 2018
Published: Austin Horng-En Wang
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) is the author of an article, "Patience, Dynamic of Protest, and Democratic Consolidation," which recently published in European Political Science. This article shows how people's time-discounting tendency may impact their decision to join the mass demonstration. In the long run, how citizens...


Sep 21, 2018
Published: Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, and Rogelio Arenas
Jennifer Kawi, Andrew Thomas Reyes, (both Nursing), and Rogelio A. Arenas (Anthropology) co-authored “Exploring Pain Management Among Asian Immigrants with Chronic Pain: Self-Management and Resilience," which is published online and will appear in the December issue of Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Arenas is a Ph.D. candidate.


Sep 20, 2018
Published: John Bowers
John M. Bowers (English) had his book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer — based on his discovery of an unpublished, unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings — accepted for publication by Oxford University Press.


Sep 20, 2018
Honors: Katherine Rankin
Katherine Rankin (Libraries) received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Association of Map Libraries for exemplary efforts toward the betterment of the association. The association is an independent group of map librarians and other people with an interest in maps and map librarianship. 


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