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

Jan 18, 2017
Notable: Georgiann Davis
Georgiann Davis (Sociology) is featured in a National Geographic documentary titled "Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric." The documentary premiers Monday, Feb. 6, on the National Geographic channel. Davis is the author of Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (2015, NYU Press).  


Jan 18, 2017
Published: Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Jennifer Kawi, and Du Feng
Angela Silvestri-Elmore, Jennifer Kawi, and Du Feng (Nursing) co-authored “The Predictors of Cultural Competence among New Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Graduates: Implications for Nursing Education,” which appeared in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. The article, which appeared online Dec. 20, explores which teaching method...


Jan 18, 2017
Notable: William Davenport
William Davenport (Dental Medicine) served as an accreditation consultant to the University of Nuevo Leon School of Dentistry (UANL), located in Monterrey, Mexico. During the visit, he presented information about competency-based education and how to develop rubrics for competency assessment. UANL, the third largest dental school in Mexico, is...


Jan 17, 2017
Grant: Tanya Al-Talib
Tanya Al-Talib (Dental Medicine) received the 2016 Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award from the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation. The $11,700 award is designed to support the scholarship of junior orthodontic faculty. She will use the award to continue her project titled " 3 D Airway Volume and Shape Comparison between...


Jan 17, 2017
Honors: School of Nursing
The School of Nursing earned the Seven Hills Hospital Foundation Award during a ceremony in December. The annual award recognizes a community organization that works with the hospital to promote service, service-learning, and civic engagement. The school received praise for launching a mentorship/new graduate program, providing continuing...


Jan 17, 2017
Published: Catherine Dingley
Catherine Dingley (Nursing) co-authored “The Integration of Emotional, Physiologic, and Communication Responses to Medical Oncology Surveillance Appointments during Breast Cancer Survivorship,” with colleagues from the University of Utah. The aim of this study was to evaluate associations between emotional (uncertainty, anxiety, concerns about...


Jan 12, 2017
Published: Timothy Erwin
Timothy Erwin (English) presented a paper, “Venus, Pope, the Carracci, and the Stuart Court,” at the annual meeting of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies in Oxford earlier this month and saw a book chapter, “The Changing Patterns of Iconology,” appear in the collection W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theory (Routledge 2017).     


Jan 11, 2017
Accreditation: Kimberly Case-Nichols
Kimberly Case-Nichols (Campus Life Facilities & Operations) has received the certified educational facilities professional (CEFP) credential from APPA, an association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational...


Jan 10, 2017
Grant: Frank van Breukelen
Frank van Breukelen (Life Sciences) received a four-year, $797,810 National Science Foundation grant to study hibernation in tenrecs. The current views about mammalian hibernation were developed using traditional models such as the ground squirrel. In these models, hibernators periodically rewarm to active levels between bouts of depressed...


Jan 9, 2017
Notable: Robert Futrell
Robert Futrell (Sociology) was interviewed on Here & Now about Dylann Roof and white supremacy. The broadcast was titled, "Could Dylann Roof Became a Martyr For White Supremacists?"    


Jan 6, 2017
Published: Robert Lang and David Damore
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West) and David Damore (Political Science) are the authors of an analysis of the the 2016 U.S. presidential election, "The End of the Democratic Blue Wall?," which recently was published by Brookings Mountain West. On Nov. 8, 2016, the Republicans breached a key portion of the Blue Wall as presidential candidate...


Jan 6, 2017
Grant: Zhaohuan Zhu
Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) received a $444,188 grant from the NASA ATP (Astrophysics Theory Program) for Predicting Observational Signatures of Planet Formation in Realistic Models of Protoplanetary Disks .  He will hire a postdoc to be included in the research. The postdoc will work with Zhu and Jim Stone from Princeton University. UNLV...