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Accomplishments

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

Jul 20, 2017
Published: Mark Lenker
Mark Lenker (University Libraries) contributed “Information in the Indignation Age” to ACRLog, the blog for the Association of College and Research Libraries. The post discusses the increasingly indignant tone of political discourse and suggests ways higher education can respond.


Jul 20, 2017
Notable: Academic Assessment Website
The Academic Assessment Website (Academic Assessment) has been selected by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as the featured website for July. The NILOA featured website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes...


Jul 19, 2017
Presentation: Susan Byrne
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) recently presented at two international conferences. The first presentation, “Los tres poderes incorpóreos en Cervantes, desde La Galatea al Persiles,” was presented in June at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, at Tromso, during a conference titled Cervantes en el Septentrión. The...


Jul 19, 2017
Published: Christina Demopoulos and Marcia Ditmyer
Dr. Christina Demopoulos and Marcia Ditmyer (both Dental) co-authored “Association Between Human Papillomavirus and Oral Health,” which addresses why dental professionals should educate their patients about infection risks. The article appeared in the July issue of Decisions in Dentistry.


Jul 18, 2017
Published: Sheila Bock
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published an article, "Ku Klux Kasserole and Strange Fruit Pies: A Shouting Match at the Border in Cyberspace" in the Journal of American Folklore.


Jul 17, 2017
Notable: Hal Berghel
Hal Berghel (Computer Science) once again has been featured in ACM Computing Reviews as having had a notable article published in 2016. His article, "The Bogus Science Theorem" originally appeared in IEEE Computer.  


Jul 14, 2017
Published: Jennifer Reed and Barb Brents
Jennifer Reed and Barb Brents (both Sociology), along with UNLV alumna Crystal Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, '13 PhD Sociology, published a co-authored book chapter titled "Strange Confluences: Radical Feminism and Evangelical Christianity as Drivers of US Neo-Abolitionism" in Feminism, Prostitution, and the State. Jackson...


Jul 13, 2017
Published: Christina Demopoulos
Dr. Christina Demopoulos (Dental) authored a white paper titled “Human Papilloma Virus and Oropharyngeal Cancer,” which addresses a dentist’s role in screening for the virus and encourages promotion of the available vaccine. The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors published the paper on its website July 10.


Jul 12, 2017
Appointment/Election: Hualiang "Harry" Teng
Hualiang "Harry" Teng (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) has been appointed as commissioner of Nevada High-Speed Rail Authority. His term began July 1 and will end June 30, 2021.  


Jul 10, 2017
Published: Giorgio Canarella and Stephen Miller
Giorgio Canarella and Stephen Miller (both Economics) have been published in Business Economics, the journal of the National Association of Business Economics. The paper, "Did Okun’s Law Die after the Great Recession?," looks at an old rule of thumb in economics, Okun's Law, which ceased to exist post Great Recession. According to...


Jul 6, 2017
Honors: Donald Hayes
Donald Hayes (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) received the 2017 Dredger of the Year Award  from the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) for his extensive and outstanding contributions to the dredging community and to the association. As professor and department chair at UNLV, Hayes supports the dredging community in...


Jul 6, 2017
Notable: John Mercer
John Mercer (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) was the featured guest an episode of the Science of Ultra Podcast: Shoes and Biomechanics. This podcast is focused on featuring researchers who "study the topics relevant to training and performance in ultra marathons."