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

Dec 11, 2018
Notable: Erika Abad
Erika G. Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed by the Las Vegas Review Journal for an article on the growing number of LGBT superheroes.

Dec 10, 2018
Honors: Eric Morrow
Eric Morrow (Residential Life) was named the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) Residence Life Professional Staff Member for October. He also was recognized in this category at both the campus and regional levels for October. The residential life coordinator for Tonopah Hall was recognized for making an overall...

Dec 10, 2018
Presentation: David Schwartz
David G. Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) gave a presentation to Leadership Henderson called "Where Is Las Vegas Now?" about how the city's tourist industry recovered from the Great Recession and the latest moves casino companies are making to stay ahead of the curve.

Dec 10, 2018
Presentation: Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration & Policy) presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego last month. Their oral presentation was titled "Structural Characteristics And Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Teamwork And Perceived Handoffs" and their...

Dec 7, 2018
Grant: Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz
Mark Buttner and Patricia Cruz (both Environmental and Occupational Health) received a one-year, $1.2M award from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to conduct molecular biological environmental monitoring.

Dec 7, 2018
Presentation: Fatma Nasoz
Fatma Nasoz, (The Lincy Institute) presented at the UNLV Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine Fall 2018 Seminar Series in November. She offered a seminar titled "Intelligent Systems and Their Applications," which focused on machine learning on various data sets. 

Dec 7, 2018
Honors: Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi
Jee Woong Park and Sayan Sakhakarmi (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) recently received the best paper award for their paper, "Machine Learning for Real-time Safety Condition Assessment of Scaffolds," at one of the most reputable conferences in construction research, the 35rd International Symposium on Automation and...

Dec 6, 2018
Honors: Andreas Stefik and the Quorum Programming Team
Andreas Stefik (Computer Science) and his Quorum Programming Team of graduate and undergraduate students received the Computer Science Teachers Association and’s distinguished Expanding CS Opportunities Award during Computer Science Education Week. The award was given by Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

Dec 5, 2018
Honors: Xue Xing
Xue Xing (Teaching and Learning) received the 2018 Outstanding Paper Presentation Award for her research, "The Relationship Between Students’ Career Exploratory Activities and Their Post-High School Educational Work Outcomes." The award was presented at the annual conference of the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER) in...

Dec 5, 2018
Honors: Edward Lynch
Dr. Edward Lynch (Dental) led a presentation and workshop about silver diamine fluoride (SDF) during the Greater New York Dental Meeting, which focused on a UNLV School of Dental Medicine systematic research review, providing full evidenced-based guidelines for using SDF. He also received an award for excellence in research from the International...

Dec 5, 2018
Published: James Navalta and Nathaniel Bodell
James Navalta and Nathaniel Bodell (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), along with Elizabeth Tanner, '17 Master of Exercise Physiology, recently published an article in the journal Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance. "Acute Normobaric Hypoxia Exposure and Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," appears in the December issue...

Dec 4, 2018
Honors: Melissa Rorie
Melissa Rorie (Criminal Justice) received the Young Career Award at the 2018 American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual meeting in November. Specifically, the award came from ASC's Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime.The award recognizes outstanding contributions to scholarship to the broadly defined areas of white-collar and corporate...