Accomplishments

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

June 3, 2020
Emily Budd (Art) contributed Well Hung Up, a humorous cast aluminum sculpture to Queers Just Wanna Have Fun, an online exhibition juried by The Queerly Collective Team, an exhibition that hopes to bring levity to viewers and illustrate resilience.
June 2, 2020
Kenny Varner, Peter Wiens, and PG Schrader (all Teaching and Learning) have published, along with an international team of scholars from Australia and Germany, an article, "Thinking and Acting Across Ponds: Glocalized* Intersections of Trepidation, Neoliberalism, and Possibilities for 21st Century Teacher Education," in the journal International...
June 2, 2020
Geovany Uranda (Art) has designed a new coloring book, "The ABC’s of Latinidad,"  in collaboration with art department alumni Justin Favela and Emmanuel Ortega.  This book has more than 50 pages of black-and-white illustrations ready for coloring that alphabetically cover food, sports, and social situations special to Latinx people or...
June 2, 2020
Hyun "Grace" Chatfield, Seyhmus Baloglu (both Hospitality), Robert E. Chatfield, and Percy Poon (both Finance) recently published their article "Preferred Stock Issuance in the Restaurant Industry and Financial Distress" in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.   The purpose of this study is to offer insights into why restaurant firms...
June 2, 2020
Emir Malikov (Economics) and his advisee, Shaymal Halder, a doctoral candidate in statistics at Auburn University, published an article, "Smoothed LSDV Estimation of Functional-Coefficient Panel Data Models with Two-Way Fixed Effects," in Economics Letters. The paper provides a semiparametric estimation procedure for varying-coefficient...
June 1, 2020
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) has been awarded a scholar grant of $7,100 from Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. The project, titled "Collective Action, Simultaneity, and Nation-Building," will investigate how the perceived collective action during military conflict may shape the national identity. He also...
June 1, 2020
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published an article in Music and Letters, an imprint of Oxford University Press and one of the leading international journals of musical scholarship. Lee's article, "Giulia Frasi: Singer of Sentiment," discusses the career of George Frideric Handel’s last leading lady, Giulia Frasi (fl. 1742–72). Lee shows...
June 1, 2020
Dr. Frank Jones (Dental) accepted an invitation to present "Advanced Concepts of Implant Therapy" to DS4 students at the Autonomous University of Baja California Dental School in Tijuana, Mexico, in March. Last month he served as course director for a bone-grafting technique and implant placement course using pig jaws and human cadavers at the...
June 1, 2020
Hyelin Kim (Hospitality) and her co-authors recently published "Examining the Impacts of Touristification on Quality of Life (QOL): The Application of the Bottom-up Spillover Theory" in The Service Industries Journal. The study aims to understand touristification and the influence of this phenomenon on residents’ quality of life.

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