Accomplishments

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

May 15, 2019
Kathryn Houk (Libraries) has been nationally recognized by the Medical Library Association for earning the Level 1 Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certificate. Earning a CHIS certificate shows commitment to offering quality consumer health information services and to staying current with developments in consumer health...
May 15, 2019
Mark Lenker, Francesca Marineo, and John Watts (all Libraries) recently presented at LOEX 2019 in Minneapolis. Marineo presented a session titled Beyond the Shallows: Motivating Students to Dive Headfirst into the Vast Information Ocean.  Watts presented Building a Philosophy for Emerging Research Services with Joshua Vossler from Southern...
May 14, 2019
Margarita Jara (World Languages and Cultures) co-authored “The Microvariation of the Spanish Perfect in Three Varieties” with Paz Gonzalez and Carmen Kleinherenbrink (both of Leiden University), which appears in Isogloss, a journal on variation on Romance and Iberian languages. This study investigates the variability in the use of the preterit...
May 14, 2019
Brooks Whittaker, Sarah Jones, and Cyndi Shein (all Libraries) presented at the Society of California Archivists Annual General Meeting. Whittaker presented the poster “Hide and Seek: Uncovering and Assessing Audiovisual Materials." Jones joined archivists from UC Berkeley in presenting the panel “Still Taking Stock and Making Hay: Practical...
May 14, 2019
Elizabeth Stacy and Tomoko Sakishima (both Life Sciences) authored a paper in press for the Journal of Biogeography, "Phylogeography of the Highly Dispersible Landscape-dominant Woody Species Complex, Metrosideros, in Hawaii." They carried out a population genetic analysis of >1,500 adults of Hawaii's dominant tree from across the archipelago...
May 14, 2019
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) recently published Collaboration in Childcare Setting: Using Teaming to Support Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in the latest issue from the Division for Early Childhood Recommended Practices Monograph Series. Based upon her research and professional experiences, this...
May 13, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) appeared in a story for Earth Day, "Las Vegas Ecosexuals Married the Earth in a Nevada Wedding Ceremony." Reed's dissertation research examines the development of the ecosexual movement, including use of performance art weddings to non-human nature elements as a tactic to reframe human relationships to nature as an...
May 13, 2019
Ranita Ray (Sociology) is the author of the book The Making of a Teenage Service Class: Poverty and Mobility in an American City, which recently was selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2019 C. Wright Mills Book Award from The Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her book is one of five finalists out of a pool of nearly 80...
May 13, 2019
David M. Olson (World Languages and Cultures) has been offered the position of assistant to the superintendent of the American World War I, Meuse Argonne Cemetery and Memorial. It is the largest American World War I or II cemetery in Europe with more than 14,000 graves. Located approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Verdun, France, it is one of...

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