Accomplishments

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

November 4, 2019
Jun Kang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been awarded a patent for the invention “Functionalized phosphonates via Michael addition.” This synthetic method enables the efficient synthesis of functionalized phosphonates under toxic metal-free conditions. This invention provides rapid access to diverse phosphorus-containing heterocycle compounds,...
November 4, 2019
Sheila Bock (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) gave two presentations in October. The first, “Graduation Dress and the Visual Rhetorics of Unity and Exclusion,” was part of a pre-organized panel, “Belonging, Exclusion, and Community on Campus: New Perspectives on the Folklore of Higher Education," at the annual meeting of the American...
November 1, 2019
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) published a paper titled "Quantification of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Children with Obesity"  in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. This paper identifies methods of quantifying cardiorespiratory fitness in children with obesity that are less influenced by fat mass. 
November 1, 2019
Marina Georgieva (Libraries) presented a webinar, "In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: Similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid," organized and hosted by Library and Information Technology Association Online Learning. 
November 1, 2019
Graduate student Laurence Myers Reese (Art) recently published an article about Oklahoma artists and grant awardees for the fall issue of Art Focus Oklahoma, a publication by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition non profit.   
November 1, 2019
Howard R. D. Gordon (Teaching and Learning) was recently invited to the University of the West Indies as a scholar lecture for the department of technical vocational education and training in the School of Education. His lecture, titled ''A Philosophy of Technical Vocational Education and Training Matters to you as a Technical Vocational Education...
October 31, 2019
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) and her co-author Bob Fischer (Texas State University) published an article, "Don’t Demean 'Invasives': Conservation and Wrongful Species Discrimination" for the special issue "Animal Ethics: Questioning the Orthodoxy" of the journal Animals. This article challenges conservation categorization schemes that treat animals...
October 31, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) and Tamara Marino (Community Engagement) presented at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation was titled "Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las Vegas." Additionally, Satterwhite presented three concurrent...
October 31, 2019
Janet S. Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences) recently was invited to the University of Oregon as a scholar lecturer for the department of human physiology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her lecture, titled "The Effects of Strategies and Variability on Research Outcomes," was attended by faculty, students, and administrators from the...

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