Accomplishments

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

November 12, 2019
Jennifer Bellor (Music) releases her new album, Reflections at Dusk, on Nov. 15. This album of six chamber works emphasizes shining sonorities — think vibraphones, harp, and wind chimes. Words like cerulean, amethyst, and indigo infuse the works’ titles. Most of the pieces are performed by Las Vegas-based musicians, both...
November 12, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, Posting Sexually Explicit Images or Videos of Oneself Online Is Associated With Impulsivity and Hypersexuality but Not Measures of Psychopathology in a Sample of US Veterans, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer...
November 8, 2019
Chao-Chin Yang, Zhaohuan Zhu and Stephen Lepp (all Physics and Astronomy) just were awarded a $456,315 research grant by NASA through the Emerging Worlds Program. They will investigate one of the most difficult stages in the course of planet formation, for example, how kilometer-scale planetesimals can be built from pebble-sized materials around a...
November 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors, chemistry and economics. She also is a Brookings public...
November 7, 2019
Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health and The Lincy Institute) was featured in a News3 Las Vegas piece titled "Male Breast Cancer Cases on the Rise, UNLV Health Professor Speaks," discussing the importance of regular screenings for both men and women. It originally aired Oct. 20.
November 7, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration) presented a webinar for Nevada Public Health Association members on the topic "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer Review Process." The goal of this presentation was to educate doctoral students and junior faculty members about details on how to conduct a review for...
November 7, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) and Sarah Kutten (University of Oregon) presented at the Western Regional Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The topic was "#WhileBlack: Cultivating Black Student Development through Supervision, Advising, and Student Engagement."
November 7, 2019
Jennifer Byrnes (Anthropology) has co-authored a chapter that appears in a new edited volume, Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons, edited by Heather Garvin and Natalie Langley. The chapter, "Globalization, Transnationalism, and the Analytical Feasibility of Ancestry Estimation," co-authored with Joseph Hefner (Michigan State...

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