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Oct 1, 2012
Published: An-Pyng Sun, Chih-Hsiang Ho, Larry Ashley, and Dimitri Shalin
An-Pyng Sun (Social Work), Chih-Hsiang Ho (Math), and Larry Ashley (Educational and Clinical Studies) wrote an article, "Addiction and Substance Abuse among Nevada Youth," which appeared in The Social Health of Nevada: Leading Indicators and Quality of Life in the Silver State (2012, Edited by Dmitri N. Shalin of Sociology). Sun and...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Sue Fawn Chung
Sue Fawn Chung (History) served on the planning committee and was a founding member of the Asian Pacific Islander Historic Preservation Forum, which held its second national conference in Los Angeles in June. She presented a paper on the preservation of the Bok Kai Temple in Marysville, Calif. It is a Daoist temple that dates from 1880.

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Deborah Arteaga
Deborah Arteaga (Foreign Languages) gave the keynote address, "On the Old French Subjunctive," at the annual Linguistic Symposium on the Romance Languages, the premier international conference in romance linguistics, which this year took place at Southern Utah University in Cedar City. A presenter at this highly competitive conference since 1991...

Jul 27, 2012
Notable: Dana Moran Williams
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre) recently designed Rainbow Connections in Los Angeles, a New Works Festival celebrating the work of LGBTQ artists. The three-cycle, nine-week program was sponsored by the Knightsbridge Theatre and funded in part by the National American Shakespeare Company with a grant from the office of cultural diversity from the...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Eileen Medinger
Eileen Medinger (Educational Outreach) will present "The Thread to the Unknown. The Chess Game: Sculpture as a Research Methodology" at the third International Conference on the Image" in Poznan, Poland in September. Because mythology and metaphor are not scientifically provable, they are dismissed. This view is alienating, as scientific...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Nancy Lough
Nancy Lough (Educational Research, Cognition & Development), Joanne Goodwin (Women's Research Institute of Nevada), Carol Harter (Black Mountain Institute), and Peg Rees (Educational Outreach) participated in the panel discussion "Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX" in April. The panel, which included Judith Sweet,...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Vicki Holmes and Ellen Dougherty
Vicki Holmes (English Language Center) and Ellen Dougherty (College of Education) presented sessions on incorporating technology in the ESL classroom at the International TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) meeting in Philadelphia in March and at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual meeting in Houston in...

Jul 27, 2012
Notable: Lisa Kelleher and Starr Wharton
Lisa Kelleher (Intercollegiate Athletics) and Starr Wharton (Student Recreation and Wellness Center) attended the Step UP! Be a Leader; Make A Difference facilitator training at the University of Arizona. The pro-social behavior and bystander intervention program educates students to be proactive in helping others. It raises awareness of help...

Jul 27, 2012
Performance: David Loeb
David Loeb performed George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Smith Center in April, receiving a standing ovation from the audience. He also was the featured pianist for Laura Karpmann's "Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz," based on the Langston Hughes poem that was recently recorded at George Lucas's...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Michael Wilder
Michael Wilder is presenting "Building Online Learning Communities with Multiuser Blogging Environments" at conferences this summer. Last month he presented at the Defense Acquisition University and George Mason University, which hosted the educational conference Innovations in eLearning VIII. In July he will present the paper in Las Vegas at...

Jul 27, 2012
Presentation: Christina Drum
Christina Drum (Institutional Analysis and Planning) made invited presentations at both the annual forum of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research in Albuquerque in October and at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference in Austin, Texas, in April. She presented "Of Forests and Trees: Institutional Data Definitions and...

Jul 27, 2012
Published: Dan Bubb
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) has written a book, Landing In Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City, which became available in bookstores at the end of May. It was published by University of Nevada Press.