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Dec 3, 2018
Published: Iman Ansari
Iman Ansari (Architecture) has written a chapter, "Nature Versus Denture: An Ontology of Dental Prostheses," which has been published by Routledge as a chapter in a new book by titled Architecture and Anthropology, edited by Adam Jasper. This book attempts to locate the various points of departure that might be taken in a contemporary...

Dec 3, 2018
Presentation: Patricia Heisser Metoyer
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (Psychology and Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) will present her research at the National Association of African American Studies Conference in February. The paper is titled “Ancestral 'Mixness' and 'Race Trauma:' The Monster Has No Name.” Her research is in review for publication by the University of...

Dec 3, 2018
Grant: School of Community Health Sciences
The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Nevada Medical Center (NMC), has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations to continue its efforts to curb the mental health issues among youth as identified in NMC's 2018 Healthcare Report Card.  Dedicated to tracking year-over-year changes to key indicators...

Dec 3, 2018
Published: Arya Udry
Arya Udry (Geoscience) co-authored the manuscript "Martian Magmatism from Plume Metasomatized Mantle," which was recently published in Nature Communications. This study shows that the two main types of Martian meteorites (shergottites and nakhlites) could have formed from the same volcanic processes that create volcanoes in Hawaii as...

Nov 30, 2018
Honors: Kim Nehls
Kim Nehls (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) is the recipient of the 2018 ASHE Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the recent conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Tampa, Florida, in recognition of exceptional commitment and significant contribution to the success of the...

Nov 30, 2018
Honors: Student Diversity and Social Justice
The Office of Student Diversity and Social Justice (Student Affairs) received a special congressional commendation from U.S. Rep.Dina Titus for its commitment to promoting cultural diversity in the Las Vegas community.

Nov 30, 2018
Published: Danny Young
Danny Young (Physical Therapy) co-authored “Routine Inpatient Mobility Assessment and Hospital Discharge Planning,” which appeared online earlier this month in JAMA Internal Medicine. The authors found that patient mobility at hospital admission and change in mobility are associated with discharge to a post-acute facility. Their findings...

Nov 29, 2018
Grant: Daniel Proga
Daniel Proga (Physics and Astronomy) has been awarded a three-year grant for $464,618 from NASA to study radiation-magnetohydrodynamics of clouds in active galactic nuclei (AGNs). Proga and his collaborators will continue their quest to develop a comprehensive and quantitative theory for cloud formation, destruction, and acceleration based on high...

Nov 28, 2018
Published: David Orentlicher
David Orentlicher (Law) authored an article, "The Physician's Duty to Treat During Pandemics," that was published in the American Journal of Public Health. As he observed, physicians assume a fundamental ethical duty to place the welfare of their patients above their own interests. Thus, for example, doctors must not exploit the patient–...

Nov 27, 2018
Presentation: Victoria Pine
Victoria Pine (World Languages and Cultures) presented her research at the IV Congreso Internacional De Jovenes Investigadores. Mundo Hispanico: Cultura, Arte y Sociedad (IV International Conference of Young Researchers. Hispanic World: Culture, Art and Society) at the University of León, Spain, earlier this month.

Nov 27, 2018
Published: Jay Shen, Pearl Kim, and Ji Won Yoo
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (both Health Care Administration) recently published an article along with Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea) and Sun Jung Kim (Soonchunhayng University, South Korea). The article, "Ten-Year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis...

Nov 27, 2018
Honors: Jared Lau
Jared Lau (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently was awarded the 2018 WACES Special Recognition Award for his extensive contribution to research and service in the western region of the United States. He received the award at the 2018 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) bi-annual...