Accomplishments

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

January 12, 2021
Nicholas Irwin (Economics) and co-author Mitchell Livy of California State University, Fullerton, recently published an article, "Measuring Environmental (Dis)amenity Value during a Pandemic: Early Evidence from Maryland," in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. This paper examines the changing valuation of environmental ...
January 12, 2021
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) was interviewed about the Capitol siege last week by channel 8 reporter Orko Manna, providing historical and comparative context for how police approach social protest. He is a professor of African American and Africa diaspora studies.
January 12, 2021
Dr. Jordan Grush (Medicine) co-authored "A Case Series of Chemical Dermal Injury Requiring Operative Intervention after Prolonged Dermal Methylene Chloride Exposure," which recently was published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Toxicology. The case series describes three patients requiring transfer to a tertiary burn center after prolonged...
January 11, 2021
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology), Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing), and their colleagues developed a brief, reliable, and valid altruism scale that is useful for assessing this important prosocial orientation and resource among older adults and other age groups. Despite growing interest in the health significance of altruistic orientations, surprisingly little...
January 11, 2021
M. Eve Hanan (Law) published "Invisible Prisons" in the U.C. Davis Law Review. The article applies the theory of epistemic injustice to address the paucity of attention given to the lived experience of incarceration in U.S. sentencing policy.
January 11, 2021
Jenna Weglarz-Ward (Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education) has been elected vice president of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children. This international professional organization supports policy, research, and practices for children 0-8 years old with disabilities and their families. She will...
January 11, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi and Binit K. Shrestha (both Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction), with colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, published a paper, "Relationship between Commissioning and Start-Up Success Factors Achievement and Performance in Capital Projects," in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management ...
January 11, 2021
Alyssa Crittenden (Anthropology), as part of a large group of international scholars, recently was published in the journal Nature Human Behavior. The article, "Gendered Movement Ecology and Landscape Use in Hadza Hunter-Gatherers," examines the spatial behavior of a highly mobile community of foragers in Tanzania using GPS and movement data. 
January 11, 2021
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published several articles to begin 2021. The first, “A Multi-tiered Systems of Support Blueprint for Re-opening Schools Following COVID-19 Shutdown,” was published in Children and Youth Services Review. This article provides a roadmap for school officials to address major domains of student functioning (adjustment...

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