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Accomplishments

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

Nov 27, 2018
Presentation: Fatma Nasoz
Fatma Nasoz (The Lincy Institute) recently presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 8th International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and Medical Sciences (ICCABS). Her presentation, "Machine Learning Applications in Genomics," was featured in a special session on "Applications of Computational Biology to...


Nov 26, 2018
Honors: Heather Dahl
Heather Dahl (Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services) recently was awarded the 2018 WACES Professional Service Award in recognition of her years of service to the profession of counseling in the western region of the United States. She received the award at the 2018 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (...


Nov 26, 2018
Presentation: Manuel Rodríguez, Jesús Galindo, and José Galindo
Manuel Rodríguez, Jesús Galindo, and José Galindo (all World Languages and Cultures) presented at the 4th annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: "World Cinema," last month at California State University, Sacramento. All three are graduate students.


Nov 26, 2018
Published: Tirth Bhatta and Nirmala Lekhak
Tirth Bhatta (Sociology) co-authored an article, “Gendered ‘Long Arm’ of Parental Education?: Life Course Influences on Functional Limitations Among Older Adults in India,” that was published in the Journal of Aging and Health. Bhatta also co-authored a chapter with Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) and Moushumi Roy (Michigan State University), “...


Nov 26, 2018
Presentation: Michael Alarid
Michael J. Alarid (History) presented "Beyond Banditry: Everyday Larceny in Territorial New Mexico" at the Zimmerman Library on the campus of the University of New Mexico earlier this month. His invited talk was part of the fall 2018 People and Places series at the University Libraries Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections. 


Nov 21, 2018
Honors: Barbara St. Pierre Schneider
Barbara St. Pierre Schneider (Nursing) was inducted into the 2018 inaugural cohort of the Hall of Fame at the Louisiana State University Health School of Nursing in New Orleans. The School of Nursing Hall of Fame recognizes alumni, faculty or student achievements that have made an enduring contribution to the nursing profession sustainable beyond...


Nov 21, 2018
Published: Debra Martin and Cheryl Anderson
Debra Martin (Anthropology) and Cheryl Anderson, recipient of last year's UNLV outstanding Ph.D. thesis award and co-edited Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches (University of Florida Press, 2018), which was released this week. This volume represents case studies of massacres from ancient to modern times. By...


Nov 21, 2018
Presentation: Joanne Goodwin
Joanne Goodwin (History) presented at the National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference in San Francisco Nov. 15.  The paper discussed the new research on women's suffrage activists in Nevada and her work to create a website on the Nevada suffrage network. Doctoral student Christine Lamoureux provided research assistance for both the...


Nov 21, 2018
Presentation: Lung-Chang Chien
Lung-Chang Chien (Environmental and Occupational Health) presented a poster, "Spatial variation of ZIKV incidence associated with meteorological measurements," in the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Diego.  


Nov 21, 2018
Presentation: Tarryn E. McGhie
Tarryn E. McGhie (Office of Online Education), Rebekah Piper (Texas A&M-San Antonio), and Myah Stanford (Winthrop University) presented their research "Multicultural Content, Pedagogy, and Dialogue: Preparing Teachers to Shape the Future of Literacy Education" at the National Council for Teachers of English annual convention in Houston. This...


Nov 20, 2018
Notable: Jun Kang
Jun Kang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been awarded a patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the invention “Methods and Compositions for Substituted Alpha-Aminophosphonate Analogues.” This synthetic method would enable a rapid synthesis of bioactive phosphorus-containing compounds and pharmaceuticals under toxic metal-free...


Nov 20, 2018
Published: Jeffrey Ebersole, Linh Nguyen and Arpita Basu
Jeffrey Ebersole and Linh Nguyen (Dental) and Arpita Basu (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “Age and Periodontal Health – Immunological View,” which focused on biological aging instead of chronological aging to help account for population variation in disease expression. The findings may suggest that chronic periodontitis represents...


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