Accomplishments

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

February 5, 2019
Brian Hedlund (Life Sciences) was part of an international team that recently published an article in Nature Communications titled "Genomic Inference of the Metabolism and Evolution of the Archaeal Phylum Aigarchaeota" describing several new genomes of the archaeal group Aigarchaeota. The Aigarchaeota inhabit terrestrial geothermal springs and...
February 4, 2019
Caleen Johnson (Foundation) and Stine Odegard (Service Learning and Leadership) have been announced as members of the 2019 cohort of Jameson Fellows.  In 2013, Gard Jameson developed the program to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. This program will enrich the work currently being done by these departments and better...
February 1, 2019
Jean Nidetch Women's Center has been awarded a grant for $32,678 from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public & Behavioral Health, for rape prevention and education on campus.
February 1, 2019
Emma Frances Bloomfield (Communication Studies) and Denise Tillery (English) published an article about how climate change deniers make use of social media to circulate climate misinformation. The article is titled, "The Circulation of Climate Change Denial Online: Rhetorical and Networking Strategies on Facebook" and was published in the journal...
February 1, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) was interviewed for the podcast "Innovative Leaders Driving Thriving Organizations" at the International Leadership Association’s annual conference in October. The episode, “How Do Leadership and the Environment Connect,” explores how leadership theory and practice can benefit from framing the...
January 31, 2019
Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) was awarded $964,236 from the National Science Foundation for a grant entitled “Supporting & Sustaining Student Motivation in Science Instruction.” Science teachers identify fostering student motivation to learn as a pressing need, yet teacher professional learning programs rarely...
January 31, 2019
Jennifer J. Reed (Sociology) was interviewed for a segment on KVVU-TV, "Exploring Ecosexuality." As the ecosexual movement extends its way through the West to Las Vegas, doctoral candidate Reed shared information from her dissertation research to dispel some of the misunderstandings about the lifestyle of people who identify as ecosexuals. 
January 31, 2019
Won-Yong Oh (Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology) and his co-authors' paper "Regional Integration, Multinational Enterprise Strategy and the Impact of Country‐level Risk: The Case of the EMU" was published in the British Journal of Management. This study shows that regional integration (European Monetary Union) has altered the impact of...
January 31, 2019
Jee Woong Park and doctoral student Sayan Sakhakarmi (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) published a journal, titled "Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events," in the journal of Safety Science.  This work was collaborated with Park's past post doctoral researcher,...

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