Accomplishments

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

January 11, 2021
David Grant Sinclair (Urban Affairs) wrote an article, "Food Deserts of Las Vegas: An Overview with a Vertical Solution," which appears in Journal of the West. The article examines the cyclic creation of food deserts and their pervasive role in economic and health outcomes of Nevadans living in areas without access to fresh foods. He also presents...
January 11, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) was invited to give a speech, "Misinformation and the Political Convergence Effect on Social Media," last month at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. He shared his recent findings about how people may "migrate" across social media sites to find their echo chamber, which influences the spread of...
January 8, 2021
Benjamin Edwards (Law) published an op-ed in Salon discussing whether sitting members of Congress should be allowed to actively trade securities.  The op-ed proposed using existing insider trading rules for corporate executives to mitigate risks associated with Congressional Securities Trading.
January 8, 2021
Manoj Sharma (Environmental & Occupational Health) and Kavita Batra (School of Medicine) published the article "Explaining handwashing behavior in a sample of college students during COVID-19 pandemic using the multi-theory model (MTM) of health behavior change: A single institutional cross-sectional survey" in collaboration with Robert Davis...
January 7, 2021
Kavita Batra (Medicine), Patricia Cruz, Chad L. Cross, Neeraj Bhandari, Jennifer R. Pharr, Mark P. Buttner (all Environmental and Occupational Health), and Farooq Abdulla (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada) co-authored an article in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled “Incidence of Neonatal...
January 7, 2021
Hikmet Loe (Art) has been awarded the first Research Fellowship from the Holt/Smithson Foundation. Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose research examines the changeable nature of the Earth, addressing perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She joins the department of art this spring as a part-time instructor, teaching Land Art.
January 7, 2021
Brittani Sterling (Libraries) and Melinda Sopher of North Carolina State University delivered the presentation The Value of Sisterhood: Cultural Competency and the Responsibilities of Greek Organizational Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Wittenberg University.
January 6, 2021
Kenneth Miller (Political Science) was interviewed by the Las Vegas Sun to talk about the implications of this week's Georgia Senate runoffs for Nevada senators' legislative efforts in the next Congress.
January 6, 2021
Satish C. Bhatnagar (Mathematical Sciences) gave a keynote address, "What Ramanujan Means To You?" at the one-day online conference History and Development of Mathematics held Dec. 22. It was the celebration of what would have been mathematics legend Srinivasa Ramanujan’s 133rd birthday, which was recently declared National Mathematics Day in...

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