Accomplishments

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

November 1, 2012
John Farley (Physics) gave a departmental colloquium at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri, Rolla) in October. Titled "Beyond the Lecture: What Have We Learned from Physics Education Research?," the colloquium examined how conventional lecture-based instruction is surprisingly ineffective in...
November 1, 2012
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) spoke about Hinduism as part of the Dixie Forum "Great Faiths" discussions at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, in October. The Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce Dixie students and faculty, as well as the St. George community, to diverse ideas and personalities to widen their world view.
November 1, 2012
Kathy Lauckner (Harry Reid Center) was an invited speaker at the 14th annual Tri-Regional Lead Program Conference sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 10, in Portland, Ore., in September. She has been involved in the actions to prevent lead poisoning since 1992. She now is promoting a cooperative blending of EPA, U...
November 1, 2012
Pamela Maher (Education), under the guidance of education professor Janelle Bailey (Teaching and Learning), will present a paper at the international conference of the Association of Science Teacher Education in Charleston, S.C., in January. The paper examines the influence that working with science and math faculty mentors has on beliefs toward...
November 1, 2012
Louis Kavouras (Dance) and Katherine Duke, a Hawkins dance representative, performed "Early Floating," a modern dance classic choreographed by famed choreographer Erick Hawkins in 1961, at the Modernism Symposium at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre. The duo also spoke onstage with scholars and professors from around the world. They were the only...
November 1, 2012
A. J. Merlino (Music) has been accepted to play at the International Percussion Festival in Cordoba, Argentina. One of the biggest festivals of its kind in South America, the event includes a large number of diverse artists and has a rigorous application process. He will be performing new and standard repertoire. Those percussion works are...
November 1, 2012
Joseph Gilbert (Management) is the author of Ethics for Managers: Philosophical Foundations and Business Realities, which was published by Routledge Publishing in July.
November 1, 2012
Rebecca Gill (Political Science) and her co-authors, Reginald Sheehan and Kirk Randazzo, have just published their new book, Judicialization of Politics: The Interplay of Institutional Structure, Legal Doctrine, and Politics on the High Court of Australia.Their findings suggest that high court judges can be constrained by institutional...
November 1, 2012
Shannon Monnat (Sociology) recently co-authored a paper with a colleague at Georgetown University Medical Center that will be published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the fourth highest ranked journal in the field of public health. The paper, "Is There an Association between Maternal Pap Test Use and Adolescent Human Papillomavirus?"...

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