Accomplishments

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

February 26, 2016
Ranita Ray (Sociology) gave an invited presentation at the UCLA Department of Sociology Irene Flecknoe Ross Lecture Series Ethnography Working Group in February. Titled "Making of a Teenage Service Class," the talk related to her upcoming book with University of California Press.   Abstract: Many of the stereotypes of low-income urban youth in...
February 25, 2016
Michael Green (History) is the author of the book, Nevada: A History of the Silver State (University of Nevada Press), which recently was selected by Choice magazine as one of the outstanding academic titles of 2015.
February 24, 2016
Takashi Yamashita (Sociology) is the author of the article "Measuring Positive Attitudes Toward Persons with Dementia: A Validation of the Allophilia Scale," which appears in the journal Dementia. The abstract states "Efforts to combat ageism typically focus on negative attitudes toward members of an out-group. Changing attitudes also requires...
February 23, 2016
Donald Hayes (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) was recognized with the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering's inaugural Distinguished Service Award. The award is given to faculty showing outstanding commitment to the department, college, and university during the previous five years. Service contributions include committee...
February 22, 2016
Michael Ian Borer (Sociology) recently published an article, "Re-sensing Las Vegas: Aesthetic Entrepreneurship and Local Urban Culture," in the Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, which now is available online before it is published in print in the next few months. In this article, Borer focuses on...
February 19, 2016
Jessica Doolen (Nursing) co-authored “Nursing Simulation Research: What are the Perceived Gaps,” which determined a need for more rigorous multisite studies centered on student and/or patient outcomes. The article appeared in the January issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing.  
February 19, 2016
David James (Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) participated in the TedXLasVegasLive event this month at the Springs Preserve. Director of solar and renewable energy programs at UNLV, he is an expert on the interactive sustainability panel. The all-day event brought together local gurus on important topics concerning Southern...
February 18, 2016
Brian Hedlund (Life Sciences) is now serving as a member of the board of trustees for Bergey’s Manual Trust. The board is responsible for managing the trust, promoting microbial systematics internationally, and compiling and editing Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, the preeminent reference publication on the taxonomy of...
February 17, 2016
Matthew Lachniet (Geoscience) was featured in the December 2015 issue of National Geographic Espana. The piece was about previous work that Lachniet conducted using a 2,400-year-old stalagmite from a cave in southwestern Mexico. The research describes how the rise and fall of the ancient pyramid city of Teotihuacan and other Mesoamerican...

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