Accomplishments

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

July 1, 2014
Sandra Shackelford (Risk Management) received the annual Historic Preservation Award from the city of Las Vegas for her contribution of countless volunteer hours spent sewing the drapes and curtains for the historic ranch house (now the visitors center) at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. This was her second award from the city. She previously was...
July 1, 2014
Xia Li (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) earned the 2014 Basic Science Abstract Award in the Medical Physics category from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Regarded as the premier oncology society in the world, ASTRO bestows the Basic Science Abstract Award to the top three authors of significant abstracts about...
July 1, 2014
Louis Kavouras (Dance) wrote a chapter case study illustrating the building of an assessment culture on campus for the recently published Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic. The chapter is centrally placed with seven illustrations and is used as an example of excellent assessment.
July 1, 2014
Bernard Zygelman (Physics and Astronomy) has conducted research that recently was highlighted in Europhysics News, the magazine of the European Physical Society. The research shows how the development of cold hybrid ion-atom traps has enabled researchers to explore a new frontier; atom-ion interactions at temperatures below 1 K. The original...
July 1, 2014
Satish Bhatnagar (Math) was featured in the author spotlight in the May 2014 "Trafford Oracle," a newsletter of Trafford Publishing. In his profile, "Language by Numbers," he talks about his writing style and why he is interested in having his writing published. He is the author of six books.
July 1, 2014
Szu-Ping Lee (Physical Therapy) is the lead author of "Individuals with Diminished Hip Abductor Muscle Strength Exhibit Altered Ankle Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Activation during Unipedal Balance Tasks," which evaluated whether diminished hip abductor strength results in more frequent use of a person's ankle to maintain balance. The article...
July 1, 2014
Linda Lister (Music) was named one of six semi-finalists for The American Prize in Directing. In addition, UNLV Opera's production of Suor Angelica/Sancta Susanna was selected as one of six semi-finalists for The American Prize in Opera Performance (university division). Winners were to be announced in July.
July 1, 2014
Radiochemistry has seven doctoral students who have received fellowships in 2013 and 2014. They are: Jamie Daum and Daniel Mast, who received graduate fellowships through the U.S. Department of Energy's integrated university program. Marc Fitzgerald, who received an internship through the Livermore Graduate Scholar Program and a nuclear forensics...
July 1, 2014
Jessica Doolen, Michelle Giddings, and Michael Johnson (all Nursing), along with Gigi Guizado de Nathan and Lysander Abadia of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, authored "An Evaluation of Mental Health Simulation with Standardized Patients." The article, which appeared in the March issue of the International Journal of Nursing Education...

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