Accomplishments

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

October 1, 2013
Jonathon Anderson (Architecture) recently was awarded a 2013-14 Platinum A' Design Award for his installation, Opx2. The installation explores a symbiotic relationship between nature and technology - where patterns, repetition, and rhythm describe both natural formations and operations of computing processes. The Platinum A' Design Award is a...
October 1, 2013
Janelle Drossler and William Kerlin (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences), who both are pursuing doctoral degrees in radiochemistry, earned awards during the U.S. Department of Energy's 2013 Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research competition. Drossler earned a first-place prize in the open competition, Separations and Waste Forms category for her...
September 1, 2013
Firas Al-Douri (Architecture) wrote an article, "Assessment of the Methods and Extents of the Usage of Urban Modeling in Urban Design Practice in U.S. cities," that appeared in Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. The research suggested a methodological framework underlying the methods of using various urban modeling functionalities.
September 1, 2013
Debra Meyer (Wellness Promotion) has become one of the first licensed dietitians in Nevada. Registered dietitians are able to provide nutrition and diet analysis, recommendations, and prescriptions.
September 1, 2013
Michael Wilder (Online Education) has been selected to make presentations at three conferences. In October, he will present at the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association in Jackson Hole, Wyo. His presentation, "Evaluation of UNLV's Hybrid Learning Program," is part of a symposium on Learning about Program Evaluation by Doing...
September 1, 2013
Jane Karwoski (Psychology) received the Outstanding Research Award of 2012 from the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions for her article, "Revisiting the Educationally Influential Physician: Development of a Simplified Nomination Form." The honor includes a $1,000 cash award.
September 1, 2013
Maurice Finocchiaro (Philosophy) just has published a book, The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue (Routledge--Taylor & Francis Group, 2013). It is a volume in a series called "Routledge Guides to the Great Books." The great book in question is Galileo Galilei's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, whose...
September 1, 2013
Toni Repetti and SoYeon Jung (Hotel) were awarded Best Conference Paper at the 2013 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education summer conference. Their paper, "The Effects of Cross-Border Competition on Atlantic City Gaming Volumes," was one of three papers selected as conference best papers out of more than 100...
September 1, 2013
Sara VanderHaagen (Communication Studies) wrote an essay, "The 'Agential Spiral': Reading Public Memory Through Paul Ricoeur," that recently appeared in the interdisciplinary journal Philosophy and Rhetoric. The essay adapts philosopher Paul Ricoeur's idea of "threefold mimesis" into a tool for analyzing public memory from a rhetorical perspective...

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