Accomplishments

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

August 1, 2013
Kelly Robertson (Libraries) has been named the UNLV Libraries' Classified Employee of the Year. Robertson, who works in the bibliographic and metadata services department, was chosen for her dedication to the Libraries and to advancing its goals. Described by her peers as friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic, she also has demonstrated exceptional...
August 1, 2013
Merrill Horton (English) wrote an article, "A Speculative Note on The Mansion's Myra Allanovna," which was published in The Faulkner Journal.
August 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) was a presenter at the third international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer transducers and artificial muscles (EuroEAP) in Zurich in June. His presentation centered on recent progress in ionic polymer-metal composites. He was one of only a handful of speakers from the United States invited to...
August 1, 2013
Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) was a keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Mechatronics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month. His presentation, "Smart Finger-Wearable Assistive Display for the Well-Being of the Blind and Visually Impaired" covered his ongoing research in advancing portable "seeing" assistive devices for the blind...
August 1, 2013
John Filler (Educational and Clinical Studies) co-authored a new book with Keith J. Hyatt, a professor at Western Washington University. Writing Educationally Relevant and Legally Compliant Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for Preschool & Elementary Age Students with Disabilities (Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. 2013) is available Aug. 1.
August 1, 2013
Pamela Burnley (Geoscience) wrote an article, "The Importance of Stress Percolation Patterns in Rocks and Other Polycrystalline Materials" that was published in the journal Nature Communications last month. She has discovered a new paradigm for understanding the deformation behavior of polycrystalline materials. Many familiar solid objects are...
August 1, 2013
Penny Amy and Diane Yost (both Life Sciences) had their work featured in the May issue of Microbe Magazine, the official newsletter of the American Microbiology Society. The article, "Pitting Microbes Against One Another," talks about how investigators are testing whether other microbes can help hold pathogens in check to quell infectious disease...
July 1, 2013
John "Jack" Schibrowsky (Marketing and International Business) received the Hugh G. Wales Faculty Advisor of the Year Award during the American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference. Schibrowsky, who has advised the UNLV chapter of the AMA since 2004, was chosen from among 350 advisors. This year he also received the 2013...
July 1, 2013
Gary Pullman (English) wrote a short story, "Bedtime Story," which was published in the spring edition of the peer-reviewed periodical, Word River Literary Review .

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