Accomplishments

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

July 1, 2013
Sanae El Ibrahimi (Community Health Sciences) won first prize for a student poster presentation at the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries annual meeting in Austin, Texas. She presented a poster abstract examining racial disparities in terms of stage at diagnosis of cervical cancer in Nevada females. In March, she presented a...
July 1, 2013
Kevin Kemner (Architecture), Jenifer Utz (Life Sciences), Louis Kavouras (Dance), Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment), and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) recently made a presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Higher Learning Education's annual Assessment Conference in Lexington, Ky. The presentation demonstrated how a series of...
July 1, 2013
Neil Opfer (Civil and Environmental Engineering) has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International. A selective and prestigious honor, the designation is in recognition of his professional attainment and significant accomplishment in cost management or cost engineering. He will be officially presented...
July 1, 2013
Nancy Strouse and Scott Roberts (both Foundation) presented "Naming Opportunities: What's That Space Worth? Naming Policies, Practices and Pitfalls" to the Las Vegas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in April. They discussed why spaces are named, how to determine the correct monetary amount for naming a space, naming policies...
July 1, 2013
Cory Tucker (Libraries) was inducted as a member of UNLV chapter 100 of the honor society Phi Kappa Phi. Highly selective and prestigious, Phi Kappa Phi is recognized by graduate and professional schools as well as employers. It is the only national honor society that recognizes excellence in scholarship in all fields of study. Tucker's tenure at...
June 1, 2013
Kathy Lauckner (Harry Reid Center) was an invited speaker at the Lead and Healthy Homes regional meeting that took place in Orlando in May. She made presentations during two sessions. The first was Critical Factors Necessary to Create and Sustain a Successful Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The other was Easing the Pain and Cost of...
June 1, 2013
Ruben Garcia (Law) traveled to the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., in May to participate in a planning meeting of the Community Partnerships and Grassroots Power Committee for the labor federation's annual convention this fall. He was appointed by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as an academic and policy specialist. The committee will make...
June 1, 2013
Joanna Libby (Educational Outreach) and Cynthia Carruthers (Educational and Clinical Studies) co-authored an article that will be published by the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership in October. The article, "Outcomes Associated with a University Outdoor Adventures Women's Canoe Trip," examines women's experiences and the...
June 1, 2013
ToanFoeng "Bill" Tham (Dental) is coauthor of the "Rule of Law Index," which appears in the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2012 report. For the first time, this year's report includes a total of 97 countries and jurisdictions. It ranks countries across eight areas impacting on the rule of law -- limits on government power, corruption,...

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