Accomplishments

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

May 1, 2013
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) received the Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award. He published a new casino edition of his critically acclaimed history of gambling, Roll the Bones, to which he added a significant amount of new content on recent gaming developments in Las Vegas and Macau. In addition, he authored two...
May 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) is coauthor of the book, Biomimetic Robotic Artificial Muscles, which recently was published by World Scientific. This book presents a comprehensive overview of selected robotic artificial muscles. His coauthors are professor Xiaobo Tan of Michigan State University, professor Hyouk Ryeol Choi of Sungkyunkwan...
May 1, 2013
Caroline Smith (Libraries) is coauthor of the book, Lifelong Learning for Engineers and Scientists in the Information Age(Elsevier), which recently received the 2013 Best Publication Award from the Engineering Library Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. Her coauthors are Ashok Naimpally of Fresno City College and Hema...
May 1, 2013
Jeanne Brown (Libraries) recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Architecture School Librarians. She was recognized for her sustained service to the profession through participation, advocacy, and leadership in the association. Brown also was selected for her significant research, which has furthered the...
May 1, 2013
Stephanie Perez, Brian Merrick, Craig Boydston, and Constanza Castro (all Film) recently were accepted into the American Film Institute (AFI) for fall 2013. This, along with last year's acceptances, makes the UNLV film program the most represented American undergraduate program at AFI. Perez and Merrick will be editing fellows. Boydston will be...
May 1, 2013
Felicia Campbell (English) received the Lifetime Service Award from the national Popular Culture Association American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) at the annual meeting of more than 2,600 members in Washington, D.C. in March. The award is an engraved crystal replica of the Washington Monument. She has held numerous offices in the national PCA,...
May 1, 2013
Mildred McClain (Dental School), Frank Jones (Dental School), and Clifford McClain (Teaching and Learning) are coauthors of an article, "Increasing Dental Student Diversity Through the UNLV Dental Prospects Program," which appears in the Journal of Dental Education. Francis Curd of the School of Dental Medicine at Lake Erie College of...
May 1, 2013
Angela Douglas (Center for Entrepreneurship) was honored as one of 10 up-and-coming professionals by the Las Vegas Business Press in its annual Rising Stars of Business.
May 1, 2013
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) is the author of Las Vegas Then and Now. The recently released second edition (Thunder Bay Press, 2012) significantly expands upon the concept of the enormously popular first edition, which paired archival photographs of Las Vegas buildings and streets with current photographs of the same structures and locations. Many of...

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