Accomplishments

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

February 11, 2020
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) has written an article, "Entertainment as Education: Multiculturalism and Interculturalism in Eytan Fox's 2004 Film Walk on Water," that appears in the current issue of Popular Culture Review. In the article, Engstrom explicates how the Israeli-German film illustrates both the recognition and celebration of...
February 11, 2020
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been appointed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to serve on the Commission on Educational Technology. The term ends Dec. 31, 2021. Fields fills a voting seat on the commission for an “administrator in a public school who possesses knowledge and experience in the general application of technology.” The...
February 11, 2020
C.E. Abbate (Philosophy) published the article "Valuing Animals as They Are — Whether They Feel It Or Not," in the European Journal of Philosophy.
February 11, 2020
Timothy Erwin (English) has been named to the prize jury for the Huntington Library Quarterly Centennial Essay Prize. The award will be conferred this year in celebration of the library's first 100 years, and aims to promote scholarship in British and American Studies from the 16th through the 18th centuries. Erwin also recently joined the Board...
February 11, 2020
Deborah Arteaga (World Languages and Cultures) has published a volume, L2 Grammatical Representation and Processing:  Theory and Practice (Multilingual Matters).  She contributed a co-authored chapter (as first author) titled, "What Can Acquisition Studies Contribute to the Instruction of Register?  A Case Study of French," as well as the "...
February 10, 2020
The Believer, the flagship magazine of the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, is a finalist for the 2020 National Magazine Awards in three categories. “Cabramatta,” an interactive comic by Matt Huynh supported by the Tran Thi Oanh Black Mountain Institute Fund, was nominated in the Digital Innovation category. “Las Marthas...
February 10, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) published a co-authored article in the February issue of the journal Past Present. In "Slave Hounds and Abolition in the Americas," the authors argue that canines played an integral role in colonizing North and South America, and initiating the subsequent expansion of the transatlantic...
February 10, 2020
Sapira Cheuk and Fawn Douglas (both Art) have work that is included in an exhibit, Margaret, Are You Grieving, that is on view at Nevada Humanities Program Gallery. Several UNLV alumni, including Montana Black, Lance Smith, Kim Garrison, and Steve Radosevich, also are part of the exhibit.
February 10, 2020
Erik Beehn (Art) is interviewed by the first department of art Transformation Fellow Amanda Browder on the podcast "Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk Without the Ego." Browder and Beehn discuss Beehn's work as an artist and printmaker and their takes on art scenes in Las Vegas.

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