Accomplishments

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

November 1, 2012
Thomas Leslie (Music) recently was elected president of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA), the nation's most prestigious band association. Founded in 1929 by Edwin Franco Goldman, the ABA elected John Philip Sousa as its first honorary president. Leslie serves as the 76th president of this historical group. Presidency of the ABA is...
October 1, 2012
Brenda Buck (Geoscience) was named a 2012 Fellow by the Soil Science Society of America. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. Only .3 percent of the society's active and emeritus members may be elected Fellow. She will be formally recognized during the society's annual...
October 1, 2012
Bob Aalberts (Accounting) is coauthor of an article that appeared in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation published by the Oregon Law School. The article, "In Third Parties We Trust? The Growing Antitrust Impact of Third-Party Green Building Certification Systems for State and Local Governments" explores the growing use of "green"...
October 1, 2012
Rachel Anderson (Law) was one of the recipients of the Medal of Justice awarded by the State Bar of Nevada for the Black History Month issue of Nevada Lawyer, which was published in February. This historic issue was a joint venture between the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) and the State Bar of Nevada and celebrates...
October 1, 2012
William Davenport (Dental) was an invited symposium speaker at two national meetings earlier this year. At the March annual session of the American Dental Education Association he focused on "Engaging Our Dental Students to Learn the Basic Sciences: Results from the Basic Science Survey Series for Dentistry." At the Experimental Biology meeting...
October 1, 2012
Erika Engstrom (Communication Studies) made two presentations at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Chicago in August. The first was a refereed paper titled "What Happens to the 'Cream of the Crop'?: The Representative Anecdote in AMC's Mad Men." The second was a panel presentation...
October 1, 2012
John Farley (Physics and Astronomy) served on a panel of a Carbon to Clean Energy Roundtable at the Clark County Commission chambers in June. The Sierra Club and the Nevada Conservation League formed the panel to talk about the future of clean energy in Nevada and how it can help the economy.
October 1, 2012
Mark Fink (Online Education) recently presented "Peer Interaction & Implications for Academic Success: What Students Discuss Outside the Online Classroom" at the 4th Paris International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, which took place in France in July. His empirical study included development of an instrument using the Rasch...
October 1, 2012
Kyle Higgins (Educational & Clinical Studies) and Randy Boone (Teaching & Learning) edit Intervention in School and Clinic, one of the top academic journals in special education. The journal equips teachers and clinicians with hands-on tips, techniques, methods, and ideas for improving assessment, instruction, and management for...

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