Accomplishments

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

January 29, 2019
Scott Menter and Frank Alaimo (both Office of Information Technology) will present at the Integrated Systems Europe conference in Amsterdam next month. They will discuss the classroom technology services team's experience building an enterprise audiovisual system for the university as part of the "What's Next ... Higher Education Integrated...
January 29, 2019
Jeff Schauer (History) published Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa with Palgrave Macmillan. This book recounts the emergence of wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa against the backdrop of colonial conquest, the consolidation of colonial rule, the process of decolonization, and the period of national states....
January 29, 2019
Melva Thompson-Robinson and Carolee Dodge Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health), and doctoral student Philip Danquah were notable participants at the 2019 HIV Next Generation Conference at UCLA's Center for HIV identification, Prevention and Treatment Services. The theme was "Addressing Disparities in HIV and Comorbidities through...
January 29, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science) has been selected as a finalist for the 2019-2020 Council on Foreign Relations-International Affairs Fellowship. The selection process is highly competitive and the selection committee chooses approximately 10 finalists to be fellows. The program awards a stipend of $100,000.
January 28, 2019
Janet Dufek and Daniel Lidstone (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia and Jessica DeBerardinis (both Mechanical Engineering) authored “Electronic Measurement of Plantar Contact Area During Walking Using an Adaptive Thresholding Method for Medilogic Pressure-measuring Insoles.” The study sought to develop an adaptive-...
January 28, 2019
Sara Hunt and Katherine Hertlein (both Medicine) collaborated with Noelle Lefforge and Michelle Paul (both Psychology) on an article that's been published in the Community Mental Health Journal. The article, "A University-Based Transdisciplinary Approach to Mental Health Workforce Shortages," describes UNLV's efforts to train mental health workers...
January 28, 2019
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and John Hudak (Brookings) were featured as keynote speakers on the topic of "Issues to Watch in Southern Nevada 2019" at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce's "Preview Las Vegas" event. Preview Las Vegas is the chamber’s signature annual trade show and economic forecasting...
January 28, 2019
Lydia Nussbaum (Law) and Sam Song (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) next month will be presenting at "Keeping Kids in School: Increasing Student Engagement," a one-day summit co-hosted by the Eighth Judicial District, the Clark County School District (CCSD), and the Nevada State Charter School Authority.  More than 200 CCSD and charter...
January 25, 2019
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored two articles in Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. The first, “Dyspnea on Exertion Provokes Unpleasantness and Negative Emotions in Women with Obesity,” demonstrated that 42 percent of otherwise healthy women with obesity experience dyspnea on exercise. Results also indicated...

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