Accomplishments

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

March 1, 2013
Sue Fawn Chung (History) is the co-producer of More Than a Face in the Crowd, a film that will be part of the Asian American film festival in San Francisco this month. It also will be seen at the Southwest Oral History Association Conference at UNLV in April as part of the keynote address to be delivered by Chung's co-producer Samantha Chan.
March 1, 2013
Elizabeth Baldizan (Educational Outreach) participated in 25th annual International Conference for the Association for Student Conduct Administration in Clearwater, Fla. As part of its 25th anniversary, the conference honored all past presidents, including Baldizan, who served as the 12th president. She participated in writing a monograph, The...
February 1, 2013
Joseph Morgan (Educational & Clinical Studies) has been appointed to serve on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Academic Studies Advisory Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English.
February 1, 2013
James Deacon (Environmental and Public Affairs) received the first E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in Biodiversity Conservation. The award is given by the Center for Biological Diversity. Over the course of a 52-year career, he has focused on conservation of desert fish and other freshwater species and on sustainable water-use advocacy...
February 1, 2013
Satish Sharma (Social Work) has written a new book, Gandhi's Teachers: Henry David Thoreau (2012). His earlier books written for the series are Gandhi's Teachers: Rajchandra Ravjibhai Mehta (2005), Gandhi's Teachers: Leo Tolstoy (2009), and Gandhi's Teachers: John Ruskin (2011). All were published by Gujarat Viidyapith, Ahmedabad, India.
February 1, 2013
Lisa Rubin (Bob Boughner Career Services Center) graduated at UNLV's winter commencement Dec. 18 with a Ph.D. in educational leadership, focusing on higher education. Professor Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) served as her dissertation chair and advisor.
February 1, 2013
Phil Burns (Student Conduct) has been elected to the national Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). He also will be serving as director for four-year public institutions and will be chairing ASCA's Leadership Committee. His term will be 2013 through 2015.
February 1, 2013
Steve Rowland (Geoscience) recently published the first English translation of an 18th century Russian book by Mikhail Lomonosov. The book, titled On the Strata of the Earth, first was published in 1763. The book is historically significant because it presents new ideas about the history and age of the Earth, and it predates by 25 years a book...
February 1, 2013
Louie Puentedura (Physical Therapy) recently won the highest research award in orthopedic physical therapy, the 2012 Rose Excellence in Research Award for the Orthopedic Section of American Physical Therapy Association. He also won the Medeiros Award for the best 2012 article in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapeutics.

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