Accomplishments

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

December 1, 2013
Jichun Li and Hongtao Yang (both Math) published an edited book, Recent Advances in Scientific Computing and Applications (American Mathematic Society). Serving as editor along with Li and Yang was Eric Machorro of National Security Technologies. In addition, Li, along with Yunqing Huang, published a monograph, "Time-Domain Finite Element Methods...
December 1, 2013
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) has been selected as one of "2013 40 Under 40 Leaders in Waiting" by Global Gaming Business magazine. At this year's G2E conference, Global Gaming Business and the Innovation Group joined with G2E and American Gaming Association leaders to kick off what will become an annual program, 'Emerging Leaders."...
December 1, 2013
Frank Cucinotta (Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences) had his work published in the Oct. 15 issue of PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research. He authored the article, "How Safe Is Safe Enough? Radiation Risk for a Human Mission to Mars," which offers predicted radiation exposure and health risks to...
December 1, 2013
Mary Berkheiser, Robert Faiss, Frances Forsman, Gregory Gemignani, Dominic Gentile, Dean Gould, Stanley Hunterton, Douglas Edwards, and Thomas Pitaro (all Law) recently were named top lawyers in Southern Nevada. Editors of Desert Companion worked with Martindale-Hubbell, an authoritative resource for information on the legal profession, to compile...
December 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering), along with Choonghee Jo, David Pugal, Il-Kwon Oh, and Kinji Asaka published a review paper titled "Recent Advances in Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators and their Modeling and Applications" in Progress in Polymer Science.
December 1, 2013
R. Jacob Baker (Electrical and Computer Engineering) traveled to Ireland to deliver a lecture series for the Microelectronics Industry Design Association (MIDAS) of Ireland. This was his third time taking part in the MIDAS undergraduate integrated circuit design festival, which was held at Dublin City University and attended by university students...
December 1, 2013
Andrew Nordin (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received the Norman James Student Research Award during the American College of Sports Medicine, Southwest chapter's annual meeting. He earned the award for his work, "Changes in Impact Kinetics with Altered Foot Strike Patterns in Running," which explored the relationships among impact forces and...
December 1, 2013
Patricia Iannuzzi (Libraries) created a two-day institute for the colleges and universities in California and Hawaii accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC requires institutions in its region to collect evidence of student learning in four "core competencies," including critical thinking, information literacy,...
December 1, 2013
Jessica Gandy, Jonathan Lee, Scott Morris, Izzac Rowe, and Brittnie Watkins (all Law) received scholarships from the Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association at its 24th annual Scholarship Gala in October. The students were required to describe how they demonstrate commitment and interest in pro bono, public interest, or public service...

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