Accomplishments

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

December 1, 2013
Miriam Meyer-Thompson, Evan Simonsen, and Justin Allsop (all Law) recently received first, second, and honorable mention prizes, respectively, through the International Association of Gaming Advisors' (IAGA) Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award program. It was the first time a school swept the annual competition. The three recipients were recognized at...
December 1, 2013
Jennifer Fabbi (Libraries) served as a mentor and presented a working session on "Creating Coherent Pathways for Quality Learning" at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Retreat on Core Competencies: Critical Thinking and Information Literacy. As a mentor, she worked with five colleges and universities in California to help them...
December 1, 2013
Cheryl Sgovio (Thomas & Mack Center) was presented with the prestigious President's Award at the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) Annual Awards and Installation Dinner in November. A member of the Las Vegas chapter of NACE since its inception in January 2000, she was selected from more than 100...
December 1, 2013
Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies) and Augie Grant, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina, cohosted "Beyond Convergence," a conference sponsored by the two journalism schools. More than 50 scholars from across the nation shared their research in the field of technology and...
December 1, 2013
Karunaratne Hangawatte (Criminal Justice), Sri Lanka's ambassador to France and permanent delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), unanimously was elected vice president of the 37th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris in November. Leading the delegation of Sri Lanka to the biennial...
November 1, 2013
Jacob Baker (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was one of the speakers in the Tour on Integrated Circuits. He is one of only 18 speakers worldwide in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Solid State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecturer Program. In September, he delivered two lectures, "Low-Power, High-Bandwidth, and Ultra-...
November 1, 2013
Michelle Chino (Environmental and Occupational Health) was the invited keynote speaker at the University of New South Wales annual public health symposium in Sydney, Australia. She presented her work with the Muru Marri Center for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health on the social determinants of health among indigenous populations. She...
November 1, 2013
David Schwartz (Center for Gaming Research) has just published his latest book, Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas, a biography of casino builder Jay Sarno (Caesars Palace and Circus Circus). The book already has achieved recognition. In honor of the book's Oct. 19 launch event at The D Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, Mayor...
November 1, 2013
Mary Riddel (Economics) received a $3,000 grant to conduct research on misperceptions about the effectiveness of prevention strategies and demand for insurance. The grant is funded by the Risk Project of the Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application in the International Life Sciences Research Foundation. She will present her research...

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