Accomplishments

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

November 1, 2013
Simon Gottschalk and Jennifer Whitmer (both Sociology) have published a coauthored chapter in the edited volume, The Drama of Social Life: A Dramaturgical Handbook (Ashgate). Additionally, two of Gottschalk's articles have been reprinted in the edited volume, Inside Social Life: Readings in Sociological Psychology and Microsociology (Oxford...
November 1, 2013
Mark Fink (Online Education) made presentations on issues related to non-technological emerging trends and new ways of learning in higher education at the World Academy Forum on Global Higher Education, which took place at the University of California at Berkeley in October. He also moderated a panel on innovations in online learning relating to...
November 1, 2013
Felicia Campbell (English) had award-winning author Len Rosen talk with students in her Chaos Theory and Literature class via Skype in September. The author spent more than an hour discussing his book, All Cry Chaos,and answering students' questions.
November 1, 2013
Bob Aalberts (Accounting) coauthored an article, "Our Own Private Sustainable Community: Are Green Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions a Viable Alternative to a More Environmentally Sustainable Future for Homeowners?" which was published in the spring issue of the New Mexico Law Review. His coauthor, Darren Prum of Florida State University, is...
November 1, 2013
Mario Martinez and Brandy Smith (both Educational Psychology & Higher Education) contributed a chapter, "Systems, Ecosystems, and Change in State-Level Public Higher Education," to Higher Education Systems 3.0: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance. The book is part of series for which the State University of New York has commissioned...
November 1, 2013
P.G. Schrader (Teaching & Learning) and MaryKay Orgill (Chemistry) were awarded $749,700 from the National Science Foundation for their grant proposal titled Cyber-Learning Activities to Scaffold STEM Practices (CLASSP). The grant will look at how innovative, cyber-enabled instructional methods can transform STEM education and increase...
November 1, 2013
Peter Gray (Anthropology) participated in a National Institutes of Health panel in September that focused on the "Effects of Children on Fathers." As a panelist, he shared an overview of the evolution of human fatherhood and effects of children on men.
November 1, 2013
Rhigel "Jay" Tan (Nursing) received Nevada Business magazine's "Educator Healthcare Hero" award during the eighth annual Healthcare Heroes ceremony in September. The publication created the award to recognize outstanding health care professionals in both Northern and Southern Nevada. A diverse panel of health care professionals chose 10 honorees...
November 1, 2013
Cynthia Kimball, Clifford McClain, and Howard Gordon (all Teaching & Learning) made a presentation, "A Methodological Approach to Autoethnography Research: Implications for Public Health," at the Nevada Public Health Association annual conference, Redefining Health: Strategies for Improving the Physical, Mental and Social Well-Being of All...

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