Accomplishments

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

September 1, 2013
Dan Bubb and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) presented a poster at the annual LiveText Assessment Conference in Chicago in July. The poster shared strategies for developing comprehensive assessment programs, including the critical role faculty play in them. It also showcased the progress some UNLV programs have made in response to the...
August 1, 2013
Brackley Frayer (Theatre) is designing the lighting for the musical Sugar, which is being directed by Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Glenn Casale (Theatre) at the California Music Circus in Sacramento. The show opens Aug. 23.
August 1, 2013
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment), Gregory Schraw (Education), David James (Academic Programs), Barbara Brents (Sociology), Kyle Kaalberg (Teaching and Learning), Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology), Penny Amy (Biology), and Ann Cammett (Law) recently published an article in Assessment Update, a publication that is widely read by assessment...
August 1, 2013
Darcy del Bosque, Susie Skarl, and Sam Lief (all Libraries) received the Highly Commended Award for their article "Libraries Atwitter: Trends in Academic Library Tweeting" from Emerald Group Publishing. Every year Emerald invites journal editors to nominate what they believe has been that title's outstanding paper and up to three highly commended...
August 1, 2013
Kelly Robertson (Libraries) has been named the UNLV Libraries' Classified Employee of the Year. Robertson, who works in the bibliographic and metadata services department, was chosen for her dedication to the Libraries and to advancing its goals. Described by her peers as friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic, she also has demonstrated exceptional...
August 1, 2013
Merrill Horton (English) wrote an article, "A Speculative Note on The Mansion's Myra Allanovna," which was published in The Faulkner Journal.
August 1, 2013
Kwang Kim (Mechanical Engineering) was a presenter at the third international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer transducers and artificial muscles (EuroEAP) in Zurich in June. His presentation centered on recent progress in ionic polymer-metal composites. He was one of only a handful of speakers from the United States invited to...
August 1, 2013
Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) was a keynote speaker at the 5th International Conference on Mechatronics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month. His presentation, "Smart Finger-Wearable Assistive Display for the Well-Being of the Blind and Visually Impaired" covered his ongoing research in advancing portable "seeing" assistive devices for the blind...
August 1, 2013
John Filler (Educational and Clinical Studies) co-authored a new book with Keith J. Hyatt, a professor at Western Washington University. Writing Educationally Relevant and Legally Compliant Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for Preschool & Elementary Age Students with Disabilities (Kendall Hunt Publishing Co. 2013) is available Aug. 1.

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