Accomplishments

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

December 22, 2020
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) authored a brief essay about the many business opportunities in esports betting (particularly in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic) and how easy it can be to botch the responsible gambling component. She summarizes, "Don't exploit for short-term gain at the expense of long-term sustainability. Be...
December 22, 2020
Tyler D. Parry (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) is the author of Jumping the Broom: The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual (University of North Carolina Press), which has been listed as one of the Best Black History Books of 2020 by the website Black Perspectives. Black Perspectives is the award-winning blog...
December 22, 2020
Susan Lee Johnson (History) is the author of Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in a Changing West (University of North Carolina Press), a critical biography that braids lives together over time and space, telling tales of two white women who, in the 1960s, produced books about frontiersman Kit Carson — Quantrille McClung, a Denver librarian, and...
December 22, 2020
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) co-authored a study, "A Comparison of Match Outcomes between Traditional Medical Degree and Dual-degree Applicants," which appeared this month in Plos One, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The study looks at the question: Do medical students with dual degrees have better luck matching to residencies than traditional...
December 18, 2020
Michelle Follette Turk (History and Honors) has published a revised and expanded book, Gambling with Lives: A History of Occupational Health in Greater Las Vegas, a long-term study of health and safety in Southern Nevada, and the region's most catastrophic workplace disasters. Her research began as a dissertation at UNLV (Ph.D. History, 2011), and...
December 18, 2020
Ashkan Salamt (Physics and Astronomy) was awarded a grant from the Air Force office of scientific research. The grant, "The synthesis of supernitride compounds via extreme (pressure, temperature) conditions: a new generation of high-energy density materials," is for $452,184. Modern calculations reveal a novel group of binary metals materials with...
December 17, 2020
Marketa Trimble (Law) has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany. The president of the Max Planck Society asked Trimble to serve on the board in light of her “outstanding expertise” in the field of intellectual property law, which is one of the core fields of...
December 17, 2020
Dale Devitt (Life Sciences) recently published a book, "Selecting and Maintaining Trees for Urban Desert Landscapes." Growing trees in an urban desert environment can be challenging, especially if water is a limited resource. In the book, Devitt provides guidance to those living and working in the Desert Southwest on how to select  and irrigate...
December 17, 2020
Brenna Renn (Psychology) published the manuscript "Modernizing Training in Psychotherapy Competencies With Adaptive Learning Systems: Proof of Concept" in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. She worked alongside colleagues from the University of Washington departments of computer science and engineering, social work, and psychiatry and...

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