Accomplishments

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

April 6, 2021
Kenneth M. Miller (Political Science) and coauthor Brandice Canes-Wrone (Princeton University) published their article "Out-of-District Donors and Representation in the US House" in Legislative Studies Quarterly. In it they show that when the national donor base of a congressperson's party prefers one position and that member's constituents prefer...
April 6, 2021
Dr. Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) along with, Drs. Sung-Hwa Sohn, Yeon-Hwa Kim and Too Jae Min, who all are from Korea University, published "The Effect of Ulinastatin to the Learning and Memory in Zebrafish" in the journal Neuromolecular Medicine. This study investigated whether Ulinastatin could improve learning and memory by using the zebrafish...
April 6, 2021
Austin Horng-En Wang (Political Science) published a co-authored article, "The Non‐consensus 1992 Consensus" in Asian Politics & Policy. This article analyzed an original survey conducted in Taiwan in 2019 and showed that Taiwanese people have a diverse understanding of the 1992 Consensus — one of the most important policies in Taiwan-China...
April 5, 2021
Dr. Nabil Noureddin (Medicine) recently published his article “Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Associated Fibrosis in a Large Cohort of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes” in the Digestive Diseases and Sciences Journal. He is the first author on this original research that aimed to provide large-scale data on progression and regression...
April 5, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on the gaming news platform CDC Gaming Reports. In it, he traced the depictions of casino gambling in Ozark and Cuphead: Don't Deal with the Devil to a lingering image problem in the casino industry.
April 5, 2021
Mary Whitehead (Student Diversity and Social Justice) facilitated a virtual workshop sponsored by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The workshop focused on providing institutional strategies using an equity and social justice framework to address systemic issues and foster an inclusive campus environments.
April 5, 2021
Dan Lee and Sean Goff (both Political Science) published an article, "A Sum of Its Parts: Party Fit and Party Change in the U.S. House" in American Politics Research. Using social network analysis on bill cosponsorship networks, they track the transformation of the parties in the U.S. House of Representatives since the 1970s. Party centrality...
April 5, 2021
Anthony King, Aldo Barrita, Ting Tong, Danielle Cheung, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) presented three research posters at the American Psychological Association's Division 50 conference for Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction. The posters that were: "The Role of Relative Deprivation in Video Gaming Disorders of US Emerging...
April 5, 2021
Boo Shan Tseng (Life Sciences) received a prestigious early career research grant sponsored by the international Human Frontier Science Program, in collaboration with William Durham (University of Sheffield), John Whitney (McMaster University), and Julien Bergeron (King’s College London). The project is "The bacterial biofilm as a multicellular...

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