Accomplishments

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

March 31, 2021
Bradley Marianno (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) published "A Negotiated Disadvantage? California Collective Bargaining Agreements and Achievement Gaps" in the journal Educational Researcher. 
March 30, 2021
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) presented a workshop on implementing diversity, inclusion, and social justice into one's lifestyle in front of business professionals at the University of Pittsburgh.
March 30, 2021
Aaron Cowan, Erin K. Drew, Keeva Danielle Lough, John McVay, Laurence Myers Reese, and Emily Sarten (all Art) received congressional commendations from Congresswoman Dina Titus. Each MFA candidate was recognized for contributing to the arts and culture in Las Vegas. The commendation was presented to them on the occasion of exhibiting work at Test...
March 30, 2021
David Rice,  Zachary Grande, Ashkan Salamat, Jason Steffen (all Physics and Astronomy), and Oliver Tschauner (Geoscience), along with former UNLV postdoc Chenliang Huang (Physics and Astronomy) published a study on the properties of the interiors of distant, extrasolar planets in the "Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society." This study...
March 30, 2021
Michelle Tusan (History) delivered a lecture, "Mapping Genocide and the Refugee Experience during the Great War in the Middle East," for the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   
March 30, 2021
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Sam Leif (Summer Term) presented at The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, the topic being "Experiential Learning During COVID-19: Did We Serve Our Students?" They discussed the power of virtual internships during COVID-19.    
March 30, 2021
Leland "Rocky" Rockstraw (Nursing), director of the Clinical Simulation Center, was elected by the National Academies of Practice (NAP) as a Distinguished Practitioner & Fellow. The class of 2021 Fellows were welcomed into NAP in a virtual awards and induction ceremony earlier this month.
March 30, 2021
Joe Alvarado, Stacy Sumpter, and Kayla Sullivan (all Nursing) are graduate students who recently successfully defended their Doctor of Nursing Practice projects.  They will earn their doctorate statuses when they finish their classes. Topics included: Sullivan: “An Intervention to Improve Nurses' Knowledge, Perceived Safety, and...
March 30, 2021
Jason Avedesian, Warren Forbes, (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Janet S. Dufek (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences and Provost's Office), along with Tracey Covassin of Michigan State University, recently co-authored "Influence of Cognitive Performance on Musculoskeletal Injury Risk: A Systematic Review" in the American Journal of...

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