Accomplishments: School of Life Sciences

May 1, 2014
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences) recently was named a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). A total of 88 microbiologists were elected to fellowship in the AAM. Fellows of the academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process based on their record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Fellows of the AAM represent all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public...
April 9, 2014
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences) was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Eighty-eight microbiologists were elected to Fellowship this year. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process based on their record of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Fellows of the AAM represent all subspecialties of microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching, public...
April 1, 2014
Denis Bazylinski (Life Sciences) had 20 scientific publications accepted, including 17 scientific papers and three book chapters, in 2013. He worked with a number of collaborators on the writings, including colleagues across the nation and around the world. While serving his fourth term as a chair of the school he was able to maintain an active research schedule, leading his small laboratory of one post-doctoral scholar, two graduate students, and three undergraduate students.
February 1, 2014
Dennis Bazylinski (Life Sciences ) and Mark Buttner (Community Health Sciences) received a 14-month, $106,098 award from the Clark County School District to establish an airborne pollen monitoring program in Las Vegas.
December 1, 2013
Lawrence Walker (Life Sciences), along with colleague and former student Aaron Shiels, '02 MS Ecology, won the 2013 Society of Biology Award for best postgraduate textbook for their recent book, Landslide Ecology (Cambridge University Press).
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 audiences both nationally and internationally. The article shows how formative assessment can positively impact end-of-course evaluations for instructors...
August 1, 2013
Penny Amy and Diane Yost (both Life Sciences) had their work featured in the May issue of Microbe Magazine, the official newsletter of the American Microbiology Society. The article, "Pitting Microbes Against One Another," talks about how investigators are testing whether other microbes can help hold pathogens in check to quell infectious disease. The story discusses how viruses help control bacterial American foulbrood disease (AFD) in honeybees. AFD is an economically devastating disease...
July 1, 2013
Kevin Kemner (Architecture), Jenifer Utz (Life Sciences), Louis Kavouras (Dance), Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment), and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) recently made a presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Higher Learning Education's annual Assessment Conference in Lexington, Ky. The presentation demonstrated how a series of workshops on academic assessment conducted by Bubb and Couzens helped Kenner, Utz, Kavouras, and their colleagues further develop their approaches to...