Accomplishments: Division of Research and Economic Development

May 31, 2019
Michelle Samuel (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) received the 2019 Special Recognition Award from the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) for significant contributions of time and energy, and overall dedication to bettering and promoting the association within two or more states. Samuel has been an association member for 16 years and has held multiple committee and leadership roles. She received the accolade during the FWATA annual meeting and clinical symposium.  
May 24, 2019
June Cho, Linda Anne Silvestri, and Rhigel "Jay" Tan (all Nursing) have been accepted as fellows in the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). They will be inducted in October. These new fellows have been acknowledged for their work enhancing the quality of health and nursing, promoting healthy aging and human development across the life continuum, reducing health disparities and inequalities, shaping healthy behaviors and environments, integrating mental and physical health, and strengthening the...
May 2, 2019
Carisa Shaffer (Research and Economic Development), Cate Weeks (University Marketing and Communications), Grant Kurosu (University Marketing and Communications), Katelyn Dibenedetto (Graduate College), and Michelle Tomasino (Research Integrity) are the Rebel Spirit Award recipients for April. The Rebel Spirit Award Committee recognizes employees who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the REBELS Way. Thank you for ensuring that everyone you serve is offered an experience that exemplifies a ...
April 29, 2019
Peter Michel (Libraries) is the recipient of the 2019 Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of service and leadership in the archival profession in Nevada and the Intermountain Region.
April 15, 2019
Carlos S. Dimas (History) has been awarded a Residential Fellowship at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, the world’s foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering, and technology While there, he will research his new project A Nation of Climates: Agriculture, Climatology, and Nation-Building in the Argentine Patagonia, 1865-1950. The project examines the development of meteorology and its role in the formation of the Argentine nation-state.
April 3, 2019
Jennifer Roberts and Natice Locke (both International Center for Gaming Regulation) were published in the Clark County Bar Association's "Communique." Their article is on the current status of sports betting in the United States. 
April 2, 2019
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) participated in the NCAA’s Sports Betting Task Force, presenting on the topic of “The Nexus of Esports and Gambling" at the NCAA Summit on Sports Wagering and Well-being in College Student-Athletes. 
April 1, 2019
Claytee White (Libraries) will receive the Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities from Nevada Humanities at a special awards reception April 18 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. 
March 30, 2019
William R. Speer (Math Learning Center) was honored this month as the recipient of the James W. Heddens Distinguished Service Award presented by the Research Council on Mathematics Learning at the 46th annual meeting of the organization at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
February 5, 2019
Felicia Sumler and Drew Ehlert (both Sponsored Programs) recently accomplished a career goal of receiving their certification in research administration. The designation of certified research administrator indicates that an individual has met the Research Administrators Certification Council's eligibility requirements and has demonstrated the level of knowledge necessary to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.
January 25, 2019
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), Sally Gainsbury (University of Sydney), Kahlil Philander (Washington State University), and Jeff Butler (University of California, Merced) published a paper, "Customized Responsible Gambling Messaging as a Tool to Encourage Help-Seeking,” in BMC Public Health. The paper analyzes how responsible gambling measures may be more effective if they are customized to individual player needs.
January 17, 2019
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), along with Mark Johnson (University of Alberta), recently published a paper, "Esports Consumer Perspectives on Match Fixing: Implications for Gambling Awareness and Game Integrity,” in International Gambling Studies. The paper examines esports consumers’ awareness of and attitudes towards gambling-related match-fixing as it pertains to competitive video gaming.