Accomplishments

Sep. 24, 2020
Toni Repetti and doctorate student Liheng Zhang (both Hospitality) article "Food and Beverage Staffing Changes in Nevada Resorts After the Great Recession" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospitality Financial Management. This paper evaluated how restaurants within casino resorts adjusted staffing after the economic downturn...
Sep. 24, 2020
Cyndi Shein (Libraries) has been appointed to the Publications Board of the Society of American Archivists, the preeminent source of professional and educational resources for archivists in the United States. With fellow board members, Shein is responsible for establishing the direction, goals, and priorities of the publications program,...
Sep. 23, 2020
Jennifer R. Pharr (Environmental & Occupational Health), Mary Angela M. Terencio (Occupational Therapy), and Timothy Bungum (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) published a study on "Physical Activity Guidelines Compliance and Its Relationship With Preventative Health Behaviors and Risky Health Behaviors" in the Journal of Physical Activity and...
Sep. 23, 2020
Cheryl Abbate (Philosophy) is the author of an article, "Nonculpably Ignorant Meat Eaters & Epistemically Unjust Meat Producers," that has been published in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.  
Sep. 22, 2020
Tiffany Lin (Art) is featured in Issue 11 of Maake Magazine, an independent, artist-run print publication. The issue, curated by Tanya Gayer, includes 19 featured artists, each with a two-page spread. The magazine's goal is to share innovative and experimental contemporary artwork and support the expansion and reinvention of traditional...
Sep. 22, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) delivered the keynote address for the John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. Additionally, her book, Essays on American Indian and Mormon History, co-edited with Brenden Rensink of Brigham Young University, won the association's award for best anthology of 2019. 
Sep. 22, 2020
Dr. Banveet Kaur (Medicine) published her manuscript, “Artificial Intelligence Trumps TAVI2-SCORE and CoreValve Score in Predicting 1-year Mortality Post Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement” in the Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine Journal. This study of 1,055 patients utilized the Gradient Boosting Machine learning (GBM) prediction...
Sep. 21, 2020
Erika Marquez (Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy) and Melva Thompson-Robinson (Center for Health Disparities Research) led a team that published the Environmental Scan of Region IX: An Access to Health Care Report , which takes a look at factors that promote and impede health equity. It is the first of its kind to examine issues...
Sep. 18, 2020
Selam Ayele (Public Health) and Melva Thompson-Robinson, and Johanna Andrews (both Center for Health Disparities Research), along with Carolee Dodge Francis of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published an article, "Factors Associated with Mental Health Service Utilization Among Ethiopian Immigrants and Refugees" in the Journal of...
Sep. 18, 2020
Claytee White (UNLV Oral History Research Center) facilitated a panel discussion as part of an event series titled "We Need to Talk: Conversations on Racism for a More Resilient Las Vegas." The panelists were A.B. Wilkinson (History), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice), and Brenda Williams of the Westside School Alumni...
Sep. 18, 2020
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) published two articles in the Journal of Healthcare Finance's recent issue focused on the theme, healthcare finance and COVID-19: "Hospital Capacity and Capacity Planning in Washington" suggests that long-run strategies at hospitals will require organizational commitment and new policies and...
Sep. 16, 2020
Rebecca Rice (Communication Studies) published the article "Disaster Resilience as Communication Practice: Remembering and Forgetting Lessons from Past Disasters through Practices that Prepare for the Next One" in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. The article uses two qualitative case studies from the same county to examine how...