Accomplishments

Dec. 12, 2019
Elizabeth Stacy (Life Sciences) and collaborators Michael Purugganan and Jae Young Choi (New York University) published a paper in Molecular Biology and Evolution, "Divergent Selection and Primary Gene Flow Shape Incipient Speciation of a Riparian Tree on Hawaii Island."  This work uses population genomics approaches to uncover the evolutionary...
Dec. 12, 2019
Krystal Ramirez (Art) has an exhibit,  I Was Happy Then, at the Whitney Library in Las Vegas. Her work moves from photography to text and engages themes of race, gender, identity, and labor.
Dec. 11, 2019
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) is a co-author of "Evidence Management of Self‐Collected Items – A Targeted Gap Analysis" published in Evidence Technology Magazine. In this forensic nursing feature article, the authors explore several considerations related to the self-collection of evidence following a sexual assault including the victim post-assault...
Dec. 11, 2019
Cindy Kha, Dylan Guerin, and Kelly Tseng (Life Sciences) published a book chapter, "Studying In Vivo Retinal Progenitor Cell Proliferation in Xenopus laevis" in Retinal Development: Methods and Protocols." This is part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology book series published since 1983. The work from Kha, Guerin, and Tseng ...
Dec. 10, 2019
C.E. Abbate (pphilosophy) published a chapter titled "Veganism, (Almost) Harm-Free Animal Flesh, and Nonmaleficence: Navigating Dietary Ethics in an Unjust World" in the Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics. In this chapter, she provides an overview of the harms that animals, the environment, and humans endure as a result of industrial animal...
Dec. 10, 2019
Brookings Mountain West is pleased to release a new policy brief from Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy Jenny Schuetz titled "Should Las Vegas Bet on Homeownership? Trends in Housing Affordability and Homeownership." In the piece, Schuetz discuesses how "in many parts of the U.S., rents and housing prices are rising faster than household...
Dec. 9, 2019
Xue "Cher" Xing (Teaching and Learning) recently was granted the Outstanding Beginning Scholar Award by the Association for Career and Technical Educational Research, the foremost association for CTE researchers and academic professionals. This award recognizes significant accomplishments in research, teaching, and service of new scholars in the...
Dec. 9, 2019
Laura Book and Sarah Tanford (both Hospitality) recently published their paper "Measuring Social Influence from Online Traveler Reviews" in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. The purpose of the paper was to develop a scale to measure normative and informational influence in online traveler reviews. 
Dec. 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-...
Dec. 6, 2019
Cass Shum (Hospitality) recently received the Top Tier Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship Grant through UNLV's Graduate College for her research project "Understanding Employee Online Reviews in the Hospitality Industry." The competitive grant provides funding for a doctoral research assistant for up to three years.
Dec. 5, 2019
Marina Colacicchi-Garber's (World Languages and Culture) fourth and final part of selection Poems of 2016 was published in Russian-German editorial The Text.   
Dec. 5, 2019
Rosan Mitola (Libraries) had an article, "Reframing library student employment as a high-impact practice: Implications from case studies," published in the journal, College & Undergraduate Libraries. Mitola co-authored the article with colleagues Erin Rinto, a former UNLV librarian now at the University of Cincinatti, and Kate Otto from...