Accomplishments

Nov. 18, 2019
Susan Byrne (World Languages and Cultures) was one of 11 jury members who decided the 2019 winner of Spain's most prestigious literary prize, the Premio de Literatura en Lengua Castellana Miguel de Cervantes. The jury met in Madrid earlier this month, and this year's winner was poet Joan Margarit i Consarnau, who writes in both Catalán and Spanish...
Nov. 18, 2019
Marcela Rodriguez-Campo (Teaching & Learning) was selected as a 2020 Graduate Fellow by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). AAHHE is a nationally recognized organization that works to diversify the academy and recognize Hispanic/ Latinx achievement. Rodriguez-Campo has received full funding to attend the 2020...
Nov. 15, 2019
Philip Danquah, Donica' Beckett, Johanna Andrews, and Melva Thompson-Robinson (all Center for Health Disparities Research and department of environmental and occupational health) and Carolee Dodge Francis (American Indian Research and Education Center and department of environmental and occupational health) made presentations at the American...
Nov. 15, 2019
Nirmala Lekhak (Nursing) was one of 30 participants selected to participate in a workshop, Forming Science-Industry Research Collaborations, organized by the Stanford Center on Longevity and Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in Austin, Texas. The workshop provided participants...
Nov. 15, 2019
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology and Higher Education), president-elect of the Sport Marketing Association, gave two presentations at the association's annual  conference in Chicago. Her topics were "Segmentation of Women's Sport Fans: Identification and Motivations" and "From Survive to Thrive: A Roundtable on Supporting Female Sport Marketing...
Nov. 15, 2019
The Administrative Faculty Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Awards. The six $500 awards were granted to the following individuals for the purpose of funding professional development endeavors. Julie Bertoia, vice president of Research & Economic Development Nicole Stella, Academic Success...
Nov. 15, 2019
Drs. Bobby Brar and Pooja Patil (both Medicine) recently had their research on the use of marijuana during pregnancy published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Brar and Patil both are resident physicians. The study, co-authored by UNLV School of Medicine faculty physicians Drs. Michael Gardner, James Alexander, and Nora...
Nov. 14, 2019
Sheniz Moonie and Brian Labus (both Environmental and Occupational Health), along with Julia Anderson, '19 PhD Public Health, and former UNLV faculty member Mary Beth Hogan (now of Marshall University), published an article, "A Description of Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) in the Southwestern State of Nevada" in the journal Postgraduate Medicine....
Nov. 14, 2019
Paula M. Frew (Environmental and Occupational Health) has had her research published in Vaccine. The article is "MomsTalkShots: An Individually Tailored Educational Application for Maternal and Infant Vaccines."
Nov. 14, 2019
James Cheng, Brittany Paloma Fiedler, and Katherine Keller (all Libraries) presented at the Nevada Library Association 2019 Annual Conference, "Libraries Building Bridges," earlier this month in Reno.  Cheng presented "Librarians and Researchers on Academic Library Impact: Characteristics and Perspectives," which detailed the results of a research...
Nov. 14, 2019
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, and Jaimi Garlington (all Hospitality) recently published a research paper, "All People are Created Equal? Racial Discrimination and its Impact on Hospitality Career Satisfaction" in the International Journal of Hospitality Management. In the paper, they showed that compared to white people, people of color suffer a...
Nov. 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of...