Accomplishments

Jun. 14, 2019
Kathleen Lauckner (Public Policy and Leadership) welcomed the opportunity to present to the N.E.W. Leadership Program participants during their 2019 summer session, hosted by the Women's Research Institute of Nevada. She discussed her own experiences running for the Nevada Assembly, serving on the Nevada Conservation League C3 board, and how...
Jun. 14, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) as part of an interdisciplinary international team, published a paper titled "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer-Review Process" in the Journal of Health Administration and Education, a journal by the the Association of University Programs in Health...
Jun. 13, 2019
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership) was recognized as a finalist for the inaugural University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education Second Century Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumni whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC Rossier education. Through their work they have...
Jun. 12, 2019
Ranita Ray (Sociology) won the Top Article Award from the American Sociological Association's Section on Race, Gender, and Class for her Social Problems article, "Identity of Distance: How Economically Marginalized Black and Latina Women Navigate Risk Discourse and Employ Feminist Ideals."
Jun. 11, 2019
Marina Georgieva (Libraries) had an article, "Digitization Workflows: Streamlining the Digitization Process and Distinguishing the Peculiarities in Capturing Various Archival Materials," published in the journal Against the Grain.
Jun. 11, 2019
Madison Frazee (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Frazee discusses the need for a health care system overhaul by recounting her own unfortunate experience with the U.S. health care system. The piece was originally published June 8.
Jun. 11, 2019
Ju-Yeon Jo (Computer Science) received a $100,000 grant to host the GenCyber Summer Camp for a second year. GenCyber offers high school students the opportunity to learn encryption, mobile security, and safe-online behavior. The camp is free and jointly funded by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. In 2018, UNLV was...
Jun. 10, 2019
Julia Freedman Silvernail, Brianne Borgia, and Kristine Wieland (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences) co-authored “Joint Stiffness During Walking in Sedentary Young Adults,” which investigated gait and assessed whether differences in knee joint stiffness existed between normal and obese sedentary young adults. Professor Silver nail presented...
Jun. 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Martinez responds to recent statements made by the NSHE chancellor concerning UNLV's diversity. The piece was originally published June 7.
Jun. 7, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) received a 2019 Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association [CAA] for her forthcoming book, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length...
Jun. 7, 2019
Janet Dufek (Integrated Health Sciences) along with Mohamed Trabia (Engineering) and Jessica DeBerardinis (Mechanical Engineering) co-authored “A Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model of the Mechanics of Plantar Tissues,” which appeared May 30 in the online version of the Journal of Biomechanics. The study evaluated geometric and material variables of a...
Jun. 7, 2019
Francis Cucinotta (Health Physics) served as guest editor for a special issue of Radiation and Dosimetry, which focused on the 17th International Symposium on Microdosimetry that addressed ionising radiation quality, molecular mechanisms, cellular effects, and their consequences for low-level risk assessment and radiation therapy. He also co-...