Accomplishments

Jul. 22, 2020
Caryll Batt Dziedziak (WRIN and History) has been awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), having made outstanding levels of contributions to SOHA for many years. She was instrumental in establishing the institutional home for SOHA at UNLV in 2014, which provides SOHA with an institutional...
Jul. 21, 2020
Dr. Lily T. Garcia (Dental) authored an editorial,“The ACP Parameters of Care,” that appeared in the July issue of the Journal of Prosthodontists. She also co-authored “The Changing Role of Dental School Deans,” which appeared in the spring issue of the “Journal of the American College of Dentists
Jul. 21, 2020
Kristen Grunerud (Nursing) earned her doctoral status after successfully defending her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) project. Her project was titled, ""An Intervention to Increase Nurses’ Knowledge of Non-Opioid Pain Management in Post-Operative Elective Knee and Hip Replacement Patients".
Jul. 20, 2020
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) was interviewed for the Wisdom at Work podcast about her work in public and academic philosophy, including her Philosophy for Children outreach in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Jul. 17, 2020
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) presented at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrator (NASPA) Student Success in Higher Education Conference earlier this month. The conference provided those committed to student success from across diverse universities with dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking workshops, and engaging networking...
Jul. 17, 2020
Marta Soligo (Sociology, International Gaming Institute) and David Dickens (Sociology) published an article in Tourism Culture & Communication about the increasing frequency of tourist visitation to "Hollywood memorial parks," which host the graves of some of the most famous stars in the world. Their study found that initiatives such as movie...
Jul. 16, 2020
Erika Gisela Abad (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies) wrote "Revisiting Naya Rivera's Santana Lopez: The Afro-Latina who Deserved More Time," for peer-reviewed online Latinx media outlet Latinx Spaces. In it, she discusses the significance of Rivera's Santana Lopez from Glee in the context of both Rivera's career and the kinds of queer...
Jul. 16, 2020
Kate Korgan (Graduate College) was a presenter at the Council of Graduate Schools Virtual New Deans Institute earlier this month. The institute is tailored to deans, associate deans, and assistant deans who began their roles in the past two years. In her "Managing Graduate Operations" presentation, Korgan shared the cornerstones of successful...
Jul. 16, 2020
Jay J. Shen, Sfurti Rathi, Kalyn Frost (Healthcare), Catherine Dingley (Nursing), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Soo Kyong Kim (Journalism & Media Studies), along Hee-Taik Kang, a past visiting scholar in the School of Public Health, published a study on "Sociocultural Factors Associated with Awareness of Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning...
Jul. 15, 2020
Erika Marquez (Environmental & Occupational Health) recently was selected as a 2020 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute scholar. This competitive program aims to support the research career development of promising early-career minority health/health disparities research scientists, and stimulate research in the disciplines supported...
Jul. 15, 2020
Nikkole Liesse (Lee Business) recently was named to the 2020 list of Women Inspiring Nevada by Vegas Inc. This year's 12 honorees include women who are doing inspiring work in business and philanthropy throughout the state.
Jul. 15, 2020
Dan Bubb (Honors College) managed and edited an issue of Journal of the West (peer-reviewed). He wrote the introduction and contributed an article titled, "The West Grows Wings: Airshows, Airmail, and Airfields, 1909-1926." Students Maeve Dow, Deanna Chea, and Devin Lees (all Honors) each also contributed and published articles.