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Accomplishments

Welcome to Accomplishments, the place to read about the successes of your UNLV co-workers.

May 14, 2015
Honors: Hannah Fluitt
Hannah Fluitt (Architecture) was named student chapter Leader of the Year for 2015 by the American Society of Interior Designers. She is president of UNLV's student chapter.


May 1, 2015
Published: Peter Shiue
Peter Shiue (Mathematical Sciences) co-authored a textbook, Problems and Proofs in Numbers and Algebra. The textbook provides a foundation for solving proofs and problems as a transition to more abstract algebra and mathematics. Also, readers learn problem-solving abilities concerning proofs through numbers and algebra. The problems and...


May 1, 2015
Published: Leroy Pelton
Leroy Pelton (Social Work) wrote an article, "The Continuing Role of Material Factors in Child Maltreatment and Placement," that was published in the March issue of Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal. It is a 20-year follow-up to the paper he was commissioned to write for the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and...


May 1, 2015
Presentation: Xan Goodman, Samantha Godbey, and Sue Wainscott
Xan Goodman, Samantha Godbey and Sue Wainscott  (all Libraries) led a workshop at the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries Conference titled "Crossing the Threshold with Threshold Concepts: Redesigning a Library Instruction Lesson Plan." Participants learned and put into practice strategies to incorporate threshold concepts from...


May 1, 2015
Presentation: Rosan Mitola and Amanda Melilli
Rosan Mitola and Amanda Melilli (both Libraries), along with former Libraries employee Amy Hunsaker, gave a pre-conference workshop titled "If You Built It, They Will Come ... and Succeed: Developing a Co-Curricular Workshop Series to Add Value to the Student Employee Experience” at the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries...


May 1, 2015
Presentation: P. Jane Hafen and Patrice Hollrah
P. Jane Hafen (English) and Patrice Hollrah (Writing Center) are members of the American Indian Alliance (AIA) who attended the Native American Literature Symposium (NALS) in Albuquerque in March. As Clan Mothers of NALS, they help to organize the symposium, arrange the book and vendor exhibit, confer literary awards, present papers, and mentor...


May 1, 2015
Presentation: John Bowers
John Bowers (English) delivered the keynote presentation "Tolkien at Merton College" to the annual meeting of the Merton College Charitable Corporation convened at the Brooklyn Law School in April. He appeared at the invitation of the host, Nick Allard, dean of the Brooklyn Law School. Among the dignitaries present was the warden of Oxford's...


May 1, 2015
Presentation: Erin Rinto
Erin Rinto (Libraries) participated in a panel at the 2015 Association of College & Research Libraries Conference titled “Integrating Information Literacy Into the Core Curriculum: Creating Sustainable Models,” which discussed the integration of critical thinking and inquiry into general education programs.


May 1, 2015
Grant: Bing Zhang
Bing Zhang (Physics & Astronomy) received a $400,000 research grant from NASA's Astrophysics Theory Program. The grant is to support his research group in developing novel theoretical models of relativistic astrophysical jets in the magnetically dominated regime. The models will use a relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) code and conduct...


May 1, 2015
Honors: UNLV Jazz Program
The UNLV Jazz Program took home several awards at the 2015 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in March. UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, conducted by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye, received second place in the College Big Band Division, competing among some of the finest university jazz ensembles in the nation. The UNLV Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by...


May 1, 2015
Honors: Cyndi Shein
Cyndi Shein (Libraries) received the inaugural Best General Interest Article Award from the Journal of Western Archives (JWA) for her article "From Accession to Access: A Born-Digital Materials Case Study." This award honors the article published in the journal during the previous year that the JWA review board has determined to be most...


Apr 1, 2015
Notable: Manoucheka Celeste
Manoucheka Celeste (Interdisciplinary Degree Programs) is featured in the article "Haitian Renewal" in the Feb. 12 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article highlights the growing field of Haitian studies and includes experts in the field who weigh in on the important contributions and future of Haitian studies. She is an...