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Accomplishments

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

Jun 26, 2015
Published: Sue Wainscott
Sue Wainscott (Libraries) wrote a book chapter, “A Biologist Adapts to Librarianship,” that recently was published in the book Skills to Make a Librarian: Transferable Skills Inside and Outside of the Library by Dawn Lowe-Wincenten (editor). The book was published this year by Chandos Information Professional Series.  


Jun 25, 2015
Presentation: Donovan Conley
Donovan Conley (Communication Studies) and some colleagues from the University of Colorado, Denver, Stephen Hartnett, Lisa Keranen, and Patrick Dodge, gave research talks to graduate students working in the areas of communication and cultural studies at Shenzhen University, China earlier this month. His talk was titled "Objects in Mirror are...


Jun 25, 2015
Published: Dan Bubb
Dan Bubb (Honors) wrote an article, "Pushing the Boundaries: How Western American Airports Are Globally Connecting Their Cities in the Twenty-First Century," which appears in Journal of the West. The article examines the historic political, economic, and cultural roles airports play, along with commercial passenger planes, in helping...


Jun 24, 2015
Appointment/Election: Ruben Garcia
Ruben Garcia (Law) was appointed by President Rudy Fichtenbaum of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to the association's Committee on College and University Governance for a three-year term. Garcia attended the AAUP's annual meeting earlier this month as a voting member of the Nevada Faculty Alliance.


Jun 19, 2015
Presentation: Tom Sommer
Tom Sommer (Libraries) participated in the panel last month at the 2015 Western Roundup, a joint conference of the Northwest Archivists, the Society of California Archivists, the Conference of Intermountain Archivists, and the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists. The panel, “Tenure: Challenges and Strategies for Archivists,” explored the benefits...


Jun 19, 2015
Honors: Terry Deem
Terry Deem (Libraries) was the winner of the University Libraries’ spring Inspirational Customer Service Award, which recognizes individual staff efforts to provide and/or support excellent customer service to library patrons. Her inspirational spirit, her work for the faculty orientation group, and her role in the student employment leadership...


Jun 15, 2015
Published: Marcia Gallo
Marcia Gallo (History) is the author of "No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, which was published in April. In this, her second book, Gallo examines one of America's most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964 rape and murder of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese in a middle-class neighborhood of Queens, New...


Jun 12, 2015
Published: Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick
Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick (both Libraries) have had a book chapter, “On the Brink of Linked Open Data: Evolving Workflows and Staff Expertise,” recently published in the book Cutting-Edge Research in Developing the Library of the Future: New Paths for Building Future Services by Bradford Lee Eden (editor). The book was published...


Jun 10, 2015
Notable: Su Kim Chung
Su Kim Chung (Libraries) earned her Ph.D in Information Studies from UCLA in March and will receive her doctoral hood this month at the UCLA graduation ceremony. Chung’s dissertation, “‘We Seek to Be Patient’: Jeanne Wier and the Nevada Historical Society, 1904-1950,” explores how Wier shaped a public historical culture in the state of Nevada.  


Jun 9, 2015
Presentation: Nancy Lough
Nancy Lough (Educational Psychology & Higher Education) presented "Strengths-based Leadership and Team Building" to the Ethnic Minorities and Women in Coaching and Leadership Conference at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in May. She followed that with a presentation on "Media Representation and Marketing of Women Athletes" at the FLAME (...


Jun 3, 2015
Published: Nancy Fawley, Samantha Godbey, Sue Wainscott, and Xan Goodman
Nancy Fawley, Samantha Godbey, Sue Wainscott, and Xan Goodman (all Libraries) contributed book chapters to Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians, edited by Hazel McClure, Gayle Schaub, and Patricia Bravender. Fawley wrote "Determining the Relevance and Reliability of Information Sources.” Goodman...


Jun 2, 2015
Performance: Office of Housing and Residential Life
In spring 2014, the office of housing and residential life established a sustainability team to educate residents and promote sustainability in the residence halls. In February and March, the residence halls competed in the Campus Conservation Nationals. This year, 345,000 students and staff members from 125 schools participated in CCN, the world'...