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Mar 21, 2018
Presentation: Magdalena Martinez
Magdalena Martinez (Lincy Institute) presented "Latino Education: The Key to Las Vegas Metropolitan Vitality" at the 5th annual Latino Network of Southern Nevada earlier this month. Martinez, the institute's director of education programs, presented on Latino education outcomes along the K-20 pipeline, identifying areas in need of attention and...

Mar 21, 2018
Presentation: Robert Lang and John Hudak
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute) and John Hudak (Brookings) offered the lunch keynote presentation, "Jobs & The Economy in Las Vegas," at the 5th annual Latino Network of Southern Nevada Summit earlier this month. The event was sponsored by the Latin Chamber of Commerce. Lang is executive director of both Brookings...

Mar 21, 2018
Notable: Ricardo Cobo and Lori Pullen
Ricardo Cobo (Music) and Lori Pullen (Performing Arts Center) recently helped stage a very successful inaugural guitar competition. Ten students registered from schools including Sierra Vista High School, CSN High School, New Horizons High School, Clark High School, Leavitt Middle School, and Las Vegas Academy. Grade levels included 8 - 12. The...

Mar 21, 2018
Published: Qiang Zhu
Qiang Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) published an article, Predicting Phase Behavior of Grain Boundaries with Evolutionary Search and Machine Learning, in Nature Communications. The study of grain boundary phase transitions is an emerging field until recently dominated by experiments. Zhu, along with collaborators at Lawrence...

Mar 20, 2018
Honors: Alisha Kerlin
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum), was named Outstanding Adminstrative Faculty of the Year by the College of Fine Arts.

Mar 20, 2018
Presentation: Rebecca Gill
Rebecca Gill (Women's Research Institute of Nevada and Political Science) delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Nevada Women's Hall of Fame reunion earlier this month. The event honored the 2018 inductees, as well as the 2018 Pioneer Award Honoree, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. In her speech, Gill discussed the progress of women in...

Mar 20, 2018
Honors: Mohamed Moneeb Azab and Mahendran Jayaraj
Mohamed Moneeb Azab (Medicine) under the mentorship of Mahendran Jayaraj (Medicine) had his abstract accepted for presentation at Digestive Disease Week, which is the world's largest gathering of physicians, researchers, and industry in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery. The two physicians co-...

Mar 20, 2018
Exhibition: Scott Abella
Scott Abella (Life Sciences) has partnered with University Libraries to showcase his research on conservation in America's national parks system in the digital exhibit space in the Leisure Reading Zone on the second floor of Lied Library. "Conserving America's National Parks" pulls images and information from Abella's 2015 book of the same name,...

Mar 19, 2018
Honors: Barbara Roth
Barbara Roth (Anthropology) is the author of the book Agricultural Beginnings in the American Southwest, which was awarded the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award in Anthropology/Archaeology. The book synthesizes current data on the introduction of domesticated plants and an agricultural way of life to U.S. Southwest.

Mar 19, 2018
Honors: UNLV Jazz Honors Trio
The UNLV Jazz Honors Trio, (Music) made up of Patrick Hogan (piano), Ruben Van-Gundy (bass), and Michael Hoffman (drums) and directed by professor Dave Loeb won first place in the College Combo Division at the prestigious and highly competitive 2018 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival n Monterey, California, earlier this month. The other...

Mar 19, 2018
Grant: Zhaohuan Zhu
Zhaohuan Zhu (Physics and Astronomy) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Award, which recognizes and supports the early career development activities of teach-scholars who are considered most likely to become future academic leaders. The five-year, $593,489 grant was awarded to Zhu for his research on understanding how the...

Mar 16, 2018
Notable: Simon Gottschalk
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) was interviewed by KNPR on his new book, The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times.