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UNLV Faculty Perform Mozart & & Brahms Oct. 26

UNLV School of Music professors present the opening night of Charles Halka’s string trio, plus chamber music for strings and piano by Mozart and Brahms, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall of the Beam Music Center. UNLV professors performers consist of Wei-Wei Le, violin; Kate Hamilton, viola; Dean Nancy Uscher, viola; Andrew Smith, cello; and Mykola Suk, piano.


Tickets to this UNLV professors performance are $25, and can be purchased at the Carrying out Arts Center ticket office at 702-895-ARTS (2787) or on the PAC site. Trainee rush tickets are $10 each and readily available one hour prior to each occasion based on availability and with valid student ID. UNLV professors and personnel discounts likewise are readily available.

The box workplace is open from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday.

Details about all of the season’s efficiencies can be found on the Performing Arts Center website.

About the PAC

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is Southern Nevada’s first home for the arts: it opened in 1976 and commemorates its 42nd season this year. It hosts a variety of efficiencies and events and is home to productions provided by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, Desert Chorale, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. The UNLV PAC also is pleased to host various Clark County School District arts festivals and shows.

UNLV Faculty Discuss Egyptian Artist Rita Asfour on PBS Oct. 13

Tune in to PBS (Channel 10) at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, to see UNLV professors from the departments of art and dance included in an unique, Rita Asfour: Art Her Way.

Last October, art teacher Robert Tracy curated the “Art Her Way” exhibition including ballet and showgirl costumes in the Peter Lind Hayes – Mary Healy Lobby Gallery of Ham Auditorium. The occasion likewise included a panel conversation with Tracy, dance department chair Louis Kavouras, and dancer and Pilates instructor Dolly Kelepecz-Momot, as well as a really special dance department performance. PBS filmed much of the occasion. College of Art associate dean Sean Clark also is featured in the unique.

Rita Asfour was born in 1933 of Armenian-American heritage. A vibrant impressionist artist, Asfour was trained at the distinguished Leonardo Da Vinci Academy where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1959.

Asfour’s conventional, signature style is motivated by her various journeys throughout Europe, the Americas, and the South Seas. After earning her fine arts degree, she traveled throughout Europe. Supporting her innovative exploits with an effective profession as an illustrator, she worked as a magazine illustrator for five years at a popular Lebanese publication in Beirut. Her illustration work has actually graced numerous magazine covers, kids’s publications, art books, and ads.

Rita Asfour experiments in numerous mediums consisting of oil on canvas, pastel on board, and paper relief. Her emotional oils and pastels enkindle the romantic ambiance of conventional art and, subsequently, keep her constant appeal. Several of Asfour’s works are romantic images of females or children inhabited by simple day-to-day frivolities. She paints life with such comfort and genteel spirit that she negates the distracting truths of today.

UNLV Formality Personnel, Faculty for Community Engagement Efforts

Receivers of UNLV’s new Neighborhood Engagement Awards have actually studied quality of life problems in Las Vegas’ historical Westside community, worked with numerous companies on course jobs, assisted location youth get ready for college, and more.

Provided for the very first time this year, the Community Engagement Awards were developed to honor those on school who demonstrate a commitment to neighborhood collaboration, which is one of the university’s five Leading Tier objectives. The awards particularly acknowledge community-based research, service-learning, administrative faculty/classified staff service, and student service.

” It’s amazing to have the opportunity to recognize the fantastic community engagement activities of our professors, personnel, and trainees at UNLV,” stated Sue DiBella, interim executive director of the Office of Neighborhood Engagement. “The applications we received represent a rich variety of projects and activities. They really show the breadth of cooperation between the university and its lots of neighborhood partners.”

A choice committee reviewed the 28 applications gotten for awards in the four classifications. The inaugural receivers are Christie Batson, Community-Based Research study Faculty Award; Anna Smedley-López, Service-Learning Faculty Award; Keith Rogers, the Staff Service Award; and Fall Spicer, the Student Service Award Overviews of their community engagement activities are offered below.

Office of Community Engagement Community-Based Research study Professors Award.

Christie Batson, Ph.D.– Partner Teacher, Department of Sociology

Christie Batson focuses on city and social demography and takes a look at neighborhood quality of life problems in Southern Nevada. Through a partnership with the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, the Safe Village Effort, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Authorities Department, Batson conducted an in-depth, mixed-methods research study taking a look at community lifestyle and area attachment in one of Las Vegas’ most historic communities, the Westside, which is the home of the largest neighborhood of African-American homeowners in Las Vegas. Her research job revealed important issues about public real estate policies, community financial advancement, community places of significance for residents, and relationships in between homeowners and the cops. Batson’s findings offer crucial data used by neighborhood residents, regional politicians, housing agencies, social provider, and police to enhance our understanding of social conditions that add to neighborhood resiliency.

Workplace of Community Engagement Service-Learning Award.

Anna C. Smedley-López, Ph.D.– Assistant Teacher in Residence, Department of Sociology

Anna Smedley-López leads the Department of Sociology’s Service Knowing Initiative for Community Engagement in Sociology (SLICES), a multi-semester program for trainees registered in SOC 205: Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Society. SLICES is a community-based research service-learning initiative that partners UNLV undergraduate students with Las Vegas organizations and coalitions in assistance of racial/ethnic/immigration education and equity. PIECES students work carefully with local partners to finish community-based, participatory research tasks that align straight with course learning goals. While finishing their tasks trainees gain professional abilities, increase their understanding of culturally qualified research, and find out the significance of working with the neighborhood. SLICES’ collaborative projects have consisted of topics such as legal help for asylees with the Immigrant Justice Effort, cultural and environmental conservation with the Protect Gold Butte Initiative, resources for undocu/DACAmented students with the UNLV UndocuNetwork, health equity with the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Collation, trainee belonging and success with the UNLV Crossway, and the prison pipeline with the Las Vegas chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Neighborhood partners share in the planning, activities, data utilize, and outcomes established through the tasks. Office of Community Engagement Staff Service Award.

Keith Rogers– Deputy Executive Director, Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Keith Rogers works with the UNLV Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) to bridge the space between secondary education attainment and access to post-secondary programs for under-represented, low-income, and first-generation trainees in the Las Vegas valley. Through a collaboration with the Clark County School District (CCSD), Rogers led efforts to provide more than 20,000 CCSD students with academic support and services at 30 of the most affordable performing schools in the district. These schools are faced with numerous challenges, such as overcrowded class and limited ability to guide and prepare trainees for post-secondary education. The grade point averages, high school graduation rates, and college enrollment rates at these schools have increased through trainee and school involvement in CAEO programs. These programs have led numerous participating students to enroll at UNLV, resulting in a more varied UNLV student body, specifically in the STEM disciplines. These programs also led to an increase in the academic success of minority, low-income, and first-generation UNLV students by providing assistance for incoming freshmen who might be underprepared academically and economically.

Office of Neighborhood Engagement Trainee Service Award.

Fall Spicer– Graduate Student, Master’s of Business Administration

Fall Spicer volunteered to produce an outreach program between UNLV Athletics and multiple community companies, including The John C. Kish Foundation, the Clark County School District, 3 Square, the Southern Nevada Health District, the After School All-Stars, the Las Vegas Rotary Club, the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and Group Impact. The goal of the program was to facilitate and increase volunteerism amongst UNLV student-athletes, coaches, and personnel. She assisted arrange and establish volunteer opportunities across Southern Nevada, increasing UNLV Athletics service hours from 1,479 hours to 13,058 hours throughout 3 years. These opportunities allowed student-athletes to participate in a range of volunteer activities, consisting of combating cravings with Three Square by packing meal bags for kids, families, and the elderly; reading to, connecting with, and serving as good example to financially disadvantaged children; dealing with the Nevada Collaboration for Homeless Youth to gather and disperse toiletry items to homeless youth in shelters; and speaking out against violence and bullying in elementary schools.

Faculty Favorites: Why This Research Paper Matters to Me

Research study begins with questions, a thirst for brand-new understanding that can alter our understanding of the world. But the look for answers isn’t really easy. When scientists embark on the journey towards discovery, they understand they will be dedicating months or years of their lives to the quest.

Eventually, though, with any luck, they discover the answers they seek. And then it’s time to delight in the fruits of their labor. Academic publications help scientists share what they’ve found out and celebrate the hard-earned end of the odyssey.

We asked some of UNLV’s the majority of respected explorers which publication of theirs means the most to them and why. Here’s exactly what they had to say.

Alyssa Crittenden

Lincy Assistant Teacher of Anthropology Alyssa Crittenden research studies how changes in the human diet have caused changes in our behavior and recreation. Her research study has actually been released in 43 outlets up until now, consisting of Procedures of the National Academy of Sciences and Current Biology. However” Gut Microbiome of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers,” published by Nature Communications, is nearby and dearest to her. “It was the very first analysis of the gut microbiome among a foraging population, and the information indicated that a few of our old longstanding concepts about the distinctions in between ‘great’ and ‘bad’ gut germs had to be re-evaluated,” she stated.

Daniel Ortega

Daniel Ortega, associate teacher and program planner of UNLV’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program, examines cultural connections to landscapes and how technology shapes and affects the locations we live in. His research study appears in more than 30 outlets, consisting of Landscape Evaluation and The Journal of Sustainability Education. He’s most happy with Innovations in Landscape Architecture, which he co-authored/edited with Ryerson University’s Jonathon Anderson. The book brings more than 30 unique perspectives from practitioners, scientists, and teachers alike together to examine how developments have actually made it possible for landscape architecture to attend to complex concerns shaping our built environments. Elisabeth Hausrath To understand weathering, water quality, and soil development on Earth and Mars, look no further than associate teacher of geoscience Elisabeth” Libby” Hausrath, who investigates chemical interactions between water and rocks in addition to the plant and microbial influences on those reactions. With more than 25 publications under her belt– including short articles in Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, and Geology– Hausrath has much to boast about. However she’s more pleased by the first publications two of her now-graduated PhD students, Chris Adcock and Seth Gainey, co-authored with her than anything else. “I am really pleased with the members of my research study group and their successes,” Hausrath stated. Frank Cucinotta Francis Cucinotta, teacher in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, research studies the impact of radiation on humans, including astronauts. With looks in a massive 350 journals and 9 books– consisting of Nature Reviews Cancer, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Science– highlighting a single publication is asking a lot. Still, Cucinottapointed to” Cancer Threat From Direct exposure to Galactic Cosmic Rays: Implications for Space Exploration by Humans” from The Lancet Oncology as being among specific note due to the fact that it highlighted the health risks related to humans’ space travel endeavors. GregMoody How do people act in the online world, and how does that behavior impact organizations’ security? Ask Greg Moody, assistant professor in the Lee Business School, who’s released nearly 40 journal and conference papers in outlets such as Management Information Systems Quarterly and Details Systems Research study on that and related topics. His favorite short article, however, is” Lost in The online world: The Effect of Information Aroma and Time Restrictions on Stress, Performance, and Attitudes Online,” which appeared in the Journal of Management Information Systems.” I like this paper a lot since it focuses on why I began looking into in the very first place: [to get] a better understanding how sites effect users … and therefore offer better assistance for companies in the development of their websites,” Moody stated. Guogen Shan Guogen Shan, assistant teacher of biostatistics, studies adaptive designs and analytical inferences related to scientific trials, which assists draw more precise conclusions from information gathered throughout trials, better secures clients, and lowers expenses related to such studies. Because joining UNLV in 2012, Shan has actually published a book and more than 50 short articles( 33 of which he was first author on )in journals including Analytical Methods in Medical Research study and
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Medicine. Heindicated” Exact Confidence Periods for the Relative Risk and the Chances Ratio, “released by Biometrics, as one point of pride for him due to the fact that a pharmaceutical business approached him to serve as a specialist and implement the analytical method he ‘d proposed in the paper after it was released. Jessica Doolen Few have a better understanding of the value of teamwork than< a href=" https://www.unlv.edu/people/jessica-doolen"> Jessica Doolen , assistant teacher of nursing and educational director of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. She researches the impact teamwork can have on real-world health care experiences by studying nurses and medical homeowners practicing simulation circumstances and has actually published 18 short articles on the subject in International Journal

of Nursing Education and Scholarship, the Journal of Nursing Education, and more. She’s most proud of her appearances in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, nevertheless, as it’s” the primary nursing journal on simulation in nursing practice and education … and releases innovative learning techniques with simulation,” Doolen showed. Linda Edwards E.L. Cord Structure Professor of Law Linda Edwards research studies the function of narratives and other convincing techniques in the courtroom– areas that remain undertheorized though essential to legal work, she says. Edwards has actually produced 5 books and almost 20 short articles with Wolters Kluwer, the Journal of Legal Education, and The Wake Forest Law Evaluation, among others. But she’s especially anticipating a publication forthcoming later on this year in the< a href=" https://law.yale.edu/student-life/student-journals-and-publications/yale-journal-law-feminism"

> Yale Journal of Law & Feminism entitled” Telling Stories in the Supreme Court: Voices Briefs and the Function of Democracy in Constitutional Consideration,” which will analyze a new, controversial form of appellate narrative argument: briefs that share stories of individuals not parties to the case at hand . Marcia Ditmyer Marcia Ditmyer, assistant dean for assessment and direction and an associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine, researches diabetes and oral health in adolescents to notify the development of curricula, interventions, and policy. She has 55 publications and counting, consisting of appearances in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, the< a href=" http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(

ISSN) 2041-1626” > Journal of Investigative and Scientific Dentistry, and the Journal of Dental Education. The one that’s most near and dear to her heart, however, is” Pediatricians’ Perceptions and Practices Concerning Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children and Adolescents,” released by the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medication, which was the culmination of her argumentation. Melissa Bowles-Terry Melissa Bowles-Terry, head ofinstructional efforts and associate teacher at the University Libraries, checks out how libraries add to trainee retention, development, and overall success. She’s produced 15 publications on the subject, which appear in journals such as College & Research study Libraries, Reference and User Solutions Quarterly, and Referral Solutions Evaluation. However, she’s most proud of a book she co-authored with University of Wyoming’s Cassandra Kvenild, Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians, released by the Association of College and Research Libraries.” As we were composing,” Bowles-Terry remembered, “we had the ability to travel and provide workshops based upon the book. It was truly fascinating to obtain feedback from associates in various countries as we worked on the product.” Mohamed Trabia Mohamed Trabia, Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies, and Computing and a professor of mechanical engineering, studies mechanical systems design, behavior, products, optimization, and control. He’s produced 133 conference proceedings, 51 posts in journals such as Smart Products and Structures and Applied Thermal Engineering, four book chapters, and a few patents to boot. His favorite publications are the ones that

were the very first to

tackle new surface, such as” A Two-Stage Fuzzy Reasoning Controller for Traffic Signals, “published by Transport Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, where he discusses a distinct type of control system that utilizes a humanlike set of linguistic commands to manage traffic circulation. Sarah Tanford When the hotel industry wants to enhance its strategies, it can rely on the work of Sarah Tanford, associate teacher of hospitality management, for guidance. Tanford has published her research on hospitality consumer behavior such as customer commitment, reward programs, and the influence of online client reviews in more than 30 publications, including Tourism Management and Journal of Travel Research study.

Her point of pride is” Antecedents and Outcomes of Hospitality Commitment: A Meta-analysis, “which she finished in a six-month solo effort during sabbatical.” I submitted the short article to my first option of journal, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly,” she said.” The crowning minute was when it was accepted without revision 3 weeks after submission.” Travis Olson Travis Olson, associate teacher in UNLV’s College of Education, studies the curriculum, content advancement, and understanding base of mathematics instructors to improve K-12 educational outcomes. He’s produced just under 30 scholarly publications, which have actually been gotten by The Mathematics Educator, Investigations in Mathematics Knowing, and the NCSM Journal for Mathematics Education Management. His book, Putting Vital Understandings of Ratios and Proportions into Practice in Grades 6-8, released by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is particularly unique to him.” I had the pleasure of writing this book with my father ( both my mother and dad are also mathematics educators who have actually recently retired), which was particularly unique for me,” Olson stated. William Sousa William Sousa , director of the Center for Criminal activity and Justice Policy and associate professor of criminal justice, studies cops management, criminal offense prevention, and more with the goal of advancing authorities practice. He’s produced a book and nearly 40 extra academic publications, which have actually been showcased in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Crook Justice Studies, and more.

He’s particularly happy with” Research study on Body Worn Cameras: Satisfying the Obstacles of Police Operations, Program Execution, and Randomized Controlled Trial Designs,” published in Police Quarterly, since the larger project upon which the paper is based represents among numerous continuous partnerships between the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and UNLV.