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Archaeological Research & Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area And Parashant National Monument: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Archaeological Research & Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area And Parashant National Monument: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

  • 2005-2006 survey priorities established
  • Completed 650 acres of survey at Lake Mead NRA and 700 acres of survey at Parashant National Monument
  • Search for the project manager underway
  • Hiring of crew member(s) 90% completed
  • Preparations underway for the summer field school
  • Presented a Fall 2005 brown bag lecture to the UNLV Anthropology Department about the upcoming project
  • Presented paper on upcoming work at the Three Corners Conference, held October 15, 2005 at UNLV


Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

Hired graduate student to conduct the archival research

Purchased computer and camera for archival work

Met with Steve Daron about desired archival research methods

Presented a Fall 2005 brown bag lecture to the UNLV Anthropology Department about the upcoming project

Presented paper on upcoming work at the Three Corners Conference, held on October 15, 2005 at UNLV


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • Messaging campaign proposal approved by the federal Land Managers.
  • Invitations sent to potential Community Steering Committee members.
  • Project Manager Doug Joslin appointed to new county-wide Southern Nevada Recycling Advisory Committee.
  • Four public service announcements produced by UNLV students.
  • Contract with the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in progress for prison crew site clean-ups.
  • Plan for agency requests for additional dumpsters and/or roll-offs approved by team.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • Database now contains 1,807 records, a 15% increase over the last quarter.
  • Website activity increased, recording an average of 38,399 hits per month, with an average of 3,537 pages viewed per month.
  • Inaugural interagency volunteer recognition event held October 28, 2005.
  • Interagency training program (phase 1) scheduled for February 2006 (four sessions).
  • Alternative Workforce Survey completed and delivered to National Park Service.


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • Active stewards in the program now total 169, an increase of 497% since December 2004.
  • 11 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 36 major and 12 less significant.
  • 2006 monitoring plan for Gold Butte implemented.
  • Training class on Southern Nevada Pre-history presented to 41 site stewards.


21st Century Literacies: Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi Dec 2005

21st Century Literacies: Transforming Education For Next Generation Learners, Patricia A. Iannuzzi

Library Faculty Presentations

- 21st Century Literacies

- Millennials as Learners

- Engaging the Digital Native

- A Vegas Perspective


College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2005, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Dec 2005

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2005, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas

Senior Projects (COE)

Part of every UNLV engineering student’s academic experience, the senior design project stimulates engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. Each student in their senior year chooses, plans, designs and prototypes a product in this required element of the curriculum. A capstone to the student’s educational career, the senior design project encourages the student to use everything learned in the engineering program to create a practical, real world solution to an engineering challenge.

The senior design competition helps to focus the senior students in increasing the quality and potential for commercial application for their design projects. Judges from local industry evaluate ...


Inside Unlv, Lanelda Rolley, Shane Bevell, Carol C. Harter, Lanelda Rolley, Mamie Peers, Diane Russell Dec 2005

Inside Unlv, Lanelda Rolley, Shane Bevell, Carol C. Harter, Lanelda Rolley, Mamie Peers, Diane Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Database Support For Research In Public Administration, J. Cory Tucker Dec 2005

Database Support For Research In Public Administration, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

This study examines the extent to which databases support student and faculty research in the area of public administration. A list of journals in public administration, public policy, political science, public budgeting and finance, and other related areas was compared to the journal content list of six business databases. These databases included ABI/INFORM, Business Source Premier, General Business File, Academic Search Premier, Expanded Academic Index, and International Academic Research Library. The results show that Expanded Academic Index, Business Source Premier, and International Academic Research Library have the most comprehensive holdings of public administration journals.


Inside Unlv, Suzan Dibella, Gian Galassi, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers, Holly Ivy De Vore, Regina Bacolas, Cate Weeks Nov 2005

Inside Unlv, Suzan Dibella, Gian Galassi, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers, Holly Ivy De Vore, Regina Bacolas, Cate Weeks

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Metadata And The Technical Services Librarian, Katherine Rankin Oct 2005

Metadata And The Technical Services Librarian, Katherine Rankin

Library Faculty Presentations

Introduction

- Early Las Vegas Digital Project

- Background on project

- Version 1—Used MARC Records

- Version 2—Used Dublin Core in Contentdm software


Building Skills F2f – Using Chat Reference Techniques, Darcy C. Del Bosque, Kimberly Chapman Oct 2005

Building Skills F2f – Using Chat Reference Techniques, Darcy C. Del Bosque, Kimberly Chapman

Library Faculty Publications

The UTSA Library, like many organizations, has been experiencing a period of rapid growth and change. Even positive change can cause stress in departments, and one way to help employees deal with change, while still providing customer-oriented service, is to establish a regular forum for discussion that encourages departmental communication.

Training is an important aspect of employee development; however, the literature indicates that, in many organizations, training is often given little attention and relegated to the sidelines due to other demands on staff. With the hiring of new personnel, including a new Head of Reference and a Training Coordinator, the ...


Inside Unlv, Lori Bachand, Mamie Peers, Carol C. Harter, Tony Allen, Holly Ivy De Vore Oct 2005

Inside Unlv, Lori Bachand, Mamie Peers, Carol C. Harter, Tony Allen, Holly Ivy De Vore

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Erin O'Donnell, Gillian Silver, Lori Bachand, Regina Barcolas, Tony Allen, Gian Galassi, Suzan Dibella, Diane Russell, Doug Mcinnis, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Robison, Holly Ivy De Vore Oct 2005

Unlv Magazine, Erin O'Donnell, Gillian Silver, Lori Bachand, Regina Barcolas, Tony Allen, Gian Galassi, Suzan Dibella, Diane Russell, Doug Mcinnis, Cate Weeks, Jennifer Robison, Holly Ivy De Vore

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Interagency Science and Research Strategy

  • Search for project manager was successfully completed in September 2005
  • Project manager Debra Dandridge will start half-time (telecommuting) on November 1, 2005, and begins in Las Vegas full-time on January 1, 2006


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • 17 new site stewards trained during the quarter. Active stewards in the program now total 167, up from 150 in last quarter.
  • Three Desert National Wildlife Refuge sites added to monitoring schedule.
  • Comprehensive monitoring plan for Sloan Canyon NCA implemented.
  • New training classes offered in GPS navigation and Clark County pre-history.
  • 3 additional major cultural site impacts resulting in measurable damages reported this quarter. Four additional impacts with somewhat lesser significance also reported in the quarter. Total impacts since December 2004 total 11 major and 12 less significant.
  • Federal land managers authorized site stewards to place signage and construct barriers ...


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada Sep 2005

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada

Anti-littering Programs

  • Interagency Anti-Litter Team met on August 22 and September 14, 2005.
  • Community Anti-Litter Steering Committee participants have been identified.
  • Project Manager Doug Joslin has been recommended for appointment to the new county-wide Southern Nevada Recycling Advisory Committee.
  • Five Take Pride in America public service announcements were produced and delivered to television stations in southern Nevada.
  • A messaging campaign proposal will be shared with the federal land managers on October 27, 2005.
  • An initial review of progress on the Spring Mountains anti-litter pilot project has been conducted.
  • Three Take Pride in America clean-up events were supported by the Anti-Litter Team. The ...


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • 1,573 total volunteer records now loaded into database
  • 230 new volunteers recruited through website: www.getoutdoorsnevada.org
  • Website recorded an average of 35,000 hits per month for the quarter, with an average of 3,350 pages viewed per month
  • Three major interagency volunteer events completed this quarter, at which more than 300 volunteers picked up a total of 128 cubic yards of litter at three separate National Public Lands Day clean-up events: September 17, 2005 - Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area September 24, 2005 - Red Rock National Conservation Area September 24, 2005 - Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Interagency Volunteer ...


Prepare Your Mind For Learning, Deborah K. Smith, Trevor T. Moores, Jerry Cha-Jan Chang Sep 2005

Prepare Your Mind For Learning, Deborah K. Smith, Trevor T. Moores, Jerry Cha-Jan Chang

Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology Faculty Publications

The learning process must evolve and expand throughout one's IT career. Most would agree that's often easier said than done. Here are some ways professionals can overcome mental blocks that may prevent learning.


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers Sep 2005

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Cate Weeks, Carol C. Harter, Mamie Peers

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Congressional Staff Update August 17, 2005, Public Lands Institute Aug 2005

Congressional Staff Update August 17, 2005, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI)

The Public Lands Institute is dedicated to strengthening the national fabric that is essential for the protection, conservation, and management of public lands.

In collaboration with federal, state, and non-profit partners, the institute is creating new knowledge, advancing technology, improving education, and engaging the public to enhance public lands stewardship.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Carol C. Harter, Mark Wallington Jul 2005

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Carol C. Harter, Mark Wallington

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Interagency Science and Research Strategy

  • Search for project manager commenced in late March 2005, with initial review of applications occurring in April 2005
  • Reference checks of qualified candidates commenced in May 2005
  • Interviews with two candidates were conducted in early June 2005
  • The preferred candidate declined the position
  • An additional interview is now scheduled for 7/06/05


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships: Cultural Site Stewardship Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • List of cultural resource sites and locations for monitoring completed
  • Outline for recruiting and training site stewards completed
  • Protocol for response to site impact/destruction completed
  • Field Manual complete and available on CD
  • Database set up with 150 site stewards, 144 of whom are currently active
  • Identification Card designed and accepted by Interagency Team
  • Training manual completed
  • Training classes initiated
  • Educational program for elementary students in planning stages


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • Search for project manager commenced in January 2005, with initial review of applications occurring in February 2005
  • Comprehensive review of qualified candidates conducted March 2005
  • Interviews with four candidates were conducted in early April 2005
  • Douglas Joslin, Jr., approved by federal managers in May 2005 and hired as program manager, effective July 11, 2005
  • Regional Take Pride in America public service announcements taped May 24, 2005
  • Meeting held June 29, 2005, to discuss national and regional roll-out of new Take Pride PSAs


Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees Jun 2005

Cooperative Conservation: Increasing Capacity Through Community Partnerships -- Interagency Volunteer Program & Cooperative Conservation Program: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2005, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • 1,289+ records are now loaded into volunteer database.
  • 150 volunteers registered for events on the interagency website.
  • Three interagency events were successfully completed: April 2 – Red Rock Day at Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area; April 15 – Stewardship Saturday at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge; June 4 – National Trails Day at Spring Mountains National Recreation Area.
  • 25 interagency volunteer events are identified for year-two.
  • Volunteer recognition program is underway.
  • Volunteer training program syllabus is under development.
  • Potential funding sources are identified (grants).


Impacts Of The Tax Shift Of 1981: An Examination Of Nevada Local Governments, Philip F. Stoeckinger Jun 2005

Impacts Of The Tax Shift Of 1981: An Examination Of Nevada Local Governments, Philip F. Stoeckinger

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The 1981 Nevada Legislature reduced property tax rates in what is known as the “Tax Shift”, whereby cities and counties received less property tax revenue and more sales tax revenue. Nevada made this change to mirror California Proposition 13, along with over forty states nationwide. Furthermore, the property tax rates that could be levied by local governments were “capped.” Nevada also became the only state to depreciate improvements (buildings) in determining the value of property (Tax Topics, 2001). In doing the preceding, Nevada moved from basing its revenue structure on a stable revenue source (property tax), to an unstable revenue ...


The Balance Point: Finding The Delicate Balance: Serials Assessment At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Reeta Sinha, J. Cory Tucker Jun 2005

The Balance Point: Finding The Delicate Balance: Serials Assessment At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Reeta Sinha, J. Cory Tucker

Library Faculty Publications

In the spring of 2003 the University Libraries at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), conducted a Serials Assessment Project which combined technology with effective communication between library users and subject librarians to successfully identify journals that could be cancelled, should cancellations be necessary due to budgetary constraints. Although the library had conducted similar assessments in 1998 and 2000, a fresh look at past assessments resulted in an innovative approach. The project and experience proved to be tremendously positive for both the library and its users. This article describes the planning and process by which the UNLV libraries designed and ...


Study Examining A Doe Proposal To Dispose Of Mixed Low Level Waste At The Nevada Test Site Using An Alternative Landfill Design, Deborah Hart May 2005

Study Examining A Doe Proposal To Dispose Of Mixed Low Level Waste At The Nevada Test Site Using An Alternative Landfill Design, Deborah Hart

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The Department of Energy has set forth a proposal to use an Alternative Landfill Design (ALD) for the Mixed Low Level Waste disposal facility, in Area 5 of the Nevada Test Site in place of a traditional engineered liner for the facility. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the impasse between the DOE and the State of Nevada regarding the proposal of placing a traditional liner versus the alternative landfill design, using a case study method to provide recommendations to policy makers and the NTS CAB. This project used secondary data to evaluate, and determine the effectiveness of ...


Using A Systems Dynamics Approach To Determine What Can Be Done To Minimize Ozone Production, Jusdi Mcdonald May 2005

Using A Systems Dynamics Approach To Determine What Can Be Done To Minimize Ozone Production, Jusdi Mcdonald

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Ground level ozone is an air pollutant that affects people of all ages and origins in many urban areas including the Las Vegas Valley. The purpose of this study is to examine the best strategy to minimize tropospheric ozone generation through using a system dynamics approach via LUTAQ is used to formulate a solution to the reduction of ozone in the Clark County non-attainment area. By increasing housing density, decreasing average distance per trip, and decrease average number of trips per person per day is the most effective strategies to improving ozone levels in Las Vegas Valley.