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Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2007

Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Interagency Science and Research Strategy

  • Meetings were held with the SNAP Recreation Team and the SNAP Cultural Resources Team to request assistance in the development of the science strategy. Draft versions of interagency goals, subgoals, science questions, and associated tasks were given to each team for review and input.
  • Plans were prepared for the peer review of science proposals submitted for consideration as Conservations Initiatives in SNPLMA Round 9.
  • Proceedings of the natural resources management workshop held on September 13 were completed and sent to the Science & Research Team for review by members.
  • An important focus of the Science and Research Team was the development ...


Archaeological Inventory, Site Assessment, And Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lmnra) And Parashant National Monument (Para): Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2007

Archaeological Inventory, Site Assessment, And Data Management, Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Lmnra) And Parashant National Monument (Para): Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

• Completed subsurface test excavations at Site 26Ck4943. Field work included the excavation of 11 test units and 10 shovel probes, and the recovery of 52 artifacts and 6.0 gallons of feature fill.

• Inventoried 435 acres, documented 13 new sites and conducted condition assessments on 12 other sites.

• Completed a review of all 1,932 ASMIS site records, of which 857 are sites located within LMNRA or PARA, while 1,075 are “Local Resource Types.”

• Gave five presentations on Task Agreement projects at the Three Corners Conference at UNLV.


Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, October 1 - December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2007

Re-Evaluation Of The Main Ridge Site And Adjacent Areas: Quarterly Progress Report, October 1 - December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Archaeology

• Visited the National Administration of Records and Archives in College Park, Maryland to collect additional archival data for the Finder’s Guide.

• Visited the National Museum of the American Indian to collect additional photographs for the Finder’s Guide.

• Submitted Finder’s Guide documenting the results of the archival study.

• Completed an analysis of the variation in Tusayan White Ware ceramics from Main Ridge.

• Attended the Virgin Anasazi Pottery Conference at the Museum of Northern Arizona.


Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2007

Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Cultural Site Stewardship Program – Program Expansion And Steward Retention: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Cultural Site Stewardship Program

• An ATV safety class was conducted to certify Clark County site stewards.

• Stewards reported ten major cultural site impacts and nine lesser impacts.

• Technical design for the new CSSP database is 80% complete.


Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1 – December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Dec 2007

Nevada Interagency Volunteer Program: Helping Hands Across Public Lands – Phase Ii: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering October 1 – December 31, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Get Outdoors Nevada

  • The number of records in the volunteer database increased 12% over last quarter. The database now contains 4,937 records.
  • Website activity decreased, recording an average of 82,859 hits per month, a decrease of 31% from last quarter, with an average of 8,191 pages viewed per month.
  • Volunteer fall training has been completed.
  • Three National Public Land Day Events have been completed.
  • Two hundred and ten people attended the Volunteer Recognition Event.


College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2007, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Dec 2007

College Of Engineering Senior Design Competition Fall 2007, 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, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Tony Allen, Mamie Peers, Allison Miller Dec 2007

Inside Unlv, Shane Bevell, David Ashley, Tony Allen, Mamie Peers, Allison Miller

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Cherokee Nation Long-Range Communication Plan, Mike Miller Dec 2007

Cherokee Nation Long-Range Communication Plan, Mike Miller

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The Cherokee Nation is the second largest Indian tribe in the United States. It has the rights of a sovereign nation, though those rights are somewhat limited by Congress. Because Congress can take away a tribe’s sovereignty, it is important for tribes to maintain a strong public image among the dominant culture, because politicians do not attack popular entities. This paper proposes a long-term plan to keep Cherokee Nation in good favor with the general public, and more specifically the opinion leaders and elected officials who can impact the Nation’s future. The plan will include budgets, staffing plans ...


Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007: Connecting To The Networked Economy, Priscilla Finley Dec 2007

Global Information Technology Report 2006-2007: Connecting To The Networked Economy, Priscilla Finley

Library Faculty Publications

This World Economic Forum report by Dutta (INSEAD) and Mia (WEF) evaluates the penetration of information and communication technologies (ICT) in 122 economies across the globe.


Goffman Turned To Me And Said With Some Surprise, “You Like Doing Fieldwork?”, Ruth Horowitz Nov 2007

Goffman Turned To Me And Said With Some Surprise, “You Like Doing Fieldwork?”, Ruth Horowitz

Bios Sociologicus: The Erving Goffman Archives

Dr. Ruth Horowitz, Professor of Sociology at the New York University, wrote this memoir at the invitation of Dmitri Shalin and gave her approval for posting the present version in the Erving Goffman Archives.


Managing Through Strategic Agendas, Christine G. Springer Nov 2007

Managing Through Strategic Agendas, Christine G. Springer

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

The author discusses the development of the Balanced Scorecard and strategic agendas on solving social and economic problems by the government. She stated reasons why organizations or countries choose to establish strategic agendas, such as it helps develop a vision, serves as a framework for monitoring government and nonprofit performance, and develops political platform. She concluded that its establishment is vital to success in developing countries and in the federal system of government.


Twentieth-Century Drama: Internet Resource, Priscilla Finley Nov 2007

Twentieth-Century Drama: Internet Resource, Priscilla Finley

Library Faculty Publications

The current release of Twentieth-Century Drama offers authoritative online texts for 1,450 plays. The completed version will contain 2,600 published plays from throughout the English-speaking world, covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present, at a cost of roughly $25 per play for a typical graduate library.


Managing The Transition From Large-Scale Oral History Research To Digital Archive: The Digital Librarian’S Perspective, Cory K. Lampert Oct 2007

Managing The Transition From Large-Scale Oral History Research To Digital Archive: The Digital Librarian’S Perspective, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

We live in an increasingly digital world. Preparing for this conference I composed my paper in word-processing software, e-mailed the draft to my co-presenters, selected digital images and screenshots for our presentation, and announced my travel plans on the library staff blog. Cultural materials are also riding the wave to go digital and oral histories provide intimate pathways into the stories of our world. Despite experience in digitizing other formats, many institutions (such as UNLV) are just beginning to explore partnerships with oral historians, IT departments, and libraries to tackle the work of mounting transcripts, images, audio, and video into ...


Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Conference Key Points, Ron Smith Oct 2007

Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Conference Key Points, Ron Smith

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

General summary of key points raised at the conference


Concurrent Panel Session 1: Sustainability In Community Development And Architecture In Las Vegas, Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Craig Galati, Mary Kay Peck, Jeff Roberts, Suzanne Sanders, Richard Serfas Oct 2007

Concurrent Panel Session 1: Sustainability In Community Development And Architecture In Las Vegas, Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Craig Galati, Mary Kay Peck, Jeff Roberts, Suzanne Sanders, Richard Serfas

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderator: David Frommer, AIA, UNLV Planning & Construction Scribe: Michael Spurr, UNLV Department of History Conference white paper & Full summary of panel session, 5 pages


Concurrent Panel Session 2: Service Learning: Linking Students And Community, Daniel Mclean, Jane Pike, Seth Pollack, Fran Smith, Jean Whitney, Cheri Young Oct 2007

Concurrent Panel Session 2: Service Learning: Linking Students And Community, Daniel Mclean, Jane Pike, Seth Pollack, Fran Smith, Jean Whitney, Cheri Young

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderator: Peg Rees, UNLV Public Lands Institute Scribe: Melanie Taylor, UNLV Department of Criminal Justice Conference white paper & Full summary of panel session, 4 pages


Concurrent Panel Session 1: Challenges Of Economic Growth & Diversification & Labor Preparation In Las Vegas, Maggie Arias-Petrel, Cedric Crear, Somer Hollingsworth, Mike Majewski, John Restrepo, Mary Riddel, Keith Schwer, Dina Titus Oct 2007

Concurrent Panel Session 1: Challenges Of Economic Growth & Diversification & Labor Preparation In Las Vegas, Maggie Arias-Petrel, Cedric Crear, Somer Hollingsworth, Mike Majewski, John Restrepo, Mary Riddel, Keith Schwer, Dina Titus

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderator: Dr. Mel Jameson, UNLV College of Business Scribe: Angela Moor, UNLV Department of History Conference white paper & Full summary of panel session, 6 pages


Concurrent Panel Session 2: Challenges Facing Our Youth And Aged Populations, Michele Clark, Claudia Collins, Chris Kearney, Ed Jost, Larry Mason, Carla Sloan, William Sullivan Oct 2007

Concurrent Panel Session 2: Challenges Facing Our Youth And Aged Populations, Michele Clark, Claudia Collins, Chris Kearney, Ed Jost, Larry Mason, Carla Sloan, William Sullivan

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderator: Dr. Ann McDonough, UNLV Gerontology Program Scribe: Lisa Gioia-Acres, UNLV Department of History Conference white paper & Full summary of panel session, 4 pages


Concurrent Panel Session 1: Environmental Sustainability And Las Vegas, Dale A. Devitt, David E. James, Patricia Mulroy, Alan O'Neill, Thomas C. Piechota, Doug Selby, Krystyna Anne Stave, Michael Yackira, Bruce Turner Oct 2007

Concurrent Panel Session 1: Environmental Sustainability And Las Vegas, Dale A. Devitt, David E. James, Patricia Mulroy, Alan O'Neill, Thomas C. Piechota, Doug Selby, Krystyna Anne Stave, Michael Yackira, Bruce Turner

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderator: Dr. Stan Smith, UNLV School of Life Sciences Scribe: Crystal Jackson, UNLV Department of Sociology Conference white paper & Full summary of panel session, 6 pages


Engaging The Community: The Metropolitan University, Jonathan Fink Oct 2007

Engaging The Community: The Metropolitan University, Jonathan Fink

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

31 PowerPoint slides Abstract: -Phoenix late entry in global, high-tech competition -ASU assists Metro Phoenix with all aspects of sustainability -University provides expertise, ideas, tools, workforce -Global Institute of Sustainability aligns ASU & regional needs -Decision Theater: Policy-making plus technology -Lessons should be relevant to Las Vegas and UNLV


Las Vegas X 3 @ 2030-Part 1 & 2, Arthur Chris Nelson Oct 2007

Las Vegas X 3 @ 2030-Part 1 & 2, Arthur Chris Nelson

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Part 1, 12 PowerPoint slides


Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Moderators & Panelists Biographies Oct 2007

Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Moderators & Panelists Biographies

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Moderators & Panelists biographies


Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Conference Cover Artwork, James B. Pink Oct 2007

Shaping The Future Of Southern Nevada Conference Cover Artwork, James B. Pink

Shaping the Future of Southern Nevada: Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

Artwork Credit: Blue Moon, Acrylic Painting, 4' x 5' by


Adventures In Digitization: A New Librarian Shares Five Hard Earned Tips To Avoid Project Management Pitfalls, Cory K. Lampert Oct 2007

Adventures In Digitization: A New Librarian Shares Five Hard Earned Tips To Avoid Project Management Pitfalls, Cory K. Lampert

Library Faculty Presentations

Many institutions are feeling pressure to embark on digitization projects to provide greater access and visibility to their unique materials. Digitization initiatives have numerous benefits, but they can also drain staff time and resources if they are not planned and prioritized well. As new librarians are hired into increasingly technical entry-level positions, they are often expected to contribute to or lead digitization projects requiring a diverse skill set. Learn five key tips to help recent grads and new digital project managers to avoid pitfalls. Topics will include: the importance of the planning process, involving key people at the right time ...


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 6 – Oct. 5, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Oct 2007

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering July 6 – Oct. 5, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

• Don’t Trash Nevada website traffic remains strong despite no separate marketing.

• Project Manager Douglas Joslin has been assisting the IVP team due to the resignation of Donna Grady.

• A new ad created in cooperation with Republic Services of Southern Nevada appeared in five different View newspapers in July.

• The messaging campaign year two plan is in development and will be ready in November.

• Forty-three people took the anti-litter pledge this quarter, bringing the total number of pledges to 431.

• Planning for the Don’t Trash Nevada exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum continued this quarter.

• Don’t ...


Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell Oct 2007

Inside Unlv, Diane Russell, Erin O'Donnell, Cate Weeks, Shane Bevell, Grace Russell

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Connections Newsletter Fall 2007 Oct 2007

Connections Newsletter Fall 2007

Connections Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake Oct 2007

Unlv Magazine, Cate Weeks, Erin O'Donnell, Shane Bevell, Barbara Cloud, Joy Drohan, Adam Baer, Holly Ivy De Vore, Gian Galassi, Eric Leake

UNLV Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of U.S. National And State Level Policy On The Nature And Scope Of K-12 Virtual Schooling, Anna Lukemeyer, Kent J. Crippen, Leanna Archambeault Oct 2007

The Impact Of U.S. National And State Level Policy On The Nature And Scope Of K-12 Virtual Schooling, Anna Lukemeyer, Kent J. Crippen, Leanna Archambeault

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

During the past five years, virtual schools in the United States have gained popularity and acceptance as viable alternatives to the traditional school system through provisions for charter schools under Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This paper describes the existing federal policies that are driving the online virtual school movement, and how one state, Nevada, has set forth and interpreted specific policies regarding online distance education. In addition, this paper identifies the beliefs acting as the driving forces ...


Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2007, Margaret N. Rees Sep 2007

Interagency Science And Research: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2007, Margaret N. Rees

Interagency Science and Research Strategy

  • Met with Dr. Michael Collopy (UNR) to discuss the development of the Tahoe Science Consortium and associated research strategy, peer review process, and organization.
  • Presented the S&R Team PowerPoint to federal land managers from Nevada, Utah, and Arizona who are planning a Mojave Desert Initiative.
  • Coordinated external peer reviews for two SNPLMA Round 8 CI nominations.
  • Hosted an all-agency natural resource management staff science workshop to assist with the selection of interagency goals, sub-goals, science questions, and associated tasks.