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Feb 21, 2018
Lizette Arellano, José Galindo and Patricia Zavala (all World Languages and Cultures) presented research papers at the 12th annual Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Conference at the University of California, Riverside earlier this month. Galindo presented “Oppression, Authoritarianism and Religion in Nada.” Zavala presented “The Impact of the Spanish Transition Reflected in the Quinqui Cinema." “Cien Años de Soleda: The Preservation of the Historical and Cultural Memory in Latin America”  was Arellano's topic. All three students are pursuing masters of arts degrees in Hispanic studies.

Feb 14, 2018
Simon Gottschalk (Sociology) recently published a new book,  The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times

Feb 12, 2018
Patricia Heisser Metoyer (Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Sexuality) will be the keynote speaker this month on "Self-Creation: Black Women Identities of the Harlem Renaissance" for the Students Organizing Diversity Activities (SODA) and the International Council ”Black History Month Renaissance," which highlights the Harlem Renaissance.  

Feb 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of Innovation are editor-in-chief Raegen Pietrucha; consulting editor Cate Weeks; art director S. A. Lien; photographers Josh Hawkins, R. Marsh Starks, and Aaron Mayes; editorial interns Alexandra Karosas and Rachel Glaze; contributing writers Tony Allen, Marian Alper, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell, Vaneh Darakjian, Kevin Dunegan, Caroline Funk, Sara Gorgon, Matt Keleman, Sean Kennedy, Kelly McDonough, Kristen Peterson, Angela Ramsey, Jason Scavone, Chelsea Sendgraff, Stan Smith, and Pashtana Usufzy; and proofreaders Liam Frink, David Hatchett, Zach Miles, Lori Olafson, Robin Toles, and Jill Zimbelman. CASE District VII annually recognizes award winners online and at the annual District VII conference, which will take place in San Francisco in March. UNLV award winners are listed online.

Jan 30, 2018
Barb Brents (Sociology) and alumna Crystal Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, '13 PhD Sociology, will participate in a special colloquium this month at UCLA titled "Welcome to the Pornosphere: A Socio-Sexual Analysis of the AVN Adult Extertainment Expo, Las Vegas."

Jan 23, 2018
Elizabeth Lawrence (Sociology) and a colleague published an article titled "Family, Peer, and School Influences on Emerging Health Lifestyles in Grades K-8” in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. She also published an article in the Annual Review of Public Health titled "The Relationship between Education and Health: Reducing Disparities through a Contextual Approach." 

Jan 19, 2018
Denise Tillery (English) associate dean of students in the College of Liberal Arts, published the book, Commonplaces of Scientific Evidence in Environmental Discourses (Routledge, 2017). The book examines the uses of scientific evidence within three types of environmental writing and media contexts. Tillery traces writers' patterns, or commonplaces, and argues for a more expanded view of what constitutes scientific evidence and how it’s used in discussions about the environment.

Jan 18, 2018
Cassaundra Rodriguez (Sociology) has been awarded a Pop-Up Research and Scholarship grant from the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity for her work on Latino spatial microaggressions. 

Dec 13, 2017
Timothy P. Gocha (Anthropology), along with co-authors Kate Spradley and Ryan Strand of Texas State University, recently published a book chapter on their work trying to identify presumed migrants who have lost their lives crossing the U.S./Mexico border.  The chapter, "Bodies in Limbo," traces the movement of deceased migrants in South Texas through the system of identification and repatriation. Given significant differences in funding, resources, labor power, institutional support, and time, the timing and movement of bodies through the various medicolegal process are highly variable. In many ways, the fragmentation and differential support for volunteer forensic scientists have produced particular systems-level nodes where bodies may wait “in limbo” for years. The chapter considers constraints faced by forensic scientists and the systemic implications of those individual constraints, as well as addresses the steps anthropologists are taking to improve identification efforts. The chapter is from a recently published edited volume, Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation, part of the Bioarchaeology and Social Theory series from Springer publishers where Lincy Professor of Anthropology Debra Martin is the series editor.   

Dec 12, 2017
John M. Bowers (English) has been appointed as a member of the Senior Citizens' Advisory Board for the city of Las Vegas with a term running until June 2021.